Don’t sweat it, moms. There’s now a gym with many innovative options to get in shape—and it isn’t limited to onsite childcare. CrossTown Fitness in the West Loop neighborhood is a boutique fitness center offering exercise and nutrition classes for adults and kids and also a fun program allowing new moms to burn calories while bonding with other moms.
Programs just for moms and kids include:
Mommy Meet Up combines the social component of meeting other moms in the neighborhood with kids taking part in child-centered physical activities. The Mommy Meet Up gathers every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-noon for an invigorating hour of obstacle courses, fun activities and a chance for new moms to interact.
Total Body Stroller Fitness is a workout for new moms looking to get back into their pre-pregnancy shape. These classes are the best way to put the stroller to good use with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance exercises. Plus, infants and toddlers will love the soothing rocking motions and upbeat jams. Classes take place every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-noon.
CrossTown Kids is for kids 4-11 and incorporates specific neurological, cognitive and motor activities. CrossTown Kids classes are available Sundays from noon-1 p.m.
There is also a comprehensive pre- and post-natal workout program, Baby Got Back, which includes three months of unlimited classes and 12 personal one-on-one training sessions.
The best part? Affordability. There are drop-in rates, packages with unlimited classes and pretty much any option that suits your schedule and budget. Onsite childcare with access to the “Kid’s Corner” starts at $3 per session with a package of five. Single sessions are only $5.
Linda made it a goal to try out every kid-friendly venue in Chicago, which she chronicles in her Chicago Parent Good-to-Go column.
See more of Linda's stories here.
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