Skip the Gym and Get Fit the Fun Way

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.

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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?

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