An extreme obstacle course, based on the ones from the popular Ninja Warrior TV show, will soon be opening in Colchester.
Operating under the name Ultimate Ninja UK, the training facilities will be housed in a 15,000 sq ft warehouse on an industrial estate. It is working in partnership with Colchester SD School of Martial Arts, who will be gaining new training facilities at the warehouse too.
It is hoped that the facility will appeal to a range of fitness and sporting disciplines, including gymnasts, martial artists, athletes, and Crossfitters.
The obstacle course will be on twin lanes, so that races can be held between individuals or teams, and the equipment is being made and fitted by Colchester-based company Sportsafe UK.
However, the course is not just for the super-fit, and David Gynn, the spokesman for the company, says that it has been designed so that it can be adapted for children as young as 8, as well as adults.
The facility will also be open for children’s’ birthday parties and corporate team-building events, and training sessions will be open to all ages and fitness levels to tackle the course, and improve their fitness, strength, and agility.
The site will also be used for regular Ultimate Ninja UK Charity Challenges.
Gynn added, “The site is going to offer a whole range of sports and recreational facilities.”
These will include other fitness, wellness, and beauty facilities, and a café. Several new jobs will be created, though the specific number has not yet been confirmed.