Things To Do In Irving

Four-Week Boot Camp with Up to 20 Classes for One or Two at Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness (76% Off)

Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness

Multiple Locations

Elite athletes lead fitness obstacle courses and games during high-intensity boot-camp workouts favored by professional cheerleaders

$195 $46

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$49 for a Four-Week Fitness Boot Camp and 30-Day Meal Plan at Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp ($159 Value)

Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Expert female instructors lead one-hour, full-body workouts designed to trim and tone; meal plan includes healthy recipes

$159 $49

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$65 for Two VIP Fast-Pass Tickets to Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus ($100 Value)

Strangling Brothers Haunted Circus

Irving Mall Shopping Center

A series of haunted trailers comprises this sinister circus, run by murderous clowns and horrifying freaks

$100 $65

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90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

$50 $20

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All-Day Admission for Two or Four to the National Scouting Museum (Up to 50% Off)

National Scouting Museum

Las Colinas

Official museum of the Boy Scouts of America houses more than 600,000 unique items

$16 $9

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New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving at Irving Arts Center on Select Dates, October 5–May 17 (Up to 53% Off)

New Philharmonic Orchestra of Irving

Irving Arts Center

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The symphony fills Sunday afternoons throughout the year with dynamic compositions from Prokofiev, Dvorák, Schubert, and many others

$18 $9

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$35 for $100 Worth of Golf Lessons — Metroplex Golf Instruction

Metroplex Golf Instruction

Irving

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

$100 $35

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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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Six-Week Gut Buster Boot Camp with a Personal-Training Session for One or Two at Private Workout (Up to 88% Off)

Private Workout

Multiple Locations

Six-week program of structured cardio resistance-training workouts increases metabolism and muscle mass and burns fat

$149 $19

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boxing or Boot-Camp Classes at S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition ($99 Value)

S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition

Irving

Boot camps can be customized to center on clients' athletic interests; five-time Golden Gloves champ Hector Vazquez leads boxing classes

$99 $39

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BYOB Painting Class for One, Two, or Four at Pintapaint (51% Off)

Pintapaint

Las Colinas

Instructors provide step-by-step guidance as students combine brushstrokes with their favorite wines and snacks

$35 $17

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Five Weeks of Dance Lessons for Two or Four from SalsaDallas.com (57% Off)

SalsaDallas.com

Multiple Locations

Salsa-dance lessons held in various locations

$113 $49

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Martial Arts Fitness Classes or Fat Loss at West Park American Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

West Park American Tae Kwon Do and Family Fitness

Grande Center

Burn fat and tone muscle while learning martial arts techniques; trainer tailors weight-loss regiment for 21-day weight-loss program

$50 $25

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One or Two Months of Classes at Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy

Irving

Students pick up basics & nuances of authentic belly dancing while torching calories & toning muscles in studio dedicated to the sultry art

$85 $35

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One or Two Three-Hour Painting Classes for an Adult or a Child That Paint Class (Up to 54% Off)

That Paint Class

Multiple Locations

An artist guides both children and adults through a featured painting by giving them step-by-step instructions and providing all supplies

$35 $17

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5, 10, or 20 Sessions of Children's Mixed Martial Arts at Mind, Body, & Soul Fitness DFW (Up to 76% Off)

Mind, Body, & Soul Fitness DFW

Irving

Certified trainer teaches kids how to make physical fitness a part of their lifestyle via drills that also instill confidence and discipline

$120 $39

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$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K, Running Music Festival with After-Party on March 21st ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Grand Prairie

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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Haunted House Admission for One to Nightmare at the Wax Museum

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Grand Prairie

Ghastly clowns and other ghouls transform the wax museum into a terrifying haunted house

$18.99 $11

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Three Laps in a Ferrari or Lamborghini in Dallas from LCA (51% Off). Four Dates Available.

LCA

Lone Star Park

Round a close cone course or an auto-cross course in a luxury Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder

$200 $99

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$50 for a Two-Night Campsite Rental with a Four-Hour Canoe or Kayak Rental and Vehicle Fee ($100 Value)

Grand Prairie Parks & Rec

Loyd Park

When not paddling on Joe Pool Lake, campers cook on a charcoal grill, build fires, and use the site's electrical outlet and water hook-up

$100 $50

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Concealed-Handgun-License Course for One or Two at Shoot Smart (Up to 62% Off)

Shoot Smart

Multiple Locations

Following a safety briefing, students undergo live-fire exercises and attend onsite classes to help them qualify for a CHL application

