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February 12, 2019

The pinnacle of the Ninja Warrior season is here. Over a year and half of training; battling Minnesota weather conditions; fighting through the treacherous years of adolescence; and, resisting the natural drift toward complacency – the time is upon us. The Obstacle Aca...

Introduction by Sarah Schoback:

Often when people think of obstacle training gyms they think of the show American Ninja Warrior. But there is a whole other group of athletes that spend hours pushing their bodies to their physical limits on an entirely different course....

July 26, 2018

As a ninja coach, you think that you have complete control over your athletes. You decide what obstacles they train on, how they condition - you even control their behavior. On competition day, you hear the rules and see the course. You dictate the athletes’ warm up, t...

July 24, 2018

Almost a year ago, forty individual youth walked into Obstacle Academy with no idea what to expect. They were put through a series of movements, some were basic and required no strength, some were slightly more complicated. The data they earned on each event, coupled w...

July 15, 2018

Obstacle Academy Owner, Sarah Schoback, talks with Matt Iseman about what it's like to be a woman athlete, mom, and gym owner. Sarah is joined by fellow American Ninja Warrior athlete Sara Heesen.

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July 13, 2018

A change is coming to the Obstacle Academy Youth Ninja Team Program. Not a change in the format of practices, not a change in the day-to-day operations of training established by the coaches, and not a change related to the new equipment & obstacles being fabricated fo...

July 3, 2018

Obstacle Academy owner Sarah Schoback was quoted in a StarTiibune offering a glimpse of the Minneapolis filming of American Ninja Warrior Season 10. The article highlights how Minnesota has become a hotbed of competitive ninja warrior athletes and ninja gyms.

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