Pure Barre is one of the hottest new workout classes to take off in recent years. The low-impact full-body workout is especially popular with women and moms, making the question of childcare during classes a common one.
Pure Barre studios do not typically offer childcare. Since Pure Barre is a class franchised out to individual studios and instructors, the decision of whether to offer childcare is made at the studio level. You will need to check with each studio to find out whether or not they have childcare, although the answer is usually no.
Read on to find out more about how to find childcare during your Pure Barre classes and a few creative alternatives to utilizing in-studio childcare.
Does Pure Barre provide childcare or kid care?
Pure Barre studios don’t typically have space or the staffing to provide childcare during workouts. This is true of most other boutique fitness studios like OrangeTheory and SoulCycle as well. Unfortunately, this can be a dealbreaker for many moms of young children who need a childcare option to have a chance to work out.
In general, Pure Barre franchise locations are not usually set up to offer childcare services. However, some Pure Barre studios offer their own babysitting services during select classes (typically during weekday morning and afternoon classes).
Childcare will usually cost you a small fee, such as $4 per child per class. Most studios will require that you pay and register ahead of time to secure a childcare spot before coming to class.
You will need to check with your local Pure Barre franchise to determine their specific childcare offerings. In big cities or suburban areas where there is a higher demand for workout classes that accommodate moms, you may have better luck finding a studio that offers childcare than if you live in a rural area or a small town.
You can locate and contact a franchise near you by visiting the Pure Barre website.
How to find childcare at Pure Barre
So if you’ve contacted your local Pure Barre studio, and they do not provide childcare during their workout classes, are you out of luck? Not entirely.
Here are a few possible alternatives for childcare while you work out:
- Look for a daycare near your Pure Barre studio
- Try out Pure Barre Go
- Trade with another mom
- Find a gym with similar classes
Hopefully one of them will work for you and your family!
Look for a Daycare Near Your Pure Barre Studio
Many drop-in childcare franchises are priced by the hour and designed to let parents easily obtain a few hours of childcare services here and there.
These centers are perfect for moms to get away for a short workout class. Some regional examples include Adventure Kids Playcare in Texas and Kidspark in California. You can search for “drop-in daycare” or “hourly daycare” near you to find a facility that can best meet your needs.
You can also check with your local Pure Barre studio if they know of any local childcare facilities. Some daycare centers may even offer discounts for Pure Barre members and have a special referral program set up with the local studio to offer childcare packages at reduced rates.
(Did you know? Austin, Texas even has a mobile babysitting truck created just for this purpose!)
Pure Barre Go
You can’t beat the convenience of being able to work out in your own home, on your own schedule.
One alternative for busy moms on the go is the option of Pure Barre Go – an online program that features instant access to 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 30-, 45-, and 60-minute Pure Barre workouts on your phone or computer.
The cost of Pure Barre Go is $29.99 a month, and a free trial is usually available.
With this option, as long as you work around naptime or can find a way to keep your kids entertained, you won’t need a babysitter or childcare services at all. This is especially helpful if you have multiple young children or prefer to work out on a daily basis on your own time.
Trade With Another Mom
If you can find another mom friend (or 2) who is also interested in taking Pure Barre classes and wouldn’t mind taking turns watching the kids, this can be a great creative solution to get you both the workout and the childcare you need.
For example, you could offer to watch her kids during her class time on Tuesdays in exchange for her watching your little ones for a few hours on Thursdays. If you don’t know anyone who might be interested, you could leave a note at the studio with your phone number or advertise your interest on a local mom Facebook group.
Who knows, you just might make a new friend too!
Find a Gym With Similar Classes
If none of the other alternatives work for you, it may be a better option to find a local gym or fitness club that offers childcare and similar classes to Pure Barre.
Pure Barre is not the only barre method class, and many local gyms have similar programs. These classes can often be less expensive because they aren’t working with the Pure Barre branding and franchise fees.
Facilities such as LA Fitness are larger and feature dedicated childcare spaces like Kids Klub to accommodate busy parents better. You will typically pay an additional monthly rate or pay a drop-in fee for utilizing these childcare services.
You can also look for another franchise that may offer its own childcare services. Other franchises include Barre3, Xtend Barre, and Bar Method. Some parents have had good luck with finding Barre3 studios that offer childcare.
If you want to learn more, I have put together a huge list of which gyms have childcare and which ones don’t!