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Top 5 Things to Do This Week in Scottsdale

With fall in the air, we can’t wait to get out of the office and start enjoying this beautiful weather! Here are some must-try/see events for this week and weekend. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

Oct. 11th – Help celebrate the W Scottsdale’s birthday at their ‘Romance in Rio’ party!
W Scottsdale will transform into a vivacious Brazilian carnival complete with standing mask pillars and vibrant decorations. Attendees will make their way up the grand staircase and step into a night filled with dancing, music and multiple performances that represent the heart and soul of Rio de Janeiro. Guests can enjoy performances by Samba dancers, themed stilt walkers that will tower over the party and Capoeira Brazilian martial arts dancers, which incorporates theatrical and acrobatic movements well known to the Brazilian culture.

Address: 7277 E. Camelback Rd.
21+ Event
Doors open at 8 p.m.
For VIP table reservations, please call 602.405.0099  or contact vip@triyar.com

Oct. 12th – Amenzone Fitness Grand Opening!
The new 2,200 sq. ft. facility owned and operated by brothers Rich Coolen and Clint Currie will be the first fitness center ever to operate in the Biltmore Fashion Park. The grand opening event is complimentary for all and will be a fun-filled, action packed morning of classes showcasing the primal workouts, boxing, personal training and the Amenzone philosophy of true self-care. There will be a professional DJ for the kick-off as well as a number of fitness-oriented vendors.

Address: 2502 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 160 in Phoenix
All Ages
Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and classes are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.amenzone.com

Oct. 12th – Dust off your Das Boot and start drinking at Oktoberfest!
Come celebrate Oktoberfest at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and where you’ll find more than 20 beers and experience a full day of fun entertainment! Participate in the Bags Tournament or the WarFit Challenge Obstacle Race, learn some new tips at the cooking demonstration stage, and let the kiddos have fun at the Kid Zone. Not only can you taste all different kinds of beer, but there will be 15 kinds of sausage to try, too!

Address: 7555 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85285
$10; Kids 12 and under are free
9 a.m. to 11 p.m.


Oct. 13th – Get “Outta Your Mind” and take “Shots” of Don Julio Tequila with Lil Jon at Maya Day + Nightclub!
Guests will have the opportunity to dance, swim and enjoy plenty of Don Julio Tequila poolside. Don Julio has always been Lil Jon’s drink of choice and he will join the Don Julio crew in Scottsdale for an amped up, high-energy pool party. Maya will also offer specialty cocktails featuring Don Julio Tequila throughout the day. Grammy Award winning artist, DJ, TV star and entrepreneur – Lil Jon – is best known for his songs “Get Low,” “Yeah!,” with Usher and Ludacris (which hit the No. 1 spot worldwide and platinum in the U.S., Germany, Canada and Australia) “Shots” with LMFAO and “Get Outta Your Mind” which was featured on So You Think You Can Dance. 

Address: 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
21+ Event
Doors open at 11 a.m.
To purchase tickets, please visit www.mayaclubaz.com. For VIP table reservations, contact Nolan at 602.810.0736  or Nolan@MayaClubAZ.com .

Oct. 14th – Slow your weekend down with “An Evening with the Winemaker: Slo Down Wines”
After a non-stop weekend of fun, spend your Monday night enjoying great wine and food! Twisted Rose Winery & eatery is hosting an evening of fine food and wine featuring the wine and winemaker of Slo Down Wines. A four-course meal and variety of wine pairings will be offered.

Address: 15040 N. Northsight Blvd.
$45, 21+ Event
For more information, call 480-398-7700 or visit http://www.twistedrosewinery.com/; Reservations required.


Amenzone Fitness Opens Old Town Scottsdale Location

Primal-fitness purveyors Amenzone Fitness will open their newest fitness facility Saturday, June 15 in Old Town Scottsdale.

