Sports in Alameda

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

$220 $29

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

D2 Tennis

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

$120 $54

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Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Boxing for Health

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Up to 73% Off Shaolin Kung Fu Lessons

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

$100 $30

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

Up to 56% Off Boxing Boot Camp Classes

Phight Club

Oakland

$40 $19

Get in shape while learning how to box under expert coaches at gym renowned for producing professional fighters

Up to 48% Off at Lake Chabot Golf Course

Lake Chabot Golf Course

Chabot Park

$110 $59

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Challenging 18-hole course gives golfers all they can handle—including gorgeous views of San Francisco, Oakland, and the Bay Bridge

Up to 58% Off Intro to Archery Class

Ohlone Archery

San Leandro

$25 $12

In group lessons, students learn archery etiquette, stance, and basic form before unleashing arrows in the shooting gallery

Up to 52% Off Singles 5K Run

LUV RUN San Francisco

Crissy Field

$55 $27

5K course that starts in Crissy Field and encourages mingling between runners who wear bibs denoting their romantic availability

46% Off Turkey Trot Registration

San Francisco Turkey Trot

Mission Bay

$24 $13

Registration for one for a Thanksgiving Day 5K fun run benefitting local food banks

Up to 40% Off at Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Eagle Club Indoor Golf

Downtown

$20 $13

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Each hitting bay has a GC2 Smart Camera launch monitor, which provides statistical feedback to help goflers make corrective adjustments

65% Off at Xcel Fencing

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Ralph Gracie Jiu Jitsu

SoMa

$120 $36

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55% Off Services

Bay Jiu-Jitsu

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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Up to 82% Off at 108 Heroes Kung Fu

Chinese Shao-Lin Center

Financial District

$160 $29

Kung fu lessons teach essential self-defense moves as well as confidence and skills useful for a lifetime of overall wellness

Up to 76% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

World Class Boxing Gym

Mission

$60 $19

Certified trainers lead exercisers through a routine of kicks and punches

49% Off Bicycle Repair

Treat Street Bicycle Works

Mission

$75 $38

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Up to 71% Off Filipino Martial Arts Classes

Eskabo Daan

San Francisco

$185 $59

Experts guide students through Filipino self-defense techniques, a versatile fighting style utilizing weapons and bare hands

Up to 51% Off Two-Hour Kayak Trips from City Kayak

City Kayak

South Beach

$64.16 $32

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Paddlers drift past city views on the way to Brannan Street Wharf

Up to 50% Off Bike Rental at Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

Deluxe rental bikes whisk riders away on self-guided or guided tours of San Francisco, the Bay, and surrounding landmarks

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA - Activities

Bushido Fight Team

San Francisco

$170 $76

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Up to 59% Off Overnight Big Sur Backpacking Trip

Bay Area Expeditions

Central North San Francisco

$340 $170

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Experienced outdoorsmen lead excursions through redwood-lined and oceanside trails as hikers learn basic skills

74% Off Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Hybrid Training SF

San Francisco

$185 $49

Boxing classes, Brazilian juijitsu, and muay thai taught by experienced instructors in a fully stocked gym

51% Off Bicycle Tune-Up at Columbus Cyclery

Columbus Cyclery

North Beach

$80 $39

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A bike mechanic adjusts brakes and gears, pressurizes tires, trues wheels, and cleans gears, the chain, and the bottom bracket

Up to 91% Off Kickboxing Classes

Empower

Financial District

$200 $19

The hour-long Stand Empower group classes focus on the principles of stand-up kickboxing, boosting self-confidence and strength

65% Off Martial Arts

E.y. Lee Kung Fu School

San Francisco

$240 $84

Study Choy Lee Fut, tai chi, or qigong (internal exercises) twice weekly in a traditional Chinese kung fu school

69% Off Kids' Kung Fu or Adult Kickboxing Classes

Five Animals Kung Fu Academy

Inner Parkside

$160 $49

Students learn self-defense skills while simultaneously gaining physical and mental strength

70% Off at AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Portola

$129 $39

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A variety of martial arts classes s are complemented by pilates and cardio conditioning

Up to 82% Off at Navarrete's Black Belt Academy

Navarrete's Black Belt Academy

Noe Valley

$215 $39

Black-belt instructors teach martial arts and self-defense skills, as well as values such as discipline and self-confidence

Up to 62% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Karate Team USA

Karate Team USA

Multiple Locations

$65 $29

Instructors bake kicks into Western boxing training techniques to increase stamina and flexibility in students off all skills levels

Up to 53% Off Guided Kayak Tour for One or Two

San Francisco Kayak & Adventures

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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Knowledgeable guide leads intimate two-hour kayak tour of San Francisco Bay or Sausalito's waterfront

