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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 2 at 10 a.m. for city of Milwaukee residents and May 9 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 11 - Aug. 15. 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 summer walk locations.


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 28 - Aug. 16: 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 11 - Aug. 13: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, June 11 - Aug. 13: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 p.m.)
  • Wednesdays, July 10 - Aug. 28: Washington Park (5-6 p.m.)
  • Saturdays, June 15 - Aug. 17: Cupertino Park (11 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Saturdays, June 22, July 6, July 20, Aug. 3, Aug. 17: Hawthorn Glen (10-11 a.m.)

Meditative Walking in Nature

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature with meditative walking led by an experienced guide. This walk will lead you through various mindfulness techniques encouraging you to fully engage your senses and cultivate a deep sense of awareness in the present moment.

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

  • Mondays, June 17 - Aug. 12: Hawthorn Glen (5:30-6:15 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 18 - July 30: Burnham Playfield (6-7 p.m.)
  • Thursdays, June 20 - Aug. 1: Burnham Playfield (7:05-7:55 p.m.)

Fitness in the Park Yogalates

This class combines pilates exercises with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga. It 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 20 - Aug. 1: Burnham Playfield (6:15-7 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.

  • Wednesdays, June 26 - Aug. 14: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • 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 19 - Aug. 7: 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 15 - Aug. 3: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Sundays, June 16 - Aug. 4: South Shore Park (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

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.

  • Thursdays, June 20 - Aug. 8: Cupertino Park (7:30-8 a.m.)
  • Fridays, June 21 - Aug. 9: Cupertino Park (8:30-9 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.

  • Thursdays, June 20 - Aug. 8: Cupertino Park (8-8:45 a.m.)
  • Fridays, June 21 - Aug. 9: Cupertino Park (9-9:45 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, June 10 - July 31: OASIS (6-8 p.m.)

Summer Sound Bath

Led by a skilled sound healer, you will be guided through a journey of sounds with melodic instruments. This class offers a transformative experience leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and radiant. Bring something to lie on as this unique experience combines the healing power of sound with the tranquil ambiance of nature.

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

  • Mondays, June 17 - Aug. 12: Hawthorn Glen (6:15-7:15 p.m.)

Morning Flow & Meditation

Experience serenity at our outdoor yoga class. Awaken with gentle flows beneath the rising run, surrounded by nature’s embrace. Followed by a tranquil meditation, find inner peace amidst the calming sounds of the outdoors. Practice led by trained yoga instructors from Ripple Effect Wellness.

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

  • Thursdays, June 20 - Aug. 15: Hawthorn Glen (8-8:45 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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