When the email popped into my inbox, I knew I had to go.
It was an invitation to go jump at the newly opened Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. There's a bunch of them in the U.S. but this is the first one in Canada. Owner Caroline Irving has five kids so she knows all about the need to bounce off the walls to burn off energy.
Did I mention this isn't a typical trampoline place? Sky Zone is literally lined with trampolines, including trampoline walls. You'd think it was just for kids but I'm telling you, as an adult....this was the most I've laughed in ages.
I took Lisa, a.k.a. Party Mummy, with me to jump start our day because she's pretty much willing to do anything. The phone call went something like this....
Me: Do you want to come with me to this new place that just opened up? It looks like it's literally lined with trampolines.
I love my friends.
We get there and the first thing we do is sign a waver. No biggie...this is becoming a frequent occurrence in my life. We get into a pair of jumping shoes and off we went to fly high in the sky.
We played dodge ball, jumped into foam pits, learned how to bounce of the walls and I took part in about three minutes of the SkyRobics (aerobics on trampoline) class.
I liked Sky Zone so much that I took my kids there this past Friday. Both boys left sweaty and spent and when I asked if it was a "do-again" activity, Son No. 2 declared "It's a do, do, do-again!".
I'm also going to get together a group of friends to try out a full SkyRobics class. Apparently you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. With the gasping I was doing after three minutes, this does not surprise me in the least. I'm hoping I can convince Erica to come since she's struggling with this.
I will give one caveat: If you happen to be a person who has given birth once or twice and *ahem* perhaps when you sneeze or laugh too hard certain things happen, it would be good if you dressed 'appropriately' and/or wore the appropriate nether regions gear for an activity with this much bouncing.
Would I recommend SkyZone as a fun activity for the whole family?
It'll have you bouncing to new heights. I give it a two thumbs up.