YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee The Y is an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.
At the Y, we know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why, at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
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The Y is the nation's leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Effective Thursday July 16th, 2020 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret has signed into law a mask ordinance requiring masks to be...
07/16/2020

Effective Thursday July 16th, 2020 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barret has signed into law a mask ordinance requiring masks to be worn in all public places (not your place of residence). In order to comply with this law, masks will be required at our Downtown YMCA which lies within the City of Milwaukee.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
1. No member will be granted access to the Downtown YMCA without a mask that covers their face and nose
2. Masks are required to be worn at all times, except when engaged in strenuous cardiovascular exercise. If you remove your mask during physical exertion, you must not be within 6 feet of any person and must be able to put the mask back on if someone does come within 6 feet of you.
3. At this time masks are recommended but not required at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA as it is not within the City of Milwaukee.

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION:
1. City of Milwaukee Health Department - MKE Cares FAQ's website
2. City of Milwaukee Health Department - MKE Cares PDF
3. YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee - COVID-19 Reopening website

07/07/2020
Sassy Sauces, Dressings and Condiments for Seasonal Bowls, Jars and Picnics

This virtual cooking demo will feature quick, scrumptious and practically recipe free saucy ideas to pull together bowls, mason jar salads and grilled offerings. Each dish will highlight fresh seasonal herbs and a lot of flexibility.
Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Mediterranean Greek Pasta Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint, Lemon Balm and Orange Dressing
🔪🥰

07/07/2020
Sassy Sauces, Dressings and Condiments for Seasonal Bowls, Jars and Picnics

This virtual cooking demo will feature quick, scrumptious and practically recipe free saucy ideas to pull together bowls, mason jar salads and grilled offerings. Each dish will highlight fresh seasonal herbs and a lot of flexibility.
Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Mediterranean Greek Pasta Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint, Lemon Balm and Orange Dressing

07/06/2020

This virtual cooking demo will feature quick, scrumptious and practically recipe free saucy ideas to pull together bowls, mason jar salads and grilled offerings. Each dish will highlight fresh seasonal herbs and a lot of flexibility.
Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Mediterranean Greek Pasta Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint, Lemon Balm and Orange Dressing

07/06/2020

This virtual cooking demo will feature quick, scrumptious and practically recipe free saucy ideas to pull together bowls, mason jar salads and grilled offerings. Each dish will highlight fresh seasonal herbs and a lot of flexibility.
Buddha Bowl with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Mediterranean Greek Pasta Salad with Creamy Greek Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with Mint, Lemon Balm and Orange Dressing
🔪🥰

All YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. We’ll reopen for normal business hours...
07/04/2020

All YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. We’ll reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6th. Have a safe and happy holiday!

All YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. We’ll reopen for normal business hours...
07/03/2020

All YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee branches will be closed on Saturday, July 4th. We’ll reopen for normal business hours on Monday, July 6th. Have a safe and
happy holiday!

06/28/2020
Our group exercise classes, like Y Beach Camp, are capped small for social distancing, so you get more 1-on-1 time with ...
06/24/2020

Our group exercise classes, like Y Beach Camp, are capped small for social distancing, so you get more 1-on-1 time with instructors.

Did you know Milwaukee was one of the strongest Y’s in the nation through the lockdown? The fight for our community’s he...
06/23/2020

Did you know Milwaukee was one of the strongest Y’s in the nation through the lockdown?

The fight for our community’s health is far from over, but we’ve banded together, and our city’s future is a little brighter for it. Thank you — and let’s keep it up.

Have you been to the Y 2.0 yet? It's redesigned for safety ... and feels a little more boutique, so you don’t have to st...
06/22/2020

Have you been to the Y 2.0 yet? It's redesigned for safety ... and feels a little more boutique, so you don’t have to stress.

