Activities in West Loop

Up to 85% Off High-Intensity Group Fitness and Yoga Classes

Wilson Fitness Studios

Near West Side

$100 $15

High-intensity FIT Method classes challenge strength and cardiovascular fitness and Fitness After Baby classes help new mothers get fit

Tour Chicago's Moving Bridges with a Civil Engineer

Moving-Bridge Tour

The Loop

$20 $20

Retired Civil Engineer Jim Phillips expands on the how and why of Chicago's moving bridges during a tour by foot and water taxi

Up to 52% Off One-Day Passes to Techweek Chicago

Techweek Chicago presented by Microsoft

Merchandise Mart

$25 $12

After a day of attending illuminating talks and browsing a huge product expo, attendees cut loose at Bar Techweek happy hours and parties

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Moirai Health and Fitness

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

Up to 47% Off Loop Interior Architecture Tour for Two

Chicago Detours

Chase Tower

$52 $29

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Featured in the Chicago Reader, guides lead groups through architecturally striking interiors and share photos and videos via iPads

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at CrossTown Fitness

CrossTown Fitness

Near West Side

$220 $39

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Gym celebrating its one-year anniversary features high-intensity interval workouts that include cardio, strength, speed, and balance drills

Up to 85% Off Boot Camp at Vitality Fitness

Vitality Fitness

Chicago

$240 $35

Boot camps rely on diverse exercises to increase muscle tone and torch calories; personal training can take place at the gym or in your home

65% Off Boot-Camp Classes

F.l.y Fitness Group

Chicago

$100 $35

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Up to 50% Off Chicago History Tour

Chicago's Finest River Walk Tour

The Loop

$40 $20

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Pedway's heated tunnels and sky bridges ferry guests between landmarks; tragedies tour examines Great Chicago Fire among other events

Up to 75% Off Fitness Classes or Boot Camp

Fit-Results

Chicago

$120 $39

Boot-camp classes feature high-intensity interval training; Triple 20 classes combine rowing, cycling, and functional training

Up to 63% Off Rooftop VIP Anniversary Party

Social Power Hour

Chicago

$40 $20

Celebrate the company's anniversary at a rooftop party

Up to 60% Off Small-Group Fitness Classes

Mike George Fitness System

Near North Side

$250 $99

Trainers lead personalized fitness sessions of six or fewer, including Elite cross training, hand-to-hand combat, and downhill skiing

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

Chicago

$185 $39

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

50% Off Professional Networking Event

Chicago Professional Connexion

Bar Louie River North

$20 $10

Relaxed networking event connects professionals with potential employers

73% Off at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes take place in a 105º room with 40% humidity; locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop

Chaka Khan – Up to 25% Off Benefit Concert

An Evening With Chaka Khan

Chicago Theatre

$73.31 $55

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10-time Grammy winner behind "Tell Me Something Good" raises funds for a nonprofit with Syleena Johnson and comic Damon Williams

Up to 53% Off Standup Comedy

The Comedy Bar

Near North Side

$30 $15

Upscale club partnered by Jim Belushi features local and nationally renowned comics

Museum of Broadcast Communications – Up to Half Off

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

$24 $12

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Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

Up to 38% Off from Weird Chicago Tours

Weird Chicago Tours

Near North Side

$60 $39

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Travel by bus to the former crime scenes, red-light districts, gangster hangouts, or ghost-sighting spots of Chicago's storied past

Up to 69% Off at Yoga Loft Chicago

Yoga Loft Chicago

Near North Side

$160 $49

Instructors guide students through classes such as power-flow Vinyasa, power basics, yoga sculpt, or boot camp

Up to 75% Off at New Generation Jeet Kune Do

New Generation Jeet Kune Do

Near North Side

$100 $29

Experienced and certified instructor teaches students jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; classes focus on combat fighting

67% Off a Two-Hour Pontoon-Boat Rental

Vantage Yacht Club

Goose Island

$300 $99

Luxury pontoon boats host up to 10 guests as they tour the Chicago River or enjoy sunset views of downtown Chicago

83% Off at David Barton Gym

David Barton Gym

River North

$343 $58

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In a luxury gym, with amenities from free weights to a Russian bath, members tone up in classes, personal training sessions, or on their own

Up to 40% Off EDM Concert

Rock and Rave Memorial Day Weekend DJ Dance Party

Hard Rock Cafe Chicago

$30 $18

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Pre-Memorial Day concert brings together some of the city's top EDM DJs for a raucous night of pulse-pounding dance music

