Our Story

Who we are atThe Little Gym of Olney

In May 2003, Dr. Evan and Andrea Brody opened The Little Gym in Olney, MD.  They believed that children today don't get enough exercise. Imagine, here in Montgomery County, children only receive one day a week of physical education. As a result, the Brodys decided to open The Little Gym of Olney to encourage the physical, social and emotional well being of children during this very impressionable time in their lives. Andrea and Evan believe that confidence in children is the true cornerstone in developing a lifetime of success. Dr. Brody brings with him over 20 years experience in health, fitness and human performance consulting. He holds a bachelor's degree in physical education (K-12), a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and a Ph.D in Sport Psychology. Andrea has over 15 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development and customer service. She has spent most of her career in senior management for both large and small high-tech companies around the DC area. Evan and Andrea have 3 children.

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Philosophy

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Olney, 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 flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities

Brain Boost

Brain Boost

Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefits your child well beyond the gym

Citizen Kid

Citizen Kid

Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with your kid’s friends and peers

History

40 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 years later, children at The Little Gym of Olney experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

Partners
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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 LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors® 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 has partnered with SeriousFun Children's Network, a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families.

Toys & Music
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Toys & Music

The fun doesn't have to stop when class is over! Bring Serious Fun home with The Little Gym Active Toys & Music!

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