$99 $50

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Bushido Martial Arts (Up to 60% Off)

Bushido Martial Arts

Grand Prairie

Sensei draws on more than 25 years of experience to instill self-defense skills based in disciplines such as judo, Jiu Jitsu, and kickboxing

$125 $55

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One, Two, or Four 60-Minute Personal Yoga Sessions at Diana's School of Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

During private yoga sessions, instructors lead customers through a yoga session tailored to their own needs and at their own pace

$120 $39

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One-Hour Private Introductory Class and One or Five Beginner Classes at RCJ Machado Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 83% Off)

RCJ Machado Jiu-jitsu

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach students of all ages self-defense techniques, such as take-downs and submissions, that also boost strength and flexibility

$60 $10

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Roller Skating with Skate Rentals and Large Drinks for Two or Four People at Forum Roller World (Up to 57% Off)

Forum Roller World

Grand Prairie

Roller skating with skate rentals and drinks for two or four in a large open facility with pumping music and festive lighting

$22 $10

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Diana's School of Yoga (Up to 80% Off)

Diana's School of Yoga

Grand Prairie

Variety of yoga and fitness classes—from hot yoga to Pilates—held within a brightly lit studio

$125 $29

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$27 for 25 Zumba Classes at Zumba Rocks! ($200 Value)

Zumba Rocks!

Multiple Locations

Certified instructor helps guests achieve fitness goals via international dance moves set to high-energy tunes

$200 $27

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$60 for $200 Worth of Fitness and Conditioning classes — Victorias's Sports Performance

Victorias's Sports Performance

Grand Prairie

Unlimited Zumba and fitness classes for one month

$200 $60

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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BYOB Build-A-Bag Purse-Making Party for One, Two, or Six with Materials Credit from Jacque M 528 (Up to 71% Off)

Jacque M 528

Euless Village

Go solo or gather with friends to design a clutch, tote, or messenger bag from scratch that will be professionally sewn for you

$200 $75

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1-, 2-, or 3-Month Unlimited Membership with Uniform at Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Grapevine Martial Arts and H-E-B Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

The martial-arts schools' owners trained under the founder of the Youn Wha Ryu martial-arts style; a uniform is included with membership

$189 $29

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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Boot Camp with Detox and Fat-Destruction Diets for One or Two from Get Fit! Bootcamp (Up to 91% Off)

Get Fit! Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Personal trainer Raven Aultman leads groups through four weeks of intense cardio and resistance training combined with a 21-day diet plan

$238 $35

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Flight Simulation for One, Two, or Four at Fly-A-Sim (Up to 52% Off)

Fly-A-Sim

DFW Airport

A jet simulator emits realistic sounds and images as pilots practice basic virtual maneuvers such as takeoffs, approaches, and landings

$399 $199

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Personal Training at Body by Brent (Up to 65% Off)

Body by Brent

Euless

Trainer designs client-specific routines to help you meet your fitness goals

$120 $49

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Party Madness 64 Featuring Andrew W.K. at The Door on Saturday, October 11, at 2 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Party Madness 64 featuring Andrew W.K.

The Door

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Free-play arcade games, cosplay contest, comic and game vendors, Mario Kart 64 tournament, and party rock from Andrew W.K. and others

$30.58 $17

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Ones to Watch with Skype Presents: Moon Taxi at House of Blues Dallas on Thursday, November 6 (Up to 49% Off)

Live Nation National

House of Blues Dallas

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Nashville rock quintet shares the jammy sound that has won them a dedicated following, joined by The Lonely Wild and Tumbleweed Wanderers

$25.58 $13

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"America's Test Kitchen Live! with Christopher Kimball" at Majestic Theatre Dallas on October 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

America's Test Kitchen Live!

Majestic Theatre Dallas

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Christopher Kimball goes behind the scenes of his show, hosts science experiments, and offers live taste tests

$47.20 $19

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The Ruby Revue Burlesque Show at House of Blues Dallas on Friday, October 31 (Up to 49% Off)

The Ruby Revue Burlesque Show

House of Blues Dallas

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Pinup models shed layers and elicit whistles during sultry dances, supported by a joke-telling emcee and a quick-handed illusionist

$27.58 $14

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Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Haunted City Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Haunted City Tours

Downtown Dallas

Walking tours explore your town’s most haunted locations where restless spirits from the past still lurk

$78 $35

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at American Airlines Center on January 24 or 25, 2015 at 2 p.m or 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

American Airlines Center

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

$63.80 $38

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$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Dallas

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$195 $69

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at McFarlin Auditorium on Sunday, November 23 (Up to 50% Off)

