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Adult Programs

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

Health & Fitness

Pilates with Emily Haak
· Increase flexibility · Strengthen muscles · Improve overall health
Wednesdays: 4:00pm-5:00pm

* Note: Updated Time*
Fridays
: 8:30am-9:30am
· $28 for four AM or four PM classes/month

· $50/Month for both AM & PM classes
(8 classes/month)

· $8/Drop-in
Instructor Emily Haak is Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified

 

Yoga with Mary

Instructor: Mary Cwiklinski - YogaFit certified
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $28/month
Advanced Registration is required
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 2 - 30
Session 2 June 4 - 27
Session 3* July 9 - Aug 1
Session 4 August 6 - 29

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 Tuesday Wednesday Friday
5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM 5:00 - 5:30 AM

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

Beginner HIIT Class

Mondays
5:45 - 6:15 AM

This class is less intense with lower impact. Perfect for all fitness levels.
Pay Instructor at class. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class

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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 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: June 19 - August 23 (no class July 3 & 5; Aug 7 & 9)
Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:00 am
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $80/person
Register


Meditation

Instructor: Laura Porstner, LPN
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
Mondays: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Register
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.

 

July 4 Fitness in the Park - Families

Instructor: John Palmer
Location: Linn Nature Park (across from Reek School)
July 4
7:30 AM: Group Fitness Workout
8:00 AM: 5K run/walk (casual - not a race)
Fee: FREE
Please Register In Advance

Join John Palmer at Linn Park for a workout before the gluttony begins!! We’ll have a 30 minute group workout suitable for all age levels and abilities followed by an untimed run/walk on the beautiful trails that wind through the park. Distance is about 2.5 miles.


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Walking, Hiking, Biking & Kayaking

Summer Solstice 5k Run

Location:
Faith Evangelical
Lutheran Church
420 Read Street, Walworth


Thursday, June 21
Quarter Mile Kid’s Run: starts 6:45pm
Walkers start: 7:00pm
Runners start: 7:15pm
Registration
$28 with T-shirt
$20 without T-shirt
Register at www.eventbrite.com

 

Outdoor Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meeting Location: Big Foot Track
Tuesdays from 8:30 - 9:30 AM
June 12 - July 17
Fee: FREE
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: May 31, July 5 & August 2
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 am
Cost: Free No advanced registration required

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Hike the Lake with Tonya - All Ages

Join Tonya Schultz as she guides you around Geneva Lake. These hikes are a great way to enjoy the scenic views of the lake while getting some exercise. Bring water and dress for the weather. Park by the Fontana beach, we will shuttle you to Lake Geneva to start the walk.

Meet Time: 8:00 am
Fee: $15 per hike


June 20 South Side - Lake Geneva to Fontana
July 18 North Side - Lake Geneva to Fontana
Register in Advance

 

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
FREE
Register in Advance | Log Sheet
First 50 to complete the challenge earn a T-shirt!

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.

Sharon Ice Cream Bicycle Ride

Leader: John Palmer
Start / Finish Location: Toynton Park, Walworth
FREE! - please register in advance
Friday, June 29 at 6:00 PM
Get your bike ready and join John for a 16 mile bike ride - for ice cream! We will take a leisurely bike ride (10-15 mph) starting at Toynton Park to the Sharon Ice Cream Shoppe. Please wear a helmet and bring money for ice cream.

Kayaking 101 (16 and Up)

Eric Howden
Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
Fee: $15/session
Location: Meet at the Abbey Marina

Tues, June 5 or
Thurs, June 7

Register

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: https://www.facebook.com/socialpaddle ***
Visit the Social Paddle Club website for all our summer paddles

Tree Climbing (Ages 7 - Adult)

Location: House In the Wood, Delavan, WI
Date Time
Sat, June 9 10:00 - Noon
Thu, June 21 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Tue, July 3 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Sun, July 29 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Wed, Aug 1 4:00 - 6:00 PM
$30 / session
Register
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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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 24:"Full Bloom Beauty"
June 21: "Poppy Trio"
July 26: "Evening Stroll"
August 16: "Birch Trees"
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.
"Full Bloom Beauty" "Poppy Trio" "Evening Stroll" "Birch Trees"

Wood Sign Painting

Take home a customized wooden sign. Choose one of the provided designs then personalize to your taste with colors, textures, monograms, a favorite quote, etc. Completed piece is on a 16” square wooden sign. All supplies provided..

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Thursday, May 10 or Thursday, May 19
Sign up for both classes and make multiple signs!

Fee: $35 per class
Register
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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, appliqué, binding and simple machine quilting techniques. Bring your own or for an added $15, materials will be provided.

