I don't have any kids, but this place is filled with them. They offer a great place for kids to hang out while the parents workout. I had been busier in the beginning of the year, but now it is fantastic! There is personal tv screens on each cardio machine and I NEVER have to wait for a machine. There are also tons of FREE included classes and a great pool! You can't beat the price for a gym membership in Palatine! It is GREAT!