Health and Wellness Services
The Columbus Centre offers a wide selection of amenities and services for both members and non-members:
Columbus Centre Athletics is home to one of Ontario’s first medical exercise facilities, operated by MedFit Rehab.
Medical exercise uses exercise and nutrition to manage and prevent chronic disease and injuries. The focus is to reduce pain and other symptoms from arthritis, diabetes and other conditions, while improving overall well-being.
MedFit provides personalized support based on each client’s specific health and medical status, disease risk and diagnosed conditions. Services provided include:
- Personalized Exercise Prescriptions & Health Counselling Plans
- Medical Exercise & Nutritional Training
- Annual Cardiac Stress Test
- Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Assessments
- Complementary Health Reports, Educational Seminars & Workshops
- Health App
For more information, click here.
Contact MedFit Rehab at 647-259-5481 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or stop by the Columbus Centre, 901 Lawrence Ave. W. at Dufferin St.
Massage is one of the oldest, simplest forms of therapy and is a system of pressing and kneading different areas of the body to relieve pain, relax, stimulate, and tone the body.
Massage does much more than create a pleasant sensation on the skin; it also works on the soft tissues (the muscles, tendons, and ligaments) to improve muscle tone. Although it largely affects those muscles just under the skin, its benefits may also reach the deeper layers of muscle and possibly even the organs themselves. Massage also stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system (which runs parallel to the circulatory system), improving the elimination of waste throughout the body.
The Effects of Massage
Although a single massage will be enjoyable, the effects of massage are cumulative and a course of massage treatments will bring the most benefits. Regular massage can have the effect of strengthening and toning the entire body mechanism, and also help to prevent unnecessary strains and injuries that might otherwise occur due to excess tension and any resulting structural weaknesses. Massage can stimulate or calm the nervous system — depending upon what is required by the individual — and thus help reduce fatigue, leaving the receiver with a feeling of replenished energy. At its best, massage has the potential to restore the individual physically, mentally and spiritually.
Benefits of Massage
- Eases tension, stiffness and pain
- improves breathing
- Improves circulation
- Enhances well-being
Our Registered Massage Therapists
Raymond Chinn, B.Sc., R.M.T
A Registered Massage therapist with the College of Massage therapists of Ontario (CMTO). He has a PhEd degree from York University, graduated from Kikkawa in 1992 and has been working at the Columbus Centre ever since. Ray is well-known throughout the Centre for helping people overcome issues regarding chronic pain and injuries.
Mary Trentadue, R.M.T.
A Registered Massage therapist with the College of Massage therapists of Ontario (CMTO). She graduated from Sutherland- Chan in 2003. Mary has been with the Columbus Centre since 2006 treating clients with ailments from headaches/migraines, chronic back problems and sciatic of stress. Mary is also certified in Hot Stone therapy.
Massage Therapy Rates*
30 minutes: $50.00
45 minutes: $65.00
60 minutes: $77.00
75 minutes: $99.00
90 minutes: $125.00
*Fees are subject to change without notice. HST extra where applicable. Please pay in the Membership Office before the treatment. Gift certificates are available for purchase.
On-site babysitting services are available Monday to Saturday, between 9:00am and 1:00pm. This is a drop-in service. Babysitting is $4.40/hour, $40.00/10 hours or $70/20 hours. Please note that there are capacity limits.
Customized Holistic Nutrition & Food-Based Weight Loss
Improper nutrition can cause metabolic and hormonal imbalances, which can result in weight gain and other disorders. To achieve and maintain a balanced metabolism, your body requires a unique combination of nutrients. This can vary greatly from person to person. One approach does not fit all!
Book a complimentary consultation to learn more about taking a step towards optimal health.
Initial consultation + Nutritional protocol: $215.00
Follow-up appointments: $105.00
Iridology is the science and study of pathological and functional disturbances in the human body as indicated by abnormal markings and colour changes within the iris of the eye. Clinical Iridology focuses on the accurate assessment of an individual’s particular health challenges and predispositions, and perfectly complements the focus of natural medicine and orthomolecular holistic nutrition — restoring the strength and vitality of the body’s organs and tissues.
Assessment + Picture of eyes + Nutritional protocol: $299.00
Acupuncture is a powerfully effective and naturally relaxing form of medicine. It is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world, used by nearly one-third of the planet’s population as a primary health care system and by many more as an adjunct therapy. Acupuncture can treat an extensive list of conditions from headaches to sciatica and can help you to:
- Feel more energized
- Avoid illness or injury
- Alleviate physical pain
- Treat digestive issues
Initial examination: $95.00
Acupuncture visit: $70.00
Services covered by most extended healthcare policies.
B.Kin (Hons), CNP, ROHP, RNCP, R.Ac, Certified Nutritional & Orthomolecular Health Practitioner, Registered Acupuncturist.
Sandra received her Bachelors degree with Specialized Honours in Kinesiology & Health Sciences from York University whilst being a valuable member of the varsity volleyball team. She then graduated from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition on the Dean’s list with First Class Honours becoming a Certified Nutritional and Orthomolecular Health Practitioner. She has since completed certification in Clinical Detoxification, Pregnancy & Early Childhood Nutrition, and Clinical Iridology. She is also a Registered Acupuncturist.
Sandra is a member, in good standing, of the Certified Nutritional Practitioners Council of Canada, the International Organization of Nutritional Consultants and the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario. Her specialties are weight loss, boosting metabolism, improving digestion, anti-aging and detoxification. Sandra designs meal plans, recipes and tips that work for everyone.
Sandra is passionate about all things concerning health and tness. She has worked as a personal fitness trainer for over 15 years. Her clients range from national athletes to individuals beginning to exercise for the first time. She ranks among the nation’s top professional beach volleyball players, has won two silver medals at the Ontario provincial championships, and has represented Canada on the FIVB world tour.
Call now to book your appointment
Hot Stone Therapy
Uses heated stones, to massage the body. The stones allow the therapist to address specific problem areas with much more detailed work or deeper pressure. Heated Basalt stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout.
Sessions are by appointment only. For an appointment or more information, contact 416-789-7011 ext. 268.
Hot Stone Therapy Rates*
60 minutes: $110.00
90 minutes: $145.00
*Pricing & Schedules are subject to change without notice.
Understanding the Physiology, Mechanics, and Psychology of Human Movement
Do you suffer from any of the following?
- Musculoskeletal Disorder
- Musculoskeletal Accident Injury
- Arthritic Joint Pain
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Poor posture
- Repetitive Strain
- Sprain Injuries
- Menstrual Cramps
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Relieve or eliminate painful conditions.
- Increase range of motion and physical strength.
- Improve general health and vitality.
- Evaluate condition to be relieved or strengthened.
- Determine lifestyle factors that aggravate condition and make Recommendations to achieve positive changes.
- Focus on healing and strengthening weakest element of affecting health and performance.
- Improve mobility by increasing range of motion for affected joints.
- Expand therapy to supporting musculoskeletal systems to achieve optimum mobility, strength and vitality.
- Ultrasound therapy
- Passive and active therapy
- Myofacia release/active release.
For a FREE, no obligation complimentary session, call:
Columbus Centre offers pool rentals for birthday parties, social functions and other organized events. Half the pool can be rented Saturdays and Sundays during open swim from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on bookings and prices, please contact the office at 416-789-7011 Ext. 231 or 213, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Location & Parking
Columbus Centre Athletics is located in the heart of the Columbus Centre
901 Lawrence Avenue West
(at Dufferin Street)
There is plenty of parking on-site. Members get 4 hours of free parking with a one-time $20 charge for a parking fob!
FREE tours available daily.
Open seven days a week.