Became ninjas for a day! No espionage or assassination skills required, just pure fun. 🙂
?Ninja Academy – ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
?Industria Mall Circulo Verde, Quezon City
?Date for Two: Gaunlet HIIT and Obstacle Course
The academy is located at the second floor of Industria Mall, a commercial area inside the newly-developed Circulo Verde in Libis. The mall doesn’t have that much occupants yet so you can locate Ninja Academy in a glance.
Rates are posted outside their doors so you’ll easily have a glimpse of the membership fees and available classes.
If you cannot decide, their friendly staffs can assist you at the front desk. Better though if you book online so you can secure your slot. We love how automated their reservation system is. Booking schedule was sent to our emails, along with a reminder email on a nearer date prior to our schedule.
We arrived a bit early, around 15 minutes before our scheduled class, so we had the time to roam around and take pictures. We booked Gauntlet HIIT and Obstacle Course Class, shortly called as their Gauntlet Class.
The place is heaven for parkour enthusiasts. We know you can do parkour anywhere else but look at this – the variety of obstacles are TDF! We know you can’t resist this one. Hihi.
We haven’t utilized these parts. Maybe this is for the experts, or maybe not. Haha. We wished we have tried the slide though (if it’s meant to be a slide, lol), it looks terrifying and exciting at the same time! Anyway, time to start to start the class. Let’s go!
The Gaunlet Class’ first half: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). This is the spot where we did the HIIT. The area is fully equipped with weights, small obstacles and materials for variety of exercises. We started off with a good warm up. We tell you, this warm up WILL WARM YOU up. This is not just stretchings and the basics, we can already feel the intensity and we’re starting to sweat a lot at this point.
At that time, we were seven (7) in class so our trainer, Coach Ian, taught us 7 different exercises and initially assigned us individually to each exercise. This is where the real thing happens. After each exercise, we need to rotate and do the next, and the next and so on, for 3 sets, 30 seconds each station with just 10 seconds of rest every exercise. We swear after just the first set, our tounges are already sticking out! Lol.
The second set is the hardest part, a struggle already. All of us are quite getting slow on the execution, every 30 seconds is the longest 30 seconds of our lives. Haha!
We actually gave up after the 2nd set so Coach Ian decided to call it quits and proceed to the other half of the Gauntlet class. Oh boy, yes, what we had is just the half of it! Oh myyy!
We sat on the side for a few minutes while waiting for them to set up our obstacle course. We took advantage of this time to breathe, drink, and rest. Whew! Btw, they have this part where gymnasts can flip and do their thing. The entire red part is thickly padded so everyone can confidently work and practice their stunts.
Our obstacle course is now ready. Per one of our classmates, which is attending her third Gauntlet class, the course varies everyday. So every class, you won’t be experiencing the same course. This is a big effort for the coaches to think of different routes to try. Hands down to this! So there, this is our starting point. Goal is to cross these boulders and walls as fast as you can, like a real ninja would. Hihi. Need not to worry about the how, as Coach Ian were there beside us guiding the path all throughout.
This is the middle part of the path which goes all the way back to our HIIT area. At this point, we’re already struggling so hard. Lol. But the enjoyment and fulfillment is 100%. It’s not everyday you get to sweat this good!
One after the other, Coach Ian tracks the time for every single ninja. That way, you can challenge yourself to be better next time. We ended the session with a soothing cool down exercises. And commended ourselves for a good well done. Hihi.
This might not be the most romantic date but it sure is a pack of adventure you and your partner will enjoy. We did! When you guys are already bored with your regular exercise sesh, it’s time you experience something new and exciting, and fun! Bonding time is a guarantee! 🙂
Also, a plus point to this class is you got to meet new friends! Thank you guys for agreeing to this groufie and hope to meet you soon on another session. We’ll definitely be back!
If you’re wondering how to book a class, you may check out their website here. See you there and have a unique Date For Two at Ninja Academy 🙂
Value for Money: Worth it! We hope they branch out soon so many others can try this experience.
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