A Top 100 Health Club in the Country
and Lancaster’s #1 Fitness Facility
Universal Athletic Club is a privately owned business with one unique, multi-purpose location… not a chain. We’re a family-friendly facility that welcomes babies through senior adults. We are continuously re-investing back into our members and local community.
There is NOTHING we wouldn’t do for your success, and are proud to be voted as the #1 Fitness Facility in Lancaster by readers of Lancaster Newspapers, Lancaster County Magazine and Susquehanna Style for many years in a row!
Main Club Hours
Main Court reserved for ADULT PLAY
MAIN Court reserved for PICKLEBALL
OPEN PLAY is available all other hours of operation.
Universal Athletic Club has been privately owned and operated since 1994 by Lancaster County residents Rick and Mary Casselbury.
It started with a passion for fitness & family
A few years after graduating from college, Rick and Mary got married and decided to settle in Lancaster to be close to family. Their mutual love of exercise and playing sports turned into a passion for the fitness industry.
They decided to start their own health club and purchased The Olde Hickory Racquet Club in 1994. As the business grew, they wanted to meet the needs of more people, especially families with young children. Having two young children of their own gave them an appreciation for how difficult it is for parents to work out at the gym without someone to watch their children.
Making a “Splash” in the Community
Another major addition to the club was the indoor pool complex, which they added to meet the needs of those who prefer water exercises due to certain interests, health conditions or injuries. The pool complex offers aqua-fitness classes, lap swimming, swim lessons and more.
Always adding & expanding the facilities, programs & services for you
Over time several programs and facilities were added or expanded, including an indoor track, full-sized basketball court, yoga and Pilates studio, personal training and martial arts programs, café, the largest variety of world-class Les Mills group fitness classes for all abilities and interests and more.
Over the years, UAC also added a brand new 2-story addition featuring a phenomenal new Group Fitness Studio, Cycling Studio, and dedicated Kids’ Court. The Kidz Klub was also expanded to include all new features and a third floor for kids’ classes and games.
In addition Universal hosts within the building a Nutrition & Wellness Center, Thrive Functional Training Center, Sports Performance Center, Total Body Shaping Studio, Renewal Center,
BLU Spa & Salon and so much more!
The Casselbury’s Continued Focus
Rick and Mary, along with their friendly staff from all walks of life offer a place for everyone to feel comfortable, whether you’re 2 or 92. They believe fitness shouldn’t be scary; it should be enjoyable. If you love what you do, you’re more likely to be successful in reaching your goals and living a healthy and happy life.
This philosophy of “respect that everyone has a different fitness vision”, is so much a part of Universal’s member success it was profiled in “The Lessons In Fitness Leadership” series published by IHRSA, as a model for others in the health club industry to learn from.
With that said, we would like to invite you to come visit us. Tour the club, try a workout, check us out. You can do it all for free with our complimentary trial.
What They Say
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- Helen H.
I realized I needed help to get back to my desired weight of 180-185. What I needed was a proven, formalized, nutrition and fitness program. that would help... Read more
- Roger M.
Prior to joining UAC, I felt frustrated being inside for months with no way of reaching my fitness goals, and UAC was such a positive outlet... Read more
- Hilary W.
A Universe of fun! At Universal Athletic Club, children play in a clean, well-equipped environment with lots of adult supervision and TLC. Kidz Klub includes a babies and toddlers only play area, a massive multipurpose open activity space, a kid friendly climbing wall and our famous Kidmazium! There’s something fun for every child in this versatile kids paradise.