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Congratulations Robin and Angelo!

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Dear Parent,

I would like to share some very exciting news from The Little Gym The Hague with you!

After 8 years at The Little Gym, completing two Master degrees, and having a lot of FUN we will say goodbye to Angelo as a Program Director at The Little Gym Den Haag. We are very sad to see him leave and wish him all the best with his new job.  We will miss you Angelo!

Angelo’s decision to further his career outside of The Little Gym has created the opportunity for others to step up and take on more responsibilities. Our amazing Robin has been at The Little Gym for over 6 years and she is an experienced, warm and fantastic instructor. I am therefore very excited to announce that starting December 1st Robin will be The Little Gym The Hague’s new Program Director! As Program Director of The Little Gym The Hague she will be responsible for the quality of the classes and the training of the team. Congratulations Robin!

Warm regards,

Vivian (Gym Director)


Sinterklaas party at The Little Gym

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Following last year's success Sinterklaas will be back for another great party at The Little Gym and he will visit the gym two days! All children between 0-3 years are invited to join us on Saturday 25th of November for drinks, snacks and lots of fun with Sinterklaas and The Little Gym instructors. Doors open at 4 PM and we will finish at 5.30 PM.

On Sunday the 26th of November Sinterklaas will come again and now all children between 4 and 12 years old are welcome to show their gymnastics tricks to Sinterklaas between 4 PM and 5.30 PM. On both days there will be spectacular shows, drinks and snacks available and of course Sinterklaas and his Pieten! 

If you have children in different age groups, just pick the day that suits you best! Please confirm your visit by sending us an email: denhaag@thelittlegym.eu with the name of your child(ren) and the (maximum of two) adults coming along.

The week before his party all children are invited to join their regular class in their Pieten - costume, from Tuesday November 28th until Sunday December 3rd


The Little Gym is hiring!

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The Little Gym Den Haag is looking for new staff! Are you enthusiastic, sportive, looking for the most fun place to work and able to speak Dutch? We are looking forward to meet you! Please find more information here


Convention The Little Gym 2017

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The Little Gym Europe has organised in October 2017 its biennial convention held at Phantasialand (Germany) where the European network of The Little Gym Franchise Owners had a chance to meet up and network. 

This year’s convention “Springboard to your Success” focused on making ​the franchisee's business grow in a changing world.

 

A massive congratulations to all of our award winners, but especially owner Kate from The Little Gym Harrogate & Leeds who won the franchisee of the year award.

 

AWARDS 2017


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Franchisee of the year​

Kate Henebury
The Little Gym Harrogate and The Little Gym Leeds​
Read more about Kate's story.

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Ambassador to the network

​Peter Paul​ van Reenen
The Little Gym Amsterdam and The Little Gym Den Haag
Read more on Peter-Paul's journey.

Vivian

From Bugs to Jets

Vivian​ Verstraelen
Gym Director at The Little Gym Den Haag. 
Read more about Vivian. 


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Growth from within​

Pierre​ Follebouckt
The Little Gym Uccle, The Little Gym Wavre & The Little Gym Wezembeek
Read more about Pierre.

Martin

Full steam ahea​​d​

Martin​ Petrov
The Little Gym Sofia
Read more about Martin.

Enrollment for the full season

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We would like to inform you about the different options for enrollment. At The Little Gym it is possible to enroll for a half season (until February 11th) or for a full season (until July 15th). We are happy to announce that a lot of you will be joining our classes until the summer; a full season!

Until the end of October we still offer a 5% discount upon enrolling for the second season. If you have signed up your child for the first part only, and you wish to enroll for the second part as well, come to the desk and we will help you reserve the spot.

Not only will we offer the 5% discount, but we will also be able to guarantee the spot in the preferred class. We have waiting lists for some classes, and we would like to offer you the option to reserve now. Especially for the Beasts (19-29 months), Funny Bugs (3 yo) and Giggle Worms/Good Friends (4-5 years) classes are filling up quickly.

Come to the desk or send us an e-mail so we can help you to reserve a spot! 


Halloween at The Little Gym

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In the week of October 23-29 we will teach our classes within the Halloween theme. Children can come dressed up if they like! (parents too ;))

We also organize a special book sale in our lobby on Friday October 27 as of 9:30 in the morning. Claire Giblin will show and sell a selection of her Usborne books. Come and have a coffee and meet Claire! 

