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Trainer Tip December

December 7, 2017

Developing Balance

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December FitRewards Challenge - 30 second balance test

December 1, 2017

FitRewards Challenge - DECEMBER
30 Second Balance Test

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Employee Recognition: December 2017

December 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize SHANE EVERSFIELD for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of November. SHANE was selected by the
management team for his ongoing dedication to the club, Cayuga Coaching and the aquatics programs here at Island Health & Fitness!

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Employee Recognition: November 2017

November 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize JAMIE MORRISEY for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of October. JAMIE was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the club and the aqua fitness programs here at Island Health & Fitness!

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November FitRewards Challenge - 3 min ARC Trainer

November 1, 2017

You will be using a Cybex Arc trainer to go as fast as you can for 3 minutes with a goal of covering as much distance as you can (in miles).

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Employee Recognition: October 2017

September 29, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize APRIL HAVILAND for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of September. APRIL was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club, customer service and the front desk here at Island Health & Fitness!

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October FitRewards Challenge: Total Pushups

September 29, 2017

Challenge: Total amount of pushups
No time limit

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New Group Fitness Coordinator

September 14, 2017

We would like to announce a change in leadership at Island Health & Fitness.

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Les Mills Launch

September 7, 2017

Saturday, September 30
Community Corners

Sunday, October 1
Main Location

We will sweat, smile, and experience the new releases together!

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Employee Recognition: September 2017

September 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize JON TANGUAY for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of August. JON was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the club, special programs and personal training here at Island Health & Fitness!

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FitRewards Challenge - September 2017 - Burpies

September 1, 2017

Purpose: A simple test of strength, endurance, agility, balance and coordination.

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FitRewards Challenge - August 2017 - V-Sit Hold

August 3, 2017

Information:
· Start in a seated position with your Arms extended forward, knees bent and feet off the floor. Positioning self on tail bone.
· With your arms by your sides extended forward, and belly tucked up and in towards spine you will continue to hold this position.
· The Key is to hold this position for as long as you can.

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Trainer Tip - August 2017

August 2, 2017

The term “Core training” has been all the rage in the fitness community for a while now. If you are among those asking why this is, and why you should jump onboard with this concept, I am here to shed a little light.

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Employee Recognition: August 2017

August 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize LAURA FOWLER for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of July. LAURA was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club, and the front desk here at Island Health & Fitness!

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FACILITY UPDATES

July 21, 2017

FACILITY UPDATES
Updates as of 7/21/2017

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Island Barre at Community Corners

July 11, 2017

CLASSES STARTING SOON AT COMMUNITY CORNERS

Island's Barre classes will now be offered at our Community Corners Location as part of the regular group fitness schedule and is now included in your membership. 

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ZUMBA in July

July 10, 2017

Cynthia’s ZUMBA Classes will be on the 3rd floor rooftop deck!

 - Tuesday July 18th - 5:15pm
 - Thursday July 20th - 6:00pm
 - Tuesday July 25th - 5:15pm

 

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Trainer Tip - July 2017

July 5, 2017

Trainer tip: broad jump and how it translates to explosive power? 

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Employee Recognition: July 2017

July 3, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize ETHAN ANDREWS for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of June. ETHAN was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the club, and the front desk here at Island Health & Fitness!

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FitRewards Challenge - July 2017 - Broad Jump

July 3, 2017

The Standing broad jump is an important method of assessment for evaluating the power and strength involved in explosive leg movement. This test tool is used in the NHL and NFL combines for testing prospective athletes. The broad jump was once an Olympic event until 1912.

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Les Mills SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY

June 16, 2017

Join us for our 2017 Les Mills Summer Launch Party at ISLAND!

*ALL MEMBERS ARE ABLE TO USE BOTH FACILITES
* Bring a friend for FREE! Non– members may come for FREE, when accompanied by a member.

 

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June Employee Recognition: Betsy Edwards

June 8, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize BETSY EDWARDS for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of May. BETSY was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club, and our Kid’s Cove here at Island Health & Fitness!

Click the link to learn more about Betsy!

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June FitRewards Challenge

June 1, 2017

ONE MINUTE ROW FOR CALORIES!

