AirFX

AirFX

Morgan Schwab

Imagine: 12,000 square feet of wall to wall trampolines.
AirFX Trampoline Park was just opened this April and is eastern Iowa’s first indoor trampoline park located in Hiawatha in the Sport Zone building.
 
Kid’s Zone is a separate part of the park that is small enough for children to jump and play safely. Junior Jumpers is in the morning on weekdays for children age six and under to enjoy the entire park for 5$ (parents get in free).
“Kid’s zone has its own trampolines and foam pit, costs seven dollars to enter, and you have to be 48 inches or under to play,” Laura Chadima-Beer, owner of AirFX and former Kennedy grad, said.
 
 Trampolines aren’t the only activity at AirFX, there is also a trampoline dodge ball court, basketball courts, “laser frenzy”, outdoor soccer, and miniature golf.
 
“The success has been very well received and we have been very busy,” Chadima-Beer said.
 
Before entering the park, a waver must be signed by a parent or guardian if the jumper is under 18. The waver can be filled out online by your parent that way they don’t have to go in with you.
 “The safety waver is a standard practice in this industry, it recognizes that in any athletic event you’re doing there is a chance you could be hurt, the waver just makes sure that if you are hurt, you don’t take action against us,” Chadima-Beer said.
  Along with the waver, special socks must be worn as well and are provided by AirFX at the front counter when you get there.
 
The rules of the park are posted on signs all around the park warning jumpers to be careful. “The trampolines here are a lot more responsive than the one in your backyard or at a gymnastics club so don’t attempt anything you’re not capable of,” Chadmia-Beer said. There are six floor monitors on the floor at all times doing the job of “lifeguards” making sure everyone is staying safe and following the rules.
Some areas of the park are still undergoing construction and will hopefully be done within the next few weeks.