About The Little Gym International, inc.

A Global Leader in the Kids’ Gym Franchise Industry

undefinedThe Little Gym introduces children between the ages of 4 months and 12 years to physical activity featuring a gymnastics-based non-competitive curriculum. Our program allows children to progress at their own pace, developing their confidence as they develop their skills. Children are encouraged to try their best, not be the best. This philosophy has served The Little Gym and its members well. After decades of research and hands-on experience, we now set the standard for high-quality children’s development programs.

    Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

    Capitalizing on over 40 years of hands-on experience, early childhood research, and thoughtful parental feedback, The Little Gym has developed a unique curriculum based on a holistic “Three-Dimensional” approach to learning. Through this philosophy, children are challenged to master new physical, emotional and life skills, laying the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy habits.

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      Get Moving

      Fun, physical activity is at the core The Little Gym's program. Children build flexibility and strength, develop balance and coordination, and improve their agility, rhythm and overall fitness.

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      Brain Boost

      Through all programs, children foster listening skills, sustained concentration, creative expression and problem-solving. These skills help prepare little ones for school and reinforce lessons learned by school-age children.

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      Citizen Kid

      With physical activity as the framework, children learn life skills like sharing, working in a group, cooperation and leadership – all valuable tools to help them grow into well-adjusted, well-rounded citizens of their world.

    A Rewarding Opportunity Awaits

    Success comes in many forms: building a financially rewarding business, being your own boss, spending more time with family, helping local children grow and develop, or providing employment and growth opportunities to team members. No matter which might be most important to you, one thing is true: Owning your own The Little Gym will be a life-changing experience.

    Ready to take the first step? Fill out our form to learn more about our exciting kids’ gym franchise opportunity.

    Award-Winning & Internationally Recognized

    The Little Gym began franchising in 1992 and currently has over 400 locations in over 30 countries. Our kids’ gym franchise offers the opportunity to change lives—both of children in the community as well as our franchise owners. We provide best-in-class customer service and support and invest heavily in our programs to ensure we stay ahead of our competition. Our goal is to provide exceptional experiences for everyone involved—our franchise owners, their teams, and our customers.

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    We are a global leader in the industry and are proud to have won countless awards along the way. Year after year, The Little Gym International, Inc. is recognized both domestically and internationally as a franchise leader.

    While we’re honored by every award that we’ve received, here are a few that make us exceptionally proud:

    • #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise | 2019 Entrepreneur Magazine
    • Top 500 Franchises | 2017, 2018 & 2019 Entrepreneur Magazine
    • Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award | 2017, 2018 & 2019 Franchise Business Review
    • Top 200 Franchises Around the World | 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine
    • Top Franchises for Veterans | 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine

    The Little Gym Owner Stories

    "The most rewarding part of owning a The Little Gym is being together as a family in such a family-friendly atmosphere and being in an environment where kids want to learn and have fun. They also love the freedom of being their own bosses!"

    - Bill & Katie Fetsko | Multiple Gym Owners

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