RIYADH’S GOT TALENT
Not content with opening the world’s first females-only trampoline park in Saudi, Bounce is now auditioning staff
BOUNCE – the much-loved trampoline park in Dubai’s Al Quoz – has announced they are opening a femalesonly park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The venue will boast over 80 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk, inflatable airbag and an adventure challenge course. Keeping up?
“Since the opening of our first park in Saudi, in Jeddah last year, thousands of families in the city are enjoying this new way to stay active while having fun,” Mashael Attieh, Managing Partner of Bounce, tells Grazia. “With the new opening in Riyadh, we are looking forward to providing ladies of all ages and abilities with one of the newest and most popular entertainment options in the market, as well as a training ground for aerial sports.”
The park will be located on main East/West Road in Riyadh, and if that’s not exciting enough, in the run-up to the opening in December, those zany folk at Bounce are recruiting new trampolining talent in an X
Factor-style audition process. “This is not a normal job or a normal interview,” adds Mashael. “This could be the absolute dream job for someone looking to work in a fun and active environment.” Email your CV to ca[email protected] to be in with a chance to audition.
And we leave you with this: 10 minutes on a trampoline burns the same number of calories as 30 minutes of running, so you’d better start practicing your backflips!
THAT WE’RE ALL for female empowerment is a given, which is why we’re so excited by the announcement of Nike’s latest podcast, The Fenom Effect.
Designed to challenge the narrative surrounding being a female athlete, The Fenom Effect will welcome a range of sportswomen to share their stories and perspectives on being female in sport and the societal barriers it can present.
Not stopping there, other subjects touched upon include confidence, representation and equality.
Kicking off with football player Abby Wambach, the topics covered were gender and pay equality
(two of our favourites), leadership and representation. Next up, skateboarder Lacey Baker discussed being your authentic self. Then on 23 November, surfer Carissa Moore will be talking confidence, pressure and finding joy in sport.
Then snowboarder Chloe Kim is booked in on 30 November to chat about growing up in the limelight, overcoming bullying and pushing sport forward. One of our favourites, fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (pictured above) – the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics – will be a guest on 7 December with her take on equality, modesty and representation. Then, on 14 December, basketball player Maya Moore (pictured right) will be talking about social justice, overcoming external pressures, and being the best version of yourself. All relevant, all important and all fascinating. Redefining the future of sport for women, the podcast presents inspiring new role models for young girls out there and is not to be missed.
WHY YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO NIKE’S NEW PODCAST
Mashael Attieh, Managing Partner of Bounce Saudi Arabia