Activities in Frankfort

Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$48 $20

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

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

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

$80 $39

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One or Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes and Tournament Ticket at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

$35 $10

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

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

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

$204 $49

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$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio ($100 Value)

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

$100 $39

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

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

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

$99 $29

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$34 for 10 Fitness Classes at Heatwave Dance Fitness Club ($120 Value)

Heatwave Dance Fitness Club

Mokena

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts TRX, Cardio Kickboxing, Yoga Fitness, and Zumba workouts led by certified instructors

$120 $34

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$69 for a Package of Five Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Nova Quarter Horses (Up to $165 Value)

Nova Quarter Horses

Mokena

Western and English riding lessons held in a lighted outdoor or heated indoor arena with supportive, encouraging instructors

$165 $69

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga at the Studio (Up to 84% Off)

Yoga at the studio

Multiple Locations

75-minute yoga classes flow through a series of yogic poses and breathing exercises

$120 $19

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10 or 20 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Elixir Group Fitness Clubs (Up to 60% Off)

Elixir Group Fitness Clubs

New Lenox

Get fit in fun, upbeat group fitness classes that includes Les Mills Pump, Combat, Attack, TRX, Boot Camps, and Zumba Dance!

$120 $48

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$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

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$40 $10

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

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

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

$20 $10

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

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

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$85 $38

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

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

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

$26 $14

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VIP Zombie Paintball Ride for One, Two, or Four at Forest View Farms (Up to 49% Off)

Forest View Farms

Tinley Park

Players hop onto the back of a military vehicle and target zombie hordes, armed with 140 paintballs

$40 $22

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Zombie Paintball Safari and Flashlight Corn Maze for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun Farm (Up to 46% Off)

Odyssey Fun World

Tinley Park

Shoot hoards of brain-hungry zombies or venture through a corn maze at night on a 110-acre farm

$56 $32

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Four or Eight Weeks of Irish-Dance Classes for Kids at Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance (Up to 52% Off)

Blackbird Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids learn the lightning-fast footwork and pulsating rhythms of Irish dance in a fun, inclusive environment

$55 $27

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One at VH Personal Training (Up to 56% Off)

VH Personal Training

Tinley Park

Personal trainer Voltaire Hawkins uses sports-training methodology to help everybody—from aspiring athletes to older adults—get in shape

$30 $15

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Skating with Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Tinley Park Roller Rink (Up to 58% Off)

Tinley Park Roller Rink

Tinley Park

Colorful lights, booming songs, and the aroma of fresh snacks fill the air at an indoor roller-skating rink

$20 $10

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Two, Four, or Six Children’s Dance Classes at Southwest Synergy Dance (80% Off) 

Southwest Synergy Dance

Tinley Park

Instructors lead classes in ballet, poms, tap, and more for kids aged 2.5 and up

$25 $5

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Hart Wellness Center (70% Off)

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

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$84 $25

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One 60-Minute Private Guitar Lesson with Family Member or Friend from Eric Mantel ($45 Value) 

Eric Mantel

Matteson

A guitar instructor for more than three decades, Eric Mantel teaches students myriad techniques with inspiration from guitar greats

$45 $22.50

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Bowling with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Beer for Up to 6 or 12 People at Lakewood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Lakewood Bowl

Richton Park

This family-friendly bowling center has updated lanes, an on-site bar and grill, and a barbershop located inside

$69.49 $34

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Four Weekly 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Private Music Lessons at American Music Institute (Up to 56% Off)

American Music Institute

Multiple Locations

Weekly one-on-one music lessons for voice or instruments including saxophone, violin, piano, guitar, trumpet, clarinet, and oboe

$120 $60

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

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

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

$240 $40

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One or Three Months of Kids' Irish Dance Lessons at Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance ($56 Value)

Lavin-Cassidy School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

Kids learn the basics of Irish step dance from world champion teachers, who have taught Midwest regional, national and all Ireland champions

$56 $28

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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18 Holes of Black-Light Mini Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Space Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Space Golf

Orland Park

Mini-golf course with iridescent aliens and black-light-bathed lunar landscapes is bolstered by 3-D glasses and laser blasters

$19 $10

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One or Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Evolution Music (Up to 67% Off)

Evolution Music

Orland Park

A skilled guitarist helps students of all experience levels master chords, solos, and other techniques

$20 $10

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Three Introductory Sessions with Option for a One-Month Gym Membership to HOTSide CrossFit (Up to 53% Off)

HOTSide CrossFit

Orland Park

Certified instructors introduce classes to the functional movements of CrossFit, preparing them for the intensity of the full program

