Activities in Porter Square

Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two from Teem Performance Training (Up to 61% Off)

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

$96 $45

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Yoga Classes at Majestic Yoga Studio in Cambridge (Up to 63% Off)

Majestic Yoga Studio

Magestic Yoga Studio

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

$150 $55

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Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 64% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

$100 $40

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Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

$40 $19

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Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

$21.90 $13

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Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge

First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$30.50 $17

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

Extreme Dancesport

Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

$20 $10

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Yoga Classes and Gym Passes at Karma Yoga Studios (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

$75 $29

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14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 62% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym’s padded floor

$69 $31

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Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (57% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

$250 $108

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Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

$249 $29

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Three or Six Bollywood-Inspired Dance-Fitness Classes at BollyX, Inc. (56% Off)

Bollyx, Inc.

OnStage Dance Company

Instructors employ the moves and choreography of upbeat Bollywood dances to burn calories and sculpt bodies

$45 $20

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5, 10, or 20 MMA, Fighter-Fit, or Kickboxing Fitness Classes at Redline Fight Sports (Up to 76% Off)

Redline Fight Sports

Central Square

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

$120 $39

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10 Zumba Classes at Feel Alive with Fen and David (50% Off)

Feel Alive With Fen And David

Multiple Locations

Try a Zumba class with Fen and David and discover how fun exercise can be

$60 $30

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$9 for a Factory Tour for Two with Take-Home Chocolate at Taza Chocolate ($17 Value)

Taza Chocolate

Union Square

During 45-minute tours, small groups learn about the chocolate-making process and equipment; participants choose one take-home chocolate

$17 $9

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Prana Power Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Prana Power Yoga

Multiple Locations

Cheery studio heated to 95–99 degrees hosts daily, all-level Vinyasa classes taught by team of certified yoga instructors

$145 $54

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BYOB Cooking Class with Michelin Starred–Chef Conrad Gallagher for One or Two (Up to 52% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Foods

Boston

Michelin starred–chef teaches home-cooks to make osso bucco, Hollandaise, lobster, salmon rillette, or canapés during 3-hour themed sessions

$95 $51

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One, Two, or Three Kids' Group Drum Lessons at Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School (Up to 57% Off)

Gil Graham's Drumming Preparatory School

East Arlington

Longtime drum teacher instructs youth on keeping the beat through classes of up to 5 students

$25 $12

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Eight Martial Arts Classes for Adults or Kids at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

AMAC Gym

Cambridge Highlands

Adults and kids soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

$160 $60

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One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

$180 $99

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Combining her love of art and travel, Deb Colburn created Nomad to provide local homebodies and world-weary backpack buffs alike an opportunity to explore and purchase unique collections of clothing, jewelry, textiles, art, and home furnishings from around the world. Nomad is a supporter of eco-friendly clothing and fair-trade goods, often purchasing items directly from artisans. Pillage through a profusion of vibrant clothing to discover fashionable, one-of-a-kind sweaters or blouses, or pretend to be Bihari royalty with ornate ear adornments from the wide selection of domestic and international trinkets. Consider adorning a living-room shrine or baby's room with a piece of global folk art, such as a Día de los Muertos skull or a colorful, screaming dragon.

1920 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge,
MA
US

Baron Baptiste's signature brand of yoga has transformed lives. It has optimized the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles and empowered impoverished youth in Nairobi. It has lifted the spirits of war veterans and counseled gang members in Los Angeles. On a day-to-day basis, it has improved the physical health and mental acuity of Bostonians, who can practice the discipline under the tutelage of Baron Baptiste himself.

At his eponymous studios in Brookline and Cambridge, Baptiste joins a team of instructors who promulgate his teachings through classes, teacher-training programs, and workshops. Classes take place in 90-degree studios that boost detoxification and flexibility. In addition to fitness-centric classes, the studio offers guided meditation classes that establish the focus and clarity of mind required to read the entire Gutenberg Bible while riding a rollercoaster.

2000 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

If you've never been to a Healthworks gym before, today's Groupon is just for you (sorry, regulars). It gets you a "class pass," which lets you attend classes at any of Healthworks' five locations: Back Bay, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem. You can also use the locker rooms, saunas, steam rooms and whirlpools. Work out, then relax in the bubbling waters and daydream about how good you'll look when bathing suit season rolls around. And because Healthworks is women-only, Larry Leering and Stanley Stare-Master won't be around to ogle you as you bust the moves.

35 White St
Cambridge,
MA
US

To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.

The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.

1764 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge,
MA
US

Massage Therapy Works

A ballroom dancer for more than 20 years, Richard Green understands how the body communicates. His work in ballet and modern dance instilled in him a deep fascination with structural alignment, muscular energy, and balance, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how the body heals from injury. Today, at Massage Therapy Works, he helms a large staff of highly trained massage therapists who customize each treatment chosen from a long list of therapies. Thai bodywork increases lymphatic drainage through massage and passive yoga poses, helping decompress joints and increase range of motion, while sports massages help active individuals prevent or recover from injuries sustained on the field or while acting out slow-motion replays. Meanwhile, classic techniques such as deep tissue and therapeutic massage assist in the removal of physical tension and mental stress and oncology massage helps bodies better manage symptoms of cancer treatment through gentle strokes, energy work, and guided meditation.

255 Elm St
Somerville,
MA
US

Unlike the premium-cable version of Curious George, ComedySportz shows eschew racy material, going so far as to place a brown paper bag over the head of any performer who crosses the boundaries of good taste. The game-based comedy format pits two refereed teams of improvisers against each other, drawing from a repertoire of more than 100 improv scenes for their battleground. Over the course of 7 to 12 games, the red- and blue-clad teams may perform in Shakespearean verse or rapidly fast-forward and reverse a scene at the referee's whim. The audience, meanwhile, is tasked with generating suggestions, choosing the winners at evening's end, and gently consoling the losing team with made-up aspirational quotes.

This formula has proved successful since 1984, when the first ComedySportz flung open its curtains. Now, the franchise has expanded to major comedy hubs including Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. The latest addition to the fold, ComedySportz Boston, lassos the same spirit and off-the-cuff hilarity as its predecessors, dazzling onlookers with its teamwork, clean but uproarious humor, and ability to turn an audience suggestion into a fully fleshed out scene.

255 Elm Street
Somerville,
MA
US

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