Reaching the heavens just got a little easier.
One of Trois-Rivieres’ oldest churches has been converted into a trampoline gym, and the result is pretty awesome. The pews have all been removed and are now replaced with smiling students bouncing away in the ornate, historical building.
First constructed in 1914, Santa Cecilia Church was originally intended to serve 400 families who came to the area to work at a paper factory. But after the building closed in 1992, attendance at the institution dropped and it was eventually put up for sale. The trampoline club is now renting it from a non-profit group that purchased the church to preserve its architecture and history.
With all its new life, you could almost argue that this is the church’s second coming.
“It’s a little bit weird, you cannot say ‘I’m going to the gym,'” gymnast Sara-Jade Berthiaume says in the video, above. “No, I’m going to the church.”
Unfortunately, the trampoline club isn’t open to the public, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still check it out. When the athletes aren’t training, the building is also used to house flea markets, concerts, community dinners and other events.
Now that’s something we could sign up for every Sunday.