Activities in Kingsport

10 or 20 Group Exercise Classes at Synergy X Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Synergy X Fitness

Johnson City

Dedicated instructors lead students through Les Mills Bodypump™, Les Mills Bodycombat™,I NSANITY®, P90X, and other classes

$75 $37

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Two Dance Classes from Fuzion Studio (65% Off)

Fuzion Studio

Jefferson City

From the merchant: Pick any two classes at this amazing rate and try us for a month! Fuzion offers Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and Irish!

$60 $21

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$21 for $45 Worth of Martial Arts — Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Johnson City

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

$45 $21

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10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Breathe Yoga Center (Up to 61% Off)

Breathe Yoga Center

Johnson City

Seasoned teachers cultivate an atmosphere of peace and community while leading yoga classes that range from vinyasa flow to Pilates fusion

$100 $49

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Five-Hour Guided Fly-Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Fly Fishing the Smokies (Up to 53% Off)

Fly Fishing the Smokies

Charleston

Guided fly-fishing trip with provided equipment and streamside lunch

$400 $199

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Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

East TN Ghost Tours / Paranormal Technology

Jonesborough

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Group Dance Classes, or 2 Private Dance Sessions at Johnson City Ballroom (Up to 51% Off)

Johnson City Ballroom

Johnson City

Patient instructors teach the basics of anything from foxtrot to swing in unintimidating group classes or personalized private sessions

$100 $49

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20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from Crossfit for the Masses (45% Off)

Crossfit For The Masses

Jefferson City

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

$99 $54

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One- or Two-Month Fitness Package with Personal Training at Peak Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Peak Fitness

Johnson City

Fitness packages include unlimited classes, a fitness assessment, and one smoothie along with a personal-training session

$214 $59

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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One or Four Lift Tickets at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (Up to 56% Off)

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Mars Hill

Skiers glide down 15 runs across 72 acres of ski terrain at a resort with three lifts and two lodges

$40 $19

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Four-Wheeler Tour for One or Two from Ramforce Services (Up to 59% Off)

Ramforce Services

Hot Springs

Ride through the Great Smoky Mountains on unpaved trails and roads

$120 $55

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Science-Center Outing for Two or Four at Mystery Hill (Up to 47% Off)

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Puzzles, games & illusions abound in amusement center centered around house atop slope whose odd gravitational pull makes water flow uphill

$18 $11

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Two-Hour Zipline Tour for One or Two from Black Mountain Thunder Zipline (Up to 56% Off)

Black Mountain Thunder Zipline

Harlan County

Guided zipline tour take groups up to 400 ft. in the air at speeds up to 60mph winding through Appalachian Mountains

$79 $39

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5 or 10 BarreAmped Classes at Soundbarre (Up to 70% Off)

Soundbarre

Asheville

This intense, body-shaping workout is inspired by classical and modern dance techniques, using a barre to achieve proper positioning

$90 $29

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$21 for 21-Day Pass Strong. Fit. Woman. Challenge with 11 workouts at Ladies Workout Asheville ($225 Value)

Ladies Workout Asheville

Asheville

Three-week challenge begins with a fitness assessment and nutrition guidance; 11 workouts and unlimited gym usage boosts results

$225 $21

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Go-Kart, Laser-Tag, and Activity Packages at Asheville's Fun Depot (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville

Go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, and more at this family-friendly activity center

$60 $34

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Five Cardio Kickboxing Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Sessions at 9Round (Up to 51% Off)

9Round

Asheville

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute cardio kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

$50 $25

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$30 for $85 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dragon Phoenix

Dragon Phoenix

Asheville

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

$85 $30

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One Month of CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 828 (74% Off)

CrossFit 828

Asheville

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit’s functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

$150 $39

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Four-Week Intro Course for One or Two at Summit CrossFit (Up to 63% Off)

Summit CrossFit

Asheville

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

$200 $79

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$18 for $40 Toward Private Martial Arts Lessons by Master David Culp — Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Martial Flow / Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

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$40 $18

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10 or 15 Adult Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Asheville Integrated Combatives (Up to 80% Off)

Asheville Integrated Combatives

Leicester

Krav maga mixes elements of boxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and grappling into a system of everyday self-defense

