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Apr142012

SunSpots: Flipping Out for Xtreme Trampolines!

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Jumping for Joy at Xtreme Trampolines - Where a Kid (or an Adult) Can be a Kid!

Stephanie!
Soleil@so-LAZE.com


Xtreme Trampolines has been on my mind since Tracye Dee shared her blog post, Who's Got Next, several months ago.  So, when Groupon offered a 2-for-1 deal earlier this year, I jumped on it!  Today,  my cohorts and I jumped on it . . . and tonight I soak in bath salts . . .

We visited the Buffalo Grove location because I was told it was newer.  They have two trampoline areas based on age - each with 10 or 11 "lanes" with 3 trampolines and 2 "walls" each.  There are also two age-based trampoline dodgeball areas and one trampoline foam pit area where flips can be practiced. (They really need an additional area for that.) While I saw a sign about pinball machines and other games, we spent our entire time moving from one area to another.

Xtreme TrampolineFree-styling on the regular trampolines was a real blast, as was jumping across the trampoline grids.  It never got too crowded, but when it came close, we just moved to a different trampoline area.  The boys loved, and did not tire of, dodgeball.  The soft, foam balls made this a safe activity for all ages.  With only four trampolines, the foam pit area should really be doubled.  However, the kids (and this adult!) were good about lining up and sharing the trampolines.

Me In BlackOkay, speaking of this adult, I was probably only one of three adults jumping.  I really don't know whether I or the kids had more fun because I truly had a ball!  Weekends are peak time for kids, however, both Xtreme locations are open until 10 or 11pm (well past most kids' bedtimes) on Monday through Thursday.  They recommend that you go barefoot for better traction, so whip out your pumice store beforehand if necessary! Amazingly, at the end of our visit, the bottoms of my feet were remarkably clean!

Jumping is great exercise!  In fact, you can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour in the aerobics class on Tuesdays at 7pm in Buffalo Grove, Tuesdays at Thursdays at 7pm in Carol Stream.  The cost is only $8 per class or $60 for 10 classes!  They also have birthday packages at both the Buffalo Grove and Carol Stream locations.  (The members of my crew were contemplating their birthday parties before we could even get out the door!)

The cost is $11/12 per person for the first hour and $6/7 for each additional hour (although we were there for well over three hours, with no apparent time monitoring).  Xtreme Trampolines has locations in Carol Stream and Buffalo Grove (which is newer).

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Reader Comments (1)

Howdy! I could have sworn I've visited this site before but after going through many of the posts I realized it's new to me.
Anyways, I'm certainly happy I came across it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back often!

August 5, 2013 | Unregistered Commentertrampoline

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