Things To Do In Darien

Up to 87% Off Classes at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

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

Up to 77% Off CrossFit Classes

Darien

$199 $49

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

Stamford Museum & Nature Center – Up to 50% Off Admission

Stamford

$20 $10

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Explore acres of hiking trails, visit a working farm, and check out the museum's newest exhibition

Up to 56% Off Holistic Wellness Fair

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

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

60% Off Half-Day Fishing Trip

Hoox It

$1,250 $499

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

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform

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

Up to 86% Off Kids' Martial Arts Classes at C3 Athletics

West Side - Waterside - South End

$200 $29

Kids aged 5–11 participate in Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing classes where they learn self-defense and self-confidence

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

Up to 88% Off Metabolic Strength-and-Conditioning Sessions

Multiple Locations

$133.50 $19

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

$13 for $20 Toward One Boxing Class

Harbor Point

$20 $13

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

50% Off Personal Training

Springdale

$500 $250

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

88% Off Dance-Lessons Package 

Newfield - Westover - Turn of River

$245 $30

Certified instructors help students to glide through graceful ballroom moves or swivel hips through sensual Latin choreography

Up to 72% Off Dance Lessons

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

Up to 83% Off Classes at 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

Up to 72% Off CrossFit at Crossfit S-Town

Chelsea Piers CT

$199 $89

CrossFit classes rely on intensive Workout of the Day exercises, such as power lifting and kettle bells, to pump up muscles

Up to 66% Off Ice Skating at SoNo Ice House

South Norwalk

$28 $10

Kids receive training from US Figure-Skating or Hockey Association coaches; groups hit the ice on state-of-the-art rinks with decks

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$54 $17

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

Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Up to 85% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$196 $30

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

78% Off Classes at 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

Up to 88% Off One-Month Gym-Membership Package

Norwalk

$378.70 $45

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

70% Off at Kong CrossFit

Norwalk

$165 $49

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

Up to 51% Off at 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

Up to 58% Off Ballet, Yoga & Manners Classes at Fleur de Lis Academy

Wilton

$41.25 $19

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Dancers as young as 2.5 years learn the classic art of ballet and are encouraged to be freely creative; camps teach manners, ballet & yoga

55% Off

Wolfpit

$109 $49

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

Up to 69% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Kickboxing Classes

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

Up to 73% Off Kickboxing Fitness at Heiwado Dojo

Norwalk

$100 $29

Martial-arts instructor leads group kickboxing fitness classes designed to whip students into shape while instilling self-defense techniques

50% Off Personal Training

Norwalk

$100 $50

Certified personal trainer and contributor to Livestrong.com and Shape magazine; specializes in weight loss, endurance, and strength

Up to 57% Off at Oak Hills Park Golf Course

West Norwalk

$138 $69

Course challenges goflers with subtle elevation changes, dense tree-lined fairways, and large, multi-tiered greens

58% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons in North Salem

North Salem

$65 $29

Bustling horse farm hosts riding lessons in various disciplines in an open outdoor ring or airy indoor riding arena

Up to 57% Off at 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

Up to 67% Off Private Pilates Sessions

Pound Ridge

$125 $59

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

Up to 53% Off Private Fitness Training on Beach

Westport

$90 $45

At a local beach, personal trainer Beryl Edelman guides one-on-one workouts supplemented by a nutritional consultation

Up to 60% Off Personal-Training Sessions

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

Up to 54% Off Lessons at Studio Golf

Wilton

$60 $29

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

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Wilton

$100 $49

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

72% Off Indoor Play at Kidville

Westport

$229 $65

Family-owned children’s center helps develop social and educational skills with art, music, and gym classes and a playspace

Alumni Sprints Regatta — 43% Off Finish-Line Party

Todd's Point

$52.24 $30

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World-class rowers race in Cottage Grove before a finish line party punctuates the weekend in celebratory fashion

50% Off Services

Greenwich

$500 $250

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

66% Off Dance Classes at Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich

Greenwich

$290 $99

Students learn the basic moves of dance styles such as tango, foxtrot, rumba, salsa, and swing

49% Off

Greenwich

$45 $23

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

79% Off Group Fitness or Spinning Classes

Greenvale

$285 $75

Wide variety of classes such as hip-hop dance, cardio kickboxing, and power yoga

Up to 35% Off Interactive Dating Debate

Cole Auditorium - Greenwich Library

$36.87 $24

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs 6 love experts with 300 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Up to 73% Off Classes at YogaVie

Port Chester

$145 $39

Gain strength and flexibility in intimate Vinyasa-style yoga classes where students are encouraged to go at their own pace

Up to 81% Off Weight-Loss Boot Camp

Port Chester

$97 $29

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

Up to 82% Off Classes at Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

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

Up to 51% Off Music Lessons or Guitar Setup

Fairfield

$70 $34

Full-service music shop sets up and strings guitars and offers lessons for most instruments, including guitar, trumpet, violin, and drums

