I just love the YMCA. It is such a great place for families. We go to the Y twice a week in the summer and go to the pool. I meet other ladies from my church there and our kids swim together while we get to visit (when we are not chasing our children). We pack a picnic lunch and eat lunch on the grass during one of the lifeguard’s breaks.

In the winter, they have an indoor play area and it is so nice to get out of the house and let the kids play. The room also has several booths and we pack our lunch and eat there too.

Oh, and I hear you can exercise there too. Hmmmm, I should think about that.

Obviously you do have to pay a monthly fee, but it is not like a regular gym. You can cancel anytime and you don’t have to sign a contract. They also have a sliding scale depending on your income. You can also get financial assistance if you need it.

Childcare is included for up to two hours a day while you are working out.

I like the atmosphere and I like how family friendly they are.

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