$100 $49

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

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

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

$160 $80

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes or One or Two Months of Unlimited Barre Classes at Maximum Body Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Maximum Body Fitness

Orland Park

Certified trainers lead high-intensity boot-camp, boxing, kettlebell, Pilates, Tabata, cycling, and barre fitness classes

$125 $49

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Six Training Sessions from Reconstructured Fitness (55% Off)

Reconstructured Fitness

Homewood

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

$600 $270

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Glenwood Roller Rink (Up to 57% Off) 

Glenwood Roller Rink

Glenwood

To the sounds of festive music, groups of 2, 4, or 6 glide across hardwood rink— where actors in rollerskating film Roll Bounce practiced

$21 $9.50

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Haunted-House Admission and Mini Golf for Two or Four at Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks (Up to 52% Off)

Haunted Trails Family Amusement Parks

Multiple Locations

Amusement park’s haunted house has frightening two-story maze; visitors can play Halloween-themed mini golf or laser tag at Joliet location

$37 $18

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Cirque Italia at Southlake Mall or Louis Joliet Mall on October 24–November 2 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Multiple Locations

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Capering clowns, strongmen, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$37 $22

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Men of the Strip at Mojoes on November 12 at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Men of the Strip

Mojoes

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Co-founder of 98 Degrees and an Emmy-nominated choreographer founded this all-male strip tease featuring muscle-bound dancers

$30.90 $15

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Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new Low Impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

$95 $25

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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

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

$180 $49

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

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$41 for Four 30-Minute Voice Lessons at Music Lessons by Maggie ($90 Value)

Music Lessons by Maggie

Joliet

Certified music teacher helps musicians of any level delevop their singing skills

$90 $41

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

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$285 $70

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes at Metabolic Fitness Management (Up to 59% Off)

Metabolic Fitness Management

Multiple Locations

Group workout classes build core strength with use of dangling TRX straps; schedule also includes boot camp and kettlebell sessions

$60 $25

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All-Day Paintball Outing for Two, Four, or Eight at Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park (Up to 57% Off)

Legacy Paintball and Airsoft Park

Lockport

Players load up on equipment and grab 500 paintballs before taking to one of four fields for an all-day game of paintball

$110 $55

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Physical Edge Personal Training

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

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$60 $30

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Three Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Mike Duckworth Personal Training (65% Off)

Mike Duckworth Personal Training And Nutrition

Alsip

You will be transformed into a happier, healthier you!

$225 $79

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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

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

$120 $65

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Womens Boot Camp at Mission Body Possible (Up to 74% Off)

Mission Body Possible

Multiple Locations

Female instructor motivates and encourages women through outdoor body-weight and cardio sweat sessions

$150 $49

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions at Simply Fit (67% Off)

Simply Fit

Flex

Former professional dancer helps build stronger, more flexible bodies through personal-training sessions in the home or in the gym

$75 $25

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (54% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

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

$35 $16

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons from Parker Music (67% Off)

Parker Music

House-Calls and Studio Lessons

Seasoned instructor, Ben Parker, provides house-call or studio lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, and music theory

$60 $20

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for Ages 14 and Older at Mystic Warrior Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Mystic Warrior Martial Arts

Palos Hills

Teens and adults learn a blend of tae kwon do, hapkido, jujitsu, and kempo karate, among others, that create a system of self-defense

$150 $55

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2-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Program, or 5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at Final Round Combat Sports Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Final Round Combat Sports Academy

Hillside

Ever-changing workouts of the day keep CrossFit’s functional-fitness classes interesting and work all sorts of muscles

$100 $29

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Allstate Arena on December 28 or 29, 2014 (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Allstate Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$90.70 $54

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends” at Allstate Arena (Up to 43% Off). November 7–16

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS

Allstate Arena

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Unicorns, wooly mammoths, and even a pegasus perform unbelievable feats alongside acrobats, cossack riders, clowns, and lion tamers

$29.85 $17

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Wedding-Planning Workshop for One or Two with Swag Bag and Continental Breakfast & Lunch at The Bridal Lounge (49% Off)

The Bridal Lounge

Rosemont

Learn tricks, secrets, and tips to plan the perfect wedding from guest vendor presenters

$80 $39

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Simply Yoga ($120 Value)

Simply Yoga

Lemont

Vinyasa-style yoga classes for all levels in a studio heated to 80–85 degrees for a detoxifying effect

$120 $39

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Mini Golf for 4, 6, 8, or 10 or Mini Golf for 4 and 45 Arcade Tokens Each at PGN Fun Center (Up to 59% Off)

PGN Fun

PGN Fun Center

Two adventure-themed miniature-golf courses wind through castles, caves, and tall hedges

