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Adult Programs

Health & Fitness | Enrichment Classes | Dancing Classes | Paddle Club | Painting/Drawing/Quilting | Pickleball | Music Lessons

Health & Fitness

What is WERQ? (video)

WERQ is the wildly addictive cardio dance class based on the hottest pop and hip hop music. The workout is nonstop with repetitive athletic moves and fresh dance steps, so you get the best sweat. Each week a couple new routines are introduced, so you get to WERQ the routines you know and challenge yourself with ones you’re learning.
Instructor: Lauren Mueller, Certified WERQ Instructor
BFHS - Studio Room
$50/10 classes or $8 Walk-in
Sept 11 - Dec 20
Tues and Thurs 5:15-6:15 pm

Beginner's Guide to the Fitness Center
Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer & HIIT Instructor
Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Fee: $10 / class
October 1
November 5
The fitness center can be an intimidating place especially if you're looking to start a fitness routine. In this "hands-on" class, Tonya will show you how to safely use the equipment.


Meditation with Lauren

Instructor: Lauren Porstner - Level 1 QiGong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
Mondays from 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Advanced Registration required
It's an ancient practice that’s becoming more widely used today. Benefits include increased self-awareness, reducing stress, tension, anxiety, pain and insomnia. Calm your mind and rejuvenate your whole self. Meditations performed in chairs or bring your own seated cushion.

Beach Yoga with Aislinn

Instructor: Aislinn Schacht - 200 RYT
Location: Country Club Eatates Beach
Wednesdays, Sept 5 - 26
$35 or $10/Drop-in
Please pay the instructor

September is still a beautiful month to be outside and enjoying yoga on the beach - join us!

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QiGong Plus for Health and Fitness

Instructor: Lauren Porstner - Level 1 Qi Gong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
$7/Drop-in or Discounted Monthly Rates

QiGong is an ancient Chinese form of exercise that encompasses 3 components: breath, mental focus and slow gentle movements that can be done standing or seating. With regular practice, it may help increase flexibility, energy and stamina.

Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Ses 1
Sept 5 - 24
6 Classes $40
Ses 2 Oct 8 - 31 8 Classes $50
Ses 3 Nov 5 - 28 8 Classes $50
Ses 4 Dec 3 - 19 6 Classes $40
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Low-Impact Fitness Class

Instructor: Gail Connelly
Location: Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Walworth
Fee: $4 Daily Drop-In Rate; $30 per month
Pay the instructor prior to class
This class offers low impact and step aerobics with stretching and strength training emphasized. It also includes some Yoga and Pilates. Free weights, resistance bands and mats are available for use or bring your own. Bring a large towel. Every class is different and challenging! From beginner to advanced--work out at your own level of fitness. Pay by the month or per class.
Days Time
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:45-9:45 am
Classes run year-round!


Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meeting Location: Big Foot HS Track or inside if inclement weather
Tuesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
September 11 - October 16
  Come and get the blood pumping! It's a perfect time to socialize while getting exercise. Annette keeps things fun and will challenge you along the way.
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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer & Group X Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room

This interval based class combines quick high intensity exercises followed by shorter recovery periods. Ultimately you burn more fat in less time! Be sure to arrive 10 minutes early.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Friday
5:00 - 5:30 AM
Join any time!

† Tuesdays: Special barbell class
Punch Card
(for HIIT)
$20 - 4 punch card
$40 - 8 punch card
$60 - 12 punch card
$80 - punch card

10 Weeks to a Healthier You!

Time to commit to yourself! Take 10 weeks to focus on making changes with this fitness program that will touch on exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle changes. A personal assessment at the beginning and end so you can see the changes you have made. YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Dates: September 11 - November 20
Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:00 am
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $100/person

Fit For Change
4 weeks to jump start your health

Join us for 4 weeks focusing on how to improve your health and get back to doing the activities you love. Work with a Physical Therapist and Health Coach to find out how to move forward with self care. Program covers healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and stress, and connection and support.

Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Dates: Sundays, Oct 7 - 28, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $47 (Advance Registration Required)

Dancing Classes

Adult Ballet & Tap

Ages 16 & up
Come unwind with this stretch and dance class. Class is geared toward the teen or adult who just wants to stretch to increase flexibility and feel great. This is a lower impact class that includes dance fundamentals and movements.

Mondays: 8:15 - 9:00 PM
October 7 - December 9 (no 11/18, 11/25)
$68 per session

Instructor Lynette Vyhnanek began dancing at the age of three. She is trained in Ballet (minor pointe work), Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Lyrical, and Contemporary. Lynette has choreographed many solos, duos, and groups that hold First Place National Titles.

