Trampoline park offers fun workout alternatives
Students who have grown tired of the Student Recreation Center can find a fun alternative in the new addition of a trampoline park in downtown Tucson.
Get Air Tucson Trampoline Park opened its doors on Aug. 16 after a year of building “from the ground up,” said Get Air owner and manager Patti Goodell. The company started in Utah after Goodell’s son and daughter-in-law came up with the idea of creating a place to exercise and have fun indoors. The park became popular with Utah’s skiing community, Goodell said.
A college town environment like Tucson is the perfect place for Get Air, Goodell said, adding that the park was designed “with young people in mind.”
For $11, guests get access to dodgeball, basketball hoops and open jump on the trampolines. There are also cameras in the park that visitors can use to record themselves and improve their jumps. Additionally, attendees can find the only slack line attraction in Tucson at Get Air, Goodell said.
The park is currently in the process of organizing Zumba and aerobics classes, which will be available soon, according to Goodell.
Get Air offers a variety of deals throughout the week, manager Alicia Durfee said. Mondays, a group of four can jump for $20.
Tuesdays, each hour of jump time purchased comes with a second hour free. Wednesdays, students with a CatCard receive $1 off the price of admission. On “Thankful Thursdays,” anyone who brings in a non-perishable or canned food item receives two hours for the price of one.
The facility serves as a special occasion venue for any kind of party, and visitors don’t have to be experienced athletes to enjoy the park.
Serving as a fun alternative to exercise, Durfee said that gymnasts and other athletic groups make regular use of the park.
Get Air keeps its employees as happy as its visitors.
“There’s nothing else like it in Tucson,” said employee and safety monitor Keegan Baker. “It’s full of energy, and there’s always music playing.”
Baker’s coworker and fellow safety monitor Scott Hansen said he enjoys working at Get Air for the constant entertainment of seeing people jumping around.
Amateurs, professionals and experts of all types can come and have fun, Baker said.
UA creative writing sophomore Nicole Kane said that after going to Get Air by herself, she would definitely bring a group of friends to the park.
“The basketball hoops were my favorite part,” Kane said. “The entire atmosphere in the building is very laid back.”