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Adult Programs

Updated 5/3/23
Summer 2023

Health & Fitness
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Health & Fitness

Fit Happens
Circuit Training
Join us for a combination of weight training, body weight exercises, and HIIT that builds muscle, burns fat and energizes you. This class will take you from the weight room for weight training, to the studio room for combination circuits using both body weight and free weights, and sometimes outdoors to utilize the track and outdoor spaces. Designed for increasing muscle, cardio and fun! Any body can do it!
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
June 6 - August 29
Punchcard: $35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Days Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Senior SEALS
Circuit Training... at a slower pace

Join us for a combination of weight training, body weight exercises and stretching that will increase balance, flexibility and mobility. This class moves at a slower pace, and allows for plenty of guidance.
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
June 6 - August 29
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 - 7:45 AM

$85 for a 6 week session

Location: BFHS Studio Room
The Mechanics of Running
Improve your time when running a 5K without injury. Take time to focus on strengthening and mechanics to safely progress your running skills to complete 3 miles. Optional 5K race at the end. Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Thursdays, June 8 - August 24 from 7:00 - 7:45 AM
$96 for a 12 week session
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Cardio Strength Class
Pulse-pounding, beat-pumping, body-blasting fitness program that gets you results…fast. It’s a high intensity dance party that fuses cardio, strength, Pilates, hip hop, yoga and kickboxing all together for a 50 minute cardio burn. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Kristina T., Penny B., Jennifer S., WERQ & AFAA Certified

Day Session Time
Mon, Thurs, Sat June 1 - August 31 9:30 - 10:20 AM

$75/10 pack pass | $8/Drop In
Register at:
Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Low-Impact Fitness 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.
Instructor: Gail Connelly
Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8:45 - 9:45 AM - Classes Ongoing
$30/ month or $4 drop-in - Pay the instructor directly
Location: Faith Ev. Lutheran Church, Walworth
Senior/ Chair Yoga
The 45 minute yoga class is designed for persons with limited mobility or balance. We will flow through gentle movements to improve strength and range of motion around each body joint. Each class will utilize a stable chair to support modified yoga poses. Sessions will end with a short meditation and time for sharing awarenesses that arise out of the session..
Instructor: Cynthia Allen, Certified YogiFit Level 1 & Certified Personal Trainer
Location: BFHS Studio Room
$10 drop-in
$110 both sessions

Session Days Time Fee
Mondays June 26 - Aug 7 (no 7/10) 11:00 - 11:45 AM $60
Fridays June 30 - Aug 11 (no 7/14) 11:00 - 11:45 AM $60

Beach Yoga
Enjoy your morning under the sun with beach yoga! This is a very basic Hatha/Vinyassa Flow yoga class, welcoming all levels. This morning practice will leave us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of our week. Be sure to bring your beach towel!
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer of Wild Honey Yoga
Location: Fontana Beach
Session 1 June 13 - July 20 Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Session 2 July 25 - August 24 Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 AM

Fee: $120 session / $15 drop-in
Develop a longer, leaner, stronger and more graceful body by improving muscular symmetry, alignment, posture, core-strength and flexibility. All abilities and body types welcome. These classes will focus on low impact Pilates with deep stretching and awareness of breathing.
Instructor: Laura Cucco, Certified Pilates Instructor
June 3 - August 30
$80 for a 10 punch card
Days Time Location
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 PM BFHS Studio Room
Saturdays 8:00 - 8:30 AM N1511 Shadow Ln, Fontana

Adult Intro to Free Weights
Looking to add some strength training to your cardio routine? Join the Big Foot strength and conditioning coach Alison Krick as she shows you how to lift safely with proper form. Focus will be on using the free weight side of the fitness center. Coach Krick will also show you how to program an efficient workout to achieve your fitness goals! Min/Max: 5/15
Instructor: Alison Krick, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Tuesday, June 6 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, June 20 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 11 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Soothing Sound Baths
Are you ready to relax and let go of stress? Participants will start their healing journey with some short, light breathwork and then you just sit or lie on a chair or yoga mat with a pillow and a blanket or anything else you would like to bring to make yourself comfortable. Simply relax and take in the beautiful sounds and vibrations of singing bowls, chimes, an ocean drum and a gong. With nothing to do and no one to be, you can enjoy the rejuvenating effects of sound healing.
Instructor: Kimberly Lempart, Certified Sound Healer
Date Time
Sunday, June 25 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 30 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 27 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30/ date Video - sound bath therapy
Avani Spa Day
Start the morning with a relaxing yet revitalizing foot ritual. A replenishing mineral detox bath and invigorating eucalyptus salt scrub leave skin smooth, soft and ready for the bliss of a tension-relieving Acu-Flex pressure point massage of feet and legs (25 minutes). Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the Avani Spa. You will have access to the tranquil surroundings of the private Atrium pool, whirlpool, sauna, salt and steam rooms, and outdoor lounge areas, as well as the new fitness facility. Other services are available at your booking. Gratuity not included. Registration ends June 16.
Location: Avani Spa at The Abbey Resort in Fontana
Saturday, August 5
** Foot rituals will be scheduled between 9:00 - Noon; Access to the spa - all day
$65 / person
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Enrichment Classes

