Things To Do In Bethesda

Four-Week Boot Camp for One or Two or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Fitology (Up to 85% Off)

Fitology

Bethesda

$150 $23

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

Martial-Arts Classes or a Party at On the Mat Sports International (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

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

$50 for One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Tony's Personal Training ($135 Value)

Tony's Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$135 $50

Burn fat and build lean muscle in these boot-camp classes designed to target problem areas such as glutes and abs

One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes at FitCrush (Up to 83% Off)

FitCrush

Multiple Locations

$129 $23

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

One or Three Personal Training Sessions at Fitness Generation (Up to 69% Off)

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

Two Weeks of Beginner's Classes or One Month of CrossFit Training at Tough Temple Crossfit (Up to 61% Off)

Tough Temple Crossfit

Bethesda

$199 $79

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

One, Two, or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Gamma Academy (Up to 93% Off)

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

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

5 or 10 Bikram Yoga Classes at Pure Om Hot Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Pure Om Hot Yoga

Bethesda

$80 $35

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

$175 for a Week of Summer Sports Camp for Kids at On the Mat Sports International ($350 Value)

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

One Week of Basketball Camp for Kids at BCC Basketball Camp (37% Off). Two Sessions Available.

BCC Basketball Camp

Chevy Chase

$235 $149

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

$18 for $50 Worth of Dance Lessons — Puntafaya Dance Workout

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

1, 3, or 12 Beading Classes or Full-Day Beading Boot Camp with Meals from The Bead Studio (Up to 67% Off)

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

One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 78% Off)

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

5 Wellness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The Mindfulness Center (Up to 67% Off)

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

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

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

$49 for Two Private Lessons, Group Classes, and Open-Practice Parties at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($337 Value)

Arthur Murray

Multiple Locations

$337 $49

Experienced instructors lead partners and solo fleet feet in private and group lessons within a professional studio setting

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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 Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

5612 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington,
DC
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

The seasoned and passionate chefs at Classy Kids Cook helm after-school cooking classes designed to teach burgeoning culinarians to create their own creations from scratch. During these interactive classes, students ages 6–17 will review, learn, cook, and devour recipes, sizzling up dishes devoid of Play-Doh cardamom. Teachers guide participants through themed classes such as Now, That's Italian, Science in the Kitchen, or Fall Farm to Table Cuisine; schedules change monthly. The class makes sure to cover cooking safety and etiquette, including knife skills and proper equipment usage. An open start time, which allows classes to begin before 4 p.m. and end at 6 p.m., ensures after-school drop-offs enough time to work on a 300-pound cupcake decorated like a baby panda.

3807 Porter St NW
Washington,
DC
US

The Bethesda Big Train baseball team came to fruition through the passion and charitable work of the Bethesda Community Baseball Club. Upon seeing that the area's softball and baseball fields were in disarray, this group quickly took to the task of improving them for the community's youth. After raising the money to fix the parks, the organization erected Shirley Povich Field to give the Bethesda Big Train a place to call home. A summer collegiate baseball team, the Big Train delights fans with the sounds of summer: the crack of the bat, the smack of a fastball hitting the catcher's mitt, and the buzz of a cell phone politely vibrating. The team members also aspire to be role models for the region's younger generation, showing them that they can play baseball at a high level while still putting college, their studies, and their right to wear sweatpants to class first. Today the club participates in the Cal Ripken League and has won the league's championship three seasons in a row, giving locals and fans plenty to cheer about while enjoying family fun out under the summer's warm evening sky.

10600 Westlake Drive
Bethesda,
MD
US

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