We're a veteran-owned family business, and we want you to be a part of our adventure. You’ll be treated like family here, not just another number.
Caleb Benson is a 10 year veteran of the USCG and now the owner/operator of Flip Side Ninja Park. He's ready to share his passion for loving life and fitness with you! Caleb has been an extreme athlete for many years with experience base jumping, sky diving, mountain biking, OCR running, and blasting through ninja warrior competitions. He's ready to help guide you through this exciting new world of fitness! Caleb currently holds certifications as a USA Gymnastics instructor, and a level 1 & 2 instructor with the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF).
Emily Benson eats, sleeps, and breathes fun & functional fitness! She's ready to share that love with you! Emily's love for fitness started at a young age, but turned into a passion when she joined an aerial arts youth circus in high school. Through this opportunity she quickly learned that she never wanted to step foot inside a traditional gym with rows and rows of machines, but instead find ways to stay active and healthy that felt like fun, not work. If you don't see her behind the front desk at Flip Side, she's probably hanging on the silks, doing some acro with Caleb, or bouncing around the obstacle course.
Coach Kileab Ammons was “Kreated” for “Kreativity.” Born the oldest of 9, Kileab has always been comfortable in leadership roles. Kileab is a former collegiate athlete turned full time ninja and has coaching experience in everything from basketball to fishing and almost everything in between. At Flip Side, Kileab is light hearted and easy going and loves to practice his dad jokes while simultaneously sharing important life lessons with the kids over the obstacles they are overcoming – physically and mentally. Kileab studied experiential education and has a Bachelors Degree in Youth Ministry.
Coach Brad Ramey is a life-long student of all things involving athletics. Getting his start as a young martial arts instructor, Brad developed an early passion for seeing people reach their goals through dedicated training. He built on this passion at the University of Arkansas by pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science as well as joining the university’s Parkour club. He is now a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Whether you are interested in obstacle racing or just general health and wellness, Brad has the tools and knowledge to help you achieve your goals!
Coach Clara Cohoon is devoted to helping others shine in their fitness journey by encouraging everyone to have an active and healthy lifestyle. She’s currently a nursing student at the University of Arkansas learning how to help others achieve optimum health and wellness! Her passion lies in challenging others to reach their athletic goals while making being active something enjoyable! As a former level 10 gymnast with 13 years of gymnastics experience, she is sure to encourage perfect form to help you achieve a 10.0 in accomplishing the most challenging obstacles here at Flip Side!
Coach Marek Stanley is a blackbelt in Taekwondo and made his way from student to coach over the course of his Taekwondo studies. After coaching 12-13-year-olds in Taekwondo, Marek heard about Flip Side and decided to bring his knowledge base to the Ninja community to see what he could teach and learn. Aside from coaching at Flip Side, Marek is currently practicing and studying general movement under the Ido Portal Method. Marek loves combining his passion for general movement and Ninja at Flip Side to teach agility, strength, and overall body awareness.
Coach Lynda Godfrey lives each day by the statement, "Movement is medicine." She's the Assistant to the Rogers School Athletic Director by day, and a Crossfit coach, Yogi, and mom to four girls by night. Back in 2000 she began learning about yoga and all of its benefits. As she got deeper into her practice, she has grown stronger and become more flexible – in body and mind. Lynda fully believes that yoga helps those who practice it to live fearlessly, to breathe through difficulty, and to use forward momentum to overcome obstacles – all of which she plans to bring to her Flip Side classes.
Coach James Pierce has a personal drive for challenge and excellence and is drawn to American Ninja Warrior style activities, a program that embodies the spirit of personal betterment. Utilizing that competitive dream, he has pushed his limits in obstacle course races and ninja competitions in our surrounding area. Coach Pierce’s goal is to impart his experience and passion to assist a new generation to challenge themselves into becoming “Obstacle Ninjas” with a sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and a helping hand mentality toward their fellow man.
*All of our coaches have undergone thorough background checks, drug-screening, and are Basic Life Support/CPR Certified.