Founded in the mid-1970s by innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist Robin Wes, The Little Gym® is now the leading children’s enrichment company and offers a unique business franchise opportunity. Robin’s idea was simple - to create a non-competitive, nurturing environment where children could explore their physical development, while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. Today, his original vision serves as a springboard for life’s adventures and a fun franchise opportunity.
Once we award a franchise, you have our commitment to help you thrive. Our team bends over backwards to provide the tools, training, and support you need. That way you can focus on the parts of the business you love. Like helping a toddler with their first somersault. Guiding a youngster through her balance beam routine. And hearing the cheers of proud, happy parents.
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. But they all shared something in common: the sense that "something was missing from their lives."
The Little Gym International, Inc. provides comprehensive support and innovative resources for both new owners and established members of our family. All of the departments at The Little Gym International, Inc. 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 impacting the lives of children in your community.
The Little Gym International, Inc. Consultant Team will be your most important resource as a gym owner.
Pre-Opening Business Team: Your lifeline during your pre-opening phase. Your team will provide the best franchise support by assisting with real estate site selection and build out, financial analysis, marketing support, training, and an operational plan to ensure your gym opens smoothly.
Business Consultant: Your guide to help fast-track your business growth. Their goal is to help you on your path to success and ensure that your operational, marketing, training, and financial plans match your vision and goals. New owners that purchase an established location will have the support of a dedicated Resale Consultant to ensure a smooth transition.
Field Consultant: Your mentor for the long-haul. Our Field Consultants are other current owners whose track records are exceptional and insights are invaluable.
The Game Plan
No one tops The Little Gym International, Inc. at developing age-appropriate curriculum - it's why we're the top choice amongst fun franchises.
You Can Count On Us
Seeing our franchise owners reach their potential is our top priority. That's why our Finance Department works with you from day one, providing the financial training and support to start and manage your children's franchise gym.
Developing a Team
Hiring is part intuition, part science. And it’s a whole lot easier with advice in key areas from our Human Resources department.
The Little Gym International, Inc. IT department provides startup and ongoing tools and support to help your gym run more efficiently.
To Market To Market
The Little Gym International, Inc. team takes the mystery out of marketing through step-by-step training and access to an abundance of proven materials that provide the best franchise support.
Location, Location, Location
The TLGI Pre-Opening Team works with commercial real estate professionals who utilize state-of-the-art technology that analyze demographic and psychographic data, giving you the confidence to know you've selected the best available location for your business.
The thought of starting a new business is enough to tie anyone up in knots. But our Training Department is there for you every step of the way.