Champion Fitness members becoming part of GreatLIFE

Aug. 5, 2019

This paid piece is sponsored by GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness.

Members of Champion Fitness in Harrisburg are becoming part of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness, which is opening a large fitness center in the community.

Champion has been owned by Tyler and Sena Pederson for five years. It opened in part of the Air Madness building almost two years ago.

“We’re sad to be done in the fitness industry, but we’re excited for what the future holds for the community of Harrisburg and what GreatLIFE is bringing,” said Tyler Pederson, who also is the general manager at Air Madness.

GreatLIFE is in the middle of renovating the nearby former Carolan Rental into a first-class fitness experience with more than 15,000 square feet of fitness space, indoor turf, free weights, cardio machines, saunas and more.

GreatLIFE and Champion have been talking about ways to work together, and this emerged as the best solution, GreatLIFE president Nick Ovenden said.

“We even looked at their current space, but it just wasn’t big enough for a community the size of Harrisburg that’s growing the way it is for us to go in and make an impact,” Ovenden said.

“This way, we will be able to take the fitness aspect and run with it, and they will focus on the entertainment side. We definitely anticipate future ways to partner that will benefit our members and the community.”

Pederson agreed.

“It just made sense to come together instead of competing,” he said, adding there are plans in the works for the former Champion space.

“It just won’t be a membership-based gym.”

Champion will administer its memberships until Oct. 1 to allow for a smooth transition, but members can begin taking advantage of GreatLIFE benefits right away.

They will receive a referral card they can bring to any of the almost 20 GreatLIFE fitness centers to allow for immediate access at their current rate.

“We think they will enjoy discovering all the other benefits available to them too,” Ovenden said.

“Things like free child care at several fitness centers, three indoor pools, multiple saunas and discounts throughout the area at places like the Great Plains Zoo, Sioux Falls Canaries, Thunder Road and Washington Pavilion. They can start saving right now and enjoy these attractions with their families for the rest of the summer.”

GreatLIFE plans to open this fall in Harrisburg.

GreatLIFE making progress on new Harrisburg location

 

Champion Fitness members becoming part of GreatLIFE

Members of Champion Fitness in Harrisburg are becoming part of GreatLIFE Golf & Fitness, which is opening a large fitness center in the community.

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