The Best Gyms with Childcare in Boston, so You Never Have to Miss a Workout
These local gyms and studios let busy parents work out with a tot in tow.
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For busy parents always on the go, it can be hard to find the time to squeeze in a workout. With gyms and studios that offer in-house childcare, the struggle is made a little more manageable—just drop your child (or children) off while you take care of yourself and you’ll be back to parenting, and your life, with a fresh new perspective.
A Mom’s Village
This brand-new health club in the North Shore is completely tailored to helping moms. Not only can you take fitness classes while your child learns music, art, and motor activities, but you can also take a shower, nap, or simply enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the lounge. Packages and memberships vary.
637 Lowell St., West Peabody, 978-278-5688, amomsvillage.com.
With locations in the South End, Brookline, and soon, Somerville, those under the age of 18 are welcome in the play lounge while parents point their toes in barre class. Reservations are highly encouraged and packages are available for purchase.
1511 Washington St., Boston, 617-375-0033; and others, barre3.com.
Reserve a time slot for kids between the ages of six months and 12 years old to play in BodyScapes’ playroom while you get your workout in. The room is colorfully decorated and filled with books, activity tables, toys, and more. Services are free, but only available at the Brookline and Hingham locations.
1285 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-232-1010, bodyscapesfitness.com.
Boston Athletic Club
This gym’s babysitting program runs all morning and afternoon, Monday to Thursday, with reduced hours on weekends. Services are $8 per hour for members, or parents can buy a pre-paid package for $72 for 10 hours or $136 for 20 hours—all prepaid packages expire one year from the date of purchase. Children are allowed to enjoy the room for a maximum of three hours, and the age limit is three months to 10 years old.
653 Summer St., Boston, 617-269-4300, bostonathleticclub.com.
Boston Sports Club
Available for children ages three months to 10 years old, members of BSC can choose a monthly babysitting membership or a single-day pass. Additionally, at select clubs throughout Boston, kids can enjoy activities like dance and cheerleading, swim lessons, and day camps.
501 Boylston St., Boston, 617-236-1189; and others, mysportsclubs.com.
With locations from Andover to Wellesley to the North End, Btone is a great option for busy parents anywhere near Boston. At every location besides the South Boston location, childcare services are provided during select class times. For just $5 per class, each studio supplies toys and books, but you are welcome to bring your own to keep your little one entertained.
30 Newbury St., Boston, 617-578-8663; and others, btonefitness.com.
The kids club at Equinox is structured around crafts, movement, storybook reading, and more. Secure a spot for your little one using the Equinox app, and enjoy your workout stress-free. Select Equinox locations also offer pre-school alternatives and summer camps.
131 Dartmouth St., Boston, 617-578-8918; and others, equinox.com.
Evolve Fitness has gym locations in Cambridge and Framingham. At the Cambridge location, members can reap the benefits of a kids club. Parents can access the services at either $6 per class or $30 per month. Children ages three months to 12 years old are welcome, and all attendants are trained and must pass a background check.
52 New St., Cambridge, 617-354-1000; and others, evolvefitnessinc.com.
Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women
At this all-women’s health club, moms can drop children aged six weeks to 12 years off at the kids club. Reservations are required to guarantee a spot, and there is a two infant maximum at any given time. The child to teacher ratio is 1:5 and each two-hour visit is $10; packages are also available.
441 Stuart St., Boston, 617-859-7700; and others, healthworksfitness.com.
Children ages six weeks to 10 years old are welcome to take part in the Y’s childcare programs free of cost to members. Reservations aren’t required and your child can enjoy up to two hours a day in the space.
316 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-927-8060; and others, YMCAmn.org.