Who we are at
The Little Gym of Arlington/Mansfield
The Little Gym of Arlington/Mansfield is owned and operated by Shelly Sparkman Brodsgaard!
Shelly is a native of Fort Worth and graduated from Paschal High School. Shelly started taking dance and gymnastics classes as a toddler. At the age of 15, Shelly was on scholarship at The Fort Worth Ballet and was teaching dance at her mother's studio, Janie Sparkman's School of Dance, in Crowley, TX. Shelly continued to teach for various dance studios in Fort Worth and Arlington. Upon graduation from high school, Shelly began performing in professional productions, such as Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby. Shelly was a featured dancer with Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has enjoyed performing diverse roles at the Bass Hall/Casa Manana in productions of Evita, The Wizard of OZ, Godspell, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. Shelly also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Textile Development from State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan.
Shelly and her husband Sam, have two wonderful daughters, ages five and seven. When we experienced the positive impact The Little Gym classes have on our own children, we were inspired! Becoming the new owners of The Little Gym of Arlington/Mansfield is the culmination of 2 years of research, and months of training with Jacquelyn Oldham (the former owner of The Little Gym of Arlington/Mansfield) and other The Little Gym professionals.
We strongly believe in providing a nurturing environment, where children explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally, and intellectually. Inspiring children to develop and grow in a positive, non-competitive environment is a dream come true for us, and we are humbled by the opportunity to influence the development of your children. I can assure you, we are going to continue to deliver the highest level of quality that you have come to expect at The Little Gym.
We are excited to meet each and every family enrolled at The Little Gym of Arlington Mansfield, and all of the families of the Arlington/Mansfield area! So stop by anytime, check out our classes, or even call us to plan your child’s birthday!
We look forward to seeing you at The Little Gym! Let’s have some serious fun together!