Everyone from Reese Witherspoon to Katy Perry has embraced the trapeze act, and now it’s your turn to fly. The District branch of Trapeze School New York is here to help. Located by Navy Yard, the school is all about making the flying trapeze accessible to anyone who wants to try it. With a range of aerial classes for all skill levels, the motto is “Forget fear. Worry about addiction.” Guess we'll meet you at trapeze rehab.
TSNY Washington D.C., 4th Street and Tingey Street SE; 410-459-6839.
What do you get when you combine an obstacle course, zip lines, and plenty of opportunities to climb trees? You get Go Ape. At the Rockville treetop adventure park, you’ll swing, pull, and climb your way through a lush forest, basically Tarzan-ing your way to adrenaline-fueled happiness. What’s not to like about that?
Go Ape, 6129 Needwood Lake Drive, Rockville; 800-971-8271.
That trampoline you grew up with was fun, but what you get at Rebounderz Trampoline Gym in Sterling is incredible. Picture this: A giant room filled wall-to-wall with horizontal and vertical trampolines, and you can jump on all of them. Acting like a kid never felt so good — but don’t worry, there's cardio aerobics for when you want to get serious.
Rebounderz Trampoline Gym, 22400 Davis Drive, Suite 180, Sterling; 703-433-5867.
One more way to explore Rock Creek Park is on horseback. Trail rides at the Rock Creek Park Horse Center last for an hour, are led by an experienced trail guide, and wind through the five miles of trails in the park. No prior riding experience is necessary, but a love of horses is a must. If one ride leaves you wanting more, they’ve got lessons, too. We know what you’re thinking, and we agree: Definitely a good excuse to get some jodhpurs.
Rock Creek Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road, 202-362-0117.
Photo: Courtesy of Go Ape