Activities in California


$12 for General Admission for One to The Big Fake Wedding San Diego on June 4 ($25 Value)

The Big Fake Wedding

The Moniker Warehouse

Guests attend a mock wedding complete with ceremony and dinner to sample wedding vendors’ talents and gain inspiration for their own big day

$25 $12

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"The I Hate Children Children's Show" at San Jose Improv on Weekends, May 9–17 (Up to 66% Off)

The I Hate Children Children's Show

The San Jose Improv

Award-winning magic show featured at the Edinburgh Festival astonishes kids and parents while cracking them up

$62.62 $25

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Three-Hour Cooking Class for Two or Four with Ryan Scott at Market & Rye (Up to 69% Off)

Market & Rye

Market & Rye - De Haro St

A former Top Chef America contestant teaches guests to cook during a three-hour lesson that includes a sit-down meal at the end

$500 $195

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The Sweet Spot Fresno: Mardi Gras Edition at Fulton 55 on Friday, May 1 at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Fresno: Mardi Gras Edition

Fulton 55

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 59% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$34.38 $17

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$27 for a Half-Day Fishing Trip from Pierpoint Landing ($45 Value)

Pierpoint Landing

Pierpoint Landing

The crew of the Southern Cal takes anglers on a half-day trip in search of bass, barracuda, and other fish

$45 $27

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Movie for Two with Popcorn and Beer or Wine at The New Parkway Theater (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown

Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen

$32 $16

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Kern County Raceway Park

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$99 $49

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Dancing Under the Fireworks 4th of July Party at Anaheim White House Restaurant on Saturday, July 4 (Up to 29% Off)

Dancing Under the Fireworks 4th of July Party

Anaheim White House Restaurant

Event for singles and couples includes a ballroom dance floor, a garden for dancing beneath the stars, and fireworks from Disneyland

$28 $20

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Best Taste of Santa Ana for Two or Four on Saturday, May 30 (Up to 36% Off)

Best Taste of Santa Ana

East End Parking Lot

Indulge in food from local hot spots such as La Chiquita, Crave Cafe, and North Left

$90 $59

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Which One's Pink? at Riverside Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, July 11 (Up to 50% Off)

Which One's Pink?

Riverside Municipal Auditorium

Best Tribute Band Award–winner unleashes a slew of Pink Floyd hits and deep-cuts with the same expert musicianship

$29 $14.50

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R. Kelly at Stockton Arena on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

R. Kelly

Stockton Arena

R&B superstar serenades crowds with songs from 2013’s Black Panties, as well as classics such as “I Believe I Can Fly”

$69.65 $49

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Two-Hour Tour or Three-Hour Rental in a Single or Tandem Kayak from Chula Vista Kayak (Up to 52% Off)

Chula Vista Kayak

J St. Marina boat launching ramp

In serene South Bay, tour guides introduce small groups to wildlife or set guests free to explore on their own

$45 $22

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Two or Four 50-Minute Group Piano Lessons at Exploring Music (73% Off)

Exploring Music

Multiple Locations

Talented instructors with international performance credentials teach group piano lessons

$55 $15

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Entry for One or Two to Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival on Saturday, May 2 (Up to 56% Off)

Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival

Orange County Great Park

30+ wineries, breweries and spirits makers and fine restaurants gather to raise money for a legal-fund charity; live music and auction

$100 $49

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"Calendar Girls" at California Theatre of the Performing Arts on Friday, May 15, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Calendar Girls

California Theatre of the Performing Arts

Comedy inspired by a true story follows a group of women who aim to raise funds for their village hospital by posing for a nude calendar

$78.25 $39

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Three or Six Months of Unlimited Classes at Intersport Fitness Center (Up to 80% Off)

Intersport Fitness Center

Intersport Fitness Center

Indoor cycling and boot-camp classes at gym with dry saunas, tanning and massage services

$150 $39

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$149 for a Guided Kayak Tour of Anacapa Island from Blue Ocean Kayaking ($250 Value)

Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island’s natural sea caves

$250 $149

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Dragster or Camaro Experiences from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or drives; race head-to-head in a Camaro

$169 $119

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Kids' Dance Program or One or Two Months of Hip-Hop Classes at Dance image Dance Studio (Up to 78% Off)

Dance image Dance Studio

Moreno Valley

Skilled teachers help foster kids’ love of dance through classes that focus on traditional style as well as hip-hop moves

$88 $19

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Nene Malo at Giggles Night Club on Friday, May 1 at 10 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Nene Malo

(818) 500-7800

Electro-cumbia outfit from Argentina brings bass-blasting dance music to Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Up to 50% Off Tickets to TRC's Derby Day Fundraiser at Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington

Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington

Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington

From the merchant: Come with your family and HORSE around with our Majestic Clydesdale’s, riding demonstrations, kids games and crafts.