Up to 72% Off Uniform and Hapkido Classes

Hapkido USA

Inner Parkside

$194 $59

Hapkido instructors teach adults and children effective self-defense skills while simultaneously encouraging self-development

Up to 77% Off Running Training

Runnerspeaks Whole Person Running Coaching

On Location

$60 $19

With an emphasis on the mind, body and spirit, instructor culls from many disciplines to help runners earn their goals and love the sport

Up to 58% Off Kuk Sool Won Martial-Arts Classes

Kuk Sool Won of San Francisco

San Francisco

$100 $49

Traditional Korean martial-art system geared for both youngsters and adults

43% Off an 8-Night, 75-Mile Trans-Sierra Trek to Mt. Whitney

Trans-Sierra Club

Sports Basement

$1,750 $990

Two guides lead up to 12 hikers on an eight-night, 75-mile hike across the Sierra to Mt. Whitney; includes meals in the backcountry.

Up to 74% Off Cardio Kickboxing & Boot Camp

Dance Co.

Upper B Street

$90 $29

High-intensity cardio kickboxing and boot-camp classes offer varied exercises to help work up a sweat, tone muscles, and lose weight

Up to 81% Off Classes at A&R Martial Arts Training Center

A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

$120 $25

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Classes

KO1 Fitness Academy

Downtown Hayward

$100 $29

Students engage their core muscles while learning standup striking moves

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Passes

El Cerrito Swim Center

El Cerrito

$20 $10

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Single-day or summer pass to heated, outdoor pools with lap lanes, play areas, and a water slide; grounds offer picnic tables and bbq area

Up to 74% Off at Bridges Rock Gym

Bridges Rock Gym

El Cerrito

$93 $26

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Scale rocks, kickbox, or flex muscles during yoga classes at this comprehensive climbing gym

50% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA Lessons

Silver Dragon Kung Fu

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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75% Off Boxing Lessons

Anouphab Mud Muay Thai Lao Academy

Richmond

$160 $40

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Up to 67% Off Marina Bay Half Marathon Entry

Marina Bay Half Marathon

Richmond

$105 $39

Half-marathon course weaves around the shore, past sweeping views of the Bay and city skylines

UFC Gym – Up to 76% Off

UFC Gym San Bruno

San Bruno

$120 $29

One-hour classes teach authentic boxing or kickboxing, honing muscles and technique

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons with PGA Pro

San Bruno Golf Center

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA pro David Suh breaks down swings and offers corrective advice to develop consistent, dependable swing mechanics

Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

50% Off One-Week Youth Baseball Camp

Bronco Baseball Academy

Walnut Creek

$300 $149

Drills, games, and one-on-one coaching help players build fundamental skills; a certified athletic trainer ensures safe training

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

TriValley ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

50% Off Basketball Lessons

Tri Valley Sports Academy

San Ramon

$300 $150

Three-hour classes split between scrimmages and skill development cover ball-handling, shooting, defense, and teamwork

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Dennis Mitchell Golf

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Dave Atchison at Burlingame Golf Center

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

50% Off Summer Camp at Core Taekwondo

Core Taekwondo

San Mateo

$379 $189

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Each week of camp includes field trips and outdoor activities focusing on a different theme, from ninja training to science and circus camp

Up to 93% Off at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu San Mateo

Hillsdale

$100 $10

Students learn practical self-defense techniques, such as grappling and ground fighting, in intensive Jiu Jitsu classes

Up to 50% Off Golf

Grayson Woods Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

78% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai at Roots Kickboxing

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

Up to 88% Off at Hernandez Martial Arts

Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

$160 $19

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

Up to 49% Off Lessons at American Swim Academy

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $39

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Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

45% Off Baseball - Recreational

California Prospects Baseball

Dublin

$65 $36

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86% Off at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $15

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

51% Off Bike Tune-Up or Rental at Demo Sport 

Demo Sport

Tiburon

$80 $39

30-point inspection with tune-up, or cruise around on a comfort, mountain, or tandem bike with included helmet rental and a map of the area

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Fitness Innovations & Tae Kwon Do

Martinez

$215 $29

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

Up to 64% Off at Swordplay Fencing Academy

Swordplay Fencing Academy

Concord

$97 $39

Instructors coach pupils of all ages on fundamentals of foil wielding during indoor lessons honing balance, strength, and coordination

Up to 76% Off Gym/Pool Visits or Fitness Classes

Mill Valley Aquatics and Fitness Center

Mill Valley Community Center

$80 $19

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Make use of the gym's cardio and weightlifting machines; the pool's lap lanes, spa, and water slide; and classes like Spin and Body Sculpt

Up to 69% Off at Tri City Aikido

Tri City Aikido

Newark

$160 $59

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

KOA Fitness

Newark

$125 $19

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Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Archery Only

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with compound and recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

