A new wave of luxury London gyms, wellness clubs and fitness classes are offering top-notch childcare whilst you work out
Absolutely Mama rounds up the best gyms with creches in London.
N FAMILY CLUB
Not a gym, but N Family ‘club’ offers a monthly programme of wellness events for parents of little ones at their stylish nurseries. Get your sweat on with free drop-in fitness sessions held in Clissold park, and a bespoke fitness programme run by Joslyn Thomson Rule, safe in the knowledge that your kids are being taken care of.
With facilities grown ups will be envious of, luxury health club Third Space has just opened its first kids gym concept, Little Space, at their new Islington branch. The very stylish separate dedicated family area has world-class facilities, including a family pool, a mutli-functional sports hall, dance studio, climbing wall and a specialised, OFSTED registered creche, ‘Tiny Space’ for little ones aged 0-5. There’s even a healthy snack bar to satisfy rumbly tummies after burning off all of that energy.
Family wellness and lifestyle club Cloud Twelve in Notting Hill offers one of the most imaginative play zones in the capital. Whilst you enjoy a yoga class or a trip to the spa, little ones aged 0-11 years can immerse themselves in a world of tree houses, pirate ships and giant ladybirds. Qualified ‘play buddies’ are on hand to create adult-led, play-based learning experiences from dress-up to sensory adventures. Your only worry will be how to get them to leave come home-time.
Famous for its celebrity clientele, it’s no surprise that Equinox in Kensington has a kids club to match it’s seriously luxurious gym and wellness facilities. Whilst you work out, little ones can enjoy daily activities such as crafts, movement, storybook reading and dramatic play. Staff members are all certified in CPR and First Aid, and the club makes sure there is a high staff-to-child ratio, which means a lot of personal attention.
Members at Virgin Active can take advantage of the facilities at Club V. Kids for up to four hours a day. Open to little ones aged from 6 weeks to 4 years, there’s activities including sports, arts, crafts and dance, as well as playtime games, pool time, racquet games and family events, all supervised by their qualified team. The gym also runs brilliant ‘Club V’ camps after school throughout the year, as well as every half-term, and during Easter and summer holidays.