Suzanne Wolfe Jewell and Wayne Jewell have spent five years helping other clients build custom trampoline parks around the U.S., an increasingly popular form of entertainment and exercise.
Now, the tanned and toned owners of Trampolines Unlimited Inc. are branching out with another enterprise called Cloud 10 Jump Club. Their “flagship” trampoline park is expected to land by late fall in the space formerly occupied by Craft Essentials in the Turnpike Shopping Center.
“We’ve spent our lives on trampolines,” said Ms. Jewell, describing the high-flying couple’s backgrounds, which include stints as competitive athletes.
Now they want others to bounce for fun and fitness, a regime that Ms. Jewell calls “air conditioning,” demonstrating some trampoline moves at a recent photo shoot on the beach in Carpinteria.
The health benefits of trampolines include increased leg and core strength, optical tracking, peripheral vision and fear management, as well as calorie burning and weight loss.
“The inherent fun of trampoline disguises the amount of energy being expended,” Ms. Jewell said enthusiastically.
For a fee, users young and old will get the chance to let loose individually or in group classes.
“We have high hopes for the business in the Santa Barbara area,” said Ms. Jewell, the company’s vice president of operations and safety, adding that the town’s reputation for sporty pursuits bodes well for future success.
For the trampoline arena the couple envisioned, they spent two years scoping out possible locations. They needed a fairly large amount of indoor space, particularly one with high ceilings.
Broker Dan Moll of Hayes Commercial Group worked hard with the Jewells to lease the right space. In addition to location, size and ceiling height were obviously crucial factors in finding a suitable building.
Having 18-foot ceilings, the 18,800-square-foot storefront fits the bill. Even with ceilings that high, the new tenants will excavate the floors and build all the trampolines at ground level.
Construction begins in earnest in mid-August.