ABOUT SICFIT SCOTTSDALE
Aloha, and welcome to the SICFIT Scottsdale FITness Family
We are not your average 30 something year old married couple. We are a team that has been together for more than half of our lives. We started dating as sophomores in high school and believed in a dream that most kids our age never thought of and our parents never wished for. We met and grew up in our hometown of Palm Springs, California. 21 years later we are living proof that dreams come true and that anything in life is possible if you make it happen. We are big believers in the saying “you get out what you put in”. This quote applies to our personal and professional lives as well as to philanthropic commitments.
We have had the great fortune of being able to grow up together while living in some of the nation’s greatest places (Palm Springs, San Diego, Maui, San Francisco and Los Angeles). We are each other’s best friend, business partners, biggest advocates and soul mates.
Now, with two beautiful children Kanon 8 and Camille 6, we have started our own set of family values and traditions and have planted roots in Scottsdale, Arizona. Some of my favorite daily family traditions include watching our children grow and excel in activities such as gymnastics, karate, and soccer through practice and performance as well as active drop-offs and pick-ups like bike riding to and from school.
Najla and I, with the help of our coaching team, have built one of the country’s finest schools of FITness. We have combined world class coaching and training with cutting edge marketing, community based partnership programs and business practices. We teach our students how to use their bodies as a machine by performing functional movements, gymnastics, endurance and strength training. As instructors of functional fitness in our community, we are advocates of dedication, discipline and hustle…attributes we practice, preach and follow in our everyday lives. Functional fitness can be both mentally challenging and physically rewarding. It has taught us patience and perseverance, commitment and honor and it has changed both of our lives for the better. If you take the first step to join us, it will change your life too.
We embraced the community of Scottsdale as our home and have developed our own fitness community through the integration of special events, charitable contributions, networking and social media. Our public service goes beyond our School of Fitness; over the last 3 years our gym community has raised over $50,000 to worthwhile causes that change lives, like Arizona Baseball Charities, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Boys and Girls Club, Mammograms in Action, The Wounded Warrior Project and various other foundations that are near and dear to our student’s hearts.
From the beginning when we affiliated in 2008 as one of the first boxes in Arizona, we decided not to participate in the recession by creating value with our quality standards and community outreach. As we began building relationships within the community with other like-minded individuals our VISION of developing a integrated FITness program began to grow. Over the last five years, we have expanded our facility five times. Our facility now includes various levels of classes including LIFE | FITNESS | SPORT, kids programs, women’s only classes, nutrition education, personal training, a Connections Networking Group, yoga, gymnastics, Olympic lifting, an Endurance class, strength training, Competive FITness, corporate wellness and the world renown SealFit academy. Luke completed KOKORO 16 and KOKORO 34. We have also become the alternative physical education program for home-schooled children and private schools in the area.
We now have over 40 classes a week that range from 5am to 7pm. This no excuse policy holds every student accountable to achieve their goals whether it’s to run a mile for the 1st time in 20 years, loose 20lbs or lift 200lbs over their head.
We also do our best to give back. In the past 7 years we have created 45 jobs here at the gym for our students. We have also made a commitment to always utilize our own students and their companies first to conduct our day to day business and we are proud to say that 100% of our recent expansion efforts including the construction, the fabrication of new equipment, technology enhancements, the real estate transaction and much more have been accomplished with our immediate gym network.
We acknowledge that our experience matters, we are the pioneers of the movement, the leaders in the industry and we will continue to forge the future of fitness. What we do works, our programs, systems, training methods and protocols are being used by local affiliates and Coaches all over the world.
At the end of the day none of this would matter and we wouldn’t be where we are today without our students, the ones that have been with us for 5 years and those that have been with us for 5 days you are the future of health and wellness in this great country and we will always be humble and grateful for your dedication to a better life.
To us, fitness is a state of mind, a way of being; it makes you a better person at everything you do. It shows up in the way you present yourself, it’s in your attitude and in your character. In one way shape or form our community shares the same core values here. We all believe that being physically fit and healthy is inspiring; it feels good, builds confidence, enriches our lives and allows us to live our best by becoming better leaders, parents, children, and people. At SICFIT Scottsdale it’s simple we “Show up and Don’t Quit”.
We believe we can make a difference in someone’s life through teaching, coaching, mentoring and volunteering. We have built an amazing community through exercise, health and wellness and we encourage you to join us on our journey. Work hard each and every minute that you step foot into SICFIT Scottsdale and you will see positive changes in all aspects of your life.
Thank you to all of you for helping us build our dream. We love what we do and hope that each and every one of you see that passion on our faces every time we smile.
In Good Health,
Luke & Najla Kayyem
“Anything in life is possible, make it happen” Jack LaLanne