Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of Charlotte on Providence

The Little Gym of Charlotte was opened in January 2012 by Kim and Pete Kusiak! Both had an extensive background working for TLG both in the gym and at corporate, and have a passion for creating Serious Fun in their community! 

TLG Charlotte is currently run by Coach Maddie, our General Manager! She has almost 10 years of TLG experience working for The Little Gyms of Lexington, Columbia, Ballantyne and Charlotte, and is the main operator of our location. She and the Kusiaks work as a team behind the scenes to create a safe and fun enviroment for all of your kiddos! 

Our wonderful staff is committed to using gymnastics to help your children grow in their cognitive, motor and social skills, all while achieving developmental milestones specific to their age group! Be sure to read all about them!

We can't wait to meet your and your child in the gym for some Serious Fun!

Team Members

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Charlotte on Providence, 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 strength, balance, flexibility, agility and coordination

Brain Boost

Brain Boost

Nurturing listening skills, imagination, concentration and decision-making

Citizen Kid

Citizen Kid

Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership

45 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-five years later, children at The Little Gym of Charlotte on Providence experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

We're proud of

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.

Giving Back

The Little Gym Big Hearts is a philanthropic and sustainability initiative dedicated to positively impacting our communities to ensure all children, today and in the future, have a safe and healthy place to live and grow.