The Little Gym was originally launched in the US in 1976. Its unique programme is specifically designed to boost self-esteem while building physical, social and intellectual skills. Weekly themed classes enable children to progress at their own pace and gain confidence in a lively, fun environment. Activities promote co-ordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility, as well as listening and social skills, giving youngsters vital tools for life.
The Little Gym, Harpenden is the seventh franchise to open in the UK, Situated on the Rothamsted Research campus, just off West Common, it offers a motor skills and curriculum-based gymnastics programme. Weekly classes are available for boys and girls of all abilities, from 4 months to 12 years, with free introductory sessions for all age groups.
Classes run throughout the week, all year round, during term-time and holidays. Sessions for under 3's, accompanied by their parents/carers, are for 45 minutes. Pre-school and primary classes are for one hour, during which parents can spectate, with siblings, from a comfortable viewing gallery and receive a class review at the end of each session.