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Elmhurst gym helps kids find their inner ninja

The idea of athletes tackling obstacle courses long has been ratings gold for NBC.

Three years ago, Tom Rhomberg realized the popularity of the "American Ninja Warrior" TV show could help get children excited about fitness. So he decided to start a gym where "ninjas" of all ages could test themselves with various obstacles.

"I saw it as an opportunity to open a business that was really good for this generation of kids," Rhomberg said. "They are on their devices too much. This is a perfect fit for them. They will put down their devices to do this."

Rhomberg and his wife, Emily, opened their first Windy City Ninjas gym in February 2017 in Chicago. This past summer, they debuted a second location at 684 W. Lake St. in Elmhurst.

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Elmhurst location in the news!

Check out our feature in Elmhurst Patch. "We are incredibly excited to be joining the Elmhurst community and opening our doors to neighbors here and in the surrounding area," owner Tom Rhomberg said in a release. "When we were looking to grow, the near western suburbs was an easy decision for us. We have many friends nearby, visit regularly, and appreciate the close-knit foundation of the area. We look forward to meeting many new families and building new relationships with schools, camps and other local organizations."  Full article at:
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