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Old 09-22-2009, 09:46 AM   #1
 
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I was looking at the YMCA near me, looks great and the best rated one in the area but it's 'family friendly'. I guess it's okay if there are designated areas, but are there really kids walking/running around the same areas where the adults work out?? That sucks if it does, because the gym looks really nice.

Does anyone here go to a gym with kids allowed?
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:49 AM   #2
 
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I was looking at the YMCA near me, looks great and the best rated one in the area but it's 'family friendly'. I guess it's okay if there are designated areas, but are there really kids walking/running around the same areas where the adults work out?? That sucks if it does, because the gym looks really nice.

Does anyone here go to a gym with kids allowed?
no. the kids are not running about. They are usually in a rec room like area
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
 
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I was looking at the YMCA near me, looks great and the best rated one in the area but it's 'family friendly'. I guess it's okay if there are designated areas, but are there really kids walking/running around the same areas where the adults work out?? That sucks if it does, because the gym looks really nice.

Does anyone here go to a gym with kids allowed?
Family friendly also means that if you've got a 13 year old kid, she can work out with you on the treadmill. That was one of the reasons (many years ago) that I joined a Y over a regular health club. I wanted to spend quality time with my daughter doing various things, and the other health clubs didn't allow anyone under 18.
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I belong to a YMCA in my area and it's great. It's very 'family friendly' in that they have alot of programs for the kids, summer camp, swimming lessons and a child care center.

There aren't any kids allowed in the actual gym though, like where people work out. In my gym, there is a locker room downstairs near the pool that kids are allowed in and one upstairs for adults only.

The memebership that allows use of the upstairs locker room is a little more, but for me it's totally worth it because all aerobics type classes are free and so is the child care. I'm not sure if your YMCA is the same, but there definitely should not be kids in the work out area.

On Saturday's you'll see alot of kids coming in and out for karate and ballet and other programs, but they're not running around all over the place.
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Thanks, I see it varies. I was wondering too if the kids can use the machines and locker rooms as well.
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There are tons of kids at my Y, but they are not in the adult workout areas. They are either in the childcare room (if they are very young), or they are attending a child-specific exercise or enrichment program. They are not allowed to just be running around unsupervised. They have to be 14 to use the fitness equipment, but only with an adult present. There are separate locker rooms for kids and adults...adults can use the kid locker room if they want to be with their kid, but kids cannot use the adult locker room.

I take my kids to the lap pool with me sometimes, because they are too old for childcare. They love to swim laps and they just share my lane with me. There are seldom other kids doing that. Kids in the pools have to be accompanied by their own adults, both at the indoor fitness pools and outdoor play pools.
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There are kids on machines, in other words, in the adult workout area, at my local Y. It's kind of annoying.

It's worse in the summer and during winter break, of course.
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There are kids on machines, in other words, in the adult workout area, at my local Y. It's kind of annoying.
Yea I really don't like this, but that is what the Y is known for I suppose(family friendly). I'll have to see if the benefits of this gym outweigh that factor. It is just 5 minutes from work and the classes look better than the other gyms I have seen. I don't go to the gym on weekends, just after work and maybe I'd go during lunch if it's so close.
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At my YMCA, kids are in childcare or the gym or kid-specific classes/programs. Kids 8 and up ARE permitted in group exercise classes (which, as a Yoga instructor, I don't entirely agree with). To use the actual adult workout facilities though, they must be at least 12, and 12-16 year olds have to complete a 3-session orientation before they can use the workout equipment.
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
 
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Every gym I've belonged to has had a sign in the weight room that says kids under 14 aren't allowed. It's a huge liability to allow kids because of potential for injury.

If you're nervous about it, either ask or visit a couple times during the time frame you'd be there.
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