Warrior pose just feels stronger when your feet are in the grass. And kettlebell squats are remarkably more enjoyable when your view is Casco Bay.
Wolfpack Fitness in Auburn is nestled amid tall trees and the sandy shoreline of Gulf Island Pond. During Ladies Lifting Night, you'll lift cinder blocks, slam chains into the dirt, and sledgehammer a tire, all outdoors and year-round.
Do yoga in the grass and feed the alpaca some snacks (maybe while holding tree pose) on Saturdays this summer at Lulu's Barn on Westport Island.
Old Port Historic Workouts combine 90 minutes of fitness with a hearty dose of historical wisdom (and are a great way for visitors and locals to learn about our little city).
Weekday mornings don’t usually start with your feet in the sand. We’re typically caught up in the mad morning rush
Beach Bootcamp at Willard Beach is a perfect blend of sweat and sand. Amy Currie, founder of Fit Justice in Westbrook, runs the bootcamps every Saturday in June and July.
This family-focused park off Cotton Road has seven miles of easy-going trails, as well as two regulation softball diamonds, picnic areas, and swimming ponds. But the neatest thing at Beaver Park, in my pull-up-fantasizing opinion, is the one-mile fitness trail, complete with 70s-era workout stations.
The hour-long bootcamp-style class includes a range of stations, which switch up from week to week, but you can expect things like battle ropes, pushups, small hurdle jumping, squats, short sprints, and planks.
Koan Wellness in York offers paddleboard yoga classes on the York River every weekend and some weekdays. Beginners welcome!
Work out in the yard and the open air with Amy Kilburn of Sunrise Fitness in Standish. You'll flip tires, do push-ups, and sweat your brains out in the grass.