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THE LITTLE GYM

 
  

Gery_SofiaGery

Deputy gym director

Your favourite The Little Gym story? 

- In just a few months I have collected so many favourite The Little Gym Stories, that I could write a book:) Each time a parent tells me how his kid wakes up every morning with the question “Is it Wednesday”  because he knows he will be coming to The Little Gym on Wednesday, it’s a new favorite story:)

How did you get interested in sports?
- I had a very active childhood. As most of the kids of my generation, I used to spend my days outdoors with the ball, the skipping rope and my bike. As I was growing up I was getting more and more interested in all kinds of sports. I wanted to try everything- mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, kickboxing, dancing and many more.

What ​do you love to do in your free time?
- I adore photography. I absolutely lose track of time when I am in a photoshoot and the moment when I download the pictures on my computer always feel like opening a present. Like most of us, I also like spending time in the nature, travelling or just watching a good movie with the people I love. Sometimes, I enjoy spending time on my own too. There are times when nothing feels better than reading a good book or just doing nothing :)

​What can't you live without? ​
- I cannot live without hope.

  

Lilly_SofiaLilly

Program director
Your favourite The Little Gym story? 

- Every day in the Little Gym I experience new surprising and unforgettable moments. All the smiles and happy faces of the children bring me so much positive energy. They develop their skills, build relationships, find friends and at the same time have fun. I really like hearing parents telling me “my child talks about the little gym all week long” or “she overcomes her fears of heights”, or just feel how proud they are realizing what their children are capable of. Yet, my favourite moment is when a kid runs towards me for a high-5 or a hug – what a great feeling. Every single day at The Little Gym is an adventure and Serious Fun never ends.

How did you get interested in sports?
- I have always been interested in sports, especially soccer and karate. I played soccer competitively for seven years and karate since the age of 9, got my black belt at 18. I’ve graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia. Sport is present in every aspect of my life and being physically active makes me feel great.

What ​do you love to do in your free time?
- I like playing soccer, fishing and going to the cinema. I love the Bulgarian Black sea coast and enjoy every moment spent there.

​What can't you live without? ​
- I can’t live without my family and friends.

  

Rado_SofiaRado

Instructor
Your favourite The Little Gym story? 

- My favourite moment is at the end of class when I see the sparks in the children’s eyes after an hour full of games and accomplishments. And of course, when even the most shy children give me a goodbye hug.

How did you get interested in sports?
- I have been chasing the ball since I was 3 years old. As a kid, I started with football and after that I have practiced almost every sport – from gymnastics, to handball, athletics, martial arts, swimming, crossfit, rafting...

What ​do you love to do in your free time?
- I’m a nature guy and I love hiking and camping with my friends and dogs.

​What can't you live without? ​
- Without laughing and moving. Practicing sports is like breathing for me.