When you are a parent, finding time to exercise is difficult. Finding a babysitter so you can go to the gym just adds to the difficulty. But there is an answer. Some gyms and fitness centers offer day care and exercise classes for young children that will coincide with the times of some of the adult classes. While this list is not all-inclusive, it is a place to start looking for the perfect mix of exercise and day care combinations.

Shula’s Athletic Club
15150 Bull Run Road
Miami Lakes, FL  33014
(305) 820-8025
www.clubshula.com

Shula’s Athletic Club offers the usual amenities of other smaller fitness centers. However, Shula’s also boasts 9 lighted tennis courts, a full size gymnasium with basketball and badminton facilities, a sauna, a steam room, and a whirlpool. In addition, Shula’s offers nursery facilities for young children of the guests of the facility. Certified caregivers care for children while parents work out. Nursery hours vary but it is open seven days a week.


Fitness 1400 Plantation
7067-A W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 584-1081
www.fitness1440.com

Located near downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fitness 1440 provides personal training instructors, cardio and weight training equipment, kick boxing, TRX, Pilates, and much more. Fitness 1440 also has a 1440 KIDS area designed just for kids. The 1440 KIDS zone is a safe and secure child care area where children will be entertained by certified staff members while their parent’s enjoy a workout in the gym. The children in the 1440 KIDS area will be kept busy with fun activities that will help them learn valuable social skills.


Green Monkey Yoga
1445 S.E. 17 St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 533-6782
www.greenmonkey.com

At Green Money Yoga, the goal is to promote physical and mental wellness. The trainers do this by offering classes in yoga, Pilates, meditation, rehabilitation, and mind-body wellness. This studio also has Hot Vinyasa yoga classes several times a day to help provide that extra burn clients may be searching for.  Day care is provided in the form of yoga classes for children aged 4 years and up. The children’s yoga classes are only on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am – 10:30am. Parents may drop the children off for their yoga class while the parents attend a class of their choosing. There is an additional fee for the children’s classes.

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Lady Of America
8615 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33155
(305) 266-7472
www.ladyofamerica.com

Lady of America gym contains state-of-the-art equipment and aerobic floors that are designed for a better and less painful workout. The gym is staffed by certified personal trainers. Guests are welcome to work out on their own or pay an additional fee for a one-on-one personal trainer to help achieve their goals. For those guests with children, child care is available at Lady of America gym. The children are supervised by trained child care staff while the little ones play with toys, take part in activities, and learn social skills by playing with other children.

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Mommycise Fitness
1845 Cordova Road #213
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 368-7598
www.mommycise.com

Mommycise fitness was created with the goal of helping mommies lose post-baby fat. Each class at Mommycise is designed with both mommy and little ones in mind. One of the precepts of the classes is that moms and their little ones can exercise together and bond at the same time. There are even mommy and me classes where the children, with the help of an adult, learn about movement, motion, music, toys, and age appropriate milestones. So if you are looking for a place where you can exercise and not have to pay for child care, grab your infant or toddler and head down to Mommycise for some quality exercise with your little one.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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