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Waukesha County Fitness Guide

Fitness tops the charts each January during resolution-making season.  Working out doesn’t have to be boring, expensive or time-consuming.  It’s about finding what works for YOU!  We put together a list of Fitness options in the Waukesha County area and categorized it to help you narrow your search.  Finding a community that’s right for YOU is so important and once you click, you’ll know it.  We at Lake Country Family Fun think Fitness should be a family thing – a goal for healthy living.  We hope you enjoy this awesome list of local fitness and exercise options in the area and get out there and get moving.  Note: Please consult your physician before starting a new fitness routine or facility.

Note: Most all of the venues in this guide offer a free trial period such as a try it free class, camp or week.  So, be sure to check out their offers to try the venue before you commit to one. 

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Fitness Guide Locations and Descriptions

Boutique/Class led category includes those venues of fitness that offer either class or camp times and/or presence of a trainer onsite. These are not your large gyms, but many do have showers and lockers or cubicles available. Daycare may or may not be available – please inquire. The awesome thing about this category of fitness venues is that most (if not all) offer a try it free class or period where you can see if this is the right workout for you! Find your fitness fit!


    • Description: Burn Boot Camp is a boutique fitness concept where like-minded women come together, build confidence, and inspire one another through fitness. Camps are offered multiple times throughout the day, last 45 minutes, and are comprised of 72 different styles and 15 different formats. Workouts take place on our proprietary Floating Floor with individualized attention in a group fitness setting. Clients learn far more than just healthy eating and exercise tips at Burn Boot Camp, as the concept strays from the competition by operating on a five pillar philosophy to help clients achieve success: mindset, whole food nutrition, burst training, strength training and positive environment. Childwatch available at various class times.

    • Locations in:
      • Oconomowoc  
      • Sussex 
      • Waukesha 
      • Brookfield 
      • Whitefish Bay
      • Mequon
      • Menomonee Falls


    • Description: Pure Barre has more than 500 studios across North America. With a dedicated following of 550,000+ clients, Pure Barre focuses on small movements that result in big changes. Pure Barre’s innovative technique comes in a range of class offerings that target strength, cardio and flexibility for people of all levels, providing clients with self-focused time to transform the body and mind. Clients can also get their Pure Barre fix anywhere, anytime with Pure Barre On Demand, featuring weekly class streaming. 
    • Locations in:
      • Delafield
      • Elm Grove
    • Experience Barre For Yourself By Trying A Free Class Today!


    • Description:

      Orangetheory is a science-backed, technology-tracked, coach-inspired group workout designed to produce results from the inside out. Orangetheory is a 1-hour, full-body workout, focused on training endurance, strength and power. They use heart rate-based interval training, which burns more calories post-workout than traditional exercise. When wearing the exclusive OTbeat heart rate monitors, your real-time results are displayed on large screens throughout the studio. Intensity is based on your own individual heart rate zones, making the workout effective for all fitness levels. To top it off, our certified coaches lead the workout to prevent you from over or under training.

    • Locations in:

      • Delafield

      • Brookfield

      • Menomonee Falls

      • Wauwatosa




    • Description: CycleBar has a network of 200+ Indoor Cycling studios, with hundreds more to open and slated to open in 2019 and beyond. The concept of indoor cycling has built incredible momentum in the last few years and known to be one of the best full-body cardio workouts. Offering a multi-sensory experience with certified CycleStar® instructors and energy-enhancing CycleBeats® music playlists, CycleBar has capitalized on this momentum and is experiencing success in a proven industry.

    • Locations in:

      • Corners of Brookfield

      • Lake Country (Pabst Farms Oconomowoc)


    • Description: Barre District is a lifestyle concept that combines elements of ballet dance conditioning, pilates and yoga into a full body workout. Based off of techniques from the original Lotte Berk method, a Barre District class will tone and elongate muscles, increase flexibility, and strengthen you both physically and mentally. Our mission is to connect within our communities to make the barre workout the way we change lives, and to promote a healthier lifestyle through strength, flexibility and relationships with one another.  All of our Barre District Lifestyle studios are individually owned, community-based, and designed to support and promote other small businesses. We utilize a ballet bar throughout the workout for balance and flexibility.  No dance experience required and we modify all our moves to accommodate everyBODY.  First class is always FREE!!  