$20 $12

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21 Days or 6 Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 85% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

$185 $39

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Four- or Six-Week Unlimited Pass for Kung Fu Classes and Uniform at HKB Tustin Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

HKB Tustin Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors teach authentic Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques to help students defend themselves and stay in shape

$195 $15

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3 Weeks of Ballroom, Latin, or Country Dance Classes for 1 or 2 at California Ballroom (Up to 57% Off)

California Ballroom

Snoopy's Home Ice

Students enjoy dancing in the comfortable atmosphere of Snoopy’s Home Ice as experienced instructors lead basic Latin, ballroom, or two-step

$45 $20

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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

Multiple Locations

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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$9 for One Ticket to a SoCal Pro Wrestling Event at the Oceanside Boys & Girls Club on May 16 (Up to $15 Value)

SoCal Pro Wrestling

SoCal Pro Wrestling

Professional wrestlers slug it out, during a tag-team championship match and a heavyweight championship match featuring SoCal Crazy

$15 $9

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One Month of Unlimited Pure Barre Classes or Five Drop-In Classes at Pure Barre (Up to 65% Off)

Pure Barre Rancho Cucamonga

Pure Barre Rancho Cucamonga

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

$99 $49

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Huck Finn Jubilee at Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park on June 12–14 at 10 a.m. (Up to 18% Off)

Huck Finn Jubilee

Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park

Nationally known stars headline a jam and bluegrass festival that features games, pedal boats, and a fishing hole

$182.95 $150

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Four or Eight Consecutive Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at Force 5 Training Center (Up to 71% Off)

Force 5 Training Center

Force 5 Training Center

Boot-camp classes blend cardio and strength exercises for a challenging workout that’s anything but dull

$175 $52

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Indoor Surfing and Trampolining for One or Two, or Surfing Party for Up to 15 at Surf Xtreme (Up to 52% Off)

Surf Xtreme

Surf Xtreme

FlowRider’s fast, shallow water simulates waves indoors; 2,400 sq. ft. trampoline arena; members get discounted surf sessions

$51.85 $25

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Five or Ten Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Palmdale (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Palmdale

Multiple Locations

Punch, kick, and jab your way to fitness, reduce stress, and learn self-defense in these calorie-burning kickboxing classes

$90 $15

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$34.95 for Three Races, One-Year Racing License, and Two Drinks at Pole Position Raceway ($69.80 Value)

Pole Position Raceway

Multiple Locations

Emission-free electric go-karts zip around an indoor raceway equipped with computerized speed tracking

$69.80 $34.95

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$79 for Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Monterey Super on June 6 ($170 Value)

Spartan Race

Toro Park

Toro Park hosts the more than eight-mile obstacle race full of rolling hills, water, and mud

$170 $79

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$29 for Night Nation Run - Running Music Festival 5K Entry on Saturday, July 11 ($60 Value)

Night Nation Run

LA Fairplex

5K music festival has participants run to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows before a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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The Collings Foundation Presents Wings of Freedom Tour for Two or Four on May 4–6 (Up to 40% Off)

The Collings Foundation

The Collings Foundation

Explore planes from throughout America’s military aviation history, including rare World War II aircraft; flight experiences available

$24 $15

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp, Muay Thai, or Zumba Classes at KO1 Fitness Academy (Up to 67% Off)

KO1 Fitness Academy

Multiple Locations

Muay thai teaches standup striking moves, boot camp combines cardio, strength, and muscle endurance, and Zumba burns calories to music

$75 $29

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$15 for One Weekend Pass to the Springtime In Hopstown Music and Craft Beer Fest ($30 Value)

Springtime In Hopstown Music & Beer Fest

Hopstown

More than 40 craft brewers from Ballast Point, North Coast, Old Rasputin, and more liven up this weekend beer and music festival

$30 $15

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Five Pilates Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Club Pilates (Up to 66% Off)

Club Pilates

Sunnyvale

Full-body Pilates workouts strengthen and tone muscles with the help of resistance-generating apparatuses such as the Reformer

$115 $39

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Celiac Disease Foundation Gluten-Free Expo for 1, 2, or 4 or Entry and Conference for 1 or 2 (Up to54% Off)

Celiac Disease Foundation

Pasadena Convention Center

Event sponsored by Celiac Disease Foundation raises awareness and learn how to go gluten-free; Try great gluten-free products in the Expo

$20 $11

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10 or 20 TurboKick Classes at Fantastic Fitness Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Fantastic Fitness Studio

Fantastic Fitness Studio

Exercisers chisel out muscles with a series of punches, kicks, and dance moves, all set to high-energy music

$100 $33

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Four Four-Hour Open-Play Sessions at Pumper Jumpers (44% Off)

Pumper Jumpers

Pumper Jumpers

17,000-square-foot indoor play space with bounce houses, large playground, and video game room

$10 $6

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1 or 3 Go-Kart Races or VIP Track Pass with Race Discounts at MB2 Raceway (50% Off). Three Locations Available.

