Contact Us

(218) 335-2081 Phone
(218) 335-6252 Fax

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Physical Address
21 Grant Utley Avenue
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Ball Club Fitness Ctr

(218) 246-8394



Diabetes Fitness Center

Fitness Center Logo

Our mission is to provide a quality and creative approach to individual and community based exercise programming to ultimately control and prevent diabetes in our community.

Also note: person(s) do not need to have Diabetes to use the fitness center.

Membership includes

  • Orientation with fitness equipment - Those who have diabetes will have priority on any of the exercise machines
  • Fitness assessments, personal exercise plans
  • Personal training sessions
  • Group exercise classes - Click here for current class schedule >
  • Seasonal bike rentals/check-out
  • Fitness challenges with incentives
  • Annual memorial walk/run
  • Monitor blood sugar pre/post exercise (if needed)
  • Monitor blood pressure pre/post exercise (if needed)
  • Help obtain medical clearance (if needed)
  • Locker room with showers
  • Pool use at Palace and Northern Lights Casinos

Eligibility Requirements

Open to all community members

Documents Requested

Medical Clearance - fitness staff will determine if person(s) need a medical clearance from their provider before fitness center use.

Free Membership

It is our policy that you MUST show proof* of one (1) of the eligibility requirements.

  • Persons of minimum 1/4 blood quantum of recognized tribal affiliation.
  • Current employee of the LLBO, MCT, LL Gaming, Tribal Police, LLTC or IHS

* (1) photo Tribal ID, (2) photo Work Badge, (3) IHS letterhead prescription from provider, (4) a letter from MCT/Tribe stating your blood quantum, (5) letter from supervisor stating current employment (6) current check stub.

Those who do not qualify for a free membership will pay:

Individual Membership Family Membership
1 day pass $5.00
1 week $15.00
1 month $30.00
3 months $75.00
6 months $130.00
12 months $240.00
1 month $50.00
3 months $125.00
6 months $220.00
12 months $340.00

Immediate family ONLY.

Fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable.

Method of payment

Cash or check


Those who have diabetes will have priority on any of the exercise machines.  Please respect this policy by immediately going to a 5-minute cool-down or using another machine if an employee asks to use a machine for this purpose. 

Code of Behavior:  All fitness center participants are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate language (swearing, derogatory terms, etc.), inappropriate behavior and harassment are not allowed on the premises. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a responsible adult accompany them to each exercise session. Proper use of machines is required. If you do not know how to operate machines, the fitness staff will be happy to assist you. There is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to horseplay in the fitness center and on the machines. You will be asked to leave if you do not follow the code of behavior. 

What should I wear?  You will need to bring comfortable work out attire that includes a shirt, shorts or pants and clean tennis shoes. You will not be allowed on the equipment if you are wearing sandals, flip flops, boots, or dirty shoes. 

What do I need to do while I am at the Fitness Center?  All members are required to check-in at the check-in window, each time they come in.  When finished with exercise machines, all participants will wipe down exercise machines by using available cleaning equipment that can be found on the gym walls.  You will need to put all weights and other exercise equipment used back it its proper place.

Is there an age limit to use the Fitness Center equipment?  The equipment in the Fitness Center is not geared to all ages therefore, ages 0-12 are not allowed on the gym floor unless a provider sends us a medical clearance for that individual.  Ages 13 – 15 will need to complete an orientation on the equipment as well as have a parent or responsible adult at the Fitness Center while they are using the equipment.  Ages 16 – 18 will need to complete an orientation to the equipment. A parent or guardians signature is required on all membership packets for anyone under the age of 18. 

Are LOCKERS / SHOWERS available?  Lockers are available to use while you are working out. If you want to use a lock, you must sign one out, free of charge, from the Fitness Staff. You are not allowed to use your own lock. All rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced. Showers are available too. You must provide your own towel and shower supplies. 

What do I need in order to check out a BICYCLE?  Bicycles are available to check out for members and to rent for non-members.  Members who choose to check out a bicycle must show picture ID, provide a $10 damage deposit per bike and sign a waiver agreement each time.  The ID and damage deposit will remain with Fitness Staff until the bicycle is returned. Non-members who choose to rent a bicycle can do so for $5 per bike/trailer for up to three hours. Pictured ID must be provided and will remain at the Fitness Center until all bikes/trailer is returned. All rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced. 

What is the Pool Agreement?  The Leech Lake Diabetes Fitness Program and the Palace Hotel have an agreement that members of the Fitness Center may use the hotel pool free of charge.  You must obtain signed documents from the Fitness Staff to bring to the Palace.  All rules and regulations must be followed and will be enforced. 

Do I need Medical Clearance?   If either the PAR-Q or the Health History Interview form identifies a medical condition, you must have medical clearance to exercise.  Please ask Fitness Staff for a blank copy of our Medical Clearance Form for your doctor to fill out.