Known as “Old North State,” North Carolina is famous for many other cool things such as: the home of the Wright Brothers who first successfully propelled an airplane, the birthplace of Krispy Kreme donuts, and now as a thriving hub for ninja gyms. Have you visited yet? If not, now is the time!
Ninja Gyms in North Carolina to Visit
When it comes to ninja training, athletes understand the power of variety. Obstacles you find at one gym may be completely different than obstacles at another gym. In order to train at your peak, you’ll want to visit as many ninja gyms as you can. So, if you’re in the great state of North Carolina, here are a few to explore.
Rock Solid Warrior – Fuquay Varina, NC
Rock Solid Warrior is a new 8300+ square foot leading edge ninja warrior and rock climbing training, exercise, and competition facility that had its Grand Opening Celebration on Labor Day 2019 at the Fuquay Sports Center. The gym is designed and managed by Caleb “The Ninja of the Auer”. Caleb’s brother, Josh Auer – aka “The Bathrobe Ninja” – also is a trainer there as well as Devin Harrelson (“Dougie Fresh”).
This impressive ninja gym in North Carolina has 6 warped walls ranging from 6′ to 18′, 1500+ square feet of bouldering walls, and all sorts of always changing obstacles. Their unique “over the top, crossover salmon ladder” and “50-foot 4-level Lache Alley” are two of their most unique and advanced obstacles, but we have much more to offer from beginner to expert.
Level Up – Thomasville, NC
Level Up is a ninja gym in North Carolina with 10,000 square feet of fun and fitness!
Here’s what Matt B. has to say about Level Up: “I drove 90 minutes to get to Level Up and it is worth every mile and more. The design is remarkable- with almost every lane serving several functions- you’ll have plenty to do to wear yourself out and then some. I went for the competition and if you’re on the fence about doing one: just do it. Don’t worry about falling- they have mats. Don’t worry about embarrassing yourself- it’s a friendly community. This place is a gem and I see myself making the commute again whenever work and family life allows.”
Warrior Tech OCR – Morrisville, NC
Not a gym… or an entertainment center, Warrior Tech OCR is a training facility where members can use the methodologies of obstacle course readiness and ninja warrior training to get fit and healthy. Designed to help you prepare for the obstacles you’ll face in races. This North Carolina ninja training facility is dynamic, exhilarating, and challenging. They have everything you need to prepare to be a Ninja Warrior or a Tough Mudder champion. Gain the confidence, skills, and experience you need to be obstacle-course ready — and have a whole lot of fun while doing so!
BONUS! Be on the lookout for these pro ninjas: Papercut Ninja (owner), Jessie Graff’s mom Ginny MacColl, ANW Jr ninja Hunter Rowland and many others!
Kinetic Heights – Charlotte, NC
Kinetic Heights is Charlotte, North Carolina’s premier indoor obstacle challenge center, featuring 22,000 square feet of growthful fun and adventure. With a ninja warrior course, a high ropes course, a parkour training area and our own warped wall, Kinetic Heights offers challenges for people of all ages and stages.
Lizabeth S. has this to say about Kinetic Heights, “My son had been trying to get us to visit this place for months and I’m so glad we finally said yes. The facility is bright, open, and clean. The staff was helpful and engaging. With a ninja course, high ropes, and a parkour area, there was plenty to keep us busy during our 90-minute visit. We had so much fun, we didn’t even realize how hard we were working, or how out of shape we were. I highly recommend this experience for anyone looking for a physical activity that is challenging yet fun and accessible to all fitness levels.”
Warrior Zone Gym – Winterville, NC
Warrior Zone is the first dedicated ninja warrior gym and obstacle training center in the Greenville/Winterville area. With over 10,000 square feet, they have obstacles for all skill levels including multiple warped walls. Warrior Zone: Where Community, Fun & Fitness Collide!
Amy T. has this to say, “This place is amazing! The staff is so helpful and genuinely kind to everyone who comes in to play or train. My entire family loves it here. It’s the perfect place for “kids” of all ages!”
So, no matter your reason for a visit – whether for a ninja competition, vacation travel or staycation! – be sure to add these North Carolina ninja gyms to your bucket list! Don’t forget to let them know we sent you, and leave a review.