Get an Australian Ninja Warrior workout at Perth’s Ninja Academy

After watching Australian Ninja Warrior, I decided that I could be a ninja. After being laughed at by my colleagues (at the idea of me pulling some of the moves), I decided to prove them wrong and test out the only ninja course in Perth, Ninja Academy.

Founded by Dave Ravi (who you may have seen on the TV show), the course was born from a passion for the Japanese culture and the original Ninja Warrior series Sasuke.

The course is designed to challenge even the most experienced fitness fanatic with a series of obstacles that test mobility, strength, grit, acrobatics and a sense of play. But don’t be fooled, this course is also challenging and competitive.

The workouts are designed to help constantly improve your ninja skills and are based around the four elements of earth, water, fire and air. Dave suggests the best place to start is one of the water/mobility courses as it helps the body let go of old movement patterns and discover new mobility and flexibility.

Next challenge? The vertical wall. Dave walks me through the basics of how to get up and how to fall. I start off on the basic wall and progress to the three and a half metre intermediate wall, which I surprisingly manage to conquer. I’ll try the four and a half metre wall another day.

Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the skills to hit the warped wall, the team at Ninja Academy also hold classes to help you with the skills you need to feel confident on the course. The Ninja community is also based on the idea of support and encouragement, so if you fall, you will be caught by not only the cushioned floor, but the teachers or participants.

The awesome team are welcoming, encouraging and a whole lot of fun for people of any fitness level. If you’re looking for a workout and community that is playful and challenging, then you might just need to find your inner ninja.

For more pictures of me and the wall follow my Instagram @zacgowerofficial. You can find Ninja Academy is at 7/443 Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park

Zac Gower

Image:- Shot By Thom

Check out Zac’s last workout at Anarchy Fitness here.

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