Activities in East Brainerd

$35 for Two Kids’ Classes and a Family Membership at The Little Gym of Chattanooga ($76 Value)

Little Gym of Chattanooga

East Brainerd

$76 $35

Instructors lead kids in gymnastics, sports-skills, martial-arts, and dance classes

Two Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple (Up to 55% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio Chattanooga

Chattanooga

$50 $25

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

ReptiDay Chattanooga at Camp Jordan Arena on Saturday, August 9, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

Camp Jordan Arena

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$51 for $110 Worth of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes — Kioto Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Kioto Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy Chattanooga

Chattanooga

$110 $51

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

Month of 30-Minute Private Lessons or 10 Weeks of Group Piano Lessons at Music Instruction Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Music Instruction Studio

Multiple Locations

$120 $49

University-educated instructors equip musicians of all experience levels with pop, jazz, and classical training in various instruments

One-Month Gym Membership, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at EPOC Fitness (Up to 72% Off)

EPOC Fitness

Brainerd Village

$314 $99

Build lean muscle at this intimate gym that hosts Pilates, Zumba, and small-group boot-camp classes

Handgun-Carry-Permit Course for One or Two at The Shooter's Depot (Up to 31% Off)

The Shooter's Depot

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

$65 $45

Range with nine climate-controlled lanes; course satisfies the state's learning requirements for the handgun-carry-permit application

Six-Week Boot Camp for One or Two at Matt Eubanks' Training Camp (60% Off)

Matt Eubanks' Training Camp

Rossville

$175 $70

Boot-camp participants utilize cardio and strength training to build stamina and muscle tone

5 or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Toes Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

Toes Yoga

Brainerd

$60 $29

Variety of yoga classes for all levels at an inviting studio with exposed-brick walls and brightly colored woven yoga blankets

One-Year Membership and a Range Visit for One, Two, or Four People at Carter Shooting Supply (Up to 52% Off)

Carter Shooting Supply

Harrison

$30 $15

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Members receive discounted admission to the range; indoor, climate-controlled facility with personal lockers

Paintball Package for 2 or 4 or Private Party for Up to 20 at Insane Paintball (Up to 50% Off)

Insane Paintball

Amnicola - East Chattanooga

$99.95 $55

Outdoor fields include a fort field with multiple buildings and a wooded field

Four Weeks of Adult or Youth Boot Camp with Optional 21-Day Eating Program at Scenic City Boot Camp (Up to 81% Off)

Scenic City Boot Camp

Chattanooga

$299 $59

Boot camp amplifies results with optional food guide; kids' camp is specially suited with appropriate age and fitness-level activities

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Chattanooga

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Chattanooga's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

10 Personal-Training Sessions from SoFit Performance Personal Training (45% Off)

Sofit Performance

Chattanooga

$650 $358

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

Two or Four Admissions or Individual or Family Membership at Bessie Smith Cultural Center (Up to 50% Off)

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Downtown Chattanooga

$14 $7

Museum and performance hall named for blues legend Bessie Smith hosts educational exhibits and artistic events

One Intro Class and Four or Nine Apparatus Classes at Pilates Chattanooga (Up to 72% Off)

Pilates Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

$144 $49

Apparatus classes use specialized Pilates equipment such as the Wunda chair and the half-trapeze, with no more than five students in a class

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

One-Hour Horseback Riding Lesson for One or Two at Hixson Riding Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Hixson Riding Academy

Hixson

$40 $19

Experienced staff lead hour-long lessons in the basics of riding and horsemanship

Chattanooga Zombie Walk 2014 for One or Two Adults on September 13 from Red Towers Entertainment, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Red Towers Entertainment, LLC

Coolidge Park

$15 $8

On September 13, hordes of zombies stagger, limp, and crawl around downtown Chattanooga; proceeds benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

5 or 10 Yoga, Cycling, or Group Fitness Classes or 3 BodyMetrix Assessments at Thrive Studio (Up to 67% Off)

Thrive Studio

Chattanooga

$80 $40

Certified trainers lead classes and perform BodyMetrix ultrasound assessments that chart body fat, body mass index, and basal metabolic rate