    • Located in:

      • Menomonee Falls




    • Description: At Body By Design we do things differently. Joining our gym isn’t signing up for an access pass to a workout facility, it’s signing up for a 360-degree lifestyle redesign. You will begin with a FREE thirty-minute meeting with the gym owner to understand your goals and understand what it will take to get you there. We will go over a customized workout and diet plan designed specifically for your body composition and goals. The workouts may include personal training, classes, yoga, etc.

    • Locations in:

      • Brookfield

      • Muskego


    • Description: 9Round is different because it includes everything you need: a full-body workout that’s fast, effective and fun… personal trainers to help you… and expert nutritional guidance. And it’s all based on the latest exercise and nutritional science. Show up at your convenience; there are no class times. You will be welcomed by a friendly, qualified trainer and you will use heart rate training to stay in your target fat burning zone. Every three minutes, you move to the next exercise station and after station nine, your 30-minute full-body workout is over. 

    • Locations in:

      • Mukwonago

      • Brookfield

      • New Berlin

      • Menomonee Falls

      •  Waukesha

      • Wauwatosa

    • TRY IT: Fill out a form to schedule your free introductory workout.


    • Description: Ask anyone that has tried #shred415- there is NO better workout in the MKE area! At Shred415 you can  expect to burn anywhere from 500-1500 calories in a one-hour HIIT workout incorporating both treadmills and strength and conditioning exercises on the floor. Their instructors are highly qualified and will take you through the most energized, heart thumping, calorie burning #sweatsesh. Once you are a part of the #shredfam you have all access to classes, kids lounge, and beautiful amenities! No initiation fee! No extra costs! First class is free- come check them out.

    • Located in Elm Grove.


    • Description: CrossFit is…CONSTANTLY VARIED, FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENTS performed at HIGH INTENSITY across broad time and modal domains. At a CrossFit gym you will have a WOD or Workout of the Day. Each gym will have CrossFit coaches that you can learn more about on each location’s website. 

    • Locations in:

      • CrossFit Rohkeus Oconomowoc

      • CrossFit Watertown

      • CrossFit Waukesha (2)

      • Bark River CrossFit

      • CrossFit Menomonee Falls

      • CrossFit Muskego

      • CrossFit Vanquish Brookfield

      • CrossFit Blue Moon Sussex

      • Grid CrossFit New Berlin


    • Description: Every group training session is led by an experienced and certified personal trainer and is designed to be fun, high energy, and challenging so that you burn the maximum fat and tone your muscles. We also modify our workout programs to fit your individual fitness goals and fitness level. Whether you’re new to working out or you’re an experienced fitness buff, our professional trainers and coaches will help modify every workout so that you’ll achieve your goals! Our workouts are done in a dynamic group setting which dramatically increases your odds of success through group accountability and an addictive atmosphere of fun and community. Plus, this empowers you to get personal-training-level results for only a fraction of what it would normally take to hire a 1-on-1 personal trainer.

    • Locations in:

      • Lakeside Fit Body Boot Camp Hartland

      •  Waukesha Fit Body Boot Camp

      •  Menomonee Falls Fit Body Boot Camp

    • TRY IT: Claim your 3 free classes.


    • Description: Walk into any Jazzercise and you’ll discover a safe, friendly, motivating Instructor-led group fitness class. Your Instructor is an upbeat, trained & certified fitness expert who will guide you through dance cardio and strength training that will change your body and boost your mood. With over 10 different class formats plus new routines added every 10 weeks, it’s impossible to plateau but inevitable that you’ll see, and feel, results. The best part of burning up to 800 calories in one 60-minute Jazzercise class? You’ll have so much fun, you won’t want to stop.

    • Locations in:

      • Hartland
      • Waukesha
      • Sussex–Civic Center

      • Hubertus–The Nutman Company


    • Description: DROP YOUR ANCHOR… STAY AWHILE. We are a personalized training program that focuses on strength & functional fitness. You create the goal, anchor in with us and we help you navigate the current. Options include one on one, group sesh with pals, programming and classes. Anchor in today!

    • Located in Pewaukee 

Here you will find a listing of the Yoga/Pilates venues in Waukesha County.  Check out each’s website for more information for a location near you. Many offer free trial class.