Big Foot Book Club
Ages 16 & Up
Join the Big Foot Rec Book Club and read something new while connecting with your community! Virtual meeting will be held monthly on Zoom. This popular club has a dedicated following. FREE! Please register in advance.
Facilitator: Jill Connley
Zoom Meetings are from from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
May 25
- Crying In H Mart by: Michelle Zauner
Previous Reads:
January 19 - The Cloisters by Katy Hays
February - The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
March 16 - Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
April 27 - Horse by Geraldine Brooks
Plants, Bugs, and Birds with Susan
Ages 7+
Instructor: Susan Hughes - Master Gardener
Good Bugs for your Garden
Thursday, June 8 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Is it a good bug or a bad bug??? Learn to identify insects that keep your garden beautiful! We will explore the world of beneficial insects. Each participant will assemble a field guide to take home to help identify these creatures throughout the growing season.
Fee: $15
Create a Bee Hotel
Thursday, June 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Growing flowers rich in nectar, native wildflowers, flowering herbs all help these little creatures vital to our existence. Many of these plants are perennial and can be added to most gardens. Each participant will learn about the benefits of bees and our reliance on their existence and make a Bee Hotel! All supplies included.
Fee: $15
The Monarch Story
Thursday, June 29 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
How does that little egg on a milkweed plant end up as a beautiful butterfly? And how do they get to Mexico? Learn to identify the Monarch eggs and each stage of development while gaining an understanding of their existence and migration. Participants will assemble their own laminated field guide to help discover the wonders of the Monarch on their own nature adventures.
Fee: $15
Herbs in Wisconsin
Thursday, July 6 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Create an herb garden to suit your taste! Bring a cool container and select a few of our plants while learning of the benefits of eating herbs grown in your own space! Soil and selected herb plants provided.
Fee: $20
Homegrown Tea
Thursday, July 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
The traditional beverage of tea has been a mainstay in homes for thousands of years. Learn how easy it is to grow many plants that can be used to brew this favorite beverage! Each participant will participate in a hands on demonstration to make their own tea!.
Fee: $15
Thursday, August 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Learn how to attract birds to your backyard garden! What to plant, what they need, removing invasive plants, providing shelter and keeping them safe. The importance of a snag! We will assemble a bird healthy cookbook to help our feathered friends through the winter months.
Fee: $15
Northwind Perennial Farm Tour
Take a tour of this beautiful 10-acre farmstead tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Wisconsin. Northwind Perennial Farm grows over 65,000 native plants and regionally durable perennials. Learn about plant production, species selection, garden design and more!
Wednesday, June 14 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Fee: $12/person
Location: 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington
Basic Home Repair
This hands-on class will give you the confidence and skills to tackle projects you didn’t think you could do on your own. This program covers the most common home maintenance items, such as... · Drywall repair · Door adjustments · Electrical switch and outlet replacement · General plumbing (leak repair, toilet repair, water temp) · And more!
Instructor: Joe Vyhnanek, Licensed General Contractor
Spring Session May 4 5:30 - 8:00 PM Spring Class Registration
Summer Session July 20 5:30 - 8:00 PM Summer Class Registration

Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab

Automotive 911
Ages 15+
Your stuck on the side of the what? You see symbols on your dashboard and don’t know what that means. This class will help you understand what to do in an emergency situation. You’ll understand what it means when the car is smoking and when you see different fluids. Joe is a certified mechanic that will teach you not only emergencies but also how to change a tire, change wiper blades, and basic maintenance. A great class for new drivers!

