Why The Little Gym?

Choose the Kids’ Fitness Franchise with Over 45 Years of Experience

For over 45 years, The Little Gym has been impacting the lives of children throughout the U.S. and across the world. Our non-competitive, nurturing environment gives kids a space where they can grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually. We are a global leader in the industry and offer a unique opportunity that has garnered an impressive collection of awards. Our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. There are quite a few reasons why you should choose our kids’ gym franchise - and we are excited to tell you about them.

Our Programming Sets Us Apart

The Little Gym offers a diverse line-up of programs that include music, movement, learning, and, most importantly, fun! Our age-appropriate curriculum facilitates ongoing skill development through a system called Three-Dimensional Learning. This approach uses physical activity as a conduit for learning.

Our three :

  • Get Moving!: Includes physical activities that develop balance and coordination, build flexibility and strength, and burn boundless energy. Also teaches healthy habits and instills the importance of overall health and fitness.

  • Brain Boost!: Includes exercises that develop a love of learning and expand the mind. They also teach problem-solving skills and reinforce school lessons.

  • Citizen Kid!: This program helps create well-rounded and well-adjusted individuals by teaching patience, sharing, group work, and listening.

The Little Gym Difference

When vetting a prospective franchise opportunity, there’s a lot to consider. So what makes The Little Gym different from other franchising opportunities? Here are three key reasons why our brand is thriving and our future is looking brighter than ever:

  • Extensive experience. Over 45 years of experience have allowed us to modify and improve our model and our fitness franchise owner’s experience. As our industry changes and new opportunities present themselves, we’ll continue to modify our model and further improve the ownership experience.

  • Best-in-class customer service and support. We provide training, consulting, marketing, IT, and several other resources to maximize your success. When you join our franchise, you’ll have a supportive partner by your side every step of the way.

  • Proprietary curriculum and technology. We invest heavily to ensure we stay ahead of the competition and provide great experiences for our franchise owners, their teams, and our customers. This gives our franchise a competitive advantage over others in our industry.

The Little Gym makes getting started easy. We have immediate opportunities in all markets. We are excited to hear from you and look forward to accomplishing amazing things together!

An Award-Winning Opportunity Awaits

Our countless awards speak volumes about why we are the best children’s gym franchise. We are honored to continuously be recognized for the dedication of our franchise owners. A few of the awards we’re most proud of include:

  • #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine
  • Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award by the Franchise Business Review
  • Best Global Children’s Center by Wealth & Finance International
  • Top 200 Franchises Around the World by Entrepreneur magazine

These are only a handful of the recognitions we’ve received. Read more about us and our additional awards on our About Us page.

We Give You the Tools to Grow

From experienced consultants to comprehensive training, The Little Gym gives you all the playbooks you need to succeed. We provide extensive marketing and finance support and innovative HR and IT resources for both new owners and established franchisees. You’ll go into business for yourself, but you’ll never be by yourself. These resources will allow you to focus on what matters—your customers and making a positive impact in your community.

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.

  • Image of Philosophy of Learning - Brain Boost
    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.

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
The Little Gym Franchise Owner Stories