$150 $35

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$49 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy ($250 Value)

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

$250 $49

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Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 78% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

$126 $35

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Two Aerial Circus-Arts Classes or One-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Two (Up to 58% Off)

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

$40 $17

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One or Three Months of Boys and Girls Beginner or Cheer-Tumble Classes at Asheville Gymnastics (Up to 48% Off)

Asheville Gymnastics

Downtown Asheville

Boys and girls build strength and discipline as they learn beginner-friendly techniques on all of the Olympic events

$103 $59

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for an Adult or Child at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ($185 Value)

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

$185 $39

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$25 for Two Private Ballroom-Dancing Lessons and a Group Practice Party at It's a Great Day for Dancing ($80 Value)

It's a Great Day for Dancing

Asheville Ballroom

Experienced instructors tailor lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

$80 $25

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$35 for 10 Yoga, Men's Beginning-Yoga, or Women's Expressive-Dance Classes at Asheville Community Yoga ($100 Value)

Asheville Community Yoga

Woodfin

Donation-based yoga studio's experienced instructors share yoga workouts with students from all walks of life

$100 $35

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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Blue Ridge Karate Center (54% Off)

Blue Ridge Karate Center

Mars Hill

From the merchant: Women’s cardio kickboxing fitness; one month of workouts twice a week. Includes bag gloves and t-shirt

$79 $36

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$39 for One Month of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Black Eye Fitness ($150 Value)

Black Eye Fitness

Asheville

Classes for men, women, and children in a family-friendly facility offer beginner to advanced training in martial arts

$150 $39

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90-Minute Birthday Party, or One Month of Martial Arts Lessons at Croley's Premier Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

Croley's Premier Martial Arts

Asheville

Instructors can teach students self-defense, confidence, and perseverance skills in martial-arts classes

$199 $99

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5 or 10 Hot Yatra Yoga Classes at Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga (Up to 52% Off)

Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga

Biltmore Forest

Instructors guide groups through coordinated breathing techniques and Vinyasa flow poses during classes heated to 98-100 degrees

$60 $29

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$64 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — eight LONDON

Eightlondon

Asheville

From the merchant: Artwork and painting workshops with artist Susan Wedell

$100 $64

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One-Month Climbing Membership with Equipment for One or Two at Iron Palm Bouldering (Up to 51% Off)

Iron Palm Bouldering

Asheville

Climbers of all ages and skill levels can improve their skills while getting a full-body workout

$70 $35

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10-Station Clay-Shooting Experience for One or Two at Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club (Up to 57% Off)

Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club

Lenoir

In a well-kept setting amid mountain and forest terrain, guests shoot clay pigeons at 10 stations

$64.50 $28

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Golf Outing for Two or Four, Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Cedar Rock Country Club (Up to 58% Off)

Cedar Rock Country Club

Cedar Rock

Expansive grounds feature challenging course alongside tennis courts and Olympic-size pool

$118 $59

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$150 for a Tandem Skydive over Smoky Mountains from Skydive East Tennessee ($224 Value)

Skydive East Tennessee

East Tennessee

Jump from thousands of feet in the air and get the thrill of freefall before a 5-minute parachute ride over the scenic Smoky Mountains

$224 $150

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Interactive 7D Adventure-Shooting Experience for Two or Four at 7D Dark Ride Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

7D Dark Ride Adventure

Pigeon Forge

Lights, sounds, wind, and a 3-D movie combine with an interactive 7D adventure-shooting game to let participants rack up high scores

$22 $12

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Two-Hour Climb, Zip, Swing Treetop Trek at Adventureworks (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Adventureworks

Sevierville

Take on Swiss Family Robinson-style adventure across a full acre of tree-top ropes courses

$35 $16

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Rafting Trip with DVD for One or Two from 5 Rivers Adventure (Up to 46% Off)

5 Rivers Adventure

Hartford

Raft down the Pigeon River and take in the natural beauty of Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail; take home a video recording

$90 $49

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MagiQuest Experience for One or Two With Mini Golf, Mirror-Maze, and Laser Vault at MagiQuest (Up to 50% Off)

