Ninjababes is a dynamic outlet to further unify and support the female ninja warrior community.
Our mission is to cultivate a community of strength, positive self-love, and encouragement. We challenge women ninja athletes to step outside of fear and push out of their own comfort zone in order to build new courage and strength within themselves and each other.
Ninjababes aims to:
To unify female ninja warrior athletes to build strong community, support, and comradery.
To Provide a safe place for women to build their self-confidence through mental and emotional practices without fear or judgment or exclusion.
To Provide an outlet for ninja warrior men to show their support for ninja warrior women through equality, respect, and empowerment.
To provide training groups for women that challenge, motivate, and strengthen both their physical and mental capabilities.
To empower girls and women to challenge themselves to do physical and mental feats that they previously deemed impossible, and to squash out fear that would have previously held them back.
About the Founder
Cara Poalillo, the founder of Ninjababes, has always had a strong drive to encourage and uplift the women around her. She is from Maywood, NJ and competed on American Ninja Warrior season 10 in Philadelphia and season 11 in Baltimore. She started ninja training in fall 2016 and was blown away by the positive comradery and happy vibes that ninjas naturally surround themselves with and felt right at home. Cara felt a passion to find creative ways to encourage ninja athletes on a deeper level.
At that time there were four ninjas who were especially influential in driving Cara to spread this encouragement even further. These women, Chelsea Cronin, Danielle Bonomo, and Jane Greenebaum, along with Cara always made it a point to go above and beyond in supporting one another and started using the name "ninjababe" for each other. These girls and their shared encouragement deeply impacted Cara to want to take this support to a global level, and thus, 'Ninjababes' was born.
Saralyn Salisbury-Jones is a collaborator on the downloadable Goals Worksheet.
Kristi Cooke is the logo designer for the Ninjababes Burst logo.
She is a UX designer who loves to collaborate & create logos, branding, and websites for others.
She spends her time climbing, doing ninja, exploring, learning, and creating.
Design Inquires KristiMCooke@gmail.com
Janelle Kopa is a contributor to the Ninjababes Blog.
Janelle is a student at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is a lover of writing, exploring, and doing handstands everywhere.
Jordan Brown, aka “Flash”, is a 3-time American Ninja Warrior competitor and 1 time city finalist and is a contributor of many of the photos on theninjababes.com. He is passionate about ninja, but also loves capturing the amazing moments of other ninjas in action.
Find him on Instagram: @flashlight3photography