A larger space doesn’t cloud the connections celebrity trainer and professional dancer Andrea Fornarola Hunsberger makes with her clients. Elements Fitness may have upgraded to an 1,800-square-foot studio on Newton Lane in East Hampton and expanded its reach by offering pop up classes at Sole East in Montauk and Rams Head Inn on Shelter Island, but the schedule was designed with programs that emphasize individual attention.
“We tap our classes off at 15 people so we can really focus on each client. I bring a lot of energy and solely put all my attention on the class with a general enthusiasm for health and wellness,” Hunsberger said.
The new studio opened May 15 across the street from the old studio and now boasts a ground floor entrance. It has elevated cathedral ceilings infused with natural light, and features Elements Fitness standard upscale design brand—a signature hardwood floor system with custom wall mounted barres and a luxury retail boutique.
“It is an even better location because we are now downstairs with a beautiful street view of the village and right next to SoulCycle. It’s the new East Hampton fitness Mecca. We have clients going from the barre to cycling and vice versa.”
Along with the revamped layout and new location, new cardio workout classes have been added to the studio’s schedule. HIIT the Barre is a 50-minute High Intensity Interval based session that incorporates lightweights and resistance bands to build strength and power.
“It hits all the major muscle groups with longer timed intervals to build your endurance levels and leave you feeling toned.”
Dance Fusion is another fresh addition. This class fuses cardio based interval training centered on intense calorie burn with sculpting exercises to reshape the body.
“We do a full body warm up, dance choreography, isometric floor work and core building exercises.”
The studio will also be increasing availability for private small group classes and one-on-one personal training. And when the leaves begin to change, Hunsberger plans to make like her clients by heading West and opening a Manhattan studio this fall.