Sports in Franklin Park

Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

Up to 51% Off Group Round of Golf in Wood Dale

Salt Creek Golf Club

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

Up to 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

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

Up to 92% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Champion United Taekwondo Center

Niles

$250 $20

Tae kwon do classes for toddlers, kids, and adults teach discipline and focus

Up to 53% Off Tumbling Classes

Illinois Allstars

Addison

$100 $50

Experienced cheerleading coaches and choreographers teach kids the fundamentals of tumbling

Up to 65% Off Private Baseball Lessons

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

$299 $109

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

45% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

$135 $74

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

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center

Morton Grove

$124 $29

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

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

$200 $39

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

51% Off Eight Weeks of Swim Lessons

British Swim School

Skokie

$203 $99

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

80% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

Comprido BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

$135 $39

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

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

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

79% Off Muay Thai or MMA Classes

Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club

Multiple Locations

$185 $39

Tone bodies with Muay Thai Kickboxing or MMA Classes

Up to 50% Off Golf in Evanston

Canal Shores

Evanston

$50 $25

Challenging greens and a short, 4,000 yd. layout characterize this par 60, family-friendly course that runs along North Shore Channel

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Oakbrook Racquet and Fitness

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

Up to 56% Off Girl's Volleyball Camp

Dynamic Impact Volleyball Club

Roselle

$200 $99

Decorated coaches lead three-day volleyball camps, training female athletes in skills such as passing, serving, and setting

Half Off Kids' Baseball Camp

Illinois Baseball Academy

Rosemont

$199 $99

Trained instructors, some with college or pro experience, teach kids aged 7-10 the finer points of baseball including hitting and fielding

Up to 43% Off at Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Valley Golf Club

Deer Grove

$78 $45

Sculpted into the rolling landscape, 6,415-yard course features bluegrass fairways and four sets of bent grass tees

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

True Balance Karate Institute

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K – Up to 34% Off

ROC Race - Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

U.S. Cellular Field

$108.90 $74

Costume-clad runners tackle 12 game-show-inspired obstacles as they race for victory on Saturday, July 12

51% Off Electric Bike Tour

WanderBikes

Buckingham Fountain

$100 $49

Electric bikes lead groups through Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park, and along lakefront on guided tours of Chicago landmarks

53% Off Entry in Women's Half-Marathon

Zooma Women's Race Series

Burnham Park

$105 $49

Women's half-marathon takes a scenic lakefront route before ending with a post-race party complete with recovery massage and yoga

57% Off Entry to the Run Against Traffick 5k

Traffick Free

Diversey Harbor

$35 $15

3.1-mile run along Diversey Harbor raises awareness against human trafficking in Chicago

Up to 50% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $23

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

Up to 70% Off Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$115 $39

Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

50% Off Kayak or Paddleboard Rental

Kayak Chicago

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Kayaks ferry one person across Lake Michigan's undulating waters; standup paddleboarders glide across the lake on weekdays

Half Off Stand Up Paddleboard Rental

Chicago Water Sport Rentals

Chicago

$50 $25

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

50% Off Bike Tune-Up at Bobby's Bike Hike

Bobby's Bike Hike

Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

$70 $35

Be prepared to take advantage of sunny days with a bike tune-up that ensures your ride is safe and smooth

Up to 50% Off Basketball Camp and T-shirt

DATSWZUP Basketball

Dooley Park

$50 $25

Basketball camp run by Norrice Quarles pays equal mind to basketball fundamentals, physical fitness, and skills such as reading

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

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

Up to 66% Off Kids' and Adult's Martial Arts Classes

EKF Martial Arts

Andersonville

$130 $49

Learn Kung Fu from Mortal Kombat's real-life Kung Lao, Anthony Marquez, or blend martial arts styles in MMA classes

53% Off Bike Tune-Up

Lakeshore Bike

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Techs bolster bicycle health through tune-up that includes wheel truing and frame cleaning

Up to 55% Off Kids' Swordplay Classes at Forteza Fitness

Forteza Fitness

Ravenswood

$110 $55

Kids' swordplay classes instill confidence and discipline in students while engaging their minds and bodies

Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

Up to 77% Off Golf Lessons

Chicago Style Golf

West Town

$126 $29

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Boutique golf shop offers private and group golf lessons that improve a golfer's swing

69% Off Lesson at TourBound Golf Academy

TourBound Golf Academy

TourBound Golf Academy Indoor Training Facility

$125 $39

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PGA Tour simulators uses video playback to enhance golf pupil’s understanding of instructor’s advice

