When people think Scottsdale or Paradise Valley, they naturally think of sparkling pools and verdant, ideally manicured fairways. And why wouldn’t they, greater Scottsdale is home to several world-class golf courses and some of the finest pool-centered luxury real estate in the country. 

But with its beautiful vistas, immaculate weather, sensational flora, and vibrant fauna—including coyotes and road runners—greater Scottsdale is so much more than golf and swimming…

…it is an indisputable paradise for hikers, bikers, and general outdoor enthusiasts as well. 

From Pinnacle Peak to Camelback Mountain to the McDowell Sonoran Reserve Gateway, this region is absolutely mapped with trails and non-motorized escapes just begging for exploration. 

But exercise need not be limited to off-property pursuits.

Plenty of home’s in greater Scottsdale come with their own fitness facilities in-house. 


The house at 9701 E Happy Valley is for the serious athlete who understand health and wellness are more than choices, they are perspectives that translate to more than physical fitness. From sit-ups and pullups to weighted rows and squats, this workout room offers everything you need to get a deep burn. Set your favorite workout tunes and enjoy Pinnacle Peak mountain view as backdrop. 

Just off the his in the his and hers offices are the exercise spaces of 6151 Caballo. 

The first, an air-conditioned solarium. A unique but versatile space, this room is currently outfitted to suit cycling enthusiasts though it could quickly and easily be repurposed for any other athletic endeavor. 

Floor to ceiling glass bring the verdant outdoors in, and allow the perfect amount of Arizona light to fill the room at all times of day. It is a man-meets-nature environment that’s truly second to none.

The second, a mirror-clad exercise studio that feels both personal and professional. Whether your preferred form of fitness is weight-based, cardio-based, yoga-based, or some combination thereof, this bright, spacious room can adapt to any exercise-specific need. 

Nestled in the perfect community amidst an elite enclave of homes, the fitness center at 15883 N 107th of Castle Chase at McDowell Mountain Ranch is the ideal place for homeowners to get a workout. 

With ellipticals, stationary bikes, and machines for weights, there’s something for everyone. 

Not interested in staying inside the state of the art fitness center to exercise?

Then get outside for a tennis match or a game of pick-up basketball. Go for a swim in McDowell Mountain Ranch community pool, or take advantage of the property’s numerous hiking trails and walking paths.  

Whatever you want to do in the way of fitness, this property provides.

Set inside the guard-gated community of Desert Highlands, 10040 E Happy Valley Road #635 owns exercise amenities of an uncommon distinction. 

Desert Highlands Club features a sensational pool and large spacious workout facility with state of the art machines for every conceivable use. Additionally, Desert Highlands maintains numerous hiking and biking trails, as well as expertly manicured lawns for tennis, on-par with those of the All-England Club. 

Having said all that, the favorite form of fitness at Desert Highlands is—without question—golf, played on the property’s Jack Nicholas Signature course. 

Walk from fairway to fairway encumbered only by the stillness of the Sonoran Desert and the striking majesty of Pinnacle Peak.