‘We’re delighted to spread the freestyle jump revolution into Herts’ – Air Space Stevenage opens
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If you’ve ever had that feeling that pounding the streets, running, or doing hours of weights at the gym just isn’t shifting enough fat, you may be interested to know that a centre for freestyle trampolining – which can burn calories three times more quickly than running – opened its doors in Stevenage on Wednesday.
Air Space Stevenage is bringing what it calls the freestyle jumping revolution to the town’s Leisure Park, with its brand new centre which has 80 interconnected trampolines, a giant airbag, dodgeball courts and competition standard trampolines.
The £1.3 million park – the site formerly occupied by Smilin’ Sam’s – is now open to all ‘jumpsters’ who want to try a bit of freestyle jumping for fitness or just fun.
You can start off with simple jumping exercises, but the centre’s staff – known as air crew – will help you to develop your skills so you can soon be back flipping and pirouetting like a true gymnast.
The dodgeball courts allow teams to play matches during which they have to try to hit each other with the added excitement of being on the bounce.
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You can improve your rolls, flips and tumbles safely on the giant airbag before trying them out on the trampolines, and get some serious air on the power jumping trampolines. There are also freestyling walls which allow you to jump and climb like Spider-Man.
And once you are exhausted from bouncing, there is a café and refreshment area where you can recover.
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Freestyle Fitness classes which offer high intensity, low impact exercises for £8 a pop, will soon be on offer, as will Space Academy, a training programme developed by Parkour specialist Sam McFarlane to take jumpers from novice to pro.
Party bookings will be available in the coming weeks.
Air Space co-founder and director Rebecca Mayhew said: “We’re delighted to have opened our new site in Stevenage as we continue to spread the freestyle jump revolution across the UK.
“We’re so excited to be able to offer the people of Stevenage and Hertfordshire a site that will give them a space to fly, and some truly exhilarating activities.”
For more information and to book visit www.air-space.co.uk.