smash club bloomington

Smash Club Bloomington will have a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. and their grand opening for the public will be Saturday. 

There are a variety of ways to relieve stress, but what about smashing and breaking things? Smash Club Bloomington will offer a way to relieve stress in a fun way while breaking things without consequence.

A Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday. The grand opening for the public is on Saturday, August 10. Smash Club is at 1102 S. Main St. in Bloomington. At both events there will be tours and demonstrations.

"It's designed to be exercise and stress relief," owner David Kagel said.

Smash Club offers an outlet for "wreck-reational" stress relief. Both groups and individuals can safely destroy items such as laptops, TV's, lamps, glasses and more breakable objects. Participants can choose an aluminum bat, crowbar or a metal pipe as their weapon and then take turns smashing the objects in the room.

Participants are given protective clothing, helmets, face masks, ear covers and rubber gloves for safety.

After the grand opening, Smash Club will be open Wednesdays through Sundays by appointment only. For an individual, a 15 minute session costs $40, two people for $60, three people for $80 and four people for $100. Those interested in booking an appointment can call 309-533-6445.

"We're the only thing [like this in Illinois] outside of Chicago. It's something new and fun. It is exercise which relieves stress," Kagel said. "It's something people probably haven't done before. Any age group would enjoy it."

ANDREA RICKER is Features Editor The Vidette. She can be contacted at Follower her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea    

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