Allison Young and Kara Rice Launch Phoenix Boutique Fitness Service FIT[tbd]

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Kara Rice and Allison Young consider themselves fitness matchmakers. The two friends have each made a career of working out -- Young as a health and fitness writer and Rice as an occupational therapist and Pilates instructor. They know the difficulty of finding both a gym you love, and gym you can make time for.

That's why they've created FIT[tbd], a new service that partners with different fitness studios through the Valley and streamlines them into a single gym membership.

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No longer confined to the class schedule of a single studio, members of FIT[tbd] can access a network of more than 19 different boutique gyms including Karve, The Dailey Method, Bodi, Studio Mixx, Amenzone, Title Boxing Club, Remedy PM, The Pilates Club, True Hot Yoga, Urban Yoga, and Floo-id Yoga.

FIT[tbd] is set on partnering only with smaller businesses in part because "it's hard for them to get the word out," Young says. "We wanted to promote the smaller places that I would say have the best classes, really niche classes that you won't find anywhere else."

Through this blending of boutique gyms, FIT[tbd] members can choose from an expansive, all-in-one list of classes in the style of yoga, Pilates, barre, interval, or spin.

"I firmly believe that mixing up your workout is the best way to see results," says Young, who, along with Rice, spent last summer sampling the majority of the boutique gyms in Phoenix and Scottsdale before making their final selections.

"I think New York and Los Angeles get all the hype for being amazing fitness towns, but Phoenix has amazing trainers and instructors, and we just really want to celebrate that."

FIT[tbd] launched on January 1 with plans starting as low as $64. For more information, or to purchase yours, visit

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Location Info


Karve Studio

7154 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ

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The Dailey Method

21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

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7034 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

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Studio Mixx

7023-7025 E. 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ

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Amenzone Fitness

8350 E. Evans Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

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Title Boxing Club

5037 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix, AZ

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Remedy Pilates and Massage Studio

6949 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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The Pilates Club at AZ Body Mechanics

E High Street, Phoenix, AZ

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True Hot Yoga

14676 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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Urban Yoga

3225 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Floo-id Yoga

7077 E. Mayo Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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Great concept that would definitely benefit the clients and the small businesses that chose to participate.  Classes are scheduled and begin on time, regardless of how many people have shown up.  I like the idea and will definitely keep it in mind for my future workouts.  Also, great for newcomers unsure of where or how to practice yoga, spin or pilates.  This will give them a chance to tryout different instructors and studios prior to feeling locked into a long-term contract.

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