Monday, September 5

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Motivational Monday: Simply Cardio opens in Old Town Scottsdale 30-minute workout for everyone! 

Simply Cardio is an upscale cardio studio that delivers the most efficient 30-minute workout for everybody in a comfortable and social setting. 

  • Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale
  • Known as "the gym for busy people"
  • The revolutionary workout is inclusive and adaptive, designed to be effective regardless of age, gender, or level of fitness. 
  • Members walk in anytime during business hours and get a workout in when it's convenient for them. No appointments, classes, or schedule needed.
  • The boutique gym features elite, air fit technology machines that are intensive relative and revolutionary CorePump® machines which provide the most innovative and safest way to strength exercise. Simply Cardio Founder Mike Jodscheidt is the first Certified CorePump Coach in the world.
  • Every first workout at Simply Cardio is free and memberships start at only $159 for unlimited access. To celebrate the grand opening, Simply Cardio is offering a three-month unlimited membership for only $333, which includes a Simply Cardio T-shirt and a one week pass for a friend. 
  • To redeem, visit and enter promo code 'SIMPLYSTART' at checkout. This promotion expires September 30, 2016.

Simply Cardio
4207 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

*Every first workout at Simply Cardio is free and memberships start at only $159 for unlimited access. 

Helping wounded veterans gain mobility

Walt Altmann a Vietnam Veteran and owner of four UPS stores in the Valley is helping wounded Arizona Veterans get back their mobility, and you can help too. You can donate to the Independence Fund at his *locations, and/or join in at the McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Center on Sept 10th from 3:30pm-7:30pm for a fundraising event of food, silent auction, music, games and more.

Inspired by The Independence Fund's mission, Walt and his team are raising funds for an all-terrain wheelchair, also known as a track chair for a severely wounded combat veteran local to Arizona. The cost of such a chair is $16,000 per device, all donations will be matched 25% by Walt.

How to donate: Can donate in store or online via personalized link

*Participating Locations:

  • The UPS Store 350011445 E Via Linda Ste 2 Scottsdale, AZ 85295
  • The UPS Store 411020701 N Scottsdale Rd #107 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
  • The UPS Store 416015029 N Thompson Peak B111 Scottsdale, AZ 85260
  • The UPS Store 428010115 E Bell Rd #107 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

McDowell Mountain Ranch Community Center 
Address: 10607 E Paradise Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Phone: (480) 585-7600

Wet-n-Wild Free for Veterans, Police & Fire  

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 3-5, veterans, members of the active U.S. military as well as first responders (active duty police, fire and EMT) can enjoy a day of fun at Arizona's largest water park for FREE. Additionally, up to six immediate family members will receive half off admission - $21.50 plus tax during this special weekend.

  • One free admission per ID per day
  • All tickets must be used on day of distribution only
  • Must have a valid government issued ID or badge

The waterpark will be open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. both Saturday and Monday. Then Sunday, September 4, its open from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. with a stunning free fireworks shows beginning at 7:45 p.m.

The park is open weekends in September and October from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in September and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in October until October 16.

For more information visit:

4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310   
Phone: (623) 201-2000
Cross Streets: 43rd Avenue & Pinnacle Peak 

Labor of Love event provides free dental services 

For five years, Risas Dental & Braces has offered free services to the Valley during their "Labor of Love" event. It goes from 8am to 12pm today, and is one of the biggest dental care events of the year. This Labor Day, (Monday, Sept. 5) the Phoenix dental group is providing free dental services at nine of their locations across the Valley. Patients are in line by 9am will have the opportunity to choose from one of four free treatments, including a basic teeth cleaning, cavity filling, tooth extraction, or a complete exam with X-rays. 

Labor of Love Day was created to provide aid to the growing number of adult Americans who can't afford dental services. It Risas' mission to reach people who are unable to visit the dentist due to lack of insurance or financial difficulty and end up missing out on preventative dental care that could greatly help both their oral health and overall health. The Phoenix-based dental group is expecting to donate some-$325,000 in dental care today. For more information, visit  

It's National Cheese Pizza Day! 

Marco's Pizza shows us how to properly dock and toss dough to make the perfect pizza for National Cheese Pizza Day! Marco's Pizza is the nation's fastest growing pizza franchise, and the only chain founded by a native Italian. The company stands out from big players with fresh dough made daily in every store, never-frozen cheeses and a secret pizza sauce recipe created by the founder. The first location in Mesa has just opened at 446 N. Higley Rd, and additional locations are in the pipeline for the surrounding area. 

Marco's Pizza in Mesa
446 N. Higley Rd, Suite 105
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11AM to 11PM; Fri- Sat: 11AM to 12AM

Labor Day deals with the Deals Diva

There are always great deals for Labor Day! We check out some of the hottest finds with Deals Diva, Alicia Markham.

Deals Include:

1. Free 8x10 enlargement from Walgreens ($3.99 value)

2. Free $10 Starbucks gift card bonus when you load $10 to your Starbucks app with Visa checkout

3. $5 off any Local Flavor deal. You could get $20 to spend at Dilly's Tempe or another great local restaurant for five bucks!

4. Feel like cooking and need a bbq for your get together this afternoon? Get a charcoal grill for as low as $39 (20% off). Plus save half off Kingsford charcoal. You can order online and pick up at the Home Depot closest to you.

5. Finally, Labor Day is all about relaxing and I found a deal to help us all do just that. Get a double hammock with stand for as low as $59.99 shipped, usually $129.99.

A code for $5 off ANY Local Flavor deal...that means lots of $20 certificates for $5 to places like Sardella's Pizza and Wings, Dilly's Tempe, and other great local places. 

She will have codes for up to $25 off Local Dines deals, they offer half price certificates to great dining spots like the Vig, Eddie's House, OHSO, and many more. 

To find these deals visit her web page at:

Home & Garden Grill

In the Sept. issue of Phoenix Home & Garden where local chef Tracy Dempsey shares with readers three dessert recipes that can be made with the help of the grill. Perfect for cool-season outdoor entertaining and a great Labor Day tie in. 

Adding sizzle to your backyard barbecue with three dessert recipes.

  •     Grilled Stone Fruit Panzanella
  •     Campfire S'Mores
  •     Grilled Strawberry Shortcake

The September issue of Phoenix Home & Garden is now on sale at more than 1,000 newsstands statewide and you can to follow them on Facebook: