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15 Personal Training Sessions at Punisher fitness (45% Off)

Punisher Fitness

Nampa

Build muscle, loose weight, and tone. We have all the equipment to achieve that here at our studio.

$560 $308

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Admission for Two or Four to The Terror's Estate (Up to 40% Off)

The Terror's Estate

Northeast Meridian

Indoor haunted house attraction with cinema-quality sets and professional lighting effects is open until midnight seven days a week

$30 $18

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$11 for Two Movie Tickets and One Large Popcorn at Terrace Drive-In Theatre ($20.70 Value)

Terrace Drive-In Theatre

Caldwell

Drive your car into a spot or bring lawn chairs to snag a view of the giant movie screen playing hit movies; comes with large popcorn

$20.70 $11

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Shoshone Golf and Tennis Club in Osburn (Up to 50% Off)

Shoshone Golf and Tennis Club

Osburn

Cart zips golfers across 9-hole course twice for an 18-hole round, cruising along pine-lined fairways that blanket top of Gold Run Mountain.

$76 $38

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Five Barre Classes at Total Body Barre & More (65% Off)

Total Body Barre & More

Twin Falls

Private 1-on-1 sessions designed to create long, lean muscles and strengthen the core while burning fat

$125 $44

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18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Optional Deluxe Package at Bryden Canyon Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Bryden Canyon Golf Course

Lewiston

Golf course open since 1974 offers deluxe packages, which includes range balls, food, and a cart, for the ultimate golfing experience

$80 $42

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Tangkido Fighting Arts Federation

Tangkido Fighting Arts Federation

Post Falls

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

$100 $50

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$49 for Four Children's Swim Classes at Aqua-Tots Swim School – Boise, Idaho ($94 Value)

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools - Boise, Idaho

Eagle

Children as young as 6 months learn water survival skills in 30-minute small-group classes

$94 $49

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$22 for $50 Groupon — TEKK Golf

Tekk Golf

Grover

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

$50 $22

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2 Beginner Crochet or Knitting Classes or Intermediate Knitting for 1 or 2 at Alpaca Direct (Up to 54% Off)

Alpaca Direct

Hayden

Newbies learn how to choose yarn and needles and make a scarf; intermediate students learn more difficult techniques and patterns

$60 $29

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Private Sleigh Ride for 4 or 12 with Hot Drinks at Idaho Sleigh Rides (Up to 51% Off)

Idaho Sleigh Rides

Garden Valley

Sleigh carts revelers through snowy terrain for about 40 minutes and afterwards riders drink hot beverages served in a heated wall tent

$200 $99

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All-Day Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Miracle Hot Springs (Up to 50% Off)

Miracle Hot Springs

Buhl

Unwind in soothing, naturally heated hot-spring pools

$20 $12

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5 Yoga Classes with Optional Spa Facial or Massage at Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa (Up to 64% Off)

Hollywood Market Yoga and Spa

North End

Spa services relax visitors; yogis lead warm Vinyasa flow classes and signature hot flow classes in a heated room

$125 $45

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$15 for $30 Worth of Workout and Fitness at Gym State Strength & Conditioning

Gym State Strength & Conditioning

Nampa

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$30 $15

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$26 for $85 Worth of Circuit Training — Profitness Personal Training

Profitness Personal Training

Northeast Meridian

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$85 $26

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Four Children's Swimming Lessons or Water Babies Swim Class at Peak Health & Wellness (Up to 58% Off)

Peak Health & Wellness Center

Coeur d'Alene

Beginners learn basic strokes and improve fitness; parents and babies are exposed to water safety through floating, kicking, and submersion

$70 $31.99

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$59.99 for a Golf Outing for Two with Cart at The Highlands Golf Course (Up to 39% Off)

The Highlands Golf Course

Post Falls

Course listed in Idaho’s Top 10 by Golf Digest leads players among towering pine trees, six lakes & rolling terrain

$98 $59.99

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$29 for a One-Month Tae Kwon Do Membership and Uniform at Little Feet Taekwondo ($125 Value)

Little Feet Taekwondo

Little Feet Taekwondo

A membership entitles martial artists of all ages up to one month of unlimited tae kwon do classes organized by age and experience level

$125 $29

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$45 $18

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Glass-Blowing Class for Two or Four at Zion Warne Studios (Up to 49% Off)

Zion Warne Studios

Garden City

Experienced glass blowers teach students to safely create delicate vases or bowls from molten glass

$160 $84

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Zombie Paintball Hunt for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at True Paintball Adventure Park (33% Off)

True Paintball Adventure Park

Airport

Obstacles such as burned-out cars, wooden shacks, towers, and tire stacks provide cover as paintballers take down zombies

