It doesn’t have to be New Year’s Day to become motivated and determined to finally get that membership to your local gym.  You’re probably already motivated but can’t seem to find the right one that caters to not just you but the entire family. The concern of child care becomes a major value in considering which gym to join. Here are a list of the top local gyms that provide excellent child care and activities while you work out.
InShape Fitness Center
89 North Main Street
Branford, CT 06405

In Shape Fitness Center is located in Brandford. They offer various membership options and they provide a safe family atmosphere for the entire family to focus on their health. With professional trainers certified in areas of boxing, Pilates, Cardio Circuit and several other fitness programs, this facility is not only close to home but caters to parents and guardians by providing child care Monday through Saturdays. Catering to children ages three months to 12 years old, the professional and caring staff provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for 90 minutes while you have some much needed time to yourself.

JCC Family Center Of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525
(203) 387-2522

JCC offers various membership plans for Greater New Haven residents that vary based on how many people are in your family that would like to join. The facility offers a play room for kids, swimming pool that does not exceed five feet, and full indoor basketball court and a fitness center. While parents take full advantage of the many adult amenities like, the health spa, Zumba or dance classes, rest assured that the children are well taken care of and occupied in the babysitting room of the family center. The babysitting room has equipment for children three months to six years old. Rates vary, however a family of three children is usually no more than $10 an hour. Be sure to check the rates prior to membership.

The Edge Fitness Club
2300 Dixwell Ave
Hamden, CT 06514
203) 248-2582

Along with the Hamden location, The Edge FItness Club also has facilities in Derby and Meriden. They offer various special promotions throughout the year so you’re almost always guaranteed to get a bargain with their membership. In addition to the variety of fitness classes they also offer Kids Care.  Kids Care is an on site child care center that provokes a safe, clean and fun atmosphere that allows children to enjoy story time, crafts, music, circle time and games. Kids Care is not a part of your membership package meaning you will have to pay for the service with each time you visit the facility. For two hours, at $5 for the first child and $4 for each additional child, the caring staff will provide fun activities for your child.

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Retro Fitness Of North Haven
87 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 361-9649

Retro Fitness of North Haven offers a variety of services and are available seven days a week. With live classes and high energy professionally trained instructors, this facility caters to all of your work out needs and also offers child care. With reasonable prices you are able to accomplish all of your health goals in one facility. Contact the facility for child care rates and schedules.

North Haven Health & Racquet
100 Elm Street
North Haven, CT 06473
203 239-5665

North Haven Health and Racquet Club is a family owned and operated establishment which is why they cater to the entire family as it relates to health. They offer personal training, group fitness and kids activities and fitness like Zumba Kids and a fully staffed playroom for kids ages three months to 10 years old. Child care is available Monday through Friday at various times during the day.

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