Greg Fleming, a physical therapist, has some of his clients do the same training that he did in preparation for American Ninja Warrior, with surprising results.
And as it turns out, the obstacle training Fleming does to prepare for the show is perfect for his physical therapy clients, many of whom have suffered a brain injury. The obstacle training, he said, helps them regain better range of motion, strength, balance and coordination.
“Even before I knew about Ninja Warrior, I think obstacle course training or having kids do obstacle courses is something that I’ve been doing, and the other therapists have been doing, for over 15 years. And now that Ninja Warrior’s out, the kids love doing the obstacle courses even more,” Fleming said.