Things To Do In Glastonbury

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Sacred Rivers Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Sacred Rivers Yoga

Multiple Locations

Range of classes held daily, from gentle yoga therapy to power-yoga sessions designed to strengthen the core

$136 $39

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One or Two Months of Kids Karate Class with Introductory One-on-One Course at 100 Percent Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

100 Percent Martial Arts

Glastonbury

One-on-one introductory lesson preps kids for one or two months of karate classes

$239 $27

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$39 for 1 Month of Unlimited Rock Climbing plus Gear and an Intro Class at Central Rock Gym ($79 Value)

Central Rock Gym

Glastonbury

Climbers scale walls reaching as high as 40 feet; month-long package includes unlimited climbing, gear rental, and required beginner’s class

$79 $39

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10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Glastonbury Center

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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Eight-Class Package with Uniform, or Four Classes at Frank Corbo's Marlborough Martial Arts & Karate (Up to 87% Off)

Frank Corbo's Marlborough Martial Arts & Karate

Village Green Plaza

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

$215 $29

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Four or Eight Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes at HanSoo Taekwondo (Up to 76% Off)

HanSoo Taekwondo

Glastonbury

Tae kwon do students cultivate their bodies and minds, gaining strength, stamina, and self-defense skills

$100 $27

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Five, 10, or 15 Pure Barre Dance Fitness Classes at Jacqueline Roach School of Dance/Dance Elite (Up to 57% Off)

Jacqueline Roach School of Dance/Dance Elite

Marlborough

Students practice ballet techniques and movements to help them lose weight and tone muscles

$50 $25

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Women needn’t feel intimidated by anything—especially exercise, according to Kelly Kohler, the 17-year fitness instruction veteran who helms Totally Kickin’ Fitness. At this female-focused studio, ladies work out in small groups as a seasoned instructor demonstrates moves and doles out tips and encouragement. Students of all fitness levels are welcome, from brand-new exercisers to those who can outrun a cheetah while carrying a bag of rocks.

Classes range from kickboxing routines filled with punches and kicks to total-body workouts teeming with resistance bands and bodyweight exercises. To help women build confidence as they burn calories, Kelly leads sensual dance classes that pair sexy struts and pole-based maneuvers with elements of yoga, Pilates, and low-impact aerobics. These moves can also be taught in private or during fitness-themed parties complete with decorations, invitations, and a gift for the guest of honor.

The studio’s one-on-one programs revolve around custom workouts with a fitness trainer. Those trying to shed pounds in a healthy way can enroll in a custom weight-loss program filled with nutritional supplements, education, and more support than a corset made of get-well cards.

2249 New London Tpke
South Glastonbury,
CT
US

Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

39 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury,
CT
US

Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness first opened its 35,000-square-foot fitness centers in 1979, and the specialists have since maintained a commitment to helping their members lead healthier lifestyles. They work in partnership with hospitals and medical professionals to stay keen on current research, turning this information into personal-training programs and professional advice for members of all fitness levels. In addition to programs in fitness and recreation, health education, and nutrition, Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness offers more than 60 group fitness classes. Members can shake up their routines with group cycling, yoga, and Pilates sessions, or tune out the surrounding world while burning calories on TV-equipped cardio machines. Member amenities also include basketball courts and an aquatics center in addition to outlets for kids including a youth activities center and babysitting services for kids that are tired of pretending to be their mom's fanny pack as she works out.

628 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury,
CT
US

Whether you need a racket restrung in the pro shop or want to hear stories about the time he taught an up-and-coming Maria Sharapova, Glastonbury Tennis Club director Jim Melesko happily consults with visitors on all aspects of the game. Jim oversees the club's six championship courts, where he and his fellow professional teachers coach kids and adults alike. Their lessons cover game basics to tournament techniques, preparing students for both casual and USTA team matches. Spectators can observe practicing players from an observation deck in the lounge, which is equipped with daycare centers and free WiFi.

228 Oak St
Glastonbury,
CT
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

2928 Main St
Glastonbury,
CT
US

Bikram Yoga Glastonbury's band of yoga instructors guides students of all abilities through the 26-posture practice. Students begin the 90-minute workout with a deep-breathing exercise before moving into a sequence of standing and seated postures designed to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. Balmy temperatures help students sink into deep stretches, eliminate harmful toxins from the body, and keep confrontational snowmen at bay. Though challenging, students of all experience and fitness levels can tailor the poses to meet their needs, with the idea that through dedicated practice, students may see a decrease in weight, improved sleep, and greater flexibility.

31 Concord St
Glastonbury,
CT
US