Activities in Huntington Park

60- or 30-Minute Batting Cage Sessions at Sluggers Batting Cages (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Sluggers Batting Cages

South Gate

Batters work on their swing and at-plate swagger in individual batting cages surrounded with protective fencing top to bottom

$25 $15

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$20 for $35 Worth of Music Lessons — Bellamusic

Bellamusic

Bell

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

$35 $20

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$165 for $300 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — G & G Movie Screens

G & G Movie Screens

Bell

Backyard movie night! Outdoor screen package includes: 12-foot screen, HD projector, 2500-watt powered speaker.

$300 $165

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"Rent" at Cupcake Theater on January 16–February 15 (Up to 50% Off)

The Vagina Monologues

Los Angeles

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Tony- and Pulitzer-winning rock musical follows artists facing poverty, young love, addiction, and AIDS

$38 $19

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5 or 10 Women's Kickboxing Bootcamp Classes at Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing (Up to 76% Off)

Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing

Hollywood Dojo

Slam fists, feet, elbows, and knees into pads with muay thai moves spliced with Pilates, yoga, and strength conditioning

$100 $29

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One- or Four-Day Passes to LA Art Show for One, Two, or Four at LA Convention Center on January 15–18 (Up to 53% Off)

LA Art Show

Los Angeles Convention Center

More than 120 art galleries—some from as far away as Korea and Japan—feature contemporary and traditional art in a variety of mediums

$20 $11

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at the Galen Center at USC on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Galen Center at USC

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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One, Two, or Three Months of Outdoor Boot-Camp Classes from WorkoutLA (Up to 87% Off)

WorkoutLA

Multiple Locations

Outdoor exercises such as hiking, Pilates, jumping rope, and sports drills help trim waistlines during motivational group classes

$199 $35

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Five or Ten Dance Classes at MNR Dance Factory (67% Off)

MNR Dance Factory

West Los Angeles

Dancers choose from classes such as jazz, tap, hip hop, and ballet

$120 $40

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at InYoga Center (Up to 78% Off)

InYoga Center

Valley Village

Expansive yoga studio hosts more than 50 classes each week, including rigorous & beginner friendly class styles

$160 $35

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Four Group or Private Swimming Lessons for Child Three Months or Older at Water Wings Northridge (Up to 52% Off)

Water Wings Northridge

Northridge, CA

At a pool that’s part of the United States Swim School Association, instructors teach kids of all ages how to navigate the water

$110 $55

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USC Trojans Men's Basketball Game at the Galen Center on December 3, 7, or 30 (Up to 81% Off). Three Seating Options.

USC Men's Basketball

The Galen Center

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Equipped with some of the nation’s top young talents, the up-and-coming Trojans battle non-conference opponents at the Galen Center

$26 $5

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Entry for One or Two to Sexual Health Expo (Up to 66% Off)

Sexual Health Expo

Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Learn info from sex educators and intimacy experts with product demonstrations and workshops 

$25 $11

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Children's Winter Camp Sessions at arc (Up to 43% Off). Four Options Available.

arc

Hancock Park Elementary

Kids ages 4–11 learn about music, science, and photography with hands-on activities during winter camp sessions

$265 $150

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Connect Baroque and Contemporary Art During Two Exhibit Tours

Art Gallery Tour

Brentwood

Clare Kunny or Robin Trento help groups draw parallels between 17th-century painter Rubens and contemporary artist Simon Toparovsky

$50

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$1,600 for Yoga-Teacher Training with Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training ($4,200 Value)

Michelle Mazur - Yoga Teacher Training

Los Angeles

Learn the basics of yoga and how to teach it to others

$4,200 $1,600

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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The Hollywoodland Murder: Deadly Dinner Theater for One or Two at Next Door Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Next Door Lounge

Hollywood

Guests dine on three courses as the Hollywoodland Murder show provides entertainment in a stylish, welcoming speakeasy

$84 $45

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Chess, Sewing, Magic, Screen-Writing, or Sketch-Comedy Youth-Enrichment Classes at STAR Enrichment Center (40% Off)

