Terms and Guidelines

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, from time to time, may adopt and/or amend any of the guidelines and/or policies including those not herein covered, for use of the facility by its members and guests.

Activities, Leagues, and Lessons

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers a wide variety of activities, leagues, and lessons for adult and junior members. Activities, leagues, and lessons may be viewed here. Hard copy books are available in limited quantities at the front desk. For more information on any of the activities, leagues, or lessons, please call the phone number listed next to the title of the class. The department manager will be happy to answer any questions.

To register for any of the activities, leagues, or lessons at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, you must register on registration day (please see the website or publication for more information) or any day thereafter until the close date of the class. All classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis to members and their member or non-member children only. Most classes have a fee to participate. A cancellation fee will be assessed for withdrawing from any activity, league, or lesson.


  • Appropriate athletic shoes only—no street shoes, boots, or sandals are allowed in workout areas, gymnasium floors, group fitness floors, dance studio, or sport courts
  • Shorts, sweat pants, T-shirts, tank tops, and spandex accessories deemed appropriate by management
  • Clean workout clothing is required; any unsatisfactory visible or non-visible hygiene condition will be addressed by management and corrective action may be required
  • All other clothing and shoes must be kept in lockers; free lockers are available in all locker rooms with the use of your membership card or personal padlock; please keep all valuables at home; we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items
  • Please avoid the use of heavy perfume or cologne
  • No belt buckles, blue jeans, or loose jewelry can be worn in workout areas
  • Cut-off shorts, T-shirts, or any other unauthorized swim wear is not allowed in the pool at any time; there are no exceptions to this policy

If any of the above policies are not being followed, you may be asked to leave the fitness area or Dakotah! Sport and Fitness.

Benefits of Membership

As a member of Dakotah! Sport and Fitness, there is no additional fee for daily use or a typical workout that would include:

  • Complimentary use of locker room lockers
  • Complimentary towel use
  • Use of free weights
  • Use of aquatics center
  • Use of cardiovascular equipment
  • Use of fixed weights/strength equipment
  • Use of walking/running track
  • Racquetball and squash court time
  • Recreational open skate times in arena
  • Recreational play in gymnasiums
  • Group fitness classes
  • Pilates and yoga

Charging Privileges

You may arrange to have charging privileges placed onto your membership account. Any service, program fee, or Dakotah Deli food item offered at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness may be charged. You must present your membership card in order to charge. Any charges made by dependents will be the responsibility of the parent. Charges to your account will show up on your monthly statement.

Court Fees

There is no fee for squash or racquetball court time for members. Courts can be reserved six days in advance with only one court being reserved at a time. Please check in at the activity desk located on the lower level when you arrive for your reserved court time. Unclaimed courts will be forfeited five minutes after reserved time. Racquetball and squash racquet rental is available for a small charge at the fitness desk. Racquetball leagues are also available. Please call 952.496.6873 for more details.

Dakotah! 24 Hours

Your security is important! At closing, the Security Gate between the Cardio Rooms is dropped, the exterior door is locked, the door alarm is activated, and nine security cameras monitored by Mystic Security will provide full coverage of the 24-hour space.


Dakotahsport.com is Dakotah! Sport and Fitness' official website. You may log on to see department schedules, check out upcoming activities, leagues, lessons, and much, much more! Dakotahsport.com is also the link to activity, league, and lesson registration. Members may register for activities, leagues, and lessons on the internet in the comfort of their own home. For members without internet service, a kiosk is available in the Dakotah! Sport and Fitness lobby. Members wanting to use any payment other than credit card may register at the front desk. For more information about registration, please call 952.445.9400.

Food and Beverages

No food or beverages except water or sport drinks with spill-proof lids are allowed beyond the main level. For your convenience, beverages may be purchased in the lower level by the towel desk.

Golden Ages Membership

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers a discounted membership for people ages 59 and over. This membership has a limited check-in time of Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm. Weekend usage is not included in the Golden Ages membership. Golden Ages members may pay a $5.00 guest fee if wishing to use any areas of the club outside of the specified hours.

Please click here for more membership information, stop by the membership office, or call 952.496.6872 for more information.

