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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10 MMA Classes with Uniform or 16-Class Package at Frankfort MMA (Up to 95% Off)

Frankfort Mixed Martial Arts

Frankfort

Mixed martial arts classes help kids develop focus and self-discipline while teaching them self-defense; classes also available for adults

$324 $25

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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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One-Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform or Kids' Birthday Party at Family Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

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

$204 $49

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Heatwave Dance Fitness Club ($99 Value)

Heatwave Dance Fitness Club

Mokena

5,000 sq. ft. space hosts TRX, cardio kickboxing, yoga fitness, and Zumba workouts led by certified instructors

$99 $29

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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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$19 for One Private and One Group Dance Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studios ($135 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$135 $19

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$116 for $210 Worth of Services at Dragon Fire Karate

Dragon Fire Karate

New Lenox

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

$210 $116

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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

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

$85 $38

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

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

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

$40 $10

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Winter Wonderland Mini Golf for Two or Six at Odyssey Fun World (Up to 50% Off)

Odyssey Fun World

Tinley Park

Sip hot chocolate while playing 18 holes of mini golf surrounded by a musical light show

$20 $12

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

The Hart Wellness Center

Flossmoor

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

$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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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy

Richton Park

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

$129 $59

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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 Private or Group Swim Lessons at British Swim School (Up to 52% Off)

British Swim School

Multiple Locations

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

$181 $90

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Kids' Daytime Classes at Flying High Sports & Rec Center (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

Multiple Locations

Kids learn gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, or martial arts; tykes 5 and under cavort on inflatables & trampolines during Little Tykes Time

$136 $35

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Two Dance Classes from Exklusive Dance & Fitness Studio (65% Off)

Exklusive Dance & Fitness Studio

Country Club Hills

From the merchant: Classes include pole fitness, exotic dance and other sensual movement to build your confidence for all ages and sizes.

$80 $28

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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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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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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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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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Golf-Simulator Session for Two or Four with Snacks and Drinks at Coyote Run Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Coyote Run Golf Course

Homewood

Players share a pizza and trade swings on simulations of famous golf courses such as St. Andrews and Cog Hill

$68.50 $33

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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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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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"Anything Goes" at Rialto Square Theatre on January 19 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"Anything Goes"

Rialto Square Theatre

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Cole Porter’s immortal score springs to life

$54.75 $32

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $16

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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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Paintball for Two, Four, or Eight with Marker, Paintballs, and Gear at CPX Sports in Joliet (Up to 77% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war; passes include free admission on a return visit within two weeks

$95 $24

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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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$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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One or Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Piano Lessons at Palos Heights Piano (50% Off)

Palos Heights Piano

Palos Heights

Classical pianist with 20+ years of experience teaches the instrument's fundamentals to students of all ages

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two at T-USA Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

T-USA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach tae kwon do and hapkido martial-art techniques that emphasize discipline and develop fitness

$165 $59

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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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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Southwest Ice Arena (Up to 53% Off)

Southwest Ice Arena

Crestwood

Skaters spin around two well-maintained ice rinks during public skates inside the family-friendly skating center

$18 $9

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Four Private Music Lessons from Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction (44% Off)

Dave Kohut Guitar Instruction

Crestwood

From the merchant: Guitar, bass, banjo, or Ukulele lessons available. All levels of student from beginning to advanced are welcome.

$80 $45

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Standup for Two and Tickets to a Future Show at Riddles Comedy Club (Up to 75% Off)

Riddles Comedy Club

Riddles Comedy Club

Weekend sets from nationally touring comedians such as Damon Williams and Meechie Hall

$75 $19

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Fountain Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off) 

Fountain Hills Golf Club

Alsip

Golf carts carry golfers across a course that covers 66 wooded acres and challenges play with three lakes and numerous bunkers

$61 $32

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$57 for Four Weeks of Swim Lessons at British Swim School ($123 Value)

British Swim School

Alsip

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

$123 $57

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$30 for $60 Groupon — Physical Edge Personal Training

Physical Edge Personal Training

Alsip

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

$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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Roller Skating and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 69% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

Visitors conquer arcade games and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

$47 $20

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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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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 (69% 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 $19

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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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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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$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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Simulated Golf for Two or Four at Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility (Up to 48% Off)

Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Oak Lawn

Golf simulators replicate more than 30 world-famous golf courses and track each player’s swing and shot data

$60 $32

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Weekend Access to the Chicago Pet Show for Two at Oak Lawn Pavilion on April 25–26 (Up to 42% Off)

Chicago Pet Show

Oak Lawn Community Pavilion

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Two days of demonstrations, seminars, and games from pet-friendly retailers and rescue groups, aimed at current and prospective pet owners

$12 $7

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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 (50% 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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Fitness Classes at Active Edge Lifestyle & Fitness Center (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Active Edge Lifestyle & Fitness Center

Lansing

Fitness instructors lead groups through martial arts and self-defense classes or host Zumba classes, all of which are designed to torch flab

$75 $25

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Four Weeks of Classes for a Child or Adult at Kempo Jujutsu Martial Arts Academy (Up to 84% Off)

Kempo Jujutsu Martial Arts Academy

Dyer

Martial-arts classes for children and adults focus on Kempo Jujitsu Ryu, which emphasizes self-defense, grappling, and weapons skills

$125 $20

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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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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 75% Off). Three Options Available.

Premiere Dance Studio

Dyer

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

$50 $14.99

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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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Sunday Basketball Camp for Kids Ages 5–13 from In the Paint Basketball (49% Off)

In The Paint Basketball

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

$115 $59

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10 or 20 Classes at Pure Indoor Cycling Studio (Up to 63% 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 $49

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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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