MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Starting Saturday, there will be plenty of action in downtown St. Louis. Paul.
A ninja warrior gym opens into the Treasure Island building as a space to work your body, mind and spirit.
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Minnesota’s Dan Delano is a professional “Ninja Warrior” who has competed on national television.
“You can get a great workout out while having a lot of fun,” he said.
The new gym opens on Saturday. But physical hurdles aren’t the only ones the leaders behind try to conquer.
Ben Utecht is behind the idea of the integrative space that houses the Conquer Ninja Warrior gym, but it took a while to get to where it is today. Utecht is a former Gopher and Super Bowl champion.
The NFL tight end said the first time he tried the ninja gym, “he fell head over heels. [his] face. “
But now he has the swing of things and is ready to launch the multifaceted project of St. Paul with vision and soul.
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“It’s all about improving the human condition, and if we can do that through crazy ninja obstacles and chiropractic adjustments, we’re going to sell ourselves at this amazing St. Paul center,” he said.
The space also features a standard gym where center workers can join for $ 25 a month (there is a chiropractic center through Finish Line Wellness and more wellness services that offer physical and mental support) and launch a non-profit organization to make sure all families can get into the fun.
Former football player and social worker Jamál Gipson grew up in northern Minneapolis and heads to the nonprofit wing called UNcoMN Champions.
It plans to help children and their families have free and timely access to a place where they can not only play, but also work with local police officers.
“I want this place to be a place that can show its look when you take people from different backgrounds and work together to build and focus on the community,” Gipson said.
It’s a place where work and play collide.
“Having fun and developing the community – that’s my dream,” Gipson said.
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Conquer Ninja Warrior opens to the general public Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:30 for $ 15 per person.