Lufkin children leap into action on new ninja course

Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Some Deep East Texas kids are getting their own experience with a summer ninja camp.

Casey Adams is a fan of the "American Ninja Warrior" TV show and decided to bring the obstacles to a gym in Lufkin.

Adams is the ninja instructor at Fitt Life Gym and took the walk on route for the show this year.

"It gave me a chance to talk to all the expert ninjas," Adams said. "I kind of got to know what it takes to actually get on the show, and maybe next year, I can get a better video together."

Adams said he wanted to bring his love of the maze to Lufkin children.

"You never get bored," said camper Ariel Smith. "You're always doing something you just don't sit around."

The mazes are modeled after the "American Ninja Warrior" show.

Campers can climb the warped wall, rock wall, and pegboards.

"You get a lot of exercising," said camper Colton Adams. "It's good for your body."

Like the TV show, the person with the fastest time receives a prize.

At the ninja camp, the winner has the chance to wear the winner band.

"The winner from the first time trial gets to keep it until we go to the next time, and then, if he loses he has to give up the wristband," said Adams. "It's amazing to see what a little wristband will do to these kids."

The campers said they're also learning teamwork.

"We had to move this 105-pound tire with two people," said camper Hallie Murphy.

At the end of each day, Adams is happy to see everyone's growth.

"It's a great feeling helping them get to that point, so it's a pleasure," Adams said.

For those interested in trying, the camp is offered all summer.

Contact Casey Adams at Fitt Life Gym.

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