jpegJanuary, 2016 will mark a milestone for Valley native Tom Hatten. On that date, the Mountainside Fitness CEO and Founder celebrates 25 years of leading of Arizona’s biggest and only locally owned health clubs.

Hatten is kicking off the celebration this fall and will open his 12th Mountainside Fitness facility at Arrowhead with a Grand Opening Party on Saturday, November 7th.

“I opened Mountainside Fitness with just $2,000 and help from my family and friends,” said Hatten. “It’s been an awesome journey and now 25 years later, we are proud to open our 12th location here in Arizona and to give back to some amazing causes.”

Hatten will also close 2015 with a record year of giving and raising money for a variety of causes near and dear to his heart. These causes include Make-A-Wish Arizona, for which he currently serves as Chairman of the Board.  Hatten, alongside other board members, is leading the fundraising campaign to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Make-A-Wish Arizona.

Similarly, Hatten will also be honored this November for his contributions over the last ten years to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Hatten will be honored at the Passport to a Cure on Saturday, November 14th at the Camelback Inn and Resort from 6 PM until midnight.

Recently, Hatten shared the story of his company’s growth and his vision for its future at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast event, which was held on October 13th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort Grand Ballroom.

Mountainside Fitness Centers is the largest locally-owned health club chain in Arizona, with 12 fitness centers, along with its newest concept, FIT REPUBLIC, consisting of 5 fitness studios. Mountainside has 50,000 active members and 1050 employees. In November 2005, Mountainside Fitness Centers was voted one of 10 “Hottest Growing” companies in Arizona by Biz AZ magazine when five clubs were added to the chain.

Mountainside Fitness has also received other accolades, including “Best Staff/Trainers at a Gym” by and “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 will be located off the Loop 101 at 20250 N. 75th Avenue in Glendale, Arizona 85308.  An Open House Preview Party will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9 AM to 4 PM, where guests will enjoy entertainment, food, prizes, and games.