Instructor: Barb Makovec
Dates: June 18 - 27
Mon & Wed, 9:00-11:00 am (4 classes)
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)

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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 12
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
9:00 - 10:30 am
June 12 & 13
Location: BFHS Tennis Courts
Fee: $20

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 8 weeks
June 11 - August 6 (no 7/2)
8:00 - 9:00 AM
BFHS Tennis Courts
Rain/Heat meets in East Gym
$120 for all 8 weeks
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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
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 16
Putting Fundamentals
June 23
Short Game
June 30
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
July 7

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Enrichment Classes

Ballroom Dance Class (16 and Up)

Instructor: Jessica Blazekovic
BFHS Studio Room
Fridays from 7:15 - 8:15 PM
April 20 - May 18
New Dates: May 11 - June 8
Fee: $60 per couple

Register
Make it a date night and learn how to dance the night away - learn to ChaCha and Waltz. Grab your partner and let’s get dancing!

AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor: Mike Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Fee: $15 AARP Member/$20 AARP Non-member
Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Register
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.

Tracing Your Path,
Sharing Your Life Stories

Instructor: Jackie Bayer
Location: Big Foot HS Library
Dates: Fridays, June 8 - July 13 (6 classes)
Register
Learn the art of storytelling... your life stories! You’ll receive a crash course in human development, the art of storytelling and techniques for accessing and organizing memories to identify pivotal events across life stages.
* Organize your timeline of rich memories
* Appreciate the threads and themes of your journey
* Have a deeper understanding of your life’s lessons learned
* Be inspired for new adventures
* Have a sense of connection to others in the class


Jackie is a retired counselor & executive coach conducting seminars for life beyond retirement.

 

Bridge for Beginners

 
Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Thursdays from 1:15 PM - 3:45 PM
June 21 - August 2 (6 classes - no class 7/5)

$50 for 6 week session / $10 walk-in
Register
You do not need a partner to participate in the class
These six sessions are for new and social bridge players who want to build a solid foundation for a lifetime of bridge!You do not need a partner to attend the class, but it is a great opportunity for you and your partner to learn together.

 

Bridge Building Tools

 
Instructor: Ray Parnell, ABTA & ACBL Certified Bridge Teacher
Location: Big Foot HS, E28
Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - Noon
June 5 - July 10
June 26 - July 31 (6 classes)

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

These six sessions are designed for bridge players who want to step up their game. Bidding tools are used on a regular basis and are frequently ignored or misapplied by many players.

Overcalls, takeout doubles, balancing, 3rd & 4th hand opening, negative doubles & new minor forcing will be the subjects covered. Additionally 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.


Learn to Line Dance (16 and Up)

Instructor: Sandy Runge
Thursdays: June 21-July 19 (4 classes - no class 7/15)
5:30-6:30 pm
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $20/person
Register
Have you ever wanted to join the crowd dancing to the Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Copperhead Road or Sweet Home Alabama? Now is your chance to show off your skills on the dance floor! Learn dances in the studio room, THEN put your skills to test at Whiskey Ranch on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Mixology 101

Instructor: SteveO Fairchild
*Sold Out* Wednesday, June 27 from 5:00-6:30 pm
*Added Class* Wednesday, July 18 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Location: Stefana’s Lakeside French Country Inn
Location Change: 10 Pin Pub, Walworth
Fee: $30/person
Register

You’ll be the host-est with the most-est after you take this fun class. SteveO will teach you how to make three tasty summer drinks, learning proper cocktail making techniques while receiving expert advice and entertaining tips. Of course you get to enjoy the drinks you make!



Educational Tours

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

Location: Iseli
402 N. Main Street, Walworth
June 25 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Free - advanced registration by June 19 (max 25)
Register

Iseli is a leading manufacturer of small, precision components for the aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and consumer products industries.

As these industries demand “miniaturization” requiring small, thin, tight-tolerance components - specialized Swiss screw machines are needed to manufacture these parts. Iseli operates over 350 screw machines in 100,000 square feet of space employing more than 60 in the community.

For the tour we will get a chance to see their in-house engineering and tooling design and production capabilities. 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.
Saturday, April 28
Saturday, May 26
Saturday, June 30
Saturday, July 28
Saturday, August 25
2:30-4:30 pm

$15/Person
Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon

 

Chicago Boat Tour

Tuesday, Aug 7
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Departing: 9:15 am at the Harvard Train Station
Returning: 7:30 pm in Harvard
Fee: $75 (Includes tour & transportation)
Bring cash for taxi and lunch

Cruise the Chicago River and Lake Michigan to view the great architecture and stunning skyline. Take a ride through history as you learn about the past 200 years of Chicago lakefront. We’ll have a late lunch at Berghoff before heading back for the day.
Register

 

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