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33% Off Flexing for Funds Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser

G-Force Fitness

Grand Rapids

$15 $10

Through squat jumps, burpees, and crunches, exercisers of all fitness levels raise funds to benefit cystic fibrosis research and care

Up to 78% Off Six-Week Bootcamp from Renewal Body Bootcamp

Renewal Body Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Fitness outdoor boot-camp classes build strength and flexibility over the course of six weeks in a tight-knit community of participants

31% Off Visit to Grand Rapids Beer Fest

Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest

Heartside Park

$92.40 $64

Enjoy food and live music and sample beers from 60 breweries, including Munich's centuries-old Hofbräu München and the city's own Founders

Up to 78% Off In-Home Wine Tasting

PRP Wine International

Redeem from Home

$220 $49

Trained consultants pour six different wines while providing guests with background information, tasting tips, and pairing suggestions

50% Off Services

Tamara's Fitness

On Location

$200 $100

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94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Body By Armr

Body By ARMR

West Grand

$100 $29

Instructors lead fitness classes designed to strengthen and condition muscles in short, intense bursts for quicker results

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

Millenium Park

$35 $22.75

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colorful dyes as they cross the finish line

50% Karate Lessons at Standale Karate

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

$60 $30

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

88% off Gym Visits and Fitness Classes

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Treadmills, stair climbers, and cardio theaters engage muscles and burn calories; classes include turbo kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, and step

Up to 67% Off Classes at FLEXcity Fitness

FLEXcity Fitness - Grand Rapids

Midtown

$45 $15

Combination strength and cardio group fitness classes use TRX, barre, indoor cycling, and more to burn at least 500 calories

50% Off Training Sessions at Franks Knockout Fitness

Franks Knockout Fitness

Wyoming

$68 $34

Boxing-themed fitness training for up to 50 students; no experience required

49% Off Personal Training

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

$99 $50

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Up to 83% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Grand Rapids Karate Academy

Grand Rapids Karate

$125.95 $39

Master instructors with classes for kids and adults; focus on self-defense, self-confidence, and staying fit

Up to 67% Off at Elite Fitness and Health

Elite Fitness and Health

Grand Rapids

$75 $29

This gym boasts ample amenities including childcare, and on-site smoothie bar, tanning beds, and group classes including LesMills Body Pump

Up to 54% Off All-Day Paintball Outing for Two or Four

T.C. Paintball

Grandville

$62 $29

Indoor and outdoor battlefields invite sly sharpshooters to team up or stalk their prey with CO2-powered paintball guns

48% Off Spinning Classes

Shape Your Life Studios

Wyoming

$50 $26

Instructors lead energetic rides on Star Trac stationary cycles amid lively music and a colorful light show

Up to 82% Off from Paintball International

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

70% Off at The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

The Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse

Multiple Locations

$100 $30

Learn the basics of yoga at the Absolute Beginners Class, or take other hot yoga classes such as Power Vinyasa or Slow Flow

Up to Half Off Golf at Gracewil Country Club

Gracewil Country Club

Walker

$44 $25

Open for play since 1929, bucolic course leads golfers along one of two 18-hole tracks marked by water and diverse tree-lines

76% Off Golf-Discount Card from PGAC

PGAC

Multiple Locations

$80 $19

Membership cards grants two-for-one greens fees at more than 20 participating West Michigan golf courses for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Up to 58% Off Yoga Classes at Centre Pointe

Centre Pointe

Eastown

$45 $19

Yoga sessions allow students to renew their spirits and energy through the flowing asanas performed each class

Up to 59% Off Children's Martial Arts Classes

Crusader Martial Arts

Wyoming

$35 $17

Supportive martial arts instructors help children hone hand-eye coordination, balance, social skills, and more at this Christian studio

Half Off Cake Decorating Class

FunCakes

Grandville

$50 $25

Students learn how to beautify a cupcake from a highly skilled baker and decorator, with three cupcakes after class

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Grandville

Loeschner's Village Green Family-Style Miniature Golf

Grandville

$12 $6

39-hole course beautified by white picket fences, thick shrubs, and a surrounding tree line

Up to 50% Off Hot Tubbing at Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Oasis Hot Tub Gardens

Alpine

$25 $12.50

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Spend time relaxing in a hot tub suite themed for an exotic locale around the world

