Things To Do In Auburn Hills

Up to 56% Off at Mulberry Hills Golf Club

Oxford

$100 $49

2014 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Hank Clayton–designed course, which rolls across 188 acres of oak trees and pristine conditions

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 59% Off at Pilates ActivCore Studio

Auburn Hills/Rochester Hills

$85 $40

Instructors motivate students to increase their flexibility and endurance while strengthening their core with classes offered at all levels

Up to 74% Off at Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$375 $99

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

59% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Addison

$120 $49

English-style riding and horsemanship lessons held in indoor and outdoor arenas on a 62-acre farm

Up to 69% Off at Yoga For Life

Lake Orion

$65 $20

Schedule includes everything from intro to yoga and meditation to prenatal and faster-paced mixed-level classes

Up to 83% Off Classes at Oakland County CrossFit

Lake Orion

$100 $19.99

Certified CrossFit trainers teach students how to build functional strength and mobility safely with barbells and bodyweight exercises

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

Up to 70% Off Classes at Smash Hit Kickboxing

Pontiac

$150 $45

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Kickboxing classes cover footwork and heavy-bag techniques; other courses focus on high-intensity interval drills and sparring

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – 90% Off Classes

Bloomfield Hills

$256 $25

Certified instructors lead dancers through the basic steps that make up the foundation of ballroom dance

71% Off at Fitness Innovation Team

Bloomfield Hills

$99 $29

Group interval training classes provide maximum results to keep students engaged and on-track to meet their fitness goals

Half Off Saturday Club Nights at Elektricity Nightclub

Pontiac

$20 $10

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High-energy club nights often feature special performers such as a circus act with electronic music, burlesque dances, and stilt walkers

50% Off Creative Arts Classes

Pontiac

$30 $15

Diverse spread of creative arts classes that teach kids and adults drawing, painting, and dramatic arts skills

Up to 53% Off Comedy-Hypnosis Show

Live at The Crystal Ballroom @ The Lafayette Grande

$45 $22

Certified hypnotherapist and theatrical stage hypnotist Dr. Richard Allen takes guests and participants on hilarious hypnotic journey

Up to 79% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Meridian Fitness LLC

$180 $50

Burn fat and tone muscles with customized workouts and nutrition

Up to 81% Off Personal Training or Fitness Classes

Rochester

$130 $49

Get some one-on-one attention during 45-minute personal-training sessions, or get in shape during group fitness classes

Up to 71% Off at Jungle Gym Fitness Studio

Rochester

$110 $39

Certified trainers lead groups in boot-camp, yoga, dance-fitness, circuit training, and boxing classes

Up to 52% Off Tour de Food Cycling Event

Almont

$30 $17

Explore Eastern Michigan towns by bike, riding up to 20 miles with stops at artisan food shops and local farmstands

Up to 53% Off at Penny White's Golf Academy

Rochester

$95 $45

Academy teaches the methods of the legendary Ben Hogan, whose delayed release and upright swing path led to proper, consistent ball flight

50% Off Roller Skating at Skate World of Troy

Troy

$20 $10

Skaters glide across the smooth wooden rink as music plays and they practice their roller-skating skills

81% Off Capoeira Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

The Brazilian art form melds dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into a rhythmic, mentally challenging workout

Up to 72% Off CoreFit Classes

Troy

$150 $49

Sports-based training sessions combine medical knowledge with athletics to prevent injury while building muscle and stamina

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Troy

$70 $19

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing to students of all skill levels

Up to 87% Off CrossFit Classes at Iron Warrior CrossFit

The Smart Zone

$150 $25

One-hour CrossFit sessions include a mix of gymnastic and functional movements as well as weightlifting to achieve full-body workouts

50% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Troy

$150 $75

Learn self-defense techniques from a third-degree blackbelt while burning calories and sculpting muscles

Up to 75% Off at 6 Degree Burn Fitness Studios

The Smart Zone

$100 $39

Gym memberships include weight management to help clients shed pounds; yaw-yan classes teach a specialized form of martial arts

Up to 61% Off Kettlebell Fitness Classes

Troy

$100 $49

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Firefighter Craig Sylvester helps students increase strength and flexibility in classes that incorporate kettlebells, sandbags, and tires

51% Off Discovery Flight Package

Troy

$284 $139

Discovery flight allows guests the chance to pilot Cessna aircraft as part of package that also includes photo, t-shirt, and logbook

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp from Real Detroit Muscle

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Certified trainer leads workouts loaded with body-weight moves, mobility exercises, and weight-training drills suitable for all skill levels

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company – Up to 44% Off Concert

