Virtual Classes Available Here Virtual Class Payment

Your kind support of a virtual class payment will aid us in continuing to remain operational. Thank you!

Chautauqua Health & Fitness is open and operating in line with NYS DOH Interim Guidance for Gyms & Fitness Center Centers During the Covid-19 Public Health Emergency.

  • Face masks are required in every area, except in the pool. Bandanas, buffs and gaiters are not acceptable face coverings for use in gyms and fitness centers.
  • Shower and locker access is limited.
  • Equipment has been moved to ensure safe social distancing.
  • Members are required to wipe down equipment before and after use with provided wipes.
  • Additional hand sanitation stations have been installed.
  • The pool is open by appointment only. Call 716-357-6430 to schedule a swim lane.
  • Please plan ahead to bring your own towel and mat when you visit.
  • Water fountains are not currently accessible. Aquafina and Gatorade are available for sale on site.
  • TV service is currently on pause. Please feel welcome to bring your electronic device (with earbuds or headphones) and take advantage of our complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Group exercise classes have resumed indoors. Call 716-357-6430 for more information.
  • Smaller equipment that was deemed hard-to-clean has been temporarily removed.
  • One-way foot traffic patterns have been established where possible to support safe social distancing.
  • Hours of operation are currently modified as per NYS recommendations. Hours will be expanded as it is deemed responsible to do so.
  • New members are welcome! Memberships can be purchased online at

We're grateful to all our members who've stayed with us during these times of uncertainty. Your support for our fitness community is incredibly meaningful to us.


Turner Community Center | 716.357.6430
Heinz Beach | Closed for 2021 Season

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 Training & Swim Lessons Brochure   

Purchase Memberships & Passes

Complimentary pool use is included in all fitness center memberships and passes. Fitness Center members must be 14 years of age or older and Pool members must be 12 years of age or older.



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.
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.

Shoe Drive: Donate Lightly Used Athletic Shoes

CHQ FIT is teaming up with the More Foundation Group to participate in a lightly used athletic shoe donation drop location. Look for the shoe collection box in the hall way outside the fitness center.

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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.