The Little Gym of Wandsworth & Fulham 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.
Growing up in Germany close to the mountains, I was just 3 when I had my first experiences in alpine skiing. Since then I’ve always loved alpine skiing and I try to do it often as I can. Starting early with learning how to ski showed me the importance of developing and growing motor skills from a young age.
Apart from skiing I did a lot of other sports, such as athletics, gymnastics, handball and football, and still enjoy an active lifestyle.
My passion for sports inspired me to reach a deeper understanding of body movements and body functions. So I did a M.A. in Sports & Exercise Science. During my time at university I was working part time as an sports instructor for children and younger adults with disabilities. There I discovered that I enjoy teaching and how important it is to focus also on the emotional, social and cognitive development alongside with the physical.
I’m happy having the opportunity to apply my skills and knowledge within my work at The Little Gym.
BA Foreign Language & Literacy
Certificate in Artistic & Acrobatic Gymnastics
Level 2 British Gymnastic WAG
Level 2 British Gymnastic Acrobatic
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.
Developing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities.
Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefit your child well beyond the gym.
Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with friends and peers.
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.
The Little Gym concept is born as Robin Wes opens his first gym
The Little Gym begins franchising
Over 300 locations in 25 countries
Expansion reaches six continents with European locations in 12 countries