Our Story

Who we are atThe Little Gym of Doylestown

Kim Haidacher purchased The Little Gym of Doylestown in July 2013. She spent the last several years at home raising her two young girls (ages 8 and 9 ½ ). Prior to being a stay-at-home mom, Kim worked 15+ years in the corporate world as a Marketing Director / Direct Mail Manager. She earned her BS in Psychology from SUNY Cortand, MBA in Marketing from Long Island University, and was a competitive gymnast for over 16 years. Kim also taught classes part-time at both The Little Gym of Cranford, NJ and here at The Little Gym of Doylestown. Her oldest daughter was a student at both gyms (starting at age 4 months), and her youngest daughter a student at The Little Gym of Doylestown (also starting at age 4 months)! Kim enrolled her girls in The Little Gym because of its’ non-competitive, curriculum based program. Teaching kids skills, building strong bodies and minds, and growing self-confidence is what it is all about! With her girls’ now full-time in school, Kim was ready to reenter the work force. She wanted to explore options other than the corporate world and over the past few years, investigated several franchise opportunities. She selected The Little Gym because she believed in the vision of founder Robin Weis – to create a place where children can have fun, be safe, feel great while learning skills, and learn to love themselves for who they are! As a mom and owner of The Little Gym, Kim is able to understand the true meaning of - Serious Fun for Kids!

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Philosophy

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Doylestown, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. That’s why we embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning, in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development means that every class we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions—Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Citizen Kid!.  Read on to see how each dimension of learning helps your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted super kid.

Get Moving

Get Moving

Developing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities

Brain Boost

Brain Boost

Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefits your child well beyond the gym

Citizen Kid

Citizen Kid

Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with your kid’s friends and peers

History

40 Years of Serious Fun

An innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist, Robin Wes envisioned a nurturing place where children could explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. He opened the first The Little Gym in 1976 in Bellevue, Washington and infused those early classes with the same positive, non-competitive spirit that characterizes us today. Forty years later, children at The Little Gym of Doylestown experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

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Our Partnerships

We’ve teamed up with some of the most respected names in children’s toys and entertainment to enrich the experience of classes, parties, camps and more at The Little Gym.

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The Little Gym is the exclusive childhood development center home to LEGO®-based activities. Look for special LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors® building experiences in “Let’s Build, Let’s Play” Parent/Child events, WonderKids Club, Awesome Birthday Bash parties, Camps and Parents’ Survival Nights!

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Are you ready to party? The Little Gym partners with Nickelodeon to create exclusive character-themed Awesome Birthday Bashes featuring the animated characters from popular properties like SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!

Giving Back
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The Little Gym Big Hearts has partnered with SeriousFun Children's Network, a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families.

Toys & Music
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Toys & Music

The fun doesn't have to stop when class is over! Bring Serious Fun home with The Little Gym Active Toys & Music!

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