Are you enough of a ninja to make it through this new Bellingham obstacle course?

Trampoline Zone owner Rajiv Malhan shows off the new "Ninja" obstacle course at the Bellingham store Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.
Trampoline Zone owner Rajiv Malhan shows off the new "Ninja" obstacle course at the Bellingham store Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

For those wondering if they have the upper body strength like the contestants on the television show “American Ninja Warriors,” you can find out in North Bellingham.

The Trampoline Zone has put the finishing touches on a new obstacle course similar to the popular NBC television show which tests strength and speed. The Trampoline Zone’s version is about 1,000 square feet and has several different things to test stamina and strength. There is also plenty of foam padding on the ground for those who can’t hang on and special lighting to give it that look similar to what is seen on the television.

Owner Rajiv Malhan said he’s put this equipment in his Moscow, Idaho facility and it was a big hit, so he’s adding it to Bellingham. In Idaho, he found that students love it as well as older generations.

Along with this remodel, the Trampoline Zone has also added a climbing wall geared toward younger children. Malhan also added more safety features, specifically putting more foam on hard surface areas. A punching bag and a virtual reality simulator are also expected to arrive in the coming months.

Since the business opened at 4201 Meridian St. three years ago, business has gone well, especially during rainy days.

Trampoline Zone is also offering specials, such as toddler time and college time. Information can be found on its Facebook page.


Cosmic Comics announced on its Facebook page that it is having a retirement sale after 25 years in business. The store at 1905 Cornwall Ave. near Bellingham High School will have a variety of events, with its last day in business being Dec. 29.

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