SEACOAST FITNESS GUIDE 2021!
As we ring in a fresh new year with exciting goals and resolutions to start anew, it seems a very fitting time to launch our brand new 2021 Fitness Guide.
A variety of classes are being offered (kickboxing, trapeze yoga, glow yoga, and cycling to name a few), online and in-studio, from Kennebunk to Exeter, Dover to Hampton, and throughout the Seacoast.
Whether we’re dipping our toes into a new movement routine, or welcoming a fitness regime into our daily routines, let’s take a peek at these inspiring, locally-owned gyms, fitness centers, and yoga studios that are keeping the Seacoast moving and grooving!
SURFSIDE PILATES| KENNEBUNK, MAINE
Nestled in Kennebunk’s Lower Village within walking distance to Kennebunk beach and Kennebunkport, is a brand new fitness destination—Surfside Pilates Studio! This beautiful Pilates studio specializes in private and semi-private training where each session is infused with elements of cardio, traditional weight training, and contemporary movements; making it a true athletic experience.
*Surfside Pilates Studio provides individual attention focusing on the specific needs of each client while taking a holistic approach to inner and outer beauty. Meg and the team specialize in Classical Pilates combined with contemporary movements to align, elongate, strengthen, and sculpt in every session.
THE YOGA PARLOR | HAMPTON, NH
The Yoga Parlor is a small yoga studio located in Hampton, New Hampshire’s town center that offers a variety of yoga classes for every type of yogi—from restorative classes to glow yoga! The Yoga Parlor’s current students range from 16-72, and Owner Emma Brunet and her team pride themselves on making all students, especially beginners, feel comfortable—even if they have never been on a mat. The Yoga Parlor offers in-person classes (socially-distanced of course!) and live-streams several classes a week so students can be part of the community (even at home!).
*Every Monday and Wednesday The Yoga Parlor offers complimentary CBD honey to pair with a cup of tea during restorative classes.
*The studio offers a $30, 5-class introductory pack that allows students to try a variety of class styles and teachers!
FIT640 | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Join the Fit640 community to GET FIT and HAVE FUN! Based in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Fit640’s programs are “fit” for all ages and fitness levels! Through the SmartFit640 program, instructors coach participants to build muscle, get tight, gain strength and mobility—all without injury. The BURN640 takes place inside an inspiring, red-lit, energy-filled studio. Epic, curated playlists and qualified, motivating instructors push small groups through 6 intervals for a cardio experience like no other—all in 36 minutes!
*Everyone’s first class at Fit640 is always free—register here, or download the FIT640 app!
*NEW CLASS*! BSTRONG combines Strength & Cardio in 50 minutes!
YNDI YOGA | VIRTUAL
Bliss out anytime and anywhere with YNDI Yoga’s virtual yoga classes!
YNDIyoga.com is an immersive and atmospheric online yoga platform with diverse, transformational yoga classes and guided meditations that include custom composed soundscapes and artful visuals. Lana Vogestad, E-RYT 500, and visual artist based in the Seacoast of New Hampshire, invites us to tend to our physical and mental health through on-demand classes and live-stream events. YNDI is honored to have been selected for the Reykjavík International Film Festival this past fall which is a testament to the overall quality of the experience.
Membership is $29/month and includes unlimited access to livestream events and the growing video library.
9ROUND | PORTSMOUTH, NH
9Round is a specialized fitness center for individuals seeking a unique, fun, and proven workout. 9Round offers a kickboxing-themed fitness program that incorporates functional, interval, cardiovascular, circuit training regimens—all within 30 minutes! All workouts include instruction from qualified, friendly fitness professionals that help provide the ultimate body transformation program for all fitness levels!
*Workouts at 9Round change daily!
*Try 9Round’s classes for 2 weeks and get your own gloves, wraps, and all the perks of a 9Rounder for $49!
THE DAILY SWEAT | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
The Daily Sweat is a yoga and barre studio located in Kennebunk, Maine, that focuses on helping individuals and families find health, wellness and community. The Daily Sweat’s mission is to ensure that every person walking through the doors feels welcome, safe, and inspired by a balanced wellness program that stretches, strengthens and gets your heart pumping. Ready to sweat?
AG FITNESS | STRATHAM, NH
While AG Fitness waits to re-open its much loved group fitness program in the spring, Angela and the team are focusing on 30-45 minute sessions of one on one personal training. With the personal training experience, individuals have the entire beautiful studio to themselves (Virtual appointments also available!) to work with their trainer on specific goals.
