Beach Yoga, Paddleboarding on the Bay, and More Ways to Work Out Down the Shore This Summer

Whether you’re looking for slow-flow yoga or a fast-paced surfing lesson, you can find it all here.

Read on for where to find beach boot camps, stand-up paddleboard yoga, and so much more. / Photograph courtesy of Carly Rubenstein.

If you’ve been lucky enough to book a shore stay this summer, there are plenty of opportunities to move your body that don’t involve running miles on the sand (though, there’s nothing stopping you from doing that, too). Whether you prefer to be in a studio or outside, there are classes for every type of fitness buff.


Avalon Fitness
Avalon Fitness boasts a bi-level space, with a gym on the first level (complete with strength training and cardio equipment) and studio classes like cycling, barre, HIIT, and yoga upstairs. It also features an outdoor turf area so you can train in the open air, and there’s $20 beach yoga at 30th Street starting Memorial Day Weekend. 3206 Dune Drive, Avalon

Avalon Surf Camp
From paddling to balancing on the board, you can get a full-body cardiovascular workout, thanks to Avalon Surf Camp. The group offers private and semi-private lessons and camps led by instructors with years of experience surfing around the world. Classes are offered for adults and kids. 12th Street Beach, Avalon

The Coastal Yoga Collective
The Coastal Yoga Collective operates as a wellness concierge, offering custom private and group yoga, beach yoga, meditation, Reiki, and feng shui consultations throughout Avalon. All services are appointment-only and can be requested here.

Sol Luna Yoga
Sol promises a non-competitive environment for its yoga and meditation sessions, whether you’re tuning in on Zoom or showing up in the studio. Classes run every day except Wednesday. 2819 Dune Drive, Avalon

The Private Room
Opened in July of 2021, The Private Room features two megaformers for a super intimate Pilates sesh from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Founders Julia Giordano and Jason Thompson offer bespoke 50-minute workouts for you (or you and a friend), and they curate their client list on a referral basis. Email them for more information. 2819 Dune Drive, Avalon


Oceanfront Om
Yoga teacher Theresa Morrone will be hosting sun-down yoga at 15th Street Beach (south) on Thursdays at 7 p.m. She’s also looking to host consistent classes at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, with select Sundays. All sessions will be $10, with no need for pre-registration. Keep up with the latest info by joining this Facebook group. 15th Street Beach (south), Brigantine

Cape May

Balance Cape May
This Cape May fitness studio hosts workouts every day except Monday. The schedule is brimming with Pilates (springboard and reformer) and various yoga classes. The team also runs yoga at Cove Beach at 8 a.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting Memorial Day Weekend. 600 Park Boulevard, Cape May

Beach Boot Camp
Join instructor Donna Valentine for boot camp on the beach in front of Congress Hall at 8 a.m. daily. Classes start the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and run until Labor Day. No sign-ups required — just show up!

Court House Fitness
Across from the Cape May County Library you’ll find Court House Fitness. The 5,000-square-foot gym and 2,500-square-foot outdoor training area offers visitors and residents alike a chance to work out as they wish — whether that’s lifting, circuit training, or getting in some cardio. Court House Fitness offers a range of pricing options, including drop-in and memberships. 21 Mechanic Street, Cape May

Long Beach Island

Black Sheep Studios
Open year-round, Black Sheep caters to those who like to diversify their workouts. They offer everything from TRX to barre to reformer Pilates. Even better, they have beach-side class offerings for adults and kids alike. 11101 Long Beach Boulevard, Long Beach

Elite Fitness
As LBI’s year-round gym, Elite Fitness offers a group spin/strength fusion three days per week, with class offerings ramping up starting Memorial Day Weekend. There’s also the option to train one-on-one with one of Elite’s coaches, or simply use the gym for yourself seven days per week. Drop-in or sign up with a membership. 12904 Long Beach Boulevard, Beach Haven

Pyour Core
Pyour packs tons of fun and challenging classes into their studio, including their version of suspension training, Pilates, spin, and barre. You can buy classes as a drop-in or in packages. 347 West 8th Street, Ship Bottom

YourBody (YB) 360
YB 360 has two locations in Ship Bottom for you to enjoy in-studio, beach, and virtual fitness classes. And you’ve got variety with YB, as they run workouts like dance fitness, Thai boxing, barre, circuit training, and a bunch of yoga styles, including aerial yoga for adults and kids. 2512 Long Beach Boulevard, suite 1A, Ship Bottom and 2504 Long Beach Boulevard, suite 3A, Ship Bottom

