Sports in Fox Lake

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Energy MMA and Fitness (54% Off)

Energy Mma And Fitness

Lakemoor

Expert coaches teach beginner-level classes as well as professional-level fighters in a fun, friendly environment

$85 $39

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$38 for $150 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — McHenry Taekwondo Academy

Mchenry Taekwondo Academy

McHenry

Martial arts classes for students of all ages, starting with children 4 years old; instructors specialize in teaching kids with ADD and ADHD

$150 $38

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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

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

$220 $29

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at Senzational Fitness ($85 Value)

Senzational Fitness

Grayslake

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in karate classes

$85 $40

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$19 for $35 Worth of Bicycle Rental — Main Street Outfitter

Main Street Outfitter

Wauconda

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

$35 $19

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts at Striking Arts Academy

Striking Arts Academy

Wauconda

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

$100 $50

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Bristol Oaks Golf Club (Up to 38% Off)

Bristol Oaks Golf Club

Bristol Oaks Golf Club and Banquet Center

18-hole, par 72 course lined with mature trees and dotted with water hazards

$96 $60

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One-Hour Just Try It Rock-Climbing Pass with Equipment for Two or Four at North Wall (Up to 56% Off)

North Wall

Crystal Lake

Try rock climbing and improve skills, strength, and coordination during one-hour visit

$34 $19

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Once- or Twice-Weekly Kids' or Parent-and-Tot Swim Lessons at Catch the Wave Swim Club (Up to 59% Off)

Catch the Wave Swim Club

Crystal Lake

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$100 $49

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One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform or Birthday Party at AKF Martial Arts Academy (Up to 77% Off)

AKF Martial Arts Academy

Crystal Lake

Students master kyukido, judo, jiujitsu and hapkido during classes; parties are a fun way to introduce kids to martial arts

$125 $29

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One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$166.50 $39

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform 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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5 or 10 All-Ages Martial-Arts Classes at Lee's Tae Kwon Do (Up to 59% Off)

Lee's Tae Kwon Do

Gurnee

Gain self-defense techniques and confidence in a spacious 5,000 square-foot facility helmed by encouraging instructors

$60 $29

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$40 for $67 Worth of Martial Arts — Hidden Path Arts

Hidden Path Arts

Marengo

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

$67 $40

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kettlebell or Extreme Cage Fighter Workout Classes at MMA Underground (Up to 74% Off)

MMA Undrground

Lake in the Hills

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

$100 $29

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5 or 10 Weeks of Unlimited Adult Krav Maga Classes at Focus Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Focus Martial Arts & Fitness

Lake in the Hills

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

$94 $45

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10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes with a Private Session and Uniform at Black Belt Karate Studio (Up to 77% Off)

Black Belt Karate Studio

Mount Pleasant

Academy with a specialty in karate, kids’ programs, and cage fitness; sensei and staff see themselves as both instructors and role models

$199 $49

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Snowboarding Packages or Skiing at Raging Buffalo (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available

Raging Buffalo

Dundee

Lift ticket for skiers or snowboarders; all day snowboard package for all ages, or 2 hour intro snowboard package for 12 & Under

$45 $22

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Round of Golf with Cart Rental and Sleeves of Balls for Two, Four, or Six at Foss Park Golf Club (Up to 58% Off)

FOSS PARK GOLF CLUB

North Chicago

Public course that stretches across an 18-hole, par 72 layout with an illuminated driving range

$116 $49

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (Half Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$30 $15

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$28 for $110 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove

Fitness and conditioning using weights, bodyweight exercises, and fitness kickboxing routines to help you get into shape.

$110 $28

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$99 for $198 Worth of Services at Premier Fitness

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

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

$198 $99

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One- or Two-Month Boxing/Kickboxing Circuit Training Membership at Go The Distance Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Go The Distance Fitness

Kenosha

Burn calories, build muscle, and increase endurance and agility while learning real-world self-defense skills

$49.99 $24

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$40 for $89 Worth of Martial Arts — S & S Martial Arts LLC

S&s Martial Arts

Kenosha

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

$89 $40

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$39 for a 30-Minute Comprehensive Lesson and Swing Evaluation at Dynamic Golf Institute ($90 Value)

Dynamic Golf Institute

Dynamic Golf Institute

Instructor analyzes the student’s swing and customizes the lesson to individual needs, abilities, and goals

$90 $39

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One Week or One Month of Brazilian Jujitsu at Chicago Martial Arts - Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 73% Off)

Chicago Martial Arts- Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Deerfield

Professional instructors teach the grappling and self-defense techniques of Brazilian jujitsu

$40 $15

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$34 for $57 Worth of Gymnastics — Rise Up Academy

Rise Up Academy

Arlington Heights

Come take a month's worth of gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline or dance classes. See the website for class descriptions.

