Personal Development in Austin

$59 for Three-Hour Walking-Tour Photography Course from Brenda Miles Photography ($150 Value)

Brenda Miles Photography

Zilker Park

Walking tours cover photography pro tips, the exposure triangle, proper lighting, composition, and digital-camera features

$150 $59

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One, Three, or Five Emotional Health Neurolinguistic Programming and Reiki Sessions at NLP Genius (Up to 59% Off)

NLP Genius

Downtown

By reprogramming the mind, a master practitioner of reiki and neuro-linguistic programing helps clients unlock their true potential

$120 $59

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Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at RockStar Guitar (Up to 65% Off)

RockStar Guitar

Multiple Locations

Veteran instructor customizes lessons to students’ skill levels and desired playing styles; guitars available upon request

$50 $23

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$49 for Two Weeks of Spanish Tutoring for Kids 3-10 from Froggin Learning Center ($190 Value)

Froggin Learning Center

Bullcreek

Tutors employ time-honored psychological research on learning styles to teach kids spanish using games and positive stimuli in classes

$190 $49

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Eight-Course Online Photography Course from Capturing True Emotion ($250 Value)

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

$250 $49

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$79 for a One-Hour Massage Class for Two at Excellence In Touch ($160 Value)

Excellence In Touch

Bee Caves - Mopac

Engaging, fully clothed workshop on easing tension in shoulders, necks, backs, and feet

$160 $79

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$46 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Classical Guitar Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Brentwood

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

$80 $46

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$3,295 $99

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$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

$840 $79

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

$1,485 $69

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Two Private Music Lessons from Octave Higher East (40% Off)

Octave Higher East

Austin

Private voice studio located in central East Austin provides lessons that include a free practice CD

$40 $24

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$198 for $440 Worth of Personal-Training Certification Classes — Mind, Body, & Spirit Fitness

Mind, Body & Spirit Fitness

Austin

12 one-hour personal training sessions provided by Nicholas Hoerrmann, a certified personal trainer

$440 $198

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Heartsaver CPR and AED Class with AHA Certification for One or Two at Sav-A-Heart (50% Off)

Sav-A-Heart

Steiner Ranch and Surrounding Austin Area

American Heart Association certifies childcare providers, parents, and others after they learn how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator

$50 $25

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90-Minute Introductory or Advanced DJ Classes at Dub Academy (65% Off)

Dub Academy

East Cesar Chavez

Classes teach students how to use TRAKTOR or Serato DJ software, which allows DJs to put their own spin on a favorite song

$110 $39

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$549 for $999 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Austin College Prep Consulting

Austin College Prep Consulting

Redeem from Home

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

$999 $549

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Seven-Day Film Course at "I Make Movies" Mobile Device Film School (45% Off)

"i Make Movies" Mobile Device Film School

Austin

Learn how to make that almost-epic movie using a cellphone or tablet while using proper film techniques and methods

$495 $272

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$29 for 12-Month Access to Microsoft Library Online Training from Total Training ($209.99 Value)

Total Training

Online Deal

Online courses cover a variety of topics such as the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, as well as Windows 8

$209.99 $29

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$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$3,595 $99

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$54 for $99 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — DelaRam Learning Center

Delaram Learning Center

Austin

Highly qualified tutors provide academic support to those in grades Pre-K through 12

$99 $54

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Four or Eight 30-Minute Private Piano Lessons from Mary Tongay at MLT Piano Studio (Up to 53% Off)

MLT Piano Studio - Mary Tongay

Round Rock

Piano instructor with more than 20 years of experience teaches players of all experience levels during half-hour private lessons

$90 $45

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$550 for $1,000 Worth of Truck Driving Services at Mackaronie Limited

Mackaronie Limited

San Antonio

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

$1,000 $550

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Two Dance Classes from Dance-Me Studio (47% Off)

Dance-me Llc

San Antonio

From the merchant: Our professional Dance instructor will teach the basic Salsa and Bachata dance moves everyone should know!

