Mountainside Fitness

Locally owned Mountainside Fitness will soon begin construction on its 20th fitness facility in Avondale. (Mountainside Fitness/Submitted)

Apartments and homes are popping up across Avondale to keep up with the growing population. In addition, businesses are capitalizing on the city’s growth. 

This week, we’ll take a look at two well-known businesses that are set to open in Avondale. 

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Mountainside Fitness to open its 20th location 

Mountainside Fitness will soon begin construction on its 20th facility at Park 10 near 100th Avenue and McDowell Road, just west of the Loop 101 and I-10 interchange. Once completed, this will be Mountainside Fitness’ farthest West Valley location.

The 40,000-square-foot Avondale facility will offer three group fitness studios, a tiered cardio platform, a strength floor with an outside workout area, a child care area, locker rooms with sauna and steam rooms, and a café. 

The layout will be similar to Mountainside Fitness’ Cadence and Paradise Valley locations, recently completed in 2020 and 2021.

“We are thrilled to kick off construction for our 20th location,” said Craig Cote, CEO of Mountainside Fitness. “The new location comes at a time when growth is exploding in the West Valley, and we are proud to be joining a great lineup of other retailers and entertainment venues at Park 10.”

Fitness buffs have plenty of choices, but Cote said Mountainside Fitness is inclusive. 

“It provides full-service fitness for both young and old, and really at a singular price point,” he said. 

“Every Mountainside membership is allowed multi-club access and includes the majority, if not all, amenities, such as group fitness, free towel service, steam room, sauna, massage chairs. Whereas other fitness centers add on to their low-end entry point price, Mountainside is still offering a full-service fitness with all the amenities for a singular price.”

Among the restaurants and amenities at Park 10 are Portillo’s, Barrio Queen and Main Event. Park 10’s James Kyung of Parkland Development is developing the property, and AR Mays is the general contractor.  

Construction is planned to wrap later this year. 

Mountainside Fitness will offer new member specials leading up the Avondale opening. 

Lam’s Market launches 3rd West Valley store

After several months of delays, Lam’s Market — an Asian grocery store that also features products from the Caribbean, South America and Africa — has opened its third Valley location on the southwest corner of Avondale Boulevard and Van Buren Street in Avondale.

Lam’s Market serves the needs of the Valley’s Asians by providing them with their hometown flavors. 

Customers can find produce, meat, seafood and international groceries. For more information, visit