About Ultimate Ninjas North Shore

Classes

Build self-confidence and prepare to reach higher than you ever imagined. Classes are designed and led by Professional Ninja Athletes who train to conquer obstacles like those seen on TV. Challenge yourself. Be Awesome. Have FUN!

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Open Play

Build self-confidence and prepare to reach higher than you ever imagined. Classes are designed by Professional Athletes who train to conquer obstacles like those seen on the hit obstacle course competition shows. Challenge yourself. Be Awesome. Have FUN!

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Parties

FUN • EASY • PRIVATE
Kids love our obstacles and indoor play areas. Planning birthday parties has never been so easy, with our online reservations. This party is just for you with your very own indoor arenas and party room.

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Adults

Join a community of people coming together to pursue their passion for movement and to help each other become better. Open to everyone, we welcome those who are looking to be part of a supportive community that will inspire you to break limits and achieve things you previously thought of as impossible.

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Obstacles • Fitness • Fun

Ultimate Ninjas offers a wide variety of obstacle courses for kids of every age and skill level. We have an agility course, swinging ropes, monkey bars, quintuple steps, climbing and Curved walls among other exciting obstacles for kids to try, practice and master. You will also find a large gym area for basketball, soccer, floor hockey and space to run – your child is sure to have fun while boosting self–confidence!

We know how important it is for boys and girls to gain self–confidence and build self–esteem. Which is why we have designed courses for all ages and abilities. Being able to try, fail, try again, and succeed is essential to building self–esteem. With every attempt at one of our courses and every victory when crossing the finish line, boys and girls will discover that they are Ultimate Ninjas!

Our friendly, helpful, and energetic staff are here to make your experience hassle–free and make every trip to Ultimate Ninjas unforgettable.

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Upper Body Obstacles

  • Fish Ladder
  • Cannonball Alley
  • Devil Steps
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Monkey Bars
  • Ring Toss
  • Rope Climb
  • Cargo Nets
  • Wave Runner
  • Floating Ledges
  • Ring Slider
  • Door Knobs
  • Ring Swings
  • Wing Nuts
  • Laches
  • Trapeze Swing
  • Bungees
  • Floating Doors
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Rumbling Dice
  • Fly Wheels

