Activities in Columbia

Up to 71% Off Adult or Kids' MMA Classes

lights out Gym

Columbia

$200 $59

Adults and kids can learn how to defend themselves

Up to 58% Off Yoga or Zumba Classes

Synergy Pilates & Yoga

Multiple Locations

$90 $40

Students stretch their way to better health in yoga classes or burn calories in fun, Latin-dance based Zumba classes

Up to 64% Off at Coreworks Fitness

Coreworks Fitness

Columbia

$90 $35

Barre classes blend yoga and dance conditioning to forge lithe muscles; kettlebell classes build all-around endurance and strength

Up to 53% Off Paddle Boating

Columbia Paddle Boats and Washingtonian Paddle Boats

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

After choosing a ride, paddlers embark on leisurely trips out into the tree-lined waters of Columbia or Gaithersburg

Up to 66% Off CrossFit Classes

CrossFit Diesel

Columbia

$145 $59

Coaches track progress as clients of all levels tackle daily-changing workouts packed with functional exercises

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf and Batting Cages

Columbia SportsPark

Harpers Choice

$14 $8

Family-friendly park features 18-hole mini-golf course as well as fast- and slow-pitch softball and baseball batting cages

Up to 91% Off One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes

Columbia Lady Fit

Ellicott City

$450 $40

Trainers lead ladies-only classes of Zumba, Turbo Kick, Hot Hula, and other fun fitness methods

54% Off Music Lessons

Maryland Music Academy

Columbia

$144 $66

Four 30-minute private lessons on any instrument. Our expert teachers work one-on-one with students. Anyone over the age of four is welcome.

Up to 55% Off Private Music Lessons

Let There Be Rock School

Columbia

$180 $89

Private music lessons taught by rock musicians; four tickets to a student show; student and adult lounge access; unlimited studio time

Up to 75% Off Hot-Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga Columbia

Columbia

$100 $25

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Heated studio with Bikram and Core26 classes, the latter of which focus on correct alignment and breath control throughout the poses

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With 23,000 square feet of dedicated fencing space between them, The Baltimore Fencing Center's two locations offer students plenty of room to practice lunges and polish parries. Presiding over all the action is owner and head coach Bin Lu, who once served as a member of the Chinese National and Olympic teams and as coach of the former. Today he passes along the knowledge he accumulated while competing at the highest levels to students of all experience levels—even those who have never picked up a foil or battled a level 3 mage. The center welcomes beginners of all ages through its Learn to Fence program, and routinely sends its qualified fencers to USFA National events.

9180-D4 Rumsey Road
Columbia,
MD
US

When the holiday season rolls around each year, the natural beauty of Symphony Woods shines a little brighter with the electric festivities of Symphony of Lights and the donations it provides to Howard County General Hospital. More than 70 animated and stationary light displays set the scene ablaze with images of candy canes, snowflakes, and toys, and twinkling string lights dress the trees in a blaze of white. Visitors can enjoy the scenery in numerous ways throughout the season, as family and pet walks, drive-through routes, and the 1.4-mile walk/run of Dazzle Dash keep eyes engaged and bodies exercising during the holidays. The lights stay twinkling seven days a week, only closing for New Year’s Eve or when the moon comes looking for who’s stealing her audience.

10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia,
MD
US

The staff at Top Shape Fitness, led by principal trainer George Tyler, believes that expert guidance is key to workouts. To that end, the fitness center focuses entirely on personal-training sessions and group fitness classes. The company's freakishly strong roots lie in its signature cardio kickboxing class, known as GT Box. In these sessions, trainers blend kickboxing movements with dumbbell training, plyometrics, and other toning exercises. Elsewhere on the weekly schedule, Latin music plays during Zumba sessions, minds and bodies meld in yoga classes, and TRX suspension classes employ equipment developed by US Navy SEALs.

9110 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

Though Synergy Pilates & Yoga has the spacious rooms, owner Charmaine Gordon keeps class-sizes small. This gives each participant focused attention from her team of trained instructors. Charmaine is a classically-trained Pilates instructor herself and has spent 20 years helping others stay fit, both at her Pilates and yoga studio, as well as at Synergy Women's Fitness, which she has owned and operated for 22 years with her husband, Rod.

8827 Columbia 100 Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
US

Helmed by Dr. Mazursky, Wilde Lake Family Dentistry enlists ClearCorrect braces to straighten top and bottom pearly whites with sets of gradually shifting alignment trays. An initial consultation determines whether the treatment is appropriate for each client before the doctor snaps Kodak x-rays of uneven-mouth terrain. Experienced technicians take impressions of misaligned teeth, using them to craft up to 10 customized alignment trays. At each appointment, patients receive two new alignment trays; each tray should be worn for about six weeks, allowing their strong plastic and Socratic reasoning to guide bite marks into perfect symmetry over a period of up to nine months. During chompers' steady odyssey, patients return every six weeks for checkups.

10451 Twin Rivers Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

A panel of certified instructors is ready and waiting to instruct students in the ways of balance and coordinated rhythmic motion. Bring a partner to your duo of private lessons, or fly solo and dance with your instructor and a knowing smirk. In either case, you'll leave with a greater understanding of the dance style of your choosing. These lessons are ideal for a range of potential students, from the disgruntled pedestrian looking to never get served again to the fledgling fitness-seeker looking for a fun new way to get shipshape. Stick to a stately waltz, spicy up life with a rumba, or feel vibrant and playful with a few new swing steps for your personal repertoire. Whether you're an experienced dancer hoping to brush up on certain techniques or you have two left feet for feet and two right feet for hands, the lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio offer bountiful, dance-based benefits.

9176 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
US