Sports in Illinois

$13 for $25 Worth of Sports Camp — House of Speed

House Of Speed

Aurora

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

$25 $13

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sandy Hollow Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Sandy Hollow Golf Course

Rockford

18-hole Rockford Park District course marked by treed fairways and environmentally friendly practices

$78 $39

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Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

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One Month of Tae Kwon Do Training with Uniform for One or Two at World Champion Taekwondo (75% Off)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

$199 $49

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$33 for $60 Worth of Bicycle Repair — R and M Cyclery

R&m Cyclery Inc

Springfield

Our highly trained tech staff will adjust your bike and tune it to perfection

$60 $33

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10 or 20 Taekwondo Classes at Soo Kim Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Soo Kim Martial Arts

Peoria

Instructor tailors lessons to each age group; no-pressure classes are designed to build confidence and self-defense skills

$140 $49

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Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes at Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Chicago Unified Mixed Martial Arts Training Academy

Southwest Elgin

Youth classes build life skills in kids aged 3–14; kickboxing and muay thai classes instill adults with discipline and fitness

$80 $30

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$150 for $200 Worth 3 months of Martial Arts — Smith Institute of Martial Arts

Smith Institute Of Martial Arts

Decatur

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

$200 $150

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$34 for $57 Worth of Gymnastics — Rise Up Academy

Rise Up Academy

Arlington Heights

Come take a month's worth of gymnastics, tumbling, and trampoline or dance classes. See the website for class descriptions.

$57 $34

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Five or Ten Brazilian Jiujitsu Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 71% Off)

LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

$100 $35

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Three or Five One-Hour Small-Group Golf Clinics at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 66% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

$175 $59

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Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

Rowing Machine class works upper-body strength on indoor ergometers; Scull Rowing teaches fundamental moves

$75 $30

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$189 for a 2014 Golf Package with 10 Rounds on Rolling Hills Course at Silver Lake Country Club ($870 Value)

Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

$870 $189

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2 or 10 Large Buckets of Driving-Range Balls at Odyssey Sweet Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Odyssey Sweet Spot

Tinley Park

Golfers trace practice shots into open-air from comfort of 12 grass tees and 12 heated stalls at range connected to lively sports bar

$26 $14

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One or Three Private Baseball Lessons and Two Weeks of Training at Bounce Sports (Up to 65% Off)

Bounce Sports

Berwyn

Baseball players hone their skills during one-hour private lessons with experienced instructors

$299 $109

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Mini Golf for Two or Four at Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course (50% Off)

Wheaton Park District's Prairie Path Mini Golf Course

Wheaton

Prairie-themed, ADA-accessible course with a central water feature where guests can practice their putting skills across 18 holes

$12 $6

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Six Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 67% Off)

Degerberg Academy of Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

$208 $69

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One or Two Private Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club

Downers Grove

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

$90 $39

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental and Range Balls at Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees (Up to 61% Off)

Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees

DeKalb

Nine-hole course challenges players while offering them picturesque views

$86 $40

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$28 for $110 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove

Fitness and conditioning using weights, bodyweight exercises, and fitness kickboxing routines to help you get into shape.

$110 $28

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (Up to 73% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Beginners and advanced students alike can increase their fitness and abilities during classes focused on heavy-bag drills and conditioning

$59 $16

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Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Klein Creek Golf Club (Up to 57% Off)

Klein Creek Golf Club

Winfield

The 18-hole, par 72 course golf course designed by architect Dick Nugent features prairie land, man-made lakes, a golf shop, and restaurant

$158 $69

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$99 for $198 Worth of Services at Premier Fitness

Premier Fitness

Wheeling

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

$198 $99

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One or Two Months of Classes at Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School (Up to 75% Off)

Bruce H. Lee Martial Arts School

Glendale Heights

Both options include uniform; owner is eighth-degree black belt in hapkido and tae kwon do and sixth-degree black belt in judo and jujitsu

$150 $39

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Nine-Hole Round of Golf with Optional Cart Rental for Two or Four at Willow Hill Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Willow Hill Golf Course

Glenview

Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

$44 $20

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$80 for Eight Weeks of Swimming Lessons at Bear Paddle Swim School ($160 Value)

Bear Paddle Swim School & Clubhouse

Multiple Locations

Sessions accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, covering skills from paddling and floating through competitive breaststroke

$160 $80

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Round of Golf with Cart Rental and Sleeves of Balls for Two, Four, or Six at Foss Park Golf Club (Up to 58% Off)

FOSS PARK GOLF CLUB

North Chicago

Public course that stretches across an 18-hole, par 72 layout with an illuminated driving range

