Category : Fitness Amenities

Get in a workout while the kids have their play at GreatKIDS Child care.

Get in a workout while the kids have their play at GreatKIDS Child care.

GreatLIFE wants you to make the most of your workout. And as part of the GreatLIFE family, you can also trust your kids to our child care services during your workout. Both GreatLIFE Performance and Fitness Center and Woodlake Athletic Club locations offer free childcare for ages 3 months to 12 years.


This convenient membership benefit gives you the opportunity to get fit, knowing your children are in good care with games, activities and other kids. Take full advantage at either location. Each has a two-hour limit.


GreatLIFE Performance and Fitness Center Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8am-8pm
Sat – 8am-3pm


GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club Hours:
Mon-Fri – 8am-8pm
Sat – 8am-3pm

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:

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 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 with questions or catch me in person at GreatLIFE.

Scheduled Pool Maintenance at Woodlake Athletic Club

Scheduled Pool Maintenance at Woodlake Athletic Club

The pool at Woodlake will be undergoing routine maintenance starting Sunday, March 20th at 8pm until Sunday, April 3rd at 4pm. This is a great time to check out our other pools at EmBe and Willow Run!

Swimming lessons will NOT be affected by this change. Aqua aerobics classes will be put on hold until Monday, April 4th.

We appreciate your understanding as we do the yearly cleaning of Woodlake making GreatLIFE even greater!

Great Plains Golf Expo Exclusive!

Great Plains Golf Expo Exclusive!

Tired of winter weather? Get out of the cold and into the swing at the Great Plains Golf Expo in Sioux Falls. GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to sponsor the Midwest’s most comprehensive golf show February 27 and 28 at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

Members get in FREE. Show your GreatLIFE key fob at the door for free admission to the Golf Expo.

If you haven’t heard about GreatLIFE, it’s a great time to learn more about our mission to enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles. But it’s an even better time to join thousands of people from across region who enjoy the unlimited benefits of a GreatLIFE membership.

Become a GreatLIFE unlimited golf and fitness member for $59.99/month at the Golf Expo and get the first month FREE! Plus, we’ll waive the $50 initiation fee.

While unlimited access to the premier golf courses across the region is reason enough to join GreatLIFE, with new partnerships and perks, our members get more!
More Golf – 22 of the area’s best golf courses
More Fitness –10 fabulous fitness centers and FREE fitness classes
More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, bowling
Personal Training – and lots of other great perks!

Begin Your GreatLIFE at the Great Plains Golf Expo and get more!
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The Wait is Almost Over!

GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club is OPENING SOON in Dell Rapids!

GreatLIFE Malaska Fitness Club is coming to Dell Rapids and bringing a 4,000-square-foot world-class fitness center along with it. Much more than a workout, GreatLIFE makes it easy and affordable to enrich and enjoy your life by establishing healthy habits that last a lifetime.

The new club will feature:

• 24-hour Access
• Full Circuit of Selectorized Strength Equipment
• Cardio Equipment
• Separate Free Weight Room (1,400 square feet)
• Personal Training
• Showers

Our goal is to be the best in guest satisfaction, value and convenience for golf and fitness. Choosing GreatLIFE is smart. It’s affordable. And we’re opening soon – right in Dell Rapids.

If you are already a GreatLIFE member…hurray for you. And if you haven’t discovered GreatLIFE, there’s no better time to get in on the GreatLIFE experience and enjoy unlimited golf and unlimited fitness. Become a member before December 31, lock in incredibly low membership rates for up to five years, and get…

• More Golf – 20 of the area’s best golf courses and more to come
• More Fitness – 12 fabulous fitness centers and more to come
• More Activities – swimming, basketball, tennis, golf, fitness and lots of other great perks!

There’s no better time to enjoy GreatLIFE!

New GreatLIFE Woodlake Addition Now Open

Your Workout with the Works

Now GreatLIFE members in Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities have access to a workout with the works with the opening of the new addition at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club.

The fabulous 30,000 sq. ft. addition offers members even more opportunities for overall wellness and all the amenities to embrace a healthy lifestyle with:

  • 8,000 sq. ft. of fitness space
  • Indoor pool and Jacuzzi
  • Hot yoga studio
  • Juice bar & food on-the-go
  • New women’s locker room
  • Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Clinics
  • Expanded childcare space

According to Tom Walsh, Chairman and CEO, “We’re committed to giving people opportunities to adopt healthy lifestyles. That’s why we’re excited about this addition. It’s a complete next-generation fitness club, with the services and the equipment to support living better and healthier.”

Come see what’s new! We’re holding an open house on June 6 from 9 – 3 to give members and the community an opportunity to check out our new addition and get to know GreatLIFE.

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