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The Little Gym of Williamsville

The Little Gym of Williamsville is owned and operated by Rachel Daving!

As a kid I was always on the move and ready to burn some energy.  Being active has always been a huge part of my life and fitness and living a healthy lifestyle is a true passion of mine. I am a AFAA certified personal trainer and a  NYS registered Dental Hygienist . In my years of working as a Hygienist I came to find that I always LOVED when kids were my patients. They lit up my day and I couldn’t get enough of their endless positive energy.  After having my son I worked from home for a few years to be able to be home with him . When my little guy turned 1 I knew I was ready to start something new that I was really passionate about!

When my son was a few months old I wanted to find somewhere to take him that would get him up and moving, help develop his cognitive skills and develop some social skills with other kids and adults . After doing a bunch of research online I found The Little Gym and loved everything about  it! We didn’t have a gym in our area so we drove a few hours to surrounding gyms to give it a try. My son who was super ‘clingy’ to momma took off running! He participated in the entire class and I could see the wheels turning in his little head; he was learning and he LOVED it! After leaving our class visit I knew this was the perfect fit for our family. My love of children, my passion for fitness and healthy lifestyle along with my silly personality make The Little Gym a great opportunity for my family and the community.

I am so excited to be able to bring such an amazing concept to the Buffalo area! The amount of fun and learning that takes play inside the walls of The Little Gym will carry on into every aspect  of your little ones life. The Little Gym is an amazing experience and we are  so excited to be able to bring you and your kid some SERIOUS FUN!!

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Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

The Little Gym of Williamsville, 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 Williamsville experience the benefits of Serious Fun.

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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.