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Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Got a big birthday to plan - we've got your back!

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Our Birthday Bashes are flying off of the shelves like hotcakes (NB: please supply your own hotcakes). We know the kids love our gym - so you can imagine how much fun they'll have when its all theirs - to do their favourite activities with our amazing instructors.


Does your child want a pirate themed party? Or how about a princess theme? Dinosaur theme? Princess-dinosaur? Yep, we've literally done a princess-dinosaur themed party! Our instructors are pros at shaping the games towards the theme of your choosing - no matter how crazy it is! In fact, the crazier the better :)


The party will be private, so your child and birthday guests will have 100% of our attention. We handle all the details... you just show up with the children! For more information, just give us a call on 020 8994 3729


Happy Handstands!


Fri, Sep 8, 2017

A Special WOO HOO Welcome back to all of our smallest members

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We are very excited to welcome our smallest members to the gym this season as we're offering brand new classes to compliment the Bugs programme (4-10 months).

NEW Bugs Boost classes are included in your membership so you can attend 2 classes every week. Twice the development opportunity, double the fun! If you've recently had a baby and are looking for an activity that promotes development and fitness (yours and theirs) in an intimate and nurturing environment where the coffee and post-class conversation is as valued as the class itself, call us now on 020 8994 3729.

Read more about the Bugs Boost class
  
 


Tue, Aug 29, 2017

KIDS WILL SOMETIMES FALL IF YOU LET THEM JUMP... LET THEM!

KIDS WILL SOMETIMES FALL IF YOU LET THEM JUMP... LET THEM!

WE'LL TEACH THEM TO LAND SAFELY & BUILD CONFIDENCE TOO!

A metaphor for life maybe... With unique classes that revolve around active play, programmes at The Little Gym complement the traditional school experience - even before kids are school aged! We give children a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, take risks, build confidence and develop key skills. Enrol now at our The Little Gym and help your child jump, tumble, twist and turn towards new found health, focus and happiness.

It's our 10th birthday this September and we have much to celebrate!  We are proud to be FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR 2016/17 as well as the official No1 The Little Gym in the World (over 350 worldwide). We pride ourselves on providing the best experience to our members and their families; from teaching the best classes to making the best coffee! 


OUR GYM IS CLOSED THIS WEEK AS WE DEDICATE TIME TO TEAM TRAINING AND FACILITY PREPARATION.


Our aim is to win our members continued commitment to their children's development through our programmes and teaching. We are of course available to answer any of your queries over the phone and email. Please feel free to leave us a voicemail (if we are unable to answer your call) on 0208 994 3729 or send us a email at chiswick@thelittlegym.eu to assist you with your enrolment.

The NEW SEASON starts on the 4th of September! Visit our website to see the class times that will suit you best.

Thank you to more than 900 families who have already enrolled in the new season.  We look forward to seeing you all next week. And if you haven't yet re-enrolled or you are considering The Little Gym Chiswick for the first time, please don't delay. Classes fill fast!

Enjoy the last week of Summer. Fall soon!

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

WONDERKIDS FOR FREE - ENROL NOW

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ENROL YOUR CHILD NOW TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE WONDERKIDS CLUB SESSION

LIMITED OFFER FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS

We are offering children under 4 years the chance to experience one of our new WONDERKIDS CLUB sessions for free this Autumn.

Enrol in to a gymnastics class for the new semester before the 26th of August 2017 and reserve your FREE place in a Tuesday morning WONDERKIDS CLUB. (Subject to availability)

What do you get when you cross a Nursery School morning with a The Little Gym class? A 3 hour Interactive session that combines the physical fun that the gym brings with educational activities, arts and crafts, story time, rhyming, singing and even some lego building fun!

We think it's the perfect combination, and a great way to help prepare 2 and 3 year old's for independence at school and in the gym. 

Our very own Little Gym instructors ensure that each child receives individual instruction in the gym to build skills and grow in confidence. The "3D learning" approach means that every session we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions: BRAIN BOOST, GET MOVING and LIFE SKILLS.

Click here to see more information and schedule: Wonderkids Club

Speak to one of our team now and let us show you how The Little Gym can help your little one grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted child whilst having enormous amounts of fun!

Click below to see our full schedule brochure showing all classes in the new upcoming semester

Our schedule brochure Semester 1 September 4th - February 11th

This offer is for ONE FREE wonderkids club session, for members who enrol in to a class between 17th August to the 26th August, subject to availability, limited offer.

 

 


Fri, Aug 4, 2017

New members welcome this Autumn!

We are thrilled to unveil our new Season 17/18 schedule which begins September 4th with Semester 1.

New families will be pleased to hear we have expanded our class schedule and have new places available for every age group this year. And for the first time, we've included 2 weeks of camps in October so even if you are on holiday there's no need to try and fit in a make-up class. But if you've missed classes in the semester, October half term will be your opportunity to attend make-up classes and camps! Everyone's happy!!

