Kids’ ninja classes are popping up in gyms all over the western suburbs, and it’s not hard to see why. Little boys and girls love letting loose in this high-energy environment where kicking, punching, swinging, and jumping are actually encouraged! Part martial arts and part gymnastics, ninja training programs offer young athletes the best of both worlds. This article is sponsored by the featured listings.
Train like a REAL NINJA at BIG Gymnastics!!! BIG’s Ninja program combines different-styled obstacle courses to develop strength, speed, tumbling and “ninja” style moves just like you see on television! The curriculum is developed to help build a child’s confidence, social skills and focus. In addition to ninja obstacle courses, this action-packed class will include balance beam, bars, trampoline and more! These Ninja activities focus on balance and coordination to support the connection between the mind and body! For success in school, sports, and life, a child that learns to channel their impulse and energy towards a focused goal will succeed in all endeavors! This program is for ages 3-11 years old! Call today for more information at 630.323.6244.
Junior Ninja Warriors
2915 W Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Classes for kids, teens, and adults, as well as open gym time (online booking ahead of time is highly recommended as it has filled to capacity).
Flying High Ninja Zone
5400 East Avenue, Countryside IL 60525
7711 W. 99th Street, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Ninja Zone is a fusion of gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle course training, and freestyle movement.
Train like a ninja and swing like a monkey in Ninja Monkey classes at Gemini Gymnastics Academy! This action-packed class combines the best of gymnastics, martial arts and ninja warrior programs. Gemini’s program is for everyone: the four-year-old boy learning to walk on a beam and the nine-year-old girl learning to flip off the wall are both going to be challenged and excited every day. In every class, kids work on simple puzzles and problem solving amidst their physical activities. By mixing these little brain games into their workouts, kids associate using their whole bodies to work through challenges and develop an ability to truly focus. The programs also celebrates Little Victories and Little Failures, which teaches the kids resiliences and grit.
Naperville Gymnastics and Dance Academy
800 Enterprise Court
Naperville, IL 60563
Combine fitness, agility, strength, flips, and fun moves in this program for ages 3 and up.
Sky High Sports
2244 Corporate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563
Ninja warrior-style obstacle course for kids of all ages.
Flipside Academy of Movement
7918 W 26th Street
North Riverside, IL 60546
Offers ninja warrior-style classes for younger kids as well as open gym.
United Gymnastics Academy Ninja Squad
6805 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
The Ninja Squad program is designed for children ages 5 to 12 years old. Classes are divided into four different events (form, obstacle, climb, and power practice) with three skill levels.
Illinois Gymnastics Institute
145 Plaza Drive
Westmont, IL 60559
A program that combines obstacle courses to develop strength and speed, gymnastics tumbling, and ‘ninja’ style moves.
For more ways to keep your little ninjas active, check out our comprehensive Classes and Teams for Kids Guide.