Between work, the kids, pets and social obligations finding time to workout can be a challenge. But these 10 spots make it easier for your to stick to a routine with fun classes, encouraging atmospheres, and most importantly—childcare! Here’s what different gyms in your neighborhood have to offer both you and your kids.
Photo: via Villa Sport
This hot spot in Beaverton houses 130,000 sq. ft of ultra-modern gym equipment, personal training services and tons of times and styles of group classes, including basketball, aquatics in both an indoor and an outdoor pool (with water slides!), family fitness classes and a locker room that feels more like a spa. And speaking of spa, they have one on-site with an array of services like massage therapy, manicures, facials and tanning.
The gym’s childcare, VillaKids, is a 12,000 sq. ft. club within a club and exclusive to members with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Club members can drop off their children for up to 2 hours each day and know their kids will have a fun and exciting time with 30-minute rotating stations, including arts and crafts, music and movement, sports and games, science and building and exploratory play.
13900 SW Meridian St.
Photo: sunchild123 via Flickr
Located in the heart of Mt. Tabor, this community wellness center has a mission “to share the uplifting experience of yoga and wellness among a community gathered in union.” They will have you and your kids saying Namaste at Yoga Union, rather than home, with their welcoming atmosphere and friendly neighborhood vibe. They hold classes three to five times per day and seven days per week, and their schedules are sure to work with yours – and your kids! They offer a variety of Vinyasa , hot yoga, hatha, core and unity flow classes.
Program director, Sarah Miller invites little ones to have fun playing games, doing puzzles, reading, practicing yoga, and expressing themselves through art. With a convenient schedule of childcare hours and classes online you’ll know what your little yogi can explore that day. The pricing works in blocks, one block equaling 30 minutes.
Thirty Blocks: $110 ($7.33 per hour)
Fifteen Blocks: $60 ($8 per hour)
Three Blocks: $15 ($10 per hour)
Single Block: $6 (12 per hour)
*First block is free to new families!
2305 SE 50th Ave #100
The name says it all, this all-inclusive club experience has everything from individual training plans, group classes and a gigantic rock climbing wall to nutrition counseling, massage and social events. It’s a one-stop fitness shop that caters to all of your health and wellness needs.
The ClubKid and KidSport offer activities and care for ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. There are a variety of different outlets for your little ones from Kids World to Clubsport Swim and even programs designed for teens (ages 12 – 17). All members receive up to 2 hours of complimentary childcare per day.
18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
A part of the Portland community for over 100 years, this fitness location provides a gathering place for the local Jewish community as well as warmly embracing people of all faiths within their membership. The MJCC offers a range of recreational programming for all ages, elite fitness facilities, and spaces for meetings or events. Their programs and atmosphere focus on enhancing your social, cultural, educational and recreational needs all in one convenient location. Plus they are home to the only Kosher cafe in town, AKA Cafe at the J!
For kids, they offer vacation camps, summer day camps, drop-in childcare and an indoor playground. Ensuring you get a great workout and downtime after, your child may stay for a maximum of two hours per session. There is unlimited childcare and Club J use available for a flat monthly rate, a member pass $40 per family. Check out their site for more information on rates.
6651 SW Capitol Highway
Photo: Northwest Women’s Fitness Club via Yelp
From boot camps (also available to men) to Pilates and personal training to nutrition, this fitness center for women by women is a one stop shop for all you and your littles’ fitness needs. Check out their current specials for deals. Kids Club is open mornings and afternoons most days, and offers a loving friendly environment with a program led by moms. Care is available for up to 2 hours per member per day for children from 6 weeks to 10 years old, with daily and monthly rate options available plus punch cards.
2714 NE Broadway
Changing lives through fitness, this club combines a love of group classes and a passion for Cross fit with an affordable monthly rate. Their goal is to create a workout experience that can fit into any lifestyle including one that comes with caring for little ones! Your membership fee gets y24-hourour access to either location and a wide variety of group classes offered seven days a week. Child care is available for $8/drop-in fee or $35 unlimited monthly rate that covers one month of on-site care for limited hours, generally in the mornings until lunch time and the evenings after 5 p.m., so be sure to check the schedule online for each club.
18039 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
2200 NW Amberbrook Dr.
Locally owned and proud of it, this gym has a variety of classes and amenities for all your fitness fancies. This multi-level club has a second story yoga studio, a spin studio, plus instructor training workshops—oh and we can’t forget the (included) HydroMassage, full spectrum light therapy and Olympic free-weight floor.
While you’re shaping yourself into the best you can be, your kids can enjoy art and other activities in their child care facility for only $4 per hour.
7522 N. Lombard
Get fit with your friends! For a workout experience that skips the machines and focuses on the group class experience, check out this locally owned and operated fitness studio. They have a class to fit any interest and ability level including boot camps and body pump to barre and cardio funk. Their online class descriptions will let you know if they are geared more for beginners or advanced fitness fanatics. Plus meet their team online so you feel more comfortable before going in. Drop in rates, as well as monthly memberships rate options are available.
Kids 10 and under can play and craft in Aspire’s childcare room which is stocked with super fun activities. Childcare is available during most class times. Drop-in and package rates are available, and reservations are recommended. They also offer child dance classes for tiny tutus and leap frogs and so much more.
14210 SW Sunnyside Rd. Ste. 600
You’ve probably heard of this location before. We love it for its convenient locations and hours, state of the art gyms, group classes (think spinning, Zumba, and yoga) in addition to free weights, circuit training and swimming pools. The Kids Club childcare is available at most locations. It’s more free-range care than structured, featuring plenty of wiggle room as well as play structures to climb through. A variety of payment options are available that allow you to use one club or multiple clubs, depending on your needs. Childcare is $6 per visit or $24.99/month for unlimited visits for children 6 months to 11 years.
Multiple locations including The Pearl, Downtown, Hollywood, McLoughlin, Mall 205, Clackamas, Tualatin, Hillsboro, Tanasbourne, and Murray Scholls.
Also very well-known in the gym world, this fitness mecca offers multiple locations around Portland and Vancouver featuring group exercise classes like cardio kickbox, hip hop and Pilates, as well as an indoor pool and courts for racquetball and basketball. Classes and amenities may vary by club.
The Kids Club is gigantic with unstructured play time, but plenty of room for fun and making new friends. Membership prices vary. Childcare for two hours is $5 for drop-ins or $15/month unlimited visits.
Three locations including The Pearl, Lloyd Center and Eastport Plaza.
What gym is your favorite for you and your kids? Tell us in the comments!