Things To Do In Ann Arbor

49% Off Indoor-Play-Place Visits

Chelsea

$35 $18

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Kids roam free in 9,000 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swinging bridges, and basketball hoops

94% Off 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

Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Up to 52% Off Golf for Two or Four in Saline

Rustic Glen

$78 $38

Fairways arch over rolling hills across 6,469-yard course with four tee options and water hazards in play on five holes

Up to 52% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Ann Arbor

$150 $75

Experienced trainers designs a fitness regimen tailored to each client's goals

Up to 51% Off Spinning Classes

Ann Arbor

$45 $23

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Spinning instructors cue students to increase or release resistance as they simulate hills, sprints, and intervals during 45-minute classes

Up to 90% Off Fitness Classes

Bryant Pattengill East

$120 $19

Motivational group fitness sessions include Core Camp, Power Cardio, and Body Sculpt

Arthur Murray Dance Studio – 84% Off

Multiple Locations

$180 $29

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

Half Off Family Zoo Outing in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

$24 $12

Zookeepers and other staff introduce visitors to more than 70 species of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, and birds

66% Off Martial Arts

Ann Arbor

$150 $51

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Up to 70% Off at One on One Athletic Club

Ann Arbor

$49 $15

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Stay motivated in an encouraging group environment with boot camp, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, yoga, spinning, barre fitness, and more

50% Off

Lakewood

$90 $45

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Up to 53% Off Dance Classes at Footnotes 

Ann Arbor

$50 $24

LaBlast classes, suitable for all experience levels, teach participants how to dance while burning calories

Up to 78% Off Hot Yoga Classes or Massage

Ann Arbor

$70 $19

Classes include Ashtanga, Vinyasa, detox, or hot yoga; hot stones seep into deep muscle layers to help relieve pain and induce relaxation

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting and Tour

Ann Arbor

$60 $29

Nine samples of all-natural wines headline a tasting experience that includes food pairings, souvenir glasses, and a tour of the grounds

Up to 55% Off Fitness Sessions

Ann Arbor

$75 $35

Certified personal trainers help guests of all ages reach their fitness goals through one-on-one personal training and small-group classes

Up to 59% Off Children's Indoor Recreation

Saline

$60 $29

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City-themed play center attached to a boutique-style children’s and maternity retail shop

79% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform

Chelsea

$137.40 $29

Up to four times a week for a month, students learn tae kwon do and self-defense techniques to imbue them with modesty and leadership skills

Up to 63% Off Bowling at Chelsea Lanes

Chelsea

$25.50 $12

Groups of two or four players enjoy soda as they take aim at pins during two games of bowling

Up to 64% Off Spin Classes at RydeOn

Saline

$60 $25

Ultramodern bikes stock cycle-centric studio as students sprint & climb digital hills to bolster stamina & tone muscles in six class styles

51% Off a Fitness Package at PVSFIT

Ann Arbor

$349 $170

After initial consultation and fitness assessment, instructor leads pupil through two sessions of one-on-one personal training

Up to 67% Off Pilates Classes at Vie Fitness & Spa

Multiple Locations

$175 $59

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Seasoned instructors help students achieve their fitness goals through Pilates and Tower Pilates workouts

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp, Yoga, or Personal Training

Ann Arbor

$240 $35

Boot camp utilizes dynamic cross training, yoga builds core strength and flexibility, and personal training includes individual fitness plan

Up to 60% Off Dance Classes at Come Dancing

Pittsfield

$30 $12

Instructors train groups and private students in international ballroom and Latin dancing, including Argentine tango and milonga

Up to 55% Off Private Horsemanship Lessons

Lima

$35 $17.50

Lessons range from basic horsemanship skills, including grooming and animal care, to dressage and riding comfortably

Up to 84% Off Fitness Classes or Personal Training Sessions

Pittsfield

$550 $89

Attentive teachers and personal trainers guide clients toward their goals with small classes, individual attention, and custom fitness plans

Up to 74% Off at Yoga with Nicole

Shakti Yoga and Massage

$75 $20

Dynamic Hatha-yoga sessions focus on internal and external alignment

Up to 57% Off Private Drum Lessons 

Ann Arbor

$30 $15

Professional drummer with 37 years of experience teaches private drum set, percussion, and timpani lessons for all skill and age levels

50% Off Indoor-Play-Center Party at Jungle Java

Multiple Locations

$130 $65

Kids gather around a jungle-themed table with beverages and play in maze of forest huts and treehouses

