Written By: Sinead Yelle | Photography By: Sinead Yelle

From barre to boxing, Pilates to paddling, there is no shortage of workout options on the island. Follow along to find the right Nantucket studio for you, and then get ready for a heart-pounding, leg-shaking, ab-stretching workout!


Studio Nantucket
23 Federal Street
(508) 228-2696

Get ready for a fun, safe, result-driven experience the moment you walk through Studio Nantucket’s doors. As one of the only downtown fitness studios, Studio Nantucket offers a variety of classes focusing on strengthening, stretching, toning and endurance building. Each of their instructors is highly trained in modifying workouts, so whether you are a first-timer, a fitness junkie, or a client recovering from injuries, you are welcome here and will achieve your workout goals. This studio loves to sweat with their clients and strives to make every class personalized and effective, so get ready to feel the burn at Studio Nantucket.

The Yoga Room
49 Fairgrounds Road
(508) 825-2211

Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle that is a Nantucket summer? The Yoga Room is your destination for a personalized yoga experience, with spirituality and mindfulness woven into every class. With classes capped at 15 people, The Yoga Room prides themselves on their ability to focus on the experience of each student by providing a premium, personal connection. Join them for one of their daily classes with designated time for you to meditate, relax, and drift away from reality. Evolve into a more balanced and higher version of yourself in this hidden oasis on Fairgrounds Road.

Nantucket Cycling and Fitness
25 Youngs Way
(508) 901-5230

Are you constantly changing your workout routine to target different areas of your body? Nantucket Cycling and Fitness has the variety you’re looking for. With 65 classes offered throughout the week, guided by 13 professionally trained instructors, you can switch up your workout every day. Challenge yourself with their array of tough classes, including House Ryde, Sculpt and Weights, Heavy Bags, CrossFit and TRX Suspension Training. Owner and founder Lisa Wisentaner has contributed to the evolution of fitness on the island by offering a new kind of variety studio. With certain classes maxing out at 30 people, these workouts fill up fast, so make a reservation today!

1 North Beach Street #3
(508) 228-1699

Tucked behind the unique, trendy active-wear shop of the same name, you’ll find Core’s Pilates studio. With professional Pilates trainers at the ready to help you feel your best, you can sign up for a private session or a group class with friends. Try one of their machines on for size, such as the Reformer, Cadillac, Tower or Chair. With over eighty clients throughout the summer, many of whom have been going to the studio for up to ten years, Core has blossomed into a hub of island fitness activity. Owner Courtney McKechnie opened Core with the intent to keep her clients healthy through stretching while enabling them to maintain their other physical activities. Book your first session and experience why many claim their Core classes to be the highlight of their Nantucket summers.

Forme Barre Nantucket Fitness
12B Amelia Drive
(508) 228-5028

Where else but Nantucket would a studio offer not only indoor barre classes but also classes on the beach? Forme Barre Fitness takes the lead. Formally known as Go Figure Barre Studios, this fitness studio takes their barre class (a combination of strength training and classical ballet technique) from the building to the beach on their mobile studio, known as the Barre Bus. With their strong emphasis on continuous education and application of biomechanics and postural alignment, clients are assured that their workout will not only be safe but effective (no matter the location). In addition to barre, Forme offers mat Pilates classes and classical ballet for adults and children. Contact Forme to experience their unique class offerings.

Paddle Nantucket
Launching from 99 Washington Street Ext or Children’s Beach
(508) 332-2546

Whether you’re new to yoga, new to paddle boarding, or new to both, Paddle Nantucket welcomes you! Stretch and pose your way to a toned body through a strategic full body workout, and as the only studio right on the water, you’re assured to have an experience like no other. Founder and owner Caitlin Marcoux, a fourth-generation Nantucket-native, creates a connection between her clients and the rich marine eco-system of Nantucket while introducing them to the world of stand-up paddle boarding fitness. Book a session quickly because these classes are capped at 11 people, and they fill up fast!

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