Sad news for a generation of Ashburn children who grew up attending classes at The Little Gym. The kids’ fitness and gymnastics facility in the Ashburn Farm Market Center (sometimes called Junction Plaza) has announced that it is closing. The gym originally opened in 1999.

“It is with great sadness we share that after 22 wonderful years, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors effective March 6th,” the Little Gym team wrote in an email to members. “This was not a decision that came easily, but due to business reasons, it is the best and only option for us at this time.”

Image: The Little Gym

The email goes on to say that The Little Gym is consolidating its operations with The Little Gym location at Dulles Landing, south of Brambleton. The Little Gym brand was founded in 1976 and has more than 300 locations in 31 countries.

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