"Great Russian Nutcracker"

McFarlin Auditorium

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$82.26 $41

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Movie Outing with a Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 52% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5

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Brew-HaHa Comedy Series Package with Brewery Tour and Beers, September 18–November 20 (Up to 26% Off)

Brew-HaHa Comedy Series

Multiple Locations

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Comedy and craft beer pair up during Thursday-night standup showcases at local breweries

$21.69 $16

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The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery and T-shirts for Two Through November 29 (Up to 43% Off)

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery

Crowne Plaza

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Guests dig into appetizers and three-course meal while trying to solve interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among diners

$173.90 $99

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90-Minute Wine Experience Education Class for One, Two, or Four from Wineaux Guy and Great Tastes (Up to 60% Off)

Wine Experience from Great Tastes

Multiple Locations

Groups gain knowledge to aid future wine purchases, learning the history, terroir, and climates of wines like chardonnay and malbec

$50 $25

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Le Theatre de Marionette Presents "Hansel and Gretel" at Geppetto's Theater & Workshop (Up to 56% Off)

Le Theatre de Marionette: "Hansel & Gretel" or Friday Pajama Party

Geppetto's Theater & Workshop

Puppeteers bring Hansel and Gretel to life with hand-crafted marionettes, and introduce new characters such as Willy the pet goat

$16 $7

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Scuba Certification Class with Optional Checkout-Dive Gear Rental at Dive West (Up to 38% Off)

Dive West

Northeast Dallas - White Rock

Earn an SSI open-water certification card during scuba classes held in a heated indoor pool and a local scuba park

$299.99 $199

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Historic Segway Tour in Austin, San Antonio, or Dallas from Segway Nation (Up to 46% Off

Segway Nation

Segway Nation

Pick a historic segway tour, such as the extended Executive tour, in one of three Texas cities

$69 $37

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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$129 for a 3-Course Prix Fixe Gourmet Dinner and a Scenic Flight for 2 at Delta Charlie’s ($275 Value)

Delta Charlie's

Dallas Executive Airport

Salad; entrees of chicken, rib eye, tilapia, or pasta; and cake or sundaes precede a private skyline tour in a four-seater plane

$275 $129

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Texas Concealed-Handgun License Course for One, Two, or Four at Elite Handgun Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Elite Handgun Academy

North Dallas

Course covers subjects including gun safety and storage, the use of force, dispute resolution, and state laws

$140 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp or Fitness Classes at Camp DaveFiT (Up to 69% Off)

Camp DaveFiT

Multiple Locations

Exercisers of all fitness levels sweat their way through ever-changing workouts that engages the core and build strength and flexibility

$135 $59

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Month of Unlimited Kickboxing, Tai Chi, or Kids' Martial Arts at CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts (69%)

CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts

University Park

Martial arts classes strengthen bodies while imbuing mental toughness

$125 $39

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Two-Hour Unleash Your Inner Bombshell Workshop for One, Two, or Three at The Burlesque Experience (Up to 67% Off)

The Burlesque Experience

Dallas

Learn burlesque basics, flirtation techniques, and old-fashioned striptease skills

$60 $25

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$55 for $100 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Legacy Music Group

Legacy Music Group

Deep Ellum

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

$100 $55

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$199 for Helicopter Tour for Two from Dallas Fort Worth Air Tours ($345 Value)

Dallas Fort Worth Air Tours

Dallas Convention Center

A flight over Dallas provides views of lakes, parks, and skyscrapers

$345 $199

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$8 for $15 Groupon — FITNZ 360

Fitnz 360

Dallas

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

$15 $8

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$30 for $100 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Freddie Poole's Martial Arts

Freddie Poole Martial Arts

Dallas

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

$100 $30

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8, 12, or 16 Indoor Bounce Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 54% Off)

Pump It Up

South Dallas County

Kids bounce, bound, and slide on inflatable indoor playplaces, making new friends and getting exercise

$48 $24

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One, Two, or Three Groupons, Each Good for a Hookah Session with Charcoal Refill at Kismet Hookah Lounge (Up to 60% Off)

Kismet Hookah Lounge

Dallas

Hookahs with multiple flavor choices served inside a upscale lounge with full bar, cocktail and bottle service, dance floor, and DJs

$25 $12

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Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Texas Archery Academy (44% Off)

Texas Archery Academy

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead drop-in sessions and parties centered on basic archery in a private 30,000-sq.-ft. facility; equipment included