Below, Claire will introduce herself:

My name is Claire and I have just recently rediscovered Usborne Books. My children have both started primary school now and I found myself in the unusual position of having some time to myself and to follow my passion. 

I loved Usborne books as a child, and would sit for hours reading and loved a bedtime story with my parents. In today's fast paced world with Ipads and computers I think children forget about books. 

So today Im going to bring my Usborne books to you and give you an opportunity to share my enthusiasm for books!


Claire Giblin
Independent Usborne Retailer


New class opening for Giggle Worms (4 yo)

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We are happy to announce the opening of a new Giggle Worms class for four year olds on Saturday at 14:30! As of Saturday November 4 we will start teaching this class. 

Is your child enrolled in another class and would you like to switch to the Saturday afternoon, please come to the desk or give us a call.


Opening new Beast class on Friday

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Because of all our loyal and enthusiastic customers, we are ready to open another Beast class on Friday at 11:45!

As of Friday October 27th, it is possible to join this class. Are you and your child enrolled in another class at the moment and would you like to switch to the Friday? Please let us know by sending an e-mail or come see us at the desk.


Holiday camps during the Autumn break


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Great fun! During the school holidays, rain or shine, The Little Gym® camps provide children with a fabulous variety of fun, activity, learning and creativity. Themed sessions that change every week stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors. From 3 to 8 years old.

The theme for this week will be: Gerty the good manners Gorilla! 

They will get a healthy snack and drinks during these camps. Choose as many days as you like and that suit your schedule.

Schedule
Tuesday October 17th from 13:00-16:00
Thursday October 19th from 13:00-16:00

Upon enrolling a friend who has never been to The Little Gym, you as a member will get 50% discount on a holiday camp. 

Price:
For members only!
1/2 day €27 
Full day €54
10 camp package €250 (valid for one year)

Non members:
1/2 day €32 
Full day € 64
10 camp package €250 (only available when purchasing the annual membership)

If you are interested in signing your child up for one of these fun camps, please call or email as limited places are available, we are happy to help you reserve a place.


START OF THE NEW SEASON 2017-2018

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We hope everyone is enjoying a great Summer with nice weather, family and friends. We are already preparing for the new season, starting in August and are looking forward to welcoming you all (back).

We start on Tuesday August 22. This School year will run until the 15th of July 2018. If you have not reserved a spot for your child in a preferred class yet, please ask one of the instructors for help or give us a call: 070 3000 992

We hope to see you soon! 


OPEN DOORS AUGUST 19

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We invite everybody to our open doors to expierence our The Little Gym programme. On Saturday August 19, between 14:00 and 16:00, we invite all children between 4 months and 12 years old together with their parents to come and join the FUN! We will offer coffee and tea in our lobby and drinks for the little ones and snacks. 

Our instructors will be ready for you to answer your questions and to help you with further information about our programme.

Of course our current members are also welcome to join the open house so we can talk about what you did this summer. If there are friends that also want to learn about The Little Gym, feel free to invite them too!

We would love to see you all.

Find our new season schedule here!


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Summer Camps

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Great fun! Looking for the best thing during the Summer Holiday? During the school holidays, rain or shine, The Little Gym® camps provide children with a fabulous variety of fun, activity, learning and creativity. Themed sessions that change every week stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors. From 3 to 8 years old.

The themes change every week!
July 10-14:             The Search of the Rainbow Castle
July17-21:              Green Beard's Pirate Ship 
July 24-28:             The Missing Mermaid Palace
July 31 - August 4:  Hawaiien Hide and Seek
August 7-11:           The Race Outer Space
August 14-18:         The Clue to the Baby Animal Zoo

They will get a healthy snack and drinks during these camps. Choose as many days as you like and that suit your schedule.

Schedule
Monday-Friday from 9:00-12:00 and from 13:00-16:00

Price:
For members only!
1/2 day €27
Full day €54
10 camp package €250 (valid for one year) 

Non members:
1/2 day €32 
Full day € 64
10 camp package €250 (only available when purchasing the annual membership)

If you are interested in signing your child up for one of these fun camps, please call or email as limited places are available, we are happy to help you reserve a place.


