Adult Programs

Conservation on the Isle of Palms and Beyond 

Thursday, March 16    5:30pm

The Isle of Palms Recreation Department and the South Carolina Aquarium have teamed up for an educational workshop on protecting water, wildlife and wild places. The workshop will touch on the Aquarium’s conservation programs and include the latest updates on the Sea Turtle Hospital expansion. Attendees will be entered for a chance to win Aquarium and Sea Turtle Hospital tickets.

Together we are building environmental awareness for the entire family and community.  This is a Free Event!

Presentation By: Kelly Thorvalson


Dog Obedience

INSTRUCTOR: Susan Marett & C.C. Bourgeois
Must Pay registration fee, have shot records and sign up at IOP Recreation Dept. prior to class.
Registration forms available at: or at the 
Recreation Center at #24 28th Ave.

2017 Schedule

KINDERPUPPY - (Puppies 12 - 20 weeks)
Puppies learn basic commands such as sit, stay and come.
Owners must provide proof of DHLPP and Kennel Cough
vaccination to participate.


Mondays             6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • March 6 - April 10 
  • April 17 - May 22 

$145 resident/non-resident
Instructor: Susan Marett

Doggy Etiquette

Canine charm school! Explore methods to resolve jumping up, overly exuberant greetings to strangers, pulling on leash, running away, and other unruly behaviors.  This focused class is for excited and energetic dogs, but not dogs with aggression problems. 

Mondays      7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • April 17 - May 22 

$145 resident/non-resident
Instructor: Susan Marett

Just the Basics (Dogs 6 months and Older)

Dogs are taught good manners and basic commands: sit, stay, down and leave it. Owners are taught to be clear and concise. No previous training required. Pre-register for class.

Mondays       7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • March 6 - April 10 

$145 resident/non-resident
Instructor: Susan Marett

Clicker Training Foundations 

Participants will be using marker-based training to build attention, teach good manners and solve problems such as jumping on visitors, bolting out the door, begging for food, and leash pulling. Handlers will learn how to mark and shape their dogs responses and reinforce the skills that lead to polite behavior. 

  • April 18 - May 23                 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

$145 resident/ non-resident 
Instructor: Jane Hirsch 

Tae Kwon Do

Develop balance, accuracy, speed, power, focus, self-confidence and flexibility. Training includes stretching, mild running, forms, 3 step sparring, freestyle non-contact sparring and self defense techniques.

Open to all belts:  Mondays         6:30pm - 7:30pm 
                                Wednesdays   7:00pm - 8:00pm

Brown/Black belts: Saturdays      10:00am - Noon

$35 resident/$40 non-resident
Instructor: Master Jack Emmel, MD  7th Dan & Deborah Gessert, 6th Dan

Tae Kwon Do Tournament 

Annual event will include eliminations and finals in forms and sparring for all age groups along with demonstrations. 

Saturday, April 22      10:00am 

$45 tournament fee
Officials: USATMA Masters 


Adult Tennis Clinic

Intermediate Clinic       8:30am - 9:30am  
Beginner Clinic               9:30am - 10:30am        
  • January 3 - May 30 (No Class March 7)
  • Call 843-886-8294 to confirm time; warmer months play earlier

Drop-In Fee: $15.00​         

Tennis Instructor: Corinne Enright

Private Lessons

Private and semi private lessons available from the IOP Recreation Tennis Professional. Private lesson times are arranged on individual basis. Please call 886-8294 to set up lessons.

Private Classes 
1 hour $55 resident/ $60 non-resident 
Instructor: Corinne Enright

Total Body Challenge 

Total Body Challenge - Group Fitness
Instructors: Pat Boyd & Angela Reinhardt

Monday - Friday           8:00am - 9:00am

Weekly Rates for Island Visitors:             
$8 for visitors and walk-ins

Boot Camp

Challenge yourself with this fast paced calorie-blasting workout. Boot Camp is geared toward all fitness levels. Modifications given to beginners or advanced participants.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays          7:00am - 8:00am

Drop-in fee:  $10.00
Monthly Session:
8 Classes: $64 resident/ $69 non-resident
12 Classes: $85 resident/ $90 non-resident
Instructor: Pat Boyd

Fitbody in 50

Do you have 50 minutes to reach your optimal level of fitness? This exercise program is designed to work all muscle groups through a variety of exercises. This is a results driven class that will create a healthier lifestyle.

Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 9:30am -10:30am
  • 10:30am - 11:30am
  • 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Drop in Fee: $12.00
Monthly Session: $64 resident/ $69 non-resident
Instructor: Geri D’Italia; BSC, CHES, NASM-CPT

Core & More

Core and More Training reshapes the body by building core strength and improving balance. Tone your body and enhance endurance through a variety of challenging movements using resistance bands, medicine balls, dumbbells and other various fitness tools. Pre-register for class.  

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays          10:30am - 11:30am

Monthly Sessions:
Drop in fee: $12 
8 Classes: $64 resident/ $69 non-resident
12 Classes: $85 resident/ $90 non-resident
Instructor: Jeromy Miller

Barre & More

More than your average Barre Class, transform your body through isolated movements, build long muscles while improving posture and flexibility, combining cardio with strength and toning.

Mondays         5:15pm - 6:05pm

Drop in Fee: $10.00
Monthly Session; $32 resident/ $37 non-resident
Instructor: Angela Reinhardt


A fun dance workout utilizing fitness interval and resistance training guaranteed to boost energy, improve strength, tone and burn calories.

Mondays & Wednesdays         6:15pm - 7:15pm

Drop in fee: $10 
Monthly Sessions:
4 Classes: $32 resident/ $37 non-resident
8 Classes: $60 resident/ $65non-resident
Instructor: Dale Ellison


Morning Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays           9:15am - 10:15am

Drop-in fee: $10 per class
Monthly Session:
8 Classes: $64 resident/ $69 non-resident
12 Classes: $85 resident/ $90 non-resident
Instructor: Pat Boyd

Evening Yoga

Wednesdays          5:30pm - 6:30pm

Drop-in fee: $10 per class
Instructor: Jen Schoolfield DeGolyer 

Saturday Yoga

Saturdays           10:00am - 11:15am

Drop-in fee: $12 per class
Monthly Session: $35 resident/ $40 non-resident
Instructor: Jen Schoolfield DeGolyer

​Line Dancing

Thursdays                              9:30AM - 10:30AM

Drop-in fee:     $5.00

Modern Square Dance 

Love to dance? Join this modern square dance class to improve your moves. Squares, lines and rounds will be taught. Caller Herb Franklin. 

Wednesdays      1:00pm - 3:00pm 
  • January 18 - April 5

$60 resident/$65 non-resident 
Instructor: Barbara Easterling Lassiter 


A sandy path leading to the beach.