Forget arduous gym sessions and strenuous jogging, there’s a new fitness craze in town — the biggest trampoline arena in the world— and people are quite literally flipping out! Flip Out sprung up in Scotland on 11th April in Rutherglen just a brief hop and a bounce away from Glasgow. The coolest part? This trampoline promised land is home to one of the UK’s first ever Ninja Warrior courses — battle beams, laser maze, bungee run and all. Are you ready?
At 63,000 sq. ft., this springy dreamland caters to one and all, and then some. Imagine jumping all your cares away in a colossal arena filled with an ocean of trampolines. Wait until you see the epic street flip section, too. #goals
Fulfilling all trampoline-related desires, the Grown Ups sessions are specifically for adults and offer an innovative alternative for something spontaneous to do, while the After Dark sessions include a DJ, smoke machines and light shows. For the wee ones, the fancy soft play area, kids trampoline section, special child-friendly flip street arena and 10 party rooms are beyond fun. Adding to the enjoyment, a five metre helter skelter connects the first-floor mezzanine into a ball pit.
Those serious about mixing fun with finesse can engage in an enticing array of ball games. Yes, they have a dodgeball court, football pit and basketball lanes. All you need is a café and sports bar complete with five giant screens and you’re good to go. Oh, wait. They have that too!
Extending their fitness frontiers, rebellious gym bunnies can burn off up to 1000 calories through a clever combination of trampolining, gymnastics and stunt box exercises in the Flip Fit classes, each of which are led by an expert instructor.
The health benefits attached to trampolines are significant. Not only is bouncing wonderfully liberating but a brief jump can strengthen muscles, improve balance and coordination skills, and even stimulate the lymphatic system, increasing lymph flow by 15 times. NASA studies show that a simple trampoline session works wonders on the heart and creates the same cardiovascular effects as running, but in one third of the time. If that doesn’t seal the deal then nothing will.