Dakotah! Sport and Fitness welcomes the participation of juniors, along with adults, in the use of the club’s facilities and programs.
All junior members ages 17 and under must be listed in the club’s membership system. Each junior member will receive a membership wristband.
- Junior members and nonmembers ages 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
- Junior members ages 9-13 must have a parent or legal guardian present in the facility at all times, with a 1:5 adult/junior ratio.
- Junior members ages 14+ do not need a parent or legal guardian present in the facility.
Two steps will be taken if these guidelines are not followed: first, the parent or legal guardian will be notified to pick up the junior member, and second, if the parent or legal guardian cannot be located or reached, the police will be notified.
Adult Activities and Leagues
Members must be ages 18+ to participate in adult activities and leagues, such as basketball, volleyball, racquetball, or squash, unless otherwise noted.
Junior members may have charging privileges placed on their membership account. Any service, program fee, or item offered at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness for purchase may be charged. Junior members must present their membership wristband in order to make a charge. Any charges made by dependents will be the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian. Charges to your account will show up on the following month’s statement.
Dakotah! Sport and Fitness members ages 14+ are welcome without adult supervision. Nonmembers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Junior members 11 years and under are not allowed on the fitness floor or second floor fitness area under any circumstances. Junior members ages 16+ are allowed unrestricted access to the equipment on the fitness floor.
Junior members ages 11-15 must attend a free annual training prior to using any of the equipment on the fitness floor. After attending this training, junior members are allowed to use the equipment on which they were trained. To sign up for junior member training, please call 952.496.6874.
Junior members ages 14-15 may gain access to the strength training equipment and free weights by testing out with a personal trainer via different strength exercises.
Any member found not following Dakotah! Sport and Fitness policies may be asked to leave the facility. Repeated violation of policies may result in termination of membership.
Group Fitness Classes
Junior members must be ages 12+ 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 the studios during class times under any circumstances.
Children ages 3+ are not permitted in adult locker rooms for the opposite sex. A family locker room with separate changing rooms is provided for your convenience. Teenage members and guests are not allowed in the family locker rooms.
We ask that all junior members conduct themselves in the proper manner while using the facility. Please be considerate of other members. For health and safety reasons, the use of the saunas and steam rooms are restricted to members ages 13+.
Pool Area, Open Swim/Lap Swim, and Hot Tub
Lifeguards are on duty during posted hours only. Children 14 years and under must be supervised in the pool area at all times, and must pass a swim test in order to be unaccompanied by an adult.
Junior members must be at least 14 years old to participate in lap swim. Lap swim is reserved for those who are nonstop lap swimming. When a lifeguard is not present, lap swim is available to members ages 18+ only.
For health and safety reasons, children 14 years and under are not allowed in the hot tub.
Junior members ages 16+ and nonmembers ages 18+ are permitted on the running track. Junior members 16 years and under and nonmembers 18 years and under must be accompanied by an adult.