Olympic ninja: elite Calgary athlete heads onto a field of fun

Global Television sent Gil Tucker to speak with Olympian Jessica Zelinka and her transition from heptathlon to endorsing a ninja warrior gym in northeast Calgary.

Two-time Olympian Jessica Zelinka will now be a coach at a new “Ninja Warrior” facility in the city’s northeast.

“It’s a really awesome environment,” Zelinka said. “Challenging people to go outside their comfort zone is really rewarding.”

“It’s just about play, especially with children. It’s not about learning skills. It’s about figuring out how to get your body over something.”

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