Sports in Central

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four Including Cart Rentals at Fennwood Hills Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Fennwood Hills Country Club

Zachary

$100 $45

Tight, tree-lined fairways, treacherous bunkers, and five ponds that come into play make up the bulk of difficulty on the nine-hole course

$60 for $134 Worth of Tennis — Louisiana Tennis Association

Louisiana Tennis Association

On Location

$134 $60

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$198 for $360 Groupon — Empire MMA/Gracie United Port Allen

Empire Mma/gracie United Port Allen

Port Allen

$360 $198

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Shenandoah

$170 $29

Instructors draw on competitive experience to teach introductory and all-level combat sessions in body position, leverage, and submission

20 Martial Arts Classes at Mike Bonstaff's Academy of Tae Kwon Do (48% Off)

Mike Bonstaff's Academy Of Tae Kwon Do

Destrehan

$200 $104

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by Grandmaster Mike Bonstaff; includes official student uniform

Tae Kwon Do for One Month or Three Months with Uniform at Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo (Up to 74% Off)

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

$149 $39

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

One Month of Weekly Baseball Lessons for One or Two at Guerilla Baseball (Up to 59% Off)

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

$165 $69

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

Martial Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two Kids at Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 84% Off)

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

$273 $58

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Mandeville Karate Training Center (55% Off)

Mandeville Karate Training Center

Mandeville

$238 $107

8-week beginners' package with a uniform; instructors work with new students to learn self-defense, focus, fitness, confidence, and more

10 or 15 Cardio Self-Defense Classes at Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy (Up to 67% Off)

Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy

4

$100 $39

Black belt instructors guide exercisers through vigorous self-defense classes designed to build cardiovascular endurance

$52 for $129 Worth of Martial Arts — Northshore Karate Studios

Northshore Karate Studio

Covington

$129 $52

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International (Up to 69% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Lafayette

$60 $19

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

8 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Martial Arts Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

$160 $25

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes at Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

$99 $39

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

Four or Six Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma (Up to 83% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

$99 $19.99

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

10- or 20-Class Pass with 1 or 2 Private Lessons and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Houma

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

$245 $99

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

Boat or Bike Rentals at Wheel Fun Rentals (50% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

City Park

$32 $16

Rentable surreys, bikes, and kayaks escort people down the pristine waterways and paths winding through City Park

Kickboxing, Tai Chi, and Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Institute (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

Shaolin Institute

New Orleans

$129 $50

Skilled instructors guide students of all skill levels through tai chi, kung fu, and kickboxing classes to improve strength and confidence

$22 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans ($60 Value)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans

West Riverside

$60 $22

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

One or Two One-Hour Kids' Basketball Training Sessions at Elevate NEXT (Up to 53% Off)

Elevate NEXT

New Orleans

$18 $9

On Saturdays, seasoned basketball coaches train youth on the court during one-hour group training sessions

Four or Six Weeks of Karate Membership with Uniform at Church's Karate Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Church's Karate Academy

New Orleans

$174 $53

Students develop martial arts skills and learn how to be leaders at community and family-oriented karate academy

Four- or Eight-Hour Kayak Rental from Joe Rugs Water Adventures (Up to 53% Off)

Joe Rugs Water Adventures

Ponchartrain Park

$65 $32

Explore the expansive water along the French Quarter via kayak

Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at NOLA Aikido (53% Off)

Nola Aikido

New Orleans

$100 $47

Get one month of classes and a chance to get in shape, learn effective self-defense, and make new friends.

10 or 20 Krav Maga Classes at Street Smarts Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

Street Smarts Krav Maga

Algiers

$300 $59

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Classes geared toward beginners, advanced students, kids, and even law-enforcement officers teach reality-based self-defense tactics

$100 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — Southside Xtreme Martial Arts Family Training Center

Southside Xtreme Martial Arts

Marrero

$200 $100

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Five or Ten Introductory Sessions with Uniform at Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Just for Kicks Black Belt Academy

Meraux

$100 $29

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

$29 for 10 Kickboxing Classes and a Pair of Gloves from My Dojo Kickboxing ($220 Value)

My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

$220 $29

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Bayou Barriere Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

$80 $39

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

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More akin to a small, self-contained town than a fitness center, each of Spectrum Fitness?s seven locations kowtows to packed schedules and multitasking parents. A slew of classes arranges social body blasting?customers can tone their torsos with squats, presses, and curls in a BodyPump barbell class or sweat in spinning classes atop a stationary bike equipped with pursuit-style handlebars, adjustable resistance, and a front-mounted E.T. Members of Spectrum Fitness can swing by its Central location and trot on the treadmill until dawn. They can drop off their tykes at the childcare center and take a yoga or kickboxing class. And they can follow a swim by basking in the bronzing light of the tanning bed before sauntering up to the Pro Shop for smoothies.

