Club News

Smile Mile Club...more goals completed!

Come join the "Smile Mile Club" for kids. Each child receives a Lucky Bamboo from Starfish Project,, just for trying the class. With continued participation, they will quickly earn Cafe Bucks, SLIME, Orange Lea Coupon and Free Ice Cream at Freezing Moo! Parents are saying that their kids look forward to Kids Cardio and the Smile Mile Club and are saying they LOVE it. Every session includes setting goals, running around the track, yoga, recognition and celebration. Kids are learning that being healthy, happy and fit is a way of life...not a destination. Taught by Joni VanHorn Sundays at 10:15am.


DATES ARE SET…READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!! Michelle Rauter, Dance Coach at Blue Valley West and competition instructor for a local dance company, is joining PLF-Olathe. Your kids will have a blast learning from Michelle, former captain of the nationally ranked Golden Girls Dance Team of JCCC and The Glitter Girls Dance Team at Avila. Starting May 3rd, we will offer 2 different age group weekly sessions, lasting four weeks. May 3rd thru May 25th, 3-5 year olds will meet in the morning, 10am ON WEDNESDAYS. 6-9 year olds will have gather late afternoon, THURSDAYS AT 4:15pm, allowing for time to get home from school and then up to the gym. Sessions are 30-40 minutes long and are $8 for members and $10 for guests! Call Mary Rauter to register, 913-764-5444! Dance at PLF while you work out…AWESOME!!!! Michelle is definitely going to make your child’s day!


Is the thought of planning your child's birthday party too much to handle in the hustle and bustle of raising a family? Let our seasoned staff at PLF organize and run the whole party for you. No longer do you need to clean your castle before and after, we do all the work. Each two-hour party consists of gym activities, private room and SWIMMING! Custom parties are available to fit the desires of any child and parent. Contact Mary Rauter at 913-764-5444 for further details.

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SUMMER SCHEDULE IS OUT. * Registration open soon*

Want to know what your kids will be doing this summer during our camps? Check out the attached information to start planning your registrations! Rekgistration will open the week of February 6th, 2017 Camp is available for all school age children, 9am-4pm. Don't worry, we offer Little Kid Camp, ages 3-6 during 6 weeks of summer. These camps run M-W-F and are from 8:30-11:30am. Swimming included with each and every day your kids attend. For a full description and pricing of camps, please click on the attachment below. Have more questions??? Call Mary Rauter at 913-764-5444

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Pool Schedule is on line....see attached!!


SUMMER SWIM CAMPS COMING IN JUNE! Kids will have the opportunity to get all 8 sessions in a 2 week period! Every morning Monday-Thursday for 2 wks teaches retention, repetitive stroke and safety skills with a higher chance to move on to the next level. Two camps back to back in June and one 2 week camp the week after the 4th of July. Our Tues/Thurs PM classes will still be offered through the summer; once or twice a week for 8 weeks. Camp cost is $40.00 for members and $88.00 for non-members including the 24 month plan. Best deal in town! Sign ups will be ONLINE May 15-31. Watch for flyers in the club. It will be here before you know it. Plan now around your summer vacations and find the 2 week session that serves your family best. Or climb the ladder for super swimmer and join all three!! See you in the water!! Call Nina Thomas @ 913-764-5444 for more details.

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Managers Corner

Mental Health Month

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Mental Health Month

Since 1949 organizations like Mental Health America and many others have used the month of May to raise awareness to mental health and substance abuse disorders. While today, these topics are commonly spoken about and discussed more openly; it has taken nearly 70 years to get to this point and will continue to take further dedication to support mental care issues in our society.

This year’s theme at the Mental Health American Annual Conference is Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. The campaign itself is titled Risky Business, aimed to educate American’s on the mental health risks associated with certain habits and behaviors. A range of risk factors can include prescription drug abuse or misuse, risky sex, internet/gaming addiction, overspending, marijuana & drug use and obsessive exercise or eating patterns, among others. These behaviors could be signs of mental health problems, increase the risk of developing mental illness or exacerbate a previously diagnosed mental illness.

Raising awareness to the risks when these types of behaviors present is important for all ages. Mental Health America is especially hopeful that tis year’s Risky Business messaging will resonate will young people. As with any disease and disorder, early detection, prompt intervention and awareness of warning signs can help save lives.

