This is Albuquerque: Ninja Park
 Alibi V.25 No.9 • March 3-9, 2016 
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This is Albuquerque

Ninja Park



Why did you choose this business?

I am an NASM Personal Trainer, and testing out courses for “American Ninja Warrior,” I realized training had become my passion. I had a vision to create a world class training center for others like me, and anyone else interested in learning these obstacles while getting in a fun, new style of exercise.

Why did you choose to do business in Albuquerque?

  • Company name: Ninja Park
  • Type of business: Obstacle Course Training Center
  • Owners: Garrett Takach
  • Hometown: Albuquerque
  • Business Address:
    2420 Comanche Rd. NE Suite H3
    Albuquerque NM 87107
    (505) 883-9203
  • Business Email:
  • Business Website: www.ninjaparkabq.com

I was born and raised here in Albuquerque. We noticed that the Crossfit scene really took off not only here but around the country. People were craving a new style of fitness. Training for “Ninja Warrior” is just that and I had become an expert in this field with my years of training and from constructing my own personal obstacle courses. Since Albuquerque had nothing like my vision, we felt it was the right time and place to introduce everyone to this unique style of fitness.

What is your business philosophy?

I want to help people achieve fitness goals higher than they ever thought possible, by teaching them how to overcome obstacles both mentally and physically in a fun, safe, inviting and supportive community.

What contributions to the community (charitable or otherwise) are you most proud of?

Over the last year of business we have achieved many things. We've helped people achieve their fitness goals, get ready for competitions, introduced a new, fun, functional and effective way of exercising and built a community of amazing and supportive people. But the accomplishment we are most proud of is the positive impact we are making in the autism community. We have helped many kids and adults with autism learn how to mentally and physically overcome challenges inside and outside of the gym. In one instance, one of our client's moms informed us that since her son has been coming to Ninja Park, he has gained the confidence to exchange numbers with somebody at school and make a friend. We are also working on being able to do complimentary birthday parties for children with autism or other disabilities and cancer patients and their families. Once we are able to achieve this goal, it will surely be another one of our proudest accomplishments.

Do you have a hero or mentor-business or otherwise?

My mentor’s name is Stephen Takach. He is a Doctor Candidate at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Naturally when I knew that I was starting my own business I called him for advice. He did much more than just explain the theories and statistics of business to me. Instead he took the time to help me understand why I want to start my own gym and create a new style of fitness by helping me better understand myself. He helped me realize my truest characteristics and therefore understand what parts of myself I want to reflect in my business. He helped me understand my past failures and disappointments in life so I could move on and focus my energy on succeeding with my new dream. I often ask him questions looking for a direct answer. Instead, he helps me make the decision for myself by giving me the guidance I need and letting me talk it out with him.

Do you have any special offers going on right now?

We still have a couple of 10-class passes available for half-price at Alibi.com/bucks! Grab them while you can!



How did you get started in this business?

I became certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine when I was 18. As soon as I got certified, I got hired by Highpoint Sports and Wellness. I worked with a wide variety of clients and always made functional and individualized workouts for my clients. My clients loved the workouts and efficiently achieved their goals. I love helping people achieve their goals, and it is always intrinsically satisfying to know that the people who train with me are motivated to lead active and healthy lifestyes. Obstacles had always been my favorite way to exercise, so I created a fitness style that allows anyone of any fitness level to take advantage of a fun, functional and effective fitness style. The fitness style is called TAK Fit. We built the obstacles, acquired the equipment, found terrific trainers to do personal training and classes, and that's how Ninja Park got started.

What age groups can train at your gym?

Ages 15 and up are welcome to participate in open gym, classes and workshops. We also offer classes for kids ages six and up. Currently we are developing classes for ages 50 or older.

Do you offer any other services?

We do ninja warrior workshops, team building events, “Ninja Warrior” competitions and birthday parties for kids and adults. The birthdays are unique because we close the gym to keep it private, and the parents are welcome to play too!