Instructor: Joe Vyhnanek, ASE certified
Spring Session May 18 6:00 - 8:00 PM Spring Class Registration
Summer Session August 17 5:30 - 8:00 PM Summer Class Registration

Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Professional Cookie Decorating
Teens & Adults
Join us for a beginner cookie decorating class. You’ll make your own royal icing to learn about consistency. Decorating techniques such as outlining and flooding, piping rosettes, wet-on-wet designs and royal icing transfers will be taught. You’ll also learn about making cookie dough, preventing spreading of your cookies and will leave with a delicious chocolate brownie cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 AM - Noon - Mother's Day Cookies
Location: Big Foot HS, E35 from 9:00 - Noon
$45 per person
Professional Cookie Decorating
Come learn the tricks to baking the perfect cut out sugar cookie. Learn the outline/flood method using royal icing, and wet on wet techniques. Each participant will have burger basket cookies (bun, lettuce, tomato, cheese and the burger) to work with. Makes a great Father’s Day gift! Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, June 17 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM
$45 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
Registration Deadline: June 12
Indigo Scarf Dyeing
Make vibrant indigo cotton scarves from authentic indigo powder. In the class, we will learn the fundamentals of indigo dyeing, including making the organic dye vat from the indigo plant. After making the dye, we will use resist techniques to create intricate patterns on the fabric. Class fee includes material to make two scarves. You are welcome to bring other material to dye. Min/Max: 3/15
Instructor: Jenny Knavel, Professor of Art & Design, WIU
Session 1 Tuesday, June 20 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Session 2 Tuesday, August 8 6:00 - 9:00 PM

$80/person, includes all supplies
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

DIY Organic Skincare Workshop
Ages 16+
Learn to make organic skincare products using all natural and whole food ingredients! No harmful synthetic chemicals. We’ll make a simple floral bar soap, floral bath salts, and a yummy honey lip balm to keep your pout perfect for the summer. Pamper yourself with everything you’ve made, or gift someone special with these personalized treasures. Min/Max: 4/10
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Tuesday, June 13 from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E35
$40 per person
Pottery Workshop
Ages 15+
Create decorative and functional projects from clay. Each new participant is required to purchase clay from the instructor. Minimum purchase of 25 lbs. of clay for $20.00 with the option to purchase more for larger projects. Raku option available for additional fee. Choose from hand building or wheel throwing.
Instructor: Paul Boland
All Class Times: 5:00-7:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E32
$90 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Monday Sessions Tuesday Sessions
Session 1: Mondays
June 6 - July 11 (no 7/4)
Session 1: Tuesdays
June 7 - July 12 (no 7/5)
Session 2: Mondays
July 18 - August 15
Session 2: Tuesdays
July 19 - August 16

Home Owner Seminar
Looking to buy or sell a property but not sure where to start? Kelsey, with the help of a mortgage representative, will walk you through the process with the knowledge from her experience as a local Realtor® . From pre-approval to the final purchase of a home or seeing how much equity you have in your home, Kelsey wants to make sure this is a smooth and positive experience for anyone.
Instructor: Kelsey Isham Brown, Realtor®
Thursday, June 15 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS W8
Fee: FREE Advanced registration required by June 8

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Educational Tours

"How It's Made" Tour - Radius Packaging
Recently celebrating 50 years in business, Radius Packaging’s new 250,000 sq. ft. production and warehouse facility (seen from I-43) is state-of-the- art and forward-thinking, located on 28 acres with the ability to grow. Radius specializes in small to medium sized runs using efficient all-electric blow molding and injection molding equipment, and highly automated technology to produce innovative, functional and sustainable solutions for businesses requiring plastic containers. Product containers you use day-to-day may have been manufactured here in Delavan at Radius. Max: 20
Tour Guide: Lisa Esser, Director of Quality
Tuesday, June 27 at 2:30 PM
2425 Hobbs Drive, Delavan
FREE - advanced registration required.

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, ages 16+, eye protection will be required
Chicago Art Museum Tour
Ages 16+
Our very own Frank Breneisen, a retired art professor, guides you through the Art Institute of Chicago to see some of the most iconic and beloved artworks in the museum. We’ll be taking the train from Harvard, traveling by taxi to the museum, and have lunch before heading back for the day. Min/Max: 8/15 Registration deadline is June 11
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
Thursday, June 22
Departing at 9:15 AM from Harvard Train Station
Returning at 7:30 PM in Harvard
$70 includes tour and train ticket - bring cash for taxi and lunch

2023 Valley Of The Kings Tours
Join us for an educational tour of this private sanctuary that cares for abused, abandoned or retired bears, lions, tigers, wolves and other animals. Not open to the public, this is an opportunity to learn about these magnificent animals up close. Read the Apr 9, 2020 Lake Geneva Regional News Article, p2 to learn more!.
Spring Dates
April 29
May 27
Summer Dates
June 24
August 26
Fall Dates

Tour runs from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon
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Outdoor Recreation

The Geneva Lake Shore Path Challenge
June 1 - August 31
Do you have what it takes to hike around the lake this summer? Record your own hikes. You can hike the entire lake in one shot or split it up over several smaller hikes. Join anytime. All you have to do is register, download the mileage log or pick it up at the Recreation Office, and start hiking around Geneva Lake!

