Grand Rapids Fitness Centers for Families

Want to get in shape as a family? Check out one of these Grand Rapids fitness centers – plus some in nearby cities.

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It’s almost time to make those New Year’s resolutions! If getting in shape as a family is on your list, perhaps it’s time to invest in a gym membership. Staying active with kids can be difficult, but there are plenty of places that kids are welcome to hang out while parents exercise or even where they can exercise together. Some of these Grand Rapids fitness centers have daycare options available, and some have child programs as well as adult programs. There are even centers where kids can work out with children. Rates vary place to place and based on packages, so call ahead or check their website for pricing.

Alkalign Studios

  • Address: 523 Ada Drive SE, Suite 101, Ada
  • Phone: 616-425-9340
  • Hours: Check ahead for class times

Balance yourself with Alkalign Studios. The California chain has only one location in Michigan, and they offer plenty of classes and child care in the playroom so parents can take a class while their children run off steam.

David D. Hunting YMCA

  • Address: 475 Lake Michigan Drive NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-855-9622
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

This location is the first LEED certified YMCA in the nation and was built in 2005. Parents can bring their kids to the KidZone while they exercise in the state-of-the-art facility. There are also plenty of programs that kids can participate in.

Family Fitness Center

  • Address: 3325 Plainfield Ave., Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-361-0100
  • Hours: 24/7

Family Fitness Center offers child care during certain workout hours, so check ahead for those times. They offer over 25 classes to members, and there are women-only exercise facilities, as well. Check out the programs for kids too.

Girlfriends Fit Club

  • Address: 2975 West Shore Drive, Holland
  • Phone: 616-399-9086
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

The Friends Club child care will watch your kids while you work out, and the kids will enjoy daily organized activities.

Ionia County YMCA

  • Address: 250 E. Tuttle Road, Ionia
  • Phone: 616-527-5760
  • Hours: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

This Y location offers after-school child care, has a pool for swim lessons, and the location is within Ionia High School, making lessons with kids convenient for parents and teens.

Lowell YMCA

  • Address: 1335 W. Main St., Lowell
  • Phone: 616-897-8445
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday

There are plenty of recreational and educational programs here for children, as well as a KidZone for kids to enjoy while parents are exercising.

Mary Free Bed YMCA

  • Address: 5500 Burton St. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-285-9077
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Kids can have fun in the KidZone while parents exercise. There are plenty of amenities for fitness, nutrition and healthy aging for kids and adults alike, and has fully accessible sports for those with disabilities.

MVP Sports Club

MVP Sportsplex

  • Address: 4035 Burton St., Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-254-8800
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

Athletic Club Grand Rapids

  • Address: 115 Crahen Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-575-8650
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday

Athletic Club Holland

  • Address: 650 S. Waverly Road, Holland
  • Phone: 616-594-7000
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Metro Club

  • Address: 33 Fountain St., Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-254-8600
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday

MVP locations offer a variety of kids’ programs, classes, events and day camps, so check ahead with your local location to see what exactly is offered there. There is plenty of equipment, technology and programs for adults to use as well.

Renew Mama Studio

  • Address: 5161 Northland Drive, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-425-9642
  • Hours: Check ahead for class times and child care times

Renew Mama offers options for moms to wear their babies to yoga or barre classes. Plus, find kids’ yoga classes so you and your little one can exercise together.

Spartan Stores YMCA

  • Address: 5722 Metro Way SW, Wyoming
  • Phone: 616-885-5500
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

Families can all be active together at this location, and children can enter programs at their child development center, as well as the KidZone. This YMCA is also partnered with Metro Health Sports Medicine Center to nurse any sports-related injuries and offer additional care.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

  • Address: 2500 S. Division Ave, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-588-7200
  • Hours: 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

There are plenty of programs and activities here for kids and adults alike, as well as free child care for members. Programs for kids expand beyond sports to cater to every child’s interests.

Visser Family YMCA

  • Address: 3540 Fairlanes Ave. SW, Grandville
  • Phone: 616-530-9199
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday

This Y location has two pools, family locker rooms, a gymnasium, climbing wall and a KidZone.

Walker Ice and Fitness Center

  • Address: 4151 Remembrance Road NW, Walker
  • Phone: 616-735-6286
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Walker Ice and Fitness offers child care to anyone who wants to use their facilities to work out, and there is even a learn-to-skate program for kids.

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA

  • Address: 6555 Jupiter Ave. NE, Belmont
  • Phone: 616-363-3000
  • Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

There are plenty of programs for kids at this YMCA, as well as the KidZone and child care services for little ones.

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