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Winter Community Wellness

Functional Strength FitnessMilwaukee 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 winter 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, Thursdays, and Saturdays from Jan. 9 - March 16. 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 winter walk locations.

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, Jan. 8 - March 13: North Division (6-7 p.m.)


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, Jan. 26 - March 15: Beulah Brinton (10:45-11:30 a.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 23 - March 26: Hawthorn Glen (5:15-6 p.m.)
  • Tuesdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 12: Tiefenthaler Park (10-11 a.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, Jan. 17 - March 6: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)
  • Fridays, Jan. 19 - March 6: Beulah Brinton (8:30-9:30 a.m.)

Community Bike Rides - Polar Pedalers

Discover the joy of group bike rides on Milwaukee’s Oak Leaf Trail this winter! Ride includes a 90-minute group ride on bike trails led by our ride leaders. Rides are suitable for beginners, will have multiple stops for breaks, and pace will be adjusted so everyone can talk comfortably while riding.

Sign up on our online registration portal here.

  • Wednesdays, Jan. 3-31: Hart Park (10-11:30 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, Jan. 15 - Feb. 21: OASIS (6-8 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.

  • Saturdays, Jan. 20 - March 9: Urban Ecology Riverside Park (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Sundays, Jan. 21 - March 10: South Shore Park (8:30-9:30 a.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, Jan. 10: Beulah Brinton (6-7 p.m.)


Cearra Stinson

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

Erica Wasserman

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

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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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