The Ithaca Y may be the biggest bang for your family fitness buck in town. A family membership goes for $84/month (as of 10/2018), which includes 2 free hours of childcare, DAILY. The aptly named, Lots-o-Tots program serves kids 6 weeks to 3 years old, while their Stay-n-Play program hosts a giant jungle gym for kids 3-9 years old. All of the traditional fitness activities for adults apply, including: a pool, a weight room, racquetball courts, cardio equipment, and a large gymnasium with basketball courts. The kids get a chance for indoor and outdoor play within the daycare programs alongside swimming lessons and larger ongoing summer camp and after school activities. The Y also provides scholarships for youth and adult memberships.
Childcare hours do not span all of the facility's open hours so make sure to double check before you plan your day.
The Y offers full locker rooms with showers.
The front doors open with a button and there is an elevator to the second floor, but the building is rather sprawling so it can be a hike from one space to the next.