Do you love to jump? I do! I am fond of happy kind of jumping because it brings me very pleasant memories — like playing and jumping on the streets when I was in grade school, jumping from our ancestral house’s roof to the neighbor’s, and jumping out from the sampaloc (tamarind), lanzones and other trees. The most nostalgic and dearest kind for me was whenever we jump at New Year’s eve (promptly at midnight) since I was a kid because we were told by my grandparents that doing that will make the kids grow taller. Whether it has scientific basis or none, we carried on with this tradition until now that I’m past 30. However, I realized later on that I have never really jumped on a trampoline. But nothing is too late!
I am delighted when the sort of ‘trampoline park’ (popularly known as Bounce) came to Abu Dhabi. In their well designed trampolines, you may do free jumping, quick drop, zipline, performance trampoline, and more. They offer interesting programs and activities.
One of the programs that recently kicked off in Abu Dhabi is Bounce Fit. It is said to be NASA’s recommended fitness routine. While I am not a fitness buff, I shamelessly signed up for the 8:00 AM session today. I usually have my easy Saturday mornings, (our version of Lionel Richie’s easy Sunday mornings since workweek in UAE starts on Sundays), but today was a little ambitious and exciting. I was nervous and thrilled as I parked opposite the Marina Eye. As I entered Marina Mall, where Bounce is, near Five Guys (how strategic, one gets tired then Five Guys waves at you to eat a family of burgers afterwards haha), I told myself, “Goodluck! Treadmill is not even one of your best friends! You do not even go to the gym.” Continue reading