Check out the September Edit concluding some of our Summer jump sessions!
“Walk the Wall”
Don’t confuse the Air Conditioning classes at SF’s trampoline park for child’s play. The cardio-centric courses (ten minutes of jumping is the equivalent of 33 minutes of running) blast calories and put a bit of bounce back into your workout routine.
House of Air, 926 Mason Street, at Crissy Field (415-345-9675 or houseofair.com).
Looking for an activity for your 3-6 year olds? Junior Geronimo is open trampoline just for them! Jump times daily until noon, its a great time for everyone!
Brian “NoSole” Orosco dropped by House of Air on April 3rd to lead a Parkour workshop. Check our some of the amazing moves!
Epic Harlem Shake video from House of Air!
Open Air is an opportunity for individuals, who know trampoline basics, to come practice their tricks and master new ones! Open Air takes place on the House of Air Training Ground and is available to participants 7 and up!
Our trainers take innovation seriously. Check out their latest trick!
The Training Ground is home to the only Airbag and Trampoline Wall in San Francisco!
It’s easy to be fit out West, with big mountains, bike-friendly towns, and beaches that practically beg for a volleyball net.
San Francisco, Calif.
Catch some air at the House of Air trampoline park where the pros say you can bounce away at least 700 calories an hour, and we believe it. Or rent a decked-out bike at Sports Basement and the Presidio (pictured) is yours to explore. On Sunday mornings, staffers lead free rides over the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin.
Where the athletes eat: Fresh and seasonal culture runs so deep, it spills into neighborhood markets like Bi-Rite (415/241-9760; biritemarket.com) in the Mission, where the guy working the deli counter is apt to hold a degree from the Cordon Bleu. Visit the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.com) where every chef worth his volcanic rock salt shops.
San Diego, Calif.
With beaches, ample green space, and near-perfect weather year-round, it’s no wonder the San Diego area—specifically, Chula Vista—is home to one of only three U.S. Olympic training centers. Grab a kayak at La Jolla Shores (rental places abound) and explore the sea caves of La Jolla Cove. Or take a walk or run along Pacific Beach. Save time for a stroll around the San Diego Zoo, too.
Where the athletes eat: Fuel up with a hearty, no-fuss breakfast at Kono’s Surf Club Café ($; 858/483-1669), next to Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach, where you can eat right by the water. And be sure to hit one of the many farmers’ markets around town.
Long Beach, Calif.
One of Long Beach’s advantages is its proximity to L.A. and Orange Counties. What’s more, you have the beach and the mountains, which opens up a world of active possibilities. Rent a paddleboard or kayak. Aloha SUP Rentals (alohasuprentals.com) in Long Beach is a good place to start—or just go bodysurfing. If you’re more land-focused, grab a bike or some in-line skates and cruise along the shoreline path, which runs from downtown Long Beach to Belmont Shore.
Where the athletes eat: Schooner or Later ($; 562/430-3495), right on the water in Long Beach, serves all-American fare for breakfast and lunch. You also can’t go wrong at any of the cliffside restaurants along the Newport Coast, where you can watch the sunset, go tidepooling, and maybe spot a dolphin.
The sun and altitude provide a mix that makes the town an endurance athlete’s paradise, particularly cyclists and hikers. Start at Amante Coffee (amantecoffee.com) on North Broadway, where the cyclists hang out, then ride 14 miles up through Lefthand Canyon to Jamestown, an old mining outpost. You can also take joyrides in the Valmont Bike Park (valmontbikepark.org), and cross-country ski around North Boulder Park. Great hikes and walks around town: Chautauqua Park, Mount Sanitas, or the Boulder Creek Path.
Where the athletes eat: Snooze ($; 303/225-7344) updates its pancake menu seasonally. Carbo-load on scones at Spruce Confections ($; 303/449-6773).
Take one look at the 22.5-mile Boise River Greenbelt trail, watching locals float rafts downstream or cast flies in the shallows, and you’ll wonder why you haven’t heard more about this small-town city, which seems to have more green space than people. Boise might just win the award for most within-city recreation. And just out of town is pretty great too. We love Bogus Basin (bogusbasin.org) for nordic skiing in winter and biking during the rest of the year. Walk or pedal the Greenbelt trail in town, or hike up Table Rock, just 1.5 miles from downtown. Poke around the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, ending up at the trailheads in Camel’s Back Park.
