added Jun. 1st, 2012
Is your child full of so much energy you can hardly keep up with her? Are your son’s friends just as wild and crazy as he is? Or, does your child just love to run around all the time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then The Little Gym is the perfect place for you to host your child’s next birthday party.
The Little Gym has three locations in: Sandy, Draper and Salt Lake City. The Sandy location was opened in 2006 by Braden Smith. He says “I had recently finished my MBA and was looking for a way to mesh my love of kids, sports and coaching with a business I could own and operate myself. I discovered The Little Gym franchise concept and realized it was the perfect marriage of all my passions, interests and skills.”
The Little Gym is a little less than 4,000 square feet of running, jumping, tumbling, climbing and partying fun. Smith says, “[It’s] a fully operational gym including a wide range of gymnastics equipment, mats, sports equipment, etc. and a multi-purpose room ideal for parties and dance classes.” He explains, “The Little Gym offers a diverse line-up of children’s fitness programs based on gymnastics that are age appropriate and filled with movement, music and social and educational learning. Our especially designed, weekly curriculum is designed to produce ongoing gymnastics and dance skill development and maximum fun.”
The Little Gym is for kids ages 4 months to 12 years with parent/tot programs for the younger kids and independent classes for the older kids. “And yes, kids as young as 4 months really do benefit from the program,” says Smith. “It’s amazing to see the strength, stamina and social skills they can develop and what they are capable of.” The programs run Monday-Thursday, 9-7 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with private birthday parties booked after 1 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Birthday parties at The Little Gym are fun and easy and Smith admits, “[m]any parents tell us an ‘Awesome Birthday Bash’ at The Little Gym is a big wish come true for them, too.” Party services include private use of the entire facility for 90 minutes, games, music and other fun activities. The staff has been trained to take care of you and your party guests and handle everything including invitation mailing, setup, serving the cake, present opening and cleanup. Yes, this means that you just bring the cake and you’re set. The Little Gym does not provide food, because, Smith says “there is so much fun, there is not a lot of time for eating.” You may wish to be involved in the party activities or simply relax in the private lobby with complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Little Gym is a great place to hold a birthday party. The gym and sports equipment offer more interesting play than what may be offered with a bounce house. The trained instructors lead the fun over the course of the entire party and treat the birthday party child like a prince or princess. So, if you are looking for a great place for your energetic, active kids to run around in a private, fun party setting, The Little Gym is the place.
The Little Gym of Sandy
8010 South 1300 East
The Little Gym of Draper
12332 S. 450 E
The Little Gym of NE Salt Lake City
1400 S Foothill Dr. Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT