Things To Do In Gilbert

Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Greenfield Lakes Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Greenfield Lakes Golf Course

Greenfield Lakes

$36.63 $17

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Golfers warm up at range before traversing 18-hole, executive layout with multiple water hazards and memorable par 5 finishing hole

10 Women's Boot Camp Sessions from Phat Mama Club, LLC (65% Off)

Phat Mama Club, Llc

Villages At North Shore

$60 $21

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$50 for $100 Worth of Music Lessons — Jam With Jimmi T

Jam With Jimmi T

Stonebridge Lakes Estates

$100 $50

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$36 for $70 Worth of Gymnastics — Precision Gymnastics and Tumbling

Precision Gymnastics And Tumbling

Gilbert

$70 $36

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$45 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Master Edmondson's World Champions Training Centers

World Champions Training Centers

Gilbert Fiesta

$150 $45

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Private and Group Tennis Lessons at ProTenn International (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

ProTenn International

Val Vista Marketplace

$50 $25

Instructor helps students of all ages identify weaknesses, develop action plans, and work to improve during 60-minute lessons

One- or Two-Month Membership to CrossFit Preferred (Up to 64% Off)

CrossFit Preferred

Gilbert

$125 $49

Show off a revamped physique following one or two months of CrossFit's intense daily workouts

Horseback-Riding Lessons for One, Two, or Four — Evolution Horsemanship

Evolution Horsemanship

Chandler

$129 $59

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$75 for 20 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga East Valley ($280 Value)

Bikram Yoga East Valley

Val Vista Lakes

$280 $75

A heated studio keeps muscles limber while students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises

10 Fitness Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at TnT Divas (Up to 45% Off)

TnT Divas

Gilbert

$50 $29

Fitness classes help clients of all skill levels and phases of life tone muscle, burn calories, and bolster their confidence

Indoor Airsoft with Equipment and 1,000 BBs for 1, 2, 4, 20, or 30 at VIP Airsoft (Up to 60% Off)

VIP Airsoft

Gilbert

$37.73 $19

19,000-sq.-ft. cityscape sees teams battle with airsoft guns after they're outfitted with protective gear and 1,000 BBs

Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Gilbert ATA Academy (91% Off). Three Options Available.

Gilbert ATA Academy

Gilbert

$340 $30

Instructors lead exercisers through workouts that borrow from kickboxing or cage-fighting, or teach students the art of self-defense

Ten or Twenty Boot Camp Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Anytime Fitness

NE Corner of Pecos and Lindsay

$100 $50

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

One or Two 60-Minute Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at S.T.A.R.S. of Horsemanship (Up to 59% Off)

S.T.A.R.S. of Horsemanship

Gilbert

$35 $17

Students of all ages learn basic Western and English horseback-riding skills

10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Yoga Deva (Up to 74% Off)

Yoga Deva

Gilbert

$135 $39

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Instructors lead poses and breathing exercises in a variety of yoga styles amid the translucent white-paneled walls of this luminous studio

$45 for $150 Worth of Golf Lessons — Sunland Village Golf Academy

Sunland Village Golf Academy

Gilbert

$150 $45

60-minute private golf lesson; includes PING club fitting by PING-certified fitter, Maria Przymierski, PGA

10-Week MMA Fitness Program for One or Two at Power MMA and Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

Power MMA and Fitness

Gilbert Crossing

$460 $179

Trainers whip bodies into shape during 45-minute workouts that incorporate MMA cardio training and resistance training

Two or Four Show-Only Tickets at The Black Mustache (Up to 55% Off)

The Black Mustache

The Black Mustache Old-Fashioned Melodrama Co.

$32 $15

This vaudeville-style theater encourages audience participation during its side-splitting slapstick plays

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga Gilbert ($125 Value)

Sumits Yoga Gilbert

Val Vista Marketplace

$125 $39

During classes in a heated studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at SunDust Gallery (Up to 60% Off)

SunDust Gallery

Gilbert

$50 $20

Aided by an instructor, painters create original pieces or recreate one of 100+ samples paintings, all while sipping their drink of choice

One-Month Group-Training Package at Funktional Fitness (70% Off). Two Options Available.