$28 $14

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$60 $29

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Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (Half Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

$299 $149

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Roller Skating with Pizza and Soda at USA Skate Center (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

USA Skate Center

Romeoville

Family-friendly rink rents out skates and rollerblades to groups of up to 10

$23 $12

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30- or 60-Minute Simulator Session with FAA-Certified Instructor at Chicago Premier Flight Training (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Premier Flight Training

Lewis University Airport

Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

$45 $22

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Canlan Ice Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Canlan Ice Sports

Romeoville

Guests lace up rented skates and take to the ice during public-skating sessions held in this three-rink facility

$20 $10

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Open Skate with Skate Rental for Two or Four or Ice-Skating Lessons at Midwest Training and Ice Center (50% Off)

Midwest Training and Ice Center

St. John

Olympic-sized ice arena hosts open-skate sessions or four weeks of lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skaters

$20 $11

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Dance Lessons at Premiere Dance Studio (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Premiere Dance Studio

Premiere Dance Studio

Expert instructors lead students of all levels through social dances such as tango, waltz, and swing

$35 $14.99

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60-Minute Indoor Horseback-Riding Lesson for Two or Four at Green Acres Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Green Acres Ranch

Dyer

Indoor horseback riding lessons allow riders to stay active and bond with horses no matter what the weather

$100 $49

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5 or 10 Open-Play Sessions at FunFlatables (Up to 56% Off)

FunFlatables

Multiple Locations

Indoor playgrounds house colorful, air-filled obstacle courses, slides, and bounce castles

$80 $35

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One, Two, or Three Dance Classes a Week for One Month at Origins Dance Academy (Up to 52% Off)

Origins Dance Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids aged 3–18 learn dance fundamentals during jazz, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tap, acrobatic, and turns & leaps classes

$60 $29

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

Chicago Players Club

Justice

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

$100 $50

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10 or 20 Classes at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio (Up to 70% Off)

PURE Indoor Cycling Studio

Evergreen Park

State-of-the-art indoor bicycles provide exercisers with an invigorating workout while motivating music plays in the background

$130 $39

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One Ticket to a Chicago Fire Soccer Match with Popcorn or Soda at Toyota Park on October 24 (Up to 52% Off)

Chicago Fire

Toyota Park

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Leading scorer Quincy Amarikwa and the Fire attempt to close out the 2014 season on a high note against the Houston Dynamo

$41.85 $20

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

Five Seasons Family Sports Club

Five Seasons Burr Ridge

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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Four-Week Training Boot Camp for One, Two, or Four from Backyard Beefcake Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Backyard Beefcake Fitness

Multiple Locations

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

$299 $99

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Petting-Zoo Visit for Two or Four on Weekday or Two on Weekend at Johansen Farms (Up to 50% Off)

Johansen Farms Children's Zoo

Bolingbrook

Beyond its patch of 25,000 pumpkins, the farm features a petting zoo with more than 500 animals, including rabbits, deer, and baby chicks

$24 $14

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Learn to Curl Session for One or Two at Windy City Curling Center (Up to 43% Off)

Windy City Curling Center

Bolingbrook

During a 2.5- to 3-hour session, instructors introduce students to basic curling techniques

$75 $45

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

$18 $8

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($120 Value)

Breathe, The Art of Yoga

Bolingbrook

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

$120 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Insanity Fitness Classes at Step Ahead Sports (Up to 81% Off)

Step Ahead Sports

Bolingbrook

Cardio-based INSANITY interval-training workouts feature exercises scaled to each individual’s capabilities

$100 $20

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A bomb has been planted, and each passing tick threatens to steal what is rightfully yours: victory. Laser tag guns and teamwork can stop it, along with the ability to crack the code. There's just one more problem?a rival team dead set on chaos. This type of game, called "Search and Destroy," is just one of a dozen mission types at CMP Tactical Lazer Tag's locations. The CMP empire has spread to four cities in three states: Milwaukee, Des Moines, Frankfort, and Lake Geneva. At each one, the staff breaks up games into different sessions and multiple objective-based tasks, such as rescuing hostages or pulling off a heist so players never have to pay for ice cream again.

Depending on the location, these tactical missions might take place indoors or outside. In Des Moines, The Plaza surrounds teams in two levels with multiple buildings and a balcony, which offers elevated views of opponents. Geneva's The Wasteland, on the other hand, claims to be the "largest dedicated outdoor laser tag battlefield in the world." Stacks of lumber and buildings forged from railroad ties grant precious cover, as does the natural foliage. Regardless of the location, sessions begin in the armory, where players suit up in all the requisite laser tag gear.

