Mountainside offering free summer child care Fitness Push ups

"Mountainside Fitness is offering free child care this summer. But there’s catch. It’s for new members who sign up before May 31."

Summer can be difficult for parents in some ways. A time when youngsters are out of school, it can leave parents without a means to supervise their children if they have work or other obligations.

So, Mountainside Fitness is offering free child care this summer.

But there’s catch. It’s for new members who sign up before May 31.

These members will receive free child care through August 31.

New members who do not have children can opt to receive a $25 gift card instead. Mountainside Fitness offers certified child care at 16 locations throughout metro Phoenix.

“On-site interactive child care is something we provide to our members so parents can work out and not have to worry about child care logistics. That is especially true during the summer when kids are out of school,” said Tom Hatten, founder and owner of Mountainside Fitness.

Mountainside Fitness has dedicated child care spaces at its centers. The areas include bounce houses, gaming areas, basketball courts and small theaters. They have dedicated, certified staff as well as children’s exercise classes.

“Our child care areas are fun places for kids to enjoy while their parents enjoy our fitness centers,” Hatten said.

Mountainside Fitness has locations in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Mesa, Queen Creek, Surprise and Chandler. The only location without child care is the Executive Club in Scottsdale.

The Peoria location is at 9745 W. Happy Valley Road. It is open 4:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.