Our Story

Who we are at

The Little Gym of Pensacola

My name is Amy Dodd and I am the owner of the Little Gym of Pensacola, FL.  My journey with the Little Gym began many years ago, when my son was young.  I was searching for something that he could enjoy, other than competitive sports at the time.  Then along came the Little Gym of North Raleigh, NC.  He was a little hesitant at first since he was a little shy, but once he started going to regular classes, he loved it!! 

Being a part of the Little Gym will teach your child the motor skills and lessons needed for everyday; while helping your child make new friends, learn to exercise, all while having a blast!!


Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Pensacola, 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 Pensacola 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.

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.