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Although nobody can be more cherished, a child can sometimes make it tough for parents to do the things they love and need to do. Working out is one of those practices. No more excuses because now some of the best Los Angeles gyms provide child care. Consider the following options, they’re superb.
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(credit: A Adam S./Yelp)


Equinox
1835 Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 473-1447
www.equinox.com

Featuring a ‘Kids Club,’ the Equinox in West LA is one of the best gyms in LA if you need to get your workout in but keep a close eye on your tot. Open to children ages three months and older, the upscale gym offers the child care by trained early childhood education specialists. Your kids will be in good hands! The Equinox in Woodland Hills also offers a Kids Club.

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(credit: Bob R./Yelp)


Spectrum Athletic Clubs
17383 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 459-2582
www.spectrumclubs.com

These days, you can’t just leave your kid at home when you go in for a workout. So, why not bring them along when you workout at Spectrum. The gym has their own Kids Club which thinks outside the box with interactive ways to encourage fitness and also support learning. Offering activities, and games, the community atmosphere here is a big draw. Additionally, all staff are exceptionally trained and friendly easing any worry parents have.

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Total Woman Gym & Day Spa
2755 Pacific Coast Hwy
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 891-2237
www.totalwomanspa.com

It’s only natural that a place named “Total Woman Gym & Day Spa” would have their own version of a kids club. Aside from classes that will really get you going and in shape like pilates and strength training, the gym also boasts a supervised play area for kids. Kids aged 2 months to 12 years are welcome to the gym and you can be sure they’ll be entertained with all types of games and fun!

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Breakthru Fitness
345 S. Lake Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-1700
www.breakthrufitness.com

A warm and friendly staff makes Breakthru Fitness feel like your home away from home. While the older members of your family take on all sorts of workouts including pilates, yoga, and fitness classes like spinning and a plethora of other options, the younger members of your tribe spend time taking part in some play time in the childcare facility on the premises that is part and parcel of this highly touted facility located in Pasadena.

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(credit: Skye Conant)


Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 625-2211
www.laac.com

Inside the illustrious 1912 Beaux Arts edifice that has long housed the legendary Los Angeles Athletic Club, a fantastic place to workout, is only one of the attractions for members. Also in the mix are a number of dining options, an indoor swimming pool, and even a small hotel. But for parents, the most important aspect of this downtown enterprise is the child care center, where kids ages 6 months and older are treated to their own personal play room, complete with lots of toys and games. Professional child care workers are also on hand to make sure everything goes smoothly in this highly praised program.

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(credit: Ryan D./Yelp)


Trifecta Fit Sport
900 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 304-3000
www.trifectafitsport.com

This private gym in beautiful Pasadena is massive at 21,000 square feet so there’s room for lots of amenities. One of them that is intended for kids who want to have fun while their parents take on everything from kickboxing to weight training is a brightly colored area equipped with all kinds of inventive diversions, up to and including bean bag chairs and a giant giraffe made of wood. Talk about a great place to spend your time if you’re a tot who has a parent who likes to get his or her exercise on.

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(credit: Jonathan A./Yelp)


Crossfit Ganbette
3235 N. San Fernando Road, Unit 4
Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 739-9138
www.crossfitganbatte.com

If you want your kids to get fit while you do, try this Glassell Park outpost where there’s a program called crossfit kids that is offered for the younger members of your clan. Consider this concept childcare with a purpose. Anyone who is older than 4 and younger than 13 can take part in this special aspect of this facility that fights against childhood obesity while promising better health for all. And, the best part? These classes are fun and age appropriate, definitely a winning combination.

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(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


Crossfit High Voltage
219 W. Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 848-8804
www.crossfithighvoltage.com

Another crossfit gym, Crossfit High Voltage, located in Burbank, offers their “Lil Sparkx’ program, an added treat inspired by all the parents with growing families who work out at this earnest outfit. The cost is just a dollar for each of your little ones to be professionally supervised in a childproof environment while you do the proverbial heavy lifting. The area where your kids will play is, well, playful as well as colorful and filled with all sorts of childish diversions that promise to encourage your kids to have a swell time while you get down to your own fitness business at hand.

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Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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