Sports in Illinois


$59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Orchard Valley Golf Course ($138 Value)

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Aurora

One of Chicagoand’s most popular courses includes varied pars and diverse obstacles including wetlands, lakes, and even waterfalls

$138 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav Maga Martial Arts Classes at Elite Defense Systems (Up to 72% Off)

Krav Maga Rockford

Northeast

Certified instructors teach the official combat system of the Israel Defense Forces, a high-intensity combo of different martial arts styles

$139 $49

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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League Season Membership Packages for One or Two at iCompete Tennis (Up to 55% Off)

iCompete Tennis

Western Suburbs

Junior players hone their match play with season-long memberships in an active tennis league

$80 $39

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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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$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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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($183 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

$183 $59

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150-Minute Putting and Chipping Indoor Clinic for One or Two at Ben Mutz Gold (Up to 88% Off)

Ben Mutz Golf

Bolingbrook

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to help clients improve chipping, pitching, and putting

$300 $39

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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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5 or 10 Krav Maga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Training at MBD Martial Arts Academy (Up to 64% Off)

MBD Martial Arts Academy

Des Plaines

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$100 $39

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Simulated Golf for Two or Four at Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility (Up to 48% Off)

Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility

Oak Lawn

Golf simulators replicate more than 30 world-famous golf courses and track each player’s swing and shot data

$60 $32

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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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18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (50% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Old Orchard Country Club

Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

$156 $78

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Recreation, Elite, or K-9 Entry or VIP Entry Package to BADASS Dash on Saturday, May 2 (52% Off)

BADASS Dash

Sears Centre Arena

Racers battle through 25+ creative obstacles that dot a 7K course, sweating solo or with a dog pal

$81 $39

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One Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Bike-Repair Class at The Bicycle Guild (50% Off)

The Bicycle Guild

Oak Park

No prereqs are necessary for any level of repair classes, which prepare cyclists for all manner of potential on-road and maintanence issues

$80 $40

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Fitness Challenge or One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes at True Balance Karate Institute (Up to 77% Off)

True Balance Karate Institute

Downers Grove

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

$150 $49

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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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Golf for Two or Four including Cart Rental and Range Balls at Clinton Hill Golf Course in Swansea (Up to 54% Off)

Clinton Hill Country Club

Swansea

Clubbers cartpool across 18-hole course that gently rises & falls over rolling terrain speckled with mature arbors & rippling water hazards

$92 $45

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One or Two Weeks of Classes, Including Uniform at Park's Champion Taekwondo (Up to 88% Off)

Park's Champion Taekwondo

Elmhurst

Master Jounghyun Park leads a school dedicated to teaching self-defense skills while promoting physical and mental fitness

$85 $10

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Six Private Lessons, One Uniform, and Optional Membership at Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

Morrow's Academy of Martial Arts

Moline

Seventh-degree black belt and kung fu specialist John A. Morrow aims to build students’ self-discipline and self-esteem in private lessons

$134.50 $39

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Simulation Session for Two or Four at Golfer's Edge (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Golfer's Edge

Lombard

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

$40 $19

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$63 for $139 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove Martial Arts

Buffalo Grove

From the merchant: Month of unlimited training in any one course, including karate, fitness kickboxing, krav maga, or jiu-jitsu

$139 $63

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Once- or Twice-Weekly Kids' or Parent-and-Tot Swim Lessons at Catch the Wave Swim Club (Up to 59% Off)

Catch the Wave Swim Club

Catch the Wave Swim Club

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$100 $49

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Links at Carillon (Up to 55% Off)

The Links at Carillon

Plainfield

Three nine-hole courses challenge golfers with beautiful bent-grass fairways, large greens, and signature Gauntlet hole on White Course

$110 $59

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Four Private or Group Swim Lessons at British Swim School (Up to 52% Off)

British Swim School

British Swim School

Kids ages 3 months and older explore swimming and water safety under the careful supervision of trained teachers

$181 $90

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing or Month of Unlimited Boxing at Big Time Boxing Fitness (76% Off)

Big Time Boxing Fitness

Carpentersville

Boxing and Kickboxing classes pit gym-goers against swinging heavy bags as they punch and kick their way toward lean, toned physiques

