Classes in Anchorage

Up to 52% Off Guitar Lessons

Mammoth Music

Downtown

$60 $29

Instructors help students learn to strum tunes on guitars

51% Off Adult Cooking Class at Let's Cook Alaska

Let's Cook Alaska

Sand Lake

$140 $69

Hands-on classes teach students techniques and terminology during the creation of an entire meal, which is shared at the end of class

Up to 82% Off Boot Camp at Core Fitness

Core Fitness

Anchorage

$244 $49

Overcome fitness plateaus during boot camps led by ACE-certified personal trainers

Up to 53%b Off to Paint-Your-Own Pottery

All Fired Up

Midtown

$20 $10

Pre-fired ceramic bisques serve as canvas, allowing guests to express creativity with food-safe, water-based paints

60% Off Ceramics-Painting Studio Visits

Color Me Mine Anchorage

Taku / Campbell

$50 $20

Patrons paint blank ceramic bisques ranging from dishes to Disney figurines inside a newly relocated, 1,750-square-foot studio

54% Off Singing Telegram from Kelly Williams Comedy

Kelly Williams Comedy

Redeem from Home

$150 $69

Laugh-inducing comedian shows up at doorsteps with original songs, serenading recipients with birthday wishes or get-well messages

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 75% Off Dance Lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Anchorage

$142 $35

Experienced instructors teach couples how to ballroom dance through private, group, and practice lessons

Up to 57% Off Fitness at Dharma Hot Yoga

Dharma Hot Yoga

Midtown

$149 $65

Instructors guide students through hot-yoga sequences in 85–100 degree temperatures, intense Insanity fitness classes, and Zumba dance

54% Off Kids' Camp at Arctic Crown Canvas

Arctic Crown Canvas

Midtown

$300 $139

Kids enjoy themed summer camps that focus on developing artistic creativity through painting, acrylics, watercolor, drawing, and crafts

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Goose Lake Park

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 59% Off Two-Day Salsa-Dancing Bootcamp or Dance Classes

Alaska Dance Promotions

Taku / Campbell

$120 $60

Ten hours of intensive salsa instruction over two days, held in a ballroom at the Hotel Captain Cook; dance classes include zumba & bachata

Up to 62% Off Classes at CrossFit Alaska

CrossFit Alaska

Anchorage

$180 $69

With moves that mimic lifting and pulling, CrossFit trainers coach all levels in a strength & conditioning program designed for scalability

Up to 66% Off Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Downtown

$120 $49

Standard yoga, Vinyasa flow, and hot Vinyasa performed in a 95-degree studio

61% Off Music Lessons or Classes

Hillside Music

Anchorage

$140 $59

Students explore choice of styles during one-on-one music lessons; preschoolers learn rhythm and melody while learning the ABCs of music

Select Local Merchants

At the helm of Clay Owen Studios stands artist Autumn Tetlow, a multifaceted maker who counts painting, pottery, knitting, and crocheting among her specialties. At the studios—named after her grandfather—she puts these crafts on proud display: browsing patrons can snag baby hats, toys, and sweaters or make plans to decorate home surfaces with prints or ceramics sculptures of Autumn’s high-school economics teacher. Not content to merely hold these talents on her own, Autumn also invites guests in for classes, teaching individual pottery classes, dipped-candle workshops, crocheting lessons, and couples art nights on the first Saturday of each month.

333 W 4th Ave
Anchorage,
AK
US

Aiming to "liberate the inner artist" in all of us, sisters Catherine Warden-Daniels and Victoria Bunch founded Arctic Crown Canvas, where the oft-intimidating act of painting a canvas is made wholly accessible. The formula is simple: all visitors have to bring is themselves—and snacks, if they so desire it. From there, Arctic Crown supplies everything, from the paint and brushes to the easy-to-follow instructions and inspirational impersonations of Van Gogh praising everyone's work. The result is a finished product, varying in subject matter, which each participant will be able to take home at the close of the class.

907 East Dowling Road
Anchorage,
AK
US

State investigator Suzan Armstrong sifts through heaps of paperwork, carefully mulling over government cases. Though her eyes focus on the documents' dense text, her thoughts momentarily drift away to daydreams about erecting a creative haven where people can funnel their imaginations into a slew of colorful crafts. In January of 2007, Suzan's reoccurring daydream materialized when she hung up her investigative briefcase, broke the glass on her emergency paintbrush holder, and opened her own franchise of Color Me Mine—named one of the top 10 places for kids' birthday parties by Parents magazine.

The 1,750-square-foot studio brims with décor and fixtures crafted by its own staff members, including custom-tile floors and a grandfather clock made from shards of shattered pottery. Patrons browse well stocked shelves of ceramic plates, vases, and—thanks to an exclusive partnership with the magic magnate—Disney characters, then garnish their chosen bisques around crafting tables in the main studio or long tables in the private party room. Experienced staff members stand closely by to help with bisque or paint selection and answer any questions about materials, design ideas, or how to emblazon Tinker Bell with a perfect Mona Lisa smile, then glaze and fire each creation to forge a bounty of long-lasting keepsakes.

8130 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage,
AK
US

Helmed by experienced trainer and former Buffalo State Bengals hockey captain Rocky Reeves, Rock Hard Fitness squeezes functional workouts into a convenient 30-minute package. A maximum class size of 12 ensures that each recruit receives trainer attention as well as group motivation. During strength-training sessions, exercisers of all levels bolster muscles with strength circuits, which alternate weightlifting with bodyweight exercises to prevent dumbbells from developing a superiority complex. High-intensity boot camps goad students to maximize their potential with dance, techno, and rock music that encourages shimmying betwixt reps. Core and cardio workouts then fortify heart health as they tone perspiring torsos and torch calories. Patrons should report to the Rock Hard studio for their indoor routines, which, like most psychic dentists, do not require prescheduled appointments. To help clients tackle their wellness goals as quickly as possible, the studio also offers personal training, meal-planning assistance, and Isagenix nutritional supplements.

549 West International Airport Road
Anchorage,
AK
US

Body Renew Alaska's 12 boot-camp sessions (three classes a week) help participants shed pounds and build muscle in a group fitness environment. Each one-hour session, available at four different locations, will push participants' workouts to the next level to produce intense results in one month. Augment your muscle chiseling with six months of full access to eBodyLive, where users can utilize a customized online food and workout journal and four one-on-one video chats with a nationally certified trainer who reviews and guides each fitness program. The workouts—sent as detailed instructions with video clips and images—can be sent to most phones, allowing participants to access their fitness regimen from the same device they use to arrange meetings of the Millard Fillmore Appreciation Society.

6861 Jewel Lake Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US

Let's Cook Alaska's talented teaching chef, Josie McKinney, fell in love with cooking at a young age. By the age of 12, she was preparing Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Now, as a mother of four, she shares her joy of cooking by inviting students into her “dream kitchen,” where they develop culinary confidence by working with her recipe box full of diverse meal ideas. In her cooking classes, she aims to transform cooking from chore to adventure. Josie’s fun, hands-on teaching style encourages students to get their hands messy by trying techniques for themselves and clean by stuffing them into their friends’ mouths. While students prepare entire meals, Josie circulates among them dispensing tips. Classes stay small—around 4 to 10 students—to ensure lots of individual attention and extra servings to go around when the class sits down together to enjoy their creations. Menus rotate with a monthly theme, such as comfort food and international fare, prepped with fresh, local ingredients.

7307 Bailey Dr
Anchorage,
AK
US