Events & Activities in Bethesda

Up to 79% Off Group Fitness Classes

FitCrush

Multiple Locations

$129 $29

Group fitness helps shape up students with high intensity exercises such as squats, planks, and crunches; includes nutrition plan

64% Off Dance Lessons

Puntafaya Dance Workout

Bethesda

$50 $18

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

Up to 69% Off Personal Training

Fitness Generation

Bethesda

$90 $35

Personal trainers help clients sculpt fit bodies and healthy lives in a 3,000-square-foot gym with TRX equipment, kettlebells & free weights

Up to 75% Off a Falconry Presentation with Mike Dupuy

Mike Dupuy Falconry

Union Jack's British Brew Pub

$80 $30

Educational presentation on the art and sport of falconry and its 4,000-year history by master falconer Mike Dupuy

Up to 78% Off Boot Camp and Personal Training

Fitology

Chevy Chase

$150 $59

Personal training sessions target fat through customized workouts; boot camp classes challenge bodies with interval work

51% Off Tennis Day Camp

Bethesda Tennis Academy

Seven Locks Swim & Tennis Club

$100 $49

Instructors teach fundamental tennis skills and techniques during summer day-camp sessions

50% Off Summer Sports Camp

On the Mat Sports International

Bethesda

$350 $175

Kids participate in 1.5 to 2.5 hours of tae kwon do per day, play a variety of team sports, make art and craft projects, and go swimming

45% Off Whitewater Duckie Tour from Calleva

Calleva

Carderock

$125 $69

ACA–certified guide takes adventurers on a Potomac river tour, navigating class II–III rapids in inflatable kayaks—or duckies

Up to 75% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Bethesda

Bikram Yoga Bethesda

Bethesda

$80 $25

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Team of certified Bikram instructors lead daily 90-minute stretch sessions performed in sultry heated studio

Half Off at The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Bethesda

The Parva Restaurant Bar & Lounge

Bethesda

$30 $15

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Globetrotting wine selection pairs with Latin American cuisine fusing Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine influences

Up to 67% Off Wellness Classes

The Mindfulness Center

Bethesda

$90 $30

Therapeutic and gentle meditation, tai chi, yoga, Pilates, and wellness classes for all skill levels help strengthen mind-body connections

Up to 56% Off Kids' Movie-Acting Camp

Popcorn Media

Popcorn Media

$200 $89

Hollywood production crew guides kids in the creation of their own movie, from screen acting to lights, then stages a red-carpet premiere

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Packages

On the Mat Sports International

On the Mat

$240 $79

1.5-hour birthday parties include access of the 6,500 sq. ft. facility for sports games and an introductiory martial-arts lesson

Up to 46% Off Paint Nite Painting Event

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

Up to 61% Off Beginner's Classes and CrossFit Training

Tough Temple Crossfit

Bethesda

$199 $79

Certified trainers lead varying functional-fitness workouts of the day; new CrossFit students learn the fundamentals and movements

Up to 67% Off Beading Classes or Boot Camp

The Bead Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Beading classes for adults and children or boot camp with lessons on beading techniques, a bead trunk show, and included breakfast and lunch

Up to 93% Off Martial-Arts Classes

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

Half Off Bethesda Big Train Baseball Game

Bethesda Big Train

Shirley Povich Field

$18 $9

The Bethesda Big Train—the Cal Ripken League's winningest team in 2013—heads into 2014 with nine returning players

37% Off One Week of Basketball Camp

BCC Basketball Camp

Chevy Chase

$235 $149

Former pro demonstrates ball-handling, shooting, and other skills for kids ages 6 to 14

Select Local Merchants

The team at Lindy Promotions brings more than just two decades of event-planning experience to the table. In many cases, they also bring the table. The company organizes bar crawls, holiday parties, and other events in East Coast cities such as New York, DC, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta. Their marquee events, which include the Nightmare on M Street, the Irish Stroll, and the Lindy 500 Limo Scavenger Hunt, have drawn thousands of partiers—enough to do the Electric Slide. Even better, the company gives back to the community as evidenced by the more than one million pounds of canned food they've donated and the thousands of dollars they've raised for non-profit organizations.

4922 Cordell Avenue
Bethesda,
MD
US

The trainers at FitCrush believe you're never too old or too young to get into shape. Held at local elementary schools and middle schools, the workouts focus on body weight exercises such as squats, planks, and crunches, and each routine is tweaked to help participants reach their individual goals. Cardio-minded students can also become a member of the Morning Run Club, which meets at Whole Foods Bethesda on Saturdays from 7 a.m.-8 a.m. and ends with a morning snack.

6903 Rockledge Dr
Bethesda,
MD
US

IQ Sports Program's basketball curriculum helps players of all ages and skill levels improve their game with training sessions that emphasize specific skills and hands-on instruction. The staff uses its college and professional experience to lead lessons designed to hone ball-handling skills, shooting, muscle memory, and mental toughness.

5420 Butler Rd.
Bethesda,
MD
US

CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person’s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

7900 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US

A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.

5345 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

LA Boxing’s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, LA Boxing sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym’s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

4834 Cordell Ave
Bethesda,
MD
US