$300 $169

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Two Private Ballroom-Dance Lessons for One or Two at Ballroom Surge (Up to 72% Off)

Ballroom Surge Dance Studio

Dallas

Lessons can be tailored to all experience levels; the studio has its own step system that helps students to learn quickly

$175 $49

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Museum Outing for Two or Four to the Frontiers of Flight Museum (Half Off)

Frontiers of Flight Museum

Northwest Dallas

Collection of aeronautic artifacts houses the Apollo 7 command module, Hindenburg salvage, and more than 30 vintage aircraft

$16 $8

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10 or 20 Gym, Group-Class, or Studio-Class Sessions at Downsize Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Downsize Fitness - Dallas

Multiple Locations

Certified staff lead group and studio classes; nutrition classes and body-composition assessments aid members in getting fit

$228 $45

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Ultimate Body ($99 Value)

Ultimate Body

Dallas

16-year health and fitness industry veteran leads groups through high-intensity boot-camp classes

$99 $39

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Two, Four, or Eight Yoga Plus Run Classes at Yoga + PlusFit (Up to 63% Off)

Yoga + PlusFit

White Rock

Hike and run along a scenic trail while an instructor peppers your trek with hatha yoga sequences that build strength and flexibility

$30 $15

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$40 for $80 Worth of Personal Training at Jay Training

Jay Training

Highlands North

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

$80 $40

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Training Classes at Skin Fitness Aesthetics (67% Off)

Skin Fitness Aesthetics

Carillon Towers

Group classes motivate participates to build their strength with weight-training and core-stabilizing exercises

$149 $49

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One, Two, or Three Hookah Sessions for Two with Snacks at Pipe My Hookah (Up to 62% Off)

Pipe My Hookah

Dallas

BYOB hookah lounge invites guests to relax and enjoy a hookah in a variety of flavors

$21 $10

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5 or 10 40-Minute Group Fitness Classes at Fusion 40 Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Fusion 40 Fitness

Cole Park

For 40 minutes, trainers lead exercisers of all levels in workouts focused on weight loss, endurance, and overall physical and mental health

$75 $29

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One-Year Individual or Couples Membership to Dallas Contemporary (Up to 52% Off)

Dallas Contemporary

Design District

See the contemporary art museum's exhibits during members-only openings, which feature DJs and drinks, and get discounts at local businesses

$60 $29

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$79 for One Month of Unlimited Women-Only Boot-Camp Classes with Meal Plan at Doug Rice's Boot Camp 90210 ($276 Value)

Doug Rice's Boot Camp 90210

Multiple Locations

Women-only boot camps incorporate cardio, agility, and strength-training exercises; wellness gets an extra boost with a customized meal plan

$276 $79

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10 Classes or One Month of Classes at The Yoga Factory (Up to 78% Off)

The Yoga Factory

Dallas

Studio’s warm ambiance welcomes all yoga practitioners, including families

$135 $30

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$19 for $35 Worth of Painting Classes — Canvas n Cocktails

Canvas N Cocktails

Dallas

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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$68 for $135 Groupon — BQuick Jiu Jitsu Dallas East

Bquick Jiu Jitsu

Lowest Greenville

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

$135 $68

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$23 for $65 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Dabi Fitness

Dabi Fitness

Dallas

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

$65 $23

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($45.49 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Far North Dallas

Trainers teach students how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags

$45.49 $19

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Cindy Gibson hears a lot of ecstatic exclamations from first-time jumpers—including gratuitous use of the words "awesome" and "amazing"—but one of the most memorable remarks she ever heard came from a woman celebrating her 81st birthday. After landing, Cindy asked her why she waited so long to try skydiving. The woman replied that her husband never let her. Then she cracked a sly smile and said, "But now he's dead."

Cindy certainly understands the lifelong desire to skydive. "I don't remember a time when I didn’t want to jump out of airplanes," she says. But growing up, she figured you had to be paratrooper to do it. Then as a waitress in college, she overheard some customers talking about going skydiving, and she convinced them to take her along. The more she went, the more ways she found to improve the experience. With this newfound love and knowledge of the skydiving business, she sought out a parcel of land and a passionate team and founded Texas Skydiving Center.

Today, she and her team of instructors lead tandem jumps, static-line jumps, and solo free falls thousands of feet above their picturesque facility. Beyond using equipment and instructional methods that are compliant with the United States Parachute Association's standards, the instructors' claim their chief difference lies in the individual attention they give each client. Groups are kept small so that all are on a first-name basis, and the instructors ask each person what they hope to do in the air. A bunch of flips? Maybe a zen-like float? On the way down, they can even record the jumps with several filming options. An eco-friendly dropzone then awaits skydivers, where chattering guinea fowl snatch up insects, colorful songbirds flit through wildflowers, and a llama and alpaca knit their own wool into a commemorative scarf for each successful skydiver.