· The rower is a great total body cardiovascular form of exercise. It improves  endurance in the upper and lower body, and is also an excellent cross training tool.

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Employee Recognition: May 2017

May 13, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize MARK ALO for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of April. MARK was selected by the
management team for his ongoing dedication to the club, training and Mud, Sweat and Cheers here at Island Health & Fitness!

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May Trainer Tip

May 13, 2017

"Incorporating sprints into your cardiovascular workouts" and "Do you experience morning stiffness?"

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May FitRewards Challenge

May 1, 2017

Information:
Farmer’s Walk is carrying a weight over distance which requires grip strength, agility, leg power and upper back strength. It is also a test of mental toughness and proves strength and athleticism over time and distance.

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Employee Recognition: April 2017

April 7, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize IMANI ALLEN for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of March. IMANI was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club and to customer service here at Island Health & Fitness!

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FitRewards Challenge April 2017 : Hexagon Jumps

March 30, 2017

Information:
· The Hexagon Test is an agility test used to measure foot speed and balance.

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New Les Mills Programming Coordinator

March 30, 2017

NEW LES MILLS PROGRAM ADVISER!

Island Health & Fitness would like to announce that MONICA VAN FLEET has agreed to take on a leadership role for all of our Les Mills programing! We look forward to continuing to make your group fitness experiance as positive and rewarding as ever. Monica brings a lot to the table and we are excited have her take on this new role! 

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Employee Recognition: March 2017

March 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize CHRISTINA LUGLAN for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of February. CHRISTINA was selected by the
management team for her ongoing dedication to the club and to Group Fitness (cycling) here at Island Health & Fitness.

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FitRewards Challenge March 2017 : Shoulder Taps

March 1, 2017

What's involved: Deltoids, triceps, abs (Rectus Abdominis), core (Transverse bdominis), glutes, quads, and lower back.


Tip: You can increase the execution speed of shoulder taps to make it more challenging to your core. Body must stay aligned and square to the floor or mat.

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Trainer Tip: March 2017

March 1, 2017

It is that time of year again.  The sun is out, birds are chirping and everyone is excited to get moving again. There is no substitute for hard work, but you should not go from 0 to 60 out of the gate.  These tips will get you back on track and help with your progress.

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The Making of a Middle Age Triathlete

February 27, 2017

Read about Diane's story by clicking on DETAILS.

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Employee Recognition February 2017

February 1, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize AMY MOE for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of January. AMY was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club and to Group Fitness here at Island Health & Fitness.

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February FitRewards Challenge

February 1, 2017

Try out this month's FitRewards Challenge, THE SQUAT TEST, and earn 250 FitRewards points just for participating! 

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February Trainer Tip: SQUATS

January 27, 2017

Fitness Tip- February 2017

Squats!

One of the most common phrases I hear as a trainer is, “I can’t squat because I have bad knees”.

Contrary to popular belief, squatting can be good for your knees! The squat...

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Employee Recognition: January 2017

January 13, 2017

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize NIKKI BONANNI for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of December. Nikki was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the club and to Personal Training here at Island Health & Fitness.

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January Trainer Tip

January 5, 2017

Winter isn't coming... it's here.  Which means that now will be soon to follow.  When you go out to shovel, make sure you are protecting your spine, especially your lower back. Every time you... 

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FitRewards Challenge January 2017: Hang

January 3, 2017

This month's FitRewards Challenge is a straight arm hang. Click for more details!

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Gym Etiquette

December 22, 2016

As we begin 2017, we ask that you take some time to review ways to make the experience at Island Health & Fitness a positive one for you and all of our members.  Tis the season for newbies, resolutioners and all our regulars to combine in the facility.  We have some basic etiquette that will help make the experience better for everyone.

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Happy Birthday Francis Facer!

December 19, 2016

Island Health & Fitness wanted to take a moment to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of our members! Mr. Francis Facer turns 100 years young today! You are an inspiration and we are proud to call you a member at Island Health & Fitness. Francis has been training with Bob, one of our trainers for over 10 years! 

 

Happy Birthday Francis! You are 100 YEARS STRONG! 