*Owner Angela Garcia is an Olympic and celebrity trainer! Usher in 2021 with a 6 or 12-pack of personal training sessions in a safe and private environment with Angela Garcia and her staff!
BENDING BODHI YOGA | DOVER, NH
Bending Bodhi Yoga is a boutique yoga studio conveniently located in beautiful downtown Dover, New Hampshire. Heather and the Bending Bodhi team teach Vinyasa Flow, Yin, and Restorative Yoga. In addition to consistently offering workshops and a beginners series, Bending Bodhi Yoga frequently comes up with fun and empowering ways for students to deepen their connection to their ever evolving practice.
At Bending Bodhi the team believes that there is a yoga class for everyone and every BODY. No matter your age or skill level, there is a class for you! You will be welcomed to the studio with warmth and support as you begin your yoga journey.
GAIN STRENTGH & CONDITIONING | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Gain Strength and Conditioning uses scientific strength training principles to help members build strength, confidence and independence through customized programming and coaching. Gain was founded in 2014 with a goal of serving individuals in their 50s and 60s who weren’t yet exposed to athletic-style training. This welcoming gym is now home to college students, 30-somethings, runners, CrossFitters and people in their 80s—it’s how the community was built! Gain is a space for people to learn how to deadlift, squat, bench press, do pull ups, throw medicine balls and do it with other people who are all united by the same goal–getting better so life outside the gym is easier.
*Make sure Gain is the right “fit” for you by signing up for a FREE for 10 day trial!
CYCLEFIERCE | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
As the Seacoast’s first and only dedicated indoor cycling studio, CycleFierce has revolutionized indoor cycling on the Seacoast. With amazing instructors and inspiring, upbeat playlists in each class, riders of all levels (beginners, fitness enthusiasts, athletes, and avid cyclists) are welcome to join in this fun community workout!
*Do you know you can rent the studio for a ride?? A party, a work event, or fundraiser – enjoy a custom class for whatever occasion you’re celebrating!
*From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave, the entire experience at CycleFierce will be completely contact free. With an air purification system running 24/7, bikes spaced at a minimum of 6 feet apart, and 1/2 the number of riders per class, CycleFierce is taking great measures to ensure the safety and health of our community.
PRASADA YOGA | VIRTUAL
Online classes at Prasada Yoga blend the masculine aspects of power and focus from Ashtanga Yoga with some of the more fluid aspects of Vinyasa flow. All of the dynamic classes offered through this virtual studio seek to build strength, balance, and confidence through the safety of form and alignment principles. With knowledgeable and experienced instructors, students are empowered to tap into their full potential. Prasada Yoga provides a safe structure and supportive learning environment.
*Yoga practice is meant to transform us into our highest ‘self.’ It creates a sort of brightness or calmness within us. Prasada in the ancient Sanskrit language means this sort of “brightness.” It is this brightness that this studio’s practice reveals.
*Sign up for memberships, class cards, or drop ins on Prasada Yoga’s website, to enjoy virtual classes from the comfort of home!
THE PORT | PORTSMOUTH, NH
The Port is home of the original CrossFit Portsmouth which, founded in 2009, was the first CrossFit box on the seacoast. The main priority at this Portsmouth-based gym is to provide the community with all aspects of health and fitness, by offering a broad range of services—from nutrition consulting and personal training, to specialty courses and leveled programming tracks.
*The Port’s signature program works for everyone at any stage of their fitness journey—to accomplish any goal, from improved health, to weight loss, to better performance.
*Schedule a free consultation with The Port and let Sophie and the team show you what’s so special about their workouts, the lifestyle they encourage, and the community within.
THE ALIGN EXPERIENCE | VIRTUAL
The Align Experience offers virtual barre & yoga classes with movement educator Angela Desrosiers. Drop-in for a live virtual class, or become a member and gain access to weekly classes, as well as a library of recorded classes, so that you can move when it’s convenient for you!
*Memberships are offered on a sliding scale beginning at $59/month. Angela also offers private online sessions, retreats, online workshops, and mentorships for fellow movement educators.
*The Align Experience just launched its online program, Yoga Foundations! If you’ve been wanting to learn yoga but aren’t sure where to start, this can be the perfect program. Receive access to the program for 3 months for $29.
LIZFIT | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Did you say you are looking for a wildly festive spot in which to experience a fun and challenging workout with friends old and new?? Well, do we have the place for you!! LizFit is a welcoming group fitness center for community members of all fitness levels and abilities. Located inside Spinnaker Point Recreation Center in Portsmouth, LizFit offers a variety of group fitness classes every day of the week, from spinning and kickboxing, to tabata and yoga! Virtual and outdoor classes are currently being offered as well.
