Committing to a new workout routine is tough stuff. You need ample amounts of dedication and motivation. But you also need convenience. If you’ve got little ones, you know that truthfully, it’s so hard to fit in workouts at home before the kids wake, or during naps, or after they are in bed. (This is assuming that you’re lucky enough to have kids that actually sleep well or are on a routine.)
If you’re really serious about this fitness goal, you’re going to need a gym with childcare. Think about it… a workout can simply provide you some alone time! Drop the kids off in safe, caring hands and enjoy some peace as you work on getting your hot bod back.
So where to start? There’s lots of gym options in the Austin area. Here are the ones who totally get you, mama. Here are the options with childcare:
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.
Fitness 19 has a clean, safe and fun Kids Room designed to give parents peace of mind while they work out. The Kids Room will be a safe and entertaining place for your kiddos. Children ages 3 months to 11 years are welcome. Locations in Pflugerville and Round Rock. Click here for more info.
With locations in Round Rock and Cedar Park, Flex Fit Gym offers childcare to members with the VIP and All-Access Plans. Childcare hours are Mon – Thurs: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Fri: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Sat: 8 a.m. – 1:30 pm. For more information about this gym, click here.
Gold’s Gym offers childcare 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.) Other than that, you’re good. 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 about the Jewish Community Center’s Sports & Fitness Facility, click here.
Life Time Fitness – When you add on the Kids Play membership, you’ll get two free hours in the Child Center every time you visit. The kids get to do all kinds of fun stuff like and have access to climbing walls, swim lessons and camps. Life Time has two locations in Austin, so pick the North or South center and get in shape!
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. Here 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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