Things To Do In Alafaya

Kayaking for Two, Three, or Four from Life Way Medical LLC (Up to 57% Off)

Life Way Medical LLC

Oviedo

$80 $35

The kayak, paddles, life vests, shuttle, and parking are included in each 1.5- or 3.5-hour river trip

10 Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

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

5, 10, or 15 Fitness Classes at Cage Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

Cage Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine and Drinks at The Lazy Gator Bar

The Lazy Gator Bar

Black Hammock

$30 $15

Sip on drinks from two full bars while watching the sun set over the lake

10 or 20 Self-Defense Classes, Plus a Private Introductory Lesson at Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu (87% Off)

Nelumbo Jiu-Jitsu

Oviedo

$225 $29

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

Indoor or Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness by Example (Up to 83% Off)

Fitness by Example

Multiple Locations

$180 $31

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

Four or Eight Play-Center Visits with Arcade Cards or Birthday Party for Up to 24 at Monkey Joe's (Up to 41% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Multiple Locations

$48.96 $29

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Kids bound over inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses during parties or open-play sessions at an inflatable indoor playground and arcade

$33 for Wine Tasting at The Wine Room on Park Avenue ($53 Value)

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

$89 for 10 Barre Fitness Classes at barre54 ($200 Value)

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

Two Hours of Pool with Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Trick Shots (Up to 51% Off)

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

Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes with a Fitness Assessment at F.I.R.M. Fitness Camp (Up to 70% Off)

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

Four Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Barre Fitness Classes at Barre3 (Up to 56% Off)

Barre3

Winter Park

$80 $39

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

$29 for One Month of Open-Gym at Gymboree Play and Music ($65 Value)

Gymboree Play and Music

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Innovative play environment encourages creativity and physical activity

$190 for $345 Groupon — Evolve Strength and Conditioning

Evolve Strength And Conditioning

Fairview Shores

$345 $190

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

21- or 30-Day Boot-Camp Membership at Will Power Health & Fitness (82% Off)

Will Power Health & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$162.75 $30

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

30- or 60-Minute ProBatter Batting-Cage Session at Quinco Baseball Academy (53% Off)

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

Three-Hour Handgun-Safety Training for One, Two, or Four at Guns ‘N Ammo Academy Training (Up to 58% Off)

Guns ‘N Ammo Academy Training

Winter Park

$125 $63

During three-hour handgun-safety training, attendees learn to load, unload, and operate a firearm and are trained in legal issues

Two-Hour Concealed-Weapons Permit Course for One or Two at Combat Shooting Sports Inc. (Up to 55% Off)

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

14- or 21-Day Summer Slim Down Challenge at Forte Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

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

Airsoft Package with Equipment for Four or Party for Eight with Pizza at Combat City (Up to 51% Off)

Combat City

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

Combatants face off against each other armed with safe airsoft guns, pellets, protective gear, and 200 rounds of ammo

Nine-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Pull-Cart Rentals at Winter Park Country Club (Up to 65% Off)

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

4-Hour Espresso Training for One or Two at USA Coffee Connections Company (Up to 73% Off)

USA Coffee Connections Company

Winter Park

$180 $69

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

Registration for One or Two to the American Mud Race at Bithlo Motorsports on Saturday, September 27 (49% Off)

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

Fitz & The Tantrums at CFE Arena on September 11 at 8 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Fitz & The Tantrums

CFE Arena

$35.95 $20

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The soulful and funky indie-pop stars behind "The Walker" and "Out of My League" get crowds dancing with an invigorated live performance

Independence Music Festival at Firestone Music Park on Saturday, August 23, at Noon (Up to 39% Off)

Independence Music Festival

Firestone Music Park

$162.18 $99

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12 hours of EDM on seven stages, with water slides, fire spinners, aerial artists, gogo dancers, food trucks, vendors, and more

The Orlando Comedy Show at The Mezz on Friday, August 29 (Up to 56% Off)

The Orlando Comedy Show

The Mezz

$20 $11

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Nationally touring comics including John Charles and Justin Lawson take the stage

Seafood and Mexican-American Food for Lunch or Dinner at Señor Frog's (Up to 50% Off)

Señor Frog's

Southwest Orange

$30 $15

Tacos, burritos, burgers, and barbecue make mouths water at this festive eatery filled with bright colors and live music

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort on September 16 at 6 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort

Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

$199 $89

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The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business

Summer Tasting Package for Two or Four with Bottle of Wine at 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

18 Holes of Golf with Cart and Range Balls for Two or Four at Hunter's Creek Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

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

Blue Man Group on July 30–August 31 at Blue Man Group Theatre at Universal CityWalk (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

Indoor Playground Admission for a Child 1–3 or 4–12 Years Old at Galaxy Fun Orlando (50% Off)

Galaxy Fun Orlando

Southwest Orange

$9.99 $4.99

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

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$36 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Standup Comedy at The Orlando Improv (Up to 75% Off)

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

Bowling, Shoe Rental, Billiards, and Shuffleboard at Kings Bowl (Up 50% Off). Two Options Available.

