Things To Do In Alexandria

Paint Lovebirds With an Artist

Painting Class

Teaism

Artist Gia Coelho instills art fundamentals in students as they recreate a painting with their own flourishes

$45

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Intro to Sailing Class for One or Two or a Family of Four at Washington Sailing Marina (Up to 54% Off)

Washington Sailing Marina

Potomac Yard - Potomac Greens

Beginning sailors glide along the Potomac in small, light crafts during introductory sailing lessons

$150 $69

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$70 for $140 Worth of Services at Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Northern Virginia Music Lessons

Old Town

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

$140 $70

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NRA First-Step Rifle Class with Optional Live Firing for One or Two from Trouble Defense, LLC (Up to 56% Off)

Trouble Defense, LLC

Mount Vernon

The orientation covers the NRA’s rules for safe gun handling, rifle parts and operation, shooting fundamentals, and proper cleaning and care

$250 $125

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Okinawan Karate of Alexandria (48% Off)

Okinawan Karate Of Alexandria

Alexandria

From the merchant: Lessons in traditional Okinawan karate improve basic safety and reduce stress

$75 $39

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Five or Ten Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at the European Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

European Martial Arts Academy

Alexandria

Medieval and modern European-style martial arts training to include sword fighting, physical conditioning, unarmed, and armed combat

$75 $35

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$17 for $30 Groupon — Rise Up Fitness

Rise Up Fitness

Franconia

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

$30 $17

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Four- or Eight-Week Taekwondo After-School Program at Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo (Up to 55% Off)

Kingdom Warriors Christian Taekwondo

Fort Belvoir/Mount Vernon

Kids learn the discipline and skills of taekwondo in after-school program that provides free shuttle service and snacks

$396 $198

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Four or Eight Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes at Okinawan Karate Alexandra (Up to 78% Off)

Okinawan Karate Alexandria

Alexandria

Instructor with more than three-decades’ experience teaches confidence and discipline as students focus on studying the art of self defense

$180 $49

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$25.99 for Five Yoga, Kickboxing, or Boot-Camp Classes at PIES Fitness Yoga Studio ($65 Value)

PIES Fitness Yoga Studio

Landmark - Van Dorn

Use your five-class pass for any combination of yoga, kickboxing, and boot-camp classes at this holistic fitness studio

$65 $25.99

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Handgun, Taser, or Pepper-Spray Training for One or Two at D&D Security Training Academy (Up to 53% Off)

D&D Security Training Academy

Alexandria

NRA-certified instructors often work with local police departments and security guards

$240 $119

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DC Bus Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Georgetown Trolley Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Georgetown Trolley Tours

Alexandria

See the White House, Capitol building, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, WWI Memorial, and Jefferson Memorial

$110 $55

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Five Dance-Fitness Classes at Zumba With Hilary (At Chris Collins Dance Studio) (65% Off)

Zumba With Hilary

Landmark - Van Dorn

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

$40 $14

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Preschool Music Program or Four 30-Minute Private Music or Voice Lessons at CTM Studios (Up to 58% Off)

CTM Studios

Alexandria

During private lessons, expert instructors teach students the fundamentals of singing or instruments; preschoolers learn basics of music

$100 $50

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3, 5, or 10 Personal-Training Sessions and a Consultation at Pinpoint Training Services (Up to 52% Off)

Pinpoint Training Services

Groveton

Following a fitness consultation, a personal trainer helps clients devise individually tailored exercise regimens

$195 $95

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It?s 1:29 p.m. and the wave pool at Great Waves Waterpark has been calm for nine minutes. The mood on the surface, however, is anything but. An anticipatory energy has been transmitted through the water as sunbathers migrate from the sun deck, giddy youngsters from the various kids? areas, and thrill seekers from one of the park?s waterslides. The anticipation ends at 1:30 p.m. when three 80-horsepower motors begin to churn the large fans that whip the pool?s 475,000 gallons of water into waves as high as four feet for 10 minutes. This increment of waves?10 minutes on, 10 minutes off?runs like clockwork at the 20-acre facility, which also features dry attractions such as miniature golf, batting cages, and grassy areas for practicing the backstroke.

In addition to offering sun-soaked thrills of simulated waves, the park's Paradise Play boasts 30-foot slides, pogo sticks, rock walls, and a non-aqueous playground area. A faux beach with sand invites revelers to unwind while snacking on a funnel cake purchased from Riptide Caf?, while a nearby play pool with pint-sized slides lets little riders get into the summertime mix. After a full day of sliding and swimming, guests may purchase souvenirs from the Shark Shack gift shop.

4001 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months old–12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents magazine.

6911 Telegraph Rd
Alexandria,
VA
US

The diverse staff at WithInMeMD help clients to understand their genetics and its correlation to a client's diet, metabolism, and exercise related traits. Using test results, the staff interpret genetics to aid their clients in achieving a desirable weight, prevent disease, improve energy levels, and overall health.The team at the clinic are focused on delivering evidence-based holistic wellness services that improve the lives of patients, having treated more than 2,000 in 2013. The hormone-replacement therapy helps patients in all walks of life overcome problems ranging from diminishing bone density to wavering sex drives and difficulty concentrating. Two weight-loss programs?nutritional and exercise counseling and HCG therapy?attempt to alleviate or prevent chronic conditions. A nonsurgical treatment, platelet-rich plasma therapy, meanwhile, kicks the body's natural healing processes into gear, helping patients of all ages recover from injury and the image of catching their parents kiss.

4600 Duke St
Alexandria,
VA
US

DC Social Sports Club encourages athletes of all abilities to join socially oriented leagues for more than 10 recreational sports at various DC-area locations. Competitors can throw tight spirals in one of the club’s Arlington-based flag-football leagues, run the base paths in coed softball near the Washington Monument, or sweep away subzero dust mites during broomball games in Rockville.

After games, competitors can squash rivalries and join forces at a league-affiliated, conveniently located bar, where they enjoy happy-hour specials. For those more interested in the social aspect, DC Social Sports Club offers special events such as advance movie screenings, field trips, drinking-game tournaments, and bar crawls.

6625 South Van Dorn Street
Alexandria,
VA
US

Supplying all materials, Art By The Glazz's artist-led painting sessions kindle brush-wielding talents during three-hour classes held most Saturdays and Sundays. New artists capture shapes and shadows inspired by a number of pastoral or wine themes, with assistance from pigment professionals. One complimentary glass of wine emboldens the pigment-shy, and those with a thirst for more can visit an onsite cash bar. Aprons protect against stray paint, wine drops, and the tears of fruit trapped in a beautiful but airless eternal present, although Art By The Glazz recommends wearing old clothes. Finished masterpieces chaperone each artist home, ready to be mounted on a wall or hung from the dining-room chandelier.

5810 Kingstowne Center
Alexandria,
VA
US

If there's a vegetable that can't be pickled, Matt Bressan has yet to find it. As the owner of Fresh Crunch Pickles, he excels at brining and jarring veggies such as cucumbers, cabbage, beets, and ginger in an array of traditional flavors. He and his team showcase their gallery of pickled delights on a simple white and green-checked, picnic-style tablecloth every weekend at five Capital-area farmers markets. Bressan also inducts others into his art with pickling classes, which elucidate the basics of making sweet and spicy, bread-and-butter, and other pickle varieties. Every workshop includes a complimentary jar that students can take home and plant in their backyard to grow their own pickle tree.

4415 Wheeler Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

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