Places We Love: The Little Gym

The birthday party crew at The Little Gym at Polaris

Recreational activities during the colder months can be a challenge. Or try having a birthday party for 15+ kids in March.

We attended one a couple weeks ago at The Little Gym in the Polaris area. I didn’t know much about it going in.

The activity room was huge and offered anything from inflatables to gymnastics equipment. While that would be awesome enough, the party was incredibly structured, with two instructors in the room facilitating the kids’ fun, but also guiding them through activities.

After the party, I dug in to find out more.

First, I discovered this is a global chain.

Secondly, I uncovered that they offer structured programming based on experiential learning and physical development. In addition to birthday parties, their schedule includes structured classes based on creating a positive learning environment that creates opportunities for children to try new things and build self-confidence. I was impressed by their philosophy and story.

The birthday party was incredibly structured. The team facilitated everything, even beyond the activities. They shepherded us into a separate room for pizza and cake and even cleaned up the space, so my friends didn’t have to.

But based on what I learned, I’d like to take the kids back to The Little Gym for a class soon.

By Steve Michalovich, Contributor

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