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Published Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 by Sara Lesher

It’s Fitness, Baby: Our Favorite Classes & Studios That Offer Childcare 

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When our lives change (and families grow), our exercise routine changes, too. Whether you have a toddler on your hip or a teething baby, your idea of “me-time” can sometimes sound illusive. But just one hour at the gym—or your favorite fitness class—can give you mental clarity, strength, and much-needed alone time.  

Don’t have time to look? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite gyms and studios that offer childcare—check them out!  

The Dailey Method 

The scoop:  
At The Dailey Method, you can align your body, mind, and spirit. Not like other group fitness classes, The Dailey Method focuses on achieving a strong body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from different forms of exercise. No matter your experience or fitness level, you’ll be welcomed in by passionate fitness-lovers who want to help you become your best self

The classes: 
For busy mamas who could use a little relaxation, Dailey Release is a class that uses myofascial release techniques to improve mobility, flexibility, and overall comfort in the body. If you’re a mom, you know about the neck pain that comes from carrying babies around all day and soreness from bending over picking up toys. Reduce inflammation, pain, and chronic stress in your body and end with 5 minutes of meditation before heading back to your kiddos. 

The kiddos: 
One of the first fitness studios to offer in-studio childcare, The Dailey Method is committed to busy parents. Many of their studios offer professional childcare in a fun, friendly space, so you can focus on your workout without worry!  

Can’t bear to separate? Dailey Baby is a class designed to include your kiddo! If you’re a new mom, you can practice balance and fitness while bonding with your infant. Just bring your front pack carrier, a baby blanket, and your little one! Check your local studio for rates and availability. 

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The Dailey Method 

The scoop:  
At The Dailey Method, you can align your body, mind, and spirit. Not like other group fitness classes, The Dailey Method focuses on achieving a strong body through an evolving mix of fitness practices that samples the best benefits from different forms of exercise. No matter your experience or fitness level, you’ll be welcomed in by passionate fitness-lovers who want to help you become your best self

The classes: 
For busy mamas who could use a little relaxation, Dailey Release is a class that uses myofascial release techniques to improve mobility, flexibility, and overall comfort in the body. If you’re a mom, you know about the neck pain that comes from carrying babies around all day and soreness from bending over picking up toys. Reduce inflammation, pain, and chronic stress in your body and end with 5 minutes of meditation before heading back to your kiddos. 

The kiddos: 
One of the first fitness studios to offer in-studio childcare, The Dailey Method is committed to busy parents. Many of their studios offer professional childcare in a fun, friendly space, so you can focus on your workout without worry!  

Can’t bear to separate? Dailey Baby is a class designed to include your kiddo! If you’re a new mom, you can practice balance and fitness while bonding with your infant. Just bring your front pack carrier, a baby blanket, and your little one! Check your local studio for rates and availability. 

Barre3 

The scoop: 
Designed to help you stay present and challenge yourself, every class at barre3 is all about empowering people to develop a strong, balanced body and mind. Take an hour out of your day to feel energized, less stressed, and powerful for the rest of the 23 hours of your day.  
 
The classes: 
Come as you are to barre3’s signature class and get ready to shake. In this full-body workout, you’ll engage with muscles you haven’t worked before. Combining cardio, strength conditioning, and mindfulness, the driving factor behind each move is to teach people how to stay balanced and exude confidence.  
 
The kiddos:  

New mom trying to get back into your routine? barre3 knows the struggle. Many of their locations offer a Play Lounge where minors under the age of 18 are welcome to hang out while you’re kicking butt in barre! You can make reservations and purchase packages, so you can be sure you’ve secured a spot. Check out the info on studios near you to find out if the Play Lounge is an option for your kid!

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Barre3 

The scoop: 
Designed to help you stay present and challenge yourself, every class at barre3 is all about empowering people to develop a strong, balanced body and mind. Take an hour out of your day to feel energized, less stressed, and powerful for the rest of the 23 hours of your day.  
 
The classes: 
Come as you are to barre3’s signature class and get ready to shake. In this full-body workout, you’ll engage with muscles you haven’t worked before. Combining cardio, strength conditioning, and mindfulness, the driving factor behind each move is to teach people how to stay balanced and exude confidence.  
 
The kiddos:  

New mom trying to get back into your routine? barre3 knows the struggle. Many of their locations offer a Play Lounge where minors under the age of 18 are welcome to hang out while you’re kicking butt in barre! You can make reservations and purchase packages, so you can be sure you’ve secured a spot. Check out the info on studios near you to find out if the Play Lounge is an option for your kid!

Delta Life Fitness   

The scoop: 
This one is for the ladies! Train hard, have fun, and feel supported by the encouraging community of positive women at Delta Life Fitness, a female-focused fitness studio. It's a place for women to train right, designed to help you slim down and tone up. Their workouts are designed to work with a woman's metabolism to get you the best results quickly, so you can manage your busy schedule and still feel good. Bonus: you can even try one day for free!
 