1055 Private Rd 7022
Lexington,
TX
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For the guests of Cowboy Fan Connection, a Dallas Cowboys game actually starts three hours before kickoff. For both home and away games, the company hosts all-inclusive tailgate parties?with or without tickets to the game itself?that keep revelers sustained with burgers, brats, drinks, and raffles for Cowboys merchandise. Customers can dress the part with apparel from the online store to show off their fandom or eerie resemblance to Troy Aikman to current and former players during private autograph sessions.

In addition to game-day events, Cowboy Fan Connection also hosts Saturday-night dinner parties where fans come together to break bread as sportswriter Mickey Spagnola and former Cowboy Nate Newton broadcast their weekly radio program, Radio Road Show. Stadium tours the day before or after a game enable fans to guide themselves throughout Cowboys Stadium, while off-season trips such as a weekend in the Bahamas give fans the chance to draw up defensive plays in the sand with current and former Cowboys.

221 East Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving,
TX
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Authentic Belly Dancing Entertainment & Academy's staff of professional dancers pop up around Dallas, shimmering across the stages of restaurants, dazzling guests at private parties, and stealing the stony hearts of competition judges. During their weekend performances and special events, solitary dancers, partners, trios, and troupes perform traditional and Egyptian belly dance movements. They spice up routines with swords, candles, and fire while astounding audiences by manipulating their stomach muscles to pour shots or stop errant cannon balls.

Back at their headquarters on the hardwood studio floors of Dana's Dance Academy, the professional swirlers impart their art to aspiring dancers in beginner and advanced belly-dancing classes throughout the week. A social and enjoyable form of aerobic exercise—unlike sleep dancing, which is essentially solitary—the classes also aim to boost students' confidence, grace, and poise.

Academy students can take their skills to the public stage by performing at Harem Nites at Stratnos Greek Tavern, where, on the first Thursday of every month, professionals and first-timers alike dance together in front of a live audience of spectators, friends, and family.

414 North O'Connor Road
Irving,
TX
US

The leading ladies at The Girls Room, who believe that every woman has the right to be pretty, sexy, and strong, help their students build both physical and mental strength during fitness classes that combine alluring dance moves and hardcore workouts. They put their love of burlesque to use in pole-dancing classes and barre-based Barre-lesque sessions. The team also helms tamer, less sensual fitness classes such as yoga and Zumba. The girls' online shop stocks virtual shelves with accessories such as Mighty Grip gloves, which allow wearers to perform gravity-defying pole-dance moves or safely carry out celebratory cartwheels in bowling alleys. Their bachelorette parties eschew the concept of traditional bridal get-togethers for more unconventional gatherings, teaching brides-to-be and their entourage signature pole dances, lap dances, or burlesque techniques.

612 Valley Ranch Pkwy S
Irving,
TX
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Male and female competitors climb over rope walls, splash through mud pits, sneak under barbwire, and climb over oversized tires in a goodwill 5K and 10K race. Runners of all skill levels gather at the start dressed however they like, sprinting through the course shirtless or even in mesh smoking jackets. During the 10 a.m. wave, racers are encouraged to don their favorite patriotic garb. Everyone competes at their own pace, and all participants receive a Medal of Honor to hang round their neck upon completion.

Past events have attracted up to 2,100 racers, all of whom are treated to a post-race, beer-filled celebration with live music from local bands. Photographers document the entire event, capturing a portfolio of epic action shots and barbaric yawps. Water stations are peppered throughout the course, and a gear check allows racers to safely stow belongings with a watchful staff member.

2221 Texas 356
Irving,
TX
US

Players attempt to control shots down narrow, zigzagging fairways and carefully sidestep water hazards on 9 of 18 holes as they traverse the challenging layout of Twin Wells Golf Club. The 18-hole course guides play across several branches of a winding river and alongside an elongated lake on the par-5 13th hole, which hugs the edge of the fairway for most of the hole's length. From the time golfers tee off on the 1st hole until they hole out on the 18th, the Dallas skyline stands visible in the distance, stealing the spotlight from amphibious golf carts practicing belly flops.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par-72 course * Total length of 6,636 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 70.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 117 from the back tees * Three sets of tees per hole

2000 E Shady Grove Rd
Irving,
TX
US