If you feel like you have picked up some bad habits over the last six months, few would blame you – and you most certainly aren’t alone. Whilst many of us are now working from home, we’ve noticed how easy it is to exercise less, eat more and of course, wine o’clock comes around pretty quickly nowadays! If the arrival of spring has given you a new lease of life and you’re looking to get yourself back on track, then take a look at these fantastic fitness options that offer child-minding, so you can focus on your activity of choice be it: Pilates, yoga, outdoor bootcamps, classes and gyms! With these great crèches your kids will be dragging you to the gym!
The Studio, Rozelle
The Studio, located in Rozelle, run Pilates reformer classes, mat Pilates, barre, boxilates and circuit training in a modern space, filled with natural light. The crèche runs closely alongside the group exercise space, so your little ones are in close proximity to you, but you can focus on yourself knowing that they are being supervised by experienced child-care workers/local mums. For mums-to-be, all classes are pregnancy-friendly. Our tip: you can also use the crèche services whilst you have a massage!
Crèche open hours: Monday – Friday 10.20am to 12.30pm (see group exercise timetable for specific times/classes)
Crèche cost: $2.50 (group class) Free for an appointment, private session or massage
Address: 661 Darling Street, Rozelle
Phone: 9810 9600
Trunk Studios, Dulwich Hill
Trunk Studios, located in Dulwich Hill, runs yoga, reformer, mat Pilates and barre classes. The small class sizes mean that the experienced teachers have the time to work with each member’s specific needs, ensuring that you’ll get the most out of each session. Their crèche is available during daytime classes so you can grab some you time.
Crèche open hours: Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 1pm, Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 11.30am
Crèche cost: Free for full membership, or for a small fee
Address: 404 New Canterbury Road, Dulwich Hill
Phone: 0426 040 425
Healthy Habit Fitness, St Peters & Marrickville (+ various locations)
Healthy Habit Fitness offers outdoor bootcamp training in St Peters and Marrickville. Whilst you train, there is a free nanny service to look after your little one. So you will have a full hour to yourself and can get a good workout, whilst you baby gets to socialise and have fun! Toddlers are also able to join in. Not only do you get fit but the group classes have a real sense of community, with an emphasis on women supporting women. Book yourself in for your two week trial on the Healthy Habit Fitness website.
Location: St Peters and Marrickville
Phone: 0424 726 184
Stellar Performance, Haberfield and Annandale
Stellar Performance for women offers babysitting for your little ones on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9.30am in Haberfield, while you attend your workout. Bookings are required.
Child-minding cost: $2.20 per session
Phone: 0425 455 377 or 0408 865 545
GYMS WITH A CRECHE
Annette Kellarman Aquatic Centre, Marrickville
As well as the 50-metre indoor pool, the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre has a fitness centre with a wide variety of cardio and resistance equipment. The crèche is located in the Silver Mermaid Room, where the kids will enjoy playing with toys and play equipment. For little ones aged eight weeks to five years of age.
Crèche open hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 12.30pm
Crèche cost: $5.20 per hour per child
Address: Black Street, Marrickville
Phone: 9565 1906
Athletic Buddha, Concord
The Athletic Buddha is a family friendly gym located in Concord. Whilst you work up a sweat on the gym floor, your little one will be taken care of by their friendly staff at the free, spacious crèche. For children aged six weeks to pre-kindy.
Crèche open hours: 9.30am and 10.30am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 9.30am Wednesdays, 8.00am Saturdays
Crèche fees: Free to all members
Phone: 0451 932 013
Address: 1/2a Rothwell Avenue, Concord West
Balmain Fitness, Balmain
Balmain Fitness has modern gym facilities, a vast range of equipment and over 35+ group fitness classes each week. Their child-minding service is available to all members, so parents can workout whilst the little ones are amused with toys, videos and crafts in a child-minding room. There are always two child-minders rostered for each session. Bookings are essential.
Crèche open hours: Monday–Friday 9.00am to 11.30am, Saturday 8.15am to 11.30am
Crèche cost: $2 per child
Address: 32 Robert Street, Rozelle
Phone: 9818 3555
Camperdown Fitness, Camperdown
Camperdown Fitness has state-of-the-art fitness equipment and a range of group classes. The crèche is well equipped with toys, books, art and craft. There is a secure space for babies under two, a sleep/rest area and a child-friendly toilet. Book in advance.
Crèche open hours: Monday–Friday 8.30am to 1pm, Saturday 8am to 1pm
Crèche cost: $7 per child, $10 for two children
Address: 63/65 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown
Phone: 8594 2900
Crunch Female Fitness, Leichhardt
Founded by two Inner West mums who needed somewhere child-friendly to train, they opened Crunch Female Fitness Centre and Krunch for Kids in Leichhardt. You can work out in non-intimidating ladies-only environment, whilst the kids are safe and happy in the supervised child-minding area. For babies, pre-schoolers and children up to twelve years.
Crèche open hours: Monday-Saturday 9am to 12.30pm
Crèche cost: $4 per child
Address: Leichhardt Marketplace, 122-138 Flood Street, Leichhardt
Phone: 9518 1588
Fitness Playground, Marrickville
Fitness Playground is not your traditional gym. The classes, equipment, and vibrant interior designed space, make this gym a welcoming space with a great atmosphere – and of course there is a crèche to boot! Classes on offer include gymnastics, aerial yoga, barre, and even a circus-inspired trapeze class! There’s also the boxing studio, a mind body studio and zones for weights and cardio.
Crèche open hours: 9am-1pm weekdays, 8am-12pm Saturdays
Crèche cost: $5 per week (unlimited use for one child)
Address: Level 1, 258-272 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Phone: 9559 6615
Five Dock Leisure Centre, Five Dock
Five Dock Leisure Centre have a large range of fitness equipment, group fitness classes and exercise programs. Their crèche facility provides care for children of all ages from six weeks to eight years of age. They have a unique indoor/outdoor play area, which is equipped with games, toys and craft.
Crèche open hours: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm weekdays, 8.30am-11.30am Saturdays
Crèche cost: Members -$5.50 per 90mins. Non members – $9 per 90mins
Address: Queens Road & William Street, Five Dock
Leidchhardt Park Aquatic Centre (LPAC), Lilyfield
As well as six swimming pools, LPAC also offers a variety of group fitness classes and a gym.Their crèche caters for children aged eight weeks to six years old. So you get to make use of the facilities whilst professional and friendly staff care for your children.
Crèche open hours: Monday-Friday 9am to 1pm, Saturday 8.30am to 11.30am
Crèche fees: $5.20 per hour (or 10 pack $46.80)
Address: May Street, Lilyfield
Phone: 8061 9700
Summer Hill Gym, Summer Hill
Located on Hardie Avenue, Summer Hill Gym offers everything from group exercise classes to a wide variety of cardio, weights and strength training equipment. The crèche is open from Monday to Saturday and caters for children aged three months to six years.
Crèche open hours: Monday-Saturday 8am to 11.30am
Crèche cost: Free
Address: 1 Hardie Ave, Summer Hill
Phone: 9799 0014
MUMS AND BUBS
If you want to have your child closer to you, then there are plenty of fantastic mums and bubs classes across the Inner West – where your little ones are welcome to join in the fun. Here are few to get you started:
For more fitness options, including personal trainers in the Inner West, check out the fitness section in our Business Directory.