Keep Healthy and Active with
BFR Leagues and Programs
Sign up for Electronic Cancellation Notices:
http://www.rainedout.net. Enter BFR in the search box, select BFR and
follow the directions to sign up!
Saturday planned for April 5- click
here to learn more about the upcoming pre-school events. Call by
Wednesday to register.
have 5 week session- Basketball Skills (grade K-3), Dodgeball (grades
K-6), Tiny Tots (ages 2-5years) will start their last 5 week session soon.
Basketball starts April 10, Dodgeball April 26, and Tiny Tots (April 18).
Call to register.
Recycle Planned for April 4-12- Clean out your closets of gently used
sport (cleats, balls, etc.) and fitness equipment (bikes, DVD, weights,
etc.) and/or shop for low cost fitness and sport equipment. Donated
items are needed by Thurs. April 3 and sale hours will be Mon. through Sat.
8:30am-8pm, Sun. 1-5pm. Click for details!
Fun Night Sat. May 3rd- Join (ages 5-12) in the fun and activity
at BFR on Sat. May 3 from 6-11pm; click for more information. Our
spring event is held in conjunction with the Bluffton Reverse Raffle; giving
those parents a child-friendly event while they are out for the
evening. Flashlight tag, team events, contests, pinata and food are
all included for $30/$15BFR. Register by April 29.
Fitness Class options: Zumba Fit (c) resumes on Saturday
mornings- April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24. Afternoon TBC (total body conditioning)
has begun on Tuesday and Thursdays, 3:45-4:15pm. Silver Sneakers(c) Classic will be offered on Tuesdays
and Fridays 11-11:45AM. Classic is a great class for those older adults who
are beginning to exercise or who have limitations to exercise.
Remember, first class at BFR is always FREE and you do not have to commit to
just one class!
Support Group- Looking for a way to lose weight or maintain a
healthy body image?? This new Support Group meets twice monthly to
discussion and active sessions, plus participants weigh-in weekly at BFR.
Deb Hohenbrink and Amy Byers are the leaders of the program; both have
extensive backgrounds in weight loss management. Cost is just $20/month (cheaper for BFR members and those who commit for a
longer time period).
are currently accepting registrations for our Summer Youth T-ball
League! Click here
for a registration and here for more
Coed Softball-We are currently accepting
registrations for this league. Registrations are due by Monday, June
16. Click here for more
British Soccer Camp- This camp will return this
summer July 28-August 1. For more information or to sign up visit www.challengersports.com
we are ... A Fitness Center
(requires Membership), A Recreation Center (drop-in fee or Pass required), An
Indoor Walking Location (Track Pass or fee required), A Place for Kids to learn
Sport Skills (class fees vary depending on program), A Sport Training facility
(group and/or individual packages available), A Lifelong Exercise Location
(senior exercise class fee and/or membership required).
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Here for ***UPDATED Open Hours in the Gym & Arena March-May 2014
Here for Current Highlights Brochure of Programs
Rentals: BFR offers party rental packages as well as space rentals,
listed below are events that will fill open hours on the building schedule:
is a place for Sports
is a Place to be Active
is a Place to Exercise & Train
Options- BFR offers Recreation Passes for use of the recreational
facilities only. Rec Pass holders have access to the indoor track, gymnasium and
arena (fitness center IS NOT included). Family Rec Pass is just $150 per year to
cover the entire family. An Individual Recreation Pass is available in
quantities of 10 visits for $30.00
|Track Pass Options- Come
inside BFR to walk over the winter months with a track pass. The
track is accessible all building hours (some times are busier than others
with indoor soccer traffic).
on the 1st and 3rd Fridays October through March! Use the indoor track on
these days for just $1 per person (included free with BFR membership,
Track Pass and Family Rec Pass). Free coffee is provided!!!
Family Nights- During the
winter months, BFR sponsors informal activities for families. Bring the entire
family for group games, open recreation and activity stations for the young
ones. Cost is $5 per family (Free for BFR members and Family Rec Pass
Family Open Play-
Drop in as you wish and give the young ones a chance to play. Each
Wednesday and Friday morning 11-12noon. Just $1 per child each time
|Drop in recreation is available for youth and adults.
