Making a true commitment to fitness goals means you’ve got to find a way to fit those workouts into your regular routine. As a parent, it can be really challenging to try to work around the kids’ schedules. Thankfully, there are some great local gyms that offer childcare. Here are some places where you can drop the kids off in safe, caring hands and enjoy some peace as you workout.
24 Hour Fitness
24 Hour Fitness has a Kid’s Club that you can either pay for monthly or by the hour on top of your membership fees. There is a 2-hour max for childcare. Children can enjoy a fun-filled play area, participate in movement activities, watch movies, color, play with new friends, and more. The childcare attendants are certified in CPR and First Aid and must pass a background check before they’re hired. There are seven Austin locations, click here to see them all. Kid’s Club hours vary by location.
Gold’s Gym offers a Kids Club, noted as a child monitoring service where they keep an eye on them, play with them, etc. as part of their membership. There are 13 Gold’s Gyms in the Austin area and only one that does not have a childcare facility (the downtown location on W. 6th.) Click here to see all Austin locations. Kid’s Club hours vary by club.
Babysitting services are available to Austin’s Jewish Community Center Members while they are in the Sports & Fitness Facility. The Babysitting Room is open to children age 8 weeks to 6 years. Parents are encouraged to make reservation, as space is limited. Babysitting services cost $5 per hour, per first child (half hour is $2.50), and $1 per hour for additional child per hour. For more info, click here.
Life Time Fitness – Life Time Kids provides your kids with a variety of healthy activities while you work out and throughout the year. The Child Center offers a selection of healthy games and classes for children ages 3 months to 11 years as well as while swimming, tennis, martial arts and other sports programs. Life Time Kids also offers birthday parties, camps, Parents’ Night Out and more. Life Time has two locations in Austin, North or South.
Premiere Lady Fitness & Spa
The only full-service women’s gym and spa in Austin is committed to helping women achieve their fitness, health, and wellness goals. You can enjoy two hours of daily childcare in their childcare center. Professional CPR-certified staff plans games and activities for your child throughout the day. And you can choose from a North Austin or South Austin location. For more information about childcare hours, click here.
YMCAs of Austin
From personal fitness to group exercise to youth sports and senior aquatics, the YMCA helps you get mentally, spiritually and physically fit by providing support and encouragement throughout your workout while also emphasizing our character development values. Their Child Watch services are free for members, but hours & ages vary between the eight area locations. Click here for more info regarding specific offerings at each location.
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