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Now's the time to move your workout to the water with a fun and core-tastic stand-up paddleboard session. Here's where to go.
stand-up paddleboard yoga
Get out on the water for stand-up paddleboarding or a yoga-SUP combo class.

 

With summer in full swing, now’s the time to move your workout to the water with a fun and core-tastic stand-up paddleboarding session, or SUP, if you please. To help you get your (long, lean) sea legs, we’ve compiled the best ways to get on a board in the city and in the Hamptons. And don’t worry about wiping out and winding up in the water. Cooling off is the best part. —Jamie McKillop

Manhattan

Manhattan Kayak Company, Pier 66
SUP newbies can learn the fundamentals within the calm waters adjacent to the pier, while those already with SUP skills can opt for one of their more advanced tours on the Hudson to the Intrepid Museum or Palisades Cliffs. (Just keep your mouth shut if you fall in.) $40 for a one-hour intro class; tour prices vary, www.manhattankayak.com

New York Kayak Company, Pier 40
The city’s foremost SUP club offers annual memberships offered to those with their own boards, and it welcomes amateurs with intro sessions, offered twice a week. $100 for two-hour class, $899 for membership, www.nykayak.com

NY Surf School, Rockaways
Combine SUP with the surf at Rockaway Beach for a “totally gnarly” way to get your workout in. $95–$195 for a 90-minute class, www.surflessonsnewyork101.com

Hamptons

KamaDeva Yoga, East Hampton and Southold
Jessica Bellofatto, all-around athlete teaches yoga, paddle boarding, and her signature combination of the two, SUP Dog Yoga, including sunset and full moon paddles. (We loved our class with Bellofatto last summer in East Hampton’s Shagwong Marina.) Most days in summer, $35 with board and $65–$95 with board rental, www.kamadevayoga.com

SUP, Stretch, and Sip, East Hampton
Trainer Magen Banwart will lead you in a core workout and yoga session on the board and treat you to a well-deserved green juice afterward. Saturdays 10:00–11:30 a.m. (July 13-August 31), $40 with board and $7o with board rental for a 90-minute class, www.magenbarnwart.com

For more summer workouts, check out the Well+Good Healthy Summer Guide.