Sports in East Los Angeles

Children's Winter Camp Sessions at arc (Up to 55% Off). Four Options Available.

arc

Hancock Park Elementary

Kids ages 4–11 learn about music, science, and photography with hands-on activities during winter camp sessions

$265 $120

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 85% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $43

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Swimming Lessons for Kids or Adults at Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

After a free evaluation class, instructors use the SwimRight method to teach kids water safety and swimming skills

$100 $49

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$29 for $65 Worth of Services at Shinsei-Dojo

Shinsei-dojo

West Los Angeles

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

$65 $29

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$75 for $250 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — MPowerHouze Training Club

Mpowerhouze Training Club

Los Angeles

From the merchant: One month of Alpha Krav Maga, Sikaran/Arnis or Boxing classes.

$250 $75

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Pro Tune-Up, Full Bike Overhaul, or General Goods and Services at DTLA Bikes (Up to 42% Off)

DTLA Bikes

Downtown Los Angeles

Bike techs get rides road-ready by truing wheels and cleaning chains, or completely disassemble bikes down to their frames

$170 $99

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$42 for $120 Worth of Fencing Lessons — United Fencing Academy

United Fencing Academy

Los Angeles

Learn one of the world's safest Olympic sports with internationally renowned coaches at one of LA's finest fencing clubs

$120 $42

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6 or 12 Tae Kwon Do Classes with T-shirt and Belt at D.K. Tae Kwon Do (Up to 83% Off)

D.K. Tae Kwon Do

Pico

Tae kwon do students learn self-defense techniques while building strength, stamina, and discipline

$100 $19

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6 or 12 Tae Kwon Do Classes with T-shirt and Belt at D.K. Tae Kwon Do - Venice (Up to 83% Off)

D.K. Tae Kwon Do - Venice

West Adams

Students gain self-defense skills, strength, and endurance in tae kwon do classes

$100 $19

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5 or 10 60-Minute Group Padel Tennis Lessons at Sunset Padel (Up to 80% Off)

Sunset Padel Tennis & Health Club

Hollywood

60-minute group lessons include up to four participants

$125 $26

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$38 for $75 Groupon — MUSA MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

Musa Martial Arts Academy

Mid-Wilshire

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

$75 $38

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Rock Climbing or Canyoneering Tour for 2 or 4, or Hiking Tour for 2 with SoCal Adventure Company (Up to 58% Off)

SoCal Adventure Company

Multiple Locations

Outdoor experts guide small groups as they traverse picturesque canyons and rappel off of waterfalls and rock walls

$300 $150

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$18 for $30 Worth of Basketball — The Shot Zone - Opening August 16, 2014

The Shot Zone

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Practice shots like a pro! 30 minutes in our shooting zone allows you to put up hundreds of shots using our rebounders!

$30 $18

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

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

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

$349 $39

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One Month of Weekly or Biweekly Youth Basketball Classes Including T-Shirt (Up to 61% Off)

Royal Basketball School

Multiple Locations

Experienced coaches teach kids ages 3 to 17 the fundamentals of all phases of basketball and competitive play

$148 $69

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5, 10, or 20 Child or Adult Self-Defense Classes or Three Months of Classes at Krav Maga L.A. (Up to 89% Off)

Krav Maga L.A. | REKM

Marina Del Rey

Two-time Israeli krav maga champion Roy Elghanayan teaches an intense form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military

$150 $16

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Two Weeks or One Month of Kids Kickboxing Classes at Zero To Hero Kickboxing (Up to 61% Off)

Zero To Hero Kickboxing

Mid-Wilshire

Students kick and punch their way to fitness, in an open gym space with punching bags lined up against the yellow-brick walls

$70 $35

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Month of Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA Classes with Optional Private Boxing Lessons at A4 Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

A4 Fitness

Mar Vista

Hone boxing skills during two one-on-one lessons; high-intensity boxing, kickboxing, and MMA classes provide cardio workout

$149 $40

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6 or 12 Martial Arts Classes with a T-Shirt and Belt at DK Taekwondo Academy (Up to 83% Off)

DK Taekwondo Academy

Los Angeles

Tae kwon do lessons teach on mental and physical discipline as well as self-defense skills

$100 $19

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Golf-Swing Evaluation, Lessons, and Instruction at The Golf Academy/LA (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

