a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.
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The Desert Foothills Family YMCA opened its doors in October 2009 to serve the communities of North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree and North Phoenix. This Y sits on the beautiful backdrop of the North Sonoran desert and is a part of the Black Mountain Campus – a partnership with Paradise Valley Community College and the Foothills Community Foundation.
As a true multi-generational facility, the Desert Foothills YMCA supports offerings and services for the entire community – from the youngest member at 3 months and their siblings to adults and active seniors in their 90s! In addition to the health & fitness offerings (including equipment, group fitness classes and personal training), the facility has a heated outdoor pool with zero-depth entry, gender specific and family locker rooms, separate spaces and programs for youth and teens, racquetball courts and a gymnasium. DFFY is a very popular place for the teens in the area with a dedicated teen center and associated programs, many of which are free to the community. It has the largest Teen Leaders Club in the association.
The Desert Foothills success can be accredited to a dedicated leadership team that exemplifies the core values of the YMCA. You’ll often see firefighters playing racquetball, the gym full of adults playing Pickleball, or the buses dropping kids off at the branch after school. The Desert Foothills Family YMCA is proud to be part of the Valley of the Sun YMCA and the surrounding community.
Fitness Center, Cardio Equipment, Strength-Training Equipment, Circuit Training, Outdoor Pools, Family Warm-Water Adventure Pool, Warm-Water Lap Pool & Whirlpool, Gymnasium, Racquetball Courts & Aerobics Studio, Rock Climbing Wall, Amazing Kids Child Watch & Outdoor Play Area, Teen & Technology Center & Recording Studio, Locker Rooms & Family Changing Area, Youth Fitness Room/Equipment