Abundant Joy Yoga and Wellness – Oconomowoc

Formerly Sweat Shop Hot Yoga now 8th State Hot Yoga and Fitness  – Oconomowoc and Mequon locations

Soleil Lune Yoga Center – Oconomowoc

Mind Shift Yoga – North Lake

Pilates Lake Country – Oconomowoc

Elements in Motion – Hartland

Movement Center Pewaukee – Pewaukee

Yoga 4 All – Wales

New Day Yoga – Oconomowoc

IM=X Pilates and Fitness – Muskego

Club Pilates – Pewaukee

Perfect Fit & Yoga – Mukwonago

Golden Sol Massage Yoga Wellness – Twin Lakes

Reaching Treetops Yoga – Waukesha

Hot Yoga – Brookfield

Everyday Bliss – Brookfield

Sattva Yoga for the Soul- Mukwonago

Peace Yoga Studio & Wellness Center – Menomonee Falls

The stand-alone category includes those venues that are truly pop-in and not mega gyms. There are no class times or set camp hours.  These facilities offer various deals for membership and monthly dues throughout the year.


    • Description: Snap Fitness is the world’s premier gym dedicated to providing results to members through 24/7 access to high intensity interval training. Learn more! 

    • Locations in:

      • Hartland

      • Sussex

      • Wauwatosa


    • Description: Over 25 years ago, Curves changed women’s fitness by delivering studio fitness without the premium price. While the workouts are only 30 minutes, you feel the benefits long after. Unlike traditional gyms, a Curves membership gives you the tools and support you need to reach your goals and set the stage for a healthier, more active future.

    • Locations in:

      • Oconomowoc

      • Menomonee Falls

      • Watertown

      • Franklin 


    • Description: We believe in providing a high-quality fitness experience at an affordable cost. We create an environment where you can relax, go at your own pace, and do your own thing without ever having to worry about being judged. Newsweek recently ranked Planet Fitness as #1 in customer service among fitness clubs. Our goal is to deliver legendary customer service to our members at all times. 

    • Locations in:

      • Oconomowoc

      • Pewaukee

      • Brookfield

      • Waukesha

      • Menomonee Falls

      • Greenfield



  • Description: Offering 24-hour fitness, Parker’s Place is not just a gym. It is a club that caters to the person who wants more of the personal touch in their workout environment. Free-Weight and Nautilus Training, Cycles, Treadmills, Aerobics, Personal Training, as well as Nutritional Advice are available.Friendly and caring customer service makes us stand apart. Our Personal Trainers will take the time to answer your questions or discuss your concerns
    • Located in:

      • Oconomowoc

This category is for larger gyms that may or may not be chains. They usually offer more services such a locker rooms, childcare, pools, etc. Amenities vary by location/venue.


    • Description: The Y is a founding nonprofit organization, offering health, hope, and opportunity. Parents find a safe, nurturing environment for their children to stay active, be engaged, and learn positive values. Children and teens play and develop self-confidence while feeling accepted and supported. Former foster kids and homeless young people receive assistance with housing, employment, life skills, and other resources to learn and work. Adults connect with friends, pursue interests, and learn how to live healthier. Families in crisis due to mental health, child abuse, neglect, or substance abuse receive support and resources from licensed counselors. People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to volunteer and help strengthen their community. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Y provides crucial programs and services to more than 230,000 people every year. 

    • Locations in:

      • YMCA Pabst Farms in Oconomowoc – see YMCA Pabst Farms events 

      • Waukesha YMCA 

      • Tri-City YMCA in Menomonee Falls

      • Mukwonago YMCA – see our article about this facility here

      • Watertown Area YMCA

      • Southwest YMCA 

      • West Suburban YMCA


    • Description: The Wisconsin Athletic Club is the largest privately-owned athletic club in Wisconsin. Our goal is to make fitness both valuable and fun for our members, with convenient hours and a wide variety of classes and programs for all levels. The WAC’s state-of-the-art facilities, services, programs and amenities create the right environment to make regular exercise an enjoyable part of your lifestyle. From personal training and nutrition programs to 650+ complimentary group fitness classes every week, a WAC Membership gives you more…club locations, reasons to visit and, most importantly, results. We invite you to explore the WAC…it will make a difference in your life!

