KITBOX Ambassador Rhian Pearson gives us her take on the KITBOX x Ninja Warrior event.
"Last Friday I was asked as a KITBOX ambassador to join an awesome bunch of athletes, bloggers and influencers on a Ninja Warrior training day. The day started at Total Ninja UK in Manchester where we were all kitted out in some awesome gear from I Can I Will, Rehband, VullSport, Stance socks and Inov8 and set about attempting the Worlds largest Ninja Training Park.
It’s fair to say some people unleashed their inner warrior a little better than others and conquered some of the courses hardest obstacles. The rest of us had a good go trying but most of all had a brilliant morning attempting the courses. The obstacles ranged from running up the wall, navigating round what looked like an air conditioning pipe using only your finger tips and swinging on curtains. There is even a course there for children which might have been better suited for some of us!
Next stop was M Squared Fitness; an amazing CrossFit and functional fitness training facility in Manchester. After getting fueled up by Extreme Bean Coffee in our new Mizu life bottles the group divided into teams and set about hitting a one rep max lift. PBs were flying around everywhere with one of the boys hitting a one rep max clean of 170kg in his Inov8 235’s! This was some of the group’s first time trying CrossFit and everyone certainly looked the part in their Stance socks and Rehand knee sleeves.
The day ended with hugs and high fives after a great team workout of rowing, wall balls and burpees. Thank you to everyone involved for such a great day, I for one will be returning to both Total Ninja UK and M Squared Fitness before too long."