Activities in Granite City

Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental, Soda, and Pizza at Crestwood Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

Crestwood Bowl

Crestwood Bowl

$40.35 $19

Bowling alley more than 50-years-old serves up pizza & soda as bowlers pummel pins for one hour

$25 for Urban Beer Scavenger Hunt for Team of Two from Wild Goose Chase on September 27 ($50 Value)

Wild Goose Chase

Market Pub House

$50 $25

Goose Island Beer Company sponsors a beer-drinking scavenger hunt, in which teams of two race through St. Louis in search of golden eggs

"Brew in the Lou" Beer & Wine Festival for Two or Four on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 50% Off)

Brew in the Lou

Koburg Hall at Concordia Seminary

$70 $35

Sample craft beer from local and national breweries with unlimited refills in a take-home glass; small bites and crafts also available

Admission for Four or Membership for Up to Four at The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The Eugene Field House & St. Louis Toy Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$20 $11

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This lovingly restored building, once home to Roswell and Eugene Field, houses period furnishings, antique toys, and historical exhibits

"Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Peabody Opera House, October 10–12 (Up to 40% Off)

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Peabody Opera House

$76.50 $46

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Crowd-pleasing romantic comedy whisks audiences to the Roaring Twenties in a musical set to classic George and Ira Gershwin tunes

Missouri Ballet Theatre's "Dracula" at Edison Theatre on Friday, October 17 or Saturday, October 18 (Up to 42% Off)

"Dracula"

Edison Theatre

$25 $19

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Missouri Ballet Theatre's sensual, haunting ballet of Bram Stoker's blood-spattered love story arrives just in time for Halloween

Two or Four Movie Tickets with Parking at MX Movies (Up to 46% Off)

MX Movies

Downtown St. Louis

$24 $13

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Upscale theater features oversized chairs and a full kitchen

10 or 20 Bikram Yoga Classes at Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest (Up to 70% Off)

Bikram Hot Yoga Midwest

St. Louis

$150 $49

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises in a heated studio; benefits include increased strength and well-being

Flying Trapeze Session at Circus Harmony Flying Trapeze Center – Union Station (Up to 59% Off)

Circus Harmony

Union Station

$60 $33

Trapeze sessions include instruction, several swings on the trapeze, as well as the opportunity to learn a trick & fly across to the catcher

Movie and Concessions Credit for Two or Four at Hi-Pointe Theatre (Up to 39% Off)

Hi-Pointe Theatre

Hi-Pointe

$28 $17

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Snack on popcorn and soda while watching new blockbusters and classic films in a historic 1920s theatre

Live Bands, Beer, Mug, and Pretzel at Soulard Oktoberfest, October 10, 11, or 12 (Up to 56% Off)

Soulard Oktoberfest

Soulard

$25 $13

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Revelers gather in Soulard to celebrate at one of Midwest's largest Oktoberfests, with live bands bratwurst, German pretzels, and beer

One, Two, or Three Haunted House Tickets to Abyss, Creepyworld, and The Darkness at Scarefest (Up to 35% Off)

Scarefest

Multiple Locations

$35 $23

Choose from three different haunted house experiences including a cursed brewery and a zombie-filled maze

Nine-Hole Round for Two or Four with Range Balls and Soft Drinks at Family Golf & Learning Center (53% Off)

Family Golf Center

Saint Louis

$43 $20

Nine-hole par 3 course facilitates short-game practice with no holes longer than 160 yards

2-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two or Four at Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson (Up to 52% Off)

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

$30 $15

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

One or Two Weeks of Kids' Dance Camp at Consuming Kinetics Dance Company (65% Off)

Consuming Kinetics Dance Company

DeBaliviere Place

$275 $95

Each week of camp teaches kids a style of dance such as jazz or hip-hop

One-Hour of Bowling with Pizza for Up to Four or Eight at Show Me Lanes (Up to 60% Value)

Show Me Lanes

Mehlville

$30 $12

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Large pizzas complement games of bowling at family friendly center

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum Membership for One or Two or Visit for Two (Up to 51% Off)

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

St. Louis

$35 $17

Photographs and equipment from more than 500 artists, including Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, fill a 6,000-square-foot space

60-Minute Trolley Tour for Two, Four, or Six from St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company (Up to 52% Off)

