Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or caretaker, we could all use a year where childcare is easier than the last one — and that gives our kids an opportunity to engage outside of the home in active and healthy (and safe!) fun.
All year long at Life Time, we offer a variety of classes, programs, camps, and more that families can choose from for kids of all ages and interests — many of which are included in your Junior Membership.
To make it easy to know all your options, we’ve collected the ones parents tend to love most during each season to give you an idea of how they might fit into your schedule — although many of these offerings are available for kiddos to take part in all 12 months of the year.
Note that all the items with an asterisk are included with your Junior Membership.
New to Try
1. Kids Studio Classes. Have you ever wondered if your child would thrive in the same group fitness classes you love? Kids between the ages of 5 and 13 (grouped appropriately by development) will now be able to try our SOL yoga, SHRED, and LifeBarre formats in ways designed specifically for them. Classes launch on schedules August 1 will be available with Kids Studio On-Demand.*
2. Unlimited Monthly Kids Events. There’s always something for kids on the calendar. Parents can enjoy an evening to themselves with our monthly Parents Night Out, Tween Takeover, and other themed events, such as “Super Builder Challenge” or “Pajama Jingle Jam.” Stay up to date on the latest events here or in the Life Time Member App.*
3. GameFace Sport. Is your child ready to take their athletics to the next level? Geared toward middle schoolers (ages 8 to 13) who are already involved in or have a passion for sports, GameFace basic athletic training classes are designed to help build the strength and conditioning skills needed to thrive on the court or field — while still having a whole lot of fun. GameFace Sport will be available in early September.*
Fit Into Fall
4. Kids Classes. A variety of high-energy and enriching classes that focus on physical and mental development are regularly offered at the Kids Academy. These include dance, sports skills, junior warriors, arts and crafts, music, yoga, and gymnastics. Find the schedule here or in the Life Time Member App.*
5. Swim Team. The perfect step for kids who want to take their swimming skills to the next level or enjoy the sport with the camaraderie of others. “Our swim teams are a great option for keeping kids moving and engaged,” says Patricia Kerrigan, aquatics program coordinator for Life Time Swim. “They offer healthy competition, instill life skills, improve fitness, teach teamwork, and facilitate a community.”
6. Tween Events. If your tween is getting to the age where they’re “over” child-centered activities, bring them to explore different areas of the club with other older-age kids during our Tween Takeover events. They can participate in activities such as swimming, sports, and games appropriate for their age.*
Work Into Winter
7. Open Gym. When cold air or heavy snow become too much, gather during open gym hours for pick-up basketball, one-on-one games, or to challenge a friend or family member to a game of around the world, HORSE, or lightning.*
8. Swim Lessons. Utilize the winter months to improve your child’s swimming skills so that when summer rolls around they have the confidence and abilities to enjoy peak pool season. “From an early age, we teach kids to both swim well and enjoy the water,” says Geremy Johnson, aquatics regional manager for Life Time Swim. “Making sure their experience in the water is pleasant is just as important as safety in creating lifelong swimmers.”
9. Ultimate Hoops. Have a little baller in your household? Our basketball program, Ultimate Hoops, works with kids of all ages and skill levels on shooting, dribbling, teamwork, and other abilities necessary to reach top-of-their-game potential.
10. Bonus! Holiday Break Camp. When school is out, Life Time camps are on. If you’re looking for something for your kiddos to do while they’re home for the holidays, we’ve got a camp schedule full of healthy activities to keep them entertained.
Slide Into Spring
11. Kids Swim Clinic. Between spring break and other holidays, this season tends to be one with a smattering of days off from school. Use the time to bring your child in for one of our two- to three-hour swim clinics to sharpen their skills before summer pool season starts. For ages 5 to 12 years, each session includes swim lessons, water safety skills, and water sports, plus a healthy meal.
12. Grown-Up and Me Classes. Build a love for exercise together with these weekly fitness classes designed for parents and children to take part in. “These classes promote the achievements of little ones and give them opportunity to share what they’ve accomplished with their parents,” says Shelly Forsberg, director of kids programming for Life Time.*
13. Junior Tennis. Our SMART tennis progressive programming focuses on fun and athleticism first, and tennis skills second. Kids will start playing with others right away, learning this lifelong sport as they go, and advancing to levels appropriate for their age and development.
Schedule Into Summer
14. Summer Break Camps. Do you have a pre-K or tween who’s ready for some summer fun? Create a custom Summer Camp experience to fit your child’s interest, choosing from electives such as yoga, dance, swim, rock climbing, S.T.E.A.M., or martial arts, and one that suits your schedule with options for half or full days across one week or all 12 of the summer.
15. Summer Swim Team. If your kiddo is interested in the world of competitive swimming, this is a great introduction. This summer-long team program is relaxed and enjoyable, yet children still get the opportunity to compete.
16. Kids Academy. With play and engagement activities appropriate for children ages 3 months to 11 years, you can drop your kids off with our skilled team members while you enjoy time for yourself at the club. “It’s a great way for kids to try all kinds of different activities, such as yoga or sports classes, and learn what they enjoy,” says Samantha Stark, director of Kids operations for Life Time. “And they can be having fun and learning while mom and dad get to work out, which is a convenience our members highly value.”*