Success Stories AT UNIVERSAL

"I completed my 'Success Plan' at Universal and now I feel...

"Fantastic! The whole team at UAC has made sure I have been involved and motivated from Day 1. There are so many different ways to enjoy working out here!"
- Krystina Caudill

"Healthier, happier, more energetic and totally satisfied. UAC's Fitness Coaching sessions were appropriate and set for my needs."
- David Riportella

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Dawn and Angie met about a year and a half ago while waiting for a BODYVIVE class to begin. They struck up a conversation and realized they had so much in common. They both enjoy similar classes such as BODYJAM, BODYVIVE, CXWORKS, and Zumba.  

Angie and Dawn both feel it’s so much more fun to exercise with a buddy. They encourage each other to warm up by walking around the track before class. This is how they’ve had the opportunity to chat and get to know one another.

“We’ve become good friends by talking about everything during our walks,” Angie said. “Our friendship has since grown to socializing outside the gym too. We meet for lunch, go to each other’s family events and shop.  But we especially look forward to our taking classes together at Universal!”

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MARTIAL ARTS - The Cohick Family

Universal Athletic Club congratulates Geoff and Amy Cohick and their children, Graham (age 9) and Charlotte (age 5), for dedicating their life to improved health and quality time together as a family.

"We originally wanted Graham to try Martial Arts as an alternative to the cold rainy days of soccer, said Geoff. "Then I started to take classes to support Graham and as a challenge to try something new for myself. Then Charlotte thought it looked fun and wanted to participate also."

Geoff and and the children have all passed several belt levels.  "We all have a great sense of accomplishment, and the kids love getting their new belts and certificates," Geoff said.

Geoff said he and the kids are striving to eventually achieve their Black Belts and beyond. But most importantly, they want to stay active and healthy, with a continued interest in learning new things.

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Determined to Make a Change for Good...

Last summer, I finally felt ready to do something about my health. I had gained weight steadily over the last several years and was starting to experience many medical issues as the result (high blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar levels; sleep apnea and problems with liver function). My wife had been encouraging me to get in better shape, and the owner of the company I work for also mentioned his concern for my health.

I finally said 'enough is enough' and decided to do something about it...

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SENIOR PROGRAMS - Ann Herb, Fran Allwein and Libby Ross

“Universal offers everyone the opportunity to stay fit and connected in life itself. Many times as we get older we can become content just being home. Being alone as we age is not a good plan... stay involved! Universal makes that possible!” - Ann Herb

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Training at Universal’s Sports Performance Center has helped me improve my speed, agility, footwork and balance. It has also helped me lose 45 pounds.

What I like best about the program is how much it helps athletes improve. The trainers make you work hard to get the most out of you, but they still keep it fun.

Thanks so much to my trainers who have improved my athletic skills to a level I didn’t think was possible!” 

- Grant Forney, Warwick High School varsity basketball team




“I'd like to thank the Universal staff, and especially those who work in the Aquatic Center, for all of their help over the last months. After shattering my tibia and having to use a walker and crutches, my doctor recommended that I exercise in a warm pool as part of my rehabilitation. 

Your Aquatic Center employees were unbelievably helpful and gracious in getting me into and out of the pool on the lift chair. They were alway positive and cheerful. 

Coming to Universal’s pool was one of the highlights of my rehab.  In the water, I could comfortably ‘walk for exercise’ without the impact of gravity hurting my knee. Your team made it easier for me to get through this. I am grateful for all the times they activated the chair and got workout noodles for me. 

I also want to thank Universal’s staff members who continue to give me encouragement... you are the greatest people! Thank you, Universal, for all you have done and all you continue to do!”

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MORE Member Success Stories

"Just take it one pound at a time"
- Ron Gardiner - Lost over 135 pounds  -Read Ron's story!

"I've never stuck to anything like this before!"
- Tammy Krieg, lost 52 pounds and counting - Read more!

"Surviving a Heart Transplant: A Matter of Faith, Family and Treating My Body Right"
- John Villella - Read John's amazing story!