    • Locations in:

      • Menomonee Falls

      • Wauwatosa

      • Hartland

      • Brookfield

      • Locations also in West Allis, Greenfield, North Shore & Downtown


    • Description: This premier athletic resort will feature the hottest classes, world-class trainers and luxurious amenities. With an expansive pool deck, child center, spa and cafe, you’ll discover a healthy, happy place the whole family will love.

    • Locations in:

      • Brookfield 


    • Description: West Wood Health & Fitness Center is an extension of the health promotion and wellness activities currently provided by ProHealth Care. It represents ProHealth Care’s commitment to not only providing high quality care for the sick, but helping the community improve its health and quality of life through disease prevention and health promotion. Amenities include Personal Trainers, Yoga Instructors, Pilates Instructors, Swim Instructors, Massage Therapists, Aestheticians, Nail Techs, Body Wraps, Chemical Peels, Waxing, Microdermabrasions, Sugar Scrubs, Reflexology, Reiki, Kids’ Club.

    • Location in:

      • Delafield


    • Description: be FITNESS is about living a happy, healthy life, and pursuing the best version of ourselves. be FITNESS is about exploring our fears, being spontaneous, having fun, and coming together as a community through fitness, family, and friends.  Joining be fitness will give you access to a world class gym, a full service spa, nutritional counseling, certified instructors and a state of the art facility. Our focus is on helping our members achieve their fitness goals. We are revolutionizing the fitness industry with our dedication to long term success through personal coaching, individual commitment and producing real world results. Sign up for a complimentary 3 day pass to try it out!

    • Location in:

      • Downtown Delafield

The “other” category is for fitness venues that do not necessarily fit in the four categories listed above.  


    • Description: Rev Fit classes are geared toward all fitness levels and age groups. We do a variety of classes including cardio, drumstick cardio, strength training, and stretching classes. Come just as you are and join us to move your body in love. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Try the first class for free.  Love God. Get Healthy. Be Whole. Love Others.

    • Locations in:

      • Divine Redeemer in Hartland (Fridays, 8:30-9:30 am)

Oconomowoc Physical Therapy offers an array of Wellness services in addition to can get you ready to level up your fitness, or just feel better in and about your body.

  • One-on-One In-Person Wellness Services:
    • Sport Performance Optimization
    • A 6 session program assessing components of movement &
      athleticism, then using manual therapy & other treatments to fine tune your body & get the edge you need, because the difference between winning & losing sometimes happens in
    • Tactile Stress Reduction
    • Some people can get by with meditation & talk therapy; some people need a hands-on approach to bypass words. Visceral Manipulation & Craniosacral Therapy go way beyond a massage into the deep tissues that hold our trauma.
    • Gait analysis- Part of Sport Performance Optimization, but can be a single session service. Analysis of your whole body in gait, not just your feet.
    • Total Body Diagnostic- For pre-emptive self-care. An in-depth look at how your whole body is interrelated & where your weak links in the chain are based on your specific needs.
    • BFR: Blood Flow Restriction Training- Have you hit a wall with your strength progression? Blood flow restriction may be that thing you need to help get you over the hump & start getting your muscle back. Perfect if you have an old injury & now have a “smaller” leg.
  • Virtual Wellness services:
    • Free E-book Ready to Run? A Self Screening guide to movements & more often implicated in running related injuries.
    • Be Better in Your Body- E-Course- (coming Nov 2020) Our bodies have an amazing system of sensors & receptors. Learn how to get in touch with yours. Enjoy the ease of fluid, easy, coordinated movement that lays the foundations for all activities.


    • Description: We believe we have the best club in the area with the most attentive and knowledgeable staff, great members, equipment that sets us apart from all other fitness businesses, and a club that is truly a clean and comfortable place to workout. The above statement, “We want Preferred Fitness to be the best part of your day”, is not only our motto, but the reason for starting our fitness business. Preferred Fitness is dedicated to improving the lives of our members through innovative and appropriate health and fitness initiatives. Our professional and supportive owners and staff will help you reach your goal no matter what your current fitness level. Through a cutting edge workout facility, personal training, and dietary consulting we can cater a plan that is right for you. Our priority is to help you reach your goals.

    • Locations in:

      • Muskego


  • Description:

    We are much more than punching, kicking, and working out! We are a community, a family, sharing the amazing journey that is the martial arts LIFE. Programs available for ages 3 through adult.

    • Located in:

      • Waukesha


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