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Welcome to Lodge on the Desert


Tucson Fitness Center

University of Arizona Campus Recreation CenterEvery fitness-minded traveler to Lodge on the Desert will appreciate The University of Arizona Campus Recreation Center, a 30,000 square foot fitness center located just 2.6 miles from the hotel. It is one of the top recreation facilities in the Southwest. And Red Package Day Passes are available to all Lodge guests for just $8! Blue Package Day Passes are only $15 and entitle the purchaser to all the features of the Red Package plus admittance to all scheduled fitness classes — spin, yoga, etc.) The facilities are ideal for guests traveling solo, as a couple or even families.

For example? Day pass members enjoy the use of:

  • ellipticals
  • bikes
  • stepmills
  • circuit strength equipment
  • olympic-sized swimming pool
  • indoor track
  • 5 basketball courts
  • 8 racquetball courts
  • 2 squash courts
  • sand volleyball courts
  • climbing boulder wall
  • shower facilities
  • locker, lock and towel

It’s a facility every fitness-minded traveler can appreciate. But don’t take our word for it, check out for yourself the facilitiesservices and classes.

And if it’s activities or speakers for a Lodge on the Desert group or event you seek, consider this. Available to Lodge on the Desert group and event planners through The University of Arizona Campus Recreation Center are a variety of activities and speakers to include:

  • Team-building
  • Leadership development
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Self-Defense
  • Health & Wellness
  • Sports & Athletics
  • Cooking demos and classes
  • Outdoor Adventures – day hikes, moonlight hikes, canoeing, rafting, etc.

UA’s highly qualified staff will design a program specific to your group needs! For more information about all things UA Rec Center-related, contact Michele Schwitzky at 520-621-8710 or eMail her at