- The Little Gym International, a physical development center for children, has signed a franchise agreement that will bring three new locations to the Tampa Bay region in the next three years.
- The new locations will be owned by John and Dena Murphy, who also own a successful Christian Brothers Automotive franchise in the area.
The Little Gym, which has nearly 400 locations in 31 countries, focuses on teaching children social and physical skills through activities that promote achievement and self-confidence. Little Gym International has signed a franchise agreement that will bring three new locations to the Tampa Bay region over the next three years.
The Little Gym is known for its child development approach, combining physical activity with cognitive skills and social and emotional learning. This three-dimensional approach is designed to create opportunities for children to experience achievement and build self-confidence, setting them up for success as they grow.
The Little Gym has seen record-breaking success in terms of systemwide revenue, average revenue per gym, and enrollment numbers at its US locations since it joined the Unleashed Brands portfolio last year.
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In addition to the Tampa Bay expansion, The Little Gym has also recently secured franchise agreements in Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington, Texas, Tennessee, New Mexico, and Wisconsin, as the brand continues to experience growth in its US locations.
The Murphys are planning to open the first location in the Westchase area and have plans for a second and third location in Odessa and Wesley Chapel. They are experienced entrepreneurs, with John having previously managed a 350-employee manufacturing company for 25 years before investing in the Christian Brothers Automotive franchise.
The franchise has increased annual revenue by over 200% under its ownership. It is now among the top 5 performing stores in the brand. The Murphys were drawn to The Little Gym as their next business venture due to the impressive leadership team at Unleashed Brands, the parent company of The Little Gym International. They believe that the concept and brand will be well-received in the Tampa Bay area, which is home to many young families.