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Adult Programs

Health & Fitness | Walking/Hiking/Biking/Kayaking | Social Paddle Club | Art | Sports Programs | Sports Leagues | Music Lessons | Enrichment Classes | Educational Tours

Health & Fitness


Healthy Body Yoga

Instructor: Karen Johnson - Certified Yoga Instructor
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $60/session
Advanced Registration is required
Improve strength and flexibility, lose a little weight, help heal a bad back, or just enjoy some self-care. This full-body class is designed for all levels and will get our blood flowing and our mindfulness growing!
Saturdays: 8:15 - 9:00 AM
Session 1
June 1 - Aug 3
Session 2
Aug 10 - Sept 28

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QiGong Plus for Health and Fitness

Instructor: Lauren Porstner - Level 1 Qi Gong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $50/Session for a 8 classes session or $7/Drop-in
Please Register In Advance although Drop-Ins are welcome

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
Session 1
Session 2 June 3 - 26 (Summer)
Session 3 *Canceled* July 8 - 31
Session 4 *Canceled* August 5 - 28

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Instructor: Tonya Schultz, certified trainer
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. Get a full workout in in half the time!

Monday Wednesday - Barbells Friday
5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM

Punch Card
$30 - 5 punch card
$60 - 10 punch card
$90 - 15 punch card
$120 - 20 punch card

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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!

10 Weeks of Summer Shape-up!

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: June 25 - August 15 (no class July 4)
Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:00 am
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $80/person

* Canceled for the summer - we'll restart in the fall *

Instructor: Laura Porstner, Level 1 QiGong Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
Mondays: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Meditation is 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.

Moonlight Meditation

Instructor: Laura Porstner, Level 1 QiGong Instructor
Location: Country Club Estates Beach
Fee: $15 Each or $40 for All 3
Arrive at 8:15 PM; Meditation begins at 8:30 PM

Advanced registration required

Stress Melting: Monday, June 17
Release & Relax: Tuesday, July 16
Peaceful Renewal: Thursday, Aug 15

Guided meditations held on the beach will relax your body, calm your emotions and clear your mind. Each meditation has a slightly different emphasis and each includes grounding and filling, release and renewal and basking in a full body presence from an entirely calm, present, relaxed state. These amazing meditations bring many health benefits.

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
June 27 - August 29
Thurs 5:15-6:15 pm

Cardio Dance & Strength

This class will get you moving with a fun dance fitness program. The instructors have also incorporated weights into the routine to make it a full body workout. Expect to sweat, tone and have fun!

Instructors: Kristi Tarantino & Nikki Faul(Certified in Pilates, WERQ & Zumba)
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Day: Saturdays, June 29 - August 3
Time: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Fee: $60

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.

Time: 6:45 - 7:30 PM
Session: July 29 - August 12
$25 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.

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Walking, Hiking, Biking & Kayaking


Outdoor Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meeting Location: Big Foot Studio Room
Tuesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
June 4 - July 9
Please Register In Advance
  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. We'll be outside hitting different routes. Rain/heat backup at Big Foot HS.
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Duck Pond Prairie Walks

Join Gail Hibbard for walks around Duck Pond Prairie. It’s a great time to share knowledge about what’s in bloom, observe the current status of the prairie, and enjoy the outdoors with people of similar interest. Meet and Park your car on Dades Road (between Wild Duck Rd & Valley View Dr.)
Dates: June 6, July 11 & August 8
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Cost: Free No advanced registration required

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The Geneva Lake Shore Path Challenge - All Ages

Do you have what it takes to hike around the lake this summer? Record your own hikes or pile on the miles during the Hiking with Tonya Club. 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!

June 1 - August 31
Register in Advance | Log Sheet
First 50 to complete the challenge earn a T-shirt!

Kayaking 101 (16 and Up)

Eric Howden
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
Fee: $25/session
Location: Meet Comus Lake

Sunday, May 19

Please register in advance

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.
*** Follow: ***
Visit the Social Paddle Club website for all our summer paddles


This year we're going to paddle the length of Turtle Creek! We're breaking it into 7 sections - each being ±2 hrs. Sign up for all 7 and get a tee-shirt.
Date Location Time Type
Sun, May 5 Turtle Creek: Section 1 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, May 26 Turtle Creek: Section 2 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, June 9 White River 8:30 AM Adult
Sat, June 15 Moonlight Paddle - decorate your boat!
Eagle Springs Pub - Lulu Lake
7:30 PM Adult, Moonlight
Sun, June 23 Turtle Creek: Section 3 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, July 7 Turtle Creek: Section 4 10:00 AM Family
Sun, July 21 Nippersink Creek 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Aug 4 Turtle Creek: Section 5 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Aug 18 Yahara River 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Sept 1 Turtle Creek: Section 6 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Sept 8 Lauderdale Lake - "The Landing" 4:00 PM Adult
Sun, Sept 22 Turtle Creek: Section 7 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Oct 13 Geneva Lake 1:00 PM Fall Colors

Check out and follow:

$15 Kayak / Paddleboard
$25 Tandem Kayak / Canoe

Guide: Charlie Vandebogert
$10 - advanced registration required
$50 for all 7 Turtle Paddles (includes a tee shirt)


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Art Class

Adult Paint Night at 10 Pin Pub

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: Ten Pin Pub, Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
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.
"Poppies in Bloom" "Abstract Peonies"
May 16 July 25

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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 & Tuesdays starting June 11
6:00-8:00 pm
BFHS Tennis Courts & 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


Adult Professional Tennis Lessons at Big Foot

Get professional lessons by PTR Certified & Big Foot HS Varsity Coach Adam Westhauser. Adam has over 10 years experience coaching and 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.

