Very high turnover of teachers. Current teachers have no control of class and no professionalism. Classes regularly start 10 minutes late because we have to wait for the last person to come and sit down. There is very little class direction and frequently we only get through 2 skills vs 4 previously. Music player errors are the norm and are huge distractions and periods of wasted time. Classes cater to the lowest level student which makes everyone else held back.
The party hostesses from The Little Gym did not make us feel welcome. It was very obvious they were ready to be done with the day, as our party was the last one for the day. They kept asking me to cut things short or begin the party early so they could end early. Games were not played to the extent that they were at our previous parties at The Little Gym.
My daughter had a blast at her birthday party! She loved getting to run all over the gym doing what she wanted in the beginning and then getting to do instructed games with the leaders. Nadia was a great host! We ended up running a little late and got to the gym at 12:50 when her party started at 1. Everything was set up and Nadia helped place my daughters cake pops on the cake stands, put the snacks in the fridge and offered lots of help. Somehow there was a misunderstanding and they though I didn't want drinks at my daughters party. I brought waters for the parents but Nadia offered to run to the store close by to get lemonade. it was such a stress-free party and was so happy that the girls that hosted my daughters party were so helpful! Thanks Little Gym of Friendswood!
The classes are too big for one teacher. The teachers are very young, and do not appear to have much experience with children. This inexperience leads to the children not listening, or engaging, and then the instructors get upset with the children. It is very hard at this age for these young ladies to focus on teaching the students how to appropriately perform the exercise as well as keep the others from running around. MOST of the instructors are very kind and do try very hard.
We had a great time. The girls were wonderful and so helpful. I loved that my husband and I got to play with our daughter, not be behind a camera the whole time and not worry about clean up. We already talked about doing it again next year!
I loved my experience last year- the workers were fun and enthusiastic! This year they were low energy, and appeared tired and unorganized. My guests even commented to me that they were not like the girls last year. It was disappointing.
Possibly allow more time for set up and tear down. I had a lot of set up and at the end of the party he two hosts just started throwing my things into box and began setting up for the next party. I actually thought it was kind of rude. I had some guests comment on it too and state that maybe customer service want their thing. They weren't overly involved or vocal. The only time they early spoke up as to tell people it was time to leave.
The Little Gym did all of the set up and clean up! That was awesome. We had a wide range in ages of kids and they were adaptive in the activities so that each child felt involved. They were entertaining and let me just be a mom to my child instead of a party host.