Up to 81% Off MMA Classes

Grand Rapids Mixed Martial Arts

Creston

$99 $19

MMA studio leads classes in boxing fundamentals, MMA, and self-defense for all skill levels, as well as for women and children

AJ's Family Fun Center – 40% Off

AJ's Family Fun Center

Multiple Locations

$10 $6

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Center hosts activities and amusements including go-karts, laser tag, bumper boats, and mini golf

66% Off Five Classes at Seva Yoga

Seva Yoga

East Grand Rapids

$85 $29

Instructors welcome new students to a spacious, modern facility and invite them to explore the various yoga styles that the studio offers

Up to 54% Off Group Classes at Pilates in East

Pilates in East

East Grand Rapids

$75 $35

Certified instructor strengthens cores and tightens up physiques with resistance exercises

82% Off Gym Membership with Tanning at Snap Fitness

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$218.85 $39

Membership gets you unlimited access to the fitness facility, unlimited group fitness classes, and unlimited tanning

Up to 71% Off Roller Skating at The Fun Spot

The Fun Spot

Multiple Locations

$29 $13

Roller skating with skate rental for two, four, or six at the oldest Kentwood establishment; includes soda and choice of pizza or hot dog

86% Off Summer Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp

Wyoming

$347 $49

Boot camp instructors hold exercisers accountable as they work toward burning calories and strengthening muscles in fun, group atmosphere

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Pietro's Italian Restaurant

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 48% Off a Canvas-Painting Class

Naked Plates Studios

Grand Rapids

$50 $27

During a 2.5-hour evening class, instructors guide students through painting flowers, animals, or landscapes; includes paints and canvas

Up to 73% Off at Twisted Hot Yoga

Twisted Hot Yoga

Knapp's Corner

$75 $25

Studio cranks up the heat to help clients get fuller stretches during a variety of yoga classes designed for practitioners at all levels

50% Off at Inside Moves Indoor Rock Climbing

Inside Moves

Cutlerville

$22 $11

One-day rock-climbing pass with safety tutorial, first-time equipment rental, and lesson in top-rope, lead, or boulder-style techniques

Sky Zone – Up to 43% Off Jump Time

Sky Zone

Kentwood

$28 $16

Wall-to-wall trampolines provide an hour of all-ages bouncing

Up to 54% Off Boot Camp

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

$75 $39

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

75% Off Kids' Open-Play and Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Northview

$20 $5

Play-centered development classes and indoor gym designed by renowned playground designer enable kids to romp freely

42% Off Private Golf Lesson

Tee 2 Green

Northview

$50 $29

Golf instructor breaks down swing mechanics and offers corrective advice to improve consistency and dependability

$11 for an Ice-Skating Package

Patterson Ice Center

Cascade

$28 $11

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NHL- and Olympic-size rinks, onsite pro shop, and 5,000-square-foot lobby where visitors can watch all the action

Up to 38% Off Golf at Lincoln Country Club

Lincoln Country Club

Grand Rapids

$20 $13

Golfers traverse 5,538-yard course characterized by straightaway hole designs, tree-lined fairways, and water on 3 holes

Up to 51% Off Cider Tasting at Jaden James Brewery

Jaden James Brewery

Kentwood

$23 $11.50

Tasters sip hard ciders with such flavors as raspberry, peach, and sweet cherry, and take home a howler of their favorite

40% Off a Brewery Package at White Flame Brewing Co.

White Flame Brewing Co.

Hudsonville

$30 $18

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Brewery specializing in American-style ales offers a growler and samples of brews, including a black IPA and oatmeal stout served on nitro

Up to 76% Off at Centennial Fitness

Centennial Fitness

Cascade

$10 $2.90

18,000 sq. ft. gym with sauna and Hammer Strength weights; calorie-burning fitness classes like Zumba

Up to 88% Off Crossfit Classes

Friction Crossfit

Cascade

$159 $29

Trainers motivate students of all fitness levels—from novices to athletes—during workouts like weightlifting, speed training & plyometrics

Up to 63% Off at Soaring Kite Yoga

Soaring Kite Yoga

Sparta

$60 $25

Skilled instructor guides students through a series of yoga poses to tone physiques, improve breath control, and build core strength

Half Off Film Class

Fusion Film Academy

Forest Hills

$299 $149

Twice-weekly two-hour classes teach students basics of acting, producing, directing, and cinematography with hands-on experience

50% Off Wine Tasting + Cheese and Crackers

Kayla Rae Cellars

Rockford

$22 $11

Only Michigan-made red, white, fruit, and dessert wines compose its selection

Up to 42% Off Painting Classes

ARTengage!

