One of the biggest struggles that come with trying to visit the gym when you have kids is finding childcare. Not only is it hard to find a qualified person to watch your kids but it’s also sometimes hard to justify the price tag that comes along with it.
When I was at home with both Carter and Sophie, I would go to the YMCA frequently, and having access to childminding made all of the difference. Not only was I able to get in my workouts but I also knew that kids were well taken care of for an affordable price.
Childminding At Don Wheaton Family YMCA
Starting on January 28th, 2019 the Don Wheaton Family YMCA is extending their childminding hours to serve you better and so that you can take the time you need to get in that workout. As the perfect place in the downtown Edmonton core for families to get together and stay active the new days and times that childminding will be available include:
- Mondays from 4:15-8: 15 pm
- Tuesdays from 9:45am-1:15pm
- Wednesdays from 5-8pm
- Thursdays from 9:45am-1: 15 pm
- Saturdays from 9am-noon
Available for kids 0-12yrs, childminding will available on a drop-in basis. For those that have a family membership childminding is free, however, if you do not have a membership but are still access the Don Wheaton Family YMCA the cost is $7/child per visit.
Benefits Of A YMCA Membership
One of the things that many families love about the all-inclusive YMCA membership is that swimming lessons are included. This can be a huge expense so having it included definitely helps.
Your membership also gives you access to over 80 free drop-in classes which include Zumba, Aquafit, Cycle fit, and TRX just to name a few. When accessing the Don Wheaton Family YMCA members also receive 3 hours of free underground heated parking.
You can find the Don Wheaton Family YMCA in downtown Edmonton at 10211 102 Ave. Learn more about their location, take a look at their weekly schedule and more at northernalberta.ymca.ca.
This post was created in partnership with YMCA of Northern Alberta, all opinions are my own.