52% Off Six Weeks of Swim Lessons at British Swim School

British Swim School

Multiple Locations

$187 $89

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

50% Off at Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do

Ultimate Kicks Tae Kwon Do

Chicago

$70 $35

In a brightly decorated studio, experts lead students aged 4 and older in traditional and Olympic-style tae kwon do

Up to 79% Off Kid's and Adult Martial Arts Classes

Keller's Martial Arts

Avondale

$235 $50

Instructors teach a wide array of martial arts, including MMA, kickboxing, Olympic-style tae kwon do, and Aikido

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Shinjinkai, The Japanese Martial Arts Society

Lakeview

$75 $19

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

Up to 75% Off at New Generation Jeet Kune Do

New Generation Jeet Kune Do

Near North Side

$100 $29

Experienced and certified instructor teaches students jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; classes focus on combat fighting

Up to 80% Off Adults' Kickboxing or Kids' Martial Arts

Kensho Martial Arts

Lincoln Park

$197.25 $39

Kids build focus & self-confidence through self-defense and safety awareness training; adults improve fitness levels through kickboxing

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

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

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Andre Maneco Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Chicago

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 53% Off MMA Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts

Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Slayers Mma Academy

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

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

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Lily Lau Eagle Claw Kung Fu

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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

Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

Valko Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

44% Off Running

Northwestern Settlement

Redeem from Home

$45 $25

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

Up to 67% Off Indoor Golf Practice

Proline Golf

Central Chicago

$150 $59

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Work on your golf game inside a former microbrewery, optionally using a ball-tracking launch monitor to help improve accuracy

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tandang Garimot

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

85% Off Jujitsu and Kickboxing Classes

Movimento Fitness

Central Chicago

$260 $39

Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes led by a Gracie-trained instructor and a former US Marine Corps squad leader

Up to 62% Off Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes

Sam Colonna Boxing MMA & Fitness

McKinley Park

$100 $39

Expert boxing coach leads students through basic pugilistic moves; boot camps help guests build strength and endurance

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Gabe Rios Golf

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Bsi Group Inc/ Bei Shaolin Institute Chicago

Chicago

$300 $105

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

60% Off Fencing Classes at Lincoln Square Fencing

Lincoln Square Fencing

Ravenswood

$62.50 $25

USA Fencing Association member club teaches foil or saber classes to youth, adults, or competitive fencers

53% Off at Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

Foster Beach

$43 $20

Bicycles and kayaks help renters discover the Foster Beach area; snacks include sodas, ice cream, and hot dogs

Up to 40% Off 5K Race and T-Shirt

Chinatown 5K

Chicago

$41.82 $25

5K through Chinatown that includes a post-race raffle and a traditional Chinese lion dance

Up to 61% Off Sports-League Registration

S3 Simply Social Sports Leagues

Multiple Locations

$115 $45

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Recreational leagues of outgoing players meet weekly for kickball, softball, or volleyball matches

Up to 37% Off Beach-Volleyball Tournament

Cities and Sports

Multiple Locations

$30 $19

Both beach volleyball tournaments are on Saturday at 9 a.m.

Up to 50% Off Pride 5K Registration and Party

Pride 5K

Lincoln Park

$90 $45

Don your raciest attire for an evening pre-Pride 5K; then groove at a post-race party with DJ Adam LeBlanc of the local band Sixteen Candles

Up to 51% Off Disco Dash 5K or 10K Race

Disco Dash 5K/10K- Guaranteed Rate

Soldier Field

$65 $32

Wearing leisure suits, sunglasses, and wigs, runners hustle along Lakeshore Trail before dancing at an after-party with a live band

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

Great Urban Race

Theater on the Lake at Cactus Cantina

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

Up to 71% Off Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

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

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Willow Hill Golf Course

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

$150 $49

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

Up to 69% Off Golf at Mission Hills Country Club

Mission Hills Country Club

Northfield

$158 $55

Clusters of thick forest and intersecting waterways line the fairways of this mature course open since 1926

47% Off Martial Arts

Tiger Koo's Martial Arts

Hoffman Estates

$159 $84

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

52% Off a 5K Running Music Festival from Nocturnal Lands

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

Up to 56% Off Archery Classes

G Woods Archery

Near West Side

$40 $19

All arrows, bows, and targets are provided during each 60-minute class

Up to 44% Off 5K Obstacle-Course Entry

Hit and Run 5K

Toyota Park

$35 $20

Runners dash through a 5K obstacle course; each registration includes one shirt, headband, and packet full of deals from sponsors

