HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Always wanted to be a ninja? Now's your chance.
Ninja Obstacle Academy opened in Huntsville Monday.
Chris Moore, Joe Greene, Clayton Joyner and Brett Milde are behind the enterprise.
Moore and Greene are American Ninja Warrior competitors. Joyner and Milde have backgrounds in personal training and fitness.
As a group, they aim to offer a fun, supportive environment - where people of all experience levels - can see their skills progress.
Chris Moore says, "this is actually a lot safer than most sports you see. There's no contact at all with other people, also we have harness systems and safety systems and there's lot of stretching."
"There's absolutely no weight lifting. It's only body weight exercises and a lot of controlled movements," he adds.
There are 10 ranks, from Ninja Recruit to Grand Master and the program is open to ages five and up.
As anyone who has seen one of these competitions can imagine, it's extremely difficult to become a Grand Master. However, Joyner says anyone who sticks with the program will see results.
"Progression's inevitable, as long as you don't quit," he explains.
The focus is on: obstacle course training, strength, conditioning, technique and safety.
The academy offers ninja obstacle training classes for children and adults, open gym, kid camps, clinics and birthday party packages.
The Ninja Obstacle Academy is at 2316 Memorial Pkwy NW. Ste A in Huntsville.
There are still some slots available in the training classes.
For more information or to schedule a tour, call 256-763-0256.
You can also visit NinjaObstacleAcademy.com