With hectic family schedules and haphazard eating routines, keeping an entire family physically fit may be challenging for some. Here are a few ways to combine fitness with family-friendly fun in Three Village.
World Gym Racquet and Sports Arena
Offering 13,000 square feet of fitness and cardiovascular opportunities, there is more to this gym than a few treadmills and weights. World Gym Setauket comes complete with a wide array of state of the art equipment; personal training; tennis lessons and court rentals on five indoor and 11 outdoor tennis courts; indoor and outdoor Olympic size pools with swimming lessons available; a full schedule of aerobics, yoga and spin classes; and a sports arena that hosts leagues of all kinds including roller hockey, soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse. Family memberships are $125 per month.
Three Village Historical Society Walking Tours
Take a walk through history with guided walking tours available through the Three Village Historical Society. For just $5 per person ($3 for members), a little cardio can go a long way; all the way to the 17th century, as a matter of fact, as you explore the history of Setauket by foot, including some of the areas' most historic homes, cemeteries, and architecture. Tours meet at various local locations and typically last an hour and 15 minutes. Information including dates and meeting spots are available on its website.
Pilates at the Pond at Frank Melville Memorial Park
Leave the conversation for the dinner table and spend some quiet time together, exercising the body and mind. Bring your own mat and come down to the Bates House every Monday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Grab your 18+ year olds and head to one of two Three Village locations where you can kayak your way through a guided tour of Long Island's north shore. Leaving out of either Stony Brook Harbor or Conscience Bay in Setauket, these tours require no kayaking experience and equipment rentals are available. They cost $60 with equipment rental or $25 with your own equipment.
Belle Meade Road, Setauket
With 11 total miles of riding trails, 4.8 of which is a beginner's loop, this single-track mountain bike trail is a perfect place to get your feet wet, or more appropriately, your tires dirty. The entrance is located 100 yards past Island Storage Center (171 Belle Meade Road) on the right hand side.