6 or 10 Zumba Classes at JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio (60% Off)

Zumba Fitness With Monica James

JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio

$25 $10

Licensed Zumba instructor leads students of all shapes and sizes to leaner physiques with simple dance steps set to all varieties of music

Bus Tour for One or Two Adults from Chattanooga Double Decker (Up to 53% Off)

Chattanooga Double Decker

Downtown Chattanooga

$20 $10

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The Chattanooga Choo Choo, the Tennessee River, and the Veterans Bridge are highlights on this fun and historical tour

One- or Three-Month Membership at The Key Fitness Center (Up to 69% Off)

The Key Fitness Center

Rock Spring

$60 $25

Gym offers cardio equipment, free weights, personal training, pin loaded equipment, childcare, group classes such as spin, yoga, and more

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel Museum Visit for Two or Four (Up to 55% Off)

Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

West Whitfield

$20 $11

Guests traipse through historic railroad tunnel built in 1848 and view rotating exhibits inside museum

General Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Southern Brewers Festival on August 22 and 23 (Up to 54% Off)

Southern Brewers Festival

Ross’s Landing at the Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront

$30 $15

Guests sample a selection of over 100 craft beers from 60 microbreweries while enjoying live music; 100% of proceeds donated to charity

Smartphone Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga (50% Off)

Crazy Dash Digital Adventures-Chattanooga

Downtown Chattanooga

$40 $20

Teams grab their smartphones before exploring the city while finding clues and solving puzzles in order to earn points and finish the race

Pottery-Painting Class for One or Two at The Pottery Place (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

The Pottery Place

Chattanooga

$36 $18

Decorate a ceramic plate with a pretty sunflower, a whimsical family tree, or a grill-themed design that makes a great gift for Father's Day

Rock Climbing for Two or One- or Six-Month Membership at Tennessee Bouldering Authority (Up to 55% Off)

Tennessee Bouldering Authority

South Chattanooga

$30 $15

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Nearly 3,000 sq. ft. of walls challenge visitors to solve bouldering routes; weights and training boards diversify workouts

Full- or Half-Day Guided Outdoor-Rock-Climbing Outing at Lookout Mountain from Rocky Top Guides (Up to 80% Off)

Rocky Top Guides

Lookout Mountain

$225 $49

AMGA-certified instructors equip climbers with rented gear and teach techniques during custom climbing trips across Lookout Mountain

Two or Four Adult Admissions to Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center (Up to 43% Off)

Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Lookout Valley - Lookout Mountain

$20 $12

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Visitors explore 317 acres of forests and fields that are home to more than 50 native animal species, including endangered red wolves

One or Three Horseback Riding Lessons for One or Two People at Wagner's Farm (Up to 54% Off)

Wagner's Farm

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$80 $40

Students learn the basics of riding on horseback during lessons under a seasoned riding instructor

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

One or Two Admissions to Downtown Dalton Beer Festival on September 27 (Up to 52% Off)

Downtown Dalton Development Authority

Dalton Green

$25 $12.50

Unlimited samples of more than 40 domestic and international beers pair with food from local restaurants; live music and games

One or Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for 5 or 10 at Retro Bowl (Up to 49% Off)

Retro Bowl

Dalton

$35 $19

Up to 5 or 10 people can enjoy bowling for one or two hours in historic bowling alley

Visit for Two or Four to Museum Center at 5ive Points (Up to 45% Off)

Museum Center at 5ive Points

Cleveland

$10 $6

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Learn about the history of the Ocoee region through permanent exhibits, or temporary exhibits about the Civil War or dirt track racing

One-Hour I Tried Scuba Experience for One, Two, Four, or Six at Quick's Diving Services (Up to 50% Off)

Quick's Diving Services

6

$30 $15

After 30 minutes of poolside instruction, plunge into a 90,000-gallon indoor pool for your first taste of scuba with real tanks and masks

Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts (50% Off)

Pope's Tiger Rock Martial Arts Academy

Cleveland

$159 $80

Learn tae kwon do with other children and adults and build self-defense skills and your confidence

Tandem Paragliding Flight for One or Two From Flying Camp (Up to 38% Off)

