Honored with a number one ranking in its category of Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual list of the top 500 franchises, The Little Gym franchise concept proves that it’s not just great for kids. It’s also great for business.

“Our business is all about the children,” said Bob Bingham, President and CEO. “We’ve always thought there is no better business concept than a program where children will gain lifelong skills and have fun at the same time. This ranking again validates that belief.”

· For the third straight year, The Little Gym ranked number one within its category in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Franchises List.

· In the magazine’s overall franchise ranking, The Little Gym rose nearly twenty spots from No. 145 last year to No. 126 in 2009, a strong indicator of the growth and stability of the concept.

· The magazine also noted the overall strength of children-focused franchising, calling The Little Gym a leader in the growing children’s services segment.