Things To Do In Alafaya

Up to 60% Off Kids' Classes at CrossFit

CrossFit

CrossFit Country

$120 $59

CrossFit classes scaled for kids increase strength, flexibility, speed, and balance

Up to 50% Off at Boing! Jump Center

Boing! Jump Center

South Park Business Center

$26 $14

Spring across a giant trampoline arena and down a three-sided Boing! pipe, then play games such as air hockey and mini-basketball

Up to 89% Off at Victory Martial Arts

Victory Martial Arts FL

Multiple Locations

$270 $29

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

Up to 59% Off Classes at Cage Fitness

Cage Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Workouts based on MMA fights engage the entire body during five 5-minute rounds

87% Off Self-Defense Classes at Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu

Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu

Oviedo

$225 $29

Self-defense classes teach students how to break falls, defend against common grips, and force attackers into submission

Up to 55% Off Concealed-Weapons Permit Course

Combat Shooting Sports Inc.

Winter Park

$139 $65

At their indoor shoothouse, firearms instructors cover the training components that qualify people to apply for a concealed weapons permit

Up to 80% Off Summer Slim Down Challenge

Forte Fitness

Multiple Locations

$197 $39

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Clients torch calories during high-intensity sessions designed to help them lose weight in mere weeks

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

38% Off Wine-Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue

The Wine Room on Park Avenue

Winter Park

$53 $33

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156 wines from temperature-controlled Enomatic wine-dispensing machines; Groupon purchasers receive 20% off retail wines on return visit

56% Off Fitness Classes at barre54

barre54

Multiple Locations

$200 $89

Fusion of Pilates & yoga sculpts lean, flexible muscles at ballet barre as high-energy music keeps bodies moving & conditions heart

Up to 51% Off Pool and Drinks

Trick Shots

Multiple Locations

$36.99 $18

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Groups shoot pool for two hours while munching wings and cheese sticks and sipping drinks

Up to 70% Off at F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp

F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp

Multiple Locations

$99 $35

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Instructors help jump-start metabolisms and build muscle mass and provide personal body measurements and advice on caloric intake

Up to 56% Off Barre3 Fitness Classes

Barre3

Winter Park

$80 $39

The Barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and dance to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

55% Off 1 Month of Open-Gym at Gymboree Play and Music 

Gymboree Play and Music

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Innovative play environment encourages creativity and physical activity

45% Off Fitness Studio

Evolve Strength And Conditioning

Fairview Shores

$345 $190

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82% Off Boot-Camp Membership

Will Power Health & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$162.75 $30

45-minute boot-camp classes for all fitness levels combine plyometrics, cardio, and circuit training

53% Off Batting-Cage Practice at Quinco Baseball Academy

Quinco Baseball Academy

Goldenrod & University

$40 $19

ProBatter Pitching machines launches balls up to 100 MPH and simulates pitchers movements so batters can practice real life hitting

Up to 65% Off Golf at Winter Park Country Club

Winter Park Country Club

Winter Park

$40 $15

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Nine-hole course has been graced by players such as Hogan, Snead, and Sarazen and even became grazing pastures during WWI

Up to 88% Off Boot Camp at Fitness by Example

Fitness by Example

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Three-time US Air Force powerlifting champ leads groups through 30-minute fitness blasts that focus on strength, flexibility & weight loss

Up to 73% Off at USA Coffee Connections Company

USA Coffee Connections Company

Winter Park

$180 $69

Students learn the intricacies of coffee culture and espresso brewing in 4-hour barista training course

50% Off Summer Camp at Orlando Taekwondo

Orlando Taekwondo

Winter Park

$149 $75

Taekwondo camps include group games and field trips to spots such as Fun Spot and Airheads

Up to 52% Off Belly-Dancing Benefit Show

2014 Bellydance Masters: Bellies For Babies Gala Show

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

$25 $15

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Dancers from around the globe perform dazzling belly-dancing routines during the annual fundraiser for FormulaOneLife

Sak Comedy Lab – Up to 50% Off Improv

Sak Comedy Lab

Central Business District

$40 $20

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Comics compete for laughs, clash in competitions, and create characters, songs, and scenarios on the spot

Jesse McCartney – Up to 49% Off Concert

Jesse McCartney

House of Blues Orlando

$35 $18

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

The Orlando Improv – Up to 75% Off Standup Comedy

The Orlando Improv

Southwest Orange

$40 $15

Nationally renowned comedy club hosts up-and-coming and established comedians seen on late-night television and comedy specials

50% Off from Richard Petty Driving Experience

Richard Petty Driving Experience

Orlando

$60 $30

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Get an up-close view of NASCAR cars and take a van ride around the 1-mile speedway track while learning insider details