06/21/2020
We Celebrate Juneteenth For a Better UsJuneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in...
06/19/2020

We Celebrate Juneteenth For a Better Us

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the USA. On June 19, 1865, the slaves of Galveston, Texas received word that the Civil War was over and that they were finally free ... more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Thank you to Feeding America for partnering with our Y to distribute fresh vegetables to families this weekend! So many ...
06/19/2020

Thank you to Feeding America for partnering with our Y to distribute fresh vegetables to families this weekend! So many possible recipes in this box - and thanks to our Registered Dietitian, Michelle, families will have ideas on how to prepare. #FeedingAmerica #YMCAfeedskids #ymcamke

It's SO good to have you back.
06/18/2020

It's SO good to have you back.

Keep our older neighbors in mind! Even as things reopen, seniors are still vulnerable to COVID-19. We’re helping with co...
06/17/2020

Keep our older neighbors in mind! Even as things reopen, seniors are still vulnerable to COVID-19. We’re helping with connection calls, cooking classes, fitness and more. * Photos taken pre-COVID-19

Summer Day Camp is officially open! Our morning check in may look different as the safety of our campers and staff alway...
06/15/2020

Summer Day Camp is officially open! Our morning check in may look different as the safety of our campers and staff always comes first with our daily health screenings, but the impact of our program will be better than ever!
Day Camp still has openings. Register online at www.ymcamke.org
Good luck to our amazing summer staff as they bring their magical energy for the next 11 weeks. Happy camping!
#YMCA

YMCA Day Camp begins Monday, June 15!  Register today!
06/12/2020

YMCA Day Camp begins Monday, June 15! Register today!

06/10/2020
Welcome Back to the Downtown YMCA

We've missed you, and we're so excited to welcome you back to the Downtown YMCA! As always, the health and safety of our members and staff are our top priority. Please watch the following video for more information about what we're doing to help keep you and others safe as we reopen.

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee's cover photo
06/10/2020

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee's cover photo

06/07/2020
06/06/2020
06/06/2020
YMCA Summer Day Camp Begins June 15! We know kids are eager to get outside and enjoy summer after a really challenging s...
06/04/2020

YMCA Summer Day Camp Begins June 15! We know kids are eager to get outside and enjoy summer after a really challenging spring. We’ve modified our day camp plans to ensure a safe and fun experience for every child – as always, the safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority. For more information about YMCA summer day camp, including: locations, types of camp, our COVID-19 safety protocols and how to register, please visit our website. https://bit.ly/3c7aNBy

06/04/2020
06/03/2020
06/02/2020
06/02/2020
Willowbrook Place Cooking Demonstration

Today we will be making;
Lemony Lentil Salad with Feta
Blueberry Lavender Compote
Herby Picnic Potato Slaad with Kale and Chickpeas with Nut analysis

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
05/31/2020

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee

05/29/2020
We are grateful for Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, United Way of Greater Milwa...
05/29/2020

We are grateful for Bader Philanthropies, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Northwestern Mutual, United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County, and many other donors for addressing the community’s changing emerging needs - by the Y launching innovative emergency programs including licensed child care, virtual programming, and wellness checks for seniors. THANK YOU for believing in our families and partnering where our community needs us the most.

YMCA Summer Day Camp Begins June 15! We know kids are eager to get outside and enjoy summer after a really challenging s...
05/28/2020

YMCA Summer Day Camp Begins June 15! We know kids are eager to get outside and enjoy summer after a really challenging spring. We’ve modified our day camp plans to ensure a safe and fun experience for every child – as always, the safety of our campers and staff is our number one priority. For more information about YMCA summer day camp, including: locations, types of camp, our COVID-19 safety protocols and how to register, please visit our website. https://bit.ly/3c7aNBy

Please join a Campaign Launch and Community Conversation.  We are proud to support and be partners with the Greater Milw...
05/28/2020

Please join a Campaign Launch and Community Conversation. We are proud to support and be partners with the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, City of Milwaukee Health Department, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Clinic. Please join the conversation!

05/27/2020

Stayed tuned for a very important message tonight about the YMCA’s Day Camp summer plans.
#BestSummerEver

Since 2015 the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has taught over 1000 children to swim through our Safety Around Water Prog...
05/22/2020

Since 2015 the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has taught over 1000 children to swim through our Safety Around Water Program. Through generous donations from our community we are able to offer this program at little or no cost to our participants.

