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Extra Giggle worms/Good friends (4-6 years old) class on Tuesday afternoon!

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Because of all our loyal and enthusiastic customers, we are ready to open another Giggle worm / Good friends class on Tuesday from 3.45 to 4.45 pm! As of Tuesday October 31st, it is possible to join this class. Is your child enroled in another class at the moment and would you like to switch to the Tuesday or do you want to enrol as a new member in this class? Please let us know, call: 020-4040798 or email: amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu

Check the full class schedule here

The Autumn camps are coming up, sign up today!

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The Little Gym will be open for regular classes during the Autumn holiday from the 23rd until the 29th of October. In addition to the classes we will have holiday camps for children from 3 to 8 years old, on the following days:

 

Monday, October 23rd from 12.30-3.30

Tuesday, October 24th from 2 to 5 pm

Thursday, October 26th from 12.30-3.30

 

Reserve your spot on time as places filling up fast.

 

Call: 020-4040798 or email: amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu


Sign up for Power Play during the Autumn holiday!

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Power Play
is a new program for children from 3 to 8 years old designed to be conducted in our Multi-Purpose Room, so not in the gym. The Power Play program focuses on fun, high-energy movement, exercise and play in a safe, fun environment. Power Play is a 30 minute session of high-energy activities, movement and group games with a focus on FUN PHYSICAL PLAY! The Power Play program is designed to “burn energy” while promoting physical fitness and brain development.   

 

During the Autumn holiday we will offer Power Play on the following dates and times:

 

Wednesday, October 25th: 11.30 - 12 am and 4.15 pm - 4.45 pm
Friday, October 27th: 11.30 - 12 am and 4.15 pm - 4.45 pm

 

Price

 

Member price: €10
Member 5 times-card: €45

 

Non-member price: €12,50
Non-member 5 times-card: €57,50

 

SIGN UP TODAY AND BURN THAT ENERGY!

 

Call: 020-4040798 or email; amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu


Bring a friend week at The Little Gym (*for members only)

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The new The Little Gym school year is in full swing and we are very happy and pleased to have you and your child(ren) come to the classes every week. This way you show us your believe in The Little Gym programme and what we can achieve in your child’s overall development.

We want to reach out to other parents and children to let them also know about our programme and to let them experience the ‘Serious fun’ and benefits of taking classes at The Little Gym.

Next week from Monday, October 2nd until Sunday, October 8th your child can bring a friend in the same age to the gym and let him/her take part in the class.

We have also something special for the friend and you! When the friend decides to enrol for one our classes during the bring a friend week, they will get one class for free and your child will get a cool surprise as well.

Sign up the friend by phone; 020-4040798 or by email; click here

First aid for babies and children at The Little Gym (*for members only)

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Make sure that you know how to deal with the most common accidents with babies and children.


During this workshop a certified first aid instructor will teach you how to act when a child is choking, has bruises or burns, a heavy bleed, broken bones, brain or spinal injuries or has taken something poisonous. Of course you will be able to ask any related questions you may have.


Come around on Tuesday, October 3rd for a coffee and an evening filled with useful information. The workshop on Tuesday the 3rd will be in English. 

Time: from 7pm until 10 pm 

Costs: € 30 per person (for members of The Little Gym only)

If you like to attend please contact:

Mieke Kooijman
tel: 06 14290910
email: info@kooijman-ehbo.nl

Come and join our Open Day on Sunday, September 17th!

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We invite everyone to our open day to experience our The Little Gym programme. On Sunday, September 17th, between 3:30 and 5 pm, 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.

Check out the class schedule here


The new school year is about to start on Monday September 4th!

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After a busy Summer full of fun we are almost ready to start the new school year on Monday September 4th. We are very excited about it and we hope to see you and/or your child in one of our classes. Our team is happy to help you booking an introductory visit and/or registering for the new school year.

Please call; 020-4040798 or email; click here to book an introductory visit or to sign up and already
reserve a place in your favorite class for the new school year. Do not wait classes are already getting full!

You can check the new class schedule here.







