20 ways to stay in shape this summer on LI
Stay in shape this summer with these fun ways to keep active on Long Island.
Go for a bike ride on the Long Beach boardwalk.
Located right on the beach, bikers can go for a casual ride with family and friends. The boardwalk is open to the public all season long. Bikers can either bring their own bicycles, or rent bikes from vendors in the area.
Learn how to stand-up paddle
Location: Long Island Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Co., 90 Colonial Drive, East Patchogue, N.Y 11772
Phone: (631) 326-7926
Price: Private lessons cost $60 for a half-hour and $99 for one hour. Group lessons cost $80 for one hour. Offers rentals.
Rock climb at Island Rock.
Location: 60 Skyline Drive, Plainview, NY 11803
Phone: 516-822-ROCK (7625)
Price: Quick-start package costs $43. Student rate is $60 for one month; adult is $65 for one month. Day passes are $17 for adults and $15 for students.Click here to read more.
Take a free yoga class.
Take a complimentary class at HIP (Health, Introspection and Postures) Yoga Studio.
Price: Drop-in class fee is $20. First class free for local students.
Location: 20 East Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Phone: (631) 327-0976Click here to learn more.
Take a spin class.
Stop by Core Fitness Studios for a workout in a group environment. Classes are sold individually or in a package. Five classes for $75 or 10 classes for $139 through August.
Location: 74 Cedar Swamp Road, Glen Cove, New York 11542
Phone: (516) 686-6464Click here to learn more.
Dance away the calories in a zumba class.
Zumba is a Latin cardio workout combining dance moves and energizing exercises.
Location: Bet U Can Dance, 3032 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, NY 11731
Phone: (631) 623-6559
Price: $12 for walk-ins. Membership packages: 10 classes for $100.Click here to learn more.
Play a game of racquetball.
Carefree Racquet and Health Club allows nonmembers to book; rentals available.
Location: 1414 Jerusalem Avenue, North Merrick, NY 11566
Price: $40 for court rental for nonmembers.Click here to read more.
Take a hot yoga class.
Yoga Flex NY offers a wide range of classes, from hot yoga to silent sessions.
Location: 639 Commack Road, Commack, NY 11725
Price: Introductory special for beginners is $20 for one week of unlimited yoga.Click here to read more.
Hike from Suffolk County to Nassau County.
The Nassau-Suffolk Trail is made up of steep hills to old fields to quiet wetlands. From Cold Spring Harbor the trail crosses Long Island to Massapequa
The LI Greenbelt Trail Conference offers a variety of group-hikes that begin at various parks around the Island.Click here to learn more.
Join a free, recreational cycling group.
Enjoy exercise, the outdoors and companionship with Bike Around Long Island. Membership is free, bikers should supply their own bikes.
Join the mailing list: BikeAroundLongIslandfirstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (631) 499-3953Click here to learn more.
Rent a kayak.
Check out the Long Island Kayak Club, which offers private lessons and guided tours.
Tour price: Trip and rental fee is $60. Those with their own equipment pay $25.
Reservations are required. Call 48 hours in advance.
Phone: (631) 691-2396Click here to read more.
Learn to surf.
Take a private surf lesson in Long Beach, or join a weekend surf class at Skudin Surf.
Private lessons are 75 minutes long, and cost $95. Weekend group classes are $65.
Rent a surf board for $40 for the day, $30 for half the day or $20 for one hour.Click here to learn more.
Take a complimentary golf lesson.
Every Sunday through August, a Tallgrass Golf Course pro and staff will hold free player-development clinics from noon to 1 p.m. Each clinic includes a demonstration and mini-lesson.
Course location: 24 Cooper St., Shoreham, NY 11786
Phone: (631) 209-9359Click here to read more.
Visit the Fire Island National Seashore.
Check out the waves, high dunes, and glimpses of wildlife.Visitors can walk or swim along the shore, or go to the Wilderness Visitor Center. The ferry from Patchogue to Watch Hill provides free parking. One-way ferry fares are $8.50 for adults, $5.75 for children ages 2-11, $8.00 for seniors. Cash only.
Phone: (631) 289-4810Click here to learn more.
Pitch a tent at Wildwood State Park.
Campers can use the beach, go fishing, hiking, biking, picnicking and cross-country skiing.
Price: $15-$22 for tent sites, $27-$31 for trailers, $9 nonrefundable reservation fee.
Phone: (631) 929-4314.Click here to learn more.
Play volleyball at Robert Moses State Park.
From May 29 to Sept. 6 parking is $10 per car; from Sept. 18 to Oct. 31 parking is $8 per car.
Phone: (631) 669-0470
Pick your own fruit — keep your waistline trim and your basket full!
Wickham's Fruit Farm offers pick-your-own deals Mondays to Saturdays, June-October.
U-Pick Club membership is $20 per family. Pricing varies by how much fruit you pick.
Location: 28700 Route 25, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Phone: (631) 734-6441Click here to learn more.
Learn the basic principles of tai chi.
Improve your balance, strength, and relaxation skills through tai chi principles taught at Tai Chi Kung Fu of Long Island.
Price: $20 per class. A second student from a family is half-price.
Location: 1940 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow, NY 11554
Phone: (516) 205-2350Click here to read more.
Take a Pilates lesson.
Pilates firms muscles of the abdomen and spine and improves balance and posture.
New clients at Pilates ABsession can enroll in a free class or half an hour with a trainer before buying a package.
Location: 40 Maple Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Phone: (516) 255-0202Click here to learn more.
Take a cardio fitness class.
Max Martial Arts and Fitness studio offers lessons in cardio kick, MMA fitness, MMA pro-training, boxing, TRX and more. New members can set up a free trial workout.
Location: 1530 Old Country Road, Plainview NY 11803
Phone: (516) 694-1530Click here to read more.