Yoga Bohemia
Bohemia offers yoga classes up and down Long Beach Island, including at its Beach Haven and Surf City studios. Clients can also practice on the roof deck of Bohemia’s Bay Village studio, on the beach, or join SUP yoga classes on the water. 2 East 20th Street, North Haven; 3 North Beach Boulevard, Surf City; and 830 North Bay Avenue, Beach Haven


Beach Boot Camp with Carly Fit
Join trainer Carly Rubenstein for her weekly beach boot camp at 9 a.m. every Saturday between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day. The 60-minute classes take place at Huntington Beach Block. The Beach at Huntington Avenue, Margate

Bravo Core Fitness
Get in those muscle shakes before settling into your beach chair. Bravo Core Fitness runs morning barre and sculpt classes, plus offers personal training, bodywork services like cupping and massage, and active isolated stretching. 8411 Ventnor Avenue, Margate

Heart Revolution Yoga
This studio specializes in yoga and healing arts. Join them for beach yoga at 8 a.m. on Sundays, as well as group classes in studio — all starting Memorial Day Weekend. They’ll also have private and group sound bath meditation to book. 5211 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor

NJ Yoga Zone
Don’t let the name fool you. This Margate-based fitness studio offers more than just Bikram-style and beach yoga. You’ll also find barre, mat and reformer Pilates, and stretching classes, and they’ve got an entire on-demand video library in case you can’t make it in person. 101 North Washington Avenue, suite 1B, Margate

OMM Yoga Studio
This Philly-based yoga group has a Shore pop-up location in Ventnor. This year’s details are still forthcoming, but OMM’s 45-minute practice down the Shore has typically taken place behind the Ventnor Public Library on weekend mornings starting Memorial Day. You can stay updated via OMM’s website. 6500 Atlantic Avenue, Ventnor

Revel Ride
New to Margate’s fitness scene is Revel Ride, a boutique spin studio that has been operating in Grad Hospital for the past five years. Down the Shore, expect the same community-driven, high-energy cycling classes with killer playlists. Spin shoes included with every ride! 9205 Ventnor Avenue, Margate

Stacey’s Surf & Paddle
Stacey’s Surf & Paddle hosts SUP yoga, Pilates, and boxing, plus a range of surf lessons, camps, and clinics for kids, teens, and adults. There’s also the option for private sessions if you want the ultimate one-on-one attention, or semi-private to learn alongside a board buddy. 9511 Amherst Avenue and Pembroke Avenue Beach, Margate

The Zen Den
This hip yoga studio offers strength-based in-person and virtual yoga, barre, and Pilates classes. If you decide to practice in person, The Zen Den offers non-heated, heated and hot (!) workouts. Join as a drop-in, or with a class card or membership. 7817 Ventnor Avenue, Margate

Ocean City

Collective Vibes
For those looking to slow down, head to Collective Vibes. The studio, which prides itself on being a space for healing and restoration, hosts a number of yoga practices — from kundalini and hatha to vinyasa and yoga nidra. Starting in June, Collective Vibes will run beach yoga at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday at Surf Road Beach. 936 Haven Avenue, Ocean City

Diamond Barre Fitness
Diamond Barre is in northern Ocean City, and it’s just minutes from the sand. A variety of barre and Pilates classes are held daily, with in-studio options and some right on the beach. The studio offers drop-in, class packs, and weekly and monthly membership options. 750 Asbury Avenue, 2nd floor, Ocean City

Driven Studio
This boutique fitness studio features daily small-group strength classes, circuit training, and Sweat & Stretch, a combo of cardio, yoga, core, and mobility. You can also opt for one-on-one training or open gym. 225 West Avenue, Ocean City

Local Gym and Fitness
Local Gym and Fitness is great for anyone looking for an open gym in Ocean City. It’s open seven days per week (with long hours!), and you can work out via a one-day, one-week, one- or multi-month pass. 908 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Yoga Ginger
Yoga Ginger offers classes for everybody in the heated studio and on the beach, including slow flow, yoga sculpt, stretch classes, and mommy and baby yoga. No advance sign-ups are required; just show up with your mat and towel. Beach yoga takes place at Seaspray Beach at 7:15 a.m. on Fridays and at 8 a.m. on Sundays starting June 23rd. 717 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City