Members not yet re-enrolled in the new season should call us on 020 8994 3729 as soon as possible since places are filling fast and we simply can't expand any further :)

Check out our schedule brochure! 



Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Teacher Naomi's New Adventure

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The only experience that is as exciting as having a baby is being the friend of someone who is having a baby. So our news today is; we are having a baby! Not all of us, of course, but Teacher Naomi is pregnant! Woo-hoo!

As our dear colleague teacher Naomi and her partner get prepared to welcome their bundle of joy, we want to wish them all the best for this new wonderful chapter of their lives, and we look forward to welcoming 'baby pea' into our bugs classes by December. 



Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Show Week Pride - Gold medals all round!!

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Show Week 2017! This year, more than 1000 children showcased their amazing skills and confidence in our big year end Show Weeks. And every one of them received a medal. Thanks to all of our member families for your continued commitment to your children's development through our programmes. It really is an honour to teach each and every one of them. Have a wonderful summer and see you in September (if not before!) PS: members, if you haven't yet re-enrolled for the new semester that begins on Monday 4th September, don't delay. We are filling classes with new members now - more than 100 new families have enrolled since Priority Enrolment.

Wed, Jul 26, 2017

The Good Ship Summer has launched this week with Pirate themed camps every day!

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Ahoy their m'damp and miserable adventurers! We don't mind a little rain here at The Little Gym 'coz we've got FUN covered! Half day and full-day themed camps every week day available to book now. Five incredible weeks of skill-building fun whatever the weather. Book just 1 camp or a whole bundle to suit your holiday schedule. And we've got great classes running too as well as WONDERKIDS club for 2-4 year olds. See our camps schedule online or call us on 020 8994 3729. See you soon!!

Mon, Jun 27, 2016

3 Additional awesome birthday party slots

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At your request, we have added 3 more birthday party slots!


Awesome Birthday Parties at The Little Gym gives your birthday child and their friends the full run of the facility, filling the celebration with instructor-led games, music and fun activities created especially for your birthday boy or girl. And you don’t have to worry about setup or cleanup, making it totally awesome for you too!


AVAILABLE BIRTHDAY PARTY SLOTS:

*Saturday:
14:15 - 15:45
16:45 - 18:15

*Sunday:
12:15 - 13:45
14:30 - 16:00
16:45 - 18:15

BOOK NOW by calling us +44 20 8994 3729, emailing us (chiswick@thelittlegym.eu) or just drop by.


Click here to download our awesome birthday party brochure



Mon, Jun 27, 2016

NEW! Karate ages 4-12

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The most important self defense technique is self confidence and that’s exactly what your child will gain through The Little Gym Karate classes. The combination of karate and gymnastics adds a fun twist to the ancient martial art. Our unique gym environment helps children improve coordination, balance and agility while focusing on self control and concentration.

AVAILABLE CLASSES:

*Chopsticks (4 - 6 years): Tuesday from 15:45 to 16:45

*Choppers (6 - 12 years): Tuesday from 16:45 to 17:45


BOOK NOW by calling us +44 20 8994 3729, emailing us (chiswick@thelittlegym.eu) or just drop by.


Click here to download our karate brochure.



Mon, Jun 27, 2016

NEW! Wonderkids Club ages 2.5 - 4.5 years

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WonderKids Club™ is a 3 hour preschool prep programme that extends The Little Gym experience with active learning and instructor led immersive play including arts and crafts projects and story time. Our immersive play and learning activities help prepare young children for success in school and beyond.

Naturally, all sessions at The Little Gym include a gymnastics class and Wonderkids Club is no different! Making full use of our brand new purpose built studio and fully equipped gymnasium upstairs, Wonderkids benefit from the excellent teaching from our team of nurturing instructors in a warm, safe and nurturing environment. 


Wonderkids will be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am - 12pm. 

Children may attend as many or as few sessions to suit your schedule and your child's enthusiasm.

From £42 per session. 


BOOK NOW by calling us +44 20 8994 3729, emailing us (chiswick@thelittlegym.eu) or just drop by.


Click here to download our WonderKids Club brochure.



Mon, Jun 27, 2016

NEW! Tumblers ages 5-12

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Co-ed programme for all skill levels that focuses primarily on building tumbling skills with a secondary emphasis on conditioning and fitness. The program is ideal for children interested in learning tumbling skills, as well those who wish to grow their skills in order to pursue other sports.


AVAILABLE CLASSES:

*Tumblers (5 - 8 years):

Monday 17:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00


*Tumblers (9 - 12 years):

Monday 18:00 - 19:00

Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00


*Tumblers (5 - 12 years):

Tuesday 17:45 - 18:45

Friday 18:00 - 19:00

Saturday 11:15 - 12:15


BOOK NOW by calling us +44 20 8994 3729, emailing us (chiswick@thelittlegym.eu) or just drop by.


Click here to download our primary school gymnastics brochure.



