Things To Do In Freeport

Up to 50% Off at Prairie View Golf Club

Byron

$86 $43

18-hole, par 72 course—designed by renowned architect James Spear—suited for golfers of all abilities

46% Off Canoe Trip for Four

Canoe the Kish

$140 $75

After learning basic paddling techniques, duos take canoes on leisurely drifts past the Kishwaukee River's scenery and abundant wildlife

Up to 51% Off Dance Lessons at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Allegro Academy Dance Room

$42 $21

Youth or preschool classes held Saturdays teach youngsters the movements and techniques of Irish dance

50% Off Services

Northeast

$60 $30

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

76% Off at Wyldside Paintball

Wyld Side Paintball

$120 $29

Referees set up scenarios and games to play across outdoor fields filled with dense forests, manmade structures, and inflatable cover

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

50% Off Children's Yoga at Nspired Yoga

Northeast Rockford

$40 $20

On Saturday mornings, children learn the importance of exercise during age-appropriate yoga classes

Up to 75% Off Spring Kickoff Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$230 $59

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Three different boot-camp training sessions each week kickstart fitness with 21-day fat-loss meal plan and initial body fat analysis

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Rockton

$40 $20

Instructor with more than 15 years of teaching experience leads kids and adults around an indoor arena during 60-minute riding lessons

$8 for Arcade Games and Pinball

Southeast

$20 $8

Play modern arcade games as well as classics such as skee-ball and _Ms. Pac-Man_—many of which dispense tickets redeemable for prizes

51% Off a Kids' Birthday Party at Sapora Playworld

Loves Park

$192 $95

Sock-footed kids play safely on the soft surfaces at an indoor playground with a separate area for toddlers

49% Off Five or Six Weeks of Ice-Skating Lessons

Loves Park

$55 $28

17,000 ft. indoor rink hosts ice-skating lessons for adults and kids

79% Off Children's Mixed Martial Arts Classes

Loves Park

$239 $55

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Martial arts classes enstill confidence, humility, self discipline, and patience in kids

Up to 91% Off MMA and Women's Boot-Camp Classes

Loves Park

$340 $30

MMA classes pull from jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, & boxing & boot camp helps women reach their fitness goals in a supportive group environment

55% Off at B & B Park Bowl

Loves Park

$58 $26

Groups of up to six take to one of B & B's eight lanes, at a family-friendly bowling alley open since the 1950s

Up to 60% Off Boot Camp

Machesney Park

$97 $39

Instructors lead small groups through high-intensity fitness routines tailor-made to strengthen cores and boost endurance

50% Off at Classics and Chrome Indoor Car Show

At the Corner of Route 251 and 173 in Machesney Park

$16 $8

Auto show highlights classic and custom such as hot rods, pre- and postwar cars, muscle and sports cars, and motorcycles

55% Off Personal Training at The Gym

Roscoe

$100 $45

Certified personal trainers tailor workouts to each client and employ a mix of weight lifting, cardio work, and resistance training

78% Off CrossFit Program at CrossFit Roscoe

Roscoe

$270 $59

Trainers introduce students to CrossFit’s philosophy and teach them proper techniques for lifts and exercises

45% Off

Roscoe

$75 $41

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

35% Off from Great Lakes Skydiving

Beloit

$229 $149

Glide down to earth from up to 14,000 feet in the air while attached to the certified instructor for the entire jump

67% Off Kids' Swim Lessons

South Beloit

$106.50 $35

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

50% Off Tandem Skydiving Jumps

Beloit

$299.99 $149

While strapped to an experienced instructor, guests experience a 60-second freefall followed by a leisurely 6- to 9-minute parachute ride

Up to 59% Off a Supercar Driving or Ride-Along Experience

Blackhawk Farms Raceway

$239 $99

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

Up to 67% Off Belvidere Family YMCA Membership

Belvidere

$180 $59

Community center helps improve individuals' well-being with fitness center and indoor pool and entertains families with free event nights

Up to 55% Off Small Group Training Sessions

Janesville

$500 $250

Total body workouts include kickboxing, boot camp and tabata sessions; exercise with BOSU, battle ropes or kettle bells

Up to 73% Off at CrossFit 608

Janesville

$120 $39

CrossFit classes feature a new workout each day, blending aspects of running, weightlifting, and gymnastics

Up to 65% Off Classes at Touch of Pilates

Janesville

$50 $19.99

Gain long, lean muscles in these classical Pilates group classes

Up to 66% Off Yoga Classes

Fitchburg

$130 $49

Yoga focuses on health and healing with movement

Up to 79% Off at Dragonfly Hot Yoga | Barre

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Ancient poses and exercises in heated room help limber muscles and oust toxins; BarreAmped classes incorporate Pilates and ballet exercises

64% Off Adult Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$219 $79

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Ever-changing 45-minute workouts use resistance training to tone muscle and burn fat

Up to 72% Off Boot Camp at Get Fit with Brian

Fitchburg

$90 $29

Certified trainer Brian Austin leads indoor and outdoor boot camps that blend intense cardio with weight training and ab work