Chicago Architecture Foundation – $13 for a "Must-See Chicago" Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago

$20 $13

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Stroll past such Chicago icons as the Art Institute, Willis (Sears) Tower, Wrigley Building, Chicago Theatre, and John Hancock Center

85% Off Jujitsu and Kickboxing Classes

Movimento Fitness

Central Chicago

$260 $39

Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes led by a Gracie-trained instructor and a former US Marine Corps squad leader

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 77% Off Boot Camp Classes

Kick@55 Fitness

Near North Side

$150 $39

Certified personal trainers aim to make fitness a game; 60-minute high intensity interval training workouts

Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

Up to 26% Off Firetruck Rental

FireZone

On Location

$475 $350

Firefighters arrive with shiny red fire truck to celebrate a kid's birthday or ring in a parade

43% Off Personal Training

Physique Training

Online Deal

$30 $17

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Up to 55% Off Personal Training

Max Fitness Coach

On Location

$200 $95

Former college track and field athlete helps clients tone muscles and torch calories during personal-training sessions

69% Off Two Single Drop-In Dance Classes

Woman Untamed With Rashida Khanbey

On Location

$35 $11

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45% Off Personal Training

Aaron Murphy Training

On Location

$750 $413

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Up to 78% Off at Premier Performance and Fitness

Premier Performance and Fitness

On Location

$149 $39

Athletes of all levels boost their strength & flexibility in group classes, working out at their own pace & fitness level without judgement

Up to 67% Off Coed Sports Leagues

Cities and Sports

Online Deal

$749 $249

Socialize and compete alongside new friends during recreational sports leagues

65% Off Fitness Classes

Knockout Fitness

Redeem from Home

$150 $53

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76% Off Personal Training

Simple Online Fitness

Redeem from Home

$360 $86

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76% Off Wine Tasting from Wines for Humanity

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Professional wine adviser teaches guests to discern distinctive notes in seven exclusive vintages and pair them with appropriate dishes

44% Off Circus-Arts Classes

Circus Kazoo Llc

Redeem from Home

$120 $67

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94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Chicago

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

65% Off Personal Training

Gideon's Training

Redeem from Home

$170 $59

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Up to 55% Off Chicago Architecture Walking Tour

Inside Chicago Walking Tours

On Location

$20 $10

A former teacher and improv comedian offers a slice of Chicago architecture during engaging walking tour

83% Off Online Guitar Lessons

iPerform3D Online Guitar Lessons

Online Deal

$168.85 $29

Online lessons use 3D tech with video, tabs and backing tracks to let users follow along from any angle and create customizable lesson plans

69% Off Personal Training

Matt Praeuner Personal Training

Near North Side

$240 $75

Trainer with 10-plus years experiencs tailors workouts to meet client goals and uses a VO2 test to measure clients' capacity for oxygen use

55% Off Personal Training Services

Kurt Rawlins Fitness

Near North Side

$110 $49

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Up to 68% Off Tango or Ballet Classes

Tango 21

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Michael Blackson – Up to 50% Off Standup

The African King of Comedy Michael Blackson

Castle

$50 $25

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With his own unique lingo and style of dress, "The African King of Comedy" nabs laughs with skills he honed on Chappelle's Show and HBO

Up to 54% Off Private Music Lessons

Guitar Chicago

The Loop

$70 $33

Instrumentalists train pupils of all ages during low-key one-on-one lessons tailored to skill level; students can pick a song to learn

45% Off Piano Lessons

The Art Of Piano Playing Inc.

The Loop

$200 $110

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Up to 60% Off the Great Food Tour of Chicago

Great Food Tours

Chicago

$50 $25

Tours make six stops along Michigan Avenue, visiting the originator of deep-dish pizza and an eatery serving up Chicago-style hot dogs

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

Up to 56% Off Pizza Walking Tour

Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

Near North Side

$90 $42

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2-hour, 1.2-mile walking tour hits Pizzeria Uno, Pizzeria Ora, and Giordano's in River North to sample deep-dish pizza and learn its history

Up to 65% Off at Moksha Yoga Center

Moksha Yoga Center

Multiple Locations

$150 $55

Studio welcomes students of all stripes into Hatha, Vinyasa, and AcroYoga classes

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

West Loop - University Village - Little Italy

$70 $29

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Eight different disciplines of yoga, including Kundalini and meditation, taught in a soothing studio with sensory garden.

80% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga River North

Bikram Yoga River North

$240 $49

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In a sprawling studio heated between 105 and 110 degrees, instructors teach students of all experience levels the 26 Bikram yoga poses

Take in 33rd-Floor City Views During an Intimate Jazz Soiree

Intimate Jazz Mixer

Chicago

$70 $70

Jazz vocalist Erin McDougald and her ensemble serenade guests as they mingle, sip cocktails, and watch the sun set over the Chicago skyline

Up to 50% Off for Two at Randolph Street Market

Randolph Street Market

West Loop

$10 $5

250+ vendors collect vintage furniture, art, fashions, antiques, estate jewelry, & fancy foods to sell at seasonally themed weekend markets

50% Off Deluxe Wine Tour for Two or Four

Windy City Wine Tours

Near North Side

$800 $398

Groups up to 10 tour midwest wineries while learning the history and bakground of each vineyard and its wine

Up to 53% Off Outdoor Holistic Fitness Classes

Roots of Integrity

Central Chicago

$15 $7

Holistic health instructor leads groups through Yoga and Pilates inspired workouts held outdoors in Grant Park

Up to 52% Off True Crime and City Highlights Tour Bundle

Chicago Prime Tours

Chicago

$66 $34

Hear the stories of John Dillinger, John Wayne Gacy. and H.H. Holmes during crime tour, and visit Willis Tower and other sites on city tour

Up to 70% Off at Tejas Yoga

Tejas Yoga

South Loop

$130 $39

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Classes for yogis of all levels, including gentle yoga with its focus on breathwork, and vigorous yoga with more challenging sequences

Up to 58% Off Private Violin or Viola Lessons

MB Muzik

Chicago

$180 $75

A violinist since age seven, Marija Bubanj teaches violin and viola students basic scales, fingerings, and bowing techniques

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

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Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

71% Off Kids' Indoor Play Package

Kidville

Chicago

$143 $42

3 classes in topics like art & music plus 2 passes to a playspace with climbing wall and tumble trak; $50 birthday day party credit included

Up to 61% Off Sports-League Registration

S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues

Multiple Locations

$115 $45

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Recreational leagues of outgoing players meet weekly for kickball, softball, or volleyball matches

Up to 53% Off from Chicago Crime Tours

Chicago Crime Tours

Chicago

$79.90 $38

Learn about more than 100 years of Chicago’s crime history in a 90-minute tour of famous crime scenes and landmarks

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Lizzie McNeills Irish Pub

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

International Festival of Life – Up to 51% Off

International Festival of Life

Union Park

$16.37 $10

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Third World, Luciano, and Tito Puente, Jr. headline four days of reggae, blues, and world music

Up to 52% Off Chicago Sports Tour

Chicago Sports Tours

Chicago

$42 $21

Saturday sports tours explore Chicago's rich history of football, baseball, basketball, and hockey

67% Off Sailing Lesson

Go Sailing Chicago

Multiple Locations

$300 $99

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Experienced captains instill proper seamanship & teach beginners fundamental sailing skills in lessons on Lake Michigan

Up to 50% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $23

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

51% Off Electric Bike Tour

WanderBikes

Buckingham Fountain

$100 $49

Electric bikes lead groups through Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, and along lakefront on guided tours of Chicago landmarks

WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash

WXRT and Supreme Lobster's Rockin' Lobster Bash

Columbia Yacht Club

$85 $85

WXRT and Supreme Lobster host party with a seafood tasting menu from Chicago’s top culinary artists at the Columbia Yacht Club

Up to 78% Off from TikiBoat Chicago

TikiBoat Chicago

Monroe Harbor

$1,799 $399

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36-foot party barge with water slide ferries guests onto Lake Michigan and Chicago River; amenities include stereo, grill, and full bathroom

67% Off Two-Hour BYOB Private Sailing Trip or Sailing Class

SeaBreeze Charter

Central Chicago

$120 $50

On a 36-ft. boat, passengers groove to tunes from their iPod and feast on BYO food and drinks; expert instructors teach basic sailing skills

Up to 49% Off Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Remember Summer- A Vintage Pop-Up Carnival

Ignite Glass Studios

$69.18 $35

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Vintage carnival games, Etsy gifts, and a brass band carry visitors back to a simpler time while raising funds for a nonprofit

Up to 50% Off One-on-One Fitness Personal Training

One-on-One Fitness Personal Training

Near North Side

$150 $75

Fitness goals targeted with the help of a nutritional, cardiovascular & strength-training trifecta.

