Island Club and Spa offers a highly qualified group of elite personal trainers with a vast range of experience and expertise. We are passionate about helping our members achieve their personal goals safely and effectively. Whether it be weight loss, strength training, muscle building or sports, rehabilitation, from beginners thru professionals, we guarantee results. When you are not reaching your fitness goals, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps that you are taking.
We believe that when our Trainers love what they do, members will love their experience, lets make fitness like fun and play at Island Club and Spa. Enhance your life!
The Group Exercise Department at Island Club and Spa offers a variety of fitness classes in a friendly, welcoming environment that encourages member participation. Our certified, passionate and skilled instructors teach safe, innovative, and motivational classes that are set to great music and are designed to increase muscular strength, improve flexibility, and challenge cardiovascular endurance.
Classes and formats include Island Body Sculpt, Island Body Flow, Island Body Conditioning, Zumba, Kickboxing, Cycle, Stretch, Pilates and more. Each class is designed to target particular muscle development whether it is through strength, agility, mobility, flexibility, endurance or mind/body connection. Our highly trained instructors lead classes in a safe manner and will motivate and challenge you to reach your full potential with each visit. These classes are designed to deliver the results people are looking for. Our mission is to assist you in meeting your health and fitness goals, and to help you be the best version of YOU. More and more club members are making these inspiring and effective workouts a part of their regular fitness routine and we look forward to having YOU join us there.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where can I find the group fitness schedule?
There are printed schedules available at the front desk. You can also find the schedule on the Island Club and Spa website. The schedule is also posted outside of the studios.
Does the schedule of classes ever change?
Yes, the schedule will change each month. Our schedule will change according to certain events and holidays. You can find changes to the schedule on our website. All schedules are subject to change due to low participation or other reasons not specified (such as sudden illness or an emergency).
Does it cost anything to participate in a group exercise class?
Group Classes are included in your membership. They are free to attend for members of the club.
I just started working out. Can I participate in any of the classes?
Yes, our classes are created for everyone at all ability levels. The instructor will show modifications throughout the class. If you have any questions regarding a specific class, feel free to talk to the instructor before or after the class.
I have particular body ailments, or have had previous surgery and am limited in my mobility. Will I be able to participate?
Yes, again, our classes are created for everyone at all ability levels. The instructor will show modifications throughout the class. If you have any questions regarding a specific class, feel free to talk to the instructor before or after the class
I like to dance and am a beginner. Is there a Zumba for beginners?
All moves in any of our Zumba classes can be modified and executed at your particular level, however, Zumba Gold is a class that is based on the same dance moves used in the original Zumba class, yet the class is less intense, with dance routines designed for beginners and older adults using modified movements.
What do I need to bring with me to the group fitness class?
We recommend that you bring a reusable water bottle to all of our classes. Island Club and Spa provides hand towels for use in the facility. You will need to have a towel with you to participate in the cycle classes, and it is recommended for all other classes. Bringing personal yoga mats or Pilates mats is acceptable in the mind/body classes.
How early should I arrive to the group fitness class?
Usually people arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to the beginning of most classes. Everyone waits outside of the rooms for the previous class to finish and exit before entering.
Can I teach Group Exercise Classes?
If you are certified and have teaching experience, contact Angie Carr, Group Fitness Director to apply / audition: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spa Etiquette should hopefully answer most of your questions and concerns prior to your appointment at the Spa.
With both male and female therapists on staff, if you have a preference, please let your choice be known. If you have enjoyed the services of a particular therapist, requests are a priority if the therapist is available. For Non-member guests, credit card information is required to secure the scheduled appointment. It is customary to schedule your appointment in advance to receive your requested date and time.
Arrive on time or early (15 minutes prior to session). If you are late, your treatment will need to be modified and shortened due to the timeframe. If you are late and would like to receive the full treatment upon availability you will be charged for the additional time (for example: an additional half hour). After your treatment, it is customary to vacate the room within five minutes. You are free to spend time relaxing and to unwind in the locker room.
If it is your first time, let the Hospitality Desk Associate know so they may provide you with more information. It is customary to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your appointment to become acquainted with your surroundings. This will allow for sufficient time for you to check in, get situated in the locker room, and change into your robe.
