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Health & Fitness


Wellness Club

Big Foot
Wellness Club

January 6 - March 1

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.

Details | Register

Wellness Screening with Aurora Health Care

Aurora Health Care will be on site providing free blood pressure screenings, BMI and stroke signs & symptoms.

BFHS Room E36
Thursday, January 9 from 5:00 PM
FREE!
Please register in advance


 

Healthy Body Yoga

Instructor: Karen Johnson - Certified Yoga Instructor
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
Fee: $20/month ($25 for Feb); $5 drop-in
Please Register in Advance
Register
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
January 4 - May 30 (no May 23)

Postponed. Restart date TBD
 

QiGong Plus for Health and Fitness

Instructor: Lauren Porstner - Level 1 Qi Gong
Location: BFHS - Studio Room
$25/session or $7/Drop-in
Register

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
Ses 1
Jan 15 - Feb 5
Ses 2 Feb 12 - Mar 4
Ses 3 Mar 11 - Apr 1
canceled
Ses 4 Apr 8 - 29
canceled
Ses 5 May 6 - 27

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 Jan 28 - Feb 18
Session 2 Feb 25 - March 17
Session 3 March 24 - April 14
canceled
Register


Meditation

Instructor: Laura Porstner, Level 1 QiGong Instructor
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $25/month
Wednesdays: 7:45 - 8:15 AM
Advanced Registration Required
Postponed. Restart date TBD
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.
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HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)

New Instructors!
Patty Kivlin & Kathy Nisius
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Please Register in Advance

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 Wednesday Friday
5:00 - 5:30 AM No Class 5:00 - 5:30 AM
Instructor
Patty Kivlin
  Instructor
Kathy Nisius

Punch Card
$30 - 5 punch card
$60 - 10 punch card
$90 - 15 punch card
$120 - 20 punch card


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!
Postponed. Restart date TBD


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
January 2 - May 28
Thurs 5:15-6:15 pm
Register
Postponed. Restart date TBD

100-mile Challenge

Walk-Run-Hike-Snowshoe-Bike-Swim
Our goal is your goal... being more active! This fun challenge is to help keep you going. 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

Register

Once you reach 100 miles, you earn a Long Sleeve T-shirt!
* We've had questions about equivalent miles for bikes. It's generally accepted that 15 spinning minutes = 7 bike miles = 1 walking mile. More Info

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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 6 - February 26
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
Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Big Foot Fitness Center
Fee: $10 / class
Dates
January 8
February 12
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!
Session 1
Jan 6 - March 16 (1 week break in Feb)
Session 2
March 23 - May 25
Postponed. Restart date TBD
Beginners Mon & Wed 6:00 - 7:00 AM
Experienced Thu & Thurs 6:00 - 7:00 AM

Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
BFHS Studio Room
Fee: $100/person
Register


Movement with Mechanics in Mind

Part educational and part workout, each week will focus on a different body part and mechanic: Posture, Mobility vs
Stability, Back, Shoulder, Hip and Knee, Balance. Our goal is to focus on functional restrictions and how to improve them. This is not a class for specific injuries. One hands-on treatment of dry needling, cupping or myofascial release is offered in a one-on-one setting, which will take place at The Doctor’s Office in Darien. Min/Max: 4/10

Instructor: Kathy Nisius, Health Coach & PT
Location: BFHS Studio Room
Dates/Times: Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 15 from 7:00-8:00 AM
Fee: $100 (Advance Registration Required)

Snowshoe Hike & Bonfire

Come out and snowshoe our way through Walworth County. Each event includes hot chocolate, s'mores and cookies! $10/person + $5 snowshoe rentals available for boots Size 1 & up. Kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Advance registration required
Sat, Jan 11
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Kishwauketoe
Hike with Bonfire
No Snow Makeup: February 18

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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
Fee: $10/class*
Register

