OUR MISSION At Universal, we believe two things. First, that bodybuilding is not just about lifting- it's about a way of life. And as a way of life, bodybuilding can play a positive role in our lives and our personal development. The strength derived and built in the gym is not just the strength of the body - it's also strength of character. The transformation that takes place applies not just to one's physique, but also one's inner fortitude. Second, that a community is always stronger than an individual. Lifting may seem like a solitary activity for many, but it dcesn' t have to be and shouldn't be. What we strive to do at Universal is bring people together, connect them, and strengthen the bonds that we all share - the bonds that are defined by the love of the iron.