Activities in Darien

On-Ramp CrossFit Course with Option for One Month of CrossFit Classes at Dynamic Athletics (Up to 77% Off)

Dynamic Athletics

Darien

$199 $49

The on-ramp course teaches first-time CrossFitters the basics of the workout, which demand commitment, especially in traditional classes

One Month of Martial Arts with Four Semi-Private Lessons at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios (Up to 89% Off)

Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$260 $29

Shaolin-certified instructors teach students of any age how to defend themselves and build confidence

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

Personal or Virtual Training Sessions from Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Head-To-Toe Chiropractic, LLC

Springdale

$250 $99

Initial meetings include fitness assessments, which the trainer uses to build custom programs geared toward individual goals

$499 for a Half-Day Fishing Trip with Gear and Bait from Hoox It Charters ($1,250 Value)

Hoox It Charters

Hoox It

$1,250 $499

Fishers can pick up included gear and bait before heading out on the water

5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at C3 Athletics (Up to 88% Off)

C3 Athletics

West Side - Waterside - South End

$225 $29

Kickboxing classes sculpt long, lean bodies through heavy-bag work and instruction that blends muay thai and boxing techniques

Admission with Healing Session and Intuitive Reading for One or Two to an Awaken Wellness Fair (Up to 56% Off)

Awaken Wellness Fairs

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Take in the latest in holistic wellness from practitioners specializing in intuitive reading, life coaching, and various forms of bodywork

Four or Eight Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at YB World Taekwondo Academy (Up to 77% Off)

YB World Taekwondo Academy

Hope Street Shopping Center

$107 $29

Grandmaster with 32+ years' experience oversees contact and no-contact martial-arts classes to teach hand-eye coordination and burn calories

$19 for $35 Worth of Dance Lessons for Women — Maria Fiora "Beyond Words"

Maria Fiora

Stamford

$35 $19

Get your girlfriends together or try it on your own. Mediterranean belly-dance/burlesque workshop held on the first Saturday of the month.

Single Capoeira Lesson or One Month of Lessons for One or Two at Brazilian Performing Arts (Up to 54% Off)

Brazilian Performing Arts

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Learn the Afro-Brazilian-hybrid art that combines martial arts, dance, and gymnastics moves set to music

$77 for $140 Worth of Salsa-Dance Classes — Maria Fioras Dance Dtudio

Maria Fioras Dance Downtown

Stamford

$140 $77

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6, 8, or 12 Metabolic Strength-and-Conditioning Sessions at Reshape 360 (Up to 88% Off)

Reshape 360

Multiple Locations

$133.50 $19

Cardio exercises and body-weight movements boost metabolism and sculpt the body; nutrition coaching and meal plan increase wellness

$49 for 10 Hot Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga Classes at Yoga Souls ($187 Value)

Yoga Souls

Moore Physical Therapy Center

$187 $49

Vinyasa and hot yoga classes for all skill levels in noncompetitive studio

10 or 20 Classes for Adults or Kids at Connecticut Krav Maga (Up to 91%% Off)

BreakThru Family Fit 4 Life

Multiple Locations

$200 $20

Internationally certified instructors teach the premier self-defense method used by militaries and police forces around the world

$13 for $20 Toward One Boxing Class

Pink Gloves Boxing Stamford

Harbor Point

$20 $13

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Private Dance Lesson for Up to Two, with Option of Two Group Classes and Parties at Dance With Me (Up to 72% Off)

Dance With Me

Multiple Locations

$125 $35

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Studio specializes in ballroom, Latin, and weddings, as well as offers private lessons and group classes in contemporary, ballet, and more

5 or 10 CrossFit Fitness Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Carozza Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Carozza Fitness

West Side - Waterside - South End

$100 $19

CrossFit-inspired workouts engage clients with constantly changing routines that rely on intuitive exercises to slim waistlines

Two or Four Private Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 77% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Norwalk

$132 $30

Experienced instructors teach individuals or couples how to ballroom dance during private lessons

$49 for 12 Classes at Kong CrossFit ($165 Value)

Kong CrossFit

Norwalk

$165 $49

CrossFit sessions change every day and are designed to provide well-rounded workouts scalable to all exercisers' capabilities

