Looking for fun or an intense workout? This place has it all …and more! Follow along as eight of us played at Sevier Air yesterday.
First, you walk in the door and check in by computer, watching safety rules and signing an electronic waiver. Pay close attention because you want to have fun, not deal with bumps, bruises, or worse. The tutorial goes quickly and you’ll be glad to know all the rules for your first visit.
The price is more than worth it. Kids play freely and get a huge workout (adults too). Bystanders can watch for free and take pictures. Well worth it!
You will get a special pair of socks with grippy bottoms to reduce slickness. Bring them back each visit and receive $2 off. You can see the cubbies in the picture above. There are several throughout the building. The Ninja Course requires shoes, so just store them in cubbies while jumping on the trampoline courses.
We started on the Ninja Course because my niece is applying to the police academy and must do a fitness and obstacle course. This ninja course is nothing to laugh at because I could do very little of it. The course replicates the TV show. Consequently, we stayed there a long time, especially with the walls to scale. It was amazing and we all tried it. Over and over again. Two of my nephews could do it so it was great fun.
You have to get a running start and feet must dig into the wall, using all your momentum. It is amazing that people can do this. My sisters and I tried it several times. It is a fun way to compete against each other. Suzanne got her hands up the highest so she won.
The kid at the top may be a future ninja on TV. What an athlete!
The glass wall was kind of hard.
Slam dunk to your heart’s content. One was even adjustable, coming down to any player’s reach. Fun!
There were several dodge ball courts. We played before leaving and just 10 minutes there can be exhausting. But what fun. We played boys against the girls, with one little boy wanting to play with us. I threw the ball as hard as I could, but my nephew just caught it in his hands. No head shots allowed! The hardest part is maintaining your space with a lot of players and not intruding on their trampoline. Strategy!
The jousting area is fun. Players must be well matched in order to play. If you fall in the foam then it feels great, but you really have to ‘swim out’ to get out of there.
I am no athlete, but had a blast! Therefore, I recommend that you do 2 hours. One hour goes by too quickly. Especially if you are playing with family and friends.
Adults and kids can play side by side. Be careful because you could get a bump, bruise, etc. It is very vigorous, intense fun.
You can take some fun pictures in there. Can you see what we are spelling? V-O-L-S!
We also took some fun ‘Boomerang’ shots for Instagram.
Snack bar downstairs can come in handy. There are drink vending machines on all levels too.
There are a lot of rooms for birthday parties. Each room has a capacity of 43 people. My nephew had his birthday here earlier in the year and enjoyed it with lots of his friends. Call Sevier Air to get more details.
I was very, very impressed with the amenities for parents and those who prefer not to play. No kidding—it was nice!
An upper level looks over the entire facility. There are large screen TVs, chairs, and tables for waiting parents. A lounge for ninja parents.
You can rent a massage chair. In addition, you can charge your cell phone while you wait. Brilliant!
Ball are lined up for dodge ball. Workers can referee, if you like.
I was very impressed with Sevier Air and can’t wait to go back. I asked and they said that they may resume fitness classes there in the future. You burn a LOT of calories there.
Here are my final recommendations:
- Wear shorts and a T-shirt because you will get a little hot.
- Pay attention at all times and follow the rules so you don’t get banged up. I did fine. Just bumped my elbows on the ‘wall,’ but almost twisted my foot on the way down.
- Do a minimum of 2 hours. One is just getting warmed up!
- Try to go mid-week when the crowds are down if you are not used to jumping on trampolines.
- Eat a good snack or carb load before you go. It takes a lot of energy there, but you have so much fun that you don’t realize it until later.
- Go with as many friends and family as will go. The more the merrier. I have not laughed that much in a while. So fun!
Play like a ninja and don’t worry about who is watching.
We are all ninjas.
Sevier Air rocks and Sevierville is lucky to have such a nice facility. My sister said that it is a lot better than the one in Knoxville due to the challenging ninja course. With that, you need to fly high at Sevier Air. We did!
It is an intensely fun way to get out and about in Sevierville.
See you at the ‘wall!’