10 Sacramento Area Gyms With Childcare
Let’s be honest. Fitness routines can be difficult to maintain — especially if you have to sneak away from the kids to carve out an hour of dedicated workout time. Thankfully, there are a number of gyms in the Sacramento area that offer childcare! This eliminates at least one excuse to skip the gym as you attempt to stick to your New Year’s resolution this year.
Many of these childcare centers are free with a gym membership, some offer a wide range of hours, and all provide a fun and safe environment for kids to play while you hit the treadmill.
Location: 3040 Becerra Way, Sacramento
Photo Courtesy of Del Norte
Del Norte has been a neighborhood fixture in Arden-Arcade since opening in 1957. The club continues to serve the community through fitness, swimming and tennis facilities with a country club feel. Members enjoy free childcare for children from 6 months to 6 years old. The childcare services at Del Norte provide a safe and fun place for little ones to play. Plus, older kids will love the Kids Loft, designed for children ages 7–12. The lounge is fully supervised by staff and includes game tables, video game systems, movies, board games and more.
Fitness System (West Sac + Land Park)
Locations: 2531 Evergreen Avenue, West Sacramento + 1250 Sutterville Road, Sacramento
Fitness System is dedicated to promoting and growing a culture that values and promotes positivity and physical and mental strength. They achieve this through an expansive, diverse and cutting-edge selection of equipment and group fitness classes, accompanied by exceptional customer service. Plus, Fitness System provides free childcare (at both the West Sacramento and Land Park location), available at limited times throughout the week.
The Capital Athletic Club
Location: 1515 8th Street, Sacramento
Centrally located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, The Capital Athletic Club has maintained a reputation as one of the city’s finest club for over 30 years. The 52,000-square-foot building hosts cutting-edge equipment and programs, abundant amenities and services, and endless activities for all ages — including kids! Free childcare is available for members on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children ages 1–11 enjoy games, arts and crafts, movies, and more while you work out!
California Family Fitness
With several locations throughout the Sacramento area, California Family Fitness is a large network of state-of-the-art gyms with an excellent childcare system. The name California Family Fitness is no mistake — each gym is designed to accommodate kids with childcare for all age groups from 3 months to 11 years old, kid-focused activities, and fabulous programs and events. The daily guest fee is $8 per child but you might consider adding your kids to your membership if you use childcare at Cal Fit on a regular basis.
Location: 1717 34th Street, Sacramento
This East Sacramento gym offers state-of-the-art facilities, multiple boot camp classes each day, on-site personal training, barre, indoor cycling, cross training and more. Plus, Fitness Rangers offers childcare through their Kids Unplugged program, which encourages kids to stay active while you work out. Each child has an opportunity to get their energy out in a fun and creative way through yoga and power hour. Kids are divided into two age groups: Recruit Level for ages 4–6 and Core Level for ages 6–13.
Get Fit Davis
Location: 2795 2nd Street, Davis
This boutique gym in Davis is equipped with everything you need to achieve your fitness goals — group exercise classes, specialty programs, personal training and state-of-the-art equipment. Plus, members of Get Fit Davis enjoy free childcare throughout the week (with varying hours). Children ages 3 months to 18 months are limited to one hour and 15 minutes and children between 18 months and 12 years old are limited to an hour and a half.
Spare Time Sports Clubs
Spare Time Sports Clubs has several locations throughout the Sacramento area in addition to Lodi and Oakley. Through their various fitness programs, sports, and youth programs, Spare Time Sports Clubs is committed to making your visit “the best part of your day.” Your visit is made even more enjoyable with their Kids’ Club designed for children ages 7 and over. The Kids’ Club offers a variety of fun games and activities, including pool, ping pong, air hockey, arts and crafts, a computer room, video games, board games, an outdoor playground, and more.
24 Hour Fitness
With over 420 gym locations across the country, 24 Hour Fitness is the largest fitness chain in the United States. Be a part of this exciting network by becoming one of its 4 million members. 24 Hour Fitness members can choose to access their neighborhood club or enjoy access to all clubs — the perfect option for the frequent traveler. At most locations, 24 Hour Fitness has a special Kids’ Club designed for children 6 months through 11 years old. Children enjoy a fun, safe and supervised place to play while you work out in the gym’s state-of-the-art facilities, work with a personal trainer, or push yourself at a studio class!
Location: 10015 Foothills Boulevard #130, Roseville
The motto of Fitness MD is “Better Fitness Prescribed.” Since 2007, this community-oriented gym in Roseville has helped change lives through goals and group fitness. Be a part of this inspiring community, whether you work one-on-one with a personal trainer or opt for a fitness class. Each membership includes childcare, available for $10 per child. You might also consider six-week youth training for the young athletes in your family!
1 Lifestyle Club
11800 Enterprise Drive, Auburn
1 Lifestyle Club is a community-focused gym in Auburn driven by the desire to improve the lifestyle and health of each and every member. The gym has a schedule full of exciting group classes, from kickboxing to pilates and mixed martial arts to spin classes. Plus, Lifestyle 1 offers childcare on weekday mornings from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. in addition to a few evening hours from 5–7 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Kids enjoy age-appropriate play time, art projects, story time, and other activities while you work out!
It’s time to get moving at one of these Sacramento area gyms with childcare. Which would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below.
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