Funktional Fitness

Multiple Locations

$293 $89

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Certified coaches help members get in shape with group-training bundles that include personal training and nutrition coaching

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

90-Minute Junior Golf Clinic for One or Two with Rental Clubs at Whirlwind Golf Club (Up to 75% Off)

Whirlwind Golf Club

Chandler

$100 $30

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Junior clinics run by PGA teaching professionals introduce youngsters to the basics of the full swing, the short game, and etiquette

Two Private Boxing Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Stone Hard Boxing (Up to 67% Off)

Stone Hard Boxing

Arrowhead Meadows Association

$100 $49

Students master boxing techniques while getting toned, gaining muscle, and losing weight in lessons taught by accomplished fighters

5 or 10 Social Dance Classes or 1 Private Lesson with 2 Group Classes at Learn Social Dancing (Up to 54% Off)

Learn Social Dancing

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Expert dance instruction designed to teach clients to dance to all types of music and be a great partner, with no memorization required

Open-Gym Sessions for Pre-Schoolers and 5+ Year Olds at Gold Medal Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Gold Medal Gymnastics

Chandler

$28 $14.99

Kids from toddlers to teens can burn off energy at a 25,000 square foot gym owned by the captain of the 1996 U.S. Women's Gymnastic team

Kids' Karate Classes for One or Two at Arizona Shotokai USA (Up to 89% Off)

Arizona Shotokai USA

Chandler

$350 $39

Kids develop intellectually, physically, and ethically in semiprivate intro karate classes, a one-month membership, and a private class

5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes, Personal Training, or Gym Membership to Anytime Fitness - Chandler (Up to 70% Off)

Anytime Fitness - Chandler

Arrowhead Meadows Association

$100 $30

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

Twelve-Class Pass or Thirty Days of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at BFIT4LIFE Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

BFIT4LIFE Boot Camp

Chandler

$179 $23

Indoor boot camp classes mix bodyweight exercises, cardio work, and strength training while fostering an environment of accountability

4-Week Acting Class at improvMANIA (52% Off)

Improvmania

Chandler

$200 $96

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One or Two Months of Kempo Karate Classes at Connect5 Family Center of Chandler (Up to 73% Off)

Connect5 Family Center of Chandler

Chandler

$174.95 $49

Instructors focus on using Kempo karate to boost confidence, self-discipline, concentration, and a love for fitness

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (94% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$324 $20

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

Introductory Archery Lessons for One or Two at Solutions In Archery (Half Off)

Solutions In Archery

Chandler

$40 $20

Instructors teach proper stance, range safety, and shooting technique

$34 for $75 towards 10 Classes — Elevate Martial Arts

Elevate Martial Arts

Chandler

$75 $34

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$54 for $120 Worth of Services at Marc Richi's Martial Arts Academy

Marc Richi's Martial Arts Academy

Chandler

$120 $54

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Intro to Archery Lesson for Two or Four with Equipment and Practice Time at Archery Headquarters Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Archery Headquarters Academy

Chandler

$50 $25

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After a 15-minute introduction to safety and one of two bows, sling arrows at targets for up to 45 minutes with one to three friends

$38.50 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga (Up to $140 Value)

Sumits Yoga

Chandler

$140 $38.50

During classes in a heated studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

Two Private Dance Lessons with Option for Two Weeks of Group Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 82% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$196 $39

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

30-Days of Unlimited Group Yoga Classes for One or Two People at Inner Vision Yoga (Up to 82% Off)

Inner Vision Yoga

Multiple Locations

$139 $29

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Students of all ages and abilities choose from a roster of more than 100 yoga classes, divided across two locations

120-Minute BYOB Painting Class from Art by Jalila Jones (43% Off)

Art By Jalila Jones

Chandler

$30 $17

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes at Desire Yoga (Up to 60% Off)

Desire Yoga

Desire Yoga

$50 $20

Located inside a martial-arts facility, yoga studio focuses on building strength, balance, and flexibility while limiting injuries

Three-Hour Painting Class for Two or Four or Private Painting Party at The Social Canvas (Up to 51% Off)

The Social Canvas

Multiple Locations

$70 $37

Artist guides students as they create their own paintings while sipping wine during three-hour classes or parties held at local restaurants

One, Two, or Three Months of Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Kickboxing, or Judo at Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA (Up to 79% Off)

Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA

Chandler

$120 $29

Studio lead by martial artist with black belts in multiple disciplines offers judo, jiu-jitsu, MMA, and kickboxing classes

Pony Ride at the Ranch for 2, 4, or 6 Kids, or Two-Hour Pony Party from Ponies By Angela (Up to 50% Off)

Ponies By Angela

Chandler

$30 $15

Expert pony handlers acquaint children with these smaller horses during rides around the ranch or on-location parties

One-Month Fencing Program for One or Two at Fencers Club of Arizona (Up to 70% Off)