$60 $39.99

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Wine Tasting and Bottles of Wine for Two or Four at Sawtooth Winery (51% Off)

Sawtooth Winery

Nampa

Head to a picturesque tasting room to sip on some of Sawtooth's handcrafted wines before taking home two bottles

$65 $32

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Five Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Body Calm Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Body Calm Studio

Northeast Meridian

Exercisers can enjoy Pilates and a variety of yoga classes from gentle to power and Vinyasa

$69 $34

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$25 for Pottery or Canvas Painting at Polka Dot Pottery ($45 Value)

Polka Dot Pottery

Multiple Locations

2–3 hour pottery- and canvas-painting classes include the materials required to create a piece of take-home art as well as an instructor

$45 $25

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Six Weeks of Karate with Uniform, or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu (Up to 81% Off)

Warhorse Karate Jiu Jitsu

Multiple Locations

Instructors emphasize modesty, integrity, and perseverance while teaching traditional karate, self-defense, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

$200 $39

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$36 for 10 Hot-Yoga Classes at Red-Yoga ($100 Value)

Red-Yoga

Eagle

Studio hosts an array of physically demanding yoga styles in a space heated up to 102 degrees to foster deeper stretches and detoxification

$100 $36

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Beer Flights and Draft Beers for Two or Four at The Parkside (50% Off)

The Parkside

Spirit Lake

Guests enjoy sample-sized pours of four craft beers, plus a 16-ounce draft beer of their choice; live music many nights of the week

$22 $11

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4-Week Boot Camp from Your Body Better LLC (45% Off)

Your Body Better

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

$149 $82

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at CenturyLink Arena on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

CenturyLink Arena

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

$55 $33

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Six Training Sessions from Prime Fitness (70% Off)

Prime Fitness

Nampa

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

$200 $60

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$89 for a Two-Hour Handgun 101 Class with Two Hours of Range Time at Safe, Sound and Ready ($325 Value)

Safe, Sound and Ready

Northeast Meridian

Class covers subjects such as firearm safety and proper stances, grip, maintenance, and storage and is a prerequisite for advanced classes

$325 $89

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One Month of Taekwondo Classes with Uniforms for One or Two People at KTigers Taekwondo (Up to 83% Off)

KTigers Taekwondo

Coeur D'Alene

Taekwondo classes for all ages teach participants self-defense and discipline

$200 $39

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$30 for $75 Worth of Martial Arts — Hand to Hand Combat Training Center

Hand To Hand Combat Training Center

Post Falls

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

$75 $30

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$30 for Three Personal Training Sessions and a Consultation at SuperSlow Zone ($90)

SuperSlow Zone

Eagle

20-minute total body workouts with a certified personal trainer

$90 $30

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$25 for $40 Worth of Cocktails — Millie's Bar & Grill

Millies

Priest River

Brick-oven pizza, burgers, prime rib, salads, and Mexican food along with beer, wine, and well drinks

$40 $25

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Four- or Eight-Week Boot Camp from New Life Fitness - Debbie Jenkins (Up to 72% Off)

New Life Fitness - Debbie Jenkins

Garden City

Intensive boot camp helps exercisers reach fitness goals

$150 $49

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ComedySportz Improv Show with Popcorn and Glow Sticks for Two or Four Through December 27 (Up to 57% Off)

ComedySportz Boise

The Waterfront at Lakeharbor

Audience members vote for their favorite improv teams by waving a Light of Justice glow stick, all the while munching popcorn

$27.95 $13

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5- or 10-Admisison Punch Card, or Roller-Skating Package for Four at The Nampa Rollerdrome (Up to 57% Off)

The Nampa Rollerdrome

Nampa

Friends and family speed around oblong skating rink flanked by snack bar, party room, arcade games, and ample hangout space

$35 $15

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Fitness Package with 12 or 24 Smartraining Sessions and Unlimited Cardio at KokoFitClub Meridian (Up to 72% Off)

Koko FitClub Meridian

Southeast Meridian

Your digital key plugs into strength and cardio machines to display custom reps, speed, and intensity based on your fitness consultation

$99 $30

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Chalk Paint Workshops for One or Two at Artworks Spokane or Artworks Coeur d’Alene (Up to 54% Off)

Artworks Spokane and Artworks Coeur d’Alene

Multiple Locations

Talented and experienced artisans lead workshops that teach anyone how to transform ordinary surfaces into works of art

$65 $29.99

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10 Oula Dance Fitness Classes for One or Two at Oula By Rebecca Meek (Up to 55% Off)

