Activities in West End

5, 10, or 15 High-Intensity Outdoor Interval-Training Workouts from Transformations Right Now (Up to 76% Off)

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Racquels Addiction Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Racquels Addiction Fitness

The Fitness Loft

$130 $39

A lineup of fun, focused fitness classes includes Zumba, piloxing, boot camp, circuit training, and more

$25 for $45 Worth of Dance Lessons — STUDIO860

Studio-8-sixty

Parkville

$45 $25

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90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

One, Two, or Three Months of Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Hartford

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Blair Hamilton Personal Training (45% Off)

Blair Hamilton Personal Training

Redeem from Home

$230 $127

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

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

One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford (Up to 76% Off) 

Bikram Yoga Downtown Hartford

Downtown

$160 $39

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Intensely heated yoga studio hosts daily Bikram classes suitable for practitioners of all experience levels.

Standup Show for Two or Four, Presented by Brew HaHa Comedy Club at City Steam Brewery Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Brew HaHa Comedy Club

City Steam Brewery Café

$34 $17

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Standup comics such as Karen Morgan—seen on NBC and Nick at Nite—crack up audiences at intimate comedy club in historic building

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

One or Two Months of Unlimited Aikido and Capoeira at Plus One Defense Systems (Up to 75% Off)

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

$130 $35

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two Private Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (87% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

$145 for a One-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Fly GForce ($285 Value)

Fly GForce

South Meadows

$285 $145

Gold Seal–certified instructors school aspiring pilots during introductory flight lesson that includes 30 minutes of in-air training

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Rugged Fitness (Up to 87% Off)

Rugged Fitness

Multiple Locations

$165 $29

Boot camps get students flipping tires and navigating an obstacle course; other classes include boxing and kettlebell training

$50 for $99 Worth of Martial Arts — Kobukai Jujitsu Dojo

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$99 $50

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Ice-Skating with Rental for Two or Four, Birthday Party for 10, or One Lesson at Newington Arena (Up to 69% Off)

Newington Arena

Newington

$20 $10

Skaters of all ages don rental blades to glide across frosty floors of bright indoor arena; parties include goodie bags for each kid

Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

One Month of Classes and T-Shirt for One or Two at Villari's Martial Arts Centers (Up to 87% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

$139 $20

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at RockFit Bootcamp (Up to 85% Off)

RockFit Bootcamp

Wethersfield

$199 $29

Trainers organize functional, high-intensity workouts that incorporate boxing bags and kettlebells to help improve quality of life

$30 for 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Farmington ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga Farmington

Farmington

$150 $30

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In Bikram classes for all levels, held in a hot studio, teachers lead students through the discipline's flexibility-boosting pose sequence

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

Two or Four Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Belt and Uniform at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo (Up to 79% Off)

Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages three and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

One or Two Months of Kids Karate Class with Introductory One-on-One Course at 100 Percent Martial Arts (Up to 86% Off)

100 Percent Martial Arts

Glastonbury

$239 $39

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

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

Kids Love Martial Arts

Glastonbury Center

$210 $20

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

One Week of Art Camp for Preschool- or School-Aged Kids at TeachArt2Me (Up to 55% Off)

TeachArt2Me

Glastonbury Center

$75 $38

Preschool-aged tots build models of dinosaurs and make circus crafts while older kids practice making prints and using paint and pastels

Four or Eight Group Dance Lessons for One, or Two Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at US Dance Club (Up to 56% Off)

US Dance Club

Rocky Hill

$40 $19.99

Instructors nurture new students in the ways of tango, mambo, waltz, and foxtrot through group lessons or detailed private sessions

10 Classes or One Month of Yoga at Bikram Yoga Glastonbury (Up to 77% Off)

Bikram Yoga Glastonbury

Glastonbury Center

$145 $49.50

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Students of all skill levels work through 26 postures in a heated room to help expel toxins, build strength, and increase flexibility

Three Pilates Reformer Sessions or 5 or 10 Vbarre Group Fitness Classes at The Posture Bar (Up to 54% Off)