Four- or Six-Week Fitness Program at Moore Center (Up to 72% Off)

Moore Center

Wilton

$350 $99

Small-group fitness classes provide ample personalized attention, helping to create a fitness plan to meet individual goals

$202 for $368 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Calasanz Karate Kung Fu, Kickbox, Boxing & physical Arts

Calasanz Mma And Fitness Center

Norwalk

$368 $202

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Two, Four, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Form From Function (Up to 72% Off)

Form From Function

Norwalk

$130 $55

An experienced personal trainer helps men and women surpass their fitness goals through custom-tailored workouts and nutritional guidance

$39 for One Month of Classes and Access to Equipment at Israeli Krav Maga ($179 Value)

Israeli Krav Maga

Norwalk

$179 $39

Instructors teach the basics of krav maga, an Israeli self-defense discipline; includes access to fitness equipment and conditioning classes

$45 for One-Month Gym Membership with Two Personal-Training Sessions and Smoothies at Intensity (Up to $378.70 Value)

Intensity

Norwalk

$378.70 $45

Instructors lead workouts that melt calories, boost energy levels, and sculpt muscles; personal-training sessions focus on individual goals

$88 for $175 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Sitan Gym

Sitan Gym Ct

Norwalk

$175 $88

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Pizza, Lazer Maze Challenge, and Jump Time for Two or Four at My Three Sons Family Fun Center (Up to 51% Off)

My Three Sons Family Fun Center

Central Norwalk

$24 $12

Kids 10 aged and younger dodge laser beams in a black-lit maze, bounce in the inflatable Jumpy House, and eat made-from-scratch pizza

$39 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at TITLE Boxing Club (Up to $91.44 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Norwalk

$91.44 $39

One-hour trainer-led group boxing and kickboxing workouts focus on strengthening the core, honing balance, and burning fat and calories

$49 for $109 Groupon — Born Ready Fitness

Born Ready Fitness

Wolfpit

$109 $49

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Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two or Four at SoNo Ice House (Up to 66% Off)

SoNo Ice House

South Norwalk

$28 $10

Groups of two or four hit the ice on state-of-the-art rinks with decks

10 or 20 Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Classes at Gracie Sports USA (Up to 69% Off)

Gracie Sports USA

West Norwalk

$160 $49

Participants burn up 100 calories an hour during classes that sculpt lean muscles while teaching self-defense applicable to real life

5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yogi Brian's (Up to 60% Off)

Yogi Brian's

Norwalk

$110 $49

Physical Dharma Yoga classes that teach balancing, stretching, back bending, and inversions, plus beginner-friendly gentle yoga classes

Ice-Skating Outing for Two or Four or Rink Rental for 35 at Northford Ice Pavilion (Up to 57% Off)

Northford Ice Pavilion

North Branford

$24 $12

Pairs or groups of 4 or 35 enjoy hours of ice-skating, complete with skate rentals

Visits or Memberships at Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden (Up to 57% Off). Four Options Available.

Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden

North Salem

$10 $7

Art gallery, cultural programs, and kids' events based around Eastern and Western traditions; Japanese garden meanders through the grounds

One or Three Private Pilates Sessions at All About You Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

All About You Fitness

Pound Ridge

$125 $59

Pilates may help increase endurance, muscle strength, flexibility and rebalances the entire body.

$30 for $55 Worth of Horseback Riding — Century Silhouette Farm

Century Silhouette Farm

North Branford

$55 $30

Come enjoy an hour of individual horseback riding [during] one of our amazing lessons!

10 Boot-Camp Classes at Freestyle Fitness (45% Off)

Freestyle Fitness

Westport

$200 $110

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at The Healey Fitness Group (Up to 60% Off)

The Healey Fitness Group

Wilton High School Track

$225 $99

Personal trainer Matt Healey devises workouts aimed at his clients' specific goals, and specializes in pre- and postnatal exercise

One Lesson, or Two Lessons with Option for Two Practice Sessions at Studio Golf (Up to 54% Off)

Studio Golf

Wilton

$60 $29

PGA professional Angelo Lopiano helps clients aged 3 and older improve their mechanics and learn new game-play strategies