$116 $49

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5 or 10 All-Ages Martial-Arts Classes at Lee's Tae Kwon Do (Up to 59% Off)

Lee's Tae Kwon Do

Gurnee

Gain self-defense techniques and confidence in a spacious 5,000 square-foot facility helmed by encouraging instructors

$60 $29

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One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at K H Kim Taekwondo (77% Off)

K H Kim Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Students gain strength, sharpen their reflexes, and build self-defense skills in tae kwon do classes; free uniform included

$166.50 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Flash Martial Arts Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Flash Martial Arts Academy

Oswego

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

$119 $39

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12 or 24 Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 70% Off)

Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

$130 $49

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga Classes at Krav Maga Illinois ($149 Value)

Krav Maga Illinois

Highland Park

Certified instructors teach the self defense and awareness techniques of krav maga, a martial art developed for the Israeli military

$149 $49

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Kettlebell or Extreme Cage Fighter Workout Classes at MMA Underground (Up to 74% Off)

MMA Undrground

Lake in the Hills

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

$100 $29

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$40 for a Two-Hour Swing and Driver Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf ($240 Value)

Ben Mutz Golf

George W. Dunne National Golf Course

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to analyze clients' swings and help them improve their skills

$240 $40

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$25 for 5K Registration for One at The Colorful 5K on Sunday, October 19 ($50 Value)

The Graffiti Run

Gateway Motorsports Park

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

$50 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Energy MMA and Fitness (54% Off)

Energy Mma And Fitness

Lakemoor

Expert coaches teach beginner-level classes as well as professional-level fighters in a fun, friendly environment

$85 $39

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$28 for $50 Worth of Bicycle Repair — PHK Bicycles

Phk Bicycles

Freeport

For the basic tune-up, staffers adjust your brakes, shifting system, and chain

$50 $28

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Burgers and Beers at Beaver Creek Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Beaver Creek Golf Course

LeRoy

Relatively short-hole course designed to develop skills on with challenges like water on 5 holes, large greens, and simple hole designs

$61.50 $29

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$119 for Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform ($335 Value)

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

Collinsville

Instructors instill strength, agility, and balance, as well as confidence and discipline, during martial-arts and fitness classes

$335 $119

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$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

$285 $70

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$40 for $67 Worth of Martial Arts — Hidden Path Arts

Hidden Path Arts

Marengo

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

$67 $40

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30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$20 $10

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

Body Fit Kickboxing

Edwardsville

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

$65 $10

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (Half Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

Marengo

20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

$30 $15

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One or Three Months of Kid's Martial Arts or Little Kickers Classes at No Joke Martial Arts (Up to 83% Off)

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Loves Park

Martial arts classes enstill confidence, humility, self discipline, and patience in kids

$239 $44

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Martial-Arts Classes at Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Chang's Taekwondo and Fitness Center

Morton Grove

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

$124 $29

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Nine Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at River Bend Golf Club (Up to 39% Off)

River Bend Golf Club

Lisle

58 acres of bent-grass tees, greens, and fairways weave through federally protected wetlands, which come into play on eight of nine holes

$49 $31

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Private and Group Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Up to 87% Off))

Comprido BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Multiple Locations

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes and private session emphasize grappling as a last resort, promoting sportsmanship and self-confidence first

$135 $27

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do (Up to 76% Off)

Blackhawk Tae Kwon Do

South Elgin

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

$200 $49

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$74 for $135 Groupon — Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Sensei Steve's Karate Center

Villa Park

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

$135 $74

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One or Two Private 45-Minute Golf Lessons at Robinson Golf Academy (Up to 57% Off)

Robinson Golf academy

Lake Geneva

A high-tech simulator analyzes swings for accuracy and distance during 45-minute lessons that include golf drills for home practice

$75 $35

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$40 for One Month of Unlimited Karate Classes at Senzational Fitness ($85 Value)

Senzational Fitness

Grayslake

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in karate classes

$85 $40

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

$120 $65

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Entry to a 5K Run or 2K Walk for Drug and Alcohol Awareness for One or Two from LEAD (Up to 60% Off)

LEAD

Lake Forest

Walk or run to support a program dedicated to promoting healthy family relationships and preventing substance abuse among youth

$35 $17

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$49 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($204 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

$204 $49

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One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA (Up to 77% Off)

Pearcy's Ata Taekwondo USA

Shelbyville

Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do and the pillars of discipline, respect, and physical strength during one or three months of classes

$100 $27

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$66 for $110 Worth of Gymnastics — American Eagles Gymnastics and Tumbling

