Registration information: 716.357.6430

For over 130 years, the Chautauqua Institution has provided opportunities to enrich the mind, body and spirit. Chautauqua Health & Fitness continues the tradition. We are dedicated to helping you succeed, whatever your health and fitness goals: weight loss, increased flexibility, sports training, muscle toning, medical rehab, stress reduction, or general fitness and conditioning.

Our supportive staff will help evaluate your fitness level, suggest an appropriate exercise program, and keep you motivated. We'll also strive to be a valuable community resource on current health and fitness issues.

Chautauqua Health & Fitness has two locations: a full-service, year-round facility at the Turner Community Center on Route 394 and a smaller summer operation at Heinz Beach in Chautauqua Institution. Members of Chautauqua Health & Fitness have access to both facilities with their membership, but will need a gate pass to get to the one at Heinz Beach. 

Personal Services Brochure  Group Exercise Class Participant Form   Facility Brochure


Old Skool Step

Sunday, February 18 | 1 p.m.
Members $5 | Non-Members $10

Grab your leg warmers and get ready to sweat as we groove to music from the '50s, '60s, '70s and '80s! This class will combine the best of old skool step aerobics and strength training. 

The step portion will include a choreographed low impact, medium intensity workout designed to burn fat while the strength training portion will incorporate dumbbell exercises designed to improve muscular strength and endurance. 

A prize will be awarded to the participant who’s outfit best resembles OLD SKOOL aerobics chic!

Space limited. Register in advance by visiting the fitness center or calling 716-357-6430.

Aqua Tai Chi

Wednesday, February 21 | 8:15 a.m.
Members $3 | Non-Members $5

Aqua Tai Chi is a water exercise and relaxation class that incorporates Yang Style Tai Chi to help you enjoy the water in a gentle and flowing progression. It is ideal for improving range of motion and mobility. Tai Chi aids in strengthening and stretching the body while centering the mind. 

Pool will remain open 8–8:15 a.m. following the morning lap swim to allow Aqua Tai Chi participants an opportunity to engage in light pool walking or swimming prior to the class if they choose. Morning refreshments will be available in the lobby after class.

Register in advance by visiting the fitness center or calling 716-357-6430.

Holiday Hours of Operation

Sunday, April 1 – Closed! Happy Easter!

Personal Services Offered

Personal Training: one hour or 30 min. sessions with a certified personal trainer.
Pilates Reformer or Mat Training: Pilates conditioning focuses on core stabilization and dynamic movement for improving strength, balance, flexibility and posture.
Small Group Training: share a 1 hour workout with 3-6 friends for just $12/person!
Nutrition Consultations: get healthful weight loss advice, meal and snack ideas, substitutions, review your daily diet and set realistic goals, learn how to reset your metabolism!
Private Yoga Sessions: one hour sessions with a certified Yoga instructor.
Private Swim Lessons & Coaching: 30 min. sessions with an experienced instructor to work on introduction to water, basic water skills, and stroke development, technique or improvement.

See Fall 2017 Personal Services Brochure for more detailed information.

Winter Group Exercise Classes

Classes begin the week of January 8 and run for 6 to 9 weeks. Popular returning classes: Intermediate Pilates, Spin with the Dr. of Spin, Only If You Tri Cycle, Water Exercise, Tai Chi, and P.M. Cycle! Begin and end your week with our full-body strength and conditioning class Rush Hour, now on Monday and Friday mornings! Kickboxing is back for a full hour on Mondays and Wednesdays. Try out Team Monaco, Monday, Wednesday and Friday later in the afternoon. Enjoy a total workout from Multi Level Yoga on Wednesday!

See Winter 2018 Program Guide for more details.
For Group Class Participant Form click here.
Please note:

  • Register and pay for class(es) at the fitness center desk or by calling (716) 357-6430.
  • We take attendance for classes at the fitness desk.  Please check-in at desk before going to class.
  • Each class will run for the first day.  If we do not have the required number of pre-registrants purchase the full package by end of first day of class, it will be discontinued.
  • There is a fee to use facility equipment or pool before or after group classes.
  • We do not refund or credit missed classes.


Turner Community Center

Chautauqua Health & Fitness :: Turner Community Center

Route 394, Chautauqua, NY 14722 | phone 716.357.6430

Open year round

  • Treadmills, stair climbers, elliptical, rowing machines, recumbent and upright bikes.
  • User-friendly strength-training machines, free weight equipment, multi-station cable crossover, multi-press and power rack, Smith Machine, heavy bag, speed bag, and other accessory equipment.
  • Fitness center memberships include complimentary use of the 25 yard indoor swimming pool (Pool-only memberships available).
  • Short, two-sided basketball court available for free to the community on a first come first serve basis (consult staff for schedule of availability).
  • Fitness center orientations are included with memberships of 1 month or longer.
  • All members must be 14 years of age or older. Youth under 14, as part of a family membership, must be accompanied by a parent at all times throughout facility and may use selected equipment following an orientation with our staff.
  • Personal services include private swim lessons, personal training, Pilates reformer training and small group personal training.
  • Group exercise classes offered during fall, winter and spring based on interest and availability of qualified instructors. For summer group exercise classes see Special Studies catalog or call (716) 357-6255.
  • Locker rooms equipped with showers, day use and rental lockers.
  • Membership includes use of facility at Heinz Beach a well (must have gate pass to access. See details below).
  • Free, convenient parking. During the summer, no gate pass needed if coming from outside Chautauqua Institution.
  • All memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.