Flying Camp

Dunlap

$189 $125

Gliders soar from the top to the bottom of Sequatchie Valley with an instructor while taking in beautiful views

Whitewater Rafting on Middle Ocoee River from High Country Adventures (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

High Country Adventures

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$88 $35

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Experienced rafter guides beginners and experts down the Middle Ocoee River’s Class III and IV rapids

$29.95 for a Half-Day Ocoee River Adventure with Rental Gear from Adventures Unlimited ($59.95 Value)

Adventures Unlimited

Ocoee

$59.95 $29.95

Beginner and experienced rafters navigate Class III and IV rapids in 14 ft. self-bailing rafts with help from guide

Tandem Skydive with Digital Video for One or Two from Chattanooga Skydiving Company in Jasper (Up to 52% Off)

Chattanooga Skydiving Company

Jasper

$298 $149

Professionals pair with clients in tandem jump over Sequatchie Valley and capture flights on digital video recording

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

$35 for a Zipline Tour for One at Ocoee Zipz ($79 Value)

Ocoee Zipz

Benton

$79 $35

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Patrons zip from one tower to the next at speeds up to 45 mph over 40 acres of Ocoee's rustic riverside scenery

One Session on the Alpine Climbing Tower for One, Two, Four, or Six at Outdoor Adventure Rafting (Up to 58% Off)

Outdoor Adventure Rafting

Benton

$31 $15

Variety of upward routes on 50-foot climbing structure ensure no two climbs are same; features teeter-totter, cargo nets, and swinging areas

Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee River from Sunburst Adventures (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Sunburst Adventures

Benton

$54 $25

Guides lead novices and skilled rafters down Ocoee River during half-day adventures

$49 for a Whitewater-Rafting Adventure for Two from Big Frog Expeditions ($90 Value)

Big Frog Expeditions

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$90 $49

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Rafts plunge over 26 Adventure Class rapids on five-mile trips on the middle portion of the Ocoee River

Wagon Ride and Hike or Campsite Stay at Fort Mountain State Park (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Fort Mountain State Park

Fort Mountain State Park

$20 $9

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Take in nature's splendor during a relaxing wagon ride and refreshing hike or extend the experience with a two-night stay

Wings Over North Georgia at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA on Oct. 18 or 19 at 10 a.m. (Up to 43% Off)

Wings Over North Georgia

Richard B Russell Regional Airport

$17.45 $10

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A 400 mph jet car and Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned competition join fighter jets, parachute teams, music, and fireworks at an air show

$45 for a Zipline Canopy Tour at Blue Ridge Canopy Adventures ($79.95 Value)

Blue Ridge Canopy Adventures

Blue Ridge

$79.95 $45

Zipline course sends riders flying across a forest canopy at high speeds for approximately two hours in small groups

$42 for an Aerial Adventure Course and T-shirt at ZIPStream ($67.90 Value)

ZIPStream

Fall Creek Falls

$67.90 $42

Visitors jump, climb, and crawl through more than 70 aerial elements that include ziplines and wobbly bridges on a semi-guided adventure

Admission for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership to Chieftains Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chieftains Museum

Rome

$10 $6

Major Ridge's home in Georgia is now a site that celebrates Cherokee history and culture at large

$49 for an Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour from Wildwater ($89 Value)

Ocoee River Basin Canopy Tour

Ducktown

$89 $49

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Three-hour tour lets guests fly through the forest on nine ziplines

$199.99 for an Eight-Hour, Guided Drift-Boat Trout Fishing Trip for Two from Lake and Stream Guide Service ($425 Value)

Lake and Stream Guide Service

Toccoa River

$425 $199.99

Guides load up gear into a 16-foot boat before taking anglers out on the trout-filled waters of the Toccoa River for a full day of fishing

Three-Hour Whitewater-Rafting Trip for One or Two from Whitewater Express (Up to 51% Off)

Whitewater Express

Copperhill

$47.50 $24

Guides with 30-plus years of experience lead adventurers of all levels through the Ocoee River's whitewater rapids, past cliffs and wildlife

Tubing for Four or Eight, Valid Monday–Friday from Cartecay River Experience (Up to44% Off)