DTE Energy Music Theatre

$35.70 $20

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Southern-rock legends behind “Sweet Home Alabama” join British ’70s giants of “Feel Like Makin’ Love” fame for evening of classic-rock hits

Up to 74% Off Classes at Body Language Fitness and Yoga Center

Walled Lake

$252 $69

Highly trained staff demonstrates yoga poses in heated studio; cardio kickboxing, Zumba & strength-training classes sculpt physiques

Fallen Timbers Fairways – Up to 58% Off Golf

Waterville

$60 $29

18-hole course incorporates nine ponds and strategically placed tree lines that add challenge and charm

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in White Lake

White Lake

$80 $40

Expert trainers nurture students' equine skills & confidence by demonstrating basic riding techniques & proper horse care

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 77% Off Personal Training at Achieve Fitness

Waterford

$50 $15

Personal trainers help clients achieve fitness goals and teach the importance of corrective exercise and nutrition

40% Off Introductory Flight Lesson

Waterford

$200 $120

Beginner's lesson covers taxi operations, radio communications & bank turns while contributing toward future flight certification

Up to 56% Off Classes at American Fitness

Waterford Township

$45 $20

Work up a sweat in this family-owned fitness center with classes held seven days a week

50% Off

Clarkston

$40 $20

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

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes at Chela Yoga

Waterford

$120 $29

Gain strength and flexibility with fitness and yoga sessions held in an intimate yoga studio

Up to 82% Off at VIP Training and Fitness

Independence

$157 $37

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A boot-camp regimen created by Dr. Mike Sartorius focuses on burning calories and developing healthful exercise and eating habits

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes

Ortonville

$100 $29

Classes include Zumba, boot camp, and circuit training; three-month membership comes with comprehensive weight-loss program

Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions

Waterford

$150 $59

Certified personal trainer guides fitness seekers in custom program featuring resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and diet change

Half Off Ice-Skating at Lakeland Arena

Waterford

$8 $4

Open-skate passes redeemable for skating sessions held on weekends

Up to 71% Off Fitness Classes at CrossFit Clarkston

Clarkston, MI

$200 $59

CrossFit incorporates functional movements and exercises to burn fat, build muscle, and improve range of motion

56% Off Pilates and Fitness Classes

Downtown Birmingham

$75 $33

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Pilates equipment classes include reformer and springboard 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

72% Off Yoga Classes

Bloomfield Hills

$90 $25

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Instructors focused on proper alignment and safety lead students of all levels through Kundalini, Iyengar, and prenatal yoga classes

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

80% Off Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons

Birmingham

$270 $55

Learn American and international ballroom-dance steps during private lessons, then hone your skills in the presence of fellow students

Up to 69% Off N-Motion or Personal Training

Birmingham

$85 $29

N-Motion classes combine flexibility, balance, and resistance training under the professional eye of trainer David Blay

Up to 54% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

48% Off Sports Camps at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse

Shelby Township

$145 $75

In addition to sports camps, weekly sessions include everything from Handyman 101, Babysitter Survival, and Restaurant 101

Up to 80% Off Unlimited CrossFit Classes

Romeo

$150 $49

Coaches build muscle and burn fat during high-intensity, scalable workouts that change every day

Half Off Self-Defense or Combat Classes

Utica

$50 $25

Defense classes instill the evasive maneuvers and self-confidence necessary to ward off unexpected attacks

Up to 83% Off at Fitness Evolution, LLC

Utica

$225 $39

Certified trainers lead small groups and one-on-on workouts that tackle fitness goals with kettlebells, free weights, and battling ropes

Up to 68% Off at White Lotus Yoga Studio in Romeo

Washington

$55 $25

Registered yoga instructors bring variety of backgrounds to diverse class schedule. ranging from basic beginner classes to hot Vinyasa flow

50% Off one month unlimited bootcamp classes

Romeo

$100 $50

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

Up to 75% Classes at Mada Krav Maga

Utica

$165 $49

Instructors bolster mental and physical toughness through time-tested hand-to-hand combat and self-defense techniques

Up to 54% Off Unlimited Classes at New Way Martial Arts

Utica

$150 $69

Martial arts academy classes include boxing, kickboxing, karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, women's body fit, and TRX suspension training

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 69% Off Dance Lessons at City Style Tango

Clawson

$120 $39

Teacher of the Argentine tango imparts his skills to students of all experience levels during group or private dance lessons

49% Off

Sterling Heights

$79 $40

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

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf

Sterling Heights

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

75% Off One Month of Fitness Classes at Positive Zone Fitness

Sterling Heights

$180 $45

Form healthy fitness habits throughout this month of classes, which employ plyometric, resistance, interval, and circuit training

