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Barre fitness expands GreatLIFE’s options

From barre beginners to aspiring instructors, GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness has all sides of this huge fitness trend covered.

We caught up with GreatLIFE’s Katie Nordquist, a master trainer at PulsePointe Barre, for more on all the ways you can get involved.

A lot of people might not realize all the barre options GreatLIFE offers. Can you fill us in?

Barre classes are currently offered at four GreatLIFE locations: The Performance & Fitness Center at 69th and Southeastern, 39th and Phillips, EmBe and Woodlake. Barre at Woodlake is held in the Hot Studio. Please reference the group fitness schedules for the most up-to-date information: joingreatlife.com/fitness-classes/.

What do you think is making barre so popular?

Barre has gained huge popularity in recent years because it’s fun! And, of course, because people are seeing amazing results. Barre class offers a high-energy, low-impact fitness option. Much of class is focused on glute and thigh toning, but we also incorporate arm strength training and Pilates to strengthen and sculpt the whole body. Using the PulsePointe Barre method, we weave together muscle-sculpting barre choreography with exhilarating cardio segments to define and challenge the body in a whole new way. We take barre to the next level by matching each segment with upbeat music to make class motivating.


If people are considering trying it out, what should they expect? Any ways to prepare?

Barre beginners should expect to feel challenged and energized after their first class. Whether you’re attending your first class or your 20th class, expect your muscles to shake a little and expect to get a little sweaty! Modifications will be offered, allowing students to customize their workout, and, of course, relax and stretch whenever you need to. No preparation is needed to attend.

You also have a class coming up to teach instructors how to become certified. Can you give us a preview?

Yes, I’m so excited to bring the very first PulsePointe Barre certification and Pilates mat workshop to Sioux Falls April 29 and 30. Whether you’re looking to improve your Pilates and barre technique, add to your instructor toolbox or dive into teaching for the first time, this certification will be a blast. You can also earn AFAA/ACE/NASM CEUs (continuing education units). Visit pulsepointebarre.com/upcoming-workshops to register.

If people want to learn more about barre at GreatLIFE, what should they do?

I would love to hear from you. Email me at katie.nordquist@joingreatlife.com with questions or catch me in person at GreatLIFE.

Warm up your swing. Warm up to spring!

Warm up your swing. Warm up to spring!

Spring is a great time to dust off the clubs, warm up your swing and look ahead to the greens. All while teeing up to a great gift – from GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club.

GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness members who refer a friend will receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*. And because one great gift deserves another, we’ll give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* too. It’s just one more reason to hit the links.

Any season is a great time to commit to a healthier new you with all the benefits of a Golf & Fitness membership. At GreatLIFE, we’ve built a community of people committed to living better every day by staying active, eating healthier, spending quality time with family and friends, and finding joy playing together.

You can feel good about referring your friends because GreatLIFE is the beginning of a great lifestyle. In addition to golf, we provide our members with many practical and fun ways to integrate wellness into their lives.

• 15 State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers
• 25 of the Area’s Best Golf Courses
• Free Bowling – 3 Sioux Falls locations
• Free Fitness Classes
• Membership Discounts at Year Round Brown
• Sky Zone Trampoline Park Discounts
• Discounts on Stampede, Canaries, and Storm Tickets
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Personal Training
• Weight Loss
• Yoga
• Health Resources

New members can start today with golf and fitness memberships starting at just $59.99/month.

Drive, chip, putt and play your way into spring. Stop in today to sign up or refer a friend.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. New members must provide voided check or bank account information to receive $100 gift card. One gift card per membership. Excludes Mitchell, SD location. Offer valid on 12-month contracts only.


The all new Kids Zone at GreatLIFE Woodlake is now up and running with upgraded programs and a variety of activities for kids ages 6-12. Programs include:

Kids Yoga
Games, Crafts & Arts
Nutrition Education
General Fitness

Kids Zone is open 4:30-7:30pm Monday – Thursday and 9:00-11:00am on Saturdays and is designed to offer kids a more creative and active environment while their parents are working out on site.

It is an extension of child care service and does not charge a fee to those with family memberships. However, it is not a drop-off facility and kids are only able to be in child care and Kids Zone for a max of 2 hours per day.

