Yuri Maiorov and Andrei Roublev, co-founders of Planet Obstacle, are both former standout performers at Cirque Du Soleil who launched the business by combining their passion for physical activity with their passion to provide a unique opportunity for their community.
"It's my belief that art is all around us," said Maiorov. "That belief can be seen in all my work from my performances to Planet Obstacle where I helped build the facility with my bare hands from the ground up."
Planet Obstacle, at 50,000 square feet, is one of Central Florida's largest indoor obstacle parks. It's mission is to provide a full day of unique, challenging and safe courses for all ages to enjoy exercise, to learn about fitness and to connect with others.
"We offer a variety of obstacles," Roublev explained. "We have a list of obstacles from the TV fan-favorite America Ninja Warrior. Guests can earn bragging rights to an aerial ropes course, an extreme zipline, an adult ninja course, a giant rock-climbing wall and more. Kid-friendly activities include a kids’ ninja course, trampolines, bungees, ball pits and bumper cars. Our large facility allows us to accommodate up to 540 people."
The founders' advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is that persistence and determination really is the key to success.
"Never give up on your dreams," they said. "No matter the challenges you face along the journey."