HealthRidge Fitness Center
HealthRidge Fitness CenterOlathe, KS 2007
Inspired by the "California contemporary" style of design, HealthRidge Fitness Center blends into its surrounding hills and valleys. Sited along a ridgeline, the building's exterior draws color from the prevalent outcroppings of native limestone, while curved metal roofs carry the form of surrounding hills.
Interior acoustical separation and visual continuity were also given high priority in the design of this state-of-the-art facility, which contains separate 25-meter lap and exercise pools, a 1.8-mile track and a full-size basketball court, as well as volleyball, racquetball, group cycling, yoga, Pilates, strength- and cardio-training, and aerobic-exercise spaces. Deluxe locker rooms feature steam rooms, saunas, 10-person whirlpools, towel service, private showers and changing areas, family changing rooms and lounges with televisions. Other amenities include conference rooms, a pro shop, a cafe, a children'fs area and a full-service day spa. An outdoor terrace and a main lounge with a two-sided stone fireplace and wireless Internet access round out the program.
The main lobby and the spa draw special interior attention — combining a rustic lodge aesthetic with country-club appeal through the use of makore wood, copper, cultured stone, simulated slate, resin panels embedded with reeds, and warm paint colors. Mosaic glass tiles, bamboo, cork flooring, calming colors and fountains create a peaceful environment within the day spa.
Project DetailsArchitect: Opus Group; Kansas City, Mo.
AQUATIC DESIGN ENGINEER : Continental Pools Inc. - Gardner, Kan.
Construction Cost: $13.8 million
Square Feet: 106,000
Occupancy: March 2006
Chemical Control Systems: Chemtrol, Div. of Santa Barbara Control Systems
Court Panels/Glass: A Best Enterprises Inc.
Court Panels/Glass: Fiberesin Industries Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Elliptical Equipment: Life Fitness
Elliptical Equipment: NuStep Inc.
Exercise Balls: BOSU by Fitness Quest Inc.
Filters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Flooring: Dal-Tile Corp.
Flooring, Aerobics: Aacer Flooring LLC
Flooring, Fitness Center: Everlast Performance Flooring
Free Weight Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Free Weight Equipment: Intek Strength
Free Weight Equipment: Life Fitness
Free Weight Equipment: Strive Smart Strength
Gutters: Paddock Pool Equipment Co. Inc.
Handicapped Equipment: RMT Aquatics
Indoor Playground: WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Ladders/Grab Bars: Spectrum Aquatics
Lane Markers: Spectrum Aquatics
Lockers: Legacy Lockers
Pilates Equipment: Stott Pilates
Rowers: WaterRower Inc.
Sanitization Systems: Arch Chemicals Inc.
Saunas/Whirlpools: Bradford Products LLC
Saunas/Whirlpools: Scandia Mfg. Inc.
Shower/Toilet Partitions: Santana Products Inc.
Stationary Bikes: Cybex International Inc.
Stationary Bikes: NuStep Inc.
Stationary Bikes: Life Fitness
Strength Equipment: Cybex International Inc.
Strength Equipment: Intek Strength
Strength Equipment: Strive Smart Strength
Strength Equipment: Life Fitness
Surface: Dal-Tile Corp.
Surfaces, Basketball: Aacer Flooring LLC
Surfaces, Multipurpose: Moose Sports Surfaces Ltd.
Surfaces, Track: Aacer Flooring LLC
Swimsuit Dryer: Extractor Corp.
Treadmills: Cybex International Inc.
Treadmills: Life Fitness
Volleyball Nets and Standards: Draper Inc.
Wall Padding: Draper Inc.
Wall Padding: Continental Girbau Inc.