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Management Team

Christine Cummings

General Manager

Education: Rivier University -Masters of Business Administration University of Connecticut -Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science

Certifications: ACSM: Health Fitness Specialist Wellcoaches Licensed Wellness Coach AHA: First Aid/CPR/AED


18+ years in health and wellness industry with over 13 years of leadership experience.
Disease Management – with 9+ years in cardiac, pulmonary & diabetes rehab.
Weight loss/weight management through Coaching services.


Former General Manager of YWCA of Minneapolis.
Former Coaching & Personal Training business. owner of SharpCoaching, Inc. Wellness
Former Fitness Director of Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville Florida
Former Fitness Services Manager at The Bond Wellness Center in Peterborough New Hampshire.
Loves to play tennis, soccer, hiking, traveling and photography.

Kelly Chase

Fitness Director, Assistant General Manager
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Education: Ithaca College: MS in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology; BS in Exercise Science/Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation

Certifications: ACSM: Health Fitness Instructor; AHA: First Aid/CPR/AED; Johnny G Spinning-Mad Dogg Athletics; Trixter X-Cat; TRX Group Suspension Instructor


Weight Loss/Body Fat Reduction via circuit training
Sport Specific Testing and Training (e.g. basketball, track and field, soccer)
Job Specific Testing and Training (e.g. firefighters, salt miners, salt workers, police)
Cardiovascular Risk Reduction (i.e. cardiac rehab)
Disease Management (Cancer, Diabetes, Parkinson’s, Post Polio Syndrome)


Former Collegiate Division III Soccer, Basketball and Track and Field athlete
Strength & Conditioning Team Program Development for Ithaca College
Teaches group exercise classes including Cycling, X-Biking and Core classes
Thesis: Oxygen Consumption of Firefighters During Occupationally Specific Tasks
Participates in running road races, including Disney Marathon, Boilermaker 15K,

Terry Ciaschi

Facilities Director
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Education: Tompkins Cortland Community College: AS in Business


Real-Estate Agent, Patterson Real Estate, Ithaca, New York
Station Restaurant, Ithaca, New York
Working member at the family owned restaurant for 40 years
Nationally known
Owner for last 20 years
Added “Baggage Room Lounge”
Added unique “Sleeping Cars”
Developer/Visionary, Island Health & Fitness
Together, with brothers Tim and Joe, developed the Island Health Center building and Island Health & Fitness.

James Bradac

Marketing & Sales Manager

Education: Gannon University: Bachelor of Science, Business; Major Focus: Advertising Communications Minor: Fine Arts

Certifications: Tompkins Workforce NY Customer Service Certificate and Credential


Involved with the Tompkins County Solid Waste Management Division, T.R.A.S.H. Outreach Team, Ithaca, NY
Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Environmental Community Relations Intern, Erie, PA
Integrated Marketing Campaign Development, Erie Downtown Arts and Culture Coalition, Erie, PA
Lodge Sales Lead, Sales Associate, Dicks Sporting Goods, Ithaca, NY
Passions include: The Great Outdoors, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Biking and Kayaking

Tim Maragni

Aquatics Manager
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Education: Tompkins Cortland Community College: AS in Liberal Arts Math/Science

Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor; National Swimming Pool


Head Lifeguard at Cass Park Aquatics Center since 2002
6 years Swim Instructor
Manager at Cass Park Ice Rink since 2001
Lifeguard at Island Health & Fitness since 2006

Hayley Presthus

Member Services Manager

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Pepperdine University, Major Focus: Costal conservation and Stream Ecology of the Santa Monica Mountain Range.


Former Front Desk Representative at Island Health and Fitness.
NYS DEC-I aided in public education efforts for Leave no Trace, aided in conservation techniques and reducing threats to the Adirondack Park
Heal the Bay- trained volunteers for data collection and encouraged citizen science for local conservation efforts in Malibu
Loves triathlon, strength training, and hiking with my dog.

Scott Yaple

Community Corners Operations Manager
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Education: SUNY Cortland: BS in Sport Management, Minor in Athletic Training; Niagara County Community College: AS in Physical Education

Certifications: NASM: Certified Personal Trainer; NASM MMACS (MMA Conditions Specialist); ARC: First Aid/CPR/AED; AHA: CPR/AED


Body fat reduction/Weight loss/Muscular Development
Injury prevention/ Rehabilitation
Core Strength and Development
Sport Conditioning and Sport Specific Training (e.g. Wrestling, MMA, Volleyball, Football)


Former health club manager and director of personal training
Teaches group exercise classes (e.g. Boot Camp and core classes)
Former Jr. College and Div III wrestler
Coaching experience – high school volleyball
Participates in MMA
2008 NYS grappling/ submission wrestling champion

Meggan Conklin

Kids Cove Coordinator


Meggan was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. She comes to us with over 15 years of childcare experience in several different capacities, from After School Program Director in Trumansburg to nursery school through middle school childcare.

Jenn Lovell

Group Fitness Coordinator / Personal Trainer
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Education: SUNY Potsdam BA in Dance

Certifications: 500 RYT Certified Yoga Instructor, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, Children's Yoga, Powerhouse Pilates Mat Certification, New York University Personal Trainer Certification


Weightloss/ Muscular Development
Program Design, Exercise Prescription
Yin Yoga for Athletes
HIIT Training for the Masters Athlete


Retired Professional Dancer
Participates in Local Charities and Mud Runs
Enjoys hiking, camping, healthy cooking and eating

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