‘I sold my cafe!’ Australian Ninja Warrior finalists reveal the huge sacrifices they made to compete on the show
Monday night’s Australian Ninja Warrior grand finale will see contestants attempt to conquer the most challenging obstacle course.
And three finalists revealed to 9Now this week, the sacrifices they made in order to compete on the show.
Olivia Vivian, 29, went as far as selling her cafe in Western Australia.
‘I sold my cafe!’ Australian Ninja Warrior finalist Olivia Vivian [pictured], 29, revealed to 9Now this week, the sacrifices she made in order to compete on the show
‘I made the very hard decision to sell my cafe so I could travel and compete [in Ninja Warrior] without distraction, and as much as I miss my customers and everyday routine hustle, I’m content with my decision to follow a new path,’ she said.
For martial arts pro Josh O’Sullivan, he increased his training regime with very little rest.
‘Towards the Ninja season I was training two to three times a day, up to four hours a day, five to six days a week,’ the 26-year-old said.
‘Up to four hours a day, six days a week’: Martial arts pro Josh O’Sullivan [pictured], 26, increased his training regime with very little rest
And for Brisbane-based plumber Ryan Solomon, it was his sleep and sanity that was affected the most.
‘Sacrifice my sleep and sanity a little bit trying to make sure I’ve trained every last bit that I’ve got, but there’s a bit that goes into it,’ the 31-year-old said.
Meanwhile, it’s a busy time for Ryan who is expecting a miracle baby in August with wife Amie Solomon.
Losing sleep: For plumber Ryan Solomon [pictured], 31, it was his sleep and sanity that was affected the most
The couple are set to welcome a son next month a year after tragically losing their daughter Lola Grace, at just 17-weeks gestation.
Ryan told Monday’s New Idea that the news is ‘super exciting after such a crazy, emotional last year.’
The grand finale episode of Australian Ninja Warrior airs Monday July 29 at 7.30pm on Nine
Miracle baby: Meanwhile Ryan and wife Amie Solomon [pictured] are expecting a miracle baby in August