$59 $14

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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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10 or 20 Martial-Art or Self-Defense Classes at Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo (Up to 77% Off)

Saviano's White Tiger Kenpo

Addison

Instructor with 30-years’ experience teaches disciple as students focus on the physically demanding study of the art of self defense

$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 49% Off)

Willow Hill Golf Course

Golf Course

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

$44 $25

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Three or Five Indoor Rowing Classes at Row America ($45 Value)

Row America

St. Charles

Students build muscle, burn calories, and learn proper rowing techniques during indoor classes

$45 $23

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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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Gymnastics Classes for Toddlers, 2-Year-Olds, 3–4-Year-Olds, or Kindergartners at Gym Spot (Up to 51% Off)

Gym Spot

Gym Spot

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

$121 $59

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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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Snowboarding Packages or Skiing at Raging Buffalo (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available

Raging Buffalo

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

Lift ticket for skiers or snowboarders; all day snowboard package for all ages, or 2 hour intro snowboard package for 12 & Under

$45 $22

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Gateway National Golf Links (Up to 60% Off)

Gateway National Golf Links

Madison

The St. Louis city skyline fills the horizon of this all-bentgrass course that features intersecting ponds and rolling terrain

$161 $69

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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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18-Hole Round of Golf for 2 or 4 with Cart Rental at Sunset Valley Golf Course in Highland Park (Up to 51% Off)

Park District of Highland Park

Park District of Highland Park

Streams and ponds loom on the edges of half of the 18 bent-grass fairways, and all are peppered with bunkers and mature trees

$132 $65

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$38 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — S.I.M.S. Martial Arts Academy

S.I.M.S. Martial Arts Academy

S.i.m.s. Martial Arts Academy

From the merchant: One full month of self-defense and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training for kids and adults in a family-friendly environment

$125 $38

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$25for 5K Registration for One at The Graffiti Run on March 29 ($50Value)

The Colorful 5K

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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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults at The Defense Training Institute (53% Off)

The Defense Training Institute

The Defense Training Institute

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

$75 $35

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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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$25 for $50 Towards 4 Weeks of Unlimited Classes with a Free Uniform

Hta Martial Arts

Collinsville

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

$50 $25

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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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$116 for $210 Worth of Services at Dragon Fire Karate

Dragon Fire Karate

New Lenox

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

$210 $116

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (50% Off)

Marengo Ridge Golf Club

AthletiCo Golf Performance Center

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 79% Off)

No Joke Mixed Martial Arts

Loves Park

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

$239 $55

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$45 for $100 Toward One Month of Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation at BANG Boxing & Fitness

BANG Boxing & Fitness

Lisle

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

$100 $45

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$39 for One Month of Children's Martial-Arts Classes at Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy ($135 Value)

Comprido Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Comprido Bjj

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

$135 $39

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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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$49 for Entry to Gladiator Obstacle-Course Race at Grand Geneva on May 30 or 31 (Up to $119 Value)

The Gladiator Assault Challenge

Grand Geneva Resort

Waist-high waters, rope swings, cargo nets, and mud pits challenge racers across a 7+ mile course that culminates in an after-party

$119 $49

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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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Youth Basketball Camp from In the Paint Basketball (Up to 58% Off). Four Options Available.

In The Paint Basketball Club

Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Center

Kids play competitive games, work on basketball skills such as shooting, dribbling, and defense, and connect with mentors

$119 $59

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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

Lake Zurich

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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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Fountain Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off) 

Fountain Hills Golf Club

Alsip

Golf carts carry golfers across a course that covers 66 wooded acres and challenges play with three lakes and numerous bunkers

$61 $32

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

$99 $29

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Five Martial Arts Classes at Power Martial Arts (54% Off)

Power Martial Arts

Montgomery

From the merchant: Teaching all ages Self -defense for Men Women and Kids.

