MONARCH GYMNASIUM

Monarch Gymnasium, in Northwest Ohio, is a wellness center offering personal fitness, nutrition data, and technical skill training. Scientific studies have repeatedly shown that regular exercise has beneficial effects on the body and mind. Our studio, therefore, focuses on the therapeutic aspects of physical activity. We want to improve the overall health of our patients and clients. Special emphasis is placed on reaching underserved groups.


General options include flexibility, aerobic, and weight training. Specific options include movement and martial arts. For movement arts, we use gymnastic apparatuses such as rope, silk, and net as well as hoop and pole. We're currently rehearsing for a theater performance using aerial acrobats. For martial arts, we use traditional styles for competitive sport and self defense. We're currently building an all-female jujutsu team.


We're part of the Collingwood Arts Center, CAC, located on an estate bought by Christian Gerber in 1872. The Victorian home on this property was expanded into a theological seminary in 1906 and into an arts college in 1922. Activists have since converted the space into individual studios for performers and artists. The original stage remains available to CAC residents for theatrical productions. Our entire campus is in the Historic Old West End Neighborhood of Toledo, Ohio.