Guest Fees

Non-members may use the facility if they are accompanied by a member. Members 18 years and older may bring in guests of any age. Junior members ages 14-17 may bring in guests 14 years and older. Members 13 years and younger may not bring in guests without an adult present with them in the building. A member may bring up to two guests per visit.

Guest Fee Rates:

  • Adult (18-58 years) $10.00 per day
  • Junior (4-17 years) $5.00 per day
  • Senior Citizens (59 & up) $5.00 per day
  • Children (0-3 years) Free

Junior Members

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness welcomes the participation of juniors along with adults in the use of the club facilities and programs.

All junior members, 17 years and younger, must be listed on the club computer system; they will each receive a membership card. Entrance into Dakotah! Sport and Fitness is as follows:

  • All juniors, members, and non-members, ages 0-8 will need an adult with them at all times
  • Ages 9-13 will need an adult in the building at all times, with a ratio of one adult per five juniors
  • Ages 14 and up do not require an adult in the building

Two steps will be taken if these guidelines are not followed:

  • Parents will be called to pick up their children
  • If the parents cannot be found, the police will be notified

Adult Activities, Classes, and Leagues: Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to participate in adult activities and leagues, such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, squash, etc.

Aquatics Area: Children under the age of 14 must be supervised in the pool at all times. See aquatic center guidelines for swim test requirements.

  • Lap Swim - A Junior must be 14 years or older to participate in lap swim; lap swim is reserved for those who are non-stop lap swimming

Charging Privileges: Juniors may charge on their member account by signing for any service, program, or merchandise at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness. Charges made by dependents will be the responsibility of the parents.

Fitness Floor:

  • Junior members under the age of 11 are not allowed on the fitness floor under any circumstance
  • Any junior member age 16+ has unrestricted access to the equipment on the fitness floor
  • Any junior member age 11-15 must annually attend junior member orientation prior to utilizing any of the equipment of the fitness floor. After attending the Junior Member orientation, junior members are allowed to use the following equipment:
    • Age 11-15: may use the cardiovascular equipment, circuit room, and stretching area
    • Age 14-15: may gain access to the strength training equipment and free weights by testing out different strength exercises with a personal trainer

Group Fitness Classes: A Junior must be 12 years of age or older and/or must properly fit any equipment used during the class in order to participate in group fitness classes. Junior members not participating in group fitness classes may not be brought into studios during class times under any circumstances.

Gymnasium: Juniors may use the gymnasium under the junior policy guidelines. Please see a gymnasium schedule for open gym times and family gym times.

Junior Activities: Junior events, activities, and leagues are designed for specific age groups. Refer to the Class Registration Book which is published quarterly for specific age requirements for specific activities.

Locker Rooms: Children above the age of three years old of the opposite gender are not permitted in the adult locker rooms. A family locker room with separate changing rooms is provided for fathers with daughters and mothers with sons, older than 3 years of age. Teenagers are not allowed in the family locker rooms.

  • We ask that all juniors conduct themselves in the proper manner while using the facilities; please be considerate to other members; for health and safety reasons the use of the sauna and steam rooms are restricted to members age 14 years and older

Running Track: Members 16 years of age and non-members 18 and older are permitted on the running track. Members under 16 and non-members under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Whirlpool: For health and safety reasons, children under the age of 14 years are not allowed in the whirlpool.

Locker Rooms

Children age 3 years and older are not allowed in the opposite sex locker rooms. The family locker room can provide for the needs of a mother/son and father/daughter. The family locker room has diaper changing tables. An adult must be present with a child at all times. Teenagers are not allowed in the family locker rooms. Dakotah! Sport and Fitness is not responsible for lost or stolen personal property. We recommend members and guests lock their lockers at all times and leave valuables at home.


Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers both free and rental lockers. Free lockers are located in the family, men's, and women's locker rooms. These lockers require a membership card to release the key. Lockers that require a padlock are also available for guest use. Rental lockers are also available. Please call 952.496.6872 for more information.

Lost and Found

If you have lost an item within the club, please check in the lost and found bins located outside the family locker room and in the ice arena. More valuable items such as jewelry, wallets, and purses will be kept at the front desk for one month if turned in. The club is not responsible for lost or stolen items belonging to members and their guests.