Up to 60% Off Ice Skating or Skate Sharpening

Ann Arbor

$75 $35

The arena can host hockey games, figure-skating lessons, and public-skating sessions

50% Off Services

Ypsilanti

$60 $30

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Half Off Open Play Sessions at The Jungle Gym

Ypsilanti

$30 $15

Slides, climbable platforms, and obstacle-filled tunnels populate indoor playground atop matted surface

Up to 75% Off Lessons at The Dance Pavilion

Ypsilanti

$97 $35

Private and group ballroom-dance classes for couples or individuals in styles such as samba, cha-cha, and swing

45% Off a Private Wakeboarding Lesson

Brighton

$100 $55

Learn how to wakeboard during a one-on-one lesson that includes all necessary equipment

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 55% Off at Cattails Golf Club

South Lyon

$98 $49

18-Hole course incorporates natural, diverse terrain into course design, including dense hardwood forests and wetlands with creeks

Up to 54% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Multiple Locations

$69.95 $35

At one of two outdoor ranges, visitors fire 9 mm handguns or .223-caliber rifles with provided ammunition

Up to 66% Off Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

Up to 53% Off Horsemanship Lessons in Pinckney

Putnam

$40 $20

Equestrian facility takes broad-based approach to horsemanship that incorporates both Western and English riding styles and training

64% Off Yoga Classes

Brighton

$111 $39.99

Ancient poses, focusing exercises, and deep breaths power Hatha, Yin, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa classes for students of all skill levels

Half Off Snowboard or Ski Maintenance

Brighton

$30 $15

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Technicians tune up skis or snowboards with hot-wax treatment and edge sharpening during drop-off and pickup service

Up to 55% Off Yoga Classes

Brighton

$80 $39.99

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Yoga studio offers a diverse range of classes; prenatal, Hatha, and Vinyasa sessions available

Up to 83% Off Kickboxing Classes

Brighton

$50 $15

Instructors help students perfect their punching and kicking form before fusing the two kinds of strikes into devastating combos

50% Off Boot Camp

Genoa

$198 $99

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60% Off Zumba at FitZone

Howell

$50 $20

Women's gym hosts fun dance workouts that feature easy-to-follow moves set to lively, Latin-inflected beats

Up to 59% Off Classes at Yoga Bee Studio

Brighton

$65 $29

Various yoga styles culminate in wood-accented studio that reaches 90-100-degrees during hot yoga classes

Up to 71% Off at MI Fitness

Brighton

$100 $29

Clients use bikes, rowing gear, interval training, resistance training, & cardio to build muscle & lose body fat; sessions of 2–8 people

Up to 61% Off Children's Music Lessons

Lyon

$50 $25

Instructors focus on development while nurturing a passion for music and the arts; parents attend with their children

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes or Program

Canton

$99 $19

Fitness classes use high-intensity kickboxing moves to burn calories; six-week weight-loss program includes check-ins and unlimited classes

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 53% Off Shooting-Range Packages

Monclova

$57 $29

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An indoor shooting-range hosts clients as they work on their aim using rented handguns in a controlled environment

Up to 50% Off Ice Skating at Arctic Edge of Canton

Canton

$16 $8

Skaters glide and twirl on one of two NHL-size rinks during open-skate sessions

Up to 52% Off a Lacrosse Clinic and Membership

High Velocity Sports

$80 $39

Students develop fundamental skills in lacrosse clinics; members get drop-in access and discounts

Up to 58% Four Passes and 100 Tokens at Gamerz USA

Westland

$48 $20

Family-friendly gaming emporium offers battlefield laser tag, lazer maze challenge, gallery of arcade games, and kids zone

Up to 53% Off Summer Camp

Westland

$200 $99

Kids participate in creative and educational activities mixed with daily and weekly field trips at summer camp that provides meals

67% Off Kickboxing Classes at Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center

Westland

$75 $25

Students train with partners, soaking up self-defense skills and toning muscles in a spacious 4,000 square-foot gym

Up to 57% Off Indoor Play or Kids' Party

Westland

$191.40 $99

Indoor kid zone with inflatable bouncers and slides, a ball pit, private party rooms, make your own teddy bear, and glimmer arts

Up to 51% Off Private Music Lessons

Westland

$50 $25

Professional music educators teach the basics in piano, guitar, violin, voice, and other private lessons

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes at The Dance Academy

Westland

$70 $20

During Zumba and yoga–Pilates classes, experienced teachers impart fun, high-energy movements that melt calories & sculpt long, lean muscles

