YMCA of Greater Waukesha County - Changing Lives for the Better
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YMCA Locations

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

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Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149

262-363-7950

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186

 262-542-2557

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228

414-546-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

 414-302-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53052

 262-255-9622

 

Hours (April 18 - October 23, 2017)

Monday-Thursday  5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday      5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday  6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Carroll University

210 N. Grand Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

Join the Y

Join the Y

A YMCA membership gives you more than just a place to work out, it gives you a community! Schedule a tour at one of our locations and meet our staff.

The many Y Member benefits

  • FREE Y-Connect Orientation Program
  • FREE Y Fit Start
  • FREE Equipment Orientation
  • FREE Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Water Exercise Classes
  • FREE Guest Passes
    (5 per calendar year)
  • Reduced Program Registration Fees

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Child Care & Camps

Your Child at the Y

The Y has programs for children of all ages. From infant and toddler care at our Y Academy, to Preschool and 4K programs, to Before & After School care for elementary and middle school aged children, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.

Child on Slide

Summer Day Camps

For your child's best summer ever,
enroll them in camp at the YMCA!

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Fitness Class

Looking for your favorite class? Want to print a schedule for when the lap pool is available? For your convienence, group exercise, pool, and gym schedules are available here!

Support the Y

Support the Y

A YMCA membership gives you more than just a place to work out, it gives you a community! Schedule a tour at one of our locations and meet our staff.

Workplace Wellness at the Y

Workplace Wellness

Physically fit employees make your company more fiscally fit. Learn more about partnering with the Y. It's good for employees, it's good for your company, it's good for your community.

Why Partner with the Y?

  • Access to a statewide program
  • Expertise of a wide variety of staff
  • Great membership benefits
  • Free annual program
  • Partner with a community minded organization

Parkinson's Dance Class

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STAY YOUNG AT HEART WHILE BEING WITH OTHERS WHO ARE DANCING THROUGH LIFE

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a life changing disease that effects millions of people worldwide. There are many things you can do to maintain your quality of life and live well with PD. Today, many people are looking beyond doctors alone to keep themselves well. The Y is proud to offer this wondering program geared at improving participant's movement and walking.

THE PROGRAM

The Parkinson's Dance Class brings the art of dance to people living with Parkinson's disease. Class format includes warming up using a chair, center and balance work, standing and moving across the floor while incorporating dance steps from different dance forms. Dancing is shown to help people with PD improve their ability to walk and enhances their quality of life. Classes are run by the program session and meet once a week on Thursday afternoons for 60 minutes.

The class is modeled after The Dance for PD® approach which began in 2001 when Olie Westheimer, the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Parkinson Group, approached the Mark Morris Dance Group from Brooklyn, with her idea of using dance as a beneficial activity for people with Parkinson's disease. The company immediately agreed to develop a join program. Since then the program has grown to be offered at more than 100 sites in 13 countries around the world. Through this model, instructors use imagery, rhythm and dance steps drawn from a variety of dance forms to help people with PD improve their coordination, mobility, and flexibility.

EXPERT, CARING INSTRUCTORS

The Parkinson's Dance Class is taught by a Y staff person with extensive experience in Personal Training with an emphasis on Movement Disorders and/or has completed the Mark Morris Dance Group/Brooklyn Parkinson Group's Dance for PD Professional Development Workshop.

THE RESEARCH

According to research published in the Journal of Neural Transmission, dancing is shown to help people with PD improve their ability to walk and enhances their quality of life. The Brooklyn Parkinson Group and the Mark Morris Dance Group studied the benefits of Dance for PD® in patients with idiopathic PD. They concluded that "the combined physical and psychological benefits participants experienced suggest that through exercise, camaraderie and the simple joy of movement, dance classes are an effective way of ending the isolation and inactivity that too often define living with PD." Through their research, they completed a standardized measurement of overall mobility and participants after 8 weeks and 1 sessions showed a 10.4% improvement in overall movement and a 26.7% improvement in walking.

FIND OUT MORE

For more information or to enroll in the Parkinson's Dance Class, please contact Erica Wasserman, Wellness & Fitness Director, at 414-454-4645 or ewasserman@gwcymca.org

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