Canoa Hills Social Center

CHpool1Canoa Hills has many unique amenities such as a park with outdoor grills, picnic tables, a bubbling oasis  that enhances the overall atmosphere of this center, a gazebo in the pool area and Bocce courts. Additionally, Canoa Hills swimming pool is one of GVR’s largest. Along with this spectacular pool Canoa hills also offers a spa, fitness center with Paramount fitness equipment, an art gallery, and a kitchen for catering events. However, Canoa Hills most unique feature is the large ballroom with one of the best wooden dance floors in the area.

Fitness Room

The Canoa Hills Fitness Room is one of the largest facilities. The center houses a collection of various cardio and strength training equipment. To learn more about the equipment and the muscle group that it works, see below.

Air Dyne Bike

This machine provides cardiovascular conditioning. It also works the major muscles in the lower body.

Leg Extension

Muscle Used: Quadriceps. Muscle Used For: Extending the leg. Muscle Location: Front of the thigh.

Butterfly Machine

Muscle Used: Pectoralis Major. Muscle Used For: Draws the shoulders and arms forward and inward. Muscle Location: Chest.

Cross Trainer

This is also known as an Elliptical machine. It is a low impact cardiovascular training machine. It is gentle on the joints and works out the major muscles in the lower body.

Stationary Bike

This Piece of equipment conditions the cardiovascular system and works all the major muscles in the lower body. GVR has different types of stationary bikes at each of the centers.

Incline Bench Press

Muscle Used: Pectoralis Major, Deltoid. Muscle Used For: Pectoralis Major - Draws the shoulders and arms forward and inward, Deltoid - Lifts the arm in all directions. Muscle Location: Pectoralis Major - Chest, Deltoid - Covers the shoulder joint.

Free Weights

Most centers posses a free weight range of 2 to 50 pound weights. Free weights are great for strength training. They provide a better range of motion than that of machine weights.

Nordic Track

This piece of equipment simulates the motions of cross-country skiing. It will burn calories, tone muscles and condition the cardiovascular system.

Multi Hip

Muscle Used: Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Gluteus Maximus. Muscle Used For: Quadriceps - Extending the leg, Gluteus Maximus - Extending the thigh androtating it outward, Hamstrings - Flexing/curling the lower leg relative to the upper leg. Muscle Location: Quadriceps - The front of the thigh, Gluteus Maximus - The back of the hip, Hamstrings - The rear of the thigh.

Biceps Curl

Muscle Used: Biceps. Muscle Used For: To twist the forearm upwards and flex/curl the lower arm relative to the upper arm. Muscle Location: Front of upper arm.

Abdominal

Muscle Used: Rectus Abdominus. Muscle Used For: To flex the spinal column. Muscle Location: Stomach area.

Knee Raise

Muscle Used: Rectus Abdominus. Muscle Used For: Flexing the spinal column. Muscle Location: Stomach area.

Lower Back

Muscle Used: Spinal Erectors. Muscle Used For: Support and hold the spine erect and straighten the back from the bent position. Muscle Location: Center Lower Back.

Stairmaster

This machine is used for cardiovascular conditioning. It works all the major muscles in the lower body.

In-Out Thigh

Muscle Used: Vastus Lateralis. Muscle Used For: Straightening the leg. Muscle Location: Outer Thigh.

Lateral Row

Muscle Used: Latissimus Dorsi. Muscle Used For: Pulling the arms down and backwards. Muscle Location: Lower back.

Chest Press

Muscles Used: Pectorals, Serratus Anterior. Muscle Used For: Pectorals - Draws the shoulders and arms forward and inward, Serratus Anterior - Pushing and punching actions and is nicknamed 'The Boxers Muscle'. Muscle Location: Pectorals - The chest, Serratus Anterior - Covers the side of the chest wall on the outside of the ribs.

Abdominal Crunch

Muscle Used: Rectus Abdominus. Muscle Used For: To flex the spinal column. Muscle Location: Stomach area.

Leg Press

Muscle Used: Gluteus Maximus, Quadriceps, Hamstrings. Muscle Used For: Gluteus Maximus - Moving the leg, Quadriceps - Straightening the leg, Hamstrings - Curling the leg. Muscle Location: Gluteus Maximus - Rear of the hip, Qudriceps - Front of thigh, Hamstrings - Rear of thigh.

Chin Dip

Muscles Used: Pectoralis Major, Biceps, Latissimus Dorsi, Triceps. Muscle Used For: Pectoralis Major - Draws the shoulders and arms forward and inward. Latissimus Dorsi - To pull the arms downward and backward. Biceps - To twist the forearm upwards & flex/curl the lower arm relative to the upper arm. Triceps - Straightens the arm. Muscle Location: Pectoralis Major - Chest, Latissimus Dorsi - Lower Back, Biceps - Front Upper Arm, Triceps - Rear Upper Arm.

Deltoid

Muscle Used: Deltoid. Muscle Used For: Rotating the arm. Muscle Location: Shoulders.

Leg Curl

Muscle Used: Hamstrings. Muscle Used For: To flex/curl the lower leg relative to the upper leg. Muscle Location: A group of muscles lying on the rear of the thigh.

Treadmill

This machine is used for cardiovascular conditioning. It is easier on your joints then running on the pavement.

Rower

This piece of equipment is a low impact cardiovascular conditioning machine. It works all major muscles in the upper and lower body.

3660 S. Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622
Phone: (520) 625-6200

Office Hours
8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday
CSR Office Closed for Lunch
11:30am – 12:30pm
Fitness Rooms Summer and Winter Hours
5:30am to 9:00pm
Closed on Mondays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm for cleaning
Pools
Summer Hours
5:30am to 9:00pm
Winter Hours
7:00am to 7:00pm