Sports in Hollister

$31 for a Seals and Sea Otter Watch Kayak Tour of Elkhorn Slough (Up to $62 Value)

Blue Water Ventures

Moss Landing

Trained naturalists lead explorers in stable kayaks through protected waters to view otters, harbor seals, and seabirds

$62 $31

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One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

$80 $45

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9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

$90 $45

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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$14 for $40 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Twin Tigers Martial Arts

Twin Tigers Martial Arts

Los Banos

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$40 $14

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Pleasure Point

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $35

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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$60 $30

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

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$150 $75

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

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$99 $40

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Walking and Running Classes at Lew's Walk 'n' Run (Up to 62% Off)

Lew's Walk 'n' Run

Multiple Locations

Program designed to build strength in upper body and core while also training athletes for 5Ks, 10Ks, or half marathons

$70 $29

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$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

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$80 $28

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$57 $10

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Four or Six Beginner Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters (Half Off)

Academy of Fencing Masters

Campbell

National champion fencers and coaches instill students ages 7–17 with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

$60 $30

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 50% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

$159 $79

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

$150 $39

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5 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 72% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

Tone bodies while learning courtesy, discipline & respect with muay thai or X-Fit Kickboxing Classes for adults and teens

$75 $25

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$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

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$60 $33

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Four or Eight Fencing Classes for Kids or Adults at Xcel Fencing (73% Off)

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

$110 $30

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 70% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

$160 $49

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One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

$120 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

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$159 $87

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 81% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

$100 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

$155 $49

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Batting Cage Practice or a Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at South Bay Sports Training (Up to 56% Off)

South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

$15 $7

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$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

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$90 $50

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One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 51% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

$60 $30

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$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

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$125 $69

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

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$160 $48

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$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

$45 $24

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One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

$95 $25

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 87%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

$169 $29

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10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

St. Leo's

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

$200 $29

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Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

$159 $49

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$125 $49

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9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

$34 $19

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Four or Eight Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with a Uniform at VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 78% Off)

VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy

Multiple Locations

Fifth-degree black-belt instructors impart self-defense techniques, strength, and discipline in taekwondo classes for students of all ages

$119 $49

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Entry to Donate Life Run/Walk 5K for One or Two from California Transplant Donor Network (Up to 51% Off)

California Transplant Donor Network

Great America

Raise funds for organ and tissue donation during a family-friendly 5K held at Great America; includes t-shirt, expo bag, and breakfast

$50 $25

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One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 59% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

$48 $20

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10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

$240 $139

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

$125 $39

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Okaigan Karate Dojo (45% Off)

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

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$420 $231

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Five Rounds for One at Blackberry Farm Golf Course (Up to 45% Off)

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Cupertino

Course measures 1,544 yards and challenges short iron and putting skills with narrow fairways and small greens

$38 $22

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Sunnyvale Golf Course (Up to 29% Off). Two Tee Time Options.

Sunnyvale Golf Course

Sunnyvale

Relatively flat course sprinkles the layout with tree-lined fairways, bunkers, and ponds that come into play

$102 $72

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One Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Martial-Arts Classes at FTX Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

$149 $39

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$61 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Karate Masters

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

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$110 $61

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Fencing Classes for One Child or Adult at International Fencing Academy (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

International Fencing Academy

Sunnyvale West

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

$140 $65

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Four or Six Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy

Turlock

ATA master instills students with values such as confidence and discipline while guiding them through self-defense techniques

$119 $49

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Two, Four or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Studio Kicks Palo Alto (Up to 85% Off)

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

$198 $39

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Four 30-Minute Indoor Lessons at American Swim Academy (Up to 49% Off)

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

$72 $39

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Registration for One for Partnership 5K Run–Help End Global Poverty–Sunday Oct. 19 (Up to 47% Off)

Partnerships 5k Run

Lake Elizabeth Central Park

Enjoy a brisk morning run and an all-day festival with food and live music, benefiting the AKF Foundation's battle against global poverty

$30 $16

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One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons at Golf With Ren (Up to 60% Off)

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

$125 $59

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5 or 10 45-Minute Martial-Arts Classes, Including Uniform at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Fremont

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

$80 $35

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$41 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — USA Wuchi KungFu Academy

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

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$135 $41

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$275 for $550 Worth of Sports Camp — Table Tennis America

Itabletennis

Fremont

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$550 $275

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Eight Children's Martial-Arts Classes or Three Months of Classes at Martial Arts America (Up to 84% Off)

