Oxford Athletic Club—The Best by Design

If you could design your ideal fitness club, what would it be like? Would it have an attractive ambiance? Would it have the latest in fitness programs, equipment and facilities?  Would it have a professional, highly-trained staff? Would it be a place that you looked forward to visiting? If so, the newly renovated Oxford Athletic Club in Wexford fits the bill because it has been designed to be the best club in the area, one where it makes personal wellness a way of life—whether you are an elite athlete, a busy mom or dad, or a senior seeking to maintain an active life.

Located at 100 Village Club Drive, the Oxford Athletic Club opened in 1998, it established itself as the premiere fitness club in the area. In May of 2017, the club was put on the market and was acquired by PCG Real Estate. The new management wanted a new direction: To create a welcoming environment where people can come to eat, play, train and work to achieve their fullest potential. To enable members to do that, management believed that renovations were needed. But before surging ahead, PCG’s management turned to its clients—the people who would be coming to and using the facilities at the club—to see what they desired in their ideal club. In July 2017, several membership surveys and focus groups were conducted, and a three-phase renovation plan was developed to make Oxford Athletic Club the club of their dreams and one that fit seamlessly with whatever stage of life you are enjoying.

In January, Phases 1 & 2 of the renovations were finished, and the new Oxford Athletic Club debuted to the delight of its members and staff because the Oxford Athletic Club goes beyond being a gym; it is a lifestyle. The ambience is inviting with an attractive, modern, serene décor of soft grays and greens accented with color-changing LED lighting, and beckons guests to come inside to discover that the club is not just a pretty face, but the most elite club in the area for health, wellness and socialization.

The upper level features a special events room that is an ideal spot for meetings, showers, birthday parties and anniversary parties. The onsite Market Café and The Terrace restaurant can provide to food to wow your guests. Bathed in natural lighting, the bright and airy room accommodates approximately 50 people and offers standard packages for your event.

Need to host a meeting? The Oxford Athletic Club’s boardroom is perfect for important meetings and will certainly impress your clients. It accommodates 12 and is the perfect place for a lunch or dinner meeting and it also has access to The Terrace and Market Café. The Boardroom is the ideal place when you need privacy, and it is also professional space for meetings if you work from home and don’t have the luxury of your own conference room.

From its year-round offerings to seasonal programs, children will love coming to Oxford while you utilize our facility. Also on the upper level, there is a Youth Room where older children can challenge their fitness with Wii and Xbox competitions Oxford. It also offers a wide variety of youth programs to allow your child to learn about the equipment on the adult fitness floor as well as a wide array of other activities, including programs such as boxing, yoga and Taekwondo.

Child Care is complimentary for certain amounts of time and Oxford is proud to provide only the highest quality childcare for its members. Children from 6 weeks of age-7 years old can take advantage of the club’s multiple childcare rooms, organized by infants, toddlers, Kid Zone, and Youth Zone. Oxford’s childcare experts are highly trained and certified to ensure that children have a fun and safe experience while you use of our facility.

If you need to do some work before your workout, bring your laptop and set up your mobile office in the WiFi lounge, which also offers private workspaces and- complimentary printing capabilities. If you’re hungry, grab a ready-to-go snack in the Market Café or select a made-to-order meal. You can also enjoy the café’s infused waters or use the RFID bracelet to access the self-serve beer, wine and cider bar—the first of its kind in Pennsylvania or made-to-order meals.

Take a break and stop by the Golf simulator and putting green to work on your game or visit the Pro Shop, which is stocked with all your favorite products from apparel to tennis balls. There you can get your racquet restrung or find the latest in workout wear.

For a finer dining experience, The Terrace offers farm-to-table dining under the direction of Executive Chef Martin Thomas. Opening at 4 p.m. and exclusively for members of the Oxford Athletic Club, The Terrace features seasonal dinner dishes such as roasted beets & peach salad, roasted corn & crabmeat cake, chicken cacciatora, and rosemary jerk lamb chops. It’s the place to join friends, family or that special someone for a night of unforgettable food, drinks and ambiance.

The lower level takes fitness training to new heights. The locker rooms have been upgraded with new electronic keypads, ensuring that your belongings are safe and protected. In addition to the new lock system, the locker rooms are equipped with showers, a sauna and luxurious products. There’s nothing like a warm shower to recover after an invigorating workout.

The Oxford Athletic Club since its founding has been synonymous with racquet sports and has seven Indoor Tennis Courts, four Outdoor Har-Tru Clay Tennis Courts and two indoor Squash and Racquetball Courts. It also welcomes Pickleball in the gymnasium.

Six new studios dedicated to various fitness programs have been added, making The Oxford Athletic Club like no other in the area. The Zen room sets the mood for a diverse selection of yoga programs from Vinyasa to hot yoga. Balance is devoted to the Barre program, while the Tone room is designed for Pilates. Pulse gets you moving with Body Pump, Body Step, and Zumba. Impact features boxing and is also home to Rock Steady, a fitness program for those with Parkinson’s Disease. Reaxing equipment is found in the Thrive room and can introduce you to this program that is sweeping Europe. Ride is a state-of-the-art cycling room offering Les Mill’s The Trip, which combines an immersive IMAX movie experience with spinning.

The Oxford Athletic Club also has a fitness room with all new Freemotion Fitness Equipment and makes a big splash with a 25-meter Heated Outdoor Pool, baby pool, splash pad, sand volleyball court, playground and gazebo as well as a 25-yard heated indoor pool. Phase 3 of the renovation will soon commence and will overhaul the outdoor facilities and will add an Adults-Only pool and a Lazy River.

A club is only as good as its staff and Oxford Athletic Club employs professionals at all levels from chefs to trainer and coaches to housekeeping staff that keep the club pristine.

The Oxford Athletic Club invites to take a tour and see for yourself that it is the best facility for designing the life you want.

By Janice Lane Palko