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December Employee Recognition

December 2, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize ASHLEY FENNELL for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of October. Ashley was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the Training and the front desk here at Island Health & Fitness. 

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December Island FitRewards Challenge - Jump Rope

December 1, 2016

 The participant will be timed for one minute of jumping and the highest number of successful jumps in one-minute will be recorded! 

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December Trainer Tip: Jump Rope

December 1, 2016

December Trainer Tip

Jumping rope is great, inexpensive , completely portable, calorie burning way to stay in shape this holiday season....

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November 25, 2016

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is the name given to disorders in which the body has trouble regulating its blood-glucose, or blood-sugar, levels. There are two major types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2.

Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: Not the Same

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Employee Recognition: November

November 11, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize JODI MADDREN for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of October. Jodi was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to life guarding in Aquatics Center here at Island Health & Fitness!

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November FitRewards Challenge!

November 11, 2016

How many WATTS can you hit in 45 seconds?

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Trainer Tip: Anaerobic Power

November 1, 2016

Anaerobic power is the ability to create short bursts of intense power. This is usually most pertinent for athletes in sports that are stop and go in nature. The body has several energy systems that...

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Employee Recognition October

October 1, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize MARK KENJERSKA for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of August. Mark was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the Group Fitness here at Island Health & Fitness.

 

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FitRewards Challenge: OCTOBER - Agility Ladder Plank Walk

October 1, 2016

HOW MANY SQUARES CAN YOU COMPLETE?!!

RULES:  Members will start in the pushup plank position outside of the first square perpendicular to the ladder, emphasizing straight back and legs. Accompanied by a Trainer who will start the challenge, the participant will start by placing their first hand in the first square, followed by the second hand in the same square moving laterally along the ladder in this fashion....

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Trainer Tip October: The Deadlift

October 1, 2016

What does grip strength, hip strength, back strength, leg strength, and overall awareness of body mobility have in common? THE DEADLIFT...

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“Moving for Better Balance” Falls Prevention Series

September 19, 2016

Starting October 3rd, 2016

Join Anne Reilley, Physical Therapist at Cayuga Medical Center, for a 10-week exercise program for Older Adults designed to improve strength and balance. 

Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm-2:20pm

 

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Trainer Tip September

September 2, 2016

Did you know that September has two very important health awareness days? September 28th is National Women's Health & Fitness Day and September 29 is World Heart Day!

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September FitRewards Challenge: Quadrant Jump Test

September 1, 2016

FitRewards Challenge:
SEPTEMBER: Quadrant Jump Test

Rules:

The subject stands with both feet together at the starting line

On the command ‘Go’ they jump across the line into the 1st quadrant, then in sequence 2, 3, 4, 1, 2 etc.

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Cayuga Wellness Center Video

August 9, 2016

Take our video tour of Cayuga Wellness Center and learn all that the Center has to offer!

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Employee Recognition August

August 8, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize TIMM SMITH for his
exceptional contributions to the club during the month of July. Timm was
selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the club
Island Health & Fitness.

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Trainer Tip August

August 6, 2016

Trainer Tip:  Can't seem to lose weight?  Hit a strength plateau?  Concerned you might be over-training?  You may be under-recovering...

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August FitRewards Challenge

August 5, 2016

How many rows can you do in one minute? A staff member will need to watch and record the total number of TRX Rows performed. Each row will begin under the armpits and end with arms fully extended for it to count.

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July 21, 2016

Employee Spotlight 
Name: Laura Fowler
IHF Employee Since: September 2008 when I started life guarding downtown

Occupation: Member Services Representative at Community Corners

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Trainer Tip July:

July 8, 2016

Trainer Tip:  Proper Push ups for shoulder health

Written by: Dusty Paul, Island Health & Fitness Exercise Physiologist

A push up is not just a push up... There are many variations and alternatives to address difficulty and pain. A push up targets the chest, shoulders, triceps, while engaging the core and require no equipment or spotters. Yet...

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Cayuga Coaching : Group Run

June 30, 2016

Beginning Friday May 27th join us for a group run every Friday Morning at 6:00AM


All level runners and paces are welcome! We will start at Island downtown and run outdoors around the Cass Park Trailhead. This group run is totally FREE so bring along any fellow runners, friends, family and join the fun!

