Mom Power! The Little Gym Expands in New Jersey with Dynamic Duo

The Little Gym welcomes passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to join their franchise network.
The Little Gym welcomes passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to join their franchise network.

The Little Gym, a leading name in children’s enrichment and physical development, is bringing its magic to Florham Park, New Jersey! This exciting expansion is spearheaded by a powerful duo – Danielle Sporcic, an established franchise owner, and Catherine Christ, a longtime Gym Director. Their combined experience and passion for the brand promise a vibrant new location for families in the community.

Sporcic, a former Wall Street professional and cheerleader, discovered The Little Gym as a mom seeking enriching activities for her children. Inspired by the program’s philosophy, she opened her first franchise in Jersey City in 2018. Her success and dedication to the brand fueled her desire to expand, offering The Little Gym’s unique programs to more families.

Christ, on the other hand, brings a wealth of experience from within The Little Gym family. Having transitioned from a dedicated stay-at-home mom to a cheerleading coach and retail professional, she joined The Little Gym Montclair as a Director in 2007. Witnessing firsthand the positive impact on children for nearly two decades, Christ harbored a dream of becoming a franchisee herself. This expansion presented the perfect opportunity to turn that dream into reality.

“The Little Gym has been an incredible journey for me,” says Sporcic. “The positive impact we’ve seen on children in Jersey City is truly inspiring. I’m thrilled to bring that same magic to Florham Park and offer more families the chance to experience The Little Gym’s unique approach to learning and development. It’s also exciting to expand my business portfolio and build a lasting legacy for my family.”

Christ echoes Sporcic’s enthusiasm. “Being part of The Little Gym Montclair for almost 20 years has instilled a deep belief in the program’s effectiveness,” she shares. “Witnessing the positive impact on children’s lives fueled my desire to bring The Little Gym to even more families. I’m confident that our new location in Florham Park will be a hub for joyful learning and development.”

This expansion isn’t just about bringing a successful program to a new location; it’s also a testament to the growing power of women in entrepreneurship. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses are a significant force in the U.S. economy, contributing substantially to job creation and revenue growth. Sporcic and Christ exemplify this trend, demonstrating the success women can achieve in the franchise ownership space.

The Little Gym: Building a Strong Foundation for Children’s Development

The Little Gym’s philosophy revolves around creating a nurturing environment where children can develop essential social and physical skills tailored to each stage of childhood. Through a unique blend of physical activities, cognitive exercises, and social-emotional learning, the program fosters a sense of achievement and builds self-confidence in young minds. With nearly 400 locations across 31 countries, The Little Gym offers a proven approach to early childhood development, impacting countless children globally.

Join the The Little Gym Family: Unleash Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

The Little Gym welcomes passionate individuals from diverse backgrounds to join their franchise network. Whether you’re a parent seeking a fulfilling career path or a seasoned professional looking for a new challenge, The Little Gym offers a rewarding opportunity to make a positive impact in your community. If you share Sporcic and Christ’s enthusiasm for nurturing young minds, visit to explore how you can become a part of The Little Gym’s growing family.

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