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YMCA of Greater Waukesha County

Association Offices

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI 53151

Tri County YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Mukwonago YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI 53149

Waukesha YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151

West Suburban YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Southwest YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI 53228

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Association Offices

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


YGWC ASSOCIATION OFFICES

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive, Suite 100
New Berlin, WI  53151
262-330-5199

 

HOURS

MON-FRI | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tri County YMCA

Tri County YMCA


TRI COUNTY YMCA

N84 W17501 Menomonee Avenue
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051

 262-255-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Mukwonago YMCA

Mukwonago YMCA


MUKWONAGO YMCA

245 E. Wolf Run
Mukwonago, WI  53149

262-363-7950

 

HOURS 

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Waukesha YMCA

Waukesha YMCA


WAUKESHA YMCA

320 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI  53186

 262-542-2557

 

HOURS 

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center

New Berlin YMCA Wellness Center


NEW BERLIN YMCA WELLNESS CENTER

3610 Michelle Witmer Memorial Drive
New Berlin, WI  53151
262-330-5190

 

HOURS 

MON-FRI | 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SAT & SUN | 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

West Suburban YMCA

West Suburban YMCA


WEST SUBURBAN YMCA

2420 N. 124th Street
Wauwatosa, WI  53226

 414-302-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Southwest YMCA

Southwest YMCA


SOUTHWEST YMCA

11311 W. Howard Avenue
Greenfield, WI  53228

414-546-9622

 

HOURS

MON-THU | 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI | 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
SAT | 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SUN | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Camp Double Eagle

W365 S8661 Highway 67
Eagle, WI 53119

Y Children's Academy

100 E. Broadway
Waukesha, WI 53186

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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.

  • FREE Y-Connect Orientation Program
  • FREE Equipment Orientation
  • FREE Group Exercise Classes
  • FREE Water Exercise Classes
  • FREE Guest Passes
  • Reduced Program Registration Fees

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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 students, the Y can help your busy family find programs and care that's right for you.

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Healthy Living at the Y

WHOLE GRAINS

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SMART Goals for Healthy Living
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

REAP GAINS FROM WHOLE GRAINS

Bowls of whole grainsFriday, April 16, 2021
SOURCE: MYPLATE.GOV

Eating grains, especially whole grains, provides health benefits. Grains provide many nutrients that are vital for the health and maintenance of our bodies. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or another cereal grain is a grain product. Bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, grits, and tortillas are examples of grain products. Foods such as popcorn, rice, and oatmeal are also included in the grains group. 

Grains are divided into two subgroups: whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel ― the bran, germ, and endosperm. Examples of whole grains include whole-wheat flour, bulgur (cracked wheat), oatmeal, whole grain cornmeal, and brown rice.

Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. This is done to give grains a finer texture and improve their shelf life, but it also removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins. Some food products are made from mixtures of whole grains and refined grains, but only foods that are made with 100% whole grains are considered a whole grain food.

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Nutrient Facts


 

  • Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, several B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate), and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).

  • Dietary fiber from whole grains or other foods, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is also important for proper bowel function.

  • The B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin play a key role in metabolism - they help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates. B vitamins are also essential for a healthy nervous system.

  • Iron is used to carry oxygen in the blood. Fortified whole and refined grain products, including many ready-to-eat cereals, are major sources of non-heme iron in American diets.

  • Whole grains are sources of magnesium and selenium. Magnesium is a mineral used in building bones and releasing energy from muscles. Selenium protects cells from oxidation. It is also important for a healthy immune system.

Recipe Ideas


 

OVERNIGHT NO-COOK BANANA OATMEAL

For a weekday morning rush, you’ll be glad you prepared breakfast the night before. The American Heart Association's recipe calls for bananas and walnuts or pecans, but you can easily customize overnight oats by adding your favorite fresh fruit, a couple of tablespoons of nut butter, or cocoa powder and a few dark chocolate chips.

More Grain Recipes

QUINOA CHICKEN SALAD

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup water or low-sodium broth
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Craisins
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
Instructions
  1. Bring water or broth to a boil, stir in quinoa. Lower heat, cover and cook until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl to cool.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients with quinoa and chill in the refrigerator for about one hour before serving. Can be served as a main dish or as smaller appetizers.

MEDITERRANEAN FARRO SALAD

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup uncooked farro, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large cucumber, seeded and finely diced
  • 2/3 cup roasted red peppers, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of each: garlic powder, salt, black pepper
Instructions
  1. Stir together stock and farro in a medium saucepan and cook according to package instructions. Remove from heat and drain off any extra stock once cooked. Let farro cool for at least 10 minutes.
  2. To make the vinaigrette, whisk all ingredients together until combined.
  3. Transfer cooled farro to a large mixing bowl and add in remaining ingredients, including vinaigrette. Toss until combined.
  4. Serve immediately, or cover and store in fridge for up to two days.

Recipe adapted from Gimme Some Oven

MORNING GLORY MUFFINS

Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1/2 cup unsalted chopped pecans
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups shredded carrots (about 4 large carrots)
  • 1 cup shredded apple (about 1 apple)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425° F. Prepare muffin pan with spray or liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, flax, and pecans together.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk eggs, brown sugar, honey, oil, applesauce, orange zest, orange juice, and vanilla until combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir. Add raisins, carrots, and apple. Fold gently until no flour pockets remain.
  5. Spoon batter into liners, filling them all the way to top.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes at 425° F then, keeping muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 350° F. Bake for an additional 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan and then transfer to wire rack.

Recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction


 

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