Supporting Your Local Ninja Gyms in a Time of Uncertainty

As news of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to break with continuing governmental and CDC recommendations, our beloved ninja gyms are temporarily closing on a daily basis. These are gut-wrenching times for everyone and these small business owners are being hit particularly hard.

This is our ninja family and we must all stand together to keep our community strong.  We have a few suggestions.

Ideas for Supporting Local Ninja Gyms

Do Not Cancel Your Membership

Of course, you need to do what is best for your family at this time, but if you can, please keep your membership with your local ninja gym. We all feel confident the quarantine will be short-lived and we want to make sure our gym is there on the other side!

Additionally, if members cancel, and the gym is able to survive, it is more likely than not that when the gym reopens the fees will be higher to recover lost revenue.

Pre-pay For Birthday Parties, Camps and/or Classes

If you know you’re going to want to host a party, visit a camp or take classes after this is all said and done, then consider pre-paying for it now.

Also, if you have paid for classes, please keep those payments going and taking advantage of the free online workout sessions the gyms are offering.  Usually if you have a pull up bar (which we know you do) you can get your workout in and the whole family can benefit.

Purchase Gift Certificates and/or Merchandise

As we know, anything can be helpful to our ninja gym community. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing anything such as t-shirt, some logo swag or anything else, this is a great time! If you can’t find something you’re looking for online, give them a call directly and ask.

Leave a Review

Your favorite ninja gym is that for a reason. This is a great time to share your love. You can leave a gym review here at The Ninja Passport, on Facebook, Google, Yelp or any number of places. Your reviews not only help future athletes decide to visit, they’re also helpful with online search results.

Shoutout on Social Media

Consider amplifying this message to your friends and family on social media and sharing these businesses social media accounts for more recognition and followers.

Financial Contribution

Most gym owners are nervous about keeping coaches on staff, paying their mortgage or any number of other bills. A direct financial contribution can help them through these tough times.

For direct contributions, you can call them directly or donate through this GoFundMe that we’ve set up to help facilitate an easy process. 100% of any donations we raise will go your ninja gym of choice.

Future Fundraisers

Brain storm BIG ideas about future fundraisers once we can gather together again.  This might be a charity competition, volunteers helping to clean the gym before reopening, a giveaway of donated or purchased items to the employees as a thank you.
Stay Connected
Reach out to those around you, especially those who are high risk to make sure they are okay. Consider a check-in via text, planning a FaceTime “date” or even finding a ninja friend pen pal.
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While we are living in an unprecedented time, we will prevail! Please stay positive, informed, and compassionate. There is no other community like the ninja community and together we can withstand the toughest life obstacles.
Please reach out to us if we can do anything to support you.
Special thanks to Lisa Hertz for contributing to this article.