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  215 Snider Road, Bluffton, OH 45817    419-358-4150    Fax: 419-358-0894

 

Upcoming Events & Programs

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Craft and Home Business Expo- Vendors welcome for 2nd annual event on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 9AM-2PM

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Adventure Camps Offered- click for dates

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Princess For Day July 16 and Super Hero Day July 14 - call to register ASAP

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Challenger British Soccer Camp-   July 28-August 1.  Register at  www.challengersports.com 

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Adult Flag Football Tournament-Saturday, August 9 Click here for more details!

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Summer Membership Special continues through August 30

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Running Programs-  Improve Your Run training program starts July 21 for those interested in increasing speed and endurance.

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Labor Day Weekend 5K-Register online for LaborDay5K on Saturday, August 30

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NFL Flag Football- BFR is a proud partner of NFL Flag for youth ages 5-12; next season will start in September!

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Fitness Class Schedule for Summer- click for schedule.

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Sign up for Electronic Cancellation Notices:  Register for messages about cancelled events. Enter BFR in the search box, select BFR and follow the directions to sign up!

What we are  ... Click Here for Current Highlights Brochure     Check out our  General Flyer 

A Fitness Center     A Recreation Center     An Indoor Walking Location    A Sport Training Facility     A Sport League/Tournament Spot    A Lifelong Exercise Location

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   ***UPDATED Open Hours in the Gym & Arena June-August 2014

Upcoming Scheduled Rentals: BFR offers party rental packages as well as space rentals, listed below are events that will fill open hours on the building schedule

  

A Place to be Active
 
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Recreational Options-  Daily Guest Use fee of $5. Family Rec Pass $150 per year covers the entire family; Individual Recreation Pass10 visits for $30.00.
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Track Pass Options- The track is accessible all building hours; $3 per day or $15 per month.  
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Family Open Play- Wednesday and Friday morning 11-12noon.  Just $1 per child each time you attend.
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Full Membership Benefits- 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 rates. BFR is a PRIME Network and Silver Sneakers facility.  Check your health insurance or Medicare supplemental insurance policy to see if either program is included in your plan. 
 
A Place to Exercise & Train
 
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Group Fitness Classes-Click here to read the class descriptionsClick here for current schedule of classes.  
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Personal Training- 30 or 60 minute sessions available with BFR Staff Trainers; set up a free consultation today
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Sport Training- Individual and Group training programs available; set up a free consultation to learn more about package option

  

A place for Sports   
 
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Runner Training-  Improve Your Run  is a 5 week programs;   Walk to Run is a longer program building up to a 5K distance.
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Tennis Lessons - Click here for general registration
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Fall Leagues & Tournaments:  U6 Soccer, Youth Volleyball Tournament, Adult Coed Volleyball League, NFL Flag Football League
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Winter Leagues & Tournaments: Youth Basketball, Indoor Soccer   
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2014 Basketball Tournament Winners:

    

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Spring Leagues: U6 Soccer, Youth Volleyball League, NFL Flag
 
  Support Our Non-profit Organization
 
Established in 1978, BFR is a private, non-profit organization serving the fitness and recreation needs of Bluffton, Ohio and surrounding communities. Gift are tax deductible.
  
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2013-2014 Board of Directors: Deb Parkins (President), Mike Coffman (Vice-President), Bill Theisen (Treasurer), Trisha Nieman (Secretary), 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. 
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Annual Campaign- The 2014 Campaign goal is $15,000 for improvements.  Click here for a Pledge Form. 
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Organizational Resume- learn a little bit about our organization.
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Corporate Sponsors- Sponsors are invited to assist with leagues, tournaments and inside advertising.  Contact our staff for more information.
 
**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 and the building remains open.  On the mornings with a Level 1 Emergency, the building will open at 8AM and under a Level 1 will open at 10AM.  BFR will be closed while under a Level 3 Snow Emergency.
 
**BFR Summer Heat Advisory Policy- 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 
             

Contact Information

Telephone
419-358-4150
FAX
419- 358-0894
Postal address
215 Snider Road, Bluffton, OH 45817
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. 
Electronic mail
General Questions:  bfrc@wcoil.com
Sport Questions: bfrsports@yahoo.com
Wellness Questions: bfrwellness@yahoo.com
Service Hours:
Regular Hours (October-May): Monday through Friday 5:30AM-9PM,  Saturday 8AM-9PM (close at 5PM through September), Sunday 1-5PM

Summer Hours (June-September): Monday-Friday 5:30AM-8PM, Saturday 8AM-5PM