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Milwaukee Recreation has unveiled its Wellness Community Facebook Group!

The Facebook Group is free for all, and will feature seasonal challenges and regular prizes! All are welcome to participate, stay active, and join the conversation with fellow community members!

Join us for our Move in May Challenge beginning May 1!


Free Summer Wellness

Registration opens on April 29 at 10 a.m. for city of Milwaukee residents and May 6 at 10 a.m. for non-residents.

Milwaukee Recreation offers wellness programming and resources at different locations throughout the year.

Fitness classes and health education will be provided by local community organizations.

Class sizes will be limited. Sign up soon!

Mil"WALK"ee Walking Club

Join our walking club and explore Milwaukee with us! Each week you will start at the location listed, walk the roughly 3 miles, and end back at the same spot. (Click the links below for directions to each starting point). Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

Sign up for each walk on our online registration portal here!

  • Tuesday, June 22, 10-11:15 AM: Anodyne Coffee (2920 S Kinnickinnic Ave.)
  • Thursday, June 24, 5-6:15 PM: South Shore Park (2900 S Shore Dr.)
  • Tuesday, June 29, 10-11:15 AM: Colectivo - Lakefront (1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr.)
  • Thursday, July 1, 5-6:15 PM: Mitchell Park Domes (524 S Layton Blvd.)
  • Tuesday, July 6, 10-11:15 AM: Valentine Coffee (5918 W Vliet St.)
  • Thursday, July 8, 5-6:15 PM: Whitnall Park (5879 S 92nd St.)
  • Tuesday, July 13, 10-11:15 AM: Fairgrounds Coffee (916 E State St.)
  • Thursday, July 15, 5-6:15 PM: Riverside Park (1500 E Riverside Pl.)
  • Tuesday, July 20: 10-11:15 AM: Rochambo (1317 E Brady St.)
  • Thursday, July 22: 5-6:15 PM: Estabrook Park - Milwaukee County Parks (
  • Tuesday, July 27: 10-11:15 AM: Colectivo Coffee - Wauwatosa (6745 W Wells St.)
  • Thursday, July 29: 5-6:15 PM: Hoyt Park (1800 N Swan Blvd.)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 3: 10-11:15 AM: Hawthorne Coffee Roasters (4177 S Howell Ave.)
  • Thursday, Aug. 5: 5-6:15 PM: Humboldt Park - Milwaukee County Parks (3000 S Howell Ave.)
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: 10-11:15 AM: Stone Creek Coffee (158 S Barclay St.)
  • Thursday, Aug. 12: 5-6:15 PM: Lakeshore State Park (500 N Harbor Dr.)

Indoor Yoga

Release some stress in your life with the calming ritual of yoga. Yoga is a lifestyle incorporating natural exercise, diet, proper breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Wear comfortable clothing. Individuals with medical conditions should be cleared by a physician prior to participation. Bring your own exercise mat or purchase at site for $10. Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

Sign up for this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Fridays, June 25 - July 30: Beulah Brinton (10:30-11:15 a.m.)

Glow with the Flow Yoga

This invigorating and upbeat flow yoga class will combine breath work and movement of the body. Black lights, glow sticks and a lively playlist will help set the mood! Join the party and Glow with the Flow! 

Sign up for this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Tuesday, June 15: Beulah Brinton (7-8 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Yoga

Practicing Yoga outdoors has many benefits including increasing body awareness, strength and flexibility while connecting you deeper with nature. Join us for an outdoor yoga class that will take you through a series of poses and breath work.

Sign up for these free classes on our online registration portal here!

  • Locations: Hawthorn Glen & Wick Playfield

Fitness in the Park Bootcamp

Join us for an outdoor bootcamp class to challenge your entire body! Each class will include some strength, cardio, and stretching exercises to give you a total body workout. Class is geared towards all fitness levels. Bring an exercise mat and water.

Sign up for these free classes on our online registration portal here!