Where the athletes eat: You gotta try the pumpkin-chai Kristin Armstrong Gold Medal Muffin at Big City Coffee ($; 208/345-3145). For dinner, head to restaurant-distillery Bardenay ($$; 208/426-0538) or Tony’s Pizzeria Teatro ($; 208/343-1052), where Tony, from Naples, serves nothing but Napoli-style pizza.
What’s not to love about a high-desert town with about 300 days a year of sunshine and trails that start conveniently in the center? Rent a mountain bike from Sunnyside Sports (sunnysidesports.com) and head to Phil’s Trail, on the west edge of town, where the network of paths runs the gamut of difficulty and passes through ponderosa pine forests. Or hike or run through downtown and Drake Park on the Deschutes River Trail. Smith Rock State Park, north of town, has sheer basalt walls and welded tuff cliffs that make it a magnet for rock climbers.
Where the athletes eat: Get your morning brew at Backporch Coffee Roasters (541/617-3984). Jackson’s Corner ($; 541/647-2198) has wood-fired pizzas, sandwiches, and, on Thursday nights, killer burgers with seasonal ingredients like local morel mushrooms.
One of Arizona’s highest towns is a magnet not just for Phoenix residents escaping summer heat, but also for elite swimmers and runners intent on altitude training. Lush pine-forested trails add to the appeal. For recovery runs, hit the flat, 50-plus-mile Urban Trails System encircling town (flagstaff.az.gov). And for R&R, head south to the red rock scenery and hiking trails of Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon. Drive up Snowbowl Road for access to prime hiking in the San Francisco Peaks and views of the entire city, or drive or bike Hart Prairie Road through aspen groves and grassland prairies. Schultz Pass Trail is the money spot for mountain biking. fs.usda.gov/coconino
Where the athletes eat: Stop in at Macy’s European Coffeehouse ($; 928/774-2243) to hang out with the pro runners getting a post-workout fix. Another great choice is Pizzicletta ($$; 928/774-3242), founded by a local whose bike travels around Italy inspired him to make pizza and gelato here.
Take a stroll on one of the densely wooded paths in south Seattle’s 300-acre Seward Park, featuring views of the city skyline and Mt. Rainier, bike paths, and sandy beaches. Or bring your bike and follow the 14.2-mile Burke-Gilman Trail from Ballard, east through fun, funky Fremont, north along the shores of Lake Washington (see views of downtown), ending in Kenmore.
Where the atheletes eat: Locals loyal to La Medusa ($$$, 206/723-2192) show up religiously, eager to eat from a Sicilian-inspired seasonal menu where 90% of the produce comes from the local farmers’ market. Past meals have included sautéed second-growth morels and Walla Walla onions, and zabaglione with fresh raspberries and figs.
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Hike in a red rock garden at Garden of the Gods. It’s not the altitude blowing your mind, it’s the scenery: wild red rock formations against the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Or hang with gold medalists at the U.S. Olympic Complex, where you might catch a glimpse of the athletes in training. Free; no tours on Sunday; teamusa.org
Where the athletes eat: When you get hungry, Gertrude’s Restaurant ($$; 719/471-0887) serves healthy gourmet fare in a sprightly bistro setting. Or shop for fresh produce at Old Colorado City Farmer’s Market (719/574-1283).
Look at all of the Amazing Spidermen who came to House of Air on June 29th!
The Amazing Spiderman stopped by House of Air to show us how to sling the best web.
Jonny Moseley, Brian Orosco and HOA Trainers Courtney, Andreas, Stan, and Chris pull out all of their best tricks for the slow motion camera!
The Wall is ready for action!
Trampoline Dodgeball World Championships on May 12, 2012.
Facebook’s stock may be dropping — as of Friday afternoon, it was at $27.52, down nearly $10 from its opening price — but Sheryl Sandberg is feeling light as a feather.
