After considerable planning and design, the newly renovated Fitness Center at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch opens with rave reviews from members who are enjoying the expanded space and program offerings.
By Shane Reynolds :: Photography by Chris Mendiola
A wall of windowed doors faces east, looking out towards the beautiful 18 green. It’s not a bad way to get your reps in or cool down after a great workout. The new facility was renovated to address a growing Club membership and accommodate all ages and fitness levels within a more functional training space.
As a result, new equipment was carefully selected to facilitate the best strength and cardio workouts for all demographics. We understand that a well-designed fitness center should have a space set aside for functional training — exercises that allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily and without injuries. Functional training is a hot trend for both young adults and those over 50. Millennials gravitate toward vigorous activities using gear such as infinity ropes, heavy bags, pull-up bars and jump targets. For seniors, functional training means lighter activity using dumbbells, stability balls, balance boards and the like. People 60 and over are not into the fad aspect of fitness and wellness. They’re looking for functionality, ease of use, safety and time efficiency. And finally, It was also important to determine not only the right mix of equipment but the right amount so as to minimize wait times.
The Fitness Center now provides six Precor treadmills, four Precor AMT’s, three Precor ellipticals, three Precor recumbent bikes, one Precor upright bike, two Peloton® upright bikes, one Intenza Escalante stairclimber, ten pieces of Precor selectorized strength equipment, a Precor Smith machine, a Precor FTS glide multi-functional trainer, a Power Plate®, a Scifit® upper body machine, a Precor rower and the biggest piece of equipment that will probably become a favorite — the Precor Queenax® , a unique functional and suspended bodyweight training system. There is also a free weight area with multiple benches and mirrored walls, dumbbell racks, an arc stretch trainer, an InBody body composition analyzer and several additional wall-mounted TV’s.
Equipment choice, room size, program offerings — a lot of consideration went into creating a fitness facility that pays off for members. I encourage you to visit the new Fitness Center. Our new Fitness and Wellness Director, Jane Riley, is there to greet members and provide instruction for all of the new equipment.
Shane Reynolds is the Director of Recreation at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210.616.6051.