The Little Gym Introduces Tumbling and Parent-Child Sports Skills Classes

Select Locations to Add Extra Training for Tumblers, Introduce Fundamentals of Popular Sports

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - (Marketwired - Sep 16, 2014) - The Little Gym, the world's premier experiential learning and physical development center for kids 4 months to 12 years, is adding two specialty classes for children this fall - one designed for young athletes, the other to help parents teach sports fundamentals to younger children.

The two new classes, Tumblers and Sporty Beasts, build upon the skills taught weekly in other classes at more than 300 The Little Gyms worldwide. The new Tumblers program is a coed class for ages 6-12 focusing primarily on building tumbling skills, with a secondary emphasis on conditioning and fitness. The Sporty Beasts classes will engage 2-to-3-year-olds and their parents by introducing fundamental sports skills, including soccer, t-ball, basketball and ball-handling activities.

Both new classes incorporate The Little Gym's Three-Dimensional Learning approach of "Get Moving," "Brain Boost" and "Citizen Kid" into their curriculums. As with all classes at The Little Gym, instructors focus on individual learning and accomplishments, rather than competition, allowing every child to feel challenged and successful.

The Tumblers class is designed to provide additional gym time for young athletes, including those who wish to grow their skills to pursue cheerleading. Because tumbling is the foundation for all gymnastics skills and helps improve agility and balance, this specialty class also provides benefits for young gymnasts and children who participate in other youth sports.

In the Sporty Beasts classes, The Little Gym's certified instructors will help parents and children discover ways to learn and teach skills that improve hand-eye and foot-eye coordination like throwing, catching and kicking. These classes will feature fun games, engaging songs and parent-child play to keep everyone entertained while children learn sports basics.

"Each year at The Little Gym we add classes to meet the changing needs of our member families," said Ruk Adams, President/CEO, The Little Gym International. "Our two newest classes are no exception. Sporty Beasts was requested by parents who would love help teaching their children basic sports fundamentals, while older children looking for more gym time to practice tumbling skills asked for their own special Tumblers class. We welcome families to come check out the 'Serious Fun' children will be having at The Little Gym this fall."

The Little Gym offers more than two dozen unique classes in gymnastics, dance, sports skills and karate, each one based on the company's "Serious Fun" approach to building children's physical abilities and self-confidence. Tumblers and Sporty Beasts classes are available at select locations. For more information and to find a local The Little Gym, please visit www.TheLittleGym.com.

About The Little Gym

The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each stage of childhood. The first location was established in 1976 by teacher and musician Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for children. The Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, was formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, The Little Gym International has locations in 28 countries, with more than 200 gyms in the U.S. and over 300 total worldwide. For more information, visit The Little Gym at www.TheLittleGym.com.

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Ron Antonette
R. Antonette Communications
562-596-4466

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