Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of Port Washington

Annie Young has always had a passion for early childhood development.  She was a public school teacher in NYC for 15 years as well as an academic support provider and a coach to other teachers across the city.  She is most excited about bringing her enthusiasm and expertise into this new adventure.
Annie, and her husband Garrick Young, have 2 young boys who like to stay very active.  They are always looking for new and fun things to do with their children.  When the family moved to Long Island, Annie was in search of an experience for her youngest boy that would provide him with an opportunity to socialize with other children as well as engage him in exciting learning experiences.
As Annie began to investigate The Little Gym and it's philosophies about child development, she knew it would be the perfect fit.  The Little Gym provides children with a safe environment to grow socially, cognitively, and physically.  But the best thing is that children don't even realize how much they are learning because they are having so much fun.  She is now completely committed to providing the most engaging and nurturing classes for children as well as above-and-beyond type service for families.  



Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Port Washington, 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 Port Washington 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.