Ambassador asset tour recap: Ability360 sports & fitness center
When you enter this Greater Phoenix fitness center, it looks and sounds like an everyday gym with equipment that most of us are used to seeing and using. But what differentiates between this center from others is that it offers people with disabilities a place to live healthier, happier and more productive lives through adaptive sports and fitness.
As part of the Ambassador program, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) held an asset tour at Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, a 45,000-square-foot universally designed accessible center that serves the disability community in Greater Phoenix. What makes this Sports & Fitness Center unique? It is one of two centers located in the U.S.
“This facility is transforming lives and is truly an inclusive environment,” says Meghan Fable, Director of Development at Ability360. “We welcome the entire community. It’s not just for those who are going through therapy or disabilities, it’s for the able-bodied community as well.”
Tour guides of Ability360 gave Ambassadors a first-hand look of the state-of-the-art center. Here are some of the featured amenities and equipment:
From treadmills, ellipticals, rowing machines and upright bikes, the 7,500-square-foot fitness room features modified exercise equipment. It also includes a wheelchair weigh-scale, medicine balls and rebounder. Group training sessions like yoga, dance, Tai Chi and boot camp are available to help members stay on track.
The center has two full-size courts available for basketball and other sports that require a hardwood floor. It features electronic scoreboards, spectator seating, eight adjustable basketball hoops and more.
The newly renovated aquatic center features three different pools that are heated and includes hydraulic lifts, elevators and transfer access, providing many health benefits while improving mobility in the water.
Located next to the basketball courts, the synthetic 35’ climbing wall is designed to accommodate climbers of all abilities and experience levels.
Indoor Jogging Track
Suspended above the basketball courts, the indoor jogging track accommodates walkers, joggers and wheelchair users.
With innovative state-of-the-art amenities, Ability360 is proactively working to improve the community by offering people with disabilities the opportunity to take advantage of sports and fitness programs that encourage self-reliance and socialization in Greater Phoenix.
Are you interested in learning more about Greater Phoenix’s inclusive culture that offers vast opportunity where everyone has the chance to thrive and make a significant impact? Become an Ambassador to learn more.