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NYC gyms with childcare

Keep fit while professionals keep your kids safe and entertained at these NYC gyms


The kids may come first, but it doesn't mean your fitness should be forgotten. These family-friendly gyms around NYC take great care of your little ones while you take care of yourself in the NY's most exciting workout classes and facilities. Who knows, it may even put you in better shape to see all the city has to offer, like museums and other awesome things to do with kids in NYC this winter


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NYC gyms with childcare

Asphalt Green

The options are limitless for staying fit at Asphalt Green! If you sign up for a Gym Membership or Family Membership, you’ll have access to things like Asphalt Green’s Fitness Center, complimentary personal training sessions, complimentary towel service and 80+ group exercise classes like yoga, spin, Pilates and Zumba. As the cherry on top, babysitting services are available on-site for a small fee on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am–2pm (2hr max, $17). Asphalt Green, 555 East 90th St between East End and York Aves (212-369-8890, asphaltgreen.org)

Everyday Athlete, Carroll Gardens

Moms and Dads can get in on small group training classes, Jump Start programming with personal training classes, and try Metabolix (for weight loss), Strength (for cardio and movement-based strength training) and Elements of Fitness (cardio, strength and alignment). There are also EA classes for moms with childcare and postnatal strength classes with childcare. Little ones can learn basic socialization and motor skills while you use everything from medicine balls to agility ladders and kettle bells! Everyday Athlete, 136 Union Street between Columbia and Hicks Sts, Brooklyn (718-852-6300, everydayathlete.com)

Citibabes

Stay fit in SoHo with Citibabes, a combination play space, adult gym, learning center and event space that’ll keep you and your kids moving. Classes like Box and Burn will have adults increasing strength and indurance, while open gym space gives access to state-of-the-art equipment, high-def TVs and complimentary group fitness classes. You can also snag a Citibabes trainer to lose weight, condition your body and improve flexibility. While Citibabes no longer offers formal childcare for gym attendees, it does offer enrichment classes for kids over two years. If you schedule accordingly, you’ll be able to squeeze in a great workout—did we mention the kids will love it? Citibabes, 52 Mercer St between Broome and Grand Sts, 3rd FL (212-334-5440, citibabes.com)

Eastern Athletic Club

Catch a workout at Eastern Athletic Club’s Brooklyn Heights or Prospect Park locations in Brooklyn for swimming, squash, Pilates or Tennis and Wallyball. You can sweat everything but your kids while you work out; childcare is available for children ages 6mos to 6 years old for three hours max, Monday through Friday, 9am–2pm. One voucher (giving you up to 1.5 hours) will run you $8 unless you buy in bulk (10 vouchers), reducing the single voucher price to $6. Eastern Athletic Club, 43 Clark St between Henry and Hicks Sts, Brooklyn (718-625-0500, easternathleticclubs.com), 17 Eastern Parkway between Eastern Pkwy and Lincoln Pl (718-789-4600, easternathleticclubs.com)

Equinox

Equinox pretty much has everything you could want in terms of fitness classes. Try a dance, Pilates, yoga, conditioning, athletic training, barre, cycling or martial arts class to work off the stress of the day, and get the full experience knowing your kids are in good hands. Little ones have access to a play space with toys and iPads (not to mention professional sitters) in their Kids’ Club. Manhattan Equinox locations with a Kids’ Club include 92nd St, Tribeca, Columbus Circle, 17th St, 74th St, 76th St, Houston and Rockefeller Center, and childcare will run you $10/hr (212-774-6363, equinox.com)

24 Hour Fitness

Set up personal training sessions or take a shot at cycling, dance or Zumba classes. 24 Hour Fitness also offers Mind & Body classes (gentle toning), Aqua Classes (water aerobics) and cardio classes in addition to top-of-the-line gym equipment and towel service. Rates and hours for childcare vary by location, but the Kids’ Club typically costs $2–$4 per child, per day for up to two hours of supervision and covers kids 6mos to 12 years. Highlights include games, toys, movies and coloring. Find a Kids’ Club in the Madison Square Park (225 Fifth Ave) Midtown (153 53rd St) and SoHo (136 Crosby) locations (800-224-0240, 24hourfitness.com)



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