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The Little Gym International

With more than 300 locations across the globe, The Little Gym is the world’s premier experiential learning and physical development center for kids ages four months through 12 years. Each week, progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment create opportunities for children to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear.

The Little Gym owners are actively involved in a concept that has a 35-year heritage of nurturing happy, confident kids through a range of programs and classes. That means we are creating a fun, rewarding environment for both members and owners all around the globe. Now that’s something to smile about!

Good people just like you

Just like The Little Gym® members, our franchise owners come from all different backgrounds. Some were attorneys. Some doctors. Some teachers. Some moms. Others had careers in sales and marketing. Many were successful business owners. But they all shared something in common: the sense that “something was missing from their lives.”

If that's how you feel, it's time for a career change. Join the family of committed leaders whose passion is helping children, making a difference in their communities, and having fun in the process.

For a little more insight on what it’s like to live a day in the life of an owner of a The Little Gym, watch this video to see what some of our most successful owners have to say.

“This is the most rewarding career choice you could ask for. Running a The Little Gym requires a significant investment of money and time but you’ll love every minute of it.

Betsy & Ann Williams
Franchise Owners

“The Little Gym is clearly the market leader, and their knowledge of the industry is outstanding. We highly respect and value our relationship with the franchisor.”

Matt & Crystal Backowsi
Franchise Owners

“We have never looked back since the day we purchased our first territory. This is an honest, moral, well run franchise and worth every penny we invested and every dollar we pay in royalties.”

Michael & Jennifer McKeown
Franchise Owners

“As an owner and instructor, it is a great feeling to know that I am making a difference in the children that I teach. It makes me proud to know that I am part of the development of a wonderful human being.”

Dr. Josephine M. Frattallone, Pediatrician
Franchise Owner


We provide comprehensive support and innovative resources for both new owners and established members of our family. From training and consulting to manuals and tools. Whatever you may need, we’ve got you covered:

  • Financial Services
  • Consultant Team
  • Curriculum Development
  • Marketing Support
  • Human Resources
  • IT Services
  • Real Estate Services

All of the departments at the International headquarters are solely devoted to providing you with the tools and assistance you need to be in business for yourself, not by yourself. That way you can concentrate on more important things, like positively affecting the lives of children in your community

It’s not just the parents who love us!

We strive to ensure that each and every member of The Little Gym has a fantastic experience, but we also do the same for each and every owner. Year after year, The Little Gym International, 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:

Ranked #1 in Category
2010, 2009, 2008, & 2007 Franchise 500
Entrepreneur Magazine

Top 50 Franchise
2009, 2008 & 2007 Franchise Satisfaction Awards
Franchise Business Review

America’s Top Global Franchises
2010, 2009, 2008 & 2007
Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise 500
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 & 2005
Entrepreneur Magazine

Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
2009, 2008 & 2007
Inc. 5000

Top 50 Education Companies
2008 & 2007
Inc. 5000

Getting started

If working with kids in a dynamic and inspiring way is something that's important to you, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. To learn more, simply fill out the short Request Info Form to the right.

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Upcoming Expos

June 15-17, 2017 - New York, NY

International Franchise Expo

The Javits Center

November 2-4, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA

Franchise Expo West

Los Angeles Convention Center

January 18-20, 2018 - Dallas, TX

Franchise Expo South

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


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