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The Little Gym at Cherry Hill

In 2021 Beverly residents Chip and Amy Selley purchased The Little Gym of Danvers and relocated it from busy Route 114, to the Cherry Hill Corporate Park only about 7 minutes away, right behind everyone's summertime favorite, Cherry Farm Creamery. The Selley's built out this brand spankin' new facility through the Summer of 2021 following their dream of one day giving the community a bustling health and fitness center to serve the children and young families of Cape Ann and beyond. 

With Amy being a preschool teacher with over 20 years' experience, and Chip a longtime tech entrepreneur, The Little Gym is a perfect fit. For the past decade Amy has worked at Beverly Public Schools intensive integrated classroom at McKeown School. Safe to say she's got a few tricks up her sleeve for helping children! (btw, check out Amy's wicked helpful blog posts!)

But it's hardly about the owners - it's about the amazing team that trains every day, and prepares every day, to teach successful classes for your children. Led by Gym Director Miss Maddy Johnson, we know it's all about the culture, and making every team member feel valued, inspired and empowered.

Below are the profiles of our team, flip through the pics and learn about your child's instructor. We have High School students, college students and graduates; all of them working hard to create a positive learning environment and opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all while having tons of Serious Fun!

We invite you to call or stop by anytime – we are looking forward to getting to know you and sharing more about The Little Gym at Cherry Hill.  C'mon in and check us out, sign up for a free trial class here

Team Members
Philosophy

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym at Cherry Hill, 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

History
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 at Cherry Hill experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

Partners
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.

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The Little Gym is the exclusive childhood development center home to LEGO®-based activities. Look for special 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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Peppa Pig

The Little Gym and Peppa Pig have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind Awesome Birthday Adventure for an oinktastic cause! On behalf of every party booked, The Little Gym will be making contributions to support The Muddy Puddles Project’s mission to end childhood cancer. Jump on over…It’s going to be a muddy good time!

Giving Back
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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.