Our Story

Who We Are at

The Little Gym

The Little Gym of offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Our trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties,
camps and more.

Our Philosophy of

Three Dimensional Learning

At The Little Gym, 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 Life Skills! Read on to see how each dimension of learning helps your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted child.

Get Moving!

Developing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities.

Brain Boost

Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefit your child well beyond the gym.

Life Skills

Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with friends and peers.

40 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 characterises us today. Forty years later, children in more than 300 locations worldwide experience the Serious Fun of The Little Gym.

Peek Into The Little Gym Dural

The Little Gym

Growth Chart

The Little Gym concept is born as Robin Wes opens his first gym

The Little Gym begins franchising

First The Little Gym site opens in Europe

Over 300 locations in 25 countries

The Little Gym expands into Australia

Leaps & Bounds

After decades of research and hands-on experience, The Little Gym® has more than 400 fun franchises worldwide.

Growing Skill Worldwide

Team up with The Little Gym Australia and become an owner of a franchise for kids and bring ‘Serious Fun’ to the children in your own community!

Awards

Year after year, The Little Gym has been recognized both domestically and internationally as a franchise leader in our industry. While we’re proud of every award that we’ve received, here are a few that make us exceptionally proud:

#1 Children’s Fitness Franchise

2019 Entrepreneur Magazine

Top 200 Franchises

2017 Franchise Business Review

Top 500 Franchises

2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Entrepreneur

Top Personal Service Franchise

2016 Entrepreneur Magazine

Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award

2019, 2018 & 2017 Franchise Business Review

Franchising's Fastest-Growing Global Brands

Franchising’s Fastest-Growing Global Brands

Top 200 Franchises Around the World

2018 Entrepreneur Magazine

Best Global Children’s Centre

2015 Wealth & Finance International

Best Fitness Franchise

2017 & 2016 FranchiseRankings.com

Top 50 Military Franchises for Vets

2014 USA Today

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Your journey to becoming a

The Little Gym Owner

Get in touch with our Sales Manager for Australia
Explore the Opportunity

An initial call is scheduled to understand your background, share the expectations we have for our franchisees and outline the selection process in more detail.

Discovery Day

After reviewing your application through the selection process, we’ll then invite you to come and spend a day at The Little Gym corporate headquarters. During this visit, you’ll get an in depth overview of the company and meet the team.

Join the Family

Within a few days of your visit, we’ll notify you of our decision to award the franchise.

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