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Spring Is Here
Saturday, April 28th
10:00 am—12:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Department of Public Safety
Parking Lot

Come visit and explore different large trucks you see every day. Honk the horn, sit in the driver seat and have fun!!!

Pickleball   
 
COST: $5 per participant
TIMES:Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
DATES:January 8th  - March 28th
LOCATION:Ferris State Racquet Center

No need to have a paddle, all new players are welcome! All players must wear tennis shoes in the facility.

Coordinator:  Gary Lenon
 

After School Tennis  
April 3rd - 26th
Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

(Tennis racquets provided, if needed)

Hemlock Park Tennis Courts

This program is for students grades 5th – 8th. BRCTA has
teamed up with Ferris State's Professional Tennis
Management Program and Club Tennis to provide this
great opportunity.
Click here for the registration form

 

WALKING PROGRAM  
 

February 26th – April 26th
Monday—Thursday

4:00 pm—8:00 pm

Cost: FREE

Big Rapids Middle School Hallways
(No walking March 26th—29th)

Please call or stop in City Hall to register.
A map of the facility with distance is available
 

TAI CHI  
 

February 26th—May 9th
Mondays & Wednesdays
12:00 pm—1:00 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Old Jail (220 S. Stewart Avenue)

(No class March 19th –April 2rd)

Instructor: Mary Loesch, Certified International Instructor

An ancient form of exercise originally developed in China
as a martial art. This exercise has benefits to allow
participants to improve muscle tone, flexibility, balance and
coordination. New comers are always welcome!!

 

 LINE DANCE CLASSES  

February 26th—April 26th

Cost: $2 per participant
Instructor: Diane Jones

Come join choreographed line dancing
while increasing your heart rate for a great
cardio workout! You can select the class
that best fits your needs.

MORNING LINE DANCE

Tuesdays and Thursdays
9:00 am—10:0 am (Beginner)
10:00 am—11:00 am (Intermediate)

Artworks, Dance Studio

CHAIR LINE DANCE

Wednesdays
9:00 am—10:00 am
(Beginner’s only, basic instruction and dances)

The Brook Retirement Community


 
 

WATER AEROBICS  
 

February 26th—April 30th
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 am—9:30 am

Cost: $4 per participant or $40 for punch card
(12 Classes)

Ferris State Recreation Center Pool

(No class March 5th—9thor March 30th)

Instructors: Sherry Williams

Low impact exercise offered for all adults. Beginning in
the shallow area and progressing to the deep water to
allow for a full body workout.

 

SENIOR FIT TIME  
 

February 27th—April 26th
Tuesday: 4:00 pm—5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)

Instructor: DeMar Hatchew, Certified in Senior Fitness

A senior fitness class geared to get those in need of a low
impact routine emphasizing cardio, balance and muscle
stretching. The class will get you feeling energized and
active! Bring a mat, water bottle and personal weights.

 


ZUMBA GOLD  

February 26th—May 31st
Thursday

5:30 pm—6:30 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria

(No class March 22nd or 29th)

Instructor: Janitza Sawyer, AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor

Zumba® Gold is perfect for Active older adults, as well as
those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle,
who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates
the original moves you love at a lower-intensity. The design
of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography
that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.

 
Delay The Disease - Fitness for Parkinson's 

COST: $2 per participant.
LOCATION: Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
DATES: January 4th - April 26th
TIME: Thursdays - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
INSTRUCTOR: DeMar Hatchew, Continuing Education in Parkinson's Disease Training Methods
A fitness class designed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. No matter what stage of the disease you are battling—it’s never too late to start exercising! The class will incorporate a variety of chair exercises, stretching, balance work, strength training, and vocal and facial exercises. Caregivers are welcome to join participants.