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161 W Wisconsin Ave
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YOUR YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE

OUR MISSION

For more than 160 years, the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has strengthened the foundations of our community by “Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.”

OUR VISION

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s vision is: “to become recognized as a leading community collaborator that achieves bold results in the areas of youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, with an emphasis on youth, families and aging adults.” Our impact in Milwaukee is widespread, from teaching thousands of kids to swim each year, to being one of the only safe spaces open seven-days-a-week in the neighborhoods we serve. We also believe that lasting personal and social change happens in the places where our members live, work and play. That’s why in addition to our center-based programming, we are committed to being vocal advocates for healthy families and partnering with others to improve the greater good in Milwaukee beyond our four walls.

Learn More: www.ymcamke.org

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So very sad to hear this. At least it was quick for Mike. He was a good friend of mine at the Y pool. Over time we chatted about most every subject when he came in during the afternoons. About 2 years ago he asked me to teach him to swim and tread. He was so delighted when he could go back and forth in the deep water alone, and he never stopped telling everyone else to take lessons, too. If I had realized it was on his bucket list, I wouldn't have taught him--then he would have had to stick around longer! And now we can't even go to the funeral.
Good afternoon, I hope this message find you well. I will like to know why was my bank account billed for the month of April. I assumed that the YMCA would suspend drafting fees. However, that was not the case. How can I be reimbursed immediately?
Hey all, some last minute instructor updates for tonight! Join me for one (or all) of the following! :) 4:15pm Basic Training Camp 5:30pm StrYkeforce (with Laura) 6:35pm Bodypump
Sometimes in life you need that push to get you going in the right directions. Due to health reason and self-motivation I recently joined the YMCA. I came to realized that it was the push that I needed. I am so happy that I made the choice to join and doing so I realized that I made the best health choice for myself. I know that I am now on the right track and on my way for a better and healthier version of myself mentally and physically. I look forward to going every week. The professional and friendly staff at the YMCA has provided me with my InBody Composition which allowed me to be more in tune with what foods to eat and healthier ways to prepare my food. I’m now on a better path of my own healthy eating plan. I love the many programs choices such as Yoga classes and the Silver and fit class which has brought my body back to life. I was able to implement the exercise programs I learned at the YMCA at home and fit it into my everyday life. The instructors for these classes are so engaging. I am so happy with the progress I have made this far. I will soon join the Shallow Water Aerobics class and swimming lessons but until that time I’ll spend time in the pool with my granddaughter and she’s determined to teach me to swim. I love the family like atmosphere it is just a happy place. I am now meeting and making new and even seeing old friends. Thank you YMCA for the push that I needed.
Sometimes in life we need that extra push and the YMCA has provided that for me. The staff that are so ever patient, kind, supportive and knowledgeable has provided me the tools to get my body and health on the right track. The group exercise class, Yoga, Body Composition as well as so much more has opened the door to a healthier me. Thank you Y team.
The staff is AMAZING!
accessible, great staff
I would like to invite everyone at YMCA to check out our upcoming Badger State Summer Games events. Compete for Gold, Silver, Bronze Spinner medals in the sport you love. Special 35th Anniversary t-shirt to all Athletes. Represent Wisconsin and the sport you love at State Games or America in August in Lynchburg, VA if you are a medal winner. For more info go to: www.badgerstategames.org
Tonight was a sad night at the YMCA-Parklawn as the regular evening workout crew got the news that the location will be closing in two weeks. ☹️
You’re invited! Milwaukee Area Health & Fitness Professionals Join Us for a FREE Seminar & Dinner (Space is limited) Saturday – August 25th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm (Must pre-register) Contact John at [email protected] LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn - Milwaukee Park Place 11600 West Park Place, Milwaukee, WI National Fitness Hall of Fame
CRITICAL need for blood donors! For a FREE Summerfest ticket and T-shirt, donate blood at Parklawn Ymca on Friday, July 6th. Visit www.redcrossblood.org or comment below and I'm more than happy to schedule you! Someone needs blood every 2 seconds and by donating at this drive, you are supporting Super Moms with Sickle Cell Inc. and ensuring blood is on the shelves for patients with SCD!