Sweaty Betty blog: Road Show
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As the Sweaty Betty Road Show lands in the US, the UK Road Show has arrived in the picturesque Beaconsfield in south Buckinghamshire. We have only been here for a few days, but Sweaty Betty is already creating quite the hype in Beaconsfield and surrounding areas of Gerrards Cross and Amersham.
The Sweaty Betty Road Show USA Team Salutes the women of the Hamptons! We’ve never worked out harder or gone deeper into a yoga practice than with these phenomenal women. Thanks to everyone who joined us at Yoga Shanti and The Tracy Anderson Method and to the daily winners of the yoga outfits.
The Road Show USA team is so sad that our time in the Hamptons is coming to a close! We have so enjoyed meeting each one of you, meditating at Yoga Shanti and sweating more than we ever thought possible at The Tracy Anderson Method! We hope to see you all again soon.
Enjoy this Labor Day weekend with the Road Show USA at Yoga Shanti. After class why not enjoy the rest of your weekend with our guide to the Hamptons!read more
Sweaty Betty Road Show USA made it through Hurricane Irene! We were lucky enough not to be evacuated during the storm so we bunkered down and made it through. On Day 6 of no power or hot water we are getting through by showering at gyms, our laundry is piling up high. Our fingers are crossed for power by the end of today!
Day 1: Arrive and shop
Settle in to your accommodation and after a quick visit to the beach head to Southampton. Jack Wills is flying the British flag here and on the other side of the street check Sun Barths for more British brands for the boys - Orlebar Brown and Sunspel. Top up on Hamptons holiday gear in Roberta Roller Rabbit then head to The Golden Pear for a snack. For more shopping East Hampton has a brilliant main street with beautiful boutiques as well as J Crew and Malia Mills. End the day with a sunset walk along Sag Main Beach or Coopers Beach and a casual dinner at Barristers in Southampton.
Great kids shopping upstairs at J Crew
Parking at the beach is tricky during the day but easy for after 5pm for sunset walks easily the coolest way to get to the Hamptons is the Standard sea plane from New York.
Day 2: Yoga and cycling
Start the day off with yoga at Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbour. Walk to Provisions for coffee and buy your snacks/picnic lunch. Rent a bicycle on Main street and head out of Sag following signs to Shelter Island Ferry. Do a tour of the beautiful Shelter Island aiming for Crescent Beach. Swim then lunch at Sunset Hotel on the beach. Cycle back to Sag Harbour and enjoy a well-earned dinner at Sen or Phao.
Tips: Book early at Yoga Shanti and look for classes with Coleen or Rodney.
Eat on the upper deck at Sunset Hotel
Day 3: Workout and Surf
Book an early class at the Tracy Anderson pop up studio in Water Mill. Grab a coffee at The Hampton Coffee Co. next door and start on the drive to Montauk. In Montauk rent a surfboard and continue to Ditch Plains for the best waves in the Hamptons. Grab lunch at Ditch Witch then surf more or go open water swimming. Evening drinks at the uber-cool Surf Lodge with live music from 7pm. Then dinner at the romantic Crows Nest before heading home.
Dress up for the Surf Lodge and get there early - young crowd with Ibiza vibe.
If planning some open water swimming check with the lifeguards about jelly fish. White 'moon' jellyfish are OK to swim with (although it feels a bit weird) but red ones will sting.
Walk down to the water at The Crows Nest where there is an open fire, loungers and marshmallows to roast.
Get up late. Drive back to NY stretched, worked out, rinsed, bronzed and sated.
The Hamptons continues to exceed the Road Show USA’s expectations. Being able to be based in such an idyllic place, participating in amazing classes daily and spreading awareness of the brand has been a dream.
A highlight so far has been training at the Tracy Anderson Studio in Water Mill six times a week. Tracy Anderson is a leading fitness expert has designed several fitness systems – including bands, bars, and cubes. These systems challenge the small muscle groups by offering resistance as well as forcing the body to rely on its balance. Tracy also designed the Hybrid Body Reformer, an apparatus that uses a fusion of aerobic and dance movements, to re-engineer the muscular structure.
