Written by: Jackie Piejak, Owner of Ultimate Ninjas and ULTIFIT adult fitness
How far we’ve come in a few short years! American Ninja Warrior is now casting for its 13th season on NBC and over 30 countries around the world are broadcasting versions of the obstacle course race (OCR) for their viewers. OCR and ninja has become a sport that thousands of kids and adults are embracing and thriving in. With 5 gyms, Ultimate Ninjas is the country’s leader in training and fun all within spacious warehouse style gyms.
As a mother of two daughters, my husband and I have perfected the art of organized chaos in our home every evening and on weekends. School ends and the sports practices and games begin. With COVID wiping out traditional sports this Fall and Winter, life is less hectic and even downright boring. Kids need exercise now more than ever.
Thankfully, Ultimate Ninjas gyms are open and thriving with 1:1 personal training and ninja classes that challenge all levels of skill and sport, both boys and girls. Trainers take pride in demonstrating technique on challenging obstacles while also teaching valuable lessons of overcoming failure, teamwork and positivity.
Mom and Dad have also found a home with our adult fitness program, ULTIFIT, for their own personal physical fitness. The program provides H.I.I.T. training in two formats – traditional floor-based using equipment such as rower, bike, bosu balls, TRX, kettle bells or obstacle course fitness. It’s not uncommon to find myself next to an OCR athlete and a mom in her 50’s. It’s a special community and one that has grown during COVID due to the size of the gym and limited participants allowed in the gym at one time.
Finally, we hope you’ll consider celebrating your child’s birthday at Ultimate Ninjas! The gyms have a ton of obstacles and are a great place to burn energy in a safe, encouraging environment. With COVID, we offer the entire gym to you exclusively and have implemented COVID safety protocols such as temperature checks, obstacle cleaning and social distancing.
Ultimate Ninjas and ULTIFIT has evolved into a community much like a YMCA with fitness serving as a focal point for children and adults alike. The American Ninja Warriors who lead our gyms keep us grounded but also are amazing role models for our children when they need it most. Whether a free trail class for your child, or a 10-day ULTIFIT trial, what else do we have to start 2021 off right as we move towards the end of COVID – thank heaven.
Mention CNSMoms and receive your first class free and a 14 day free ULTIFIT trial!
Ultimate Ninjas North Shore
3054 North Lake Terrace
Glenview, IL 60026
Ultimate Ninjas Chicago
2915 West Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
Ultimate Ninjas Libertyville
732 East Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048