Sea Isle City

NJ Beach Yoga
You never have to worry about not having a spot in class when it takes place on the beach, and all of NJ’s classes are held on JFK Boulevard Beach and 5th Street Beach. Their outdoor yoga — which takes place every day except Thursday and Sunday — is good for adults and kids, but just make sure you register ahead online. JFK Boulevard Beach and 5th Street Beach, Sea Isle City

Stride Spin and Fitness
This studio (which has another location in Phoenixville) offers early-morning and 6 p.m. classes throughout the week. Expect a high-energy rhythm-based spinning at the studio and mat Pilates right on 38th Street Beach. Spinnaker South Tower, 3500 Boardwalk, Sea Isle City

Somers Point

Somers Point Fitness
A family-owned gym, Somers Point Fitness features a variety of cardio and strength training equipment, so you can get your sweat on or lift in whenever you’re in town. The gym is open seven days per week, and offers a range of visiting plans, from a one-day pass to a one-year membership. 1201 Atkinson Avenue, Somers Point

Stone Harbor

Anjali Power Yoga
For those who love the Westmont location, Anjali is also down the Shore. Yoga classes are held at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays outside of the Stone Harbor Recreation Center. Both are 60-minute power flows, so expect a vigorous Vinyasa practice. Sign up here8100 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor

Pure Pony Yoga Stone Harbor
From Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day, join Pure Pony for mixed-level Vinyasa yoga on the beach. Classes are held at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and some 7:30 a.m. sessions throughout the summer. Classes are $20 each, or you can opt for a five- or 10-pack at a reduced rate. 82nd Street Beach, Stone Harbor

Shape Fitness and Wellness Studios
Shape offers barre at 9 a.m. on Mondays, and “The Swell Session,” its unique, music-centric combo of mat-based Pilates, yoga, and barre, on at 6 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. on Sundays. 9407 2nd Avenue, Stone Harbor

Stone Harbor Yoga
With Stone Harbor Yoga, enjoy practice in the heated studio, on an outdoor dock, or from your shore house thanks to their online offerings. Last year’s dock classes filled up like that (*snaps fingers*), so keep an eye on this page on or before June 12th, when Stone Harbor Yoga’s summer schedule is released. 9823 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor


BESOUL Wellness Studio
Just-opened BESOUL Wellness Studio offers a variety of yoga classes — from vinyasa/kundalini fusion to yin and a breath-connected movement class — plus community acupuncture, meditation sessions, and Reiki training in the heart of Wildwood Crest. 6101 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood

itswell yoga + paddle
Join this movement group for daily yoga at their North Wildwood studio, for SUP yoga in West Wildwood, or for beach yoga at 1st and Surf avenues. With so much variety, your Shore workout will be nowhere near boring. 810 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood10 Lake Road, West Wildwood; 1st and Surf avenues, Northwest Wildwood

Shore Fitness at 10th
New name, same vibe: Come for open gym time or for a group fitness class like Zumba, spin, TRX, and boot camp. Shore Fitness offers opportunities to visit via day passes and both short- and long-term memberships. 1003 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood

If you’re looking to learn how to surf while in Wildwood, head to Surftopia right on the beach between Burk and Andrews avenues. They offer private and semi-private lessons to all ages and skill levels. 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Yoga with Charla
Head to the beach in front of the Wildwood Convention Center for some sand-enriched yoga. Starting Memorial Day Weekend, there’s $5 yoga five days a week (excluding Tuesday and Thursday) at 9 a.m., and $10 yin yoga and sound healing on Tuesday evenings starting June 6th. 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood

Multiple Shore Points

Atilis Gym
If you’re down the shore and looking for a place to lift weights and strength train on your own terms, head to Atilis Gym. The Jersey Shore chain has locations in Wildwood, Sea Isle, Ocean City, Egg Harbor Township, and Galloway

Surfside Fitness
Surfside Fitness has two locations: one in Avalon and the other in Sea Isle City. At both, expect full-service gyms outfitted with a ton of cardio and strength training equipment, including TRX stations. There’s also group fitness classes, basketball training, personal training, and beach boot camp (find the calendar for that here). Drop-in, package, and membership options available. 2109 Dune Drive, Avalon and 5904 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City