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Please be advised that on-site operations for Columbus Centre Athletic Club continue to be suspended. We will continue to offer live, online fitness classes here.

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Live Virtual Group Fitness Classes Now Available

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Although the temporary suspension of our Columbus Centre Athletic Club on-site operations has been extended until January 1, 2021, we are hosting live virtual group fitness classes. We will be offering these classes to our members and non-members while the Athletic Club is closed. Each class will be instructed by one of our certified instructors.

Please find below the Virtual Class schedule, with the date, time, and description of each class. A list of equipment needed in order to fully participate in each session.

Please contact us at fitness@villacharities.com for information and registration.

Virtual Class Schedule

Gentle Fitness classes are designed for people just starting a physical fitness routine, returning to a regular physical fitness routine, or rehabilitating after an injury or illness. Slow to moderately-paced exercises focusing on functional movements, fall prevention, muscle strength and aerobic endurance. Seated and standing components.

Equipment required: Chair, hand weights (dumbbells). If dumbbells are not available, use tin cans or water bottles.

The fine toning method implies leanness in the body, noticeable muscle definition and shape, but not significant muscle size, working the smallest of muscles for the best results!

Equipment required: Bands (thera, mini, or resista) and a mat

This class targets all major muscle groups in the body. Each circuit includes three or four exercises that alternate between upper body and lower body as well as bilateral and unilateral for a unique quick-paced workout.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.

High Intensity Interval Training is a training technique in which you give all-out 100% effort through quick intense bursts of exercise followed by short, sometimes active recovery periods. HIIT gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.

This allows the instructors to bring their own flavour and choice to the classes. It can be a Body Pump, Strength Circuit, Bootcamp, Yoga, BLT (Bum, Legs, and Thighs) or even a Cardio Dance class. On Friday mornings, get ready for anything, and be ready to be challenged!

This class targets all major muscle groups in the body. Each circuit includes three or four exercises that alternate between upper body and lower body as well as bilateral and unilateral for a unique quick-paced workout.

Equipment required: Dumbbells and a mat.


Membership Fee: Unlimited Virtual classes for $24.99 + HST / month.

Open to Members and Non-Members. Day, weekend and evening classes are available. Complimentary access to our online virtual class library.

The following programs are available to members and non-members for an extra cost. All participants are required to register before the start of each session.

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Click here to view to Fall & Winter 2020/2021 Premium Group Fitness Schedule

Premium Group Fitness Programs

NEW! TRX® Circuit

The use of TRX® and other modalities are utilized to work through various functional movement patterns including squats, hinges, pulls, pushes and planks. This program is open to all levels, as anyone can learn to move well. Get ready to sweat and burn some extra calories.

OMEGA Small Group Training

With varied, high-intensity functional movements, our new OMEGA High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club coaches people of all shapes and sizes to improve their strength, physical well-being and cardiovascular fitness in an encouraging environment. Using various training equipment including kettle bells, resistance bands, battle ropes and sledgehammers, OMEGA is designed to improve your endurance, stamina, strength, mobility, power, speed, agility, balance and coordination.

With our specialized coaching staff, OMEGA is scalable for everyone, from beginners to high-level athletes. You will finish the course with renewed energy and excitement to continue your health and fitness journey.

For More Information On Upcoming Sessions, please contact the Membership Office
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 214
Email: fitness@villacharities.com


Aspire to the lean muscularity and athleticism of the elite boxer and discover why boxing / kick-boxing is referred to as “the sweet science.” Learn the skills of a great sport and a proven method of self-defense.

The biomechanical science underpinning both the conditioning and technical elements of Coach Mancini’s program sharply distinguishes it from the typical Box-exercise class, which only mimics boxing movements, often teaching students a poor technique that lends itself to injury. Whether in his non-contact or competitive program, students will learn to box.

Instructor: Erico Mancini


Do is a complete system of self-defence designed for persons of all ages. Classes include gentle stretches, warm-up techniques (such as punches, kicks, intercepting strikes, combinations), kata (patterns) practice, ukemi (break-falls), joint locks and throws. Proper karate training helps to develop coordination, balance, improved concentration and confidence. Emphasis is placed on karate history and philosophy.

Instructors: Maria Galati & Edward Lakics

Children learn a complete system of self-defence with classes that are structured to teach self-discipline in a fun atmosphere. Students practice with gentle stretches, karate techniques, kata, ukemi and throws. Children develop coordination, balance, improved concentration and confidence. Emphasis is placed on proper breathing techniques and effective use of energy. Karate philosophy and history are taught in an age-appropriate manner. Children must be 6 years of age. Please speak with the instructor if child is under 6 years of age.

Instructors: Maria Galati & Edward Lakics

Please note: If you or your child have any special needs, please contact Gabriella Lalli in advance of start date.

Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 214
Email: lalli@villacharities.com

Karate Parties!
Celebrating a birthday? Want to create a special party event? Ask about our fun and action-packed parties for children, teens and adults.

Cost: $20.00 per person
Age: 6 years + | Min. 5 participants
Maximum capacity of 8 as per safety guidelines.

