About the Downtown YMCA
The YMCA has had a branch located in downtown Milwaukee since beginning operations in Milwaukee over 150 years ago. The current location of the Downtown YMCA opened in 1998 in the historic John Plankinton Building (which also houses the Shops of the Grand Avenue).
The Downtown YMCA features a wide variety of group exercise classes to challenge and motivate you. Our health and fitness equipment is state of the art, and our staff and volunteers will work with you to define your goals and get you started on the path to achieving them.
The Downtown YMCA isn't just about adult fitness. Each weekday, our after-school mentoring programs help middle- and high-school students to work with adult mentors from the community.
As part of the Urban Campus initiative, the Downtown center, along with the Parklawn, Northside and Community Development Centers, work together in order to provide the programming and services needed to meet the needs of families and individuals within the central city.
Learn more about Strong Kids, view the video, read the brochure, donate today!
Program Guide &
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee offers program and classes for all ages and fitness level. Most group exercise classes are included in your membership, certain classes will require a reservation to secure your spot. The cost is $1 per class and are indicated in bold print on the schedules. Group exercise schedules are reviewed monthly and may change according to demand. Check back often!
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Classes are filling fast. Reserve your spot today!
In order to serve you better, questions can be directed to the supervisor of each department. Here is a listing of contacts:
Lonnie Watts, (414) 274-0815, firstname.lastname@example.org
Raschel Biagioli, (414) 274-0807, email@example.com
Jason Perez, (414) 274-0812, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Ramirez, (414) 274-0809, email@example.com
From Interstate 794 East take the Van Buren/Jackson Street Exit
Go slight left (North) on Van Buren Street approximately 1 block to Michigan Street
Turn left (West) onto Michigan Street and travel six blocks to Plankinton Avenue
Turn right (North) on Plankinton Avenue and take an immediate left into the parking ramp
The Downtown YMCA is located on the 4th floor of the John Plankinton Building
Parking is available in the attached Shops of Grand Avenue Parking Structure. The structure is operated by a private company, not the YMCA. Special rates are extended to YMCA members*:
0-2 hrs: $.50
2-3 hrs: $2
3-4 hrs: $4
4-5 hrs: $6
5-6 hrs: $8
6-7 hrs: $10
7-10 hrs: $12
10-24 hrs: $15
*Rates effective July 15, 2010. To get these rates, you must purchase a bar code at the YMCA membership desk and use as you enter/exit the structure.
There are also other lots/meters available in the surrounding downtown area.
Cardiovascular Exercise Equipment
Kit Lockers/Laundry Service
Indoor Running/Walking Track
Strength Training Equipment
Towel Service (add-on)