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. A community creates relationships. A community solidifies bonds. A community gives one the strength and resiliency of the many. A community sticks together day or night, through summer’s heat or winter’s cold.

Our community holds these values with pride as we assist you in reaching your fitness & health goals. In our community, your journey to optimal health can be accomplished, because at Core 44 Fitness…

We. Ride. Together!

How We Can Help You!

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

Pools & Hot Tub

Weight Training


Football Training

Water/Floor Classes

Swim Lessons

Personal Training


Dry Saunas

Cardio Equipment

Soccer Training


What People Are Saying!

With the help of their knowledgeable PTs and wonderful staff I was able to lose 12 lbs. I enjoy coming here because they don’t make you feel like a number, they make you feel like a friend. It’s a place I want to continue to come to!

Terrance Tennant

The club has it all! Great equipment, not over-crowded, friendly people and a clean environment. The saunas and steam showers are indispensable!

Chris Billingham


The sign up process can be done entirely online. Click on the link below and fill out the online registration form to get started today!


Monday-Friday 7AM – 8PM

Saturday 8AM – 6PM

Sunday 10AM – 6PM