Activities in Bloomingdale

Three Games of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Multiple Locations

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

$16 $8

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$39 for One Month of Children's Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy ($135 Value)

Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Bloomingdale

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

$135 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four Including Cart and Range Balls (Up to 67% Off)

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

$99 $36

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Tandem Skydive for One with Option for HD Video and Photos at Chicagoland Skydiving Center (Up to 24% Off)

Chicagoland Skydiving Center

Rochelle

Top-ranked skydiving school with a perfect safety record lets divers freefall from 14,000 feet while strapped to USPA-certified instructors

$209.99 $159

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2-Month Membership with Optional Personal Training, Fitness Classes, or Both at Anytime Fitness Roselle (Up to 77% Off)

Anytime Fitness Roselle

Roselle

Personal trainers, boot-camp classes, and an array of cardio and strength equipment toughen physiques inside a 24-hour gym

$122 $59

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Five or 10 Classes from Elite Fitness Training (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Fitness Training

Roselle

Weight training, boot camps, and circuit training are specialties for the staff at this center, which welcomes any and all fitness goals

$100 $29

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Cooking Class for 1, 2, or 4, or Cooking or Team-Building Class for 10 at Cooking Skills Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Cooking Skills Academy

Design First Studio

More than 20 classes include 15-minute pasta dishes, cooking with wine, and parmesan-encrusted chicken; Iron Chef event aids team building

$80 $39

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5, 10, or 15 40-Minute Power Workout Sessions at Cross Kicks Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Cross Kicks Fitness

Roselle

During 40-minute sessions, trainers weave elements of cross-training, boxing, and kickboxing into muscle-toning, calorie-burning workouts

$112 $35

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$74 for Six 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Roselle School Of Music ($150 Value)

Roselle School Of Music

Roselle

Music school established in 1959 offers aspiring musicians lessons in numerous instruments, like guitar, piano, bass, drums, brass, and more

$150 $74

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at Heaven and Hell Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp

Glendale Heights

Encouraging boot-camp sessions change daily to keep muscles engaged, using sandbags, jump ropes, and stability balls for full-body workouts

$69.99 $20

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One or Two Months of Classes at Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School (Up to 80% Off)

Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School

Glendale Heights

Both options include uniform; owner is eighth-degree black belt in hapkido and tae kwon do and sixth-degree black belt in judo and jujitsu

$150 $32

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10 CrossFit Classes or Three One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at FTX CrossFit (Up to 61% Off)

FTX CrossFit

Carol Stream

US Navy SEAL and Marine veterans lead clients through CrossFit functional-fitness classes for all ages

$100 $39

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$69 for 12 CrossFit Fundamentals Classes at CrossFit Carol Stream ($150 Value)

CrossFit Carol Stream

Carol Stream

Thrice-weekly Fundamentals classes initiate students to CrossFit's functional-movement exercises as well as helpful nutritional plans

$150 $69

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Fase Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Fase Fitness

Carol Stream

Boot-camp classes employ a variety of equipment and exercises to provide full-body workouts

$160 $26

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10 or 20 Strength and Conditioning Classes at Golden Age Strength Club (Up to 76% Off)

Golden Age Strength Club

Carol Stream

Former marine, MMA fighter, and American Ninja Warrior finalist trains students in classic techniques for getting stronger, built bodies

$100 $29

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Two Hours of Trampoline Sports and Play for Two or Four at Xtreme Trampolines (Up to 55% Off)

Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

$38 $17

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Personal Training Sessions or Five Months of Group Fitness Class at Retro Fitness of Carol Stream (Up to 71% Off)

Retro Fitness of Carol Stream

Carol Stream

Gym with ample cardio and strength-training equipment includes machines with built-in HDTVs, a smoothie bar, and a pro shop

$229 $70

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Four Private or Group Swim Lessons at British Swim School (Up to 52% Off)

British Swim School

Multiple Locations

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

$181 $90

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$11 for $44 Worth of Dance Lessons — PDC The Studio

Pdc The Studio

Hanover Park

Choose from a full range of classes, such as Baby+Mom, Ballet and Tap for ages 3–5, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop

