I’ve always wanted to build a Ninja gym to train at where serious athletes could show up for a session any time. This is that gym! For me, partnering with Lisa Rands and with Tennessee Bouldering Authority creates a perfect synergy of ninja and bouldering, with the two different skill-sets perfectly complementing each other. I know there will be a huge crossover between ninja and climber.

Climbing was always a way of life for me, and it was my background in climbing that gave me the edge in the American Ninja Warrior competitions. Putting a climbing wall in the Ninja Zone was critical for me, as I wanted to ensure that visitors can experience what a hard climb feels like, along with the more difficult obstacles.