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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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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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$75 for a Month of Unlimited Simulated Golf on Weekdays in November at Score 18 Indoor Golf ($500 Value)

Score 18 Indoor Golf

Huntington

Golfers step into simulators, choosing from more than 94 world-famous courses and receiving instant feedback on shots with useful statistics

$500 $75

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$71 for $129 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Gracie Humaita St. Louis

Gracie Humaita St. Louis

Weldon Spring

From the merchant: One month of classic Gracie jiu-jitsu and self-defense lessons; valid for ages 5 to adult

$129 $71

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10 or 20 Taekwondo Classes at Soo Kim Martial Arts (Up to 73% 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 $40

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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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Four or Six Weeks of Classes for Kids at Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 70% Off)

Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Schaumburg

Schaumburg

Instructors put an emphasis on anti-bullying and self-defense in jiu-jitsu classes

$184 $59

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Winter Whiskey and Wine Event on December 18 for One or Two at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 48% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

The event includes a tasting of six whiskies, homemade sliders and pasta, live music from the Walk-Ins, and raffle tickets

$125 $69

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Rowing Machine, Scull Rowing, or Both Lessons for Up to Three People at Northshore Fitness Studio (Up to 68% Off)

Northshore Fitness Studio

Multiple Locations

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

$75 $24

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$29 for $115 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines Martial Arts

Des Plaines

From the merchant: Get fit and learn self-defense with our Taekwondo curriculum!

$115 $29

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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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$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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18-Hole Round of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Old Orchard Country Club (58% Off)

Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

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

$156 $67

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One or Two Entries to The Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5K on December 6, 13, or 14 (Up to 50% Off).

The Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run 5k

Multiple Locations

Runners don reindeer antlers and jingle bells to run or walk a 5K that raises money for arthritis research in Chicago, Wheaton, and Kankakee

$38 $25

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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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Indoor Golf Lessons from Kyle Rich Golf Academy at Bogies Indoor Golf Club (Up to 61% Off). Three Options.

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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Round of Golf including Cart Rental and Range Balls at Clinton Hill Golf Course (Up to 52% Off). Four Options.

Clinton Hill Golf Course

Swansea

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

$66 $39

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$6 for $10 Worth of Sports Camp — NZone Sports

Nzone Sports

Elmhurst

From the merchant: This deal is good for one NZone Junior training session at our new indoor gym in Elmhurst, opening November 10th.

$10 $6

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Women’s Kickboxing-and-Conditioning Classes at United Elite MMA (Up to 52% Off)

United Elite MMA

DeKalb

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

$55 $27

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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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$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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One-Hour Just Try It Rock-Climbing Pass with Equipment for Two or Four at North Wall (Up to 56% Off)

North Wall

Crystal Lake

Try rock climbing and improve skills, strength, and coordination during one-hour visit

$34 $19

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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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$11 for $20 Worth of Driving-Range Balls at Green Valley Golf Range

Green Valley Golf Range

Bloomingdale

Year-round driving range features 80 large stalls, 20 of which are covered and heated for winter practice sessions

$20 $11

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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 80% 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 $32

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One or Three Golf Fitness Sessions with Nike Golf-Performance Specialist at Chain Reflex Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Chain Reflex Fitness

Northbrook

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

$150 $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 (80% 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 $35

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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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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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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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One Hour of Unlimited Range Balls for One or Two at Highland Park Field House (Up to 54% Off)

Highland Park Field House

Highland Park

52,000 sq. ft. indoor field transforms into an indoor driving range on weekdays

$20 $10

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$25 for 5K Registration for One at The Colorful 5K on Sunday, March 29 ($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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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults at The Defense Training Institute (53% Off)

The Defense Training Institute

Batavia

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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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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$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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Two Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes for One or Two at Body Fit Kickboxing (88% 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 $8

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4, 6, or 10 Bags of Driving-Range Balls at Marengo Ridge Golf Club (50% 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 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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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 80% 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 $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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Lift Ticket for One at The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa (Up to 50% Off)

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Lake Geneva

Full day of skiing on a resort with 18 ski runs for all levels of skier; relaxing lounge and multiple dining options

$49 $29

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$32 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 $32

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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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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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$40 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 $40

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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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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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10 MMA Classes with Uniform or 16-Class Package at Frankfort MMA (Up to 95% Off)

Frankfort Mixed Martial Arts

Frankfort

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

$324 $25

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

British Swim School

Multiple Locations

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

$181 $90

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$499 for a Two-Hour Archery Party for Up to 20 People at G Woods Archery ($1,000 Value)

G Woods Archery

Broadview

Two-hour archery parties for up to 20 people cover archery fundamentals such as stance, eye dominance, + accuracy, with games + competition

$1,000 $499

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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 92% 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 $26

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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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$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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Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $19

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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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Kayak Tour for Two or Four or $50 for $100 Worth of Tours, KayOuts, or Rentals at Wateriders

Wateriders Kayak Tours & Rentals

Riverwalk

Learn about Chicago’s history, architecture, and haunted spots in a guided paddle; or rent a kayak or join a KayOut for a leisurely paddle

$130 $65

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$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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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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Two Weeks or One Month of Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club (60% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Fox Run Square

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

$44.50 $20

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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.

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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 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.

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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