January 23
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Healthy Weight Control
If you would like to reach your ideal weight, join us as we examine how a plant based diet can help you achieve that goal. You will learn what to eat in order to trim down so you can ditch those restrictive diet plans and stop counting calories!
February 6
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Reading Food Labels
Food manufacturers lure you with gimmicks and advertising claims, including: low salt, whole grain, reduced fat, healthy, low calorie, less sugar, and others. Participants in this class will become savvy about food labels as we discuss and examine various packaged food items.
February 20
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Macro and Micro-nutrients
Are you on a vegetarian, vegan, or plant based diet? Or perhaps your family member is taking that path? This presentation will give you peace of mind about nutrition. We will focus on the macros (protein, fats, and carbs) and the micros (vitamins and minerals).
March 5
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.
March 19
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Rescheduled - date TBD
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 for the Cooking/Baking Class on March 19

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Crafting & Art Classes

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
Tuesdays/5:00-7:00 PM
$100 per person (+$20 for clay for 25 lbs)
Register

Session 1 Jan 21 - Feb 25
Session 2 Mar 3 - April 14 (no 3/24)
canceled
Session 3 April 21 - June 2 (no 5/26)
Running as scheduled

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, 6:00-8:00 pm
January 29 - April 15 (no 3/4 & 3/11)
BF High School - E36
Fee: $35; +quilting materials $15 (if needed)
Register
Postponed. Restart date TBD

Paint at 10 Pin Pub - Adult Workshop

Instructor: Jennifer Stoll
Ten Pin Pub - Walworth
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: $35 / Class
Register
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.
"Watercolor Rose" "Rustic Star" "Boot Bouquet" "Abstract Peonies"
February 20 March 19
canceled
April 23
postponed date TBD
May 21

Alcohol Ink Workshops

 
Instructor: Jennifer Christman
Location: BFHS E32 (art room)
Heart Shape February 1 10:00 AM - Noon
Northern Light Scene May 2 10:00 AM - Noon
Register for each class
Explore the exciting and vibrant medium of alcohol inks on galvanized metal. Each date will have a different design: heart shaped metal design or a northern lights scene.

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
January 23 6:00 - 8:00 PM
March 12
postponed date TBD
6:00 - 8:00 PM

BF High School - Art Room - Room E33
Register for each class

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Enrichment Classes

How It's Made - featuring:


Location: Vision Plastics - Elkhorn campus
555 Koopman Lane, Elkhorn
Tuesday, February 11 at 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Free - advanced registration by February 4
Register

Join us for a factory tour of Vision Plastics - a custom thermoplastic injection molding& assembly company offering high quality, competitively priced custom molded components. Industries served
include lighting, tools, automotive, marine power, and sports equipment - many products which you may use every day. Max: 15

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.
 

Tamale Cooking Class

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us and learn the art of making tamales. You’ll learn recipes, tips and tricks to make tamales like a pro. Each participant will roll a dozen tamales of your choice of fillings to take home and enjoy.

Instructor: Marina Lewis
Tuesday, May 5 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: BFHS Room E35
Register

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: Main Street Country Store
Thursdays: March 3 - April 7 (6 classes)
10:00 - 11:00 AM
FREE - Please register in advance

Postponed. Restart date TBD
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Google Basics

Learn how to use Google Tools to make life easier. Mike will cover Google’s Gmail, Calendar, Photos, and Drive from the basic features to advanced. This is the perfect class to bring your questions. Please bring your computer with you.

Instructor: Mike Sindahl, Director of Technology, Beloit Turner School District
BFHS Room W8
Tuesdays, April 7 - 21 - Canceled
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Register

Social Media for Beginners

Finally decided to join the social media world? We’ll spend each day learning how to use platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Keep up with family and friends and catch up on news and events by being a part of these sites!

Instructor: Briana Sindahl,
BFHS Room W8
Mondays, March 2 - 16
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Register

Beginner's Guide to Estate Planning:
Understanding Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Avoiding Probate
Presenter: Alyssa S. Wilson, Estate Planning Attorney
Location: BFHS W8
March 12 from 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Fee: FREE
Registration required by March 1
“What do I really need as part of my estate plan?” “Do I need a trust?” “How can I avoid probate?” Estate planning attorney, Alyssa S. Wilson, will discuss these questions. You’ll learn the basics of arranging a plan, receive helpful tips on protecting your estate and improve your understanding of probate.

