You’d think business at a trampoline park would be up and down, but for Energi in York it’s been up and up.
Since opening its doors two months ago, the £1 million leisure attraction has enjoyed a steady stream of customers, party nights, celebrations and team-building days, including a post-season bounce-off for the York City players.
Energi, at York Business Park, boasts almost 100 trampolines – including an Olympic-grade one – parkour walls, reflex games, giant air bags (!) and a timed assault course.
Supporting the community
Among the groups who’ve bounced through the doors since the venture opened on April 30 was a party of young carers, looked after children and York’s Youth Council.
Guy Kilner, director of Energi York, said:
Young carers do amazing work, often sacrificing their own childhood to selflessly care for loved ones, looked after children don’t always have the same opportunities as their peers and the Youth Council members do a fantastic job representing the interests of our city’s youngsters.
As local people, we’re keen to involve all corners of York and actively encourage approaches from people and organisations supporting our community.
The then captain Russ Penn (he’s since picked up his boots and shot off to Carlisle) said: “It’s actually pretty tiring; the cardio wall is really challenging, and the assault course really brought out the competitive edge in the team.
“Cal Rzonca (he’s still at York City – he signed a new one-year contract on June 29) was lightning fast, setting a time to beat of 35.7 seconds.”
Energi Trampoline Park is for all ages (not just twenty-something professional footballers) with special toddler sessions for the under 5s, adult fitness sessions, teenage discos and club nights.
“As a new attraction to the area, we’ve been delighted with the reception we’ve received,’ said Guy, who runs the attraction with fellow director Aaron Cook.
“The construction was a real 0-60 journey, but the support of our neighbours, Evans Easyspace, really eased this process.
“We needed an administrative hub to successfully manage the logistical challenges that came with this ambitious project and there they were, directly opposite, offering flexible work space that we could configure to our specific business needs.”
Energi used Evans’ office facilities from March 7 to April 30 while its own 21,000 sq ft venue in Rose Avenue was under construction.