Club News

NEW! Youth Basketball Clinics with Derek Shouse

Check out our newly added one day basektball clinics with Derek Shouse. We have added several options based on recent demand! Don't miss out there is limited space available in each clinic. Contact Teri Boies for more information or check out the full list attached below or register in our youth classes registration tab.

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New Soccer Camp Dates!

The 5-7 year old youth soccer camps have new dates added for camp! Please check out our full schedule for more details.

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Managers Corner

Beat the Heat



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Beat the Heat

Here it is – the heart of summertime and livin’ is easy! Summer activities are roaring and your hours toward increased energy and an improved fitness level pays off when you need it most. Even more than the cold, the heat takes it toll when we don’t take care of ourselves. Regardless your motivation for working out; be it to lose (or maintain) weight, bulk up or improve your health, overall fitness cares for you in unexpected ways. Enjoy this summer with SPF – Strength Protection Factor 100!


Time for Fun in the Sun

Think sunscreen is for the pool only? Think again! Tell you what, we like you all so much, we’ve done some of the thinking for you. Enjoy any of the items on the list below? Then you need sunscreen. Protect yourself, friends and family safe by keeping plenty of bottles of your preferred sunscreen on hand this summer.

Swimming, slip n‘ slides and backyard water balloon fights – Sunscreen on = game on. Smart sun-goers, 1. Golden orb of cancer rays, 2.  Take that!

Hiking – Yes, there’s sun in the mountains. You’re actually closer to it. No, we’re not speaking from “Oh my goodness, I am so sunburned!” experience.

Camping – And, don’t forget the bug spray!

Golfing – Don’t forget your ears and the back of your neck. Guys, the top of your heads!

Fishing – Let the stories be about the size of the fish, not the color of your skin.

Water Sports – skiing, kayaking, boating – Oh, the places we‘ll go and how much more fun it will with fully protected skin!

Summer Sports – baseball, running, biking, tennis, soccer, etc. – No better way to spend a beautiful day outdoors than to be active. Points are deducted for not remembering your sunscreen!

Gardening and yard work – Unless you are lucky enough to get it everything done in less than one hour and smart enough to do it early in the morning or in the evening, spray on some SPF to be safe!

Road trips, traveling, vacay and amusement parks – Pack your own sunscreen to save money and stay safe. We can’t be the only ones who have ever paid $8 for a trial-size sunscreen in a pinch.

A day at the zoo? You know what to do! Slather it on and take it with you.

Barbecues, picnics and, last but not least, 4th of July celebrations – Leave the sizzling to the fireworks and the grill-masters, not your skin. Before you order your hotdogs and hamburgers, treat yourself to some sunscreen. Boom!


The Best Laid Plans

Even with stringent caution, sunburns happen. Our skin sustains the most damage before we turn eighteen-years old. However, sun damage occurs throughout our lifetime and it is essential to practice diligent sun safety. As we discussed last month, men over 50 are at the highest risk of developing skin cancer. This may come as a surprise to some of you. Many might assume that sunbathing beauties might run the highest risk but it turns out that unprotected skin, exposed to the sun in the course of everyday activities, life, and work has led an unexpected demographic to a generation of skin cancer. As with any cancer, preventive measures and early detection is key.

Skin cancer is caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and tanning beds. Over exposure to the sun can also cause sunburn, premature wrinkles and eye damage.

Try these tips to stay sun-safe:

When you’re in the sun, wear clothing and a wide-brimmed hat to protect as much skin as possible. Protect eyes with sunglasses that block UV light.

Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher, and reapply at least every 2 hours. Also, reapply after swimming or sweating.

Limit direct exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV rays are strongest. Seek shade when you’re out during these hours.

Tanning beds and sunlamps are so retro. The 70s and 80s were arguably awesome but these skin cancer-causing inventions needed to stay in the past and stop inflicting long-term skin damage to their users. Please, use with care.


Sunshine + Sunscreen + Water + Shade = A Happy Summertime

Sunburn is not the only damage the sun can cause. Sun poisoning, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are all effects of too much sun. Drinking water and staying hydrated while participating in outdoor activities or spending substantial time in the heat is the best way to prevent these conditions. Cool baths and showers are the best way to stop heat exhaustion from progressing to heat stroke.

Practice smart sun fun and enjoy a safe, sunburn-free summer!

