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The Little Gym of Kansas City North-Parkville, MO

Happy Handstands KCMO! Robbyn Mitchell and her husband Ke'Lan are so excited to be awarded the opportunity to open The Little Gym of Kanas City North in Missouri!!!! Being an owner allows Robbyn to combine her passion for children and gymnastics into one cultivating experience for the community.  As parents Robbyn and Ke'Lan sought out activities for their kids that would develop their physical, cognitive and life skills simultaneously. The Little Gym provided that space, so now as owners we can create that space for not only our children, but yours too!

We strongly believe in inspiring children to develop and grow in a positive, non-competitive environment. Being a The Little Gym owner is a dream come true for us, and we are humbled by the opportunity to influence the development of your children.

The thought of becoming an owner of The Little Gym started in undergrad while Robbyn worked at The Little Gym of Greensboro, NC while obtaining her degree in Engineering. She was an elite gymnast until she graduated high school in San Jose, CA and working at The Little Gym allowed her to continue her love of gymnastics while also assisting to develop kids for life. The Mitchell's found The Little Gym of Kansas City Kansas in 2017 and immediately decided to sign up their very active 18-month-old son. Being back in The Little Gym environment sparked Robbyn's passion and she soon became a part-time employee which eventually turned into her leaving her corporate job to become the Curriculum Director while also leading classes. Robbyn was so joyful going into The Little Gym every single day that it did not feel like a job! She spoke to Ke'Lan, who is a Human Resources professional and personal trainer, and they decided to pursue the opportunity to become The Little Gym owners!!! Well, here they are with their own The Little Gym, serving the Kansas City, Parkville, Liberty, Gladstone, Tiffany Springs, Leavenworth and surrounding communities! Dreams really do come true!

Their enthusiastic team, as well as their four-year-old son (you will know him when you see him), is excited to meet each and every family at The Little Gym of Kansas City North located in The Village at Burlington Creek! So please stop by anytime, check out the classes, or even call us to plan your child’s birthday or participate in Parents’ Survival Night!  Let’s have some “Serious Fun” together!


Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Kansas City North-Parkville, MO, 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 Kansas City North-Parkville, MO 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.

A-MEOW-ZING Birthday Bash
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.