$57 $34

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Krav Maga Illinois ($149 Value)

Krav Maga Illinois

Highland Park

Certified instructors teach the self defense and awareness techniques of krav maga, a martial art developed for the Israeli military

$149 $49

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10 or 20 Self-Defense Training Classes or a One-on-One Training Session at Spetsnaz USA (Up to 63% Off)

Spetsnaz USA

Highland Park

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

$200 $89.99

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Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Southwest Elgin

Youth classes build life skills in kids aged 3–14; kickboxing and muay thai classes instill adults with discipline and fitness

$80 $30

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10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Southwest Elgin

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

$100 $35

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$79 for a Six-Week Tennis Program at Five Seasons Family Sports Club ($430 Value)

Five Seasons Family Sports Club

Northbrook

Six-week tennis course emphasizes swing and stance basics as adult participants practice skills and includes full club usage

$430 $79

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One or Three Golf Fitness Sessions with Nike Golf-Performance Specialist at Chain Reflex Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

$150 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (50% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

$156 $78

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$11 for $20 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Green Valley Golf Range

Green Valley Golf Range

Bloomingdale

Year-round driving range features 80 large stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated for winter practice sessions

$20 $11

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do (Up to 76% Off)

Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do

South Elgin

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

$200 $49

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Private and Group Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 87% Off))

Comprido BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes and private session emphasize grappling as a last resort, promoting sportsmanship and self-confidence first

$135 $27

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18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four Including Cart and Range Balls (Up to 50% Off)

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

$99 $54

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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

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

$124 $29

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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

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

$75 $30

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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

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

$130 $49

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One or Two Months of Classes at Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School (Up to 81% Off)

Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School

Glendale Heights

Both options include uniform; owner is eighth-degree black belt in hapkido and tae kwon do and sixth-degree black belt in judo and jujitsu

$150 $30

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Burgers and Beers at Beaver Creek Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Beaver Creek Golf Course

LeRoy

Relatively short-hole course designed to develop skills on with challenges like water on 5 holes, large greens, and simple hole designs

$61.50 $29

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One or Two Private 45-Minute Golf Lessons at Robinson Golf Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Robinson Golf Academy

Lake Geneva

A high-tech simulator analyzes swings for accuracy and distance during 45-minute lessons that include golf drills for home practice

$75 $35

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$58 for $130 Worth of Services at World Martial Arts Academy USA Inc.

World Martial Arts Academy Usa Inc.

Geneva

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

$130 $58

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Tigers Family Martial Arts (Up to 61% Off)

Tigers Family Martial Arts

Geneva

Martial-arts students build self-defense skills, discipline, and focus

$129 $59

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

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

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

$135 $74

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1 Private Lesson and 1 Month of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do or Kickboxing Classes for 1 or 2 (Up to 86% Off)

Cho's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

High-intensity tae kwon do or kickboxing classes provide full-body workouts that build strength, coordination, and endurance

$175 $29

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

$176 $65

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One or Three Months of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Eagle Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Eagle Academy Of Martial Arts

Warrenville

Get fit and gain confidence while mastering traditional martial arts and practical self-defense in a family-friendly atmosphere

$492 $149

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Select Local Merchants

RaveWaves refurbishes marine and terrene cruisers with comprehensive interior and exterior detailing. Doting maritime travelers can entrust treasured schooners to RaveWaves' detail technicians, who restore be-barnacled exteriors to a showroom gleam. Collinite 885 Fleetwax seals in clean surfaces and stands up to 90 days of elemental attacks from sun, wind, rain, and absent-minded gulls. A hand dry with microfiber towels and chamois eliminates the telltale signs that your boat has been around water. The technicians who sunburn easily go to work on interiors with a thorough vacuum, and a wipe down clears the cockpit and windows of the brightly colored evidence from your last wild Mary Kay party. Captains must drop off sea steeds for two to three days to ensure ample time for detail orientation.