5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Wilton Sport & Fitness and Pinnacle Health (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Wilton Sport & Fitness and Pinnacle Health

Wilton

$100 $49

Fitness classes include a program designed specifically for high-school students, held in a new state-of-the-art facility

Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions at The Fitness Image (Up to 73% Off)

The Fitness Image

Greenwich

$160 $59

Personal trainers tailor sessions to needs raining from sports training to weight loss and post-rehabilitation support

$23 for $45 Groupon Toward One Small Group Training Session for Women — Peak Physique Inc

Peak Physique

Greenwich

$45 $23

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10 or 20 Classes with Gloves at Kickboxing.com (Up to 82% Off)

Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

10-Day Program or Four-Week Program for One or Two at Port Chester Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 81% Off)

Port Chester Fit Body Boot Camp

Port Chester

$97 $29

Experienced trainers lead cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes or 5 Drop-In Classes at Pure Barre (Up to 63% Off)

Pure Barre

Fairfield

$132 $49

With the help of a ballet barre, isometric movements tone the body, burn fat, and build long, lean muscles in abs, hips, and arms

One Month of CrossFit Classes or CrossFit Beginner's Package at Crossfit KMK (Up to 68% Off)

Crossfit KMK

Fairfield

$195 $69

Coaches cover fundamentals for beginners, and change workouts daily to keep things interesting for veterans

$67 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dojo Fairfield

Dojo Fairfield

Fairfield

$149 $67

Back-to-school special that includes one month of lessons in our youth karate program, plus a uniform.

5 or 10 Barre Classes at SHE3 Barre Fitness & Wellness Boutique (Up to 64% Off)

SHE3 Barre Fitness & Wellness Boutique

Fairfield

$135 $49

Patrons of all ages and abilities work to lengthen and strengthen their muscles during barre classes; options for new and existing clients

3 or 5 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at The RITE Method (Up to 60% Off)

The RITE Method

Rye Brook

$60 $29

Lotte Berk–based regimen tones and stretches muscles in the limbs and core through yoga, resistance training, and barre and floor exercises

$79 for $144 Groupon — East Pointe Dance, LLC

East Pointe Dance, Llc

Rye Brook

$144 $79

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10 or 20 Boot-Camp Classes at ML Strength (Up to 77% Off)

ML Strength

Huntington

$160 $39

Adult-focused training camp classes for all levels improves conditioning, weight-loss, athleticism, and injury prevention

$92 for 1 Month Unlimited Karate Classes — Atomic Tae Kwon Do ($199 value)

Atomic Tae Kwon Do

Huntington

$199 $92

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Limitless (65% Off)

Crossfit Limitless

Huntington

$225 $79

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga at The Funky Om ($160 Value)

The Funky Om

Huntington

$160 $49

Variety of yoga classes held throughout the week for beginners and more experienced students

Six Training Sessions from The Fitness Club of Huntington (45% Off)

The Fitness Club Of Huntington

Huntington

$450 $248

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Huntington Bay Music (Up to 52% Off)

Huntington Bay Music

Huntington

$60 $29

Lessons focus on guitar, piano, trumpets, clarinet, violin, or singing; instruments are available to rent for an extra fee

Dance and Fitness Classes at The Ballroom of Huntington (Up to 74% Off). Two Options Available.

The Ballroom of Huntington

Huntington

$109 $29

Professional dancers teach ballroom and Latin moves during group or private classes

$29 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($75 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Huntington

$75 $29

Classes combine high intensity interval training, functional and core exercises, and hit-free boxing

Museum Visit or Membership to Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum‎

Cold Spring Harbor

$12 $6

Workshop, exhibits, and more than 6,000 artifacts trace Long Island's whaling history

Flying Lesson at Icon Aviation Group, LLC (Up to 67% Off)

Icon Aviation Group, LLC

Multiple Locations

$299.25 $99

Take to the skies with a licensed certified flight instructor and log your journey in the accompanying logbook

10 or 20 Fitness Classes, or 2014 Season Pass for Fitness Classes at Xtreme Fitness Bootcamp (Up to 68% Off)

Xtreme Fitness Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$150 $59

Experienced trainer and hockey coach leads boot-camp workouts, guiding students of all skill levels through body-sculpting exercises

