Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of El Paso

How do you do El Paso and neighboring cities?  We are German and Alexis Gerena, proud owners of the FIRST The Little Gym of El Paso! We are beyond thrilled to bring The Little Gym to our beautiful community.  We have both been living in El Paso since we were young and love the city!  German was born in Colombia, South America and moved to El Paso in 2000.  German is a graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso and has lived and worked in New York City and ran a local IT business here in El Paso.  Alexis was born in Boston and moved to El Paso in 1994.  She is also a graduate of The University of Texas at El Paso and spent much time working in Boston and attending Boston College in the summers.  We both share a love for traveling, family time, gardening and outdoors (German a bit more than Alexis!) and we love El Paso!  We got married in 2009 and had our first child in 2011, a little girl then in 2014, we had a little boy.  

What made us bring The Little Gym to El Paso many have asked?  The answer is simple: we wanted our community to benefit from The Little Gym experience!  We welcome you all to come and explore at The Little Gym of El Paso!

Team Members

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of El Paso, 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 El Paso 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.