Columbia Star

Little Gym of Columbia now enrolling children for 2018-2019 season

As families plan for the start of a new school year, owner Angie Brazell of The Little Gym of Columbia highlights a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics of 26 studies involving more than 10,000 children ages four–13.

Researchers concluded incorporating physical activity into a child’s school day improves both classroom behavior and academic achievement in all academic subjects.

Programs at The Little

Gym of Columbia revolve around active play, complementing and enhancing the traditional school experience. The Little Gym gives children up to age 12 a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, build confidence, cultivate flexibility and focus, and develop key social skills. Classes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers four months and older help establish active, healthy habits, and foster social skills like listening and cooperation. reveals the not-so-obvious additional benefits of after school activities. According to the experts, children who are involved in activities after school develop decision-making skills by learning what they do and don’t like to do, confidence by succeeding at something they enjoy, socialization skills by interacting freely with other children, and strategic thinking and communications skills by participating in team activities.

The Little Gym of Columbia, located at 4420 Rosewood Drive, is now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 Season. For more information, please contact owner Angie Brazell at 803-738-1115 or visit

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