STAFF PICK: Let's get physical--and there's no better place to do it than the Racquet Club, a longtime Tucson institution that remains wonderfully humble. Tucked up against the bank of the Rillito River at the north end of Country Club Road, the club boasts the standard stair-masters, treadmills and weights, as well as a rather enthusiastic handball and racquetball community. Outside, you'll find two wonderful pools and a hot tub, dozens of tennis courts, a sandy volleyball pit, a basketball hoop and even a ping-pong table. Various classes are available all week long and summer camp brings an invasion from a small army of kids. And, for those on a wonky schedule, it's all open 24 hours a day. All that's not enough? They've even got a great bar and restaurant where you can pile on the calories right after you burn 'em.
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