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Youth Programs

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

BATTER UP! It's time for some fun. Swing on over and hit a home run! Prairie Life Youth Programs will be all baseball. Enjoy baseball snacks, a little craft and of course BASEBALL! Catch all the fun on Saturday, July 29. 6:00pm to 9:00pm Ages 3-12 Bring your own gloves! Confirm line up with Missi Spurgeon, Youth Programs Director, online or email mspurgeon@prairielife.com!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPTMB 3-12 Jul 29 - Jul 29 6:00P - 9:00PSa Jun 20 - Jul 28 Register

Aquatics Programs

American Red Cross Lifeguarding Class

The American Red Cross Lifeguarding course teaches participants to recognize and respond to aquatics emergencies, prevent drowning and care for injuries. Also includes First Aid/CPR/AED training. Prerequisites are: 1. Be at Least 15 years old. 2. Swim 300 yard continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both, demonstrating rhythmic breathing and breath control. 3. Tread water for 2 minutes using only legs and hands under the armpits. 4. Swim a distance of 25 yards dive 7-10' retrieve a 10lb object return to surface swim back to starting point with object out of the water and exit water without using ladder or stairs within 1 minute 40 seconds. Please contact Aquatics Director, Carl Swauger, with questions at cswauger@prairielife.com or (515)223-5999 X215.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
LG 15+ Jul 24 - Jul 28
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LG

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
11:00A - 5:00P
Mo, Tu, We
12:00P - 5:00P
Th, Fr
Jul 14 - Jul 23 Register

American Red Cross Lifeguard Review

An abbreviated Lifeguarding course that briefly reviews course information and allows practice of skills and knowledge before testing. Current certification in Red Cross Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED is required to participate in the review course. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED which is valid for 2 years.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
LGR 15-99 Aug 10 - Aug 10 8:00A - 5:30PTh Jul 18 - Aug 10 Register

School Age Camps

Football Camp

The proper fundamentals and techniques of football will be taught at camp. Players will receive instruction in passing, catching and skills training while also learning offensive plays, defensive plays and game strategy. Ages 5-12 Cost $150 Time 9:00am to 1:30pm July 25-27 Guest are welcome to attend for an additional fee.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPFB 5-12 Jul 25 - Jul 27 9:00A - 1:30PTu, We, Th Jul 1 - Jul 21 Register

Summer Camp 2017!

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Programs is committed to providing an educational and fun filled summer to youngsters ages 3-12. We offer full day camps starting weekdays, June 6, 2016 through September 2, 2016. Each week a new theme will be the focus of learning and tons of fun. We will incorporate arts and crafts activities, group games, snack, and swim time daily. Pick and choose, or sign up for the whole summer! Week 1 June 5-9 Sports Week 2 June 12-16 Pirates Week 3 June 19-23 Emergency Services Week 4 June 26-30 Super Heroes Week 5 July 3-7 Party in the USA Week 6 July 10-14 Everything Disney Week 7 July 17-21 Hawaiian Week Week 8 July 24-28 Wild Wild West Week 9 July 31- Aug 4 Animal Palooza Week 10 August 7-11 Under the Big Top Week 11 August 14-18 Nature Week Week 12 August 21-25 End of Summer *Cost* $175 for the full week. Not a member? Guests can purchase daily passes at the front desk at $6/day for children under 13, in addition to the camp charge. $25 registration fee per week. Waived, if before date May 1, 2017. Refund policy: 48 hour notice of cancellation is required or full fee will be charged.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP910HW 3-12 Jul 17 - Jul 21 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Jul 14
YP910WWW 3-12 Jul 24 - Jul 28 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Jul 21 Register
YP910AP 3-12 Jul 31 - Aug 4 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Jul 28 Register
YP910UB 3-12 Aug 7 - Aug 11 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Aug 4 Register
YP910NW 3-12 Aug 14 - Aug 18 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Aug 11 Register
YP91EOS 3-12 Aug 21 - Aug 25 8:30A - 4:30PMo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Jan 23 - Aug 18 Register

