ACROSS THE NULLABOR?
Since 1990, a GYMBUS has been challenging the boundaries of how when and where gymnastics can take place. To begin with gymnastics inside a bus was a new concept. Bringing that bus to your house will also a new concept. Having fun and laughter music and modified equipment inside a bus at your house for a party had never been done in Australia before.
Establishing a GYMBUS as Australia’s number one party venue that comes to you, was not an overnight nor simple feat. To begin with the original GYMBUS were parked in central western New South Wales. Creator of the GYMBUS Grant Carlyon, went with limited knowledge and truckloads of passion to turn his mission of mobile indoor gymnasium into reality.
Everything had to be learned. Driving a double-decker bus is no mean feat. Driving across Australia’s Nullarbor plain is perhaps one of the most challenging experiences in the setup of the original GYMBUS fleet. This unique experience has not been repeated by anybody in recent history. Sleeping overnight in a double-decker bus travelling by day along the Great Australian Bight is an experience of a lifetime.
Kangaroos and other wildlife were relatively safe as the GYMBUS bus travelled the Nullarbor plain in route to Perth, with GYMBUS travelling at a lumbering pace the 3,500 km. Not one but two, of these former London busses made this journey. Later an additional 3 were to make the trip as the company grew and expanded from Perth to Melbourne.
The passion which created GYMBUS has seen more than a million children joyfully participate in the fun that is a GYMBUS party or event. School children, birthday party children, GYMBUS as a rider or attraction at a show or special corporate day. Always a hit, always fun, always one of the most talked about memorable occasions of childhood.
As we move through life, the things we are most passionate about are also the things that make us smile.
Wally Salinger is passionate about mentoring small business people to be successful and to love what they do in life.
This post was written by Grant Carlyon