About The Little Gym

A Global Leader in the Kids’ Gym Franchise Industry

The 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.

The Little Gym Principles

  • L – Lead -we lead & we create leaders at every level of our company and in our communities

  • E – Execute- we execute successful programs

  • A – Aspire-we aspire to grow, adapt and be better as we constantly innovate

  • R – Respect-we respect each other in how we communicate and interact

  • N – Nurture-we assume positive intentions and nurture each other

Our Philosophy of Three Dimensional Learning

Capitalizing on over 45 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 for 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.

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 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 & 2020 Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 500 Franchises | 2018, 2019, & 2020 Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award | 2017, 2018 & 2019 Franchise Business Review
  • Top Innovative Franchises | 2019 Franchise Business Review
  • Franchises Of The Future| 2019 Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top Franchises for Veterans | 2018 Entrepreneur Magazine

Hear From Our Owners

  • “To be part of The Little Gym franchise to me has truly meant the world for many different reasons. One is that I get to be my own boss, set my own schedule, and be in my children’s life events.”

    - Mitchell Kantrowitz
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