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Learn Self-defense for all ages with prairie life fitness. Prairie life fitness has paired up with Chung Kim's Black Belt Academy, a korean influenced martial art, to offer everyone of any age excellent training in self-defense, faster reflexes, a stronger mind and stronger body. This program will cover everything that is relevant for children( bullying, self-control, self-defense against a bigger attacker, discipline in the home and at school) and for teens to adults( what signs of trouble to look for, young girls and woman self-defense against a stonger attacker, core strength, confidence in one self to use defense when needed and becoming more alert to your surroundings). Mr. Mike Taylor, a 4th degree black belt with chung kim's black belt academy, has been training for over 21 years and teaching with prairie life now for 10 years successfully! Children and adults have enjoyed taekwondo parties, outings and tournament competitions with Mr. Taylor and Prairie life fitness. If interested in taking lessons here are the times for classes: Monday- All ages and belts in the big gym from 5:30-6:30pm Friday- 5-5:30pm "Little Tigers" Ages 4-7 Friday- 5:30-6:15 Ages 8 and up White belts to Green belts Friday- 6:15-7pm Red belts to Black belts Saturday- 11:30-12:30pm ages 8yrs and up White belt through Black belt Sunday- 5:30-6:15pm Little Tigers Sunday- 6:15-7pm Red belts through Black belts *Times are subject to change due to colored belt or black belt testings and tournaments out of town. Prior notice will be given of these changes. Cost for member $50 a month as many classes as you can fit in your schedule billed to you monthly! $65 a month for non-members paid at front desk upon starting classes each month! 1 FREE trial lesson is available privately upon request. For other questions please contact prairie life fitness at 515-223-5999 and leave a voice mail for Mr. Taylor at ext. 304 or you can sign up here on our website. We look forward to having you in class!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP540 5 and up Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP540

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
5:30P - 6:30P
Mo
5:30P - 7:00P
Fr
11:30A - 12:30P
Sa
Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register

Basketball

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Basketball

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Basketball: Our program emphasizes the importance of teamwork and a healthy lifestyle for all ages and skill levels with focus on communication and leadership through basketball. Group Player Development (Available year-round) Develop overall skill set and compete in game situations, players are made here. Develop overall skill set and compete in game situations, players are made here. Cost: $160 for 8 punches $300 for 16 punches *Recommended 4 month to gain most significant improvement Dates: 2x/week/90 minutes per class: Monday-Thursday! *4 Participant Minimum per class One on One Lessons (Available year-round, Mon-Thur. Grades 2-12) These lessons are player specific and is designed to enhance overall basketball skills. High intensity workouts are performed for rapid improvements. Each workout is 60 minutes. See front desk for price information. Camps (Grades K-12) Camps are available throughout the year; Summer Break, Spring Break, and Winter Break Specific dates and times are released up to one month prior and announced here on the web and flyers are posted in the club. Contact Youth Programs Director, Missi Spurgeon at 223-5999 or email mspurgeon@prairielife.com with questions.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP89916 All Ages Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP89916

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register
YP8998 All Ages Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP8998

Times for this class vary per day the class meets. Below are the times this class meets.
Time
Day(s)
Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Fish 1

This level is intended for children 3+. Before entering Fish 1 kids should be able to be comfortable working with an instructor and comfortable putting their face in the water. The primary goals of Fish 1 are to gain a greater level of confidence in the water and to learn basic water safety. Kids will practice blowing bubbles, kicking their feet, and floating on their backs. All swimming in this level is done with the assistance of an instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:30 F1 3+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 4:30P - 5:00PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 5:40 F1 3+ Jun 13 - Aug 10 5:40P - 6:10PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Tuesday 6:15 F1 3+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 6:15P - 6:45PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 5:40 F1 3+ Jun 14 - Aug 8 5:40P - 6:10PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 5:05 F1 3+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 5:05P - 5:35PTh May 22 - Jun 14

Fish 2

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 2, kids must be able to blow bubbles, put their face in the water, and be able to float on their back with the assistance of an instructor. The primary goals of Fish 2 is to introduce basic water skills. We will putting our faces in the water, kicking our feet, and using our arms to swim. We will also work with kids to begin learning introductory backstroke. In this level kids will practice pushing off the wall short distances to the instructor. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com. There will be no classes the week of July 3-8.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 4:30 F2 3+ Jun 12 - Aug 8 4:30P - 5:00PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Monday 6:15 F2 3+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 6:15P - 6:45PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 5:05 F2 3+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 5:05P - 5:35PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 4:30 F2 3+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 4:30P - 5:00PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 6:15 F2 3+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 6:15P - 6:45PTh May 22 - Jun 14
Saturday 11:45 F2 3+ Jun 17 - Aug 12 11:45A - 12:15PSa May 22 - Jun 16

