The Little Gym International Celebrates 400th Location

World's Premier Children's Enrichment Franchise Opens Milestone Gym in Waco, Texas

The Little Gym International, the world's premier children’s enrichment and development franchise that offers movement-based learning and imaginative play for children ages four months through 12 years, announces the opening of its milestone 400th location today in Waco, Texas. Since opening the first The Little Gym in 1976, the children's franchise continues to deliver on its promise of Serious Fun and serving as a springboard to life's adventures.

“It's incredibly fulfilling to see families benefit from our programs while our franchisees achieve their dreams,” said Alex Bingham, President and CEO of The Little Gym International. “In the 26 years since The Little Gym began franchising, we have experienced plenty of joys and challenges that come with building an iconic brand. With the opening of our 400th location, we feel exceptionally rewarded and humbled that our concept is embraced the world over.”

An innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist, The Little Gym Founder Robin Wes envisioned a nurturing place where children could explore their physical development while also growing socially, emotionally and intellectually. He opened the first The Little Gym in 1976 in Bellevue, Washington, and infused those early classes with the same positive, noncompetitive spirit that characterizes The Little Gym today.

Today, The Little Gym International operates in 400 locations in 32 countries, including the U.S., Canada, China, the United Kingdom, Australia and more. For more information on The Little Gym, please visit www.TheLittleGym.com.