St. Louis Carriage & Trolley Company

Union Station

$34 $17

Tours roll by Lafayette Square, Union Station, Peabody Opera, City Gardens, the Arch, the City Museum, and other city landmarks

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Olivette Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Olivette Lanes

Olivette

$24 $12

Retro bowling alley includes 24 lanes with automatic scoring system

Six Strength-Training Classes or One Month of Strength-Training Classes at Faster Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

$120 $29

Both options include a nutritional consultation

$85 for $275 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Sports Medicine and Training Center

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

$275 $85

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12 CrossFit Classes or 1 or 2 Months of Unlimited Classes at Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym (Up to 86% Off)

Heavy Metal CrossFit @ The Lab Gym

St. Louis

$275 $39

CrossFit classes combine an ever-changing rotation of high-intensity functional movements to keep clients in shape

2 Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Sessions from Hilltop Fitness Studio, LLC (50% Off)

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

$500 $250

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$99 $29

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Campbell House Museum (63% Off)

Campbell House Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$16 $6

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Furniture, paintings, clothing, and other period artifacts offer a rare glimpse into 19th-century American life

Day Camp or Tour at World Aquarium (Up to 71% Off)

World Aquarium

Midtown

$75 $35

Aquarium docents introduce campers and visitors to fish, amphibians, reptiles, and arachnids, with opportunities to feed and touch wildlife

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Bushido World Karate (Up to 54% Off)

Bushido World Karate

Mehlville

$75 $35

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

Ten Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at West-East Natural Healing (Up to 56% Off)

West-East Natural Healing

Warson Woods

$120 $55

Range of yoga disciplines including vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and kundalini help to relax minds and strengthen bodies

Fun-Center Package for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Eight at Tee Time Family Fun Center (Up to 62% Off)

Tee Time Family Fun Center

Mehlville

$64.49 $26

Four-hour passes grant unlimited rides on go-karts, bumper boats, and other rides; birthday party includes pizza and arcade tokens

$49 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at YogaSource ($135 Value)

YogaSource

Richmond Heights

$135 $49

Eleven different yoga classes accommodate students of varying levels and help them develop strength, flexibility, and endurance

10 or 20 Yoga Fusion or Get Fit Fusion Classes at Get Fit St. Louis LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Get Fit St. Louis LLC

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

5 or 10 Pilates Equipment Classes at The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis (Up to 65% Off)

The Pilates and Yoga Center of St. Louis

Ladue

$150 $65

Instructors guide up to eight students through core-strengthening stretches and resistance work aboard the Reformer machine

Five Yoga Classes from Mind & Body Kula (64% Off)

Mind & Body Kula

Tower Grove South

$70 $25

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

Two or Three Races at Pole Position Raceway (Up to 56% Off)

Pole Position Raceway

Crestwood

$43.98 $22

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Indoor go-kart track fills with the sound of electric karts zooming up to 45 mph

Three or Six 30-Minute Private Karate or Self-Defense Lessons at Tracy's Karate Studio (50% Off)

Tracy's Karate Studio

Saint Louis

$80 $40

Private lessons heed each student's goals and personal learning style as they impart self-defense skills and confidence

10 or 20 Group Fitness Classes or One-Month Gym Membership at BJC WellAware Center (Up to 78% Off)

BJC WellAware Center

Central West End

$80 $19

Center located on the Barnes-Jewish Hospital campus features highly trained, certified fitness pros and top-notch equipment

$39 for Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing Classes at Sweat ($80 Value)

Sweat

Clayton

$80 $39

Trainers lead more than 10 boxing classes that help athletes get in shape and improve skills such as speed, agility, and coordination

Indoor Climbing Class for Two, or a Private Birthday Party at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym (Up to 47% Off)

Upper Limits Rock Gym

Multiple Locations

$60 $32

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Newbie climbers scurry up 35-foot indoor rock arches & top-out boulder & parties entertain up to 25 kids with climbing & soft drinks

Two, Four or Six Personal-Training Sessions at St. Louis Fitness and Wellness Group (Up to 79% Off)

St. Louis Fitness and Wellness Group

The Boxing Gym

$110 $29

Trainer works one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their fitness goals through tailored exercises

Six Group Fitness or Group Dance Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Lessons at Central Studio (Up to 58% Off)

Central Studio

DeBaliviere Place

$80 $35

Spacious dance studio holds variety of classes atop its 1,200 sq. ft. sprung hardwood dance floor

Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions for One or Two People at Titanium Fitness LLC (Up to 89% Off)

Titanium Fitness LLC

St. Louis

$140 $29

Personal-training sessions customize workouts to help meet each individual's fitness and nutrition goals

$24 for $48 Groupon — Mayer-Torno School of Irish Dance

Mayer-torno School Of Irish Dance

Brentwood

$48 $24

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4, 6, or 10 Modern Dance or Broadway Jazz Dance Classes at Flex Fitness Studio (Up to 71% Off)

Flex Fitness Studio

Tower Grove South

$48 $20

Modern dance lessons stress the idea of expression through movement; tunes from Broadway musicals soundtrack jazz dance classes

$13 for $25 Worth of Paint-Your-Own Pottery at Glazed and Confused

Glazed and Confused

Oakville

$25 $13

Choose from hundreds of food-safe, functional ceramic items before decorating with paints, brushes, and patterns in a new location

Museum Outing with Miniature-Train Ride for Two or Four at the Museum of Transportation (Up to 60% Off)

Museum of Transportation

Saint Louis

$24 $10

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Vintage automobiles, planes, and a massive collection of locomotives fill the museum grounds, circled by miniature-train tracks

Visit for Two, Four, Six, or Eight Adults to the Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis (Up to 50% Off)

Miniature Museum of Greater St. Louis

Bevo

$10 $5

Groups can visit the museum to view a collection of miniatures which includes houses and replicas of the Basilica of St. Louis and Bevo Mill

Personal-Training Sessions with Optional Nutrition Plan at Complete Supplements- St Louis (Up to 74% Off)

Complete Supplements- St Louis

Saint Louis

$100 $30

Knowledgeable trainers develop custom fitness and nutrition plans for clients to motivate them toward weight-loss and healthier lifestyles

Food and Drinks for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar

St. Louis

$58 $29

As players bang away on the lounge's dual baby grands, guests cheer or sit back with refreshing cocktails and tasty eats

10 or 20 Drop-In Group Personal-Training Sessions at Complete Fitness Results (Up to 87% Off)

Complete Fitness Results

Brentwood

$270 $39

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Group personal-training sessions improve fitness and dietary habits

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Start Right LLC (65% Off)

Start Right, Llc

Redeem from Home

$250 $88

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Group Party Packages with Drinks and Snacks (Up to 90% Off). Four Options Available.

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $16

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

On-Ramp or CrossFit Classes or Five Personal Training Sessions at Steel Plate Crossfit (Up to 73% Off)

Steel Plate Crossfit

St. Louis

$110 $30

Trainers tailor exercise routines to client goals; CrossFit features functional exercises that beginners can learn in On-Ramp courses

Bowling, Billiards, Food, and Drinks at Saratoga Lanes and Moolah Lanes (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saratoga Lanes (Moolah Lanes)

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Bowling balls spin down eight lanes at old-school alleys, where billiards balls collide and glasses clink in the lounges

$129 for a Tandem Paragliding Experience with Video at On The Marc Paragliding ($200 Value)

On The Marc Paragliding

Multiple Locations

$200 $129

After an introductory lesson covering basics and safety, students take to the sky with a certified instructor, and the experience is videoed

Indoor Rock Climbing at Climb So iLL (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Climb So iLL

Near Lafayette Square

$56 $29

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Equipped with harnesses and shoes, climbers scale walls up to 55 ft. tall with 40 rope routes and varied bouldering terrain

One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (87% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

$79 $10

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

Four Weeks of Unlimited Barre Classes at B Three Fitness Studio (65% Off)

B3 Fitness Studio

St. Louis

$143 $50

One month of unlimited barre and fitness classes at B Three Fitness Studio.

One, Three, or Six 30-Minute Stretch-Therapy Sessions at Achieve Wellness (Up to 53% Off)

Achieve Wellness

Mehlville

$34 $17

A personal trainer guides patients' muscles into controlled stretches designed to relieve aches and pains

Four or Six Weeks of Boot Camp at Build A Body (Up to 75% Off)

Build A Body

Saint Louis

$60 $15

Fitness expert leads small groups through vigorous, full-body exercise routines to help them burn calories and build muscle

10 Drop-In Boot-Camp Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions at STL Torched Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

STL Torched Fitness

Webster Groves

$150 $39

Studio's owner uses his 13 years of experience in the fitness industry to lead clients through boot-camp-style workouts