American Eagles Gymnastics And Tumbling

Round Lake

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

$110 $66

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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$39 for a 30-Minute Comprehensive Lesson and Swing Evaluation at Dynamic Golf Institute ($90 Value)

Dynamic Golf Institute

Dynamic Golf Institute

Instructor analyzes the student’s swing and customizes the lesson to individual needs, abilities, and goals

$90 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Godfrey

Open fairways, large greens, and relatively short length make this course playable for golfers of all skill levels

$70 $35

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$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

Martial-arts instructors build kids' confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

$80 $39

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sycamore Golf Club (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Sycamore Golf Club

Sycamore

Built in 1923, immaculately maintained course beckons golfers down emerald alleyways nestled along the Kishwaukee River

$176 $65

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (57% Off)

TITLE Boxing Club

Palos Park

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

$35 $15

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$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K, Running Music Festival with After-Party on October 11th ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Toyota Park

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Enhance Fitness Studio (Up to 81% Off). Two Options Available.

Enhance Fitness Studio

Countryside

Varied high-intensity workouts help firm abs and burn fat; learn how to kickbox with personal lessons

$200 $39

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10 Classes or One Month Unlimited Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes at Villari's Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

$220 $29

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$19 for $35 Worth of Bicycle Rental — Main Street Outfitter

Main Street Outfitter

Wauconda

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

$35 $19

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One or Three Months of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Eagle Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Eagle Academy Of Martial Arts

Warrenville

Get fit and gain confidence while mastering traditional martial arts and practical self-defense in a family-friendly atmosphere

$492 $149

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Classes for Adults or Children at Team United Martial Arts Academy (Up to 56% Off). Five Options Available

Team United Martial Arts Academy

Willow Springs

Taekwondo and fitness training build discipline as well as strength and flexibility

$90 $45

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1-Month Practice Membership for 1 or 2 or Junior Practice Membership at Chicago Players Club (Up to 55% Value)

Chicago Players Club

Justice

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

$100 $50

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$35 for $100 Worth of Archery Lessons — Time On the Water Outdoors

Big Buck Archery

Spring Valley

Instructors help fine tune experienced archers or teach new archers during one-on-one sessions

$100 $35

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29th Annual Norge Autumn Ski Jump for Two, Four, or Six on October 4–5 at Norge Ski Club (50% Off)

Norge Ski Club

Fox River Grove

Ski-jumping tournament every autumn turns into a spectator sport with brats, popcorn, and alcoholic beverages

$22 $11

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$15 for $30 Towards Tennis Gear and Services at Strings Attached

Strings Attached

DePaul

Tennis gear from Wilson, Head, Dunlop, and other major sporting brands complements services such as racket re-stringing and grip stabilizing

$30 $15

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$37 for a Complete Bicycle Tuneup ($75 Value)

Journey Cycle And BMX

Aurora

A complimentary inspection precedes tuneups, which include adjustments to the brakes, derailleurs, headset, bottom bracket, and hubs

$75 $37

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Ingersoll Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Ingersoll Golf Course

Rockford

22-hole golf facility named after WWI pilot presents players with ample opportunity to hone their skills from tee to green

$78 $39

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One-Month Martial Arts Gym Membership at Team Hansen Training (Up to 67% Off)

Team Hansen Training

Hawthorne Square

Trainer Justin gets clients in fighting shape with a combination of group martial arts classes and one-on-one fitness sessions

$70 $28

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Shudo Kan Karate Club (50% Off)

Shudo Kan Karate Club

Springfield

Two months of unlimited karate, fitness, and self-defense with a karate gi

$237 $119

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One Month of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Enrollment Fee at Pro Boxing Fitness (73% Off)

Pro Boxing Fitness

Downtown Elgin

Boxing students learn punching and sparring techniques, proper stance, and basic self-defense skills in high-intensity classes

$99 $29

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$45 for a Complete Bike Tune-Up at Dan's Bike Shop ($100 Value)

Dan's Bike Shop

Berwyn

Complete bike tune-up includes extensive cleaning and degreasing of parts and readjustments for brakes, gears, and wheels

$100 $45

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Brothers Aaron and Asher Gershenzon and friend James Morro grew up in the city, but always possessed a passion for the outdoors. They practiced wilderness kayaking for most of their lives before earning their American Canoe Association certifications on Lake Superior. Each of them brings dual passions for their home city and outdoor sports to the company’s guided group and private kayak trips. Guided paddles change on every outing as guides blend downtown architectural commentary and little-known Al Capone stories with tie-ins to current events. Though each guide tells different stories, often interspersed with humor, all of them focus on environmentally friendliness. Paddling trips utilize a fleet of lime-green Confluence Watersports kayaks, and staffers often wear lime-green shirts—all of which render them easily identifiable from the riverwalk, but well camouflaged in supermarket produce sections.

