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Fierce ninja obstacle course swings into Frisco for first Texas arena

Fierce ninja obstacle course swings into Frisco for first Texas arena

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Go, ninja, go. Photo courtesy of Ninja Nation

A new state-of-the-art obstacle course will let kids climb, crawl, swing, and celebrate like ninja warriors. Ninja Nation, an indoor obstacle course arena, opens at 7140 Dena Drive in Frisco on October 13. 

It's the first Ninja Nation location in Texas and the third in the U.S, behind two in Colorado that opened earlier this year. The 17,000-square-foot facility promises to bring a professional and high energy American Ninja Warrior experience to life, featuring top-of-the-line equipment and developmental programming meant to push participants' minds and bodies to new limits.

“When looking for our next location, we sought out a sports-centric town with a fiercely competitive spirit and true sense of community,” says Wayne Cavanaugh, CEO of Ninja Nation, in a release. You don't get much more sports-centric than the home of the Dallas Cowboys, which is Frisco's new claim to fame.

The arena comes backed by major star power. American Ninja Warrior star and veteran Karsten Williams is the market director of North Texas for Ninja Nation. Former Plano West volleyball coach Brittany Bridge Rodriguez joins the team as arena manager. 

“For years I've wanted to lead and direct a ninja facility that would make a positive impact on kids and communities," Williams says. "There's nothing more fulfilling than seeing someone overcome an obstacle on the course, while gaining the strength and confidence to overcome life's obstacles as well.”

Ninja Nation offers monthly memberships, organized classes, open gym, events, competitions, birthday parties, and even a mobile unit for obstacle courses anywhere. The facility is designed for both kids and adults, although it's safe to say that more kids might hold birthday parties there. 

It's meant to be both a fitness activity — "obstacle course racing" pushes the pulse a bit — as well as an event facility. "We believe in providing a fitness alternative that is fun, challenging, and teaches us to get back up and try again," the release says. "We are development focused, driven to help our members get stronger, more fit and more confident." 

The grand opening celebration will take place October 13 and will feature a Ninja Showcase of the top ninja athletes from around the country.