Sky Zone Miami: Get High at the City's First Indoor Trampoline Park
Sure, you can have the typical kids' birthday party here, but the 16,000 square feet of trampoline space equally welcomes adults. Need a rainy-day activity that doesn't involve Netflix, shopping, or existential angst? Check. A date spot to see if your potential mate is too uptight? Check. A place to laugh at your co-workers during a potentially embarrassing team-building exercise? Check. A way to trick a reticent friend or family member into accidentally doing some cardio? Check.
Owner and general manager Juan Brandt decided to open the Miami location, a franchise, after visiting a Sky Zone with his family while on vacation in San Francisco. Back at home, he tried to look up the nearest location for a second round -- only to find the closest location was hours away in Tampa. And thus Brandt, a veteran of the cigar business, heard the classic entrepreneur's lightbulb ding. "I was looking for a change of pace -- something a little healthier," he said.
The actual jumping zones comprise three areas -- the main "courts," as they're called, are huge rectangles of trampoline grids surrounded by sloping bouncy walls, too. This means you can run from square to square, then up a wall and flip down, if you desire. Or, you might scoot over to one of the massive dodgeball courts, where you can score extra air by bouncing before you lob a ball at your opponents. Pickup games start regularly throughout the day here, or you can sign up for an adults-only league and tournament series starting soon.