Have you kept your New Years Resolution of shedding some pounds? Or have you already thrown in the towel two months in (like us)? Maybe you need a little convenience to get you sweating. Here’s a list we’ve compiled of area gyms and studios that will take care of your little one(s) so you don’t have to worry about them climbing on your back while you do a downward dog. This list should help you achieve your healthy goals this year. All you have to do is find the gym closet to you and sign up! Let us know if we can add a gym to the list that you know has childcare.
– 9811 Washingtonian Blvd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878
The Sport and Health locations above offer childcare for children beginning at 3 months. They have some locations with a separate area for infants and older children. Most are complete with cribs, swings and toys. After getting the run around from many employees, we think we finally found a set price; a whopping $1 per child per hour. They recommend calling 24 hours ahead of time to reserve a spot.
100 Whitemarsh Park Drive Bowie, MD 20715 (Locations in Laurel and Severna Park as well)
Thanks to reader, Jennifer for letting us know about Sportfit. They offer child/family memberships (basically discounted rate per family member.) 2 hours of childcare per day, plus free kids fitness classes and free 3 hour drop off childcare (Parent’s Night Out) on the 1st Saturday of the month.
Sports Club/LA– 1170 22nd St NW, Washington, DC 20037
A club within the club “For Kids Only”. 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Hours vary seven days a week. Costs also vary depending on whether it’s a drop in $15/hour, hotel member $18/ hour or member paying per hour $10. The area is large and has very nice indoor play equipment and toys.
14175 Sullyfield Cir., Suite 100 Chantilly, VA
Childcare is available 7 days a week with no reservations required. Put your mind at ease and enjoy quality time exercising while your children play and learn in an exciting and safe environment. Educational and creative crafts are offered daily. These activities and services are available for children 8 weeks to 12 years. They have a separate room for infants and they will change diapers for children 3 and under. They charge for one child, for an additional child or they offer unlimited access for .50 bi-weekly for one child and bi-weekly for an additional child.
The Yards Vida Fitness- 1212 4th St SE, #170, Washington DC
Washington Sports Club is one of the older clubs in the area and in turn has many locations, most have childcare options (see list below) for children ages 3 months-10 years old. Contact each club individually for hours and prices.
Columbia Heights– 3100 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
Georgetown– 3222 M Street NW, Suite 140 Washington, DC 20007
Bethesda– 10400 Old Georgetown Road Bethesda, MD 20814
South Bethesda– 6828 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20815
Silver Spring– 901 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910
Alexandria– 3654 King Street Alexandria, VA 22302
Clarendon– 2800 Clarendon Boulevard Arlington, VA 22201
Fairfax– 11001 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22030
West Springfield– 8430C Old Keene Mill Road West Springfield, VA 22152
4300 King St. Alexandria, Va.22302
Your child can rock climb, play with interactive toys and even watch videos. While you work out you can also watch your child on closed-circuit TV’s. Childcare included in membership. Locations in Falls Church, Arlington and Woodbridge as well.
YMCA Anthony Bowen– 1325 W Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
With a membership comes free Child Watch for children 8 weeks-age 4. Hours vary Monday-Saturday. If your kids are older than 4 you can sign them up for Cool Kids Club for a low fee. Children may be left in both for up to 2 hours per day.
YMCA Alexandria– 420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
With a membership comes free Child Watch for children 8 months-age 5. Hours vary Monday-Saturday. If your kids are older than 5 and younger than 10 you can sign them up for Kids Zone for a low fee. Children may be left in both for up to 90 minutes.