Mountainside Fitness plans to open its second 85085 location in December in a 49,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Sports Chalet in Happy Valley Towne Center, alleviating crowding at the Carefree Highway location eight miles north, and the Lake Pleasant location nine miles west.
“This is a growing area in North Phoenix, and with all the development off of I-17 we know there will be a huge pool of fitness-minded individuals to join our Mountainside Fitness family,” said company founder and CEO Tom Hatten.
According to Hatten, the majority of the Carefree Highway club members come from the Tramonto and Anthem area, but there are some who trek up from the Norterra area. The new club means less drive time for those folks and others along Norterra Parkway as well as people south of Happy Valley Road and west of I-17.
Mountainside offers group fitness classes, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, on-site childcare, and a cafe serving juices, smoothies and snacks. Memberships are available for students, individuals, couples and families.