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MilWALKee Walking Club walks along Lakeshore State Park

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MilWALKee Walking Club

Join our walking club and explore Milwaukee with us! Each week you will start at a local park or coffee shop, walk the roughly 3 miles, and end back at the same spot. The MilWALKee Walking Club meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from Sept. 6 - Nov. 10. Participants must register for individual sessions. Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

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


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, Sept. 23 - Nov. 11: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 1 - Dec. 13: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)

Fitness in the Park Yoga

Practicing yoga outdoors has many benefits including increasing body awareness, strength, and flexibility while connecting you more deeply 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!

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 21 - July 26: Hawthorn Glen (6-6:45 p.m.)
  • Sundays, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23: Hawthorn Glen (10-11 a.m.)
  • Saturdays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 8: Wick Playfield (10-11 a.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 this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 14 - Oct. 26: Tiefenthaler Park (4-4:45 p.m.)
  • Mondays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 24: Custer Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 25: Southgate Playfield (5-5:45 p.m.)
  • Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Oct. 27: Wick Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Zumba

Join us for an outdoor Zumba class! Zumba is a fun and easy way to workout with routines that feature easy-to-follow dance steps synched to Latin music helping you tone and sculpt your body. Class is geared towards all fitness levels.

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

  • Thursdays, Sept. 15 - Oct. 27: Burnham Playfield (6-7 p.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 on our online registration portal here.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16: Beulah Brinton (6-7 p.m.)

Walktober Challenge

This challenge encourages participants to walk every day in October. Regular walking has many benefits including maintaining a healthy weight, improving cardiovascular fitness, and better sleep and energy levels. Complete walks on your own or sign up for our organized walks listed under Community Wellness. Track your steps using a wearable device and log your weekly steps.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

Looking for additional opportunities to get steps during the Walktober Challenge? Milwaukee Recreation will host free walks on five dates throughout the month! Participants must be signed up for the Walktober Challenge to join. Sign up here!


Community Bike Rides

Discover the joy of group bike rides on Milwaukee's best trails! Each session will include a 15-30 minute introduction on general bike safety & etiquette followed by a 90-minute group ride led by our experienced Ride Leaders. All rides will focus on bike trails with some street riding and will start/end at the same location. Rides are suitable for beginners to intermediate riders. Participants must provide their own bike & helmet. Ages 16 and up.

Rides run on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on a different trail each session (Sept. 10 - Oct. 31). Sign up for these free rides on our online registration portal here.


Community Bike Rides - Good Morning Hank

Jump into riding shape as you explore Milwaukee’s iconic Hank Aaron State Trail. Enjoy a variety of environments ranging from urban, to river views to prairie and wooded surroundings. All rides will focus on bike trails with some street riding and will start/end at the same location. Rides are suitable for beginners to intermediate riders. Participants must provide their own bike & helmet. Ages 16 and up.

Sign up for these free rides on our online registration portal here.

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 25: Juneau Playfield (8-10 a.m.)

Community Bike Rides - Intermediate Rides

This 9-week group ride series is for intermediate/experienced cyclist looking to train for cycling events, build endurance and muscle strength. Rides will be two hours long using various routes with occasional stops to regroup. Each ride will begin with a review of group riding safety including road positioning, hand signaling, and communication.

Sign up for these free rides on our online registration portal here.

  • Mondays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 31: Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley (5-7 p.m.)

Community Bike Rides - Grantosa Packers Game Pre-Ride

GO PACK GO! Wear your favorite Green Bay Packers gear and join us for a pre-Packers game ride! We’ll split into two groups - a Grantosa Shortie 8-mile ride and a Grantosa Tour de Force 14-mile ride. Both groups will ride on a bike trail, start/end at the same spot, and eventually meet up and ride together. Rides are suitable for beginners to intermediate riders.

Sign up for these free rides on our online registration portal here.

  • Sunday, Sept. 18: Vincent HS (12-3 p.m.)

Nordic Walking for Beginners

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is a cross between cross-country skiing and power walking, Nordic Walking is an efficient total body cardiovascular exercise that can be enjoyed by all ages & fitness levels. Class is geared towards beginners and poles will be provided.

Sign up for these free walks on our online registration portal here.

  • Mondays, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 7: Riverside Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Fridays, Sept. 16 - Nov. 11: Riverside Park (12:30-1:30 p.m.)
  • Saturdays, Sept. 17 - Nov. 12: Riverside Park (10-11 a.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)

Wellness Community Facebook Group

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!

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