Last week I tried something new. I went to Flight Trampoline Park with my school's middle schoolers. The last time I was on a trampoline was probably 2006 in which I slept on one.
We got there around 3:30 and the place was nearly empty. After we all signed waivers, I headed to the bathroom to change into non-teaching clothes. I also managed to throw my brand new samsung alpha into the toilet. (It still works, but that is a story for another day) After I caught up with everyone on the floor.
Our teaching staff there to supervise bounced around. I found that the square trampolines bounce much higher than the rectangle ones. Aside from just the trampolines, there is a large platform that you can jump off into an air pillow. I didn't jump off of it, only because I could imagine myself getting stuck trying to get back out.
I sort of wished I was a small child, because I wanted to play in the foam pit, which reminded me of the ymca I worked at in San Diego. But that section is meant for little ones so I stayed out.
I did play one game of dodgeball with some students in which I tried to bounce high in the air to avoid getting hit, only to fail miserably. Then I worked on my cheerleading jumps. I forced a coworker to try to get a picture of it.
Near the end of our time, someone finally showed me how to start doing forward flips. I spent a few minutes trying, but most of mine were very lopsided. I enjoyed playing around and would definitely return. Unlike rock climbing I could come here on my own and bounce around. I think I would look like a total creeper, but it could be done. According to the website, there is a fitness class done here, which might be next on my list of things to try out.