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Want the flexibility of working out at the gym without having to look over your shoulder every minute to make sure your child is safe and entertained? We've rounded up a list of local gyms with child care programs in Westchester, Rockland, NYC, Long Island, and Connecticut, so kids can stay fit and have fun while you do the same.
Lifeplex18 College Road, Monsey845-356-1900
Lifeplex offers group classes, a tennis area, and cardio machines, but also gives members peace of mind with childcare facilities with security cameras so you can keep on eye on your kids. There is also a four-lane swimming pool and a juice bar. Lifeplex’s fitness facility caters to kids, with activities such as a rock climbing and even virtual reality equipment.
Vision Sports Club37 Jefferson Ave., Pearl River845-517-1400
Vision Sports Club has state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a full-service juice bar, and on-site childcare. What’s even better is that Vision Sports Club also offers youth fitness programs and summer camps. This way, you can always keep your kids engaged, not just for the summer but also throughout the year.
Jewish Community Center Rockland County450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack845- 362-4400
JCC is one of the largest community centers in Rockland County, offering programs for both adults and children. They have afterschool programs for kids, including sports and wellness programming, teen, and young adult programming. There is also an early childhood education program that is offered to kids.
Life Time Fitness1 Westchester Park Drive, Harrison914-290-5100
Life Time Fitness offers a “Kids Academy” program that allows children to participate in a variety of programs while parents can work out. Kids Academy serves ages 3 months-11 years. Some special programs are the “Mommy and Me” yoga program, Intro to Karate and Dance, and even cultural programs like Intro to Spanish. Life Time also offers different engaging programs that change up a boring workout routine for adults. They have different clubs for different forms of exercise, such as a tennis club, racquetball club, squash club, swim club, and a basketball league called “Ultimate Hoops.”
Premier Athletic Club2127 Albany Post Road, Montrose914- 739-7755
Premier Athletic Club boasts many different activities including a children’s nursery program, but the five tennis courts are hard to beat. They also have an exercise studio, four racquetball courts, two indoor pools, and one outdoor pool. Premier strives to be a five star fitness center with young children in mind.
Kinetic Sports Club872 Pelham Parkway, Pelham914-738-4000
Instead of putting your child in a daycare, this gym engages your kids in fitness classes such as Kids Yoga and Zumbatronic. Kinetic also offers coaching and training for children who are considering sports in the future. Kids can also enjoy the Kinetic Sports Club’s aquatic center for swim lessons, and take a ride down their waterslide!
Fenom Fitness67 Grant Ave., Harrison914-732-3000
When Aresh Mohit created Fenom Fitness he had one idea on his mind: to create a place where both parents and kids can work out in the same place. This kid-friendly gym not only offers a daycare session, but also training sessions to sharpen skills, and improve strength and conditioning. Classes like Surfset, pilates, Zumba, and yoga are offered for both adults and kids. There are batting cage and golf rentals available for all patrons. Don’t miss the “Kid’s Night Out” program on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9pm.
Harbor Fitness9215 4th Ave.718- 238-9400
As a fairly young gym, Harbor Fitness in Bay Ridge now boasts a 20,000-square-foot fitness facility that offers a boxing program as well as yoga, Pilates, and boot camp. Harbor Fitness has childcare programs within the gym itself so parents can get their workout in while the kids are in a designated area that keeps them active and social.
Everyday Athlete130 Clinton St.718-852-6300
Everyday Athlete focuses on kid-friendly classes and training sessions. One program, EA Kids, shows kids how to develop their gross and fine motor skills, balance, agility, and core strength by completing obstacle courses. For adults, special trainers help you with pre- and post-natal body, body transformation and weight loss, corrective exercise, and post-rehabilitation.
The Rock Health & Fitness Club22-15 31st St., Astoria718-204-1400
In addition to providing members with free nutritional and fitness counseling, The Rock showcases a 30-foot rock-climbing wall, a professional boxing studio, and offers complimentary childcare with CPR-trained staff members.
Club Fitness New York31-11 Broadway, Astoria718 545 0004 While you’re getting into shape with personal training and group classes, your kids will be hanging out in Club Fitness’s interactive game room, which also acts as a childcare facility for patrons.
Asphalt Green555 E. 90th St.212-369-8890
With locations on the Upper East Side and in Battery Park City, Asphalt Green offers childcare and programming for kids, including martial arts, swimming, and even flag football. Asphalt Green also provides babysitting services for children 6 months and older.
Nassau County, LI
Fitness Incentive157 Deer Park Ave., Babylon631-587-5766
From youth fitness programs to cooking classes, Fitness Incentive is the kind of gym that embraces different parts of fitness regimen. For serious gym patrons, there’s the Extreme Fitness Program, which combines rigorous physical activity with crossfit techniques. There is also a daycare for parents who want to drop off their kids and join a sweat session.
Suffolk County, LI
Big Al’s Family Fitness104 Merrick Road, Amityville Village631-264-7114
This gym lives up to its name by offering something for every member of the family. A variety of exercise equipment, free weights, advanced training, plus 40 group fitness classes per week keep clients busy. Kids can play in supervised area called Lil Al’s, and daycare is readily available.
North Fork Fun and Fitness54655 Route 25, Southold631-765-9118
North Fork is a place with a more mellow vibe for parents and children. Pilates, yoga, body sculpting, and cardio kickboxing classes are available for parents. For kids, there are beginner social interaction classes where they can learn about yoga, or simply just have fun in a playground-like setting.
Fairfield County, CT
The Edge Fitness Club500 Kings Highway Cutoff, Fairfield 203-255-2582
The Edge Fitness Club offers different programs such as sports conditioning, youth obesity management, marathon training, and nutritional guidance. The Edge also has an on-site childcare center that keeps kids engaged in a more creative manner through story time, arts and crafts, music, and games.
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