Roughly 85% of New Year's resolutions never make it past the hypothetical phase, according to an unfinished study that was abandoned in early February. See yours through with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a one-month membership and three personal training sessions (a $190 value) to Mountainside Fitness. In eight expansive locations in Arizona, Mountainside Fitness houses fleets of dumbbells and barbells, monitor-equipped cardio equipment, basketball courts, and supervised play arenas for kids. In addition to fitness machines of every variety, Mountainside Fitness has saunas and steam rooms for those looking to release their inner-body krakens. Sessions with the gym's certified personal trainers help exercisers develop and stick with a personalized training regimen.
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.