Today we want to share our impressions from our recent internship in Amsterdam, where we went with all our team members.
Amsterdam is an amazing city. The atmosphere of the 17th century with the mentality of a modern metropolis. The Little Gym hardly recommends!)
But the purpose of this post is not to talk about Amsterdam, but tell you more about the experience that we gained there.
An internship in one of the running gyms is an obligatory stage, that every new The Little Gym passes before the opening. And it's not just an observation, it's real work.
For a week, we transformed into team members of one of the oldest gyms in Europe to learn more from "senior" colleagues’ experience.
Every single day, gym team members perform many tasks, including leading classes and bashes, communicating with clients, cleaning, etc. So, the internship became mutually beneficial cooperation for all of us: we worked and gained experience, and colleagues from Amsterdam rested a little :)
But in fairness it must be said that during the week our "senior" colleagues spent time with us, patiently responding to all our questions and teaching us all necessary techniques. And we have been leading classes for children of completely different cultures and nationalities, speaking all languages we know :)
It was an excellent experience, that will be very useful in Moscow.
Today, we are operational ready to do everything possible to make your little ones feel like home, so that your children will be challenged and successful!
In this blog we will share our current repair status of The Little Gym October Field.
As you know, "the fence is not built quickly, especially a beautiful city!"
Undoubtedly repair works is not the easiest thing ever. But with a responsible and competent approach of all parties, repair process is not as terrible as it looks.
For us construction and doing repairs feels like building our own house. It takes a lot of time and energy, but you want to cross the threshold of this house as soon as possible...
The home is the place where you want to run every day, where you want to spend time and create coziness. The Little Gym October Field should become such place.
For now we have already installed ventilation, electricity and have started the final stage of finishing works. Paint, tiles, plumbing are already selected and will soon decorate our new house. All building materials are certified and meet the standards. Soon we will start choosing furniture and all sorts of final details ????
And the small spoiler for you: the main idea of space is to make it as comfortable as possible for kids and their parents. Therefore, for the lobby area, soft lighter tones are chosen, and for the gym - bright colors. Maximum free space and no deaf walls! Parents can sit back and with a cup of aromatic coffee or tea watch their little ones through the glass separating the lobby from the gym's space.
First of all we think about our guests’ comfort, therefore, when creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort, we try to take into account every single detail. Very soon you will see everything by yourself ...
See you at The Little Gym!
The Little Gym October Field team
Soon the first “The Little Gym” will be opened in Moscow. And we have something to share with you.
Most recently we returned from Scottsdale (a city in the western part of Maricopa County in Arizona, USA). The Head Office and the Training center of the company are located in Scottsdale.
Participation in the training is an obligatory stage, which every gym’s team successfully completes before opening a gym. The Little Gym is very serious, responsible and at the same time is very kind in the process of seeking and training new employees. The Little Gym makes you a part of a family, not a company.
During the week of training we thoroughly studied all the philosophies, standards, approaches and programs of The Little Gym. We did everything that our children have to do, including the "wheel", the "handstand" and other elements of the program. We didn’t even avoid homework, but: "hard in teaching - easy to fight"!
And as a team we went to karaoke, had breakfast in a big international society, walked together in the center of the city, and we felt as a part of a big family. And it was not boring at all, it was "Serious Fun"! By the way, you will see this motto more than once on the company's logo and in our materials. In The Little Gym we pursue serious goals, but children do not know about it.????
And now the formal part ...
At the end of the course we passed certification. It was exciting ... After all during this certification, each of the participants of the training had to conduct the class from beginning to end, using the standards, following the plan of the lesson and not forgetting about the special energy of The Little Gym. The exam was hosted by the Director of the Training center. By the way, you can congratulate us ... Soon we will receive our certificates ????
And in conclusion: this trip gave us the necessary knowledge and skills, without which we could not go further, we had the opportunity to learn from the experience of "senior" colleagues. But not less important in this story is that we managed to absorb this incredible energy, which is inherent in children, not burdened with cares. After all, children can not be deceived, they feel everything.
So, guys, do not be afraid to be children sometimes!
The Little Gym October Field team
The blog’s heading speaks for itself. The first in Moscow (and the first in Russia) The Little Gym will open its doors in the housing estate called "Marshal": Moscow, 2 Marshala Rybalko Street, building 9.
Choosing a place for the gym is another serious and important stage. And, as a rule, it is not easy to find ... Especially when you are looking for a place not just for the office, but for a children's sports establishment.
To children's institutions, in principle, there is a number of serious requirements, and if this place is also about physical development, then there are many additional criteria (ceiling height, free space, large windows and much more). And, in addition, easy accessibility - so that people can easily get there by their car, public transportation, by walking, and there is always free parking for you.
Not at once, of course, but we found such a place! Here, the Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station is in five minutes from our facility, and the Panfilovskaya station is opposite to the housing estate, Narodnogo Opolcheniya Street and the Leningradsky Avenue are close by.
This is a unique place, like The Little Gym is ????
Now on the territory of the complex there is a fitness club with a swimming pool and an outdoor sports ground being built - a nice bonus. In the neighborhood with us there is the Italian restaurant “Roni Makaroni”, and there are several cozy cafes more on the territory. Soon a large supermarket will be opened, but for now there is a charming organic store of our friends “Botteganova organic store”.
There is an “Infinito” beauty salon, a dry cleaning service, the “Luxury Voyage” travel agency ... And no matter how much time we do want you to spend with us, we understand that sometimes there is not enough time for yourself, so when everything is at the same place, it's cool!
There is a square for walking, and there is a fountain in the center. The complex has children's playgrounds with swings, slides, play complexes. With the complex itself you can get acquainted by the link: http://www.жк-маршал.рф/
And soon we will invite you to our first The Little Gym!
The Little Gym October Field team