Classes in Granite City

$22 for a Painting Class at Wine and Canvas ($35 Value)

Wine and Canvas

Multiple Locations

Local artists teach guests to paint a picture as they sip wine and socialize

$35 $22

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

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

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

$30 $15

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Two Beginner Needlepoint Classes or $20 for $40 Worth of Supplies at The Needlepoint Clubhouse

The Needlepoint Clubhouse

Saint Louis

Experienced instructors teach needlepoint students the ins and outs of creating beautiful, intricate designs and embellishments

$50 $20

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

Faster Fitness

Brentwood

Both options include a nutritional consultation

$120 $29

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

Sports Medicine & Training Center

St. Louis

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

$275 $85

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

Hilltop Fitness Studio

St. Louis

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

$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

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

$99 $29

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Two Beginning Knitting Classes for One or Two at Kirkwood Knittery (Up to 57% Off)

Kirkwood Knittery

St. Louis

Students learn to work with knit and purl stitches during beginning knitting classes in two sessions over two weeks

$45 $20

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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

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

$120 $55

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

YogaSource

Richmond Heights

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

$135 $49

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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

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

$100 $29

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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

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

$150 $65

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

Mind & Body Kula

Tower Grove South

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$70 $25

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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

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

$80 $19

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

Sweat

Clayton

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

$80 $39

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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

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

$110 $29

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Six Group Fitness or Group Dance Lessons or One Month of Unlimited Lessons at Central Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Central Studio

DeBaliviere Place

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

$80 $31

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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

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

$140 $29

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

Mayer-torno School Of Irish Dance

Brentwood

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

$48 $24

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

Complete Supplements- St Louis

Saint Louis

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

$100 $30

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

Complete Fitness Results

Brentwood

Group personal-training sessions improve fitness and dietary habits

$270 $39

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$45 for Four Weeks of Boot Camp at WayneFit ($99 Value)

WayneFit

St. Louis

Trainer Mike Wayne uses a lifetime of knowledge to get participants fit in boot camp classes that meet three times a week for a month

$99 $45

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

Start Right, Llc

Redeem from Home

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

$250 $88

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

Steel Plate Crossfit

St. Louis

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

$110 $30

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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

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

$79 $10

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CrossFit Foundations Class Package for Beginners or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Agon (51% Off)

CrossFit Agon

Lemay

Level 1 CrossFit trainer helps students of all ages and ability levels by adjusting each exercise to suit individual needs

$75 $37

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

B3 Fitness Studio

St. Louis

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

$143 $50

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

Achieve Wellness

Mehlville

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

$34 $17

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

Build A Body

Saint Louis

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

$60 $15

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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

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

$150 $39

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

Crossfit Unearth

St. Louis

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

$140 $49

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

J5 CrossFit

Collinsville

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

$150 $29

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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

Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

$130 $49

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

Hot Yoga Edwardsville

Glen Carbon

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

$75 $20

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Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Personal Training Sessions at Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC (Up to 74% Off)

Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC

Brentwood

A personal trainer tailors exercises to individual goals such as weight loss or injury rehabilitation

$150 $39

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

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

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

$125 $44

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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

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

$125 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit North County (65% Off)

Crossfit North County

Hazelwood

Level-one CrossFit trainers teach students the principles of the constantly varied, functional movements

$120 $42

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Body Fit Kickboxing (85% Off)

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

Kickboxing classes welcome students of all levels to shape up quickly with series of kicks, punches, and drill work.

$65 $10

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Two-Week CrossFit Prep Course or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Riverbend CrossFit (Up to 69% Off)

Riverbend CrossFit

Edwardsville

Instructors create revolving daily workouts that enhance strength, power, and agility while using everything from barbells to push sleds

$120 $39

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$35 for One-Month Hip-Hop Program for Kids Aged 5–11 or 12–18 at Studio L Dance Center LLC ($75 Value)

Studio L Dance Center LLC

O'Fallon

In group settings, kids aged 5–18 can learn the basics of hip-hop dancing

$75 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp (79% Off)

Oliver Health and Fitness Bootcamp

O'Fallon

Morning boot-camp workouts held indoors in a newly remodeled dance studio

$197 $41

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6 or 12 Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

$55 $27

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16 Live Insanity Boot-Camp Classes or Month of Smart Group Training Boot Camp at SwaggHer Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

SwaggHER Fitness

Belleville

Experienced instructors lead popular, high-intensity Insanity classes or help clients achieve goals through a resistance-training program

$160 $60

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One, Three, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at GraceFitness (Up to 67% Off)

GraceFitness

Saint Louis

Trainer with more than 16 years of experience helps clients meet their fitness goals, whether that's to lose weight or build muscle mass

$50 $20

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12 or 24 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Cage Fitness Classes at Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc. (Up to 60% Off)

Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc.

Fenton

Fitness instructors lead fast-paced boxing, kickboxing, and cage fitness classes that build strength and endurance in an upbeat atmosphere

$25 $12

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One or Two Month Gold Membership Packages for Up to Six People at The Proving Ground (Up to 76% Off)

The Proving Ground

Fenton

Enjoy full access to the gym with up to six family members; personal training session included with each option

$320 $99

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5, 10, or 20 Group Classes at ZFit Studio(Up to 50% Off)

ZFit Studio

Fenton

Instructors lead energetic Zumba, yoga, and R.I.P.P.E.D. sessions, as well as high-intensity workouts focused on toning abs and glutes

$35 $17.50

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BYOB Mosaic Class for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Art Classes at My Handyworks

My Handyworks

Saint Charles

Build your own mosaic, creating everything from a lighthouse to mountain ranges

$60 $29

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Hip-Hop, Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Dance Classes at J5 Center of Contemporary Arts (Up to 67%). 5 Options Available.