FREE Financial Literacy Classes

Instructor: Jim Pfeil, FIC, RICP, Sierra Financial Services
Location: Big Foot HS - Room W8
Mondays from 6:00 - 7:15 PM
Register
February 24
Getting Started with Medicare

Medicare has many options and is a critical piece of your retirement strategy. Understand the differences between Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and PartD prescription plans, plus the timing of applying for benefits.

March 16
Social Security - Today, tomorrow, and for the future.
Canceled
Claiming Social Security in the optimal manner is critical to any person’s retirement income strategy. Learn about claiming options, timing of benefits, spousal and survivor benefits, and how Social Security can affect other aspects of your retirement finances.

Securities and advisory services offered through: Calton & Associates,
Inc. Member FINRA & SIPC. 2701 N. Rocky Point Dr., Suite 1000.
Tampa, FL 33607. 813-264-0440. Calton & Associates and Sierra
Financial Services are separate entities.

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Community First Aid & CPR with AED (Ages 16 & Up)

Instructor:Kaelean Brunow, American Red Cross Instructor

Location: BFHS Room E36
Register
Class Dates Time Fee
Full First Aid / CPR Class April 6
Postponed. Date TBD
5:00 - 8:00 PM $65
Recertification April 13
Postponed. Date TBD
5:00 - 7:00 PM $65

AARP Smart Driver Course

Instructor: Mike Dressendorfer
Location: BFHS Room W8
Saturday, April 11
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Fee: $15 AARP Member/$20 AARP Non-member
Register

Class canceled BUT...
** ONLINE COURSE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL THE RECREATION OFFICE **
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
April 2 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
FREE - Please register in advance
Rescheduled to May 7 from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
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: Dennis Dyon, Law Enforcement Office
Ages 15+ March 10 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
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 Dennis 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 23
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
Frank Featherstone Family of Fontana

Walworth Theatre
The Featherstone family were early settlers to the area in the 1850’s. Frank served on the first village board of Fontana, was the first Constable and owned a business in Fontana. Frank Breneisen will present the Featherstone story in period clothing.

Presenter: Frank Breneisen, grandson of Frank Featherstone
Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 PM
Walworth Memorial Library, Rear Activity Room
525 Kenosha St., Walworth
Free to members & the public

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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
Votes for Women!
January 16
6:00 - 7:00 PM

The struggle for women’s suffrage that began in 1848 resulted in the 19th Amendment. Which state would be first to ratify? Who were the local suffragists and suffragettes? This program celebrates the centenary of their success.

Virtual Tour of Black Point Estate
February 20
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Join Dave Desimone, director of Black Point Estate, on a virtual tour of the mansion. This program will take viewers on a full tour of the estate from top to bottom while highlighting many of the details of each room. Desimone will also share some of his favorite stories about the estate and those that lived there. This program is ideal for those with mobility challenges as well as those that want to learn more about this summer estate.

Temperance Turns to Prohibition
March 19
6:00 - 7:00 PM
** Canceled **
2020 is the 100th anniversary of the “failed experiment” also known as the prohibition of alcohol in the Untied States. Learn about the temperance movement which ultimately led to the prohibition. This program will focus on local, state, and national efforts.

The Truth Behind the Novel Black Point
April 16
6:00 - 7:00 PM
** Postponed. Date TBD **
You don’t have to read the book to travel back in time to 1895, a significant year in both Lake Geneva and Chicago. Find out how historical events merged with the lives of two fictional characters and a sprinkling of actual people and places. Discover what author Jerome Burke knew and imagined as you test your knowledge of local history to distinguish fact from fiction.
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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

Postponed. Restart date TBD
*Please check the Activity Calendar for blackout dates

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: May 4 - August 31
6:00-8:00 pm
FREE - Please register
BFHS Tennis Courts
Coordinator: Courtney Castelein

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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

 

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 ***
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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
Canceled. Summer lessons will start June 13.
Please re-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 18
Putting Fundamentals
April 25
Short Game
May 2
Playing the Game (Putting it Together)
May 9

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