De-stress and play at the new Trampoline Park, now open in Manila

Alexa Villano
De-stress and play at the new Trampoline Park, now open in Manila

Alecs Ongcal

What to expect and what to bring during your first visit to Manila's super fun new trampoline park

MANILA, Philippines – For those who want to feel like a kid again and have a fun workout at the same time, there is a new place you can try. Trampoline Park Zero Gravity Zone at The Portal in Greeenfields District, Mandaluyong calls to mind childhood experiences from the past as one jumps, hops, and bounces on their trampolines.

I decided to bring it here and found out there weren’t any trampoline parks in the Philippines. So I decided, the Filipino public will love this. And I saw how popular it was globally, not just in the UK but also in the US, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, so it’s really spreading around the globe,” says co-owner Mark Hogsden. 

Mark Hogsden, co-owner of the trampoline park. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

The park opened Tuesday, February 9, and when we visited during the soft opening a day before, there were some parts of the park that were still being fixed. The trampoline area itself, though, was ready. 

Reminders:

  • Each participant will have to pay *P320 for an hour inside the park.
  • Before entering the trampoline area, participants are asked to watch a safety video and listen to the rules of the staff on how to jump properly on a trampoline.
  • Lockers are provided for those who want to store their belongings.
  • You’re required to wear thick socks with rubber underneath them if you’ll be jumping. If you don’t have a pair, you can buy those kinds of socks at P80 at the counter.
  • Once you enter trampoline area, you can jump non-stop.
  • Some of the activities one can do include volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, and you can even jump into an area full of purple and yellow foam.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Parkour attendants are also on hand to teach the proper ways of jumping, and some were even doing somersaults around the area.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

As I started jumping and bouncing on the trampoline, it reminded me of the kids’ TV series, Disney’s Adventures of the Gummi Bears. In the show, the bears would drink a potion called “Gummi berry juice,” which allowed them to bounce away from their enemies. 


 

Though it’s great fun, Mark said it would be better to consult a doctor before trying out trampolining because it does get the heart rate going. 

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

All our staff, they have to pass a first aid course to be able to work in our trampoline park… so yes they got training, a lot of them are professionals in parkour and certified fitness instructors, certified zumba instructors. So everyone we’ve researched and employed here has experience in what they do for a long time and got training already,” Mark said.

Will you be dropping by to try out the trampolines? Let us know in the comments below. 

– Rappler.com

*Price is subject to change. For more information, visit their Facebook page

 

 

 

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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.