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A Trampoline Workout Class in San Francisco

A Trampoline Workout Class in San Francisco

There’s a hidden gem in San Francisco located within a historic airplane hangar in The Presidio. Yes, it involves flying – but you’re going to be just a few feet above the ground with this adventure because The House of Air is an indoor trampoline park that has been in operation since September 2010.

After discovering House of Air’s website and finding out that 10 minutes of jumping on a trampoline equates to 33 minutes of running, we knew that we wanted to take one of their Air Conditioning Workout Classes to see whether this claim was correct.

House of Air Shoes

House of Air provides you with special shoes for their trampolines.

The two of us arrived at the House of Air early on a Saturday morning and after signing our waiver forms, we were each given a pair of “trampoline shoes” to wear. Excitedly we put on our shoes and headed over to where our workout would be taking place this morning.

The Matrix.

This was House of Air’s main trampoline structure made up of 42 conjoined trampolines and larger than a full-sized basketball court. One hell of an impressive sight!

The Matrix - 42 conjoined trampolines.

The Matrix: 42 conjoined trampolines.

Childhood memories started flooding back as we got straight onto The Matrix, bouncing around with huge smiles on our faces. The two of us could feel our heart rates starting to rise and we hadn’t even started our warm-up yet!

The instructor called everyone in and began the warm-up, consisting of jumping on the trampoline and performing arm-circles. It was then time to pull out the dodgeballs as the 12 class participants split up into groups of 4 and started throwing the ball around the circle, all whilst still bouncing up and down.

Kieron doing a push-up at House of Air San Francisco

Drop and give me ten!

Progressively the workout became harder as we went back into our pairs for the next few exercises. While one partner passed the dodgeball through their legs in a figure eight as they bounced in the air, the other partner had to drop onto the trampoline and perform ten push-ups.

Now push-ups can be difficult on solid ground, but try doing them on an elastic trampoline that offers considerable give and they become considerably harder! We then moved onto sit-ups, squats, jumping jacks and a variety of other exercises that resulted in us both breathing and sweating heavily.

Amy doing a sit-up at House of Air San Francisco

And now time for some crunches!

Now that might not sound like fun to some, but we still had those smiles on our faces through the entire class. No wonder House of Air’s website says your cheeks will hurt as much as your quads after this workout!

Our $16 “Air Conditioning” workout lasted just under an hour and despite its intensity, it was easily the most enjoyable cardio workout we’ve ever had.

If you’re in San Francisco, get out of your hotel room and down to the House of Air for a whole lot of fun! You don’t even need to take a class like we did – an hour’s access to the trampoline park is the same price and you can bounce around to your heart’s content.

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary session from The House of Air. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.


  1. Posted October 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been meaning to try trampolining for awhile! They have a few of these kind of spots in the bay area. Digging the spiderman shoes!
    Gerard ~ GQ trippin recently posted..Win a TouchPad from G!

    • Posted October 10, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

      I remember one of the people taking the class said there were a few others in California – it really was so much fun, hope you can give it a try before you leave on the RTW!

  2. Posted October 11, 2011 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    That looks like a blast! I’m always looking for unique ways to exercise, since the gym is not my friend 😉
    Annette recently posted..Go-Go Dancers, Bikinis & lots of White

    • Posted October 11, 2011 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      Know exactly what you mean – the gym gets old fast! We would take this workout over a treadmill or exercise bike every day of the week!

  3. Posted October 12, 2011 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    How cool! And affordable too.. That sounds like a blast and a fun way to workout. That does seem like it would get very tiring though!
    Claire recently posted..The Best Meal in Nashville!

    • Posted October 13, 2011 at 3:51 am | Permalink

      We were exhausted by the end but that’s what you want from a good workout, right? 🙂

  4. Chal
    Posted October 15, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Glad you guys enjoyed your workout in SF!!

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