The Golf Academy/LA

Multiple Locations

Pros harness V1 video swing analysis and other teaching aids to shore up golf games

$175 $59

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Kyokushin Karate West LA (54% Off)

Kyokushin Karate West La Dojo

Los Angeles

Authentic karate taught by a fourth-degree black-belt Japanese sensei who has more than 25 years of experience

$100 $46

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Five, 10, or 20 Sessions at World Champion Cardio Boxing (Up to 96% Off)

World Champion Cardio Boxing

Studio City

Students learn jabs, crosses, and uppercuts from four-time world champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame

$275 $24

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Rock The World Fitness (45% Off)

Rock The World Fitness

Marina Del Ray

Unlimited access for four weeks of martial arts classes, including muay thai, hapkido, and jujitsu

$175 $96

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$41 for $105 Worth of Gymnastics — Tumble Tykes Gymnastics

Tumble Tykes Gymnastics

Los Angeles

One month of tuition, a registration fee for the year, and four gymnastics classes are included

$105 $41

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Beginner Rock Climbing or Advanced Lead Climbing for One or Two at The Stronghold Climbing Gym (Up to 60% Off)

The Stronghold Climbing Gym

Los Angeles

Learn rock wall skills, including climbing safety, communication and climbing with top-rope belay; lead climbing offers advanced training

$35 $16

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Woodland Hills (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Woodland Hills

Los Angeles

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

$90 $15

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Lessons in Historical Fighting Arts at Iron Shield Arms (Up to 73% Off). Four Options Available.

Iron Shield Arms

Los Angeles

Learn about and practice the fighting tactics and weaponry of historical warriors from ancient gladiators to medieval knights to pirates

$75 $25

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center (Up to 86% Off)

Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Fitness Center

Los Angeles

Lessons for children and adults teach self-defense skills through Korean martial-arts techniques

$200 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at LA Jiu Jitsu Academy (54% Off)

LA Jiu Jitsu Academy

Melrose

Kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu for self-defense, bully proofing, exercise, life values

$149 $69

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$64 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Hawaiian Total Fitness MMA

Hawaiian Total Fitness Mma

Los Angeles

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

$120 $64

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$69 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — West Coast Hwarangdo Academy

West Coast Hwa Rang Do

Los Angeles

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

$149 $69

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A Tennis Lesson from Ramon Osa Tennis (70% Off)

Ramon Osa Tennis

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Come join Ramon for a fun-filled group lesson! You’ll get great instruction, meet fun people, and get a great workout!

$100 $30

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Two Months of Capoeira and Eskrima Classes for Kids or Adults at XL VCB Martial Arts Academy (Up to 90% Off)

XL VCB Martial Arts Academy

Canoga Park

Kids and adults master the movements of capoeira's mixture of dance and martial arts; adults learn self-defense with Eskrima

$260 $26

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Six Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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Intro to Rock-Climbing Class for One or Two at Rockreation (Up to 52% Off)

Rockreation

West Los Angeles

Skilled instructors teach belaying and climbing basics; 12,000 square feet of bouldering and cliffs challenge climbers of all skill levels

$45 $23

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Round of Golf with Tacos and Range Balls for Two or Four, or Lesson Package at Pico Rivera Golf Course (76% Off)

Pico Rivera Golf Course

Pico Rivera

Group lessons or a round of golf with tacos at a lighted, nine-hole course built in 1965

$61 $31

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One or Two 45-Minute Private Lessons from John Lepak Golf Lessons (Up to 65% Off)

John Lepak Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructor, who appeared on Golf Channel’s Big Break, oversees academy with 6,000-square-foot putting green and 16 tee boxes

$80 $32

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Up to 65% Off Golf — Blind 9 Golf Valid Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

Fitters assess golfers’ swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

$100 $35

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Flag Football League Membership for One or Team of 6-10 at Harris Sports (Up to 51% Off)

Harris Sports

Downey High School

Make new friends and get in shape with regular games of flag football

$100 $49

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Private Golf Lessons for One or Two with Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy

South Pasadena

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

$75 $34

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$49 for $110 Groupon — Chun Lee Woo Tae-Kwon-Do Center

Chun Lee Taekwondo

Rosemead

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

$110 $49

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$160 for One Month of Fight Fit Boot Camp and Unlimited Training with Gear at Sityodtong USA ($968 Value)