Blue Man Group – Up to 39% Off

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group Theatre at Universal CityWalk

$88.50 $54

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Acclaimed trio of painted humanoids specialize in performances with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

Vines Grille & Wine Bar – Up to 41% Off

Vines Grille & Wine Bar

Doctor Phillips

$99 $59

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Snack on fruit, cheese, and bread selected to pair with a bottle of wine at a Restaurant Row spot praised for its wine program and live jazz

49% Off Mud-Race Registration

American Mud Race

Bithlo Motorsports

$86 $44

3–4 miles of mud and more than 20 obstacles precede a wild after party; proceeds help benefit charity

Up to 50% Off at Hunter's Creek Golf Club

Hunter's Creek Golf Club

Hunters Creek

$70 $36

18-hole course designed by Lloyd Clifton features 13 ponds and five sets of tees ranging from 5,225 yards to 7,268 yards

50% Off at Galaxy Fun Orlando

Galaxy Fun Orlando

Southwest Orange

$9.99 $4.99

Children caper about age-appropriate indoor playground equipment with neon, outer-space theme

50% Off Bowling and Billiards at Kings Bowl

Kings Bowl

Southwest Orange

$40 $19.99

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Massive entertainment complex features 22 bowling lanes, four billiards tables, a shuffleboard table, HDTVs, food, and cocktails

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

50% Off at Florida Wedding Expo

Florida Wedding Expo By Your Wedding TV

Hyatt Regency

$24 $12

Brides plan their weddings with ease after gathering info from an expo featuring over 100 vendors

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 84% Off Boot-Camp Classes

D.T. Fitness Bootcamp

Orlando

$167 $35

Trainer Danny Tolbert designs a new workout for each class, mixing high-intensity cardiovascular exercise with resistance and core training

Up to 58% Off Standup Paddleboard Lessons

Kindred Board Company

Harbor Park

$85 $42

Learn the basics of stand up paddle boarding, safety, stance, and paddle techniques on the lake from enthusiastic, encouraging instructors

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

$120 $25

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

65% Off Dance Lessons

Me Dance School

Orlando

$40 $14

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Wakeboarding Lesson (Up to 44% Value)

Orlando Cable Park

Orlando

$59 $33

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Professional instructors help wakeboarders hone their craft at this sports theme park

AirHeads Trampoline Arena in Orlando – Up to 36% Off Visits

AirHeads Trampoline Arena

South Orange

$35.90 $23

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Spend a hot or rainy day bouncing across colorful, wall-to-wall trampolines with dodgeball and basketball areas

Up to 46% Off Jump Time or Birthday Party

Rebounderz Orlando

Florida Center

$38 $22

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Kids can let loose on trampolines that line floors and walls, doing tricks as they land in soft foam pits or playing aerial dodge ball

Up to 65% Off Children's Dance Classes

Applause Dance Studio

Orlando

$120 $49

Kids learn creative movement, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary dance, and music theater

49% Off One Acting Class

Rose Casting

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

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Up to 58% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Body20 Fitness

Doctor Phillips

$210 $89

Personal-training sessions that take place in private rooms, allowing each individual to adjust music and room temperature to taste

Up to 69% Off Yoga at Thornton Park Yoga

Thornton Park Yoga

Thornton Park

$125 $39

Stretch your muscles, strengthen your core, and calm your mind in tranquil yoga sessions

50% Off from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures

Lake Eola Park

$39.95 $20

Friends and families grab their smartphones before heading out on an adventurous walking tour looking for clues and racking up points

Up to 52% Off Mini Golf

Hawaiian Rumble

Multiple Locations

$19.90 $11

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Two miniature-golf courses feature obstacles such as a 50 ft. volcano, a waterfall, and streams

Up to 55% Off from Full Throttle Flyboard

Full Throttle Flyboard

Lake Underhill Park

$328 $160

Water-powered Flyboards help clients defy gravity as they soar above the water before diving in

Up to 85% Off Paintball Tickets to Multiple Locations

Jungle Games Paintball

Multiple Locations

$120 $22

Amongst hollowed-out vehicles, paintballers combat safely with rental equipment and all-day play

70% Off Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes

Bill Bennett Boot Camps

Colonialtown North

$147 $44

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Up to 90% Off Boot Camp

C-Mo Athletics

Orlando/Kissimmee

$360 $39

Classes run by an Olympian and 2010 national champion in the 200-meter sprint; strength and cardio exercises in intervals

Up to 62% Off Salsa or Bachata Classes

Bahhari Dance Center

Orlando

$79 $39

Dance Center dedicated to Latin dance teaches students sultry steps and hip motions of Salsa or Bachata in group classes and private lessons

