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Adult Programs

Updated 5/2/22
Summer 2022


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 7 - August 30
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 7 - August 30
Days Time
Tuesdays & Fridays 7:00 - 7:45 AM



$85 for a 6 week session

Location: BFHS Studio Room
Couch to 5K
Wanted to run a 5K but not sure where to start? Looking to improve your time when running a 5K without injury? Take 12 weeks to focus on strengthening and mechanics to safely progress your running skills to complete 3 miles. Min/Max: 6/15 Optional 5K race at the end: Blast to the Past 5k in East Troy on August 19.
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Thursdays, June 2 - August 18 from 7:00 - 7:45 AM
$96 for a 12 week session
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Jazzercise
Jazzercise is a 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. Burn up to 800 calories per hour in any of our 60 minute classes.
Instructors: Kristina T., Penny B., Jennifer S., Peg B., WERQ, AFAA & CMP
June 1 - August 31
Day Time
Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:00 PM

$39/month (unlimited classes) | $8/Drop In | $65 10 punch card are available
Register at: www.jazzercise.com

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
Power Flow Yoga
YogaFit is part of the Hatha Yoga tradition and is vinyasa style. Primary movement series focuses on the lower body, especially the hips, hamstrings and back. YogaFit classes involve linking several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance and balance. Each 45 minute class will feature 40 minutes of movement followed by a 5 minute meditation. Please bring a bath towel. Beginners and advanced yogis welcome.
Instructor: Cynthia Allen, Certified YogiFit Level 1 & Certified Personal Trainer
Location: BFHS Studio Room
June 6 - August 27 (no July 4)
Day Time
Mondays 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Saturdays 8:30 - 9:15 AM


$80 for 10-punch pass
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
$80 for 10-punch pass
Mondays: June 6 - August 22
11:00 - 11:45 AM
Yoga in the Park
Enjoy mornings under the sun with yoga in the park. This is a very basic Hatha/Vinyassa Flow yoga class, welcoming all levels from beginner to advanced. This morning practice will leave us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of our week. Advance Registration Required.
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer of Wild Honey Yoga
June 14 - August 25
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:15 - 8:30 AM
Location: Reid Park, Fontana. Meet by the gazebo
Register: $15/class
Pilates
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 1 - August 27
$80 for a 10 punch card
Days Time Location
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 PM BFHS Studio Room
Saturdays 8:15 - 8:45 AM N1511 Shadow Ln, Fontana



Magic Mudras: Jin Shin Jyutsu
Designed for the summer solstice, a time to align with the longest day of light and rejuvenate the body’s energy. This workshop is an extended “meditation” that will guide you through the finger mudras. A brief history will be followed by hands-on practice. Floor cushions and mats will be provided, with the option to sit in chairs.
Instructor:Deborah Somerville Certified Jin Shin Jyutsu®
Saturday: June 25 18 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30
Yoga Wake-Up Call
Start each morning with a deep stretch to increase flexibility, then build heat with sun salutations, followed by strengthening poses, concluding with a short relaxation to boost your energy for the rest of the day. Each yoga class will blend a variety of yoga styles – primarily integral, yin, and vinyasa. The goal of this class is to guide participants into establishing a personal daily morning practice that will take them beyond the 6 weeks. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Deborah Somerville, RYT400+ Yoga Alliance
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: June 20 - July 29 (no 7/4)
6:00 - 6:45 AM

Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $25/week or $140 / all 6 weeks
Yoga to Unwind & Rejuvenate
This evening yoga class is designed to help participants ease out of the work day or a long day playing in the garden and yard. Each session will open with breathing exercises to focus and ground, followed by lengthening and toning, stretching and easing into a series of poses to restore your entire body’s systems. The class will end with 15 minutes of restoration (yoga nidra). A shawl and socks are recommended as the body cools during deep relaxation.
Instructor: Deborah Somerville, RYT400+ Yoga Alliance
Tuesday & Thursday: June 21 - July 28
6:15 - 7:15 PM

Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $120/ all 6 weeks
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 12 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 10 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 14 6:00 - 7:30 PM



Meet in the BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $30/ date Video - sound bath therapy
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Enrichment Classes

 
Horticulture with Holly
Ages 7+
Horticulture is the art, science, and technology of growing plants. Make a craft using items found in nature while learning how and where they came from. Each class you will bring home a new plant for your home or garden and explore ways to propagate different plants in and out of the greenhouse.
Instructor: Holly Maus - Horticulturist
Herb Planter
Wednesday, June 15 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Let’s explore herbs and have a conversation about our favorite way to use them. Bring along a planter that you love and go home with a container of herbs for fresh use.
Fee: $30
Hot Potato
Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
There are so many different ways to eat a potato. Learn how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes in this hands-on class and walk away with your very own planter full of spuds to harvest.
Fee: $35
Companion Planting
Saturday, July 2 from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Learn about the different plants that work well together and help each other grow, as well as the ones that shouldn’t be planted in close proximity. Bring a favorite container of yours and plant a companion planter to watch grow in your very own garden.
Basic Home Repair
Basic home repairs can be daunting if you’re uncertain where to start. 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 two day 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
July 18 & 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
$40
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Automotive 911
Your stuck on the side of the road.....now 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
Saturday, August 6 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM
$20
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
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 4 summer-themed cookies (sun, ice cream cone, popsicle, and watermelon) to work with.
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
$25 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
Registration Deadline: June 18


