Every now and again I find myself stalking a Facebook page waiting with bated breath for something to open after seeing some teaser pics.  Bounce Dubai was one of those pages which peaked my interested and I am guilty of messaging them a few times impatiently asking when were they going to open.

Finally I’m pleased to say they are OPEN for business and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak last night along with some other media people to see what Bounce is all about.   Essentially it’s a massive warehouse in Al Quoz (very close to Times Square) stuffed full of 80 trampolines which are connected together allowing you to Bounce your way around.  It’s a fantastic place for adrenaline junkies and caters for people from aged 3 and upwards.  Mere mortals like me who haven’t been on a trampoline since my childhood, which was more years ago than I care to remember, spend the evening bouncing up and down on our own trampoline, doing a few simple tricks and screaming a lot (actually that was just me!) – thankfully the music was loud so I wasn’t heard too much.  The more experienced crew were entertaining the crowds with spins, wall bouncing and vertical acrobatics which were a joy to watch and seemed so easy, but I can assure you they are not !

As well as the standard bank of trampolines, there is a dedicated area for trampoline softball, an area where you can practice acrobatics and land on a cushioned airbag as well as two areas for tricks and stuff – think indoor skateboarding without the wheels and freestyle wall climbing with the aid of a trampoline to give you some lift.

Here’s how the PR people describe it : “If you thought the euphoric rush of flight was the domain of only the most extreme sports people, think again. BOUNCE offers the thrill of high-octane adrenaline sport to anyone who feels like jumping around. It’s like a giant skate park made out of trampolines. Stunt grade airbags and circus grade padding – think Parkour made easy, or gymnastics gone freestyle in an environment where anyone can do it! Fan favourites including dodgeball courts, basketball hoops, and giant air bags”

From a fitness perspective trampoline training is a fantastic workout as its low impact, great for muscle toning and cardiovascular fitness and most importantly for me, it’s fun – I defy anyone to try jumping around for a bit and not come out with a big smile on their face.  The PR bumf says that 10 minutes of jumping is equivalent to running for 33 minutes, I’ve not tested that out yet with my heart-rate monitor for calorie burn and will do that another time, but I am fully convinced that it is so much more fun ! Despite incorporating the word running into my blog title I never really found the love for running, I was always chasing the runners high that other people promised would come, and alas it failed me despite running 2 half marathons, anyway I digress – Bounce is FUN with capitals !!

Opening just before Dubai gets unbearably hot, I can see that Bounce is going to be busy this summer, it has a great feel and with a one person to one trampoline policy, it’s a safe place for fun.

Bounce opens today (4th June) –  you will need to book to get a space, your time starts every hour on the hour – it’s easy to check availability and book on-line.  In addition to the activities Bounce have a small cafe and viewing space upstairs and a few party rooms suitable for celebrations.

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This might give you a better feel of what goes on at Bounce Dubai – Enjoy 🙂

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Photo Credit – Courtesy of Bounce PR – sadly my action shots were not clear enough to us, probably as I was bouncing at such high speed (or alternatively and more likely, I’m rubbish at capturing moving action shots).

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Debbie is an accidental blogger and passionate foodie who is always fueled by Specialty Coffee.

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