In 2013, we boldly ventured to create a low cost, fun, and functional fitness space for our community guided by our motto “Build It and They Will Come.” And it caught like wildfire bringing us new connections, new ideas, and new locations. And as we envisioned grand things for our organization, Covid came upon us and pushed us to our limits (both financially and emotionally).
Throughout this time, we have had to close the Richmond, KY location, we sold off our Lexington KY location which is now the Lexington Martial Arts Academy, and our new Cincinnati location is moving slower than expected.
As we look toward the future, we are envisioning a new business model for Urban Ninja gyms. One that is supported by grants and charitable contributions that provide scholarships to pay for memberships for those in need alongside affordable drop-in fees and low-cost memberships for our community. We will take this down time to work towards becoming a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
We look forward to seeing you again soon!!!Darek Hendrych