Club News



Upcoming Events at PLF

4th of July Club Hours and Class Schedule
Club Open 5:00 Am – 4:00 PM
YAC – 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Life Guard – 12:00 noon – 3:30 PM

Class Schedule
Cycling Poolside – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Water Aerobics – 8:45 Am – 9:45 AM
Circuit Class Gym – 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Abs Class Fitness Center – 10:15 AM
Yoga – 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

From Our Aquatics Department:

Any questions for the Aquatic Department – contact Tyler Zoubek at

Group Swim Lessons:

  • Next Session August 28th – October 23rd
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Evenings at 4:30, 5:00 & 5:30pm
  • Saturday mornings at 10, 10:35, & 11:10am
  • Levels 1-6 and Aqua Tots Available
  • Registration starts July 30th Online @
Youth Swim Team:
  • Starts August 28th for the month of September
  • Kids Practice Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 7-8pm.
  • $25/member & $50/non-member
  • Registration starts July 30th Online @
  • Teenagers’ night out by the pool! This party is teens only! No parents! Teens will get soda and pizza and have fun in the outdoor pools! Music and fun from teens 13 to 19! Inner tube races and just lounge by the pool! (Adult guards will supervise the party)
  • July 12 from 8pm-11pm
  • $15 per teen, register Online @
  • Supervised children’s fun by the pool! Parents can drop off their kids and we will have fun games, inner tubes and food! Includes pizza and drinks and ROOT BEER FLOATS!!
  • July 14 from 6-9pm
  • 1st Child $15, $12 for additional children
  • Register Online @
New Private Swim Lesson Bundle:
  • Beginner Package*: 4 for $80
  • Intermediate Package: 6 for $150
  • Advance Package: 12 for $276
Each Lesson is 30 minutes One-on-One with an Instructor of your choice! Contact Tyler to setup your lessons today! Email at or Call at 402-483-2322

*Beginner packages are for first time purchase only
From Our YAC Department:
4th of July Youth Activity Center Hours: 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Movers and Swimmers
Movers and Swimmers is back for the summer, and we are so excited. The class meets on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30am-11:00am. We will spend 30 minutes doing organized gym activities designed to further develop locomotor skills, coordination and muscular development. The remainder of class is in the pool where children enjoy a recreational period of swimming with a certified lifeguard.  Please have your child's swimsuit on underneath his or her gym clothes. Gym shoes are required. Arm floaties or lifejackets are required for children who are not strong swimmers. Please label your floaties and lifejackets. Class will gather in the Youth Activity Center. This program is free for children on a membership, or $5 drop-in fee for a non-member. Registration is currently open for children 3 and older on our website.
Summer Day Camps
Splash into Summer Day Camps at Prairie Life Fitness. From arts and crafts, daily trips to our swimming pool, fun gym games, along with our super sizzling themes that will keep your child entertained all day long! Our day camps run Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. Our camps will continue to run throughout the month of July, except for the week of the 4th of July. Sign up today at or call Leyna Saville, Youth and Services Director at 402-483-2322. Space is limited. Daily Drop-In's welcome!
Playful Penguins Kid's Club
Playful Penguins Kid's Club meet's every Wednesday. We will focus on different activities to get the kiddos moving either in the gym, swimming pool, or in our gymnastics room. A snack will be provided. The cost for this is $15 for the first child, $12 for the second, and $10 for the third. Ages range is 1-5 years old. If you have any questions feel free to contact Leyna Saville, Youth Activities Director, at
Kid's Night In
July's Kid's Night In will be Friday, July 14th from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Our theme is Christmas in July. We will watch a holiday themed movie, swim outside, eat pizza and eat snow cones. The cost of this event is $20 for the first child, $10 for the second, and $5 for each additional. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Leyna Saville, Youth Activities Director, at **Registration deadline is always the Thursday before the event. If you register late on Friday, the late registration fee is $5.00, this will ensure that we have the appropriate amount of staff and food available.** **Cancellation Policy: Those who cancel for whatever reason 24 hours prior to the event will NOT be charged. However if cancelling less than 24 hours before the event there will be a cancellation fee of half the amount due. If you do not cancel at all you will be charged the full amount due.**
From Our Pilates Department:
Would you like a Jumpstart or Demo on any of our Pilates Equipment – the Allegro 2 Reformer, the Exo Chair, Orbit, Rings, or Jumpboard? Look for our display in the Lobby and sign up for a day/time. Ask any Membership Services Rep for help, or contact Anne Lenz, Pilates Director at and she will be happy to assist you!

From Our Cycling Department:
Please note that for the summer months we will no longer be offering our Wednesday, Thursday evening 5:45 PM Cycling class. We plan to bring these classes back in the fall. We offer several other great Cycling Classes throughout the week, check out the schedule online at

Join us July 4th for a fun-filled Poolside Cycling Class from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Any questions? Contact Dusty Hatt, Cycling Director at

Café Corner

Seasonal item - Peaches are in season and that means fresh Peach yogurt parfaits to enjoy!

Poolside GrillingStarting June 28th on Wednesdays & Fridays from 11:30 to 1pm there will be poolside grilling available for your lunching pleasure. Scheduled end date - Friday, September 1st. Dates and times are subject to change.

New Item - Your café now has Pickle Pops and whole dill pickles to help get your body back in balance and keep it moving.
According to, there are numerous benefits of Drinking Pickle Juice.

1. It's Better Than Any Sports Drinks - Within 85 seconds, pickle juice can relieve cramps and begin to restore balance. It isn't so much the sodium content, but that pickle juice can deliver it to your body faster than other sources because that sodium is in calcium chloride and vinegar.

2. It Can Prevent or Treat Muscle Cramps

3. It Can Relieve RLS - Many people with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) have found that having just a couple of ounces before they go to bed quiets their leg movements.

