Shape Up Shoppe

2697 S. KK Ave. Milw. WI 53207 

Updates: 3-1-21  
Jump-start '21 with a wellness/fitness checklist for Lent. 21 directives with 34 days left to do them in. Pick yours up at class Tuesday night! The fitness moves you only do one time...the food directives 21 days......let's do a spring clean and personal inventory of our healthy habits!
  • please take off your outside shoes when you walk in - consider keeping your workout shoes at the shoppe
  • please start keeping gloves in your shoes - especially PM members so you can be ready for anything without notice
  • please keep doing your great job of 6-foot distancing - also during abs, in training room, and by shelves
  • please list your birthday on the new birthday poster so we can "party" in class
  • please pay your dues on time or better yet pay off your membership & save us accounting fees 
  • please know that we appreciate you for the "extras" for Personal-Training, Family PT, Box Lessons and moref
Memberships are sold by class times and by mornings OR evenings for Q1. We can be contained to familiar, consistent groups so that all of you, and the shoppe, stays as safe as possible. This could avoid or contain any situation to prevent the ENTIRE shoppe being put in jeopordy. Please try to compromise by adjusting your schedule. Classes offered reflect amount of members at those times. The first 8 years we were open, all members signed up for a specific day/time & needed to pre-register in advance to make-up, [similar to signing up for any course] so this is familiar to some of us. This is much more effecient and organized to keep class sizes even.  Morning members are sad they lost Sat class, evening members  are sad they lost Sun class - however- we should all be happy we are open and safe. Let's get through this together. We will start cross overs ASAP - Q2 we hope.  :)
Morning Members: 12 [6 - 2x a week; 6- 3x per week]= We are currently offering 3 days per week.
Evening Members: 34 39 43 48 and Box Members 14 16 17 21 [in class or lessons with Dennis] Sat Class for PM members.
Morning Memberships: Schedule Q1  
9am:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Open gym hours: 8:45-10:30 
Thank-you to those that adjusted their schedules to agree on the days the majority could attend. "We are all in this together". All 12 morning members are 2x or 3x members. If you need to down-size to 2x due to your schedule, please email for an adjustment and specify which 2 days. Help your co-members access this page. Hopefully more morning gals will return after Q1 when vaccines are more available. :) 
We sure miss them.

Evening Memberships: Jan/Feb
Monday 4:30 & 5:45, Tuesday 5:45, Wednesday 4:30, Thursday 5:45, Friday 5pm  
Add on Classes: BoxBag Wednesday 6pm, Sat   [to be paid thru Q1]  Boxers - let us know if you prefer Box on Weds or Thurs going foward
Open Gym Hours: Mon/Weds 4-7:30, Tues/Thurs 4:45-7:30, Friday 4:30-7, Sat 7:45-10:45
Songs this session: 
Bang Bang Bang-AJR, Say Your Prayers-Blithe, Work Hard Play Hard-David Guetta, Truth Hurts-Lizzo, Hustle-Pink, Things Can Only Get Better -remixes

We continue to be a PRIVATE CLUB for members DOORS LOCK WHEN CLASS STARTS SO PLEASE BE ON TIME -hard to hear the phone  
Masks: Every day we learn more about safety measures and strengthening our immune systems. At the shoppe we are a tight knit group and sometimes we don't realize we are getting closer than 6-feet to chat.  Everyone MUST wear masks upon entering the shoppe until you are walking up the spiral stairs getting excited for class! I am proud of our strong women getting out and about and also want everyone to feel comfortable. We will limit it to one desk attendant who will also be wearing a mask.
Chat areas: I want to reiterate that chat areas are the bamboo room where chairs are spaced 6-feet apart, so stand by a chair or sit on it.  Tiki deck is a fresh air chat room :). Please don't chat by the desk or especially by the entrance/exit hallway. Keep moving. 
Locker room: Limit 3. The area is divided for distancing. Empty your lockers please for now and no more shoes on locker tops so you can get in/out quickly
Shoes: Keep your shoes by the restroom, spiral stair shelves, or cardio room shelves. Use a sharpie and put your name on them and move them to any of the 3 areas you wish. It would be good to have the morn shoes alternated with evening shoes so we are not all in the same place at one time. Any shoes without a name will be given away. Don't make a new area for shoes. Feel free to take them home if  you don't like the designated areas.
Gym Bags: When you are in the gym they go on the large rack. [When in gym distance 6 feet at all times] Do not stop to chat with someone on spinner. When you are in class they go on the shelves. THOSE ARE THE ONLY 2 CHOICES. Do NOT put belongings, beverages in the training room. 
Training Room: 3 2 person limit. Those 2 can have their belongings with them. Note- Dennis has been doing a lot of PT and if he is in that room - do not walk in and disturb him. People have been walking in to get their belongings which should not be in there. 
Signing in: The clipboard is moved to hopefully make a more efficient flow of traffic. There is disinfectant to wipe the pen between use or wrap a tissue around it or bring your own pen. We will be switching to on-line signing in starting in August. 
Floor abs: You can stay after class or come early and do floor abs on a full size mat or full size towel. After 10 minutes please exit so we can clean.
Sweat: Consider a head band that absorbs sweat, and bring a towel to put under spinners or to sit on for equipment use. 
Immune system: A compromised immune system hurts us in so many ways. Every day take a multi vitamin, zinc, and a 1000 C! Get your glucose number healthy to avoid type 2. You can accomplish this by limiting sugar, processed foods, & alcohol. Keep your weight in check by tracking calories & eliminating saturated fat. 
I sincerely hope this helps everyone feel even more comfortable and we will keep working on creating a fun, healthy environment for all. 

