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Michelangelo famously claimed that the human form of a sculpture resided in the stone itself, and that the artist’s task was merely to free it using totally tubular nunchaku moves. With today's Groupon, free the finely sculpted form lurking beneath your skin, For $39, you get a one-month membership to Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club. A one-month membership is normally $78 plus the $99 initiation fee, giving your Groupon a total value of $177.

3111 Hayden Rd
Columbus,
OH
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From its upstairs perch in the club house, Vito’s patio offers a panoramic view of the course’s 18th green so that you can witness impressive birdies and amusing putter-flinging meltdowns while sampling the Old Country–influenced menu. Tee off with appetizers such as the three-onion dip ($6.59), calamari parma ($7.99), and zucchini frito ($6.99), or munch one of 11 pre-determined, gourmet, Sicilian pizza pies. “Sangwiches” include the meataballa ($7.59) and grande hot Sicilian ($8.99), while paninis include chicken gorgonzola ($7.99) and roasted turkey ($7.99). For heartier fare, twirl a fork into pastas such as the blackened salmon with angel hair ($14.99) and penne al forno ($7.99, large $11.99), or drive one down the fairway with a house specialty such as the steak Vito ($12.99) or grilled salmon putanesca ($13.99).

7100 New Albany Links Dr
New Albany,
OH
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Scientists have recently discovered that in addition to conducting electricity, water also conducts friendship—a hypothesis proven time and time again at the Sycamore Hills Swim Club. The community-focused swim club boasts both a 35'x37' main pool with a diving board for adults and professional Marco Polo teams to splash in while kids 4 and under wade in a shallow pool that never goes deeper than 18 inches. The swim club's smaller size—and the watchful eyes of at least one lifeguard at all times—helps set guardians' minds at ease as they keep an eye on kids from beneath the shaded pavilion. The staff also fosters a sense of community by hosting Friday night grill outs, movie nights, and other family events. To keep kids safe around the water and foster a love for swimming, Red Cross–certified Water Safety Instructors teach kids to swim during private lessons. Kids can then put their speedier strokes to the test on Sycamore Hills Swim Club's swim team.

1200 Brookridge Dr
Columbus,
OH
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Central Ohio School of Diving's staff of divemasters and instructors hold more certificates than a university president on graduation day. They draw on their immense knowledge and experience to teach new divers the ins and outs of scuba. With classes that combine classroom, dive-pool, and open-water learning experiences, the school's curriculum of Scuba School International courses prepares students for real-life dives. After imparting these skills, the school’s top divers lead trips to the world's best dive spots—the bars where the world’s best villains hide out.

2355 W Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus,
OH
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The YMCA of Greater Dayton branch began before the Civil War, but disbanded when war struck. Re-founded in peacetime, individuals and families have gathered at the Y for more than 140 years to enrich themselves through health and wellness programs. Eleven campuses serve the entire community—babies as young as 6 weeks old can attend childcare programs; kids can take gymnastics and soccer lessons; teens can develop their leadership skills; seniors can keep fit through Active Older Adults exercise classes; and the whole family can enjoy the pool.

111 W 1st St
Dayton,
OH
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The year-round Five Seasons Family Sports Club welcomes families for some athletically minded fun. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts are the stomping grounds for lessons, matches, and free play. Multiple classes are available for all ages, including ballet for kids, strength training for teens, and yoga and kickboxing for adults. Members also can relax during a massage or shadow-puppet show, or refuel at the deli and smoothie bar.

4242 Clyo Road
Bellbrook,
OH
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