The Little Gym

our story

For children ages 4 months to 12 years (and their parents), The Little Gym gymnastics programs help children learn and grow through movement and imaginative play.

About us

A History
of Serious Fun

An innovative educator, musician, and kinesiologist, The Little Gym founder 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. Over forty-five years later, children in more than 300 locations worldwide experience the benefits and SERIOUS FUN of The Little Gym.

What is Three-Dimensional Learning?

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—Get Moving, Brain Boost, and Citizen Kid. 

Get Moving

Developing flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination through varied physical activities and gymnastics skills.

Brain Boost

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

Citizen Kid

Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation, and leadership through spending time with friends and peers.

About us

Helping Kids
Whatever Ready

From 4 months through 12 years, programs at The Little Gym are designed to get kids moving, boost their brainpower, and with an emphasis on social and emotional learning, improve the people skills they’ll need for tomorrow, today.

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 Big Hearts

The Little Gym is dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world and in our local communities. Through our philanthropic and sustainability program, Big Hearts, we look for simple and effective ways we can positively impact our communities to ensure all children, today and in the future, have a safe and healthy place to live and grow.

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