54% Off Private Pilates Lessons

The Fitness Studio of Orlando

Kirkman South

$150 $69

Students use Pilates Reformer machines to build long, lean muscles and strong cores in private lessons

$7 for Capoeira Lessons

Capoeira Brazilian Pelourinho

Florida Center

$15 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Speed-Dating Event from Party4Ten

Party4Ten

Orlando

$25 $12

Speed-dating events meet at local hot spots, giving singles the chance to meet potential love interests and new friends

Up to 61% Off Yoga Classes at Inspirit Yoga and Fitness Studio

Inspirit Yoga & Fitness

Orlando

$99 $39

Gain strength and flexibility in these uplifting yoga classes held in a soothing, new studio

Up to 51% Off Investigative Paranormal and Ghost Tour

Agency For Eternal Justice

Orlando

$50 $25

Guides will take tour-goers to paranormal locations and investigate and attempt to contact the spirits during 90-minute tours

Up to 52% Off Studio Time at Gigasound Recording

Gigasound Recording

Engelwood Park

$120 $59

With professional sound engineers at the helm, clients record their projects with clear communication and expert sound

Up to 50% Off a WhirlyBall Package

WhirlyDome

Orlando

$40 $24

Entertainment center with a WhirlyBall court, black-light laser tag, arcade games, and a bar

Up to 50% Off Barre Fitness Classes

barre revolution

East Orlando

$30 $16

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Upbeat, full-body workout composed of Pilates, yoga, and ballet barre exercises

Up to 74% Off Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform

Xtreme Kicks Martial Arts

Union Park

$174 $49

Exciting tae kwon do classes improve fitness, build confidence, and teach self-defense to kids and adults

Up to 59% Off Private Tennis Lessons

Orlando Tennis Center

Csandli

$60 $29

Learn to master a killer serve or perfect backhand with help from a professional with 15 years of experience

Up to 57% Off Private or Group Tennis Lesson

Tennis In Orlando

Orlando

$175 $75

Coach identifies areas of weakness in player’s game and devises drills to help them make strides toward improvement

50% Off Services

180 Degree Fitness

Baldwin Park

$300 $150

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rentals

Haole Paddle Board

Lake Ivanhoe Park

$60 $30

Dip a confident toe into the sport of standup paddleboarding with a 90-minute introductory lesson and excursion across Lake Ivanhoe

43% Off Music Lessons

Simon Music

Orlando

$30 $17

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65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Power Hour Fitness Inc.

Orlando

$80 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

46% Off Beer and Pool at Backstage Billiards

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

$28 $15

Beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the 24 Brunswick tables

Up to 69% Off Unlimited Membership at Crossfit Lions Den

Crossfit Lions Den

Orlando

$175 $55

Enjoy the high-intensity strength and functional-movement workouts of CrossFit on high-end equipment with full-time trainers

Up to 54% Off Hot Yoga, Hot Pilates, or Spinning

Studio One Wellness

Studio One

$100 $49

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Melt away calories during hot-yoga, hot Pilates, or spinning classes

Up to 50% Off Boot Camp at Gym Rat Boxing & Fitness

Gym Rat Boxing & Fitness

Orlando

$90 $45

Intense boot camps incorporate the dynamic, high-energy regimens of fitness training

Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Salsa Heat

Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

Seasoned salsa instructors teach kids and adults proper footwork, good form, and fluid movement

63% Off Craft Drinks and Wine at NV Art Bar

NV Art Bar

Central Business District

$40 $15

Visitors sip blueberry ales, oatmeal-infused stouts, and crisp wines with hints of grapefruit and guava in a lounge and art gallery

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Team Vision Dojo

Union Park

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Fitness and Martial Arts Classes

Wah Lum Kung Fu & Tai Chi

North Orlando

$99 $49

Martial arts classes, such as Northern Praying Mantis kung fu and Yang-style tai chi chuan, plus Xtreme Fitness and children's classes

Up to 88% Off Boxing, Kickboxing, and Fitness Classes

Legacy Fitness

Winter Park

$180 $25

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Two or four weeks of classes such as kickboxing, TRX, boxing, and yoga

54% Off Martial Arts

Mil's Martial Arts

Southwest Orange

$100 $46

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74% Off Tennis Lessons

Cfr Tennis

Orlando

$50 $13

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As the St. Johns River winds through the Everglades of central Florida, it flows past forests of old-growth cypress trees. Bald eagles perch on branches draped in spanish moss, and below, blue herons and alligators prowl the edges of floating grass beds. Holding US Coast Guard Master Captain licenses, the guides of Airboat Rides at MIDWAY take passengers into this swampy wilderness aboard custom airboats. Launching from their own marina, the guides educate guests on the river's ecology and history via two-way headsets and stern, unwavering eye contact. These tours have earned multiple certificates of excellence from TripAdvisor, plus respectful nods from the river's turtles. In addition to airboat tours, the guides take guests out on seasonal gator hunts.

