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September 19, 2012

A Wellness Weekend at The Surf Lodge

By Lindsey Keenan | Fitness + Travel

Wellness Weekend Montauk
Photo courtesy of Wellness Weekend Montauk

If you thought you had taken your final dip into the Atlantic this season, think again. In conjunction with Escape to Shape, a traveling fitness and wellness spa, The Surf Lodge in Montauk will host its inaugural Wellness Weekend September 21 to 24. Escape to Shape offers programs in a variety of far-flung locales, from Istanbul to Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and has designed its first three-day experience for the Hamptons event.

The schedule includes yoga and fitness classes by SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone)—which offers heart-pumping, music-bumping workouts with a cult following—as well as hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, lectures on nutrition and courses in meditation and astrology. DestinationDetox chef Nicole Gimmillaro will create healthy, locally sourced meals, and juice cleanses from Hamptons favorite The Juicy Naam will also be available (try the pineapple).

"Montauk is all about nature and experiencing fresh food, amazing landscapes and quality of life,” says Jayma Cardoso, owner of The Surf Lodge. “This weekend is a way to jump-start healthy living or slow down and reprogram to be conscience and think and act in a healthier way.” After three nights of falling asleep on Frette sheets, counting oms as Fort Pond laps at your door, the reprograming plan will be well on its way to completion. Namaste indeed. $1750 per person (based on double occupancy), private rooms, $2,500; 183 Edgemere St.; 631-668-1562; thesurflodge.com.

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