Physical Health is an important component of all-around wellness. When we feel physically well, we can better focus on our healing. Access to physical health changes depending on your social location, and the Wellness Centre provides space to acknowledge these realities.

While physical health consists of many components, here is a brief list of the key areas that should be addressed:

  • Physical activity - includes strength, flexibility, and endurance

  • Nutrition and diet - includes nutrient intake, fluid intake, and healthy digestion

  • Alcohol and drugs - includes safe consumption of these substances, and support for abstinence if that is the person’s choice

  • Medical self-care - includes addressing minor ailments or injuries and seeking good quality emergency care as necessary

  • Rest and sleep - includes periodic rest and relaxation, along with high quality sleep

Women’s Only Gym Time at Tait Mackenzie

Years ago students saw a need for a space that was just for women and non-binary folks to feel comfortable working out. The space is open three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4PM to 8PM.

Location: Tait McKenzie Building, Studio 3

Day: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from January 14 to Aprin 19, 2019

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

There are tons of great programs offered for people of att genders throughout the year at Tati Mackenzie, from one-on-one training, to drop-in group classes, to professional development programs and so much more.

Below is the weekly schedule of all drop-in classes offered at Tait Mackenzie Gym. Peep our amazing staffperson Vesna instructing many of free these weekly classes!


YFS Wellness Centre + York First Aid Club Workshops



Every week the YFS Wellness Centre teams up with the York First Aid Club to offer you interesting and informative First Aid workshops. Meet us in 341 Second Student Centre!

With a new topic every week, you can learn more on how to help in all kinds of situations.Topics for each week are as follows:

  • Jan 30/31- Primary /Secondary Assessment of a Victim & First Aid Primer

  • Feb 6/7- CPR With and Without a Bystander and AED

  • Feb 13/14 – Choking and Poisoning

  • Feb 27/28- Heart Attack, Angina, Stroke

  • Mar 6/7- Burns, External Bleeding, EpiPen Training

  • Mar 13/14- Hyperventilation, Asthma, Seizure

  • Mar 20/21 – CPR With and Without a Bystander and AED


Wednesdays 11AM-12PM
Thursdays 10AM-11AM


341 Second Student Centre