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$1,999 for a 10-Week Yoga Teacher Training Course at Zen Yoga Garage ($3,000 Value)

Zen Yoga Garage

Bucktown

$3,000 $1,999

10-week yoga teacher training course focuses on Vinyasa yoga, as well as yoga sequencing, anatomy, and philosophy

$189 for 32 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School (68% Value)

ABC Bartending School

Multiple Locations

$595 $189

Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

4-Hour Mixology Class or 10-Hour Basics Course at A List Startenders (Up to 57% Off)

A List Startenders

Jefferson Park

$159 $69

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Seasoned instructors impart basic mixology skills and bartending techniques using array of spirits, fruits, and herbs in classroom and bar

$20 for $40 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Saving Chicago CPR

Saving Chicago Cpr

Jefferson Park

$40 $20

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

Beer 101 or Wine 101 Class for One, Two, or Four at Elitte Bartending School (Up to 84% Off)

Elitte Bartending School

Portage Park

$159 $39

Bartending school teaches the history, ingredients, and flavor profiles of beer or wine

$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (Half Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

$299 $149

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

$43 for $95 Groupon — Reliable Health Care Services

Reliable Health Care Services,llc

Park Forest

$95 $43

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

$30 for $250 Worth of Automotive Hail Damage Repair at Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Hi-Tech Paintless Dent Removal

Des Plaines

$250 $30

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Technicians massage out the dents and dings left by hail without damaging paint or resorting to sanding

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Ride Chicago and Rentaruckus are two different businesses that are bonded by their passion for promoting two-wheeled transportation. At Ride Chicago this passion manifests in a variety of classes, for which it supplies beginners with motorcycles or scooters. Once student riders are geared up, the facility’s state-certified instructors teach everything from scooter-riding basics to motorcycle licensing at controlled, off-street sites across the city and suburbs. This diverse curriculum allows people of all riding experiences to climb aboard a two-wheeler and learn safe canyon-hopping methods.

Rentaruckus’s mission is a bit more concise: get people behind the handlebars of a Honda Ruckus scooter. To do this, the staff offers rentals and organizes tours of Chicago, where swarms of the minimalist bikes buzz past the city’s historic neighborhoods and sights.

7300 West 71st Street
Bridgeview,
IL
US

The Chicago White Sox have some truly dedicated fans. In 1994, the team decided to reach out to the youngsters who worshipped their footwear. They sought to provide kids with the same conditioning and training they honed their skills with, so they started a sports-training summer camp. In a mere seven years, demand for the trainers' services necessitated that the program conduct year-round sessions in all types of sports, and the Bulls/Sox Academy was born.

Taught by the trainers who spend their life making sure that the Sox and Bulls are ready to hit the field or court, Bulls/Sox Academy's lessons bring professional techniques to aspiring athletes. Baseball programs teach functional speed movements for high-speed base stealing and help kids build the upper-body strength to knock balls out of the park and through the windshield of their least favorite neighbor's minivan. The basketball course divvies up training between shooting, skills, and defensive play. The fast-pitch softball teachers—both former professional players and longtime coaches—arm students to beat back high-velocity pitches without hurting the ball's feelings.

536 East Ave
La Grange,
IL
US

In the late 1970s career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality and encourages pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

4932 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn,
IL
US

Root 66 Aquaponics Garden Shop has all the accoutrements of a standard garden supply¬—USDA-certified organic seeds, pots, and organic fertilizers. But Root 66 is hardly your grandmother's general store. Its focus is hydroaquaponics, which creates a symbiotic relationship between a tank of fish and the garden on top of the tank. The sustainable method uses a system of pumps and tubes to harvest and distribute plant food from the fish tank below. The fish, in turn, are fed, sheltered, and taught to use salad forks by the plants above them.

In the shop's introductory video, founder Shawn Odneal says that hydroaquaponics is, "the future of food production and the closest I can get to self-sustainability," by "taking traditional gardening techniques and applying them in a new way." In addition to specializing in hydroaquaponics, he also strives to make gardening accessible to city dwellers with rooftop and vertical gardens.

8863 Burlington Avenue
Brookfield,
IL
US

Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chests. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids feel more comfortable in the classroom. Afterschool or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students wow college-admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.

12224 S Harlem Ave
Palos Heights,
IL
US

The term “family environment” sometimes conjures thoughts of shrieking toddlers and floors turned into flypaper due to discarded cotton candy, but those images evaporate the moment you step into any one of Air Fitness’ three pristine facilities. Here, families work out in an exclusive social setting, as each location accepts only 150 memberships. From grandparents to gradeschoolers, members work their way toward better health on Cybex and Precor fitness equipment, overseen by a friendly staff of trainers and nutritionists. For one-on-one attention, the trainers develop personalized programs customized to each patron's fitness goals, such as losing weight, lowering their blood pressure, or looking good in a new hazmat suit.

5 East 1st Street
Hinsdale,
IL
US