Sports in Arizona

Rivalry Rage 5K Race Entry for One or Two with T-shirt and Bag (Up to 53% Off)

Rivalry Rage 5K

Ward 6

Decked out in their team’s colors—or dressed as a wildcat or devil—participants run, jog, or walk, surrounded by music and team mascots

$45 $22

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Eight Weeks of Gymnastics or Family Fitness Classes or Open-Gym Sessions at Ms. Carol's Gymkids (Up to 69% Off)

Ms. Carol's Gymkids

Mesa

During family fitness classes, ages 9 through adult strengthen cores, condition muscles, and dance; coaches with competitive experience

$160 $49

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$75 for Eight-Week Sports Class at Beginners Edge Sports Training ($150.75 Value)

Beginners Edge Sports Training

Multiple Locations

45-minute classes divided by age group teach soccer, football, golf, baseball, basketball, and volleyball with classes starting at 18 months

$150.75 $75

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (95% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

$324 $16

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from Chad Rogers Golf Instruction (Up to 70% Off)

Chad Rogers Golf Instruction

Talking Stick Golf Club

Chad Rogers helps hone golf skills with experience studying at Troon Golf Academy and ESPN Golf Schools and a high-level competitive career

$110 $49

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$40 for Entry for Two to Team Santa Paws 1.2K Run from FieldWorks Events & Marketing Inc. ($60 Value)

FieldWorks Events & Marketing Inc.

Freestone Park

Festive run encourages costumes and welcomes pets; entry includes one Santa suit

$60 $40

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Fluid Martial Arts Academy (62% Off)

Fluid Martial Arts Academy

Tempe

From the merchant: Positive and energetic staff train adults and children in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kenpo Karate.

$129 $49

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$18 for 18 Holes of Golf with Range Balls at Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant (Up to $19.66 Value)

Peoria Pines Golf and Restaurant

Peoria

18-hole “power executive” course packs 11 par 3s, five par 4s, and two par 5s into a 4,412-yard, par 63 layout

$37.66 $18

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Beginners' Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform at CG Martial Arts ($150 Value)

CG Martial Arts

Surprise

Beginners train with experienced instructors to learn the basics of martial arts

$150 $40

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Range Balls, Golf Lessons, or Custom Club Fit at Valley Golf Center (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Valley Golf Center

Avondale

Golf center houses 84 hitting stations and 10 target greens while offering video and TrackMan Pro swing lessons and launch monitor fitting

$18 $11

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Tres Rios Golf Course (Up to 71% Off)

Tres Rios Golf Course

Goodyear

18-hole course incorporates 6,846 yards of Estrella Mountain Park’s greenery dotted with eucalyptus, mesquite, and pine trees

$128 $44

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10 Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform, or 16 Classes with a Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt from Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga classes

$324 $20

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Private Golf Lessons from Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Antoine M. Dumas Golf Professional

Union Hills Golf and Country Club - Sun City/Glendale

Lessons with teaching professional and Tiger Woods look-alike include tips for improving your swing, short game, and strategy

$60 $30

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$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Red Dragon Shou Shu

Red Dragon Shou Shu

Kingman

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

$100 $35

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$25 for $55 Worth of Gymnastics — Dynamite Sports

Dynamite Sports

Fountain Hills

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

$55 $25

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Golf Outing for Two or Four or Lesson with Swing Analysis at Rio Rico Golf Resort (Up to 73% Off)

Rio Rico Golf Resort

Rio Rico

Golfers can enjoy a round of golf on this 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., or improve techniques during lessons

$108 $29

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Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

Seasoned instructors imbue students with confidence and self-defense skills during martial arts or krav maga classes

$145 $32

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20 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Horizons Martial Arts (55% Off)

Horizons Martial Arts

Phoenix

From the merchant: Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes offer a fun and safe environment for women and men of all ages and levels to train in.

