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The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian

The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Owners, Pat and Lisa Kelly, are thrilled to have had the opportunity to impact so many children's lives in the Treasure Valley since 2006. Having kiddos of their own who were raised in The Little Gym, they know firsthand the indescribable benefits of starting your children early in this positive learning environment! Our Gym Director, Christina Creager, was raised walking on her hands and flipping around the house. After High School, she received her degree in Elementary Education, and has thus appreciated the opportunity to marry her passions of fitness and education! Working alongside Christina, our Program Director, Catlyn Smith, grew up in Boise! With parents who hold an affinity for the arts, she had a myriad of opportunities to express herself through dance, piano, and acting whilst growing up. Having been with The Little Gym since 2010, she has not only had the opportunity to make a difference in countless Treasure Valley kiddos' lives, but she's also had the opportunity to shape the lives of young Australians, while she worked at The Little Gym of Bella Vista in Sydney, Australia. Catlyn is overjoyed to share her knowledge, joy, and silly antics with the dear families here at The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian. Our trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of programs like parent/child classes, sports, dance, karate, and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties, camps and more!


Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Eagle/Meridian, 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 Eagle/Meridian 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.


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!

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

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.