Equipment: Bands, medicine balls, kettlebells, and weights
Students should bring: Water and a towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
As the cold winter months approach, Penfield Children's Center's staff expects that the families of many of its young attendees will not be able to afford adequate winter gear. The organization would like to outfit youth as young as newborns up to 5 years old with warm outerwear. Each child will receive a full winter ensemble—which includes a down coat, a hat, and a pair of mittens—that is an appropriate match for Milwaukee's harsh winter temperatures.
MCFI aims to supplement the music and animal-assisted therapy programs already available at Wells Street Academy with an aquatic-therapy program. Many of the children have muscle discomfort, and swimming can help loosen their muscles and improve respiratory capacity, as well as provide them with a fun experience. However, the majority of the kids also have limited control over their bodily movements, so flotation devices with head supports will help keep them comfortable and safe in the water.