716 East Grand Avenue
Ingleside,
IL
US

With 70 years of teaching experience between them, Jane and Heidi Wilson form a mother-daughter team that has helped riders learn the grace and technique necessary to win awards throughout the Illinois show circuit. The pair leads horseback-riding lessons at Driftwood Stable that teach students of all ages and skill levels the fundamental skills of hunter/jumper or western styles. Students guide one of the 10 gentle school horses around the facility's 100' x 200' outdoor arena, heated 180' x 200' indoor arena, or acres of verdant pastures ruled by clans of warring bunnies.

410 Cunat Boulevard
Richmond,
IL
US

Horse Tack: Geared Up for a Ride

Most basic riding lessons include a how-to on tacking up the horse. Get a head start with Groupon's overview of horse tack.

Tack refers to everything a horse wears for a ride, from saddles to bridles to reins. Just as people dress differently for different jobs, horses wear different tack depending on whether they're employed riding on trails, working on a cattle ranch, strutting down a runway, or competing inside a show ring.

One of the most important pieces of tack is the saddle, buckled onto a band around the horse's middle called a girth. Western saddles, designed for long days of riding, distribute the rider?s weight evenly and comfortably across the horse?s back. At the front is a horn around which cowboys can wrap rope used to lead cattle. English saddles, on the other hand, are hornless, and are light to give horses more freedom to run and jump.

Then there are the parts of the tack designed to help the rider communicate with the horse. The bridle?leather headgear that slips around the horse?s ears and nose?is attached to a bit and reins. The bit is a metal or synthetic bar attached to the bridle and resting in the back of the horse?s mouth on its gums. The reins connect to the bit, letting the rider tug gently to indicate the need to slow down or make a turn. Although the reins used in English and Western riding may be the same, they're used differently. English riders hold on with both hands, whereas Western riders hold both in just one hand, leaving the other free to high-five passing sheriffs.

7713 E Tryon Grove Rd
Richmond,
IL
US

The horseback lesson takes place at Sunflower Farms, which boasts 170 acres of pristine wooded lakefront farmland, ideal for galloping horses and running a mildly successful Internet business. Start the two-hour session with an hour-long ground lesson that helps riders get to know their horses, covers the basics of riding equipment, and teaches horse-grooming methods. Once riders feel comfortable enough around a horse to not be overwhelmed with the desire to challenge it to a staring contest, they'll saddle up and ride for a full hour, outfitted with a certified helmet from Saddlers Row. Sunflower Farms instructors will work with riders of any skill level, from beginner to competition level.

19000 128th Street
Bristol,
WI
US

When Sensei Katrina Polen teaches Ryukyu Kempo karate to students of all genders and ages during classes, she?s not just showing them self-defense techniques?she?s encouraging them to adopt a lifestyle of fitness, character growth, and creativity. She oversees sparring matches that teach the value of a strong work ethic or stunt double, and also plans optional competitions for those desiring more concrete stakes. To allow her prot?g?s an artistic say in their practice, she gives them free reign of the demonstration group, TeamKat, which plans routines for performance.

She also offers non-karate classes in the form of cardio-kickboxing and personal-training sessions. She works to cultivate a tight-knit sense community by hosting additional events, such as birthday parties and bimonthly movie nights.

815 Center St
Grayslake,
IL
US

Diamond Edge LLC's head instructor, Samantha Swanson, got her start as an equestrian when she was just four years old. Because her parents lived on a dude ranch, Samantha started out with Western riding before transitioning to English riding at the age of six—a discipline that would carry her to prestigious circuit championships all the way through high school. Today, with her competition years behind her, she grooms new legions of riders to compete at the same high level. She starts beginners out with the basics of communication with the horse—including vocal commands, body language, and love letters written in hoof tracks—until they're ready to move on to entry-level jumping and showing in intermediate lessons. Students can also fine tune their skills in advanced lessons, and truly push themselves to perform their best if they're willing and able to take on the challenge of show team lessons.

27161 N Darrell Rd.
Wauconda,
IL
US