J5 Center of Contemporary Arts

Saint Charles

Preschoolers aged 3–5 work out & learn to dance with hip-hop moves; kids 6 & up develop focus & discipline during ballet, tap & jazz classes

$68 $29

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Five Fitness Classes at Recalibrate Fitness (65% Off)

Recalibrate Fitness

St. Charles

We offer an effective & structured workout that will include strength, cardio, and core-strengthening movements.

$125 $44

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Guitar Lessons with Optional String Change or Guitar Rental at Dave's Guitar Instruction (Up to 61% Off)

Dave's Guitar Instruction

Saint Charles

Learn simple tunes by the end of the first lesson, then interactively play on a stage with a recorded band to quickly pick up guitar skills

$157.50 $65

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Three or One 50-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Your Wellness Element (Up to 62% Off)

Your Wellness Element

Dummy Address

Personal trainers help instill healthy habits and fat-burning fitness regimens

$210 $80

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Five or Ten Group Dance Classes at Just Dancing (Up to 51% Off)

Just Dancing

Manchester

Experienced instructors help students of all ages and skill levels to learn the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, salsa and swing dance

$50 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Cardio or Adult MMA Classes at Fit or Fight (Up to 58% Off)

Fit or Fight

Valley Park

Whether clients are looking to get fit or pick up some self-defense skills, the gym offers an array of classes to harden bodies

$30 $15

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14-Day, 21-Day, or Six-Week Boot-Camp for Beginners from St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

$99 $39

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Assault Fitness LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Assault Fitness LLC

Chesterfield

Students build strength and stamina in challenging, varied 60-minute boot-camp classes

$300 $59

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Pilates + Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates + Yoga Studio

Chesterfield

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers reformer Pilates classes, which focus on underused muscles with Pilates exercises on machines

$183 $75

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Six Drop-In Group Classes or One Private Lesson at Just Dancing West (Up to 60% Off)

Just Dancing West

Saint Charles

Customers can enjoy learning ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing

$60 $30

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$59 for Wine Tasting, Professional Dance Show, and Private Lesson for 2 at Dance Pizazz ($159 Value)

Dance Pizazz

Saint Peters

Enjoy variety of wines as pro dancers tango, salsa, cha-cha, and swing; couples then take the floor for private 30-minute lesson

$159 $59

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One Month of Twice-Weekly or Unlimited CrossFit Classes at St. Peters CrossFit (Up to 61% Off)

St. Peters CrossFit

St. Peters

Coaches push clients to overcome physical and mental plateaus during ever-changing group workouts

$100 $45

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (55% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$165 $75

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Yoga or Pilates Classes or Private Lessons at Pilates & Yoga for Life (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilates & Yoga for Life

O'Fallon

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

$150 $39

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One or Three Months of Weekly One-Hour Dance Classes at The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet (Up to 72% Off)

The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet

O'Fallon

Family-owned business with a 54-year history offers classes such as tumbling, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet for students of all ages

$54 $15

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$11 for $20 Groupon — All You Studio & Party Place

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

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

$20 $11

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Brickhouse Cardio Club (Up to 61% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club

Troy

Classes include belly dancing, Piloxing, Zumba, and boot camp

$50 $25

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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

Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure places novice passengers alongside professional drivers for ride-along experiences on Talladega Superspeedway. At 2.66 miles around, Talladega Superspeedway is the largest oval racetrack in the Sprint Cup Series and is well-known throughout motorsports. Passengers circumnavigate the speedy circle at speeds of up to 175 mph aboard real racecars once owned by such drivers as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, and Bobby Labonte. Before embarking, riders receive safety training and suit up in a full fire suit complete with a helmet with facemask and Hans Device, the same head restraint used by professional heavy-metal guitarists. Talladega Superspeedway is located next to the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, which is open daily to visitors.

700 Raceway Boulevard
Madison,
IL
US

When camped out at a picturesque St. Louis spot—from an old barn to the iconic Arch—Brian K. Owens sees more than just the opportunity to take a pretty picture. The fine-art photographer and owner of STLPhotoArt grasps for stories in each of his photos, stories that he seeks to bring to his clients through commercial shoots and instill in his students during photography classes. The shutterbug guides beginning shooters through Forest Park and the St. Louis Zoo, dispensing photography know-how along the way. Owens also lends his talented eye to elegantly capture moments at weddings, engagements, and knight-christening ceremonies.

200 South Front Street
East St. Louis,
IL
US

Xtreme Xperience was founded by a pair of car aficionados who understand the thrill of commanding a $253,000 piece of four-wheeled poetry in motion, like the Lamborghini LP560. They know that exaggerating the pronunciation of Porsche is only half as fun as horsewhipping its 530 horsepower from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.3 seconds. They realize that the Ferrari F430's supercharged Launch Control console button is too irresistible not to push coming out of every red light and into every dark, quiet, and hopefully vacant train tunnel. The smooth, spaceship-esque aluminum body shell of the Audi R8 makes them appreciate how discreet something like 782 rivets, 382 self-tapping screws, and more than 300 feet of welding can be. The people at Xtreme Xperience love supercars, and they love matchmaking them to other car enthusiasts who live to cruise across the great, oil-stained arteries of the American interstate-highway system.

700 Raceway Blvd
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