$39 $18

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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 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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10 Classes with Intro Uniform or 20 Classes with Intro Uniform & Private Lesson at Frankfort MMA (Up to 92% Off)

Frankfort MMA

Frankfort MMA

Mixed martial arts classes help kids develop focus and self-discipline while teaching them self-defense; classes also available for adults

$259 $25

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Title Boxing Club (54% 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 $16

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Range Balls at Stonewolf Golf Club (Up to 65% Off)

Stonewolf Golf Club

Stonewolf Golf Club

Jack Nicklaus Signature designed course features dramatic finishes and golf carts

$150 $56

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Kids' Daytime Classes at Flying High Sports & Rec Center (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Flying High Sports & Rec Center

Multiple Locations

Kids learn gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, or martial arts; tykes 5 and under cavort on inflatables & trampolines during Little Tykes Time

$136 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two at T-USA Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

T-USA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach tae kwon do and hapkido martial-art techniques that emphasize discipline and develop fitness

$165 $59

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing Humboldt Park (Up to 86% Off)

Kickboxing Humboldt Park

Multiple Locations

Instructor leads kickboxing classes that combine self-defense techniques with endurance-building exercises

$90 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at Enhance Fitness Studio (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Enhance Fitness Studio

Enhance Fitness Studio

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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Golf-Simulator Session for Two or Four with Snacks and Drinks at Coyote Run Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Coyote Run Golf Course

Homewood

Players share a pizza and trade swings on simulations of famous golf courses such as St. Andrews and Cog Hill

$68.50 $33

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Red Dragon Martial Arts Academy

Richton Park

Instructors teach taekwondo, hapkido, and jiu-jitsu during classes geared toward specific age groups, from three-year-olds to adults

$129 $59

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Full-Day Kayak Rental with a Beginner Land-Based Lesson for One or Two at Kayak Morris (Up to 53% Off)

Kayak Morris

Morris

On-land lesson covers safety and essential strokes before students pilot craft on 1 of 3 nearby beginner waterways for the rest of the day

$80 $39

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts at Striking Arts Academy

Striking Arts Academy

Wauconda

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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Youth or Adult Classes at B1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

B1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

Warrenville

All ages hone physical and mental discipline in jiu-jitsu classes that focus on technique over strength and kickboxing’s powerful strikes

$85 $29

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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 51% 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 $55

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Master Kim's Kum Sung Martial Arts ($150 Value)

Master Kim's KumSung Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Korean-style martial arts teaches self-defense, confidence, discipline, and focus to toddlers, kids, teens, and adults

$150 $39

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Historic spacecraft, fragments of far away worlds, and maps of the galaxy make outer space seem completely within reach. That's the magic of the Adler Planetarium. From the moment visitors pass through the Clark Family Welcome Gallery?a portal of aluminum tubing, fabric, and video projections?they embark on a journey through space, time, and imagination. Eye Catcher: Earth's neighbors and one massive yellow Sun hang overhead in Our Solar System, which also includes a fragment of a meteorite and a replica of the Mars rover. The Adler is the only place where visitors can touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, and three different asteroids under one roof. Permanent Mainstay: The Historic Atwood Sphere, Chicago's oldest planetarium, where guests can step under a steel dome to view the night sky as it appeared in 1913 thanks to 692 drilled holes. Hands-On Experiments: In The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, you can send yourself digital postcards from across the Universe; it'll only take four hours for one to arrive from Neptune, but be prepared to wait 2.5 million years for one to arrive from the Andromeda galaxy. Hidden Gem: The Space Visualization Lab introduces guests to cutting-edge research that astronomers discuss with visitors one-on-one to convey the vastness of space or the size of the castle they want to build on the Moon. Don't Miss: The live planetarium show, Destination Solar System, blends a sci-fi plot with real science as it journeys to Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn's moon Titan. Special Programs: Every third Thursday of the month, Adler After Dark lets amateur astronomers 21 and older spend the evening gazing at the stars with cocktails in hand. Groupon Guide Stargazing Tips from an Adler Astronomer Get the most out of your stargazing gear with these tips. The Adler?s New Show Takes You on a (Practically) Real Tour of the Solar System How an Adler Planetarium scientist and "Lalaloopsy" TV writer propelled their audience across the solar system.
1300 S Lake Shore Dr.
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 Blvd
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. The Tinley Park location also boasts an Odyssey Fun Farm from September 27 through November 1. The farm, which is located across the street from the main park, includes a pumpkin patch, corn maze, and a 5-acre courtyard filled with activities such as pig races and a petting zoo. 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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