Even with more than 20 years of teaching experience behind her, Robin Bray continues to broaden her understanding of core-conditioning techniques and mind-body work. She brings her continually expanding knowledge to Fitness Barre, where she helps students of all ages and fitness levels develop stronger, leaner, and more toned bodies over time.
The boutique fitness studio embraces barre-style workouts, which combine elements of core-strengthening exercises, Pilates, yoga, orthopedic stretching, and isometric movements alongside a ballet barre to create a low-impact exercise regimen for the entire body. Over the course of 60 minutes, students will perform sequences of small, controlled movements followed by deep, sustained stretches. Instructors may incorporate light weights into the class and more advanced sessions intensify the challenge by proceeding at a more rigorous pace.
Signature service: Paddle board and kayak rental and sales
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: SUP ATX
Pro Tip: Paddle boarding is easier than you think so give it a try. We also have a picnic and beach area available.
Q&A with Micki Lees, Owner
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Paddle boarding and kayaking is amazing fun and a great workout. I love to see all the smiling faces after a great day on the water.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
This year, we added a sandy beach with cozy chairs and relaxing palm trees. We also offer stand up paddle yoga, ladies night, full moon paddles, and party events.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
How excited we are to share the fun of being on the water, and how we treat our customers like friends. We will do what we can to help you enjoy your day.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are experienced and certified in stand-up paddle boarding, and we can answer questions and ensure your safety. We also have boards for sale, and we recommend trying a board before you buy.
Reber River Trips offer the best of what's old and what's new?via raft, kayak, or tube. Though their boat launch on the Delaware River is one of Barryville's newest, the Reber family has been helping guests who are exploring leisurely wilderness adventures in the region since 1947.
For a trip through history, the Rebers can direct boaters and floaters to especially well-preserved portions of the waterway, where adventurers can keep their eyes peeled for eagles and deer. Rod-brandishers reel in the river's plentiful assortment of fish, and party rafts host up to 20 revelers and up to three pi?atas filled with trout.
Whether you want to perform tricks on a wakeboard, balance on water skis, sail over wakes in a tube, or flip 360 degrees on an air chair, Lakeview Marina can fulfill your needs. The company rents out watersports equipment and speedboats?manned by drivers who know how to make an outing exciting?and its owner, Steve Halperin, is certified to teach any watersport.
Lakeview Marina also has options for those who want a more relaxing day on the waters of Lake Hopatcong, which is less than hour away from New York City but a world away from its bustling traffic and Godzilla attacks. The marina supplies these patrons with kayaks and standup paddleboards for some self-directed leisure time. Alternatively, guests can head out aboard a Grand Entertainer pontoon boat for an hours-long floating party. During these trips, the captain ferries parties around the lake on a boat that comes fully equipped with a bar, grill, refrigerator, margarita maker, and sound system.
Founded by Eric Stiller, who documented his journey kayaking and bicycling around an entire continent in the book Keep Australia on Your Left, Manhattan Kayak spans a team of instructors who lead kayaking and standup-paddleboarding instruction and tours beneath the city's glittering skyline. Veterans of the fitness industry, MKC's instructors use the dynamic currents of the Hudson River and Donald Trump's jacuzzi to train paddlers of all skill and fitness levels in the body-first method, which emphasizes paddling from the core. In addition to leading instruction and tours, MKC's crew also leads fitness classes including SUP Yoga, challenging participants to flow through poses while floating atop a paddleboard, aiming to boost participant health while earning the Statue of Liberty's respect.
Sound Excursions describes their carefully curated group experiences as "field trips for adults." It's easy to see why: every outing takes groups to a new realm of Washington, whether it's the frothy shores of Puget Sound, inland forests and mountains, or tables at Seattle's thriving restaurants. The events held at these diverse locations range from culinary workshops on topics such as sushi-making and moonshine-tasting, to adventurous excursions with whitewater rafting or kayaking, to laid-back themed party cruises. For many outings, luxury transportation is provided.