Up to 58% Off Personal Training Sessions

Fairfield

$90 $45

A certified personal trainer helps clients reach their fitness goals in a space that boasts 2,000 square feet of equipment

38% Off at Doral Golf Club

Rye Brook

$80 $50

Designed by Robert von Hagge, the 9-hole course showcases artful bunkering and water hazards, which comes into play on seven holes

Up to 62% Off Personal Training

Multiple Locations

$199 $89

One-on-one training sessions with a certified professional, supplemented by nutritional consultations and body composition analysis

45% Off

Rye Brook

$144 $79

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

81% Off Kids' Gym and Activities Package at JW Tumbles

Rye Brook

$184 $35

Hands-on parent-child and supervised classes with group playtime for tots 4 months to 7 years old

The Plastic Cup Boyz – Up to 50% Off Standup

The Paramount

$35.50 $17.75

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Fresh off Kevin Hart's Let Me Explain tour, comedians Na’im Lynn, Will "Spank" Horton, and LaVar Walker spin laughs

69% Off Yoga at The Funky Om

Huntington

$160 $49

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

Up to 83% Off Yoga Classes or Personal Training

Huntington

$170 $29

Personal trainer guides client in fitness regimes; yoga classes impart strength and balance; membership with unlimited classes and discounts

Up to 72% Off at Huntington Yoga & Wellness Studio

Huntington Village

$160 $45

Classes open to students of all levels include Vinyasa, Kundalini, restorative, and Jivamukti

45% Off Personal Training

Huntington

$450 $248

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

Up to 82% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$123.50 $25

A cocktail of boot-camp inspired exercises melt fat and transform façades over the course of two or four weeks

Up to 52% Off Private Music Lessons

Huntington

$60 $29

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

Up to 74% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

Huntington

$109 $29

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

Up to 56% Off at Speed Soccer

Multiple Locations

$215 $99

Youngsters aged 4 to 16 learn soccer fundamentals during fun-focused camps geared toward all levels of play from beginner to advanced

67% Off Introductory Flight Package  

Multiple Locations

$299.25 $99

Take charge of an aircraft and learn flying basics with help from a certified instructor and a subscription to Flight Training magazine

51% Off Piano or Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

$120 $59

Students of all ages learn guitar or piano over the course of four 30-minute lessons

Up to 52% Off at 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

74% Off Rifle Shooting and Safety Experience

Multiple Locations

$225 $59

Business helmed by a cast member of the History Channel's Top Shot; instructors focus on marksmanship as well as safety in group classes

Up to 77% Off Fitness Classes

Greenlawn

$150 $49

Instructors lead students through Vinyasa yoga, Pilates, and Yoga Core or the strength and cardio exercises of conditioning classes

Up to 76% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $35

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

Westchester Philharmonic – Up to 51% Off

The Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center at Purchase College

$79 $39

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Westchester Philharmonic features up-and-coming conductors and accomplished singers such as Michelle Deyoung and Judy Kuhn

Up to 78% Off Shaolin Kung-Fu or Qigong Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $30

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

Up to 89% Off Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, or Yoga Classes

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 86% Off Aikido Martial Arts Classes

Greenburgh

$105 $25

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

Arthur Murray Dance Studios – 75% Off Lessons

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

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

89% Off Boot-Camp Classes at ML Strength

White Plains

$350 $39

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

Up to 66% Off Women's Hot Yoga or Barre Classes

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

Up to 64% Off Rugby-Club Membership

White Plains

$150 $60

Membership includes lessons with one game and two evening practice sessions per week over a 10-game season

50% Off at John DelVecchio School of Golf

Westchester Golf Range

$150 $75

Golf instructor with 25 years of teaching experience dissects swings with one-on-one instruction and detailed video assessment

Up to 56% Off Group Fitness Classes

Westview Ave. Entrance

$60 $29

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

Up to 65% Off at 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

Up to 90% Off Adult or Kids' Kung-Fu Classes

Huntington Station

$200 $25

During classes for adults and children, instructors demonstrate traditional Chinese Kung-Fu techniques modeled after animal movements

Gymboree Play and Music – 51% Off Visits or Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Instructor-led classes encourage creativity and development; open-gym sessions foster healthy play

Select Local Merchants

Monuments and memorials featuring only the finest quality craftsmanship and service since 1863! Serving Connecticut and beyond. Our warranty is perpetual....it never expires.

221 Hoyt St
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

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

Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of Stamford is open six days per week offering classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi/Submission Grappling, Mixed Martial Arts and Kid-Jitsu. We are an Official Renzo Gracie Academy. Our Professors and Instructors have been hand selected by Renzo personally. Come in today and try BJJ and MMA.

103 Atlantic St
Stamford,
CT
US

The world reknown LYNN Academy of Irish dance & Fitness elevates children and the world through the power and grace of Irish Dance. With 4 locations in the tri-state area of NY, NJ & CT, the Academy produces champion Irish dancers at the regional, national & international levels while also teaching performance routines.

42 Magee Ave
Stamford,
CT
US

The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.

1333 E Putnam Ave
Old Greenwich,
CT
US

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