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Fall Community Wellness

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Milwaukee Recreation provides free community wellness programs for ages 18 and up throughout the year! Activities are available to all community members throughout the city of Milwaukee. See below for a list of available fall programs.

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. 5 - Nov. 9. 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! Sign up for your preferred day of the week (participants do not need to come to each date). Click here for the full list of fall locations.

NEW: MilWALKee Walking Club - Indoor Edition!

Join our friends in the Lindsay Heights neighborhood for an indoor walk! Work up a sweat walking to get a cardio workout while meeting new people. Each week you can walk up to one hour in the hallways in a group setting.

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

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 22: North Division (6-7 p.m.)

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. Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

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

  • Fridays, Sept. 22 - Nov. 10: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
  • Fridays, Dec. 1 - Jan. 12: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 12: Tiefenthaler Park (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 - beginners welcome!

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

  • Wednesdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 25: Wick Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Yoga

Practicing yoga outdoors can increase body awareness, strength, and flexibility, while providing opportunities for deeper connections with nature. Join us for an outdoor yoga class that will take you through a series of poses and breath work. Bring your own exercise mat and water.

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

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 5 - Oct. 24: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Sept. 5 - Oct. 24: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 p.m.)
  • Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Oct. 26: Pulaski Park (5:15-6:15 p.m.)
  • Saturday Sept. 9 & Sept. 23: Wick Playfield (10-11 a.m.)
  • Saturdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28: Cupertino Park (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Zumba

Join us for a Zumba class in the park! 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 and suitable for beginners.

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

  • Tuesdays, Sept. 12 - Oct. 31: Burnham Playfield (7-7:55 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 for this free class on our online registration portal here!

  • Wednesday, Sept. 13: Beulah Brinton (6:30-7:30 p.m.)

Functional Strength Training

Functional fitness is a type of strength training that prepares your body for daily activities. These exercises equip you for important types of physical fitness, the kind that prepares you for real life like bending, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and squatting.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Fridays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Community Bike Rides

Sign up for any of our different bike ride options throughout the fall below.


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. Program rules and directions on how to log your steps will be emailed to all participants prior to the start of the challenge. Prizes will be awarded to those with the most steps!

Sign up for this challenge in our online registration portal here. You can also join us for a challenge kickoff walk!


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.

  • Saturdays, Sept. 9 - Oct. 28: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • Sundays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 29: South Shore Park (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Contact

Cearra Stinson

Wellness Supervisor
Phone: 414-475-8814
Email: Cearra [at] mkerec.net

Erica Wasserman

Playgrounds & Community Centers Manager
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

Join Milwaukee Recreation's Wellness Community Facebook Group!

All are welcome to participate, stay active, and join the conversation with fellow community members!

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