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Mountainside Fitness will host job fair

West Valley’s hottest new place to work out is also the hottest place to work! In anticipation of their new Arrowhead location, Mountainside Fitness will hold a job fair on October 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, located at 8408 West Paradise Lane in Peoria.

More than 100 full- and part-time positions are available, including front administrative, desk receptionist, personal trainers, group instructors, membership sales, café, maintenance tech and child care staff.

“We are excited for motivated individuals to join our Mountainside Fitness team and help us open our new Arrowhead location,” said Tom Hatten, Mountainside Fitness CEO and founder. “We look for positive individuals who have a passion for helping others reach their fitness goals.”

Mountainside Fitness has received numerous accolades including Best Staff/Trainers at a Gym by AZCentral.com, Best Fitness Center in the Valley by Arizona Foothills Best of our Valley, Best Places to Work by Phoenix Business Journal and many more.

Mountainside Fitness’ new Arrowhead facility is located off the Loop 101 at 20250 N. 75th Avenue in Glendale, Arizona 85308. This will be their 12th Valley location and add to its growing workforce of more than 1,100 individuals. An Open House Preview Party will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where guest will enjoy entertainment, food, prizes and games.

Mountainside Fitness, which is also celebrating its 25th year in business is proud to offer guests more than 80 group fitness classes, state-of-the-art child-care, complimentary towel service and no enrollment fees.


Mountainside Fitness grows with Glendale gym

The “friendliest gym in town” and the largest locally owned health club in Arizona, Mountainside Fitness is expanding and opening its 12th location near the Loop 101 and 75th Avenue in Glendale in early November.

Join Mountainside Fitness at Arrowhead for an Open House Preview Party on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy FREE food, entertainment, prizes, a rock-wall and a giant inflatable obstacle course all while celebrating West Valley’s hottest new place to work out.  Check out the new facility, the latest innovative workout equipment and why more than 50,000 members call Mountainside home. 

Mountainside Fitness, which is also celebrating its 25th year in business is proud to offer guests more than 80 group fitness classes, state-of-the-art child-care, complimentary towel service and no enrollment fees.

“We are so proud to be celebrating our 25th year in business with a brand new facility right here at Arrowhead and this will certainly be one our most beautiful locations yet,” said Tom Hatten, Mountainside Fitness CEO and founder.  “We hope everyone will come out and spend the day with us.  Whether you are losing weight, training for a triathlon, or looking for an oasis to relieve stress, Mountainside has amenities that are sure to please everyone.”

Mountainside Fitness at Arrowhead is located off the Loop 101 at 20250 N. 75th Avenue in Glendale, Arizona 85308. To get more information visit www.mountainsidefitness.com or call 1.866.MTN.FITT.


Tom Hatten elected as chairman of Make-A-Wish board

Make-A-Wish® Arizona, the state chapter of the international wish granting organization, recently elected Tom Hatten, president and CEO of Mountainside Fitness Centers and Fit Republic, as the new Chair of the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors.

Hatten has been on the Make-A-Wish Arizona board for four years. During that time, he has been instrumental in building a stronger Walk for Wishes in the Phoenix area through partnership with his fitness members. His work in the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Scottsdale also has encouraged the addition of new board members to the board who are committed to the non-profit organization’s vision to grant the wishes of every eligible wish child in Arizona.

“Tom is an energetic and dynamic leader who will help our board support our chapter mission of granting wishes to Arizona children with life-threatening medical conditions,” said Elizabeth Reich, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona.  “We are excited to have him help us as we grant a record 350 wishes this year, and look forward to seeing how he can help us increase that number in our 2015-2016 fiscal year.”

Hatten started Mountainside Fitness in 1991, and now has 14 fitness centers across Arizona. Mountainside Fitness members have been very generous to Arizona wish kids, creating teams for the chapter’s yearly Walk for Wishes events and purchasing a record number of wish stars in a fall fundraising campaign.

