Athletics and Recreation

Executive members of the University Club may enjoy the Club's athletic and fitness facilities, including cardio and weight training areas that were renovated in early 2015.  Executive members of the University Club also enjoy Executive access to the Saint Paul Athletic Club, which offers over 68,000 square feet of athletic and recreational space.


Fitness center

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The fully-equipped fitness center at the University Club is located in a spacious, sun-filled room overlooking the downtown St. Paul skyline and the Mississippi River Valley. The fitness center was renovated in early 2015, and features state-of-the-art machinery with personal televisions and pully-system weight machines.

Fitness center hours:
Sunday – 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday  6:00am – 8:00  pm
Tuesday – Saturday  6:00 am – 9:00 pm

Fitness center orientation and fitness assessments

Fitness center orientations are offered by request and are 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.

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The University Club has a personal trainer who can work with members one-on-one to create a personalized program.

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GROUP FITNESS CLASSES with a certified instructor

Yoga classes for all levels with a certified instructor are offered throughout the year.


Premium credits toward health insurance (Media and Blue Cross) are available to members who utilize the fitness center according to their insurance requirements.


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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.


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.

Reservations to use the court are encouraged.  Please call 651-222-1751 to check availability and reserve the court.  Please note: the pool will be unavailable Monday through Friday between 7:45am and 12:00pm for the duration of Camp U Club.  Please contact the club for exact dates.

The following rules apply when reserving the court:

-Members may reserve the court for up to 60 minutes (singles) or 90 minutes (doubles)

-Members may only reserve the court once per day.

-Members may reserve the court the day of, but court openings may not be guaranteed.

-Members must sign-in upon arrival

-If the member does not arrive within 15 minutes of reserved court time, the court will be given to any members that may be on the wait list.

Proper athletic attire, including tennis shoes, is required when using the court.