WOBURN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A Ninja warrior-style gym in Massachusetts is helping build confidence in kids after many experienced a stressful year from the pandemic.
Kevin Beakey is the general manager at Gymja Warrior in Woburn. He is helping kids build their confidence one flip and one wall run at a time.
“Coming in here you start to understand that its okay to fail and you start to learn how to work through it,” Beakey said.
Gymja has three locations across the state including ones in Danvers and Maynard. They focus on building strength through a variety of movements and classes including American Ninja Warrior obstacle training, Parkour, Tricking, Flipping and Freerunning.
Despite many businesses suffering from the pandemic, Beakey said Gymja has been flourishing.
“We were able to cover pretty much the exact same numbers even without having birthday parties.”
Now Beakey says this year looks better than ever for business.
“We’re starting to see a huge influx of birthday parties coming back in because the world’s opening up a little bit more.”
He added that Gymja’s Covid guidelines have been nearly flawless.
WBZ’s James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) was at the Woburn location and spoke to some kids benefitting from Gymja’s programs: