Mountainside Fitness reopened at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.
PHOENIX — The back-and-forth between Mountainside Fitness and the state of Arizona continues.
The gym chain announced Tuesday that it would reopen at 4:30 a.m. Thursday — even though the Arizona Department of Health Services denied its proposal to reopen.
Mountainside Fitness is far from the only gym or business that was denied a chance — so far — at reopening its doors. As of 5 p.m. Monday, 202 businesses were not given the stamp of approval.
In a statement, Mountainside Fitness CEO Tom Hatten said the department’s “standards of approval were subjective, and essentially unknown to the fitness applicants, which is why you will not see them on the website.”
The department does provide an Aug. 10 document full of the “additional steps (that must) be taken by