Hi, sorry if this is in the wrong place but I'm not sure where else to put it.
I can't drive and need to exercise (due to a high BMI and rheumatoid arthritis). The only place within reach of our bus service is Virgin Gym. Have discussed it with DH and have decided then when our new baby is 3/4 months old I will join and go to a 45min/1 hour class 3-4 times a week.
I can't exercise in the evenings or weekends as I will be working. I'd just like to know whether you think a creche at the gym will be a safe place to leave a small baby (and my 3 year old). I feel really guilty and selfish for even considering it but I really need to sort out my health and it's my only option.
If anyone uses a gym creche or has any experience of one, I'd really appreciate hearing about it. I'm a really anxious 'helicopter mum' type!
I just looked at the Ofsted report. All they have on the site is a letter saying that they have passed all the standards.No information of any kind.
Giant, I cannot really do exercise during the day in the normal way as my eldest child would not give me the peace to do it. Brisk walking isn't even an option as my son walks everywhere now at his own pace and I am too unfit to jog etc anyway. The gym/creche option is the only viable one.
I leave my children at a virgin creche - it's fine though I dont leave them there more than 1 a week for an hour or so and they are a little older than your chlidren (1 and 3). What specifically are you worried about? Could you drop your baby off during a nap time so they sleep through it..?! Sounds like you could be doing yourself a disservice to your child/yourself by NOT excercising if you need to. Perhaps try other options first - (excercise videos, walks etc).