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Up to 57% Off at Pilates by Kahley

Pilates by Kahley

Overland Park

$80 $39

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Power barre, mat Pilates, and classical Pilates classes create lean but toned dancer-like bodies

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club – Up to 58% Off

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club

Kansas City Improv Comedy Club

$36 $15

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Comedy club features performers seen on Showtime and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"

Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Half Off Roller Racing and Skating

Skate Zone

Olathe Medical Center

$26 $13

Skaters roll across a shock-absorbent floor and roller race on stationary bikes

Up to 57% Off Introductory Horse-Riding Lesson or Lesson Packages

Ashwood Farm

St. George

$50 $25

Take an introductory lesson, partake in a rider assessment, or join the equestrian club for access to facilities, horses, and instruction

50% Off Indoor Football Clinics

Wichita Football Academy

Valley Center

$40 $20

Players learn the vital fundamentals of America's most-popular sport in each one-hour clinic

Up to 77% Off Fitness Classes at Kosama

Kosama

Nieman Plaza

$168 $39

Throughout the week, themed workouts incorporate kickboxing, plyometrics, and kettlebells to aim for target heart rates and full-body toning

Up to 55% Off at Heartland Fencing Academy

Heartland Fencing Academy, Inc

Fox Hill Commercial Center

$65 $29

Seven-time national Bulgarian champion heads studio that teaches the ins and outs of fencing.

50% Off Tickets to Kansas City Reptile Show

Cold Blooded Expos

Overland Park International Trade Center

$12 $6

Reptile lovers can buy exotic pets, food, and cage supplies

Up to 51% Off Intro to Archery Lesson

Overton's Archery Center

North Lawrence

$50 $25

Lessons start with 10–15 minutes of safety and bow-handling instruction, followed by range practice with rental equipment

Up to 46% Off Kids’ Indoor Bounce Passes

Pump It Up of Shawnee Mission

Merriam

$40 $23

Staff-supervised bounce houses and inflatable slides entertain sock-clad youngsters aged 12 and younger

Up to 85% Off Fitness Classes

Welcome Mat Elite

Lenexa

$100 $15

Certified martial artists train students in the mental and physical workouts of jujitsu, yoga, boxing, and muay thai

Half Off Trail Ride at Wild Rose Equine Center

Wild Rose Equine Center

Green

$40 $20

Guides lead horseback riders through trees and open fields on equestrian school’s trail rides

Up to 55% Off a Roller-Skating Outing

Rollers

Emporia

$20 $10

Throughout the summer, rent skates and enjoy roller-skating at indoor rink before stopping by the full-service snack bar for sodas

Up to 51% Off Cable-Towed Watersports

KC Watersports

Paola

$39 $24

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In lieu of boats, overhead cables tow people as they wakeboard, water-ski, and kneeboard along a 7.5-acre manmade lake

Up to 55% Off Archery

KC Performance Archery and Range

Havencroft Industrial Park

$94 $47

Two- and three-dimensional targets await arrows fired across 20–30 yard archery range divided into 12 lanes

Up to 55% Off at White Training Stables

White Training Stables

Manhattan

$200 $99

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities horseback-riding skills in the style of their choice

Up to 67% Off Fitness Classes

Sandpit Fitness

Overland Park

$150 $59

Fun and effective fitness classes take place at the island-themed gym

Sky Zone Kansas City – 36% Off

Sky Zone Kansas City

Countryside West

$28 $18

Open-jump times allow guests to play in a space filled with wall-to-wall trampolines

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With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

2311 N Amidon Ave
Wichita,
KS
US

A community presence in Kansas City since 1860, the Greater Kansas City YMCA forwards its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages and backgrounds at its 18 locations. Each bustling outpost proffers members an embarrassment of fitness and entertainment riches, with everything from youth camps and after-school programs to group exercise classes, such as cycling, core training, and Pilates. Clubs and social organizations help members meet like-minded friends, and family activities strengthen bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly.

8205 West 108th Terrace
Overland Park,
KS
US

The freshly redesigned 1,200-square-foot space at Gem Bodii sets students of all levels at ease as they shimmy, spin, and twirl toward leaner bodies and more confident selves under the watchful eye of instructors. Pole-anchored rooms with hardwood floors make a fitting space for bachelorette pole parties or a distracting place to study for bar exams. Small class sizes keep the setting comfortable, allowing students to perfect routines filled with tricks and spins that will please and amaze crowds.

600 West 103rd Street
Kansas City,
MO
US

Personal trainer Jamie Neal didn't like the stuffy, crowded atmosphere of larger gyms. So she began seeing her clients in their homes or at the community center, allowing them to bring their own motivational music and avoid mobbed treadmills. She hosts one-on-one and group workouts as well as boot-camp programs, some of which include nutrition plans, shopping lists, and regular evaluations of each student's progress.

1534 SW Clay Street
Topeka,
KS
US

Equipment: Yoga mat, bolster, straps, blocks, eye pillows
Students should bring: Yoga mat, towel, and water
Average class length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Established: 2014
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Have fun and be open minded.

Q&A with Annie Trotta, Owner/Teacher

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
If you have never taken a yoga class before, start with a beginner or intro class to learn the poses, breathing, and language of yoga. Once you feel comfortable, take an intermediate level class. Yoga is not about impressing others; it's about making your inner self happy.

When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I was a dancer and gymnast as a child, but I started practicing yoga in 1997 in my college dorm room. Every time I practice yoga, I feel alive and capable of taking on any challenge. It keeps me focused and calm throughout the day. I can see how it helps children to be more calm, and it's a great way to get your kids active, creative, and flexible.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer Mommy Baby Yoga for Mommy's with babies that are not yet walking. We also have kids' yoga classes for children ages four to seven, and family classes for parents with kids that are walking to four years old.

2147 East 151st Street
Olathe,
KS
US

Karen Nicholas knows firsthand the struggle of trying to fit fitness into a daily routine. In fact, her own personal-training certification was delayed by a new development in her personal life—pregnancy, to be exact. Now a busy mom, the namesake of Karen Nicholas Personal Training LLC helps other busy clients keep in shape with flexible exercise options. Whether she fits in a personal-training session before your morning meeting or invites you to bring baby along to Stride and Ride stroller fitness class, Karen never fails to accommodate any schedule.

352 East 12th Street
Lawrence,
KS
US