FlipCity of­fers new trampoline ex­pe­ri­ence like no other

The Tribune (NZ) - - THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT -

For­get about your trampoline at home – FlipCity is a new up­lift­ing chal­lenge.

FlipCity at 550 Main Street, across from Smith’s City, has been op­er­at­ing for about 10 weeks and al­ready thou­sands of peo­ple have been trans­formed by an ex­pe­ri­ence like no other.

FlipCity, the brain­child of the Dun­stan fam­ily, opened on July 25 and, at peak times, now of­fers the chal­lenge to up to 450 peo­ple daily. It has 972 square me­tres of in­ter-con­nected tram­po­lines that 40 peo­ple can use safely at one time.

The tram­po­lines are di­vided into six dif­fer­ent ob­sta­cles, each with their own chal­lenge and, in the hour-long ses­sions, par­tic­i­pants or park jumpers move from one to the other.

Some tram­po­lines are two me­tres high, ac­cessed by a chal­lenge wall that needs to be con­quered while other are an­gled so park jumpers can bounce from wall to wall with­out touch­ing the ground.

‘‘FlipCity is to­tally dif­fer­ent from the trampoline in your backyard,’’ says busi­ness man­ager James Price.

‘‘It’s an op­por­tu­nity to be up­lifted in ev­ery sense of the word and gives par­tic­i­pants a unique ex­pe­ri­ence, both phys­i­cally and men­tally.’’

He says it’s an ideal school hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity where in­di­vid­u­als or par­ties can come along and en­joy the hour-long phys­i­cal work­out.

But it’s more than healthy fun on state-of-the-art equip­ment. James ex­plains the core pur­pose of FlipCity is to im­pact on peo­ple’s lives. ‘‘We be­lieve in self worth, per­sonal growth and in­no­va­tion. To­gether we achieve your po­ten­tial,’’ he says.

‘‘Up­lift­ing means we’re united as a team, we place oth­ers be­fore our­selves, we look and feel sharp, we in­spire through in­flu­ence and in­no­va­tion, we freely con­trib­ute ideas and we take the ini­tia­tive.’’

Peo­ple of all age groups will ben­e­fit from the chal­lenge and ex­er­cise. If you’re 60 and over, you can jump at FlipCity for FREE.

‘‘We have cor­po­rate groups, schools, univer­sity stu­dents, mem­bers of the NZ De­fence Force and church groups com­ing along to test them­selves against our equip­ment,’’ James says.

‘‘Over the hol­i­days FlipCity will be open seven days a week from 9am to 10pm. Young­sters can come to the on-the-hour, ev­ery­hour ses­sions with their par­ents or be dropped off and our trained staff will look af­ter them.’’

Ca­sual en­try is $10 an hour for chil­dren un­der 110cm and $16 an hour for over 110cm, $2 for socks, over 60s free and $10 for each ad­di­tional hour.

FlipCity busi­ness man­ager James Price.

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