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November 30, 2022

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We Rock the Spectrum Hosts Inclusive Ninja Warrior Clinic

Local American Ninja Warrior Athlete lijah “The Boss” Browning and Inclusive Kids’ Gym team up.

We Rock the Spectrum Gym of Franklin will welcome back Elijah “The Boss” Browning for their second inclusive ninja warrior clinic on July 10, 2022. The first clinic of its kind took place on May 1, 2022 and brought in over 80 kids of all abilities between the ages of five and 14.

Elijah Browning, 17, lives in Thompson’s Station, TN and appeared on Season 13 of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior. He was the first teenager to hit the buzzer last season and one of only four teens to finish in the top ten overall. He will appear again on season 14 airing on NBC this month on Mondays at 7pm CST.

Browning has led other clinics at gyms around the southeast, but his partnership with We Rock the Spectrum Gym Franklin is the first to provide an inclusive environment for participants. We Rock the Spectrum Gym Franklin opened its doors in February 2022 and is an indoor sensory gym providing a safe place for kids of all abilities to play and participate in classes.

The 5600+ sq ft gym features a wide range of equipment and play areas designed to help children on and off the autism spectrum improve their mobility, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, imaginative play and more. The gym’s “calming room” provides a quiet space for children to regulate their emotions and reduce negative sensory input.

For the July 10 clinic, Browning will transform the gym into a series of ninja warrior obstacles to drill participants on balance, strength, speed, and endurance. Kids will train like real ninjas while being coached by one of the sports elites.

Tickets are $30 per child plus a caregiver. Parents who want their kids to participate in this inclusive ninja warrior workshop may register at werockninja.eventbrite.com.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 3-year-old Ezra.