Healthy Guru is a new day dedicated to wellness and fitness at Southampton Arts Center, hosted by Beth Stern, which this year was held on Saturday, August 4. Not to be confused with Southampton Sweat, hosted by Christie Brinkley and daughter Sailor, which was held on Sunday, August 5.
“I meditate every day, do transcendental meditation, and I watch what I eat. I do some sort of physical activity every day of my life, otherwise I feel terrible,” Stern said during an in-person interview. If you’re a Hamptons regular, you’ve likely seen Stern on her daily three to four-mile walks on the beach and around town, her favorite way to stay in shape. Apparently, this is also where the known animal philanthropist runs into the needy four-legged friends that she’s oftentimes seen rescuing.
Although Stern wasn’t working out herself, the center was filled with health-geared vendors and fitness studios, many of which had to be moved inside due to the intense downpour. The day featured Exhale Barre, Bode NYC Yoga, Run The Hamptons, East Side Dance Company, Kima Center for Physiotherapy and Wellness, Elements Fitness, Erika Bloom Pilates, 5 Pillars Yoga, and TruFusion Barefoot Bootcamp.
Lululemon had a press machine on site, with phrases like “East End Summer” for anyone looking to personalize their summer, and a photo booth. BE TIME was on site with meditations every 15 minutes. Hamptons Farms was there with a goat cheese, a delicious zesty spread that absolutely blew me away!
Having attended Southampton Sweat in the past, I wasn’t sure what to make of the event. Healthy Guru, which is newer, certainly has some room to grow but, in contrast to Southampton Sweat, it focused more on local brands. Next summer, catch me at both!