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 24-28:               The Search of the Rainbow Castle
July 31- August 4:     Green Beard's Pirate Ship 
August 7-11:             The Missing Mermaid Palace
August 14-18:           Hawaiien Hide and Seek
August 21-25:           The Race Outer Space
August 28- Sep 1:     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-Thursday from 9:00-12:00 and from 13:00-16:00
Friday: 9.00 - 12.00

Price:
For members only!
1/2 day €27,50
Full day €55
10 camp package €255 (valid for one year) 

Non members:
1/2 day €32,50
Full day € 65
10 camp package €255 (only available when purchasing the annual membership  of €40)

If you are interested in signing your child up for one of these fun camps, please call; 020-4040798 or send an email as limited places are available, we are happy to help you reserve a place.


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Next week; SHOWWEEK!!

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Come watch our 'Superstars' during the Showweek from Monday, July 3rd until Sunday, July 9th! We will celebrate all the skills which the children have had learnt at The Little Gym this school year. Not only physical, but also the social, emotional, cognitive and perceptual skills. That they are willing to cooperate in group or with the instructor, that they know we are all friends and it is nice to share and be nice to each other and many more.

 

We would like to invite not only mums and dads but also grandparents and other family. Do not forget to bring your camera because it will be a great show with medals in the end!

 

Note! The current school year runs until July 23th. After the Showweek we have two more weeks of regular classes before the Summer program will start.


Enrolment for the new school year is now open for everyone!

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Our current school year, running until July 23rd is in full swing and we are enjoying it a lot. Over the last two weeks we had the priority enrollment for our current members to already enrol for the new 2017 - 2018 school year. This priority enrolment has ended and it is now possible for everyone to enrol and reserve a spot for the new school year, running from September 4th 2017 to July 22nd 2018.


 
Enrolment for the current school year is still possible as well. Sign up today for an introductory class to experience our programme. 

 

Check our schedules here

 

For more information or to sign up, call us on 020-4040798 or send an email to amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu


For members only: Priority enrolment for the next school year is about to start!!

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On coming Saturday May 27th we will start the priority enrolment for members for the 2017 - 2018 school year. During our two weeks of priority enrolment, from Saturday the 27th of May until Sunday the 11th of June only members can enrol for their favourite class and day on a space available basis.  Please note that enrolments are done at a first come first serve basis. After this period the enrolment will be also open for new members and children from waiting lists.


Enroll during the Priority enrollment to guarantee a spot in your favorite class!


You can find the new schedule for the 2017-2018 school year here.


Summer is around the corner, sign up today!

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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 with games and gymnastics, all in the care of our qualified and dedicated team of instructors. From 3 to 8 years old.


 
Our camps run from Monday till Friday and each camp is 3 hours long. Flexible registrations are available. It is possible for your child to join whole days (you will provide lunch) or half days. A healthy snack and drinks during these camps are included. Choose as many days as you like and that suits your schedule.
 
Schedule:
Monday to Thursday:
9-12 am and 1-4 pm
 
Friday:
9-12 am
 
Check the full Summer camps schedule and themes here

 

SUMMER CLASSES

Besides the camps we will offer a few of our regular classes. For the 19 to 36 months old we will have classes on the Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. For the 10 to 18 months and the 3 to 5 years old we will have a class on the Saturdays. The Summer classes can be scheduled during the 5 weeks of Summer and can be paid per class.

Check the Summer classes schedule here


NEW at The Little Gym Amsterdam...Power Play!

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At The Little Gym of Amsterdam we know that physical activity provides serious benefits for children. That is why it came as no surprise when a recent study confirmed that physical activity and exercise actually enhances brain development specifically relating to a child’s executive functioning skills. That’s why we’ve created a new program specifically designed to help children gain all of the important benefits of play. This new program, Power Play, incorporates age appropriate activities and games that exercise different parts of the body. These activities are designed to foster communication skills, thinking skills, teamwork, all while building confidence, self esteem, and a whole lot of fun!



Power Play is a 30 minute high energy program for children 3-6 years. 

 

Does your child need to burn some of that endless “kid energy”? Of course they do! Sign up today and try it out on one of the following days:

 

Wednesday May 17th:
11.30 - 12.00 am
16.15 -16.45 pm

 
Friday May 19th:
17.15 -17.45 pm

Monday May 22nd:
17.15 -17.45 pm

Wednesday May 24th:
11.30 - 12.00
15.15 - 15.45

Friday May 26th:
17.15 -17.45 pm

 

To learn more about Power Play or to sign up call 020-4040798 or send an email; click here


Bring a friend week at The Little Gym! (*For members only)

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Next week we have 'Bring a friend' in all our classes from Monday May 1st until Sunday May 7th. All members of the Little Gym can bring a friend to their class and join the fun together.