The Shape Up Shoppe Fitness Club Inc. Safety Requirements:

2697 S. KK Ave. Milwaukee WI 53207

Do not come to the Shoppe if you feel ill, have a fever, or are coughing. This rule has ALWAYS been in place. We will expand this to include:…and, if you have been in contact with anyone that is experiencing these issues. We will be closing between classes and disinfecting the entire Shoppe including rest-rooms, hand rails, doors, and more. We will ask you to sign the Screening Form upon entering, rather than the sign-in attendance sheet. We will lock the door when class begins as we will not be open to the public or to give tours. We do trust you, and we want you to feel safe. Be sure you are on time for class as the door will be locked. Enter with a mask and keep it on until going up the spiral stairs to class. Keep moving while entering and distance by 6-feet. 

Cardio Room

  • 8 foot Distancing in Cardio Room – rather than the 6 required. Stickers are placed on the floor for you to choose a spot & includes distancing for the instructor
  • Masks are NOT allowed while cardio [see below] but ARE ALLOWED IF YOU CAN BREATHE. We do not want to put instructors at risk to deliver CPR
  • Do not lay on floor without a personal mat or full size towel 
  • We encourage you to de-stress, sing, and give air high-5’s from a distance
  • Follow the directions for the up/down stairways. Shoes will be divided rather than all in one place in the locker room.


  • Wear gloves if clean [your own] at all times or wipe down before and after use
  • Wipe down the equipment with the disinfectant provided after use
  • Only 6 people allowed in the gym at one time and spread out with at least 6 feet of distancing. Spinners have been moved apart

Training Room 

  • Only 3 people at a time to provide 6 feet of distance - this is not a room to chat, use Tiki deck which is inches away to chat.

Locker Room 

  • Get in, get changed, get out – 3 person limit, 5 minute limit. This is not a room to chat, use bamboo room which is inches away to chat.

Bamboo Room

  • Only 6 people at a time – chairs are 6 feet apart and should not be moved

Department of Public Health writes:

It more difficult for the wearer to breathe due to carbon dioxide buildup, which reduces the intake of oxygen, increased breathing rates, heart rate, respiratory rates, work of breathing, and CO2 buildup potentially posing risk to sensitive populations. Wearing a mask delivers less oxygen into the body than when the person is not wearing a mask. It can lead to oxygen shortage, suffocation, respiration trouble, and heart attacks.

Oxygen loss is equivalent to 1–2 % of the total body oxygen consumption at rest, but increases during activity to 8–10 %.

In addition, Scarves, bandannas, tissues, and anything not marked N95 or better (N100, P99, P100, etc.) are not helpful.  "Surgical masks that trap small particles are designed to filter air coming out of the wearer's mouth and do not provide a good seal to prevent inhalation of small particles People with breathing problems (ironically) are discouraged from wearing a mask without getting a doctor's recommendation.  Wearing a mask may actually be harmful to some people with heart or lung disease because it can make the lungs work harder to breathe. Small children, men with beards, and those with lung disease should not wear a mask. The state also recommends using a new mask each day, "if you can”.