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2024 Summer Adult Programs

Updated 4/23/24
Summer 2024

Health & Fitness | Outdoor Recreation | Social Paddle Club |Sports Programs | Sports Leagues | Music Lessons | Enrichment Classes | Educational Tours & Trip Planning

Health & Fitness

Adult Intro to Free Weights
Looking to add some strength training to your cardio routine? Join the Big Foot strength and conditioning coach Alison Krick as she shows you how to lift safely with proper form. Focus will be on using the free weight side of the fitness center. Coach Krick will also show you how to program an efficient workout to achieve your fitness goals! Min/Max: 5/15
Instructor: Alison Krick, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
Monday, June 10 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Monday, July 8 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Monday, July 29 11:00 - 12:00 PM
Monday, August 15 11:00 - 12:00 PM
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 6 - August 29
Punchcard: $35/5 classes or $70/10 classes
Days Time
Tuesdays 6:00 - 6:45 AM
Saturdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM

The Mechanics of Running
Improve your time when running a 5K without injury. Take time to focus on strengthening and mechanics to safely progress your running skills to complete 3 miles. Optional 5K race at the end. Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Thursdays, May 9 - July 4 from 7:00 - 7:45 AM
Fee: $95
Location: BFHS Studio Room
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
Mondays and Fridays: 11:00 - 11:45 AM
June 3 - August 30
(no 7/1 & 7/3)
Location: BFHS Studio Room

Fee: $100 / 10-punch pass
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Vinyasa Flow is a fluid sequence of asanas linked together by flowing movement and breath. Each class varies, consisting of salutations, standing poses, seated poses, twisting poses and savasana. Benefits include strength, balance, flexibility, stress management, breath control and pain relief. Beginner to advanced yogis are welcome, as there will be modifications available throughout the class.
Instructor: Nellie Cimarusti, Certified RYT-200, YTT-250 Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room
June 1 - August 31
(no 5/18)
Fee: $95/10 punch card | $12 Drop-In rate
Mondays Saturdays
6:00 - 6:45 AM 8:30 - 9:30 AM

Beach Yoga
Enjoy your morning under the sun with beach yoga! This is a very basic Hatha/Vinyassa Flow yoga class, welcoming all levels. This morning practice will leave us feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the rest of our week. Be sure to bring your beach towel!
Instructor: Courtney Sandfer of Wild Honey Yoga
Mondays: June 10 - August 26
7:00 - 8:15 AM
Location: Fontana Beach
Fee: $20 drop-in
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 3 - August 30
$80 for a 10 punch card or $10 drop-in
Days Time Location
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:15 PM BFHS Studio Room
Saturdays 8:00 - 8:30 AM N1511 Shadow Ln, Fontana

Wake Up & Thrive - QiGong
This class combines QiGong*, breathing techniques, stretches, yoga and short meditations. Gentle and enjoyable movements are designed to build strength, increase balance, increase range of motion, work out stiffness, increase health and decrease stress. Your body and mind will feel wonderfully relaxed while you enjoy feeling more peaceful, less stressed, more flexible and energized. Class is structured for everyone to move at their own pace so it’s great for all levels. *QiGong is a practice similar to Tai Chi, however QiGong is performed standing still. It combines slow, purposeful movements, the breath, and mindfulness.
Instructor: Lauren Porstner
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Mondays: June 3 - August 26

8:00 - 9:00 AM
Fee: $10 Drop In | $36/ 4-punch pass | $95 for ALL classes
Women’s Rejuvenating Self Care Retreat
When was the last time you took time for yourself? It’s so important that we take time to slow down, to breathe deeply and relax, and to nourish and replenish ourselves. This one-day women’s retreat is designed for you to do just that. True self-care includes practices such as focusing our attention inward, clarifying and prioritizing what we want, and being present to enjoy life, not just rush through it.

These practices are designed to be highly effective yet easy enough for beginners.
Breathing Stretching Yoga QiGong
An educational session on health & wellness
Activities to stir inspiration & support creative expression while we bond with other women.
Sound for healing Oils to relax and lift us
Meditation to ease us into relaxation.

