RIYADH’S GOT TAL­ENT

Not con­tent with open­ing the world’s first fe­males-only tram­po­line park in Saudi, Bounce is now au­di­tion­ing staff

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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

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