Kids have an amazing amount of energy. With that energy comes an amazing amount of potential. For parents who have been looking for a way to channel their child’s energy and have fun at the same time, NinjaZone is a great way to unlock that potential, and turn energy into ambition — one awesome kid at a time.
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NinjaZone offers a combination of gymnastics, martial arts, obstacle training and parkour, available to all kids no matter their ability level. All these different skills work together to make up the hot new sport of ninja. Being a ninja is pretty cool, but NinjaZone is about way more than that. Here are six big benefits of enrolling your child in NinjaZone.
They’ll gain character
NinjaZone offers children early positive experiences with sport that transcends the gym. “We care about our kids, and we want to build leaders,” says Casey Wright, NinjaZone CEO. “We want to give them an athletic foundation, but we also want to give them a character foundation. At the same time, we’re teaching them to flip and jump and all the cool stuff, we’re also teaching them respect and kindness, and everything a parent would want for their kids.”
Also, class sizes are kept small so that children can feel connected with their coach, and the coach can get to know each child personally. Staff members work to build each child’s confidence so they can try new things, fail in a safe environment, and then ultimately reach new heights.
They’ll develop motor skills
The NinjaZone curriculum was developed by master gymnasts and coaches, health professionals, PhDs and early childhood experts, thus creating coaching strategies, skill progressions and a class structure that is developmentally appropriate based on age.
During each class, coaches break skills into a series of progressions. These progressions not only allow coaches to properly correct body placement and movement inconsistencies, but it leads children to a more in-depth understanding of foundational skills.
They’ll learn discipline
NinjaZone curriculum takes the coordination and flexibility from gymnastics, the discipline from martial arts, the strength and agility from obstacle training, and the creativity from parkour to create one holistic sport. While children have the freedom to learn in different ways, coaches teach strict lessons of kindness, respect, selflessness and courage.
They’ll cultivate kindness
Lessons in being an active, contributing member of society are an integral part of the NinjaZone program. Throughout the year, NinjaZone locations participate in #NinjasGiveBack campaigns to support the needs of their communities. These have included sleeping bag drives for local shelters, food collection for pantries and volunteer work.
They’ll embrace a healthy lifestyle
One of NinjaZone’s core values is, “We believe in the benefit of fitness.” That philosophy carries over into each class session. Making healthy choices and staying active are natural side effects of the fun, yet challenging classes at NinjaZone.
They’ll hone their athletic skills
With all the recent research regarding the detrimental effects of single sports specialization,
it’s more important than ever that children participate in a variety of different sports and activities. Ninja classes promote foundational movements skills, core strength, coordination, flexibility and above all, confidence.
“A lot of sports have forgotten why we put kids in in the first place. We didn’t forget,” Wright says. “We want them to be active, we want them to sweat, we want them to learn skills, we want them to learn team building, but more than anything, we want them to be great humans.”