Saturday, May 18 from 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
$65 per person - reduced price!
Location: Big Foot Studio Room
* Please bring your own lunch
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Enrichment Classes

Organizing Digital Photos
Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Instructor: C.T. Krueger

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.”
How To Install Your Rain Barrel
Saturday, May 4 at 10:00 AM
Get your rain barrel from the Geneva Lake Conservancy this summer. We’ll show you how to attach a rain diverter to your gutter and then to the barrel itself. Additionally, we’ll learn how to care for the rain barrel, using pedestals & additional accessories, and more.
Instructor: Peggy Rasmussen
Location: BFHS Room W27
Fee: FREE - Please register in advance
Rain Barrels available online for $75 and up.
Online Rain Barrel & Accessories Form
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Automotive 911
Ages 15 - Adult
Your stuck on the side of the 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 Mechanic
Thursday, May 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $25/person
Location: Big Foot HS, E7 (Shop)
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 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
May 14 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Fee: $35
Location: Big Foot HS, Tech Ed Lab
Black Point Estate Speaker Series
Why Old Places Matter
Location: Big Foot HS, W8

May 16 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Instructor: Dave Desimone
Dave Desimone of the Wisconsin Historical Society will explore the reasons that old places matter to people. Although people often feel very deeply about the old places of their lives, they don’t have the words to express why. Desimone brings these ideas together in evocative language and with examples of local, regional and national “old places.”
Community First Aid & CPR With AED
Ages 14+
Learn how to recognize and respond to first aid, choking and cardiac emergencies with adults, children and infants. We’ll cover how to respond to and identify the signs of respiratory and cardiac difficulties and procedures for care including using an AED. Upon successful demonstration of skills learned, participants will receive certification, which is good for two years, issued through the American Heart Association.
Friday, June 7 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Mercy Health Instructor
Location: Big Foot HS, Room E33
Fee: $70/person/
Beginning Crochet
Ages 12 - Adult
Get started with crochet by learning basic techniques and stitches, reading patterns, and how to pick materials. No experience necessary, starter kit provided..

Instructor: Sarah Anderson
Saturdays: June 15 - 29
2:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: Big Foot HS E36
$45 / person
Crochet Club
Ages 12 - Adult
Bring your projects! Work out patterns and learn new stitches with other crocheters. Extra materials available for additional cost.
Instructor: Sarah Anderson
Saturdays: July 6 - August 24
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Location: Big Foot HS E36
$50 / person
Gardening for Hummingbirds
Join us to unravel the secrets of attracting the “jewels of the garden.” From territorial displays to fierce competition, we’ll dive into the hummingbird’s world to learn how your garden can meet their needs. We’ll explore the challenges facing hummingbirds in our region and learn how to make your yard hummingbird friendly with flowers, perches, insects, and water.
Instructor: Julie Hill, Horticulture Educator for UW-Madison Division of Extension
Monday, July 15 from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, Room W8
FREE, advanced registration required
Julie provides horticulture education for the residents of Walworth, Rock and Jefferson Counties.
Horse Stable 67
Participants will learn how to groom and ride their assigned horse, do a craft, play games, and learn different skills involving horses. No experience necessary. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy boots. A light snack and water/juice will be provided.
Instructors: Sue Jacobs & Jen Yates
June 22, July 13 or August 10 from Noon - 4:00 PM
Location: Stable 67 - Lake Geneva
Fee: $120/date
A Liqueur Tasting Event
Ages 21+
Be one of the first to discover all the tasty liqueurs Main Street has to offer! Choose from a flight of Coffee Flavors or Ice Cream Flavors to pair with the liqueur.

Saturday, June 20 from Noon - 2:00 PM
Location: Main Street Gathering Grounds
Fee: $20/person/flight
Home Remodel Made Easy
This hands-on class will give you the confidence and skills to tackle that remodel you didn’t think you could do on your own. We’ll cover the most common home remodel techniques. Joe will walk you through what you need to know before you begin and what will help you maintain a beautiful space.
· Drywall Repair and Painting
· Trim Work, Basic Flooring Techniques
· Updating Light Fixtures, Outlets, Vanities, Appliances, and More!

