With the Pacific Northwest’s unseasonably warm, dry start to the year, Seattleites are eagerly looking ahead to summer – and to getting back into swimsuit shape. For parents who are looking to slim down, shape up, and shed those winter pounds, hitting the gym and juggling child care can be complicated. Thanks to these top gyms that offer child care, parents can enjoy worry-free workouts while their children play, laugh, and learn with dedicated caregivers. From the Olympic Athletic Club to the Bellevue Club, these are the best local gyms that provide child care in Seattle.
Olympic Athletic Club
5301 Leary Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 789-5010

The award-winning Olympic Athletic Club, which is open 24 hours a day, five days a week, is a long-time Seattle favorite for the entire family. The gym was was recognized the “Best Health Club” by Seattle Magazine in 2012 and the “Best Gym in Seattle” by CitySearch in 2013. The Olympic Athletic Club’s childcare program is stellar, as well: Child care is offered Monday through Saturday for children as young as four months old. The gym’s Kids Korner provides daycare to members and nonmembers who are using the facility – and every month, members receive ten free hours of childcare. Additional child care is also available for $3 per hour.

The Seattle GYM
3811 N.E. 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 524-9246

The Seattle GYM has something to offer for everyone, including classes such as Reach, Zumba, Bodypump, yoga, weight training, personal training, and excellent child care. For those coming to the gym with kids in tow, child care is affordable at $3 per child and available on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You will need to call ahead, and the number of children per session is limited to six.

Magnuson Athletic Club 
7751 63rd Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 452-1500

The Magnuson Athletic Club is a full health club featuring fitness classes, nutritionists, personal training, and massage therapy. Whether you’re looking to take a run, relax or rejuvenate with yoga, cycle, or participate in personal training, the Magnuson Athletic Club has something to offer for every fitness level and ability. The MiniMAC Kids Club, which is available for children between the ages of six months and 14 years, features movies, homework time, creative play, drawing, books, and sports. The MiniMAC Kids Club is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Child care only costs $3 per hour with a two-hour limit.

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Washington Athletic Club 
1325 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-7900

The Washington Athletic Club (WAC), now celebrating 85 years of health, fitness, and fun, features athletics, including personal training, classes, and sports clubs; club events; a spa; and food and wine from its restaurants and cafe. The WAC’s WeeWACs ChildCare Center, which has drop-off child care, provides children with age-appropriate activities, such as art, cooking, music, movement, and crafts. Members can bring children to WeeWACs for up to three hours during each visit. Reservations are required and can be booked as far as one month in advance.

The Bellevue Club
11200 S.E. Sixth Ave.
Bellevue, WA 98004
(425) 455-1616

The family-friendly Bellevue Club is worth a quick trip across the water to the east side. This expansive gym has 200,000 square feet of facilities, including pools, wellness resources, and activity rooms. Child care is available for children between the ages of three weeks and six years. For children under three years of age, child care is $9.20 per hour, and for children between the ages of three to six, childcare is $8.20 per hour. Child care is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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Tracy Campion is a freelance writer covering all things Seattle. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.