AGILITY/BALANCE OBSTACLES

  • Curved wall
  • Jumping Spider
  • Quintuple Steps
  • Mini Trampolines
  • Slackline
  • Parkour Boxes
  • Balance Tanks
  • Dominoes
  • Precision Jumpers
  • Dancing Stones
  • Wobbly Beam
  • PVC Stones
  • Slant Wall
  • Balance Trainers
  • Domino Blocks
  • Rolling Logs
  • Cargo Net
  • Bar Hops
  • Teeter Totter
Parisaw FayezizadehParisaw Fayezizadeh
14:10 09 Jun 24
Wonderful experience at the UN in Glenview. The team was super helpful. The manager Stephanie helped us from the start. The venue is great for kids and adults. Really appreciated this place and highly rec commend!
Nicole LongNicole Long
13:19 07 Jun 24
Booking the party, communication from the staff with party details and the party itself were all a breeze. The staff at ultimate ninjas was welcoming, so organized, and great with the kids! As a mom, not having to worry about a thing except showing up was fantastic! I loved how the kids rotated through different sections of the gym. My only suggestion is that the party room time could be shorter. The kids really wanted to play more!
Talia HerstTalia Herst
02:49 05 Jun 24
My son had the best 6th birthday party at Ultimate Ninja North Shore. The party was well run, the staff was attentive to make sure our needs were met, and everything was smooth sailing. Couldn't have been easier to have the party there. My son and his friends had the best time - will definitely be hosting another birthday party there in the future.
Brigid MaddenBrigid Madden
16:58 02 Jun 24
Hosted my son's 6th birthday at Ultimate Ninjas in Glenview and it was great! Their staff was extremely helpful, set up everything and were engaged with the kids. Only one other party was going on at the same time so it was easy to keep an eye on everyone. Would definitely recommend!
Kendra ForanKendra Foran
11:15 31 May 24
My daughter had the best party here! The staff and facility was great and so helpful! Stephanie was great to work with when she invited us to come and tour the facility and explained how everything was going to go. A week before there needed to be some adjustments made and Stephanie was willing to work with me to help make the party amazing. Parents and kids are still talking about how much fun they had weeks later!
Meg HanleyMeg Hanley
20:24 12 May 24
Ultimate Ninjas NorthShore is a GREAT place for a kids Birthday party! My daughter and her friends (ages 4-6) had an absolute blast. The staff was great from start to finish. Activity options ranged from climbing up walls, hanging from ring and bars, sliding down slides, playing basketball, guided obstacle courses and more. We had many sets of hands helping with set up and takedown of the party room, serving the kids snacks and treats, and most importantly they ran all the activities. We would definitely do another party here. My daughter also does a weekly “ninja class” here too, which she loves and always sleeps well the night afterwards. Great spot for activities and parties!
Megan AlderdenMegan Alderden
18:23 12 May 24
We found ultimate ninja through the Palatine park district I will always remember the moment a small act of generosity from the manager Stephanie changed the course of my daughter’s experience of class. My daughter has always been a quiet child in spirit she was nervous and it was her first time, she did not want to participate in class. Stephanie came to the rescue spoke with my daughter & stayed with my daughter the entire time. The simple act of staying with my daughter for comfort made my daughter want to come to this place even more now. Thank you Stephanie from the bottom of my heart for being a beacon of light — I would give 500000/5 stars if i could. Good workers are very hard to come by these day. Thank you for being great! Highly recommend this place to anybody.
Samantha ShahSamantha Shah
10:43 12 May 24
Had a combined birthday party for my 2 children with a large group - 44 kids (90 people total)....it was amazing from start to finish! Place is clean and every kid had a blast - ages 2-10!! Anytime I called no matter who I got on the phone, everyone was super friendly and polite. Any questions I had with the party, Stephanie was awesome to work with. Adults were texting me that night and next day about how great of a party it was. Definitely recommend this place.
Charu PatelCharu Patel
17:29 06 May 24
We hosted my son’s birthday party here and it was great from start to finish. Communication before and during the party was clear and executed. It was easy to book it and everything went smoothly and on time. All the kids, including the birthday boy, had a blast!!
Katherine DegenKatherine Degen
18:42 29 Apr 24
I had my daughter’s birthday party at Ultimate Ninjas North Shore and it was all around an amazing experience! Kids loved it all and the staff was so helpful. Highly recommend!
Steve ChaikenSteve Chaiken
12:43 17 Apr 24
Great place to have a bday party. Friendly staff and fun for all ages!!
Marissa GrayMarissa Gray
17:53 14 Apr 24
Ultimate Ninja was such a fun place for a kid’s birthday party! The coaches are helpful and engaged, and communication leading up to the party was very helpful and responsive.
Mevla RamaMevla Rama
00:42 14 Apr 24
Planned a party for 80 kids and everything went so smoothly. The staff was helpful with all the kiddos, monitoring and helping them. They set up the rooms, passed out all the food and really made my time so much easier, thanks Bowden!!. I was really impressed with all the service. Stephanie was a pleasure to deal with and was great with communication. I especially loved that they were able to play our playlist. That was just an extra special touch. Thanks so much guys.
Eugene FernandoEugene Fernando
02:56 09 Apr 24
We definitely enjoyed the party from start to finish. We’re impressed the way the party was handled. Ultimate Ninja North shore in glenview is all worth it.
Jazmin ValtierraJazmin Valtierra
12:07 01 Apr 24
I planned my nieces birthday party here at it was an absolute blast
JAZMIN VALTIERRAJAZMIN VALTIERRA
22:27 30 Mar 24
wonderful experience
Jill JohnsonJill Johnson
23:59 26 Mar 24
Great place for a kid’s birthday party, especially two hyper activity eight year olds and their friends!
Dina GandhiDina Gandhi
19:23 18 Mar 24
We celebrated my daughter's birthday here. We had such a wonderful experience. Everything went smooth from reserving a date and time to ordering food.The day of the event we showed up, they took everything off of out hands...they decorated the room, organized activities for the kids, and helped with cake cutting. I truly got to enjoy my time with my daughter and her friends!I would recommend this place over and over again!
Graham HallenGraham Hallen
02:10 15 Mar 24
Carly CookCarly Cook
16:16 07 Jan 24
We've sent our 10 year old to a few of UN's camps and most recently hosted our daughter's 6 birthday party here. I cannot say enough good things about this business - from the quality of the staff who are warm and engaging with adults and kids alike to the quality of the facility, which is clean, spacious and full of activities for all ages and levels of athleticism. I highly recommend Ultimate Ninjas for all!!
Frankie RosalesFrankie Rosales
16:58 21 Nov 23
We had a birthday party at Ultimate Ninjas. The staff was awesome and accommodating. Stephanie was super helpful and awesome to work with. Top notch operation.
Nicole Sue FanelliNicole Sue Fanelli
01:31 12 Sep 23
Had my daughters 4th birthday there and she had a blast! We had kids from the age of 1.5-13 and it kept everyone entertained! The staff was very helpful especially the manager Stephanie. Thank you for giving my daughter a party to remember!
Stephen SStephen S
15:45 01 Nov 22
Went here for a birthday party and my kids loved it. Good physical activity while having fun.
Sandy JacobsSandy Jacobs
23:21 25 Sep 22
Cool course if you are into Ninja Warriors-great coaches with good values for the young people they coach-
Will CWill C
23:12 01 Sep 22
Our kids LOVE coming here! They've become so strong, and they've learned how to overcome obstacles, (literally and figuratively) through the weekly sessions.
Sharon LiebermanSharon Lieberman
21:31 25 Mar 22
This place is so much fun for all ages! What an incredible place for a party! We just hosted a kids party here for our son's Bar Mitzvah celebration, and it was perfect! The manager, Cesar, couldn't have been more helpful and easy to work with. His staff was energetic, engaged well with the kids and made sure that everyone was safe, while still having a good time. We were able to have a dj and other traditional aspects to a Bar Mitzvah celebration, while allowing for nontraditional activities for the kids. Every child had a blast on the equipment and left wanting more. Even the adults had fun in the gym! Whether you're looking for a class, open gym time, a birthday party or a larger event like a Bar Mitzvah, I can't recommend Ultimate Ninjas highly enough!
Jasmine PetrovicJasmine Petrovic
01:50 25 Mar 22
The employees are great with the kids. Clean place and super fun. Went for a birthday party and will probably visit again!
Matt GarzaMatt Garza
22:31 12 Feb 22
This place was amazing! We had our 7 year old’s birthday party there and everything was perfect. The staff was fantastic, it was well organized, and clean! They take care of everything, set up, ordering pizza, clean up. They have staff on hand to set up ninja challenges for the kids and the adults get to play too! I cannot stress enough how wonderful the staff was.HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!
Michelle WangMichelle Wang
16:09 05 Dec 21
This place is awesome. We hosted our sons birthday party last night, and every kid loved it and had a blast. What a unique experience where the kids and burn energy and have fun. The gym was clean and large, and the facilitators were great. Brian was great as well and super helpful. Our party was pretty late so we didn't order pizza, but the pizza company they use is delicious. Parties here could accommodate a wide range of ages - even adults! I'll also be looking into classes for the kids as it's such a great experience, especially for the winter!
I J TwinsI J Twins
18:50 30 Apr 21
Love this place!! The whole family has so much fun here. Always new obstacles to challenge us and keep us in shape. Both adult classes and kids classes have amazing coaches to help encourage and motivate us. Definitely recommend this place to all my friends and their families!!
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Pro Camp III Recap