Fencers Club of Arizona

Chandler

$125 $45

Learn how to fence from seasoned coaches who are also members of the United States Fencing Association

One Month of Dance Classes for One or Two Children at Just Dance AZ (Up to 68% Off)

Just Dance AZ

Chandler

$55 $19

Kids learn to dance with poised grace, mastering moves in styles such as jazz, jazz funk, ballet, tap, lyrical, contemporary, and hip-hop

$50 for $100 Groupon — Hughes Karate-do Dojo

Hughes Karate-do Dojo

Monterey Vista

$100 $50

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Improv Show for Two or Four at Outliars Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

Three or Five Drop-In Kids' Fitness Classes at Great Play (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Great Play

Chandler

$75 $39

Massive children's gym with a 3,000-square-foot virtual arena and classes that develop motor and sports skills

One, Two, or Four Months of Dance Classes at Chandler Dance Center (Up to 60% Off)

Chandler Dance Center

Chandler

$55 $25

Instructors teach students ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop dance skills

One or Two Aromatherapy Natural-Wellness Consultations at Holistic Hearts (Up to 53% Off)

Holistic Hearts

Chandler

$80 $39

Certified aromatherapist helps you choose the right blend of natural essential oils to fit your physical, mental, and emotional needs

$30 for a Try Dive Scuba-Course Package with Photo CD, T-Shirt, and One-Month Membership at No Limits Scuba ($95 Value)

No Limits Scuba

Chandler

$95 $30

Try Dive scuba course for beginners who may want to take a more in-depth certification course later

10 Boot-Camp Classes or One-Month Boot-Camp Program at Impact Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Impact Boot Camp

Chandler

$150 $19.99

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Junior Olympic gold medalist leads a team of trainers who motivate boot campers through high-energy workouts with varied training methods

Roller-Skating for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Skateland & Great Skate Glendale (Up to 54% Off)

(United Skates of America) Skateland & Great Skate Glendale

Multiple Locations

$31.50 $15

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After lacing up skates, visitors roll across glossy rink of one of three facilities; birthdays include reserved tables and an attentive host

New Member Racetrack Orientation Class for One, Two, or Four at ProAutoSports (Up to 55% Off)

ProAutoSports

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

$200 $99

Drivers use their own cars to participate in two classes and four track sessions in order to obtain a performance drivers license

Stand Up Arizona at Arizona Event Center on Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. (Up to 72% Off)

Stand Up Arizona

Arizona Event Center

$42.42 $15

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The leaders of The Streets Don't Love You Back movement head a conference that also features Snoop Dogg's mother and a reformed drug kingpin

Dance Lessons and Packages at Stars Ballroom, LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Stars Ballroom, LLC

Mesa

$80 $25

Learn how to dance with a series of lessons taught by professional instructors and join Friday dance parties to put your new steps to work

Introductory Flight Lesson or Aerial Mountain Tour from Big Red Biplanes (Up to 51% Off)

Big Red Biplanes

Falcon Field Airport

$200 $99

FAA-certified aerobatic pilot teaches new flyers the ins and outs of aviation or takes passengers on an aerial tour of nearby landscapes

$45 for a 60-Minute Welding Sculpture Class at The Collaboratory ($125 Value)

The Collaboratory

Mesa

$125 $45

During this 60-minute class, students learn the basics of welding and create an abstract metal-tree sculpture to take home

$29 for Entry to the Mesa Adventure Challenge on October 11 ($64.29 Value)

Mesa Adventure Challenge

Downtown Mesa

$64.29 $29

Teams compete in an urban scavenger hunt, solving puzzles and completing challenges throughout a 5- to 7-mile course

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on August 2–September 20 (Up to33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre Presents: "A Ghostly Crime", "Deadly Housewives", or "Get A Clue.. Or Die!"

