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Changing Lives

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.

The Little Gym®

Growth Chart

The Little Gym® concept is born as Robin Wes opens his first gym

The Little Gym International, Inc begins franchising

Over 100 locations in 31 US states

Over 300 locations in 25 countries (36 US states)

Expansion reaches all six (livable!) continents

Growing by

Leaps & Bounds

After decades of research and hands-on experience, The Little Gym International, Inc. has more than 300 fun franchises worldwide.

Growing Skills


Bring Serious Fun to the children in your community!


Year after year, The Little Gym International, Inc. 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:


Top 500 Franchises

2017 & 2016 Entrepreneur Magazine


Top 50 Franchise Satisfaction Award

2018 & 2017 Franchise Business Review


Top 200 Franchises Around The World

2018 Entrepreneur Magazine


Best Fitness Franchise

2017 & 2016 FranchiseRankings.com


Top 200 Franchises

2017 Franchise Business Review


Franchising’s Fastest-Growing Global Brands

2016 Entrepreneur Magazine


Best Global Children’s Centre

2015 Wealth & Finance International


Top 50 Military Franchises for Vets

2014 USA Today

Meet the team

New Gym Operations and Real Estate ManagerAmanda Scopo

Amanda works with new franchise owners from the pre-opening process through the first 6 months of operations, helping them to create a customized plan to succeed in their new business venture. A Florida native, Amanda grew up loving theater, playing music, and competing in both gymnastics and figure skating.

Director of Brand LeadershipColleen Biggs

Colleen has been with The Little Gym for over 15 years. As the Director of Brand Leadership, she oversees Brand Consistency and the creation of best practices that owners use to achieve their success for operations, training, curriculum, marketing and other areas across the entire franchise system. Colleen is a New Jersey native and a serious Taekwondo all-star who has achieved her 1st degree black belt!

Digital Media StrategistJessica Fasanelli

Jessica is passionate about Social Media and Online Marketing and loves providing franchise owners and team members with tools and support to help them feel confident in marketing their The Little Gym locations. A Boston native, Jessica loves cheering on her favorite hometown sports teams and hiking with her dog, Taco.

Director of Financial ServicesMark Pickerel

For over a decade, Mark has provided individual training, support and financial models to help each The Little Gym franchise owner succeed within their small business. Mark has been a Big Brother for almost 20 years and is excited to watch his Little Brother graduate college and get married later this year!

Franchise Service CoordinatorShannon Wilde

Shannon’s journey with The Little Gym International began in 2008. Each day, Shannon strives to provide the tools and support each The Little Gym franchisee needs to hit the ground running. Originally from Salt Lake City, Shannon and her mother traveled across the United States competing as a mother/daughter team in the national bowling championship.

Director of Franchise DevelopmentRonn Cordova

As an one of the original team members, Ronn rejoins The Little Gym family after a few years away. Ronn’s passion is helping individuals realize their dream of small business ownership…and loves the fact that The Little Gym offers the rewards while helping children develop and grow with confidence. Ronn offers a well-rounded, experienced approach, educating Candidates on The Little Gym franchise opportunity.

Manager Of Brand Partnerships & ProgramsJoe Polychronis

Business ConsultantKimberly Milligan

What our owners are saying

I am proud and privileged to bring this 40 plus year old global franchise to Sri Lanka which has revolutionized the child development landscape in the country and I hope will continue do so in the years to come not just in Colombo but for kids in other parts of the country as well.

— Shilpa Perera,
The Little Gym® Franchise Owners

Your journey to becoming a

The Little Gym® Owner