Meets every Monday during the summer - for 8 weeks
June 10 - August 5 (no 7/1)
8:00 - 9:00 AM
BFHS Tennis Courts
Rain/Heat meets in East Gym
$120 for all 8 weeks

Open Tennis
Ages 16+

Bring your racket and join this fun goup. Bring a partner or come by yourself - there will always be someone to play a game with. All abilities welcome. Join any time

Mondays: June 10 - August 26
6:00-8:00 pm
FREE - Please register
BFHS Tennis Courts
Coordinator: Courtney Castelein


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Adult Golf
Instructor: Jack Shoger, P.G.A. Instructor
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Date/Time: Saturdays at 1:15 pm
Fee per session: $20 Resident / $25 Non-Resident
Take All 4: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Abbey Springs
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.
Class Topic
The Key to a Better Golf Swing
June 15
Putting Fundamentals
June 22
Short Game
June 29
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
July 6

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Enrichment Classes

Knife Forging - Adult 18+

Forge your own knife under the instruction of Bladesmith Pat Biggin. Pat recently appeared on The History Channel’s “Forged In Fire: Knife or Death.” Class will be a mix of custom and production methods to suite all skill levels. Attendees will be taught how to forge their own 4-5” bladed, full tang hunting knife using a gas forge and basic blacksmithing tools and techniques to make a strong, functional hunting knife.

You will customize your work with a handle of your choice. Each attendee must bring: safety glasses, dust mask, nonflammable attire (cotton, leather boots, jeans etc... NO nylon or plastic based clothing). Optional: personal hammers, tools, aprons. Max: 5
Location: BFHS Metals Room
Fee: $85 includes all materials
Days: June 11, 14, 18 | Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Pat Biggin, Bladesmith

Wood Fired Meal (Family)

Instructor: Matthew Wright
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Fee: $8/person, under 8 free
Date: Thursday, June 6 (rain date June 13)
Time: 4:30 - 7:00 PM
Bring your family out and join in making a one-pot savory meal using cast-iron cookware over a wood fire. We plan to make a hearty loaded pasta dish. Of course no meal would be complete without cobbler for dessert. Vegetarian option is available on request. All supplies are included. Participants, please bring your own beverages. Min/Max: 5/15


Planning the Play of a Bridge Hand

  Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Tuesdays from 1:15 PM - 4:35 PM
June 6 - July 18 (6 classes - no class 7/4)

$50 for 6 week session / $10 walk-in
You do not need a partner to participate in the class
Everybody knows that the declarer needs to make a plan before they play the very first card from the dummy. Quite another thing to always do it.

We will work on how to determine your losers/winners and put together a simple plan that addresses eliminating the extra losers or adding to your winners. With one too many losers to make your contract, your plan may look like: I will win the club lead, draw trumps, and ruff the diamond loser in the dummy.

We will bid and play hands after a general discussion to reinforce the learning. You do not need a partner to attend, but what better way to win more frequently at the bridge table.

Educational Tours

How It's Made - featuring Dalco Metals (18 and Up)

Location: Dalco Metals Inc
857 Walworth Street, Walworth
June 18 from 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Free - advanced registration by June 10 (max 14)

Join us for a factory tour of Dalco Metals - a premier supplier of flat-rolled steel-processing services. Family owned since 1973, Dalco is best known for taking 20+ ton rolls of steel and turning them into precise sheets used in numerous industries used to manufacture end products.

Tankcraft in Darien, John Deere, Harley Davidson among others get steel from Dalco. Additionally, they provide specialty cutting services that can cut up to 1” thick steel plate with laser precision, all housed in their 10,000 sq ft factory.
Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, adult (18+), USA resident
We plan to feature different manufacturing facilities in the Big Foot and surrounding area. If your business is interested in opening your doors and inspiring minds, please contact us!

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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.
Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
Saturday, April 27 (Winter/Spring registration)
Saturday, May 25
(Winter/Spring registration)
Saturday, June 29
Saturday, July 27
Saturday, August 31
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon


Chicago Art MuseumTour

Tuesday, June 25
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Departing: 9:00 am at the Harvard Train Station
Returning: 6:45 pm in Harvard
Fee: $70 (Includes tour & train)
Bring cash for taxi and lunch

Explore with our very own Frank Breneisen, a retired art professor, as he 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.


"The Music Man" Musical

Thursday, July 25
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Departing: 9:00 am at the Harvard Train Station
Returning: 7:30 pm in Harvard
Fee: $100 (Includes play & train)
Bring cash for taxi and lunch

Explore with our very own Frank Breneisen, a retired art professor, as he 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.


*Also visit check out our leagues for: 16" Softball, Sand Volleyball and Pickleball