GreatLIFE, D1, Sioux Falls Storm, Orthopedic Institute and Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Team Up to Bring Sioux Falls an Elite Sports Training Center.

GreatLIFE Malaska Golf & Fitness Club, Sioux Falls Storm, Orthopedic Institute (OI), Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital (SFSH) and D1 – a Nashville-based business that operates more than two dozen athletic training facilities nationwide, recently broke ground on a new sports fitness and training complex for athletes and families in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas.

The 40,300 sq. ft. facility, located at the northwest corner of 69th St. and Southeastern Ave., will be a single-story multi-tenant building designed by RSArchitects and developed by Legacy Developments. Gil Haugen Construction will build the facility. An additional 900 sq. ft. of outdoor covered workout space will also be open seasonally.

Each of the tenants will offer programs and amenities that keep the focus on sports performance training and healthy living.

GreatLIFE will cater not only to athletes, but also to families in an effort to support healthy lifestyles. Inside this facility, GreatLIFE will offer state-of-the-art fitness with cardio machines, free weights, a full gym, a basketball court, a juice bar and a group fitness room with a broad slate of group fitness classes. A children’s play area will also be provided for the convenience of members. It will be open 24 hours.

Orthopedic Institute/D1 Sports Training of Sioux Falls will be comprised of approximately 12,200 sq. ft. of indoor, turfed training field and 1,250 sq. ft. of weight-training space inside the facility. OI will also occupy an additional 1,900 sq. ft. for staff support, three exam rooms and a large rehabilitation room where they will provide onsite physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital will occupy 1,000 sq. ft. to provide clinic services through Midwest Family Care with three exams rooms, and office and support space.

Finally, The Sioux Falls Storm will have staff offices, a Leadership Development Classroom and an apparel store in 2,700 sq. ft. of the new center.

Although each of these tenants will have their own space, common areas will include a central lobby, reception desk, locker rooms and an onsite laundry.

“The vision is very big,” Tom Walsh Sr. told Argus Leader Media in a recent interview. “But I think when you have that vision, things continue to grow, and I think everybody’s on the same page as to what this thing can actually look like in two, three, four, five years. It has huge momentum right now. There’s a level of excitement among all the partners.”

An athletic training center of this caliber has been part of the vision of OI for many years. Through this partnership, that vision will not only be realized, but will be expanded to include even more amenities and benefits to the community than they initially thought possible.

The complex is scheduled to open in the spring of 2016.

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