Rockford

$30 $22

Local artists provide all the necessary supplies as they guide participants through a featured painting

70% Off Fitness Classes

Ada Gym

Forest Hills

$100 $30

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

Up to 50% Off Scenic Train Ride

The Coopersville & Marne Railway Company

Coopersville

$23 $11.50

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Admire family-owned farms and other bucolic scenes during a 90-minute trek aboard a vintage, volunteer-run railroad

Coopersville Farm Museum – Up to Half Off

Coopersville Farm Museum

Coopersville

$16 $8

Quilts, tractors, and mementos of rural life housed in 12,000-square-foot facility that hosts live music, quilting circles, and line dancing

70% Off Zumba

Moxie Fitness And Health

Rockford

$60 $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 55% Off a Concealed-Pistol Class

Protection Tactics, LLC

Cedar Springs

$175 $79

NRA-certified instructor qualifies students to apply for a Michigan concealed-pistol license, recognized in more than 30 states

Up to 50% Off at North Kent Golf Course

North Kent Golf Course

Rockford

$39 $20

18-hole, par 70 golf course challenges players with dogleg turns, six water hazards, and fairway bunkers

Up to 61% Off Piano Lessons

Piano Plus, LLC

Bowne

$60 $25

Intro lessons are used to determine the student's goals and skill levels; instructor with more than 30 years of music-teaching experience

Up to 55% Off a Scuba Lesson or Certification

Altek Sports and Scuba

Zeeland

$40 $20

Participants can try out scuba or embark on a full certification program that includes in-pool and open-water experiences

Up to 52% Off at Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

Yankee Springs Golf Course

$72 $36

27-hole golf facility incorporates mature trees that line fairways and rolling terrain that culminates at meticulously manicured greens

Up to 48% Off 5K Obstacle Course Race

The Rhino Challenge

Grattan Raceway

$55 $29

Family-minded 5K course littered with obstacles requires teamwork to be completed

Up to 50% Off Open-Studio Glass-Fusing Projects

Glass House Designs

Lowell

$20 $13

Create a glass work of art, such as a sun catcher, night-light, or tile, during open-studio sessions on Wednesdays

Up to 47% Off Theme-Park Visit at Nelis’ Dutch Village

Nelis' Dutch Village

Holland

$20 $11

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Brightly colored tulips sprawl across this Dutch-themed park that houses traditional Dutch art and food as well as rides and a petting zoo

Up to 73% Off Karate Classes and Uniform

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

$179 $49

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body's key pressure points

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre – Up to 40% Off "The Sound of Music"

"The Sound of Music"

DeWitt Theatre

$50 $30

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved musical about the seven musical von Trapp children and their spirited governess Maria

60% Off Powered-Hang-Glider Flight Lesson

Silver Lining Aviation

Multiple Locations

$366 $145

A certified flight instructor pilots a lightweight two-person aircraft on a soaring flight above fields and rolling terrain

Up to 81% Off Express Boot-Camp Classes

Snap Fitness South Holland

Holland

$100 $29

Small groups of up to 15 students whip into shape in fast and effective boot-camp classes

45% Off Bowling

Sunset Lanes

Allegan

$33 $18

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Up to 53% Off at Brookside Golf and Grill

Brookside Golf and Grill

Montcalm

$80 $39

18-hole course leads golfers past lakes and streams en route to a par of 72 and boasts a grill with burgers and beer

Up to 55% Off SUP Rentals at MACkite

MACkite

Grand Haven

$55 $25

Paddleboarders gear up with personal flotation devices before heading onto placid lake waters for a unique view of Michigan's landscapes

66% Off Boot-Camp Classes at Victory Fit Camp

Victory Fit Camp

Power House Gym

$80 $27

30- to 60-minute boot camps take place indoors or on outdoor obstacle courses; workouts influenced by Marine Corps training techniques

