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Health & Fitness


Wellness Club

Big Foot
Wellness Club

January 7 - March 3

Big Foot Recreation and Aurora Health Care have teamed up to provide a FREE Big Foot Wellness Club!
Lots of prizes and incentives - just for working out and making healthy choices.

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Stress Reduction Techniques

Many consider stress to be the underlying cause for some illnesses. We'll learn how stress affects our body as well as some techniques to use to reduce stress. Topics include: breathing techniques, grounding, filling, QiGong, and the power of positivity.

Instructor: Lauren Porstner, LPN
Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 AM - Noon

Advanced registration required


Yoga

Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Healthy Body Yoga-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!
Instructor: Karen Johnson, Certified Yoga Instructor
Saturdays: January 5 - February 23
8:15-9:00 AM
Fee: $60

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Chair Yoga - Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, and/or standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is for anyone that is looking to increase strength to help withstand falls, improve balance and prevent injury.
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer (Wild Honey Yoga)
Tuesdays: January 8 - May 28
9:30-10:30 AM
$10 Drop In or $90 for 10 class card

QiGong and Meditation with Lauren

Instructor: Lauren Porstner, Level 1 QiGong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room

Please register in advance although walk-ins are welcome
* Classes begin Jan 7
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.

Mon & Wed. 8:30 - 9:15 AM

· $50/Month (8 classes/month)
· $7/Drop-in
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.
Mon, 7:45 - 8:15 AM
· $25/Month (4 classes/month)
Advanced Registration Required
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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. 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

$20/4 Classes; $40/8; $60/12; $80/16
$6.00 Daily Drop-In


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!



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
January 8 - May 23
Tues and Thurs 5:15-6:15 pm
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Adult Stretch & Dance

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
Time: 7:45-8:30 pm
Session #1: January 7 - March 4
Session #2: March 11 - May 13 (exc. 3/25)
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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.
 

100-mile Challenge

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The best way to stay motivated is to challenge yourself whether it’s at the gym, outside, or your home. Join anytime. All you have to do is register, download the mileage log or pick it up at the Recreation Office, and start being active!

Dates: March 1 - May 31
Fee: FREE - register anytime

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

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Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meeting Location: Big Foot HS Studio Room
Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 AM
January 7 - February 13
Fee: FREE
Please register In Advance, although drop-ins are welcome
Come and get the blood pumping! It's a perfect time to socialize while getting exercise around the hallways. Annette keeps things fun and will challenge you along the way.

Beginner's Guide to the Fitness Center

Instructor: Tonya Schultz, Certified Trainer & Group X Instructor
Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Fee: $10 / class
Dates
January 7
February 4
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.
Register for each class individually

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: Jan 8 - March 26 (10 weeks)
Tues & Thurs 6:00-7:00 am
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $100/person
Register


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: Mondays, January 14 - February 4, 6:30-7:30 pm
Fee: $47 Advance Registration Required

A Path for Managing Back Pain

Join Physical Therapist Kathy Nisius to walk through 5 important ways you can help yourself alleviate back pain and improve your self-help tool box.
Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Dates: January 19, February 23 or March 23
Saturday, 11:30 - 1:00 PM
Fee: $7/class
Meet at BFHS Studio Room

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Meal Planning and Nutrition

Having a hard time preparing fast & easy healthy meals for your family? A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist will talk about what a healthy plate looks like, planning ahead and prepping meals and how to include all the food groups at every meal. Resources, recipes & websites to make the task easier will be provided.
Instructor: Carol Neumann, Clinical Dietitian
Location: Big Foot High School
Thursday, February 21
5:30-6:30 PM
Fee: $10
Register

Healthy Living with Diabetes

This community based program is very interactive, where mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Facilitated by two trained leaders in a small group setting.

