Spring 2019 Programs




COST: $5 per participant
TIMES:Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
DATES:January 7th - May 1st
LOCATION:Ferris Racquet and Fitness Center

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

Coordinator:  Gary Lenon



Saturday, April 27th
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!!!




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. New comers are always welcome!!



January 3rd - 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
8:00 am - 9:00 am (Beginner)
9:00 am—10:00 am (Intermediate)

Artworks, Dance Studio


 January 2nd -

- April 25th
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 Feb 25th - March 6th))

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 zumba-gold-logo 

January 10th - April 25th
5:30 - 6:30 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Big Rapids Middle School Cafeteria

(No class March 21st or March 28th)

Instructor: Janitza Sawyer, AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor

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

Delay The Disease - Fitness for Parkinson's 

COST: $2 per participant.
LOCATION: Style Station (1619 Catherine Street)
DATES: January 3rd - April 25th
TIME: Thursdays - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (No Class Feb 25th - March 6th)
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 14th - May 10th
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

COST - $4 per class or $40 for punch card (12 classes)

Ferris State Recreation Center Pool

(No class March 4th-8th and 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.


DAYS:  Tuesday and Thursday - April 2nd - April 30th
TIME - 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Hemlock Park Tennis Courts

This program is for students grades 5th – 8th. BRCTA has teamed up with Ferris States Professional Tennis Management Program and Club Tennis to provide this great opportunity.                                          

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