Sports in Bedford

Up to 60% Off Sporting-Goods Laundry Services

Billerica

$25 $12

Staffers wash sporting equipment including hockey gear, lacrosse gear, football gear, cleats, and jerseys

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

Up to 83% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

Up to 71% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

Up to 57% Off at Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

Up to 60% Off Fencing Classes

Wilmington

$50 $22

Beginner fencing classes focus on fundamentals and strategy, providing a strength and conditioning workout in the process

Up to 73% Off at Mass BJJ

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

BJJ classes for adults and kids; kickboxing and MMA classes;

61% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Acton

$125 $49

Students of any age can learn the basics of Wah Lum kung fu in classes that focus on discipline and respect and promote physical fitness

50% Off Golf-Simulator Play

Acton

$60 $31.99

Large screens replicate world famous golf courses inside a golf-simulator studio

45% Off One month of Martial Arts Classes

West Boylston

$100 $55

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

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

83% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu Lessons

Downtown Watertown

$290 $49

Instructors nurture kids' confidence by teaching them self-defense skills and bully-prevention techniques

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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

Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$540 $297

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

Up to 61% Historical European Martial Arts Classes

Medford

$100 $49

Historical European martial arts classes, derived from 15th- to 19th-century writings, including longsword, broadsword, and military sabre

50% Off Services

South Lowell

$50 $25

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

Up to 71% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes

Lowell

$100 $35

Experienced black belt leads classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai; offers fundamental and advanced levels

Up to 55% Off Bicycle Tune-Up

Downtown

$65 $35

Technicians can tune and repair almost all makes and models within 48 hours

Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf at Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland

$80 $45

18-hole course passing the 90-year mark still bears the fingerprints of its famous designer, Donald Ross

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Pass

Wayland

$40 $20

Families of two adults and all children under 21 enjoy a 10-lane lap pool with two diving boards

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Fitness Classes

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

64% Off at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

Up to 67% Off at Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $39

Learn to kick and spar in these martial-arts classes designed to build strength and confidence

Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

55% Off Services

Dracut

$150 $67

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 Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

The Kinsale

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Boston

$450 $225

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Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

Select Local Merchants

At a young age, Irish-born Louise Comerford was enraptured by the Emerald Isle's style of dance. That love has blossomed into a dance career of more than 20 years, during which Louise has won championships in the fast footwork of irish dance and trained in a plethora of other styles. At Miss Louise's School of Dance, she teaches irish stepping along with a host of other styles, including ballet, tap, and hip-hop, to dancers as young as 2. Louise also offers youngsters chances to shine in occasional performances and recitals.

162 Cambridge St
Burlington,
MA
US

The instructors at Elite Freestyle Karate believe that power isn't in the punch but in the person behind it. With a philosophy geared toward building character, they foster self-confidence and positive attitudes in each of their safe, fun karate and kickboxing classes. Children aged 3 and older learn valuable lessons in dealing with real-world challenges such as bullies and peer pressure.

750 Main Street
Woburn,
MA
US

Zhen Ren Chuan is a martial and healing arts system that offers a complete education in the study of the human mind and body.

301 Broadway
Arlington,
MA
US

During afternoons at Together in Motion, children, accompanied by their parents, safely crawl through tunnels, practice somersaults, or explore a Parthenon made completely out of padded building blocks atop a cushioned floor. Evenings, however, turn the tables, allowing grownups to take over the space to fling dodgeballs at opponents or rehearse martial arts strikes in time for their kids' Bring Your Ninja to School Day. Weekend nights find thumping dance soundtracks traveling through the rooms, as black-light parties for teens and tweens celebrate birthdays and raise funds for nonprofits.

Though they admit disparate age groups, these classes and events provide a venue for guests to connect through movement. Together in Motion's facility rents its rooms to independent organizations—Social Boston Sports and Arlington Martial Arts among them—that encourage exercise and camaraderie. From the Latin-inspired beats of adult-centric Zumba classes to the musical motor-skill activities of Movin' Groovin' Tots, all of the programs foster both communal support and a healthy sense of self-confidence.

1 Broadway
Arlington,
MA
US

Nestled within 164 acres of mature pine trees and hardwood forest, the secluded golf course at Quail Ridge Country Club surrounds visitors in natural splendor. Course architect Mark Mungeam of Cornish, Silva, and Mungeam, Inc., designed the fairways to harmonize with the naturally rolling terrain, where occasional stone walls line the edges of what were once farmers’ fields. After teeing off, players choose carefully among their bag’s fairway woods, long irons, and golf-ball-sized blowguns as they confront a number-one handicap first hole whose fairway unfurls over nearly 600 uphill yards. The course doesn’t let up, keeping golfers on their toes right up to the end of each round.

Off the course, players gain the skills needed to meet such challenges by frequenting the chipping area or practice putting green. During lessons held in these practice spots, head teaching pro John Carco harnesses more than 15 years of experience to help students eliminate slice and perfect their swing. The country club’s family center hosts a snack bar where golfers can fuel up for a round, stash their belongings in lockers, or build ball-driving muscles at the fitness center.

Just a hop and a skip from the family center, the club’s 3,200-square-foot outdoor pool entices visitors of all stripes with its widely varied facilities. Athletes zip down 75-foot swim lanes, parents and kids splash in a baby pool with zero-grade entry, and sunbathers bask on more than 4,500 square feet of deck. On four adjacent tennis courts, serves rebound off of Har-Tru clay surfaces, and windscreens keep out distracting breezes and lost pool-goers murmuring "Marco?"

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 66 course
  • Length of 5,426 yards
  • Course rating of 67.9
  • Slope rating of 122
  • See the scorecard
  • See the course layout and hole details
  • Five tee options

352 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US

Scott Ferguson may be a high-school math teacher, but he's also a serious history buff. He brings his passion for studying the greatest medieval and Renaissance swordsmen to his role as chief instructor at Swords of Chivalry. There, he instructs kids and adults in the finer points of swordplay as well as the history of weapons fighting, answering questions about why maces and morning stars were used in certain battles, and foam pool noodles in others. Students are closely monitored to ensure safety and to foster a respectful attitude toward combat.

380 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton,
MA
US