At Defy Gravity, jumpers of all ages bounce, flip, and pirouette atop a massive 6,000 square-foot trampoline designed with NASA-developed rebound material and a laser-cut steel frame to support as many as 74 people. Though the trampoline’s most traditional uses include simple jumping or amateur gymnastics, Defy Gravity also uses it to introduce vertical feints to dodge-ball and volleyball matches and add a gently forgiving floor to fitness classes. A flexible support system reduces the impact of jumps on delicate joints and flawless high ponytails, while angled walls alleviate worries of falling off the sides. Trained court monitors stay ever-vigilant, making sure jumpers stay safe with complimentary helmets and ankle-support shoes and size-specific jumping zones.
When visitors call a ceasefire with gravity, they can check out a laser maze. Inspired by Mission: Impossible, the maze challenges participants to climb, duck, crawl, and shimmy through a 3-D web of laser lights. If they fail, a buzzer sounds and, somewhere, Tom Cruise begins to smile but doesn’t know why.