2019 Summer Exercise Classes
3 Yoga Classes to Choose From
(1) Daily (except Thursdays), on the Bandstand 6 – 7 a.m.; Thursdays on the beach off Garfield; $10/person.
This is the 17th 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 9th. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday classes will begin on June 18th and finish September 5th. Note: New for 2019, Thursday classes will be held on the beach off Garfield due to Bandstand cleaning. As will classes when the Bandstand is occupied e.g. 5K Races and Seaside Craft Show.
(2) Daily on the beach off Central Avenue, 7 – 8 a.m.; $10/person.
Alliance-certified instructors Kim and Justin Cavagnaro opened Ocean Vayu Yoga in Ocean View in 2016 and are bringing their classes back to the beach again this year. Due to popular demand, the classes will be available daily begin Saturday, May 27th and will run thru Monday Sept. 2nd, and weekends thereafter thru Sunday September 15th. Classes feature gentle beach flow suitable to all levels.
(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. They’ve been holding classes on the beach since 2015 Their donation-optional approach has successfully raised funds for local families in need. Classes run Sundays in June, July, and August and finish Sunday, September 1st. Classes are open to all fitness levels. Bring a mat or towel.
Bootcamp Bethany Beach: through Sept. 28th
Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays, 8 a.m; Tuesdays & Fridays, 7 a.m. on the beach off Garfield; $10/person.
This is the sixth 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, 97 Garfield Pkwy. 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 25th.
Pilates: through September 6th
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8 a.m. on the beach off Garfield; $15/person.
This is the 7th year offering this class by Kelly Roberts, BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and owner of Beach Pilates & Wellness Studio of South Bethany. 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 golfers, chronic pain and illness, osteoporosis, and prenatal/postnatal conditions.
Ninja Warrior Junior Fitness Class
Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. on the beach off Garfield; $10/person.
NOTE: Classes begin May 25th. No classes from May 26 – June 18 since school is still in session.
Back by popular demand is Coastal Athlete’s Ninja Warrior Junior Fitness (see Bootcamp bio). 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 25th. Note: Adults are required to stay with their kids for the entire class.