$15 $8

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$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Cantabile School of Music - San Antonio

Cantabile School Of Music

Northeast San Antonio

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

$60 $36

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Four Spanish-Class Sessions for One or Two Months at New World Spanish (Up to 61% Off)

New World Spanish

San Antonio

Experienced, supportive native Spanish speakers walk kids through the fundamentals of Spanish with interactive games and lessons

$475 $235

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Two or Four Guitar Lessons at San Antonio Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

$79.50 $29

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Driver-Education Program for a Teen or Young Adult at Rhodes Driving School (Up to 52% Off)

Rhodes Driving School

Multiple Locations

Experienced teachers lead state-certified programs for teens and young adults seeking their permits or licenses

$125 $69

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$81 for $180 Worth of Music Lessons — Harp by Melody

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

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

$180 $81

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$39 for Lifetime Access to an Online 18-Module On-Demand Course from iPhotography ($849 Value)

iPhotography

Online Deal

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

$849 $39

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$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$79.97 $29

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$39 for a 12-Hour Online Continuing-Education Course for Massage Therapists from Online CE Creditz ($80 Value)

Online CE Creditz

Online Deal

This 12-hour course covers topics such as Facebook and email marketing, deal-site promotions, and web presence for massage therapists

$80 $39

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Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified personal trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

1715 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin,
TX
US

When Felicity Coltman founded it in 1981, the Austin Chamber Music Center's goal was simpler than it is today, yet still ambitious: to create a summer chamber-music workshop for teens. Since then, not only have many alumni gone on to become professional musicians, but the center has expanded into an outreach organization whose concerts and instruction brings chamber music to Austin ears, instruments, and hearts. Adults of similar skill levels gather into small chamber-music groups, whereas youngsters meet with instructors on weekends, during the summer, or in school. Just two years after its founding, the center sent students on two European voyages and hosted musicians from Salzburg, starting an international exchange program that continues today.

In 1988, a unique performance series took form with the center’s Intimate Concerts, which take place in private homes so that audiences can experience the music in a personal way and help their cats learn to read sheet music. Led by artistic director Michelle Schumann the center now holds year-round concerts for a variety of musical tastes, with all programs including live program notes.

3814 Medical Pkwy
Austin,
TX
US

Strings of pink lights glow against the hardwood floor inside Vamps Dance, where a knowledgeable crew aims to boost self-confidence and shape physiques through seductive pole-dancing sessions, informative workshops, and fantasy fitness classes. Several gold poles complement deep-purple walls draped with mirrors and contemporary artwork, which visually explains how to untie limbs that get tangled around the poles. The studio packs its schedule with small, exotic fitness classes, ranging from basic pole dancing to stripping-inspired sessions—no nudity allowed—that teach dancers how to sexily peel back layers of fabric. Each routine helps to build solid core muscles and provides an energizing workout as students spiral, climb, and bend around beams. Though most classes are geared toward females, Vamps Dance does offer a handful of male-centric sessions, and the studio plans to introduce aerial classes in the future.

1601 E 5th St, Ste 104
Austin,
TX
US

Austin Fit Magazine named RockBody Boot Camp its Best Boot Camp of 2011 and also lauded its owner, Brian Prinzo, as one of the city’s Top 10 Fittest Trainers in 2010. But for Brian and his staff of experienced trainers, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about helping others lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Classes eschew routine courses of treadmills and bench presses for a variety of challenging workouts that put participants through a mash-up of strength, core, cardio, and interval training designed to push them to their personal limits. Best of all, the workouts provide the motivation and accountability needed to help exercisers push past plateaus, and exercises can be tailored to accommodate many fitness levels and concerns, such as arthritis, body pain, and conjoined sweatbands.

3322 Ranch Road 620
Austin,
TX
US

Megan Jaster's enthusiasm for the visual arts reached a fever pitch while she studied painting and philosophy at Texas State University, where world-renowned artists and mentors helped her realize the infinite ways with which to color a canvas. At ATX Art Classes, Jaster coaxes her students' inner impressionists to the surface by teaching them various painting techniques, composition, and tips for overcoming mental obstacles. Her classes accommodate the needs of both novice and experienced artists, and take cues from history's most celebrated painters, including Van Gogh, Degas, and Kahlo. The studio's painting workshops allow participants to freely lob brushstrokes at canvasses to create their own masterpieces depicting ballerinas, lost lovers, or jilted ears.

1701 Toomey Rd
Austin,
TX
US

Jeff Hunt probably understood the trajectory of his career path in a way most people don't. With an aerospace engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and experience working with Tracor Aerospace after college, he is very familiar with how things move forward. Though most aerospace engineers are focused on building spaceships and watering blooming stars, Hunt chose to focus on hang-gliders. Over the past 25 years, he has competed in cross-country hang-gliding competitions and become a USHPA-certified advanced tandem instructor. At Fly Texas and Fly Mexico, he shares his passion with students during half-day and daylong hang-gliding classes or shuttles more experienced gliders on flights.

4811 Red River St
Austin,
TX
US