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PAGE UPDATED MAY 29
Rescheduling & Refunds due to COVID 19: We will make every attempt to run the program as scheduled, with possible modifications in location, distancing, and other precautions. If we cannot run a program on its scheduled date, we will attempt to reschedule or will issue you a refund. We will do our best to keep you informed.
Safety & Cleanliness Procedures: Your safety is of vital importance to us. We will continue to take utmost precautions to keep you and your family safe from contagions that could spread. Each class will have different procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
Questions or Concerns? Please don't hesitate and contact us

Adult Programs

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

Health & Fitness


Beach Yoga
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer of Wild Honey Yoga
Location: Country Club Estates Beach
Fee: $90 or $10 drop in

Enjoy mornings under the sun with beach yoga. 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.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:00 - 9:15 AM
July 7 - August 6
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Healthy Body Yoga

Instructor: Karen Johnson - Certified Yoga Instructor
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $20/month or $5 drop in
Register in class
Postponed until Fall
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
June 6 - August 29
 

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.

Wednesdays from 8:30 - 9:15 AM
Session 1 June 3 - 24
Session 2 July 8 - 29
Session 3 August 5 - 26

HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & Personal Trainer
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fridays 5:00 - 5:30 AM
Postponed until Fall

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!


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
Postponed until Faith Lutheran reopens. Please check back.
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 15 - August 21
Tues, Thurs, Fri 6:00-7:00 am
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $150/person
Register


Meditation

Instructor: Laura Porstner, Level 1 QiGong Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $25/month or $7 Walk-In
Wednesdays: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
June dates are canceled.
Please check back or call the office for restart date.

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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
Arrive at 8:15 PM; Meditation begins at 8:30 PM

Advanced registration required

Stress Melting: Monday, June 4
Release & Relax: Tuesday, July 9
Peaceful Renewal: Thursday, Aug 6

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 (first class is free!)
June 27 - August 29
Session 1 May 7 - June 4
Session 2 July 9 - Aug 27
Thurs 5:15-6:15 pm
Register

Circuit Bootcamp

This circuit class will get your blood pumping as you move station to station performing kettlebell swings, box jumps, bodyweight exercises & more!

Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
BFHS - East Gym
Saturdays, 7:00 - 7:45 AM
$30/month or $8 Walk-in
Session 1 June 6 - 27
Session 2 July 11 - Aug 1
Session 3 August 8 - 29
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Ori Tahiti Dance Fit

Learn the basic moves of Polynesian dances while swaying your hips to vibrant drum beats and modern songs. This is a great cardio workout that tones the core and strengthens the legs! Min/Max: 5/20

Yessica Gonzalez
BFHS Studio Room
Tuesdays
6:30-7:30 PM
$30 per person
Session 1 June 9 - 30
Session 2 July 7 - 28
Session 3 August 4 - 25
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Polynesian Dance Class - on the beach!
For Families - all ages

New this summer, join us on the beach! This dance is an original artistic expression that has deep roots in ancient Polynesian traditions. Train your balance, flexibility, grace, strength and energy during each session. This co-ed class is ideal for beginners.

Instructor:
Yessica Gonzalez
Country Club Estates Beach
Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 PM
$30 per person
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Walking, Hiking, Biking & Kayaking

 

Outdoor Adult Walking Club

Instructor: Annette McNamara
Meeting Location: Big Foot Track
Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 AM
June 2 - July 7
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.

 

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. 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!

Kayaking 101 (16 and Up)

Instructor: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Sunday, May 3, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Fee: $30/ includes kayak rental
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 ***

2020 PADDLES

If you’ve never joined us for a paddle - you’ll soon find out how fun this group of kayakers is! A great way to meet people and enjoy the outdoors. Paddles require cursory skills. No paddles exceed class II rapids and are ±2 hours.
Date Location Time Type
Thurs, May 7 Turtle Lake 5:00 PM Adult, Sunset
Sun, May 17 Mukwonago R./Fox River 8:30 AM Adult
Sat, June 7 White River 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, June 28 Turtle Creek: Section 4 10:00 AM Family
Sun, July 19 Piscasaw Creek near Harvard, IL 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Aug 16 Fox River: Rochester - Burlington 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Aug 30 Yahara River 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Sept 13 Eagle Springs Lake/Lulu Lake 4:00 PM Adult, Sunset
Sun, Sept 22 Turtle Creek: Section 5 8:30 AM Adult
Sun, Oct 11 Geneva Lake 1:00 PM Fall Colors

Check out and follow: https://www.facebook.com/socialpaddle

Beginners are encouraged to take the Kayaking 101 class

Registration
$10 - Advanced Registration Required
Register for Sept/Oct dates
 
Rentals
$15
Kayak
$25
Tandem Kayak / Canoe / *Paddleboard (*lakes only)
   
Get your Turtle Creek Tee Shirt - only $15!

Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen

Waiver

 

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Art & Crafting Classes

 

Concrete Leaf Casting

Instructor: Kirsten Davis
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E32
Cost: $40 / Class
Register for each date individually

Wed, June 17 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Wed, July 8 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Thur, August 6 5:30 - 7:30 PM

You will learn to capture the natural depressions and veins of leaves in cement. Once cured, leaf castings can be picked up the following day.


Pottery Workshop

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
Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 PM
June 9 - July 14

Tuesday & Wednesdays from 5:00 - 7:30 PM
July 7 - 23
$100 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Register


Paint Pouring Classes

Pouring is a form of painting using formulated fluid acrylic paints. No brush needed - we’ll use gravity and some rather entertaining techniques to create abstract, marbled, galaxy-like designs on your choice of 11x14 or 12x12 canvas. Professional grade supplies included. Gloves and aprons provided but DRESS FOR A MESS!

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll of JenniferSomething.com
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Friday, July 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
** Make it a date night - 2 canvases for only $45 **
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 9
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 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.

June 8 - August 23 (no July 2-4)
Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Saturdays 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Four Lakes Athletic Club
351 E. Morrissey Dr., Elkhorn
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Open Tennis
Ages 16+

 
Bring your racket and join this fun group. Bring a partner or come by yourself - there will always be someone to play a game with. All abilities welcome. Join any time
Mondays: 6:00-8:00 pm
Session 2 July 13 - Aug 31
FREE - Please register
BFHS Tennis Courts
Coordinator: Courtney Castelein

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 13 August 1
Putting Fundamentals June 20 August 8
Short Game
June 29 August 15
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
July 11 August 22


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

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Enrichment Classes

 

Plant Based Nutrition Classes

Curious about plant based eating or a vegan diet? Did you know this lifestyle helps with weight control, reverses and protects against chronic diseases, improves fitness and general health, increases your energy, and benefits our planet? Come learn about all this, plus how to transition and avoid any pitfalls. There will be recipes to take home and foods to sample!

Instructor: Jamie Benedict
BFHS E36

June 11
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Disease Prevention
Did you know vegan and vegetarian diets have been scientifically proven to prevent and even reverse chronic diseases? This class will concentrate on heart disease, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. You will understand how to reduce your risk or even improve your condition. $10/participant
June 25
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Plant Based Cooking and Baking*
Wondering how to prepare foods without meat, eggs, butter, milk, or even oil? Join us as we experiment and create a few dishes together! Note: Foods may contain wheat/gluten, soy, corn, or nuts. $15/class


Organizing Digital Photos

We have hundreds - if not thousands - of pictures in our cameras, smartphones and computers. Now what...? This two-hour seminar teaches techniques to save and organize pictures from cameras and smartphones to your computer, to external devices and to “the Cloud.”
Instructor: C.T. Kruger
Location: Big Foot HS
Monday, June 22
6:30 - 8:30 PM
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Cutting the Cord (Cable TV)

Fees for cable television, home internet, smartphones and streaming services quickly add up to hundreds of dollars. This seminar reviews your options to cut costs and still watch television programs and have internet access on all devices.
Instructor: C.T. Kruger
Location: Big Foot HS
Monday, June 15
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Register

Wood Fired Meal (Family)

Instructor: Matthew Menning
Location: Kishwauketoe, Williams Bay
Fee: $12/person, under 8 free
Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Register
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 delicious brat & potato 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
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Educational Tours & Trips

 

Valley Of The Kings Tour

Notice: Due to COVID-19, Valley of the Kings has suspended tours this year. We hope to resume tours in 2021. Please check back with us for more informantion once we receive it.
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. Read the Apr 9, 2020 Lake Geneva Regional News Article, p2 to learn more!
Saturday, April 25 - Canceled
Saturday, May 30
- Canceled
Saturday, June 27 -
Canceled
Saturday, July 25 -
Canceled
Saturday, August 29 -
Canceled
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
$15/Person
Valley of the Kings· W7593 Townhall Road · Sharon

 

A Day at the Races - Arlington

Saturday, August 8
Guide: Dean Connley
Departing: 11:15 am at the Harvard Train Station
Returning: 5:20 pm in Harvard
Fee: $45 (Includes admission & train)
Bring cash for lunch

Enjoy a day at the track with your friends! Take the train to Arlington International Racecourse and join us in the box seats for an exciting afternoon of horse racing.

 

"The Outsiders" Musical

Thursday, July 23
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

Performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, the musical is set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, the hardened hearts, aching souls and romantic dreams of Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade and their band of greasers take center stage in a fight for purpose and a quest for survival. Adapted from S.E. Hinton’s seminal book and Francis Ford Coppola’s iconic film.

 

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