MagiQuest

Pigeon Forge

A magic quest with dragons, princesses, and characters precedes a black-light pirate golf course, mirror maze, and laser course

$20 $12

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Guided Smoky Mountain Group Hike for Two, or Romantic Hike for Two at Hike The Smokys (Up to 47% Off)

Hike The Smokys

Sevierville

Take in beautiful vistas while spotting elk, deer, goats, and other native wildlife during two- to four-hour hike

$180 $99

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One Trail Ride for Two or Four at Douglas Lakeview Stables (Up to 52% Off)

Douglas Lakeview Stables

Sevierville

Trail rides overlook the Cherokee Valley with views of the Smoky Mountains and Lake Douglas; parties include hot dogs and marshmallows

$60 $29

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Two or Four Gemstone-Mining Buckets at Pigeon Forge Gem Mine (Up to 50% Off)

Pigeon Forge Gem Mine

Pigeon Forge

Mine through buckets of sand to find more than 20 kinds of gems—including rubies, sapphires, garnets, and amethysts—in their raw state

$30 $17

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Golf Outing with Cart Rental for 2 or 4 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg (Up to 51% Off). Three Options.

Bent Creek Golf Course

Bent Creek Golf Club

Twosomes cartpool across 6,182 yd., Gary Player–designed course that hugs mountain stream as it rises & falls over scenic Smoky Mountains

$70 $35

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$27 for Morning Go-Karting and Mini-Golf for up to Five at Cooter's Place ($54.75 Value)

Cooter's Place

Gatlinburg

Groups race around an indoor go-kart track and play an 18-hole mini-golf course inside Dukes of Hazzard museum

$54.75 $27

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Zipline Tour for One or Two at Jayell Ranch (Up to 56% Off)

Jayell Ranch

4

Guests take in panoramic views of the Smokey Mountains or zipline through a mine shaft

$44 $22

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$72 for a Couples Holiday Segway Ride from Segway Rentals and Sales of Pigeon Forge ($130 Value)

Segway Rentals and Sales of Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge

Following a brief training, couples guide Segways along paved paths to take in the sights of Pigeon Forge during the holidays

$130 $72

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Zipline Tour for One, Two, or Up to Six at Wahoo Ziplines (Up to 49% Off)

Wahoo Zip Lines

10

Six ziplines carry riders and safety-conscious guides through majestic views at 40–250 feet above ground in shadow of Great Smoky Mountains

$89 $49

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History Walk or Natural Pools and Waterfalls Walk for Two or Four from A Walk in the Woods (Up to 50% Off)

A Walk in the Woods

11

Guides lead hikers through hidden trails in the Smokies, trying out edible plants and teaching about the lives of settlers and Cherokees

$62 $35

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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$15 for 10 Tokens for Driving-Range Practice at Marion Lake Club ($30 Value)

Marion Lake Club

Nebo

Practice facility allows golfers to hone their drives, mid-range shots, and short-game skills

$30 $15

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Paintball Outing for 2, 6, or 10 at Smoky Mountain Paintball (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Smoky Mountain Paintball

9

Referees watch over games on fields that incorporate walls, trees, and the mountain’s rolling terrain

$70 $35

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$65 for a 30-Minute Airplane Discovery Flight from WNC Aviation in Fletcher ($129 Value)

WNC Aviation

Asheville

Guided by experienced instructors, students perform a takeoff and do most of the flying in a Cessna 172

$129 $65

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One or Three 60-Minute Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Up to Four at Dancing Creek Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Dancing Creek Studio

Fletcher

Groups of four are instructed in lessons that cover a variety of ballroom dance rhythms, including waltz, tango, and swing

$50 $25

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Third Day Christian-Rock Concert on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Third Day

Knox Civic Auditorium and Coliseum

Live_logo

Award-winning Christian-rock band unleashes Southern-rock infused licks and inspiring lyrics

$42 $29.40

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Valentine's Day Sushi-Making Class for Two at Sushi Academy in Tennessee (48% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Academy

Guest House Inn / Eco Lodge Dining Room

Skilled chefs demystify the art of making sushi during a two-hour class that yields inside-out and traditional rolls

$100 $52

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes or Fitness Package at The Guild (Up to 53% Off)

