“Fitness is not about being better than someone else … it’s about being better than you used to be.”
As moms there are SO many things that take up our time, energy and attention. We pour ourselves out every day into the people and pursuits we love, but although these are all good things, we often forget about taking care of ourselves. Barriers to fitness including pregnancy, childcare, money, time, location and more. It is our hope that this guide would help you find the perfect match for your lifestyle, budget and fitness level so you can set those barriers aside and invest in YOU this year.
Milwaukee Area Fitness Guide
A Comprehensive List of Gyms, Health Clubs, Yoga and Barre Studios, Fitness Studios and more
YMCA of Greater Waukesha County
YMCA fitness classes are designed for a variety of fitness levels and abilities. With all 5 locations in the area offering over 80 classes a week, there’s something for everyone at convenient times for all busy moms. From free yoga and Pilates to specialty High Intensity Interval Training classes to Bootcamp, cycling classes and water exercise classes, the Y offers something that will fit with your interests and schedules. The YMCA of Greater Waukesha County also offers family fitness classes so the whole family can work out together. These classes are always proceeded or followed by a popular adults-only class, in case you’re looking for some quality time with your family and an extra workout boost. Plus, drop-in childcare (with new, lower rates) offers caring, trained staff that’s more than just babysitting—it’s engaging play, movement and activities that is sure to entertain kids and keep them busy. For older kids, they also offer our free Y Club for ages 8-12 with lots of fun, age appropriate activities to keep your kids busy while you work out.
Weight Watchers has always been about living happy and healthy! Their new Beyond the Scale® program is built on a simple concept…’you can do it!” The programs three pronged approach is: food for fuel, fitness that you can live with and an “I’ve got this mindset.” Members who follow the Beyond the Scale® program lose 15% more weight in their first two months than on our previous plan. There are three options for you to get involved and be successful; online only, meetings plus online and personal coaching! Choose the way that feels right for you. Weight Watchers has locations throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties. Find out more information and special January pricing at www.weightwatchers.com or call 800-651-6000.
The Barre Code
The Barre Code goes beyond the barre, offering a variety of class formats that allow clients to get cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, and restoration all in one place. With ever-changing routines, new props, customized playlists and lighting, classes are a full-on fitness experience. The Barre Code is not just a fitness facility, it is a lifestyle based on positive body image and community support. Live By The Barre Code: Sweat. Strengthen. Restore.
yogaLOFT is the perfect place to start your yoga experience of you are new or to enhance your skills. Learn proper alignment, breathing and meditation in each class. Develop the strength, flexibility, knowledge and confidence to take your practice further. Beginner classes are appropriate for any age, body-type or fitness level and Yoga for All Levels students can expect to play, sweat, increase your heart rate and have fun while challenging and connecting your mind to your body.
Location | Shorewood
What is Orangetheory Fitness? Orangetheory Fitness is a 1 hour total body workout. Each class is run by personal trainers who help you undergo rigorous instruction in order to get the most out of the program. Although each session is a group setting, personal trainers will be providing you with a unique personal experience to help you meet your goals! By providing you with a heart-rate monitor at the beginning of each class, personal trainers will monitor your 5-zone interval training sessions throughout the entire 60 minute workout. The “afterburn” effect or EPOC will help you burn an average of 500-1,000 calories after each workout. Not bad for 60 minutes!
PRO TIP: If you’re eager to get in and try a class, give Orangetheory Fitness a call and get your first session free!
Barre District is a lifestyle studio specializing in Barre, a hybrid of yoga, Pilates and ballet. We offer a variety of classes with modifications for every movement truly making every class for everyBODY. We have 2 locations in the Milwaukee area and offer free childcare during certain class times at our Tosa location. Download our app and become a #barrebestie today!
Your first class is always FREE! Mention you found us through MKE Moms Blog and receive 50% off your first session package!
FIT4MOM is a 1 hour total body workout that you do WITH your kiddos. We offer a few different stroller fitness classes, constantly moving the strollers and incorporating songs and moves to entertain the kids all while mom gets in a workout. Prenatal classes also offered along with a mom only Body Back transformation HIIT program. Each class is instructed by certified instructors that will help you reach your goals. Connect with other moms during class and kids get to run around and play after class. A win win for everyone.
New FIT4MOM clients who join and mention this offer will receive a Free Week of Class and a Free Fit4Mom shirt!
