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“Great place for all obstacle lovers.”
Review of Ape Index

Ape Index
Ranked #21 of 85 things to do in Leicester
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Ape Index is an indoor bouldering, ninja warrior and obstacle race gym. We have a 200 sq metre bouldering wall and many ninja warrior and obstacle race obstacles and climbing training aids. We offer a training environment for children, beginners and supermen. There is something to pull every muscle in every direction and under every duress imaginable. You can learn to balance, swing, jump. You will get stronger, more supple, more agile and more aware. You can build strength, and not just specific single plane pushing or pulling strength, but overall strength from your toes to your head, pushing, pulling and gripping. You can develop power, not lifting power, but explosive pulling and jumping power. Then you can work your strength endurance on the pegboard or power endurance on the salmon ladder, or overall endurance by running through the obstacle courses.
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I have been to Ape Index for the Ninja Comps and Jam.I had great fun both times and will be going back again soon.At present Nigel is working on a bouldering wall to add to the centre.There is something there to challenge everyone and is a good way to help keep fit.

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank Matthew D
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Had a fantastic (and exhausting) trip to Ape Index - well worth it the 250 mile round trip. Lots of variety to test the whole body - some way beyond me and still worth trying but Nigel's done a great job in building a great range of obstacles with more being added. I'm not a budding Ninja, but our daughter is and we both had a great time. Lots of tips and encouragement for us mere mortals too. Definitely be back soon :-)

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Graham49S
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

My 15 year old son Hayden visits Ape Index about once a week and thoroughly enjoys it. The amount of hard work and effort that Nigel has put into establishing this ninja haven is clear to see. He is always building something new so you get a real feel for his passion. It is a fabulous place for people who are into all things fitness and ninja warrior, or who simply have too much energy and like to try new challenges. Nigel advice and encouragement are second to none. I can't recommend this place enough!

Date of experience: March 2016
6  Thank LorainePlowright
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Brilliant place, great equipment and lots of helpful advise. Can't wait to go again.

There is something for everybody. Very nicely set up with different zones to train or test your climbing, balancing and jumping skills or create your own run to test several of your skills. This is something for either a serious full body workout or just for having a fun day out.

The place is still under development and a real gem, so the owner is clearly adding more training equipment and obstacles all the time, so I can't wait to get back there next time.

I went on my own this time, but hoping to make a special trip back with the whole family!

If you ever wondered what it was like to be on Ninja Warrior, stop by there and test your skills! Ideal place to give your body a full workout and/or train for ocr/mudstacle racing. It would also be a great place for a works team building exercise or similar.

It was so good, I felt compelled to sign up here and add the place. I real gem, still quiet there at the moment, but can't see it staying that way for long.


Date of experience: March 2016
4  Thank alix2727
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