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Defying Gravity at Albuquerque's Ultimate Air Experience

By Marina I. Jokic

Using the force of gravity to create one of the coolest aerial sports facilities in Albuquerque, Gravity Park lets you plunge into a world of trapeze art, aerial silks, foam pits, and extreme dodgeball among others. A great way to expend your energy, Gravity Park also offers a series of special events and private party packages. General manager Colten Hudson shares the story of the park and its wide range of fun activities.

Whether you are seeking a thrilling solo adventure or looking to book your next group party, Gravity Park can accommodate a range of requests and interests. Hudson highly recommends the venue for activities such as social outings, intense workouts, and birthdays. With four separate areas, the park is well equipped to handle multiple events at the same time.

The Open Jump features over nine thousand square feet of connected trampolines including vertical wall trampolines. Dodgeball consists of a caged area where guests can play the spirited game upon sixteen linked trampolines, creating an incredibly dynamic environment. Similarly, the Ninja Obstacle Course (modeled on the television show American Ninja Warrior) has everything from slack lines and trapeze to aerial silks and a serious obstacle course positioned over foam pits for when you inevitably tumble down. Some jumpers launch themselves into the foam pits in an attempt to do daring acrobatics. In the end, even failing and falling into the pit is extremely fun.

Needless to say, the games at the park are physically intensive. "Gravity Park is a great workout, some jumpers have burned up to 1,000 calories an hour participating in our fitness classes," says Hudson. There are two "Gravity Fit" classes per week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Hudson urges those who cannot make the classes to simply visit the park during another time and engage in the dozens of other interesting and fun activities it has to offer. People love the fact that their workouts don't have to be drab anymore.

Hudson shares that the most popular area of the park is the Ninja Obstacle Course, the first of its kind in the area when it premiered in 2014. Since then, there has been a global trend toward building similar obstacle courses. Moreover, Hudson wants people to know that Gravity Park is innovating constantly and integrating new and intriguing obstacles into their Ninja course. "We are constantly changing out our different obstacles and have even added things like Aerial Silks in the last year, as seen in most Circus shows," he says.

Apart from the Ninja course, there is a slew of other sports which are equally energizing. For instance, the AirDunk allows people to launch themselves on a trampoline and score through a hoop. There are also AirDunk tournaments. In the SlackLine, people walk a rope suspended over thousands of foam cubes, and testing their balancing skills.

If you've ever pictured yourself as a Cirque du Soleil artist, then you might consider the Aerial Silks which will likewise suspend you over a sea of foam cubes. These are some of the activities Hudson highlights, but it's still worth checking out the Gravity Park website for a more comprehensive look.

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