Sports in East Chicago

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes or Fitness Challenge at Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy (Up to 85% Off)

Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy

Schererville

$124.50 $19

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

Marathon or Half Marathon Entry for One or Two from Crossroads Marathon & Mini Marathon (Up to 53% Off)

Crossroads Marathon & Mini Marathon

Tri-Town Community Marathon

$50 $25

Marathon and half marathon benefits Merrillville Parks and Recreation Department and Wounded Warrior Project

One Month Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Package for One or Two at Crown Point Black Belt Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Crown Point Black Belt Academy

Winfield

$429 $29

Students learn discipline and self-defense fundamentals from champion teachers

$60 for $100 Worth of Boxing — Fighting Concepts Academy

Fighting Concepts Academy

Hobart

$100 $60

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$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Tuckaway Golf Club in Crete (Up to $88 Value)

Tuckaway Golf Club

Crete

$88 $39

Lush green fairways situated around pine and oak trees make up 6,225 yards of golf course designed by John Ellis in 1960

$40 for a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf ($240 Value)

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

$240 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

$31 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Achievement Martial Arts

Achievement Martial Arts

Portage

$125 $31

One month of classes with white belt included; develop confidence, focus, and self-discipline

2 or 10 Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Odyssey Sweet Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

$26 $14

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Golfers trace practice shots into open-air from comfort of 12 grass tees and 12 heated stalls at range connected to lively sports bar

One or Two One-Hour Golf Lessons or Three 45-Minute Group Lessons at Chicago Style Golf (Up to 77% Off)

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

$42 $9.66

Boutique golf shop offers private and group golf lessons that improve a golfer's swing

Two-Hour Kayak Rental on a Weekday or Any Day from Kayak Chicago (Up to 50% Off)

Kayak Chicago

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

Kayaks ferry one person across Lake Michigan's undulating waters for two hours on a weekday or any day of the week

$95 for Entry to Men's Health Urbanathlon 10-Mile Obstacle Race ($125 Value)

Men's Health Urbanathlon

Soldier Field – South Lot (Burnham Harbour Drive)

$125 $95

Competitors tackle 10-mile run and course with 14 obstacles including monkey bars, tires, barricades, marine hurdles, walls, and stairs

$25 for Two-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard Rental from Chicago Water Sport Rentals (Half Off)

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago

$50 $25

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

$15 for $30 Worth of Bicycles and Gear at Kozy's Cyclery

Kozy's Cyclery

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Jerseys, locks, mirrors, and other accessories for riding bikes

$25 for One Month of Friday Evening Basketball Camp plus T-Shirt from DATSWZUP ($50 Value)

DATSWZUP Basketball

Dooley Park

$50 $25

Basketball camp run by Norrice Quarles pays equal mind to basketball fundamentals, physical fitness, and skills such as reading

10 Classes or One Month Unlimited Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes at Villari's Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

$50 for an Ultimate Bike Tune-Up at Lakeshore Bike ($75 Value)

Lakeshore Bike

Multiple Locations

$75 $50

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Techs bolster bicycle health through tune-up that includes wheel truing and frame cleaning

One or Two Months of Kids' Swordplay Classes at Forteza Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

$110 $55

Kids' swordplay classes instill confidence and discipline in students while engaging their minds and bodies

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at The Warrior Institute of Chicago (Up to 78% Off)

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

Six Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do (50% Off)

Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do

Chicago

$70 $35

In a brightly decorated studio, experts lead students aged 4 and older in traditional and Olympic-style tae kwon do

Six Weeks of Kid's Classes or One-Month of Unlimited Adult Classes at Keller's Martial Arts (Up to 79% Off)

Keller's Martial Arts

Avondale

$235 $50

Instructors teach a wide array of martial arts, including MMA, kickboxing, Olympic-style tae kwon do, and Aikido

Two or Three 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons or Services at Golf in Motion (Up to 88% Off)

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

Kung Fu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, MMA, and Taichi classes at EKF Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

EKF Martial Arts

Andersonville

$130 $49

Learn Kung Fu from Mortal Kombat's real-life Kung Lao, Anthony Marquez, or blend martial arts styles in MMA classes