Fish 3

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 3, kids must be able to push off the wall short distances to an instructor, be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back, and able to float on their back without help of the instructor. The primary goals of Fish 3 are to learn to transition from stomach to back to breathe in freestyle. In this level we will introduce the basics of breaststroke. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com. There will be no classes the week of July 3-8.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 6:15 F3 4+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 6:15P - 6:45PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 5:40 F3 4+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 5:40P - 6:10PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 5:05 F3 4+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 5:05P - 5:35PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Wednesday 6:15 F3 4+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 6:15A - 6:45PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 4:30 F3 4+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 4:30P - 5:00PTh May 22 - Jun 14
Saturday 10:00 F3 4+ Jun 17 - Aug 12 10:00A - 10:30ASa May 22 - Jun 16

Fish 4

This level is intended for children 4+. Before entering Fish 4, kids must know freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and elementary backstroke. They should be comfortable transitioning from their stomach to their back for a breath during freestyle. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. In Fish 4, we work primarily on technique for freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke. We will help kids learn to breathe to the side on freestyle, proper kicking for backstroke, correct arm pulls for breaststroke, and much more! This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com. There will be no classes the week of July 3-8.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:40 F4 4+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 5:40P - 6:10PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 5:05 F4 4+ Jun 13 - Aug 15 5:05P - 5:35PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 4:30 F4 4+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 4:30P - 5:00PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 6:15 F4 4+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 6:15P - 6:45PTh May 22 - Jun 14
Saturday 11:10 F4 4+ Jun 17 - Aug 12 11:10A - 11:40ASa May 22 - Jun 16

Fish 5

This level is intended for children 5+. Before entering Fish 5, kids must be able to properly swim a length of backstroke, freestyle, and breaststroke. In Fish 5, we will introduce butterfly. Kids will have the opportunity to practice skills that will prepare them for swim team, such as, flip turns, stream lines, and proper techniques for all four strokes. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 F5 6+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 5:05P - 5:35PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 4:30 F5 6+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 4:30P - 5:00PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 5:05 F5 6+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 5:05P - 5:35PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 5:40 F5 6+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 5:40P - 6:10PTh May 22 - Jun 7

Polliwogs 1

This level is intended for children 3+. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 1 as in Polliwogs 2. Polliwogs 1 is intended for children who are less comfortable and younger. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 4:30 PW1 2+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 4:30P - 5:00PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 6:15 PW1 2+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 6:15P - 6:45PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 5:40 PW1 3+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 5:40P - 6:10PTh May 22 - Jun 14

Polliwogs 2

This level is intended for children 3+. This is the first level of group swimming lessons at Prairie Life. In this level, we work on getting the kids comfortable working with an instructor, comfortable with the water, and introduce basic swimming skills. The same skills are taught in Polliwogs 2 as in Polliwogs 1. Polliwogs 2 is intended for children who are more comfortable and older. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. This class has a capacity to ensure proper instructor to participant ratios. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list. ***There will be a $5 fee (per session) for participants registered on a membership qualified for free group swimming lessons who do not attend. All other participants registered who do not attend will be charged full price of the session.*** Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class. If you are registered and are unable to attend notify Carl Swauger via email 48 hours prior to the start of the session at cswauger@prairielife.com

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Monday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jun 12 - Aug 7 5:05P - 5:35PMo May 22 - Jun 11
Tuesday 6:15 PW2 3+ Jun 13 - Aug 8 6:15P - 6:45PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 5:40 PW2 3+ Jun 14 - Aug 9 5:40P - 6:10PWe May 22 - Jun 13
Thursday 5:05 PW2 3+ Jun 15 - Aug 10 5:05P - 5:35PTh May 22 - Jun 14
Saturday 10:35 PW2 3+ Jun 17 - Aug 12 10:35A - 11:05ASa May 22 - Jun 16

Waterbabies

This level is intended for children 6 months - 3 years. In waterbabies, parents will work with babies in the water. The goal is to get babies more comfortable in the water before beginning group lessons. We play games, sing songs, and have fun while learning water safety. We will practice becoming comfortable kicking, splashing, and putting faces in the water to blow bubbles. Once the class is full, participants will be placed on a standby list for this reason there will be a $5 fee for participants registered who do not show up. Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per class.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
Tuesday 6:45 WB 6 Months + Jun 13 - Aug 8 6:45P - 7:15PTu May 22 - Jun 12
Wednesday 10:00 WB 6 Months + Jun 14 - Aug 9 10:00A - 10:30AWe May 22 - Jun 13
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