Climbing, swinging, running up walls, running across precarious ledges and unstable surfaces are all elements of the American Ninja Warrior course - essential skills that athletes need in order to have a chance at completing the course.
That's not a small list of things! Where to start, right? Some of these skills can takes months (some, even years!) of practice to get right and if you don't have the necessary equipment it can be twice as hard.
Parkour is the sport, practice, and study of
overcoming obstacles with efficiency and speed.
Fortunately, there's a place to practice that may be pretty close to you! Enter parkour gyms. What's parkour? Put simply, parkour is the sport, practice, and study of overcoming all obstacles with efficiency and speed. APEX is the nation's largest network of parkour gyms - with 4 gyms in Colorado, alone. That makes training at APEX the perfect fit for ninja warrior training. Some of the best athletes on the show have been parkour athletes and Wolfpack Ninja athletes like Brian Arnold, regularly train at APEX Denver, a parkour gym.