Cartecay River Experience

Ellijay

$44 $26

Tubers explore the Cartecay River and North Georgia mountains via class II rapids

Trapeze Class for One, Two, or Four at CirqueFit Blue Ridge Trapeze (Up to 51% Off)

CirqueFit Blue Ridge Trapeze

Blue Ridge

$100 $55

Instructors that have worked with Ringling Bros. and other professional circuses teach beginners to soar through the air

$31.99 for a Aerial Zipline and Obstacle Experience for One at Daredevil Ziplines ($65 Value)

Daredevil Ziplines

Rome

$65 $31.99

Zipliners hurl downhill for up to 600 ft. at up to 40 mph on courses built for an action television series

Horseback-Riding Lessons at Sovereign Sporthorses LLC (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Sovereign Sporthorses LLC

Kingston

$35 $15

Nationally recognized trainer Kristina has been showing, boarding, and teaching for 15 years

One or Two Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Choi Kwang DO Cartersville (Up to 96% Off)

Choi Kwang DO Cartersville

Cartersville

$250 $10

Black belt instructors build confidence and self-defense skills; karate uniform included

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

10 CrossFit Classes or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Bodyplex Fitness (Up to 91% Off)

Bodyplex Fitness

Jasper

$225 $20

Using a rotating curriculum of dynamic, functional workouts, CrossFit classes hone bodies using weights and body-weight exercises

Zipline and Dry-Snow Tubing and Tobogganing for Two or Four at Cherokee Valley Ranch in Jasper (Up to 50% Off)

Cherokee Valley Ranch

Jasper

$60 $29.99

Cable across one of two legs of the zipline course over horse pastures and treetops down the hillsides at scenic ranch

One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Horseback Riding Lessons at Dreams Can Come True Farms (Up to 64% Off)

Dreams Can Come True Farms

Euharlee-Taylorsville

$55 $20

Students ride gentle horses during lessons held in indoor and outdoor riding areas

Introductory Kayak Lesson with a Two-Hour Rental for One or Two at KYSC Boat House (Up to 48% Off)

KYSC Boat House

Waleska

$86 $49

Lessons designed by the American Canoe Association teach beginners how to pilot a kayak while remaining safe on the water

Half-Day Whitewater Kayaking Trip for One or Two at White Water Learning Center of Georgia (Up to 55% Off)

White Water Learning Center of Georgia

White Water Learning Center

$110 $55

Half-day excursions along local waterways include a an experienced guide and all of the necessary gear

Paintball Package for 2, 4, 6, or 8 from Paintball Promos International. (Up to 81% Off). Multiple Locations.

Paintball Promos International

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment besides paintballs and air

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$17.50 for a 3.5-Hour Mountain Bike Rental from Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop ($40 Value)

Sixes Pit Bicycle Shop

Canton

$40 $17.50

Hardtail and full-suspension Kona , KHS, and KTM mountain bikes, as well as 20-inch kids' models; helmet included

$59 for 10 Classes at CrossFit Bridgemill ($125 Value)

CrossFit Bridgemill

Bridgemill

$125 $59

CrossFit clients work out in a wide-open gym space filled with barbells, gymnastic rings, rowing machines, and other functional equipment

10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes with Uniforms at Elite ATA Martial Arts (80% Off)

Elite ATA Martial Arts

Canton

$175 $35

Spacious facility with seamless swane floor mats, bags and a pro shop hosts martial arts sessions for all ages and skill levels

Uniform with One Month of Martial-Arts Classes or Two Months of Classes and Belt Test (Up to 96% Off)

Choi Kwang Do

Multiple Locations

$250 $10

Ten instructors lead martial-arts classes for children and adults of all skill levels

$149 for a Tandem Skydiving Jump for One from ATL Skydiving ($299 Value)

ATL Skydiving

ATL Skydiving

$299 $149

Tethered to an instructor, skydivers free-fall at up to 120 miles per hour before floating to earth

Four or Eight Gymnastics or Cheerleading Classes at World of Gymnastics and Cheer (Up to 63% Off)

World of Gymnastics and Cheer

Woodstock

$74 $35

Athletes learn tumbling, handsprings, and other balance and agility exercises during recreational gymnastics and cheerleading classes