With the heat pumping you begin to feel the sweat from the time you walk in the door. The classes are intense from start to finish. During Tracy’s cardio classes the goal is to move continuously for one hour straight. Leaning dance routines (and trying to keep up!!) has been a challenge, but we can all feel the difference in our bodies already! The muscular redesign class works small muscle groups allowing the body to tighten up quicker. I never thought I would have definitition in my arms but Tracy’s classes have begun the transformation!
Sweaty Betty is looking forward to Meeting all of you this summer at Tracy Anderson, Water Mill!
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Clad in our Sweaty Betty ensembles, the Road Show USA team has been lucky enough to train daily at the exclusive Yoga Shanti in Sag Harbor.
Each class has a peaceful excitement about it. Usually sold out, the classes are buzzing with nearly 70 people in the room. The sense of community that is felt each time you pass through the open door is incredible, ladies (and a few men) chat enthusiastically until the class begins. Once the teacher begins the class the unique sequences of poses allow us to experience a unique journey each we practice. These yoga classes have inspired us to practice a little yoga wherever we happen to be.
Yoga Shanti was founded by a world renowned Yoga instructor, Colleen Saidman Yee. Colleen is a graduate of Jivamukti’s Teacher Training program in 1998. Colleen has been featured in Vanity Fair, New York Times, USA today, New York Magazine, Oprah, Marie Claire, Allure, and has been on the cover of yoga journal, fit yoga and natural health. Colleen is featured in the PBS special called The Practical Power of Yoga. She has also been a guest on the Good Morning America Show. A consummate student, Colleen’s thirst for yoga knowledge is insatiable. Colleen holds a certification in Shiatsu and lived in Calcutta, India working with Mother Theresa at the Homes for the dying destitute.
Sweaty Betty is looking forward to meeting all of you this summer at Yoga Shanti!
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Went to Colleen and Rodney's fantastic yogic colourful house for coffee to talk about our partnership. She showed me these cute velvet hot pants in loads of different jewel colours that are made in Brooklyn. All the yoga teachers love them.
Headed to Montauk via Easthampton for J Crew. So love their colours and how they add an edge to the classics. Crew cut, their line for kids, is the BEST. Bought some brown desert boots for our son, with bright orange laces that they'd styled themselves.
Montauk is where it is happening right now for the younger hip crowd. It's where the surf is. Went to Ditch Plains beach, grabbing a sandwich from Ditch-witch caravan. Surf contest happening but waves small.
By the way, everywhere you go, everyone looks AMAZING. All the women work out/do yoga/do pilates/surf like crazy. In the mornings every single woman is wearing sports kit. All the mums look like Elle McPherson in tiny string bikinis and cowboy hats, and all the "kids" look like cool roxy models in mismatched bikinis and tattoos. They work so hard at their bodies.
We had sundowners at the Surf Lodge - live band, people really dressed up. Hip and happening. Visited yet another great store where I bought some beautiful beachwear (again great brands, including Lisa Maria Fernandez swimwear.)
Then to Crows Nest for dinner. Big lawn going down to a little beach with braziers everywhere and marshmallows to roast. Amazing sunset. Fabulous food. Bumped into a couple of our gorgeous yoga ambassadors there. Great day.
Up at 7am to go to Colleen Saidman's Yoga Shanti for a class. Beautiful studio in Sag Harbor. Colleen is iconic. In her 50s but has a better body than most 20 year olds. A true inspiration! At least 50 people attending each class there all day and we are giving away goody bags to all her clients. Colleen is loving our soft fabrics.
Headed to Shelter Island which you have to get to by ferry so it's lovely and quiet. Went to Crescent Beach to have lunch at Sunset Beach Hotel. Amazing lobster! Cool shop with Isabel Marant, Eres Swimwear and great jewellery.
Out for a barbecue at our Jack Wills friend’s house in Southampton. They are staying on the west coast all summer as they have opened loads of shops here. The Americans are loving the British style.
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