Instructors: Sally Gerson and Daniel Clausen Aurora Comm. Educators Thursdays, January 24 - February 28
1:00-3:30 PM
Fee: $12
Register

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Painting & Quilting

Pottery Workshop

IT'S BACK!!! Join Paul and have a fun time with this great group of people. Both hand building and wheel techniques will be available. Each participant will be required to purchase clay for the projects from the instructor.

Instructor: Paul Boland
BFHS Art Room E32 Day/Time:
Tuesdays/5:00-7:00 PM
$100 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Register

Session 1 Jan 15 - Feb 19
Session 2 Feb 26 - April 9 (no 3/26)
Session 3 April 16 - May 21


Quilting Club

Learn this great skill of functional art with Barb! For the experienced quilter, this is a great time to sew and socialize with fellow quilters. Bring your own material or for an added $15, materials will be provided.

Instructor: Barb Makovec
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm (6 classes)
Session 1 Feb 6 - Mar 13
Session 2 Apr 3 - May 8
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)
Register

Paint at 10 Pin Pub - Adult Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
New Location: Ten Pin Pub - Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
Register
January 17: "Cardinal Lamppost"
February 21: "Fox in the Forest"
March 21 April 18: "London in Fog"
April 25: "Tulips are Red"
May 16: "Poppies in Bloom"
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.
"Cardinal Lamppost" "Fox in the Forest" "London in Fog" "Tulips are Red" "Poppies in Bloom"

Board Sign Painting Workshop

 
Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Register
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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Enrichment Classes

Cheese Tasting &
Learn to Make Cheese Classes

are canceled this season

We are sorry about the disappointment.


How It's Made - featuring:


Location: Protect-all
109 Badger Parkway, Darien
Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Free - advanced registration by February 5
Register

Join us for a factory tour of Protect-all — a world-class manufacturer of premium films for both flexible packaging and thermal laminating applications. Products include food grade packaging, laminating and holographic films, industrial coatings, security/identification cards and custom made products for other businesses. You probably use some of the plastics that come from this 100,000 sq ft factory every day! Max: 20

Requirements: Closed toe shoes, no loose clothing, ages 16+
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.

Cribbage 101

Learn to play this social card game of numbers and strategy. You don't need a partner to attend the class, but it's a great opportunity to learn together!

Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E28
Thursdays: March 7 - April 11 (6 classes)
10:00 - 11:00 AM
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Beginner's Guide to Estate Planning

Presenter: Alyssa S. Wilson, Estate Planning Attorney
Location: BFHS W8
March 14 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration required by March 1
Alyssa will help you better understand the need for wills, setting up a trust, the in's-and-out's of a Power of Attorney as well as how to avoid Probate.

Financial Literacy Classes

Instructor: Jim Pfeil, Financial Advisor
Location: Big Foot HS - Room E36

FREE - please register 1 week in advance
Getting Started with Medicare:
Simplifying your Options
Monday, January 21
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Choosing an appropriate Medicare plan is a critical step in your retirement. Supplement, Advantage, Part D, PPO, HMO, deductibles, co-pays, vision, dental...so many options. This workshop focuses on helping you make the right choice.

Securing your Retirement: A seminar on Social Security
Monday, February 11
6:00 - 7:00 PM
When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefits? How will this affect my spouse? You have questions - and mistakes can be costly. Learn how to sort through the options to ensure your choices fit your needs
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Community First Aid & CPR with AED (Ages 16 & Up)

Instructor: Darrell Hessenthaler, American Red Cross Instructor

Location: BFHS Room E36
Register
Class Dates Time Fee
Full First Aid / CPR Class April 8 6:00 - 9:00 PM $65
Recertification April 8 5:15 - 6:00 PM $35

AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor: Mike Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Saturday, March 2
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fee: $15 AARP Member/$20 AARP Non-member
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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.

Protect Yourself Against Scams!

Instructor: Officer Jessie Lewin, Walworth PD
Location: BFHS Lecture Hall
March 14 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
$10/ person
Register
People everywhere are falling victim to scams regarding Medicare, Social Security, insurance and more to gain your private financial information. We’ll go over the most current scams and what you can do to protect yourself.


