Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of Olney

The Little Gym of Olney, MD opened its doors for the first time in May, 2003 by Dr. Evan and Andrea Brody with the goal of encouraging the physical, social and emotional well-being of children. In July, 2019 So and Alex Couloumbis took over the ownership of The Little Gym of Olney, sharing in the goal of instilling confidence in children of all ages. Their commitment is inspiring children to be their best in recognition that it is the cornerstone of developing a lifetime of happiness and success. So Couloumbis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Language and Linguistics as well as East Asian studies. So has 20 years work experience in International Program Management, Localization Services, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and is a certified Yoga instructor. Alex has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and over 25 years of experience in Management, Engineering Design, Sales, Business Development and Operations, mostly working with government agencies. So and Alex have 3 children and fell in love with The Little Gym concept when they enrolled their youngest son Leo in his first Bugs class in 2017. They both knew immediately they wanted to be part of this amazing organization. The rest is history.


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 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 Olney 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.