Desert Hills Center

Desert Hills Center
Desert Hills, built in the 80’s, is a beautiful facility overlooking the Santa Rita Mountains. This center is home to a ceramics studio, art room/studio and lapidary shop. Members also enjoy billiards, a fitness center, shuffleboard, swimming, sauna and four tennis courts. Desert Hills social center also has an auditorium with a stage, meeting rooms, art gallery and a kitchen for catering events.

Fitness Room

The Desert Hills Fitness Room is our smallest facility. 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.

Universal Gym

This piece of equipment is a gym in itself. It contains a leg press, Bench Press, Knee Raise, Dip, Lateral Pull Down, Biceps Curl and Pull up Bar.

Nu Step

This piece of equipment is used for cardiovascular conditioning and toning the muscles in the lower body It is handicapped accessible and very easy on the joints.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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


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

2980 S. Camino del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622
Phone: (520) 625-5221
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Fitness Rooms Hours
5:30am – 9:00pm
Closed on Mondays
from 3:00pm to 4:00pm for Cleaning
Pools Hours
5:30am to 9:00pm