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Mark Rich

June 10, 2016

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT : Mark Rich : Member Since 04/2015

I started coming to Island because:

I am diabetic and was put on insulin because oral medications were not keeping my sugar within limits. I asked the doctor if there was a way to get off insulin and she told me diet and exercise.  Island Health & Fitness had a free workout week for seniors and my wife who is a member asked me if I wanted to go down and try it. I tried it and became a member after that trial week. I met one of your trainers... 

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Employee Recognition June: Hayley

June 2, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Hayley Presthus for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of May. Hayley was selected by the  management team for her ongoing dedication to the front end and Mud, Sweat and Cheers here at Island Health & Fitness.

 

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Fitness Challenge : June : Redwood Dash

June 2, 2016

Rules:

Log on to Redwood Dash course (1.5 mile course). Any exercise physiologist must be present as participant rides the course until finished.

Each participant will try to complete the course as fast as possible.

The fastest time will be recorded for each age group and will be posted on the Challenge Board. 

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Trainer Tip June: Hydration!

June 2, 2016

Hydration:

Water makes up more than half of your body and plays an essential role in maintaining homeostasis. For example, blood pressure, body temperature, and digestion are directly...

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Employee Recognition May: Monica

April 24, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to
recognize Monica Van Fleet for her
exceptional contributions to the club
during the month of April. Monica was
selected by the management team for
her ongoing dedication to Group Fitness
here at Island Health & Fitness.

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April Trainer Tip: Improving your Balance

March 31, 2016

Balance is the ability to move your body and limbs around efficiently and quickly while being able to change direction without falling. When working to improve your balance it is key to...

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Employee Recognition April: Julie

March 31, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Julie Jarosz for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of March. Julie was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to Personal Training and Special Programs here at Island Health & Fitness.

 

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Fitness Challenge April

March 31, 2016

The stork balance test requires the person to stand on one leg.

  • Purpose: To assess the ability to balance on the ball of the foot

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Employee Recognition March: Ethan

March 10, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Ethan Andrews for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of February. Ethan was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to Customer Service at our Community Corners location.

 

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Island FitRewards Points Redeemed!

March 10, 2016

In September of 2015, Island Health & Fitness introduced a member rewards program called Island FitRewards. The program is intended to reward...

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March Trainer Tip

March 10, 2016

The Cardiac Benefits of Resistance Training

"Resistance training is more beneficial than many believe," says lead researcher, Dr. Scott R. Collier. Many people are aware..."

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Gold

March 7, 2016

Name: Sarah Gold
Member Since - 8/31/2005

Occupation: Teachers Aide

I started coming to Island because... 

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March Fitness Challenge

March 1, 2016

March Fitness Challenge: One Minute Rope Climb 

All month long Island Health & Fitness invites you to participate in our Fitness Challenge! Add this 60 second workout to your next visit and earn 250 Island FitRewards Points just for participating! 

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Cayuga Coaching: Lecture Series "How to set up a Triathlon Training Program"

February 24, 2016

Lecture Series:
"How to set up a Triathlon Training Program"
Thursday February 25th, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Third Floor, Island Health & Fitness

Presented by: Eric Prager, CSCS, USAT Level 2 Coach

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Cayuga Coaching: FREE Triathlon Lecture Series

February 23, 2016

Cayuga Coaching is hosting a FREE Triathlon Lecture Series to begin Thursday February 25th, 2016. 

 

 

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Employee Recognition February: Emily

February 4, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Emily Miner for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of January. Emily was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to Customer Service here at IH&F!

 

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Fitness Challenge: February 2016

February 4, 2016


This test assesses total body strength, power, and endurance...

Complete the February Fitness Challenge and Recieve 250 Island FitRewards Points!

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January Employee Recognition: Yvonne

January 28, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Yvonne Poley for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of December. Yvonne was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the facilities here at IH&F.

 

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December Employee Recognition: Nick Boyer

January 13, 2016

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Nick Boyar for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of November. Nick was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to Group Fitness here at IH&F.

 

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Fitness Challenge: January 2016

January 8, 2016

Information:

This test assesses the strength and stability of your core muscles. 

