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Jumping for joy: Indoor trampoline park expands to north Raleigh

DefyGravity, an indoor trampoline park located in Durham, recently opened a second location in the Triangle.

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Kathy Hanrahan
Caitlin Zanga
RALEIGH, N.C. — There is something about bouncing on a trampoline that makes you feel like a kid again. You're just free and flying through the air. That is the appeal of DefyGravity, an indoor trampoline park that offers you the chance to slam dunk a basketball and school some children in trampoline dodgeball. 
The franchise expanded into north Raleigh recently with the opening of a 20,000 square-foot facility off of Departure Drive near Capital Boulevard. With wall-to-wall trampolines, expansive foam pits and even more dodgeball space, this facility is set to build on the momentum that owner Mike Carpenter has already seen at their Durham location. 
One of our favorite places to play hooky, the Durham location has established itself as a great place to take the children to burn off some energy or have a fun date night. The location even offers GravityFit exercise classes.

The facility's 13,000 square-foot location off of Emperor Boulevard near Morrisville did, however, lack a lot of space for parents to have a break and watch the action. 

DefyGravity took that into account when putting together the Raleigh location. With considerably more space to work with, they added an upstairs lounge offering views of the entire park. There are many more foam pits to flip into and a few new tricks to try above them. The Raleigh location boasts a rope ladder and a slackline tight-rope to test your balance skills. 

Also new at the Raleigh location: A special area for smaller children with dodgeball, basketball and a special foam pit designed just for them. 

GravityFit classes will start in Raleigh next month. 

And if you are a fan of the Ultimate Ninja Warrior, get ready because the Raleigh location is planning to open a course that will sit above foam pits. 

The Out and About team can't wait to attempt that course! Check out our video package to catch a glimpse of us trying to just flip into the foam pits. (Caitlin is a little acrobat, but I just swan-dive head first!)  


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