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In 1908 the Pittsburgh Press referred to the project that Frank Felix Nicola was proposing as an establishment that could cultivate “a sound mind in a sound body”. This proposed project was the Pittsburgh Athletic Association.

Today the PAA still offers one of the most comprehensive athletic facilities and services as any Club in Pittsburgh. From the ground floor to the roof of the building, its state-of-the-art facilities are designed as a total exercise and recreational center for your health and well-being. For Members who want to follow prescribed exercise programs, stay physically fit, indulge in our spa services, or enjoy a variety of sports activities in an atmosphere of camaraderie, the Pittsburgh Athletic Association is an outstanding complex with so much to offer you and your entire family.

Our Director of Athletics can be reached at 412-586-2082.

Beth Fedorowich, the Director of Fitness Essentials, is a licensed physical therapist. She received her master of physical therapy degree from Chatham College. Her Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education and recreation, and a certification in sports management are from Slippery Rock University. She is certified as a health/fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a certified Spinning instructor. Beth has 18 years of experience in both preventative and rehabilitative exercise programming.  Her company, Fitness Essentials, has been in operation since 1988.