20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from CrossFit Unearth (65% Off)

Crossfit Unearth

St. Louis

$140 $49

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Visit for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Children at Laclede's Landing Wax Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Laclede's Landing Wax Museum

Downtown St. Louis

$20 $10

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10,000 sq. ft. museum houses more than 200 wax likenesses of celebrities, fictional characters, and historical figures

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at J5 CrossFit (Up to 81% Off)

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

$150 $29

Certified CrossFit coaches lead intense, ever-changing functional-fitness workouts in an 11,000 sq. ft. facility open seven days a week

$119 for Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform ($335 Value)

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

$335 $119

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

Self-Guided Audio Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Book and Tote from Cahokia Mounds Museum Society (50% Off) 

Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Collinsville

$20 $10

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Visitors take self-guided audio-visual tours of a metropolis built by Native Americans from AD 700 to 1400

Weekday or Weekend 9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four at Ruth Park Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Ruth Park Golf Course

University City

$50 $25

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Nine-hole course features hilly, tree-lined terrain with Zoysia grass tees and fairways

10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at D's Yoga Home in University City (Up to 62% Off)

D's Yoga Home

University City

$130 $49

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Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

$20 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Hot Yoga Edwardsville ($75 Value)

Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

$75 $20

Hot yoga performed in 95-degree room promotes flexibility, weight loss, and detoxification

$25 for a Pub Crawl Package with Beer in Maplewood on Saturday, October 25 (Up to $47 Value)

Living Well Village

The Wood Restaurant

$47 $25

A pub crawl starting at The Wood benefits The Living Well Foundation and its quest to promote healthy lifestyles; includes beer

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

Five Personal Training Sessions at Craig Grimm Fitness (65% Off)

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

$125 $44

Certified personal trainer specializes in developing weight-loss and goal-orientated training programs

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

$125 $35

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four People at St. Clair Bowl and Bel-Air Bowl (54% Off)

St. Clair and Bel-Air Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$21.80 $10

Two bowling alleys welcome guests to a combined 82 lanes, colorful arcades, and cafés stocked with American fare.

Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

$30 $15

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

Admission for 2, 4, or 12 at Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower (Up to 54% Off)

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower

$18 $10

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Parallel towers loom above the fork of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, where Lewis and Clark commenced their historic voyage

One Month of Classes for One or Two Children with Yearly Membership Fees at Kids World Gymnastics (Up to 53% Off)

Kids World Gymnastics

Hazelwood

$116 $55

Expert instructors lead children through gymnastics classes appropriate for all ages

$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Sogo Ryu World Arts/ Capoeira of St.louis

Sogo Ryu World Arts

Hazelwood

$60 $21

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Three or Six Groupons, Each Valid for a Two-Hour Skateboarding Session at Plan Nine (Up to 60% Off)

Plan Nine

Hazelwood

$12 $6

Ramps, half-pipes, rails, and a foam pit are but a few of the features at the large, warehouse-style indoor skate park

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Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.

Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.

5050 Nameoki Rd
Granite City,
IL
US

Like the CGI monster-filled remake of How Green Was My Valley, STL Cinemas combine state-of-the-art technology with classic Hollywood aesthetics. Mainstream blockbusters and independent films happily rub silver-screen shoulders on each theater's marquee, while the retro lounges and concession stands serve enough beer, wine, and classy sweets to keep movie-goers sugar-buzzing—or just plain buzzing—through any double-feature. Voted Readers' Pick Movie Theatre by St. Louis Magazine readers, the Moolah Theatre's single screen is one of the biggest in town, and cinephiles can take their pick of 400 stadium seats, plush leather couches, or balcony seating. Chase Park Plaza Cinemas—nestled inside the Chase Park Plaza Hotel building—boasts five auditoriums with luxury seating. Granite City Cinemas is brand-new with all digital projection. And exposed beams and stage lighting add a vintage touch to Galleria 6's lobby, while its bar provides a lovely backdrop for post-film discussions, screenplay pitches, or outbursts of hard-boiled dialogue and artfully lit cigarette smoke.

