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.
All of our coaches have undergone thorough background checks, drug screening, and are SAFESPORT trained. Our head coaches are all first aid/cpr/aed certified.
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 was a Semi-Finalist in his rookie season on American Ninja Warrior Season 13. He has also been an extreme athlete for many years with experience base jumping, sky diving, mountain biking, OCR running, and blasting through ninja warrior competitions. Caleb currently holds certifications as a USA Gymnastics instructor, and a level 1 & 2 instructor with the World Freerunning and Parkour Federation (WFPF).
Coach Emily is small but mighty and will take on any challenge or competition you throw at her. She has a passion for all things ‘fun and functional fitness’ including ninja, obstacle course racing, aerial arts, trail and road running, and mountain biking. She’s a full-time mom to two girls, a photographer on the side, and an avid coffee shop visitor. She started Flip Side with Coach Caleb and more than anything, is so proud of the culture and community that has been created at the gym by the staff and students alike. You can join her for an OCR Fitness class or aerial yoga session or chat her up at the front desk!
Coach Aaron Easterling has been a thrill seeker for most of his life. Starting at a young age he joined boy scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout by age 14. Next, he started Taekwondo and worked diligently to achieve his black belt. Aaron now implements his knowledge of the sport by instructing younger students. After 5 years of soccer and competitive swimming, Aaron decided to broaden his horizons and take up rock climbing and ninja training. Aaron joined the Flip Side team and ninja training and coaching is now his passion that pushes himself and helps him push others to be better than they think they can be.
Coach Mason Collins has an athletic background in both basketball and swimming. He's currently studying nutrition and fitness and believes that both are equally important. Coach Mason's dad has been his role model and mentor by always pushing him to improve in sports, the gym, and in life. Coach Mason's goals while at Flip Side are to become a great ninja and an even greater coach. He's excited to help the Flip Side students reach their full potential!
Coach Brooke Libertini Coach Brooke was a competitive gymnast for eight years and a coach of advanced and recreational gymnastics classes for four years before joining the Flip Side Family. Brooke has a strong competitive spirit and is always up for a challenge. She loves coaching the kids and finding ways to push them past the limits they perceive in order to be the best they can be. Aside from being competitive in the fitness world, Brooke also took part in competitive robotics for two years and learned how to program and code. If she’s not coaching or playing around at Flip Side, she can be found somewhere with a book in hand. Brooke brings quiet confidence, laughter, and happiness to our team and we are so fortunate to have her!
Coach Phoenix Libertini brings to the table four years of competitive gymnastics and a passion for all things sports and physical education. She loves spending time around kids of all ages and really enjoys watching her students grow as ninjas and become confident in their abilities. Phoenix grew up playing soccer and volleyball and enjoying anything active with her twin sister (Coach Brooke). She understands the competitive drive and wants her students to succeed at the obstacles (literal and metaphorical) in front of them, but she also understands the importance of fun, play, and sportsmanship. She is great at balancing all of these nuances and brings a great blend of focus, light, and laughter to our team.
Coach Leah Greene joins us from the University of Arkansas where she is currently studying agricultural communications. While seemingly separate from Ninja, this degree and career path has helped Coach Leah to value the importance of effective communication. She brings creativity, passion, and quiet determination to our staff and helps teach our students that each of their unique voices are important. Coach Leah also has a background in basketball and track and loves helping other people achieve their goals – fitness and otherwise. You can find her behind the front desk and out on the floor capturing our kiddos doing some pretty amazing things!
Coach Caden Fischer has been ninja training at Flip Side for just under two years. With a history of basketball, cross country, track, soccer, lacrosse, parkour, and football, Caden is no stranger to competition and teamwork. Aside from his own growth within the sport, Caden loves training with other ninjas and helping our younger ninja learn and grow to their full potential. Caden is taking NJROTC classes where he is learning leadership and life skills that he puts into practice at Flip Side during every shift he works. Caden has already won 1st place in a local ninja competition and has dreams of being on American Ninja Warrior. He is a valuable and dedicated member of our team!
Coach Nate Saferite has been a part of the Flip Side family as a student since the very first day we opened and recently came on as a coach. Over the last several years, Nate has worked incredibly hard in the gym to conquer our ninja stages and qualify for our traveling CSNA team. Nate is currently in school and is focused on film, photography, and graphic design. Though ninja is his full-time sport currently, Nate learned his sense of commitment and dedication through years of track and cross country. He brings so much joy and hard work to our team and we are so lucky to have him!
Coach Owen Dyer is all about family, faith, and fun. Owen brings to the table a ton of Ninja experience – both coaching and competing. He is a three-time National Ninja League finalist, a 2021 Ultimate Ninja Athlete Association finalist, and one of the youngest American Ninja Warrior national finalists in 2021 (look for the flamingo hat!). Owen has been perfecting his ninja skills for over three years now, first as a student at Flip Side, and now as a coach. When he’s not winning competitions, he’s training with his younger brother, Hayes, playing around at Flip Side, or designing new obstacles like the holds sold by Monstro Ninja Holds. Owen eats, breathes, and sleeps Ninja, and he brings so much skill, kindness, and happiness to our team!