“I am excited and humbled to be the incoming Chair for Make-A-Wish Arizona,” said Hatten. “Following former chairs like Mike Tully (CEO, AAA Arizona), Brad Vynalek (Managing Partner, Quarrels & Brady Law office), and most recently Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall leaves a great path of leadership that will surely help me this next year.  As the Founder of Mountainside Fitness and Fit Republic, it has always been a goal of mine to involve our 50,000+ members and 1000+ employees to help Make-A-Wish Arizona grant the wishes of all the our local children this year – 350 is the goal! I will work hard to continue increasing the number of lives we can positively impact on an annual basis.”

Hatten is joined on the executive committee by Vice Chair Jennifer Moser of Rose+Moser+Allyn Public & Online Relations; Secretary Nicole Pryde-Johnson of Lovitt & Touché; and Treasurer Todd Jarman of BBVA Compass.

In addition, Make-A-Wish Arizona welcomes Kaleim Manji, Chief Executive Officer of Spear Education LLC, to their Board of Directors.

Manji currently serves on the board of the Scottsdale chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) where he is incoming Chapter Chair.  He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University and was recently awarded one of Phoenix Business Journals Top 40 under 40.

“Kaleim brings a unique business background to our Board of Directors,” said Elizabeth Reich, president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish Arizona. “We know his energy and enthusiasm, as well as his innovative thinking, will help our chapter build new relationships in Arizona.”

Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of the now international wish granting association and grants approximately 350 wishes per year. With more than 540 children diagnosed annually with a life-threatening medical condition that would make them eligible for a wish, the chapter is dedicated to raising the funds to expand their reach throughout the state.

“After attending the 2015 Wish Ball, I knew I had to be a part of this wonderful organization,” said Manji. “I am so proud to be able to give back to a community that has provided so much to me over the course of my career.”

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Mountainside Fitness now at Desert Ridge

Mountainside Fitness announced the grand opening of its newest location near Desert Ridge Marketplace in February 2015.

The new fitness location will be located at 4355 E. Irma Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85050, on the North side of the 101, West of Tatum Blvd. and Desert Ridge Marketplace.

The Grand Opening celebration will be a free, family-friendly event with music, entertainment and food and beverages. Guests will be invited to tour the new facility, meet the trainers and receive promotional membership information.

“I am proud to announce the opening of our eleventh Valley location in the beautiful Desert Ridge community,” said Tom Hatten, CEO and founder of Mountainside Fitness. “We have received an outpouring of support from the community and are excited to see the Mountainside Fitness brand continue to grow in Arizona. This property is one of three new locations opening in the next year, along with Arrowhead and Queen Creek.”

The Desert Ridge location is offering exclusive deals to those who sign-up for memberships by December 31, 2014, including three months of free childcare and tanning, three free personal training sessions and no enrollment fees. Enroll by the deadline and members will also receive a 10 percent discount on all amenities for the duration of their membership.

Fit Republic announces grand opening celebration

Fit Republic is proud to announce its grand opening celebration set for Thursday, June 26 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The luxury fitness studio will be opening its doors with a ribbon cutting event to showcase the new 15,000-square foot one-of-a-kind fitness facility.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.45.12 AMThe grand opening event will be open to the public and will feature live entertainment with music by national recording artist Kelley James, beats by local DJ‚s and special dance performances. Complimentary food will be provided by neighboring restaurants, including Kona Grill. Complimentary beer, wine and champagne will also be served.

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.44.27 AMFit Republic will kick off the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony and champagne toast. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the instructors and observe 15-minute demonstrations of classes that will be offered each week. The studio‚s Recovery Café will also be open, offering samples of all-natural juices and smoothies made fresh daily.

“We are excited for this grand opening celebration and the opportunity for everyone to experience each of our five studios at Fit Republic,” said Tom Hatten, president and founder of Fit Republic.

“I am proud of our team that helped bring this concept to life and to be launching our first Fit Republic in Arizona.”