The side plank is an effective exercise to improve the strength and stability
of these muscles. 

Your “core” primarily consists of the muscles in your abdomen and lower back.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Judith Pratt

January 8, 2016

"The Un-Gym"

I always hated gyms. Low ceilings, crashing weights, smelly socks. Gyms made me claustrophobic.

Besides, I jogged and bicycled outside. I did aerobic dance and tumbling and yoga in bright, wood-floored studios...

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Employee Recognition November: Lilly

December 2, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize Lilly for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of October. Lilly was selected by the management team for her ongoing dedication to the Aquatics Center at IH&F. 

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December Fitness Challenge 2015 - 500 METER ROW

December 1, 2015

Island Health & Fitness Presents:
December Fitness Challenge 2015 - 500 METER ROW

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November Fitness Tip: Stretching

November 23, 2015

Gone are the old school days of “stretch before you exercise”. That is not to say you shouldn’t warm up though. The current fitness knowledge tells us that the best warm up is...

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Employee Recognition October: Dusty Paul

November 22, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Dusty Paul for his exceptional contributions to the club during the month of September. Dusty was selected by the management team for his ongoing dedication to the Special Programs at IH&F.

 

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Employee Recognition September: Joe Peterson

September 30, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize Joe Peterson for his outstanding and ongoing commitment to the club! You continue to go above and beyond what is expected of you and for that we would like to thank and congratulate you on being selected by your peers for this month’s Employee Recognition! Thanks Joe!

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New Fall Special Programs starting September 14th, 2015

September 3, 2015

This fall we have a ton of exciting special programs ramping up just for you! Check out what our trainers have to offer on the special programs page!

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Employee Recognition August

August 14, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize Doreen Alsen for her
exceptional contributions to the club during the month of August. Congratulations Doreen!

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Island Health & Fitness Instructor Profile: Carrie Susskind

July 31, 2015


Meet Island Health & Fitness group fitness instructor Carrie Susskind in our latest profile. 

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Improvements are coming to Island Health & Fitness

July 29, 2015

This summer we are installing a new air handling and ventilation system at our Downtown location. However, this does mean that will have to close parts of the facility. Members are welcome to use our Cayuga Heights location during the construction for free.

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Exclusive Offer From Rasa Spa for Island Members

July 25, 2015

Our partner Rasa Spa is offering a couple of special deals, exclusive to IHF members while our locker room facilities are closed for renovation. Just show the Rasa Spa Guest Services team your IHF key tag to take advantage. 

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July Trainer Tip: How to get better at pull-ups

July 23, 2015

For many people pull-ups are a very hard exercise due to low strength, high bodyweight or long levers due to arm length... Or all of the above? 

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Time to get out on the lake and do some kayaking

July 14, 2015


Do you plan on doing some kayaking this summer?  Kayaking can require long periods of sitting, good strength and endurance of your core and upper body muscles.  Here are a few tips that may be helpful before heading out on the water. 
From CMC Physical Therapy

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July Employee Recognition: Pilar Rodriguez

July 9, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Pilar Rodriguez for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of June. Pilar was selected by the management team for substituting for a number of group fitness classes and always practicing to be a better group fitness instructor.

 

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Additional Aqua Zumba Class Added

July 6, 2015

Shimmy and shake to the beat in the water on Thursday night as we've added an Aqua Zumba® Classa at 5:30 p.m.

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July Fitness Challenge: Flexed Arm Hang

July 2, 2015

It's a staple for the President's Physical Fitness Challenge and now it's the July Fitness Challenge.

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Island Health & Fitness Instructor Profile: Judy Urban

June 24, 2015

Meet Island Health & Fitness group fitness instructor in our latest profile. 

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Island Health & Fitness Member Spotlight: Kevin Tran

June 11, 2015

Meet Island Health & Fitness member Kevin Tran in our latest Island Member Spotlight. 

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June Trainer Tip: Clearing up Core Confusion

June 11, 2015

Core has become a buzzword in the fitness industry, leaving some of us wondering what in the world our “core” is?

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Help Improve Your Golf Game…Fore!