If you have questions, please contact Katie.Nordquist@JoinGreatLIFE.com.

Rush into GreatLIFE for Three Amazing Black Friday Deals

Not every Black Friday deal needs to involve bumps and bruises as GreatLIFE is offering these irresistible perks to everyone.

Avoid the chaos of Black Friday shopping and instead hurry into GreatLIFE to claim your $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*, no initiation fee, and even a discounted massage. With three great deals this Friday, there has never been a better (or more relaxing) time to visit GreatLIFE.

This Friday only, GreatLIFE is waiving its initiation fee for new members (a $50 value). Stop in to find the perfect membership package for you, your partner, or the entire family. There is something for everyone with GreatLIFE’s fitness packages that feature free bowling and add-ons such as unlimited golf, unlimited tanning, and more.

For current members, refer your friends and get a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* for each person who signs up as a thank you. And because we want everyone to celebrate the holidays in style, we’ll also give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card* as well.

Whether you’re a new or current member, why not get a massage from our licensed massage therapist Amanda, who is offering $10 off any massage. Treat yourself with a deep tissue, Swedish or hot stone massage and relieve any leftover holiday stress.

So stop in at either of our convenient locations below this Friday, and let GreatLIFE help you do more.

  • More Golf – 24 of the area’s best golf courses
  • More Fitness – 15 fabulous fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
  • More Bowling – Free bowling at three Sioux Falls bowling alleys
  • More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis
  • Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club
4600 S Tennis Ln
Sioux Falls SD 57108
(605) 361-0045

Mon-Fri: 5:30am-11:00pm
Sat-Sun: 7:00am-9:00pm

Childcare Hours:
M-Th: 7:45am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 7:45am-1pm
Sun: Closed

GreatLIFE Performance and Fitness Center
5901 S Southeastern Ave,
Sioux Falls SD 57108
(605) 271-7324 | OPEN 24 HOURS

Staffed Hours:
M-Th: 5am-10pm
Fri: 5am-8pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-6pm

Childcare Hours:
M-Th: 8am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 8am-1pm

Disclaimer: *Offer good for new memberships only. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. New members must provide voided check or bank account information to receive $100 gift card. One gift card per membership. Offer valid on 12-month contracts only.

Help Us Give Back with GreatLIFE’s Annual Holiday Food Drive

You don’t have to be a turkey to contribute to a holiday feast this year.

Continuing our mission of enriching the lives of families across the region, GreatLIFE is once again collecting food and supply donations to provide holiday meals to those in need. Donations can be brought to select GreatLIFE locations until Dec. 22. And as a thank you for helping us give back, the person who contributes the most donations gets three free personal training sessions.

Donations in the form of canned and boxed items, toilet paper, and paper towels, can be brought to the GreatLIFE locations below. And while we always enjoy a hot meal, we ask that you please do not bring cooked food or opened packages to these locations.

Locations Taking Donations

  • 10th & Mable
  • 26th & Marion
  • Woodlake Athletic Club
  • Performance & Fitness Center
  • X Fitness
  • 69th and Minnesota (formerly dFine Fitness Club)

With your help, our annual holiday food drive has provided happier holidays to families across the Midwest. Last year GreatLIFE was able to donate more than 330 pounds of food to local food banks, resulting in almost 300 meals. This is just one more way we want to help individuals and families lead happy and healthy lifestyles.

New Fitness Location at 69th & Minnesota!

Members enjoy more convenience with newest GreatLIFE fitness club at 69th & Minnesota.

We’re proud to welcome members to our newest location at 69th & Minnesota. Located at 421 West 69th Street, Sioux Falls, this new GreatLIFE Fitness Club, formerly dFine Private Fitness Club, will continue to offer a personalized approach to fitness with a variety of equipment, classes and trainers to guide GreatLIFE members in their fitness and nutritional goals.

“We are excited to welcome the current staff to the GreatLIFE family and to offer our members another great location to workout and get fit,” said Tom Walsh, chairman and CEO.

This club is now open, offering the following benefits to GreatLIFE members:

  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Private training
  • Group fitness classes
  • Sauna
  • Smoothies and supplements

So come in and meet the staff at our newest GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club at 69th & Minnesota.

GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 69th & Minnesota
421 W 69th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
605-271-1711 | Open 24 Hours

Staffed Hours:
M-Th: 4pm-8pm
Sat: 8am-12pm

Refer a Friend and Receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*

Refer a Friend and Receive a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*

A Gift for Two.

We love the holidays – the time with family, the sweets and the gift giving. So we’re giving GreatLIFE members who refer a friend a $100 GreatLIFE Gift Card*. And because we think one great gift deserves another, we’ll give each referred new member a $100 GreatLIFE gift card* too.

With your GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club unlimited membership, you can workout your holiday stress at 15 fitness centers across the region, enjoy free bowling at the newly remodeled – and totally fab – Suburban Lanes and Family Fun Center, get discounts on jump package discounts at Sky Zone Trampoline Park and when the weather breaks, tee off at 24 of the area’s best golf courses. GreatLIFE offers so many options for families to get together and make some memories during the holidays, and all year long.

  • More Golf – 24 of the area’s best golf courses
  • More Fitness –15 fabulous fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
  • More Bowling – Free bowling at three Sioux Falls bowling alleys
  • More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis
  • Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

Enjoy unlimited golf and unlimited fitness together and get a $100 gift card – that’s a gift worth sharing!

*Offer good for new memberships only. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. New members must provide voided check or bank account information to receive $100 gift card. One gift card per membership. Offer valid on 12-month contracts only.

Just Renovated Suburban Lanes Reopens with Retro Look

Flashback to Bowling Fun!

Suburban Lanes is back in business after a big remodel that will take bowlers back to the fifties. With a retro diner and a new menu, walls lined with vintage artwork, and most importantly, bowling lanes that are ready to roll. You may not recognize the space, but once you stop in, you’ll flashback to the fun and make some of your own.

Even though the space is bright, shiny and new, some things are still the same – and that’s a good thing!

  • Fun for all ages
  • 10 bowling lanes
  • Bumpers for the kids
  • Party and event packages
  • Individual and group bowling lessons
  • Leagues for competition or just for fun
  • GreatLIFE members bowl free open to close when bowling lanes are available. Call ahead!

And we’re not finished yet. Watch for news about golf simulators coming soon! Your neighborhood bowling center is proud to be a part of the GreatLIFE family. At Suburban Lanes, you find a great way to get together for affordable fitness and fun!

For hours, updates and more information, visit GreatLIFESuburbanLanes.com

Adult Introduction to Tennis

Adult Introduction to Tennis

September 14th – October 5th 2016
Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8pm

This is a 4 week introductory class for adults with little or no tennis experience and would like to learn more about the game of tennis. We will cover proper stroke technique and proper grips, court positioning, and game situations. There will also be some fun games, allowing a chance to practice point situations.

Cost for 4 week class:
Member: $80 Non-Member: $100

Contact Darin Rima @ 605-728-5739 to sign up.

The GreatGEAR Giveaway is Here!

The GreatGEAR Giveaway is Here!

You love the unlimited access. You love the personal training. You love the variety of golf courses, fitness centers and the convenience. You love GreatLIFE, so why not share the love with your friends – and get free, fabulous GreatLIFE gear when your friends become members?

When you refer friends from Memorial Day through Labor Day, not only do you get to work out with the people you hang out with, but new and referring members receive fabulous GreatLIFE gear for FREE.

With our GreatGEAR referral program, the more friends you refer, the more free gear you get!

Refer 1 Friend – GreatLIFE t-shirt or hat or 2 half cart passes (new and referring member)
Refer 2 Friends – GreatLIFE bag or 2 half cart passes
Refer 3 Friends – GreatLIFE hoodie or 2 half cart passes
Refer 4 Friends – One year GreatLIFE Membership (at current membership level)

Plus: For every member you refer, you will be entered in a drawing for a fantastic set of golf clubs. New member will also be entered in the drawing.

At GreatLIFE, we’re committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles. Adding getting fit with good friends can only make life sweeter.

Now you and all of your friends can enjoy great golf, great fitness and great gear.

Refer a friend at any GreatLIFE location now through Labor Day to qualify. No limit. Sign up as many new members as you can. But don’t wait. Offer ends September 5, 2016. Not good with any other offer. Drawing will be held at Woodlake Athletic Club on September 6, 2016. Winner of golf clubs will be notified by GreatLIFE.