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Wellness Services

The Columbus Centre offers a wide selection of amenities and services for both members and non-members:

Nutrition Seminars

Columbus Centre Athletic Club now offers engaging and interactive nutrition seminars for small groups that address a variety of nutrition topics. You’ll learn tips and tricks on what foods to include in your diet and how to decode nutrition labels.

Upcoming Seminars

The Ketogenic Diet: All About The Ketogenic Diet

What is the ketogenic diet? How does it work? Is it as good as they say? Learn all about the origin of the ketogenic diet and how it could work for you.

Tuesday February 4, 2020 at 10:30am
Thursday February 6, 2020 at 6:30pm

Past Seminars

Carbohydrates: The Good The Bad And The Not So Evil

What are carbohydrates? Do they really make us gain weight? Which ones are good and which are bad? Learn about carbohydrates and how they can fit into part of your healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 11:30am
Thursday September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

Protein: Why You Probably Are Not Getting Enough

What is protein? How much do I need? Can I eat too much? Many people fail to consume the required amount of protein for the goals they are trying to achieve. Learn all about protein and why it can change the way you look.

Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 11:30am
Thursday October 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

Recipe – Protein Pancakes:

  • ½ cup oatmeal
  • ½ cup 0% Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 3 Egg Whites (2/3) cup
  • 2 Packets of Stevia or desired sweetener
  • Cinnamon to taste

Fat: Want To Eat Your Fat And Lose It Too?

Is fat good or bad for weight loss? What are good and bad fats? How much is too much? Learn all about lipids and what you should be eating to lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve and support great cardiovascular health.

Tuesday November 19, 2019 at 10:30am
Thursday November 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

Holiday Eating Habits: Don’t Let Holiday Eating Weigh You Down

Worried about the extra holiday pounds many of us tend to gain at the end of the year? Want to discover some ways that you can enjoy your holiday festivities without putting on too much weight? Let’s discuss eating habits that you can implement to have a wonderful holiday season without the worry.

Tuesday December 10, 2019 at 10:30am
Thursday December 12, 2019 at 6:30pm

Check out this healthy recipe to make this holiday season!

Recipe – Artichoke Dip:

  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) artichoke hearts in water, drained
  • 4 cups chopped raw spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme (or 1/3 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 cup prepared unsalted white beans (or half a 15.5-ounce can unsalted white beans, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

In a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients. Transfer to an oven-safe glass or ceramic dish and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Serve warm with raw vegetables or whole-grain crackers.

Spots are limited! For more information on dates and times for these upcoming seminars, contact the Membership Office at 416-789-7011 ext. 213 or fitness@villacharities.com.

New Year, New You? The Last New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution You Will Ever Make

Ever wonder how some people stay slim throughout the year? Is your metabolism really holding you back? Which diet is the best diet to try this year? Come and learn about some of the myths and truths related to weight loss and what you can do to create a healthy lifestyle.

Tuesday January 7, 2020 at 10:30am
Thursday January 9, 2020 at 6:30pm

Other Wellness Services

NEW! Modern Cupping Therapy (Premium Program)

Cupping Therapy is the use of silicone and plastic cups placed on the body. Negative pressure occurs when the cups are suctioned onto the skin, which may help stimulate circulation. Cups can be used stationary or glided across the body. Cupping is an alternative therapy on its own or can be combined with Massage Therapy to potentially decrease pain and discomfort.


  • May have a calming effect on the nervous system
  • Provide relaxation and relief
  • Promote a sense of improved overall wellbeing

For an appointment or more information, contact:
Mary Trentadue

Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 268

Massage Therapy (Premium Program)

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.

For an appointment or more information, contact: Mary Trentadue, R.M.T.
Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 268


  • Relaxing
  • Soothing
  • Healing
  • Reassuring
  • Eases tension, stiffness and pain
  • Improves breathing
  • Improves circulation
  • Enhances well-being

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.

30 Minutes$50.00
45 Minutes$66.00
60 Minutes$77.00
75 Minutes$99.00
90 Minutes$120.00

Fees are subject to change without notice.
HST extra where applicable.
Please pay in the Membership Office before the treatment

Hot Stone Therapy (Premium Program)

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.


  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Passive and active therapy
  • Massage
  • Myofacia release / active release

For an appointment or more information, contact:
Mary Trentadue

Phone: 416-789-7011 ext. 268

45 Minutes$110.00
90 Minutes$145.00

Fees are subject to change without notice.
HST extra where applicable.
Please pay in the Membership Office before the treatment.