Instructor: Joe Vyhnanek, Licensed General Contractor

Thursday, August 1 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Location: Big Foot HS, E7 - Tech Ed Lab
$45 per person

Professional Cookie Decorating
Join us for a beginner cookie decorating class. You’ll make your own royal icing to learn about consistency. Decorating techniques such as outlining and flooding, piping rosettes, wet-on-wet designs and royal icing transfers will be taught. You’ll also learn about making cookie dough, preventing spreading of your cookies and will leave with a delicious chocolate brownie cookie recipe and a royal icing recipe. Min/Max: 6/15
Instructor: Kim Abell, from Kim's Custom Treats
Saturday, July 20 from 9:00 - Noon
$45 per person
Location: Big Foot HS, E35
Registration Deadline: July 12
Indigo Scarf Dyeing
Make vibrant indigo cotton scarves from authentic indigo powder. In the class, we will learn the fundamentals of indigo dyeing, including making the organic dye vat from the indigo plant. After making the dye, we will use resist techniques to create intricate patterns on the fabric. Class fee includes material to make two scarves. You are welcome to bring other material to dye. Min/Max: 3/15
Instructor: Jenny Knavel, Professor of Art & Design, WIU
Session 1 Tuesday, June 18 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Session 2 Tuesday, August 6 6:00 - 9:00 PM

$80/person, includes all supplies
Location: Big Foot HS, E33

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 healing lavender salve, homemade deodorant with sage and lavender, and a yummy honey lip balm to keep your pout perfect for the summer. Pamper yourself with everything you’ve made, or gift someone special with these personalized treasures. Min/Max: 4/10
Instructor: Vicky Hinchey
Wednesday, June 26 from 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E35
$45 per person
Paint & Sip
Come join us and get creative while socializing with others. You will start with a blank canvas and end with a beautiful painting all guided by an experienced instructor. No experience necessary! Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Instructor: Jennifer with A Glass of Art
Location: 10 Pin Pub
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Cute Cow
June 19
July 17
August 21

Pottery Workshop
Ages 15+
Create decorative and functional projects from clay. Each new participant is required to purchase clay from the instructor. Minimum purchase of 20 lbs. of clay for $20 - $35 (different clay options available) with the option to purchase more for larger projects. Raku option available for additional fee.
Choose from hand building or wheel throwing
Instructor: Paul Boland
All Class Times: 5:00-7:30 PM
Location: Big Foot HS E32
$90 per person (+$20 - $35 for clay for 20 lbs)
Tuesday Sessions Wednesday Sessions
Session 1: Tuesday
June 4 - July 9 (no 7/2)
Session 1: Wednesday
June 5 - July 10 (no 7/3)
Session 2: Tuesday
July 16 - August 13
Session 2: Wednesday
July 17 - August 14

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Educational Tours & Trip Planning

Destination Travel Planning: Hawaii & Ireland
Traveling to Hawaii is a great way to get an exotic vacation while traveling within our own country and not leaving the United States. With 6 islands to choose from, how do you select the correct one? Not all of them are created equally and each one brings its visitors a unique experience. Learn about each of the islands and what they have to offer, best times to travel, and other things to keep in mind when planning your Hawaiian vacation.

Ireland is becoming one of the hottest travel destinations as people search for information on their ancestors, for a one of a kind golf vacation, or for people looking to experience castles in the countryside. Learn about the various regions and what each one has to offer, along with other travel tips for this bucket list destination.

Instructor: Annamarie Gebar, Certified Hawaiian Tourism Destination Expert & Certified UK Travel Specialist
Location: Big Foot HS, W8
Fee: Free - advanced registration required 1 week prior
Destination Date Time
Hawaii Monday, June 10 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Ireland Monday, July 22 6:00 - 7:15 PM

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House &
Anderson Japanese Gardens Tour

Ages 16+
Black Point Estate & Gardens’ renowned Site Director, Dave Desimone guides us on a tour of the tranquil Anderson Japanese Gardens. We’ll enjoy some Italian Cuisine at Sam’s Ristorante, then head to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House for a tour of the only house he designed for a person with disabilities.. Registration deadline is June 3
Guide: Dave Desimone of Black Point Estate
Monday, June 17
Departing: 8:45 AM at BFHS Recreation Entrance
Returning: 4:45 PM to BFHS Recreation Entrance
Fee: $50 (Includes tour & travel)
Bring cash for lunch at a local restaurant
Museum of Wisconsin Art Tour
Ages 16+
Our very own Frank Breneisen, a retired art professor, guides you through the Museum of Wisconsin Art to see works from artists right here in Wisconsin. We’ll be taking the Recreation Van and have lunch at a nearby restaurant before heading back for the day. Registration deadline is July 25
Guide: Frank Breneisen
Thursday, August 1
Departing: 9:15 AM at BFHS Recreation Entrance
Returning: 5:00 PM to BFHS Recreation Entrance
Fee: $40 (Includes tour & travel)
Bring cash for lunch at a local restaurant

