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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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Barre

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
Lifecycle Program Manager
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. A former English major, 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).
what is wellness
Wellness
Published Wednesday Oct 06, 2021 by Denise Prichard

What is Wellness?

Expert Advice
Wellness

To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.

Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.

If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.

Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.

Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.

Here’s what you all had to say.

Wellness is more important to you than ever

According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.

I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.

What wellness means to the pros

Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.

Here’s what they had to say.

“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights

“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center

“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio

“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates

Putting wellness into action

I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.

Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior 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.