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Best Family Fitness Centers in Southeast Michigan

Where can you find the best workout and active sport fun in 2014 for parents and kids? Try these venues in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Is your family looking for a place to meet its fitness goals? Try Metro Parent's list of family-friendly fitness centers, ranging from state-of-the-art gyms to local community centers. These venues are geared at many age groups, from parents to kids. Take some time to decide which facility fits your family best. These spots offer a wide variety of activities, equipment, perks and pricing options. Many also provide a free tour, and some even give you a free trial – try the gym out a few times before you commit to an annual contract, to see if it's the right match.

Ann Arbor YMCA

  • Address: 400 W. Washington St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-996-9622
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care, indoor track, three basketball courts

Get to know this extensive workout facility that caters to families in the Ann Arbor area. Does your child want to sign up for a sports team? She can here. Searching for a place to get in shape and get to know your community? You can do that here, too.

Beverly Hills Club

  • Address: 31555 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills
  • Phone: 248-642-8500
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes/camps, yoga, spin, tennis, child care

This premier health facility has a host of kid-friendly amenities, including Junior Tennis, Manta Ray Swim School and the X-RKade fitness arcade.

Birmingham Family YMCA

  • Address: 400 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-644-9036
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care

This YMCA branch is known for its extensive gymnastics and swim team programs. If your child really takes to the water, consider having him or her join the Birmingham Blue Dolphins team.

Boll Family YMCA in Detroit

  • Address: 1401 Broadway St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-309-YMCA (9622)
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, racquetball, squash

Located near Comerica Park, here, you and your family can enjoy classes, sports teams and even a rock-climbing wall! This fitness center recently got new equipment that's perfect to help your family hit all those fitness goals.

Carls Family YMCA in Milford

  • Address: 300 Family Drive, Milford
  • Phone: 248-685-3020
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care

This facility offers an assortment of fitness equipment and swimming pool time to keep your kids active and your family working out together. There are also 10 youth sports options, varying from basketball and dodgeball to gymnastics and a sports sampler. Features Girls on the Run, too (geared at ages 8-13).

Downriver Family YMCA in Southgate

  • Address: 16777 Northline Road, Southgate
  • Phone: 734-282-YMCA (9622)
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care, kids' club

With an extensive outdoor aquatic facility, this Y is a great summer destination filled with water slides, a splash area and more. In colder weather, head indoors to workout in the gym or swim some laps inside. Beyond youth sports, there's also dance, martial arts and kids rock climbing.

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