‘American Ninja Warrior’ competitor opens gym in downtown Findlay

. December 1, 2016.

Flag City, USA’s “American Ninja Warrior” has expanded her home-based fitness training sessions by opening a new gym on South Main Street: AH Fitness.

“I always wanted to be downtown. That was always a dream of mine– to have my own studio,” said founder Amber Holbrook.

“My main focus is strength training. I do weight-loss programs, personal training, some group classes, functional movement. Instead of going to a gym and trying to figure out what you’re going to do, I write the workout for you. You come in, you do it, and you leave,” Holbrook said.

“I have clients who are as young as 13 all the way up to 70. And I basically customize workouts for everyone who comes to my classes,” she said.

Holbrook started teaching classes in November 2014 as a stay-home mom/personal trainer inside her Findlay home– “my entire finished basement was my gym,” she recalled.

Then in June 2015, Holbrook gained acclaim by competing on the NBC series American Ninja Warrior in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She represented her autistic 6-year-old daughter, Cailyn, and caught the attention of the show’s host, Matt Iseman.

“I am 100% #TeamCailyn Amber Holbrook showing it’s all about heart on American @ninjawarrior #autismAwareness” Iseman tweeted.

Cailyn is now 7, and she attends Jefferson Elementary School with her 5-year-old brother, Dalton.

“Now that both of my kids are in school full-time, I’m able to run my own business,” Holbrook said.

AH Fitness opened in October. AH Fitness | 610 S. Main St.
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