Ninja courses are a great way to have fun and put your climbing, parkour, obstacle course, and racing skills to the test. Ninja courses can help you develop exceptional athletic abilities, but they also provide a variety of important mental health benefits for participants.

IMPACT is Ontario’s premier provider of custom ninja courses, climbing walls, and obstacle courses. Read on to learn more about the mental benefits of ninja courses, and contact us today to speak with a member of our team.


Ninja courses are fun, full body workouts. When your body works hard, it releases lots of helpful endorphins that can make you feel happier and help decrease symptoms of stress and anxiety. Exercise is key to stress relief, but It can be difficult to go to the gym every day and do the same boring workouts over and over. Ninja courses make exercise and stress-relief more fun and accessible.

Brightly coloured interior ninja warrior parkour gym obstacle course including aerial netting

Increased Self-Confidence

When you first set eyes on a ninja course, it is going to be a little intimidating. Every obstacle presents a novel challenge for both your mind and body, and you will have to put in the time before you’ll be able to handle them with ease. The truth is, what you’re really looking at is countless opportunities to rise above fear and grow as both an individual and an athlete. Everytime you get a little bit better at an obstacle on a ninja course, you’ll become more confident and self-assured.

Strong female athlete concentrating as she transitions from one upright pipe to the other during a ninja warrior competition

Achieving Goals

Achieving goals increases the levels of dopamine in our brains. Dopamine is an important brain chemical that helps boost mood, increase motivation, and enhance the good feelings we get when we achieve our goals. If you think it feels good to do your laundry or cross something off your to-do list, just wait until you conquer a new obstacle on a ninja course!

Group portrait of happy young athletes standing together at a ninja course gym.

Social Bonding

We all know that humans are social creatures, and ninja courses are best enjoyed with friends! There’s something special about the support you get from others as they cheer you on and push you to do your best. This social bonding can motivate you to conquer any obstacle on the ninja course, help you feel secure in who you are, and inspire you to believe in yourself as you take on all of life’s challenges.

Ninja courses can help you train your body and achieve peak athletic performance, but the mental health benefits they provide are just as important. IMPACT Climbing offers custom ninja courses for individuals and organizations in Ontario and beyond. Contact us today to learn more.

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Sport climbing is making its debut in the 2021 Olympics!

For the first time in Olympic history, climbing has been added to the lineup of athletic events! And while gymnastics, swimming, and track and field all hold near and dear to our hearts as some of the most anticipated sports to watch, following the Olympics is the best way to discover — or rekindle — a new athletic hobby.

Because of the draw that the Olympics have in terms of viewers, the Olympic Bump is a real thing, and as a climbing gym owner or a climber yourself, you may see the interest in this sport skyrocket!

What does the future hold for climbing? Dive into this discussion with Impact Climbing in today’s post.

Kid climbing a green wall with black holds.

The Inspiration

The Olympics will shine a light on the sport of climbing, bringing an awareness to the sport that perhaps hasn’t ever been hyped in this way — this is a pretty incredible moment for climbing!

People of all ages will be inspired watching greatness like Alannah Yip and Sean McColl represent Canada, which will likely mean an uptick in climbing gym memberships — when there’s inspiration, people will seek a gym to try climbing out or even reinvigorate their long lost passion for the sport!

Supporting The Climbing Community

With the inception of climbing on the horizon, this is the perfect opportunity as a gym owner to promote climbing, even before the big surge! This is a great way to connect with people and host a climbing watch party or even an Olympic-inspired climbing competition.

People looking at a top rope route.

Welcoming New Climbing Enthusiasts

Walking into a climbing gym for the first time can be quite overwhelming, so as a gym owner, start thinking ahead about how you can help new people fall in love with the sport just like you did.

Consider ramping up and offering new introduction courses, or offer a tailored package for new climbers that includes helpful things such as a tour and staff introduction, how to stay safe, and the various classes and resources your climbing gym provides.

As a seasoned climber, this is also a great opportunity to help people out at the gym. If someone looks lost or like they need some help, make it a point to reach out and connect.

Kids climbing top rope.

Turning Your Vision Into A Reality

Perhaps you’re already a climbing gym owner and you’re looking to expand or update your space, or perhaps you have a dream to build a beautiful, state-of-the-art climbing facility. Wherever you’re at in the process, Impact Climbing can turn those dreams into a reality!

From climbing walls and playground boulders, handle this Olympic Bump with Impact Climbing!

Watch as the sport of climbing blossoms with its debut in Tokyo and the millions of new eyes witnessing this exciting sport for the first time.

Prepare with Impact Climbing today!

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Climbers have roamed the earth for thousands of years but a new vertical age has taken hold over the last few years. Indoor climbing is reaching new heights, and we don’t just mean walls.

Indoor climbing in North America has grown to a 700 million dollar industry in the last five years alone. Transforming from avant-garde industrial warehouses at the fringe of civilization, to bright, air-conditioned fitness destinations, it looks like gym trends are only going up. In 2018, 450+ gyms opened in the USA alone.

Why Indoor Climbing?

One of the great advantages of indoor climbing is convenience. Facilities are nestled into the heart of city spaces like Top Rock, Junction Climbing or Climber’s Rock. Other gyms provide suburban towns a hub for health conscious action, like Aspire Climbing in Milton, Alt Rock in Barrie, and even Boulder Bear in Thunder Bay. A climbing trip is a short walk or drive to the gym - instead of a weekend adventure with hours of hiking in to crags. As long as our culture values challenging, invigorating workouts, climbing gyms will be in high demand.

What does this mean for Canadian Businesses?

Right now there’s over 30 indoor climbing gyms in Ontario alone, with another 5 scheduled to open by 2020. Even still, on a weeknight evening, you’ll find them packed with adults fascinated with the most exhilarating, versatile workout around. Many facilities are pairing climbing with yoga studios or ninja parks - to make theirs a one stop shop for fun.

How can YOU get on board?

Opening a climbing gym might just be the perfect marriage between athlete and entrepreneur: an opportunity to build your very own vertical playground in a highly profitable, ever growing industry. To learn more about the investment, options and potential next steps of building your own sustainable climbing gym mode, visit:

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