Chicago Gyms Offering Childcare for Fitness-Loving Parents

Take some time for yourself at these local gyms in Chicagoland that will take care of your child while you workout.

Whether it’s training to run a marathon or simply wanting to stay active, many of us have fitness goals that we want to achieve. That’s why gyms that offer on-site childcare are the best invention ever for busy Chicago parents.

Here are a few places where you can get your sweat on while your child is safely cared for.


  • Address: Various locations in Chicagoland
  • Cost: Childcare available at some locations; contact club for prices

Enjoy group fitness classes, Pilates, personal training, aquatics, climbing wall and more. Children can get dropped off at childcare or Kids Club, depending on their age.

Lakeshore Sport & Fitness

Both Lincoln Park and Illinois Center locations feature childcare for ages 3 months to 12 years old. For babies (3 months to 2 years), the staff will sing songs, read stories and play with toys. Children 2-plus will enjoy reading stories, playing and socializing with other children. Childcare is available Monday-Saturday.

Life Time

  • Address: Various locations in Chicago suburbs
  • Cost: Included in Junior membership and higher

Swim, play tennis or rock climb while your kids enjoy up to 2.5 hours of drop-off care in an area designated for their age group (infant, toddler and kids 3 and older). Babies engage in sensory play, kids ages 1-2 can explore tumbling and obstacle courses, and older kids will get their wiggles out in the play maze and learning lab. The kids play area is for ages 3 months to 11 years old.

Midtown Athletic Club

  • Address: Various location in Chicagoland
  • Cost: Included with family membership

Your kids will enjoy going to childcare, swim lessons or other youth sports while you enjoy Pilates, aquatics, tennis, group fitness or personal training.

Prenatal Fit

Prenatal Fit is for both the expecting and postpartum mama, offering low-impact classes like Yoga, Pilates, Barre, Zumba and Mommy & Me. Need a break from your babe? Schedule an onsite sitter when you’re ready to get back into a workout routine. Even better, moms can book a childcare reservation online on the gym’s website. Babysitting services are for ages 6 weeks to 3 years old.

The Edge Fitness Clubs 

Edge Kids keeps kids active with games like sports, balance, relays, individual team challenges and much more. Children ages 3 months to 12 years old are accepted. Children under 2 will engage in the infant/toddler area.

XSport Fitness

  • Address: Various locations in Chicagoland
  • Cost: Varies by location

The popular fitness chain offers group fitness, personal training sessions and spa for adults while kids stay occupied with activities and games in the supervised “Child’s Play” area. Morning and evening hours are available.

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