One of the reasons Scottsdale continues to be a great place to live year after year is the prominence the city puts on health and wellness. Life in Scottsdale allows you to find your best self, physically and mentally! If you are looking to begin your fitness journey and don’t know where to start, we have put together a collection of the best gyms and workout studios in the Valley.
DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa
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If you are located in North Scottsdale, one of the most updated and state-of-the-art gyms in the city is DC Ranch Village Health Club & Spa. It’s located against North Thompson Peak Parkway and has stunning views of the McDowell Mountains.
DC Ranch Health Club goes far beyond being your standard gym. They offer over 170 group fitness classes every week, and have a team of personal trainers you can hire for individual training sessions. If you would rather work out on your own, DC Ranch has a fully equipped gym set up with a wide range of the most up-to-date fitness machines you will find in the Valley, including a separate cardio and weights room.
In addition to their gym services, one of the major perks of Village DC Ranch is that they have a full spa experience available for after your workout. The Village offers members services with everything from massages, to facials, to salon services at this location. It’s really a full service gym, with other amenities including lap pools, basketball courts, and luxurious locker rooms.
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If you are looking for a more traditional gym experience that offers a wide variety of weekly classes, Mountainside Fitness is a great gym to check out. The best perk of Mountainside Fitness is that they have 18 locations around the Valley, and your membership gets you access to all of their gyms.
This gives you freedom to conveniently go to whichever location you are closest to that day. They offer over 80 group fitness classes a week, from early morning to evening classes, so you can always find a time to fit in your workout during the week.
If you want to try it out to see how you like the gym experience before committing, you can take advantage of their five day free trial pass to check out the equipment and try a few classes before fully signing up. As part of their welcome package, all members get a free personal training session with one of their fitness professionals as an initial fitness consultation. All of their membership levels include varying amounts of guest passes, ensuring you can bring your friends and family to work out with you throughout the year.
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One of the latest fitness crazes has been over reformer pilates, and we understand the hype! Reformer pilates is a fun workout that is not high intensity but leaves you feeling toned and sculpted. It is even used as a cross training workout for some professional athletes. Reformed Pilates is one of the best studios in Scottsdale to try out reformer pilates.
They have six studios throughout Scottsdale, all of which offer 45 minute pilates classes. If you have never tried out reformer pilates and aren’t sure if you will like it, your first class at Reformed Pilates is free! From there, you can purchase a class package or an unlimited monthly membership.
Pound Gym Boxing and Fitness
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The Pound Gym Boxing & Fitness is the best place for those who love boxing and kickboxing classes. This studio has been featured on ClassPass for being one of the top boxing and strength studios in Scottsdale. This is the gym to go to if you want an intense workout!
They offer conditioning workouts for a variety of areas, including group boxing, kickboxing and private training sessions. The goal of Pound is to always offer something new every time you come to workout and to help people achieve their peak stamina and endurance.
If you are new to The Pound Gym, you can get your first month for a special rate of $99. After that, you can pick from different payment plans, including month to month or a year long membership. A tip to save a little money with all of the boutique fitness classes, you typically get the best rates if you buy classes in bulk or sign up for a longer membership window.
The Foundry Yog
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If you are a yoga aficionado, The Foundry Yoga is a local yogi favorite. This studio has four locations throughout the Valley, and they offer every type of yoga you could want. Whether you love heated classes or prefer to avoid that format, you can try out everything from power yoga to hot barre classes at The Foundry Yoga.
Make sure to bring your own yoga mat, water, and towel to class as they do not offer rentals. If you want to give The Foundry Yoga a chance, new students can use their intro special to get 4 classes for $40.
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If you love group fitness classes, check out TruFusion located off of Scottsdale Road. The allure of TruFusion is that they offer a lot of different class formats under one roof. Their fitness center has 5 studios, and offers a mix of yoga, pilates, barre, spin, and bootcamp workouts.
This is the perfect workout studio for people who get bored easily and are always looking to try something new! TruFusion also periodically offers special programming like challenges and workshops so that you can get the most out of your workouts.
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If you love indoor cycling, CycleBar is going to be your new favorite workout studio. Located in the Seville Center in Scottsdale, this centrally located studio offers a cardio party on a stationary bike.
CycleBar stands out from other spin studios because their technology allows you to compete against everyone else in the room while you ride. At the end of your workout you will receive your CycleStats, or the key metrics from your workout. They track these metrics over time as you visit, so it’s a great way to hold yourself accountable as you work towards your fitness goals.
With all of these great options, you are certain to find the right gym or class that works for you. There’s something for those in every stage of their fitness journey, and for every type of workout you can imagine. It’s always good to remember that in Scottsdale, you can also get a great workout for free outside! If you are looking for a lower cost alternative, consider hiking or running in your own neighborhood as well.