Sityodtong USA

East Pasadena

60-minute, early-morning workouts five days a week and unlimited training for a month as well as a 30-day nutrition guide and meal plan

$968 $160

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$25 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($50 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Pasadena

Upbeat kickboxing classes tone arms, legs, and cores; boxing classes teach basic boxing techniques while stregthening the body

$50 $25

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One or Three Months of Jeet Kune Do Classes with T-shirt at Bee Martial Arts Academy (Up to 82% Off)

Bee Martial Arts Academy

Pasadena

Students learn the lightning-fast self-defense moves of jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; T-shirt included

$160 $35

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$69 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense

Fred Villari's Studios Of Self Defense

Glendale

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

$149 $69

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Month of Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Judo & Sambo Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Judo & Sambo Academy

Glendale

Instructors teach discipline, respect, and self-defense with judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Russian combat Sambo courses

$150 $48

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Boxing, Kickboxing or TRX Classes at Lucky Gloves Gym (85% Of). Four Options Available.

Lucky Gloves Gym

Citrus Grove

Torch calories and rip muscle by pounding heavy bags or battling own body weight on a system of TRX suspension bands

$100 $15

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10 or 20 Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai, or Kickboxing Classes with Equipment at M3 Fight and Fitness (Up to 89% Off)

M3 Fight and Fitness

Montrose Verdugo City

Hone ground-fighting skills with jiu jitsu or striking acumen with kickboxing classes, whether looking for competitive edge or self-defense

$335 $48

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Five Golf Lessons from Keith Morgan Golf (45% Off)

Keith Morgan Golf

Glendale

From the merchant: With the use of High Speed Video, Keith Morgan will help you understand and correct the flaws in your golf swing.

$500 $275

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Golf Lessons at Scholl Canyon Golf Course and Royal Vista Golf Club (Up to62% Off). Three Options Available.

Jucchou Golf

Multiple Locations

Golfers hone their swings during one-on-one sessions on a choice of two picturesque courses, marked by rolling fairways and mountain views

$90 $45

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Two or Four Weeks of Group Classes with Private Lessons at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Shaolin American Self Defense Academy

North Hollywood

Certified black-belt-level instructors teach a blend of Chinese and Japanese martial arts during group and private lessons

$117.50 $19.99

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One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Classes or 10 Classes at Subconscious BJJ (Up to 72% Off)

Subconcious BJJ

Multiple Locations

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

$130 $36

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12 or 16 Kids' Karate Classes with Uniform and Optional Belt Testing at Karate 4 Kids USA (Up to 86% Off)

Karate 4 Kids USA

Valley Village

Instructors teach kids ages 5 and older martial arts skills and help them develop self-esteem, discipline, and a love for fitness

$282 $40

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5 or 10 Junior Muay Thai Classes at Muay Thai School USA (Up to 71% Off)

Muay Thai School USA

Valley Village

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills; Work Out While You Wait program lets parents use the gym during classes

$75 $26

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10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Best US Tae Kwon Do Academy Martial Arts Center (Up to 83% Off)

Best US Tae Kwon Do Academy Martial Arts Center

Arcadia

Instructors teach the basic principles of tae kwon do to students of all ages

$220 $39

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Martial-Arts Classes at Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy

Arcadia

Experienced martial artist fosters self-defense skills and fitter frames during high-octane kickboxing and kids' martial-arts classes

$180 $69

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10 or 20 Kids' Karate Classes at FitCALI (Up to 52% Off)

FitCALI

Norwalk-La Mirada

Kids learn discipline while building coordination, focus, and healthy, active lifestyles in karate classes

$65 $32

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$82 for 15 Tai Chi Classes at Tai Chi Works

Tai Chi Works

Multiple Locations

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

$149 $82

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$15 for One-Day Bike Rental from Bikes and Hikes LA ($32 Value)

Bikes And Hikes LA

West Hollywood

Hop on comfy, 21-speed hybrid bikes, available in four sizes, with a bike map, lock, and safety vest to explore the city on two wheels

$32 $15

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One Month of Kickboxing Boot Camp with Three or Unlimited Classes Per Week at S&J Fitness and Kickboxing (82% Off)

S&J Fitness and Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through a non-military style boot camp that incorporates kickboxing drills

$97 $17

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MMA Cardio or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Lakewood Martial Arts Training Alliance (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Lakewood Martial Arts Training Alliance

Old Lakewood City

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through intense fitness classes that make use of mixed martial arts moves

$50 $19

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60-Minute Group Golf Lessons with PGA Instructor Gene Hori at Lakewood Country Club (Up to 61% Off). 3 Options.

