30K feet of organized chaos opens in Westborough, Mass.

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August 16, 2013, 6:05 pm
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(NECN: Kristen Carosa) - Andrew Beck came to the opening of an indoor trampoline park in Westborough, Mass. with a plan.

“We are mostly spending time in the main area and then we are going to play some basketball,” he says.

While some came into play, others practiced gymnastics.

“It’s not as far away as other ones - the trampolines are awesome,” says Paige McNally.

Sky Zone is a huge space almost completely connected by trampolines, and it’s the only one like it in central Massachusetts.

“We are talking about 30,000 feet of organized chaos,” says part owner David O’Connor.

He says the zone is sectioned off to offer all types of games.

Toddlers to teens can play dodgeball, volleyball and basketball and you guessed it: all on trampolines.

“Where else can you play dodge ball on trampolines and literally bounce off the walls?”

And while fun is a priority, safety is key.

“We don't allow double flips - we don't allow two people on a trampoline - we don't allow two flips in a row - there is a lot of organization to the fun,” O’Connor says.

As you can see, Sky Zone is not just for kids; parents are off the sidelines, off their seats having fun with their kids and getting exercise, too.

While kids were working off some energy, parents were burning calories.

Allison Mello came for a workout.

“I don't have to worry too much about where he is because I can see him anywhere in here - it makes me feel comfortable to let him play while I’m bouncing back here,” she says.

“As you can see, it's a very good workout,” Beck says as he laughs. “I don't have to go to the gym now.”

Sky Zone will offer skyrobics this fall, a workout for all ages.

“Ten minutes on a trampoline is equivalent of 30 minutes of jogging; it can be an incredible workout; ten minutes out here and you are sweating.”

Whether exercising or playing, fun is now just a jump away.

“I think that this is really fun,” Beck says. “It's a good choice that it’s open.”

Tags: fun, westborough massachusetts, Kristen carosa, sky zone, paige mcnally, Andrew beck, david o’connor, trampoline, indoor trampoline park, Allison mello
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