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 loofah soap bar. Perfect for even a first-time soap maker. Then we’ll whip up a scrumptious body sugar scrub for exfoliating. Lastly, put together a natural cleanser that will nourish your skin. Pamper yourself with everything you’ve made, or gift someone special with these personalized treasures.
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Tuesday, June 14 from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E35
$40 per person
Step-by-Step Painting
Create a 16x20 acrylic painting using professional supplies, a prepped canvas, and simple brush strokes. Designed for ALL skill levels.
Location: BFHS Room E33
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of JenniferSomething.com
Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS Room E33
"Land That I Love"
June 23
"Bales and Blue Skies"
August 25
New Orleans Cooking
Wes Slawson spent parts of 16 summers with the authentic cooks in the New Orleans area. You’ll hear Wes’ stimulating stories about the cultures, customs and cuisine. We'll be making
po’ boys, red beans and rice, blackened fish, and beignets.
Instructor: Wes Slawson
July 12 & 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
$40 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
First Time Home Owner Seminar
Are you ready to become a homeowner but not sure what it takes or where to start? Kelsey, with the help of a mortgage representative, will walk you through the process with the knowledge and advice from her experience as a local Realtor®. From pre-approval to the final purchase of a home and all the steps in-between, Kelsey wants to make sure this is a smooth and positive experience for anyone who thinks they are ready to take that step. Please bring your questions!
Instructor: Kelsey Isham Brown, Realtor®
Thursday, July 14 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS W8
Fee: FREE Advanced registration required by July 1


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Educational Tours

Chicago Architectural Boat Tour
Ages 16+
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 lunch downtown before the tour.
Instructor: Frank Breneisen
Thursday, July 14
Departing at 9:15 AM from Harvard Train Station
Returning at 7:30 PM in Harvard
$75 includes boat tour and train ticket - bring cash for taxi and lunch
Registration deadline: June 14

2022 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
March 26
April 30

May 28
Summer Dates
June 25
August 27
Fall Dates
September 24
October 29
Tour runs from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
$20/Person
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
June 12 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM
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 2022calendar. Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Registration Opens January 1
Date Time Location Difficulty
Sun, June 5 8:30 AM Piscasaw Creek, Section 1 Moderate
Sun, June 26 8:30 AM Mystery Paddle Moderate
Tue, July 12 5:30 PM Lauderdale Lake Easy
Sun, July 31 10:00 AM Turtle Creek: Section 4 - Family Paddle - bring your kids! Easy
Sun, Aug 14 8:30 AM Piscasaw Creek, Section 2 Moderate
Sun, Aug 28 8:30 AM Yahara 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.
Horseback Riding Lessons
Ages 6 - Adult
Learn how to halter, handle and safely interact with your horse while learning the fundamentals of western riding. No previous experience is needed!

Instructor: Jessica Recknagel
Location: W9546 County Road B, Clinton

Fee: $100/Resident

Session Date Time
1 Tuesdays: June 7 - 28 6:00 pm
1 Wednesdays: June 8 - 29 5:00 pm
2 Tuesdays: July 5 - 26 6:00 pm
2 Wednesdays: July 6 - 27 5:00 pm
3 Tuesdays: Aug 2 - 23 6:00 pm
3 Wednesdays: Aug 3 - 24 5:00 pm
Tree Climbing
Ages 7 - Adult
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!
Date Time
Saturday, June 18 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 17 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 21 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: House In The Wood Camp, Delavan
$30/person
Black Point Bike Ride & Tour
Families
Enjoy the summer weather and hop on your bike for a ride to Black Point estate. We will take an ice cream break and get a quick tour of the property before riding back to Big Foot. All ages are welcome but please be aware there are a lot of hills on this ride. Distance: 14 Miles round trip. Min/Max: 4/16
Location: Meet in front of Big Foot High School
Fee: $8 per adult, $2 per child

Guide: Dean Connley
Date Time
Tuesday, June 21 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, July 19 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, August 23 1:00 - 3:00 PM


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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!
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
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 12 - August 7 from 6:00-7:00 PM (no 7/3)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Fee: $130
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
Saturdays: June 11 - July 9 at 1:15 PM (no 7/2)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
Coed 16" Softball League
3 females are required on the field, up to 3 teens allowed aged 15-17. Complete roster, signed waiver and full payment are required in order to secure a spot in the league. Team registration deadline is Wed, June 1. A coach’s meeting will be held at the Recreation Office on June 1 at 6:00 PM. Visit the 16" League page for details.
Coordinator: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Location: BFHS Softball Fields
Mondays starting June 13 at 7:00 PM
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. Changes for 2022: Teams are 8v8, 2 females, up to 3 youth aged 15-17. Player passes required.
Coordinator: Rene Perez
More Information & Rules
Tuesdays, June 14 - August 9 (no 7/5)
Games start at 6:00 PM

Fee: $300 / team

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