I’ve been the Director for Little Gym for almost 16 years. My background is in elementary education and I have always been an active person so this has been a perfect fit for me. Just like FIT4MOM, The Little Gym meets each student at their point of need. We create a non-competitive and positive learning environment that creates opportunities for your child to try new things and build self-confidence, all while having some Serious Fun! Our gym offers a range of classes like parent/child classes and gymnastics (4 months-12 years), plus fun extras like birthday parties, camps and more. I think the unique thing about The Little Gym that differentiates us from other gymnastics programs is The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development—Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Citizen Kid!
I love living in West Seattle with my husband and two daughters and enjoy getting out and about with them during weekends and vacations. My daughters attend school with some of the students from The Little Gym so it’s always fun to be known as “Teacher Dana” to the kids in the neighborhood. I also love the small-town feeling of West Seattle such as the annual Fourth of July parade, Admiral Summer Concerts and the Harvest Festival.
FIT4MOM West Seattle and The Little Gym of West Seattle are such a natural fit together with their positive environment and encouraging fitness during every stage of life. I often joke that Emily knows all the moms in West Seattle and I know all the kids. I recently joined Body Back this summer and it has been great to take some time as a mom to prioritize my own fitness and health while setting a positive example for my daughters.
The Little Gym is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and we are throwing a party on Saturday, September 17th from 3-5pm. All are welcome! It will feature games, prizes, special deals and we will have local businesses here - Usborne Books, Azalea and Sprout, Kate Porter photography and of course FIT4MOM West Seattle. I hope to see you and your kids at the Little Gym of West Seattle soon or maybe as a bestie in Body Back this fall!