$44 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Green Valley Golf Range

Green Valley Golf Range

Bloomingdale

Year-round driving range features 80 large stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated for winter practice sessions

$20 $11

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One or Two Months of Youth Boxing and Jiu Jitsu Classes at Total Performance Factory (Up to 67% Off)

Total Performance Factory

Hanover Park

Energetic, knowledgeable trainers teach newcomers the engaging, slimming, and strengthening techniques of boxing

$85 $29

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$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$91.96 $44

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Two Games of Bowling for Two, Four, or Six People at Wood Dale Bowl (Up to 66% Off)

Wood Dale Bowl

Wood Dale

Players hone their pin-pummeling skills inside this bowling alley that boasts 24 lanes and automatic scoring

$25 $11

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Gym Membership at Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club (Up to 85% Off). Two Options Available.

Hamilton Lakes Athletic Club

Itasca

Instructors can motivate groups through swift, plyometrics-based Cross-Train, Pilates-yoga fusion, cycling, and other exercise classes

$150 $35

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Signing Event and Photo Op with Chicago Bears Alshon Jeffery or Jon Bostic on December 30 (Up to 58% Off)

Sideline Marketing & Sports Memorabilia

Schaumburg

The Bears’ wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and linebacker Jon Bostic personally sign an 8”x10” print at an exclusive signing event

$99 $55

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Steve Trevino at Chicago Improv of Schaumburg on December 26–28 (Up to 48% Off)

Steve Trevino

Chicago Improv of Schaumburg

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Texas native displays the comedic skills that landed him Comedy Central and late-night TV spots

$23 $12

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$49 for a DEXA Bone Density Scan at OsteoStrong of Chicago ($250 Value)

OsteoStrong of Chicago

Schaumburg

Clients boost joint and bone strength with DEXA bone density scans, strengthening sessions, and whole-bdy vibrations

$250 $49

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($183 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

$183 $59

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10 or 15 Yoga, Barre and Fitness Classes at Health First Wellness Center (81% Off)

Health First Wellness Center

Schaumburg

Tone muscles in a variety of yoga classes and fitness classes including barre and Zumba

$150 $29

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$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

$295 $149

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5 or 10 Bounce-House Play Passes at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off

Pump It Up

Schaumburg

Kids scramble and jump through bounce houses and coast down inflatable slides during five or 10 play sessions

$40 $20

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Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 76% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

$100 $28

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5 or 10 Drop-In Play Sessions, or a 90-Minute Firefighter Birthday Party for Up to 14 at FireZone (Up to 61% Off)

FireZone

Schaumburg

Hands-on activities in a firehouse-themed activity center with real firefighters teach safety skills and fuel imaginations

$45 $19

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Three or Five Fitness Classes with Strength Screening at Back in Line Chiropractic Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Back in Line Chiropractic Gym

Schaumburg

Held 5 days a week, each full-body fitness class also focuses on an additional specific body area, such as leg strength or cardio health

$80 $39

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10 or 20 Boot Camp Classes at Nate's Premium Athletes (Up to 79% Off)

Nate's Premium Athletes

Schaumburg

Fitness classes, full-body boot-camp workouts, and sport-specific training led by trainers who all have exercise-science degrees

$150 $39

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Four or Six Weeks of Classes for Kids at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 70% Off)

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schaumburg

Schaumburg

Instructors put an emphasis on anti-bullying and self-defense in jiu-jitsu classes

$184 $59

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Two Personal Training Sessions at Summit Personal Training (75% Off)

Summit Personal Training

Schaumburg

Nationally ranked athlete and ACE-certified personal trainer Braden Renshaw leads you through one-on-one sessions.

$44 $11

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Schaumburg

Full day of unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games

$45 $20

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Five Boot-Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camps at TrainMSP.com (Up to 60% Off)

Trainmsp

Schaumburg

Boot camps challenge clients with body-weight exercises and cardiovascular movements

$50 $25

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at Mor Results Personal Training (65% Off)

Mor Results Personal Training

Schaumburg

From the merchant: Mor Results listens to your goals and then creates a plan to help you achieve them. We make sure you get what you want.

