Dakotah! Sport and Fitness is a community in itself
Tue, June 18, 2013 at 15:34
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Dakotah! Sport and Fitness

Owners: Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community 
Location: Prior Lake, Minn.
Employees: 26 full-time, 193 part-time
Number of members: 5,300 memberships, 11,600 members
Year opened: 1994
Website: www.dakotahsport.com

Fitness clubs in in all shapes and sizes, offerings, and different clientele and employees. 

For Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, in many ways it is unlike most places you will step foot in. First off, it is owned and run by a local Sioux community, in Prior Lake, Minn. Inside the club the offerings are not unlike a small town - pool, ice rink, bowling alley, rock wall, deli, and much, much more.

And the amenities don't end there. Throughout the year Dakotah! hosts blood drives, a farmer's market and various races and events for members.

Read on to see what else this Minnesota gem has to offer

Club vision/mission statement: Exceeding Expectations

Classes: Active Senior, Boot Camp, Boxing, Cycle, Fusion, H.I.T. (high intensity training), Kettlebell, Kickboxing, Silver Sneakers, Step, Team Conditioning, Zumba, Aqua, Yoga, Pilates

Offerings (sauna, pool, courts,cardio, free weights, etc): Pool, rock wall, whirlpool, courts, racquetball, squash, indoor track, tanning, pro shop, deli, ice arena, free weight, cardio, circuit, studios, conf room, bowling, arcade, sauna, steam room, daycare.

Innovative ideas at club:

Other Unique offerings at DSF

Where you hope the club will be in 5 years:

Area in which you would be of assistance for networking: Event race planning, we hold indoor and outdoor triathlons, in addition to 5k road races and new this year, 5k Obstacle Course Race. Tad.dunsworth@dakotahsport.com or Renee.engeman@dakotahsport.com 

Describe area/community club is in: We are located on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Reservation in Prior Lake, MN, 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis. Prior Lake population is approximately 25,000

Do you have any community outreach programs:

Famous former or current members: Former Vikings Matt Birk and Mick Tinglehoff; regular holiday visitors, Astronaut, John Glenn, actor James Denton (family members who belong to the club); and Al Newman (2 world series with Twins)

How long have you been a member of IHRSA and what IHRSA programs have you instituted and events have you attended?: Member since 1994.  Regular attendance at the IHRSA show in March, along with multiple years sending staff to IHRSA Institute


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