Winter 2020 Programs




TIMES:Tuesdays and Fridays - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DATES:June 23rd - October 2nd

LOCATION:Hemlock Park
COORDINATOR:  Joyce Staffen

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

Coordinator:  Gary Lenon



June 23rd - July 30th
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Cost: $2 per participant

Hemlock Park

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!!



June 23rd - July 30th
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: June 25th - July 30th
TIME: Thursdays - 1:00 pm - 1:45 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.

July 6th - September 5th
Mondays - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays - 10:00 am - 11:00 am

COST - Free

Hemlock Park Bandshell

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


LOCATION: Hemlock Park Bandshell
DATES:  Thursdays - July 9th - September 3rd
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 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.

© 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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