28501 East Colonial Drive
Christmas,
FL
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The gym looks like equal parts Olympic training facility and old warehouse—here, exercisers hoist themselves up rows of pull-up bars, grunt around a collection of kettlebells, and hop through jump-rope routines. On a power-lifting platform, a lifter explodes from a squat, hoisting a plate-loaded bar up to his shoulders and then dropping under it to catch the weight over his head. Elsewhere, athletes do dips on gymnast rings and build a sweat on rowing machines.

This low-tech setting is typical of all true CrossFit gyms. Though the equipment may be basic, the results are not: CrossFit workouts develop all measures of physical fitness—from power to cardiovascular endurance—through workouts that are broad, general, and inclusive. This approach is often described as specializing in not specializing: it develops physical fitness in ways equally beneficial to everyone, from professional mixed martial artists and police officers to weekend softball players.

CrossFit gyms typically start clients in a foundational program where trainers teach the basic movements, such as the squat, dead lift, and pull-up. Every exercise is scalable to a version that clients can complete—a pull-up, for example, can be scaled back to a negative pull-up, a static hang, or body-weight row with gymnast rings. It can also be scaled to a more challenging version, such as the kipped pull-up. After students learn CrossFit's basic movements, they move on to open group classes, which follow the ever-changing WOD, or Workout of the Day. These workouts are short and intense, and they foster camaraderie through frequent team circuits. In addition to supervising WOD class, trainers coach members on nutrition, advocating a caveman-style diet of low-glycemic carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and lean proteins such as raptor meat.

571 South Econ Circle
Oviedo,
FL
US

When French native Joel Martin was young, his family moved to Africa. While there, Joel learned to stalk many jungle creatures including crocodiles with the help of his Malgache friends. Years later, in 1995, Martin packed up his own family and moved them to Florida, where the heat and humidity reminded him of his beloved childhood in Africa. Today he owns and operates Black Hammock Adventures, located near some of Orlando's busiest attractions, and charters picturesque airboat rides on the gator-infested waters of Lake Jesup. His boat, equipped with Goliath's desk fan, skims earplugged riders past alligators and other lake fauna at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. During rides, experienced guides pilot the vessel safely through narrow creeks and shallow wetlands, and help tourists to spot sunning reptiles. After zooming by a congregation of gators, guests can stop by Black Hammock's free wildlife exhibit, enjoy a lively libation at the Lazy Gator Bar with live music every weekend, sit down at the full service restaurant featuring Executive Chef Barth that is known for its fried gator tail, or hand over their cameras as they pose for pictures with a live baby alligator or barter for an autograph with hunks of raw meat.

2356 Black Hammock Fish Camp Rd.
Oviedo,
FL
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Listening to music from a young age does more than help someone dance well enough to get on the Jumbotron during basketball games. It can also improve a child's brain development, social skills, and emotional connections. The staff at Grow and Sing Studios make it their mission to aid in the development of children through a wide variety of age-appropriate classes. Instructors lead students through activities steeped in song and rhythm, from the parent-baby drumming in Kindermusik Village to the group sing-alongs during Music for Aardvarks. They also teach piano lessons.

5965 Red Bug Lake Road
Oviedo,
FL
US

With locations spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, iLoveKickboxing.com has trimmed the waistlines of thousands of members while bolstering their confidence levels with engaging and varied total-body workouts. The program blends kickboxing techniques into a fat-burning, muscle-toning, and endurance-enhancing regimen. Limbs warm up with a quick jog before taking down imaginary opponents with a set of practice kicks and punches to drive home proper technique. The pummeling then switches to the one of many freestanding heavy bags, and incorporates ducking and weaving to boost heart rates. Teamwork drills help members tone up while cultivating camaraderie, which could lead to a partnership inspiring future buddy-cop-movie sensations.

150 Alafaya Woods Blvd
Oviedo,
FL
US

Eight potters' wheels whirl next to shelves stacked with bisque pieces, worktables spotted with glaze, and walls hung with abstract art. The eclecticism of the space is one of owner and artist Tracy Wilmes's favorite things about his pottery studio, Cup O' Pottery—that, and the opportunity to inspire his students by leaping on a chair in his typical ebullient, and sometimes downright zany, teaching style. As a former high school art teacher, he loves educating students of any age, leading both family-oriented studio classes and open pottery paint and design sessions. The studio also includes a small retail area, where Tracy sells his own pottery and hands out mock detentions to disobedient clay.:

1977 Alafaya Trail
Oviedo,
FL
US