Screen Shot 2014-06-03 at 11.45.46 AMFit Republic will offer five unique studios, referred to as “states,” in one location including Hot Yoga, Yoga, Group Fitness (Barre, TRX, Boxing and Boot Camps), Crossfit and Cycle. In addition to the five States, Fit Republic offers top-of-the-line amenities, including Core Concepts Nutrition Services staffed with a Registered Dietitian, full-service locker rooms with laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, a retail shop stocked with premium fitness brands, and the Recovery Café, an all-natural juice bar serving fresh juice concoctions, smoothies, and healthy snacks.

For more information visit www.citizenoffit.com.


Mountainside Fitness founder launches 5-modality fitness studio

A fitness revolution is coming to the Valley this summer from the creators of Mountainside Fitness, Arizona’s largest locally owned chain of fitness centers.  Dubbed Fit Republic, this 15,000-square-foot luxury facility will feature five distinct studio spaces (or “States”) under one roof, making it the first of its kind in the United States.

The studio, located in the prestigious Scottsdale Waterfront, will retain a boutique atmosphere by offering five distinct studio rooms:

  • State of Revolution (Cycling) – A modern and industrial room equipped with state-of-the-art, Schwinn high-performance spin bikes and an elevated DJ booth for exhilarating and intense workouts.
  • State of Battle (Crossfit) – A strong and edgy atmosphere featuring pull-up bars, kettle bells, barbells and wide-open space for squatting, running, jumping, climbing, lifting, and throwing.  Workouts are designed to push Citizens to the limit.
  • State of Emancipation (Yoga) – A tranquil oasis featuring a climate-controlled, open-air patio that allows Citizens to connect their body and mind with nature.
  • State of Absolution (Hot Yoga) – A Moroccan-inspired getaway that embodies heat.  The 104-degree room allows for deep stretching, while the humidity provides for a challenging cardio workout.
  • State of Rebellion (Group X) – A high-energy space featuring TRX total-body training, boxing, boot camps, HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training), and Barre studio classes.  This room will also incorporate the latest trends in fitness as Fit Republic instructors seek out the newest and most innovative fitness programs from around the world.

With a total investment of over $2 million, Fit Republic has spared no expense to provide members, or “Citizens,” with the highest level of service and amenities, including beautifully appointed full-service locker rooms with executive service that features laundry and free towel service.  A retail shop will also be on site with gear from premium fitness brands.

The main congregating area inside the facility is the Recovery Café – an all-natural juice bar serving fresh juice concoctions, tasty smoothies, and healthy snacks – where Citizens can recharge post-workout.  Locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables will be delivered daily and prepared in the on-site kitchen.  Complimentary Wi-Fi will also be provided.

“Our goal with Fit Republic is to introduce the world to a multi-studio concept for one price,” said founder Tom Hatten. “We will deliver a high-end, unique feel in each room to give our citizens an experience that is unlike anything ever done in conventional studios, and armed with an all-star lineup of the ‘who’s who’ of instructors. We are confident the workouts will lead members to become a Citizen for life.”

Main Street is the landlord/developer on the project, while AR Mays Construction handled the build-out.  Approximately 40 local jobs will be created.

“Mountainside Fitness is an exceptional corporate partner and we are thrilled they have chosen downtown Scottsdale to introduce their new Fit Republic concept,” said Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane. “Scottsdale is well known for its commitment to health, from the Cure Corridor initiative to the many miles of recreational paths and trails, we are a community that embraces an active lifestyle.  We look forward to watching Fit Republic thrive in downtown Scottsdale.”

Pre-enrollment is now open, with Fit Republic scheduled to open its doors in June. The first class is free to all Arizona residents.  Citizens then have the opportunity to purchase session packs ($20 for a single session, $90 for five, or $160 for 10), or sign up for an unlimited monthly membership.  The first 500 founding Citizens will receive an introductory rate of $110 per month.

Fit Republic expects to serve approximately 1,500 Citizens.  It is located at 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 235, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.  For more information, please visit www.citizenoffit.com.