Together, We Will Overcome All Obstacles

Classes for Kids & Adults • Birthday Parties • Private Lessons • Field Trips & Corporate Outings

Meet the Owner, Kathryn Gawrych

University of Hartford Master’s Degree in Accounting and Taxation

Smithtown Ninja Academy pushes kids outside comfort zone!

As featured on Newsday

Coach Michael Bellion


  • Kids Classes

    Ages 5-14 Years

    Our kids classes are fun and challenging, with age-appropriate obstacles and passionate coaches who want to see your kids do well! Some of our students even go on to compete in Ninja Warrior Junior! Overall, our kids classes are a blast!

  • Adult Classes

    Ages 14+

    We train everyone from basic through advanced levels. Whether you want to just gain agility, strength, coordination, or if you want to compete at top levels, or even just have some fun in a unique challenge – we’ve got you covered.

  • Summer Programs

    Summer Programs

    Smithtown Ninja camp programs are taught by our professional ninja staff. Activities include indoor games, arts & crafts, obstacle course training, in-house field trips and so much more! Check out our upcoming camps.

Private Classes • Field Trips • Corporate Events

By Appointment

We offer private 1-hour classes for the student who wants to take their training to the next level. We also offer field trips for kids and company outings for adults. Obstacle training is lots of fun individually or with a group!

Birthday Parties

Book Your Party Here!

Our parties are a great alternative to those “other” cookie-cutter facilities. We’re unique and so are our parties! Kids will be challenged by our pro ninja staff with fun obstacle training, and there’s plenty of time for food and cake, too.

You’ve seen it on TV. Now you’re curious.

Why is ninja training so great?

Besides being the most fun you can have exercising, discipline, focus, and behavioral development are emphasized at Smithtown Ninja Academy to foster kids’ growth and self-improvement. Coordination and confidence increases with skill level. For adults, not only is ninja warrior training a thrilling physical challenge at all skills levels, it’s also a mental challenge, and an innovative approach to setting, achieving, and surpassing personal goals, beyond what you do at a gym. Obstacles are like those on the TV show, and they regularly rotate, so you’ll be challenged in new ways every time you visit.

Just had my son’s 8th birthday party and was super impressed. All the kids had a blast and the staff was so professional. Looking forward to signing my son up for classes.

Kristen S.

We can’t recommend Smithtown Ninja Academy enough! Our daughter is not a sports kid and has always agonized over PE in school. I was concerned this would be too difficult for her, but she is loving Ninja class and always leaves class with a smile! All the coaches are so encouraging, and each child gets individual attention to meet their skill level. Best class she’s ever taken!

Chris S.

Sliced bread has been defeated as the greatest thing. This place is excellent. Very clean. very very clean and lovely staff. Great for building kids skills and confidence while also providing a lot of fun for everyone. Very professional!

Nick R.

Wonderful staff who pay attention to the skill level of each kid and plan accordingly. Fun time for kids…my 11 year old grandson loves it there.

David W.

It was so much fun watching the kids compete… they were so intense and focused!

Donna R.

Didn’t know what to expect going in the first time, and was surprised to see the size of the facility and how they were able to create so many obstacles! On top of that, the staff was so sweet and made it an amazing time! The classes are amazing because you can be challenged or accommodated, so no matter your fitness level- you will feel comfortable and enjoy it!
It was so great that I decided to stick around permanently haha!

Arielle B.

We had my daughter’s 8th birthday party here and it was fabulous!! The kids all had a great time. The entire place is extremely clean and the staff is wonderful. They are very accommodating and go out of their way to make the party special. Highly recommend for birthday parties, or even if you are interested in their classes. Would definitely consider for my son’s birthday party too.
Thank you Kathryn!!

Danielle C.

Had an incredible experience at Smithtown Ninja Academy for our son’s 6th Birthday party. Kathryn and the staff are amazing to work with and the kids all have the best time! Reserving and scheduling the party was so easy and Kathryn communicated with us the entire time to make sure everything went smoothly. The day of the party, they took care of everything, were so patient with the kids, and made sure they all had fun and were safe. The other parents could not stop talking about how cool it was!

The gym itself is so impressive and everything is brand new and clean. We will definitely be back with our son and I may even look into trying it out myself!