  • Mondays, June 21 - July 26: Custer Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 22 - July 27: Southgate Playfield (5-5:45 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays, June 23 - July 28: Wick Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)

Learn to Run

You’ve always wanted to run but don’t know where to start? This program is perfect for individuals with little to no running experience. Each class will include a walk/run and stretching. Class will participate in the Run Back to School 5K on Aug. 28.

Sign up for this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays, Aug. 3-26: Wick Playfield (5-6 p.m.)

500 Rep Challenge

Test your strength and endurance with this class that will leave you feeling strong and accomplished! Move through an outdoor circuit by walking or running, completing five body weight exercises at each station. At the end of class, you will have completed 500 reps!

Sign up for this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Saturday, July 31: Wick Playfield (10-11:30 a.m.)

Free Spring Wellness

Mil"WALK"ee Walking Club

Join our walking club and explore Milwaukee with us! Each week you will start at the location listed, walk the roughly 3-miles, and end back at the same spot. (Click the links below for directions to each starting point). Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

Sign up for each walk on our online registration portal here!

  • Tuesday, April 6, 10-11:15 AM: Anodyne Coffee (2920 S Kinnickinnic Ave.)
  • Thursday, April 8, 10-11:15 AM: Velobahn Coffee and Cycle (3618 W Pierce St.)
  • Tuesday, April 13, 10-11:15 AM: Rochambo (1317 E Brady St.)
  • Thursday, April 15, 10-11:15 AM: Colectivo - Lakefront ((1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr.)
  • Tuesday, April 20, 10-11:15 AM: Fuel Cafe (818 E Center St.)
  • Thursday, April 22, 10-11:15 AM: Stone Creek Coffee (158 S Barclay St.)
  • Tuesday, April 27, 10-11:15 AM: Valentine Coffee (5918 W Vliet St.)
  • Thursday, April 29, 10-11:15 AM: MOR Bakery & Cafe (2018 S 1st St.)
  • Tuesday, May 4: 10-11:15 AM: Greenfield Park (12035 W Greenfield Ave.)
  • Thursday, May 6: 10-11:15 AM: Havenwoods State Forest (6141 N Hopkins St.)
  • Tuesday, May 13: 10-11:15 AM: Colectivo Coffee - Riverwest (2999 N Humboldt Blvd.)
  • Thursday, May 15: 10-11:15 AM: Grant Park - Milwaukee County Parks (100 E Hawthorne Ave.)
  • Tuesday, May 20: 10-11:15 AM: Roast Coffee Company (2132 E Locust St.)
  • Thursday, May 22: 10-11:15 AM: Maxie's (6732 W Fairview Ave.)
  • Tuesday, May 27: 10-11:15 AM: Colectivo Coffee - Wauwatosa (6745 W Wells St.)
  • Thursday, May 29: 10-11:15 AM: Riverside Park (1500 E Riverside Pl.)

Indoor Yoga

Release some stress in your life with the calming ritual of yoga. Yoga is a lifestyle incorporating natural exercise, diet, proper breathing, relaxation, and meditation. Wear comfortable clothing. Individuals with medical conditions should be cleared by a physician prior to participation. Bring your own exercise mat or purchase at site for $10. Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

Sign up for these free classes on our online registration portal here!

  • Fridays, April 16 - June 4: Beulah Brinton (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
  • Wednesdays, April 21 - May 26: Hawthorn Glen (5:30-6:15 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Bootcamp

Join us for an outdoor bootcamp class to challenge your entire body! Each class will include some strength, cardio, and stretching exercises to give you a total body workout. Class is geared towards all fitness levels. Bring an exercise mat and water.

Sign up for these free classes on our online registration portal here!

  • Mondays, April 19 - May 24: Custer Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, April 20 - May 25: Southgate Playfield (5-5:45 p.m.)
  • Thursdays, April 22 - May 27: Wick Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)

Contact

Erica Wasserman

Wellness Supervisor
Phone: 414-475-8775
Email: Erica [at] mkerec.net

(When emailing our staff, please replace the "[at]" with a traditional "@" symbol. Ex: Staff@mkerec.net)

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