Finding a gym that offers all the equipment and amenities you need to work out, while also offering a place for your kid(s) to hang out makes things a little easier on busy parents. LA Fitness is a fitness center known for its quality amenities, but what about their childcare?
LA Fitness offers its childcare program for ages three months and up. The Kids Klub is a fun space where parents can drop their kids off during their workouts. Though the Kids Klub is an additional fee outside of the regular membership, LA Fitness offers flexible payment options, including a monthly Kids Klub membership or a pay-per-visit option.
Read on as we dive into the details of Kids Klub at LA Fitness, including the hours, age of children, cost, and if it’s actually worth the expense.
What is LA Fitness?
LA Fitness is a membership-based gym that has more than 600 clubs across the US and Canada.
The fitness club franchise was founded in 1984 in Southern California. The gyms are open seven days a week and offer a variety of workout equipment in addition to personal training and group classes. Many locations offer additional amenities including a pool, basketball court, racquetball, spa, and cafe.
We should point out that LA Fitness gyms are typically independent franchise locations so standards and amenities may vary depending on the owner/operator.
Does LA Fitness provide childcare?
LA Fitness provides childcare through their Kids Klub babysitting program.
The Kids Klub is a popular program with parents since you can drop your kid at the Kids Klub area of the gym and go workout, worry-free.
The activities available for the kids in Kids Klub vary by location. You can always check your club’s website to make sure.
Does LA Fitness charge for childcare?
LA Fitness does charge for their Kids Klub childcare program in addition to your membership fee.
Multiple payment options are available, including a monthly and single visit option. The cost is $10-$15 per child, per month, depending on if you sign up for it initially or as a later add-on to your membership. Or, as an alternative, they offer a single visit option, which is $5 daily.
What is Kids Klub at LA Fitness?
The LA Fitness Kids Klub is a great space for kids to play while the parents are able to work out. Parents can use this babysitting service for up to two hours while remaining on site at the gym. Generally speaking, the Kids Klub includes play mazes, games, arts and crafts, and reading sessions, thought activities do vary by location.
All babysitters undergo background checks so parents can rest easy about their kids while working out. Also, the babysitters can send notifications to your phone through the LA Fitness app, if you are needed.
What hours for Kids Klub?
Kids Klub is available to parents throughout the week, the following days and hours:
Monday through Friday: 8AM – 12PM, 4PM – 8PM
Saturday: 8AM – 12PM
If you’re wondering about a specific day (especially a holiday), you should contact your preferred fitness center location directly.
What age for Kids Klub?
The age limits vary depending on the location, but generally, it’s available for children ages 3 months to 12 years old.
How much is Kids Klub?
The cost to join Kids Klub is an additional fee on top of your monthly gym membership. You can either have a monthly Kids Klub membership or pay each time your child visits Kids Klub. The monthly membership is $10-$15 per month for each child. If you decide to choose the pay per visit option, it will cost $5 each day, per child.
Ultimately, you have to figure out which option works best for your specific situation.
If you decide you won’t be using your Kids Klub membership for a while, you can suspend your Kids Klub membership for an indefinite amount of time, at no cost to you.
Kids Klub membership cost
If you go with the monthly option and choose it when you sign up for LA Fitness, the cost is $10 per month, per child. If you decide you want to add it on at a later time, it will be $15 per month, per child.
Kids Klub single visit cost
The single visit cost is $5 daily.
If you are planning to only take your child with you to the gym once a month or less, then this option makes sense. However, if your child will be going to the gym with you on a regular basis, you are probably better off cost-wise to get the Kids Klub monthly membership.
Is LA Fitness Kids Klub worth it?
This question gets mixed answers from parents. While some parents have great experiences, others do not. Of course, a lot of the answer to the question is dependent on certain factors like the particular LA Fitness facility and staff at the Kids Klub.
To help you determine if it’s right for your family, we’ve listed a few of the pros and cons of the LA Fitness Kids Klub below. Ultimately, we recommend you visit your local LA Fitness, take a tour, and even meet the babysitters at the Kids Klub.
- Option of monthly membership or daily visits
- Convenient for parents who want to workout and need childcare
- Babysitters are required to pass a background check
- Relatively inexpensive compared to hiring a babysitter to stay at your house
- Kids ages 3 months to 12 years old can participate
- Option to suspend Kids Klub membership indefinitely, free of charge
- Two hours is the maximum time kids can stay at Kids Klub
- It’s a big age range of kids (yes, we consider this both a positive and negative of Kids Klub)
- No mid-day hours (12pm-4pm)
- Parents report being asked to come get a child if their diaper needs to be changed
- Parents report being asked to collect a child if they cry for five minutes
- Parents report that the babysitters are not CPR certified