Multiple Locations

$97.47 $65

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

Haunted-House Package for Two with Mini Golf and Optional Go-Karting at Golfland Sunsplash (Up to 50% Off)

Golfland Sunsplash

Mesa

$51.50 $27

Crawl and climb inch through a multi-level maze stocked with creepy characters, then play mini golf on a spookily decorated course

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$29 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rio Salado ($99 Value)

Bikram Yoga Rio Salado

Mesa

$99 $29

Bikram yoga students of all ages and abilities sweat their way through a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room

$25 for 10 Beginner Classes at CrossFit Mesa ($200 Value)

CrossFit Mesa

Phoenix

$200 $25

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Handgun-Safety Course for One, Two, or Four at RealWorld Firearms Training (Up to 55% Off)

RealWorld Firearms Training

Mesa/Phoenix Area

$99 $49

NRA-certified instructors and safety officers demonstrate the safe operation of handguns, which students practice at a private range

$47 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Many Ways of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Many Ways Of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Mesa

$105 $47

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes (Up to 59% Off)

Red Mountain Kickboxing

Mesa

$60 $29

Experienced instructors teach students an elite kickboxing curriculum at a school exclusively licensed by Roufusport Kickboxing Association

Four or Eight Kids' Performing-Arts Classes at Desert Sun Performing Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Desert Sun Performing Arts

Multiple Locations

$52 $25

Dance and singing classes lets kids explore their talents in the arts

$22 for Two Groupons, Each good for $20 Worth of Pub Fare and Beer at The Brass Tap ($40 Total Value)

The Brass Tap

Mesa Riverview

$20 $11

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Browse selection of more than 300 craft beers to sip on with flatbreads, panini, and handcrafted pizzas built on a tasty pretzel crust

10 or 20 Personal Training Sessions (Up to 78% Off)

Tribrid Personal Training

Tribrid Personal Training

$200 $49

Burn fat and build muscle in these challenging small-group fitness sessions

One or Two Weekly Tumbling Classes for One or Three Months at Arizona Heat Allstars (Up to 62% Off)

Arizona Heat Allstars

Mesa

$60 $25

Encouraging instructors lead inclusive classes aimed at building tumbling skills and self-confidence

One Month CrossFit Classes with Optional Membership for 1 or 2 at Elite Personal Training & Gym (Up to 75% Off)

Elite Personal Training & Gym

Mesa

$150 $49

Gym membership with personal training, steam room, and child care; CrossFit classes use varied exercises to improve strength and tone

5 or 10 30-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Iron Fit Training (Up to 63% Off)

Iron Fit Training

Anytime Fitness

$175 $75

Receive personalized attention during 30-minute personal-training sessions led by an accomplished and enthusiastic trainer

$38.50 for One Month of Karate Lessons at Hong's Karate ($110 Value)

Hong's Karate

Mesa

$110 $38.50

Students of all ages build mental and physical strength and self confidence in karate classes

Four-Hour Synchronized Swimming Clinic for One or Two Children at Aqua Stars (Up to 60% Off)

Aqua Stars

Mesa

$45 $19.99

Kids aged 12 and under learn synchronized swimming basics, then put together a short routine to music to perform for family and friends

$45 for a Shooting-Range Package for Two with Handgun Rentals at Caswells Shooting Range ($123 Value)

Caswells Shooting Range

Mesa

$123 $45

After donning safety gear, two shooters fire on a shared indoor lane that automatically sets paper targets at distances of up to 65 feet

$65 for $130 Groupon — Modern Arnis Martial Arts

Modern Arnis Martial Arts

Mesa

$130 $65

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Lauded by reporters from Tropolism as "the coolest yoga studio of all time," and available for rental for private events, Yoga Deva was designed by Phoenix-based architects Blank Studio to serve as a calming sanctuary from the zooming cars and bustling sidewalks of the outside world. Long, walnut benches and a radiant-blue wall greet visitors in the front lobby, drawing them toward a sunlit yoga room with towering mirrors and white, wavy ceilings.

Serenity and balance in the studio is a must for owner, Davis, who aims to deepen the mind-body awareness of all who enter. At the studio, she uses all natural modern technology to promote pain relief and anti-aging benefits. After sustaining numerous injuries during her two-decade career as a professional ballet dancer, Davis found relief through inner reflection, which she harnessed during her time as a body-centered psychotherapist, and movement. Today, she channels her love of meditation and physical action into yoga, helming a team of certified instructors who lead classes in a variety of styles ranging from Vinyasa flow to Yin yoga. Sessions cater to students of all levels and can be modified to personally cater to clients. During each session, they guide students through poses and stretches designed to soothe the mind, heal the body, and enhance flexibility. The instructors strive to create a sanctuary of silence in the yoga room, requesting that guests leave all cellphones, pagers, and singing animatronic trout in the dressing room. In addition to yoga, Yoga Deva also offers therapeutic massage therapy to ease minds and sore muscles.