100% recommend this place to everyone. Check it out!

Davidson H.

What an amazing place. Classes are lead by knowledgeable instructors who seem to really care about the kids. Highly recommend.

Stephen D.

What an awesome birthday party experience for our 10-year-old. Facility is cavernous and clean with a variety of apparatuses, and the coaching staff was extremely upbeat as the kids took on new challenges. One went home and said “let me tell you how cool this place is!”—they were into it! It would be cool to allow each kid to try an obstacle course—food for thought!

Brett M.

The best place to train on American Ninja Warrior style obstacles in Suffolk County with the only 18-foot wall on the island. This facility is so fresh and clean!

Michael Angelo G.

I brought my son and his two friends (all in kindergarten) to the Freeport Ninja Academy for a private group— what an amazing experience. Coordinating was a breeze- Kathryn made it so easy for us. The facility was awesome. Very clean! The boys had a blast and were sad to leave. It was really such a special way to celebrate his birthday. I would absolutely recommend this facility!

Jessie R.

We love Freeport Ninja – the owner is just so wonderful-always attentive and professional. The staff is encouraging to the kids and very friendly. They have great equipment and obstacles. Clean, organized- would highly recommend!!

Keri Ann B.

I’m not usually one to write a review but I was blown away by my sons party and I felt I had to share! From the moment I booked the party the level of professionalism and one to one care was amazing. I was assisted with the list of children and waivers completed and was in constant contact with updates. I was also assisted with everything from food options, ordering, set up, serving (They actual put the candles in the cake- I mean seriously took care of everything!) Now about the facilities- I can not say enough about how clean they are! The rooms, tables, bathrooms and overall facility could NOT be cleaner and I am a germaphobe! As for the party element- they made EVERY child feel like they were the star of the show, they maintained control of all the children, operated in a specific and safe manner, all while making it the most fun ever! And wow at the end of the “ninja time” my son had the chance to do the entire course with everyone cheering him on. AMAZING! PROFESSIONAL! CLEAN! AND SUCH A GREAT MEMORY!

Ann Marie C.
Thank you to Kathryn and her team for a great birthday experience! My son and his friends had a blast. The facility is new and clean, the instructors were great with the kids, patient and encouraging. Highly recommend for your next party!
Rebecca K.
What a nice clean place (everything new) especially
now during the Corona season.
Well trained Coaches taking care of the kids and help them to get to a higher level.
I highly recommend this place!!!…
Rainer S.

Such a great place and wonderful staff!!! I love coming here!

Matt Y.

Freeport Ninja Academy is an incredible place. The coaches are all so warm and welcoming, and it’s clear that they love what they do. Highly recommend.

Dawn L.

An amazing facility that offers children and adult classes.  If anyone of you are Ninja Warrior fans or want the experience this place is awesome.  The owner Kathryn is a young, motivated entrepreneur- athlete who unfortunately opened the academy right before COVID.  I urge anyone interested to go check it out and sign up, it’s very reasonable and well worth it.  It is new, clean, innovative, great for conditioning, fitness and strength.  They are following through very strictly with COVID guidelines as well.  Go out and support this place!

Paul M.

Great people who will take great care of their athletes.

John D.

Kathryn operates the best training I have ever seen. Her facility is immaculate , professional and friendly. Whatever your fitness goals are, there is something that will fit your needs. You will also develop life skills that are essential at any age. Highly recommend her Real Life Ninja Academy!

Monica B.

The Real Life Ninja Academy is such an incredible place. I’ve watched my son’s confidence and skill build tremendously under the guidance and care of his amazing coaches. Everyone at RLNA cares about the kids and it shows. The facility is incredible-so many obstacles for the kids to train on. My son talks about RLNA with all of his friends and he cannot wait to go back.

Dawn L.

Amazing facilities for ninja obstacles! Train to compete on American Ninja Warrior or simply to better your life! Clean, safe and state of the art!

Michael G.

We just had my son’s birthday party at Real Life Ninja Academy of Freeport and all the kids had a blast! The entire team went above and beyond to make our experience top notch! From the outstanding gym and facilities to the great instructors, to the attention to fun and safety, we all had a wonderful afternoon! Thank you also for providing such a clean space! Your efforts are very much appreciated!  My son looks forward to class each week and continuing in the spring session!!

