Driven By One PURPOSE

Help You Feel Better, Live Stronger, And Achieve More

How Do We Do That? 

We Stand Behind Our BELIEFS


We Believe In NO

No Mirrors

No Judgement

No Gimmicks

No Comparison

No One Left Behind

We Believe



We genuinely care about you, our community, giving back, and making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.



Certified Trainers provide accountability, support, and education to ensure you reach your goals.



High Fives, encouragement, support, local events and fun. You'll build lasting connections with other positive, like-minded people.

We Believe In Giving BACK

You Help 4 Families Every Month

Meet Our Partnered CHARITY


Each month, $9.82 per member is donated to Prevent Child Abuse Arizona

  • 82 cents goes to the All Babies Cry program to prevent head trauma

  • $9 goes to The Positive Parenting Program

    • It takes as little as $3 per family 

    • For every $1 invested into the program, $7.48 of taxpayer money is saved.

    • You help save tax payers $67.32 every single month that you're a member of BLOCK

Mission Statement

Create experiences that build better humans.

  • Nourish mind, body, and soul

  • Challenge limiting beliefs

  • Educate and communicate

  • Accept and show kindness


We Are A Fitness Collective

A collective is a group of individuals that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common objective




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Our Story

Before BLOCK, we owned the highest ranking fitness studio in Pasadena, CA, Copper Moose Fitness. It was a thriving gym, with an amazing community and culture.


We closed December 2018, to move to Tucson,

and raise our son here, with the rest of his family.

We are excited, proud, and honored to bring our expertise to the community of

Oro Valley with our new brand and state of the art facility. 

Welcome to our community.

Welcome to our neighborhood.

Welcome to our BLOCK.

Joseph Hawthorne

Owner and Founder - Serving others to expand their human capacity, realize their true potential, achieve optimal health, and become better humans. This is Joseph's calling; to build a community and place where you can improve your health and relationship with mind, body, and spirit. 


Caroline Janton

Gym Manager - Your go-to contact for everything Block Fitness. Caroline has been a part of the team since the inception of Block Fitness and is driven to deliver an amazing experience for every step of your journey here at Block Fitness. 

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Juliet Fortino

Nutrition & Strength Coach - As a Certified nutrition coach, life coach, and licensed therapist, Juliet is our go-to Coach for helping you improve your mindset, change nutrition habits, and reach your strength goals.

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Joanna Milkovich

Physical Therapy Assistant & Personal Training - Joanna's specialties include corrective exercise therapy from her PTA degree, years of experience coaching athletes (soccer emphasis), and training professional cheerleaders for both the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals.

Jeanetta Bodie

Yoga Teacher & Personal Trainer - Our certified yoga instructor brings her program to Block Fitness. With additional certifications in Prenatal Yoga and as a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, Jeanetta will help you achieve your goals. 

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James Becker

Personal Training - Strength coach and hypertrophy specialist, James brings a body builders approach to Block Fitness to help shape and build every aspect of your physique.

You've Learned About Us,

Let Us, Learn About YOU

Experience The Difference