Going to the gym is a safe way to work out, unlike doing streetlight pull-ups or fighting public-disturbance charges. Lift lawfully with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get a membership package at Mountainside Fitness (a $221 total value). This Groupon is valid at any of the gym’s eight Arizona locations. The package includes:
- One month of membership (a $41 value)
- One membership processing fee (a $35 value)
- One month of childcare (a $25 value)
- Three personal training sessions (a $120 value)<p>
Mountainside Fitness armors its members with all of the tools and supervision necessary for their journey to better health—a path that winds through expansive workout rooms, three Core Concepts personal training sessions, and up to 80 group fitness classes per week. Barbells and dumbbells ring out in unison as members tune their muscles to the proper pitch, varying their regimen with an array of cardio equipment and burning calories with crossovers on the full-size basketball court. Certified and highly qualified personal trainers develop fitness programs tailored to their clients’ needs and interest, from sport-specific workouts to flexibility programs that reduce aches and increase the chances of a success in future jewel heists. In addition, each location hosts a schedule of motivating group classes that include yoga, Pilates, and cycling.
Mountainside Fitness also provides comprehensive childcare services for children up to 11 years old. Play areas are tailored to different age groups, while rooms for all ages include the game room, bounce house, and movie theater for watching films of kids playing in bounce houses.
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.