$105 $37

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$28 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Devine Music Studio

Devine Music Studio

Glen Ellyn

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

$60 $28

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$45 for Two Months of Unlimited Hot-Yoga Classes at 26hot (Up to $196 Value)

26hot

Glen Ellyn

More than 30 weekly Bikram yoga classes are taught by certified instructors in a humidified, 105-degree room

$196 $45

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5 or 10 Yoga or Fitness Classes at Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Mindful Movements Pilates & Yoga

Glen Ellyn

Instructors help students improve posture, flexibility, and mind-body connection in yoga classes, as well as lead full-body fitness sessions

$70 $29

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Six Weekly Classes at McNulty School of Irish Dance (Up to 51% Off)

McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that’s been teaching the art form since 1971

$72 $35

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Skiing and Snowboarding at Villa Olivia (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Villa Olivia

Bartlett

Ski or snowboard down seven runs; slopes feature a quad chair lift and six rope tows, plus a ski cafe with snacks, warm drinks, and beer

$39 $22

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One Month of Dance Classes or Ballet and Tap for Young Kids at Lisa's School of Dance Inc (Up to 59% Off)

Lisa's School of Dance Inc

Bartlett

Instructors teach correct techniques to give students a foundation in a variety of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop

$52 $25

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$44 for $125 Worth of CrossFit — Arioch, LLC DBA CrossFit Arioch

Arioch, Llc Dba Crossfit Arioch

Bartlett

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

$125 $44

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Sears Centre Arena

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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$125 for $250 Worth of Personal Fitness Programs at HD Fitness

HD Fitness

Hoffman Estates

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

$250 $125

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10 Introductory CrossFit Classes or One Month of CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Xyston (Up to 69% Off)

Crossfit Xyston

Hoffman Estates

High-intensity, ever-changing fitness routines enhance functional fitness with a combination of strength training, cardio, and gymnastics

$125 $39

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$19 for One Private and One Group Dance Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studios ($135 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$135 $19

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Three or Six Open-Play Outings at Kids Club Party and Fun (Up to 50% Off)

Kids Club Party and Fun

Schaumburg

Kids frolic in small houses, mini cars, and cushioned playhouses as parents sink into comfy couches and sip on coffee or tea

$30 $16

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Gingerbread-House Making Class for One or Two at MOORE Toys & Gadgets (Up to 39% Off)

MOORE Toys & Gadgets

Wheaton

Make your own good-enough-to-eat gingerbread house at this toy store, then finish some holiday shopping with a 10% discount

$70 $45

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$5.49 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

Wheaton

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$10.50 $5.49

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Wheaton Barbell & Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Wheaton Barbell & Fitness

Wheaton

Instructors focus on functional-movement exercises with a lifting regimen designed around barbells, kettlebells, and found objects

$165 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton (Up to 72% Off)

Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton

Wheaton

Each weekday, fun, friendly trainers lead a different 45-minute workout that’s adaptable to students at any fitness level

$69.99 $20

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$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Yoga By Degrees ($95 Value)

Yoga by Degrees

Multiple Locations

Beginner through Vinyasa-style yoga classes conducted in temperatures ranging from 80 degrees to 105 degrees

$95 $35

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Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Golfer's Edge

Lombard

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

$40 $19

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Lombard Roller Rink (Up to 52% Off)

Lombard Roller Rink

Lombard

Fun and inventive approaches to roller skating, including Family Night, 21+ events, and sessions set to the tune of R&B or organ music

$24 $12

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Alpha Dog (Up to 71% Off)

CrossFit Alpha Dog

Lombard

Instructors motivate students through a rotating lineup of organic movements, plyometric, and sprinting exercises

$150 $49

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One or Three Months of Beginners' Irish-Dance Classes at Mayer School of Irish Dancing (Up to 56% Off)

Mayer School of Irish Dance

Villa Park

Learn the art of Irish dancing from instructors with experience in competitions, TV shows, and movies

$60 $27

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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One Private Dance Lesson or One-Month Dance Pass Membership at Chicago Dance Factory (Up to 70% Off)

