These days it seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done, and taking care of the family typically takes precedence over taking care of yourself. Luckily, these Sacramento businesses offer ways to get fit and improve your health, while your kids are having safe, supervised fun just a room away. Throw on your yoga pants and strap on that Fitbit – it is time to grab the kids and hit the gym.
Fitness Rangers
1717 34th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 739-1100
www.fitnessrangers.net

Located in East Sacramento, Fitness Rangers is a place for serious workouts and performance training. The state-of-the-art facility offers boxing, kickboxing, barre, nutrition packages, cardio and resistance training and numerous daily boot camp classes. The cost for membership involves some heavy wallet lifting, but child care for members is normally only $2 to $4 an hour. There is a comfortable kids’ room that is stocked with toys and family-friendly DVDs, and there are special seasonal programs for children as well. Depending on what other activities are happening at the gym, kids can sometimes join employees in the gym for supervised games and exercises. If you are interested in bringing the kids with you, call first to make sure that there are child care staff members available.

Del Norte
3040 Becerra Way
Sacramento, CA 95821
(916) 483-5111
www.delnorteclub.com

Del Norte is a full-service club that is very family friendly. The childcare center comes free with club membership, and is open 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. on weekdays, and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Kids who may have outgrown the amenities of the child care center may prefer the junior lounge, which is also fully supervised. After-school childcare is available on weekdays at additional cost. There are various other programs for kids throughout the year, including a summer day camp for children 5 to 12 years old, and sports camps for other age groups.

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Fitness System
2531 Evergreen Ave.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 371-7900
www.fitwestsac.com

Fitness System, which has the motto “burn calories, not cash,” offers several options for joining, including month-to-month memberships starting around $45 for one person. All memberships include free child care. Although the gym is open 24/7, child care is only available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays. Fitness System staff member Angel says the people working in the child care area are 100% focused on the kids, who can enjoy art supplies, games, video games and movies while parents work out. The gym offers workout equipment and machines, weight training, certified massage therapy, tanning and classes from Zumba to hula. Fitness System has several other locations, including one in South Land Park.

California Family Fitness
3880 Innovator Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 239-4455
www.californiafamilyfitness.com

Locally owned and operated CalFit has locations all over the Sacramento area, including this state-of-the-art club in South Natomas. The Kidz Klub includes supervised, age-appropriate play areas, both indoors and out, and members can pay for childcare by the day or as part of a monthly package.

Child care is available for kids from 6-months-old to preteens, with activities for the younger kids including story time, tumbling, parachute play, interactive animal exploration and other games. Activities for other children can involve volleyball, crab soccer, dancing, sports, strength training, movies, crafts and parties.

The Capital Athletic Club
1515 8th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 442-3927
www.capitalac.com

CAC members can receive free childcare for kids aged 1 to 11-years-old on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Games, movies, crafts and other activities are just part of the fun for children. This is by no means a low-cost gym, and amenities include a café, complimentary shoeshine service, massage and physical therapy, facials, waxing, hair and nail salon. Members can also opt to use the lavish executive locker room, which offers permanent lockers, a private area with plasma televisions and a private lounge with beer and wine.

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Valerie Heimerich is a freelance writer out of Sacramento. She typically covers animals and community issues. She has volunteered and worked for many organizations helping animals and people.
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