The staff takes great pains to accommodate newcomers of all ages, levels, and car-stacking abilities. Personal trainers concoct customized fitness regimens during solo and group training sessions, and Silver Sneakers and water aerobics classes bring seniors into the fitness fold.

145 Aspen Sq.
Denham Springs,
LA
US

Colleen’s Studio of Dance Arts develops rhythmic movements in students of all ability levels with a full suite of weekly dance lessons. Throughout the month, skillful instructors unmask the trade secrets of multifarious moves and grooves, from the classic trifecta of ballet, tap, and jazz to mid-postmodern hip hop, musical theater, and cheer dance. With gatherings of 15 or fewer dancers per lesson, each student is ensured individualized attention and the chance to perfect postures, commingle with fleet-footed peers, and transform every now and then into a swan. Liberated from the obligation of registration fees, prospective lords and ladies of the dance can freely peruse the online schedule for upcoming classes.

25550 Juban Rd
Denham Springs,
LA
US

Leaps & Bounds founder, Michelle Lavergne, leads an enthusiastic team of certified gymnasts and party planners to vivify childhood birthday dreams. After a brief introduction, each two-hour natal anniversary celebration commences with an hour and 15 minutes of ebullient activity time. Partygoers can run through obstacle courses, jump on trampolines, dig mountaineering bivouacs, and slide down slides.

11033 Laird Ln
Denham Springs,
LA
US

A team of dedicated instructors impart discipline, focus, and physical strength to kids and adults alike during Wall to Wall Martial Arts's wide range of fitness and martial arts classes. Students master grappling and throwing techniques in Judo lessons, learn vital self-defense skills in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu courses, and build strong cores and limbs while burning calories in Muay Thai kickboxing classes.

239 Florida Ave. SE
Denham Springs,
LA
US

At Fennwood Hills Country Club, the transformative fairways of a nine-hole course invite golfers to play 18 holes, presenting different tee boxes during the second act for a distinct back nine. As clubbers loop the course, which was frequented by former sweater-vest model John Daly, they are faced with difficult drives into narrow, tree-lined fairways and approach shots over treacherous bunkers. The course’s innovative front-to-back layout asks players to approach three holes from entirely new angles on the back nine, which declaws the par 5—rendering it a par 3—and forces golfers to look at the course’s five perilous ponds from a new perspective, especially on the 16th hole, where rippling water pressures players to lay-up or risk sending golf balls into an eternal search for underwater Atlantis.

After a long day of putting and strutting in the sun, the club invites players to cool off with a beverage while watching sports in the clubhouse, test their forehand at one of four tennis courts, or practice splash-free cannonballs at the swimming pool.

Course at a Glance:

  • Nine-hole par-36 course
  • Length of 3,194 yards from the farthest set of tees
  • Course rating of 34.5
  • Slope rating of 112
6003 Fennwood Dr
Zachary,
LA
US

The topography at Beaver Creek Golf Course doesn't shape the course as much as it divides the layout into two distinct nine-hole designs. The front nine stretches across plains with open expanses and very few trees, relying on shifting winds to challenge golfers as they loft approach shots into the stratosphere or attempt to steer their cart by sail. While the winds may be perplexing, golfers shouldn't be caught off guard by the front nine's other unique characteristic: a double green. Holes five and seven share the same putting surface, which hosts a separate, well-marked flagstick and cup for each respective hole. Bounded by dense woods, Beaver Creek's second nine presents a completely different design, where golf balls are sheltered from the winds but imperiled by protected wetlands throughout and a large lake that comes into play on holes 11 and 12. After rounds, golfers can unwind at the Creekside Grill or make underperforming putters run sprints across the practice green.

Dumas Memorial Golf Course

Measuring 6,403 yards from the farthest tees, Dumas Memorial Golf Course's par 71 layout provides plenty of opportunities for golfers to post low scores—at least once they make it past the first hole. The par-five first presents an intimidating start: at 548 yards, it's the longest hole on the course and the number-one handicap hole, so golfers might want to spend some extra time at the on-site driving range to avoid a slow start. Any early-round transgressions can be redeemed on the finishing holes: the two shortest par-threes on the course, holes 16 and 18 will reward solid tee shots with birdie opportunities and a congratulatory handshake from the final flagstick.

Howell Park Golf Course

Creeks are typically benign features, so it tends to raise some eyebrows when one is named after a natural disaster. At Howell Park Golf Course, Hurricane Creek earned its fearsome moniker for the mayhem it can cause on the course: the creek intersects ten different holes, making it imperative that players select the proper club when attempting to clear the water or laying up to the front of its bank so that their golf cart can drink when thirsty. A parkland-style, 5,700-yard, par 70 layout, Howell Park's player-friendly fairways give golfers a chance to shoot a solid round, as long as they can keep their ball dry.

1100 E Plains Prt
Zachary,
LA
US