How We Got Started
ultiFIT Co-Creators, Brian (from Pennsylvania) and Tori (from New Hampshire), have been training in the fitness industry for over 10 years. They met at a local ninja competition in Boston in 2015 and began collaborating to incorporate obstacle training into their own workouts. Their self-developed training led them both to compete at an elite level in 2016-2017. Tori competed on American Ninja Warrior (Season 9 &10) and Brian competed on NETFLIX’s Ultimate Beastmaster (Season 1).
The fitness power couple was unstoppable and their next goal was to open a gym together.
Tori moved to Pennsylvania to start a fitness/obstacle gym with Brian that would offer classes for adults and kids. As they started to hunt for spaces, a new opportunity presented itself in Chicago, IL. Ultimate Ninjas, an up-and-coming Ninja Warrior training facility, was launching two more locations in the Chicago area. Their good friend, Jesse Labreck (who they also met at the ninja competition in Boston back in 2015), was recruited to be a general manager and manage the gym's kids programs. Brian and Tori were brought on to develop and implement an innovative fitness program for adults. ultiFIT launched in October of 2017 in Chicago. Since then, the program has expanded to Naperville, Libertyville and now St. Louis.