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PCP-backed Medisys buys workplace health specialist Tri Fit

Medisys Health Group Inc has acquired Tri Fit Inc, an Oakville, Ontario provider of corporate fitness facility management and design services, as well as workplace health and wellness programming. No financial terms were released. Medisys, a corporate health specialist, said the acquisition will strengthen its employee health and wellness offering and enable scalable, cost-effective solutions. Tri Fit’s founders, Sue Pridham and Veronica Marsden, will continue to run the business. Founded in 1987, Montréal-based Medisys is a portfolio company of Canadian healthcare private equity firm Persistence Capital Partners.


Tri Fit acquired by preventive health leader Medisys Health Group

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MONTREAL, Jan. 26, 2017 /CNW/ – Medisys Health Group Inc. (“Medisys”) Canada’s only national provider of preventive and executive health services, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Tri Fit Incorporated (“Tri Fit”) accelerating Medisys’ pathway into a leadership position in Canadian corporate wellness.

“The addition of Tri Fit into the Medisys Corporate Health division strengthens our employee health and wellness offering and enables us to provide scalable, cost effective solutions that improve the health of employees at every level of the organization,” says Dr. Sheldon Elman, Founder and Executive Chairman of Medisys.

Founded by Sue Pridham and Veronica Marsden, Tri Fit has been delivering corporate fitness facility management and design services as well as workplace health and wellness programming to over 110,000 users across Canada since 1979. Tri Fit’s staff of over 140 fitness and wellness consultants, kinesiologists, ergonomic consultants, fitness instructors, and personal trainers will remain with Tri Fit, as will its senior management team.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients who have helped make Tri Fit what it is today,” says Sue Pridham, co-president of Tri Fit. “We value your business tremendously. I can assure you that you will continue to receive the same high quality and responsive service that you have come to know and expect.”

“With Medisys comes expanded benefits and opportunity for Tri Fit clients,” adds Veronica Marsden, Tri Fit’s other co-president. “We look forward to offering Tri Fit clients new and expanded wellness tools such as CarebookTM, an internet based employee health management and tracking system, Medisys physician health data audits, advanced biometric screening protocols and other services that Tri Fit clients have not previously received.”

Veronica Marsden and Sue Pridham will continue to drive business development of Tri Fit and support the day-to-day operations and client services of the business.

“With mounting evidence that healthier employees benefit the bottom line, Canadian companies are investing more in employee health and wellness programs. Our clients recognize that employee health issues are costly,” says Terry Power, CEO of Medisys Health Group. “They demand corporate health solutions that not only enable them to assess and monitor the health of their employees, but to improve employee health over time in a way that produces measurable returns.”

The acquisition of Tri Fit will enable Medisys to complement its cutting edge preventive health assessment and monitoring programs with a broader portfolio of health improvement services, customized to meet the needs of employees at every level of an organization.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Tri Fit to our family,” adds Power. “We look forward to learning from the experience and knowledge of the Tri Fit team.”

About Tri Fit Incorporated

Since 1979, Tri Fit has been delivering corporate fitness facility management and design services as well as workplace health and wellness programming to over 110,000 users across Canada. Tri Fit has partnered with many of Canada’s top companies to promote employee and organizational health, energy and performance.

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About Medisys Corporate Health

Medisys Corporate Health is Canada’s only national provider of individual preventive health services and executive health benefits. Medisys partners with corporations to improve the health of their employees through advanced screening and intervention programs that seek to identify and manage health risks before they become serious medical problems. Medisys’ team of 500 healthcare professionals delivers uncompromising standards of care from six clinics across Canada. Serving over 6,000 corporate clients nationally, Medisys’ preventive health solutions have improved human capital risk management and leadership performance, increased organizational resilience and productivity, and improved the confidence of its client’s shareholders.

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About Medisys Health Group

Founded in 1987, Medisys Health Group Inc. is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive, preventive and corporate healthcare solutions. The company’s prime objective is to protect clients’ most valuable resource – their employees and their families. With a team of over 750 employees, the group of companies provides clients with unparalleled executive and preventive services, employee wellness, occupational health solutions and comprehensive primary care to meet the needs of corporate clients and individuals alike. Through Canada’s largest coast-to-coast network of wholly-owned clinics, with over 500 healthcare professionals, Medisys Health Group delivers a range of industry leading clinical services and solutions designed to improve health outcomes that help clients live healthier and safer lives wherever they may be – at work, at home, or abroad.

Medisys Health Group provides its services through Medisys Corporate Health, Horizon Occupational Health Solutions, and Copeman Healthcare Centres.

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For further information: Medisys Corporate Health, Jaya Classen – Director of Marketing,, 416-364-3008 x 2267

Photo courtesy of Tri Fit Inc