Up to 67% Off Children's Aikido Classes at Aikido of Tamalpais

Aikido of Tamalpais

Corte Madera

$135 $49

Master instructors train students in the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize the non-aggressive art of aikido

Up to 44% Off Water Park Outing with Lunch

Aqua Adventure

Irvington

$55.54 $31

This family-friendly water park features all-ages water slides, pools for tots and adults, and other watery attractions

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

$80 $35

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

70% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

$135 $41

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50% Off Sports Camp

Itabletennis

Fremont

$550 $275

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81% Off Muay Thai, Boxing, or MMA Classes

Crispim BJJ Barra Brothers

Pleasanton

$149 $29

Trainers lead students through traditional mixed-martial-arts moves—sans the sparring—to help build muscle and burn fat.

Up to 87% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu Martial Arts and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$300 $39

Fighting system melds Brazilian jiu-jitsu with judo and wrestling, with sessions offered in self-defense and bullying prevention

(Up to 90% Off Kickboxing Boot Camp

Elite Training Center

Pleasanton

$210 $20

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Instructors help students get in shape fast while learning self-defense techniques with intensive cross-training sessions

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The team of instructors at AquaTech Swim School continue their education and hone their advanced Marco Polo calls throughout their time at the school. Private, semiprivate, and group classes for children range from 6-month-olds' Tadpole curriculum to the advanced, team-focused Orca course, and the eight levels of kids classes are nuanced to include both "nervous" and "comfortable" beginner levels. The instructors help grownups get kicking during 60- and 90-minute private classes.

The Concord and Alameda facilities boast an 88-degree indoor pool that's specially designed for classes. Each location offers a spacious lesson-viewing area, children's play area, and free WiFi. The new Alameda facility also has an indoor/outdoor cafe for students who want to grab a bite before or after class.

2227 Mariner Square Loop
Alameda,
CA
US

Founded by master trainer Sergio Silva, Team Silva Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu arms students with the grapples and fitness techniques needed to get in shape or tackle competitors. Adult programs delve into the takedowns and strikes of mixed martial arts, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing, and women's classes range from yoga to fighting-themed fitness. Tykes can begin learning self-defense and discipline with muay thai lessons, gaining the swift, precise movements to fend off playground bullies or rebuff roving packs of feral kindergartners. A safe and encouraging environment, the Alameda studio lines its walls with cushions and trained coaches who oversee classes and open-mat sessions where students practice their martial-arts techniques or pickup lines.

1706 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda,
CA
US

Sahbumnim Jeremy Keller, a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, believes learning is a life-long process available to anyone who will reach out for it. Working with students as young as three, and as old as an imagination, Intensity Martial Arts owner Jeremy and his team teach three styles of martial arts: the Korean combat art Tae Kwon Do, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. During each session, they teach respect and build listening skills and focus. The team’s professional oversight keeps students safe during sparing sessions and practice. The dojo’s padded floors protect against falls, and specialized gloves soften any blows.

1303 Lincoln Ave
Alameda,
CA
US

While idly discussing the prospect of creating a miniature-golf course festooned with elaborate art installations, Michael Taft realized that he couldn’t think of a single putt-putt course in the Bay Area. Fast-forwarding to his retirement plan of owning a small business, Taft snapped up an abandoned video store and enlisted artistic friends and local craftspeople to make his dream a reality. Subpar Miniature Golf’s map of handcrafted holes has players putting their way through Bay Area landmarks, including an Altamont Pass windmill and the Golden Gate Bridge, tricked out with loop-the-loops. A sprawling, hand-drawn mural wraps its way around the room, depicting scenes of NoCal life and tricking gullible coyotes into trying to sprint through the walls.

Subpar Miniature Golf’s ever-growing arcade area keeps button-smashers busy with vintage pinball machines and a pair of air-hockey tables, contributing to Taft's dream of turning the space into a family institution and community fixture. As he told the San Francisco Chronicle, "Every once in a while, you'll hear a giant cheer in the back by a group that sunk a (great) putt. It makes me feel really good, like 'We did that. That's us.'"

1511 Park St
Alameda,
CA
US

Instructor Kumu Lani Cid-Iulio brings more than 20 years of hip-shaking Polynesian dance experience to classes that imbue Alameda’s Island Hawaiian Studios with a distinctly tropical air. After hula-hooping her way through a Hawaiian childhood, Kumu brought her skills to the mainland and deftly stepped in as a principal dancer of Ka Ua Tuahine in Berkeley. Beginners and advanced students of all ages bare their feet in classes that draw on Kumu’s extensive knowledge, shimmying their hips to traditional dances and rocking out on air ukuleles to tunes imported from Hawaii, Tahiti, and New Zealand.

1122 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda,
CA
US

The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

520 20th Street
Oakland,
California
US