Our Story

More Than 35 Years of Serious Fun

In the mid-1970s, The Little Gym concept sprang from the heart and mind of founder Robin Wes. An innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist, Robin envisioned a nurturing place where children could explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. Although teaching physical education in a competitive setting was the accepted norm at the time, Robin believed there was a better approach. Instead, he created an environment filled with the spirit to achieve rather than the pressure to win. Robinʼs non-competitive approach was unheard of back then. Revolutionary, even.

Robin opened the first The Little Gym in 1976 in Bellevue, Washington. Since then, weʼve honed the teaching methods he set into motion, structuring them into an expanded curriculum, with each class building on lessons learned in previous ones. And while Robin continues to create original music for each lesson, his inspiring vision has evolved into something bigger than he ever could have imagined. And while Robin continues to create the original music for each lesson, his inspiring vision enables hundreds of thousands of children around the world to learn the skills and develop the confidence needed for a lifetime of success.

Serious Fun for Kids

With more than 300 locations across the globe, The Little Gym is the worldʼs premier experiential learning and child physical development center for kids ages 4 months through 12 years. Each week, progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear.

At The Little Gym, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. For more than 35 years, our trained instructors have nurtured happy, confident kids through a range of programs including parent/child classes, gymnastics, karate, dance and sports skills development, plus enjoyable extras like camps, Parents' Survival Nights and Awesome Birthday Bashes. In all of our programs, physical activity is a conduit for Three-Dimensional Learning. In every dimension, self-confidence and a proud smile are evident outcomes.

Three-Dimentional Learning

Moving

Get Moving! Physical activities to burn that boundless energy, plus build flexibility and strength, develop balance and coordination, and encourage agility, rhythm and overall fitness to launch a lifetime of healthy habits.

Brain Boost

Brain Boost! Designed to expand the mind and develop a love of learning, these exercises foster sustained concentration and decision making, prepare for or reinforce school lessons, and nurture problem-solving ability and creative expression.

Citizen Kid

Citizen Kid! These activities teach life skills like sharing, working in a group, listening and leadership—all skills that translate to a well-adjusted, well-rounded superkid.