I’m not sure if others would agree, but working out has never seemed to be an activity of enjoyment. Knowing the importance of exercise, I do my best to escape the grayscale, sweaty scenery of indoor gyms and find more exciting alternatives. In the warmer days, it’s as simple as going outside and hiking a mountain. Unfortunately, this long-lasting winter has not been very kind and outdoor activity isn’t quite a possibility yet. So what is there to do?
How about an indoor trampoline park? Now, I know what you may be thinking, “Isn’t that a bit childish?” Maybe it is, but after spending a few hours at Bounce in Syosset, New York, I felt as if I had just completed a 5k marathon.
Trampoline parks are very geographically dispersed and in my research, they didn’t seem very difficult to find. Though each park is a little bit different from the next, they all have common themes. For example, Bounce houses a basketball, dodgeball, and soccer court, foam pit, and general bounce section. While some of this is geared towards younger jumpers, there is plenty available for the young-at-hearts.
It may not seem like it, but jumping up and down for a few hours is actually a lot of work. It’s great for anyone looking to focus on calves, thighs, and even abs. Additionally, the prices are quite reasonable. For two hours on a Saturday, I only paid $20.
So if anyone is looking to add a little spring to a daily exercise routine, I highly recommend a nearby trampoline park. Besides, doesn’t a giant foam pit sound a little bit intriguing?