*Your first class is always free at LizFit!
*LizFit also offers personal training and small group training!
ON TARGET FITNESS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
YOU are the hero of the story at On Target Fitness in Portsmouth! Alec and the team are here to serve as your expert guides in all things fitness, nutrition, and accountability. On Target Fitness takes an integrated, whole lifestyle approach to put your past failures in the rearview as they guide you every step of the way towards the results you want. Workout programs are custom-written for each member based on personal goals, history, and starting point. All memberships include nutritional guidance and an Accountability Coach, with weekly checkins. Fitness experience required to start at On Target Fitness?? ZERO!
*The first step for those looking to start their fitness journey at On Target Fitness is to find a time to sit down and talk about your goals during a complimentary strategy session. Going over your history, the experts will find the best program for you. Schedule your session HERE.
*You can download On Target Fitness’ free guide, “7 Common Mistakes that Keep People out of Shape” HERE.
*On Target Fitness is a Marine Corps Veteran Owned Business.
BARRE & SOUL | PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Tap tap, hold, tap, tap, hold, is the beat at Barre & Soul Portsmouth, where the team is friendly and the workout is so challenging your legs may feel like spaghetti when you walk down the stairs and back into real life. Barre & Soul is a welcoming barre and yoga studio located in downtown Portsmouth, with additional studios in Harvard Square, Melrose, and Wayland Square.
*Barre & Soul offers over 70 virtual classes per week!
STEAM HOUSE | EPPING, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Located in Epping, New Hampshire, Steam House offers a variety of classes designed to challenge, energize and heal. Join the Steam House community to take control of your physical and mental health by connecting with yourself and other members. The goal at Steam House is to help every person who steps foot in the studio (virtually or in-person) feel his or her personal best!
*Enjoy fitness on demand with Steam House’s virtual classes!
*Take part in unlimited yoga and Pilates with 30 days for $30!
THE FITNESS STUDIO AT CHASES POND | YORK, MAINE
Since 2007, The Fitness Studio at Chases Pond has been a “home away from home gym” for personalized private, semi-private, and group classes in Pilates, TRX, and Circuit Training for the southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire community. At 600 square feet, Chases Pond has a spacious feel of a dance studio with a wide variety of exercise equipment and props in a home-based wooded setting. From the Pilates Reformer to the Tower Trainer and TRX System, students may integrate strength, balance, and movement-focused exercises into a single session or class.
*The Fitness Studio at Chases Pond is currently offering in person private and semi-private sessions only at this time. Deb and her clients both wear masks during their sessions. Deb is also offering virtual private sessions via Zoom and virtual pilates mat classes with props. She will continue to offer her classes virtually for now, with the hopes of in person classes resuming sometime in the Spring.
YOGA ON YORK | YORK, MAINE
Established in 2002, Yoga on York is a yoga studio that specializes in safe, effective, fun classes for all ages and levels, from beginner to experienced student! Located in the heart of York Village, Maine, Yoga on York features alignment-based Vinyasa/Hatha Flow yoga classes, Yin classes, fitness classes (like TRX!), and meditation. All instructors at this sweet studio are highly trained at the 200- or 500-hour level, and attend regular continuing education classes. Yoga on York is following strict health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC—all participants must wear a mask, and numbers are limited in-studio. All classes are offered live on Mindbody Livestream, and the online library is updated daily so yogis can take classes at their leisure.
*Your first 30 days at Yoga on York is $30!
*In addition to its regular schedule, Yoga on York offers outdoor classes (seasonal), private and semi-private instruction, and classes just for kids and teens!
H.D. FITNESS | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Breathe, Stretch, Hang, and let it goooo at High Definition Fitness! Based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, HD Fitness specializes in prop based yoga, such as Trapeze Yoga and Yoga Wheel. No experience is required to join any of HD’s classes, whether in-person or virtually—all levels and all ages are welcome! For all in-person classes, HD follows safe COVID-19 protocols, including temperature checks, mask requirements until you arrive at your mat, thorough cleaning, and social distancing. All classes are offered virtually as well, and props are available for purchase at the studio.
*First timers to HD Fitness get 3 classes for $30
*You can book private lessons or private group lessons for bachelorette parties, a fun night with friends, or just a more personal training session. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an event or complimentary consultation.