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

$149 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy

Fremont

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in kung fu classes

$195 $59

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One Month of Aikido Lessons for Adults or Children at Tri City Aikido (Up to 69% Off)

Tri City Aikido

Newark

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

$160 $59

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5 or 10 Adult Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Kids’ Classes at KOA Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

KOA Fitness

Newark

Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

$125 $19

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Introductory Archery Lesson with Equipment and Practice Time for Two or Four at Archery Only (Up to 51% Off)

Archery Only

Newark

Learn how to sling arrows with recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

$60 $30

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30-Minutes in Batting Cage or a Batting-Cage Party with Pizza and Sodas for 4 or 12 at Funworks! (Up to 56% Off)

Funworks Modesto

Modesto

The 18-acre park enthralls guests ages 6 and older with batting practice, large one-topping pizzas, and 16-ounce sodas

$22 $12

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Modesto Self Defense & Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Modesto Self Defense & Fitness

Modesto

Students build self-defense and martial arts skills in krav maga classes

$160 $59

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One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

$120 $59

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10 or 20 Classes at Modesto Tai Chi Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Modesto Tai Chi Academy

Modesto

Tai chi classes begin with a slow set of movements designed to improve health while providing students with a base knowledge of self-defense

$200 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Modesto

Master Rick Jones—a 7th degree black belt—and his staff teach martial-arts skills to both kids and adults of all skill levels

$139 $49

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Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Yosemite (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Merced Yosemite Ave

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

$60 $25

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9 or 18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Las Positas Golf Course (Up to 33% Off)

Las Positas Golf Course

Livermore

Original 18-hole course renovated in 2011 and 2012 to add 5 new holes, 12 redesigned tee boxes, a new cart path, and a par-3 9-hole course

$36 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Cyclone Martial Arts (49% Off)

Cyclone Martial Arts And Fitness

Livermore

Learn one of the best self-defense methods in the world today. Improve your strength, stamina, confidence, and self-steeam

$129 $66

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10 or 20 Boxing and Muay Thai Classes at Darcio Lira Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

Darcio Lira Martial Arts

Livermore

Boxing classes burn calories through heavy-bag work; muay thai classes teach blistering bevies of punches, kicks, and elbow strikes

$150 $29

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One Month of Kids' Gymnastics Classes at WestCoast Training Center (Up to 53% Off). Five Options Available.

WestCoast Training Center

Livermore

Kids of all ages work on their balance, flexibility, and strength in tumbling and gymnastics classes designed especially for them

$68 $35

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$29 for One Month of Kids Mixed Martial Arts at Fit Force ($100 Value)

Fit Force Martial Arts and Bootcamp

Tracy

Kids ages 4–7 learn mixed martial arts while improving confidence and self-esteem

$100 $29

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$30 for One Month of Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Roots Kickboxing ($139 Value)

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

$139 $30

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Six Weeks or 30 Days of Kids' Karate Classes at Hernandez Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Hernandez Martial Arts

Union City

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

$160 $19

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One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults at TriValley ATA Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

TriValley ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

$125 $39

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Two or Four Weeks of Fitness Kickboxing Boot Camp at Elite Training Center (Up to 90% Off)

Elite Training Center

Pleasanton

Instructors help students get in shape fast while learning self-defense techniques with intensive cross-training sessions

$210 $20

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$55 for $100 Groupon — Espinosa Martial Arts

Espinosa Martial Arts

Pleasanton

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$100 $55

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$16 for One Month of Classes at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness ($108 Value)

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

$108 $16

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Four Swimming Lessons at Calphin Aquatic Club (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Calphin Aquatic Club

Dublin

Taken consecutively, swimming lessons for all ages grow students' skills and confidence so they feel comfortable in the water

$80 $45

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One Month of MMA Classes for One or Two Kids at Cortez Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Cortez Martial Arts

Manteca

Actual MMA fighters teach kids self-defense fundamentals using jujitsu, wrestling, and boxing techniques in an authentic cage

$100 $22

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Designed by 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples, San Juan Oaks Golf Club showcases an 18-hole course that arches across 7,133 yards of San Juan Valley terrain. On the front nine, golfers test their mettle at one of Freddy's favorite holes, the 204-yard, par-3 sixth hole, where tee shots must speed through swirling winds and trees wielding catchers’ mitts to land on a green guarded by oak and eucalyptus trees. The back nine rolls through the valley’s foothills, regaling golfers with frequent elevation changes and back-to-back tees—at 16 and 17—that offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The course frequently draws top-flight golfers and is a Stage-One site of the PGA Tour's Qualifying School.

