Family: The Best Classes and Gyms for Child Care

April 1 2013, 10:00 AM

The days of frantically squeezing in a 10-minute yoga DVD in the living room while trying to keep an eye on your hyper tot from Warrior pose are over. Fitness classes and gyms around the city have figured out that the best way to lure in a parent is to offer the perk of child care. Whether you're a rock climber, swimmer, yogi, or CrossFit devotee, there's a place for you to sweat without sweating the whereabouts of your child.

Hot Mamas Exercise
Shaping, lifting, toning, sculpting: the group classes at Hot Mamas Exercise prove you can have it all. Workouts like the Skinny Jeans Workout, Ab & Butt Lab, and The Hot Mamas Boot Camp, will get your body back in shape, and for an extra $15 (or $100 for 10 childcare visits) will keep your littlest ones busy upstairs. Sign up for the stroller classes, and your kids will ride (and cheer you on!) for free. 701 S. Logan St., 303-296-2609

Movement Boulder

If you don't feel like bouldering or climbing alone, you can choose from six classes that will help you build better knots, learn to lead climb, and tighten up your body positioning. With a membership, kids ages six months through six years can go wild in the Creation Playspace for up to two hours. Once they're five years old, they can join the Junior Club and make you wait while they work out. 2845 Valmont Rd., Boulder, 303-443-1505

The Dailey Method

Come for the pulsing Barre moves and ab-quivering core work, and stay because at $5 per kid ($45 for 10 sessions), you can bring them along to the 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. classes, Monday through Saturday. Reserve your—and your kid's—spot online and be prepared to explain why "Mommy can't lift you up" afterwards. 4342 Tennyson St., Unit A, 303-495-5260

Yoga Rocks the Park

All summer long in the Sunken Gardens Park, you'll practices poses with the best—instructors from studios like Breathe, Samadhi, and Pearl Street Yoga will be your guides—while listening to live music. For $10 in advance ($15 day of), your little ones will stretch and bend at Camp Yoga Rocks, which also offers arts and crafts, face painting, and storytelling so you can Om in peace. $12 in advance ($15 day of). N. Speer Blvd. and W. 8th Ave.

CrossFit Sanitas
Opened in January, the 10,000-square-foot facility in Boulder was designed to be less intimidating (and a little more colorful) than your typical box—and more convenient, especially for parents. While you work on your WOD, kids up to six years old will have a place to play for the 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. classes, Monday through Friday, and the 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. classes on Saturday. No reservations required. $5 for kids; $8 for nonmembers. 2525 Arapahoe, Boulder, 303-449-4635

BONUS: Other gyms that love kids as much as their clients: Bladium (Bladium Kids is free with Family Membership), Cherry Creek Athletic Club (Kids Club is free with membership), VillaSport Colorado Springs (VillaKids is free with membership for 2-1/2 hours a day), Life Time Fitness (child care is free with membership), and YMCA (free child care even for a drop-in).

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