Showweek!

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We proudly present: The Little Gym Showweek! From Tuesday June 13 until Sunday June 18, the children in all classes will get the chance to show the skills they have learned over the past school year. They will not only show their physical skills, but also their cognitive, emotional and social abilities.

We hope everyone is able to join the big show! Invite siblings, grandparents, neighbors and bring you camera and lots of enthusiasm. We will see you at the SHOW!


Special afternoon for Hot Shots and Flips (6-12yo)

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We would like to invite all children between 6 and 12 year old to come and join our Grade School afternoon on Sunday the 21st of May.

As of 16:00 we will start with group games, group activities and a obstacle run in the gym! Food (pizza!) is included and so is a lot of FUN! At 18:00 parents can come and pick up their child(ren).

Please let us know if you would like to reserve a spot for your child(ren) by sending us an e-mail or call us on 070 3000 992.


Enrollment for the new season

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Priority Enrolment for the new school year starts in May! We will take reservations for the new Season, that starts in August. Our classes are very popular and we want to guarantee our current members a place.

We would like to offer members a discount upon enroling for the whole school year. You will find the important information regarding the different enrolment weeks below:

Week 1 (1/7 May) Early birds enrolments

- We would like to offer our 'early birds' an interesting discount of 10% upon enroling for the full school year. This can save you up to 80 euro!

- And we will offer the first 100 enrolments our 'limited edition' present: a beautiful water bottle! 

- Of course we will have something for our small friends as well. Your child can choose a present too.

- To make enrolments easy for you, you do not need to pay anything at the desk and you will only have to sign the enrolment form to specify your class preference.

Week 2 (8/14 May)

- This week will be the same as the first week, with the same presents and discounts, but if you really want that nice looking water bottle, you'll have to be quick!

Week 3 (15/21 May)

- During this week we still offer our members a 10% discount upon enroling for the full school year, which will save you up to 80 euro. For the children we will have a present ready at the desk, but you will probably have to drink your fresh water from the tap now ;)

Week 4 (22/28 May) Last chance!

- As of this week we will offer a discount of 7,5% upon enroling for the full school year.

- After this week also non members and people from our waiting list can enrol. It could be possible that classes will be full at this point.

What are the advantages of reserving your spot in this month?
Let’s summarize:
- Guaranteed spot in the class you prefer (no waiting lists)!
- A 10% discount upon enrolling for the Full Season (44 classes --> save up to 80 euro!)
- A chance to win a birthday party, worth 280 euro
- The first 100 enrolments will receive a limited edition water bottle
- For all children we have a present ready at the desk

Please see our schedule and talk to one of our instructors for more information and reservations.


The Little Gym closed during national holidays

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The Little Gym will be closed on the following National Holidays:

Easter Sunday, April 16
Kings day, Thursday April 27
Ascension day, Thursday May 25
Whit Sunday, Sunday June 4

If you are enrolled in classes on these dates, feel free to change your class to another day. Please let us know in advance to make sure classes will not be overbooked. We are happy to help you reschedule your class at the front desk!

We run regular classes on all other days. 


Easter Party for members

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We are happy to announce our Member Easter Party 2017!

All children between 4-12 years old are invited to join us on Saturday 8th of April from 16:00-17:30 for drinks, snacks and lots of fun with The Little Gym instructors. (Please note that our doors will close between 15:30 and 16:00 to make sure our facility is clean for the party).

On Sunday the 9th of April, between 16:00-17:30, we invite all children between 0-4 years old to show their gymnastics skills and find the Easter eggs in the gym. On both days we will offer drinks, snacks and lots of FUN! (Please note that our doors will close between 15:30 and 16:00 to make sure our facility is clean for the party).

If you have children in different age groups, just pick the day that suits you best! Please confirm your visit by sending us an email with the name of your child(ren) and the (maximum of two) adults coming along. 

Please click here to send us your confirmation. There are limited spaces available so book now!


