Crossing the Ohio River on the north side of Louisville, it’s impossible not to notice the glassy façade of the KFC Yum! Center right on the river, a gleaming, $238 million cathedral to the University of Louisville’s flagship sport: basketball. Perennial powerhouses in both the men’s and women’s competition, Louisville showcases its fast-paced brand of basketball to one of the most loyal fanbases and student bodies in the country. While hoops may be king—the men’s basketball squad has won the school its two only NCAA Championships—the Cardinals take pride in a host of distinguished sports, including a football team that won both the Big East Conference and the Orange Bowl in 2006, leading the basketball team to briefly experiment with wearing helmets and cleats.
With in Proleagues Indoor Athletic Facility’s 5,000-square-foot space, players take to the hardwood courts to practice volleyball, dodgeball, soccer, or ball hockey with provided equipment. An overhead viewing area and surround-sound system makes it a convenient spot for parties. During league tournaments of three-on-three match ups, arena boards send balls back into bounds and a scoreboard system keeps track of goals and points.
Located in the Kanata North Business Park, Sweaty Betty's Fitness is an ideal spot for getting fit at lunch and and post-work. Stephanie provides challenging full-body workouts that include strength training, resistance training with weights, and body weight exercises suitable for women and men. Workouts can be modified to suit any level of fitness, making Sweaty Betty's ideal for beginners and seasoned fitness veterans alike.
Get Air brings the backyard-trampoline experience indoors—and then takes it to the next level. Individually sewn trampolines cover thousands of square feet on the main court, sitting flat or at an angle to the wall. Visitors have ample room to bounce through the air or fling themselves into foam pits, all while cameras record and replay spectacular landings on flat screens. In addition to the open-jump areas, Get Air includes separate sections for trampoline dodgeball games and gravity-defying slam dunks on padded basketball hoops. Elsewhere, a slackline and a wobbly rope ladder challenge balance skills. Get Air even features a separate play area for small children, who safely bounce under the watchful eyes of their parents and NASA talent scouts.