Easter egg hunts. Hide and seek. Marco Polo. Boiled eggs with toast soldiers. Tutus. Mum making dinner. Trampolining.
Seriously. We can’t keep letting kids have all the fun. Recently my 8-Week Challenge girls and I decided to make a stand and take back what is rightfully ours, with a trip to Skyzone in Alexandria. You think you know trampolining? You know nothing until you’ve been to this place.
Step inside and it’s like you’re stepping into a giant, bouncy, padded castle. There are more than 100 interconnected trampolines, so you can bounce up and down and on and off walls until your heart is content (or your body gives out… trampolining is actually really tough, guys!). You can ‘free jump’ or get involved in one of their activities, like dodgeball, skyclimb, wallrunners, sky school or skyfit. We got involved in skyfit, because #nolazygirlshere, and it was all of the F-U-N.
We started of with a 30-minute ‘Jump Start’ class, which is designed for those of us who haven’t stepped foot on a trampoline in, ahem, a decade or two. It’s a cardio based program, where you learn basic jumps and get your body moving… and about 10 minutes in we were all dripping in sweat and looking at each other nervously. Luckily the fun was in equal proportion to the sweating…
We went straight from the ‘Jump Start’ class into the ‘Heart Starter’, because as I mentioned, #nolazygirlshere. This is the intermediate class, designed to keep that heart rate soaring while you finesse the basic moves. They also throw in a couple of races and some strength exercises on the trampolines, which are next level difficult but also a lot of fun. Push ups on a trampoline will change your life for the better.
We walked out of there babbling like school kids. It was so much fun, and a really truly great workout. And while we were lucky enough to be hosted for this particular event, I can promise you from the bottom of my heart that I will be back to jump higher and faster and better than ever before. And from the way I hear the girls talking, they’re thinking exactly the same way. Trampolining is not the best option for anyone with an injury (for obvious reasons), but if you’re of sound health and able-bodies then I highly recommend you check it out.
Have you been trampolining? Let me know what you think!
Have a wonderful 4 day week, Team.
p.s They also host functions and kids’ parties, and I’m available to attend either… just saying.
Want to try Skyfit for free? Use the code ‘skyfit16’ and it’s yours!