Tree Climbing (Ages 7 - Adult)

Location: House In the Wood, Delavan, WI
Date Time
Wed, Sept 12 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Sun, Sept 16 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Mon, Sept 24 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue, Oct 9 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Sun, Oct 21 1:00 - 3:00 PM
$30 / session
Tree climbing is a great way to spend time in nature, get exercise, and have fun! After a how-to and safety tutorial, climbers use ropes and harnesses to climb into the towering trees. Once you’re there, you can sit or stand on the branches, swing or hang upside down!

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Enrichment Classes

Special Effects Makeup - Zombie

Ages 13 - Adult
Grab your friends, family, and even strangers to form ravenous zombie horde! Come learn some awesome SPECIAL EFFECTS makeup from someone who has been creating creepy and realistic Halloween looks for haunted houses. Here you will learn exactly what it takes to become a real life zombie using nothing more than what you find in your own home.
Instructor: Austin Hermanson
Day: Thursdays
Dates: October 4-25
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: BFHS Art Room E32


Community First Aid & CPR with AED (Ages 14 & Up)

Instructor: Darrell Hessenthaler, American Red Cross Instructor

Location: BFHS Room E36
Class Date Time
Full First Aid / CPR Class Oct 1 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Recertification Oct 1 5:15 - 6:00 PM

AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor: Michael Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Fee: $15 AARP Member/$20 AARP Non-member
Date: Saturday, November 10
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Learn about current rules of the road, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. All participants will receive safe driver certification from AARP upon completion, many insurance companies offer a premium discount.
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"We Need To Talk" - Safe Driving & Aging

Instructor: Michael Dressendorfer, AARP Instructor
Location: BFHS Room W8
Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 10:00 am-Noon
Build confidence and learn what is new with our roads, the safety features of new cars and opinions of experts on how to keep driving safely and longer. We also will discuss how to determine if it is time to make driving adjustments or discontinue driving. This class also benefits the children of seniors so they can help with this transition.

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iPhone / iPad 101

Learn how to get the most out of your iPhone / iPad with this class. Dean will cover the basics including all the major features such as messaging, contact management, camera settings and Internet access and usage. This is the perfect class to bring your questions. Please bring your i-device with you.

Instructor: Dean Connley
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Tuesdays: September 25, October 2 & 9
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Fee: $30


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Black Point Estate Tour

Thursday, October 4th from 5:30-7:30 pm
$12 / person
Tour Guides: Dave Desimore, Michael Rehberg, Janice Palzkill and Roberta Hanlon.


* Meet at Linn Town Park on the corner of Maple Ridge Road and South Shore Drive. Car pooling to the site is
required. Please be prompt, late arrivals will not be allowed in.

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George Rasmussen Family
circa 1890
The Historical Society of Walworth & Big Foot Prairie present:

The Rasmussen Family Through the Years

Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:00 pm

Richard Rasmussen and various members of the family will tell about their mother, Elaine Rasmussen, Girl Scout Leader, and their father, Attorney Warren Rasmussen, his career and various locations of his law offices. You will learn the history of the Rasmussen family and also some interesting
facts about other events.

Location: Golden Years Retirement Village
Lower Level Auditorium
270 Ridge Road, Walworth
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Reduce Stress: 4 Natural, Simple Steps to a Healthier, Happier You

Instructor: Laura Porstner, LPN
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30
Saturday, October 20 from 8:00 am - Noon
Some consider stress to be the underlying cause of many illnesses. In our fast paced, busy lives what can we do about it? Learn how stress effects our body and what we can do to manage and reduce it’s physical effects. Topics include breathing techniques, grounding and filling, QiGong and the power of positivity. Most of these techniques are easy to do, cost nothing to perform and can be done anywhere, anytime. Utilizing them will lead to a less stressed, happier, healthier you.

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FREE Financial Literacy Classes

Instructor: Jim Pfeil
Location: Big Foot HS - Room W8
Mondays from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
October 8
Long Term Health Care - Myths & Facts

The financial and emotional effects of Long-Term Health Care can be devastating. Explore the myths and facts surrounding extended care and how having a plan can help your family handle this stressful event.

November 5
Social Security - A Decision to Last a Lifetime
Claiming Social Security in the optimal manner is critical to any person’s retirement income strategy. Learn about claiming options, timing of benefits, spousal and survivor benefits, and how Social Security can affect other aspects of your retirement finances.

