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Go Play: Enjoy swimming or jumping indoors to escape the heat & get exercise

Brittany Markert
bmarkert@gjfreepress.com

Beat the heat with fun indoors at one of many indoor facilities in Colorado's Grand Valley.

ORCHARD MESA/FRUITA INDOOR POOL

While swimming outdoors may be a summer past time, it may still be too hot to be out in the sun and there's risk of sunburn.

Head indoors to Orchard Mesa or Fruita's indoor swimming pools to get some cardio.

Orchard Mesa's indoor pool is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 1:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 1:30-5 p.m., and Sunday 1:30-6 p.m. It is located at 2736 Unaweep Ave., in Grand Junction. Entrance fees are $4.75 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 3-17, and $3.50 for seniors. There is also a hot tub, a water slide and inner tubes to enjoy for $1 each.

Discount days are on Sundays and Fridays. Entrance fees are $2.50 and it includes the pool and water slide.

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"Being in an indoor atmosphere helps to escape the sun," said Larry Manchester, Grand Junction's aquatics manager. "But swimmers still need to stay hydrated from losing nutrients when swimming."

Fruita's indoor pool, located at 324 N. Coulson St., is open 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Entrance fees cost $3 for children ages 3-9, $4 for ages 10-17, $6 for adults, and $5 for seniors.

According to http://www.myfitnesspal.com, if a 165 pound person swam laps for an hour, it would burn almost 475 calories.

For more information on the Orchard Mesa Pool, visit http://www.gjcity.org. To learn more about Fruita's pool, visit http://www.fruita.org.

GET AIR SILO

Get Air Silo — located at 715 S. Seventh St., in Grand Junction — offers a unique way to exercise inside: jumping on dozens of trampolines.

The trampoline park offers long stretches of side-by-side trampolines for jumping back and forth, performing tricks and flips safely. There are also foam pits, a dodgeball court, and as a basketball hoop to test out dunk skills.

"It's not just jumping on a trampoline in your backyard," said Brendon Bull, an employee of Get Air Silo. "It's always fun with games as well."

Open jump costs $12 an hour and $6 for a second hour for those 46 inches or taller. Those under 46 inches can bounce for $6 the first hour and $3 for a second hour.

Hours vary each day, but it opens Monday through Friday at noon and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.

According to http://www.myfitnesspal.com, if a 165 pound person jumped for an hour, it would burn almost 520 calories.

For more information, visit http://www.getairsilo.com.