We are excited to partner with four area communities to bring you free activities to keep your body and mind moving all year round. All Live Well Waukesha County events are open to the public, so even if you don't live in one of these communities, please join us!
It can be difficult to stay active during the winter months, especially here in Wisconsin, but fear not - the Live Well team has some options available for you!
Open Walking | Monday-Friday, 7:45-8:30am - Schuetze Recreation Center Gym
Waukesha JanBoree | January 17th through the 26th
From families, to adults, to children, there’s fun for everyone! Opening ceremonies will kickoff at 5pm on the 17th at Lowell Park with an obstacle course, yard games, broom ball, GaGa Pit (open to 8:00 pm), music, sledding, ice skating, and a bonfire too! Throughout the week you can also enjoy nature hikes, footgolf, an ice fishing clinic, candlelight hike, and event an event for dogs. Check out www.janboree.org for more information and a full schedule of events.
Les Mills Launch Events | All January - All branches of the Greater Waukesha County YMCA
New year, new goals, new you! Set your sights higher for 2020 by trying the latest BODYCOMBAT, BODYFLOW, and BODYPUMP group exercise classes. Ages 12 & up: first class is FREE and open to the community! Pre-registration required; space is limited. Visit website for more information and to register. https://www.gwcymca.org/Les-Mills
Dartball | Thursdays, September 5th through April, 1:00 - 3:00pm - Oconomowoc Community Center Lower Level
Ping Pong | Wednesdays, October 2nd through May, 10:30am - 12:00pm - Oconomowoc Community Center Activity Room
Chair Yoga for Seniors | January 10th and 24th: 9:30am - Mukwonago Community Library
Curious about yoga? Chair yoga is a great way to start doing yoga, as we will stretch the body in a gentle way while using our chair as support. Our instructor, Shawna, will guide you through the stretching and give you options to make sure the poses feel good in your body.
Shawna Muren is a Registered Yoga Teacher with over 20 years of practicing yoga experience. Shawna's focus is on gentle and restorative yoga for adults. No previous yoga experience is needed. Registration is required. Please sign-up at the Library Circulation Desk or give us a call at (262)363-6411.
Check Out A Toboggan | All Winter - Mukwonago Community Library
Check out a toboggan for FREE at the Mukwonago Public Library! It won’t be long until we’re all living in that amazing Wisconsin winter wonderland. Take advantage of the snow by checking out a toboggan (or sleds!) at the library.
Shake, Rattle & Roll | Every Tuesday: 9:30am - Mukwonago Community Library
Dance, sing, wiggle and squirm to a few classics plus many new children’s musical hits!
Winter Farmer's Market | 2nd and 4th Saturdays through April: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm - Mukwonago Public Library
Managing Chronic Pain | February 24th: 2:00 pm - Mukwonago Public Library
Chronic pain is categorized by symptoms lasting more than 6 months. 100 million Americans suffer from this condition which significantly affects quality of life including activity restriction, sleep disturbance, and often depression and anxiety. Nicole Gardner, DPT(Doctor of Physical Therapy) will discuss the ways that chronic pain can be managed, allowing you to return to activities, work and recreation more pain and symptom free. Come learn the different treatment options used by Nicole to break the cycle of pain!
Back To Balance | March 19th: 2:00 pm - Mukwonago Public Library
Balance problems affect roughly 33 million Americans each year. Falls and balance disorders are the leading cause of injury in adults. The focus of the class will be to educate you on the best ways to protect yourself. Nicole Gardner, Physical Therapist, will take you through why balance is so important, how the body balances itself, common conditions that can cause your balance to be off or cause falls, and simple exercises that you can do at home to improve your balance.
Dry Needling 101 | April 16th: 6:00 pm - Mukwonago Public Library
Come learn about Dry Needling, a revolutionary pain relieving procedure. Intramuscular Dry Needling treatment is directed at myofascial trigger points, related to maintenance of the pain cycle. Trigger points are known to be involved in acute and chronic, localized and widespread pain including common conditions such as migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, Achilles tendonitis, sciatica and tennis elbow. Dry Needling had been proven to reduce muscle tension, promote healing and increase range of motion.
Winterfest | January 21st - Malone Park and City Center Plaza
Join us for a new fun, free, winter event! Activities include a medallion hunt, snowman contest, candle light hike, bonfire and s’mores, open ice skating, story time and crafts with the New Berlin Library, and a Candy Cane Hunt! Check out a full lsit of events at http://www.newberlin.org/162/Recreation
Sledding | All Winter - Calhoun Park
Winter Disc Golf | All Winter - Valley View Park
Ice Skating | All Winter - City Center Plaza