Since having children, have you found it almost impossible to get to the gym? Are you noticing your waistline getting bigger and bigger and wondering why? We may be able to help you out. Some gyms around Boston will enable you to get your workout in while someone is looking after your child. These types of gyms are becoming more and more popular around the U.S. and Boston is jumping on the bandwagon.
Barre3 – There are already several Barre3 in the area, South End, Brookline and one coming to Somerville. Anyone under the age of 18 can hang out in the play lounge while you get your workout in.
Boston Sports Club – This gym allows you to leave your children from three months to 10-years old in their designated area. Members have the option of choosing a monthly babysitting membership or they can purchase a single-day pass. Depending on which Boston Athletic Club you visit, your kids may be able to take a dance class, cheerleading or swimming classes.
A Mom’s Village – This one may just be the ultimate for mom’s who are serious about working out. It is a new health facility in the North Shore that caters to mothers. Parents have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center while their child is learning to play an instrument, and create art. The facility allows you to shower or nap before picking up your child.
BodyScapes Fitness – At this facility, you have to make a reservation for when you would like to drop your child off. They accept children ages six months to 12-years old into their playroom. The play area is bright and colorful, decorated with books and full of activity tables and toys. The playroom is free but only at select locations.
Btone Fitness – This is another great option for those busy adults in Boston that can’t find time to work out because they don’t have anywhere to take their children. There is a childcare service in every Btone location that accepts the South Boston location. The childcare service is offered during select hours and cost $5 per class. They supply children books and toys.
Boston Athletic Club – The gym has babysitting that is available in the morning and afternoon, Monday through Thursday. Hours are limited on the weekends. Expect to pay $8 per hour for members. Parents can buy pre-paid packages for $72 for 10 hours or $136 for 20 hours. The only downside to these packages is that they expire one year from the day that they are purchased. The good part of this is that it forces you to go to the gym or lose your money.
Equinox – There is a kids club at Equinox that offers crafts, encourages movement, and provides a storybook reading. Parents can go online to use the Equinox App to schedule when they will drop off their children. There are even some locations that offer pre-school and summer camps.