Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of Dumbo

The Little Gym of Dumbo is excited to join the neighborhood! Coming with staff and instructors from our Brooklyn Heights locations (est 2007), we're thrilled to bring our progressive, child-centered classes to Dumbo.

We're here to provide a safe, engaging, supportive environment for your child to learn real skills and have serious fun! Offering activities for ages 4 months to 12 years, come develop your motor skills or your back hand spring!

Our staff of highly trained enthusiastic and caring instructors come from a variety of gymnastics, dance, child development, performing arts and sports backgrounds all with the same aim: to help your child thrive emotionally, physically and socially.

Building confidence, problem-solving, self-regulation skills and much more, in addition to full age-appropriate locomotor and gymnastics skills on all the apparatus (beam, bars, tumbling, rings, vault), The Little Gym classes are the springboard to life's success!


Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Dumbo, 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 Dumbo 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.

A-MEOW-ZING Birthday Bash
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.