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Give Life Through GreatLIFE

GreatLIFE not only wants you to live your best life, we want you to support organ donorship that gives the gift of life. At any given moment in the US, over 113,000 people are awaiting an organ. GreatLIFE is helping to change that. Here’s how:

Sign up to be a new organ donor

It takes less than five minutes here. When you signup, we’ll reward you with a $100 Thomas James & Bechtold’s Jewelry gift card and a $50 GreatLIFE gift card. Your GreatLIFE gift card can be used on anything except membership dues. Just print out your proof of registration and bring it to any of these locations:

  • GreatLIFE Woodlake
  • GreatLIFE Performance & Fitness Center
  • GreatLIFE 41st & Sertoma – Roosevelt Marketplace
  • GreatLIFE Harrisburg

If you’re a current donor

If you’re already an organ donor, you’ll receive a $100 Thomas James & Bechtold’s Jewelry gift card just for being a donor. Simply bring in your driver’s license to any of the above locations.

Do your part to potentially save a life. It’s the right thing to do and you’ll get rewarded from GreatLIFE and Thomas James & Bechtold’s Jewelry.

Offer runs now through 2/14/2020. Must be a GreatLIFE member.

Zero in on the GreatLIFE

Zero in on the GreatLIFE with zero enrollment fee, zero payment until next month and get your 13th month free! And just to make this deal a cut above the rest, we’re giving you a $100 gift card to Bechtold Jewelry when you join.

Enroll today and you’re on your way to a better workout. We know that when you’re focused on your workout, you achieve your goals. So we want to make that just a little easier for you.

Become a member today and start living the GreatLIFE.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

Go All in for Fall

We want everyone to enjoy the GreatLIFE, that’s why we’re rewarding you this fall with no enrollment fee.

Everyone hopes there’s lots of time for golf yet. But as the weather changes, you’ll be set to focus on fitness at GreatLIFE locations all around the region. Do your own custom workout or choose from various classes and trainers.

Become a member today and pay no enrollment fee and start living the GreatLIFE.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

It’s Tee Time. And Time to Make the Most of Summer.

GreatLIFE knows that it’s finally tee time! That means there’s no time to waste. Get on any of GreatLIFE’s regional golf courses to make the most of summer with unlimited golf and fitness memberships starting at just $69.99.

Join today and get the first month free with no enrollment fee. Plus, when you take a break from the links to get in a workout, checkout our new gym location at 41st and Sertoma.

It’s a great time for golf and a great time to join. Learn more at joingreatlife.com/memberships.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

GreatLIFE set to open new west-side fitness center

This is a piece originally posted on Sioux Falls Business with Jodi Schwan.

GreatLIFE’s largest satellite fitness center is ready to start serving the west side.

The new center in the Roosevelt Marketplace on Sertoma Avenue north of 41st Street is scheduled to open Wednesday.

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It’s almost 10,000 square feet and quadruple the size of the nearby GreatLIFE center that it’s replacing.

“The finishing touches are coming along great,” manager Brittany Brazee said. “The new space looks amazing, and I am so excited for our members to have this great space to work out.”

The new GreatLIFE location includes men’s and women’s saunas, indoor turf, a group fitness room and state-of-the-art exercise equipment.

interior of gl gym

“We have excellent personal trainers,” Brazee added. “And we plan to offer a kettlebell group fitness class here that’s not offered at any of our other locations.”

The new fitness center also is connected to Year Round Brown, where GreatLIFE members enjoy discounts and 24-hour access to certain tanning services.

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They also can work out in the fitness center 24 hours a day.

“This side of town continues to expand, and we’re so excited to be able to offer a larger facility to our members,” Brazee said. “We get a diverse crowd that stays fairly steady throughout the day, and I know that’s only going to grow with our new space.”

interior of gl gym - treadmills

The new GreatLIFE fitness center will be staffed from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

It’s the newest addition to Roosevelt Marketplace, which has been steadily adding tenants, including Nail World and Giliberto’s, which also opens next week.

