This Mother’s Day, it’s more important than ever for moms to take time for themselves to feel loved, relaxed, and to practice self-care. YMCA, one of our amazing partners, is helping moms do just that with their child care programs. 

After a year of at-home workouts, moms can get back to their favorite in-person activities knowing their children are in good hands at YMCA’s Child Watch. Read how YMCA of Greater Houston and South Florida are putting moms first with their offerings this Mother’s Day and beyond. 

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YMCA Child Watch allows moms to focus on their health and wellbeing knowing their children are in a safe, secure, and fun environment. 

The program is available for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years old. Members can use up to 1 hour of child care while they work out (there is a $25 per month add-on for Gympass members to use this amenity). 

Activities vary by center, but some of the options at YMCA Greater Houston include dance, instruments, art projects, Zumba® Kids, painting, and so much more. 

“We all need time for self-care, especially moms. Child Watch gives moms an opportunity to focus on themselves and focus on being the healthiest they can be without worrying. They can stay motivated in a group exercise class, swim, workout, all while their child is having fun with other children their age.” – YMCA Greater Houston

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It’s all about “you” time. Your kids are in a safe and fun environment and with a ratio of caring team members. We take care of them while you take care of you.” – YMCA South Florida  

Putting wellbeing first

It can be difficult to juggle motherhood with self-care, but YMCA centers provide the resources for members to prioritize their wellbeing every day. 

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We asked two members of The Y what caring for their physical and mental health means to them: 

“It makes me a better parent. It relieves stress, and seeing the members again felt good. The camaraderie at the Y is second to none.” – YMCA member, South Florida 

Claudia Fregia, member of YMCA Greater Houston said: 

“I try to take good care of my health. Self-care is so important for my overall happiness and well being. My mother lost her life to breast cancer at a young age so being in good health is very important to me.” 

Additionally, YMCA locations are keeping gym goers safe with COVID-protocols such as mask wearing, cleanliness, social distancing, and limited capacity. 

The power of community 

For those looking for a few extra hours to get in a sweat or relax at the spa, YMCA Child Watch provides an easy solution. When speaking to how the child care program has helped prioritize their wellbeing, both members shared similar sentiments. 

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“The childcare program at the Trotter YMCA is excellent. I am so grateful to be able to have a few hours to focus on myself and know my daughter is in good hands with people she loves. They have become like family to us.” – Claudia Fregia, YMCA Greater Houston member

“The staff truly know the kids. I feel secure that they are trained, and are in good hands. I can focus on my workout without having to stop and check on my child.” – YMCA South Florida member

No matter what self-care means to you, take time this weekend to be present, mindful, and rejuvenated when celebrating yourself or the maternal figures in your life. 

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Enjoy partners like YMCA and more with a Gympass membership. Start yours today and experience how good wellbeing can feel.