Workout routine tired? Try a ninja warrior gym
Fitset Ninja Warrior gym offers an obstacle course that may ignite your training
At a ninja training facility that moved into the city seemingly overnight, the challenge that’s quite possibly the cruelest is a simple beanbag toss.
Participants get two shots to land a bag in the slot. If they miss, the penalty is burpees, a push-up crossed with a jumping jack — 10 for each foul.
“I made that one up myself,” said Tim Gourlay, CEO of Fitset, an Edmonton-based company behind the facility.
Placed near the end of a 20obstacle course that has participants scaling walls, swinging from monkey bars and flipping tires — to list just a few — the beanbag toss serves as a reminder that stamina is limited, and to keep a steady pace. Otherwise, Gourlay Spartan Team Canada atlete Austin Azar, left, and Fitset CEO Tim Gourlay show off Fitset Ninja Warrior obstacle course at the Kingsway Mall.
said, flops are met with, yes, more burpees.
“There is some strategy in terms of pacing yourself, so you can do the obstacles to completion. Where if you fall, you’re going to tire yourself out more … because you’ll
have to do burpees.”
On Saturday, the Fitset Ninja Warrior obstacle course, on the second floor of Kingsway Mall, opens to the public. Occupying the area formerly held by Sears, the gym boasts more than 4,600 square metres
of training space for challengers aged 5 and up.
“No matter what fitness level you are, there’s a route for you to go through the course,” Gourlay said.