Today’s family fitness was going to the Warrior Adventure gym to do some serious Ninja Training!
The gym is situated in Aucamville, which is a small town just north of Toulouse. Going there by public transport is extremely easy, though fairly expensive from Montauban. I paid €34 total for the four of us (return trip) which seems to be the standard price, but I have seen tickets as low as €12 depending on the hour. If you leave from Toulouse it will be much, much cheaper, as it is way closer. I used the OUI.sncf app to buy tickets online, which saved me quite a lot compared to buying the tickets at the counter.
To get there from either Montauban or Toulouse, you just hop on a TER (the local trains) and get off at the station Lacourtensourt. From there it’s a short 10 min. walk to the gym. Only thing to be aware of, is that there is a limited number of trains that make the stop there during the day, so be sure to check the hours beforehand.
A Cornucopia Of Obstacle Treats 🙂
We had no real idea what to expect from the place, but we were definitely NOT disappointed. There are lots of different obstacles and you can easily spend a couple of hours or more trying them all out. Only thing is you wear out pretty fast in your arms and/or hands if you’re not in great upper body shape already, because let’s be honest, most ‘Ninja’ stuff is all about arms and grip strength!
There are two warped walls as well and you can train different stuff on the blue blocks, but obviously the major part is about hanging and swinging.
Monkey Business FTW.
So there is everything you could want to try your hand at: hanging rings, pegboards with rings, small rings, big rings, high rigs, rigs that move, ninja steps, ropes, trapezes and more.
I spent a good half hour trying to battle this one. To absolutely no avail. Miss L on the other hand came flying through, like she always does 😉
After about 2,5 hours everyone was pretty worn out and also by this time the two oldest kids were getting more and more annoyed at each other during a competition of trying to absolutely beat the other one’s time on one of the obstacle courses. Nothing like a bit of well-placed sibling rivalry to boost your performance….but in reality at this point, each and every run was getting more and more about just bulldozing through and less and less about actually completing the obstacles. Oh my.
We had a great time and will definitely be back next time we’re in the area!