1243 Niedringhaus Avenue
Granite City,
IL
US

When asked about their teaching qualifications, the instructors at Finney's HIT Squad?including Jesse Finney himself?all point to their win records. All of them have a competitive fighting history in their chosen disciplines, and several have earned championships or black belts. As full-time employees of the gyms, they school guests on MMA, kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling. They also access their inside knowledge of the industry for fighter-development programs, which strive to transform beginners into professional combatants without stuffing them into hollowed-out punching-bag cocoons for 5 years. For amateurs and experts alike, they assert that "you fight how you train," and aim to simulate official rounds inside their onsite cages, boxing rings, and matted arenas. In 2011, their professional chops helped Finney's HIT Squad take the title of Best MMA Gym in the Riverfront Times Best of St Louis feature.

Despite their investment in competitions, however, the staffers view the two gyms as all-inclusive spaces. Whether they are instilling confidence in children through kids' jujitsu, orienting a new member to the fitness equipment, or leading a women-only martial-arts class, they mentor students of all backgrounds.

400 A St
Granite City,
IL
US

With the Gateway Arch towering in the background, Gateway National Golf Links tests players with 18 holes of rolling links and lush green pastures. Tall grasses, lakes, and soaring cottonwoods fill in the rest of the landscape, with stone bridges and raised boardwalks leading the way from one hole to the next. Several of the holes offer views of downtown St. Louis, including on hole three, where golfers can see the skyline and the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge in the distance. Before taking on the challenges of the course, visitors can get some practice swings in at Gateway National's various practice facilities, highlighted by a spacious putting green and a driving range.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par-71 course * Total length of 7,178 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 75.0 from the back tees * Slope of 138 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * Click here to view the scorecard

18 Golf Dr
Madison,
IL
US

Above all else, Bikram Yoga emphasizes personal growth and development?not competition and comparison. That means newcomers are welcome to attend alongside experienced practitioners. Although the sessions at Bikram Yoga St. Louis may seem like a more physical challenge at first, the goal is for students to recognize and strengthen the connection that exists between the mind, body, and spirit. This progress does bolster physical fitness, but also creates a restorative and relaxing experience.


####What is class like? Every 90-minute session consists of the exact same sequence of [two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas](http://yogastlouis.com/class-info/bikram-yoga-postures/). These physically demanding postures use deep bends and twists to work muscle groups and organ systems throughout the body, pushing oxygenated blood where it's needed most and building strength and stamina. If you're having trouble with any pose, that's no problem: the instructors can recommend slight modifications. For more advice, [visit the studio's website](http://yogastlouis.com/new-students/faq/).


####Why is the studio so hot? The instructors heat the practice space to sweat-inducing levels for each class, increasing circulation and aiding in the release of toxins. In addition to loosening tight muscles?which allows students to sink deeper into each stretch?this heat also has profound mental benefits. The extra challenge encourages attendees to focus on each posture's alignment and orientation while learning how to accept the heat, concentrate on breathing, and practice a calmer mental state. After class, separate changing rooms with showers are available for those looking to refresh themselves.
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6614 Clayton Road #188
Saint Louis,
MO
US

Fire. Hammers. A pottery wheel. Some of humanity?s most elemental and primitive tools, yet into the 21st century they remain. And Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design Director Of Education Programs, Luanne Rimel, attests that they?re some of the coolest. With each season?s catalog of classes, some of the most popular, according to Rimel, let students play with fire, hammer metal into jewelry, or shape a lump of clay into something as fundamentally beautiful as a baby seal mimicking the Mona Lisa?s wry smirk.

At Craft Alliance, the focus is art in all its forms. Whether the tool is the raw flame fusing cut copper or a Mac loaded with Photoshop image-editing software, the intention to inspire and to create remains the same. Its two locations schedule seasonal terms with four- to six-week classes, as well as intensive workshops and children?s classes. Guiding each student along his or her adventure, skilled faculty instruct from experience. Most are working artists who exhibit their work and who have reaped their experience from the trenches of the art world.

Craft Alliance is not just empowering people with knowledge; they are also helping people make mugs, bowls, wooden spinning tops, rings, rugs, and digital photo albums. Many of these things are practical and serve a functional purpose. But many do not?they?re just beautiful things, like vestigial tails. A good number of these pieces are created by hand and are meant to remind us, as Rimel remarked, that everyone can do something different from their everyday, workaday lives by adding beauty to a world that truly needs it.

The student and faculty artists are the backbone of the Craft Alliance community, which in 2014 celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Grand Center location represents a regeneration of an arts district already pillared by the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall, and St. Louis University.

6640 Delmar Blvd
Saint Louis,
MO
US