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Paddleboard Yoga or SUP classes can be found across the North Fork (Photo Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

New York gyms and yoga studios may remain closed for now, but local fitness pros have been rolling out some creative ways to get your exercise in the fresh air. Nature plus sweat means extra endorphins, leaving you ready to take on whatever the day brings (and let’s face it, these days have been BRINGING IT).

Yoga on a Greenport Rooftop

The Menhaden Hotel has partnered with The North Fork Yoga Shala to offer “Yoga on the Roof” every Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 9 a.m. Practice yoga while soaking in the most spectacular views of Greenport. Drop-in sessions are $25 and a reservation must be made in advance which you can do here. The North Fork Yoga Shala offers other yoga classes as well.

Circuit Training in Southold

Underground Training, located at Feather Hill in Southold, offers parking lot circuit sessions (and more!) that are sure to get you sweating. Each outdoor session requires you to bring your own mat and equipment and to keep a safe social distance. A drop-in class costs $25 and 10 or 20 packs are also available as is an unlimited monthly option. See the schedule of various classes offered and reserve your spot here.

Underground Training in Southold (courtesy photo)

Vinyasa in the Vines

Join The Giving Room’s seasoned instructors for open-air yoga classes in the vines at Peconic Bay Winery in Peconic. Stretch, pose, meditate, and relax while immersed in a North Fork landscape. Various levels of classes are offered each week and The Giving Room’s classes are also offered at other outdoor venues such as Matabella Vineyards and poolside at Sound View Greenport. The cost per outdoor class is $25 and packs are also available starting with a 5 pack for $110. See the schedule and reserve your spot here.

Bootcamp on the Beach

If you’re looking for a class to kick your butt this is it. Bootcamp on the beach by Jamesport’s BodyRite Training is offered weekly on Saturdays from 6 – 7 a.m., The class locations change each week but are all near the Mattituck area and every class is rain or shine. Drop-in classes cost $27 and memberships and packages are also available. See BodyRite Training’s website for more details or register for a class here.

Pilates on the Bluff on Shelter Island

Suzette Smith of Shelter Island Pilates is offering her signature Pilates mat class on Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. at Dering Harbor Inn. Drop-in classes are $18 each or buy a 5 pack or 30-day unlimited class pack at a discounted rate. Call 631-749-0169 to book your spot and visit their website here for more details and the full class schedule. 

Shelter Island Pilates (courtesy photo)

Farm Yoga on a Private Riverhead Farm

Enjoy your yoga practice in the open-air with instructor Jackie Zilnicki’s Farm Yoga classes on her family farm in Riverhead. Classes, which cost $10 per person and are one-hour long, include yoga, stretching, and meditation. Classes are typically offered Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Space is limited, and reservations must be booked in advance. To see the schedule and book your class visit Farm Yoga’s Instagram page with a link to Punchpass.

Workout in the Park with the Kids in Tow

If you’re looking to exercise but don’t want to leave your young children with a babysitter, join Rachel Goodale’s Stroller Strong Mamas outdoor workout sessions held in Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead and bring the kids along. Each 45-minute session offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, include stroller runs around the park followed by a full-body workout. Classes are $10 each and reservations must be made in advance here.

Stroller Strong Mamas (courtesy photo)

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga on Shelter Island

Every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. Venture Out Shelter Island hosts a stand-up paddleboard yoga (AKA SUP Yoga) class at a private Shelter Island creek. This low impact exercise will not only get you out on the water but also help you to build strength, balance, and endurance. Each hour and a half class costs $90 and pre-registration is required here