Location | Brookfield
Three Little Birds Yoga welcomes you to come explore, develop and share your practice with us. No matter the reason you come to your mat, our classes are all inclusive, and perfect for the novice to the advanced practitioner. Meditation, mindfulness, breath work and asana will be the focus of every practice. Our quaint, cozy studio is located inside the Grid CrossFit building on Greenfield Ave. Namaste.
Your first class is always free, but MkeMB readers can enjoy a FULL WEEK FREE at Three Birds Yoga! Be sure to mention this special when booking.
Location | Brookfield
At Yoga Six we are changing the way people think about and experience yoga. Our approach to yoga is rooted in science and delivers real results by focusing on the body as the gateway to the mind. Yoga is a personal practice but the experience is shared. Together we are part of something bigger, a community that uplifts each other and supports progression, both on and off the mat.
MKE Moms Blog readers can enjoy a FREE WEEK of mat & towel service plus a complimentary bottle of water with each class.
Location | Milwaukee – East Side
Iron Fist Fitness, LLC is a 2700 square foot private studio located in Wauwatosa, WI. Iron Fist Fitness is dedicated to those looking for a more personal one-on-one training experience that also offers group fitness classes. Our programs include Kickboxing, Self-Defense, HIIT, KickFit, Core strength & more.
KickFit Power Hour
Twice a week we feature a Power Hour Class that goes from 1:00pm to 2:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Stations are set up for each client to go through to get a full body workout experience. Exercises include sculpting, toning and building strength while eliminating fat and adding lean muscle in those hard to reach areas.
Part II of this class is KickFit! Not a fighter but want to train like one? Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist Shannon Vick will teach you the basics of Self-Defense and help you condition your body at the same time. This is a full body workout that includes boxing and kickboxing and will get you fit and feeling confident.
Snag a monthly membership deal for MKE Moms Blog readers for $59.99 per month.
Location | Wauwatosa
We make it fun and easy for you and your family to stay healthy and active. Our 5 convenient locations right around the corner from where you live or work, we offer on-site childcare and exciting kids programs to entertain your children while you get in a workout. And you’ll want to work out too, because our wide variety of fun group classes and friendly, knowledgeable staff will keep your fitness routine from becoming anything but, well, routine. With 40 tennis courts, extensive weight-training and cardiovascular areas, state-of-the-art equipment and membership that includes free group classes like Pilates, yoga, spinning, Body Pump® and more, the Elite Sports Clubs are the greater Milwaukee area’s foremost fitness and tennis centers!
MKE Moms Blog readers are invited to join any of the Elite Sports Clubs locations and get 1-month free! (12-month contract + 1-month free = 13 total months)
When you come to Solful Fitness, you are Family! Whether you are just getting started or an avid fitness enthusiast, we have the perfect fitness program for you. Our small group classes are fun and effective. The focus is on you, making sure that you get the proper form, technique and motivation to reach your health and fitness goals. Fitness levels are given in classes to assure that everyone receives the best possible workout with great results.
Classes: Yoga, Pilates (mat), Cardio Kickboxing, Spin, TRX, PiYo, Body Chisel, TB(Total Body), Lucky 7 & FIT
Get your first week of classes FREE when you mention this listing!
Location | Brown Deer
Classes and personal training at TNT consist of strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training rolled into a neat, little package called a kettlebell.
Through training and nutrition (and a healthy dose of humor), we’ve helped…
– Moms lose post-pregnancy weight (and trained numerous women through up to 8 1/2 months of pregnancy)
– Athletes improve in their sports (IronMan, marathons, jiu jitsu, water & snow skiing, powerlifting), and
– Individuals with varying backgrounds lose weight and become stronger for everyday life (from opening pickle jars to moving propane tanks & pool tables)
Get started today to find out how life will improve when you’re #TNTStrong!
Three-for-two: The best results come with consistency. Purchase two months of any class membership option, get the third free. (A variety of options exist based on attendance.)
Location | Brookfield
Additional Fitness Training Resources
Whether you’re in the market for walking shoes, running shoes, bikes, swim gear, wetsuits and more, check out Endurance House of Delafield! We offer our exclusive no-cost Personalized Movement Profile designed to fit you in the right shoe for your needs. Our training teams are friendly for all ability levels and available for those doing their first 5k all the way to Ironman distance triathlons. We also have an online site – support locally!
Endurance House is pleased to offer a $15 discount on a shoe purchase for MKE Moms Blog readers!
Location | Delafield