By Josh Kelety | Phoenix New Times
Mountainside Fitness, a local gym chain with branches across the Valley, is suing Governor Doug Ducey over his new executive order mandating that businesses including bars and gyms shut down for 30 days to slow Arizona’s exploding COVID-19 outbreak.
The chain alleges that the executive order violates the Arizona state constitution and state law by preventing the gym chain from doing business, not providing the company the opportunity to prove that its operations are not a public health risk, and arbitrarily shuttering gyms and bars while keeping other businesses open. Mountainside Fitness also filed a motion seeking an injunction on Ducey’s new shutdown order, which he rolled out yesterday amid rapidly increasing COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations in Arizona.
The suit was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court on June 30.