2680 S Val Vista Dr, Bldg N8, Ste 143
Gilbert,
AZ
US

After earning reputations as elite trainers throughout the East Valley, NASM-certified personal trainers Luis Galindo and Jeremy Jones pooled 30 years of combined fitness experience to cofound Funktional Fitness. At their custom-designed studio in downtown Gilbert, they waive the monotony of gym machines and treadmill stacking for workouts based on functional movements?actions relevant to everyday living. Their regimens and nutrition programs encourage guests to embody the studio's core values, which include strength, endurance, mobility, and nutrition.

Funktional Fitness also prioritizes results and the customer experience during all sessions. One-on-one and semiprivate sessions stress individual feedback, whereas GroupFit classes combine the intimate instruction of private lessons with the camaraderie of book clubs that meet to tear dictionaries in half. Voted Best Place to Workout in Gilbert, Arizona, patrons have the option to battle their own body weight with TRX suspension cords, swing kettlebells, or flow through yoga poses during their visits, building strength in a welcoming environment infused with competitive drive.

213 N Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert,
AZ
US

Challenging course play tucked in the shadows of the Superstition Mountains characterizes Western Skies Golf Club, earning it the yearly honor of hosting the Gilbert City Championship. Players shepherd their golf balls over the 6,744-yard layout aboard carts equipped with GPS systems, which help them determine exact distances to the greens or how far the flagsticks can be thrown like javelins. Water enters play on five holes, including the 18th, where players must hit over a lake off the tee and avoid a second lake to the right of the green on their approach shot.

A lighted practice facility lets golfers pummel Pinnacle range balls into the night sky at the driving range or shore up short-game finesse at the putting and chipping greens. After a round, practice session, or bout of putter swordplay, players can visit the bar and grill to restore calories lost on the fairways and bunkers while watching 12 HD televisions.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,744 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.3 from the back tees * Course slope of 125 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole * Scorecard

1245 E Warner Rd.
Gilbert,
AZ
US

As a 23-year-old junior, Tom Hatten didn’t spend his evenings at the raucous parties or ice-cream socials associated with college life. Instead, he’d spend the waning hours of his evenings waiting by the dryer for the last batch of towels before collapsing into bed. In the morning, he would lug them to Mountainside Fitness, the gym he opened as a student that he has thrown all his energy into maintaining ever since.

Today, the humble 4,800-square-foot space has bloomed into nine gyms that average a sweeping 41,000 square feet. Tom’s vision of creating a friendly neighborhood gym that greets each guest with a warm towel underscores every decision he makes for the different locations, from the colorful kid-care spaces to the entertaining group fitness classes. Personal trainers plan regimens tailored to each client, helping them lose weight, build muscle, or target the muscles that will help build a better golf game. Clients can create their own routines with the help of cardio and weight machines, or explore the different amenities at each location, such as saunas, rock-climbing walls, and indoor basketball courts.

3345 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert,
AZ
US

Stan and Brenda Strom have more than just dessert recipes decorating their kitchen—although of those, they have hundreds. They also hold multiple blue ribbons from state fairs, with celebrated sweets including a coconut-custard macadamia-nut pie, a dark-chocolate raspberry glacier pie, and a maple-pecan cheesecake, as well as many others. Their beloved business, Blue Ribbon Desserts, got an extra boost toward stardom when it was featured on FoodNation with Bobby Flay.

Chef Strom shares his confectionary skills in multiple ways. He bakes seasonal fruit pies, cheesecakes, and cookies fresh to order and ships them across the United States. He also reveals 60 of his favorite recipes in the Blue Ribbon Cookbook, which is said to smell like freshly churned butter during full moons. And in order to grant fans intimate access to his baking ways, he conducts monthly classes that empower students to create their own pies for family members and friends.

1130 North Gilbert Road
Gilbert,
AZ
US

In 1975, Jay Kogan's parents opened up a store that was literally a hall of frames—just a small store stacked with thousands of frames. At the time, they had no idea that that tiny corridor would expand to 12 locations throughout the greater Phoenix area, all still run by the Kogan family. Today, their shops have more than 4,500 custom frame options along with mats of all colors and textures, as well as seven glazing choices and expert assembly. They can answer framing questions and frame everything from documents and artwork to posters and small 3-D objects such as sports memorabilia and very still grandmothers.

When they custom-produce frames, the family cuts their mats exactly, miters frame corners precisely, and installs flawless glass. Or, since the stores' walls are lined with ready-made frames, customers can walk in and find what they're looking for quickly. Since installing framed art is an art unto itself, they also offer hanging services with an eye for placement and ability to install in difficult spaces.

3755 S Gilbert Rd
Gilbert,
AZ
US