Tri-Cities Historical Museum – Up to 70% Off Membership

Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Haven

$35 $20

Explore the Tri-Cities' past with museum membership, which also includes invites to special events and research assistance

Up to 50% Off Learn to Skate Class

Muskegon Lakeshore Figure Skating

Muskegon

$62 $31

Instructors get new students gliding on the right foot with five-week beginner ice skating programs

Up to 50% Off at Forever Curious Children's Museum

Forever Curious Children's Museum

Childrens Museum of Fennville

$18 $9

Kids explore museum’s interactive exhibits, which include life-size teepee and replicas of artifacts; museum features play area for toddlers

50% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

Putters Creek Mini-Golf And Go-Karts

North Muskegon

$58 $29

Kayaks and canoes slice through the waters of the Muskegon River, past the fun park's putt-putt course and into Lake Muskegon

Up to 60% Off Arcade Play

Klassic Arcade

Pine Grove

$25 $10

All-day access to a trove of pinball and arcade games set to free play

Up to 50% Off a Nine-Hole Round of Golf

Grand Prairie Golf Course

Westwood

$32 $18

Duos traverse a scenic nine-hole, 1,710-yard course in their own golf cart and bottles of water

57% Off Personal Training

Strength Beyond Fitness Center

Comstock Northwest

$30 $13

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Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

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More than 2,000 animals populate John Ball Zoo, crawling, swimming, and flying from five different continents and more than 250 different species. The zoo has some other impressive stats: in 2013 alone, for instance, more than 500,000 visitors flocked to John Ball Zoo to marvel at its collection of creatures. Animal-lovers can spot critters big and small, from lions and bears to lizards and lemurs. In the North America section, they come nose-to-nose with grizzlies, and on the Far Side of the World Trail, they get close enough to smell the wallabies' cologne.

At some exhibits, the view is even closer. Visitors can pet stingrays and sharks, ride atop the humps of a camel, and stop by the petting zoo at Red's Hobby Farm. For an adrenaline fix, zoo adventures include the zip line, offering bird's-eye views of the farm from a four-story, 300-foot line.

1300 Fulton St
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.

2056 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill celebrates the home-cooked meals and rollicking roots music of the '50's and '60's with a hearty spread of American pub fare, ice-cold beers, and a schedule full of critically acclaimed musical acts. Visitors groove to the folk-rolk sounds and top-notch musicianship of performers?previous acts including Woody Pines, Pete Anderson, and Dave Alvin?as they sip cocktails and craft beers.

760 Butterworth St SW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

At Little Mexico Cafe, corn and flour tortillas enfold steak, chicken, and vegetables to create traditional Mexican fajitas, enchiladas, and chimichangas. Homemade sauces slather cheese-laden creations spiced up with jalapeños and racy limericks, and chefs also charter a course toward sautéed, grilled, or stuffed jumbo shrimp. The two-story restaurant showcases bright Aztec-themed murals by artist Roli Mancera, and banners of papel picado flutter overhead in the sunny, yellow upstairs dining room. After a devastating fire in 2008 that burned the original Little Mexico Cafe to the ground, resilient restaurateurs Enrique and Consuelo Ayala rebuilt the eatery for a 2010 reopening, where the community revelry was covered by The Grand Rapids Press.

646 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Strength equipment, cardio machines, and a fully loaded aerobic room occupy most of Westside Fitness's 20,000 square feet of space. That's where fitness classes such as outdoor bootcamp, CardioCombo, Pilates, and HIIT Kick work exercisers into a sweat. While members power through classes, children keep busy under the watchful eyes of the staff at Kids Stay-N-Play. And after a workout or personal training session, clients can treat themselves to a massage or tan.

1618 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Hanging on the exterior, a huge retro neon sign in the likeness of a bowling pin announces the three central tenets of Clique Lanes: beer, liquor, and bowling. Inside, 160 regular-sized pins—poised at the ends of 16 lanes sprawled across two levels—await the punishing crash of bowling balls and the ensuing high-fives. Between frames, bowlers can stop by the snack bar for burgers and wraps and take advantage of frequent drink specials. On Fridays, the lanes take a turn for the cosmic with Glo Bowling.

533 Stocking Ave NW
Grand Rapids,
MI
US