Our Story

Who we are atThe Little Gym of Williamsville

The Little Gym of Williamsville is owned and operated by Rachel Daving!

As a kid I was always on the move and ready to burn some energy. I was a cheerleader throughout school and also played softball. Being active has always been a huge part of my life and fitness and living a healthy lifestyle is a true passion of mine. I am a AFAA certified personal trainer and a  NYS registered Dental Hygienist . In my years of working as a Hygienist I came to find that I always LOVED when kids were my patients. They lit up my day and I couldn’t get enough of their endless positive energy.  After having my son I worked from home for a few years to be able to be home with him . When my little guy turned 1 I knew I was ready to start something new that I was really passionate about!

When my son was a few months old I wanted to find somewhere to take him that would get him up and moving, help develop his cognitive skills and develop some social skills with other kids and adults . After doing a bunch of research online I found The Little Gym and loved everything about  it! We didn’t have a gym in our area so we drove a few hours to surrounding gyms to give it a try. My son who was super ‘clingy’ to momma took off running! He participated in the entire class and I could see the wheels turning in his little head; he was learning and he LOVED it! After leaving our class visit I knew this was the perfect fit for our family. My love of children, my passion for fitness and healthy lifestyle along with my silly personality make The Little Gym a great opportunity for my family and the community.

Our program director, Stephanie, is an amazing addition to The Little Gym of Williamsville! Her extensive experience with kids, nurtuting personality, and passion for making a difference in the lives of children make her a perfect fit for our The Little Gym family!

I am so excited to be able to bring such an amazing concept to the Buffalo area! The amount of fun and learning that takes play inside the walls of The Little Gym will carry on into every aspect  of your little ones life. The Little Gym is an amazing experience and we are  so excited to be able to bring you and your kid some SERIOUS FUN!!

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Philosophy

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Williamsville, 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 Williamsville experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

Partners
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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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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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