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

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

The Other Bar

$90 $45

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

Entry for Two or Four to the Florida Wedding Expo By Your Wedding TV (50% Off)

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

One- or Two-Hour of Paddleboard Rental at Orlando Watersports Complex (Up to 60% Value)

Orlando Watersports Complex

Orlando

$25 $12

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Propel yourself along the water's surface atop standup paddleboards, with instructors standing by to help

Festivals of Speed Visit for Two, Four, or Six at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando on December 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Festivals of Speed

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

$40 $22

A celebration of sports cars, motorcycles, and exotic boats, held this year at the lavish Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

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

Improv Comedy Show Including Beer or Wine for Two at Sak Comedy Lab, August 23–December 27 (Up to 50% Off)

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

$14 for a Day at CoCo Key Water Park Orlando ( Up To a $24.95 Value)

CoCo Key Water Park Orlando

CoCo Key Water Park Orlando

$24.95 $14

54,000 sq. ft. water park with 14 slides, including 3 signature slides, interactive-play island, refreshing pools, and a bar for grownups

Two, Four, or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at D.T. Fitness Bootcamp (Up to 84% Off)

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

Paddleboard Lesson at Kindred Board Company (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

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

Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

$120 $25

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

$14 for $40 Worth of Dance Lessons — ME Dance School

Me Dance School

Orlando

$40 $14

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

Unlimited Trampoline Jumping for Two or Four at AirHeads Trampoline Arena in Orlando (Up to 36% Off)

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

One Hour or Unlimited Jump Time for 2 or 4 with Pizza or Birthday for 15 at Rebounderz Orlando (Up to 46% Off)

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

10 or 15 Dance Classes for One or Two Children at Applause Dance Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Applause Dance Studio

Orlando

$120 $49

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

One Acting Class at Rose Casting (49% Off)

Rose Casting

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

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

One, Two, or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Thornton Park Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Thornton Park Yoga

Thornton Park

$125 $31

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

Digital Walking Adventure for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures (50% Off)

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

Miniature Golf for Two or Four at Hawaiian Rumble (Up to 60% Off)

Hawaiian Rumble

Multiple Locations

$19.90 $9.50

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

Flyboarding for Two or Eight from Full Throttle Flyboard (Up to 55% Off)

Full Throttle Flyboard

Lake Underhill Park

$328 $160

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

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for 4, 8, or 12 at Jungle Games Paintball (Up to 85% Off)

Jungle Games Paintball

Multiple Locations

$120 $22

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

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Bill Bennett Boot Camps (70% Off)

Bill Bennett Boot Camps

Colonialtown North

$147 $44

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

Four or Eight Weeks of Boot Camp at C-Mo Athletics (Up to 90% Off)

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

10 Classes or Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Salsa or Bachata Classes at Bahhari (Up to 62% Off)

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

$69 for Three Private Pilates Reformer Lessons at The Fitness Studio of Orlando ($150 Value)

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 $15 Worth of Capoeira Lessons at Capoeira Brazilian Pelourinho

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

Speed-Dating Event for One or Two from Party4Ten (Up to 54% Off)

Party4Ten

Orlando

$25 $12

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

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Class Pass at Inspirit Yoga and Fitness Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Inspirit Yoga & Fitness

Orlando

$99 $39

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

Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Agency For Eternal Justice (Up to 51% Off)

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

Three or Six Hours of Studio Recording Time at Gigasound Recording (Up to 52% Off)

Gigasound Recording

Engelwood Park

$120 $59

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

WhirlyBall or Laser Tag with Drinks or Arcade Gaming at WhirlyDome (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

WhirlyDome

Orlando

$40 $24

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

Two, Four, or Six Barre Fitness Classes at barre revolution (Up to 50% Off)

barre revolution

East Orlando

$30 $16

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

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at Xtreme Kicks Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

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

$65 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Old Fashion ($250 Value)

CrossFit Old Fashion

Orlando

$250 $65

Classes use a variety of high-intensity functional movements to help students improve their endurance, flexibility, speed, and strength

Private or Group Tennis Lesson at Tennis In Orlando (Up to 57% Off)

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

Two-Hour Laser-Tag Outing with a Slice of Pizza for One, Two, or Four at Battleground Orlando Laser Tag (Up to 62% Off)

Battleground Orlando Laser Tag

Orlando

$29.95 $15

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Hide behind indoor- or outdoor-course obstacles, zapping competitors with infrared laser beams and evading beams in return

$150 for $300 Worth of Services at 180 Degree Fitness

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

90-Minute Standup-Paddleboarding Rental for One or Two from Haole Paddle Board (Up to 52% Off)

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

$17 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Simon Music

Simon Music

Orlando

$30 $17

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$28 for $80 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Power Hour Fitness

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

$15 for a Pitcher of Beer and Two Hours of Pool for Four at Backstage Billiards I-Drive ($28 Value)

Backstage Billiards I-Drive

Orlando

$28 $15

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

10 Consecutive Hot-Yoga, Hot Pilates, or Spinning Classes at Studio One Wellness (Up to 54% Off)

Studio One Wellness

Studio One

$100 $49

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

6, 10, or 15 Boot-Camp Classes at Gym Rat Boxing & Fitness (Up to 50% Off)

Gym Rat Boxing & Fitness

Orlando

$90 $45

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

10 Salsa Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Salsa Heat (Up to 53% Off)

Salsa Heat

Multiple Locations

$79 $39

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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