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
May 25
Summer Dates
June 29
August 31
Fall Dates

Tour runs from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Advance registration required. | Youth Waiver | Adult Waiver
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
Session 1: May 26 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM May Class Register here
Session 2:
June 30 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM June Class Register here
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 2024 calendar. $20 Rentals are available.
Guide: Chuck Thiesenhusen
Registration Opens January 1
Date Time Location Difficulty
Sun, June 9 8:30 AM Mukwonago - Fox River Moderate
Sun, June 23 10:00 AM Turtle Creek: Section 4 - Family Paddle - bring your kids! Easy
Tue, July 16 5:30 PM Lauderdale Lake Easy
Sun, July 28 8:30 AM Mystery Paddle Moderate
Sun, Aug 4 8:30 AM Piscasaw Sect 1 Moderate +
Sun, Aug 18 8:30 AM Piscasaw Sect 2 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.
Adult Recess
Ages 21+
Adults are allowed to have fun too! Join us for games such as dodgeball, kickball, frisbee golf, and more! Yojo's Food Truck will be on site!!!! BYOB. Please register in advance.

Friday, May 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Duck Pond Recreation Area, Fontana
Fee: FREE!
Bring money for the food truck

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Sports Programs

Summer 2024
Tennis & Pickleball Court Replacement

This summer, we are replacing the 6 old asphalt courts with post-tensioned concrete which will be crack resistant and weather better.
· Construction is starting around May 10, and will take approximately 8 weeks.
· The two lighted courts will be available
· Please show your support for our new pickleball/tennis courts and be recognized on our donor wall.
· More project and donor information can be found here

Pickleball 101
Ages 16 & Up
Come and experience what the fun is all about! This class will cover the rules of pickleball, scoring, ball handling, and strategy. All equipment is included. Min/Max: 4/16
Instructor: Larry Schendel
Mondays: June 10, 17, 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Fee: $20
Organized 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 4
FREE with Big Foot Rec ID (one time $5 fee)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting

Want to play at other times?
Pickleball nets are available for rent from the Big Foot Recreation office

Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
$10 / 2 hr.

Organized Drop-In Tennis
Bring a partner on come by yourself and join this fun group. All abilities are welcome. Join at any time. Please register in order for us to communicate with you on inclement weather days.
Supervisor: Jerry Sibbing
Thursdays: June 13 - August 15 from 6:00-8:00 PM
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Free Drop-In: Please register contact info in case of cancellations
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 9 - July 14 from 5:00-6:00 PM (no 7/2)
BFHS Tennis Courts weather permitting
Fee: $125
Let's Play 9 Holes
Ages 19+
Join PGA Professional Jack Shoger in this new program designed to take students a step further in their golf journey! Instruction will include more time playing on the course, improving scores, proper etiquette when playing, and analyzing your play to help focus on areas of improvement. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need. Golf carts will be utilized.
*Note* Program registration is located in the Winter/Spring session
Instructor: Jack Shoger, PGA Instructor
Sundays: May 5 - June 2 from 3:30 - 5:30 PM (Youth classes are available at 5:30 PM)
Location: Abbey Springs Golf Course
Fee: $240 ($120 Green Fee included in this price) Green Fee can be applied to a 9-Hole Membership!
Golf Lessons
Ages 18+
Learn fundamentals and prepare to bring your game to the course. Proper etiquette and safety will be taught. Classes will cover basic full swing fundamentals, putting and stroke fundamentals, chipping, pitching and sand shots, as well as taking your game from range to course. A limited supply of golf clubs are available to those that are in need.

Instructor: Chris Wedell & Jack Shoger, P.G.A. Instructor
Session 1 June 8 - June 29 1:15 - 2:15 PM Summer Registration Link
Session 2 July 13 - August 3 1:15 - 2:15 PM Summer Registration Link

Location: Big Foot Golf Range
Fee: $60 Resident / $70 Non-Resident
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. Teams are 8v8, 2 females, up to 3 youth aged 15-17. Player passes required.
Coordinator: Chuck Thiesenhusen
More Information & Rules
Tuesdays, June 11 - August 13
Games start at 6:00 PM

Fee: $300 / team

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