The state mandated closures surrounding Covid-19 have caused extreme financial hardships to big and small businesses across Arizona, and that doesn’t even compare to the hundreds of lives lost during this pandemic.
Wanting to do its part both financially and responsibly, Mountainside Fitness announced the locally owned and operated company will make a $100,000 donation to the Arizona Coronavirus Relief Fund on Monday.
Tom Hatten, CEO and Founder of Mountainside Fitness said the company chose the state’s coronavirus relief fund because it helps organizations and people who are on the frontlines and struggling as result of COVID-19.
“We wanted to make the biggest impact we could and help as many people as possible,” said Hatten. “This is the fund that is helping people throughout the state right now who are in all kinds of immediate desperate situations as of result of this pandemic,” said Hatten.
But that’s not it, Mountainside Fitness is also partnering with Patients Choice offering its parking lots, resources and staff to offer approximately 200 antibody tests per event to the general public. Patients Choice Lab will offer the drive-up antibody blood test to those who have pre-registered at www.ptchoice.com. The first event for antibody testing will be on Tuesday, April 28th in the parking lot of Mountainside Fitness Glendale and Wednesday, April 29th at the Chandler location from 11am to 2pm. At least five other antibody test sites and days will be assigned in the coming weeks.
The COVID-19 antibody testing is another way Mountainside hopes to assist the state so the re-open process moves smoothly over the next few weeks. Hatten like many small and big business owners hopes to see the state reopening by early May. The antibody test for the current coronavirus antibodies (SARS-CoV-2 IgM/IgG Antibodies) that help detect both current and past exposure. These results will be available within 24-48 hours. The price of test and blood draw $114. The goal is to test at least 200 people at each site. Participants must pre-register www.ptchoice.com or call (602) 923-0605.
“Thanks to Mountainside Fitness the COVID-19 Antibody testing will be available at Mountainside Fitness locations throughout the Phoenix Metro starting at Tuesday’s event and at many more of their locations in the weeks to come,” said Chantell Ketchem, VP of Sales and Marketing for Patient’s Choice Lab. “Mountainside Fitness has not only offered access to all of its locations but also provided important resources to my team that has helped make it possible to provide testing access to people in areas of our community that we may not have previously been able to reach.”
Mountainside Fitness is Arizona’s premier and privately owned health club currently operating 17 locations & 100,000 active members in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Established in 1991 by Valley native Tom Hatten, Mountainside Fitness is proud to offer guests more than 80 group fitness classes per week, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, on-site childcare, complimentary towel service and a wide range of amenities with friendly service, at an affordable price. Mountainside Fitness is dedicated to helping members achieve their goals by offering a team of committed professionals, beautifully appointed full-service locker rooms, the option for executive treatment with personal lockers and laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and the M Café serving smoothies, bottled beverages and healthy snacks.
Patient’s Choice Lab is dedicated to delivering high-quality phlebotomy and diagnostic testing services for patients and providers throughout Arizona. For us, it’s not only about partnering with only the highest quality CLIA-CAP laboratories to offer diagnostic testing, but it’s also about finding innovative ways to make it easier for people and providers to get the testing they want, when and where they want it. Innovation is about listening to our community and finding ways to eliminate barriers that keep individuals from getting the testing they need.