About the Owner

About the Owner

Meet Charli Cotten, the owner of My Gym McKinney.


Hello and Welcome! I am so thrilled for My Gym McKinney to become a part of your family!

How did you discover My Gym?
I discovered My Gym while living in California and nannying for 3 amazing little girls. I spent 5 years taking them to their weekly classes & loved it just as much as they did. I loved participating with them and watching them interact with other children and become so engaged in each new activity. We would sing the “Hello Song” and “Goodbye Song” while driving in the car together daily. 

Fast-forward a few years to having my daughter and moving to Texas where I found the closest My Gym. I enrolled her and have just loved watching her grow from being shy and sitting in my lap at circle time to participating in the warm up in class and moving in close for story time. 

Tell us about yourself. 
I was born and raised in South Louisiana and lived there until I was 22 years old. At that time, I moved to Florida where I attended school and graduated with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. 
After meeting my husband, Derrick, and marrying in South Lake Tahoe, CA we moved and lived in Northern California for 5 years. This is when our sweet almost 2 year old daughter, Kinsley, arrives. About 2 years ago our family moved from California to Texas where we have decided to plant our roots. 

I’ve spent many years teaching preschool and nannying for many amazing families in each state I’ve lived. I am so excited to bring everything I’ve learned throughout that time and pair it with my love for My Gym to teach many more amazing kiddos! 

What are your hobbies? How do you and your family like to spend your time?
My family and I love spending time together outdoors. Most evenings you will find us on a family walk with our 2 dogs to the park or on a bike ride. We enjoy traveling to tropical relaxing destinations as well as to the snow where we can ski and snowboard. 

What are you most excited about in bringing My Gym to your city?
I am so excited to bring My Gym to the McKinney community and offer a fun, exciting place for children to learn and grow. I look forward to seeing the joy in the eyes of each child that walks through our doors, just as I did in my daughter and the 3 sweet girls that brought me there for the very first time.

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