Spring 2018 Programs



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!!!

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



February 26th – April 26th

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


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!!



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.


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

Artworks, Dance Studio


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

The Brook Retirement Community



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.



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.



February 26th—May 31st

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.