$130 $58

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10 or 20 Youth and Adult Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Barra Tucson (Up to 78% Off)

Gracie Barra Tucson

Tucson

Certified Brazilian jiujitsu trainers teach takedowns and grappling techniques in spacious 2,400-square-foot facility

$200 $48

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One or Three 60-Minute Golf Lessons with Range Balls and Video Analysis at Greg Smith Golf (Up to 58% Off)

Greg Smith Golf

Dobson Ranch

Students learn to demonstrate efficiency, simplicity, and consistency with the golf swing through instructor’s camera-aided advice

$100 $49

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Two Private Boxing Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Stone Hard Boxing (Up to 73% Off)

Stone Hard Boxing

Arrowhead Meadows Association

Students master boxing techniques while getting toned, gaining muscle, and losing weight in lessons taught by accomplished fighters

$100 $40

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$36 for $80 Worth of Bicycle Repair — HeloDrop Cycling Services

Helodrop Cycling Services

Glendale

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

$80 $36

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart, Range Balls, and Lunch Credit at Westin Kierland Golf Club (Up to 47% Off)

Westin Kierland Golf Club

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Trio of nine-hole courses offers variety during rounds with range balls and lunch credits

$187 $109

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$36 for $70 Worth of Gymnastics — Precision Gymnastics and Tumbling

Precision Gymnastics And Tumbling

Gilbert

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

$70 $36

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10 or 15 Boxing Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women (Up to 83% Off)

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

Tempe

Ladies alternate from heavy bags and medicine balls to reflex drills and battle ropes as they burn calories in 16-round circuit workouts

$128 $22

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$49 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at United Kung Fu ($99 Value)

United Kung Fu

Peoria

Little Tigers classes teach Kung Fu basics as well as focus, discipline, coordination, balance, courtesy, and respect to kids aged 4–7

$99 $49

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15 Martial Arts Classes at Legendary Martial Arts (78% Off)

Legendary Ata Martial Arts

Surprise

Martial arts and fitness classes are available for the whole family, such as ATA Taekwondo, HIIT Kickboxing, and Krav Maga

$200 $44

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$75 for $149 Groupon — Shaolin Arts

Far East Martial Arts

Avondale Plaza

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

$149 $75

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10 or 20 Kickboxing or Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Phoenix BJJ & MMA Academy

Goodyear

Kickboxing conditions bodies with bag work & cardio drills; jujitsu classes turn victims into victors with leverage-powered throws and locks

$100 $25

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Six Months of Discounted Golfing from Player's Pass (Up to 60% Off)

Player's Pass

Phoenix

Pass grants discounts to more than 2,000 golf courses locally and nationwide, including top links in your area

$48 $19

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Elite, Pro, ProPlus, or Desert Bicycle Tune-Up at Craycroft Cycles (Up to 59% Off)

Craycroft Cycles

Colonia Del Valle

Bicycle tune-ups from a team of experts that is well-versed in repairs, parts, and various styles of riding

$90 $39

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One, Three, or Five All-Day Rock-Climbing Passes with Gear at Focus Climbing Center (Up to 65% Off)

Focus Climbing Center

Mesa

Once equipped with shoes and harnesses, visitors can scale 30-foot-tall walls inside this space run by an 21-year rock-climbing veteran

$22 $11

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Open-Gym Sessions for Pre-Schoolers and 5+ Year Olds at Gold Medal Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Gold Medal Gymnastics

Chandler

Kids from toddlers to teens can burn off energy at a 25,000 square foot gym owned by the captain of the 1996 U.S. Women’s Gymnastic team

$28 $14.99

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5 or 10 Boxing-Fitness Classes at Gent's Boxing Club (Up to 65% Off)

Gent's Boxing Club

Glendale

Trainers impart boxing techniques to co-ed students at one-on-one sessions that burn calories and forge lean muscle mass

$50 $19

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3, 6, or 10 One-Hour Group Golf Lessons at Troon North Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Troon North Golf Club

Scottsdale

PGA-certified Director of Instruction Doug Hammer and his staff lead classes of up to 12 students at an award-winning club

$90 $49

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$45 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Master Edmondson's World Champions Training Centers

World Champions Training Centers

Gilbert Fiesta

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

$150 $45

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One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness

Tempe

Black-belt instructor teaches kajukenbo methods, which blend karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo, and boxing

$80 $32

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One, Three, or Five All-Day Rock-Climbing Passes with Gear Rental at Ape Index Rock Climbing (50% Off)

Ape Index

Peoria

Guests burn calories while they scale 32-foot walls, swing from top ropes, and climb the face of a 3-D globe

$20 $9.99

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4-Week Martial-Arts Starter Course and Uniform for 1 or 2 Kids at 2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy (Up to 77% Off)

2 Knuckle Sports MMA Academy

Surprise

Children age 5-to-13 learn life skills such as self-confidence, focus, and discipline during four weeks of basic martial-arts lessons

$145 $36

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Sessions at Strikefit Kickboxing (Up to 62% Off)

Strikefit Kickboxing

Litchfield Park

Students build strength, endurance, and muscle tone in intense, energizing kickboxing sessions

$60 $24

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$78 for $150 Worth of Martial Arts — Edward Chavez Kenpo Karate Institute

Edward Chavez Kenpo Karate

Goodyear

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

$150 $78

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10- or 20-Class Pass with One or Two Private Sessions at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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One or Two Months of Taekwondo and Aikido Classes at Martial Arts of Tucson (Up to 82% Off)

Martial Arts of Tucson

Ward 6

Gain self-confidence while learning powerful taekwondo strikes or elegant aikido takedowns

$159 $31

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$47 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Many Ways of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Many Ways Of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Mesa

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

$105 $47

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Kids' Karate Classes for One or Two at Arizona Shotokai USA (Up to 89% Off)

Arizona Shotokai USA

Chandler

Kids develop intellectually, physically, and ethically in semiprivate intro karate classes, a one-month membership, and a private class

$350 $39

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Unlimited Classes with Uniform at TaeKwonDo Academy (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

TaeKwonDo Academy

Glendale

Students ages 4 and up get fit, learn self-defense, and develop character and confidence in a safe, family-friendly environment

$139 $38

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Dance Lessons, or Beginner or Intermediate Tumbling at Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

Students learn impressive dance skills and tumbling moves in facility equipped with nine-panel cheer floors and a tumble track

$150 $69

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Private and Group Tennis Lessons at ProTenn International (Up to 70% Off). Four Options Available.

ProTenn International

Val Vista Marketplace

Instructor helps students of all ages identify weaknesses, develop action plans, and work to improve during 60-minute lessons

$50 $21

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Watashi No Dojo

Watashi No Dojo

Tempe

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

$100 $50

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at World Martial Arts Academy (45% Off)

World Martial Arts Academy

Coronado

World Martial Arts Academy is now offering fall deals for new students!

$280 $154

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Club Fitting at Corey Baehman Golf (Up to 62% Off)

Corey Baehman Golf

Tucson

PGA member with 17 years of teaching experience works closely with players of all abilities to meet golfing goals

$110 $49

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes (Up to 63% Off)

Red Mountain Kickboxing

Mesa

Experienced instructors teach students an elite kickboxing curriculum at a school exclusively licensed by Roufusport Kickboxing Association

$60 $26

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One- or Three-Month Martial-Arts Class Membership with Uniform at Phoenix Quest Center for Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off)

Phoenix Quest Center for Martial Arts

Chandler

Martial-arts center fosters personal development in adults and children while teaching realistic self-defense skills

$139.95 $32

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Tang Soo Do Classes at Khalid’s Martial Arts ($80 Value)

Khalid's Martial Arts

Glendale

Tang Doo Do masters lead classes designed for all experience levels that combine movements from karate and tai chi

$80 $40

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10 or 20 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Goshin Karate & Judo Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Goshin Karate & Judo Academy

Paradise Valley

During high-energy classes, students burn up to 800 calories per hour while learning self-defense moves such as rapid-fire punches and kicks

$125 $19

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Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Gilbert ATA Academy (91% Off). Three Options Available.

