How to be a Ninja Warrior [Fitness Friday]

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After Bethany posted about her workout at Junior Ninja Warriors I knew I HAD to go check that place out. And then Maggie asked if anyone wanted to join her for a class so of course I jumped at the chance!

The Junior Ninja Warriors facility is located almost exactly 2 miles north of me so I decided to get in a short run at the same time. I ran from my house to the facility so I was already nice and warmed up. Oh, and did I mention it was leg day with my trainer at my regular gym so I’d already done a strength workout?

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Normally Junior Ninja Warriors is reserved for kids, but a few nights a week they have adult hours. An instructor shows you how to do three different groups of obstacles and the idea is that you practice a few times and then go through each grouping for a time.

Let’s just say that we didn’t always get to the being timed portion of the obstacles! However, I realized that I have so much more upper body strength than I thought. All that strength training over the past 2+ years is actually working!

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Among other things, we did monkey bars, scaled the warp-wall (here’s video proof!), conquered the Spider, and tried our hand (feet?) at log rolling.

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It’s interesting but as I’ve gotten older I’ve become less afraid of hurting myself. For example, after we did the spider we had to do what basically amounted to parallel bars. I managed it find the first time but the second time my hand slipped on the last bar and I fell flat on my back (on mats, of course). Maybe it’s all those trapeze lessons I did in the past, but falling like that doesn’t phase me anymore!

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I had a BLAST and would love to go back. I love being able to put my strength to use and actually see the results of all the hard work I do in the “regular” gym.

6 replies on “How to be a Ninja Warrior [Fitness Friday]

  1. Julie Emms

    Looking good! Ariana loved this place when she went there for a kids birthday party!

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Yay, I’m so glad you had the chance to go! Quite the class, huh? I took it two days before I did Champaign, so I was TERRIFIED of twisting an ankle or something like that and definitely quit quickly on some of the scarier obstacles as a result. I’m sure not being so worried about that would make it even more fun! Maybe not the log roll, though…*shudders* That was definitely my least favorite part of the whole thing! I loved the spider wall and warp wall, though!

  3. Maggie

    I’m so glad you joined me! I definitely want to go back since I’m probably going to sign up for the Spartan Race again.

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