Four Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society (Up to 81% Off)

Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society

Lakeview

$75 $14

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

5, 10, or 20 Jeet Kune Do Classes at New Generation Jeet Kune Do (Up to 75% Off)

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

Adults' Kickboxing or Kids' Martial Arts with Regular or Deluxe Uniform at Kensho Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Kensho Martial Arts

Lincoln Park

$197.25 $39

Kids build focus & self-confidence through self-defense and safety awareness training; adults improve fitness levels through kickboxing

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 78% Off)

Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate Chicago

On Location

$324 $20

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

5 or 10 Mixed-Martial-Arts Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

$48 for $95 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — slayers mma academy

Slayers Mma Academy

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

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$45 for $99 Groupon — Lily Lau Kung Fu / Golden Eagle

Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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5 or 10 Group Martial-Arts Classes at Valko Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 62% Off)

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

$25 for $45 Worth of Running — Northwestern University Settlement

Northwestern Settlement

Redeem from Home

$45 $25

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

One Month of Martial-Arts Classes, or One or Five Private Training Sessions at Tandang Garimot (Up to 70% Off)

Tandang Garimot

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jujitsu and Kickboxing Classes at Movimento Fitness ($260 Value)

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

10 Boxing 101 or Boot-Camp Classes, or Three Months of Boxing 101 at Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness

McKinley Park

$100 $39

Expert boxing coach leads students through basic pugilistic moves; boot camps help guests build strength and endurance

One, Two, or Three 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons at Gabe Rios Golf (Up to 69% Off)

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

$105 for $300 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — BSI Group Inc

Bsi Group Inc/ Bei Shaolin Institute Chicago

Chicago

$300 $105

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Two Fencing Classes for One or Two at Lincoln Square Fencing (60% Off)

Lincoln Square Fencing

Ravenswood

$62.50 $25

USA Fencing Association member club teaches foil or saber classes to youth, adults, or competitive fencers

Bike or Boat Rentals Plus $8 or $16 Worth of Concessions from Wheel Fun Rentals (53% Off)

Wheel Fun Rentals

Foster Beach

$43 $20

Bicycles and kayaks help renters discover the Foster Beach area; snacks include sodas, ice cream, and hot dogs

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (57% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K, Running Music Festival with After-Party on October 11th ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

$499 for a Two-Hour Archery Party for Up to 20 People at G Woods Archery ($1,000 Value)

G Woods Archery

Broadview

$1,000 $499

Two-hour archery parties for up to 20 people cover archery fundamentals such as stance, eye dominance, + accuracy, with games + competition

$189 for a 2014 Golf Package with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

$160 $80

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

1-Month Practice Membership for 1 or 2 or Junior Practice Membership at Chicago Players Club (Up to 55% Value)

Chicago Players Club

Justice

$100 $50

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

$80 $39

Martial-arts instructors build kids' confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

One or Three Private Baseball Lessons and Two Weeks of Training at Bounce Sports (Up to 65% Off)

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

$299 $109

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

$49 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($204 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

$204 $49

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

$99 $29

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Enhance Fitness Studio (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

$200 $39

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

Classes for Adults or Children at Team United Martial Arts Academy (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available

Team United Martial Arts Academy

Willow Springs

$90 $45

Taekwondo and fitness training build discipline as well as strength and flexibility

30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

$20 $10

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

$85 $38

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29th Annual Norge Autumn Ski Jump for Two, Four, or Six on October 4–5 at Norge Ski Club (50% Off)

Norge Ski Club

Fox River Grove

$22 $11

Ski-jumping tournament every autumn turns into a spectator sport with brats, popcorn, and alcoholic beverages

Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

$75 $30

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

One or Two Private Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

Fitness Challenge or One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes at True Balance Karate Institute (Up to 77% Off)

True Balance Karate Institute

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

10 or 20 Kung Fu or Tai Chi Classes at Shaolin Kung Fu Center (Up to 85% Off)

Shaolin Kung Fu Center

Downers Grove

$200 $39

Tai Chi and Kung Fu classes for kids, teens, and adults for students from all backgrounds

$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$285 $70

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

Three or Five One-Hour Small-Group Golf Clinics at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 66% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

