NESS is not just for kids!

Take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather and get outside!

  • Pre-registration encouraged but walk-ins welcome! Please arrive a few minutes early to sign a waiver
  • All programs are taught by waterfront lifeguards

  • All yoga programs are taught by waterfront lifeguards and yoga instructors


 Meet our fitNESS instructor!

Lauren O’Donnell grew up by the ocean in Cape May County, New Jersey where she worked as a Naturalist on a whale watch & research vessel. Her interest in how our bodies work and her love for nature led her to graduate from Stockton University with a degree in Biology. She then moved to California to teach Marine Science at the Catalina Island Marine Institute where she led paddle board and kayak adventures in addition to wide variety of marine science programs.


Lauren is a 200hr certified Yoga Teacher through Live Love Teach and actively teaches at Studio 4 in Downtown Westerly in addition to being an Assistant Lacrosse Coach for Narragansett High School. She is certified in CPR/AED, First Aid, Oxygen and an American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard in addition to being an advanced NAUI Scuba Diver and a USCG OUPV boat captain.


With a passion for the ocean and teaching yoga, a trained naturalist and certified lifeguard Lauren is thrilled to combine and share what brings her pure joy with you through paddle boarding, yoga, and fitNESS. Join Lauren as she leads tours with New England Science & Sailing at Stonington Borough and Westerly.