I’ve been telling you for the last few weeks about what an amazing time I had on the Girlfriend Getaway that surrounded the New Kids on the Block concert. Seriously I could write for days and still miss telling you about some of the fun stuff we did. My abs are just getting back to normal after five full days of laughing till I could barely breathe. One of those I-have-to-walk-away-to-catch-my-breath laughing events was the night before the concert when we all went to Airheads – an indoor trampoline arena and arcade located right in the heart of Orlando.
Now, it has easily been 15 years since I have stepped up on to a trampoline…. and it showed. “Awkward” does not even begin to describe what I felt like trying to bounce around on those things. However, my friends had no problem letting go of their inhibitions and bounce around the place like pinballs. Cayce even channeled her past cheerleading experience to show us all up with a few back hand springs. I silently watched and wondered how many visits to a chiropractor I would need if I attempted to do the same.
AirHeads Trampoline Arena is Tampa’s premier destination for airborne amusement. Daily open-jump sessions require no reservations, allowing gravity-loathers to launch themselves skyward at the drop of a hat. Simply strap on the helmet and jumping shoes provided by AirHeads and you’re ready for an hour of aerial cardio action. The bounce-intensive surface promotes ever-increasing hang-time increments in a low-impact workout that lets the joints off easy but puts lower-body muscles through rigorous training. All that bouncing is also intensely aerobic and much better for your lungs than underwater body-building competitions. If you’ve had enough free-floating fitness, join a bouncing band of ball dodgers at one of AirHeads’ pick-up trampoline-dodgeball games. After gallumphing up an appetite or intense skeeball craving, head to the AirCafé or AirCade for fresh fare and fair games.
After jumping till our little hearts were content – about 2.4 minutes for me – we enjoyed an enormous pepperoni pizza (I dont even like pizza but this was really really good) and played some video games – including that Dance Dance thing... just when I thought things could not get any more awkward…
All in all it was a fun couple of hours that we beat the heat and enjoyed some great laughs together, which of course was the whole purpose of the weekend. I could see AirHeads being a perfect place to take rowdy kids who need to burn off some energy – the hand full of kids that were there had enough energy to power a large village. I also saw on a sign that they have AIRobics where you can burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour.. that is more my style than just random jumping. Hopefully I will get back to check that out. (with my chiropractor forewarned – just in case)