Project Description


Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center

The 45,000-square foot, $13 million dollar facility opened in 2011 and is located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Its mission is to provide exceptional adaptive sports, recreation, aquatic, and fitness programs that promote the independence, health, and overall wellbeing of people with disabilities and their family members.

We are a non-profit organization. Our fitness center has wheelchair accessible weight machines, an aquatic area equipped with lifts and elevators, accessible locker rooms, indoor courts, a climbing wall (35ft), an indoor track, personal training, swim lessons, group fitness classes, recreation therapy, team sports, and more. All programs, the facility, and activities are inclusive.


  • Membership: 1,500 members
  • Average Daily Participation: 150-200
  • Most Recent Renovation: n/a
  • Total Construction Cost: $13 million
  • Gross Square Feet: 45,000
  • LEED Designation: n/a


  • One of two facilities in the US that specifically serves people with disabilities within adaptive sports and recreation
  • Offer veterans a 95% discount on annual memberships
  • Our facility is a US Paralympic Sport Club as well as at US Paralympic Sport Club Gold Medial level
  • We have our own wheelchair lacrosse, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, and power soccer teams
  • Our facility is truly universally accessible
  • Have hospital-size elevators and ramps
  • Elevator buttons are lower and oriented in a horizontal row
  • Have a hearing loop system –Scent-free materials and facility
  • Sky domes
  • Motion-detection lights
  • Natural gas runs the hot water
  • The building is made from environmentally-friendly materials
  • The city of Phoenix bond funds of 5.3 million dolars were included in the construction costs
  • A committee of adaptive/inclusive recreation professionals was created when building the project
  • The building was featured in Athletic Business
  • We would widen the doors even beyond ADA guidelines.
  • We would increase the square footage.
  • We would have built two multipurpose rooms instead of just one.
  • Cybex fitness equipment
  • Mondo flooring
  • Matrix Indoor Cycling
  • Krank bikes
  • Power Systems equipment
  • Two pieces of donated Technogym equipment

Architect Information

  • Design Architect: Baldinger Architectural Studio
  • General Contractor: Caliber Contractors,Inc
  • Aquatic Design Consultant: Baldinger Architectural Studio/Presidential

Address & Information

  • Address: 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
  • Phone: 602-386-4566
  • Website:
  • Facebook: n/a
  • Twitter: n/a

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