Best Gyms with Childcare in San Francisco

Sara Mauskopf October 21, 2019

You may get your exercise from chasing after your kids, but parents in search of a more formal workout need not look far. Plenty of gyms offer child care while you work out, providing a fun experience for your kids and an opportunity for you to break a sweat. Check out our picks for the best gyms with childcare in San Francisco.


With a long history of helping the members of the community with fitness and health goals, the YMCA locations in San Francisco offer affordable membership that include programs for the whole family and locations throughout the entire city. While not all locations offer child care, centers like Stonestown and Presidio do. Many locations, such as the one in the Mission, offer Kid’s Night Out providing your child with care and activity while you get to go out on the town. Membership to the YMCA means that regardless of where you live or which gym you sign up at you are able to access the amenities of all locations.


Home to a beautiful 45,000 square foot fitness center with designated studios for group classes, cycling, meditation and more, the JCCSF offers affordable open memberships to suit your needs as well as providing child watch at an additional price. Rates for child watch can vary depending on the age of your child and whether you want just a quick workout or an extended session (up to 2 hours). While child watch is open to non-members at a higher rate, please keep in mind that you must make a reservation in advance in order to accommodate your child.

Yoga Flow — Ocean

Parenting is a tough job, but Yoga Flow is a haven in which you can center yourself, your mind, and your body to help you be the best parent you can. With a number of difference packages to choose from you can tailor your schedule to suit your needs. At the Ocean location, child care is available seven days a week at an additional cost. You can help your mind relax by knowing that your child will be well taken care of and entertained. Discounts are offered for siblings so no one in the family gets left out.

Equinox — Union Street

Exercise is sweaty and gross but your gym doesn’t have to be. The luxurious Equinox on Union Street provides state of the art work out equipment, spa treatments, personal training, and a variety of exclusive classes. High quality shampoos, conditioners, and lotions are supplied in all the locker and steam rooms along with unlimited towel service. The Union Street location watches children ages 4 months to 12 years old for an additional cost. Child care has a 2 hour time limit and reservations must be made in advance to secure a spot.

24 Hour Fitness — Potrero Sport & Ocean Sport

Nothing beats the convenience of a good 24 Hour Fitness gym. With reasonable rates and easy access, there’s a reason so many of us sign up every January. To add to the appeal, two gyms in San Francisco also offer a Kids Club for an additional rate. Potrero Sport and Ocean Sport both offer child care for kids ranging from 6 months to 12 years old. Hours for child care will vary from location to location as well as rates, but reservations are not required. Keep in mind that they can easily fill up during busy hours.


Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie. She’s also the mom of two young daughters and another child on the way! Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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