My daughter has been with The Little Gym (Belmont, CA) for most of her life. She was born 2 months premature and as a result, has hypotonia. Her physical therapist ??graduated? her from physical therapy with the condition that we keep her enrolled at The Little Gym. According to her, The Little Gym was better at improving muscle development and motor skills. In these last 3 years, we have seen incredible improvements on our daughter??s muscular strength. We??ve been to other children??s gyms with our older daughters, so we know that The Little Gym is exactly what our youngest needed to help her hypotonia. They structure activities to help with muscle development, motor skills, coordination, and buildling self-confidence.
Every session is a good combination of structured activity, explore time (free play) and fun stuff (parachutes, musical instruments, bubbles, hide and seek, balls, hoops, and things like that). Every week they have a theme, so it??s not boring or repetitive.
The ratio of staff to students is better than any other gymnastics program we??ve enrolled our other girls in. The staff is friendly and personal, remembering each child??s name, which is unlike any other gymnastics program we??ve been to. And they are exceptional at interacting with each child in a personal, encouraging way.
Another thing we like about The Little Gym is lots of parking, as opposed to parking in a lot and having to walk a few blocks, or having only a few parking spots available. And their make-up policy is extremely generous as long as you have immediate contact with them. We highly recommend The Little Gym!
The Little Gym in Belmont offers a number of gymnastics classes for varying ages. The teachers focus on getting the kids moving and on teaching basic gymnastics skills in a fun, creative way that appeals to young children. The facility is clean and well equipped.
They also do birthday parties. We attended one for a friend and it was an absolute blast! One of the easiest parties I've attended from a parent's perspective. The children were engaged doing gymnastics with a teacher and aide. They also jumped on a large trampoline. After gymnastics, everyone was ushered into a birthday room for snack and cake. It was a well oiled machine and enjoyed by kids and grown ups alike.