PERFORM Announcements


Please note that as-of May 16, our Concordia varsity athletes will begin to train in groups on the conditioning floor.

As a result, there will be more activity and noise on the conditioning floor, more equipment will be moved onto the floor to accommodate the groups, and some equipment, specifically squat racks, may not be available for use during scheduled training times.
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Veuillez noter qu’à compter du 16 mai, nos athlètes universitaires de Concordia commenceront à s’entraîner en groupes sur le plancher de conditionnement.

Par conséquent, il y aura plus d’activité et de bruit sur le plancher de conditionnement, plus d’équipement sera déplacé sur le plancher pour accueillir les groupes, et certains équipements, en particulier les supports accroupis, pourraient ne pas être disponibles pour une utilisation pendant les heures d’entraînement prévues. 

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As you may be aware, the Government of Quebec has announced that it is lifting its mask mandate as of mid-May.

At the same time, Concordia is maintaining a cautious approach to the relaxing of its COVID-19 health and safety protocols with the continued aim of prioritizing the health and safety of community members while allowing them to ease into ‘the new normal.’

With this in mind, Concordia has decided to keep its mandatory mask protocol in place until June 22, inclusively, the last day of the current Summer 1 term. Other health and safety protocols also remain in effect until that date. Please see link for details.
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Comme vous le savez sans doute, le gouvernement du Québec a annoncé que le port du masque ne serait plus obligatoire à compter de la mi-mai.

Or, Concordia demeure prudente dans sa démarche pour assouplir ses mesures de santé et de sécurité relatives à la COVID-19. Continuant d’attacher la plus grande importance à la santé et à la sécurité des membres de sa communauté, elle souhaite toutefois leur permettre de s’accoutumer peu à peu à la « nouvelle normalité ».

Ainsi, l’Université a décidé de maintenir l’obligation de porter le masque dans ses installations jusqu’au 22 juin inclusivement, soit le dernier jour du premier trimestre d’été, qui est en cours. D’autres mesures de santé et de sécurité restent également en vigueur jusqu’à cette date. Des détails à ce sujet sont fournis ci-dessous. 
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The PERFORM Centre Gym will re-open February 21! Reduced capacity limits to the space will apply until March 14th when restrictions are expected to be lifted. 
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Le plateau de conditionnement ouvrira le lundi 21 février! Une capacité réduite s’appliquera jusqu’au 14 mars, date à laquelle les restrictions seront levées. 
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As of today, the PERFORM Centre will be closed until further notice as per the University and government announcements.

This means that the conditioning floor, all community programs, all appointments for Athletic Therapy, Kineseology clinic, individual assessments, and Nutrition Suite are being cancelled.

We will continue to keep you informed as more details become available concerning all programs.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information on Concordia’s policy in regard to Quebec’s vaccine passport system, please visit: COVID-19 vaccines & passports.


Chères et chers membres du Centre PERFORM,

À partir d'aujourd'hui, le centre PERFORM sera fermé jusqu'à nouvel ordre suivant les règles de l'Université et du gouvernement.

Ainsi, la salle de conditionnement physique, les programmes communautaires, les rendez-vous en thérapie athlétique, kinésiologie et les évaluations individuelles dans la salle de nutrition devront être annulés.

Nous vous tiendrons au courant de l’évolution de la situation, en particulier en ce qui a trait à une reprise de nos activités.

En vous remerciant pour votre patience et votre compréhension.

Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la politique de l’Université Concordia à l’égard du système de passeport vaccinal du Québec, consultez la page Vaccination contre la COVID-19 et passeport vaccinal.


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Happy Holidays!

In January 2022, given the current COVID measures, the conditioning floor at the PERFORM Centre will be open Monday to Thursday from 9am-9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm. We will be offering personal training appointments as of January 24, 2022.

We will continue to have restricted numbers on the conditioning floor and we will continue to promote a safe environment by enforcing COVID safety measures.

If you did not choose to reactivate your membership this fall, you are encouraged to reactivate your membership between January and March.

Thank you for your support during our reopening. We wish you a healthy and active holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

PERFORM Administration

PERFORM will be closed from December 18 to January 5 inclusive for the holidays.

UPDATE: the Gym will not reopen before January 13, 2022 due to increasing COVID activity.


Joyeuses fêtes!

En janvier 2022, compte tenu des mesures COVID actuelles, le plateau de conditionnement au Centre PERFORM sera ouvert du lundi au jeudi de 9 h à 21 h, et le vendredi et samedi de 9 h à 17 h. Nous offrirons des rendez-vous de conditionnement privés à partir du 24 janvier.