10315 Vans Dr
Frankfort,
IL
US

Creepy Hallow Halloween Fun Park, like a friendly man that transforms into a ravenous werewolf, boasts two very different sides when entertaining customers. During the day, revelers of all ages frolic through pumpkin patches and enjoy hayrides after bouncing inside a moonwalk and visiting friendly animals at the petting zoo. But as the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls come out in full force. Blood Shed haunted house entices those brave enough to enter its halls and escape with their lives, while haunted hayrides put riders on a crash course with all manner of horrors. On the zombie-hunt paintball ride, customers, with weapon in hand, can wreak a terrible vengeance upon undead hordes.

24405 S LaGrange Rd.
Frankfort,
IL
US

Across two floors and 6,700 square feet, KidsWork Children's Museum's prompts hands-on play with scores of new exhibits. A table-top interactive computer, or SMART table, stimulates kids' brains with interactive puzzles and games. A weekly music class on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. invite kids to make some noise with instruments made from recycled materials. Interlocking wooden builder boards encourage open-ended play; there's also a floor piano, an interactive ATM, and story time at 10 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The museum welcomes field-trip groups and birthday parties to explore its innards as well as special-needs families, members, and walk-in visitors.

While large groups are welcome, each child is celebrated through hands-on play. Just look at the gigantic, three-dimensional Pinscreen exhibit, a jumbo version of the classic toy that uses sliding pins to create a 3-D impression of whatever you press into them—in this case, your entire body. Along with the Lincoln-Way North Key Club, the Frankfort Fire Department helped construct the three walls by painstakingly inserting nearly 200,000 pins by hand. Their effort resulted in one of the museum's most popular interactive displays. More than that, it reflects the sense of community, curiosity, and creativity that the museum strives to engender in its patrons.

11 S White St
Frankfort,
IL
US

When Director Tony Youhanna and George Solomos founded Little Legends Soccer Academy in 2009, they found themselves filling a niche. At the time, the North Shore offered no quality soccer coaching for youngsters interested in the game. Their first session was a success, drawing thirty eager players, but it didn't prepare them for the popularity that was to come. Since that day, the academy has ballooned: more than 300 children ages 24 months to 8 years old are currently enrolled in its various programs.

Each clinic helps kids build soccer fundamentals such as foot skills, passing, and receiving in an environment that encourages fun and teamwork. Very young players—24 to 36 months—start off in the Born to Kick program, which couples soccer skills with mind-nurturing topics such as shapes, colors, and vocabulary. As children get older and their skills progress, they move into clinics aimed at more advanced techniques, eventually putting them to work in games. The academy's Space program—standing for speed, agility, core, and endurance—does away with the soccer ball altogether, focusing instead on exercises to improve footwork, speed, and balance.

10850 Laraway RD
Frankfort,
IL
US

With two 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course under its pristine jurisdiction, Green Garden Country Club binds together 45 distinct holes molded to its naturally undulating terrain. The club’s original 18—known today as the Blue Course—winds through dense woods and over numerous swings in elevation, while its other 18, the Gold Course, holds one of the club’s most celebrated features in the 10th hole’s island green. Meanwhile, the 9-hole Emerald Course, the club’s newest, mixes up the style of play with a Scottish links layout, rewarding accuracy off the tee and steadiness in the face of stiff breezes and upturned kilts.

Though on-course play is subject to the whims of Mother Nature, practice at Green Garden Country Club is a year-round affair. In the warm months, players iron out slices and hooks on the 30-acre driving range and calibrate touch on the 10,000-square-foot putting green. When the weather turns colder, players can haul their sticks to the club’s Golf Dome, where they’ll find 42 hitting stations on two levels and practice greens for perfecting putts, chips, and celebratory backflips.

9511 W Manhattan Monee Rd
Frankfort,
IL
US

Tucked away in the wooded enclave of Mokena, Willow Run Golf Course invites duffer duos to linger over its nine holes of mature, tree-lined fairways. Seated behind the wheel of an electronically powered golf steed, golfers can jet from hole to hole, making sure to pop a wheelie in greeting fellow linksmen to ensure proper etiquette. Putter in hand, pairs of golfers can descend on Willow Run's array of demanding holes, with variable yardages ranging from 120 to 520, and scheme their way around multiple sand pits and two ball-hungry water hazards. After taming the 2,930 yards of green-graced canvas and then repeating the 9-hole course to play a full 18, sated sportsmen and women can sashay over to the Willow Run lounge for post-game drinks or stick around for the pro shop's after-hours craft class for making personalized terra-cotta golf tees.

12600 187th Street
Mokena,
IL
US

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