Category : Fitness Classes

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.

Celebrating 1 Year of Yoga 3 Ways!

Celebrating 1 Year of Yoga 3 Ways!

It’s been a year since we rolled out a slate of yoga classes at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club, and we’re happy to say, it’s been a great year.

We’ve made lots of new friends and tried new ways to practice. And we hope you’ve discovered the many benefits that yoga offers. If you haven’t tried hot or traditional yoga, we have a wide variety of classes to appeal to your specific goals. All of our yoga classes are available to GreatLIFE members and the public.

To celebrate our anniversary, we’re offering three opportunities to give yoga a try.

One-year anniversary special!
May 1-31 only – Unlimited Hot Yoga just $19.99*
(New and existing members)

Long, hot, summer special!
June, July & August – Unlimited Hot Yoga just $79.99*
(New students only)

Kids Yoga Camp – GreatLIFE Woodlake KidZone
June 6-10 & July 18-22
Age 3-6, 8:30 – 9:15 a.m.
Age 7-12, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Hot yoga brings together the ancient wisdom of traditional yoga and the discipline and physicality of modern exercise for a workout with big payoffs. Hot yoga is practiced in a warm environment for an intense experience and lots of physical, mental and emotional benefits.

All hot yoga classes are held in the MindBody Studio at Woodlake Athletic Club at various times throughout the week for your convenience. Help us celebrate our first anniversary, and sign up at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club now.

To learn more, contact

*Not valid with any other offer.

Healthy competition? It’s on at GreatLIFE!

Looking for some healthy competition? It’s on the calendar.

Healthy competition is just one way to keep you motivated to stay in shape. At GreatLIFE, we’re happy to announce our 2016 Events Calendar.

The following are some of the highlights:

June 11 – GreatLIFE Race Series 5k
July 16 – GreatLIFE Series 5k
August 27 – GreatLIFE Series 5k
September 17 – Adventure Race
October 13 – GreatFIT Challenge Kick-off

Check out our events calendar often for even more healthy competitions in the future.

For more information on these special events, email or call him at (605) 254-2774.

At GreatLIFE, it’s not just a workout, it’s a lifestyle.

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!

GreatLIFE Introduces RealRyder™

Indoor cycling just got real

Ready to experience the exhilaration of outdoor cycling right at the gym? Then it’s time to experience RealRyder at Woodlake Athletic Club.

Unlike standard stationary bikes, this revolutionary “unstationary” indoor bike moves under you with articulating frame technology as you balance steer, adjust and pedal across three planes of motion. RealRyder fully engages the body and the mind for a high-energy, fun and dynamic riding experience.

Invented by a competitive cyclist looking for a more effective way to train indoors, this piece of equipment is built to last and to deliver the fun and freedom of cycling in an indoor enviromement.

Cycling has always been a solid cardio workout, but now with RealRyder, your workout provides even more benefits:

• Stronger core
• Improved balance
• Improved coordination
• Toned arms and legs
• Greater joint mobility
• Improved endurance, speed and agility for sport

Best of all, it’s the end of monotony.

GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club offers RealRyder classes to fit your schedule:

Check the schedules here.

Are you ready to get real?