Raising My Workouts To the Next Level At the University Club

By Larry EbnerMarch 8, 2019

What a thrill it was recently to be one of the first members of the University Club of Washington, D.C. to use the newly remodeled Fitness Center! The old one was great, but the total renovation—literally from floor to ceiling, and all of the high-tech aerobic and weight-lifting equipment in-between—truly elevates the Fitness Center and my workout routine to the next level.

While I have been excited to try out as much of the new, computerized, state-of-the-art equipment as I can, I will not have to learn how to use it on my own. Instead, Fitness Center Manager Greg Raleigh will be there at my side. In fact, Greg has been training me—three workout sessions per week—at the University Club for more than 25 years! Greg is much more than my trainer; we are special friends, and has kept me motivated to stay physically fit all these years. See Greg Raleigh & Me – 3,000 Workouts.       

I joined the Club in 1980 and now have achieved emeritus member status. The Club means many different things to different people. To me, the Club is a warm, welcoming place that provides a fun and healthful respite from my daily professional activities as an appellate lawyer who is in his fifth decade of legal practice.

Now, with Greg’s expert assistance, we have been developing a workout routine on the new aerobics and weight-lifting equipment.  Some of the equipment, and I, may still need a little “breaking in,” but I am happy to raise my workouts to the next level along with the many other Fitness Center regulars.

This blog is adapted from an article appearing in the March 2019 Centennial Magazine published by the University Club of Washington, D.C.