There’s about 6,000 square feet left to lease, according to Year Round Brown owner Zach Neugebauer,

“We have a lot of interest, which is great,” he said, adding potential future tenants include a hair salon, quick-service food and a bank.

New Member Promotion, New GreatLIFE Locations

If you’re thinking about becoming a member, now is a great time. Pay no enrollment fee and make no payments until June at GreatLIFE. In addition to this special promotion, we have a couple new reasons to join.

Two new locations are opening soon. One is in a brand new retail center near Roosevelt High School at 41st and Sertoma. The second is a 16,000-square-foot-building on North Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg, just south of Sioux Falls.

The new 9,600 square-foot 41st and Sertoma area gym will be GreatLIFE’s third largest Sioux Falls location, quadrupling its current space and giving the west side a much-needed option. It features state-of-the-art equipment, indoor turf workout area and 24-hour tanning.

The Harrisburg GreatLIFE will be similar to the Performance Center with indoor and outdoor turf workout areas, ample parking and lots of extras. The building will include saunas and a large space for free weights.

“People are going to love both spaces,” said GreatLIFE President Nick Ovenden. “They keep with the GreatLIFE goal of making a fitness lifestyle accessible to everyone.

New members signup now with no enrollment fee and no payments until June. With summer around the corner, there’s no reason to not take full advantage of a Golf and Fitness Membership.


*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

Guarantee You Enjoy the Same Rate, Checkout New GreatLIFE Locations

GreatLIFE encourages members to Guarantee the Great Life by stopping in today to guarantee your pricing and enjoy the same rate until June 2021. As a member, there’s lots more to be excited about. Check out the changes we’re making.

Two new locations are opening soon. One is in a brand new retail center near Roosevelt High School at 41st and Sertoma. The second is a 16,000-square-foot-building on North Cliff Avenue in Harrisburg, just south of Sioux Falls.

The new 9,600 square-foot 41st and Sertoma area gym will be GreatLIFE’s third largest Sioux Falls location, quadrupling its current space and giving the west side a much-needed option. It features state-of-the-art equipment, indoor turf workout area and 24-hour tanning.

The Harrisburg GreatLIFE will be similar to the Performance Center with indoor and outdoor turf workout areas, ample parking and lots of extras. The building will include saunas and a large space for free weights.

“People are going to love both spaces,” said GreatLIFE President Nick Ovenden. “They keep with the GreatLIFE goal of making a fitness lifestyle accessible to everyone.

GreatLIFE encourages members to check out the changes and continue to enjoy your same rate until June 2021. Stop in today to guarantee your pricing. With summer around the corner, there’s no reason to not take full advantage of a Golf and Fitness Membership.


*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

GreatLIFE announces leadership changes

Original content published by Sioux Falls Business Journal with Jodi Schwan.

GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness has named Nick Ovenden as its new president, along with a new leadership team.

Ovenden replaces Donn Hill, who has been president since GreatLIFE was founded more than five years ago. Hill has taken a new position as pastor of missions and operations at First Evangelical Free Church. His last day at GreatLIFE is April 30.

He will continue to have ownership in Bakker Crossing Golf Course, which is part of GreatLIFE.

“Everything I’ve experienced has led me to this point, and it’s the right thing at the right time that allows me to work with the church I’ve been part of all my life and use my passion for mission in places like South Sudan. I’ll still be a supporter of GreatLIFE because I believe in the mission and I believe we’re making a positive difference in people’s lives,” Hill said.

“The element that’s much different from even what we conceived was how huge the fitness role could become in this and how much the company could actually impact people’s lives through fitness and healthy lifestyles.”

GreatLIFE was founded by Tom Walsh Sr., who remains CEO.

“As with all things, there’s change, and I want to thank Donn for five great years,” Walsh said. “What we’ve been able to accomplish has changed the world. We’ve become a lifestyle.”

