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Child minding: The best resource to help you stay on track with your fitness goals

Finding the motivation you need to keep a consistent gym schedule is hard enough; the last thing you should be worrying about is arranging care for your kids during your workout. That’s why we offer on-site child minding: to make every one of your gym sessions easy and convenient.

We’re proud to announce that the Markham Y recently opened a brand new space reserved exclusively for child minding! You can take your favourite group fitness class, swim some laps, fit in a cardio workout, or find your zen in a yoga class while knowing your kids are being cared for by our carefully trained staff and volunteers. They can play for up to two consecutive hours in our toy-filled child minding area, while under the supervision of CPR- and First Aid-certified staff.

At the Markham Y, child minding is available for kids age 0–9 for just $4 an hour. You don’t need to pre-register or sign your child up; just arrive ready to indulge in some me time!

Drop by during the times listed below, or check out our schedules to see when child minding coincides with your favourite classes.

  • Mondays: 9:00 am–12:00 pm, and 5:30–7:30 pm.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00 am–12:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00 am–1:00 pm
  • Sundays: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Older kids age 6–9 can also participate in our special child minding sessions on Mondays from 4:30–5:15, where they’ll get to do arts and crafts. Or, if you’re looking to spend some quality time with the kids, we’ve got our brand new child minding space open for parents and kids age 0–5 to use together every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00–7:30 pm.

Not a Y member yet? Get an all-access pass to try our programs and amenities for FREE for two full weeks! While you explore your fitness options, you can let the kids explore our child minding space for just $4 an hour.