Who we are at


The 'Double Decker' Little Gym offering twice the fun and more choice!

The Little Gym of Chiswick is the only The Little Gym that provides 2 FULLY EQUIPPED GYMNASIUMS, plus LARGE MIRRORED STUDIO WITH SPRUNG FLOOR complimented by 2 separate kitchens and self contained lounge areas, creating 2 intimate and nurturing gym areas where the tiniest of our members can explore with confidence. 

Families with different age children have the opportunity to bring all the family to the gym at the same time; we offer 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 much-loved dedicated and trained team of instructors nurture happy, confident kids through a range of classes from Bugs and Bugs Boost (4-10 months old) to our back-flipping Twisters (6-12 years old).  Plus Holiday Camps and Birthday parties and MORE!  

TLG_10_Years_of_SeriousFun_Anniversary_Facebook_cover_EN_2Happy 10th birthday to us!
We opened The Little Gym Chiswick in 2007. Ten years on, some of those first members less than a year old back then are still coming to class, along with more than 1000 children, every week.  We are proud and grateful to all our members. Thank you!



Our Team

What makes the Chiswick gym so very special is the team.
We are incredibly proud to be FRANCHISE OF THE YEAR 2016/17, an accolade well deserved as our highly qualified and dedicated team is led by Marlene Welburn who is the CURRICULUM EXPERT AND ADVISOR for the entire European network. She and her team practise what she preaches in Chiswick and the results are evident wherever you look; we teach more than 1000 children per week whilst maintaining the intimacy of a small family club. Come along and experience it for yourselves.


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In 2008, I met Marlene. Marlene was the Gym Director at The Little Gym Hampton Hill. She was passionate about child development and had started her own children’s sports development programme, Super Kids, in South Africa before moving to the UK.

Marlene was a national hurdler in South Africa and a bit of a sports celebrity in her home town. She told stories of her mother looking for her in the supermarket as a child, and finding Marlene cartwheeling down the aisles.

Marlene wanted to have her own The Little Gym franchise, and I wanted to help unleash all that passion and potential. In 2012, Marlene joined me as partner of The Little Gym Chiswick – and it was the best decision I could have made.... Read more


New programs


Bugs & Bugs Boost  (4-10 months) & Parent/Child Gymnastics (10-36 months)
This fantastic new programme is offered in Chiswick only, utilising our amazing studio as well as the fully equipped gymnasium upstairs, self-contained to provide a perfectly cozy and nurturing baby-club, with refreshments served in its own comfy lounge. Come and make friends whilst learning about your child's developmental milestones and getting fit.
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Wonderkids Club (2.5-4.5 years)
Making full use of our dedicated self-contained upstairs gym and studio, morning Wonderkids sessions offer young children a brilliant opportunity to enjoy all the fun and skill-building opportunities of a gymnastics class combined with the creative and mind expanding activities in our studio classroom.  Book just one session to see how this great new club can benefit your child and you.
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Downstairs gym + Reception 


Upstairs gym




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Our Philosophy of

Three Dimensional Learning


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.




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Developing flexibility, strength, balance and coordination through varied physical activities.



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Nurturing listening skills, concentration and decision-making that benefit your child well beyond the gym.



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Promoting sharing, teamwork, cooperation and leadership through spending time with friends and peers.



40 years of


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

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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




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