Felix and Jen B.

Amazing facility, great staff and an awesome workout! I recently came here with a friend to try an adult class and this place blew me away. The coaches do a great job of explaining the techniques for each obstacle and allow you to push yourself if you’re up to a challenge. We were able to try a bunch of different things and never felt rush. I’m a pretty in shape guy and was immediately humbled on some of the tougher obstacles. I’m pumped to come back with a bunch of friends. Most fun I’ve had while still getting an incredible workout. The kids classes are also well done. My 6 year old felt like a real life Ninja Warrior and has been telling all his friends how cool it was. I can’t reccomend it enough!!

Brian B.

My son loves this class we are so happy they are in Long Island

Jessica T.

We just had my daughter’s 10th birthday party here. It was AMAZING!! The staff was wonderful with the kids and they had a blast!! The owner went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. It’s a great alternative to the usual kids birthday parties. Looking forward to signing her up for classes! Thanks again Real Life Ninja Academy!!

Tara M.

Such an AMAZING experience we had today! Drew was so sweet! So down to earth! My 5 year old absolutely loves ANW and Drew Drechsel! We LOVE him and his new gym!!! 🙌❤👍💙💪

Rachel O.

This place is amazing for kids!

Rory M.

So much fun!!  Would give it 10 stars if I could.  The Freeport location was SO clean, brand new facility, we had the place to ourselves for a recent birthday party my daughter was invited to.  The coaches were a lot of fun, led a great group of 8 – 10 year olds, the owner was very nice and personable – looking forward to our lacrosse team building session coming up and bringing my Girl Scout troop here!  I can’t stress how clean it was!!  Just a great place for classes, parties, etc. for both boys and girls.  Haven’t tried a class yet, but I’ve heard the class sessions are great too.

Jennifer W.

Cool new Ninja Academy gym in Freeport, NY.

Under the watchful eye of Drew Drechsel, season 11 American Ninja Warrior winner, this new franchisee is off to a great start.  Many of the stations/obstacles mirror those on the American Ninja Warrior show including The Wall.

Everyone on staff was super friendly and most importantly even though it was a big day and there was a line was out the door to get new warriors registered.  Also got a chance to meet with and talk to Drew Drechsel so that was way cool.

Simon W.

This was a blast! My kids took part in a two-hour introductory session and loved it! Both instructors were attentive, knowledgeable, and patient. Stressing safety and inclusion, my kids came away from this feeling empowered. Can’t wait for the spring session to begin.

Chris L.

Fun and engaging for kids and adults! Warped walls, balance obstacles, and a million other challenging stations to conquer!

Heather C.

Great place for kids. My son wants to go there daily.

Monica R.

Held my son’s 6th Birthday party here. Children were between 6 and 11. The coaches are GREAT with children. Honestly a very nice place to engage the children in safe physical activity. A blast for little ones and challenging enough for teens. Clean and neat facility.


Great place for your kids to be active. Staff is excellent. Highly recommended. 5 stars

Rich G.

This place is awesome! My 5 and 6 year old love their class. The staff is great with the kids. I would recommend this to anyone looking to try out something new.

Carrie M.

We celebrated my daughters 10th birthday yesterday. My 12 year old son and his friend joined in the party. Everyone had a wonderful time. The staff was great with the kids. On the way home the 6 kids I had in the car could not stop talking about the instructors and how much fun they had. Highly recommend.

Kim K.

Wow! By far the best birthday experience my 3 sons ever had. Both of our instructors were amazing teaching 20 energetic boys as well as helping us with the normal birthday stuff. We will definitely be signing up for classes. Great facility too!

Sarah U.

My 16 year old son loves every moment he spends at the Academy. He enjoys all the people and staff. It’s like a family gathering and not like a gym.

Francine E.

A great place for kids. They balance fun, discipline, mental and physical strength. They teach them to use skill, intelligence and effort to overcome challenges. And while it is about individual achievement, you are not competing with others but only yourself and what you are personally capable of achieving. Everyone is in it together and striving towards the same goals. The various instructors that I have met have been excellent with the children – combining fun, learning, implementing rules, ensuring fairness and being patience while maintaining control.

Tony A.

Experienced staff, smooth events, fun & creative courses!

Antonio V.