Log Sheet
First 50 to complete the challenge earn a T-shirt!

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!
Kayaking 101
Before you head out on the water, be sure to learn the paddling basics! On land we will discuss paddling safety, equipment, how to properly hold a paddle and demonstrate techniques. On water, participants will learn how to be efficient in strokes and understand the boat’s stability. Class includes all equipment, but you’re welcome to bring your kayak.
Instructor: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Session 1: May 14 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM May Class Register here
Session 2:
June 18 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM June Class Register here
Fee: $45/ includes kayak rental
Meet at Comus Lake, N. Terrance St., Delavan
Social Paddle Club
Join this fun group on great water adventures! Enjoy a relaxed 2 hr social paddle on our area lakes, rivers and streams. Visit our Social Paddle Club page for more information and the entire 2023 calendar. $20 Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Registration Opens January 1
Date Time Location Difficulty
Sun, June 11 8:30 AM Fox River - Burlington Moderate
Sun, June 25 10:00 AM Turtle Creek: Section 4 - Family Paddle - bring your kids! Easy
Tue, July 11 5:30 PM Lauderdale Lake Easy
Sun, July 30 8:30 AM Mystery Paddle Moderate
Sun, Aug 6 8:30 AM Nippersink: Section 3 Moderate
Sun, Aug 27 8:30 AM Bark River Moderate
EASY DIFFICULTY: Paddler should have cursory skills to navigate minor obstacles, slow current, river bends, and have the endurance for a 2 hr paddle. Beginners are encouraged to take the Kayaking 101 class.
MODERATE DIFFICULTY: Skilled at maneuvering around down trees and other obstacles, execute quick turns, negotiate straight-ahead class II rapids, portage around obstacles if required, endurance for up to a 3 hr paddle.
REGISTRATION NOTE: Our paddles are very popular and will have waiting lists. Please respect your fellow paddler and check your calendar before registering. No refunds issued within 7 days of a paddle.

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Sports Programs

Organized 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!
Supervisor: Larry Schendel

Sunday & Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm * Moving to Tuesdays June 7
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting

Want to play at other times?
Pickleball nets are available for rent from the Big Foot Recreation office

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$10 / 2 hr.

Organized Drop-In Tennis
Bring a partner on come by yourself and join this fun group. All abilities are welcome. Join at any time. Please register in order for us to communicate with you on inclement weather days.
Supervisor: Jerry Sibbing
Wednesdays: June 14 - August 23 from 5:00-8:00 PM
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Free Drop-In: Please register contact info in case of cancellations
Professional Tennis Lessons at Big Foot
Ages 16 & Up
Get professional lessons which will make you a better player. Lessons will focus on groundstrokes, serves, and volleys with drills practiced on all strokes, forehands, backhands, volleys, approach shots, serves and more.
Supervisor: Adam Westhauser, PTR Certified Big Foot HS Varsity Coach
Sundays: June 11 - July 23 from 6:00-7:00 PM (no 7/2)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Fee: $120
Golf Lessons
Ages 18+
Become a better golfer in an affordable group class environment. Basic fundamentals will be stressed, with a challenge for each student at their own pace. A limited supply of clubs are available.

Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Spring Session May 6 - May 27 12:00 - 1:00 PM Spring Registration Link
Session 1 June 10 - July 1 12:00 - 1:00 PM Summer Registration Link
Session 2 July 15 - August 5 12:00 - 1:00 PM Summer Registration Link

Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident

Coed Soccer League - 8v8
Ages 16 +
This FUN league is a great way to get together with friends and work up a sweat at the same time. Teams are coed and games will be officiated. Teams are 8v8, 2 females, up to 3 youth aged 15-17. Player passes required.
Coordinator: Rene Perez
More Information & Rules
Tuesdays, June 13 - August 8 (no 7/4)
Games start at 6:00 PM

Fee: $300 / team

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