Behind the Scenes
I thought I was out of shape, but hanging out at Gymrena made me feel like a kid again. Where did this sudden upper body strength come from? I didn't even know I could do this! We had so much fun playing on the equipment between shoots! On the day we visited, athletes both young and old were enjoying exercise.
Thank you to my lovely teachers who showed me how to jump high on the trampoline! They can bounce and easily get 2-3 meters of air. I didn't get to jump nearly as high because I was scared, but they made it look so easy and effortless. Someday I'll get back on the trampoline and try to do tricks like them!
I haven't been able to jump on a trampoline like this in years! I think the last time I played at a gym like this was at a friend's birthday party when I was 5 years old. I forgot how much fun it is, and how thrilling it can be to jump so high off the ground! I can't wait to do this again, maybe I'll try a backflip next time😂
This is one of the most famous souvenirs in all of Fukuoka prefecture, and you can buy it here at its original shop in Iizuka! The original hiyoko is a great choice, but there are plenty of other seasonal treats worth trying here as well! you can buy them in gift boxes or individually so don't be afraid to try them all!