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Citrin Spa's expert nailsmiths buff away wear and tear from finger and toe shields during the spa's classic mani-pedi combo. Cuticle caretakers start by knocking nail beds back into shape, chipping away finger foulness created by rough play, environmental damage, and high fives from Captain Hook. Hands and arms will both receive soothing succor with a lotion-aided massage before talented talon technicians seal the treatment with a precise polish. Next, panting dogs can lap up luxury during a stress-ceasing soak in the pedicure pool. The tootsie treatment then moves to invigorating exfoliation as the spa's skin scrubbers scrape away rough layers to reveal the moisture-rich pads and forgotten tattoos of Edward James Olmos hidden just underneath. The entire treatment concludes as nails get clipped, buffed, and polished to the height of human hoof health.

135 S Clinton St
Chicago,
IL
US

Not all hot yoga classes are Bikram, but all Bikram yoga classes are hot. Instructors turn up the heat to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, which can help detoxify the body and provide deeper stretches as students follow 26 specific poses. Combined with the form’s two breathing exercises, Bikram yoga can help its disciples sleep better, improve their posture, increase their stamina, and relieve chronic pain.

611 W Adams
Chicago,
IL
US

Global Exotic Car Rental facilitates the experience of zooming through Chicago’s sights whilst regally ensconced in the luxurious panoply of an exotic sports car or SUV. Great for a business trip, birthday gift, or a foolproof scheme to impersonate a best friend's wealthy father, drivers garner 24 hours behind the wheel of a Porsche Boxster, a Chevrolet Corvette, or a Cadillac Escalade. Motorists are free to coast down the Magnificent Mile, wolf whistling at installation art, or even—with permission from Global Exotic Car Rental of Chicago—to leave Illinois for zany forays into neighboring Roman city-states. Vehicles can be delivered free of charge within a five-mile radius of Global Exotic Car Rental of Chicago or, for a delivery fee, anywhere in the Chicagoland area. You can also use this Groupon toward a vehicle upgrade by paying the remaining price difference.

10 S Riverside Plz
Chicago,
IL
US

Students should bring: A yoga mat, water bottle, and towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Established: 1984
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: 2 hour free parking
Pro Tip: Classes at Navy Pier are first come first serve. Plan accordingly.

Different people want to get in shape for different reasons, and they go about it in many different ways. Fortunately, Fitness Formula Clubs' trainers understand this. They start every new member at their gym with four complimentary personal-training sessions that not only help hammer down each individual's goals, but also provide a solid foundation of knowledge and motivation. From there, equipment and guidance help each client reach whatever heights they're after.

Programs that focus on endurance in running, swimming, and cycling pair with Pilates work and basketball courts to develop well-rounded regimens. There's also classic equipment—cardio machines and free weights—offsetting a selection of less-than-traditional equipment—an artificial rock wall which lets clients build upper-body strength while practicing lines for their Cliffhanger: The Musical audition.

619 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago,
IL
US

Flip Crêpes got its start on the Chicago Farmers Markets circuit in 2003, slinging its warm and sweet or savory treats to steadily growing flocks of customers. Eventually, the company outgrew its humble beginnings and expanded to a location inside the Ogilvie Transportation Center, where customers stop in for the crowd-pleasing crepes alongside a burgeoning roster of sandwiches and paninis. Four distinct menus address any and all cravings the day might present, including selections that tackle breakfast munchies with eggs and bacon, a passion for the savory with toasted options, salad cravings with fresh and crisp selections, and sweet teeth with desserts chock-full of Nutella, strawberries, and dulce de leche. The tender crepes will only wrap their eggy arms around healthy, high-quality ingredients, so the chefs avoid high-fructose corn syrup and other undesirable foodstuffs.

131 N Clinton St
Chicago,
IL
US

Founded in 1978, CARA is the third-largest nonprofit running organization in the nation, and is dedicated to supporting and celebrating Chicagoland runners. Pavement pushers of all abilities can take advantage of membership perks that include discounts on gear from local stores, discounted race-entry fees, access to CARA's race-day tents and gear checks, and a one-year subscription to Runner's World (a $16.99 value; not included in a youth membership).

549 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

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