The Posture Bar

Farmington

$105 $49

Pilates Reformer and Vbarre classes, which blend Pilates, ballet, and resistance training, burn calories and create lean, sculpted bodies

$69 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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One or Two Months of Music Lessons for Any Instrument at The Music Score (Up to 63% Off)

The Music Score

Rocky Hill

$120 $49

Trained musicians teach students age five or older how to play instruments such as the piano or violin; all skill levels are welcome

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Clinic at Glastonbury Tennis Club (Up to 51% Off)

Glastonbury Tennis Club

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

One Month of Unlimited Gym Access with 5 or 10 One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at YWCA New Britain (53% Off)

YWCA New Britain

New Britain

$35 $17

Trainers help clients through an exercise regimen that includes circuit, cardio, and weight training; also track progress and set goals

Four Dance Classes from SRL Irish Dance Academy (45% Off)

Srl Irish Dance Academy

Farmington

$60 $33

From the merchant: Irish dancing is not just for the Irish! It's an artistic sport for everyone; great for fitness, focus, and fun!

Connecticut Golf Playbook for One or Two from the Connecticut State Golf Association (Up to 50% Off)

Connecticut State Golf Association

Rocky Hill

$40 $20

Discounted access to 40 golf courses; saves playbook holders an average of $25 per round

Four or Eight Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes at HanSoo Taekwondo (Up to 66% Off)

HanSoo Taekwondo

Glastonbury

$100 $39

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

6 or 10 Women's Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing of Farmington (Up to 74% Off)

Kickboxing of Farmington

Farmington

$149.95 $39

Learn self-defense moves during kickboxing classes, which tone muscles and burn fat.

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Rolling Greens Golf Club (Up to 53% Off)

Rolling Greens Golf Club

Rocky Hill

$80 $39

Golfers play the 9-hole course twice for 18-hole round, allowing them a 2nd chance to master the narrow fairways, large greens, and bunkers

$5 for One Open-Play Admission to Bounce Town ($10 Value)

Bounce Town

South Windsor

$10 $5

Batman-, Disney-, and ocean-themed inflatables, as well as a 16-foot indoor climbing wall, delight children and parents

Four or Eight Weeks of Strength and Conditioning Classes at Lightning Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Lightning Fitness

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

Admission for Two or Four to New Britain Museum of American Art (Up to 48% Off)

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain

$24 $13

Collection of 10,000 works of art includes oils, acrylics, and sculptures culled from more than 300 years of American artistic endeavors

$20 for $40 Groupon — Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

New Britain

$40 $20

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New Britain Rock Cats Baseball Game for Two at New Britain Stadium (Up to 60% Off). Four Games Available.

New Britain Rock Cats

New Britain Stadium

$27.50 $11

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Tthe Rock Cats close out the 2014 season with a series against the Fisher Cats at New Britain Stadium

10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two People at Body Construct (Up to 77% Off)

Body Construct

New Britain

$70 $29

A former Mrs. Connecticut America leads a team of all-female trainers who offer women's-only classes such as boot camp and kick boxing

$135 for a 4-Hour Outdoor Guided Outdoor Rock-Climbing Trip for 2 from Stone Age Rock Gym ($270 Value)

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$270 $135

Certified guides supply technical gear & teach essential techniques to scale sites such as Pinnacle Rock & Rattlesnake Mountain

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at United Korean Martial Arts (49% Off)

United Korean Martial Arts

Manchester

$49 $25

Cardio kickboxing with self defense training.

