10-second bar hang, jumping rope, swinging across a pit, these are only some of the features of Hamlin’s version of American Ninja Warrior, where students get to test their agility, strength, balance and speed.
This lively physical education class is the creation of Hamlin faculty member, Michelle Lovejoy.
I like American Ninja Warrior, I think that it’s really cool. There are a couple of women in the show who have been doing the course as well or better than the men. The girls love participating in the class.
Students are timed going through a challenging course that includes:
Hanging for 10-seconds on a bar, running cones, balancing on bases, jumping rope, running through a tunnel, swinging on a rope over a pit, hopping, walking a balance beam, pulling their tummy on wheels, and concludes with sprinting through hoops
Ms. Lovejoy especially loves the Hamlin ninja course because it incorporates many of the essential Components of Fitness, that she focuses on with her teaching.
The Components are:
Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, Accuracy
This video shows the girls in action: