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Does anyone know of a pilates studio or course at a facility that offers
childcare? My husband and I would like to take a class together on weekends
but need care for our 20 months old toddler.
The Downtown Berkeley YMCA offers pilates on Saturday mornings at 9am,
a time when Childwatch services are available. The YMCA Childwatch has
low ratios and well trained staff. For questions about the Childwatch,
contact Heather at 510-665-3241 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For
questions about the Saturday morning pilates class, or other ones, that
are offered at the Y, contact Noel at 510-665-3245 or
Try The Dailey Method www.thedaileymethod.com ! Not strictly pilates,
but rather a hybrid of pilates, strength training, yoga -- all set to
contemporary music -- seriously, the most amazing one-hour work out
you've ever had. And, YES, men are welcome and do attend (albeit
occasionally). Childcare is available on Saturday mornings at 8:30a
and 9:45am as well as throughout the week - check out the website for
more info -- and look at the reviews on yelp.com -
Happy Healthy New Year!
I'm in my last trimester and have been physically active. I'd
like to continue that after my baby is born and am wondering if
anyone has any suggestions for a pool/gym with childcare,
preferably in the Oakland/Berkeley area. Has anyone used the
Berkeley YMCA's childcare? How was it? Any thoughts and
comments are greatly appreciated
We've been very happy with the Kidwatch program at the
Berkeley Y. Lots of other good programs for kids, too. Only
complaint I've heard is that sometimes there are too many kids
and you have to wait for someone to leave before your kid can go
it. But mine are older and that's never been a problem for us.
We're huge fans of the Y and its youth programs.
The downtown Berkeley YMCA
's childcare is great! It's always
staffed by great people, my son always has a good time there,
and at $3.00/hr, you can't beat the price.
I attend Club One
at City Center in Oakland. The staff is great
and I have no worries about my child. The cost is $2.00 per
hour if you are a member and a max of 2 hours at a time. They
take from infant to 4 yr olds. You need to reserve time the day
before. Cannot do more than 24 hours in advance.
I'd like a recommendation for a gym in the Oakland area that
provides infant care. The past recommendations are a few years
Thanks a bunch!
I go to the Courthouse Athletic Club on Telegraph Avenue near
Try Club One
at City Center in downtown Oakland. They have a great
child care area, and they take infants at 6-8 weeks old and older
children till 5 years old.
I used it for both my kids and loved it. The club is nice and clean,
tons of great classes, open till 10 pm (childcare goes until 8 pm) and
on weekends. There is a pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and
massage services. I have been a member since 1992 and continue to
enjoy the facilities. And there are great restuarants within walking
distance, the farmer's market on Fridays, city center, the post office
etc. The club sells parking stickers for 2.5 hours for $1-2. Maya
Club One at City Center in Oakland has childcare. We've never used
it, so can't vouch for it personally. It has windows facing the
street, and just about every time I walk by and look in there are a
couple kids inside. I think it's fairly reasonably priced, too.
I've read the couple of postings dating a few years back about
childcare at the Berkeley YMCA that did not sound very
promising as a place I'd feel comfortable leaving my 6 month
old daughter while I work out. But, I am desperate to resume
an exercise program, so can anyone recommend a gym that does
offer trustworthy childcare where I could exercise without
worrying about the safety of my daughter? Has anyone had
experience at Club One in Oakland? Or, better yet, does anyone
know of classes that I could do with my daughter?
Berkeley YMCA (4)
Club One (3)
Courthouse Gym (1)
Oakland YMCA (1)
Has anyone used the child care at local gyms? The Berkeley
Parents website has many postings about Berkeley Y, but little
about other gyms. I'm particularly interested in Courthouse,
but would love to hear about any others.
Club One (3)
Courthouse Gym (2)
I'm looking for a relaxing yet tone-shaping yoga class in the
Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area that has a child watch on spot.
I've tried the one in the Berkeley YMCA, but it didn't work for
me...(small space, too many strollers in and crying babies..).
You didn't say how old your baby was, but Saraswathi Devi at
Yogalayam has a couple of baby/mom classes with childcare
providers at hand. On Monday mornings at 9:30 to 11:00, she has
a class for moms and toddlers (over a year). The kids are in the
same room as the moms, but an adjoining room has toys and scarves
and a childcare person, so the babies stay with mom or go off and
play as they please. Her post-partum yoga class is for babies
under a year and I believe it is on Thursdays from 10:00 to noon.
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