Four or Eight Youth Karate Classes at Clayton’s Kenpo Karate (86% Off)

Clayton's Kenpo Karate

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

10 or 20 Piyo Yoga or Zumba Classes at The Zoo Health Club (Up to 55% Off)

The Zoo Health Club

Simsbury

$99 $49

Skilled instructors use choreography set to international dance beats or custom blend of Yoga and Pilates to improve tone and confidence

One or Two 30-Minute Private Lessons or One 60-Minute Group Lesson at Pro Golf Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Pro Golf Academy

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

10, 20, or 30 Yoga Classes at Goddess Yoga Center (Up to 54% Off)

Goddess Yoga Center

Farmington

$100 $49

Students of all ages develop a strong mind-body connection in gentle yoga classes suitable for all experience levels

Standup Comedy at Hartford Funny Bone (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

One-Month CrossFit Membership for One Child, One Adult, or Both at CrossFit Gulls (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Gulls

Farmington

$125 $49

Trainers use functional-fitness exercises and scientific research to improve clients' athletic composition, with sessions geared toward kids

On-Ramp Program for One or Two, or Unlimited for 1 month of Advanced Classes at CrossFit NorConn (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit NorConn

East Windsor

$195 $59

Coaches cover the basic movements of CrossFit workouts in on-ramp classes; regular classes group these movements into challenging routines

Two-Week Introductory On Ramp Class or 10 CrossFit Classes at Land Warrior CrossFit LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Land Warrior Crossfit LLC

Windsor Locks

$65 $29

Cross-training system enhances power, speed, and agility during intense, ever-changing workouts that prep people for all physical activities

One Month of Semiweekly Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Us Taekwondo (Up to 82% Off)

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

$17 for $30 Worth of Go-Kart Racing at Checkered Flag Raceway in Berlin

Checkered Flag Raceway

Berlin

$30 $17

Quarter-mile track sends racers zooming in one of three types of go-kart designs, with on-track computerized timer keeping score.

Eight Karate Classes with Uniform or Four Classes at America's Ultimate Universal System of Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Karate Kids Love

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Four Weeks of Unlimited Catalyst Boot Camp or One Week of Kids' After-School Fitness at Muvement (Up to 88% Off)

Muvement

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

One, Two, or Three Months of Classes and a Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do (Up to 66% Off)

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

Four or Eight Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dragon Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development (Up to 65% Off)

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Five or Ten Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Competitive Edge (Up to 71% Off)

Competitive Edge

Canton

$60 $19

World class instructors teach effective Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence in students

Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available. 

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

$75 for Three On-Ramp Classes and One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Thin Blue Line ($275 Value)

CrossFit Thin Blue Line

Manchester

$275 $75

Certified instructors draw on military, coaching, and police backgrounds to guide students of all abilities through high-intensity classes

Five or Two Private Dance Lessons with One Group Class and One Practice Party at Steps in Time (Up to 71% Off)

Steps In Time

Canton Valley

$460 $135

Since 1990, the dance studio has provided private and group lessons in ballroom dancing

4 Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit, Boxing, and Boot Camp Classes at CrossFit Southington (50% Off)

Crossfit Southington

Southington

$157 $79

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Chocolate-Making Class with Champagne for One or Two at Tschudin Chocolates (Up to 52% Off)

Tschudin Chocolates

Middletown

$160 $80

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Learn to temper chocolate and craft ganaches while sipping champagne before taking home samples

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at The Fitness Center for Women (Up to 69% Off)

The Fitness Center for Women

Bristol

$150 $49

Expert instructors lead women of all fitness levels through gentle or power yoga classes

Admission for Two or Four at Barnes Museum (40% Off)

Barnes Museum

Southington

$10 $6

Home dating to 1836 presents a glimpse into Southington's past with antique furniture and clothing, Civil War letters, and restored gardens

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at YathaBhuta Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

YathaBhuta Yoga

North Granby

$120 $49

Tone and stretch in regular or warm yoga classes, capped at 10-12 students to ensure individualized attention

$59 for Three Weeks of Intro On Ramp Classes and One Week of Unlimited Classes ($154 Value)

CrossFit Factory Square

Southington

$154 $59

Burn calories while you learn the basics of CrossFit, then safely transition to a week of unlimited, larger-group CrossFit sessions

Museum Admission or a Birthday Party at The New England Carousel Museum (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol

$19 $10

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Visitors see vintage carousels and a working Carousel; birthday parties include a carousel ride and themed craft

One Month of Unlimited Adult or Students CrossFit with Six On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Meriden (Up to 60% Off)

