What is Planet Ninja Warrior?
Planet Ninja Warrior is a muscle-endurance conditioning program designed to enhance strength, coordination and confidence. A variety of disciplines are used in this program: Freerunning to improve fluidity of movement, Gymnastics tumbling to increase body awareness & Obstacle courses to boost endurance and agility in executing a variety of “ninja” skills.
Each class starts with an interactive cardio warmup. Ninjas are then divided into groups based on abilities. Each group heads to an area in the gym to learn the skills of the week using a variety of skill-specific stations and obstacles. Ninjas practice various types of vaulting, swinging, climbing, jumping, and tumbling. Our Ninja Warrior Training Area was constructed to enhance our ninjas’ upper-body strength through a unique set of power-based obstacles. This area includes pegboards, rows of hanging rings, hanging platforms, ropes, monkey bars, and a salmon ladder, among other obstacles. During the last quarter of class, certain skill-specific stations are combined into an obstacle course. Ninjas apply their knowledge and previous practice of the new skills to conquer the course.
Classes are offered biweekly on Saturdays during the school year and every Friday afternoon during our summer session. The program is open to boys and girls ages 5+.