Internship The Little Gym Sofia

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We are thrilled to welcome the team of The Little Gym Sofia (Bulgaria) into our gym from the 29th of March until the 2nd of April. As a prepartion for their opening, they will do their internship in the Den Haag Gym. Please let us introduce the team: 


"We are the team of The Little Gym Sofia in Bulgaria! Our gym is the first one to open in Bulgaria and we are super excited to be the ones to introduce the magic of The Little Gym to the kids on our city.  We feel privileged to do our internship in The Little Gym The Hague and can’t wait to meet you and your children later this week! In the meantime, here is a little information about us:

 

Martin: I am the owner of The Little Gym Sofia. I discovered The Little Gym through my younger daughter, Martha (7 yrs), who has been following the program in The Hague for 3 years now. I fell in love with the program, the philosophy and the teaching methods of The Little Gym. I have always wanted to find a way to help children, to do something that helps them develop their full potential. When I discovered The Little Gym, I realized this was the thing I had been looking for. Having gone through extensive training in The Little Gym program and philosophy, I have not only learned about gymnastics and teaching concepts, but  I feel I have also become a better father. And here I am today, with a background in international law and criminal justice, I am bringing The Little Gym to my home country in order to enable the kids from Sofia to experience its magic.

 

Radoslav (Rado): I am thrilled to be part of the very first The Little Gym in Bulgaria. I am crazy about sports. I have been chasing the ball since I was 3 years old. As a kid, I started with football and after that I tried almost every sport – from handball, to gymnastics, athletics, martial arts, swimming, rafting... Practicing sports is like breathing for me. I love kids. I have been teaching different sports to children of different ages and love working with them.

 

Gergana (Gery): I just love being part of The Little Gym family. With a bachelor degree in special education, practicing various sports has been a major part of my life since I can remember. In addition, I just adore children. I am a proud mom of three and also a passionate kids photographer. I love working with children, they inspire me and motivate me. Having the chance to combine all my loves and passions at The Little Gym makes me genuinely happy.

 

Lilyana (Lily): I feel privileged and super happy that I have become part of The Little Gym. I have graduated from the National Sport Academy in Sofia as a Sport Coach and a master degree in Karate and Sport for High Achievements. My sport career started with karate when I was just 9. I became part of the National Karate Team at the age of 13 and earned my black belt at 18. But my real passion is soccer – I played it professionally for 7 years. I love working with kids. I have been a karate coach since 2007 and a soccer coach of boys and girls. Children inspire me and make me a better person."

 

 

 

 


Free walk in morning for Parent Child groups

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We are happy to announce a free walk in on Monday April 3rd. Between 10:00 and 11:30 in the morning we will offer various activities for children between 0 and 3, togheter with their parents. Come and join games, groupactivities, the airmat, parachute and ball activities and bubbles.  

We hope to see you on this morning to chat and to have FUN. Call us on 070 3000 992 or send us an e-mail if you need more information. 


Extra class Hot Shots and Twisters


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Due to the succes of last time, and as a service to our loyal customers, we will offer an extra make up class for our Hot Shots, Flips and Advanced Grade School children. We know you and your child have a busy schedule, so making up a missed class is sometimes hard to schedule. Therefor we would like to offer you an extra option to do a missed class.

On Thursday March 30, we will offer a ‘one off’ Hot Shots/Flips and Twisters class from 16:00-17:00. If you will miss a class in the future, it is possible to already book an extra class on the 30th. If this is successful we will be able to offer this option in the future again.

Come to the desk to reserve a spot in this class! Call us on 070 3000 992 or send us an email.


Bring a friend to The Little Gym

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We are happy to announce our 'Bring a friend' week from February 28 until March 5. During this week it is possible to invite a friend to join the class.

It is important to let us know if you want to bring a friend. This to make sure we can teach a safe class and to avoid disappointment. In some (full) classes it is not possible to bring a friend. We will inform you about other classes that are available.


Please send us an e-mail or call us to reserve a spot for a friend. Also mention name and age. In a parent-child class (under 3) the parent of the friend will also join the class. 

Have Fun! 


Holiday camps during the spring break

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Great fun! During the school holidays, rain or shine, The Little Gym® camps provide children with a fabulous variety of fun, activity, learning and creativity. Themed sessions that change every week stimulate physical and motor-skill development with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors. From 3 to 8 years old.

The theme for this week will be: The dragon's slumber party! 

They will get a healthy snack and drinks during these camps. Choose as many days as you like and that suit your schedule.

