Ninja Nation

Ninja Nation is the leading provider of world-class obstacle course arenas across the country, serving America's youth and adults with the most exciting facilities for developing skills, strength, and confidence. We love the sports of Ninja and Obstacle Course Racing and support every aspect of their growth. We feature coach led classes, open gym, birthday parties, special events, field trips, summer/day camps, and our mobile obstacle course.

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Ninja Nation


Ninja Nation Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


First to market - Ninja Nation is the first world-class Ninja and obstacle experience to feature fitness gamification, through our achievement-based NextLevel system. In addition, Ninja Nation is a multifaceted service line revenue business offering birthday parties, classes, open gym, field trips, corporate events, competitions and off-premise mobile events.

Booming Youth Sports Market - 60 million children annually participate in U.S. youth athletics. The global youth sports market is forecast to triple in size by 2026, growing from $25 billion today to $77 billion. In the U.S., the youth sports market is nearing $20 billion annually. Combined with the family entertainment center market of $7 billion in the U.S. annually, Ninja Nation serves a booming $32 billion market.

World-class obstacle design and layout - Customized Arena layout, designed by American Ninja Warrior veteran, Geoff Britten. Consistent obstacle innovation and updates, creating an ever-changing environment of obstacles to ensure guest frequency and curiosity while outperforming competitors and eliminating experience stagnation.

Culture - Ninja Nation is a culturally driven business centered around the 3 E's of Engagement, Encouragement and Energy. That culture is felt by all of our team members and every guest that walks through its doors.

Leadership & Training Team - Ninja Nation's leadership and training team has developed a world-class Ninja experience and success roadmap to help franchisees launch their business as well as stay on top of industry trends and adapt to market conditions.

Coaching - Developed by some of the top Ninja athletes in the sport, our coach training for the sport of Ninja is second to none with 3 levels of coaching certification, class training and constant updates to the coaching program. Our extensive coach training will ensure Franchisees can train any coach prospect to be a Ninja Nation coach.

Revenue Streams/Programming - Our combination of programming and schedules give the opportunity to bring in guests during different day parts and occasions from Birthday Parties, Coach lead Classes, Open-Gym, Mobile Obstacle Course, Ninja Care, Summer Camps and Special Events. This set of programming results in a diverse number of elastic and recurring revenue streams.

NextLevel Wristband - Gamification points system for achievements to help kids level up their skills through physical challenges. Points can be redeemed for Ninja Nation prizes in each Arena

Brand - The Ninja Nation brand was developed from day one with an international brand appeal, from logos to colors, brand guide and brand standards. Cohesive brand images, videos and design are part of the franchise package.

Safety - The entire arena is built and designed with safety as a top priority. Carpet bonded foam across the entire floor, fully padded and matted area. No large trampolines or foam pits.

Real Estate selection - Data driven approach to real estate selection. We have used Experian consumer profile data to map the entire country to reveal look-a-like audiences and hot-spots of likely Ninja Nation consumers.

Operational Simplicity - Ninja Nation's operational focus is on the guest and the guest experience at each Ninja Nation Arena. We don't have fryers, ovens and cafes like many family entertainment centers. We don't have locker rooms or showers like a traditional gym. We want our team members to be focused on our 3 E's with our guests and not bogged down with an overly complex operation.

Company Details

Established: 2017
First Unit Franchised: 2019
Franchised Units: 15
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In: CA, IL, MI, MN, ND, RI, SD, VA, WA & WI
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Ninja Nation

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Cooperative Advertising: Yes
  • Pre-training and support calls focused on setting up your arena for success.
  • On-site Learning Session - Experience an immersive 10-day training session led by industry experts in beautiful Denver, Colorado and prepare to lead your team to success!
  • 10 Days of incentive training on all things Ninja Nation
  • On-site learning held at the Ninja Nation Headquarters in Colorado conducted for the Franchise Owner, Arena Manager and Level 3 Coach
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Ninja Nation Operations Manual
  • Gain knowledge on opening and operating procedures, Ninja Nation Curriculum and Obstacles
  • Hands-on training for every position in the arena
  • Return to your area Ninja Nation certified and prepared to train your team
  • on-the-job training and classroom sessions.
  • Virtual Training Sessions and Webinars
  • Ninja Nation E-learning
  • Gain Access to Ninja University. A library of customizable training modules. Use this resource to create an engaging onboarding process, enhance your training program with e-learning, and keep your team up to date with the latest information on policies and procedures.
  • Management level review provided at 10-day training program
  • Ongoing Support
  • 'How To' Webinars and e-newsletters on updates and suggestions

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Ninja Nation Franchise.

What does a Ninja Nation Franchise Cost?

Ninja Nation franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $300,000
Total Investment: $741,000 - $1,200,000
Minimum Net Worth: $1,500,000
Franchise Fee: $49,500
Royalty: 7%
Ad: 2%
Item 19: Yes
Average Number of Employees: 12
Visa Candidates: Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home-Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: Yes

Is Ninja Nation a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Ninja Nation is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Ninja Nation a Home Based franchise?

No. Ninja Nation is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Ninja Nation Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Ninja Nation franchisees make. Ninja Nation offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Ninja Nation a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Ninja Nation is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Ninja Nation Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Ninja Nation franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Ninja Nation Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Ninja Nation franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Ninja Nation Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Ninja Nation franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Ninja Nation Looking for International franchisees?

No. Ninja Nation franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Ninja Nation's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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When evaluating a franchise opportunity, reading and understanding the current version of their FDD is a necessity. Considering the benefits of franchising, such as established brand recognition and support from the franchisor, it's important to also take into account franchise fees and franchising royalty fees. Since most franchisors are privately owned companies, the current versions of their FDDs are typically not available unless requested directly from them.

Click here to connect with a Franchise Consultant who can help you obtain a copy quickly and for free. They can also guide you through the essential franchise questions to ask, ensuring you make a well-informed decision about your investment.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Fitness, Sports, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open


Cash Required

More than $250,000

Master Franchise


Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Ninja Nation Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Ninja Nation franchises for sale. We may have Ninja Nation franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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