Gilbert ATA Academy

Gilbert

Instructors lead exercisers through workouts that borrow from kickboxing or cage-fighting, or teach students the art of self-defense

$340 $30

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One Month of Unlimited MMA or Women's Boot-Camp Classes at Arizona Combat Sports (Up to 61% Off)

Arizona Combat Sports

Tempe

Students gain strength and stamina in intensive MMA classes or burn calories and tone muscles in women’s boot-camp classes

$100 $39

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10 Martial Arts Classes at Arizona Family Karate Academy (78% Off)

Arizona Family Karate Academy

Deer Valley

One month of unlimited martial-arts lessons, one private lesson, and a free uniform

$200 $44

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Six Classes for One Child Ages 3–4 or 5+, or a Parent and Child at Gymnastics World Northwest (Up to 60% Off)

Gymnastics World Northwest

Embassy Plaza

USA Gymnastics-member gym helmed by professional coaches teaches the basics of gymnastics to small children

$105 $46

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One or Two Weekly Tumbling Classes for One or Three Months at Arizona Heat Allstars (Up to 66% Off)

Arizona Heat Allstars

Mesa

Encouraging instructors lead inclusive classes aimed at building tumbling skills and self-confidence

$60 $22

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One or Two Months of Kempo Karate Classes at Connect5 Family Center of Chandler (Up to 73% Off)

Connect5 Family Center of Chandler

Chandler

Instructors focus on using Kempo karate to boost confidence, self-discipline, concentration, and a love for fitness

$174.95 $49

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One- or Two-Month Club-Striking or Cardio-Circuit Program at The MMA Lab (Up to 84% Off)

The MMA Lab

Glendale

This holiday season, train in a 14,000 square-foot gym welcoming all fitness levels, from first-timers to competitive UFC fighters

$278 $48

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Lessons from Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (Up to 66% Off). 3 Options Available.

Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch

Lessons cover swing mechanics to create effortless power and control; playing lessons cover course management and strategy

$110 $49

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Sport or Deluxe Bike Tune-Up at Bike Masters (50% Off)

Bikes Masters

Multiple Locations

Mechanics degrease chains, tune brakes, and keep wheels straight during basic and deluxe tune-ups

$50 $25

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One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Kids or Adults at GD Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 65% Off)

GD Jiu-Jitsu

Tempe

Kids or adults build self-defense skills and stamina in Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, which focus on grappling and ground-fighting techniques

$130 $49

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Four or Eight Weeks of Fencing Classes with Introductory Course at Phoenix Falcons Fencing Club (Up to 60% Off)

Phoenix Falcons Fencing Club

Phoenix

Fencing novices learn the basics of form and tactics; all equipment provided

$100 $44

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$50 for $99 Groupon — National Taekwondo Association

National Taekwondo Association

Multiple Locations

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

$99 $50

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$38.50 for One Month of Karate Lessons at Hong's Karate ($110 Value)

Hong's Karate

Mesa

Students of all ages build mental and physical strength and self confidence in karate classes

$110 $38.50

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$34 for $75 towards 10 Classes — Elevate Martial Arts

Elevate Martial Arts

Chandler

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

$75 $34

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All-Day or All-Weekend Inflatable Kayak or SUP Rental at Just Roughin' It Adventure Company (Up to 57% Off)

Just Roughin' It Adventure Company

Scottsdale

Easily transport light, tough inflatable kayaks and standup paddleboards in any vehicle to destinations such as Canyon and Bartlett Lakes

$60 $26

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$45 for $150 Worth of Golf Lessons — Sunland Village Golf Academy

Sunland Village Golf Academy

Gilbert

60-minute private golf lesson; includes PING club fitting by PING-certified fitter, Maria Przymierski, PGA

$150 $45

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Six Tai Chi Classes or One Month of Unlimited Tai Chi Classes at T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy (Up to 75% Off)

T'ai Chi Ch'uan Academy

Downtown Phoenix

Students perform the slow, graceful, rhythmic exercises of tai chi, a relaxing martial art that doubles as meditation in motion

$72 $20

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Bike Fitting, Bike Tune-Up, or Coaching at Fitworks Cycling Support (Up to 63% Off)