Nine Benefits of Ninja Training 


Ninja training offers kids and young adults a multitude of benefits and provides a fun way for them to train. Ninja classes will make your child a well-rounded athlete, and teach them skills that are important in all other sports. Strength, agility, body awareness, balance, flexibility, perseverance, accountability, and respect are all skills that are useful in other sports. Your child will build confidence and learn the positive effect of overcoming obstacles inside and the gym!

Our Ninja classes are led by instructors who teach the skills necessary to complete an obstacle course successfully and safely.

1. Strength

Running through an obstacle course and practicing the skills it requires to do so is a full-body workout. Not only do kids build both upper and lower body strength in our classes, but a strong core as well. Building strong core strength is like building a strong foundation for your child. From a young age, improving core strength can promote good posture and better motor skills. Kids are having fun climbing, jumping and swinging over obstacles, as they build great core strength and work new muscle areas that they never have before! By increasing the stability in their joints, students are also decreasing their risk of injury. As you may have noticed, Ninja is more than just strength alone.

2. Agility

With obstacle training, kids move in all different directions – left to right, back and forth, ect. Agility plays a role in sports of all types. Agility can also help prevent injury. Students that practice lateral movements in their training help prepare their muscles for unexpected ones on the course and on the field. The benefits of ninja training transfer into other sports. The agility it takes to get through the tricky lower body obstacles for instance is a great similarity to soccer players navigating around their opponent. Ninja training is a strong complement to all types of sports.

3. Body Awareness

To make it past an obstacle, kids learn how to orient themselves in space while building body control. Spatial awareness, or the knowledge of objects in relation to oneself, is an essential aspect of nearly every sport. In football, an important component is having awareness of all the other players on the field. The same could be said about soccer, basketball, and others. Ninja courses require kids to understand where obstacle components are in relation to their bodies and how they must move their bodies in order to overcome that obstacle.

