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Summer Community Wellness

MilWALKee Walking Group

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 summer programs.

Registration for activities in the Summer Recreation Guide begins on May 11 at 10 a.m. for city of Milwaukee residents and May 18 at 10 a.m. for non-residents.

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 June 13 - Aug. 17. 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 below for the list of summer locations:

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  Tuesdays (10 a.m. start)

June 13: Richard E. Maslowski Park (2200 W Bender Road, Glendale, WI)

June 20: Hi-Fi Café (2640 S Kinnickinnic Ave)

June 27: Pinelawn Memorial Park (10700 W Capitol Drive)

July 4: No Walk

July 11: Colectivo Lakefront (1701 N Lincoln Memorial Drive)

July 18: Valentine Coffee (5918 W Vliet Street)

July 25: MobCraft Brewery (505 S 5th Street)

Aug. 1: Lake Vista Park (4001 Lk Vis Pkwy Oak Creek)

Aug. 8: Stone Creek Coffee (7954 Harwood Ave, Wauwatosa, WI)

Aug. 15: Warnimont Park (5400 S Lake Drive, Cudahy, WI)

  Wednesdays (5:30 p.m. start)

June 14: Cactus Club (2496 S Wentworth Ave)

June 21: Gilles Frozen Custard (7515 W Bluemound Road)

June 28: Estabrook Beer Garden (4600 E Estabrook Drive)

July 5: Lake Park Bistro (3133 E Newberry Blvd.)

July 12: Beerline Trail (Café Corazon - 3129 N Bremen Street)

July 19: Forest Home Cemetery (2405 W Forest Home Ave)

July 26: Purple Door Ice Cream (205 S 2nd Street)

Aug. 2: Whitnall Park Beer Garden (8831 N Root River Parkway, Franklin, WI)

Aug. 9: Lakeshore State Park (500 N Harbor Drive)

Aug. 16: Pete's Pops (3809 W Vliet Street)

  Thursdays (10 a.m. start)

June 15: Wedgewood Park (7201 W Wedgewood Drive)

June 22: Havenwoods State Forest (6141 N Hopkins Street)

June 29: Harley Davidson Museum (400 W Canal Street)

July 6: Whitnall Park Wehr Nature Center (9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI)

July 13: Story School (3815 W Kilbourn Ave)

July 20: Kulwicki Park (10777 W Cold Spring Road)

July 27: Grant Park - Seven Bridges Trail (100 Hawthorne Ave)

Aug. 3: Colectivo Lakefront (1701 N Lincoln Memorial Drive)

Aug. 10: Greenfield Park (12035 W Greenfield Ave)

Aug. 17: Hoyt Park/Pool (1800 N Swan Blvd)


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. Programs are available for ages 18 and up.

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

  • Fridays, June 30 - Aug. 18: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)

Fitness in the Park Yoga

Practicing yoga outdoors provides a series of benefits, including increasing body awareness, strength, and flexibility, while furthering your connection 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, June 20 - Aug. 8: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 20 - Aug. 8: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 20 - Aug. 8: Hawthorn Glen (6:15-7 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug. 15, Aug. 22: Humboldt Park (5:15-6:15 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays, July 12 - Aug. 30: Washington Park (5-6 p.m.)
  • Saturdays, June 17 - Aug. 5: Cupertino Park (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Saturdays, June 24, July 8, July 22, Aug. 5, Aug. 19: Wick Playfield (10-11 a.m.)
  • Sundays, June 18, July 9, July 23, Aug. 13: Hawthorn Glen (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!

  • Mondays, June 26 - Aug. 7: Custer Playfield (4-4:45 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 9: 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, June 27 - Aug. 1: Burnham Playfield (7-7:55 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 29 - Aug. 3: Burnham Playfield (7-8 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Pilates

Join us for a Pilates class in the park! Pilates is a non-impact class to improve your core strength and flexibility. This class focuses on lengthening, defining, and strengthening your muscles. Please bring your own exercise mat, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing.

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

  • Thursdays, June 29 - Aug. 3: Burnham Playfield (6-7 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, June 30 - July 28: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Summer Stretch

Join us outdoors this summer and experience the many benefits of stretching! Class will consist of a series of static and dynamic stretches for the entire body paired with mindful breathing. Stretching has multiple benefits including increased flexibility and balance along with reducing join and muscle pain making everyday tasks easier. Come relax with us this summer! Bring your own exercise mat and water.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Wednesdays, June 21 - Aug. 9: Beulah Brinton (10-11 a.m.)

Community Bike Rides

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


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, June 10 - July 29: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • Saturdays, June 10 - July 29: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (10-11 a.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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