I have been trying out a new, super fancy gym for the past 5 days and can I just say I love it! I love the shiny new machines, the ripped class instructors and the amazing locker room! Despite my lifetime membership to 24hour, and the $50 per person pricetag of this new place, we have been seriously considering joining.
There is just one hang up.
The kids club.
The staff there seem to be preoccupied with each other or themselves. They are rude to me and don't make much notice of JJ (or the kids to kids for that matter). I know what you may be thinking... did any of the new children bite him yet? The answer is gratefully no, but the way that he kicks and scream s when I try to leave him there just leaves me a bit displeased. The first couple days I figured that it was just the newness and overwhelmingnessof the atmosphere. However, when it got no better after the first few days I began to wonder... I typically have a child who goes happily to most independent ventures and rarely screams to hold me.
I decided to consult with a neighbor who is a gym officianado and she said that she loved that gym, but when pressed, admitted that she left because her kids HATED going to the kids club. Hoping it was a fluke (and really wanting to join this gym), I questioned another neighbor (this time a dad) and he said that not only did his kids hate going there, but once his one year old came home with bruises all over. He found out that another child had been railing on his baby and no one broke in until another mom came in and stopped the insanity!
Remember how NICE this gym is and how sore I have been after classes.... and did I mention the POOL?