MB2 Raceway

Multiple Locations

High-performance electric European go-karts speed around a quarter-mile indoor track at speeds of up to 45 mph

$23 $13

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Tennis 101 Clinic at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Demaree (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Demaree (Visalia)

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

$60 $25

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30- or 60-Minute Valentine's Day Trail Ride from Horse Healing Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Horse Healing Adventures

Healing Horse Adventures

Instructor guides guests on horseback during trail rides and lessons that focus on riding fundamentals and safety

$90 $45

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$15 for Admission for Two to a Bay Area Wedding Fair (Up to $30 Value). Eight Dates Available.

Bay Area Wedding Fairs

Multiple Locations

Bridal show brings together soon-to-be-weds and wedding production professionals for networking, big-day planning, and shopping

$30 $15

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10, 20, or 40 Batting-Cage Sessions at Arena Softball (Up to 56% Off)

Arena Softball

Roseville

Swing away at 3 different pitching speeds in batting cages with select-a-pitch speed technology.

$25 $12

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49ers Museum Presented by Sony Admission for 2 or Family of 4 Sony at Levi’s Stadium Between 4/15-7/31 (Up to 58% Off)

49ers Museum

Levi's Stadium

Explore the storied tradition of the 49ers franchise in 11 galleries; exhibits feature video, hands-on activities, and championship trophies

$34.50 $15

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$69 for Entry to Mudderella Women's Extreme Obstacle Race on Saturday, June 27 ($106.18 Value)

Mudderella

Solano County Fairgrounds

Conquer mud, water, gravity, and more as you navigate a maze of challenging obstacles in this women-centric, non-competitive event

