Dear Members and Friends of The Little Gym of Danvers:
As many of you know, we opened The Little Gym of Danvers in February 2003...over 18 years ago! We remember our opening day like it was yesterday, celebrating our son's 4th birthday on our opening day, and learning how to operate a The Little Gym. At that time, Jake was 4, and Sammy was 6, and they were as excited as us to start this new adventure. Time has flown by, and over the years we've watched your children grow, and ours too. We have enjoyed watching the wonderful impact that The Little Gym has had on the lives of thousands of children at The Little Gym of Danvers, helping them develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Now that both of our own children have graduated college and moved on to their next phase in life, it is time for us to make a change...to "slow down" a little bit, focus on our The Little Gym of Woburn, and have time to visit our children out of state.
On Monday June 21st, here at The Little Gym of Danvers we will be turning the reins over to a wonderful couple - Amy and Chip Selley, as they begin their own journey at The Little Gym of Danvers. We will continue to operate our The Little Gym in Woburn. We want to thank everyone we've had the privilege to meet here at The Little Gym over the past 18 years. Thank you for all the love, support and incredible memories. We wish you all health and happiness over the upcoming years. Please be assured that our talented instructors will remain at the gym working with Chip and Amy, and they will continue providing great programs for all of the children.
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!
Maureen and Al Ruthazer
We are open! Come join the fun!!!
June 2, 2021
Hello Members, Friends and Guests of The Little Gym
Thank you for being a part of The Little Gym family.
The health, wellness and comfort level of your family is a top priority for us, now and always. We are thrilled to share the great news that we have reopened, and now offer group classes, birthday parties, private lessons, private playdates, camps, and more!
If you haven’t signed up yet, please call or text so we can help you save your spot, or you can register online (for many of the programs we offer.)
We have implemented enhanced cleaning, sanitization, and disinfecting procedures in addition to social distancing measures to ensure that members, friends and our staff feel as comfortable as possible when visiting The Little Gym. These are all consistent with the recommendations from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts for safe reopening, the CDC, and The Little Gym International. It's a great balance of ensuring safety, while also being practical and making sure the children have fun, learn, and stay safe.
Following the instructions from state and local government along with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) we have implemented many measure sto ensure our whole facility is disinfected to make it extra fresh and clean. Our staff has been trained on our new systems of cleaning and disinfecting. We know that many families already recognize The Little Gym as the cleanest place you bring your child, and now more than ever it is our goal to maintain that for you.
We have made many temporary changes to support social distancing. The lobby has been adjusted to have increased spacing. Masks (or face coverings) are required for adults in the building right now, because they are required for parents in all school buildlings. For children over age 2, they should be word when arriving/departing, and they are encouraged (but not required) to be worn during gym activities. Our policy about wearing masks will be consistent with the guidance from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and may change as the state moves through the various “phases” of the COVID19 Pandemic.
We encourage all students to bring a clearly labeled water bottle for their use. We have closed our drinking fountain in the gym, for the time being.
Camps and Lunch Bunch
Looking for a great drop off activity for your child in the Summertime? If you are in need of a fun and safe drop off program for your child this holiday break we have the solution! Our Kids' Quest Super Camps are the perfect blend of gymnastics and group activities. Each camp is 2 hours long, and there’s always a “Lunch Bunch” for food/crafts/stories before and/or after camp. Most families “bundle” these together, so their children can come for 3 or 5 hours. Each week the children enjoy a new theme. Registration is flexible and you may sign up for as many or as few days as you like. Camp during Summer 2021 will follow the newly mandated guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 1 hour “Lunch Bunches” are an hour (or 70 minutes) to eat a lunch (brought from home, nut free please), do a craft, and have fun with your friends in our multipurpose room telling stories, coloring, and more. Camp and lunch bunch “packs” and “passes” are available, in quantities from one to fifty!
Whichever program you choose, The Little Gym has something for you!
Thank you again for continuing to support us. We assure you that we are taking all necessary measured highlighted by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), along with Massachusetts and local government guidelines to ensure that The Little Gym is the cleanest place for all families and team members.
It is also very important to us to provide a sense of normalcy, fun and freedom for the children. We are ready and excited to be that place for you and your family. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation in being patient and helpful when it comes to social distancing.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you again for your continued support. This has been a trying time in all of our lives and we are ready to do our part to help the children thrive physically, socially and emotionally.
Maureen and Al Ruthazer along with the rest of the team at The Little Gym of Danvers