HealthRidge Fitness Center

HealthRidge Fitness Center

Olathe, KS 2007

Project Description

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 Details

Architect: 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.

Dryers: Huebsch

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.