Nous continuerons d’avoir une capacité restreinte sur le plateau de conditionnement et nous continuerons d’appliquer des mesures de sécurité COVID pour assurer un environnement sécuritaire.

Si vous n’avez pas choisi de réactiver votre abonnement cet automne, nous vous encourageons à l’activer entre janvier et mars.

Merci pour votre soutien lors de notre réouverture. Nous vous souhaitons une saison des fêtes saine et active et nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir dans la nouvelle année.

Administration PERFORM

PERFORM sera fermé du 18 décembre au 5 janvier inclus pour les vacances et pour l'entretien.

MISE À JOUR: le gymnase ne rouvrira avant le 13 janvier 2022 en raison de l'augmentation de l'activité COVID.


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Staying fit can be a challange over the holiday season. Here are a couple of exercises that you can do at home.

Rester en forme peut être un défi pendant la période des fêtes. Voici quelques exercices que vous pouvez faire à la maison.


The PERFORM Centre's Student Athletic Therapy Clinic is now open and offering their services to Concordia’s faculty, staff, and students.

The student-run clinic assesses and treats musculoskeletal injuries related to an active lifestyle, workplace posture, and more. Because it is a student internship clinic, appointment availability may be reduced during the academic exam periods.

All faculty, staff and students have Athletic Therapy coverage through Concordia's Sunlife plan. The cost is $30 per appointment.

To book a 1-hour one-on-one appointment, call 514-848-2424, ext. 2829.

For more information, visit the Student Athletic Therapy Clinic webpage.


La clinique de thérapie du sport du Centre PERFORM est maintenant ouverte. Elle propose ses services aux membres du corps professoral, du personnel et de l’effectif étudiant de Concordia.

Dirigée par des étudiantes et étudiants, la clinique de thérapie du sport évalue et traite les lésions musculosquelettiques liées à un mode de vie actif, à la posture de travail et plus encore! Comme le personnel de la clinique compte plusieurs stagiaires aux études, la disponibilité des rendez-vous peut être réduite durant les périodes d’examens.

Tous les membres du corps professoral, du personnel et de l’effectif étudiant bénéficient d’une couverture des soins de thérapie du sport dans le cadre du régime d’assurance collective Sun Life de l’Université Concordia. Les frais sont de 30 $ par rendez-vous.

Pour fixer un rendez-vous d’une heure, téléphonez au 514-848-2424, poste 2829.

Pour en savoir plus, consultez la page Web de la clinique de thérapie du sport.


The PERFORM Centre Gym will reopen on October 18th with reduced hours from 9 am – 5 pm. We are excited to see you again and are working with Concordia’s Environmental Health and Safety experts to ensure the opening of the gym floor will be safe for all.

Gym members will need to reserve their workout times before coming to PERFORM using this link.

Please update your registration forms and complete the COVID safety pledge by clicking on the following link: PERFORM Centre Clearance and Waiver Forms.

For more information on Concordia’s policy in regard to Quebec’s vaccine passport system, please visit: COVID-19 vaccines & passports.

La salle de conditionnement physique du Centre PERFORM rouvrira ses portes le 18 octobre prochain selon un horaire restreint de 9 h à 17 h. Nous sommes ravis de vous revoir et travaillons en collaboration avec l’équipe experte du Service de santé, sécurité et environnement du Concordia pour faire en sorte que la réouverture puisse se faire en toute sécurité pour l’ensemble de notre clientèle.

Les utilisateurs et utilisatrices de la salle de conditionnement physique devront réserver leur période d’entraînement par l’intermédiaire de cette page Web avant de se rendre au Centre PERFORM.

Veuillez remplir votre formulaire d’inscription et signifier votre engagement en matière de sécurité pour la COVID-19 en cliquant sur le lien suivant : formulaires d’inscription et d’exonération de responsabilité.

Pour obtenir plus d’information sur la politique de l’Université Concordia à l’égard du système de passeport vaccinal du Québec, consultez la page Vaccination contre la COVID-19 et passeport vaccinal.


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Work-out safely during the winter months

Just because it's getting colder, it doesn't mean you can't exercise outside anymore.

