Have Your Kid Flying At The Best Ninja Gyms In Melbourne

  • Toddlers

If you thought you’ve seen it all in the playground department, think again. The newest trend in the kids’ fitness is a Ninja-style obstacle course full of climbing, jumping, swinging, and other types of high-intensity body-moving. The best Ninja warriors attest that Ninja training is more than just building physical skills. Kids develop focus, respect, discipline, cooperation and character. They learn to go over, under, around or through any obstacle in their path – whether physical or psychological.

Here is our selection of tried and tested Ninja classes for your budding warrior – the best Melbourne has to offer.

Latitude Air

This amazingly equipped fitness oasis boasts a mind-boggling and body-bending feature that even the most action-packed movie heroes would applaud – the Grid. It is an obstacle course with two bouldering walls, a dual Perspex climbing wall (called ‘the Spider-Wall’), tightrope, Warped Wall and finally – after you finish through all the sections – the zip line. The Grid is ideal for kids 7/8 years old who are at least 125cm tall. Perfect for ninja-style flying, jumping, vaulting, springing, swinging and free running!

The younger guests of the club are catered for in the dedicated Kids Zone, designed exclusively for children aged 18 months to 5 years

Sessions at Latitude run for one hour, every hour. With your ticket, you get access to the full activity area. Just remember to pack your little Ninja the special grip socks and closed-toe shoes.

Where: 590 Waterdale Road, Heidelberg, VIC 3081

For more information, visit the website.

Skylark Sports

Skylark Sports is a gymnastics club with a difference. They use gymnastics, acrobatics and Ninja training as tools to build happy, capable, resilient kids. Their trainers say that all kids are magic, you just have to add movement. Skylark's Ninja program is a fusion of parkour, gymnastics, trampolining and Ninja techniques (like sword fighting!), with classes divided into two age groups: for 5-7y.o. and 7-17 y.o. There is also a special Ninja Squad, an elite program for the most high-skilled warriors.

Skylark Sports also run one very special event, which will make any parent’s heart skip a beat. “How to Train Your Dragon” is a Parents Night Out Special. Parents can drop their kids (5-12 years olds) at the gym for a fun night of gymnastics, ninja training and awesome games followed by pizza and a movie – while the adults head for drinks and dinner. We say: win-win! The event is organised on some Saturday evenings, at 6-9.30 pm. Cost: $45 (+ $20 for additional siblings).

Where: 23 Hardner Rd, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

For more information, visit the website.

Beyond Movement

At this popular Victorian gym, aspiring Ninjas are taught the art of balancing, jumping and climbing by the experienced callisthenics instructors. The obstacles included are ︎Spider climb, slackline, monkey bars, chimney climb, rope climb, pegboard, ring swings, cargo net, and a rock-climbing wall. Ninja Kids session (5-9y.o.) costs $25.00 for 45min.

Where: 2/1470 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby

For more information, visit the website.

Australian Ninja HQ

They don’t call this place Headquarters for nothing. Their ultimate Australian Ninja Warrior training class teaches how to dynamically take on every obstacle, from Spider Webs to Roman Rings, while working on your stamina, fitness and mental fortitude. The classes cater for two age groups: little Ninjas (3-6y.o.), and Ninja Warriors (6-15y.o.).

Where: 7/2 Harrick Rd, Keilor Park VIC 3042

For more information, visit the website.

Flying Lyons Fitness

Flying Lyons Fitness offers training sessions for kids of all groups: Mini Ninjas – 3-5, Junior Ninjas – 5-13, and Senior Ninjas – 14+. If I could be 15 again, I’d enrol for their Senior Ninja course for sure! During the class, the children are guided through various Ninja obstacle courses, get access to 15-metre zip line, and have a chance to conquer the warped wall (just like all heroes in the comic books do!).

There are many health benefits of exercising together as a family. That’s why the Flying Lyons school also offers Ninja Open Family Training sessions. Two children must be accompanied by one adult, and the minimum age for kids is 6.

Where: 70A Keilor Rd, Essendon North VIC 3041

For more information, visit the website.

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Nov 02 2019

My children like too much ninja gyms, sometimes I realize that's been really exciting:)


Sep 11 2019

My son does a weekly NinjaFun class at Skylark Sports and he absolutley loves it. The coaches are so great with the kids. He can't wait to get there each week because he has so much fun, and from a parent point of view I am impressed how much progress he has made in terms of strength and fitness and the ability to concentrate on a task. I often see them meditating in class as well which I think is a great skill for kids to learn. He's been to a few kids night ins as well - great concept.