STAR Enrichment Center

Pico - Robertson

Interactive two-month courses cover a wide range of topics, from screenwriting to performance art to needlework, for youths in grades K–12

$210 $126

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FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015 at 333 Live on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

FACE Runway Fashion Show 2015

333 Live

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Mingle with celebrities and fashion bloggers while a runway show displays designers’ collections; after-party with DJs

$36.87 $18

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General Admission for Two or Four Adults, or Dual or Family Membership at USS "IOWA" (Up to 39% Off)

USS IOWA

Los Angeles

“Battleship of Presidents” provides a memorable experience for families and visitors as they venture through over years of history

$36 $25

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Tickets for Two or Four or Season Pass for One or Two to Street Food Cinema (Up to 55% Off)

Street Food Cinema

Multiple Locations

Musicians rock out before Pulp Fiction in a park, all but one, which are dog friendly

$162 $80

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($ 129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 85% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $43

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LA Celebrity Homes Tour for Two, Four, or Six From LA Hollywood Tours (Up to 70% Off)

LA Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Seated in an open-air van, tour-goers cruise by numerous celebrity mansions in picturesque Los Angeles

$98 $35

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5 or 10 Pure Barre Fitness Classes at Pure Barre Hollywood (Up to 61% Off)

Pure Barre Hollywood

Hollywood

Full-body workouts of Pure Barre fitness classes utilize a ballet, pilates, & yoga movements to create long, lean & toned bodies

$90 $35

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$49 for a One-Hour Weekday Horseback Tour for Two from Sunset Ranch Hollywood ($80 Value)

Sunset Ranch Hollywood

Hollywood Hills

Ride through the hills of Griffith Park on a leisurely horseback tour and see the Hollywood sign, Griffith Observatory, and downtown LA

$80 $49

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5, 10, or 15 Aquatic Yoga Classes at H2Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

H2Yoga

The Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy, Westside JCC

Heated indoor pool eases tension and limbers muscles as students build strength and flexibility in creative yoga sessions

$85 $42

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5 or 10 Group Fitness Classes at Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club (Up to 78% Off)

Ladan's Fitness & Healing Club

Los Angeles

Exercisers follow the lead of experienced fitness instructors in classes ranging from calm, body-lengthening yoga to intense boot camp

$90 $23

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Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Los Angeles

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

$10 $5

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Five- or Ten-Class CrossFit Pass at Combat Crossfit (Up to 66% Off)

Combat Crossfit

Central San Pedro

Coaches guide exercise routines that combine weightlifting, gymnastics, and track-and-field techniques to build strength and versatility

$100 $39

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120-Minute Painting Class from Art of Bella (44% Off)

Art Of Bella Studio

Mid-Wilshire

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

$45 $25

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$109 for $350 Worth of Dance Lessons — MIHO NAITO BALLET

Miho Naito Ballet

Westwood

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

$350 $109

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$38 for $85 Toward one hour guitar lesson (with extra 15 minute "how to practice" coaching session)

Zotzinmusic

Atwater Village

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

$85 $38

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two Hollywood Power Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Hollywood Power Yoga

Hollywood

Three styles of yoga taught by five instructors who emphasize the importance of challenging the body and balancing the mind

$120 $39

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$63 for $125 Worth of Soccer at Northridge Futsal League

Northridge Futsal League

Los Angeles

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

$125 $63

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One, Two, or Three Four-Week Sessions of Classes at Core Conditioning CrossFit (Up to 85% Off)

Core Conditioning CrossFit

Pan Pacific Park

Instructors work with a small group of students for four straight weeks, sculpting and toning their bodies with a blend of intense exercises

$299 $48

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$39 for Five Body-Sculpting Classes at Pop Physique (Up to $95 Off)

Pop Physique

Multiple Locations

Students sweat to indie and hip-hop tunes during high-intensity strength and flexibility workouts designed around ballet-barre exercises

$95 $39

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Two-Hour Hollywood-Sights Tour for One or Five from Rockin Hollywood Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Rockin Hollywood Tours

Hollywood

Knowledgeable guides lead guests on two-hour tours that visit over 70 famous Hollywood locations

$40 $20

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Six or Eight Fitness Boot-Camp Sessions at Rich LIFE Success Driven (Up to 63% Off)