OULA By Rebecca Meek

Multiple Locations

One-hour high-energy dance fitness classes set to Top 40 beats blast calories

$50 $25

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One or Three Months of Membership for Kids' and Adult Aikido Classes at Treasure Valley Aikido (Up to 59% Off)

Treasure Valley Aikido

Eagle

Students develop confidence and boosted self-esteem as they learn the graceful, non-resistant techniques and flowing take-downs of aikido

$80 $39

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One Improv Comedy Class for Two or Four or a 90-Minute Improv Party at Improvolution (Half Off)

Improvolution

On Location

Experienced improv players lead groups of about 10 students in the basic principles and techniques of improvised comedy

$40 $20

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Aquarium Visit for Two, Four, or Six at Aquarium of Boise (Up to 45% Off)

Aquarium of Boise

Boise

35,000+ gallons of seawater inhabited by everything from octopuses who change colors instantly to a giant pufferfish named Letterman

$20 $11

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Eight On-Ramp Sessions, One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes, or Both at Bronco CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Bronco CrossFit

Northeast Meridian

During group fitness classes, participants perform constantly varied, functional movements at a high intensity

$120 $39

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$79 for a One-Day Handgun or Defensive-Handgun Course at The Hyphen Company ($125 Value)

Trigger Control Training

Coeur d'Alene

The handgun courses students to apply for concealed-carry licenses in several states, including Idaho and Utah

$125 $79

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit E3 ($100 Value)

CrossFit E3

Eagle

Intense classes feature workouts that change daily and include equipment such as weights, plyometric boxes, and incline ladders

$100 $39

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$260 for $520 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — JG Fitness

Jg Fitness

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

$520 $260

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One-Day or One-Month Indoor-Climbing Pass or Two-Hour Birthday for Up to 10 at Asana Climbing (Up to 50% Off)

Asana Climbing

Boise

2,000 sq. ft. of climbing space await experts and beginners alike inside this low-altitude bouldering gym with two unique walls

$15 $8

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$28 for $80 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — The Martial Way Idaho

The Martial Way Idaho

Meridian

Come train your body and mind and reap the benefits, including weight loss, confidence, focus, self discipline.

$80 $28

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Boat Tour for Two or Pirate Cruise for One Adult and One Child from Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises (Up to 32% Value)

Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises

Independence Point Dock

90-minute narrated sightseeing tour or family-friendly pirate-themed tour of Lake Coeur d’Alene

$45.50 $31

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Karate for Kids (75% Off)

Eagle Ata Martial Arts Center

Eagle

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$168 $42

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$43 for $80 Worth of Swimming — New Wave Pools and Spas

New Wave Pools And Spas

Redeem from Home

A technician removes winterization plugs, checks pool chemicals, and starts up equipment in order to open your pool for the season

$80 $43

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

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

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

$50 $25

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Two Dance Classes from 5678 Dancing (65% Off)

5678 Dance

Meridian

Come work with our award-winning Irish dance instructors. Introductory classes held Saturdays at 7 p.m. For Irish Dance Only.

$40 $14

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One or Two Months of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Maines Taekwondo Academy (Up to 73% Off)

Maines Taekwondo Academy

Southeast Boise

Hone martial skill and personal discipline under the tutelage of second degree black belt John Maines in eight classes per month

$65 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Clarity (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit Clarity

Northeast Meridian

Small-group classes feature high-intensity functional exercises that burn calories and build muscle

$85 $25

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Five CrossFit Classes at CROSSFIT RALLYPOINT (65% Off)

Crossfit Rallypoint

Maple Grove - Franklin

Introduction to Crossfit, coaching on proper technique for all movements and explanation of Crossfit specific lingo.

$85 $30

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One Month of Martial Arts for an Adult or Child at Chinese Shao-Lin Center for Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Chinese Shao-Lin Center Boise

Boise

Senior Master John D. Keller is a 7th degree black belt in Shao-Lin Kung Fu and helps instill confidence and fitness in his students

$165 $59

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$33 for $65 Worth of Martial Arts — American Kenpo Karate of Idaho

American Kenpo Karate Of Idaho

Boise

Come train in practical, street-smart self-defense for a month with our AKKI-certified, black-belt instructors.

$65 $33

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Hot-Air-Balloon Ride and a Sparkling Beverage for One, Two, Four, or Six from Boise Hot Air Company (51% Off)

Boise Hot Air Inc.

