Self-care is one of the most important things a parent can do for themselves. But making it to the gym for a heart-healthy workout can be hard when you don’t have someone to watch the babes. These Portland-area workout options truly care about taking care of you. They don’t make you chose between tending to the kids or yourself. They offer play and care options for the wee ones so you you can sweat it out for a bit. Getting your workout in isn’t just possible, it’s easy with these gyms that provide childcare. Read on to find out where you can get fit fast.
photo: VillaSport via yelp
Locally founded barre3 offers hour-long classes designed for a full body workout. Incorporating elements of yoga, ballet and isometric holds, classes are taught in group settings with individualized modifications to fit any fitness level. With four area locations in the Pearl, SE Division, Cedar Mill and North Williams, there’s likely also a studio near you. The “play lounge” is only $5 per session, where children can read books, play with toys or draw pictures with the onsite nanny service. Right now you can get in on the January Challenge New Client Special which includes unlimited barre3 classes, a month of free access to Headspace, and a daily mindfulness plan. Available to first-time visitors and local residents who haven’t been to the studio in the past 6 months. Unlimited classes expire on Feb. 3.
Four Portland-area locations, including the Pearl, SE Division, Cedar Mill and North Williams
photo: West Coast Fitness via facebook
West Coast Fitness
Locally owned West Coast Fitness features a 2,500 square foot yoga studio, large weight room and an expansive group fitness class schedule, all included in membership. They also have a well appointed childcare facility stocked full of toys and learning materials for only $4/hr. Maybe you just need a respite from the winter grind? Take advantage of the inclusive services of hydro massage, full spectrum light therapy and steam and sauna while your kiddos get some supervised exercise and play. You’ll all leave feeling a little more relaxed and refreshed!
7522 N. Lombard
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Aspire Total Fitness
Another locally-owned and operated fitness studio is Aspire Total Fitness, situated in Happy Valley. Aspire Total Fitness offers group classes, nutrition counseling and personal training for a fully customized experience. In addition to their wide range of cardio, resistance band and barbell classes, Aspire also offers childcare during your workout. Drop in rates are $5/child, or families can purchase an unlimited monthly package for $75 (great for those fitness fanatics with 2+ kids).
14210 SW Sunnyside Rd. Ste. 600
photo: Boom Fitness via facebook
With locations in both Beaverton and Bridgeport, Boom Fitness has CrossFit, yoga, kickboxing and cycling classes (to name a few!), plus personal training options. Their kids club provides supervised childcare to infants through pre-teens for a flat rate package of $35 per month, or a drop off fee of $8. Check each location for childcare hours.
18039 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
2200 NW Amberbrook Dr.
Northwest Women’s Fitness
Looking for a women’s only gym? Check out NW Women’s Fitness for group training classes and boot camps, a weight room and cardio machine center, and semi-private Pilates classes (men are welcome to some Pilates and specialty classes). The Kids Club is open Monday-Saturday and is staffed by two moms who have ran the childcare center for over 10 years. They truly care about your little ones. Drop in fees are $10 for one child, $12 for two children or $15. for 3+ children, plus monthly packages are available. Need a break? Take a steam, sit in the relaxing aroma-light therapy, or get an onsite massage.
2714 NE Broadway
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Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC)
The MJCC has been around for over 100 years, offering swimming, physical therapy, personal training and adult exercise classes. All faiths are welcome! Club J’s drop-in childcare center is open for children aged six months to five years old for up to two hours per session. Rates are only $5/month for members or $15/month for non-members. For older children aged 6-12 years old, there are a variety of camps ranging from swimming, soccer, basketball, racquetball, and board games. Check with the Center for more details on what’s currently available.
6651 SW Capitol Highway
The Nest Playground
Nest Playground is a 5,000 square foot indoor playground and family wellness center, offering an array of activities for the whole family. Some active options including a rock wall, and classes such as martial arts, dance classes for kids. Additionally, they offer barre, cardio kickboxing and self defense and HIIT classes for adults—and a full service café. Parents lacking the time to fit in an exercise class while shuttling their children back and forth between school and extracurricular activities will benefit from adult classes scheduled at the same time as classes for their children.
The Nest’s full service café and lounge area features free wifi, panini sandwiches, small plates, snacks, pastries, Ristretto Roasters coffee drinks, tea, beer, wine, chai lattes and more.
6517 NE Sandy Blvd,
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If you’re looking for the most robust children’s gym center, look no further than Beaverton’s VillaSport! The 12,000 square foot VillaKids is a kids’ club within the larger VillaSport facility, especially for children aged six weeks to 12 years. Youth are treated to studios and courts for exercise, art, basketball and educational activities, plus an enclosed outdoor playground and indoor climbing structure. VillaSport also offers monthly “Parent’s Night Out” parties from 5-10 pm, where children can participate in themed activities while parents enjoy an offsite date night.
13900 SW Meridian St.
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The Mt. Tabor neighborhood’s Yoga Union Community Wellness Center offers more than just yoga. In addition to twelve types of yoga classes ranging from beginners to Vinyasa, the Prema Health Wellness Center provides counseling, massage, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine. While parents engage in healthy activities, the onsite Reggio Emilia-based childcare center offers a safe, nurturing environment for children at affordable prices and extensive hours. Pricing starts at $6 for a half hour, but packages reduce pricing and can be shared amongst siblings.
2305 SE 50th Ave #100