Ninja Lounge Street Team Biography

James Reid

James Reid

Ninja Lounge Street Team

James Reid, a member of the Ninja Lounge Street Team, served eight years in the US Army with two deployments. The 31-year-old is married with an eight month old son. He received a degree in Occupational Therapy and has experience working with adolescents with learning disabilities and acute rehabilitation for adults recovering from strokes, traumatic brain injuries and amputations. He moved from New England to Miami in 2014, and worked as a personal trainer and a nutritionist. He has participated in every competition Ninja Lounge has hosted and has earned his spot on the Ninja Lounge Street Team. He took home 3rd place in Obstacle Onslaught competition hosted by Ninja Lounge. He’s honored to represent Ninja Lounge in any future competitions. His goal is to give back to the Ninja community and help others push their own limits.

Jorge L. Posada

Jorge L. Posada

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After college and working in the corporate environment, Jorge Posada returned to athletics on a personal journey to get in the best shape possible and reach his childhood dream of becoming a professional athlete. While losing over 30lbs and reaching many fitness goals, he developed his own athletic performance research and development company, Focus FittInc, as a way to extend himself and his findings in order to help others in the area of health and wellness. As a 1st degree black belt with over 15 years of teaching experience, he credits his disciple from Karate starting at 8 years old as one very important key to his success. His 25 plus years of fitness experience, which includes football, track & field, and martial arts made the transition back to athletics possible. He spent several years on television sets performing as a stuntman for many local networks, including a few major Hollywood movie productions. This combination helped him reach one of his personal goals; to be a featured athlete on NBC’s hit television show American Ninja Warrior in 2014. Today, he spends his time as part of the Hollywood Beach Ocean Rescue team while training to compete in both Ninja sports and stand up paddleboard racing. He is also a featured writer for several local publications in the area of health and fitness and has been completing a 6 year long autobiographical book project titled While I Chased the Sun due out at the end of 2016.

Calle Alexander

Calle Alexander

Ninja Lounge Street Team

Calle Alexander has always been involved in sports his entire life, but he says for him no sport can compare to the sport of Ninja Warrior. The 22-year-old, who was born in Philadelphia and raised in South Florida, has been training for Ninja Warrior for the past 3-4 years. The training has allowed him to gain experience in many different athletic disciplines including parkour, rock climbing, OCR training and overall body movement training. Calle took home four 1st place finishes at UNAA. He wants to share his knowledge with others to better themselves not only physically but also mentally.

Joseph Rosello

Joseph Rosello

Ninja Lounge Street Team

Joseph Rosello was featured competitor on American Ninja Warrior, with 2 appearances at the National Finals in Vegas. He’s ranked in the top 100 ninjas in the nation after a 66th place finish at the National Ninja League finals in New Jersey. He’s also a first place finisher from Ninja Lounge‘s first Ninja Competition in Miami, Florida. Joseph said it’s exciting to compete in Ninja events because it’s a sport that fits in perfectly with everything he’s done all his life. He said running, jumping and climbing are things that he never outgrew, and it’s great for him to be able to competitively use those talents. He also said it’s one of the best sports communities in the world, whose competitors have unmatched camaraderie. Joseph, who’s a married father of two, is also a Firefighter/Paramedicin Southwest Florida, and is a former church youth group leader.

Lucas Gomes

Ninja Lounge Street Team

Lucas Gomes, a member of the Ninja Lounge street team, grew up in a family that put a high value on faith, getting outside, and moving. He used those things to help him play competitive sports. After playing soccer through middle school and wrestling through high school, he found himself in a season of my life without organized sports, and a burning desire to compete. At age 20 Lucas used NBC’s hit TV show, American Ninja Warrior, to fill that void – a show he loved and watched throughout his childhood. He competed on the show with his brother under the moniker the “BraziBros” and gained national attention. Lucas is a self-proclaimed husband and family man. He says daily he encourages people and tells them to never be afraid to fail -- embrace it.