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THE LITTLE GYM Haarlem

The Little Gym Haarlem offers progressively structured classes and a positive learning environment to create opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all with a grin that stretches from ear to ear. Our trained instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics, plus fun extras like parties, camps and more.

 

 


 

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Owner

My suitcase used to be my best friend. I spent seven years living and working on construction sites in China, Aruba and Canada. My life as an architectural designer couldn’t have been more different to my life now, in Haarlem.

A holiday back home in 2008 turned my life upside down. I met a wonderful man and thought – now, that’s a man you don’t meet on the corner every day! I resigned, happy in love, and made my way back to The Netherlands with plans of family and a quiet life.

My friends will tell you, however, that I’m not very good at the quiet life. I always need a challenge. Somewhere I can channel my big heart, passion for life, and inner entrepreneur. Read more
   

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Our Philosophy of

Three Dimensional Learning

 

At The Little Gym, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious. That’s why we embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning, in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development means that every class we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions—Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Life Skills! Read on to see how each dimension of learning helps your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted child.

 

  

 

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Developing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities.

 

 

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Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefit your child well beyond the gym.

 

 

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Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with friends and peers.

 

 

    
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40 years of

SERIOUS FUN

An innovative educator, musician and kinesiologist, 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, non-competitive spirit that characterises us today. Forty years later, children in more than 300 locations worldwide experience the Serious Fun of The Little Gym.

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The Little Gym

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

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The Little Gym begins franchising

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Over 300 locations in 25 countries

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Expansion reaches six continents with European locations in 12 countries

  

 

 

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