BLAZE YOGA + PILATES | PORTSMOUTH, NH
If the last year has taught us anything, it’s how important connection and community are to our wellness. At Blaze, the team has worked diligently since 2002 to create a safe space for people on the Seacoast to take charge of their health and optimize their lives. The brilliant team of impeccably-trained teachers and motivating community are what makes Blaze’s classes so effective. In class, participants will learn to move and train their bodies with scientifically-proven methods, so you can heal, become more resilient, and thrive. Blaze builds incredible group energy to keep individuals motivated, and maximize time for fitness and self-care. You’ll leave each class feeling better than the last, and be reminded you can do anything, as long as you show up.
*Become a member at Blaze and grab your first month for just $49! No minimum commitment. 15 days notice to cancel. $129 per month recurring for our ultimate auto pay, includes 10% off retail purchases. Sign up here!
*Blaze has a blog! We’re pretty intrigued by the topics here—take a read!
EXETER POWER YOGA | EXETER, NH
Exeter Power Yoga offers daily group heated power yoga classes, private yoga classes, and small group lessons—in person, through live streaming, and on-demand. The heated Power Yoga classes offered at this downtown Exeter studio link movement to breath, build strength and flexibility, and are fun, challenging, and transformative. In addition to heated Power Yoga, this welcoming studio offers a Foundation Class for beginners, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, and group Meditations.
*Exeter Power Yoga also hosts Yoga Retreats; please see their website for information.
*Exeter Power Yoga also offers Therapeutic Massage, private and group Reiki sessions, and Reiki trainings. In the boutique, you will find yoga mats, yoga towels, clothing, jewelry, and other sweet items made by members of the local community!
THE PILATES ROOM | PORTSMOUTH, NH
Tucked away from the buzz of downtown Portsmouth, The Pilates Room is quietly nestled on “The Hill”. This cozy oasis offers private and semi-private Reformer Pilates sessions for athletes, sports injuries, rehabilitation, and anyone looking to change up his or her fitness routine. Owner Michele also offers pre and postnatal Pilates, mat Pilates and beach yoga sessions.
*All new friends of The Pilates Room are invited to enjoy a complimentary 30-minute consultation—Click here to book!
YOGASMITH | PORTSMOUTH + EXETER, NH
Yogasmith’s mission is to craft yogis out of everyone because they believe yoga IS for EVERYONE!! With two boutique yoga studios located in Portsmouth and Exeter, New Hampshire, as well as a virtual studio with live and on-demand classes, Yogasmith has a lot to offer! Yogasmith focuses on strengthening the body, calming the mind, and building a welcoming community for yogis of all levels to experience.
*With well over 100 on demand classes in Yogasmith’s virtual library, taught by inspiring and passionate teachers, we can now enjoy yoga at home!
*New Virtual Memberships are offered for $20/month with unlimited access to Live Virtual classes and the YOGASMITH On Demand Library.
*In-studio drop ins are $15; virtual drop ins are $5.
CJ PHYSICAL THERAPY & PILATES | PORTSMOUTH, NH
CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates specializes in helping people age 40+ be more active, healthy, and mobile. The expert Doctors of Physical Therapy and Pilates instructors work together as a team to help you feel empowered through movement—instead of pills, procedures, or surgery—so that you can spend time doing the activities you LOVE, instead of sitting in the doctor’s office. The Pilates instructors work closely with the physical therapy team and have specialized knowledge, to help you navigate tricky neck or back pain.
*CJ Physical Therapy & Pilates’ offerings include small group Pilates classes using specialized Pilates apparatus, Pilates Mat classes via Zoom, their signature Pilates 101: Get [Your] Back to Health™ program, and private sessions in-studio or via Zoom. If you’re looking to get started, apply for a FREE Pilates Taster session. The knowledgeable instructors will assess your core strength and help you figure out where in their Pilates program is the best place for you to start!
SEACOAST SPORTS CLUBS| PORTSMOUTH + SEABROOK, NH
Fresh, modern, clean, fun, and community-oriented, VARIETY is the word at Seacoast Sports Clubs! At their locations in Portsmouth’s West End, and in Seabrook, this local gym offers a variety of group classes every day of the week (Think TRX, BODYPUMP, barre, yoga, HEAT, Spin, Pilates, and more!), as well as personal training, free machines, and free weights.
*Join Seacoast Sports Clubs as a new member between now and January 31, and the entire month of February is free!
*Childcare is offered at both locations!
*Did someone say sauna??? Yes indeed, saunas are offered in the Portsmouth men’s and women’s locker rooms.