The Little Gym International Press Release

The Little Gym Forms Joint Venture To Pave Entry Into China
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October 13th, 2010


New Shanghai Gym Is The First of 100 Units Targeted Within Five Years And Heralds Increased Focus On International Growth Through Master Franchising

10.12.2010– SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (October 12, 2010) – The Little Gym International (TLGI, www.thelittlegym.com), the premier developer of skills in children worldwide, today announced that it has entered into a joint venture that will bring the concept to mainland China.

The Little Gym Ventures (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is represented by TLGI and Shanghai Lan Yue Yang Educational Information & Consulting Company Limited, whose principal operating partner is Wei Hu. The joint venture opened its first location, “The Little Gym of Xu Jia Hui,” at 580 Tian Yao Qiao Road, 2F In Center in Shanghai’s Xuhui District last month, making China the 20th country in which the chain now has a presence. Plans call for expansion to 100 locations throughout China over the next five years.

Offered at more than 300 locations worldwide, The Little Gym’s programs help children aged 4 months to 12 years old develop vital motor skills in a fun and non-competitive environment, while simultaneously enhancing their self-confidence and social skills. The concept was developed more than 30 years ago by Robin Wes, a kinesiologist and educator, and has blossomed into a global company serving more than 100,000 children each week. Each age-appropriate course offers a combination of music, movement, learning, cooperation and fun. From parent/child basic movement courses for the youngest members to more specialized programs in dance, sports skills and karate for older children, each curriculum builds on past lessons and lets children progress at their own pace.


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