 

Do not forget to sign up the friend as places are limited especially in full classes.

You can sign up by phone: 020-4040798 or by email: click here

The Little Gym closed during public holidays

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Public holidays are coming up, because of this the gym will be closed on the following days:

 

Easter: Sunday 16th and Monday 17th of April

Kingsday: Thursday 27th of April

Ascension: Thursday 25th of May

Pentecost: Sunday 4th and Monday 5th of June

 

If your class is on one of the above dates, you can schedule a make-up class on any other day during the current season. We are happy to help you!


Holiday camps in April, sign up now!

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Holiday camps in April!
In April we will have holiday camps for children from 3 to 8 years old, on the following days:

Thursday April 20th 12.30 - 3.30 pm

Monday April 24th 12.30 - 3.30pm

Reserve your spot on time as places filling up fast. You can reserve the Winter break camps by phone;
020-4040798 or by email; amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu

Easter event at The Little Gym *for members only

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On Sunday April 9th we will have an Easter event at The Little Gym. As a member of The Little Gym you are more then welcome to join in the fun. To make sure everyone can fully enjoy the party, we decided to divide the day into two times for different age groups.

 

From 3.30pm to 4.30pm we will focus on activities for the parent-child groups. This is the age group between 4 and 36 months.

 

From 4.30pm to 6pm we will organize activities specially for the 3 to 12 years old.

 

Sign up at the frontdesk or send an email: amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu


The Little Gym Amsterdam is recruiting

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Are you looking for a fun and rewarding job working with kids? We are hiring!

Fixed hours for Saturday and or Sunday shifts available and for flexible hours during the weekdays! We teach a variety of classes of gymnastics and we offer birthday parties. It is required to have knowledge of the Dutch language and can speak it fluently.

 

For more information please contact amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu for the attention of Carlijn van Mosselveld.


Extra Giggle worms / Good friends class

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Because of all our loyal and enthusiastic customers, we are ready to open another Giggle worm / Good friends class on Tuesday from 3.45 to 4.45 pm! As of Tuesday March 28th, it is possible to join this class. Is your child enrolled in another class at the moment and would you like to switch to the Tuesday? Please let us know by sending an e-mail or come see us at the desk.

Check the full class schedule here


Grade-school night out!

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On Friday, March 17th from 6.30 - 8.30 pm we will organise a very cool party for all our Grade-school kids who are joining the Hotshots/Flips and Twisters classes (6-12 years old). We will do all kind of fun activities in the gym and the lobby/birthday room. The evening will start with dinner, pizaaaaaa. So please let us know if your child has an allergy.

 

We look forward to this cool event for our Grade-school kids, do not forget to register your son/daughter.

 

Call: 020-4040798 or send an email: click here


Bring a friend week (*for members only)

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Next week we have 'Bring a friend' in all our classes from Monday March 6th until Sunday March 12th. All members of the Little Gym can bring a friend to their class and join the fun together.

 

Do not forget to sign up the friend as places are limited especially in full classes.

You can sign up by phone: 020-4040798 or by email: click here


Holiday camps during the Spring break..Sign up today!!

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The Little Gym will be open for regular classes during the Spring break from the 20th until the 27th of February. In addition to the classes we will have holiday camps for children from 3 to 8 years old, on the following days:

 

Monday, February 20th from 12.30-3.30 pm

Tuesday, February 21st from 2 to 5 pm

Thursday, February 23rd from 12.30-3.30 pm

 

Reserve your spot on time as places filling up fast. You can reserve the Winter break camps by phone;
020-4040798 or by email; amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu


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 class.

 

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.


When your child goes 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.


Join our Open Doors!

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An afternoon filled with fun, games, group activities and more.


On Saturday, February 4th from 2.30 to 4.30pm we invite everyone to our OPEN DOORS to experience our The Little Gym program. Come join us for a 'Serious fun' and active afternoon filled with games, age related activities and gymnastics. 


We offer fun activities for babies, toddlers, pre-school, kindergarden and grade school age groups (4 months to 12 years old). The Instructors will be their to help you with your questions about our programs. 
Members of The Litte Gym are also welcome to join the open doors, do not forget to bring your friends with children to this fun afternoon.

Put Saturday, February 4th on your agenda to make sure you will not miss the fun.

We look forward to see you all!


Bring a friend to The Little Gym *for members only

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Did you know that we have 'Bring a fiend' in class next week from Monday January 16th until Sunday January 22th. All members of the Little Gym can bring a friend to their class and join the fun together.