Chicago Dance Factory

Villa Park

An award-winning dancer leads rhythm-focused classes in styles ranging from West Coast swing to elegant ballroom

$50 $15

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$74 for $135 Groupon — Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

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

$135 $74

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CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lake Villa (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Lake Villa

Lake Villa

Instructors motivate students of all fitness abilities through ever-changing, high-intensity fitness routines based on functional movements

$129 $29

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$249 for Scuba Certification Course with Equipment Rental, Materials, and Gear Credit ($500 Value)

Got Air Scuba

Elk Grove Village

PADI instructors let students try out equipment or lead classroom, pool, and open-water instruction for open-water certification

$500 $249

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$29 for a Party or Individual Discovery Dive at Learn Scuba Chicago ($75 Value)

Learn Scuba Chicago

Multiple Locations

Exploratory dives for beginners led by dive expert Captain Bob

$75 $29

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1 Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for one or two at CrossFit 1013 (76% Off)

CrossFit 1013

Bensenville

Dynamic strength and conditioning routines employ rowers, rings, dumbbells, and other old-school tools to tone bodies of all skill levels

$135 $35

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$13 for Movie and Popcorn for Two at Cascade Drive-In ($24.50 Value)

Cascade Drive-In

West Chicago

The double features of first-run flicks pair with the audio from an FM station or in-car speakers as attendees dig into the popcorn

$24.50 $13

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A Month of Unlimited Tango Lessons for 1 or 2 with Complimentary Buffet at Tango Argentina Club (Up to 59% Off)

Tango Argentina Club

West Chicago

Tango steps and movements taught by Native Argentinian Ruben Carrasco and his wife Marie

$120 $59

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at Platinum Dance Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Platinum Dance Academy

West Chicago

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen cores and burn fat inside a spacious dance studio

$75 $35

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Elmhurst

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Archery Tag Pass for One, Two, Four, or Six at Chicago Archery Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Chicago Archery Academy

Elmhurst

Dodgeball-like competition pits players wielding foam-tipped arrows against each other

$25 $15

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Powered By Ivan Training Systems (Up to 88% Off)

Powered by Ivan Training Systems

Rolling Meadows

Former Division I soccer athlete tailors workouts to weight loss or boosting athletic performance with TRX, kettlebells, and battle ropes

$300 $39

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows (Up to 72% Off)

Bikram Yoga Rolling Meadows

Rolling Meadows

Brand-new Bikram yoga studio offers suburban yogis a heated practice specifically designed for the perils of modern living

$130 $49

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Michelle Pazin Personal Training (55% Off)

Michelle Pazin Personal Training

Northfield

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

$600 $270

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$69 for Four 30 Minute Private Music Lessons $140 — Northfield School of Music

Northfield School Of Music

Northfield

Students can choose from drums, guitar, voice, violin, or piano lessons

$140 $69

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$29 for a Four-Week Beginner Yoga Series at North Shore Yoga ($70 Value)

North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

$70 $29

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Shore Music Institute (Up to 62% Off)

North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

$70 $29

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Golfer’s Paradise’s friendly golfing confines foster year-round golfing within the indoor hitting stalls of their AboutGolf simulators. Using real clubs, players pulverize orbs into an immense screen that utilizes 3-D graphics to vividly emulate the immaculate greenery, calculated topography, and yellow-brick cart paths of some of the world’s most famous courses. Golfers can trace powerful drives into the windswept, simulated stratosphere of St. Andrews Old Course or evade the treacherous water hazards at Michigan’s Robert Trent Jones–designed course, The Heather. Along with technology that ensures each shot travels in a realistic manner, the simulators boast advanced swing-tracking sensors that collect data and even offer advice to correct unsound swings.

A staff of PGA-certified instructors oversees Golfer's Paradise's two executive-style lounges, offering expert advice to help transform swing imbalances into trustworthy motions. Pupils benefit from the instructors' hard-won wisdom combined with the computer-generated feedback of the simulators, which reveals detailed results of the position of one's clubface at impact and the effects of sweaty-palm syndrome.