Up to 82% Off Paintball for 4, 6, or 12

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 60% Off at Killer Paintball

Romulus

$66 $32

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Two large indoor battlefields with turf floor, inflated obstacles, industrial-sized barrels, and barricades

Up to 48% All-Day Passes to Romulus Athletic Center

Romulus

$24 $13

Sprawling athletic center with five-pool waterpark area, basketball courts, and more than 6,000 sq. ft. of fitness and cardio equipment

36% Off One-Hour Ice-Skating Rink Rental

Wayne

$195 $125

Rent out the community center's ice-skating arena for one hour, during which approximately 30 people can skate casually or play hockey

50% Off Ice Skating Classes

Novi

$90 $45

Skaters as young as 3 learn skating fundamentals from qualified instructors

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes

Novi

$90 $29

Expansive studio with slip-resistant Zebra mats, 24 hanging heavy bags, and men's and women's bathrooms with showers; 36 classes per week

Up to 51% Off Introductory Diving Experience

Novi

$120 $59

After a classroom briefing, students suit up in scuba equipment and splash into a heated pool to learn the basics of breathing underwater

45% Off One Month Weight Loss Program

Novi

$100 $55

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Up to 62% Off Personal Training

West Bloomfield

$195 $79

Private sessions allow trainers to create completely personalized workout programs drawing on strength, cardio, and nutrition

Up to 85% Off

Novi

$200 $39

Seasoned instructors impart self-defense techniques in a non-violent, family-friendly environment

48% Off Pilates Classes

Novi

$75 $39

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Reformer classes span three levels of modern Pilates, and can incorporate barre exercises and cardio jumping moves

78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

50% Off

Novi

$500 $250

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78% Off from Michigan Women Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $59

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

56% Off Whirlyball Outing

Novi

$364 $160

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Red & yellow electric cars rocket teams of up to 15 players across 4,000 sq. ft. before pizza curbs cravings

Up to 50% Off Standup Paddleboard Lesson or Tours

Walled Lake

$45 $28

That's WasSUP's 2,200 square foot facility on Walled Lake offers standup paddleboard rentals, lessons, and tours

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Wixom

$199 $109

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Up to 73% Off Fitness Training

Wixom

$75 $25

A former kickboxing champion conditions bodies with the same strength and flexibility regimen he used to take on opponents in the ring

Up to 63% Off Classes at Function of Fitness

Downtown Walled Lake

$96 $36

Challenging, functional fitness classes include a variation of boot camps, cross training, TRX suspension training and yoga

53% Off Summer Camp at Cirque Amongus

Livonia

$210 $99

Instructors teach youngsters 10 circus skills, including magic tricks and walking on stilts, at a camp that culminates in a performance

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The Polo Fields Golf and Country Clubs encompasses two locations—one in Ann Arbor and one in Ypsilanti—each with its own 18-hole course and refined clubhouse. Designed by renowned architect William Newcomb, the par 72 Ann Arbor course channels the blustery hillocks and grass-eating bagpipes of courses in the United Kingdom with a 6,828-yard layout featuring broad, links-inspired fairways and deviously slick greens. A community fixture for nearly a century, the Washtenaw course takes clubbers on a verdant voyage among native oaks and cedars, burbling streams, and tranquil ponds. Both sites house fully stocked pro shops, where guests can peruse the latest in on-course duds, clubs, hats, and remote-controlled golf balls from brands such as TaylorMade, Adidas, FootJoy, and Titleist.

Guests can bask in views of the splendid links while enjoying regionally inspired American fare and frothy drinks at the clubs’ two dining facilities, both of which feature settings for a variety of occasions. Swimmers can stroke through the outdoor lap pool at the Washtenaw location, and sunbathers can lounge by the colossal, resort-style pool in Ann Arbor. Within the Ann Arbor fitness center, hearts race on elliptical machines, muscles pump free weights, and calories melt during group fitness classes, before muscles soak in the warm, golf-ball-free waters of the hot tub.

