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  1. Jessica

    I think I know your Gym A and I used to belong to that chain. Mine was always a walk away but other than the drive, I think that’s your best bet. The childcare option is kind of a huge perk nowadays (says my now gym membership-less, suburbia dwelling self.)

  2. Zeinab

    I cant be of much help with what gym to choose but you should check out Lithe. Its fun, fast paced, and their old city location i think has child care.

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      Hi Zeina! I used to love Lithe, but I’m looking for something a little different right now. Thanks for suggesting it!

  3. Sarah

    Gym A. I was stuck in the same predicament and chose the gym with child care. I am now able to go whenever I want. Plus knowing the gym has great instructors means you will enjoy and want to go to the classes.

  4. Emily

    Why can’t you drive in the snow?

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      I can and would for the market or something important, but I wouldn’t for the gym. I got into a bad car accident in college driving to the gym in a blizzard and swore I would never make that same mistake again.

  5. Nadine

    Sounds like A for the win. You won’t walk 10 minutes in the snow to gym B, you’ll limit yourself even more with gym B with no child care (doesn’t sound like a mama friendly gym!) and the inability to get into the classes you want just sounds like instant frustration!

  6. Gym A!!! You’re much more likely to go. I promise!

  7. Tricia

    As a mom, totally Gym A. You’ll definitely more and you won’t have to rely on anyone else.

  8. Stacey

    Gym A, no question!

  9. Pia

    Have you checked out Unite Fitness in Center City? Their workouts are awesome and I am pretty sure they have babysitting!

  10. Sabrina chose………… Gym A!!!!!!!
    It was great to see you in class today. I heard you asked if I was still an instructor.

  11. Nikki

    10 minutes is not that far of a drive and I think it will be more of a motivator for you. You will drive the 10 minutes there and want to make it more worth your while. FYI, I live around the Philly area as well as the Farmer’s Almanac predicts another bad winter like last year. Sucks, I know. I have a 2 month old.

  12. Kathy

    This has nothing to do with your post, but I was wondering if you could share what type of play kitchen you ended up doing for your kids? I remember you doing a post about it on Babycenter a while back, but was curious what you ultimately ended up with. My son is about to turn 2 and I love the PB Kids set, too, but am hesitant to shell out that much money for it. Just wondering whether you’re happy with your final choice and whether you’d recommend it. Thanks!

    • RhodeyGirlTests

      HI Kathy! We ended up with the PBK retro kitchen (fridge, sink, oven). We’ve been very happy with it. The kids use it daily, almost 9 months later. I like having the 3 pieces because it allows them to play together without fighting, but I think we would also have been fine with the 3 in 1 retro kitchen. The quality on the PBK set is not great though. It chips very easily, and even a drop of water causes the finish to bubble. It seems to be hit or miss with the quality as some other people I know have sets 5 years old that still look brand new. Good luck deciding! Oh, and every once in a long while it goes on sale. It’s worth waiting for the sale!

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