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.

Ship Shape Health & Fitness
Ship Shape’s Avalon boot camps are sure to get your heart pumping. The 60-minute group classes take place on the courts at 9th Street Recreation Center at 8 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. There are also pop-up workouts on the beach at 50th Street. 9th Street and Dune Drive, Avalon

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


Ola Kai Functional Fitness
Ola Kai makes keeping up with your workout routine while down the shore easy. They offer both open gym and small group setting workout classes including Strength and Conditioning classes held every weekday and a rotating schedule of yoga, tabata tone, barre, and sculpt classes for various fitness levels throughout the week. They also provide kids classes and personal training. 1200 West Brigantine Ave, Brigantine

Cape May

Balance Cape May
This Cape May fitness studio hosts workouts Tuesdays through Saturdays. 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!

Cape May Yoga
This yoga studio right near Congress Hall runs daily classes, including slow flow, yoga sculpt, practice on the beach, and all-levels vinyasa. The team also hosts special services like sound-bath meditation, breath work sessions, and boat yoga on the Cape May Whale Watcher. 31 Perry Street, Cape May

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
Having just completed a new renovation, Elite Fitness is fully equipped with both indoor and outdoor fitness areas and new equipment. As LBI’s year-round gym, it 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

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 7 p.m. on Thursdays on Cambridge Ave and 8 a.m. on Saturdays on Suffolk Ave, 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. 101 North Washington Avenue, suite 1B, Margate

Revel Ride
For its second summer, Revel Ride is bringing the community-driven, high-energy cycling classes and killer playlists its Philly location is known for down the shore. Spin shoes are included with every ride. And new this summer is Reform by Revel, a second studio featuring reformer Pilates, sculpt, yoga, and HIIT workouts. 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

True Vibe
Join True Vibe for yoga on the beach every Saturday at 8:30 a.m. right beside the Ventnor Fishing Pier. Sign-ups are $10 and can be found here. They also host surf classes that begin with an all-levels yoga session followed by an hour on the water, lunch, and more. Wet suits are provided and details can be found here. S Cambridge Ave & Boardwalk, Ventnor City

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 and features a Himalayan salt wall — hosts a number of yoga practices, from kundalini and hatha to vinyasa and sound healing. They run various workshops and pop-ups every week, so look for the schedule on their website and Instagram. 936 Haven Avenue, Ocean City

Diamond Barre Fitness
Diamond Barre is in northern Ocean City, and it’s just minutes from the sand. New this summer is the opening of their second studio dedicated exclusively to Pilates. Between the two locations, they offer a variety of barre and Pilates classes daily, both in-studio options and some right on the beach. They will continue to offer drop-in, class packs, and weekly and monthly membership options, and their new schedule can be found here. 800 Wesley Avenue and 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. Partnered with Local Studio Workout, they now offer group classes as well. 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 8 a.m. on Sundays. 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 Studio
Feel empowered by your down-the-shore workout at this boutique studio that’s pink interior and equipment look like they are straight out of Barbie’s Dream House. Owner Jacklyn Romano offers personal training, a rotating schedule of group classes — some that even take place outside — including boot camp, Pilates, and yoga sculpt, in addition to various online plans. Keep an eye on their Instagram for information on pop-up events and classes. 518 Sea Isle Blvd., Ocean View

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

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 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

Seven Mile Island Run Club
Kick off your Saturday by joining Seven Mile Island Run Club’s morning runs. Starting this summer, Lauren Nicholas is hosting group runs at 7:00 a.m. at the Stone Harbor Water Tower for both runners and walkers. Each run starts with a quick stretch and warm up before participants are broken up into their pace groups. Followed by a post-run social hour, the group is a fun, casual environment for sweating alongside friends. Be sure to sign up beforehand here, and stay up to date on the details here. Stone Harbor Water Tower.

Shape Fitness and Wellness Studios
Shape offers various yoga and barre classes Tuesdays through Sundays, and “The Swell Session,” its unique, music-centric combo of mat-based Pilates, yoga, and barre, at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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 for the release of Stone Harbor Yoga’s summer schedule. 9823 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor


BESOUL Wellness Studio
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 or for beach yoga at 1st and Surf avenues. They also host private paddle board events at AquaTrails in Cape May, and booking can be done here. With so much variety, your Shore workout will be nowhere near boring. 810 New Jersey Avenue, North Wildwood; 1st and Surf avenues, Northwest Wildwood; 1600 Delaware Avenue, Cape May

Punch King Fitness
Punch King Fitness offers boxing, HIIT/circuit, kickboxing, TRX Pilates, and open gym at its newly expanded 1,600+ square-foot brick-and-mortar in Cape May Court House. Monthly memberships and class drop ins are available. 7 North Wildwood Boulevard

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

Spinsanity By the Sea
This Delco-based spin studio has an outpost on the Wildwood boardwalk at 20th Street. There are classes every morning, including sunrise rides at 5:30 a.m. for all you roosters. 20th & Boardwalk, 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 $7.50 yoga five days a week (excluding Tuesday and Thursday) at 9 a.m., and $16 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

Stride Spin and Fitness
With the recent opening of Yoga and Pilates by Stride in Avalon, Stride now has two down the shore locations (in addition to one in Phoenixville). The new studio features hot yoga, hot mat Pilates, toning classes, and wellness workshops for a great way to kick-start your day. Their Sea Isle location continues to offer 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 every Thursday and Sunday at 7:30 a.m. 3029 Dune Drive, Avalon; 3708 Landis Avenue, Sea Isle City; and Spinnaker South Tower, 3500 Boardwalk, Sea Isle City

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