Winter 2020 Programs




COST: $5 per participant 
TIMES:Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Fridays - 8am-10am
DATES:September 30th- May 1st

LOCATION:Ferris Racquet and Fitness Center

No need to have a paddle, all new players are welcome! All money goes to help pay for court rental, tape, balls and other supplies. Tennis shoes are required for on court play.  All players must wear tennis shoes in the facility.

Coordinator:  Gary Lenon



Days:  Sundays
Scrimmage:  January 12th
League Games Begin:  January 19th
$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 3rd

Click Here for the volleyball registration form





January 6th - May 6th
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. New comers are always welcome!!



January 7th - April 30th

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
8:00 am - 9:00 am (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



January 7th - April 30th
Tuesday: 4:00 pm—5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00 pm—4:00 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)

(No class February 24th - March 4th)

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 13th - May 8th
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Cost is $4per class or $40 for a punch card good for 12 classes

Ferris State Recreation Center Pool

(No class March 9th - 13th and April 10th)

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.

Delay The Disease - Fitness for Parkinson's 

COST: $2 per participant.
LOCATION: Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
DATES: January 7th - April 30th
TIME: Thursdays - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (No Class February 24th - March 4th)
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 6th - May 18th
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

COST - $2 per participant

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


COST: $2 per participant
LOCATION: Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria
DATES:  Thursdays - January 9th - May 21st (No Class March 19th or March 26th)
TIMES: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Zumba�ƒ� 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�ƒ� class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba�ƒ� choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.


DATES:  November 1st - April 24th - Monday - Thursday
TIME: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Big Rapids Middle School Hallways

(No walking January 22nd, February 17th and March 23rd - March 26th)

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


 $7 per person pre-registered or $10 per person at the door
DATES:  Friday, February 14th - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LOCATION: 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.