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Youth Programs

Spooktacular!!

Prairie Life Annual Spooktacular Join Prairie Life for a fun indoor trick-or-treat event! Everyone is encouraged to dress in their Halloween best! We will have trick-or-treating, tons of games and prizes, a costume contest for each age group, and delicious snacks and drinks! Bring as many friends as you would like! Both members and non-member are welcome at the same rate. * Parental Supervision Required Friday, October 27, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tickets purchased in advance $10.00 and $15.00 at the door.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP638 All Oct 27 - Oct 27 6:00P - 8:00PFr Sep 22 - Oct 27 Register

Youth Programs Football Program

Prairie Life Fitness Youth Football: Offensive Skills-Throwing the football, Holding and running, Catching, Route running, Each position stance and job, Position drills, Simple offensive plays. Defensive Skills-Gaps, Coverage, Blitz, Proper tackling form (Non-contact), Position drills. Special Teams Skills-Punting, Punt Return, Kickoff, Kick Return, Field Goals. *One-On-One Lessons: 1-5 Sessions $58/each, 6-11 Sessions $54/each, 12-23 Sessions $51/each, 24+ session $50/each *Punch Cards: 8 punches $160 16 punches $300 Call today to setup a Jump Start with Coach Brenden Moon!

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YP1-5 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP1-5

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP12-23 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP12-23

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP160 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP160

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP24+ 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP24+

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP300 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP300

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register
YP6-11 5-12 Aug 3 - Dec 31
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YP6-11

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Aug 3 - Dec 31 Register

Rounded Minds-Sports Exploration

Experience the new beneficial bilingual teaching methods of Rounded Minds. This 6-week program is a great way for children to experience a variety of new sports and activities in a format that is structured, engaging, and most of all…. FUN! This program prepares children for organized Sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children will have an opportunity to explore a new sport each day, learn some basic skills, and participate in fun games that will reinforce listening, teamwork, and the joy of being active! We focus on fundamental motor skills and coordination. This will provide them confidence to participate in athletics as they grow older. Every Rounded Minds™ class is designed and led by attentive experts committed to providing safe, creative and fun educational experiences. Our unique programming focuses on building strong bodies and minds, simultaneously along with the benefits of natural bilingual learning at an early age. Your child will enjoy a sport and will be learning Spanish simultaneously! Ages 3-6 Tuesdays starting Sept 19 6 weeks $90 Guests can attend for an additional fee.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YPRMS 3-6 Sep 19 - Oct 24 6:30P - 7:30PTu Aug 14 - Sep 18

American Red Cross Certifications

American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED

The Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age - adults(about 12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED valid for two years. This is a blended learning class which requires an online portion to be completed prior to the in person portion of the class. After registering, a link to The American Red Cross online learning will be emailed to complete the online portion of the training. Any questions please contact Carl Swauger at cswauger@prairielife.com or 515-223-5999 X215

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
APCPR 10+ Oct 17 - Oct 17 5:30P - 7:00PTu Sep 19 - Oct 17 Register
APCPR2 10+ Oct 24 - Oct 24 5:30P - 7:00PTu Oct 10 - Oct 24 Register

School Age Camps

No School Day Camps

No School Day Camp Members Full day $50/Non-Members $60 8:30AM-4:30PM (Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up available through coordination with Youth Programs Director) It’s time to celebrate no school days at Prairie Life! All days are themed!! Camp includes swimming, 2 snacks, lunch and so much more!

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YP63018 5-12 Nov 22 - Nov 22 8:30A - 4:30PWe Sep 21 - Nov 21 Register
YP630226 5-12 Nov 24 - Nov 24 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Nov 22 Register
YP63029 5-12 Jan 15 - Jan 15 8:30A - 4:30PMo Sep 21 - Jan 12 Register
YP63030 5-12 Feb 19 - Feb 19 8:30A - 4:30PMo Sep 21 - Feb 16 Register
YP63031 5-12 Mar 9 - Mar 9 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Mar 8 Register
YP630313 5-12 Apr 27 - Apr 27 8:30A - 4:30PFr Sep 21 - Apr 26 Register

