East Center

East CenterEast Center, built in 1963, is Green Valley Recreation’s oldest and most beautiful center. With its distinctive architectural style and prominent location at the end of Esperanza Boulevard, this center has become a Green Valley landmark. The breathtaking Rose Garden at the front of the center is a focal point in the community.

East Center also hosts a wide variety of amenities such as: a lapidary shop; an art room; billiards room; swimming pool with a chair lift; spa; fitness center; tennis courts; and seven Pickleball courts.  East Center pool is host to the Aquabelles, a synchronized swimming group.  East Center has an auditorium, lounge, meeting rooms, and a kitchen for catering events.

Fitness Room

The East Center Fitness Room is our fourth largest 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.

Lateral Pull Down

Muscle Used: Latissimus Dorsi. Muscle Used For: Pulling the arms down and backward. Muscle Location: Lower Back.

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.


Muscle Used: Rectus Abdominus. Muscle Used For: To flex 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.


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.

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.

7 South Abrego Dr.
Green Valley, AZ 85614
Phone: (520) 625-4641
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Office Hours
8:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday
CSR Office Closed for Lunch
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Fitness Room Hours
5:30am to 9:00pm
Fitness Room is closed on Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm for cleaning
Pools Hours
5:30am to 9:00pm