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Youth Programs Fall Happenings!

Youth Programs has some great programs for Ages 0-5 starting in September! Head on over to the Youth Programs page to see what we have to offer!

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Managers Corner

On Your Mark. Get Set. PerFit.

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On Your Mark. Get Set. PerFit.

Imagine having the convenience of personal trainer at your fingertips. At the gym, in your home, on-the-go, wherever you are; having a workout routine personalized just for you is as easy as downloading the PerFit app. Powered by Prairie Life Fitness, PerFit makes the knowledge of our best in class personal trainers accessible to anyone, anytime.

We created and developed the PerFit app because we understand that life, work, kids and school can make it difficult to keep a regular exercise schedule. Let alone scheduling time with a personal trainer. We know you need to keep up with your workout routine in an efficient way. PerFit was designed with you in mind. Download it today on the App Store or get it on Google Play.

What can a PerFit Personal Training Program do for you?
Usage of fitness apps has increased over 87% in recent years. The top uses are motivation, goal tracking, workout ideas and calorie tracking, among others. PerFit keeps you motivated by offering a wide range of workouts that are tailored to your fitness level and can be performed wherever you happen to be. Where is your PerFit Spot? Home? Hotel room? Outside? School track? Yes, we have workouts perfect for all those places. PerFit also has workouts that are great to use in the clubs where you have access to all the latest fitness equipment. Enjoy the flexible freedom that this robust personal training program can do for you.

Other features includes; IT VIDEO OF THE WEEK

  • The PerFit Video of the Week - See step-by-step instructions of a workout developed by an expert trainer. Each preview includes high quality video and audio.
  • Go to the “I Want More!” tab within your PerFit app menu to get benefits of one-on-one attention from a PLF trainer. Try it today to learn more and contact PLF.
  • Use your mobile device to help you become a fitter and healthier you at a low monthly cost. Your smart phone just got smarter; it became a training tool.
  • From yoga to upper body, lower body and all over routines, PerFit will keep you from plateauing. Say goodbye to boring workouts. So long to staying in a rut.

Different Levels for Different Needs
PerFit (Free) At this introductory level you pick from a choice group of workouts, developed by our Prairie Life Fitness certified personal trainers. Each workout includes step-by-step instructions with high quality video and audio, so using advanced equipment or learning new exercises is made simple. Choose your workouts based upon the equipment available to you and get moving without the limitations of time or place.

PerFit Plus ($4.99) With an in-app upgrade, you can advance to PerFit Plus. You’ll complete your profile where you’ll share your current fitness condition and your fitness goals. From there, PerFit Plus will take your data and build your personal workout plan. If your goals or preferences change you can update your profile anytime. You can also swap out an exercise if you have an injury that makes a certain exercise too hard. Or if there is an exercise you simply do not like, PerFit will provide a comparable exercise, based on your fitness goals.

PerFit Pro ($9.99/month) You’re ready to take it to the next level and PerFit Pro is here to help. Contact us and we will match you with Prairie Life Fitness certified personal trainer who can help you reach your fitness goals. Your personal trainer will provide custom tailored workouts and continued interaction with you via the PerFit app. This one-on-one interaction will help you achieve results you never thought you could before. Your personal trainer will build and schedule your workouts, which are automatically added to your phone’s calendar.

With PerFit Pro, your custom workouts, from your Personal Trainer, are tailored and sent to you via PerFit Pro and even synced with your calendar, ensuring you stay on schedule and on track to meet your goals. Each exercise features step-by-step instructions with audio, video and visual instruction, which makes working out intuitive and simple. With it, you can have your personal trainer with you at all times and work out when and where it’s most convenient for you.

Prairie Life Fitness & PerFit – The Perfect Pair
Life is busy and there is not a one size fits all solution to your fitness needs. We are proud to have some of country’s best and most dedicated professional trainers in the country work at our clubs. Currently, one out of ten members are able to work with our personal training staff. PerFit invites the other 90% of our members to experience the benefits of a trainer. Give it a try today, what do you have to lose?

Club News


Member Spotlight: Mark Hillenbrand

After recovering from a running related broken leg, Mark joined Prairie Life Fitness last October to have a place to run during the winter months. After running around the weight equipment all winter, he summoned the courage to consider trying strength training. With his history of fitness related injuries, his wife suggested he work with a personal trainer to learn proper techniques. They joked that his initial goal should be, to not injure himself. He decided to work with Matt Johnston and is now training with Brendan France. Not only did they work on proper technique but also worked on his overall fitness and diet. The work they did on adding strength training to his running regiment along with diet paid off. He lost 30 pounds in three months! Congrats Mark and keep up the good work!

Manager's Corner

The Smart Way to Kick Off the Season

Did someone say back-to-school? Football? Cooler temperatures? Difficult to believe that summer vacation is over again. But, we’ve made it through another summer of fun and it is time to get back into our normal, busy routines again.

Routines… Even the word screams, “boring!” But, it doesn’t need to be. We are creatures of habit and need our routines. Workout routines help us achieve the next goal of fitness levels but it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. Doing the same thing day after day and expecting to achieve different results may not be insane but is can be extremely frustrating for the fit-minded. In the clubs, we offer many ways to mix it up and keep members from hitting plateaus, personal trainers, classes and special activities around the club. However, many of you just want to come and do our own thing and we understand that. For you, we’ve developed the PerFit personal training app. You can read about it in this month’s newsletter. Think about it as one more way to put that data plan to work for you!

Watch club posting for free demo’s for both Personal Training and Pilates!

Here’s to a winning season of successful workouts and as always, family fun!

Thank you for your membership!

Debby Hudson, General Manager

Perfit exercise of the month

Crossover Crunches - Twist Up the Workout!

Click above to see a video of our exercise of the month and click below to download PerFit, available on both iPhone and Android!



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