If you must cancel an appointment, please provide as much advance notice as possible. Island Club and Spa has a twenty-four hour cancellation policy, where a 100% charge will be automatically applied. If you forget and do not cancel, there is a no show charge of 100% of your service.
Privacy and Modesty
All of our spa services are performed in private treatment rooms. Robes are provided upon check in to use as you enter into the Spa for your service. You will not be required to be exposed for any of our services. Disposable undergarments are available for body treatments and waxing services.
Casual attire-something you can easily slip off and put away in the day locker. The facility includes a sauna, whirlpool, and steam room; this may be enjoyed in a bathing suit or au natural. Robes are provided upon check-in for your appointment and towels are available in the locker room.
Valuables and Jewlery
Although we provide lockers with keys, please be advised to leave valuables and jewelry at home. We cannot be responsible for loss or damage to your valuables. All jewelry should be removed for most spa services. The club provides mini-security lockers to place small valuables in as an added precaution.
Because the spa environment is supposed to be a tranquil and stress-reducing experience, it’s best to leave cell phones and pagers at home or turn them off before entering the locker room and leave in the locker. The locker rooms have a no cell phone usage policy.
Communicating your Preferences
All aspects of the treatment can usually be modified to your taste; absence of music, room temperature, and or silence. If you want the therapist to go deeper or gentler, let him or her know. Your therapist will appreciate knowing your thoughts and clarifying any issues you may have. Let the therapist know of any medical condition before the session begins and it is always advisable to mention your medical condition when you book your appointment. You may be informed not to schedule an appointment until doctor’s approval has been given.
Towels and robes are provided and can keep you continually covered prior to your session. Therapists are well trained in the “Art of Draping” which means they leave the room while you get under the sheet on the massage table, and they keep certain areas covered at all times. No one is allowed to be undraped at any time during the massage. When the session is over, the therapist leaves the room before you get off the table and place robe on. If you feel more comfortable, you may leave undergarments on or a bathing suit. Most people prefer to be au natural under their robes.
All clients of the Spa receive full use of the Island Club and Spa’a locker room amenities. This includes day lockers, showers, towels, steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi. Showers are available for post treatment bathing.
The Spa accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express if you wish to pay with a credit card. We accept cash, personal checks with proper Identification, and Spa gift cards. Gift Cards are also available for purchase.
Gratuities are not included in the price of the service. Generally, 15% to 20% of the cost of the service is appropriate. For your convenience gratuities may be added to your invoice at point of sale. Please inform the Hospitality Desk Associate.
Island Club and Spa offers pilates through individual sessions, duets, and classes of three students on the reformer equipment, as well as on the mat. Through the use of hundreds of exercises, the Pilates method builds strength in the core muscles of the body without building excess bulk for a longer and leaner physique. Pilates emphasizes correct body alignment and awareness along with improved flexibility and mobility, especially the spine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is Pilates different from other forms of exercise?
Pilates is different from most exercises out there because it’s non-impact and safe. It works on using the body as a whole, in all planes of motion whether lying on your back, on your stomach, on your side or kneeling. When you move the body, you’re trying to move from your core using stabilizing muscles to strengthen and ultimately protect you from injury. You’re also working the body very evenly and symmetrically, making sure one side is not working harder than the other.
Is Pilates a cardiovascular workout?
In the early learning stages pilates is slow moving because everything is being explained to you. Eventually, once you learn the workout and you’re going through the motions, it can become aerobic if you choose to make it that way. You can get a cardiovascular especially workout when you’re using the jumpboard equipment and also working on an advanced level because it’s more physical. You have to work towards it, but Pilates can be cardiovascular.
What Should I Wear?
It is helpful if you wear comfortable yet form-fitting exercise clothes. This way the instructor can make sure you are performing the exercises in the proper alignment. You may exercise in either your bare feet or socks with a rubber grip to prevent slipping.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
Joseph Pilates said “you’ll feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 and have a whole new body in 30 sessions.” Most of our clients start seeing results right away. But the key is consistency, 2-3x’s per week is best. Perhaps more important, clients feel better because pilates helps to relieve chronic back pain, knee and joint pain.
What are the benefits of Pilates?
Body awareness Stronger core Body control Improved posture Increased flexibility Better balance and coordination Compliments other forms of exercise.