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Number One in the World

The Little Gym is the leading children's motor-skill development franchise in the world. Motor skill development, made fun, builds confidence. And that confidence leads to a lifetime of success.

For over 30 years, The Little Gym® has carried out this core principle. And we have gyms in over 17 countries, including over 230 in the U.S, to prove that it works.

Own a Successful Business. Have Fun.

We've not only set the standard by being the best motor skill development program for children in the world. We're also elevating the bar by providing the best customer service and support to our owners. What may be best of all? Our owners would tell you that you can absolutely own a successful business and have fun. Every day!

Own a The Little Gym Franchise and You're Never Alone:
  • We stay involved. We're committed to our owners' success. And to the success of the children in our communities.
  • We ensure that our franchise owners are fully prepared to own, open, and operate their own gym.
The Little Gym Provides the On-Going Help You'll Need:
  • We match up each franchise owner with their own personal business consultant. Our consultants provide a wealth of guidance and information from the minute you're awarded a franchise. Their availability continues throughout your tenure with The Little Gym.
  • An extensive library of operations and training manuals is provided to each franchise owner. Our owners have access, 24/7, to all of our proven programs and operations systems.
  • We host continued education programs through our specially designed regional and special event workshops. These include curriculum, marketing, finance and general business operations sessions.
Do You Dream of Enjoying a Fun and Rewarding Career?

Build your own sound financial future. Contact The Little Gym today to see if there is a gym opportunity in your area. The Little Gym is growing by leaps and bounds. Nearly half of our gym territories are sold. Right now is the perfect time to take the first step toward making your dream a reality. Own a great business. Have fun. What could be better? Act now!

Please note this franchise is not accepting inquiries from MI. Interested parties should have at least $70,000 to invest.

Little Gym, The is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $70,000 in liquid capital to invest.

CEO Grows The Little Gym by Building Confidence in Franchise Owners, Children

The Little Gym is the premier children's motor skill development program in the world that for 28 years has provided hundreds of thousands of children worldwide with physical, intellectual, emotional and social benefits. Under the leadership of forward-thinking president and CEO Bob Bingham, the company continues to grow its positive reputation internationally among parents, children and franchise owners.

Bingham, a successful broadcasting executive, joined The Little Gym in 1994, looking to take the company to the next level in through franchise growth. Bingham came on board with a fresh and unique concept on how to build a franchise - "cloning" the system's most competent franchisees.

"Rather than grow with franchising executives from other companies, I recognized the extraordinary backgrounds and experience of The Little Gym franchise owners themselves," Bingham said. "My vision was to bring these people, bound by their common passion for The Little Gym business, together as a team and have them help guide the company's future," said Bingham, noting that almost all of The Little Gym management team are current or previous The Little Gym franchise owners.

The process expanded in 1997 as Bingham began to replace his entire franchise support staff with existing franchise owners. He asked his most competent, profitable franchisees to give 10 hours of their time each week to help and advise new owners. Once implemented, the "owner/advisor" program boosted the success rate of new franchisees astronomically. Bingham then decided to capture the expertise of the experienced owners on the management team.

"The idea was for our best owners to come on board at the corporate level and create and clone themselves in our franchise system," Bingham said. "Our new franchisees have a great deal of respect for our management team because they know they have been there as franchisees themselves. That lends tremendous credibility."

The Little Gym franchise owners come from diverse backgrounds, including former attorneys, doctors, teachers, sales and marketing executives or others in the business world who felt there was something missing in their lives. According to Bingham, people with virtually any background can be successful as The Little Gym franchise owners, as long as they are motivated, energetic and share a love for children and make use of the variety of support tools provided by The Little Gym corporate office.

"As you help children develop motor skills, they sparkle; and their parents see what a positive impact you and The Little Gym are making in their lives," said Bob Bingham, president and CEO of The Little Gym, International, Inc. "Through our thorough training program, our franchisees' confidence grows, as does the success of their gym. We have more than 100 franchise owners who are proud and happy to live their dreams, everyday. They enjoy a fun and rewarding career, while enriching the lives of children and building a sound financial future. It doesn't get any better than that."

While The Little Gym fields multiple inquiries from prospective franchisees daily, the company takes pride in selectiveness - awarding franchises to only the most qualified candidates who show passion for the concept, exceptional business aptitude and a true love for children.

"We are finding that in recruiting franchisees, financial success is important, but it isn't everything," Bingham said. "The opportunity to work with kids and make a difference in their lives, and to have fun while working hard is what drives our franchise owners to change their lives and be in control of their own destiny."

The Little Gym was founded in 1976 by Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym's sequential children's skill development program was created to help children develop physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially, giving children the confidence they need for a lifetime of success.

The Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, was formed in 1992 in order to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, The Little Gym International has more than 160 franchises in 14 countries.

 

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How Much Does It Cost?

  • Liquid Capital Required: $70,000
  • Net Worth Required: $150,000
  • Total Investment: $193,500 - $274,500

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  • Business Type: Franchise
  • Financing Assistance: Available, via third party
  • Training and Support: Available
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