Rich LIFE Success Driven

Los Angeles

Outdoor boot camps enlist equipment such as resistance bands, free weights, and Bosu balls to strengthen bodies and burn calories

$115 $45

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Admission for Two, Four, or Eight to S.S. Lane Victory (Up to 50% Off)

S.S. Lane Victory

LA Harbor, San Pedro

Historic landmark and floating museum helped evacuate Korean refugees, served in post-WWII aid missions, and has appeared in numerous films

$10 $5

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Four or Eight 60-Minute Private Yoga Sessions at I Heart Kundalini (Up to 69% Off)

I Heart Kundalini

West Los Angeles

Relax and heal in private outdoor Kundalini yoga sessions led by an energy healer and certified yoga instructor

$432 $157

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Five, Ten, or Fifteen Classes at CrossFit Woodland Hills (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Woodland Hills

Canoga Park

Students exceed personal fitness goals with a full-body, high-intensity exercise program that blends strength, cardio, and stamina training

$150 $49

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$41 for $75 Worth of Personal Training at Go6Pack in North Hollywood

Go6pack

Los Angeles

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

$75 $41

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Swimming Lessons for Kids or Adults at Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

After a free evaluation class, instructors use the SwimRight method to teach kids water safety and swimming skills

$100 $49

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$129 for a Flying Lesson with Classroom Time, Simulator Time, and In-Plane Instruction at Encore Flight ($430 Value)

Encore Flight

Northridge

An FAA-certified instructor teaches in a classroom and inside a simulator, before taking students up in a plane for real-world instruction

$430 $129

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Gay LA Walking Tour with Snacks for Two or Four from Out & About Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Out & About Tours

Los Angeles

Walking tour explores Los Angeles’ historic LGBT sites including Native American settlements and Golden Age hotels and bathhouses

$90 $39

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One, Three, or Five Personal-Training Sessions at Elite Training (Up to 64% Off)

Elite Training

Mid-City West

NASM-certified personal trainer and nutrition specialist Steven Cook designs workouts and motivates clients to execute them

$100 $40

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One or Three 90-Minute On-Location One-on-One Personalized Women's Yoga Sessions at Get INtuit Yoga (Up to 65% Off)

Get INtuit Yoga

Multiple Locations

Seasoned instructor leads personalized sessions at scenic public parks, leading women through invigorating, flexibility-boosting yoga poses

$100 $43

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10 or 15 Yoga Classes at Silver Lake Pilates Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Silver Lake Pilates Studio

Silver Lake

Yoga instructors lead Vinyasa flow classes inside a Pilates studio, where a piano waits in the lobby for a maestro to tickle its ivories

$120 $40

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at RA MA Institute (Up to 68% Off)

RA MA Institute

Los Angeles

Kundalini yoga and meditation classes help students exercise their body and calm their mind in a bright studio space

$145 $46

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10 Fitness Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Whole Notha Level Fitness (66% Off)

Whole Notha Level Fitness

Winnetka

Participants exercise in small, motivating groups during fat-burning workouts, cardio-kickboxing classes, or a high-intensity boot camp

$130 $44

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5 or 10 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Morty Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Morty fitness

Gym

Personal trainer motivates clients through exercises tailored to their fitness goals

$300 $55

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2, 4, or 10 General Tickets or Private Crawl for Up to 20 from LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour (Up to 70% Off)

LA Club Crawl - NightClub Tour

Los Angeles

Instead of long lines and covers, patrons snag an all-access pass from the crawl and boogie at Hollywood clubs such as Cosmo and Playhouse

$40 $20

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Liberation Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Liberation Yoga

Mid-Wilshire

This award-winning yoga studio hosts a wide variety of class types, including hatha yoga, flow yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, and more

$130 $39.99

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10 or 15 Power Vinyasa Yoga Classes Plus Protein Shakes at Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition (Up to 56% Off)

Urban Lotus Voice and Yoga and Nutrition

Sherman Oaks

After invigorating power vinyasa yoga classes, students sip on nutritional protein shakes

$150 $75

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fun Fit Factory (Up to 56% Off)

