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Begin Summer with a GreatSTART

The summer heat is back and it’s time to turn up the self-motivation in your workouts. Not sure how you can improve your health status? Get help from GreatLIFE with GreatSTART.

As a member of GreatLIFE you’re entitled to a one-time informational health assessment that gives you the lowdown on your current heath status. In addition, you get professional advice from one of our expert personal trainers to set your sites on a healthier body and a healthier lifestyle.

One of the best approaches to strengthening your health and enriching your lifestyle comes from knowing where you currently stand. GreatSTART sessions will provide you with the right information and accurate assessments of your current height, weight, body fat percentage, and body measurements, not as a number, but as a starting block of encouragement to maintain or improve your health.

During the GreatSTART sessions, personal trainers will help you set fitness goals and make a plan to get results. Consultation about your current lifestyle habits and nutritional advice will allow you to see manageable adjustments.

Operating the exercise equipment properly and efficiently is key to getting the results you want. Each GreatSTART session will also provide members an introduction to basic machine workouts.

GreatSTART is FREE for all GreatLIFE members, current or new. We’ll help you meet your fitness goals with GreatSTART! Schedule your appointment today.

End Diet Disappointment with the GreatFIT Challenge

She said: I lost 20 pounds on that diet, but I gained it all back.

He said: I’m just not satisfied with a shake as a meal.

They said: I don’t want to take diet pills forever.

We said: There’s a better way. Join the GreatFIT Challenge.

The best approach to losing weight always begins with lifestyle changes. GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club invites members to discover the new you in just six weeks with the GreatFIT Challenge – May 27 – July 3.

And there’s a prize for everyone that finishes.

DSC_4820rThis is more than a weight-loss program. Trainers Courtney Dickson from EmBe and Barry Owen from GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club have put together a program that combines great tools, essential information and personal training topped off with a weekly challenge that will help you set your goals and stay on track.

And you could win $300.

The program includes 12 weekday workouts plus 6 Saturday workouts at Woodlake some cool tools to help you gauge – and celebrate – your progress.

We provide pre and post assessments with weigh-ins, skin-fold measurement, before and after photos, and a follow up on feelings and food. We’ll help you make dietary changes with education and grocery lists, and help you assess your eating habits and the feelings you have around food with a nutrition log/journal.

Weeks 1 and 2 – Restore Health to Your Gut

DSC_4843rMany researchers now believe that gut health is crucial to overall health, and that an unhealthy gut can lead to a wide range of diseases including depression and diabetes. During the first to weeks of the program, we’ll focus on detoxing the gut and learning which foods and other substances might be making you unwell, and those that will help you restore balance. You’ll be challenged to increase your water intake and reconsider eating greens – lots of ‘em – every day.

Weeks 3 and 4 – Planning is Key

It’s hard to eat healthy on the fly. During weeks three and four, you’ll learn about the effects of gluten and dairy in the diet, and how to plan and prep so healthy foods are always handy. The challenges keep coming and will help you change the way you think about food.

Weeks 5 and 6 – Maintenance Made Easy

It’s the homestretch, and not unlike most diets you’ve tried, this is where it gets harder. The energy you felt at the beginning of this challenge has peaked and you’re losing stamina. During the final weeks, we’ll share secrets for successful maintenance, show you the traps hidden at your grocery stores and pose our final challenges.

Behind You All the Way

Like any weight-loss or training program, it’s important to have a strong support system to keep you hopeful when it’s hard and celebrate your successes as they happen.

Don’t wait. Check out the GreatFIT Challenge Details and sign up now at EmBe Downtown or at GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club.

GreatLIFE Broadens its Range with Mitchell Affiliation

WILD OAK GOLF COURSE IN MITCHELL, S.D. BECOMES GREATLIFE AFFILIATE

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (May 13, 2014) – GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to announce its newest affiliate, Wild Oak Golf Course in Mitchell, South Dakota.

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A picturesque setting and a challenging course set the stage for a relaxing afternoon and an exhilarating game of golf. This 18-hole, par 72 course is located near the James River and Firesteel Creek on the east side of Mitchell, South Dakota and provides 6,902 yards of challenging play from the longest tees. Amenities include a driving range, putting green, full-service pro shop, restaurant/bar and a swimming pool.

This new affiliation with Wild Oak Golf Course offers GreatLIFE members a nearby golf alternative outside of the Sioux Falls area.

According to President Thomas P. Walsh, Sr., “We want to provide affordable choices for golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles so it’s more convenient for people to live healthier lives. Our affiliation with Wild Oak allows us to give our members one more option, and may encourage residents of Mitchell to join GreatLIFE and take advantage of the Sioux Falls locations when they come to the city. Everybody wins.”

wildoakGreatLIFE members get unlimited access (based on membership level) to multiple golf courses and fitness centers, and all the amenities that go along with them, for one great price. Our GreatLIFE facilities are Willow Run, Bakker Crossing, Central Valley, EmBe and Woodlake Athletic Center. GreatLIFE affiliates include Hidden Valley, Hiawatha, River Ridge, Luverne Country Club, Emerald Hills Golf Club, Okoboji View, Rocky Run and The Bridges at Beresford golf courses, McCook Wellness, Ideal Weigh, Austad’s and Golf Addiction. GreatLIFE Partners in Health are Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and Orthopedic Institute.

GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, established in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013, brings together golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles to enrich the lives of families. With unlimited access for members, the company is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality throughout the region. Learn more at www.joingreatlife.com.