Daily Use fee of $5 is required by all non-members. Posted hours for drop-in
basketball and soccer are available by clicking on the schedule above. BFR
does not offer a day pass for the Fitness Center; BFR members may bring
guests into the fitness center, however.
BFR offers individual and family membership options to use the entire building
for an affordable price. The Fitness Center is a members-only area (for
those 14 years and older). Stop by for a tour and more information. **Be sure to ask about corporate discounts on full year membership
BFR is a PRIME Network and Silver
Sneakers facility. Check your health insurance or Medicare supplemental policy to see if either program is included in your
plan. You may be eligible for FREE BFR membership.
welcomes your support
BFR is a private, not-for-profit organization (501c3) providing
lifelong fitness and sport options; gifts may be tax deductible. Volunteers are always welcome, as
board members and assistants with tournaments and special events.
Contact us for more information.
Fitness Classes-Classes are OPEN anytime for new
participants and the FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE. Click here to read the class
here for current schedule of classes.
|Personal Training- Get
into better shape with the help of a BFR staff trainer. Packages of
30 minute sessions are available for non-members and members. * All
BFR staff trainers have completed bachelor's degrees in exercise science
or strength & conditioning- their expertise can help individuals of
all fitness levels and ages.
|Become a Better
Athlete with The EDGE and
training programs- BFR offers affordable pricing for quality athlete
training. The EDGE program is available by individual appointment.
Jumpstart Sport Specific athletes will improve speed, agility, strength and jump plus work on
sport skills as well. Set up a free consultation to learn more about package
**BFR Winter Weather
Policy- If a Level 1 or 2 Snow Emergency is posted by Allen County, all
BFR classes and programs will be cancelled (the building remains available for
fitness center, track and recreational gym/arena use). Team contacts
will be called with league rescheduling information. On the mornings
with a Level 1 Emergency, the BFR building will open at 8AM and open at 10AM
during Level 2. BFR will be closed while under a Level 3 Snow Emergency.
**Summer Heat Advisory Policy At BFR
Outdoor youth programs will be
cancelled (and rescheduled) in case of severe heat. The NOAA National Weather Heat Index will be used to
determine these conditions and events cancelled when levels reach the
dangerous or extremely dangerous levels. Determinations of predicted hear index will be made by 4pm on the program day
for evening events. A link to the graph can be found at Www.NOAA.Org
Established in 1978, BFR is a private, non-profit
organization serving the fitness and recreation needs of Bluffton, Ohio and surrounding
communities. BFR programs, leagues, and classes are open to both members and guests.
Use of the fitness center, however, is restricted to BFR members over the age of 14 years.
2013-2014 Board of Directors: Deb Parkins
(President), Mike Coffman (Vice-President), Bill
Theisen (Treasurer), Trisha Nieman (Secretary), regular board members: Larry Armstrong,
Gen Akroyd, Becky Avila, Cathy Kaus, Joe Duling, Dan Settlage, Joel Taylor. Any concerns regarding the operations of BFR can be
forwarded to the board of directors.
|Annual Giving Campaign-
The 2014 Campaign goal is $15,000 for
improvements. Click here for a Pledge Form.
A Capital Campaign will be introduced in the Spring to raise money for NEW
TURF and ROOF REPAIRS.
|Craft and Home Business Expo- Thanks for
attending the 1st annual Expo. The 2014 event will be held the last
Saturday in September, 2014.
Resume- learn a little bit about our organization.
|Corporate Sponsors- Sponsors are
welcome for the many leagues and tournaments that BFR hosts each
year. Contact any board member or staff for more information.
Regular Hours: Monday through Friday 5:30AM-9PM, Saturday 8AM-9PM (close
at 5PM through September), Sunday 1-5PM
****Fitness Center is open until 10PM on Mondays and Wednesdays!
Summer Hours (June to October)
Monday-Friday 5:30AM-8PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM
Location: BFR is
conveniently located behind the Bluffton Village
Swimming Pool on Snider Road. Traveling from
I-75, exit #142 and
follow into Bluffton, turn right onto Main St. and
follow North to Snider Rd.
- 419- 358-0894
- Postal address
- 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, OH 45817
- Electronic mail
- General Questions:
- Sport Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wellness Questions: email@example.com