gym and children
January 7, 2007 2:54pm CST
We joined the local gym last may, We used every day up until September but since September we haven't as they won't allow children in before 9am (we only go swimming) My children start school at 8.30 am and don't finish til 2.30 , by the time we get home do homework and give them something to eat it's 4.30, and children aren't allowed into the pool after 5pm. This is driving me mad now I'm sure its in the small print in the contract but that's long gone, and it was never pointed out to me on joining. Aren't gym's meant to be setting an example to our children? Why let them join at all? I really want to fight this one as my children where really enjoying swimming ( it was teaching them to look after their bodies too. Isn't that the aim?) and it cost me a fortune to join. Anyone got any ideas on how to tackle this with them.
• Dublin, Ireland
23 Sep 07
Maybe you should try to get a refund on the childrens part of the membership if its possible. Or you could still bring them on Sat, Sunday and on school holidays so at least you are getting something for your money.
18 Sep 07
I agere with you you should fight this. I think it's a great idea to get your kids to go to the gym with you. It does promote fitness and healthyness. What I would do is start a petition. Now I don't mean get signs and boycot the gym I think that's silly but see if there is other interest by other parents who might want to take their children swimming in the mornings. My local gym will have a class anytime if there can be 30 people sign up for it. I once worked on an afternoon shift and didn't finish my work until 1 in the morning. I got about 45 of my friends and co-workers together and the gym allowed us to use the facilities for a class from 130AM until 3AM. This actually became very popular for working people and the gym now has nighterobics (haha) Maybe your gym will do this for you if you can show them that there is interest...?