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Adult Programs

Health & Fitness | Walking/Hiking/Biking | Art & Quilting | Sports Programs | Sports Leagues | Music Lessons | Learn to Play Bridge

Health & Fitness

 

Yoga with Mary

Instructor: Mary Cwiklinski - YogaFit certified
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
$7/Drop-in
Pay Instructor at class
Hatha Yoga-In this class you will develop strength, flexibility and mental focus to quiet the mind and relax the nervous system. All ability levels are welcome.
Day
Time
Tuesday
6:00-7:00 pm


Beach Yoga with Aislinn
Instructor: Aislinn Schacht - 200 RYT
Location: Country Club Estates Beach
Wednesdays from 8:45 - 9:45 AM
begins June 7

4 Week Session: $35
8 Week Session: $60
12 Week Session: $84
$10 Drop-In
Pay Instructor at class. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class
A beautiful way to start your day! This Hatha/Vinyassa Flow class is welcome to all ages. Please bring a towel. Park at Country Club Estates lot off Shabbona Drive in Fontana.
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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
May 1 - 24
Session 2 June 5 - 28
Session 3* July 3 - 26
Session 4 August 7 - 30

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 Friday Saturday
5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM 7:00 - 7:30 AM

Punch Card
$20 - 4 punch card
$40 - 8 punch card
$60 - 12 punch card
$80 - 16 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!

Barre Above

Instructor: Tonya Schultz - certified trainer
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Pay Instructor at class
Barre Above is a fusion of yoga, pilates, aerobics and strengthing exercises that inspired by ballet dancers' routines.This is a perfect class that will help sculpt your body while improving your posture, flexibility and overall body strength.
Day
Time
Thursday
5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 - 9:00 am
Punch Card
(for Barre and Boot Camp)
$28 - 4 punch card
$55 - 8 punch card
$80 - 12 punch card

$8.00 Daily Drop-In

Boot Camp for Men & Women

Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer
Location: Big Foot HS Studio Room
* Weather permitting, class will be outside
Participants will complete the prescribed workout each day for the challenge and engage in additional exercises to ensure a complete full body workout. Each class is designed to challenge all ages and abilities.
Day Time
Monday 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Punch Card
(for Barre and Boot Camp)
$28 - 4 punch card
$55 - 8 punch card
$80 - 12 punch card

$8.00 Daily Drop-In

Stress Reduction Techniques

Instructor: Laura Porstner, LPN
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30
Saturday, August 26 from 8:00 am - Noon
Register
Many consider stress to be the underlying cause of various illnesses. This class will teach you how stress affects our physical body as well as some techniques we can use to reduce stress. Topics covered include:
· Breathing Techniques
· Grounding and Filling (self-awareness)
· Meditation & QiGong
· Power of Positivity & Inspiration

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Walking, Hiking & Biking

Summer Solstice 5k Run

Location:
Faith Evangelical
Lutheran Church
420 Read Street, Walworth


Tuesday, June 20
Quarter Mile Kid’s Run: starts 6:45pm
Walkers start: 7:00pm
Runners start: 7:15pm
Registration
$25 with T-shirt
$20 without T-shirt
Register at www.eventbrite.com

 

Outdoor Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Sue Schaid
Meeting Location: Big Foot Studio Room
Tuesdays from 8:30 - 10:00 AM
June 6 - July 18
Fee: FREE
Please Register In Advance
  Come and get the blood pumping! It's a perfect time to socalize while getting exercise. Sue 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: May 31, July 5 & August 2
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Cost: Free No advanced registration required

100-mile Hiking Challenge - All Ages

Do you have what it takes to hike 100 miles in a summer? Record your own hikes or pile on the miles during the Hiking and Walking Club throughout the summer. Join anytime. All you have to do is register, download the mileage log or pick it up at the Recreation Office, and start hiking!
Dates: June 1 - August 31
Fee: FREE - register anytime

Register

Once you reach 100 miles, you earn a T-shirt!

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Hiking Walworth County - All Ages

Join Tonya Schultz as she guides you through Walworth County trails. These hikes are a great way to get out and see all the great hiking trails in the community. Bring water and dress for the weather, State Park passes are required for some locations. Hike will take approximately 2 hours.
Meet Time: 9:00 am
Fee: $5 per hike (Snack provided)

$10 max fee per family per hike
June 11 Beulah Bog State Nat. Area (East Troy)
June 20 Big Foot State Park (Lake Geneva)
July 9 Natureland Park (Kettle Moraine)
July 18 Kishwauketoe (Williams Bay)
Aug 13 Lulu Lake State Nat. Area (East Troy)
Aug 22 Nordic Trail (Kettle Moraine)
Register in Advance

McHenry Bicycle Club

Ride Director: Chuck Gruetzmacher
cgruetzmacher@hotmail.com or visit www.mchenrybicycleclub.org

If you're an avid road biker - join the Club! The McHenry Bicycle Club has 80+ organized rides in the summer - many within southern Walworth County. Visit www.mchenrybicycleclub.org for ride dates and information to join.

Ride for Independence Bicycle Ride

Leader: John Palmer
Start / Finish Location: Toynton Park, Walworth
FREE! - please register in advance
Friday, June 30 at 6:00 PM
Get your bike ready and join John for a 16 mile bike ride - for ice cream! We will take a leasurly bike ride starting at Toynton Park to the Sharon Ice Cream Shoppe. Please wear a helmet and bring money for ice cream.