Fitworks Cycling Support

Downtown Tucson

Bike shop for riders of all experience levels fits, tunes, and coaches riders both on and off the road

$120 $45

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Four-Hour Synchronized Swimming Clinic for One or Two Children at Aqua Stars (Up to 60% Off)

Aqua Stars

Mesa

Kids aged 12 and under learn synchronized swimming basics, then put together a short routine to music to perform for family and friends

$45 $19.99

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$54 for $120 Worth of Services at Marc Richi's Martial Arts Academy

Marc Richi's Martial Arts Academy

Chandler

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

$120 $54

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Three or Six Early-Learning or Youth-Self-Defense Classes at AZ Tiger MMA (Up to 77% Off)

AZ Tiger MMA

Central Scottsdale

Little ones jump-start their education with classes that teach phonics and martial arts; Bully Proof classes show kids how to handle bullies

$110 $25

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One Month of Women's Martial-Arts Fitness Classes or Martial-Arts Party at Sandoval Karate (Up to 85% Off)

Sandoval Freestyle Karate, LLC.

Multiple Locations

Kick and punch your way through classes to improve cardio and flexibility; party is for up to 30 people, with games and breakboards

$189 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness, MMA, or Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Kids and Adults (Up to 78% Off)

Battleground Sports

Deer Valley

Classes for kids and adults; parent-owned facility with a lounge and WiFi-powered workspace for guests

$150 $75

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4 or 10 Open-Gym Sessions at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics (Up to 54% Off)

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

1.5 hours of time to play and practice on gymnastics equipment for ages 6+

$40 $19

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Thirty minutes, once a week. That's all it takes at Hubbard Family Swim School for a young child to master breath control, find their buoyancy, and backstroke straight into the world of swimming. Classes are broken into eight swimming levels, beginning when children are only 2 months old. In Baby Splash, instructors and parents both enter the pool, where they help little ones build a confidence in water. Beginning at age 3, students can dive into more difficult classes such as Jellyfish and Lobster, so named for the ocean species with the most Olympic gold medals. Masterful strokes can take kids into Hubbard Family Swim School's recreational teams, which compete during the summer.

Of course, the aquatic lesson plans are only as good as the instructors themselves, and Hubbard Family Swim School boasts an expert faculty at its locations in Phoenix, Peoria, and Mesa. Each of these swim instructors gets ample hands-on training and continuing-education courses throughout the year. Floating atop this sea of talent are Bob and Kathy Hubbard, the company's founders. Both grew up as active swimmers, and they made sure that each of their eight kids learned to swim at a young age—something that led to countless hours of boating, swimming, and snorkeling. Hubbard Family Swim School is the manifestation of their two loves: family and swimming.

13832 N 32nd St
Phoenix,
AZ
US

The rich history of kenpo karate stretches as far back as the second century AD, when the number two was invented and renowned surgeon Hua T?o devised defensive exercises based on animal poses. The Asian sport continued to evolve over the intervening years, and in the 20th century, Ed Parker imported kenpo to the states and became not only the senior grandmaster of American kenpo, but also the ?father of American Kenpo.? Today, Ed Parker Jr. carries on his father?s legacy as a member of the Master Council that presides over American Institute of Kenpo, along with other kenpo greats such as ninth-degree black belt Sigung Stephen LaBounty. The team of experts offers a guiding presence at the institute?Ed drops in for yearly camps and senior black-belt testing?and ensures the internationally certified instructors teach kenpo karate with the utmost attention to the principles of the sport.

Though kenpo is derived from ancient techniques, it encompasses contemporary self-defense and fitness methods. In the first lesson, students power through all the basics?the five ranges of combat and how to move swiftly?and form a sturdy foundation for increased strength, coordination, and flexibility. The center offers a wide range of programs for all ages and ability levels so that new pupils can master kenpo quickly and ascend through the belt-oriented ranks toward black.