June 10, 2015

Are you struggling with your golf game? Have you had an injury and want to return to golf, but just not sure how to do it? Well, let us help you!
From CMC Physical Therapy

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Let Island Get You Spartan Ready

June 7, 2015

It may only be three miles, but the course at the first ever Spartan College Series will test competitor’s physical and mental thresholds. To give racers their best chance of crossing the finish line without collapsing at the end, in conjunction with the Cayuga Coaching Clinic, Island Health & Fitness has developed a Spartan Training Class.

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June Employee Recognition: Nikki Bonanni

June 4, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Nikki Bonanni for her exceptional contributions to the club  during the month of May. Nikki was selected by the management team for great work with her personal training clients, helping out with special events and providing great customer service.

 

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June Fitness Challenge - 60 Second Burpees

June 3, 2015

The June Fitness Challenge is how many burpees can you do in 60 seconds? Watch the video of our personal training staff demonstrating the proper way to do a burpee, then stop by the front desk to do the challenge. 

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Instructor Spotlight: Rachel Ossman

May 21, 2015

This month we'd like recognize group fitness instructor Rachel Ossman. Rachel teaches BODYPUMP, BODYSTEPand BODYVIVE

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Memorial Day Weekend at Island

May 21, 2015

This weekend we pause to say Thank You to our nation’s military as well as First Responders. Island Health & Fitness has always been a proud supporter of the men and women who put on a uniform every day, whether it’s to defend our country overseas or serve locally as fire fighters, police officers or paramedics.

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Island Health & Fitness Member Spotlight:

May 13, 2015

Meet Island Health & Fitness member Annette McCabe in our latest Island Member Spotlight. 

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May Trainer Tip: To fall or not to fall

May 13, 2015

Among older adults (aged 65+), according to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls. 

 

Fortunately, falls are public health problems that are largely preventable!

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April Showers, Bring May Flowers

May 12, 2015

It’s that time of year again when many of us are getting excited about working in our gardens. Gardening can be therapeutic for many people; however it can also be rather taxing on the body.  Here are some helpful gardening tips to help prevent low back pain.

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Mud, Sweat & Cheers III Station Preview: Medical Leave

May 8, 2015

Leading up to Saturday’s Mud, Sweat & Cheers III, sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center, we’re previewing the five stations that await the competitors during the Extreme Fitness Challenge. The fifth and final station is Medical Leave.

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Mud, Sweat & Cheers III Station Preview: Hellish Hill

May 7, 2015

Leading up to Saturday’s Mud, Sweat & Cheers III, sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center, we’re previewing the five stations that await the competitors during the Extreme Fitness Challenge. The fourth station is Hellish Hill.

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May Employee Recognition: Hallie Hanson

May 6, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Hallie Hanson for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of April. Hallie was selected by the management team for covering extra life guarding shifts in the pool as well as her great enthusiasm and customer service.

 

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Mud, Sweat & Cheers III Station Preview: Sled Drag

May 6, 2015

Leading up to Saturday’s Mud, Sweat & Cheers III, sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center, we’re previewing the five stations that await the competitors during the Extreme Fitness Challenge. The third station is Sled Drag.

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Mud, Sweat & Cheers III Station Preview: Rope Burn

May 5, 2015

Leading up to Saturday’s Mud, Sweat & Cheers III, sponsored by the Cayuga Medical Center, we’re previewing the five stations that await the competitors during the Extreme Fitness Challenge. The second station is Rope Burn.

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Mud, Sweat & Cheers Station Preview: Terrible Twenty

May 4, 2015

Leading up to Saturday’s Mud, Sweat & Cheers III, sponsored by the Cayuga Medical Center, we’re previewing the five stations that await the competitors during the Extreme Fitness Challenge. The first station is Terrible Twenty.

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Free Community Lecture Series: Learn How Exercise Can Improve Your Golf Game

May 3, 2015

This month, Island Health & Fitness and the Cayuga Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will host their free Community Lecture Series on May 20 from 7-8 p.m. With the weather warming up, the timing couldn’t be any better for this month’s topic: Golf Swing Basics and Core Exercises to Help Your Game

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Member Prospective: Dare to Lose With Sarah Jane Blake

April 29, 2015

If you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while or recent events have sent your waistline spinning out of control, you may not know how to get back on the right track. This is where Island Health & Fitness’ Dare to Lose program comes into help.