4. Balance and Coordination

While many obstacles require kids to move quickly, other obstacles require balance and patience. Between ages 8 and 15, kids will see a dramatic growth. Because they are consistently working with longer limbs and larger hands and feet every year, their coordination and balance can be thrown off. Ninja classes are a great way to help kids consistently build their balance and coordination. All of this is a great way to build confidence in controlling their own bodies and maintaining stability while crossing balance beams or jumping from object to object.

5. Flexibility

The variety of obstacles in ninja training allows kids to move through a full range of motion, improving flexibility, and even reducing the risk of injury. If your child loves playing sports and wants to become a better athlete, ninja can be the way. Lifting weights or running excessively can sometimes be dangerous for their developing bodies. Activities like ninja training are great for promoting flexibility along with strength, which helps develop a well rounded athlete.

6. Perseverance

Perseverance is defined as “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” So, as kids learn to tackle barriers and overcome obstacles, they come to understand how to persevere through their struggles. Ninja training helps kids develop a variety of skills like these that can be used in other sports as well, improving overall physical and mental health!

7. Learn To Fall Safely

Ninja obstacles are not easily conquered on the first try. Ninja students must try and try again. When students are introduced to obstacles, they are taught how to fall safely. Whether it's working on an obstacle, playing on the playground, or just running around the house, falling is important in everyday life and important for everywhere our kids play!

8. Accountability and Respect

Ninja training is more than just physical. Mentality plays a huge role. Because ninja is not a team sport it is important for our kids to understand accountability. This helps us grow as athletes and a community. The ninja community is an incredible family of athletes and friends. We would not have been able to grow this sport and community to where it is without the respect that is shared between all athletes.

9. It’s a Lot of FUN!

There Are No Winners And Losers

While there are ninja competitions for kids, Ninja classes can be as competitive or not as your kids want it to be. Many kids like to set personal goals, such as completing the course faster, doing a higher number of pull-ups, etc. Because of this, their biggest competitor is themselves, and there is not that aggressive competition as you see with most youth sports.

You Don’t Have To Be a Natural Athlete

Every kid is different. If your son or daughter has tried traditional youth sports such as soccer and basketball and found that they either don’t enjoy them or aren’t naturally gifted at them, physical activity such as playing at a ninja gym can be a great outlet for their fitness needs. While certain physical traits such as balance and strength are helpful on ninja courses, any kid can participate and build self-esteem on the obstacles while developing their physical skills here at Ultimate Ninjas.

Meet our General ManagerJesse Labreck


Jesse was a rookie sensation and has kept up the success on TV. She broke the record of the first rookie female to qualify for the Las Vegas Finals and has continued to qualify for Las Vegas for all 3 seasons. This solidified her nickname, “Flex Labreck.” Her tenacity and love of the sport has inspired ninjas of all ages! Jesse attended the University of Maine where she got her degree in Elementary Education and developed her athletic skills on the field becoming a track star. Jesse is General Manager of Course Operations at our Naperville location, where she oversees safety, class curriculum and development, camps, events and more. With her background in Elementary Ed and love for the sport, Ultimate Ninjas will be the perfect place for Jesse to teach futureprofessional ninja athletes via obstacle course racing, or OCR! She has competed on and WON Ninja vs Ninja as the only female Captain of “Labreckfast Club”. She has also competed on All Stars and Skill and USA vs The World where she was the second woman to complete Stage 2!

Jesse resides in Naperville and is also an avid rock climber and hiker. She is an advocate for cerebral palsy awareness through her relationship with a 20 year old woman, whom she cared for while living in Massachusetts.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Our top priority is the safety of the community we have here in Naoerville. We will continue to operate in accordance with the county's current guidelines.

Meet Our Naperville Coaches


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Megan

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Maggie

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Landon

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Jesse

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Jaxson

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Grace

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Elias

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Anne-Marie

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Chris

What our customershave to say about us


We just threw my daughter's 6th birthday party here and it was wonderful! They were very helpful and accommodating. Our guests had a great time and the staff assigned to help our party could not have been nicer. I would recommend this for a party venue (or just a fun open play/class activity) to anyone!Hannah B.
I brought my 11YO son today for open gym and he absolutely loved it! It definitely became more crowded after 12:30, but the staff was great and offered assistance when requested. The obstacles were just like the show and are easy to try, but challenging to master. We will be back for sure!Amy J.