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Art and Quilting Classes

Adult Paint Night at 10 Pin Pub

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: Ten Pin Pub, Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
Register
May 25: "Eiffel Tower"
June 8: "Land That I Love"
July 21: "Dragonfly Believe"
August 11: "Neon Cafe Sign"
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.
"Eiffel Tower" "Land That I Love" "Dragonfly Believe" "Neon Cafe Sign"

Watercolor Concepts

Explore unique textures and techniques in Jennifer’s water color painting class. Create your own design based on the concept of the week or follow along as Jennifer demonstrates step-by-step how to paint different subject matter and texture concepts.

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
BFHS E-33
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Thursdays: June 15 - July 6 (4 classes)

Fee: $32
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Mixed Media on Canvas


Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of JenniferSomething.com
Location: BFHS E-33
Cost: $25 per class
Register
 
"2 Tweet" If you’ve ever wanted to play with decoupage, here’s your opportunity. We’ll get creative with fabric, paper, buttons, ribbon, ink and paint. Follow along, step-by-step, to create something similar to the designs available or let your creativity flow in a direction all on its own. Be inspired and dress for potential mess! "No Place Like Home"
July 27 August 24

Quilting

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
Dates: June 19 - 28
Mon & Wed, 9:30-11:30 am (4 classes)
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)

Register

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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 13
6:00-8:00 pm
FREE
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 Pickleball Camp
Ages 16 & Up
If you are a newbie or want to sharpen your skills, you'll want to sign up for this camp. We'll work through drills, strategy and game play.

Instructor: Wally Bullard
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Location: BFHS Tennis Courts
Fee: $25/Session
Session 1: Mon-Thu/June 12-15
Session 2: Mon-Thu/June 26-29

Register


 

Adult Professional Tennis Lessons at Big Foot

Get professional lessons by USPTA Certified & FLAC's Head Pro Jeff Bernales. Jeff has over 20 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 10 weeks
June 12 - August 21 (no 7/3)
8:00 - 9:00 AM
BFHS Tennis Courts
Rain/Heat meets in East Gym
$150 for all 10 weeks
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Adult Beginning Fencing (Ages 15 & Up)


Owner/Instructor: Sabine Harmann
Location: Allez Fencing Group
31 N. Wisconsin St., Darien, WI

Learn the exhilarating sport of fencing. All equipment is provided. Bring: thin soled gym shoes, t-shirt, long workout pants and a water bottle.


Register
Session
Day
Date
Time
1
Tue
May 2 - 23
6:00 - 7:30 pm
2
Tue
June 6 - 27
6:00 - 7:30 pm
3
Tue
July 11 - August 1
6:00 - 7:30 pm
4
Tue
August 8 - 29
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Adult Golf

Instructor: Jack Shoger, P.G.A. Instructor
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Date/Time: Saturdays at 1:15 pm
Fee per session: $15 Resident / $20 Non-Resident
Take All 4: $50 Resident / $60 Non-Resident
Register
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
Date
The Key to a Better Golf Swing
June 17
Putting Fundamentals
June 24
Short Game
July 1
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
July 8

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EZ Bridge I - Part 2

 
(it's that new) Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, Midi Room
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - Noon
August 2 - Sept 6 (6 classes)

$50 for 6 week session / $10 walk-in
Register
You do not need a partner to participate in the class
 

By popular demand - we've added an additional session which is a continuation of the EZ Bridge I class held earlier in the summer. (Note: You do not need to have participated in the first session)

We will get into bidding with bigger hands and various NT subjects.These six sessions are designed for new and social bridge players or novice duplicate players who want to put a solid foundation into their bidding and play using modern tools.  As before, a short teaching session leads into play of hands designed to incorporate the day's subject.  Evaluation of the bidding and play of the hand follows as you will see all of the cards in each hand.

You do not need a partner to attend the class, but it is a great opportunity for you and your partner to learn together.


 

EZ Bridge I

 
Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, Midi Room
Wednesdays from 9:30 AM - Noon
June 7 - July 12 (6 classes)

$50 for 6 week session
Register
You do not need a partner to participate in the class
Abbey Springs

These six sessions are designed for new and social bridge players or novice players who want to put a solid foundation into their bidding and play.  These skills can be used either at bridge clubs worldwide or at any social game so you can enjoy the world's most popular card game.  A short teaching session leads into play of hands designed to incorporate the day's subject.  Evaluation of the bidding and play of the hand follows as you will see all of the cards in each hand.
Subjects covered include: What to Open, How High to Bid, Invitational Hands, NT Leads & Responses and Common NT Plays.

 

Intro Into Bridge

 
Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, Midi Room
One Day: Wednesday, May 31 from 9:30 AM - Noon
Fee: $5.00
Register
Abbey Springs
This single class is designed for people who have heard about bridge and would like to find out whether they want to spend more time learning the basics of bridge.  Bridge is a card game where you never stop learning.  This session prepares one for the EZ Bridge I class which begins a week later.
You do not need a partner to participate in the class.

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*For Adult Softball and Pickleball Sports Leagues please see
the Sports Leagues page*