Sydney Gyms and Fitness Groups with a Crèche

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    Mums & Bubs

Mamas, WE FEEL YOU. The struggle of wanting to work out but not having anyone to watch your kids is real and is probably the main reason for not getting much exercise after having a baby.

Well, no more! Luckily, there are gyms and fitness groups that cater to parents - providing high-quality childcare and crèches, or the option to work out with your baby in tow (and spoiler: babies make an excellent dumbbell substitute.)

Here’s where to head to for your next child-friendly sweat sesh in Sydney. Mums (and yes Dads we're looking at you too), you have no excuses now! 

Sydney Gyms and Fitness Groups with a Crèche

1. Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre

Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre
From SwimFit to Zumba, Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre has 147 classes and a crèche!

Whether you're a gym junkie or a complete novice - all ages and capabilities are welcome at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre. There is a bumper schedule of group fitness classes to choose from at the world-class facility, including Yoga, Pilates, Aqua, Swimfit, Les Mills, Boxing, Spin, Zumba, Dance Fit, HIIT, and much more. You will be motivated, excited, and coming back for more!

Better still, Gunyama Park Crèche will look after your kids while you work up a sweat. Managed by two fully qualified childcare professionals, parents can book their children in for sessions of 1 to 2 hours. Bookings can be made up to 1 week in advance at the reception desk or by calling the centre on 1300 198 412. There is also a dedicated Creche Club Program - a free exercise group every Monday and Wednesday for parents who book their kids into the creche at Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

2. Fitness Playground

Fitness Playground Marrickville Creche
Fitness Playground Marrickville is cool, and the crèche is even cooler!

Offering pretty much every type of class you could think of plus world-class gym facilities, Fitness Playground is the perfect place to dip your toe back into the workout waters after having a baby. There’s a Spin City spin studio, a Mind-Body studio, a weights area, a cardio zone, lifting platforms, and lux, boutique bathrooms to have a solo shower and spruce up!

And the best part? Their Marrickville location has an on-site crèche so you can leave your little one in great hands while you get your sweat on. The pastel wonderland is a haven for the kids with a custom-built sensory wall, pram parking, and a private bathroom with a changing table.

3. Fit Mamma

Fit Mamma
Fit Mamma classes have a crèche included.

The perfect place to start if you’re on a quest to reignite your passion for fitness after having a baby, Fit Mamma knows that returning to exercise post-baby can be both difficult and daunting. They’re on a mission to ensure you feel empowered whilst performing a range of workouts devised by qualified PTs, educated in post-natal exercise. 

The indoor, on-site dedicated crèche spaces at both Coogee and Bellevue Hill ensure peace of mind that your little one is in the best possible care, while you do something positive and powerful for both your body and mind. It truly is the best of both worlds!

4. Freshstart Fitness

Freshstart Fitness
Enjoy your workout at Freshstart Fitness knowing your child is in safe hands!

If you’re located in the Northern Beaches, Freshstart Fitness is the ideal place to kick-start your new workout routine. The gym boasts all of the usual suspects; weights, cardio, and stretching areas plus functional and outdoor training spaces, alongside more than 40 gym classes to choose from—all held in an air-conditioned group fitness room. 

Even better than all that, however, is the 1-hour option for children from 6 weeks to 5 years, where qualified carers provide a fun, creative, and welcoming environment to all of its mini attendees. The crèche team creates a fun, creative, and stress-free environment for little ones while you slog it out in the gym!

5. Virgin Active's Club V

Virgin Active's Club V
Club-V creche facilities keep your little ones active too!

Active mamas and papas, listen up. Virgin Active Zetland offers 300+ classes a week including yoga, reformer pilates, cycle, grid training, boxing, and a whole lot more, plus a pool, heated health spa and sauna, and luxury amenities making it a real-life one-stop health and wellness shop. There’s also an on-site climbing wall, AND, the piece de resistance, Club V

Club V offers short-term crèche facilities in a safe and supervised environment, so you can enjoy peace of mind whilst you throw yourself into a workout. Club V  is also available at Virgin Active's Northern Beaches and Norwest clubs.

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