Women's Self Defense

Instructor: Ben Penrick, Owner of Star Martial Arts Studios
Location: BFHS Upper Gym
Ages 18+ March 9 at 11:00 AM
Ages 12 - 17 March 16 at 11:00 AM
Register
Turn fear into POWER. Learn what to do in case of an attack, including how to break free from common grabs and holds. This hands-on course with instruction and practice will teach several techniques that are easy to memorize and extremely effective. It's serious business - but Ben will make it fun to learn and practice.

* Wear comfortable clothing *
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A Little History - Show & Tell

 
Location: Golden Years, Lower Level Meeting Room
Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 7:00 pm
Fee: FREE
Walworth Theatre
Show off your family photos, scrapbooks, antiques or tell a story. Tell about your ancestors from any part of the world or the history of this area with a story or picture.
Hosted by the Walworth & Big Foot Prairie Historical Society


Presentation of the Northwestern Military & Navy Academy

 
Presenter: Chris Jacobson Brookes
Historic Starline Factory 306 W. Front St., Harvard, IL
Thursday, April 11 at 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - Social; 6:00 PM – Dinner; 7:00 PM
Program Cost: $40 per person

Register By April 3
Mail reservations and payment to:
Historical Society of Walworth & Big Foot Prairie
P.O. Box 336, Walworth, WI 53184
For information call 262-275-2426
Walworth Theatre


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Black Point Estate Speaker Series

Location: Big Foot HS - Room W8
Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Fee: $5 / session (please register in advance)
Lake Geneva's Footsteps Through Time
January 17

Almost anywhere you go around Lake Geneva, you are walking in the footsteps of the past. The lake itself was formed by glaciers; some of the boats on the lake go back a hundred years or more. Native Americans of the past etched the walking path into the land that crosses the lawns of Chicago’s elite who took refuge here after the Great Chicago Fire. Plus more sights that make Lake Geneva a Distinctive Destination.

Sordid and Scandalous Tales of Lake Geneva
February 21
Hear the historic gossip of Lake Geneva including the dish on a 1950’s bank robbery, the town’s tie to prohibition gangsters and tales of the Lake Geneva sea serpent. Tour includes more of the “sordid and scandalous” past of downtown and the historic Maple Park neighborhoods.

Why Do We Call it That?
March 21
From Duck Lake to Lake Como and Bigfoot Lake to Geneva Lake, this program explains how and why key places in our local area got their names. Learn the answers to questions like: Who was Edward C. Delavan, Lewis F. Linn, Rueben J. Walworth? Where was the town called Hudson? What happened to West Troy? And more.

When Angels Carried Them Away: Death and Mourning in the Victorian Era
April 18
Victorians embraced death as a cause for elaborate ritual. During this era (1876 – 1915) the ritual of death became increasingly sophisticated. This program will feature a presentation on Victorian funeral and mourning customs by Stephen Person, a recently retired funeral director.

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Sports & Active Recreation

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*
6:00-8:00 pm
FREE
BFHS East Gym

Fitness Center ID or "Pickleball Only" ID required**
** Contact the Recreation Office to arrange for an ID

*Please check the Activity Calendar for blackout dates


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Social Paddle & Pub (16 and Up)

We have 13 paddles scheduled for this year - starting in May! It's a fun group - sign up for one - better yet all 13 so you don't miss out on the fun.

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.

Visit the Big Foot Social Paddle Web Page for all the details

*** Follow: https://www.facebook.com/socialpaddle ***

 

Kayaking 101 (16 and Up)

Eric Howden
Sunday, May 19, 4:30-6:30 pm
Fee: $15/session
Location: Meet at Comus Lake, N. Terrance St., Delavan

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 ***
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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
April 20
Putting Fundamentals
April 27
Short Game
May 4
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
May 11

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*For Adult Sports Leagues please see
the Sports Leagues page*