Lake Harbor

Balloon pilots glide vessels over the countryside at 8 mph on 45-minute flights, then touch down for a sparkling-beverage toast

$240 $120

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All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 78% Off)

Paintball International

True Paintball

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$84 $19

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Four Hours of Gaming Time at PLAYlive (50% Off)

PLAYlive

Boise

Well-equipped gaming lounge offers online Xbox 360 gameplay, console repairs, merchandise, and parties

$19.99 $9.99

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Beginners Class with Options for Two Week or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Acclaim (Up to 56% Off)

CrossFit Acclaim

Columbia Village

Fitness-seekers prep for all physical activities with CrossFit's intense system of constantly varied functional exercises

$100 $49

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One-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Boot-Camp or Group-Fitness Classes at Johnny's Fit Club Fitness (80% Off)

Johnny's Fit Club Fitness

Southeast Boise

Boot-camp and group-fitness classes whip exercisers into shape and memberships provide nutrition programs, tanning, and measurements

$149 $30

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Five-Week Core Session or Six-Week Brik Boot-Camp Session for Women at Kaia FIT (Up to 60% Off)

Kaia FIT Boise

Downtown

Five- and six-week sessions put women through rotating regimens of plyometrics, cardio, and strength training to work every muscle group

$135 $59

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$20 for $40 Groupon — RockOut Lessons LLC

Rockout Lessons Llc

Morris Hill

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

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Barefoot Boot-Camp Sessions at FitMania (Up to 76% Off)

FitMania

Boise

Feet shed shoes for workouts designed to burn calories and build muscles through cardio and strength-training intervals

$75 $19

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10 or 20 Karate Classes at Dragon Bushido Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

Dragon Bushido Martial Arts

Southwest Ada County Alliance

Martial arts instructors lead karate classes for adults and kids that focus of self-defense, fitness, and confidence

$100 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit at PowerSeeker CrossFit (Up to 78% Off)

PowerSeeker CrossFit

West Bench

Trainers present a combination of exercise methods, which helps burn fat and build muscle faster

$89 $29

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$6 for $10 Worth of Beer and Wine — Woodland Empire Ale Craft

Woodland Empire Ale Craft

Boise

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$10 $6

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at IM=X Pilates of Boise (Up to 59% Off)

IM=X Pilates of Boise

Boise

Trainer help clients build flexibility and core strength during strength and cardio routines that help folks shed pounds

$89 $40

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28-Day Fitness Challenge or Six-Week Body-Transformation Program at Warrior Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Warrior Fit Body Boot Camp

West Valley

Tabatas interval training and a healthy diet plan promote weight loss and strength gain

$159 $20

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5 or 10 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit South Boise (Up to 51% Off)

Cross Fit South Boise

Boise

Students achieve their fitness goals with CrossFit workouts that combine techniques such as weightlifting, jump roping, and hammer swinging

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Pole and Aerial-Yoga Classes or Specialty Classes at Ophidia Dance (Up to 51% Off)

Ophidia Dance

Central Bench

Gain upper-body strength on the pole, or test your flexibility during Aerial-Yoga classes; specialty classes add barre and hip-hop moves

$70 $35

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10 or 20 Classes at Commando Krav Maga (Up to 71% Off)

Commando Krav Maga

TEAM Hardcore

Students learn real-life self-defense techniques and burn calories during 90-minute classes

$100 $39

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10 Barre Classes at The Cipra Method (70% Off)

The Cipra Method

Boise

Barre lifts, tones, and shapes your body with unparalleled results!

$120 $36

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$28 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons at Harmony Road Music Studio

Harmony Road Music Studio

Boise

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

$55 $28

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$35 for 10 Dance Fitness Classes at Carpe Danza ($80 Value)

Carpe Danza

Inside Bronco Elite

Fitness classes such as Zumba and PiYo tone muscles, build camaraderie, and give students an intense yet fun cardio workout

$80 $35

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Pick up a copy of Boise Weekly, flip open the Idaho Statesman, or tune in to Boise State Public Radio, and you might catch Ophidia Studio’s owner, Allison Holley, spreading the gospel of pole dancing. "It feels fun," she told Boise State Public Radio's Scott Ki. "It's kind of like playing on a jungle gym, and adults don't get that chance." Along with a coterie of experienced instructors, Allison casts off the bad rap of an activity that she says some see as "demeaning or degrading" in pole-dancing classes that build fitness and self-confidence in a playful atmosphere. Inside a hot-pink studio peppered with stationary and spinning poles, Allison and her crew walk students of all levels through a number of creative pole-dancing moves, beginning with spins and working up to inversions, choreography routines, and ceiling-fan impersonations.

Their expertise doesn’t stop there, though. The instructors also offer an arsenal of other sensual classes such as belly-dancing, hoop dancing, poi fire dancing, and Curvesque, which helps whittle waists and define the feminine form through fluid, dance-inspired movements. They also offer the more-traditional fitness classes of Zumba and body blast, along with yoga and its elevated counterpart—aerial yoga, which suspends students in a fabric sling hung from the ceiling.

