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What defines your perfect day as a family?

While each family’s answer might be different, one thing remains true: If it involves play, it can offer benefits for relieving stress, enhancing creativity, and building relationships. That sounds like a pretty good way to spend a day to us.

“The wonderful thing about Life Time is that we offer ways to engage in active fun for the entire family,” says Shelly Forsberg, director of Life Time Kids programming. “It really can be a choose-your-own-adventure each time you set foot in our athletic country clubs.”

Forsberg continues, “One day I might attend a Warrior Sculpt class while my boys take a GameFace Sport class. After we wrap up, we’ll grab a shake before taking a quick dip in the pool. Or on another day I might get a haircut in the LifeSpa while my boys sweat it out at a Kids Studio SHRED class. Depending on how much energy everybody still has, we may shoot a few hoops before eating dinner in the LifeCafe and calling it a day.”

To help you choose your family’s own adventure, we’ve compiled a list of activities you can mix and match — including ideas for solo kid or adult time, as well as things you can all do together as a family.

For Kids

  • Kids Studio Classes. Your youngsters can move their bodies by taking kid-friendly, 30-minute versions of some of the same workout classes you enjoy, including Warrior Sculpt, Ringside, LifeBarre, SOL yoga, and SHRED. The formats are modified to fit their level with classes for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 13.
  • Academy Classes. These are offered throughout the day for kids to come and join in on, with different class activities available including dance, arts and crafts, yoga, sports, tumbling, junior warriors, martial arts and more.
  • GameFace Sport. If your child is between the ages of 5 and 8 or 9 and 13, they can learn how to take their sports skills to the next level with these classes that teach the fundamentals of movement and increase their athletic confidence and ability.
  • Drop-In Play. Enjoy the 2.5 hours of daily childcare included in your membership (childcare offerings may vary by age and location). Different weekly themes and activities are planned for toddlers and kids to enjoy when they’re not attending a class to ensure they have a fun and engaging time.
  • Kids Events. Check out what’s happening on your club’s schedule this month: There’s always Parents Night Out and Tween Takeover events on the calendar, as well as other age-appropriate themed events such as “Ceramics Celebration” or “Yoga Rave.”

For Parents

  • Studio Classes. Enjoy the fun that comes with a group sweat session in a studio, cycle, or yoga class. Blast stress with a HIIT or boxing class, boost endorphins in an indoor cycle class, slow down with mindful movement in a yoga class, or choose from one of the many other formats available to you.
  • LifeSpa. Enjoy some me-time: Slow down, turn off your brain, and allow yourself to be pampered. Relax with a massage, enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of a HydraFacial, polish up with a manicure or pedicure, or care for your hair with a fresh color, clarifying or deep conditioning treatment, cut, or style.
  • Workout Floor. Whether your day includes space for a 15-minute or hour-long workout, you can hop on the treadmill, elliptical, rower, or other favorite piece of cardio equipment to get your heart pumping. Or use the free weights, suspension trainers, cable machines, plyometric boxes, or other tools available to you for your training.
  • Lap Pool. Swimming is a great cross-training option for low-impact exercise. Dive in for laps or to complete a water workout without any youngsters splashing around you.
  • Relaxation Spaces. Hide away, unwind, and enjoy the relaxation and recovery benefits of the steam room, sauna, or whirlpool.

For Everyone Together

  • Family Pool Time. Come during open swim hours for some indoor pool fun, whether you choose to work on swimming skills, play water games, race down the water slide, or simply splash around.
  • Grown-Up and Me Classes. These weekly, family-oriented fitness classes help you build strong bodies and relationships together. They are tailored specifically for toddler and preschool ages, allowing young ones to explore movement with the comfort of having their parent by their side.
  • Open Gym. Divide the family up for a pick-up game of basketball, line up for a ball shooting competition, or play one of these fun basketball games perfect for two or more players.
  • Racquet Sports. Pass out the tennis racquets or pickleball paddles and practice your serves, work on court awareness, or just enjoy playing these lifelong sports as a family. Look for open court time to play on the Life Time Digital app.
  • LifeCafe. Whether to start, continue to fuel, or end your day, gather around the table for a healthy, nutritious meal. Parents can choose from a range of entrees, bowls, and salads, while kiddos can have their palates satisfied with made-for-them eats.

(To learn more about specific offerings and times, you can view the daily class schedules for kids and adults online, or on your Life Time Digital app. Reserving your child’s spot, or your spot, helps your family plan accordingly for a successful day at our athletic country clubs.)

Callie Chase
Callie Fredrickson

Callie Fredrickson is a content editor at Life Time.

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