Schedule
Tuesday 28th February 12:00-15:00
Wednesday 1st March 12:00-15:00
Thursday 2nd March 12:00-15:00

Upon enrolling a friend who has never been to The Little Gym, you as a member will get 50% discount on a holiday camp. 

Price:
For members only!
1/2 day €25
Full day €50
10 camp package €230 (valid for one year)

Non members:
1/2 day €30
Full day € 60
10 camp package €230 (only available when purchasing the annual membership)

If you are interested in signing your child up for one of these fun camps, please call or email as limited places are available, we are happy to help you reserve a place.


Open doors February 4th

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We invite everybody to our open doors to expierence our The Little Gym programme. On Saturday February 4, between 16:00 and 17:30, we invite all children between 4 months and 12 years old together with their parents to come and join the FUN!

We will offer coffee and tea in our lobby and drinks for the little ones and snacks.

Our instructors will be ready for you to answer your questions and to help you with further information about our programme. Of course our current members are also welcome!


So much to choose from!

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A new phase has started in your child’s life! They are turning 6 and a whole world of new possibilities opens up for them and you. The offer of sports activities is more varied and can at times be overwhelming. What will be the best choice for you and your child?

Maybe you are very fond of dance or rugby and you would love to see your child enjoy these sports as you have done during your youth. Maybe the whole class is joining the ballet school and you child would like to join his friends?

Luckily your child has been working on a very strong foundation in their Giggle worms/ Good Friends class. They have grown stronger, more flexible and agile. They have learned to work together and be part of a team. Not that their improved physical abilities have opened up a new world of possibilities their class at The Little Gym will change accordingly….

Our Hot Shots and Flips classes are based on the official USA curriculum; it is all about learning cartwheel, handstand and back hand spring! The primary focus of a Hot Shots / Flips class is learning gymnastics skills. The groups will be divided based on individual level and specifically for those children that are ready for an even bigger gymnastic challenge, we have the Twisters/aerials classes.

We challenge the children at their own level in a non competitive-environment where it is more important to try your best than be the best. Working with small groups and a ratio of one teacher to 7 children, every child will receive ample individual feedback. The themes of the classes specifically suit this age group with a strong focus on working together and helping each other to succeed.

Please come see us at the front desk with any questions you might still have. We are ready to discuss the different options for you and your child.


Your child will go to school!

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How time flies!  Your little one is already turning 4 and that means ‘school’. Your child might be ready for it, but are you too? Perhaps you would like to read a little bit more about what you can expect.

As a parent you might worry that your child’s first period at school is too tiring. They will start with 5 days, having to complete many different assignments while sitting still for a long time. In addition your child needs to get used to a new group dynamic in a classroom and having to share the attention of the teacher with 28 other children. No wonder this can be exhausting! Luckily your child has had the opportunity to prepare for this upcoming challenge in our Funny Bugs class. They have learned to follow instructions, to stay with a group and to build a trusting relationship with an instructor. Now that the expectations of your little pupil are changing, The Little Gym class will change as well.

The Giggle Worms / Good friends classes are specifically developed for children 4 years and older to support them during this important new phase in their life. We offer these classes after school and during the weekend.

After a day of sitting still, your child will be eager to go to a warm and nurturing environment that they already know, where they can burn energy and be themselves.

Every child is different and each will have their individual pace to get adjusted to their new schedule. This is not only a big change for your child, but also for you as a parent!

We are ready to help you to find a suitable solution for you and your child. Please come and see us at the front desk to discuss the different options that we have to offer.  


Confirmation week for the rest of the season

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We enjoy having your child in our classes at The Little Gym and are happy to see so many of you have already booked a spot for the second part of the season.

We hope you and your child will stay with us until the end of the season too, July 9 2017. This way we will be able to have even more FUN and learn more new things. 

If you have not been able to tell us what your plans are for the rest of the season, please come to the desk before Sunday January 22 to let us know. After this date we will also give people from the waiting lists a chance to reserve a spot.

We would like to help you find a time and day that suits your schedule best and help you to enroll your child. Please note that some classes are already filling up and we have waiting lists. Enrollment is on a first come first serve basis.

Please let our staff at the desk know if you have any other questions regarding classes or our schedule!
(click on 'semester 2' in the drop down menu)