Fun Fit Factory

Woodland Hills

Blast calories in dance classes or boot camps, sculpt muscles during Chisel or barre sessions, or stun in your dress after a wedding workout

$149 $66

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10-Class Yoga Punch Card or Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at The Balance Center (Up to 51% Off)

The Balance Center

West Los Angeles

Small class sizes let experienced yoga instructor personalize poses to be gentle or challenging

$130 $65

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$53 for Three Pilates Reformer Classes and Three Group Studio Classes at Pilates & Arts (61% Off)

Pilates & Arts

Echo Park

Instructors lead classes in subjects from Pilates Reformer to cardio boxing to tai chi inside a dedicated group fitness space

$135 $53

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Night of Improv Comedy on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday at LA Connection Comedy Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

LA Connection Comedy Theatre

Sherman Oaks

Multiple troupes perform spontaneous, audience-fueled sketches at an iconic theater whose alumni include Will Ferrell and Josh Groban

$10 $5

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$29 for $65 Worth of Services at Shinsei-Dojo

Shinsei-dojo

West Los Angeles

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

$65 $29

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$75 for $250 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — MPowerHouze Training Club

Mpowerhouze Training Club

Los Angeles

From the merchant: One month of Alpha Krav Maga, Sikaran/Arnis or Boxing classes.

$250 $75

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$57 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Group-Training Classes at The Training Loft ($112.50 Value)

The Training Loft

Los Angeles

Training courses focus on toning cores and increasing strength and stability for all fitness levels during group sessions

$112.50 $57

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Personal-Training or Indoor Rock-Climbing Sessions from BOLDFITNESS (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

BOLDFITNESS

Multiple Locations

Certified trainer designs custom workouts in a regular gym or teaches introductory rock-climbing sessions on an indoor wall

$100 $35

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Three or Five Drop-In Play Passes at The Playroom in Sherman Oaks (Up to 36% Off)

The Playroom

Sherman Oaks

Indoor playground lets kids aged 5 and younger loose on bounce castles, play houses, and ball pits free of dirt and safety hazards

$27 $19

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$39 for an 50-Minute Flight Simulator Session at Fly The Dream ($89 Value)

Fly The Dream

Mid-Wilshire

F-16 simulator creates vivid flying experience using 180-degree field of vision views, replica seats, and cockpit with 100+ functions

$89 $39

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VIP Nightlife Experience Club Crawl for One, Two, or Four from Our Nightlife (Up to 56% Off)

Our Nightlife

Hollywood

Club crawl with VIP entrance to clubs, guided tours, drinks, and specials

$79 $39

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Five Yoga Classes at The Soul Shack Yoga (64% Off)

The Soul Shack Yoga & More

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through a refreshing, rejuvenating session of yoga.

$50 $18

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$27 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles ($108 Value)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles

Mid-Wilshire

Certified instructors emphasize correct alignment during classes that build strength, stamina, and flexibility

$108 $27

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5, 10, or 15 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Studio City (Up to 72% Off)

CrossFit Studio City

Studio City

Motivating instructors push you to your limits with CrossFit's system of high-intensity, functional workouts that change every day

$150 $49

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10 or 20 Customized Group Fitness-Training Sessions at SportfitLA (Up to 80% Off)

SportfitLA

Multiple Locations

45-minute group workouts incorporate everything from Pilates and meditation to CrossFit-inspired exercises and endurance drills

$200 $48

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Three or Five Introductory Circus Classes at Cirque School (Up to 46% Off)

Cirque School

Hollywood

Go-to school for Hollywood productions founded by Cirque du Soleil veteran fuses Pilates and acrobatics to teach students circus arts

$75 $46.99

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Two-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, or One or Three Lessons from Paddle Surf LA (Up to 71% Off)

Paddle Surf LA

Paddle Surf LA

Learn how to navigate the waters of Marina Del Rey while paddling sturdy longboards

$60 $22

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$66 for $120 Groupon — iJamesMichael Fitness

Ijamesmichael Fitness

Hollywood Hills

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

$120 $66

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10 Yoga Classes or One or Six Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Still Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Still Yoga