GreatLIFE Expands Scope with New Partners in Health

GREATLIFE NAMES ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE AND SIOUX FALLS SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AS PARTNERS IN HEALTH.

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (April 30, 2014) – GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to announce its new partners in health, Orthopedic Institute (OI) and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital (SFSH). These new partnerships take the revolutionary venture that began as GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness to a new level, integrating convenient access to healthcare services into the mix of benefits available to GreatLIFE members.

Orthopedic Institute“Creating partnerships with healthcare providers is completely in alignment with our mission to enrich the lives of families and individuals through golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles,” said President Tom Walsh, Sr. “Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital are premier healthcare providers committed to providing exceptional care and educating people about how to live better, healthier lives. We are thrilled to have them as our partners.”

According to GreatLIFE leadership, Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital will soon offer services in select GreatLIFE locations.

As a GreatLIFE health partner, OI will open a clinic in the GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club addition scheduled for completion in January of 2015. Members will have convenient access to sports medicine, therapy and education.

Sioux Falls Specialty HospitalSioux Falls Specialty Hospital will also provide clinic services in the new addition at Woodlake and will provide healthcare services, seasonal clinics and educational seminars for members and guests.

With the addition of these new health partners, GreatLIFE will be able to expand their vision through their support of health programs that make health care convenient and accessible, and encourage members to integrate regular preventative care and health maintenance into their lives.

Members get unlimited access to GreatLIFE golf courses, fitness facilities and amenities for one great price. Partners include Bakker Crossing, Willow Run, Central Valley, Hidden Valley, Hiawatha, River Ridge, Luverne Country Club, The Bridges at Beresford, Emerald Hills and Okoboji View golf courses, GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club, EmBe and McCook Wellness. Affiliate partners Rocky Run, Ideal Weigh, Austad’s and Golf Addiction provide special offers to GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club members.

GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, established in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013, brings together golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles to enrich the lives of families. With unlimited access for members, the company is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality throughout the region. Learn more at www.joingreatlife.com.

GreatLIFE Names Two Okoboji Golf Courses as New Partners

LATEST GREATLIFE DESTINATION: OKOBOJI

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (April 4, 2014) – GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to announce its newest partners, Emerald Hills Golf Club and Okoboji View Golf Courses.

bojiKnown as the “land of lakes and family fun,” the resort community of Okoboji attracts visitors from across the entire region to enjoy outdoor recreation opportunities – and play golf. With Emerald Hills and Okoboji View as partners, GreatLIFE is now able to offer its members unlimited golf while they get away from it all at this popular vacation destination.

One of Iowa’s premier golf courses, Emerald Hills Golf Club is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, relaxation and challenging play. Its 18-hole championship par 72 course offers golfers at all skill levels an amazing golf experience. The club also features complete practice facilities, a fully stocked pro shop, a snack bar and a cocktail lounge.

Okoboji View Golf Course opened in 1962, but since 2005, new owners have transformed the 18-hole course into golf oasis. With a beautiful, tree-lined course, full-service lounge and grill, and well-manicured practice greens.

According to President Thomas P. Walsh, Sr., “These new GreatLIFE courses are a real bonus for our members, expanding the benefit of unlimited golf to one of the area’s most popular vacation getaways. If they loved Okoboji before, they’re going to love it even more now.”

GreatLIFE members get unlimited access (based on membership level) to multiple golf courses and fitness facilities, and all the amenities that go along with them, for one great price. Other GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club partners include Bakker Crossing, Willow Run, Central Valley, Hidden Valley, Hiawatha, River Ridge, Luverne Country Club and The Bridges at Beresford golf courses, GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club, EmBe and McCook Wellness. Affiliate partners Rocky Run, Ideal Weigh, Austad’s and Golf Addiction provide special offers to GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club members.

emaraldGreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, established in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013, brings together golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles to enrich the lives of families. With unlimited access for members, the company is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality throughout the region. Learn more at www.joingreatlife.com.

GreatLIFE Partners with McCook Wellness

McCook Wellness Becomes Newest GreatLIFE Partner

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (March 27, 2014) – GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club is proud to announce its newest partner, McCook Wellness in Hartford, S.D.

mccookWith a mission to enhance overall health and wellness, McCook Wellness offers a wide variety of fitness equipment from treadmills to free weights to help members meet their own personal fitness goals. Guests in need of some guidance can schedule an appointment with expert personal trainers or sign up for group fitness classes. Open 24 hours every day, the center makes working out convenient any time. Staff is available Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Located in Hartford, McCook Wellness gives GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club members, especially those close to Central Valley Golf Course a convenient hometown fitness option.

According to President Thomas P. Walsh, Sr., “We wanted to give our members that live northwest of Sioux Falls a great fitness facility that was not only convenient, but that shared our philosophy of enriching the lives of families through healthier lifestyles. McCook Wellness was a good fit for us and we’re happy to have them as a partner.”

GreatLIFE members get unlimited access (based on membership level) to multiple golf courses and fitness facilities, and all the amenities that go along with them, for one great price. Other GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club partners include Bakker Crossing, Willow Run, Central Valley, Hidden Valley, Hiawatha, River Ridge and The Bridges at Beresford golf courses, GreatLIFE Woodlake Athletic Club and EmBe. Affiliate partners Rocky Run, Austad’s Golf, Ideal Weigh and Golf Addiction provide special offers to GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club members.

GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, established in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in 2013, brings together golf, fitness and healthy lifestyles to enrich the lives of families. With unlimited access for members, the company is committed to offering the best in value, convenience and hospitality throughout the region. Learn more at www.joingreatlife.com.