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Published Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 by Erica Arvanitis

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

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Expert Advice
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? 

Erica Arvanitis MINDBODY
Written by
Erica Arvanitis
Copywriter
About the author
A copywriter by day, Erica spends her free time mastering the art of puzzles while forcing her 10-year-old Chow mix to wear sweaters. With experience in PR, social media, marketing, and copywriting, Erica lives and breathes the written word. Warning: don’t test her on Friends trivia - she will win every time.
Workout Equipment
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Published Friday Apr 03, 2020 by Brittany Raine

Why You Still Need to Clean Your Workout Equipment, Even at Home

Renewal
Yoga
Fitness

Have you ever watched that oh-so-sweaty person leave their workout machine without wiping it down? Yuck. The Clorox wipes, paper towels, bottles of sanitizing spray are at your gym (and studio) for a reason— because no one wants to share bacteria. But now that our living quarters, even that tiny Upper Westside studio, have become our own personal fitness paradise, we’ve got one question: Is your at-home workout equipment *really* clean?  

Research has found that bacteria can live on some gym equipment (weights, mats, you name it) for three days. That’s right, 72 full hours. And your yoga mat or those dumbbells you just got delivered from Amazon so you can slay that new virtual class you just booked on Mindbody are susceptible to the same stat. While it may seem silly to clean your own “stuff” because you’re the only one using it, think about where your hands have been before you pick up those weights. Perhaps your apartment complex’s keypad? Bacteria knows no boundaries.  

From your resistance bands to your brand spanking new (and yes, most likely backordered) kettlebell, the gear you’re using at home could use a good wash, rinse, repeat—especially if you’re sharing it with someone you’re stuck at home with (like your S/O or stir-crazy housemate). Even if you’re the queen of clean (like me... just ask my co-worker, Natalie), here are six tips on how to keep your gear germ-free and looking good. Because we know all those classes you’ve been streaming are making you a fitness guru.  
 

Workout Bands and Mat


Know your surfaces  

You not only want to clean the dirt off your workout equipment, you want to sanitize it. Clean gets the dirt, sanitizing takes care of the bad stuff (aka bacteria). Before you start getting crazy with the bleach or a DIY deodorizer, you’ll want to take into account the surface you are about to wipe down. Something like your treadmill, Peleton bike, resistance bands or bench press bench can be damaged by certain chemicals and at-home cleaners. If you’re worried about your equipment, opt for disinfectant wipes especially made for gym equipment, like all-natural Wipex. Plus, it’s never a bad idea to keep some hand sanitizer next to your workout station. 
 

lemons and spray bottle

Consider more natural, earth-friendly solutions.  

Clorox wipes have become the hottest household item of 2020—and we are guessing so has virtual yoga. If you’re not a huge fan of using chemicals you can’t pronounce and throw-away wipes on equipment like your Manduka mat, there are all-natural antibacterial cleaning options that will make Mother Earth proud. Who doesn’t want to make their cleaning routine a little more green? Companies like cleancult (we called them out in our 20/20 trends), offer effective, all-natural products delivered right to your door in recycled milk cartons —and they pair perfectly with your go-to disinfectants. Cleancult’s versatile All-Purpose Cleaner is my fave for wiping down workout gear, especially yoga mats (and almost everything in my home). The Saponified Coconut Oil acts as the “heavy lifter” without harsh chemicals. After working out, spray your surface(s), wait for a couple of seconds and wipe away with a reusable towel (or an old gym t-shirt you use as a rag).  
 

diffuser and cup of tea
 

If you want to DIY... 

While knowing what surface you’re cleaning is key, some of your equipment might benefit from DIY solutions. Before you roll up your sleeves and become the Harry Potter of cleaning solutions, invest in a glass spray bottle (or reuse an old plastic one). Oh, and break out the essential oils because they are about to boost your at-home fitness (and cleaning) routine. Most of the DIY cleaning “recipes” you find on Pinterest include ingredients you have at home—like vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. My must-use DIY cleaner is vinegar-based (with 10-12 drops of essential oils). It’s powerful yet natural enough that I feel more confident laying facedown in Savasana with my oh-so-sensitive skin after that yoga class in NYC I just streamed from San Diego.  

 
Clothes pins on line

Let it air dry (minus the sun). 

Now that cleaning your at-home workout gear is part of your routine (hint, hint), letting your equipment dry is key. If you’re cleaning your more expensive exercise machine with some cleaning solutions that have a “smell” or you want it to dry faster, trying turning on a fan or crack open the window to keep the air circulating. If you’re just cleaned a more porous surface (like your yoga mat) hang it outside to dry—over a railing, a chair, bike rack... you get the gist. While fresh air is good, UV rays are not. Certain materials that make workout gear can breakdown in the sun, and you don’t want to get burned before your next workout sesh. 

 
Hardwood Floor and Exercise Ball

Don’t forget about the floor.  

While cleaning your equipment might seem like a no-brainer, it can be easy to ignore the surrounding area where you work out. The title of this section tells you what you need to know—don’t forget to clean and sanitize the floor where you exercise. Just think of it this way, while you’re killing it in your virtual fitness class, your hard work is being noticed, by the floor that is, as your sweat beads go flying. And last time I checked; vacuuming doesn’t do the trick for dried sweat. After class, wipe down the area around your workout space with cleaning products that are conducive to the floor. Working out on carpet?  Consider switching areas or look into sanitizing and deodorizing spray for material surfaces. 

 
Blank Calendar and Coffee
 

Squeaky clean schedule.  

The most important part of cleaning and sanitizing your workout equipment is sticking to a schedule. If you’re forgetful (like me), keep your supplies adjacent to the area where you enjoy working out. And do it on the daily. Seeing the supplies will be a reminder to clean and sanitize before (and after) you get your sweat on—because who doesn’t love starting out their class on a cleanly note? Mother would be proud! PS: don’t forget to wash your hands!  

Do you have any at-home cleaning and sanitizing tips you swear by when it comes to your workout routine? From DIY to cult-favorite products, we want to know! Tag @mindbody on Instagram to let us know! Stay clean, safe and sanitized our friends!  

Brittany Raine MINDBODY
Written by
Brittany Raine
Consumer Content Program Manager
About the author
A free-spirited farmgirl from New York, Brittany traded her job as a journalist and newspaper editor for the San Diego sunshine. Brittany now leads the curation of all creative content. There are rumors she was Middle Earth's warrior elven queen in a past life.