WICHITA — Another company is going to be taking part of the former Big Dog Motorcycles space downtown, and this one is an especially fun one.
“It’s been an incredible opportunity both for me and kids,” says Nancy Deville, who has teamed with other investors to open the business.
“Basically, what really drew me to it is the trampoline because kids love to jump,” she says.
Except she’s hoping adults use the park, too.
“You can burn 1,000 calories an hour jumping on the trampoline,” Deville says. “It’s so much fun.”
Deville is a California-based health book writer, and she says two of the most important things for maintaining health are getting exercise and clearing your mind.
“There’s not enough of that for kids today,” she says of physical activity and time “where you’re just not thinking about anything.”
Get Air will open in 22,000 square feet on New York Street between Douglas and First Street.
The wall-to-wall trampoline will have a number of different areas for various activities, including dodge ball, a basketball dunk and foam pits. There’s also a bungee jump that helps users who can’t do flips on their own.
There will be a toddler area as well.
“That’s really important because then they won’t be intimidated by the older kids,” Deville says.
“Birthday parties are going to be a big part of what we do,” she says. Deville says it makes sense to have something active to do after serving birthday cake.
There will be teen nights, parities and corporate events “so we can get people out of their office and do team building and confidence building and clearing out mental cobwebs,” Deville says.
There’s also going to be something called GETAIR-obics for exercise.
“I want to see more adults coming out,” Deville says. “How many hours can one person stand on a treadmill staring at CNN?”