Crescent City Ninja Academy :: A Must Visit For New Orleans Kids!

Disclosure :: this is a sponsored post, although we are confident you will want to take your kids to Crescent City Ninja Academy! Whether you are trying to beat the heat this summer or outrunning one of our daily rainstorms, we know that you will be looking for new places in New Orleans to explore with your kids! The New Orleans Mom loves making sure that we provide you with all the best, local places to keep your family active all year long. There are so many great things to do in New Orleans with kids and places to explore on the Westbank!

Crescent City Ninja Academy :: A Must Visit For New Orleans Kids!

Crescent City Ninja Academy recently opened up at 1539 Lafayette Street in Gretna (on the Westbank of New Orleans), so of course we went to check it out to bring you all of the details. Taking over the space where Area 51 used to be, this new facility is nestled away in the perfect spot on the Westbank! This 4,000 square foot fitness arena is unlike anything in the New Orleans area, and this is this only dedicated ninja warrior training facility in Louisiana. The Crescent City Ninja Academy team prides themselves on being built on positivity and support, and you truly feel that the minute you walk through the door and are greeted by their friendly faces.

Being competitors themselves, the owners of Crescent City Ninja Academy have paired up with some of the best in the business to bring you a true ninja experience. They will be offering comprehensive ninja training classes for ages 5 and up, for all ability levels from beginner to elite. You do not have to have any prior ninja experience to give this a try! Designed to get your child active, watch as they perfect their skills while being coached by professional ninjas! These seasoned athletes bring years of experience and expertise to the table, ensuring that each student receives personalized attention and guidance. With their knowledge and passion for the ninja arts, they create a supportive and inspiring atmosphere that encourages growth and fosters a sense of community among members. They offer membership options starting at $115 a month, drop in classes, and also open play times where everyone can join.

Prior to signing up for a Crescent City Ninja Academy membership or open gym, you are required to go in for a free trial class. That way you can try it out, learn how to do the obstacles, and most importantly – be safe!

The facility itself is so impressive! It has been beautifully redone and every space carefullythings to do inside with kids in New Orleans thought out. They have a large common area in the main lobby, flanked by three party rooms. Two of these rooms have colorful tables perfect for birthday party celebrations and can be separated with a divider if needed. The third room has been hand painted and will be a fun space for ninjas birthday party guests of honor to sign their wall. They also have an arcade basketball game for added entertainment! They will be holding fun filled camps and also exciting competitions! While we were leaving, they were hosting a cornhole tournament in their space that night, and they plan to host many more events. You can book them for birthday parties and custom team building events as well! They have multiple party packages to choose from and have partnered up with Bae’s Bakery for all of your cake needs to make things easy – every parent’s dream.

Know Before You Go to Crescent City Ninja Academy

Who :: all New Orleans kids and their parents (aged 5+)

What :: Louisiana’s only dedicated ninja training facility is a fun indoor activity in New Orleans with kids. Whether your ninja is brand new to the sport or experienced, kids can burn energy and challenge themselves physically at this facility.

Where :: 1539 Lafayette Street, Suite B {Gretna, Louisiana 70053}

When :: you MUST sign up for a safety class prior to becoming a member. While you can certainly purchase a membership to Crescent City Ninja Academy, they also offer open gym / drop in times. STEP 1 is to CREATE AN ACCOUNT. STEP 2 is – within the account – complete a waiver for each family member. STEP 3 – sign up for classes (times change, so be sure to always check the schedule). IMPORTANT :: they do require an intro class prior to starting classes. They offer intro classes throughout the week, and if none of the times work, please email or call and they will try to get you an intro class that works for your schedule.

Open Gym :: If you don’t want to sign up for classes, that’s fine, too! Crescent City Ninja Academy offers open gym which includes coach supervision, but not active coaching. Here you can try obstacles that are already up (a safety walk thorough will be done by one of their coaches if you have not done an intro class).

Why :: they also offer birthday parties AND summer camps!

Crescent City Ninja Academy is the perfect addition to the New Orleans area and we are so excited to have them in our community! If you are ready to check them out, make sure to follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on all the new and exciting things they have going on. 

Dana Wattigney
Moving from Nebraska in middle school, Dana considers herself a New Orleanian 25 years later. She now lives in Belle Chasse with her husband Ryan, 12-year-old Mila, and 8-year-old Rex. As the Executive Director of the YMCA in her community, she is very involved in all aspects of family life. You can find her on the weekend doing DIY projects, cheering on LSU or the Saints, and spending time with her family. A lover of all revelry, there is no festival, concert, or event that she won't go to! Catch her with the Krewe of Cleopatra each Mardi Gras. She gets out of town with her kids as much as possible, they enjoy the outdoors, especially the mountains & the beach. Affectionately known as "Dana Dolittle" to her friends, you can expect her to have a random animal she is trying to help at any given time. Dana loves to write & says there are no topics off limits.


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