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Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.

1521 2nd Ave N
Fort Dodge,
IA
US

Keeping shots straight is the key to scoring low at Eagle Grove Golf Course. The nine-hole layout features straightaway holes lined by many trees to knock down errant shots, making things easier on golfers who specialize in bouncing shots off of tree trunks. If players can manage to keep their approaches on the short stuff, they give themselves the best shot of beating the par of 35?a tricky test even with the 2,959-yard overall length.

1127 270th St.
Eagle Grove,
IA
US

The Gladiator Assault Challenge confronts racers with a 7+-mile course surrounded by scenic woodlands, cheering spectators, and 30 intense military training obstacles. Gladiators aged 18 and older go solo or join forces with other competitors to ford the waist-high waters of Mud Mayhem, rope-swing through Jungle Love, and use oversize novelty scissors to break the finish tape. Additional obstacles test physical stamina with 12-foot vertical walls, fallen trees, and cargo nets that act as moats blocking the finish line. After the Slideway ushers racers to a skidding finish, a complimentary beer and raucous after party lend ample time to scrawl "wash me" on opponents' backs.

1086 222nd Drive
Boone,
IA
US

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum’s campus features 9,000 square feet of exhibits, classrooms, and libraries dedicated to all eras of Iowa’s railway history. But the museum campus is one part of the organization’s attractions, since the it keeps actual 1920s-era coach cars coasting the tracks, chugging past sights and recreating the experience railway riders have enjoyed for nearly 100 years. The ancient engine follows the tracks in the Des Moines River Valley, taking visitors to old coal towns or allowing them to soak in scenic views. After their ride, travelers can return to the museum, where they can view track equipment, ogle dining car china, or learn why one has to wear coveralls to steer a train.

225 10th St
Boone,
IA
US

Since opening in 1969, the nine-hole course at Woodward Golf Club has showcased a golfing oasis just off the southwest corner of Woodward. With few trees scattered about the course and forgiving fairway designs, golfers can unleash power off the tees without fear of losing their shots to dense forests filled with thick brush and thin trolls hungry for golf balls. A recreational pool awaits near the clubhouse, ready to cool down bodies overworked by the heat or the strenuous struts that follow stressful putts. Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 35 course * Total length of 3,022 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 68.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 109 from the back tees

28160 130th Street
Woodward,
IA
US

Cedar Pointe Golf Course?s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,647 yards of pristine fairways cleaved into a landscape of mature trees and rough-side waterways. The course eases golfers into the round with eight relatively straightforward holes before testing swings at the ninth hole, where tee shots must clear a pond on their multishot journey to a windswept flagstick 543 yards in the distance. The intervening water at the end of the front nine foretells an upsurge in aquatic obstacles in the course?s second act, where a slender pond runs between the 12th and 13th holes and two ponds loom menacingly at the junction of the 10th, 11th, and 18th holes, tempting many hydrophobic golf balls to forge doctor?s notes allowing them to stay in the dry bag. An adjacent driving range prepares players and gun-shy three-woods before the round, and a revamped clubhouse and bar await just beyond the 18th green, where pin-hunting posses can recap their round over a frothy beverage.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course

  • Length of 6,647 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 71.1 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

  • Download scorecard

601 South Cedar Street
Boone,
IA
US