Winter 2021 Programs




COST: $5 per participant
TIMES:Wednesdays - 5:00pm - 7:00 pm
Fridays - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DATES:June 23rd - October 2nd

LOCATION:Ferris State Racquet Center
COORDINATOR:  Jerry Garner

No need to have a paddle, all new players are welcome! 


Latin Fusion Dance Fitness

Thursdays - Janaury 6th - June 4th
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria
No Class 3/31

Instructor: Janitza Sawyer

Do you love to dance? Latin Fusion Dance Fitness combines Latin and International music with easy-to-follow choreography and aerobic moves for a fun cardiovascular workout. This energetic dance-fitness class will have you movin’, rockin’, shakin’, and feelin' good! Improve your flexibility, strength, balance & endurance at Latin Fusion Dance Fitness. Great for beginners; all levels welcome.



January 16th - April 28th
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.


Delay The Disease - Fitness for Parkinson's 

COST: $2 per participant.
LOCATION: Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
DATES: January 18th - April 28th
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.

January 4th - June 2nd
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$2 per participant
No Class 3/29
Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria

Instructor:  Janitza Sawyer

No dance experience required or fancy choreography to memorize! Do the simple steps your way, at the intensity of your choice, and add your own style! Have fun moving and groovin' to ALL genres of music. GROOVE is a great opportunity to cultivate your innate creativity and self-confidence. Wear comfy clothes to move in & comfy shoes (or go barefoot). Be sure to bring along a water bottle and a towel (or yoga mat) for light stretching at the end. Come for the fun and stress relief! Take a sneak peek of the class at

Walking Program

November 16th - April 28th
Monday - Thursday
4:00pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:  Free
Big Rapids Middle School Hallways

To register, please call or stop by City Hall.  A map of the facility with distance is available.

Co-Ed Volleyball League

Scrimmage January 9th
League Games begin January 16th
Cost: $300 per team
Location: Crossroads Charter Academy Gym

Games are played on Sundays starting at 1:00 pm and ending as late as 9:00 pm.  10 week season.  Ages 18 and older.  Registrations due by January 3rd.

Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, February 18th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:  $7 per person pre-registered or $10 per person at the door

Big Rapids Middle School

Attention all dads, grandpas and uncles! This is the event you’ve all been waiting for! Grab your favorite little lady and get ready for a night you’ll both remember forever. Enjoy a night of dancing, refreshments, photos, and crafts! Create memories that will last a lifetime for you and the most important girl in your life! All ages welcome.

Water Aerobics
More news to come in the new year

© 2018 Big Rapids Parks & Rec Josh Pyles, Park and Recreation Coordinator
EMAIL: Recreation department

ADDRESS: 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone:  (231)592-4038, Fax (231)592-4059

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