10 or 20 Drop-In Adult Martial Arts Classes at Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (Up to 70% Off)

Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

Bridgeport

$150 $49

Master the sparring and grappling self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jujitsu in classes taught by world champion instructor Joao Luz

Shotgun- or Rifle-Shooting Experience at Dynamic Firearms Training (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Dynamic Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$200 $59

Firearm-specific shooting experiences that include ammunition, range fees, and rentals

3, 6, or 9 Hours of Gaming Credit from World Gamer Nation (Up to 52% Off)

World Gamer Nation

Greenlawn

$21 $10

LAN parties let gamers compete against each other on different computers, or on consoles from Playstation 3 to Xbox 360

Five or 10 Classes or One Month of Dance and Fitness Classes at Zawacki Dance and Workout (Up to 76% Off)

Zawacki Body

Multiple Locations

$125 $35

Master teacher Eddie Zawacki leads classes including Zawacki Workout, Cardio Barre/Sculpt, and Dance Groove

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF White Plains Lanes

$54 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

5 or 10 Shaolin Kung-Fu Classes, or One Month of Classes at Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters (Up to 78% Off)

Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters

Multiple Locations

$125 $30

Shaolin kung-fu classes blend meditation with physical training; Qigong sessions build strength with gentle exercises

10, 20, or 30 Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, or Yoga Classes at East Coast United Westchester BJJ (Up to 89% Off)

East Coast United Westchester BJJ

Multiple Locations

$225 $45

Martial arts courses for the entire family include combat sports of kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the healing practice of yoga

Up to 56% off Group Fitness Classes at Retroactive Fitness and Evolv Health Center. Three Options Available.

RetroActive Fitness

Westview Ave. Entrance

$60 $29

During group fitness classes, instructors help students use their own body weight to increase strength and improve overall health

$19 for $35 Worth of Dance Lessons — Into ME Wellness Center

Into Me Wellness Center

White Plains

$35 $19

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Piloting Experience for One or New York City Helicopter Tour for Two from Wings Air Helicopters (48% Off)

Wings Air Helicopters

West Harrison

$288 $149

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Instructors supervise as students try their hand at flying helicopters themselves; tours provide aerial views of NYC sights as the sun sets

One, Three, or Six Months of Aikido Martial Arts Classes at Aikido Westchester NY (Up to 86% Off)

Aikido Westchester NY

Greenburgh

$105 $25

Learn aikido's disciplined self-defense tactics from seasoned instructors

$53 for $150 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Intome Wellness Center

Intome Wellness

White Plains

$150 $53

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10 or 20 Women’s Zumba or Spin Classes at Lady of America Westchester (Up to 80% Off)

Lady of America Westchester

White Plains

$150 $39

Women's-only fitness classes help tone and transform bodies through high-energy indoor cycling or Zumba dance steps

Two or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studios (Up to 75% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

Seasoned instructors lead students through private and group lessons culled from renowned dance curriculum’s century of steps

5 or 10 Women's Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, or Barre Classes at Hot Yogoddess (Up to 66% Off)

Hot Yogoddess

Hot Yogoddess

$130 $49

In a studio warmed by infrared heat, students practice yoga poses, fluid Vinyasa sequences, or a mix of yoga and ballet-barre stretches

One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Kids or Little Gorillas Classes at CrossFit Westchester (Up to 63% Off)

CrossFit Westchester Kids

Multiple Locations

$125 $49

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Children and teens engage in activities designed to build strength, increase fitness, and hone social skills

5 or 10 Group Dance-Fitness Classes at Love Dance Fitness Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Love Dance & Fitness Studio

White Plains

$50 $19

Students dance their way to good health and lithe, toned physiques with Zumba or belly dancing; get tough with kickboxing or self-defense

10, 20, or 30 Muay Thai or Circuit Training Classes at Belmars Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 58% Off)

Belmars Martial Arts & Fitness

Greenburgh

$180 $89

Students challenge their bodies in muay thai or circuit training classes that combine elements of cardio and strength training

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Before founding Elements Yoga and Wellness Center, Bruce Bassock and Donna Kuebler practiced poses and breathing exercises to battle the stress of careers in stock trading and event planning. They left behind the daily grind to found the studio and since then, their award-winning studio has been featured in Yoga Journal and the New York Times.