Silver Lake

In a sustainably-built studio, instructors lead students of all levels through poses that focus on alignment and the mind-body connection

$120 $29

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Celebrity Home Tour for One, Two, or Four Adults or Children from Access Hollywood Tours (Up to 56% Off)

Access Hollywood Tours

Los Angeles

Narrated bus tour passes iconic Hollywood landmarks and stars’ homes

$49 $23

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Cupcake Tour of Hollywood with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Great Food Tours

Hollywood

Two-hour walking tours start at Georgetown Cupcake and include six cupcake tastings from merchants such as Magnolia Bakery and Sweet E’s

$50 $23

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$44 for a Six-Session CrossFit Build-Up Series at CrossFit Eagle Rock ($150 Value)

CrossFit Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

Instructors introduce beginners to CrossFit’s fundamental movements over the course of two weeks

$150 $44

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$41 for Three Personal Training Sessions at Bam Fitness ($150 Value)

Bam Fitness

Los Angeles

Certified trainer helps fitness newbies and elite athletes alike reach their fitness goal, whether it’s to lose weight or increase endurance

$150 $41

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• The Edwards South Gate Stadium 20 in South Gate • The Pacific Winnetka All Stadium 21 in Chatsworth • The Regency Plant 16 in Van Nuys

8630 Garfield Avenue
South Gate,
CA
US

Amid the bustle of Hollywood Boulevard stand two monuments to the silver screen. One, the TCL Chinese Theatre, oozes with history— imported Chinese stone lions, a 90-foot-tall copper roof, and concrete blocks that bear the handprints of Hollywood luminaries from years gone by each memorialize the celebrated role the building has played in Hollywood for more than eight decades.

Next door, Chinese 6 Theatres is a tribute to the cutting-edge. Six theaters, some with 3D capability, immerse viewers in ultra-realistic picture and sound better than sitting inside Steven Spielberg's android brain. Beyond the plush theater seating, a bar slings cocktails for in-movie sipping and a restaurant serves a full menu for cravings after the show. The service schedule varies for the bar and the restaurant but both will be open during Summer 2013. Whether they opt for the historic cinema or the ultramodern theater, visitors can catch a full slate of acclaimed new releases on their chosen big screen.

The storied history of TCL Chinese Theatre rivals those of the more than 200 celebrities whose handprints, footprints, and autographs are cemented into the theater's forecourt. Erected in 1927 and declared a historical and cultural landmark in 1968, the iconic theater stages movie screenings, premieres, events, and red-carpet ceremonies. Today, moviegoers walking through the theater's main courtyard can revel in the same opulence of those 1920s screen idols, craning their necks upward to take in the looming pagoda that frames the entrance. Inside, the theater's original 1927 screen towers high above the plush red-velvet seats, surrounded by wooden panels that rise to a ceiling with flowing Chinese-style drawings. This classic Hollywood setting is one of the reasons why the theater, in an echo of its origins, hosts celebrity-studded premieres, such as the 2012 opening for Life of Pi and the 2013 opening for Beautiful Creatures.

6925 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Exhale Spa seeks to transform its clientele inside and out. The founding team of fitness professionals and aestheticians sought to create an environment where they could empower visitors with pampering spa treatments, invigorating fitness classes, and lifestyle education, helping clients attain a sense of control and holistic balance. Now with 19 locations across 11 cities, Exhale Spa and its signature services have earned mentions in numerous national publications, including People magazine, the New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Exhale's signature Core Fusion classes incorporate dance-inspired stretches, yoga poses, and Pilates exercises into total-body workouts that build long, lean limbs and sturdy abdominal muscles over time. For an even more varied workout, the instructors introduce boot-camp techniques, cardio exercises, or multiplication tables to select sessions. Yoga classes present a similar amount of breadth and variety, drawing inspiration from a number of introspective and physically oriented styles. To help hasten physical transformations, nutrition and wellness coaches teach attendees about the impacts of diet. These sessions build an awareness of healthy eating habits through custom meal plans and by teaching clients how to identify the edible parts of a fruit basket.