$175 $59

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

12 or 24 Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 70% Off)

Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

$74 for $135 Groupon — Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

$135 $74

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Martial-Arts Classes at Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

$180 $49

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

$120 $65

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

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Golf with friends is the best kind of bonding. There's nothing like being out in the open air, hearing the wind blow through the beautiful old trees lining the fairways, and refusing to grant your compadres a mulligan. The satisfaction of a well-played hole is amplified by the amusement you get from your partner's three-shot spectacle in the woodsy rough. Today's Groupon gets you and a friend 18 holes with cart at River Oaks Golf Course for $40 (up to a $88 value, depending on the day you go). Your Groupon is good for any time Monday through Friday and after noon on weekends.

1 Park Ave
Calumet City,
IL
US

FansEdge bestows sports enthusiasts with a selection of more than 1 million officially licensed NCAA, NFL, NBA, and NFL products to proclaim team loyalty. Cubs fans can brandish a personalized jersey ($99.99), and time-displaced youth can bask in the familiar glow of a Baltimore Colts Johnny Unitas T-shirt, emblazoned with an original logo ($21.99). Bulls fanatics can enshrine their laptops in bold Chicago colors inside a 15-inch laptop sleeve ($39.99) or seat a workplace mouse atop a Bulls graphic mouse pad ($9.99). Not content to outfit people and electronics alone, FansEdge also carries a selection of mantelpiece collectibles, including signed football helmets and the costumes of retired mascots.

96 River Oaks Ctr
Calumet City,
IL
US

During the Gary SouthShore RailCats' inaugural season in 2002, the players spent an estimated 200 hours on buses?traveling approximately 12,000 miles without their own ballpark to call home. Indeed, the diamond at U.S. Steel Yard was still under construction, forcing the team to play its entire first season on the road. But while the trip could have been a rocky way for an organization to start out, it instead forecasted a wild ride ahead in which the RailCats never stopped moving. After just four years, the RailCats captured their first Northern League title, marking the first of five straight appearances in the championship series?a Northern League record.

Despite that first year away from home, the RailCats seem to have settled in well at U.S. Steel Yard. Within the park, views of the South Shore commuter train remind fans of the team's origins, and a 55-foot scoreboard towers over left-centerfield in much the same way early pitchers once towered over batters from atop a stack of milk crates.

1 Stadium Plz.
Gary,
IN
US

Certified personal trainer Tim Dilbeck teaches kids and adults the art of Shaolin Chuan Fa kung fu. His classes help students burn calories while building self-confidence and discipline.

212 East Main Street
Griffith,
IN
US

The 10 golf courses that comprise Forest Preserve Golf guide players on a tee-to-green tour of the greater Chicagoland area, offering an insightful glimpse into the city’s culture and history. Burnham Woods, for example, takes its name from the legendary architect and urban planner Daniel Burnham, credited with designing the city’s structural layout and its manmade river of mustard. The Chick Evans course is named after the first player to win both the US Open and US Amateur, who would later go on to found the popular Evans Scholarship for caddies. With each course densely forested, golfers walk among the area’s natural wonders, as the Highland Woods course perches upon the highest point in Cook County and the Little Calumet River winds through the River Oaks course. With the exception of the 9-hole Billy Caldwell and Meadowlark courses, all are full-length 18-hole tracks.

13100 S Halsted St
Riverdale,
IL
US

Green Acres Ranch has existed as a family-run equestrian operation for more than half a century, and owes its longevity to a steadfast commitment to coaching all levels of student?who they see as the future torchbearers of the sport. Riders learn to properly comport themselves in the saddle inside large indoor and outdoor riding arenas while passionate instructors shout encouragement and advise on proper technique, which will prepare students for challenging tasks such as leading, saddling, turning, a proper seat, halting, backing up and more on horseback and readiness for competition in the show arena and ultimately out on trails. But riding lessons are just one of the many equestrian activities offered by the ranch. Once they've got the right skills under their belt, jockeys-in-training can bound around the surrounding countryside on trail rides or try out for the drill team to participate in local parades.

25060 State Line Road
Dyer,
IL
US

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