Before taking to the first tee, golfers can warm up at the club’s practice facilities, which include a 15-acre, all-grass driving range, a 10,000-square-foot putting green, and an area for chipping and bunker shots. Elegant, high-beamed ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace await golfers and underfed 9-irons at the restaurant, which serves breakfast and lunch.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Fred Couples

  • Length of 7,133 yards from the farthest tees

  • Course rating of 74.6 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 141 from the farthest tees

  • Five tee options

  • Scorecard

3825 Union Rd
Hollister,
CA
US

With more than 20 years of equine experience, Jeanette Arnaout instructs students of all skill levels on the fundamentals of horsemanship during lessons and riding camps. Each session carefully pairs riders with appropriate steeds for their skill level, allowing novices to learn basic techniques and experienced stallion tamers to trot to the beat of the hokey pokey. Small-group settings foster an educational atmosphere, and kind, well-trained horses guarantee hiccup-free learning. Lessons include instruction on horse cleaning and care—think grooming and hoof-picking—as well as riding time. Like a molting flamingo, students are encouraged to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes, but Jeanette provides all of the equipment necessary for camps. Those overwhelmed by unruly horses can turn them over to Jeanette for training, during which she gently boosts steeds' confidence to improve their obedience.

1290 Masten Avenue
Gilroy,
CA
US

Feel Golf Co. has 25 years of experience placing high-quality golfing sticks in the hands of touring professionals and amateurs committed to improving their game. These putting pros offer performance products for players of every handicap, and use specially formulated metals coupled with a proprietary pressure-casting system to create their clubs, including the Lee Miller Signature QPQ wedge ($119.99). The Tsunami Mallet putter uses NASA-based ceramic technology to reduce putting backspin and guide balls safely back into the atmosphere after intergalactic travel shots ($89.99). Fashion-forward fairway fans can show brand loyalty with Full Release caps, designed to block out the sun and conceal the identity of pros tagging in for difficult approaches ($7.99).

1354 Dayton St
Salinas,
CA
US

Pristine fairways gently rise and fall across 6,664 yards of undulating terrain at Pajaro Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course. Located a mere Goliath's drive from the Pacific Ocean, golfers can smell the crisp sea air and hear the hushed whispers of heist-planning pelicans throughout the picturesque par 72, once the verdant kingdom of 1930s golf legend Olin Dutra. The club’s E-Z-Go golf carts ferry about the arsenal of woods and irons needed to triumph over the transition from shorter par 3s and 4s to the lengthy fairways at the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 17th holes, all par 5.

After looping the horticultural haven, golfers can retreat to the club's full-service restaurant, where frothy beers and hamburgers refuel weary bodies and famished 9-irons. Spiky-shoed journeymen can place their order ahead of time at the 9th or 18th tees, ensuring their meal will be ready for them at the turn or shortly after the round.

967 Salinas Rd
Royal Oaks,
CA
US

Since his first run-in with Brazilian jujitsu at age 7, Claudio França has been busy. Now a fifth-degree black belt, he's spent more than 30 years mentoring MMA competitors, winning multiple championships, and hosting the annual U.S. Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Santa Cruz. He also teaches classes at three eponymous dojos with the help of fellow black belts. Training sessions teach groups how to execute BJJ's signature ground-fighting techniques and instill in individuals the keys to becoming a part of the martial-arts community.

Claudio's classes mix advanced students with total beginners, enabling the new arrivals to learn from more than one person, while regulars hone their coaching chops. The environment is family friendly, as well: there are programs for kids as young as 4, youth classes, and both women-only and co-ed adult lessons.

1933 Main Street
Watsonville,
CA
US

Tucked into the tranquil foothills of Mount Madonna, BellaMar Training Stables and Riding School educates students of all abilities either inside one of two arenas or on the airy stretches of the facility's many trails. Head instructor Elizabeth guides riders through every level of equitation and instructs more advanced students on the styles of dressage and eventing.

New riders begin with private lessons, during which they learn such skills as correct position, grooming, and cleaning tack. Private lessons also maintain an overarching focus on good sportsmanship, emphasizing both respect as well as the importance of never spiking a helmet after a flawless trot. As riders improve, they can then move on to semiprivate or group lessons.

295 Webb Rd
Watsonville,
CA
US