As winter approaches, if you are keen on jogging outdoors during the colder months, here are some tips to make outdoor running safer and more enjoyable:

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Our webinars now have a dedicated page

2020-11-11

Catch up on missed webinars on our new page

We now have an archive of PERFORM's online webinars and colloquia (see the "webinars" link near the top of this page). These are academic talks on a broad range of topics related to preventative health research. as well as webinars for the general public on topics such as cooking healthy meals at home, exercise strategies, sleep, and mental health.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more webinars as they are posted. There is a dedicated playlist there for just the webinars.

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National Health & Fitness Day is this Saturday!

2018-05-30

National Health & Fitness Day  

For Canadian National Health and Fitness day, on June 2, 2018, the PERFORM Centre will be hosting a few free activities for the general public. Drop-in and try the gym for free, access will be granted all day from 8AM to 6PM. 

There will be 2 free group exercises classes, Bootcamp and Zumba, taught by 2 of our pro trainers. Our detitian has also prepared a pre and post-workout smoothie recipe for you too enjoy.

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Giving students a first-hand look at research in the health sciences

2018-04-24

Montreal CEGEP and high school students visit PERFORM

In recent months graduating students from Montreal area CEGEPs and high schools have visited the PERFORM Centre to get hands-on experience in our labs and learn more about the sciences in a University setting.

Since it opened its doors in 2011, PERFORM has welcomed hundreds of students interested in pursuing their studies in the sciences. [more...]


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Bring Us Together: Why Share Meals with Others?

2018-03-29

Enjoy the benefits of bringing families and friends together with food.

Canadians are busy! In a recent Ipsos poll, 30 per cent of Canadians said it’s challenging to find time to eat meals with friends and family. But, it’s important to share meals, because it opens dialogue, connects people and helps us eat a more balanced diet. It’s an enriching experience for people of all ages to share meals -- from children to older adult. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of coming together for shared meals.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Heal: Dietitians are Here to Help

2018-03-22

Learn how food can promote healing and how dietitians work in health care teams to make a difference.

Dietitians believe in and understand the potential of food to enhance lives and improve health. Dietitians can help you select and prepare the foods you need to meet your nutrient needs. They use food to promote healing, and educate about how nutrition can help prevent or manage certain conditions, such as diabetes, celiac disease, swallowing problems (dysphagia), heart conditions, cancer and more. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the potential of food for healing.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Prevent: Build a Balanced Diet

2018-03-15

Understand how food can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Lifestyle factors, including what we eat, can influence our health. A nutritious diet can help prevent illness and can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases. Dietitians can help you follow a healthy eating pattern that suits your individual needs and health goals. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of food for disease prevention.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - Figuring out the Diet Trap

2018-03-09

As part of this year's Nutrition Month, Sylvia Santosa, a Concordia Associate Professor in Exercise Science and a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Clinical Nutrition and a member researcher at the PERFORM Centre, was recently on CTV Montreal with Mutsumi Takahashi discussing issues that affect dieting.


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Discover: Five Tips for Cooking with Kids

2018-03-08

Foster healthy eating habits in children by teaching them to shop and cook.

Starting from a young age, inspiring children to shop, cook and prepare food can set them up for a lifetime of healthy eating. A great way to teach children about food is to let them shop and cook with you. Yet, a recent Ipsos survey found that 38 per cent of parents rarely or never let their child prepare a meal or snack – it’s a missed opportunity, but it can be easily fixed! This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of discovering food with your children.

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Nutrition Month 2018 - A Conversation About Lifestyle and Weight

2018-03-07

As part of this year's Nutrition Month, PERFORM's new R. Howard Webster Foundation Scientist in Nutrition & Lifestyle, Tamara Cohen, was on CTV Montreal with Mutsumi Takahashi in a conversation about lifestyle changes and their effect on body weight.


Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Fuel: Five Tips for Healthy Snacks

2018-03-01

Stay energized by planning nutritious snacks into your day.

Nutritious snacks, in the right portion sizes, can be part of a healthy eating plan. Almost half of all Canadians say that eating a balanced diet is challenging for them because they are so busy. They often skip meals, and close to 30 per cent of Canadians say they snack to stay fuelled in a busy day. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of snacking to stay fuelled all day long.

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Thinking Out Loud Podcast: The Last Frontier: Brain

2018-01-31

Removing record-breaking amounts of snow from your walkway may not seem like a very cerebral activity, but chucking powder involves a little bit of physics (gotta have those well-placed swings) and a lot of blood flow (might as well be doing burpees).

In “Last Frontier: Brain,” Claudine Gauthier, an assistant professor in Concordia's Department of Physics & PERFORM Member Researcher, explains how physics and vascular health could provide the key to developing the next generation of MRIs. [Listen to the interview]


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