Crossfit Meriden

Meriden

$90 $45

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

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Samuel Clemens lived a life so full that it encompassed two names. He was a riverboat pilot, a silver prospector, and a newspaperman?and it was in this last trade that he first used the name under which he would author some of America's greatest fiction: Mark Twain. In works such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court? Twain cast a wry spotlight on the political and industrial changes of the 19th century, from westward expansion to the end of slavery to the birth of ground-breaking technology such as the mustache comb. In much the same way, the very space where Twain wrote?the Hartford home where his family lived from 1874 to 1891?illuminates the times as well as the personal life of the man behind the letters.

These days, that home is a National Historic Landmark that serves as half of The Mark Twain House and Museum. Comprised of 25 rooms, including a glass conservatory and grand library, it has been open to the public since its 100th anniversary in 1974. Inside, visitors explore not only the billiard room where Twain penned novels such as Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also nearly 16,000 Twain-related artifacts, such as his last pair of spectacles and photos of his daughters putting on plays. Even more objects and information fill the nearby LEED-certified museum, where rotating exhibits focus on subjects such as the Twain family's servants.

351 Farmington Ave
Hartford,
CT
US

"Her words changed the world," reads the website for the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center. "What will you do?" As the author of the 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, Stowe's moving prose helped expose the brutal reality of slavery in the United States. Today, her family home still stands in honor of her memory, welcoming guests as a museum and historic site.

Visitors step into the past via the front door, stopping by the front parlor to see where the Stowes gathered to take tea, play games, and debate the pressing issues of the day. The ground floor also houses some of the Stowes' original furnishings, including a dining room table and Harriet's own oil and watercolor paintings. The second floor offers a more personal look at the author's day-to-day life through touches such as her hand-painted furniture, as well as a terrarium that reflected her love of nature. Guided tours can provide further insight into the life of a woman who, in a time period marked by prejudice and turmoil, nevertheless spoke in favor of equality and change.

77 Forest St
Hartford,
CT
US

Each instructor at Evolution Pilates is certified through Stott Pilates, which requires a minimum of 200 hours of training. Backed by this certification, the instructors lead private and group classes for all types of exercisers, from beginners to experienced athletes. The classes incorporate equipment such as reformers, which help exercisers build lean muscles.

558 Prospect Avenue
Hartford,
CT
US

The air was chilly and the sky was still dark one wintry morning in Hartford, when five women huddled around Racquel, awaiting instruction at the very first Racquels Addiction Fitness boot camp. But as hard as that first workout may have been, it obviously inspired something positive in the women who attended. From that day forward, word spread about the workout that group fitness instructor Racquel had put together—a powerful routine that targeted problem areas such as the hips, thighs, glutes, and abs and quickly transformed them with little to no help from cumbersome workout equipment.

Today, Racquel and fellow fitness instructor Betsy have branched out from just boot camp. At Racquel's Addiction Fitness, they also teach Piloxing (a blend of Pilates and boxing), Zumba, and Hot and Bothered on the Bench classes, which blast calories with help from a step bench and weights. And, in their quest to make fitness fun for everyone, the studio also hosts many exercise-themed special events, including chair dance fitness parties, pole dancing parties, and sultry potato sack races.

30 Arbor Street
Hartford,
CT
US

The Creative Source Dance & Fitness Center is a small studio located in the city of Hertford CT near the state Capitol. We offer evening and weekend classes in Zumba, Toning, Gold, and Zumbatomice. Our mission is to bring fun affordable fitness to Hartford.

56 Arbor Street
Hartford,
CT
US

The pampering pros at Orchid Threading & Day Spa beautify bodies and soothe minds with a full menu of skincare, nailcare, and bodywork services. Facials infused with natural elements cleanse pores and hydrate thirsty complexions, whereas mani-pedis leave hands and feet primped and polished. Waxing and threading sessions whisk away unwanted hair and sculpt brows and henna applications adorn hands or hair.

266 Park Rd
West Hartford,
CT
US