7320 N La Cholla Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

The idea for Waterworks on Wheels blossomed in the backyards of the East Valley. Founder Janice Jaicks traveled from home to home, guiding children's swimming strokes inside their own pools. Soon, the demand for her lessons required her to hire more instructors, and in addition to her summer house calls, Janice set up shop at four health clubs for year-round classes.

Today she and her team acquaint children aged 10 months?10 years with the water through a mix of patience, kindness, and know-how. The instructors seamlessly combine safety with fun, and though they specialize in teaching preschoolers and first-time swimmers, they can engage kids of all skill levels with more advanced aquatic exercises and even have a program to boost the competitive skills of adults. By maintaining a small student-to-teacher ratio, they focus on enhancing each person's aptitude regardless of prior years spent land-locked or recent hours spent swallowing helium.

663 W 2nd Ave
Mesa,
AZ
US

The idea for Waterworks on Wheels blossomed in the backyards of the East Valley. Founder Janice Jaicks traveled from home to home, guiding children's swimming strokes inside their own pools. Soon, the demand for her lessons required her to hire more instructors, and in addition to her summer house calls, Janice set up shop at four health clubs for year-round classes.

Today she and her team acquaint children aged 10 months?10 years with the water through a mix of patience, kindness, and know-how. The instructors seamlessly combine safety with fun, and though they specialize in teaching preschoolers and first-time swimmers, they can engage kids of all skill levels with more advanced aquatic exercises and even have a program to boost the competitive skills of adults. By maintaining a small student-to-teacher ratio, they focus on enhancing each person's aptitude regardless of prior years spent land-locked or recent hours spent swallowing helium.

2130 West Chandler Boulevard
Chandler,
AZ
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Fairtex, Everlast, RevGear

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: BJJ and UFC fighters' training camps

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Kim Bailey, General Manager

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

The passion comes directly from our instructors' goal [of] making this gym not only competitive but different from the rest. John Crouch, one of the owners and instructors, started this gym with Joe and Ben Henderson to re-define jiu jitsu and muay thai and still include the much needed cardio and strength training people forget when training in the mixed-martial-arts realm.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Don't give up?it's a learning process and it won't be easy. It will feel like you are lost at first but everything takes time, and once you get the basics down, it gets easier and you start feeling amazing. My suggestion is to stick with it for a few months and really come consistently if you want to get the results you are looking for.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Teachings come directly from John Crouch, a 30-year black belt who is one of the 9 people Royce Gracie ever gave a black belt to. ... Our members have become very competitive and compete at a lot of competitions around the world.... We have currently 8 members that train here that fight in the UFC, and we constantly have fighters from the UFC come from all over the world to train in our fight camps.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Jarret Aki is our secret sauce trainer who directly works with the fighters and gets everyone conditioned. He ... modifies strength conditioning to each individual member's needs. Our workouts give you the one-on-one personal training attention in a class setting without the high-priced personal training fees.

17235 North 75th Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
US

Jacqui Bergmann had a lot to contend with—a divorce, depression, and a two-packs-a-day smoking habit. As she drove her son to the gym, she wondered what she should do to turn her life around. As it turns out, the answer was at the gym. Watching her son take a boxing lesson, Jacqui decided she wanted to give it a try. She traded her cigarettes for boxing gloves and felt her negative thoughts fade away to be replaced by a sense of confidence and empowerment.

Today, as owner of Glove Game Boxing, Jacqui gives guests this same feeling of empowerment through 30- and 60-minute boxing classes. Her team of trainers holds group and one-on-one lessons for men and women of all ability levels and goals, whether they just want to get in shape or to compete in amateur or professional circuits. They teach the same exercises used to drill the gym's pro pugilists—students learn about punching combinations, for example, and the importance of throwing at the X on King Hippo's stomach. The trainers emphasize proper form and technique so participants get the most out of each workout while minimizing the chance of injury. They also offer special training packages, including parent-child, postbaby, and wedding-day-countdown boot camps. To keep clients focused on the training and not the paperwork, Jacqui forgoes things such as long-term contracts and membership fees.

7137 E Stetson Dr
Scottsdale,
AZ
US