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Published November 18th 2017
'Me' time for parents & play time for kids = happy families
Physically, mentally and emotionally, exercise can be a lifesaver for parents.
Sometimes it's fun to bring kids with you to a Mums and Bubs class. But other times, Mum or Dad just needs alone time without a mini sidekick.
At gyms with a creche, your little one is cared for on site so you can work out in peace but quickly return if needed. Here's an alphabetical directory to help you find the perfect one for you - and your children.
Most little ones love play time at the creche
Active Life Fitness, Everton Hills and Norman Park
Active Life is the gym I go to now. I can't speak to the Norman Park gym, but the Everton Hills gym has a fabulous creche with lots of indoor and outdoor space.
It looks hectic at class changeover time, but dead quiet at other times. The staff in the creche are lovely.
AJs Sports Centre, Algester AJs seems to have it all - gym, pool, classes, squash, sauna, pilates AND a creche.
Fitness First, various locations
Bring your kids along to play while you exercise at selected Fitness First gyms:
Genesis Fitness, various locations Genesis Fitness is open 24/7 and also has childminding (during selected hours).
Find them at:
Goodlife Gyms, various locations
Not all, but many Goodlife gyms have a creche, including:
- Alex Hills
- City - Queen St
- Holland Park
Healthworks Fitness Centres, various locations
The Healthworks gyms that have a creche are spread across north and southside Brisbane, including:
Pure Health Club, Coorparoo Pure Health Club is an "anti-gym" offering a range of classes but specialising in reformer pilates.
UFitness, North Lakes UFitness is a boutique gym specialising in functional fitness. It offers child minding six mornings a week and some evenings.
Venus Health and Fitness, Coorparoo
A women's only gym with a nurturing environment, Venus naturally offers child minding.
The play room here is open Monday to Saturday mornings and even has a special zone for babies.