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Swedesboro, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) April 27, 2015 - Charles Buzad of The 

Little Gym of Swedesboro recently joined other franchise owners and key 

team members at the company's annual "Reunion" conference, held from March 

6-9 at The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin, TX. This year's 

conference, themed "reTHINK. rePLAY," challenged attendees to simplify 

current initiatives and improve execution by focusing on the basics of The 

Little Gym philosophy - delivering "Serious Fun" programs that help 

children build new skills, burn energy and make new friends all while 

developing self-confidence and providing a positive experience to the 

entire family.

The Little Gym system now extends to 30 countries, with more than 200 gyms 

in the U.S. and over 300 total worldwide. Reflecting this growth, this 

year's Reunion enjoyed worldwide attendance, with participants coming from 

Canada, Belgium, China, India, Colombia, Australia, Philippines, Kuwait, 

and Mexico in addition to the United States. International attendees 

enjoyed an exclusive "International Reception" on March 7.

"The Little Gym Reunion provides a great opportunity to improve the 

delivery of our programs, learn about the latest initiatives, and meet 

with and learn from my peers," said Buzad. "Each year, the conference 

program is packed with content and ideas that I can put into action right 

away at The Little Gym of Swedesboro."

This year's sessions focused on "Growth through Simplification", with 

Super Sessions and Breakout Sessions designed to remind attendees how to 

deliver maximum impact with each class by bringing fun and energy into 

each program. Attendees were encouraged to attend these high energy 

sessions in their gym wear so that they could participate in the 

activities, and left each session armed with tools and ideas to implement 

as soon as they returned to their gyms.

Representatives from Kindermusik and LEGO, partners of The Little Gym, 

were also on hand to provide attendees with insights on how to integrate 

and deliver the Kindermusik at The Little Gym program - designed for 

children aged 5 and younger - and LEGO(r) DUPLO(r) and LEGO(r) Juniors 

activities. In addition, this year's Reunion featured SeriousFun 

Children's Network's CEO, Mary Beth Powers, who helped introduce attendees 

to a new The Little Gym philanthropic initiative: The Little Gym Big 

Hearts Supports SeriousFun Children's Network. The SeriousFun Children's 

Network was founded by Paul Newman to bring camp programs, free of charge, 

to children battling serious illnesses worldwide. Throughout the next 

three years, The Little Gym locations around the world will offer a number 

of campaigns to raise both awareness and money for this organization.

"At The Little Gym of Swedesboro, we believe in 'Serious Fun' - providing 

a high-energy, fun, physical experience in a safe and supportive 

environment where children can develop trust in their own capabilities," 

said Buzad. "All of our programs have this basic idea at their core, and 

this year's Reunion helped all of us re-focus on that one simple idea: 

when you make physical activity fun and rewarding, you not only help 

children develop their confidence and skills, you help them build a 

foundation of healthy habits and respect for their own abilities."

For more information about The Little Gym of Swedesboro, located at 95 

Woodstown Road Suite F, please contact Charles Buzad at (732) 772-0060 or 

[email protected], visit them at, or visit

About The Little Gym

The Little Gym is an internationally recognized program that helps 

children build the developmental skills and confidence needed at each 

stage of childhood. The first location was established in 1976 by teacher 

and musician Robin Wes, an innovative educator with a genuine love for 

children. The Little Gym International, Inc., headquartered in Scottsdale, 

Arizona, was formed in 1992 to franchise The Little Gym concept. Today, 

The Little Gym International has locations in 30 countries, with more than 

200 gyms in the U.S. and over 300 total worldwide. For more information, 

visit The Little Gym at