Up to 71% Off at Madison Pilates

Fitchburg

$120 $35

Pilates lessons use apparatus to strengthen core muscles; Reformer Pilates classes use spring resistance to guide bodies

Up to 65% Off Bowling

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

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Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

84% Off Kickboxing Classes

Stoughton

$314 $49

Students burn calories, boost their strength, and learn hard-hitting kickboxing techniques with a month of fitness kickboxing classes

Up to 54% Off 9-Hole Rounds at Argue-Ment Golf Course

New Glarus

$26 $13

Small bentgrass greens create challenging putts on links-style nine-hole course that features water hazards on three holes

Up to 69% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Verona

$120 $45

Burn fat, increase flexibility, and tone muscle during scalable, one-hour boot camps

Up to 61% Off at Energy Center Fitness Club

Mount Horeb

$75 $35

Boot camp, Zumba, yoga, and cycling quicken pulses in group fitness classes

Up to 53% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

DeKalb

$55 $27

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

Up to 76% Off Kids' Yoga Classes

Sycamore

$78 $19

A yoga instructor encourages fitness and imagination in children aged 5–12, blending yoga with songs, games, and storytelling

Up to 57% Off Wine Tastings in Muscoda

Orion

$22 $11

Award-winning winery produces 30 wines and offers wine tastings and hillside views from the patio

49% Off Bowling

Mineral Point

$35 $18

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

Up to 57% Off Segway Tour

Multiple Locations

$70 $30

On guided tours, Segways travel along the Pheasant Branch Creek Trail and around the Capitol building

Up to 54%% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson

Madison Horse Connection

$40 $19

Budding equestrians young and old learn basic horsemanship and a variety of steed-steering disciplines during indoor or outdoor lessons

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at R U FIT

Madison

$75 $35

Seasoned personal trainers customize encouraging, yet challenging workouts and meal plans to help fitness seekers achieve their health goals

Up to 67% Off Tennis Lessons

Multiple Locations

$35 $15

80-minute lessons teach classes of up to two or four people the techniques to improve their tennis game

Up to 54% Off Roller Skating at Fast Forward Skate Center

Madison

$20 $10

Skate to musical hits both new and old in an indoor roller skating rink with a game room and full service snack bar

51% Off Three Months of Unlimited Karate Lessons

State Street

$342 $169

Instructors teach shaolin kempo karate, an accessible form of self-defense for kids and adults that uses hands, feet, grappling, and felling

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Madison

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 58% Off Dance Classes

Madison

$110 $49

Students of all experience levels learn ballroom steps & spins in classes of 12–15 dancers

Up to 78% Off Group Martial Arts Classes

Madison

$115 $30

Instructors empower students by teaching them effective self-defense techniques derived from the ancient martial arts traditions of Japan

55% Off Boot Camp

Maple Bluff

$129 $58

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

Up to 63% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Madison

$100 $44.99

Expert trainers lead students through boot-camp classes that are appropriate for all fitness levels

Up to 76% Off at Boulders Climbing Gym

Hawthorne

$100 $24

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Wall crawlers scramble over 8,000 sq. ft. of climbing surfaces and supporting ascents

Up to 50% Off Pontoon Boat Rental

Dubuque American Lady Yacht Cruises

$355 $177

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Design your own river excursion aboard a 21- or 24-foot Sylvan pontoon boat with comfy bench seating and a canopy for shade

50% Off Tastings at Rocky Waters Winery

Hanover Illinois

$24 $12

During private wine tastings, winemakers serve seven samples and answer visitors' questions

50% Off Workout Classes

Business Park

$100 $50

Instructors lead small groups through engaging workouts that incorporate suspension training, kettlebells, and training ropes

Up to 51% Off CrossFit

CrossFit Pioneer

$50 $25

Coaches scale all functional, calorie-roasting cross-training routines to individual fitness abilities and goals

52% Off from Great Lakes Hang Gliding

Great Lakes Hang Gliding

$309.99 $149

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first jump strapped to a seasoned instructor

42% Off Tandem Hang Gliding

Delavan Lake

$259 $149

A tandem hang-gliding flight with a certified instructor affords novices the chance to take the controls safely

Up to 47% Off Golf at Koshkonong Mounds Country Club

Koshkonong Mounds CC

$92 $55

Opened in 1870 as a club for huntsmen, the converted golf facility undulates across rolling pastureland with mature tree-lined fairways

56% Off Horseback Riding

Woodstock

$45 $20

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

Up to 55% Off Riding Lessons at John White Stables

Woodstock

$175 $79

Year-round stable builds confident and knowledgeable horseback riders within its spacious indoor arena

Up to 60% Off Fitness, Martial-Arts, or Tai Chi Classes

Woodstock

$70 $35

Fitness classes such as yoga and TRX; calming tai chi; self-defense from karate and tae kwon do classes

Up to 50% Off Coffee Bar at 4th Fridays

Harvard

$20 $11

Open-house event exhibits the works of regional artists while attendees sip beer, wine, mixed drinks, or premium coffee