Mon, Jun 27, 2016

NEW! Dance ages 3-12

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If your child loves to leap and twirl about the living room, then perhaps it’s time to dance on over to The Little Gym. Our Dance program introduces children to ballet and tap while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement. Children spend half of the class refining their techniques—and the other half working on complementary dance and gymnastics skills in the gym. Coordination, balance, rhythm and grace improve as they tap, chassé, and leap with joy.


AVAILABLE CLASSES:

*Jazzy Bugs (3 - 4 years):

Monday 11:00 - 12:00

Thursday 15:00 - 16:00

Friday 11:30 - 12:30

Friday 15:00 - 16:00


*Giggle Toes (4-5 years):

Thursday 16:00 - 17:00

Friday 16:00 - 17:00


*Jazzy Bugs / Giggle Toes (3-5 years):

Sunday 10:30 - 11:30


*Jazzy Jets (6-12 years):

Thursday 17:00 - 18:00

Friday 17:00 - 18:00


BOOK NOW by calling us +44 20 8994 3729, emailing us (chiswick@thelittlegym.eu) or just drop by.


Click here to download our dance brochure.



Wed, Jun 22, 2016

The Little Gym Chiswick is expanding!

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We've been listening to you, our 1000+ members, who have encouraged us to expand for a long time, and so this September, our The Little Gym will double in size to offer a 2nd fully equipped gym and separate dance studio in the upstairs space directly above our existing facility.

Exciting new programmes will include:


DANCE (3-12yrs)
Our Dance classes introduce children to ballet and tap while allowing them to express themselves through creative movement.


KARATE (4-12yrs)
Your child will learn fundamental karate blocks, punches and kicks in addition to gymnastics techniques in a positive, noncompetitive twist on this ancient martial art.


There will also be more space in our over-subscribed gymnastics classes and we will be introducing a new programme:


TUMBLERS (5-12yrs)
Coed class for all skill levels that focuses primarily on building tumbling skills with a secondary emphasis on conditioning and fitness.


WONDERKIDS (2 ½ - 4 ½ yrs)

An enrichment 3 hour program that extends The Little Gym experience with active learning, arts & crafts projects, story time, and creative play.


Your response has already been brilliant and we're all so excited to start building in July. You can follow our progress from the first brick to the big unveil here, by following our blog and Facebook page (add link). We'd like to thank our members for their support over the past 9 years and promise that we will continue to deliver the same high quality, confidence-growing teaching in every class, upstairs and downstairs!


Tracie & Marlene



Fri, May 27, 2016

Super Saturday of Sports

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The Little Gym of Chiswick will once again be one of the showstoppers at this year's Super Saturday of Sport on Turnham Green. The event on July 16 will feature more than 40 different sports and activities for all ages and abilities to try. Super Saturday of Sport began in 2013 when Kirsten Lonsdale (a Little Gym mum) started the event to inspire people to be active and encourage the community to join local sports clubs and companies.

The event gets bigger every year and so does the Little Gym area! We literally have hundreds of kids rolling, flipping and bouncing on our equipment all day - fun and exhausting for everyone! Make sure you bring the family down to Super Saturday and say hi to the Little Gym Chiswick team!



Fri, May 27, 2016

Summer at The Little Gym of Chiswick

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Children have an endless supply of energy and a natural desire to conquer the world. So how can you harness that sense of wonderment and adventure? During the school holidays, rain or shine, The Little Gym camps provide children with a fabulous variety of fun, activity, learning and creativity. Themed session that change every week in our unique learning environment, stimulate physical and motor-skill development and create opportunities for your child to try NEW things and build confidence. As your child grows and develops new physical skills, you will see noticeable positive differences with each new achievement, but your child will simply see The Little Gym as a place to have fun, laugh and make new friends.

Our OFSTED registered Super Kids Quest camps (3-8 years) led by our qualified and dedicated team of instructors run Monday to Friday mornings and Monday to Wednesday afternoons. You are free to book just one or every one! Book in all day (2 camps) and have a home cooked lunch included. Our Skill Thrill camps (5-12 years) run on Thursday afternoons and each camp is 3 hours long. We work on a different gymnastics skill every week. Members and non members welcome.



Fri, May 27, 2016

Feed your child’s brain!

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Let me introduce you to a new way of looking at your child’s behaviour and ability to learn. Did you know that we have 7 senses? Sight, sound, taste, smell, touch, vestibular and the proprioceptive sense. You can think of these seven senses as food for the brain. It’s our senses that provide information to our mind and body. Think of jumping on a trampoline – the information you get from your feet, skin, eyes, ears, joints blends together to form the whole experience. Sensory information forms the underlying foundation for academic learning and social behaviour. Within every child, there is a drive to develop sensory integration.

They need to run, jump, roll, push, spin, swing and touch to develop new motor functions which will be the foundation for more complex thinking. Research indicates that today’s children do not move enough to get these sensory experiences so any opportunity you get, let them move and feed that brain!
More here.


Carla McCall (Children’s Occupational Therapist)

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