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

Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Woodstock

$185 $39

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

Four or Eight Meditation Classes for Ages 2–18 at Kid Harmony (Up to 55% Off)

Kid Harmony

Acworth

$50 $25

Children and young adults practice meditation and mindfulness in classes that foster calm mental states and increased focus

Shooting-Range or Archery-Orientation Package for Two at Big Woods Goods (Up to 66% Off)

Big Woods Goods

Canton

$80 $27

Range officers oversee a 10-lane, climate-controlled range; indoor & outdoor Archery ranges span distances of up to 60 yards

$68 for $135 Worth of CrossFit — Premier Wrestling Academy

Crossfit Pwa

Acworth

$135 $68

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

One or Two 60-Minute Horseback Barrel-Racing Lessons at Towne Lake Equestrian Club (Up to 51% Off)

Towne Lake Equestrian Club

Woodstock

$105 $60

Horseback riders learn the basics of barrel racing, a timed speed event common at rodeos

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Center For Yoga ($136 Value)

The Center For Yoga

Woodstock

$136 $39

Yoga students increase their strength and flexibility and relieve stress in a variety of classes

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Jernard Wells learned to cook by watching his father, who prepared dinner for his six children every night. Inspired by his father and encouraged by his mother, Jernard started his own catering business while in high school and had immediate success. He made boxed lunches that were a hit with local construction workers; by the age of 22 he had opened two restaurants. Wells has since built on that success quite a bit—he’s put together presentations at large shows alongside Barack Obama and Paula Deen, authored two books, and made appearances on Food Network and Lifetime shows.

Today, Wells develops recipes for brands such as Whole Foods and sells specialty spices such as sweet tea chicken seasoning with black tea leaves and sage, and southern barbecue seasoning with smoked sea salt and paprika. He also extends his love of cooking to others though classes that focus on a range of topics—you can learn how to prepare quick appetizers, make Italian pasta sauces, or gracefully lick a plate clean.

8006 East Brainerd Road
Chattanooga,
TN
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In 2001, Carrie Rezabek Dorr's only venue for her Pure Barre workouts?a blend of dance, Pilates, and strengthening stretches?was the basement of an office building. Crowds drawn by Carrie's choreographing expertise and the infectious music of her routines necessitated expansion, however, and eight years later, Pure Barre spread its franchises to what is now more than 160 locations across the country, spurred by mentions in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and Health magazines.

Pure Barre guides students through precise isometric movements that craft lean, not bulky, muscles. By flowing through scalable maneuvers that balance limbs against a ballet barre, physiques can lift and tighten traditional problem areas such as the thighs, abs, seat, and arms. The total-body workout is accessible to all fitness levels, and can help new mothers to regain their desired shape without leading the daycare's piggyback carpool. High-energy, intimate classes with small amounts of attendees ensure personalized adjustments and tips, allowing each guest to derive the deepest possible burn from the workout's alternating strength and stretch drills. Pure Barre also offers private barre-ties, DVDs, equipment, designer exercise apparel, and more.

1414 Jenkins Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
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In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers 4 months to 12 years old with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

7540 E Brainerd Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
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Pump It Up's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape.

The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the wall by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.

7443 Commons Blvd
Chattanooga,
TN
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The coaching staff at D1—which is co-owned by professional athletes such as NFL player Peyton Manning, MLB player Chipper Jones, and NFL player Philip Rivers—refuses to discriminate between professional athletes and everyday exercisers. They scale the strength-and-cardio workouts of their group boot-camp classes and one-on-one intensive courses to individual abilities, bringing out the best in each student regardless of his or her workout history.

The typical D1 gym houses modern indoor turf fields with adjoining weight rooms, giving instructors the space to invent expansive obstacle courses that may require students to lift tires or tug 747s. In the boot-camp program, coaches meet with students one-on-one to discuss progress and find ways to improve. Each facility also houses a sports-therapy clinic, where expert therapists ease muscle injuries through rehabilitation programs and strength-restoring exercises.

7430 Commons Blvd
Chattanooga,
TN
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The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.

7430 Shallowford Rd
Chattanooga,
TN
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