Wellness Centre

All Mackenzie Health staff, physicians and volunteers will have access to the Wellness Centre, regardless of the site you normally work at.

The beautiful, spacious, brand-new Mackenzie Health Wellness Centre is located at Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital on Level 0, Room 0.935. It offers of a variety of gym equipment as well as a group exercise room. All Mackenzie Health staff, physicians and volunteers will have access to the Wellness Centre, regardless of the site you normally work at. Please not that the Wellness Centre is not open to patients or community members. Staff, physicians and volunteers will be able to see the facilities and try out the gym with an initial three months opening period where the Wellness Centre will be free of charge from August 16th, 2021 until November 16th, 2021. Given the Wellness Centre is in a hospital environment, infection prevention and control as well as occupational health and safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all staff, physicians and volunteers are of the utmost importance. There will be careful limitations on capacity. Safety measures will need to be strictly followed, and there’s a handwashing sink. Rules around masks and physical distancing remain in place.

The facility includes the gym area plus a separate room for yoga classes and small exercise groups. Equipment includes six treadmills, ellipticals, two stair climbers, two rowing machines, weight machines, and hand weights and other small equipment. There are change rooms with staff washrooms and lockers.

Hours of Operation: 24/7

Membership: To sign up, you must fill out the following documents:

  1. The Waiver Form
  2. Get Active Questionnaire
  3. Optional: Sign up for the Wellness Centre orientation tour

Please email your completed documents to wellness@mackenziehealth.ca . Once you have sent your completed documents, please wait 1-3 business days for your badge to get access to the Wellness Centre.

Booking & Capacity: Gyms in Ontario have reopened at 50% capacity. The Wellness Centre requires bookings. We ask that you try to limit your workouts to 60 minutes while capacity limits remain in place. You will receive the booking link once you submit the required membership forms.

Group Fitness Classes: Please look at the Learning and Wellness Academy Calendar for group class offerings, both in-person and virtual.

Distancing: We ask that you maintain two metres of distance from all others while in the Wellness Centre and follow the signs for equipment not in use to support physical distancing.

Cleaning: We ask that you use the hand sanitizer provided before and after your workout. We ask that you disinfect equipment before and after each use with the disinfectant wipes provided. Call “0” to refill disinfectant wipes.

Masking:  While engaging in physical activity, you do not need to wear your mask. Please do wear a mask when changing location in the gym, for example when walking from a treadmill to the change room.

Changerooms, Lockers and Showers: Changerooms, lockers and showers will be available for use. We recommend that you arrive ready for your workout and only use these amenities if necessary.

Resources

The Matrix Learning Centre Online Resource contains helpful information, including an exercise library, webinar recordings, and equipment set up demos.