Things To Do In Columbia

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

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 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 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

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 79% Off Krav Maga and Fight-Fitness Classes

Roundhouse Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Ellicott City

$125 $29

Four or six weeks of unlimited self-defense classes in krav maga, martial arts, or fight fitness

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 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

86% Off Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes at Nia Baltimore

Nia Baltimore

Multiple Locations

$50 $19

Instructors help students of all ages and abilities reach fitness goals with a blend of dance, martial arts, and healing arts.

43% Off at Charm City Yoga

Charm City Yoga

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

With 7 convenient locations and offering everything from beginner classes to hot vinyasa

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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

Deemed the 2006 Small Business of the Year by the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, The Colosseum Gym helps men and women to reach new health heights by using a smorgasbord of machines and free weights or enlisting the nutritional counseling and powerlifting tips of a professional. With more than 24 certified personal trainers on staff, the gym strives to toughen physiques of all exercise experience levels through arduous yet rewarding programs, such as strength-and-conditioning workouts that involve surprise 3 a.m. sprints across local lake surfaces. Additionally, a full-time physical therapist can target strained appendages with rehabilitative moves and heat packs. The Colosseum Gym bolsters its community as well as its members, hosting nonprofit initiatives that have benefited the Special Olympics, cystic fibrosis research, and the Howard County School System.

9159 Red Branch Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

At the Columbia Association, visitors find not only a place to work out, swim, or enjoy the great outdoors, but a place to connect with the local community and get to know their neighbors. Families take in live music by the lakefront during summer festivals, or glide across the ice at the public rink. Meanwhile, aspiring athletes build muscle, flexibility, and form with practice at indoor and outdoor tennis courts, or regular trips to the high-tech Columbia Gym. Columbia Association also helps its members maintain a healthy lifestyle with a wide variety of facilities, including nearby golf courses, 23 swimming pools, and even an attached horse center, where humans can learn to ride and horses can get in shape for swimsuit season.

7080 Deepage Drive
Columbia,
MD
US

The team at Awesome Martial Arts Training Center works hard to live up to the company's name, which is derived from founder and seventh-degree black belt Gerald "Awesome" Dawson. He and the martial-arts faculty teach classes for kids, adults, and all of their stunt doubles. In addition to martial arts, the instructors also lead kickboxing classes, which incorporate elements of boxing and tae kwon do.

7185 Columbia Gateway Dr
Columbia,
MD
US

Free weights, strength-training machines, and cardio equipment galore help guests at American Fitness Express get into physical shape. Instructors lead classes ranging from yoga to kickboxing to Zumba, and they even offer one-on-one attention during personal-training sessions. Added bonuses at the gym include private showers, WiFi, and childcare during select classes.

3881 10 Oaks Rd
Glenelg,
MD
US

After absorbing core Pilates principles from Stott & Balanced Body, head instructor Fran gathered a crew of yoga, Pilates, and ACE–certified fitness masters to oversee the classes at Coreworks Fitness. Fran and her staff run two levels of mat classes, as well as two levels of reformer classes in a separate studio dedicated to the foundational apparatus. Students may also stretch their abilities on more advanced apparatuses, including the CoreAlign, which heightens the cardiovascular element of Pilates, as well as improves posture and balance. Coreworks Fitness is also an authorized Balanced Body University training center. The studio's academy equips aspiring instructors with pedagogical techniques and even extends its kinesthetic expertise to the performing arts, with body-aligning workshops for Irish dance instructors.

9160 Rumsey Rd
Columbia,
MD
US