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master Greg Ferry has been dedicated to the disciplines of Martial Arts since he began his training in 1977 under an original Korean Master. His many years of experience have earned him several high rankings and honors which make him one of the most well respected Martial Artists in the United States today. He is currently an 8th degree Grand Master in the ITF style of Tae Kwon Do. Grand Master Ferry also holds a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do. His other rankings include a black belt in Hapkido and a brown belt in Gracie-style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In addition to his rankings, Master Ferry has earned the Samurai Award for lifetime achievement from the International Federation of Jiu Jitsuans. He is a 2006 inductee for Master of the Year within the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, and has held several rankings for national competition. Master Ferry owns and operates Central Iowa Martial Arts in Des Moines, Iowa. *Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm to 7:30pm Saturdays 10:30am to 11:30am* Cost-$60 per month for members $80 per month for guests

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

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6:30P - 7:30P
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10:30A - 11:30A
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

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Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register
YP8998 All Ages Jan 6 - Dec 31
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YP8998

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Jan 6 - Dec 31 Register

Youth Swimming Lessons

Youth Swim Team

Our non-competitive swim team is a great way for kids to stay in shape and learn more about swimming working on endurance and stroke technique for Freestyle, Backstroke, and Breaststroke. Goal is complete 1200-2000 yards each workout. Prerequisites are required and include: Able to swim 50 yards of freestyle, breaststroke, back crawl, and elementary backstroke. Tread for a tim span of 1-minute minimum Entry knowledge of sidestroke and butterfly Prerequisites will be tested at the beginning of day 1. If a participant is not able to complete our prerequisites they may not continue. Minimum of 3 participants. Swim Team is not part of the youth group swim lessons. Guests of the club will be charged an additional $6 per session.

Code Ages Dates Time Day(s) Registration
YST 10/10 Fish 5 + Oct 10 - Nov 7 4:45P - 5:30PTu, Th Aug 15 - Oct 10

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 lession) 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+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 4:30P - 5:00PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 6:15 F1 3+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 6:15P - 6:45PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 5:40 F1 3+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 5:40P - 6:10PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 5:05 F1 3+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 5:05P - 5:35PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13

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 lesson) 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 F2 3+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 4:30P - 5:00PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 5:05 F2 3+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 5:05P - 5:35PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 4:30 F2 3+ Sep 13 - Nov 8 4:30P - 5:00PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 6:15 F2 3+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 6:15P - 6:45PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13
Saturday 11:10 F2 3+ Sep 16 - Nov 4 11:10A - 11:40ASa Aug 15 - Sep 15

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 lesson) 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 6:15 F3 4+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 6:15P - 6:45PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 5:40 F3 4+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 5:40P - 6:10PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 5:05 F3 4+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 5:05P - 5:35PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 4:30 F3 4+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 4:30P - 5:00PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13
Saturday 10:00 F3 4+ Sep 16 - Nov 4 10:00A - 10:30ASa Aug 15 - Sep 15

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 lesson) 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 5:40 F4 4+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 5:40P - 6:10PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Wednesday 4:30 F4 4+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 4:30P - 5:00PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 6:15 F4 4+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 6:15P - 6:45PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13
Saturday 11:45 F4 4+ Sep 16 - Nov 4 11:45A - 12:15PSa Aug 15 - Sep 15

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 lesson) 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 5:40 F5 6+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 5:40P - 6:10PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 5:40 F5 6+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 5:40P - 6:10PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 5:40 F5 6+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 5:40P - 6:10PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 5:40 F5 6+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 5:40P - 6:10PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13

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 lession) 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 PW1 3+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 5:05P - 5:35PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 4:30 PW1 3+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 4:30P - 5:00PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 6:15 PW1 3+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 6:15P - 6:45PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Thursday 5:40 PW1 3+ Sep 14 - Nov 2 5:40P - 6:10PTh Aug 15 - Sep 13

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 lession) 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+ Sep 11 - Nov 6 5:05P - 5:35PMo Aug 15 - Sep 10
Tuesday 6:15 PW2 3+ Sep 12 - Nov 7 6:15P - 6:45PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
Wednesday 5:05 PW2 3+ Sep 13 - Nov 1 5:05P - 5:40PWe Aug 15 - Sep 12
Saturday 10:35 PW2 3+ Sep 16 - Nov 4 10:35A - 11:05ASa Aug 15 - Sep 15

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 + Sep 12 - Nov 7 6:45P - 7:15PTu Aug 15 - Sep 11
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