$106.18 $69

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  • Los Angeles Conservancy
    If you've ever stood on the second floor of the Los Angeles Central Public Library and marveled at the explosion of color within the rotunda or the 12 adjacent murals depicting California history, then you have the Los Angeles Conservancy to thank. When the library was scheduled for demolition in the mid-1970s, concerned citizens formed the Conservancy to save the rotunda, the exterior limestone sculptures, and the library's many other architectural treasures. The group finally convinced the City Council to preserve the library in 1983, after years of public discussion, debate, and book-sniffing sit-ins. Ever since, it has advocated for greater Los Angeles's historic sites and educated people about the city's architectural heritage. The Conservancy is responsible for saving and revitalizing landmarks such as the former Cathedral of St. Vibiana, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House, and the world’s oldest remaining McDonald’s restaurant. To accomplish its mission, the membership-based nonprofit offers a number of ways people can experience these beautiful and storied places. The Last Remaining Seats series earned a Reader Recommendation for Best Film Series and Best Downtown Event in the Los Angeles Downtown News' 2012 poll, in which the conservancy’s walking tours also earned the title of Best Downtown Tour. But the organization does more than save grandiose public buildings: increasingly, it also focuses on smaller community projects such as garden apartments and sites that reflect the area's rich Latino culture. Executive director and 20-year Conservancy veteran Linda Dishman explained to Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times, "People are becoming more vocal. …That's one of the great secrets about Los Angeles: People really identify with their neighborhoods." The Conservancy also presents annual preservation awards to honor the efforts of individuals who fight to save places such as Pann’s Coffee Shop and Griffith Observatory.
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    523 W Sixth St.
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts
    When Kate Danta opened P.B. Yoga & Healing Arts, she envisioned more than a simple yoga studio. Her holistic health center would offer both Pilates and yoga classes that explored different types of practice along with a range of wellness services such as massage and acupuncture. Kate is a holistic health practitioner, a massage therapist, and a yoga instructor with 30 years of experience, herself, so she was in a unique position to make her dream become reality. Rather than doing everything herself, Kate assembled a staff of certified massage therapists, naturopathic healers, and yoga instructors to add their knowledge of Svaroopa, Kripalu, and Kundalini yoga to the studio's repertoire. Visitors to the holistic studio can choose to better their bodies and minds by choosing to attend classes or visiting one of the staff's variety of physical and spiritual healers. During yoga sessions, instructors lead students through guided relaxations, breathing techniques, and yoga poses to help clients build flexibility and relax deep spinal muscles. Pilates mat classes are taught by an experienced instructor who sold her thriving studio in order to move to San Diego and join the staff at PB Yoga and Healing Arts to challenge clients' muscles with small isometric movements, which work to improve posture and protect the back by building strength throughout the core. The studio also has a Pilates Specialist whose background includes the New York Ballet Co. She works one-on-one with the help of the Gyrotonic equipment and the Pilates Reformer. The studio's on-staff licensed acupuncturist specializes in sports medicine, and can relieve chronic pain by carefully placing needles in strategic points along the body. Clients can achieve spiritual balance with visits to a Sunday morning meditation class facilitated by an ordained Zen Buddhist monk, Tenshin; who also teaches the Tai Chi classes. The center also offers sessions with an on-staff practitioner who can deliver both psychic readings and spiritual counseling to help clients reach inner peace.
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    961 Turquoise St.
    San Diego, CA US
  • Performance Science Training Institute
    C.J. Easter understands the value of physical fitness. As a former defensive back who faced some of college football's most fearsome offenses during a four-year stint with the Stanford Cardinal, he could only be as effective as he was lean. With visions of sleek physiques in mind, Easter earned his personal-training certification from the American Council on Exercise, founded Performance Science Training Institute, and set to work devising a fitness system of his own. The gym's exclusive Metabolic Movement Training (MMT) System is the result of all that hard work. The system is designed to jump-start the metabolism, so it continues working long after the session is complete by helping the body burn fat all day long. After a dynamic warmup to boost flexibility and coordination, trainers lead students through progressive resistance training to strengthen bones and muscles. Next, exciting, short-burst cardio intervals work to condition the heart and lungs and boost endurance, and a final core-training session chisels the midsection. Every exercise includes modifications and progressions to ensure students at every fitness level will glean benefits, and every session ends with a cool-down and stretch to leave bodies feeling better than when they came in. The institute's team of instructors also augment MMT exercises with counseling on how to make responsible nutritional decisions and set goals that are both challenging and achievable. This all-over approach doesn't simply help people get fitter; it helps them remake their entire lives in a healthier, happier image.
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    555 Dana Ave.
    San Jose, CA US
  • Conservatory of Flowers
    Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions. The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops. Groupon Celebrates Pride Month Over the last 50 years, the gay-rights movement in America has overcome tremendous obstacles to become a powerful voice for inclusion and diversity. Even as it has grown, the movement—like Groupon—is local at heart, and we applaud the commitment to real change that improves everyday lives. At Groupon, we are happy to add our voices to those celebrating PRIDE, their achievements as a social movement and a continued march to equality for the LGBT community. Plus, we love a chance to dig that rainbow wig out of storage. This month—and throughout the year—we salute our merchants and customers who support PRIDE and all efforts that promote dignity, respect, and equal opportunity. We're highlighting these merchants' deals with a special badge to show Groupon's pride in working with people who share our values.
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    100 John F Kennedy Drive
    San Francisco, CA US
  • The Bod-e² Shop
    Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr. The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.
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    2065 East Shepherd Avenue
    Fresno, CA US
  • TRICKS Gymnastics, Dance & Swim
    Founded with the goal of bolstering childhood development via confidence- and fitness-boosting programs, Tricks Gymnastics, Dance, and Swim's team of instructors keeps kids of all ages active and engaged via a host of high-energy classes. The highly skilled and friendly crew works hard to foster a nurturing environment within each class, keeping a close eye on the kids while teaching them new skills via positive reinforcement and recognition of effort. All three locations offer dance classes that introduce preschool Baryshnikovs to the world of movement and grant school-aged pupils a chance to explore various styles ranging from ballet to jazz to hokey pokey. Meanwhile, experienced coaches man gymnastics programs designed to combat inactivity and encourage healthy lifestyles. Young ones aged 0?5 burn excess energy and hone flexibility during Tumblebunny classes, and big kids build strength and character thanks to both noncompetitive and competitive programs. A variety of special events include date nights that enable parents to sneak off for an evening of fun while their progeny plays at the gym. The Folsom location further fortifies its kinetic curriculum with swim programs focused on teaching pupils the essentials of water safety and basic swimming techniques. Paddlers grouped into classes by age hop into the crystalline pool, splashing about in waters kept at a balmy 89 degrees to ward off loitering snowflakes.
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    4440 Marconi Avenue
    Sacramento, CA US

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