Students of all levels participate in Align and Musical Flow classes, where they stretch and bend to a mix of popular tunes that help dissolve anxiety. Seasoned instructors also lead one-on-one yoga training and a 10-week prenatal course that shows moms how to pose while holding a baby or chasing a runaway Radio Flyer. After a challenging mind-body workout, students can soothe their muscles with massage therapy and reflexology, which are available by appointment.

354 Heights Rd
Darien,
CT
US

Years before he would teach hand-to-hand combat to Special Forces candidates or have his studio voted the best of 2011 and 2012 by CT.com, Andrew Scala was stuck in traffic. As he inched down a clogged I-95 on his way back from New York and his job as a sales representative, he made a decision that changed his life. The next day, he quit his job, sold his car, and bought a plane ticket to Japan, where a friend was studying martial arts. He arrived three days later, beginning an eight-year stay in Hokkaido, where he eventually trained daily beneath the great-grandson of a samurai. At one point, he and two of his colleagues were invited to demonstrate their skills in front of more than 300 high-ranking Japanese military officials. Andrew not only mastered styles such as aikido, karate, and iaido, but also immersed himself in Japanese culture and learned to speak fluently, opening the door for the lifelong bond he shares with his teacher. Today, Andrew runs Darien Martial Arts Academy based on a philosophy that values integrity, honor, and self-discipline alongside physical skill. He lavishes his rich depth of knowledge upon students, teaching them the basics of Japanese with each lesson. As they grow curious, he relates the modern practice of martial arts to tales about the "truly intelligent and also fierce" nature of the samurai, erasing misconceptions along the way. "All those things are useful tools for helping children get motivated, not just for martial arts, but to become good students, good musicians, good athletes, good people," Andrew said, noting that as they train their minds with martial arts, the benefits spill into other aspects of life. His students bring in their report cards to show him their successes—and they also know that "if a student is good [at the academy] but he's starting to be disrespectful at home, he comes here and he pays for it here." He trains all ages of students, who typically begin with karate and then train in other styles or master weapons—the long and short staff, sword, and chain. He periodically brings his best students on trips to train at his old dojo in Japan, watching them develop a lifelong love of Japanese culture as they see him integrate easily into his old home. But though he takes martial arts seriously, Andrew makes classes fun and encourages each of his students. He's known for telling jokes and keeping the sessions lighthearted. "You don't have to be mean to be strong," he said. "The strongest guys I know are also the funniest guys I know."

300 Heights Rd
Darien,
CT
US

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 old?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.

4 Corbin Drive
Darien,
CT
US

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 old?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.

4 Corbin Dr.
Darien,
CT
US

The supportive staff of personal trainers, boot-camp instructors, and nutrition coaches at Infinity Fitness may be quick to give clients technical tips regarding exercise, but they’re even quicker to give words of encouragement. This kind of engagement helps exercisers get the most out of the gym’s offerings, which include boot-camp workouts as well as private and semiprivate personal-training sessions that track results five different ways. As noted on the website, staff members view clients as “walking billboards” for their programs' effectiveness. In return, the staff asks only that clients work hard and stand for weeks at a time by the highway.

264 Heights Rd
Darien,
CT
US

Named the 6th Best Thing to Do in Stamford by Mofflymedia.com, Metropolitan Dance Center was born of the combined experience and brainpower of John DePalma and Steven Dougherty—a television personality featured on America’s Ballroom Challenge and a national dance champion, respectively—who’ve both garnered revered reputations within the ballroom community through their extensive knowledge and training. Backed by a team of certified instructors, they teach students to glide across the dance floor through their progressive curriculum, which is certified by the Dance Vision International Dance Association. They map students’ progress as they teach them to sway and samba through Latin and ballroom moves during group and private lessons. They also help couples to perfect their first newlywed spin across the dance floor with private wedding-dance lessons customized to the beat of the couple’s wedding song or first shared Morse-code message. The studio also hosts open practice sessions, allowing burgeoning dancers to mix and mingle, practicing their new dance moves to a variety of tunes in a comfortable environment.

2111 Summer St
Stamford,
CT
US