4. It Soothes Upset Stomachs

5. To Prevent Hangovers - Since it also helps balance the electrolytes it can be a best choice for avoiding, or recovering from a hangover.

6. Pickle Juice Delivers Antioxidants and Nutrients Too - Low in calories, packed with electrolytes, high in vitamin C and calcium, pickle juice can be an excellent way to boost your health and manage weight. Better still, all of the antioxidants and nutrients are more readily absorbed in the body due to the acidic content of the pickle juice.

* Celebrate your birthday or special event with us and we’ll take care of set up and clean up *

Your Party Package Includes:
  • Guest Fee for up to 10 people
  • 3 Hour Party Rental
  • Party Decorations, Soda, Lemonade and Water
  • Use of the Swimming Pool and Gym!
Optional Package Additions Include:
  • Kids Meal Options for all your guests
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course
  • Hip Hop or Jazz Dance Instructor teaches a 30-minute class
  • Party Host leads one hour of fun games in the pool or gym
From the Personal Training Department:
Is sugar robbing your energy? Your vitality? Your health? Is it affecting your performance in one or more areas of your life?
Then it’s time to break FREE of sugar addiction and join The 21 Day Sugar Detox!
As a (newly!) Certified 21-Day Sugar Detox Coach, Olivia Borer is committed to empowering YOU with extra guidance, accountability, and additional coaching expertise to make this powerful program smooth and effective for you! Since recently becoming a certified 21DSD coach, Olivia now has access to more materials to help make this detox the best yet, so if you’ve completed the detox before, it’s time to sign back up!
What is The 21-Day Sugar Detox (21DSD)?
Created by Diane Sanfilippo, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of The 21-Day Sugar Detox books, the 21DSD is a nutritional reset that helps curb your sugar cravings and put a stop to the blood sugar roller coaster.
The 21DSD is not a fad diet! It’s a healthy, whole food-based 21-day program that has a track record of:
  • Reducing insulin needs for diabetics,
  • Improving skin,
  • Improving digestion,
  • Improving sleep,
  • Reducing and even eliminating joint and back pain,
  • Lowering high blood pressure,
  • Lifting brain fog,
  • Improving moods,
  • Improving body composition,
  • And so much more!
Here’s what is included in The 21 Day Sugar Detox:
  • 3 Group Meetings (Day 1, 11, and 22)
  • Daily emails
  • A private Facebook group
  • Handouts and Guides
  • Recipes
  • Email and text support from Olivia
  • Grocery shopping guides
  • And so much more!

Ready to Get Started?
Olivia is hosting a FREE Informational Meeting on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm in the Personal Training Studio. The detox begins Monday, July 31st, and the cost of the program is $69.
How to Join the Group
Come to the free informational meeting to learn more, grab your packet of information, and sign up for the detox! If you cannot make the meeting, please reach out to Olivia to schedule a time to meet before the program begins. Questions? Contact Olivia at or 402-483-2322.



Trainer Spotlight: Olivia Borer


In May, 14 members of Prairie Life participated in the 30 Day Reset, a Paleo-based, real food challenge hosted by Olivia Borer, Holistic Health Coach. The reset ran for 30 days and challenged the participants to change their habits and relationship with food. They ate unlimited amounts of real, whole food including meat, eggs, seafood, vegetables, fruit, and healthy fats. Foods such as soy, grains, dairy, sugar, and alcohol were eliminated on the reset. Olivia guided them along the way through the reset with daily emails, weekly meetings, recipes, handouts, and more. After the 30 days were up, participants systematically reintroduced foods to help determine which foods worked for them.

It wasn't easy, but in the end the results were worth it! Those that completed the reset experienced better digestion, deeper sleep, more energy, weight loss, fewer sugar cravings, and other amazing results! Many of the participants plan on continuing on a modified version of the reset because of how awesome it made them feel. Olivia will be running another reset this fall - stay tuned for more information on how to sign up for yourself and change your relationship with food!

Manager's Corner


We’re off to the races and summer is coming in hot! 4th of July celebrations are coming soon and before we know it, poof - summer will be sunsetting. Until then, who’s ready to flex their muscles and enjoy some fun in the sun?

Sun safety is a topic we take time to discuss every July. While talking about skin cancer and sunscreen isn’t as sexy as fireworks, we are committed to your overall health. Speaking of which, going into the summer months with increased endurance and a high energy level helps combat the strain and drain of hot, humid weather. And you thought you were working out to look good in shorts! Fitness fuels us in unexpected ways. If we keep giving to it, fitness keeps giving back.

Going on vacay? Stay in shape while you are away with the Perfit App on your smartphone or tablet. 

Come for the Fitness - Stay for the Friends,

Luke Shepherd, General Manager

PS. Remember to take your workout on the go with the PerFit App! Download it today on the App Store.

Perfit exercise of the month

Red, White & Glutes

Celebrate Independence Day with a PerFit workout! Click above to see a video of our exercise of the month and click below to download PerFit, available on iPhone!



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