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Next Step Rec

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Welcome to The Next Step Rec!

We offer both traditional and non-traditional sports, recreation, and fitness for all ages, with healthy competition in a safe environment. 

Next Step Rec creates an opportunity to invite our neighbors, build relationships, and fight isolation in our community.

What's Happening at The Next Step Rec
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Drop in Sports

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Recreation

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Fitness

Open to everyone 16+

While they generally require a little previous knowledge of the sport, all skill levels are welcome. If you're brand new to the sport and would like to learn, we can connect you with a member of our team to join you at drop-in. We enjoy sports, competition, and comradely, but everything we do is for the glory of God, and so each night starts with prayer.

Currently we offer drop-ins for: pickleball, basketball, men's 40+ basketball, and volleyball.

Our recreation activités range from euchre tournaments and ladies nights, to fall fest and yard game days. We have one-off events every other month or so. We love hosting big events as an opportunity to invite your friends and family and to showcase the love of God through fun and activities. 

Our fitness activities consist of ongoing classes, pop-up classes, or series. We're always looking for more instructors and more activities, so please reach out if interested! We strive to begin each class with prayer to set us up for the best possible experience. 

Currently we offer classes for:

Senior Fitness in the Den*, Cardio Drumming*, and Zumba. 

*equipment required, please email our director to find out more.

Meet Our Director
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Lauren Kramer
Next Step Rec Director

I joined Dexter UMC in April of 2020 and have a passion for Jesus and wellness. I am fueled by coffee and sunshine. My certifications include: NASM nutrition, NASM personal training, Barre Intensity, Spinning, Pilates, 200 hr RYT, and American Red Cross adult CPR/AED.

Fun Fact: I have never had a pickle.

Email Me

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 16, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    Everyone is welcome!
  • Aug 16, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    18+ All skill levels welcome
  • Aug 17, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    40+; all skill levels welcome
  • Aug 18, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    18+, intermediate skill level
  • Aug 20, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Sand Courts - Timber Town, Sibley Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118, USA
    Join us for a beach volleyball tournament! $10/Team of 4 If you would like to participate but do not have a team please contact our Next Step Rec Director, Lauren, at nextsteprec@dexterumc.org.
  • Aug 22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    A cardio class for ALL ages with an upbeat tempo and fun music. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED. You will need a 17 gallon bucket, a 65cm anti-burst exercise ball, and a pair of drumsticks. You can bring those on your own or order your kits for $20 through Kelsey: (734) 883-5880
  • Aug 22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Next Step Rec, 7643 Huron River Dr, Dexter, MI 48130, USA
    18+, all skill levels welcome
 

Upward Volleyball: Girls 4th-6th Grade

Registration is now open! 

We are looking for volunteers to coach (18+) and assistant coach (13+). All materials (drills, devotions, etc.) are provided, along with coach training. 

Season begins September 12 and ends November 19.

Once registration ends and teams are assembled, your team will receive their schedule and it will likely remain the same through the whole season (i.e. if your practice slot is Monday at 4:30, that won't change).

Practices may be Mondays, 4:30-5:30 or 5:45-6:45 or Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 or 5:45-6:45. If we have an overwhelming response, Thursdays 4:30-5:30 or 5:45-6:45 will also be on the table. Games will be Wednesday nights, 4:30-5:30 or 5:45-6:45pm. 

Evaluations will take place on Tuesday, August 23 and/or Thursday, August 25.