How to be a Ninja Warrior [Fitness Friday]


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?


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!


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.


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!


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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