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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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Healthy Living at the Y

COLOR CHALLENGE

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Color Challenge | June 1-30
YMCA OF GREATER WAUKESHA COUNTY

TASTE A RAINBOW OF HEALTHY FOODS

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Colorful Fruits & Vegetables

Eating fruits and veggies is great for our health! It’s recommended that half of every meal should be a fruit or vegetable, but did you know that the colors of produce indicate different nutrient profiles with specific health benefits? Adding colorful foods to your diet can be an easy way to maximize your nutrition and get a full range of vitamins and minerals your body needs. That's why as part of National Fruits & Veggies Month, we challenge you to eat a rainbow of colors! 

To join our Color Challenge, download our Y app and click on the Challenges tile. Then, try to eat five different colored fruits and veggies a day (red, orange/yellow, green, blue/purple, white). Log each color you eat as a workout in the app. 

Everyone who participates will be entered into a drawing for a FREE 1-on-1 nutrition coaching session.

Learn About Nutrition Coaching

1. DOWNLOAD OUR APP 

Search for “YMCA of Greater Waukesha” in Google Play or iTunes stores and download our app.

2. JOIN THE CHALLENGE 

Open the YGWC app on your device. Click on the Challenges tile and select the Color Challenge.

3. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Click the Workouts tile, then click the + icon at the top of the screen to manually add a color.

4. ADD THE DETAILS 

Select the color you ate from the dropdown.

Distance = 0 or more miles
Duration = 5 or more minutes
Calories = 1 or more

Click the check mark at the top of the screen and you're done!

Benefits of Colorful Produce


 

RED

  • Inhibits the growth of cancer cells 
  • Stimulates the immune system 
  • Blocks destructive free radicals in the body
  • Helps lower blood pressure and fights heart disease
  • Supports brain health and improves cognitive function
Red Foods

Beet · Blood Orange · Cherries · Cranberries · Guava · Papaya · Pink Grapefruit · Red Grapefruit · Pomegranate · Radicchio · Radish · Raspberries · Red Apple · Red Bell Pepper · Red Chili Pepper · Red Grapes · Red Onion · Red Pear · Red Pepper · Red Potato · Rhubarb · Strawberries · Tomato · Watermelon

ORANGE & YELLOW

  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Increases blood flow
  • Helps remove free radicals 
Orange & Yellow Foods

Apricot · Butternut Squash · Cantaloupe · Cape Gooseberries · Carrot · Golden Kiwifruit · Grapefruit · Lemon · Mango · Nectarine · Orange · Papaya · Peach · Persimmon · Pineapple · Pumpkin · Rutabaga · Sweet Corn · Sweet Potato · Tangerine · Yellow Apple · Yellow Beet · Yellow Fig · Yellow Pear · Yellow Pepper · Yellow Potato · Yellow Summer Squash · Yellow Tomato · Yellow Watermelon · Yellow Winter Squash

GREEN

  • Boosts immune system
  • Helps control blood pressure
  • Increases blood flow
  • Helps remove free radicals 
Green Foods

Artichoke · Arugula · Asparagus · Avocado · Broccoflower · Broccoli · Broccoli Rabe · Brussel Sprouts · Celery · Chayote Squash · Chinese Cabbage · Cucumbers · Endive · Green Apple · Green Beans · Green Cabbage · Green Grapes · Green Onion · Green Pear · Green Pepper · Honeydew · Kiwifruit · Leafy Greens · Leek · Lettuce · Lime · Okra · Peas · Snow Peas · Spinach · Sugar Snap Peas · Watercress ·Zucchini

BLUE & PURPLE

  • Helps prevent cell damage
  • Decreases inflammation in our bodies
  • Helps fight obesity and heart disease
  • Boosts immune system
  • Aids in digestion
Blue & Purple Foods

Black Currants · Black Salsify · Blackberries · Blueberries · Dried Plum · Eggplant · Elderberries · Grapes · Plum · Pomegranate · Prune · Purple Belgian Endive · Purple Potato · Purple Asparagus · Purple Cabbage · Purple Carrot · Purple Figs · Purple Grapes · Purple Pepper · Raisins

WHITE

  • Protects against atherosclerosis and heart disease
  • Lowers bad cholesterol and 
  • Increases good cholesterol
  • Natural antibacterial properties
White Foods

Banana · Brown Pear · Cauliflower · Dates · Garlic · Ginger · Jerusalem Artichoke · Jicama · Kohlrabi · Leek · Mushroom · Onion · Parsnip · Potato · Rutabaga · Shallot · Turnip · White Corn · White Nectarine · White Peach

Recipe Ideas


 

Treat yourself to colorful fruits! Watch Chef Amy from MyPlate Kitchen combine fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruit with yogurt to create two yummy options for a satisfying breakfast, snack or dessert. 

Batido Smoothie Recipe

Breakfast Parfait Recipe


 

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