Gene Hori, PGA Instructor at Lakewood Country Club

Lakewood Country Club

Group lessons conducted under the tutelage of PGA Class A pro allow for advice and feedback on swing mechanics, the short game, and strategy

$60 $30

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Specialty Cleaning at Super Clean (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Super Clean

Gardena

Cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes sports equipment and home soft goods, such as dog beds, luggage, sleeping bags, sofa cushions, and more

$50 $25

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Indoor Rock Climbing at Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms

Multiple Locations

Climbing crags coated in realistic texture challenges climbers to master top-rope, cave, and bouldering areas in included rental gear

$60 $30

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$83 for $150 Groupon — Capoeira Sul Da Bahia Los Angeles

Capoeira Sul Da Bahia Los Angeles

Fox Hills

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

$150 $83

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5 or 10 Two-Hour Paddleboard or Kayak Rentals at Marina Paddle (Up to 51% Off)

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Ray

Sail along smooth waters in a paddleboard or kayak while toning your arms and core

$100 $49

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5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Lima Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy (Up to 91% Off)

Lima Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Students of all ages and levels gain self-defense skills, discipline, and improved physical fitness in a positive, friendly environment

$159 $17

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One- Or Three-Month Membership for Taekwondo and Hapkido Classes at MIK Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off)

MIK Martial Arts

Monrovia

Learn the South Korean martial arts of taekwondo and hapkido from a seasoned master and his team

$125 $35

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Standup-Paddleboard Rental from Primo Surfing & Paddleboard Lessons (Up to 64% Off). Four Options Available.

Primo Surfing & Paddleboard Lessons

Monrovia

Beginners and lifelong surfers savor the experience of stand-up paddleboarding; lessons and onshore orientation are also available

$95 $35

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$50 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes and Half-Hour Private Lesson at Old Town Fight Club ($200 Value)

Old Town Fight Club

Monrovia

Studio focuses on Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai kickboxing, helping patrons shed pounds and layer on muscle in intensive workouts

$200 $50

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One or Two Bicycle Tune-Ups at Empire Bikes (Up to Off)

Empire Bikes

Monrovia

Staff members help keep bicycles of kinds running smoothly by tuning up gears, chains, and other components

$90 $36

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Four Adult Cardio Tennis Classes or Four Kids' Tennis Classes at Ojakian Tennis (61% Off)

Ojakian Tennis

Beverly Hills

Kids 4–10 get playing almost immediately with kid-sized courts and equipment; cardio tennis offers a full-body aerobic workout set to music

$100 $39

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Four or Eight Beginning Fencing Classes for Youth or Adults at Xcel Fencing (65% Off)

Xcel Fencing

Burbank

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

$110 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at DeBell Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

DeBell Golf Club

Burbank

Play 18 holes on a picturesque manicured course backdropped by mountains

$106 $49

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One-Month Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Membership for One or Two at Baek Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 83% Off)

BAEK Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Burbank

Experienced instructors lead students in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes, helping them strengthen their bodies and develop self-defense skills

$179 $35

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Six or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Taekwondo Classes and Uniform at Burbank Taekwondo School (Up to 60% Off)

Burbank Taekwondo School

Burbank

Children, teens, and adults get fit and gain strength, agility, focus, and confidence in fun taekwondo classes at family-friendly school

$142 $61

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6 or 12 Self-Defense Essentials Classes at LA Combatives Group (Up to 83% Off)

LA Combatives Group

Burbank

Skilled instructors teach students what they need to know to defend themselves through self-defense and martial arts techniques

$150 $35

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20 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at ROCK N' BOX (52% Off)

Rock N' Box

Burbank

From the merchant: ROCK N’ BOX is an intense hour of bootcamp boxing and cross training mixed with the best music of yesterday and today!

$200 $96

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10 or 20 Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at EXF Boxing and Kickboxing Academy (Up to 75% Off)

EXF Boxing and Kickboxing Academy

Lawndale

Boxing and kickboxing gym run by an Olympian and former world boxing champion offers a slew of high-impact classes

$150 $40

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Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Perhaps the only thing as impressive as Roy Elghanayan?s reign as a two-time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion is the students with whom he?s shared his incredible skill. He first was hand-chosen to devise the Israeli Special Forces? training program. In 2011, the Argentinean Marines enlisted him to teach the sport to their soldiers. He even trained actress Jessica Chastain for her role in the movie The Debt. Today, he continues to travel the world to teach Krav Maga and works out of his studio, Krav Maga L.A. | REKM.

