Gym with Childcare

Updated on February 13, 2008
J.K. asks from Lenexa, KS
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I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have gained ALOT of weight. I was between a size 8 to 10 last summer and now I am sure my old size 16 will be tight after baby is born. In 2006 I went on weightwatchers and a fitness plan and was the smallest I had been since high school. I know I can do it again... no question however I need to get the right tools in place after the baby is born. My plan is to breastfeed as well as attend weightwatchers as soon as the doctor releases me. I am well aware of their great plan for nursing mothers. We moved here from California so I left my job and have decided not to start working again until the fall. This will give more time with baby as well as starting a new heathly routine. I was wondering if there are fitness groups in the area for new moms as well as gyms that are baby friendly for workouts. I also would love to meet new moms who are interested in getting baby weight off and establishing a healthy routine.

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I just joined mamasource and was so excited to see everyone's response over the weekend. Thank you so much for all of your suggestions. I am going to check out all the gyms you suggested as well babybootcamp. Do you guys know of any social/support groups that meet regularly for new moms? I would love to get to know new people here - especially since I am not working at the moment.

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L.J.

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YMCA is great and is very kid friendly they have all kinds of adults and kids activites. I love it and would reccomend it to you.

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J.S.

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Hi J.,
Have you considered working out with your baby? There are some local Baby Boot Camp classes that allow you to workout with your baby: http://www.babybootcamp.com/pages/class_location.aspx?i=594

Whatever you decide, I wish you much success!

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M.H.

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The YMCA is a great family friendly place. They have free childcare with a family membership, reasonably priced and free fitness classes. Good luck to you. :) 913-393-YMCA

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K.B.

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I belong to YMCA. I love their Kids Watch area.
At the one I go to they seperate the younger ones from the older ones. This way the older ones (like my son) can run around without the risk of hurting the little ones. Extra bounus he burns off some of that extra energy.

Plus the Kids Watch hours are really flexible. I have to work out at night and they watch the kids till 8:30. Saturday they are open 8:15 to noon.

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J.H.

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Hi There,

I recently joined the YMCA and absolutely love it! Their child watch is great and they have a lot of family friendly events throughout the year. There was an expectant mama in my Yoga class yesterday (great for moms to be) and their classes are free...you may want to try some of their swim classes too. We pay $77 per month for the entire family and that includes the child care. Good luck to you! Give me a shout if you join the "Y". I'll work out with ya!

Ps. I'm a California transplant too, Orange Countian!

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K.S.

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Hi J.!
I have recently join Lifetime Fitness and can't say enough good about it. I also recently moved here from CA. I love that the gym is so big and open, lots of natural light. Makes you feel good, since were used to being outside so much in CA. My kids love the child care center. I have four little ones 5,4,2 and an infant. My two youngest are both going through major separation anxiety. I didn't think taking them with me to the gym was going to work out, but after the first trial run they did great. The staff was so understanding and went out of there way to make them feel comfortable. That make working out so much easier for me, if I don't need to worry about what's happening with the kids. Hope this helps!!!

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M.C.

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Lifetime Fitness at 138th and Metcalf is where we go and I love it. The Group Fitness classes are awesome and the Family friendly atmosphere are great. The child center is fabulous and only 5.00/month per child for 2 hours per day per adult that checks them in. The workers are great with the children. they also have team based fitness options that would give you a support network for losing the baby pounds too. Let me know if you want a free pass & I can probably get you at least a month free to try before you join.

--M.

A.S.

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24 Hour Fitness has childcare, however, I'm pretty sure they have an age limit. You might want to call and check. Same thing with YMCA.

It's OK to gain weight while your pregnant. A lot of your weight is probably water weight, which will all go away within a few weeks of delivery. Take your time losing after you have your baby. Wait until you get the OK from your doctor at your 6 week postpartum checkup. Losing too much weight while breastfeeding will effect not only your milk supply but also the quality of your milk. Losing more than 1.5 lbs per week could make the fat you burn release toxins into your milk.

I gained upwards of 60 lbs while preggo, so I totally understand the drive to lose the weight. It will take a while, but you will do it.

www.kellymom.com is an excellent breastfeeding resource. checkout: http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-weightloss.html

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T.C.

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YOu sound so insightful, and so ready to take care of both your new baby and your body! Way to go! I have one suggestions, and I know you'll get many, many more. If you like walking, you might look into Baby Boot Camp, which is a stroller-workout-program that moms and babies do together. The one I know of is run by Jodie Vickers: ###-###-#### or [email protected]____.com
Hope that is somewhat helpful!
T.

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A.P.

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Prarie Life in Olathe, here!

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B.D.

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We went to Lifetime fitness when we first moved here last summer. I like the facility very well for our older kids, but I sometimes had trouble with their baby care. (Babies have to be 3 months old, and you have to call two days in advance to make the appointment because their baby section, at least at that time, could only take 8 babies at once.)
We now go to the Matt Ross Community Center which is much closer to our house and less than half the price. Babies have to be 6 months old to be watched there, but I have seen moms walking the indoor track with babies in carriers. A side note, their indoor pool is fabulous!
PS- What part of California? I'm a transplanted Trojan!

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J.N.

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Hi, I have heard of a group called Baby Boot camp. It is a group of expecting mothers, and new mothers to stay in shape. You can take the baby with you and everything. I met the owner, and she is wonderful. They meet at the Great Mall, and one other location. I know that they have a website. Good luck!

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