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Turner Community Center | 716.357.6430
Heinz Beach | 716.357.6309

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   Facility Brochure

Outdoor Fitness Classes

Outdoor Rush Hour
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | July 13–Aug. 7 from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
This is a high-intensity workout that includes cardio, strength and core movements using a variety of different training styles.

Outdoor Team Monaco
Tuesdays and Thursdays | July 21–Aug. 13 from 10 to 11 a.m.
This class is a small-group approach to full-body conditioning with everyone working at their own level.

Outdoor Gentle Yoga Flow
Mondays | July 13–Aug. 3 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
This gentle flow class is for all levels of experience. It comprises selected poses that flow in a structured way without straining the stretched muscles and joints. Includes a focus on breath.

To purchase a class: Go on the Mind Body App and search for Chautauqua Health & Fitness to purchase a class or contact the fitness center directly at 716.357.6430.

These classes will be conducted outdoors on the immediate grounds surrounding the Turner Community Center, but if during this time our fitness center is allowed to reopen, the classes will then move inside. These classes are weather-permitting and will have make-up days for missed classes. Bring your own mat and water bottle. 

Fitness Center Members-Only Video Library

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All members have access to complimentary video content developed by Chautauqua Health & Fitness staff. To view the videos, simply download the free MindBody app on Google Play or the App Store and make an account. You'll be asked to log into your account to access the video library. 

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Purchase Memberships & Passes

Complimentary pool use is included in all fitness center memberships and passes.


 Fitness Center and pool passes are currently unavailable due to facility closure.

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.