2615 Kootenai St.
Boise,
ID
US

Serenity Stables & Event Facility’s five acres of land are dotted with a regulation-size arena, covered stalls, and indoor facilities, creating a horse-riding haven for equine enthusiasts of all ages. Experienced, encouraging instructors lead riding lessons, which can be tailored to meet the needs of everyone from first-timers to professional cowboys hoping to learn the secret of galloping into the sunset without squinting. Teachers inform pupils about basic Western and English riding techniques, roping, queening, flags, and barrel racing. Serenity Stables also offers full boarding services and rents out their facilities for dances, musical events, birthdays, and interventions for oats-addicted unicorns.

12492 Karcher Rd
Nampa,
ID
US

A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.

Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.

2830 N Eagle Rd
Meridian,
ID
US

For nearly a century, couples have found a romantic hideaway at the Riverside Hot Springs Inn, quickly earning it the nickname “Honeymoon Hotel.” Founder William Godfrey chose to set the inn’s foundation alongside the Portneuf River in 1914 due to the wealth of hot springs nearby and the curative powers he believed they held. People seemed to agree, and in order to rid themselves of pains and worries, they traveled miles to ease their sore muscles in the hot baths and dispose of overly musical snowmen.

Today, guests continue on with that tradition, dipping in the inn's more modern hot-springs tubs, which reach balmy temperatures of up to 106 degrees. Inside the inn, muted and neutral colors and period accents give the rooms a charming, romantic feel. This decadence extends to the Portneuf Grille & Lounge, formerly a confectionery, where chefs sear USDA steaks and craft eclectic vegetarian entrees. On Thursday, the dining room fills with live music, and on Friday, guests can sample the hotel's signature cioppino as they sip Northwest wines, specialty cocktails, or microbrews.

255 Portneuf Street
Lava Hot Springs,
ID
US

Silverhawk Aviation’s owner, Catherine Rad Weber, built a school not only to teach people how to fly, but to learn to love their wings as well. Her comprehensive curriculum challenges students to fly at high altitudes, in different weather conditions, and over diverse terrain, training helicopter pilots who will be comfortable in the cockpit anywhere in the world. The program includes hands-on experience in caring for the rides, moving them in and out of hangars, and safely washing them without getting soap in their eyes.

Whether training or touring, visitors receive eyefuls of southern Idaho’s diverse geological features. The helicopters surmount rugged mountains, speed over mesas and high deserts, and ride air currents above rivers that wend their way into deep canyons. Apart from stunning the brain’s beauty receptors, this splendor provides a natural obstacle course against which more experienced pilots test their skill, zipping around rock spires or hopping the feet of their craft neatly through pristine fields of tire plants.

4505 Aviation Way
Caldwell,
ID
US

If one word had to describe Coeur d’Alene Cellars’ attitude toward winemaking, it would probably be "meticulous." During each stage of creation, from vineyard selection and harvest to bottling, winemakers carefully supervise and adjust conditions to suit their visions. They hand-harvest fruit from their eastern Washington vineyards only on days that fit specific temperature conditions. Between pickings, the vines are pruned for low yields that concentrate flavor and quality. And their syrah and viognier grapes are both hand-sorted the night of harvest before they’re pressed and fermented.

That process is carefully controlled as well. Syrah blends first ferment in open-top vessels, allowing for closer management of color and tannins. Only later do they age inside French and American oak barrels, like former daredevils bent on reliving their trip over Niagara Falls. Viognier blends, on the other hand, spend both fermentation and aging periods in small oak barrels.

The resulting well-balanced wines can claim myriad accolades from publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. Their 2004 Sarah’s cuvée viognier, for instance, earned 89 points from Wine Enthusiast, which praised its "good balance" of "peach, apricot, sour lemon candy and even a bit of cinnamon." Current vintages include the 2007 Alder Ridge Vineyard syrah, whose smooth body supports flavors of berries, vanilla, and cinnamon that conclude in a lingering finish.

These and other wines are poured at Coeur d'Alene's onsite wine bar, Barrel Room No. 6. Inside, sleek red walls help create an upscale vibe. Glasses perch beneath pendant lighting on the bar or glitter on top of old wine barrels repurposed as tables. As customers sip, knowledgeable wait staff can suggest ways to bring out the wines' subtle flavors by nibbling aromatic cheese pairings or the hem of a neighbor’s freshly laundered shirt.

503 Sherman Avenue
Coeur D'Alene,
ID
US