By Christian Guerithault ’14 & P. Erik Meyer ’14
On days off from school, many students play sports, do homework or relax.
Casey Weinstein ’13 chooses to do something different than most.
On Sundays, Weinstein is a safety monitor at AZ Airtime, a trampoline facility located in Scottsdale.
“It’s a pretty easy job. It doesn’t require that much energy and isn’t stressful at all,” Weinstein said. “I prefer when I’m scheduled as cashier because I get to be busy the entire time and I can normally do homework.”
AZ Airtime provides an opportunity for families to jump on trampolines.
“We offer a resource, fun, that provides exercise, and we provide a safe environment for people to jump instead of going out and getting themselves into other trouble or chaos,” said AZ Airtime manager Mr. Mike Vargas.
Even though his title is “safety monitor,” Weinstein occasionally does more than just provide safety for kids.
“I could end up working on the main trampoline, either of the two dodge ball courts, the foam pit, the little kid’s zone or on a cash register, in the kitchen or at the front desk,” Weinstein said. “When assigned to one of the trampoline positions, I must stay there for the duration of the shift, ensuring that the jumpers are being safe, following the rules and having fun.”
Weinstein was the first employee that AZ Airtime hired.
“Two summers ago, there were rumors of a new trampoline gym that was opening near the neighborhood,” Weinstein said. “I kept my ears open and kept checking the prospective shopping center where it would likely be located.”
With a flexible scheduling system, AZ Airtime is able to adhere to Weinstein’s requests of when he can work.
“With a rigorous class load, track, cross country and a social life to balance, I rarely have time to work,” Weinstein said. “So I tell them that I can only work on Sundays. I only work one six hour shift per week.”
AZ Airtime offers residents of North Scottsdale a place to exert themselves and safely have fun.
“It’s something very different that is new to the community and the community seems to be reacting really well to it,” Mr. Vargas said.