2018 Summer Exercise Classes - Weather Permitting
Yoga: through September 10th – Note the 3 different classes & times
(1) Daily (except Thursdays), on the bandstand 6 – 7 a.m.; $10 per person.
This is the 16th year that RYT Certified Teachers and Bethany Beach Yoga Center Directors, Georgette Rhoads and Pat Wood, have been teaching this class on the bandstand.
Participants welcome the new day with asanas and flowing movement or Sun Salutations. Limited mats available, please bring your own, if possible. Classes begin Friday, May 25th and will be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday including holidays – Memorial, Independence and Labor Days - through September 10th. Tuesdays and Wednesdays will begin on July 3rd and finish September 6th. No classes on Thursdays due to Bandstand cleaning.
(2) Daily on the beach off Central Boulevard, 7 – 8 a.m.; $10 per person.
Alliance-certified instructors Kim and Justin Cavagnaro opened Ocean Vayu Yoga in 2016 and are bringing their classes to the beach again this year. Due to popular demand, the classes will be available daily and feature gentle beach flow appealing to a wide variety of students of varying abilities.
(3) Sunday, 8 – 9 a.m. on the beach off Garfield; donation optional.
The two teachers are Yoga Alliance Certified teachers and Bethany Beach residents who work year round at DimitraYOGA. For 5 years, they successfully held Yoga in the Park in Lewes and Yoga on the Beach in Lewes and Rehoboth, raising $500 - $5,000 for local non-profits. They’ve been holding classes in Bethany since 2015. Donations have gone to local families in need. Classes run Sundays in June, July, and August. Classes are open to all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel.
Bootcamp Bethany Beach: through Sept. 23rd
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 – 9 a.m. on the beach off Garfield Parkway; $10 per person.
This is the fourth year this program is being offered in Bethany Beach. The instructor is Trevor Hurd, CSCS Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and owner of Coastal Athlete. The class is for men, women, boys and girls, ages 12 years and up, all fitness levels. The workout allows participants to challenge themselves and work as a fitness team. It offers a combination of body weight training, calisthenics, speed and agility training, core training, functional strength training, and flexibility work. No weights or equipment, just hard work and sweat. Classes start Memorial Day weekend, May 26th.
Pilates: through September 7th
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. on the beach off Garfield Parkway; $15 per person.
This class has become a staple for Kelly Roberts, BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and owner of Beach Pilates & Wellness Studio. Participants overlook the ocean while they build a stronger body, develop long lean muscles, increase core strength, and improve overall health and well-being. The class also offers benefits for chronic pain and illness, osteoporosis, prenatal/postnatal, and golfers.
Ninja Warrior Junior Fitness Class
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. on the beach off Garfield Parkway; $10 per person.
This class had its debut last year and was so popular that Trevor Hurd of Coastal Athlete (see Bootcamp) is bringing it back. Exclusive to Bethany Beach, this one-of-a-kind kids workout is a fun-filled hour of jumping, swinging, climbing, leaping, balancing, and rolling. This is a new and innovative way for kids ages 7 – 13 to stay healthy and active. Classes start Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 26th.
Sundays 9 a.m. on the beach off Garfield Parkway; $10 per adult. $5 for children under 10.
This is a new class proposed for this year. The instructor is Noel Bowman, AFPA certified Personal Trainer and Owner of Bowman Systems MMA Academy. His aerobic kickboxing class offers a fun and challenging workout (with self-defense benefits) for adults and youth of all ages and abilities.