55% Off Fitness Classes

Sterling Heights

$150 $67

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

44% Off Popcorn, Cotton Candy, or Snow Cone Rental

Royal Oak

$80 $45

Party rentals dole out carnival-style snacks for up to 50 guests

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

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Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

94% Off Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

Up to 77% Off Fitness and Boxing Classes

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Experienced trainers back up 25 punching bags; classes include TRX suspension and kettlebell workouts with club-like lasers and DJ beats

Up to 36% Off Wine-Tasting Event

Downtown Royal Oak

$103.70 $69

Testing event collecting more than 150 different wines from around the globe

Half Off Halloween Costume or Face Painting

Southfield

$59.99 $29.99

Face-painting artists decorate faces or teach others how to create fun designs with face paint; fleece Halloween pajama costumes

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Package

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

Up to 70% Off Kung Fu or Self-Defense Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Up to 61% Off Qi Gong Classes

Southfield

$100 $39

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

58% Off Martial Arts

Madison Heights

$119 $50

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

55% Off Martial-Arts Group Training

Royal Oak

$110 $49

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

50% Off

Madison Heights

$100 $50

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

45% Off

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

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

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Working at the 1996 Summer Olympics and the 1994 World Cup are a few of the sporting events on camp director Shelly Watkins's resumé, which she draws on to run a summer camp for kids of all ages. A mother herself, she believes in giving each child individual attention, recognition, and respect, rewarding campers with high-fives and compliments for jobs well done. Together with assistant camp director Cortney Spiegel, she runs fun-packed day camps focused on arts, sports, field trips, and specialty programs. Professional counselors work with pintsize Pacinos in the Lights, Camera, Action class to make short films; kick off Nerf-themed sports events in the Nerf Extravaganza class; or venture out to bowling, movies, rollerblading, and laser tag during the Mega Adventure Field Trip. Shelly and her friendly crew also lead precamp and aftercamp activities for early-morning and evening supervision, and junior camp for campers aged 4¬–7 or 10-year-olds having their pre-preteen life crisis.

3951 Joslyn Rd
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

Voted No. 4 in the Top 10 Birthday Chains for Kid Birthday Parties in 2010 by Parents magazine, Pump It Up pulses with inflatable play sets and actually encourages kids to bounce off the walls. Within the indoor playground, a stalwart staff oversees the neighborhood of bounce houses and air-filled playthings, such as a classic bounce castle and slick inflatable slide that cushions children's heartfelt reenactments of Cool Runnings. Throughout the week, families can pop in for open play, or tote along their own mini entourage for birthday-party packages complete with private rooms and complimentary invites. Parties come as straightforward packages or as themed events that place the birthday child in structured story adventures where they take on the role of a mighty and clever superhero or pirate captain that drank too much saltwater.

1720 Opdyke Ct
Auburn Hills,
MI
US

What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.

802 S Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion,
MI
US

Evolution Sportsplex’s dome structure houses 60,000 square feet of artificial turf, which doubles as an athletics field and an indoor driving range. There, as well as outdoors, a golfer can improve their swing, thereby eliminating the need for the pneumatic hammer taped to the end of their club. Visitors can also putt their way through a manicured miniature-golf course peppered with shady trees and refuel at the concession stand before hitting the indoor field, which can be converted for sports ranging from football to softball.

141 S Opdyke Rd.
Auburn Hills,
Michigan
US

At Elegance in Motion, friendly and talented dance instructors encourage movers and shakers of all ages to step into the limelight during a range of dance lessons. From within the spacious 2,400-square-foot studio, teachers guide singles, couples, and groups through ballroom, rhythmic, and social dances, such as the waltz, samba, and lindy hop. Once a week, the studio opens its door to social gatherings, allowing currently enrolled students to strut their stuff with teachers, students, or their own shadows.

3771 S Baldwin Rd
Lake Orion,
MI
US

All Sports Dome's undulating terrain entertains putters with a variety of scenic challenges. Groups of up to four golfers can guide balls across the turf into 18 holes, past environmental obstacles that include waterfalls, moats, and intimidating rock walls that hold night jobs guarding medieval castles. An outdoor course ensures golfers can coax out summertime tans and jump-start the photosynthetic process for leashed Chia pets. Miniature golfers (children are regularly $3/game) can exploit small statures to best adult competitors, navigating brick borders and dark caverns to avenge their repeated losses at '70s-era games of Trivial Pursuit.

141 S Opdyke Rd
Auburn Hills,
MI
US