The Little Gym Franchise

Children's fitness programs

After teaching grade school in public schools for years, Robin Wes used his physical education, psychology and motor development degrees to open The Little Gym in 1976. Although it started out focusing on physical education, the program has evolved to focus on children's intellectual and social development as well.
Today Little Gym offers programs for various age levels, including Parent & Child, Developmental Gymnastics, Karate and Sports Skills Development.
Franchises also hold birthday parties, summer camps, Creative Crafts Adventures and Parent's Survival Nights.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a The Little Gym
franchise with a Standard Territory is $223,400 to $456,500. This
includes $139,500 to $175,500 that must be paid to the franchisor or
their affiliates.
The total investment necessary to begin operation of a
The Little Gym franchise with a Medium Market Territory is $174,900 to
$392,000. This includes $114,500 to $141,500 that must be paid to the
franchisor or their affiliates.
If you elect to begin operation of a Multi-Unit Area Development, the additional costs for the estimated
initial investment is $133,875 to $148,750 which must be paid to the
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How much does it cost to open a The Little Gym Franchise?

The investment required to open a The Little Gym Franchise is between $174,900-$456,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $39,500-$59,500 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Little Gym name.

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10 years

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The Little Gym Channels Children's Energy Into Skills That Promote Learning
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Filipina Is First Woman Honored For Franchise's Worldwide Success
Helen Castro Limcaoco, The Little Gym's master franchisee for the Philippines, and co-master franchisee for Singapore, was recently named as The Little Gym International's 2010 Franchise Owner of the Year, in recognition of her significant contribution to the success of The Little Gym franchise worl...

Parents Magazine Names The Little Gym #1 For Children's Birthday Parties
Parents magazine just announced that The Little Gym has been named the #1 Birthday Party destination for children. While most parents are no longer planning expensive, over-the-top birthday bashes because of the effects of the economy, they still want to make sure their child has a fun and mem...

The Little Gym Opens Sixth Franchise In Bishop Stortford
Bishop Stortford franchise owner Virginia Barlow comments: "I am so proud and delighted to be open! The gym looks fantastic and is a tribute to the hard work that has been put in by my building team, Stortford Interirors. My family and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that the facility was ope...

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When did the first The Little Gym open? 1976
When did The Little Gym start Franchising? 1992

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No No
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

On-The-Job Training: 55 hours
Classroom Training: 100 hours
Additional Training: At existing franchise location


Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform


Ad Templates
National Media
Social media
Website development
Email marketing

International franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5 - 7

Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at The Little Gym Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    The Little Gym

    The Little Gym

    The Little Gym
    7500 N. Dobson Rd, #220
    Scottsdale, AZ


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