Ann Arbor Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,828 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 73.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

Washtenaw Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,524 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 71.7 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Link to scorecard

5200 Polo Fields Dr
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

The course at Lake Forest Golf Club keeps golfers of all abilities on their toes with two unique nines that wind through 176 acres of natural terrain, which helped earn it a spot as host of LPGA Futures Tour events for five years in a row. The links-style front nine lets big hitters pummel their drives without fear of getting permanently stuck in dense forestation or hearing the unsettling scream of a falling tree. Bookended by par 5s on holes one and nine, the front nine rewards long drives but requires that golfers remain nimble, as the second and eighth holes are both treacherous par 3s that punish improper club selection. Between the 9th and 10th tees, golfers see a rapid transformation from links-style to a back nine more reminiscent of northern Michigan, with tree-lined fairways, wetlands, and areas dotted with wildflowers. Here, course-management capabilities become starkly apparent, as golfers must repeatedly make the choice whether to lay up short of water, muscle shots over water onto the green, or wait for the next drought.

In addition to plenty of opportunities to take strokes that count, Lake Forest Golf Club encourages game improvement through risk-free practice strokes at its 5-acre practice facility. Players work on their entire games from long bombs off the tee on a three-tier driving range to short-game dexterity on two large putting greens, two sand bunkers, and a chipping area. Headed up by LPGA teaching professional Debbie Williams-Hoak, the facility also teaches the game through individual and group lessons with male and female instructors.

Course at a Glance:

  • Par 72 course
  • Length of 6,620 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 72.8 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 135 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options:m]]

3110 W Ellsworth Rd
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

As if inspired by the visitors stretching at the fitness center below, a glass spiral staircase extends to the high ceiling, where skylights illuminate the floor below. Heather DuPuis designed Vie Fitness & Spa as an oasis for healthy living, blending health-club amenities and fitness services with a light, airy atmosphere and soaring architecture.

Certified trainers keep clients engaged in an active lifestyle through programs tailored to each individual's goals and lifestyle. In barre classes, an amalgamation of Pilates, ballet, and strength exercises set to up-tempo music work to tighten abs and thighs, and spinning classes test students' endurance while reminding them of their first bicycle's eventual theft.

An onsite juice bar refuels bodies, which stay refreshed with the boutique shop's designer water bottles and hand-poured Illume candles. To unwind after a taxing workout, patrons can stop by the facility spa for a massage or facial or head to the locker rooms equipped with fluffy towels and Pure Fiji bath products with which to wash the towels.

209 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

One of three devoted dancers who founded Studio 3 Performing Arts Center, Megan Stanley told the Dexter Patch that she wanted a venue where "girls or guys of any skill level feel they can have a place to dance." Today, the center has broadened her dream by teaching visitors how to become a triple threat onstage. Lessons in music, dance, and theater place its students—some as young as two years—on the road to self-expression, while an atmosphere of fun and acceptance keeps them practicing.

The owners teach most of the classes themselves, building a community of students and parents that trust their expertise and attend regular recitals. This convivial spirit carries over to theater performances, where audience participation and Samuel Beckett's famous call-and-response cheers ensure everyone's involvement. Classes welcome all-comers to try their hand at intuitive cardio workouts and competitive choreography alike, the latter of which has led the studio's crew to a Best in Studio award at the 2012 JUMP dance convention.

7200 Dan Hoey Rd
Dexter,
MI
US

The Bogey Golf Tour grants golfers a chance to take to the links and compete against fellow amateurs in tournaments scheduled at some of the finest courses in the London, Windsor, Detroit, and Kitchener/Waterloo areas. At each event, scratch golfers compete in the Birdie division, 0–15 handicaps square off in the Par division, and 16+ handicappers trade pinpoint approaches and sequined divot tools in the Bogey division. The top five finishers in each division receive prize money—which can be paid out in gift certificates or cash—and the Tour also holds prize competitions for longest drive, closest to the pin, and 3-iron jousting. The Tour publishes the results from each tournament in local newspapers, and players can chart the peaks and valleys of their careers on the Tour Members list, which compiles all of their tournament results. Along with providing an outlet for amateur golfers to exercise their long-suppressed competitive side, the Tour and its sponsors have raised $74,000 for various area charities since 2003.

UNiversity of Michigan Golf,500 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48104,500 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

Nestled within the University of Michigan's central campus, Dance Theatre Studio has built an excellent reputation over the 30 years it's been in business. Adults can check out ballet, hip-hop, and dance classes or strengthen their bodies in Zumba or body-sculpting, while kids make the most of their summers in camps that focus on art, tech, video, and acing the obstacle-course portion of college applications. All lessons take place in three large dance rooms that feature mirror-lined walls, a sprung sub-floor, and a marley surface floor, and nearby rooms also contain portable ballet barres. The studio's high level of comfort extends even before and after class, when dancers dress in men's and women's changing rooms.

711 N University Ave
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

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