As we bid farewell to 2017, most of us are deciding what we hope to accomplish in the new year. Whether we call them resolutions or goals, it is likely that “getting active” or “working out more” make the cut. Of course, when you’re a parent, carving out the time for a consistent workout regimen can be quite the challenge.
At-home fitness can be great, whether it’s getting out for a run or streaming a workout routine, but there’s something to be said for the accountability (and lack of diaper change interruption) that can be found in a gym or group setting.
With the rise in popularity of boutique fitness classes, fitness centers with regular hours and childcare options are becoming harder to find. Locally, there are a few solid choices with great schedules and awesome programming for your littles.
1045 Anastasia Boulevard, St. Augustine, FL 32080. (904) 471-4300
Situated in the heart of the Island, Anastasia Fitness is a wonderful solution for moms who are seeking a great workout and quality childcare. Whether you prefer to pay for gym use and group classes on a drop-in basis or take on the annual membership for complete access to one-on-one coaching, team training, nutrition education and classes, this gym has a little something for everyone. StaFit Childcare has daily, monthly and annual options, perfect for every schedule and budget.
500 Pope Road, St. Augustine, FL 32080. (904) 471-9622
There’s no need to feel down! Just get yourself to the St. Augustine YMCA and check out the amenities of the top-voted health/fitness club in town. While moms can get their heart rate pumping in the group classes, cycles studio and among all the cardio and strength equipment, littles can enjoy the KidZone, the Tumble Room, and can even take advantage of swim lessons or youth sports. Individual and family plans are available, making this a great option for everyone in your home.
107 Nature Walk Parkway, Suite 106, St. Augustine, FL 32092. (904) 287-2101
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a week, Every Body Fitness is ready to help you meet your fitness goals while providing your children with supervised care in their Kidz Club. EBF offers both personal training and group fitness classes to get you active and moving.
Class locations in St. Johns, North St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach
FIT4MOM® is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. According to Karina (one of the owners), moms can “expect an amazing, challenging and fun workout, support, and acceptance from all moms, and leaving with a smile.” Come see how we’re helping to give moms the “STRENGTH FOR MOTHERHOOD!” With classes in St. Johns/ North St. Augustine and St. Augustine Beach you’re sure to find a time and class that works for both you and your kiddos.
Well Women 360 and Bay & Bee Bartram Springs
Lauren Giles trains perinatal women and provides women with the knowledge and exercises to support a healthy pregnancy. Her classes also help common pregnancy-related issues such as Diastasis Recti, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Clients experience a faster healing phase post-baby. There is a childcare room for the Fit Mamas class and non-mobile babes are welcome to the join the Post Partum Class. See her Facebook page to see up-to-date class meetings.
Whether you are getting back in the habit of an active lifestyle or trying to keep your groove going, one of these gyms should be able to help you meet your goals for the new year! Now, it’s up to you to go make those goals a reality!