Up to Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons 

Woodstock

$40 $19.99

Private riding lessons teach brushing, tacking, and riding instruction for all skill levels

Up to 56% Off at Mayer School of Irish Dance

Gilberts

$60 $27

Instructors teach beginners aged 5-19 traditional Irish step dance techniques and routines

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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

Up to 52% Off Private Horseback Riding Lessons

Hampshire

$60 $29

In a one-on-one setting, a horseback riding instructor teaches students the basic fundamentals of steering and controlling a horse

Up to 50% Off at Broadlands Golf Club

North Prairie

$136 $68

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Links-style course encompasses 6,884 yards of bentgrass fairways and greens, wide-open terrain, occasional water hazards, and 4 sets of tees

Half Off All-Access Amusement-Park Wristbands

Marshall

$87.80 $44

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26 rides and attractions include roller coasters, go-karts, a kiddie ferris wheel, bumper boats, and a mini golf course

44% Off Services

Hampden

$25 $14

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

Up to 80% Off CrossFit Classes at K-Star Fitness

Lake in the Hills

$150 $39

Exercisers sweat their way through intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 8,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

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

Up to 70% Off at FitChick Boot Camp

Lake in the Hills

$149 $49

Trainers challenge gals with indoor and outdoor fitness boot camps designed to build functional strength

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

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

55% Off Lessons at JC’s Guitars & Music Lessons

Multiple Locations

$88 $40

During private, 30-minute lessons, students learn the basics of singing or their choice of string, wind, or percussion instrument

Up to 63% Off Running Training Program

Sunset Park

$180 $72

Certified running coach develops personalized program with weekly tips, email and phone support, and Wednesday-night group runs at 6:30 p.m.

Select Local Merchants

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

1862 S West Ave
Freeport,
IL
US

Travelers follow Jo Daviess County's sprawling fields and undulating hills toward Massbach Ridge Winery’s 18+ acre estate. Founded by the Harmston family in 2003, the winery’s proprietors select grapes grown in Jo Daviess County to concoct their batches of reds and whites. Members of the winery family escort guests on impromptu tours before rendezvousing in the tasting room or on the patio for samplings. The outdoor patio grants a heightened view of the vineyards below, which visitors can wander through on quests for vine-ripe copies of The Grapes of Wrath. In addition to its frequent tastings and tour sessions, Massbach Ridge Winery hosts a number of wine-related events each year.

8837 S Massbach Rd
Elizabeth,
IL
US

The Stockton Park District hosts outdoor community events throughout the year, including craft fairs, basketball tournaments, and 5K and 10K run/walks. Brothers Steve, Andy, and Tom Jordan organized the first annual 5K in 2008. They used their skills from hosting a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to plan and advertise the event. The first year, they signed up 91 runners and raised money for a tennis court behind the high school and a paper-airplane factory at the middle school. Since then, the brothers have worked to improve the race and transform it into a community event with entertainment and an increasingly challenging and interesting course.

600 N Pearl St
Stockton,
IL
US

Fitness Lifestyles boasts such a bounty of amenities that virtually anybody should be able to find a way to get fit. In addition to the usual weightlifting and cardio equipment, there are four indoor tennis courts, a pool, a batting cage, and even a massage therapist on call. A full schedule of classes includes aquatic aerobics in the pool as well as dry-land calorie-burners such as boot camp, spinning, yoga, and Pilates. After a strenuous workout, head to the spa to unwind with a hot stone massage or customized facial.

641 W Stephenson St
Freeport,
IL
US

No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It's a philosophy that’s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part community center, Curves is a women’s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Curves has teamed up with health and fitness coach Jillian Michaels to develop full-body, 30-minute workouts that kick-start weight loss, combining strength training, cardio, and stretching into sessions that torch fat, build strength, boost intensity, and prevent plateaus. These workouts are enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program, available for an extra fee, which is rooted in Curves' method for effective weight loss in that it supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach.

1506 10th St
Monroe,
WI
US

The caring staff at the YMCA of Rock River Valley fosters healthy habits with personalized fitness programs, family-centric recreation, and more than 50 group exercise classes at both Rockford-area locations. Equipment orientation helps new members feel at home by helping them set workout goals and meet other members with similar goals. After teaming with a certified coach to build a full-fledged fitness plan, guests may follow up with an electronic advisor that suggests changes to the plan based on input from the Y’s human fitness experts. Unlimited access to group classes such as yoga and pool-based aqua Pilates challenges muscles under water. Zumba’s Latin-inspired dance moves get heart rates delightfully elevated, and cardio madness continues the trend with weighted bars and free weights. The Y also sets aside time for families to connect over basketball, movie showing in the pool, or competing in an inflatable obstacle course

In addition to showering members with classes and coaching, the Y bathes them in discounts when they sign up for specialized classes such as triathlon training. Complimentary childcare allows parents to focus their mental energy on physical feats, and a handful of free guest passes lets members show their friends where they climb the climbing wall.

3333 N Marshfield Ave
Chicago,
IL
US