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Students meet up at Village Racquet and Health Clubs for fitness and socializing

Private club provides fitness venue outside of campus

By Chase Bayless ’15

On any given day, the vibrant scene at Villages Health Clubs across the Valley consists of Brophy students.

There are four Village Health Clubs located in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area with the Camelback and Gainey branches being the most popular.

The Village is just one of the many different places students gather at to exercise and socialize.

Frequent attendees of the Village say it is a place students can hang out and have fun after school and on the weekends.

Groups of students can regularly be seen socializing and playing sports together.

“It’s a great place to meet up and exercise with friends,” said Stephen Casillas ’15.

The Village has sports facilities, workout equipment, group exercise classes, pools and much more.

The sports facilities such as basketball, tennis and racquetball and squash courts are many of the students’ favorites.

“My favorite thing is playing pick-up basketball games,” said Zane Adelson ’15.

One aspect of why students said they are drawn to the Village is fitness.

There are some students who use the amenities to train for sports and others who use it to stay fit.

There are strength training areas with weights and all types of exercise equipment  available.

Two big rooms are filled with everything from squat racks and bench presses to pull-up bars and everything in between.

“I like to lift and play basketball at the Village,” Casillas said.

They have advanced work out systems and machines such as Kinesis, which is meant to increase muscle strength and leanness.

Some of the cardio options include treadmill, stationary bikes, elliptical machines and stairclimbers.

After a workout, students said they like to recover in the locker rooms that have saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and showers inside.


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