Special Programs

Regular group fitness classes are included with membership. Special programs are not included, but members do get a discount on select programs.

SCROLL DOWN to see all upcoming Special Programs

including Pre Season Prep, Functional HIIT Series & Salsa!

Pre Season Prep

  • Mondays + Fridays Jan 30 - March 10

    Downtown (310 Taughannock Blvd)

Injury Prevention Clinic for High School Athletes

Led by Jon Tanguay and Kjersten McKinniss, Athletic Trainer Certified

Jan 30-March 10
Mondays + Fridays, 5:30-6:00 PM
3rd Floor Studio

Session 1: Mondays – Upper Body
Session 2: Fridays – Lower Body
COST- $60 per session

Please Note: this program is not designed to replace physical therapy and will not involve diagnosing or treating new injuries.

 For more information contact Scott Yaple at syaple@islandhealthfitness.com 


Register at the front desk, online through EmpowerME or by phone at (607)277-3861

Functional HIIT Series at Community Corners

  • Wednesdays + Fridays Starting Feb 15

    Community Corners (903 Hanshaw Rd.)


Members: $200

Non-members: $240

Registration coming soon!

For more information contact Stephanie Wright at swright@islandhealthfitness.com or (607)319-0149

Learn Salsa Cubana


  • Thursdays Evenings Feb 23-Mar 30, 2023

    Downtown (310 Taughannock Blvd)

6:30-7:30 PM Line Dance

7:45-8:45 PM Partner Dance & Rueda

Class descriptions below. 

Level 2 offerings are now available; contact Michael at michael@salsaithaca.com or 607.375.7090 for details on Level 2 for intermediate students.

6 Week Series Price

$75 each; $140 for two.

Drop In Price (pending availability) 

Island Members: $15 Each  Non-Members: $18 Each

INSTRUCTOR Michael Luis Ristorucci. Contact: michael@salsaithaca.com, 607.375.7090. Feel free to email, text or call. 

Drop-in spots are limited.

Class Descriptions:
Salsa Suelta Cuban Line Dance for all levels 
Salsa Suelta is a catchy, challenging, “free style” line dance popular in Cuba. In this series, we teach the timing, steps, and flow of Salsa Suelta, and integrate steps from other Cuban dances – Rumba, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Son, Pilon, and Makuta – and use these movements to build fun, low-impact cardio dance sequences that improve your health and prepare you to shine on any Salsa dance floor. No dance experience necessary, all levels welcome!

Salsa Partner Dance & Rueda De Casino Beginner Level 1


Rueda de Casino means “Salsa Wheel.” It’s a fun way to learn the musicality, repertoire, and lead-follow of Cuban Salsa. In Rueda, dancers change partners in a circle while performing steps and combinations to the arrangement of a caller. Rueda allows students to dance with various partners in a fluid motion and relaxed environment. In our beginner series we teach the steps needed to dance Salsa individually, as a couple, and amongst multiple couples in a Rueda. This is a beginner level class and is gender free. No partner is necessary. Each student is free to choose the lead or follow role.
Registration now in person Downtown, or by phone at (607)277-3861.

Women On Weights

  • Mondays + Thursdays Jan 9-Mar 2

    Downtown (310 Taughannock Blvd)


Spots are filled. For more information contact Julie Jarosz at jjarosz05@yahoo.com or (607)277-3861. 

Swim Immersion with Shane Eversfield

In Session Now!

*For more information see the front desk!  Registration for the class can be done through the Empower ME section of the website or at the front desk downtown.

Weightlifting 101

Starts May 1st 2021

Join Ashley Fennel and Jon Tanguay as they break down the basics behind the squat, deadlift, bench press, and pull-up.  They will cover appropriate warm-ups for each muscle group, proper body mechanics, and accessory exercises for improving strength in each exercise.
This class is a great option for those who have been struggling to increase strength or anyone who is interested in improving their technique and progressing on to Olympic-style weightlifting.

Space is limited to a maximum of 6 participants. You can register online through the Empower Me section of the website, or in-person at the Front Desk downtown. 

  • Mondays + Thursdays Oct 3- Nov 28

    Downtown (310 Taughannock Blvd)

    Limited spots are available! For more information or to register, contact Julie at jjarosz05@yahoo.com or by phone at (607)277-3861.