It was always about the children. As an innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist, Robin Wes wanted to create a nurturing place where children could explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually.
In 1976, he turned his vision into a reality, opening the first The Little Gym in Bellevue, Washington. In the early days, he infused those early classes with the same positive, non-competitive spirit that the facilities embody today.
As one of the premier enrichment and physical development centers for children ages 4 months through 12 years in the world, Wes’ dream continues to be a gift for parents looking to prepare their children for life’s many adventures.
From the mat to the bar and beam, each of The Little Gym’s programs offers children a Springboard to Life’s Adventure by using movement-based learning and imaginative play through its Three-Dimensional Learning (Brain Boost! Get Moving! and Citizen Kid) approach.
Thanks to unique programs that revolve around active play, the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company helps complement and enhance the traditional school experience. In addition, the company partners with groups like the SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of camps and programs that serve children coping with serious illnesses and their families.
Today, The Little Gym International operates more than 390 franchises in 32 countries around the world.