Classes in Anchorage

$69 for Four-Hour Adult Cooking Class at Let's Cook Alaska ($140 Value)

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

$20 for Five Studio Visits for Ceramics Painting with Supplies at Color Me Mine Anchorage ($50 Value)

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

Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Boot Camp at Core Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Core Fitness

Anchorage

$244 $49

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

Stained-Glass Class for One or Two People at Clay Owen Studios (Up to 46% Off)

Clay Owen Studios

Anchorage

$100 $55

Artist Autumn Tetlow hosts stained-glass classes where students make artful stained-glass sun catchers

Three-Hour Adult Painting Class for One or Two at Arctic Crown Canvas (Up to 50% Off)

Arctic Crown Canvas

Midtown

$45 $25

Art center run by two sisters, who foster a relaxed, convivial atmosphere

Paint-Your-Own Pottery at All Fired Up (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

All Fired Up

Midtown

$20 $10

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

1 or 2 Months of Yoga and Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes and Massage at Dharma Hot Yoga (Up to 57% Off)

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

Yoga Hike for One or Up to 15 People from Hiking Yoga (Up to Half Off)

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

Two-Day Salsa Bootcamp or Punch Card for 8 or 16 Dance Classes at Alaska Dance Promotions (Up to 59% Off)

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

One Month's Worth or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alaska (Up to 62% Off)

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

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Urban Zen Yoga Studio (Up to 66% Off)

Urban Zen Yoga Studio

Downtown

$120 $49

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

Private Music Lessons or Preschool Music Classes at Hillside Music (Up to 61% Off)

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

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

Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location?s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.

Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.

10931 Omalley Centre Dr
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

Laughing Lotus Yoga of Anchorage’s founders, Kim and Svia, have shaped their studio around the mantra “freedom in practice”—the idea that clients should interpret yoga to best suit their own needs. In this mantra's spirit, the 11-yogi staff instructs classes in diverse modalities, such as stress-relieving Hatha, mind-and-body-balancing Kundalini, and Vinyasa flow, a mashup of styles. To further personalize lessons, instructors can tailor asanas and stretches to injured clients in private sessions, to expecting mothers in prenatal classes, or to children stressed from memorizing all the rules of freeze tag in yoga for kids aged 3–5 and 6–10.

An on-site healing team pampers physiques with traditional massages, Thai bodywork, and Rolfing. The studio’s boutique stockpiles yoga gear from brands such as form-fitting lululemon and festively tie-dyed Shining Shakti.

620 E 57th Pl
Anchorage,
AK
US

Curves has established nearly 10,000 gyms for women in more than 85 countries, with 4 million members worldwide. Three Anchorage locations invite ladies of all fitness levels to the training circuit. Circuit trainees gather in a circle comprised of 13 resistance machines and 13 recovery stations. During the course of a 30-minute workout, they alternate between machines that work two opposing muscle groups with a single motion and recovery stations where they run, dance, or swagger in place to maintain heart rates. Ladies carry Curves Smart chips that feed their personal fitness info into the training machines. A green light on the chip indicates sufficient workout intensity, which rises as one's strength increases.

Curves now offers the 90-day Curves Complete program, which pairs diet and exercise with the motivation of peers and trainers.

2217 E Tudor Rd
Anchorage,
AK
US