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A New Addition to Your Gym . . .

As health clubs across the nation are looking to expand their client base, you may be seeing something new at your gym: kids!

Yes that's right, while there are specially designed kid gyms, other gyms have started to open their doors to tots. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that more and more gyms nationwide are offering services to kids as well as adults. The average gyms, who formerly closed their doors to those under 13-years-old, are now offering everything from specific classes for children to carving out times to allow kids to use gym equipment (often during slow hours) and even work out with a personal trainer.

Though it does kind of sound like corporate America's version of the good old YMCA or community recreation center, doesn't it? I am guessing a family membership at the Sports Club/LA is way more pricey. Me, I like my adult time at the gym. I love my girls, but I love my hour of peace as well (as I am sure does every other parent there), plus I prefer them to exercise by running around the backyard and riding their bikes. I know you guys weren't too pleased about women bringing their babies to group classes so what you think about kids working out on the treadmill next to you?


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