Many of the center's traditional spa services seek to inspire confidence. Facials pamper and refine skin using everything from green tea and fruit extracts to microcurrent technology, and mani-pedis revitalize digits before glazing nails with a vibrant new coat of color. Bodywork treatments look beyond physical relaxation and focus on holistic concerns. Massage therapists can use Eastern or Western modalities to soothe overstressed musculature, and acupuncture treatments and reiki sessions jump-start natural healing processes by encouraging the free flow of inner energies.

245 S. Main St
Venice,
CA
US

DanceGardenLA was created by Zahra Zuhair and Jenna, who have been bellydancing since childhood and have travelled the world accumulating impressive professional credits. Zuhair has trained in traditional folk and Eastern styles?including Lebanese, Turkish, Moroccan, and Tunisian?but her specialty is Egyptian bellydance, which she has studied with some of the top teachers in Cairo. She has also been featured on the cover of Zaghareet! magazine and has written, directed, and choreographed productions as the artistic director of the Ghazella Dance Company and Po Na Na Dance Theatre. Jenna acted as a goddess bellydance instructor on an episode of Sex and the City, and made appearances on The Tyra Banks Show and the Food Network program Aarti Party. She has also starred in several bestselling belly dance-instruction DVDs.

Thanks to their more than 50 years of combined teaching experience and a talented team of award-winning instructors, the studio was named the Best Place to Learn the Art of Bellydancing in 2012 by LA Weekly. The site recommended instructor Princess Farhana's "witty repartee (and Hollywood rock-scene anecdotes)," and described the predominantly female atmosphere as "always encouraging, never intimidating." The crew teaches classes including classic and tribal-style bellydance, Bollywood, and cutting-edge dance fitness such as Bellyquake and E5.

3191 Casitas Ave., Ste. 112
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Petroleum mogul Dr. Armand Hammer clung to life just long enough to see The Hammer Museum make its debut in 1990, passing away three weeks later. Without the founder’s support, construction screeched to a halt and spaces sat in varying states of completion. But not for long. The powers that be at UCLA saw Hammer’s vision, and took control of the abandoned museum in 1994. They restored it to its former glory by importing the university’s own collections and staff. Today, The Hammer’s unique compendium of works still hints at the unlikely collaboration that bore the museum all those years ago. Its stockpile of masterpieces explores the modern-day in a contemporary collection of mostly drawings and photographs. Richard Hawkins’ disembodied zombie george green might best embody current artistic trends; his expressionless eyes stare from a yellow backdrop, the handiwork of an undead inkjet printer. Meanwhile, the Armand Hammer Collection, left behind by the museum’s namesake, balances george and other outlandish works with 19th-century art by Degas, Cézanne, and van Gogh. It’s virtually impossible to predict whether rotating exhibits will land in classic or contemporary camps. They range from performance art installations—Floor of the Forest depicts two dancers moving through hanging jumbles of used clothing and ropes—to sculptures, paintings, and drawings. To cultivate better artistic understanding, the Hammer Museum hosts events including lunchtime art talks, tours, and screenings.

10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

The STAR Enrichment Center and Star Eco work in tandem to enrich the lives of children, adults, and animals. When animals are rescued from dangerous living situations or seized from the hands of smugglers, STAR Eco Station provides them with second chances at peaceful lives. But the facility doesn't just serve as a haven for more than 200 rescued animals. Perhaps just as importantly, it also educates the public as an environmental science museum. During public tours, guides lead guests through exhibits of rescued exotic animals, such as parrots, pythons, and wildcats, while explaining the habits, history, and New Year's resolutions of each creature. The recipient of multiple awards from media and government agencies, STAR Eco Station also provides educational outreach programs to more than 40 California school districts and works in concert with conservation organizations such as the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Paw Project, and Heal the Bay.

At the STAR Enrichment Center in Beverlywood, learning enrichment takes center stage for adults and children alike. Here, dedicated teaching professionals offer courses in STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), child development, visual and media art, and language. Through courses that range from pre-natal workshops to parent and child classes, the center has earned a reputation for hosting engaging curriculum for all ages. The Enrichment Center is also home to the STAR Prep Academy and STAR Preschool.

1518 S Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles,
CA
US

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