Do not forget, you need to sign up the friend as places are limited especially in full classes.

You can sign up by phone: 020-4040798 or by email: click here.



First aid workshop for babies and children at The Little Gym (*for members only)

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Make sure that you know how to deal with the most common accidents with baby’s and children.


During this workshop a certified first aid instructor will teach you how to act when a child is choking, has bruises or burns, a heavy bleed, broken bones, brain or spinal injuries or has taken something poisonous. Of course you will be able to ask any related questions you may have.

 

Come around on Wednesday the 15th of February for a coffee and an evening filled with useful information. The workshop on Wednesday the 15th will be in English.
Please note that we have the same workshop in Dutch, the Dutch workshop will be on Wednesday February 8th, same time.

 

Cost: € 25 per person (special price for members of The Little Gym)
Location: The Little Gym
Adress: Henkenshage 4, 1083 BX Amsterdam
Time: from 7 pm untill 10 pm

 

If you like to attend please contact:
Mieke Kooijman
tel: 06 14290910
email: info@kooijman-ehbo.nl

(Please note if you would like to join the English (Febr. 15th) or the Dutch workshop (Febr. 8th)



Happy New Year & Opening hours this week

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We want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!!

This week The Little Gym is still closed for all the regular classes, as of Saturday, January 7th the classes will start again. Until then the the gym will be open for holiday camps for children from 3 to 8 years old. 

We look forward to see all of our members as of January 7th again! 


So much fun during the Christmas camps, come and join the fun!

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Still looking for a fun activity for your kids during the Christmas holidays?

We are having two weeks of Christmas camps for children from 3 to 8 years old. Last week we have started already and the children had lots of fun making their own The Little Gym Christmas tree.

To check the camps schedule click here and for more specific information or to sign up call us now 020-4040798.


See you during the Christmas holidays!!


Do you know what your little baby’s vision is between 0 and 12 months?

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As of next week we will pay attention to this in our Bugs (4-10 months) and Birds (10-18 months) babygym classes. Besides this we will pay attention to color recognizing.

To get to know more about your baby’s vision click here


Christmas camps at The Little Gym

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Join the fun during the Christmas holidays!

During the Christmas holidays we are open for Christmas camps for children from 3 to 8 years old. The Christmas camps run from Monday, December 19th until Friday, January 6th. 

Sign up now as places are filling up quickly, click here for the full schedule. You can call us on 020-4040798 or send an email click here


Sinterklaas event for members only

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On Saturday November 26th The Little Gym organizes specially for all our members a 'Sinterklaas event'.
To make sure everyone can fully enjoy the event, we decided to divide the day into two times for different age groups.

From 2.30 pm to 4pm we will focus on activities for the parent-child groups. This is the age group between 4 and 36 months.
From 4 pm to 5.30 pm we will organize activities specially for the 3 to 6 years old and the 6 to 12 years old.

During the Sinterklaas event you and your child are more than welcome to join in the fun, to shake hands with Sinterklaas,to be active in the gym, do some coloring, eat pepernoten and much more. 

If you want to join this active, fun Sinterklaas event please sign up before November 29th at the frontdesk or send an email, click here

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 23rd) or for a full season (until July 23rd). We are happy to announce that a lot of you will be joining our classes until the summer; a full season!

Until November 20th 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), the Funny Bugs (3-4 years) and Giggle Worms/Good Friends (4-5 years) classes are filling up quickly.


Autumn camps are coming up!

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The Little Gym will be open for regular classes during the Autumn holiday from the 17th until the 23rd of October. In addition to the classes we will have holiday camps for children from 3 to 8 years old, on the following days:

Monday, October 17th from 12.30-3.30

Tuesday, October 18th from 2 to 5 pm

Thursday, October 20th from 12.30-3.30

Reserve your spot on time as places filling up fast.


Start of the new 2016-2017 school year!

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We hope everyone is enjoying a great Summer with nice weather, family and friends. We are having a great Summer full of camps and are already preparing for the new 2016-2017 school year. The new school year is starting in August and we are looking forward to see you all (back).

The new school starts on August 29th and will run until July 23rd. If you have not reserved a spot yet for you child in one of your preffered class yet, please ask one of the instructors to help or give us a call: 020-4040798 email: amsterdam@thelittlegym.eu 

You can find the new schedule here