Ohio State's Health and Fitness Center offers an array of additional programs to make your health and fitness experience anything but routine. See what's new for this month or learn more about our ongoing Wellness Programs.
Current programs

Current programs

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center - Exercise Is Medicine Program

The Ohio State Exercise is Medicine Program (EIM) is a physician referral program intended to increase physical activity in an effort to prevent and reduce complications from chronic disease. The program is structured to reduce as many barriers to exercise as possible, while providing personalized and safe exercise programming. EIM provides a vehicle for improving patient’s health, community engagement and their access to extended care resources.  For more information, please contact Allan Sommer at allan.sommer@osumc.edu

Mastering Swimming Instructional lap swimming program for recreation, fitness, and training

Mastering Swimming is a group lap swimming program structured much like a swim team practice with a focus on improving technique as much as fitness. The program is open to experts and beginners of all ages (over 14) interested in improving their swimming for fitness, competitive training, or fun!  All participants should have a basic knowledge of the freestyle (front crawl), and be able to swim at least 200 yards continuously.

Cost is $160 per 4 week session, renewing the first of every month. Participants reserve 2 days per week.  Each day is limited to four participants so every swimmer can receive individual coaching with every workout.

Sessions run:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6- 7:00 p.m and 7-8:00 p.m
- Wednesdays from 12-1:00 p.m
- Saturdays from 10-11:00 a.m

For more information or questions, please contact Duncan Lamar at Lamar.Duncan@osumc.edu  

Safe Splash Swim lessons for kids at the Heit Center

At SafeSplash, we understand...swimming is a life skill®. Giving your child the opportunity to learn from passionate instructors that provide individual attention in the best facilities, sets them up for an outstanding experience. That is the SafeSplash Way®.

At SafeSplash Columbus, we know that the life skill of swimming can also turn into a passion. Our coaches are highly experienced and professional, thanks to the guidance of the Ohio State Head Swim Coach, Bill Wadley. He and his team are driven to provide each swimmer with the highest quality swim instruction. With Coach Wadley’s 32 years of coaching experience and SafeSplash’s record of teaching over three million lessons, your swimmer is bound to excel through our technique based coaches clinics.
  • Classes are once a week for 30 minutes; Levels one through eight are offered
  • Classes have a maximum of four swimmers to one instructor for group classes
  • Special needs classes available as a private or semi-private
  • Classes are billed monthly
  • Classes run continuously. There are no sessions, so you don't have to re-enroll every month
  • Register for two or more classes per week and receive a 10% discount


Please note: Children cannot utilize the locker rooms at this facility.  There are changing tents provided in the pool area, as well as rest rooms in the lobby.  

For more information, contact Bill at bwadley@safesplash.com, or call 614-746-5655.

Private Swim Lessons and Coaching

Whether you're looking to learn to swim, improve your form for fitness, or drop time in your next triathlon, private training is the fastest way to address your swimming goals. Private lessons and coaching are offered in packages of five 30-minute lessons for $150. Personal training packages may also be applied to swimming for more custom options.

For more information or questions, please contact Duncan Lamar at Lamar.Duncan@osumc.edu     
Wellness programs

Wellness programs

Kick Start Get started with a customized wellness plan developed to address your weight loss goals

Your 12 week plan for weight loss success complete with:
  • Initial evaluation with a registered dietitian
  • 14 personal training sessions
  • Six dietitian sessions
  • Post-program evaluation

For more information, please contact Crystal at Crystal.Winfrey-Ellington@osumc.edu.

"The Kickstart Program is transformational. It gives a sound launching pad for making changes that last a lifetime."

 -Norm, current member

Massage Relax and rejuvenate with massages tailored to your fitness lifestyle

Every Body deserves a massage
Improve your wellbeing and treat health-related needs with our licensed massage therapist. Trained in a variety of techniques, they can provide personalized treatment.

Massage has been shown to decrease:

  • Muscle tension, stiffness and fatigue
  • Headaches and TMJ pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Anxiety and Depression

Massage has been shown to increase:

  • Range of motion
  • Soft tissue function
  • Overall exercise performance

We offer Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports Massage.

Schedule your massage by calling the front desk at 614-685-1820.
For more information, contact John Amschel at John.Amschel@osumc.edu.

Health and Fitness Hours and Location

locationMonday - Thursday 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday 5 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany
150 W. Main Street 
New Albany, OH 43054 

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