Ovenden is well positioned to take over the leadership role, Walsh and Hill said.

A Sioux Falls native and Augustana University graduate, he worked at the Sanford POWER program before becoming a trainer and assistant department head at Life Time Fitness in the Twin Cities. He joined GreatLIFE as director of fitness and nutrition in early 2014.

“I love everything we stand for,” Ovenden said. “I understand what Donn’s vision and leadership style has been, and I think I’ll be able to utilize a lot of the knowledge I’ve gotten from him and be able to take the company on for 20 or 30 years, hopefully. We’ve talked about changing the world, and that’s truly what we want to do.”

Ovenden will lead a newly named leadership team:

Brad Hansen is vice president of development. He joined GreatLIFE as director of food and beverage last year and has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including as an operating partner at Burger King.

“Brad has a great financial grasp of the things we need to do, and he can help us take a step back and see what makes sense,” Ovenden said. “His food and beverage background really helps our golf and fitness centers take their offerings to the next level.”

Randall Hill is vice president of fitness, after previously managing the GreatLIFE Performance Center at 69th Street and Southeastern Avenue.

“Randall is an incredible leader,” Ovenden said. “He just turned 30, and he leads like he’s been doing it for 20 years. He’s a very visionary thinker, and he’s got people who follow him who put his vision into action, and that’s why he’s been so effective.”

Jason Sudenga is vice president of golf. He has led golf at GreatLIFE since its inception after doing the same at Bakker Crossing.

“Jason is the best business mind in golf,” Ovenden said. “He’s a golf mind but open to change and is not a traditionalist. He’s open to ideas and knows we don’t have a typical golf base.”

With about 40,000 members and more than 500 team members, GreatLIFE has fundamentally changed the golf and fitness market locally in the past five years. Ovenden predicts significant growth ahead, though.

“Our ultimate goal is to change the world, so we need to figure out how to manage our growth and be great at what we do, so when we grow into different cities, we’re providing the best possible member experience,” he said. “As long as we’re doing that, I think our potential is limitless. There are a lot of places with golf courses and fitness centers, but what sets us apart is our culture – our attention to detail and how much we care about our members.”

Ovenden is passionate about building GreatLIFE and brings the work ethic needed to do it, Hill added.

“We have a lot of people committed to doing whatever it takes to get it done, and Nick’s been that way from the start, along with many others,” he said. “He’s the right guy to carry it on.”

Ovenden agrees the job is more than a job.

“It’s so much more than a paycheck,” he said. “I know that’s cliche, but when you find your passion and understand your calling in life and you can apply that to work, it doesn’t seem like work.”

Play Now. Pay Later.

You’ve waited forever to play 9 or 18 and golf season is finally here. Signup for a Golf and Fitness membership today. And when you do, you’ll have no payments until May. That should make you get your clubs ready.

$59.99 gets you access to 19 different regional courses. Couples memberships are just $69.99. Make up for lost time and enjoy unlimited golf. Even better, squeeze in a workout at any GreatLIFE fitness location. Enjoy fitness classes and even go bowling.

Play now and pay later with no payments until May. Learn more at joingreatlife.com.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.

Get Ready for the Greens

It’s getting to be golf time at GreatLIFE and you can swing into the season by signing up for a Golf and Fitness membership today. And when you signup, there’s no enrollment fee and no payments until April.

$59.99 gets you all the driving, chipping and putting you’ve been waiting for. Couples can signup for just $69.99. Enjoy unlimited golf at some of the region’s finest courses. Plus, you’ll have access to all GreatLIFE fitness locations, fitness classes and even bowling.

With no enrollment fee and no payments until April. There’s no reason not to join. And a great reason to get on the greens.

*Offer good for new memberships only. Please bring voided check at time of sign up. Not valid with any other offers, some restrictions apply. Excludes Mitchell, SD, location.