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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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Farmington Family YMCA

  • Address: 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-553-4020
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care (including care for school-aged kids), racquetball

Kids can try six sports, including gymnastics, soccer, floor hockey and cheerleading. There also are plenty of swim lessons, as well as dance, theater, martial arts and Girls on the Run (ages 8-13) options. Check out the "Family Time" programs, too, plus plenty of options for parents.

Franklin Athletic Club

  • Address: 29350 Northwestern Highway, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-352-8000
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes/camps, yoga, Pilates, racquet sports, tennis, child care

Offers a weight loss program, including a FitGirl program that fosters self-esteem in girls. Also has a slew of kids classes, such as basketball, martial arts, dance and more. 

HYPE Recreation Center

  • Address: 23302 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-436-0043
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Monthly: $29/ages 18-plus, $22/ages 12-17, $69/family
  • Amenities: Five basketball and volleyball courts, co-ed and women's-only weight training rooms, 1/8-mile indoor track, computer lab and a cafe.

This Wayne County spot offers free fitness assessments, free fitness classes including a women's-only boot camp, kids Zumba and more. Plus, take advantage of two hours of free daily day care, free tutoring and more.

JCC The Center Fitness Club in Oak Park

  • Address: Jimmy Prentis Morris building, 15110 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-967-4030
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, 1-7 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Various pricing levels depending on age and type of membership; call for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, sports teams, child care

This fitness center has a gym, swimming pool, complimentary group fitness classes and basketball courts. It also offers top-notch locker rooms the feature whirlpools, a steam room/sauna and unlimited towel service. Haven't been to the gym in a while? The JCC offers new members a free fitness orientation with a certified personal trainer.

LA Fitness in southeast Michigan

  • Locations: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Clinton Township, Dearborn, Livonia, Royal Oak, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Troy, Warren, Woodhaven
  • Hours: Open seven days a week; some locations 24/7
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, group fitness classes, whirlpool spa, sauna, racquetball, basketball, personal trainers, Kids Klub (child care), juice bar (note: some amenities may have additional fees)

LA Fitness offers many locations throughout southeast Michigan (visit its website to find details on the one closest to you). This chain welcomes fitness enthusiasts ages 14 and up, making it an option for high-school kids. Plus, if mom and dad want to work out, this facility provides child care.

Lakeshore Family YMCA in St. Clair Shores

  • Address: 23401 E. Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-778-5811
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, noon-3 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Rates vary; contact the branch for details
  • Amenities: Gym, classes, sports teams, child care

This fitness center has something for the whole family. Your little ones can sign up to join in soccer, volleyball, basketball or baseball. Plus, find plenty of ways for mom and dad to meet their health goals, including a gym, fitness equipment and classes.

Lifetime Fitness Canton

  • Address: 1700 Haggerty Road North, Canton Township
  • Phone: 734-394-2800
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Cost: Various options, including monthly or annual payment plans
  • Amenities: Gym, swimming pool, classes, rock climbing wall, racquetball and squash courts, spa and cafe

This all-inclusive club has the perfect features for adults and kids alike. Lifetime offers many ways for you to get your workout in any time of the day. Find activities geared towards kids, too, like summer camps, swimming and sports classes.

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