Meet Anjali Gulati—Loudoun County resident and the owner of We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gyms in Sterling. This inclusive facility for children has been a labor of love for Anjali and her family. Anjali’s son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at five years old, and she soon realized the importance of having a place where not only her son, but all children could play and interact, a place where they felt comfortable and welcomed. One only has to read the testimonials to understand why her business is a godsend for so many families. The gyms not only offer open play time, but offer two other levels of services: Respite and Break Time Care, and One-to-One Attendant Care (which is designed to provide a break for families of children with special needs).
Anjali has a professional background in accounting, but always had a passion for helping people with special needs. At 43 years old she found her purpose and reached out to the owner of the franchise brand. After careful planning and a lot of hard work, We Rock The Spectrum Kid’s Gym in Sterling finally opened a few months ago. I asked Anjali if she had any advice for fellow mom entrepreneurs. Her advice is to follow your passion, realize that it may take a while, don’t quit until you get there, and, most importantly, do what gives you that feeling of happiness inside.