One of the biggest struggles in motherhood is finding time for ourselves–especially time to take care of our physical health. It’s not easy to find the time and space for a consistent workout, especially when our kids are not school-aged yet. It can also be really hard to find gyms offering childcare, and this makes it so hard to find time for ourselves.
But, it’s so important to find the time to take care of you. This is especially important so that our kids see us making healthy choices for our mental and physical health.
Trust me, I know it’s hard to take the time for yourself. But, it’s so beyond worth it. So, I’ve searched the Metro Detroit area for gyms that offer childcare, so that having some self-care time is a little easier!
Here are 14 gyms offering childcare in + around Detroit:
The Barre Code | Birmingham, Northville, + Rochester Hills
This studio is mom-owned, so they definitely know what’s up! They offer many classes daily with a kids room. Not every class time offers childcare, but there are plenty of options. The kids room does need an additional membership.
Beverly Hills Club | Beverly Hills
Another great place for the entire family. The Beverly Hills Club offers tennis, swimming, martial arts, pilates, yoga, spinning, and the list goes on! Plus, the “kidz world” is free for all members, up to 90 minutes per session.
Burn Boot Camp | Canton, New Hudson, Northville, + Troy
If you’re into a structured class, this is the perfect place for you. All of their unlimited memberships offer childcare, which makes it so convenient for moms. Not all of their classes have childcare, but most do.
Detroit Body Garage | Detroit
This gym is just so cool, and it’s owned by a mom! While this gym doesn’t offer “childcare,” they do have a class called Firebirds every Monday and Wednesday that allows you to bring your child to class. This is a great way to get your workout in, and let your kids see you doing it!
Lifetime Fitness | Various Locations
Lifetime Fitness is another great option for the entire family. They have everything you’d want to do and more, like yoga, spinning, swimming, tennis, and a spa. The best part of Lifetime is the number of locations they have–there’s so many! The childcare membership ranges from $20-$50 per child each month, which includes two hours of care per day.
YMCA | Various Locations
Youth sports, swimming, group classes, and free childcare are all included in your membership. The YMCA is a budget-friendly option with plenty of area locations to choose from. Plus, if you’re a member, you get discounted pricing on their swim and sports programs for the littles!
Other Notable Mentions
Here are some other options that offer some form of childcare either part-time, for certain classes, or have full-blown kids areas. Some of the options below have pools ans offer swim lessons for kids, at a cost. Others offer tennis lessons, rock climbing walls, gymnastics, or a cafe on-site.
Whether you want a more intimate boutique experience or an all-encompassing facility, there’s truly something here for everyone!
- Bold Flow Yoga | Royal Oak
- Citizen Yoga | Various Locations
- Deer Lake Athletic Club | Clarkston
- The Edge Fitness | Various Locations
- Franklin Athletic Club | Southfield
- Great Lakes Athletic Club | Lake Orion
- Powerhouse | West Bloomfield
- The Sports Club of West Bloomfield | West Bloomfield
At the end of the day, it’s so important to take care of ourselves so we’re healthy and happy. You can’t pour from an empty cup! I hope you’re able to check out some of these gyms offering childcare in and around Detroit, and find a way to make a little more time for yourself.