For more information contact:
Gabriella Lalli
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 214
Email: lalli@villacharities.com


Try your hand at squash and racquetball on one of our five courts and make strides in your game. We have four international sized squash courts and one racquetball court. Any-time use is included with your Executive Membership. General Membership use is limited to non-prime time hours. Whether you are a first-time player or a seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome!

Work on perfecting the shots you already have or add a shot to your selection. We will focus on game play strategy and shot selection, as well as footwork and biomechanics. This clinic is for people who are level 3 or above in the house league.
Instructor: Patrick Clinton & Niki Aron

Kids will benefit from the physical activity that squash requires, as well as the mental strategic component of becoming a squash pro. Students will need their own racquet, goggles and court shoes to participate. This program is open to children at any playing level.

Instructor: Niki Aron

Private Squash Lessons Available

Tai Chi / Self-Defence

This gentle Chinese practice helps clear and calm the mind while you work your body. Benefits of Tai Chi conditioning include improved concentration, balance, posture, circulation, co-ordination, general well-being, and a strong body mind connection.

Maria Galati,
AOCAD, BA, Karate 3rd Degree Black Belt

Traditional Okinawan karate for children, teens and adults. Practice for fun or certified belt levels. Regular classes, private and semi-private lessons available.

Maria Galati,
AOCAD, BA, Karate 3rd Degree Black Belt

Edward Lakics,
Karate 4th Degree & Judo 2nd Degree Black Belts

Private and Semi-Private Lessons available.

Maria Galati,
AOCAD, BA, Karate 3rd Degree Black Belt
Edward Lakics,
Karate 4th Degree and Judo 2nd Degree Black Belts

Gentle Fitness is for all seniors interested in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This low-impact, one-hour class includes flexibility, cardiovascular and muscle strengthening exercises, and is less stressful than other exercise classes. Come out, meet new friends and get into shape. Everyone is welcome. Register for Gentle Fitness today!

Instructor: Jean-Luc Fornasiero

Yoga / Meditation

Click here to view the Fall & Winter 2020/2021 Yoga Schedule

The primary purpose of yoga is the reconditioning of the system, both body and mind, to affect the highest possible standard of physical stamina, mental health, and organic vigour. Hatha Yoga is interpreted as a method that will achieve maximum results with a minimum expenditure of energy. Maximum number of participants is 15, minimum of 10.

Instructor: Carol Miller

Gentle Hatha Yoga is designed for the older adult who may be suffering from depression, mental stress, arthritis and orosteoporosis. In this class, you will learn to meditate, breath correctly though yoga methods that will improve your body posture awareness and self-confidence. No mat work, chairs will be provided.

Instructor: Carol Miller

Restorative Yoga is for stressful times. Let stress and tension melt away and connect with a deep sense of peace and relaxation.

Restorative Yoga is a deeply relaxing practice of supported poses, guided relaxation, yogic breathing and an extended final resting pose. When stress becomes chronic, our body’s capacity to heal itself is compromised, but the antidote to stress is relaxation. This class is for any level student seeking to reduce the effects of stress. This practice cultivates a necessary balance between body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension. The class is slow, deeply nurturing and suitable for all ages – particularly those with chronic pain or limitations.

Instructor: David Pantano


Combining aspects of traditional yoga, Tai Chi and meditation with breathing practices, Seated Pillow Yoga is a mindful and meditative yoga class, ideal for individuals looking for a low energy activity to unwind, stretch and recover vitality. The instructor will lead the class through an hour-long session that combines light physical stretching, mindful meditations and whole-body relaxation exercises to slow down, de-stress and transform energy to refresh, recharge and rejuvenate. Participants are asked to bring a pillow to class.

Instructor: David Pantano

Vinyasa Yoga (a root form of Ashtanga Yoga) is characterized by a focus on dynamic connecting posture that creates a flow between the more static traditional yoga postures.

Vinyasa translates as linking and the system also implies the linking of the movement to the breath. Essentially the breath dictates the movement and the length of time held in the postures. Attention is also placed on the journey between the postures, and not just the postures themselves. In Vinyasa Yoga the postures can be arranged into different sequences that can meet the practitioner’s need or mood in a more creative flow.

Instructor: David Pantano

Warming up with yoga flow and diving into Kundalini breathwork and movements to balance the chakras and enhance flow of energy in all systems. Powerful, transformative, immune boosting, calming and physically and emotionally healing, this class is friendly and informative for all levels.

Instructor: Marda Sperber

YOGA FLOW (All Levels)
This class focuses on the flow of Vinyasa and breath (pranayama) awareness. Movement that connects in a continuous smooth fashion. For all levels. Great for balancing and vitalizing all your energies.

Instructor: Marda Sperber

MEDITATION (Day & Evening)
Quiet your mind, connect with your inner self, and listen to your body. Join our group of like-minded people in a safe, supportive environment, to start or grow your meditation practice. Be guided to connect with your inner-self to help physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. This 45-minute class is designed for those who want to improve health, energy, independence, judgment, empathy, happiness, relaxation, mindfulness and peacefulness.

Instructor: Marda Sperber