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Finding Fitness With Kids in Tow

Joining a gym is all fun and games until you have kids and need childcare! How’s a parent supposed to get in the cardio with a toddler running in circles around you? (No, that whirling kid can’t get your cardio on your behalf…)

We’ve found a list of local fitness centers with childcare, so you can more easily keep the fitness habit in your life! If your local workout haunt has childcare and isn’t on this list, let us know in the comments!


West Michigan Workout Spots with Child Care

MVP Sports Clubs | MVP has six area locations.

In addition to their Kids Stuff (free child care for members), they also offer Kid’s Night Out, popular Summer Camps, and youth tennis and aquatics programs.

YMCA | The Y has nine locations around Grand Rapids.

Child care is free for members while they work out. Membership is not required to participate in their childcare, preschool, and before and after school programs for a cost, and they even offer free preschool for qualifying families. Kids can also participate in many classes and sports, including swimming.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center | 2500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids, MI

Child Watch is free for members, and they have a full list of programs for kids, including swimming, judo, summer camps and even sculpture classes!

Renew Mama Studio | 5161 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids, MI

At Renew Mama, you can wear your baby to yoga or barre class! They also have yoga classes for kids. But for moms who want to go it alone, they offer childcare ($5 for first child, $2 for additional children).

Girlfriends Fit Club | 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI

Friends Club Childcare is there for moms when they come to work out, for up to two hours a day, in addition to a drop-off event for a mom’s night out once a month.

Family Fitness Center – Alpine | 3325 Plainfield, Grand Rapids, MI

Family Fitness Center is loaded with amenities, including childcare for kids and a children’s dance studio. Kids may also get a kick out of their smoothie bar!

Walker Ice and Fitness | 4151 Remembrance Rd NW, Walker, MI

Walker Ice and Fitness offers childcare for $4 a child for up to two hours. Pick them up after your workout and hit the rink for some skating!

Alkalign Studio | 523 Ada Drive SE, Suite 101, Ada, MI

Alkalign is a barre and fitness studio that offers classes throughout the day. Check their schedule for their class offerings and child care availability.

The Dailey Method Eastown | 1551 Wealthy Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI

The Dailey Method in Eastown offers child care during select classes. Sign up for a class and childcare and enjoy a mixture of Pilates, yoga, ballet barre training, and cycling.

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By | 2018-01-09T11:33:53+00:00 January 8th, 2017|Categories: Health, Wellness for Families|3 Comments

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  1. Bethany April 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    I highly recommend Fit 4 Mom. The cost is so much more affordable than MVP or the Y and it’s incredibly well run.

  2. Amanda January 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    If it weren’t for childcare at MVP I prob wouldn’t work out. I have tried following exercise videos at home while my kids nap but I always find myself distracted thinking about all the things I need to do around the house. At MVP my kids play and interact w “friends” and “teachers” while I get a workout in. We go home and they take amazing naps and I can get the laundry/dishes/cleaning/meal prep done!

  3. Corrin January 10, 2017 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Walker ice and fitness is a great place with childcare.

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