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How It's Made - featuring:

Location: Tankcraft
N2900 Foundary Road, Darien
October 17 at 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Free - advanced registration by Oct 10

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, ages 16+
Join us for a factory tour of Tankcraft where we will follow the process of design, manufacturing, and testing of large fuel tanks and hydraulic reservoirs. Founded in 1986, this Darien business is ranked as one of the country’s leading metal fabrication companies for supplying OEM tanks in the agriculture, construction, transportation, industrial, and defense industries. Max: 20

We feature different manufacturing facilities in the Big Foot and surrounding area. If your business is interested in opening your doors and showing off your manufacturing expertise please contact us.

A Christmas Carol
"Chicago's Favorite Holiday Tradition"

Date: Thurs, Dec. 7
Meeting Time: 9:00 am at the Harvard Station
Return: 6:45 pm
Fee: $65/person (Includes play & train)
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Bring cash for taxi and lunch

There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than experiencing the joy of this beloved production at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago! We’ll be taking the train from
Harvard, traveling by taxi to the Goodman for the noon show, followed with a late
lunch at The Berghoff. Min/Max: 15/25

Registration Deadline: October 16


Valley Of The Kings Tour

Join us for an educational tour of this private sanctuary that cares for animals of all sizes. VOTK provides refuge for abused, abandoned or retired lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Not open to the public, this is an opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close.
Additional adult & child waivers are required
* Note: this is an educational tour in a farm setting. This tour may not be suitable for young children. Questions? Please contact the recreation office.
Saturday, September 29
Saturday, October 27
2:30-4:30 pm

Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon
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Paddle Club

Social Paddle & Pub (adult/family)

Guide: Charlie Vandebogert
$10 - advanced registration required
Rental if needed: $15 for kayak or paddleboard

Date Location Time Type
Sept 9 Turtle Creek 1:00 PM Family Paddle
Sept 16 Lauderdale Lakes 4:00 PM Adult - pub paddle
Oct 14 Geneva Lake 1:00 PM Adult - fall color

Check out and follow:

Join this fun group on great water adventures! Enjoy a relaxed 2 hr social paddle on your kayak, canoe or paddleboard.

Painting and Crafting

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: Ten Pin Pub, Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
Adult Paint at 10 Pin Pub - Step by Step
Create a 16"x20" acrylic pattern painting to keep for yourself or give as a gift. Using simple brush-strokes, follow the steps exactly or add your own creative touch. Designed for ALL skill levels, from first-time beginner to advanced. All supplies provided. Grab something to drink or nibble on while you paint!
"Reflections of Fall" "Happy Fall" "Magnolia Wreath" "Baby It's Cold Outside"
Sept 20 Oct 18 Nov 15 Dec 13

Adult Drawing Workshop with Frank
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
Location: BFHS E33 (Art Room)
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Thursdays: Oct 4 - Nov 1 (5 classes)
Whether you are a budding artist or have advanced drawing skills, Frank will help encourage your creativity and develop your personal style. The class will be exploring a variety of drawing techniques and using various media. Pencil, cray-pas and other media will be explored.

Frank is a retired college art professor from Morningside College and is highly skilled in multiple artistic media.
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This course covers all of the basic quilting skills needed to make a small project. The focus of this introductory class is to cover all of the techniques needed to make a small quilt including patchwork piecing, applique, binding and simple machine quilting techniques. Bring your own or for an added $15, materials will be provided.

Instructor: Barb Makovec
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (4 classes)
Session 1 Sept 5 - Oct 10
Session 2 Oct 24 - Dec 5
* no class 11/21
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)

Board Painting Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Take home a customized wooden sign. Paint the background in whatever color and texture you like. Follow Jennifer step-by-step (if you prefer) for the pattern, then add a monogram, last name, or favorite quote to personalize the design shown. Completed piece is on a 16” square, hand-crafted, wooden sign.

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Sports Programs

Drop-In Pickleball

Ages 16 & Up
Come join the Big Foot Pickleballers! Our Pickleballers are a friendly bunch and welcome all skill levels.

We have all the equipment and no experience is required to participate. Come try it out - you'll be hooked!

Sunday & Wednesdays* - starting September 2
6:00-8:00 pm

BFHS East Gym
Fitness Center ID or "Pickleball Only" ID required**

*Please check the Activity Calendar for blackout dates
** Contact the Recreation Office to arrange for an ID
Pickleball Newbie?
The first Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM we'll talk about rules, techniques and strategy.

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