Up to Half Off Golf Practice at Chicago Players Club

Chicago Players Club

Justice

$12 $6

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

50% Off Services

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

$198 $99

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

50% Off Visit to Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Sea Lion Aquatic Park

Lisle

$26 $13

Guests slip down four water slides and relax in the zero-depth pool while children play amongst giant fish and octopus sculptures

Up to 52% Off Pool Passes

Meadows Swim & Tennis Club

Lisle

$30 $15

The club has three heated pools—a six-lane lap pool, a junior pool, and a baby pool—as well as trained lifeguards on post

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Play Golf and Tennis's instructors help students hone forehands and chips throughout the year. Aspirant tennis players and golfers improve their game at the Diversey Driving Range and the Hamlin Park tennis courts in the summer, and on Mars in the event of a planetary evacuation. Players learn either sport under the direction of renowned golf and tennis professional Ron Carroll, or work on executing perfect turns in a nonfunctioning golf cart with instructor-supplied engine noises.

500 West Jefferson Street
Bensenville,
IL
US

Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months–3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1–3 years without parents) teach wee swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly and little-known mountain-goat flail. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.

410 West Lake Street
Elmhurst,
IL
US

Established: 2010
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothing
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Archery Tag
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

As the owner of Chicago Archery Academy, Casey has taught students to aim using Olympic recurve bows, traditional recurve bows, longbows, and compound bows. But the real enthusiasm at his training range stems from his latest creation, Archery Tag, which he describes as "paintball but with bows and arrows."

The event takes place in an arena much like a paintball field, with areas of cover and open expanses. Unlike paintball's projectiles, though, the soft, foam-tipped arrows never leave welts, bruises, or marks. The tip of each arrow resembles nothing so much as a marshmallow, which is not known for its aerodynamics. In fact, the shafts fly through the air slowly enough that a participant who is paying attention can dodge them in helping their team claim victory.

360 N York St.
Elmhurst,
IL
US

Authorized Schwinn retailer Marty’s Bike Shop, nestled behind the same Park Ridge storefront since 1954, packs its space with bikes from Schwinn, GT, and Haro, along with a complete line of parts and accessories. Cycles available for test riding run the gamut from road bikes to trikes, ensuring that riders and bikes merge seamlessly into one, just as jockeys and horses merge seamlessly into centaurs. Alternatively, cyclists can shop road necessities such as helmets, tire pumps, road lights, and durable water bottles. Comprehensive repair and maintenance services administered onsite complement the shop’s sales arm and rejuvenate over-loved cycles.

623 Devon Ave
Park Ridge,
IL
US

Kumu Hula (“Master Teacher of the Hula”) June Yoshiko sometimes wonders if it was the same streak of courage that led both of her grandfathers to leave Japan and start a new life in Hawaii that inspired her to make a similar journey from Hawaii to Chicago. A hula dancer since she was six, she’s honed her craft over three decades while augmenting it with a master’s in public health nutrition, ordination as a Zen Buddhist priest, and certification as a reiki master teacher.

June teaches two types of hula classes: Hula Kahiko, ancient dances accompanied by chanting that emphasize Hawaiian culture, and Hula Auana, or modern hula, set to contemporary Hawaiian songs and instruments such as ukulele and guitar. Her beginner classes focus on footwork and hip motions, and advanced classes merge both Kahiko and Auana with the study of plants, chants, mythology, and history important to hula. June also offers a Gracious Ladies class for mature women and men that incorporates Auana hula to tone bodies, strengthen core muscles, and boost ACT scores.

38 Lake Street
Oak Park,
IL
US

Mature timbers and ponds surround the emerald corridors of Salt Creek Golf Club's executive course as the layout weaves across 3,985 yards of well-maintained terrain. Throughout the par 63 layout, nine par 3s nurture players' relationships with their mid- and short-irons, and nine par 4s—including a 381-yarder that measures as the course's longest hole—ensure that drivers and 3-woods don't file negligence suits. The course presents memorable shots in its scaled-down layout, such as the harrowing approach into an island green that awaits at the Blue Course's eighth hole. After the round, Golfers can retire to the Grill Room, serve savory sandwiches, burgers, and salads and pour sudsy libations. Guests can recap their rounds in the Grill Room's indoor diner with four TVs, enjoy breezes on the open-air patio.

701 W Thorndale Ave
Wood Dale,
IL
US

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