1401 Nordic Road
Itasca,
IL
US

PGA Class A instructor Mike Erwin has a resumé that sparkles with such gems as time spent working with PGA professionals, as well as a quarter century spent teaching the fundamentals of golf. During each of his lessons, Erwin focuses on the three core components of the swing: grip, posture, and impact position, drilling students in basic skills to build consistent, top-notch performance on the course. Lessons infuse old-school fundamentals with sophisticated technology, recording sessions with 3-D K-Vest apparatuses or digital V1 swing analysis that allows pupils to monitor their posture and correct common mistakes such as improper positions that cause loss of power instead of hitting it with the club. In addition to mentoring players one-on-one, Erwin fosters early development of fair play and concentration with junior golf classes and hones driving distances with winter golf skill seminars.

250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Looking to put a new spin on a classic family activity, the minds behind Glowgolf decided to give the game a phosphorescent update. Incandescent courses place friends and family amid a tropical-fantasy golf world of neon orange, green, and violet surroundings. Players putt luminous orbs through vibrant treasure chests and glimmering windmills while negotiating tricky obstacles near walls portraying black-light-lit aquatic scenes. With more than 20 locations spread over 10 states, Glowgolf's fluorescent labyrinths challenge human players and traveling gnomes.

810 Stratford Sq.
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Youngsters clamor over air-filled merry-go-rounds, obstacle courses, and slides inside FunFlatables' indoor play arenas. Dyer's 12,00-square-foot facility houses giant aquariums, pirate ships, and 19-foot slides. Each bounce facility keeps toddlers from getting underfoot in dedicated Totland play spaces, complete with musical toys, miniature slides, and foam-covered floors.

104 Stratford Sq Mall
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Although there are 26 other greens, one parcel of bentgrass stands out at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort’s golf complex. It is a true island green that is approachable only by bridge or conveniently placed hovercraft. This is one of many spectacular course details that populate Blackhawk Trace Golf Club’s three 9-hole courses, each of which comes in at more than 3,400 yards and challenges golfers to a par 36. Renowned golf-course architect Rick Jacobson extensively renovated the links in 2002, and rather than cover blades of grass in mascara and call it a makeover, he decided to transform the 1960s-era bunkers into dramatically sloping sand traps and install four tee options at nearly every hole. Jacobson also switched the greens, tees, and fairways to bentgrass and incorporated fescue grasses to add texture and flavor for grazing golf carts.

Before conquering the courses, players can stretch out swings at the club’s extensive practice facilities, which include 46 all-grass hitting stations, two large putting greens, and practice bunkers. Golfers looking for guidance or a professional friend can employ the talents of onsite PGA instructors for lessons. After a long day of strutting after putts, players can head to the Masters Clubhouse to refuel with sandwiches and flatbreads.

Course at a Glance:

  • Highland/Woodland course: course rating of 73.4, slope rating of 137
  • Island/Highland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 131
  • Island/Woodland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 133

250 W Schick Rd
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club's 27-hole layout can accommodate players of almost any handicap—nearly every hole has four separate tee boxes. But it's also challenged some of the world's best golfers as the host course of three NGA Hooters Tours events and qualifiers for the LaSalle Bank Open, a Nationwide Tour Event. Anyone who plays the course from the tips will get a taste of true Tour golf without having to lick the fairways at Augusta National.

The complex is divided into three nines called the Island, Woodland, and Highland Courses. At the second tee box of the Island Golf Course, golfers will stare down a 611-yard par-five that ends in an elevated green. It makes the mammoth hole even longer than its billing in the scorecard. But the layout doesn't just test a golfer's ability to grip-and-rip: the course's signature attraction might be its 155-yard par three with a true island green, which will challenge golfers' confidence with the shorter sticks. As a part of the Club's massive renovation 10 years ago, all tees, greens, and fairways are comprised of slick bent-grass. Dashes of fescue grass provide an eye-catching texture to the terrain but become less appealing when they get entangled with your irons.

Before taking to the course, feel free to warm up at the Club's practice facility, anchored by a 46-station driving range with four multi-tiered target greens. The facility also encompasses two large putting greens and sandtraps for practicing both greenside and fairway sand shots.

250 West Schick Road
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

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