The free grand opening event will be a fun-filled, action-packed afternoon of classes showcasing the primal workouts that the Amenzone philosophy is founded on:  “true healthcare is self-care.” Guests will have the opportunity to meet the trainers and experience the 30-minute long workouts that will begin at 11 a.m. and go until 1 p.m. The class schedule is as follows:

·         Primal Class 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
·         Boxing Class 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
·         Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class – 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Amenzone Fitness is a back-to-basics primal approach for all ages where you won’t find weights, machines or even mirrors in the facility but instead, recycled tires, sandbags, boxing bags, pull up bars, and hammers. This primal method promotes a natural form of body movements and is complimented by Amenzone’s intrinsic motivational training style leaving one not only physically strong, but mentally strong as well. Amenzone’s tagline reads “Training for Life” and one would say Amenzone is indeed just that, a training facility… for Life!

The success of Amenzone’s corporate owned locations, in North Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, has led to the opening of the Old Town location along with the launch of Amenzone Franchising. Recently, Amenzone hosted a “Training for Life” tour with stops in San Diego and Orange County, which brings the high-intensity primal workout on the road, to promote franchise opportunities as Amenzone looks forward to the addition of more regional locations in Arizona, as well as nationally in the coming months.

Take advantage of Amenzone’s Primal Preferred memberships currently being “grandfathered” in for the Old Town location at $95 per month (originally $125). This offer will end on June 15 following the grand opening. A free three-day pass and a fitness assessment are also available through July 31. Personal training is offered as well; call 480.704.4800 for pricing.

For more information visit www.amenzone.com

Amenzone Fitness is located at 4260 N. Drinkwater Blvd. Suite 100

Old Tires Supercharge ‘Primal’ Fitness Company

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates there are at least 275 million scrap tires in stockpiles throughout the nation. In Arizona alone, some 4.5 million scrap tires are disposed of annually. Although approximately 4 million tires are moved out of landfills in a fairly short amount of time — thanks to a tire recycling program the legislation passed in 1990 — hundreds of thousands of tires are still left to pile up each year. This presents undesirable issues, attracting mosquitoes and vermin, contaminating runoff water, and causing potential fire threats due to tires’ high flammability, which emits dangerous chemicals into the air.

Tires Piling Up
How to solve such a dire tire predicament? A London-born fitness enthusiast found another use for old car tires while visiting his grandmother in West Africa as a child. Amen Iseghohi, founder of amenZone Fitness Training in downtown Phoenix says his grandmother “didn’t like lazy”, so he and his sister played with tires for exercise. It was then he discovered “primal” workouts using old tires. “You can work every muscle in your body with a tire,” Iseghohi says, “and it’s a natural movement that your body is used to, which minimizes the potential for injuries and yields impressive physical results.”

What Iseghohi learned in Africa stuck with him for years. In fact, this former junior professional rugby player used tires to stay in shape while his fellow teammates were in the gym. “You don’t need expensive gym equipment,” confirms Iseghohi. “Why not re-use something that is piling up in landfills, costs less money and can be used in a park, a home and at a fitness studio in group classes? amenZone is founded on a ‘back to the basics’ philosophy where spirituality and the body are not separate, but one; simplifying exercise routines can be even more effective if executed correctly.”

Just how primal is it? Tires are dirty, but the EPA confirms the safety of old tires, stating: “There is no current evidence showing that products containing recycled rubber from scrap tires substantially increases the threat to human health and the environment.”

amenZone Dual Passions
Growing landfills weren’t the only detrimental issues Iseghohi saw. He hoped to parlay environmental concerns with his true passion – tackling childhood obesity. Statistics from the William J. Clinton Foundation, such as “nearly 25 million children are overweight or obese” and “92 percent of elementary schools don’t have daily physical education classes year-round” deeply touched him.

Naturally, Iseghohi began a “back to the basics” exercise approach in a grassroots fashion – literally! He led exercise classes for children using old car tires at Cactus Park in Scottsdale (which have now turned into family classes). “The kids love the classes because they’re fun. They get to move around and see the physical benefits that come from living an active lifestyle,” Iseghohi says.

He also adds that children who set a standard for a complete healthy lifestyle, that is, eating nutritious foods and exercising regularly at a young age are likely to maintain those habits through adulthood. On the contrary, Peoples-Health.com estimates that “more than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood.”

Iseghohi’s goal is to bring tires from landfills to public schools for a low-budget fitness class. He believes combining the sustainable benefit of reducing the piles of tires and the health advantage of keeping kids active are the perfect match. When asked about his long-term vision, he simply states, “to change the world one city at a time.”