We will close lap pool for annual maintenance and cleaning Sunday evening, July 27, re-opening Monday morning, August 3.  The therapy pool and whirlpools will remain open during this time.

And of course, this is a great chance to check out activities and areas in your center that you’ve forgotten about for awhile or have never even tried.  Stop by and talk to us at the front desk, the fitness floor and everywhere throughout the Center. We’d love to share with you our favorite workouts and classes.


Friday, August 1st, and Saturday and Sunday, August 2 & 3rd, Avera McKennan Fitness Center sponsors and Avera Prairie Center will host a unique opportunity to experience and explore the beauty and power of harmonic sound meditation. 

Friday, August 1st beginning at 6:30pm, Harmonic Sound Therapist, Frank DiCristina will present an Himalayan singing bowl concert and meditation at Avera’s Prairie Center.  Tickets for this inspiring and healing event are $25 per person.  However, those who are participating in the Himalayan singing bowls training and preparation for certification on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 receive free admission to the Friday evening concert. 

The intensive weekend training is $270 for Avera McKennan employees and AMFC staff and members and for those among the general public who sign up by July 15.  All who wish to participate are encouraged to sign-up online by July 15th to reserve a space in the workshop. 

Stop by Member Services for details and online registration instruction.  Or, email Deb Y0der at



Water liliesAvera Outpatient Physical Therapy at the Avera McKennan Fitness Center has expanded hours, services and staff available so that all of your physical therapy needs can be met at this location, including and not limited to:

  • Orthopedics
  • Neuro
  • Aquatics
  • Balance
  • Womens Health
  • Sports

Also, it’s now easier to manage the cost of physical therapy care with the recent change to a clinic copay model.   In most cases, an appointment with a physical therapist only requires only a clinic copay.  In the past, such charges instead were applied to your deductible.  Health insurance plans vary, so it’s important to check with your provider regarding your specific plan and coverage.

Stop in or call 322-5080 to schedule an appointment.

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Come check out Bobbie Rundell’s new barre-less, barre Pilates group exercise class which will be held in the MindBody Studio and begins Wednesday, July 2 at 5:40am.  This specialty offering will be offered through July and August on Wednesdays at 5:40am.

 Karri and Bobbie explain that this class as a marvelous way to take your Pilates practice  to a new and challenging level.  In Barre-less barre Pilates, by taking away the Barre and challenging the body with center floor core moves, the workouts provide exercises that sculpt like nothing else and with no equipment needed.

All fitness levels are welcome; so have no fear and see for yourself why barre-less barre Pilates is one of the hottest trends in today’s fitness.


From Gail Hanna, AMFC Member and Personal Training Client, nominating Andrea Sprik for Fitness Hero…

“Several years ago, I went to her group class & she was so professional.  She knew her material well & was able to keep many people doing many exercises. Today I was in need of someone to help me with hip bursitis. My doctor had given me some exercises to do with a trainer. Once again I came to the Avera Fitness Center.  I was happy to find Andrea still here. She is so dedicated to fitness & knows her profission so well. She has helped me work through my pain. I no longer have any problems with my hips. She also has helped strengthen my wrists after a painful bought of pseudo-gout due to osteo arthritis. She has made my 7th decade a much happier life. She keeps me will greased!”