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YOU’RE INVITED TO DEDICATION OF REID HANS TENNIS COURT

GreatLIFE is dedicating Reid Hans Tennis Court, Friday, May 12th at 5:30pm at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club in honor and in memoriam of longtime tennis advocate and friend, Reid Hans.

Hans was actively involved in the tennis community for over four decades; as a player, club owner, instructor, and friend to many.

The dedication will include appetizers and refreshments starting at 5:30pm, with the court dedication taking place at 6:00pm. All are welcome to attend.

Woodlake Athletic Club
4600 Tennis Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
605-361-0445

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.

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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.


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.

Check GreatLIFE’s Holiday Hours Before Heading Out

A few locations will have revised hours this holiday weekend, so read below before leaving to work off your Thanksgiving dinner.

While we’re here to support your workout goals all year long, a few of our locations will have adjusted hours this Thursday and Friday for the holiday. In addition, fitness classes will not be held on Thursday or Friday, but will resume their usual schedule on Saturday.

The following locations will have shortened hours this holiday weekend.
GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club

  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) – 5:30 a.m.–1 p.m. (Fitness Center)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) – 7:45 a.m. –1 p.m. (Childcare Center)

GreatLIFE EmBe Fitness and Aquatics

  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) – Closed
  • Day After Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) – 6 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

The following locations will still have 24/7 access, but will be unstaffed after 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
GreatLIFE Performance & Fitness Center
GreatLIFE X Fitness
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 26th & Marion
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 41st & Sertoma
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 26th & Village Square
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at E 10th & Mable
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at 69th & Minnesota
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at Bakker Crossing
GreatLIFE Fitness Club Career Crossing
GreatLIFE Fitness Club at Willow Run
GreatLIFE Fitness Club in Central Valley
GreatLIFE Fitness Club Dell Rapids
GreatLIFE Worthington Fitness Club

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

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

GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes gets new retro look.

50s themed remodel to open soon.

GreatLIFE continues to look to the future of fitness, family, health and fun. But with the new remodel of GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes, they’re going back in time. The completely revamped bowling complex sports a 50s themed look featuring a soda fountain, diner and bowling lanes set to the sounds classic 50s music hits.

In addition, several bowling lanes have been removed to make room for three golf simulators for GreatLIFE members and guests to hone their driving and putting skills. A new viewing space has been developed with large screen televisions to display sporting events, movies and video. The remodel is rounded out with an all new roof and improved parking lot.

GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes is an excellent venue for corporate outings, kids parties, and group events of any kind. With the re-opening of this excellent facility, GreatLIFE continues its mission to connect sporting, health and leisure activities with members and families.

Opening soon, 2621 S. Spring Avenue, Sioux Falls. When it reopens, GreatLIFE Suburban Lanes will continue to offer members free bowling any time lanes are available. Other bowling alleys in the GreatLIFE network — Empire Bowl at 3800 S. Westport Ave. and Sport Bowl at 1901 W. Burnside St. — offer discounts and some free bowling.

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Get Up Close and Personal – Volunteer!

As the entire city gears up to enjoy the 2nd Annual Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge in September, it’s easy to forget that there are hundreds of people behind the scenes that make it all happen. From setup to takedown and cart drivers to marshals, volunteers all across Sioux Falls come together to make this event run smoothly and to ensure visitors have a positive and memorable experience of the city.

You can be a part of the excitement by becoming a volunteer.

GreatLIFE is looking for local volunteers to act as host families and caddies, and to provide other services throughout the tournament. This is an opportunity to enjoy the action up close, meet world-class athletes and help Sioux Falls’ star shine proudly as the host city of the Symetra Tour – the Road to the LPGA.

You can help make this tournament a success, and have some fun on the fairway.

Visit the GreatLIFE Challenge website to volunteer, be a caddy, or host a tournament player.

For more information, contact Tom Van Wyhe, Chair GreatLIFE Challenge – tomvanwyhe10@gmail.com or Cheryl Dodd, Co-Chair GreatLIFE Challenge – dododdio@yahoo.com.

GAME ON – SYMETRA TOUR RETURNS TO SIOUX FALLS

GAME ON – SYMETRA TOUR RETURNS TO SIOUX FALLS

It’s tee time in Sioux Falls – especially if you’re a lady golfer on the Symetra Tour – The Road to the LPGA. For the second year in a row the Tour will bring its slate of 144 talented women to Willow Run Golf Course to compete for a shot at a purse of $210,000 – with the winner taking home $31,500 – and points in the Volvik Race for the Card toward a coveted spot on the pro tour.

The Sioux Falls GreatLIFE Challenge is one of only four 72-hole events on the tour and one of only 23 cities to host the tour. According to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (CVB), Sioux Falls will realize more than $3 million in economic impact, depending on overall attendance.

The tournament will begin on September 1 with the winner clinching the title on September 4. It will be hosted once again by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness Club and the Sioux Falls CVB.

ALL GOLF. ALL WEEK.

Golfers from across the region can enjoy a spectacular view of the fairway action and the LPGA hopefuls, and enjoy a few special events throughout the week of the tour including:

• Free Kids Clinic with Mike Malaska – Tuesday, August 30, Willow Run
• Dan Boever, World Long Drive Champion – Tuesday, August 30, Willow Run Driving Range
• Feherty Live! – Thursday, September 1, Washington Pavilion

To add to the excitement, one ambitious young golfer will have the opportunity to earn a spot in the GreatLIFE Challenge at an open qualifier to be held at Willow Run on August 26. The qualifier is open to all South Dakota female residents and any female college student that attends an accredited in-state college or university. Entries close Monday, August 22. Contact Jason Sudenga, GreatLIFE Director of Golf at 605-940-7344.

The second exemption for the tournament will be Mariah Stackhouse, a recent Stanford grad that has been turning heads on the fairway since she exhibited a talent for the game at age four. She’s the first African American woman to earn a spot in the field at the U.S. Open.

Last year’s winner, Caroline Westrup, finished the tournament with a 12-under 272 total, followed Sweden’s Dani Holmqvist in second place and Italy’s Giulia Molinaro who finished third.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

To ensure the success of this weeklong event, sponsors are looking for local volunteers to act as host families and to provide other services throughout the tournament. To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities or to sign up, visit www.greatlifechallenge.com.