Mountainside Fitness – Paradise Valley


Design & CDs:                        1/2019 – 8/2020

Construction:                           9/2019 – 4/2020


Mountainside Fitness




Phoenix, Arizona


40,265 SF

Project Description

Mountainside Fitness is the largest locally owned health club chain in Arizona, with currently eighteen premium facilities located across Arizona and over 90,000 members. Paradise Valley is home to their newest facility, located near the prominent intersection of Shea and Tatum. Adaptive Architects provided Mountainside Fitness with design and construction administration services for this new ground-up facility, comprised of over 40,000 square feet.

Determined to become one of the leading gyms in Paradise Valley, Mountainside Fitness worked with Adaptive Architects to develop top-notch amenities such as group fitness class areas including a dedicated yoga studio and spin room, weight training space, cardio equipment, basketball court, outdoor functional training area, recovery room, executive locker and shower rooms, laundry services, sauna and steam rooms, and an in-house fitness café. In addition, the facility boasts state-of-the-art childcare services which offer a kids’ movie theater, gaming center, basketball court and jungle gym.

The exterior of the building is expressed in a modern southwest aesthetic and utilizes a color palette that reflects the nearby desert foothills. Exterior walls feature a mix of integrally colored and textured masonry with stucco accents along with a bronze anodized steel shade canopy. Interior finishes are rendered in gray, cream, black and red, which lends a sophisticated feel to the interior and reinforce the Mountainside Fitness brand. In addition to ample lighting, air-conditioning and ventilation, decorative lighting features are highlighted in key areas such as dedicated yoga and spin class areas to further enhance the character of the facility.