The story began in the parks of the Bronx in the 1970's. Doing Ninja Warrior activities in trees, from bench to bench, over fences, etc. My parents enrolled me in gymnastics classes. I was a competitive gymnast until 1982, a gymnastics coach since then and a gym owner since 1995.
When the American Ninja Warrior TV show started I knew there would be another pathway in my life. I became interested in opening a Ninja Warrior Gym, but I knew that I did not have the knowledge to do it right. After Drew Drechsel moved to Connecticut, he heard about my desire and called me. Imagine my face when I was called by someone I admired from TV. We had lunch the next day, opened the gym 4 months later and expanded the gym 20 months later.
Now we present to you the 1st Real Life Ninja Academy. A gym where the philosophies, programs, equipment, etc that we created at New Era Ninjas are being brought to other areas to share the incredible benefits of Ninja Warrior obstacle training.