City of Big Rapids Recreation Programs

Thursdays January 10th—April 25th 5:30 pm—6:30 pmbigrapidslogo.png
Cost: $2 per participant
Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria
(No class March 21st or March 28th)
Instructor: Janitza Sawyer
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.

Sundays Scrimmage: January 13th League Games Begin: January 20th
Cost: $300 per team
Big Rapids Middle School Gym
Games are played on Sundays starting at 1:00pm and ending as late as 9:00pm. 10-week season. Ages 18 and older. Registrations due by January 4th.
To register for programs please fill out form and return to: City Hall Recreation Department 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 OR fax to 231-592-4059 Forms and further information can be found at or by calling 231-592-4038.

For updates regarding the status of the ice rink please visit our website and click “Winter Activities.”
Winter 2019
October 1st—May 1st Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00—7:00 pm
Cost: $5 per participant
Ferris State Racquet Center
Coordinator: Gary Lenon
No need to have a paddle, all new players are welcome! All players must wear tennis shoes in the facility.

January 14th—May 10th Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30 am—9:30 am
Cost: $4 per class or $40 for punch card (12 classes)
Ferris State Recreation Center Pool
(No class March 4th—8th & March 29th)
Instructor: Sherry Williams
Low impact exercise offered for adults. Beginning in the shallow area and progressing to the deep water to allow for a full body workout.

January 7th—May 8th Mondays & Wednesdays 12:00 pm—1:00 pm
Cost: $2 per participant
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. Newcomers are always welcome!!

January 7th—April 25th Monday—Thursday 4:00 pm –8:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Big Rapids Middle School Hallways
(No walking January 23rd, February 18th, & March 25th—March 28th).
To register, please call or stop in to City Hall. A map of the facility with distance is available.

January 3nd—April 25th
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 8:00am-9:00am (Step instruction and easy beginner dances)
9:00 am—10:00 am (Intermediate)
Learn coordinated steps to a variety of music. A social and aerobic activity. Bring a friend!
Artworks, Dance Studio
To register for programs please fill out form and return to: City Hall Recreation Department 226 N. Michigan Avenue, Big Rapids, MI 49307 OR fax to 231-592-4059 Forms and further information can be found at or by calling 231-592-4038.

January 3rd—April 25th Tuesday: 4:00 pm—5:00 pm Thursday: 3:00 pm—4:00 pm
No Class (Feb. 25-Mar. 6th)
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.

January 3rd—April 25th Thursdays 1:00 pm— 2:00 pm Cost: $2 per participant
No Class (Feb. 25-Mar. 6th)
Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
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.

Friday, February 15th 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.
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