Workout Wednesday: Planet 3 Extreme Air Park

Updated: September 27, 2017 09:51 AM

Trampolines are fun - there is no question about it, but did you know they can also make for a pretty killer workout? We bounced through the brand new Planet 3 Extreme Air Park in Duluth for this Workout Wednesday.

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"Trampoline parks have actually been around for a long time. What this is, is pretty much an Olympic training facility that we've made available to everybody," said Moananui Haretuku, an owner of the facility.

In addition to rows upon rows of trampolines, the park also has several large foam pits, a dodgeball court, climbing walls, and a Ninja Warrior course. 

Scheduled around their busy afternoon hours, Haretuku says they will also be offering Trampoline Fit classes. The class goal is for participants to burn 1,000 calories. 

"A lot of what you'll see are normal calisthenic workouts - pushups, situps - but when you incorporate a trampoline into that, now you're engaging almost every muscle in your body," he explained.

Avery Brown is teaching the classes. He has spent his life on trampolines, traveling with several circuses, performing at NBA games, and even appearing on America's Got Talent. Brown took GMN anchor Maarja Anderson through some of the workouts and she learned - trampolines make pushups more fun, but also more difficult!

Haretuku says the air park can be fun for any age. They have a special area for kids six and under and he adds even grandparents have enjoyed trying out the trampolines.

"Duluth has been fun to work with... We've had a huge response here," said Haretuku.

Participants purchase a one-hour, 90-minute, or two-hour "flight." Safety socks are required on the equipment and are available at the front desk. A safety waiver must also be signed. 

Planet 3 opened Saturday, September 23 for the first time. You can get more information, including hours of operation, on their Facebook Page or website

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