Manager on Duty

A Manager on Duty is available most hours that the club is open to assist you if you have a suggestion, concern, or in the event of an emergency. To contact the Manager on Duty, please ask any Dakotah! Sport and Fitness employee or call the front desk from any courtesy phone by dialing 5400.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for rent. Please call 952.496.6882 for more information on availability and rates.

Membership Cards

Each eligible person listed on the membership agreement will receive a membership card. Membership cards are required for entrance to the fitness areas, check in for Playcare, and for charges to accounts. Photos must be taken within the first 30 days of membership. If you lose your membership card, a new card will be available for you within minutes at a $5.00 charge.

Personal Training

Personal training packages are available at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness for an additional fee. Please see the bulletin board on the lower level for personal trainer profiles and pricing. Personal Trainers not employed by Dakotah! Sport and Fitness are not allowed to train members or guests within the facility. No exceptions.

Full refunds for personal training packages will be given for medical reasons. A doctor's note stating the reason the member is unable to complete the sessions by the expiration date must accompany this request. All other requests for refunds will be given 50 percent of the remaining balance.

Playcare at Playworks

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness members may use Playworks childcare, once per day, per membership, for a maximum of two hours, while working out at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness. Any fees for use beyond this criteria will be the responsibility of the member payable to Playworks. A Dakotah! Sport and Fitness membership card is required for child check-in at Playworks.

Monday - Friday 8am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am-7pm

Playworks is open 357 days a year, and closed on New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.


Please see Playworks staff for additional information on Playcare or other services offered.

  • Playcare is for children listed on Dakotah! Sport and Fitness family memberships, ages 6 weeks to 12 years only; children who are not listed on memberships can be checked into the Playtime program at a discounted hourly drop off rate, payable to Playworks
  • Dakotah! Sport and Fitness members may use Playworks childcare, once per day, per membership, for a maximum of two hours while working out at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness; after two hours, members will be charged the regular Playtime hourly rate, payable to Playworks; no child will be checked into Playworks after 6:30 PM; any parent picking up their child after 7:00 PM will be required to pay a late fee
  • Members are required to present their Dakotah! Sport and Fitness membership cards when checking in at Playworks; no member will be allowed to check in without a card
  • Playworks will issue labels for wristbands at check in; please take these labels to the host stand in the Atrium or Pod 6; if you have any special instructions for staff, please fill out our Playcare information sheet at the host stand, this will help Playworks staff provide better care for your child
  • Your wristband will be stamped at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness; if the wristband is not stamped, Playworks will ask you to return to Dakotah! Sport and Fitness and obtain a stamp; if you exceed the two hours of Playcare, you will be charged a Playworks hourly charge
  • No alternate pickups will be allowed for your child’s safety; the parent who checks the children in at Playworks must be the parent who checks the children out
  • Food, beverage, and diapering will not be provided; for this reason, please bring children changed and fed; diapers will be changed only if messy; a $1.00 fee will be charged to your account if you do not supply your own diapers
  • Children under the age of four will be upstairs in Pod 6; children four years of age and older will be cared for in the Atrium; all children who are cared for by Atrium staff must be fully potty trained 
  • Please do not bring your child to Playworks if they are ill; Playworks will notify Dakotah! Sport and Fitness if your child becomes ill or inconsolable; you will be asked to pick up your child immediately if this happens
  • Only immediate family members living with you can be listed on your Playcare membership account; Playworks and Dakotah! Sport and Fitness reserve the right to refuse/terminate service to anyone not adhering to the aforementioned policies; these policies are subject to change without notice

Smoking and Alcohol Policy

Dakotah! Sport and Fitness is a tobacco- and alcohol-free facility.


Many telephones have been placed around the facility for your convenience. Dial 9 to receive an outside line. Please limit calls to 3 minutes.


Dakotah! Sport and Fitness offers free towel service to our members and guests. The towel desk is located on the lower level across from the family locker room. Bins for soiled towels are located in each locker room, in the group fitness studios, and at the towel desk.

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