Sandberg, the social network’s COO, updated her Facebook Timeline cover photo Friday with this picture of her doing an impressive split jump at the House of Air in San Francisco. Part of Sandberg’s job is to be a cheerleader for Facebook — with jumps like this, it seems, she could take that role literally.
Sandberg wrote a caption for the photo with Memorial Day’s date (Monday). We knew Sandberg makes a point of clocking off at 5:30pm every day; now we know a little about how she likes to spend her holidays, too.
The warehouse building, on Crissy Field near San Francisco’s Presidio, is basically a giant trampoline playground for adults. With 8,000 square feet of trampoline space, a DJ booth and flat screen TVs this place is a sweet spot for company parties. (Mashable held its 2011 Social Media Day celebration here.)
Is this refreshingly candid behavior from a top tech exec? Would you like to see Mark Zuckerberg on a trampoline? Let us know in the comments.
It’s hard to imagine the San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Headlands connected by anything but the Golden Gate Bridge, as if its iconic red beams — erected 75 years ago — were always part of the permanent landscape.
An elaborate fireworks display recently commemorated the bridge’s 75th anniversary, but you can still celebrate on a smaller scale — and catch a lot more.
Try shopping for some anniversary swag, indulging in a guided tour (goldengatebridge75.org), or simply going for a stroll across its 1.7-mile span.
Beyond the bridge, the beloved City by the Bay still beckons with secret San Francisco musts to keep the celebration going.
Here are a few more:
Bourbon and Branch
This Prohibition-style “private” saloon requires a password to enter. Dark, intimate and decorated faithfully like the 1920s, this is the ideal spot for clandestine business dealings or trysts. The main room, lined with booths, gives way to a second room, the Library, by way of a revolving bookcase. Cell phones are prohibited, which only adds to the authentic atmosphere.
501 Jones St.; (415) 346-1735; bourbonandbranch.com
House of Air
A favorite among locals and tourists, this bustling activity center has dozens of trampolines to jump on, trampoline walls to bounce off of, and even a trampoline dodge-ball court. Space is rented by how much time you want to bounce about, but be cautious about overdoing it; jumping around for even 10 minutes is exhausting!
926 Mason St.; (415) 345-9675; houseofair.com
“Nightlife” at California Academy of Science
For anyone who wished that “Night at the Museum” could be real, every Thursday night the California Academy of Science offers a simulated rainforest, planetarium, aquarium and an albino alligator, all under the same roof. There’s also live music, several bars and a different theme every week. Get there early for a planetarium showing pass!
55 Music Concourse Drive; (415) 379-8000; calacademy.org
It may be called a museum, but this is really a playhouse that tips its hat to the predecessors of the video game. It’s full of windup toys, dancing puppets, shooting galleries and vintage arcade games. Some of the exhibits may seem macabre, but this is a unique trip back into the history of how we have fun. Bring a pocket full of quarters.
Pier 45, Shed A (at the end of Taylor St.); (415) 346-2000; Museemechanique.org
One of the ultimate people-watching spots in San Francisco, this thriving park (with stunning city views) is particularly great for children, given the brand-new, world-class playground. Adults will also love the slides and climbing ropes. Summer months bring free movies; all you need is a picnic basket and blankets.
566 Dolores St.
Although the trails in this stunning park provide peaceful walks along the coast, nothing beats the sunset as seen from a perch on the foundations of the Sutro Bath ruins, right on the water’s edge. It’s got unbeatable views – Point Bonita Lighthouse, the Golden Gate Bridge and China Beach – and close proximity to the historic Cliff House (which serves great food just above the cliffs). Keep your eyes out for the seals that sun on the rocks.
2-22 Merrie Way; parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/lands-end.html
This Louvre of science museums offers hands-on exhibits about psychology, perception, art and every kind of science you can imagine. Just go when you have plenty of time on your hands, because there is way too much to do and see. If you don’t happen to have kids, this is another museum that offers cocktails and events for adults only.
3601 Lyon St., (415) 563-7337; www.exploratorium.edu
Evan Bailyn is the author of ”Outsmarting Google” and president of First Page Sage. Paula Conway is the publisher of Conway Confidential.
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