Krav maga is a more rigorous form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military when they realized that ancient martial arts would translate to modern battlefields. Roy and his staff helm classes for both adults and children as part of a six-day schedule that divides students by their skill level. Beginners? classes corral 18 participants or less so that instructors can easily oversee technique while still having enough bodies to build a human pyramid if morale is low. With continued practice, the instructors at Krav Maga L.A. | REKM hope to imbue their students with the physical and mental skill to escape threatening situations should they ever arise.

13347 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

When Darren Levine received his first Krav Maga black belt in 1984, he wasn't the first man to have worn that particular piece of fabric. The belt originally belonged to the man presenting it to him: Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga. Darren had had the good fortune of learning the self-defense technique from Imi himself, and eventually became one of Imi's most trusted practitioners, developing training programs for more than 5,000 law enforcement and military personnel throughout the U.S.

In 1998, just one year after his beloved mentor passed away, Darren founded Krav Maga Worldwide to meet growing demand from curious civilians. The hand-to-hand technique is focused on reacting to realistic attacks, and teachers use scenarios inspired by everything from military combat, to late-night walks alone, to heated matches of Whac-A-Mole. Darren and his team lead various programs tailored for law enforcement and military members, women, fitness buffs, and even children, and they also offer certification programs for those looking to become instructors.

11500 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The certified instructors at PoleMoves invented a curriculum that's highly personalized in order to rectify the most common complaints about pole-fitness studios. They sort their students into clearly delineated levels for small group and private lessons, conducting regular assessments so that advanced practitioners need not repeat quizzes about which way is up. By devoting individual attention to their students, who each get their own 12.5-foot pole during class, they foster a supportive environment for shedding inhibitions.

The studio's courses cover basic pole-dancing techniques, the advanced inversions and tricks of METHOD classes, stretch-and-strengthen conditioning, and the meditative rhythms of NIA. During specialized workshops, instructors might demonstrate chair-dancing choreography or tips for aspiring teachers on planning their routines. The staff's mission is to highlight the legitimacy and accessibility of their gravity-defying art, and they've been recognized for doing so by the American Council on Exercise, AFAA, and the American Pole Fitness Association.

6220 W 87th St.
Los Angeles,
California
US

Earning all types of praise, including an endorsement from Los Angeles magazine as an exceptional boutique gym, Toluca Lake Tennis Club and Sports Center aims to live up to its reputation. Its private outdoor courts, surrounded by foothills and coniferous trees, play host to amateur and professional baize-ball endeavors. Tournaments include the Grey Goose Singles Challenge, where players compete for tickets to the U.S. Open, and more whimsical pursuits such as the Wimbledon Woodie Tournament, where players of all levels slap wooden rackets against oncoming woodpeckers.

Back in the fitness center, patrons cycle through a bevy of amenities. Swimmers battle the elements in a 60-foot indoor lap pool during aqua boot-camp classes and open swim, or they singe lounge-about calories with the cardio room's clutch of treadmills, Precor ellipticals, and stationary bikes. Wrangling the power of peer encouragement, trainers lead groups through fitness classes that range from Zumba to outdoor boot camp.

6711 Forest Lawn Dr
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Crystal Greene began her martial journey at the tender age of 4, studying the art of Seido karate developed by Tadashi Nakamura in 1976. After earning a third-degree black belt, she moved on to other forms of combat such as muay thai. Trips to tournaments in Australia, Japan, and New York helped hone her competitive edge before she settled down to earn her certification to teach kickboxing. Now, Crystal uses her skills and five instructors at Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing to kick women's workouts into high gear while simultaneously grounding them with a practical self-defense education.

Though classes make use of the kicks and punches that comprise each of Crystal's martial arts, they also incorporate elements of Pilates, yoga, and strength conditioning to tone the overall body. Crystal's studio emulates a traditional Japanese dojo, with pristine hardwood floors and a space carefully appointed to enhance concentration with village elders who stand in the corners and whisper "Concentrate."

7129 1/2 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US