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$89 for 30 Minutes of Ground School and a 60-Minute Flight Lesson at Baton Rouge Flight Instruction ($190 Value)

Baton Rouge Flight Instruction

Baton Rouge

FAA-certified instructors give fledgling pilots a taste of flying during ground school and and an hourlong flight

$190 $89

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Interactive Haunted House Admission for One, Two, or Four from America Is Haunted (Up to 51% Off)

America Is Haunted

Airline/Jefferson

Come face to face with creatures ranging from eerie to gruesome

$35 $18

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Three or Five One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at Fit Fab (Up to 69% Off)

Fit Fab (formerly Dr. Fitness)

Baton Rouge

Personal trainer whips folks into shape with personalized routines designed around each client’s goals and fitness level

$225 $69

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Pinch-Bowl Party for Up to Six, or BYOB Painting Party for Two or Four at Artistico Express (Up to 55% Off)

Artistico Express

Baton Rouge

Kids and adults paint tiles and pinch bowls with colorful paints, stamps, and sponges before pieces are sent to the kiln to be fired

$110 $49

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 85% Off). Four Options Available.

American Fight Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Shenandoah

Instructors draw on competitive experience to teach introductory and all-level combat sessions in body position, leverage, and submission

$170 $26

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10 Personal-Training Sessions from Wells Fitnes Baton Rouge (70% Off)

Wells Fitness Br

Greenwell Springs/Central

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

$400 $120

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5 or 10 Fitness Recess Group-Training Sessions with One Personal-Training Session at Sandbox Training (80% Off)

Sandbox Training

Highlands/Perkins

Fitness Recess group training increases metabolisms, burns fat, and builds lean muscle; personal training allows for one-on-one attention

$175 $35

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$41 for Five BarreAmped Classes at Purely e barre + pilates ($92.50 Value)

Purely e barre + pilates

Baton Rouge

Boutique women's fitness studio offers daily Pilates-barre fusion classes that use isolated movements to tone lean muscle and burn calories

$92.50 $45

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$61 for Ballroom-Dance Lesson Package for One or Two People at TC Dance Club International (Up to $360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Mid City South

Certified teachers instruct learners in classic dance styles, including foxtrot, salsa & West Coast swing

$360 $61

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Krav Maga and Personal Training at Baton Rouge Krav Maga (Up to 90% Off). Three Options Available.

Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

$45 $11

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$27 for $78 Worth of Personal Training — Familyfit Athletics

Familyfit Athletics

Baton Rouge

From the merchant: Two 30-minute, one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer for adults or kids ages 10 and up

$78 $27

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Sculpted through the water-kissed terrain of the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, The Island Country Club challenges golfers with a lengthy course that measures 7,010 yards from the farthest tees. Water hazards await on nearly every hole throughout the course, giving advantage to golfers with confident swings and disciplined refusal to give golf-ball treats to the aviary creatures that occupy The Island’s wooden duck houses. The course’s most difficult hole, the 441-yard, par 4 11th offers a PGA Tour-worthy test from the tee, as drives must steer clear of a water hazard that hugs the entire right side of the hole while also shaping the shot to compensate for the fairway’s right-ward bend. In respect of the wildlife that shares the course grounds, The Island uses solar panels to power its clubhouse, golf carts, and herds of robotic caddies hired to graze in the native long grasses.

To prepare for upcoming rounds, golfers can enlist the services of PGA master professional Dave Baron, the club’s head golf pro. After a long day of launching drives and managing 9-irons' tender egos, golfers can unwind at The Island Grill, where executive chef Mark Maggio artfully blends elements of Italian and Louisiana cuisine.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 7,010 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 75.1 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 143 from the farthest tees * Four tee options

23550 Myrtle Grove Rd
Plaquemine,
LA
US

In the world of golf, few acronyms are held in the same regard as TPC. Comprising 32 PGA-level venues, the Tournament Players Club network stretches from coast to coast, hosting high-profile pro and senior tour events throughout the year with TPC Sawgrass even serving as the headquarters for the PGA itself. As the Big Easy's contribution to the lineup and a member of the faction that happen to be open to the public, TPC Louisiana does not disappoint. Pete Dye's 2004 design choreographs cypress and oak trees, five ponds, and more than 100 bunkers over 250 acres of the Mississippi River delta. As the permanent home of the PGA Tour’s annual Zurich Classic, the course is, of course, exceptionally long from the back tees––7,400 yards––but furnishes four additional sets of tees to make things easier on amateurs who refuse to cork their drivers.

As with all TPC venues, golf is but a part of the experience. Inside the 24,000 square-foot clubhouse, The TPC Grill couples southern hospitality with an ambiance of relaxed elegance, while luxury lockers provide a place for players to stash their Bourbon Street beads before teeing up on the course.

940 O'Neal Lane
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

With the clatter of bowling pins, the pings and buzzes of skee-ball, and the cries of victory from the laser-tag arena, the freewheeling return to youth that Quarters grants its grownup visitors is palpable. The 40,000-square-foot facility lets the good times roll as late as 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering a dose of after-hours entertainment that makes ordinary bars and clubs pale in comparison. Adding to the adult appeal is an on-site restaurant serving artisan bar snacks such as hand-battered onion rings and half-pound turkey burgers, topped off with classic and creative cocktails mixed with Bombay gin and Avion tequila.

Visitors indulge their competitive spirits within the multi-level laser tag arena, which pits two teams against each other in series of six-minute mock firefights. Teams navigate the maze of obstacles, ramps, and benevolent minotaurs, earning points by tagging opponents or ambushing one of the eight bases scattered throughout the arena. The plush couches that line Quarters' 10 bowling lanes also beckon competitors, as does a multi-table billiards room and an arcade packed with classic games such as Pac Man and air hockey.

4530 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, MI. Since then, Carrie has traveled around the country, hopping from gym to gym demonstrating the innovative program that draws techniques from ballet. Much like angering a witch with a penchant for frog spells, performing the Pure Barre technique can be a fast and effective way to transform your body. Motivating music slices through the 60-minute workouts, each of which utilizes a ballet barre and small isometric movements designed to burn fat and tone muscles.

3033 Old Forge Dr
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Now in its second year, the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Big Buddy Program—whose children receive costumes collected during the 10/31 Consortium club's costume drive. These costumed children march in the parade each year, in keeping with the organization's efforts to preserve the practice of trick-or-treating.

The parade follows a surprise theme each year, and community individuals and Krewes, who drive and march along a downtown route, contribute and construct colorful floats. The 10/31 Consortium organizes this annual parade in an effort to nurture community creativity and inspire local youth.

P.O. Box 77583
Baton Rouge,
Louisiana
US

Throngs of excited runners crouch along the starting line, all dressed in pristine white T-shirts. As the Color in Motion 5K begins, the sea of bodies sets off along the course, where handfuls of purple-, blue-, and yellow-colored powder start flying in from the sidelines. The safe concoction of cornstarch and dye sprinkles onto faces, shirts, shorts, and skin, dressing runners in a technicolor haze. Teams or individuals make their way through the 5K course, and finish the race wearing a pallet of washable and biodegradable paint. Each race partners and benefits local charities, with racers running individually, in teams, or sponsored by their favorite Crayola color.

16072 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge,
LA
US