5198 Riding Club Ln., Columbus, OH 43213

(614) 861-6303

Our History

Unbeknownst to many, the building of Core 44 Fitness started out as a horseback riding club, led by a man named Frank Tallmadge. Born in Lancaster, Ohio in 1854, Tallmadge grew up to become a skilled equestrian and a well-known member of Columbus society. 

His passion for horseback riding led him to become a member of several riding clubs. During this time, he and fellow members formed a strong bond riding together. This bond led Tallmadge to start his own club on the Eastside of Columbus known as, The Columbus Riding Club. 

The Columbus Riding Club held many horseback riding events and competitions in and around Franklin Park, and in 1933, our facility was erected as the home of The Columbus Riding Club. This was the fulfillment of a long held dream for Frank Tallmadge, as it made it possible for the Columbus community to ride day or night all year long. In May of 1937, Tallmadge passed away at the age of 83. However, a part of him and The Columbus Riding Club still lives on, as the cornerstone he laid still stands today on the Southeast corner of Core 44 Fitness on Riding Club Lane.

About Us & Our Beliefs

At Core 44 Fitness, we believe in community! You won’t find a more friendlier fitness community than ours! From our staff, to our members, we are a family! We help each other, we pick each other up, and we root for each other’s success!

Our community will help you reach your fitness & health goals, because at Core 44 Fitness…


How We Can Help You!

Your one-stop-shop for ALL your fitness & health wants and needs!

Pools & Hot Tub

Weight Training


Football Training

Fitness Classes

Swim Lessons

Personal Training



Cardio Equipment

Soccer Training


What People Are Saying!

There aren’t many athletic facilities in central Ohio that include a swimming pool, but this one does. In fact, it has both an indoor and an outdoor pool. So, during the summer months, you can catch some rays while you work out. The staff is always pleasant and eager to assist with any questions or needs you may have. The facility is rarely crowded so you have quick and easy access to whatever workout equipment you wish to use.

~Russ Hansen

I have been a member since 2003 and I am fully satisfied. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they have some really great trainers. And not only do they have weights, classes and machines, but they also have a swimming pool and sauna. I love it!

~Cheryl Purtee

Great facility! Been going here for 6 years, since it was known as Wyandotte Athletic Club. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

~Matt Wilson


Monday-Friday 7AM – 8PM

Saturday 8AM – 6PM

Sunday 10AM – 6PM