Wellness Activities on Cape Cod and the Islands
Cape Cod has an abundance of resources promoting well-being and good health. Besides the ocean for swimming, trails for hiking and biking, and sporting opportunities like golf and tennis, the thriving wellness community of the Cape offers numerous health and exercise facilities and services.
Yoga is one of most popular exercise activities in the area. Cape Cod yoga practitioners offer classes for beginners, seasoned and experienced yogis in just about every yoga style and tradition. Take lessons year-round, join a yoga retreat, participate in an invigorating session with a friendly group of yogis, or get one-on-one attention in a private setting. Try Vinyasa, Hatha and power yoga at Glow Yoga in Eastham. Practice yin yoga at Just Breathe Yoga in Sandwich. Learn pranayama techniques at Truro Yoga. Take Modo, Modo Flow and Karma classes at Modo Yoga Orleans. Discover the benefits of Kundalini Yoga and Slow Flow at Karma Wellness Studio in Brewster. Get your daily dose of power yoga, gentle yoga, or restorative yoga at Power Yoga of Cape Cod in Harwich. Other styles taught and practiced on the Cape include Astanga, Kripalu, Medical QiGong, Calm Warrior, and more. This is only a handful of over 50 yoga offerings on Cape Cod, and yes, some even do yoga on the beach.
Take your workout a step further with hot yoga, Pilates and Barre experiences. The heated rooms at Brewster’s Hot Yoga Cape Cod are meant to help speed the results of consistent movement practice. Falmouth Hot Room steps it up even more with Inferno Pilates. Barre classes from Chatham Barre or Evolve Pilates in Edgartown introduce a fusion of ballet, Pilates, yoga, and strength training.
Uptown Body in Falmouth will really get you moving with their Zumba sessions. Many of the studios aren’t located in traditional industrial style gyms or strip malls but instead offer a boutique experience in charming settings like a renovated barn or a studio perched in the treetops on a hillside.
For everything from free weights and machines to cardio equipment and CrossFit, visit the fitness clubs and gyms around the Cape. Cape Cod Health & Fitness in Dennis offers weightlifting, cardio workouts, spinning, total resistance exercise (TRX) and kettlebells. Barnstable’s Fitness 500 Club has a juice bar, pro shop, full functional training center and Life Fitness Circuit. In Mashpee, B/SPOKE is an indoor cycling studio, Crossfit Cape Cod has a 20’-foot rock wall, and Tone Club offers fitness in a night-club style setting. You’ll also find options for boxing, kickboxing, bootcamps, ropes courses, group classes for adults and kids, and personal trainers for one-on-one sessions.
Of course, Cape Cod wellness doesn’t end with exercise. Massage, meditation and nutrition can all contribute to your well-being. Quiet Mind Studio in Wellfleet provides massage therapy, acupuncture and energy work. The Moving Meditation in Dennis offers Reiki and Thai Massage. The Masjah Center in Harwich provides reflexology, sound healing, and Tarot or Angel Card readings. The Clearing in Bourne offers meditation practice and art events. Others offer classes in essential oils, self-defense, wellness and holistic lifestyle counseling. While you’re at Cape Cod, there’s no excuse to let your health and wellness slide and there are a multitude of venues to get your mind and body fit.