If you or someone you know and love is exhibiting any of signs listed above, seek help from your or their physician.

Screen Your Mental Health Risks

Screening tests are available online or through your physician for many mental health conditions. Visit to find online screening tools for the following conditions.

• Depression - for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness.

• Anxiety - will help if you feel worry and fear affect your daily life.

• Alcohol or Substance Abuse - helps determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.

•  Youth Screen - or young people (age 11-17) who are concerned their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.

• Bi-polar - for individuals who have mood swings - or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.

• Parent Screen - for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.

• PTSD - for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.

• Psychosis Screen - for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don't seem real or quite right).

• Work Health Survey - is a screen to explore how healthy or unhealthy your work environment is. This screen is in its testing phase and every screen taken helps us better understand mental health in the workplace.

• Eating Disorder - can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.

*Please note, these are quick assessments and should not take the place of a discussion with your doctor. Nor do these assessments screen for all possible mental conditions; seek professional help for symptoms listed above and others.

 Sooner is Better

Mental health disorders and conditions, just like their physical counterparts, progress over time. Ignoring early signs of mental illness within yourself or those close to you is no different than ignoring a heart attack or standing by while a diabetic binges on sugar and alcohol. The difference is that it can be more difficult to intervene when you suspect a loved one is struggling with mental health issues or admit problems of your own.

Within the mental health community, experts and professionals are often frustrated that many patients don’t seek help until they reach stage 3 or 4 in the progression of mental care conditions. For reference, stage 4 is often defined as being an “imminent danger to self or others”. As with other progressive illnesses, this near-death state typically only occurs during the latest stages of a chronic disease.

Part of removing the stigma of mental illness is by caring for our loved ones and ourselves exactly as we would with any other illness. There is no room for shame or blame. We must help ourselves and others get the help we need as we would with any other illness.

The best work and best hope for full recovery happens in the early onset of mental illness. This is why increased awareness, coverage, intervention and support are critical. The days of turning a blind eye to other’s problems or ignoring our own symptoms are no longer necessary. There is a better path to take. Help is available. Many conditions are treatable and recovery is possible.

Club News


Member Spotlight: Ty and Hollie Schmuhl

Ty and Hollie joined Prairie Life fitness in mid-December.  They are in our middle 40’s and decided it was time to make a change to better health.  

For the first couple of weeks, they tried to train on our own, but quickly felt lost among all the many choices of equipment and possible workouts. That is when Ty and Hollie turned to the training staff at Prairie Life and met their trainer, Kelsie.

"She has been an absolute blessing to work with. At the beginning, Kelsie asked us what are fitness goals were. She took the goals Hollie and I had in mind and custom-tailored a program, which included diet and fitness. At the end of the 12-week program, we were amazed at our results, " said Ty.

"Thank you Kelsie, for physically changing our lives for the better. Our results exceeded our expectations. I recommend Kelsie, and all the trainers at Prairie Life, for anyone serious about transforming into a better you. They are true professionals at what they do.  Hollie and I couldn’t be more pleased with our results."  

Manager's Corner

Mother‘s Day is on its Way!

Always one of our favorite days, we love celebrating all the dedicated moms who are also some of our most dedicated members. Sunday, May 14th is her big day – treat her like a queen and be sure she knows how deeply she is loved!

We live in a chaotic society, information is coming at us quicker and we are expected to process everything faster than ever before. Multi-tasking is no longer a highly coveted skill, it is expected. When is the last time you truly did one thing at a time? We are on our phones when we drive, we are texting while we are talking, we are asking Google Home or Alexa for information as we cook dinner… The examples are endless! In this high-paced environment, it’s easy to get swept up in bad habits or behaviors that could put us at risk for mental health issues. May is Mental Health Month and this month’s newsletter explores how risky behaviors can sometimes be warning signs for mental health issues or increases our risks of future mental care conditions.

Again this year, we’d like to thank all the incredible mothers who help us run the clubs. It is because of their hard work that we are here everyday. Thanks to each one you.

Keep your eyes open for the summer class schedule that will be coming soon. 

Happy Mother’s Day, 

Neal Huston, 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

Build your muscles this May 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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