Action Athletics Gym Review

About Action Athletics

Established in 2012, Action Athletics (AA) is a Boston obstacle and personal training gym, known for training multiple competitors in American Ninja Warrior. The Newton gym has more than 25 obstacles that can be configured in endless obstacle course variations. AA offers open gym use, group classes, and private training for adults and kids. Some of the available obstacles are warped walls, double salmon ladders, cliffhangers, doorknob graspers, and cannonball alley. AA is the proud training home of many athletes seen on the hit TV Show “American Ninja Warrior”.  All-Star competitors like Jon “The Giant” Alexis, Jesse “Flex” Labreck, Allyssa Beird, and more helped build AA into one of the country’s finest ninja training facilities. With an ever-growing number of innovative obstacles and endless configurations, AA serves as a fun and challenging alternative to the conventional concept of fitness for the whole family.


AA has two Massachusetts locations, Wellesley and Newton. This review is for both (some classes/programs/amenities are offered at only one location; please see website for details).


AA offers classes and programs for every member of the family, children included. Some of the classes offered are:

  • Ninja Kids:
    • Preschool Ninjas
    • Open Gym
    • Adult Classes:
  • Ninja 101 (Adult Obstacle Class)
  • Private Training
  • Family Open Gym
  • Open Gym
  • National Ninja League
  • TRX
  • Action Hero

(For information on the National Ninja League go to

(For more information on classes/scheduling go to


  • American Ninja Warrior-inspired
    • Warped Walls
    • Double Salmon Ladder
    • Cliffhanger
    • Wingnuts
    • Jumping Spider

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Membership Information

(For membership options, costs and prices go to

  • Options:
    • Open Gym 10-Pack
    • Different Open Gym options depending on age


Reviews for both locations:

Positive: motivating trainers, upbeat environment, individual attention, variety of classes offered,  friendliness of staff, good for children 

Contact Information

Telephone: 617.916.9957

Hours of Operation

Please contact AA for fall hours & days of operation

Action Athletics Gym Review

Action Athletics

475 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA  02482

217 California Street
Suite 1A
Newton, MA 02458

Image Credits:   Yelp / Ninja HQ

Post by Andrea Rogers