One guide leads six participants and prepares them with a briefing on paddling techniques, rules of the river, and assurances of the stability of their wide-river kayaks. The guides' watchful eyes and constant advice have instilled confidence in even the most unsure participants, including basketball player Andre Iguodala, who slowly grew accustomed to his kayak by the end of his session. When not guiding trips, staffers provide their single and tandem kayaks to customers who want to explore the river on their own. They extend their easygoing atmosphere to their office—nestled across the river from the Centennial Fountain's Water Arc—where picnic tables stand by the storefront, and the owners' chocolate Labrador frolics inside around a hanging hammock.

270 Chicago Riverwalk
Chicago,
IL
US

When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number more than 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

444 N Eola Rd
Aurora,
IL
US

The caring staff at the YMCA of Rock River Valley fosters healthy habits with personalized fitness programs, family-centric recreation, and more than 50 group exercise classes at both Rockford-area locations. Equipment orientation helps new members feel at home by helping them set workout goals and meet other members with similar goals. After teaming with a certified coach to build a full-fledged fitness plan, guests may follow up with an electronic advisor that suggests changes to the plan based on input from the Y’s human fitness experts. Unlimited access to group classes such as yoga and pool-based aqua Pilates challenges muscles under water. Zumba’s Latin-inspired dance moves get heart rates delightfully elevated, and cardio madness continues the trend with weighted bars and free weights. The Y also sets aside time for families to connect over basketball, movie showing in the pool, or competing in an inflatable obstacle course

In addition to showering members with classes and coaching, the Y bathes them in discounts when they sign up for specialized classes such as triathlon training. Complimentary childcare allows parents to focus their mental energy on physical feats, and a handful of free guest passes lets members show their friends where they climb the climbing wall.

200 Y Boulevard
Rockford,
IL
US

The Joliet Park District sprawls across more than 1,000 acres, engaging visitors with everything from sports to nature. Guests can wander through the foliaged paths of the Pilcher Park Nature Center and the organic community garden, or treat their senses to the floral colors and aromas that fill the bird-haven greenhouse. The 10,000-seat Joliet Memorial Stadium hosts high-school and college sporting events, while a dozen athletic fields fill with recreational players hitting baseballs, catching softballs, and spiking soccer balls when the referee isn't looking. During the summer, inner tubes transport patrons down Joliet Splash Station's high-speed water slides and 865-foot lazy river, and the glittery strands of Fourth of July fireworks color the skies above the stadium.

621 Gougar Road
Joliet,
IL
US

Odyssey Fun World's attractions aren't confined to its 45,000 square feet of indoor games and rides?they also sprawl across 11 acres in the fresh air. Inside, a ferris wheel, bumper cars, and a roller coaster host both kids and adults, and more than 250 arcade games and a laser-tag arena foster friendly competition. The indoor Gamers Lounge allows youngsters to practice their PS4 and XBox One skills, while kids up to 10 years old fling themselves into ball pits, slip down slides, or dispute the physics behind make-believe-ore extraction in tunnels at the four-story Exploration Adventure play structure.

Outside, at the Naperville location, the staff keeps the Kidz Adventure Park's inflatable bounce houses and slides properly puffed. At the Tinley Park location, they pretend to manicure the faux turfs of two 18-hole mini-golf courses, including one that's wheelchair accessible. Their bumper boats encourage friendly jostling, but the speedboats?limited to drivers aged 16 and older with a driver's license?are all about crossing the finish line first. As trips down the zipline peak adrenaline and appetites, Chipper's Cafe counters hunger with pizza, wings, and burgers.

3440 Odyssey Court
Naperville,
IL
US

It's unlikely that any historic kingdom had batting cages and water slides, but to be fair, Knight's Action Park is a lot more fun than an actual castle. On one side of the park, guests can don swimsuits and hop aboard bumper boats, slip down slides, or set out in paddle boats. Seven mini slides teach smaller children the fun of water-park attractions, while statues of giant sea creatures teach them that life is terrifying. Across the way, a 50-tee driving range lets golfers hone their swing, and an 18-hole mini-golf course caters to putters of all ages. The park's assortment of land-based amusements also includes a Ferris wheel, an arcade, and go-karts.

1700 Recreation Dr.
Springfield,
IL
US

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