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Cayuga Coaching Program Update

April 23, 2015

Race season is upon us and the Cayuga Coaching Program has the programs that you need to run your personal best. 

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IHF Instructor Spotlight: Cheryl Horihan

April 23, 2015

This month we'd like recognize group fitness instructor Cheryl Horihan. Cheryl teaches both Zumba and BODYCOMBAT.

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April Trainer Tip: 3 Reasons Why You Should Try HIIT

April 16, 2015

This time of year when many of us are looking to change our routine and prepare for the summer weather and wardrobe. HIIT is a very easy and effective way to change our bodies and our routine.

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Island Health & Fitness Member Spotlight

April 16, 2015

Meet Island Health & Fitness member Steve VanDeWeert in our latest Island Member Spotlight. 

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Time to Lace up those hiking boots

April 16, 2015

With spring officially here, some of us are getting eager to lace up those hiking boots.  In order to help prevent any possible injuries or aches and pain, here are a few tips that may help you in getting prepared.

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New Cardio Equipment Installed

April 15, 2015

At Island we’re always trying to provide our members with the best equipment to help them reach their fitness goals. This week we replaced some of the cardio equipment on the second floor of our Downtown location. We replaced the two Arc Trainers facing the inlet with new Cybex Arc Trainers. In addition, we installed two new Stairmaster Gauntlet stepmills to replace the two in same position.

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IHF Members Only Social Event: April 29

April 10, 2015

Join us for an evening of beer tasting and food pairings with our friends at Ithaca Beer Company.

Sample five of their great craft beers along with five specifically chosen food pairings.

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April Employee Recognition: Allison Carter

April 9, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to recognize Allison Carter for her exceptional contributions to the club during the month of March. Alison was selected by the management team for covering extra shifts in the Kids Cove at both locations as well as providing a great experience for the kids.

 

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New Incentives For Member Referral Program

April 9, 2015

In addition to getting a free month of dues or massage, now there is more incentive for Island Health & Fitness members to refer a new member. Starting in April we're adding a quartterly incentive as well. 

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Feel the Vive with New Group Fitness Class in April

March 15, 2015

It’s not every day that you find a group fitness class that is suited for everyone, but starting in April we’re launch a class that is perfect for everyone – regardless of age or ability. Island Health & Fitness is proud to introduce BODYVIVE™ 3.1 to the Ithaca Community.

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Registration Open For Mud, Sweat & Cheers III

March 14, 2015

On May 9, 2015, Island Health & Fitness will hold its annual Mud, Sweat & Cheers race, sponsored by Cayuga Medical Center, in memory of Corporal Chris Bordoni. This year proceeds from the race will go towards the improvements to the Bordoni Trailhead on the Cayuga Lake Waterfront Trail as well as enhance the Chris Bordoni Scholarship at Ithaca High School.

 

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Gorges Ithaca Half Marathon Training Program Starts March 21

March 13, 2015

The Cayuga Coaching Clinic has put together a 12-week half marathon program that can get the first-timer to the finish line or help the experience runner reach their PR. The training program meets twice a week and starts on March 21st.

 

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Island Health & Fitness Member Spotlight

March 12, 2015

IHF Member Spotlight: Nancy Goldberg
Nancy is considered the 1st IHF member and celebrated her 80th birthday at the club on March 13.

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March Trainer Tip

March 11, 2015

Spring clean your fitness routine. With the change in seasons now is a good time to shake up your old workout routine.

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February Employee Recognition

March 1, 2015

Island Health & Fitness would like to  recognize Nathan Laufman for his exceptional contributions to the club  during the month of February. Nathan was selected by the management team for covering extra shifts as well as providing great customer service.

 

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Hits Girl Emma and SH'BAM!

February 23, 2015

Hits Girl Emma tries SH'BAM! The hottest new fitness craze at Island Health and Fitness' new Community Corners location in Ithaca, NY

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Introducing Island Health & Fitness

February 23, 2015

A state of the art fitness facility in Ithaca NY.

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