In a season of short shorts, bikinis and crop tops, finding a fitness routine that breeds actual results that you actually enjoy could not be more important. Or, more difficult. Which is why this summer, in a gesture of public service, we headed over to Montauk hot spot Ruschmeyers with STRONG by Zumba to get those Hamptonites beach ready.
So not your typical Zumba class, there's zero dancing here. Instead, combining body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves, STRONG by Zumba syncs their high impact intensity training workout to a playlist of custom curated beats. Handpicked to fit the bootcamp style routines by industry big name DJs like Timbaland and Krewella, the songs are specifically designed to push participants past their limits. EDM, dubstep, moombahton - let's just say, you'll want to steal these playlists.
Joined by a host of fierce fitness figures in their own right - Jenné Lombardo, Peter Davis, Danielle Snyder, Joey Zauzig, The Wirkus Twins, even a surprise visit by Brittne Babe - master trainers Ai Lee Syarief and Irena Meletiou set the stage with killer workouts, kicking everyone's tushes into shape, and then some.
With a bright and early start time, we welcomed locals, weekenders, fashionistas, influencers and more for an alfresco sweat session in the Ruschmeyers Magic Garden, a perfect spot to wake up and feel the burn.
Flip through for a look at all the Sporty Spice action you missed out on, and get inspired to take your workout to the strong level.
[Photos by Matthew Raney]