The classes: 
Delta Life Fitness offers 30-minute workouts with the challenge of an hour. Their Tone and Torch class includes high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity movements or resting periods. You’ll get your sweat on with bursts of cardio and sculpt your muscles with strengthening exercises—it’s a full-body burn. 
 
The kiddos:  
Delta Life Fitness offers members a supervised kid’s corner at all their gyms (with no extra cost). With fun, kid-friendly activities, your little one will be just as excited to be there as you are. Save money and time, and remove the worry of being late to your workout—sounds too good to be true, huh? 

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Delta Life Fitness   

The scoop: 
This one is for the ladies! Train hard, have fun, and feel supported by the encouraging community of positive women at Delta Life Fitness, a female-focused fitness studio. It's a place for women to train right, designed to help you slim down and tone up. Their workouts are designed to work with a woman's metabolism to get you the best results quickly, so you can manage your busy schedule and still feel good. Bonus: you can even try one day for free!
 
The classes: 
Delta Life Fitness offers 30-minute workouts with the challenge of an hour. Their Tone and Torch class includes high-intensity exercises followed by low-intensity movements or resting periods. You’ll get your sweat on with bursts of cardio and sculpt your muscles with strengthening exercises—it’s a full-body burn. 
 
The kiddos:  
Delta Life Fitness offers members a supervised kid’s corner at all their gyms (with no extra cost). With fun, kid-friendly activities, your little one will be just as excited to be there as you are. Save money and time, and remove the worry of being late to your workout—sounds too good to be true, huh? 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
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Published Friday Nov 13, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Why You Need a Virtual Workout Buddy

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Motivation

Ah, 2020—the year that truly put our sanity to the test.  On top of that, something that most people use to navigate through a tough time has essentially been stripped away from us—our normal workout routines. I don’t know about you, but even skipping a week at the gym can send me into a tailspin. But several months of sheltering in place and being forced to adapt to this new normal?

That’s a different story.  

While I think we can all say we’re grateful that fitness studios were quick to offer virtual classes when COVID-19 hit—there is something about constantly working out by ourselves that may trigger some of us to hit pause on our workout routines and start turning towards less robust habits. *Reluctantly raises hand* 

The other day I came across a stat that really set off some alarms. According to a recent study, Americans are spending an additional two hours each day on their couch since March 2020. As of recently, I can say I’m totally guilty of a little too much R&R. While an evening of Netflix and wine once sounded like heaven on earth for most of us, I think it’s safe to say the repetition of this is starting to get kind of old. Also, Schitt’s Creek is over now, so I really don’t have any excuse to not dedicate my free time to jumping back into my at-home workouts.  

I started pondering what made dial back my fitness routine in the first place? Was it a lack of motivation? No, not really. Screen fatigue? I think my Netflix history outlined above would tell you that’s a solid ‘no.’ Then it hit me—the thing that motivated me to stay on top of my fitness goals was being around other people with the same goals. Pre-COVID, going to my favorite spin studio and the local yoga hot spot was how I typically spent my social hour during the workweek. I realized the best way to amp up my at-home workout routine was to re-connect with my workout buddies and start doing virtual classes together to create that sense of community I craved.  

If you’re also experiencing some form of live stream lull when it comes to your workouts, then getting a virtual workout buddy may be exactly what you need. Here’s why: 


A virtual workout buddy keeps you accountable. 

Just like in-person workouts, making plans to sweat it out with one of your friends motivates you to show up and be your best self.  According to the Mindbody Wellness Index, 25% of the folks we surveyed said they found it difficult to hold themselves accountable to their workout goals on their own—and an additional 20% of people said a lack of support was responsible for missed workouts.  


A virtual workout buddy will push you further. 

Everybody enjoys a little friendly competition, right? Maybe you have a friend who is a powerhouse at virtual HIIT—try signing up for a class with them to help you take your workout to a whole new level.  


A virtual workout buddy makes you more adventurous. 

Getting a workout sesh in with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as virtual yoga or virtual barre. Trying something new can be scary—I get it. But by trying a new type of exercise with a friend, you can both give each other a confidence boost by acting as each other’s personal hype man.   


A virtual workout buddy helps keep you social.

Look, we’re all craving human interaction these days—and I know I’m not the only one who is missing weekly happy hours with friends. Luckily, fitness studios are getting creative with their virtual offerings post-workout, too! When we asked members of our MindbodyOne Community how they are keeping things interesting for their students in the virtual space, they said they are hosting monthly virtual wine dates to share fitness stories and personal victories. Not only do you get to drink wine, but you and your buddy get to meet other like-minded people at the same time.  

As 2020 winds down (thank goodness), you have a unique opportunity to reconnect with your friends and take your workout sessions to the next level with a virtual workout buddy. So, why not start now? Book a virtual fitness class and encourage your friends to show up for you and themselves today.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.