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Spring Community Wellness

Spring Wellness

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 spring 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 April 2 - June 6. 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). See here for a list of spring walk locations.


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, April 5 - May 24: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, April 2 - May 21: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, April 12 - May 21: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 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 - beginners welcome!

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

  • Wednesdays, May 1 - May 29: Wick Playfield (4-4:45 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, April 2 - May 21: Burnham Playfield (7-7:55 p.m.)

Functional Strength Fitness

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.

  • Wednesdays, April 3 - May 22: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • Fridays, April 14 - May 26: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Community Bike Rides

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


Sunrise Meditation on the Lake

Join us for some relaxing guided meditation and mindful breathing exercises while enjoying the early morning sunrise over Lake Michigan. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Fridays, May 3-31: Cupertino Park (7:30-8 a.m.)

Sunrise Yoga on the Lake

Join us for an outdoor yoga class that will take you through a series of poses and breath work while enjoying the early morning sunrise over Lake Michigan. Please bring your own yoga mat and water.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Fridays, May 3-31: Cupertino Park (8-8:45 a.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.

  • Saturdays, April 6 - May 26: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Sundays, April 7 - May 26: South Shore Park (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Health is Wealth: Cancer Survivorship Program

This program focuses on healthy eating and active living for cancer survivors and their caregivers. Our goal is to teach ways to live a healthy lifestyle to individuals and families with culturally tailored community education about the link between healthy eating and active living to reduce cancer risk. Class meets twice a week and consists of nutrition & healthy lifestyle education, healthy cooking demos, and physical activity.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, March 4 - April 24: OASIS (6-8 p.m.)

Contact

Erica Wasserman

Playgrounds & Community Centers Manager
Phone: 414-475-8775
Email: Erica [at] mkerec.net

Cearra Stinson

Wellness Supervisor
Phone: 414-475-8814
Email: Cearra [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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