University Club of St. Paul

Athletics and Recreation


The University Club of Saint Paul features athletic and fitness facilities at both clubhouses to provide its members with a wide range of fitness and wellness options.


Summit Avenue Fitness and Wellness

  • Fitness Center
    • The fully-equipped Fitness Center at the University Club's Summit Avenue Clubhouse - which is located in a spacious sunny room overlooking the Downtown Saint Paul skyline and the Mississippi River Valley - features full circuit Cybex, rowing machines, steppers, treadmills, dumbbells and rack, stationary bikes, adjustable dumbbell benches, elliptical machines, Theraballs, exercise mats, and other equipment for functional training.

      The Fitness Center is open Sunday and Monday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.

  • Fitness Center Orientation and Fitness Assessments
    • Fitness center orientations are offered by request and free of charge at the Summit Clubhouse fitness center. Our professional trainer demonstrates how to operate the various pieces of equipment while introducing members to the benefits of strength training. During the summer and fall months, special orientations are offered for teens. Fitness assessments are available to members to find their "starting point" and track their progress as they work towards their individual fitness goals.
  • Personal Training
    • The University Club has a personal trainer who can work with members one-on-one to create a personalized program. 

  • Yoga Classes with a Certified Instructor
    • Yoga classes for all levels with a certified instructor are offered throughout the year.

  • Women's Only PACE Center
    • The PACE Center is located below the fitness center in the Summit clubhouse's lower level. PACE (Programmed Accommodating Circuit Exercise), is a female-only exercise room featuring hydraulic resistance exercise equipment that matches the speed and force of the user, allowing all fitness levels to achieve superior results. Orientation to the PACE training center is available to female members for a one-time fee of $25. Following orientation, the program is available to members during normal fitness center hours.
  • Special Insurance Program
    • Premium credits toward health insurance (Medica and Blue Cross) are available to members who utilize the fitness center according to their insurance requirements.
  • Rehabilitation Coordination
    • The University Club is uniquely qualified to coordinate the transition from hospital or clinic rehabilitation to an individual program at the Club. Our fitness professionals will work with physicians and/or physical therapists to implement their program for rehabilitation.

  • Swimming Pool
    • The club's lovely backyard and outdoor pool are available for member use during the summer months, opening on Memorial Day with the annual Pig Roast and closing on Labor Day with the Corn Roast (if weather cooperates, the backyard may extend its season). The pool is open seven days a week and features poolside service, a pool shack offering quick snacks and drinks, beautiful landscaping, and a family-friendly atmosphere. 
  • Tennis Court
    • Our private clay tennis court is a beautiful addition to the University Club's backyard. Tennis lessons for all ages and standards are available by reservation, and equipment (rackets, balls) is available for rental at the pool shack.

The Saint Paul Athletic Club


The Saint Paul Athletic Club offers private executive locker rooms, equipment spaces and a private pool.  The University Club members also have use of the Saint Paul Athletic Club's facility in the same building, as an added benefit of membership. A list of amenities at The Saint Paul Athletic Club are listed below.  For more information, please visit the Saint Paul Athletic Club website.

  • Private fitness center

  • Private stretching area

  • Two private tracks

  • Exclusive indoor pool usage

  • Women's only fitness center

  • Exclusive University Club executive locker rooms with full height lockers and laundry service

  • Upgraded linens and amenities

  • Complimentary chilled water and refreshments

  • Lounge 

  • Internet-enabled computers in the locker room lounges