The Guild

Knoxville

Pilates classes challenge exercisers of all levels with workouts that strengthen cores using special Reformer machine

$100 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited CrossKick Classes at Cross Kick - Knoxville (Up to 67% Off)

Cross Kick - Knoxville

Premier Martial Arts

CrossKick workouts combine cross training and fitness kickboxing to help clients lose weight, tone their body, and improve flexibility

$69 $25

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Knoxville Food Tour for One, Two, or Four from Knoxville Food Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Knoxville Food Tours

Knoxville

Informed guides escort guests to three downtown eating and drinking establishments for appetizers and specialty drinks

$59 $26

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of West Knoxville (Up to 76% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of West Knoxville

Knoxville

State-of-the-art martial-arts studio offers tae kwon do, Fight Fitness, and grappling classes with an official training jersey

$144 $39.99

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Discover Scuba Diving Course with Gear for One, Two, or Four at Adventure Scuba Diving (Up to 63% Off)

Adventure Scuba Diving

Knoxville

Introductory course taught by a PADI Pro–certified instructor includes all equipment and takes place in a heated pool

$25 $10

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$49 for a Private Fly-Casting Lesson for Up to Four People from Smoky Mountain Gillies ($75 Value)

Smoky Mountain Gillies

Knoxville

Longtime fly fisherman H. Clay Aalders guides his students through the strategies he uses to snag his catches

$75 $49

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$33 for $60 Groupon — Six String Success

Six String Success

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

$60 $33

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Planetarium and Science Museum Visit at The Muse Knoxville (Up to 50% Off)

The Muse Knoxville

Knoxville

Kids and adults romp through 4,000 sq. ft. of hands-on, science-inspired fun, including a trip to the Planetarium

$26 $13

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Three-Hour Introductory Scuba-Diving Class for One, Two, or Four at Ski Scuba Center (Up to 63% Off)

Ski Scuba Center

Knoxville

Experienced instructors teach scuba skills to diving novices

$40 $20

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Two-Week Strength Training Course for One or Two at Greyskull Fitness (Up to 53% Off)

Greyskull Fitness

6

Trainers lead this introductory course to help folks get on the path to building functional strength through power-lifting

$80 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Indoor Cycling Classes or 10 Indoor Cycling Classes at Any Body Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Any Body Fitness

Knoxville

Certified spin instructors urge students to pedal pro-grade stationary bikes with sweat-inducing vigor during indoor cycling classes

$50 $19

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10 Martial-Arts Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Knoxville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 76% Off)

Knoxville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Knoxville

Instructors arm students with Gracie-style Brazilian jujitsu techniques, including takedowns, joint locks, and ground grappling skills

$120 $29

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Four Group Dance Lessons or Two Private Dance Lessons for One or Two at Dance Tonight (Up to 68% Off)

Dance Tonight

Knoxville

Learn ballroom dances such as salsa, west coast swing, Tango, or cha cha from enthusiastic instructors

$40 $18

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Ijams Nature Center (50% Off)

Ijams Nature Center

Knoxville

Special events, exhibits, family nature programs, and seasonal plant sales on 300-acre wildlife sanctuary and eco-friendly nature center

$35 $17.50

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Round of Golf with Pull Cart or Unlimited Golf for One, Two, or Four at Beverly Park Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

KnoxvilleGolf.org

Beverly Park Par 3 Golf Course

Beginners and experienced golfers work on their game on a nine-hole, par 27 course located on 90 acres of former farmland

$15 $8

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Four-Week Foundations Course with Optional Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Rhema (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Rhema

9

Students in the Foundations course meet twice a week for four weeks, while learning how to safely push themselves in CrossFit workouts

$199 $55

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$35 for $69 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Inayan School of Eskrima

Inayan School Of Eskrima

Knoxville

Gain the proper mindset of the modern-day warrior while learning a practical and combat-effective martial art.

$69 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Williams Creek Golf Course (Up to 43% Off)

Williams Creek Golf Course

Knoxville

Par 3 course features creeks and rolling terrain that come into play on relatively short holes that range from 85-245 yards

$40 $26

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$19 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($58 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Knoxville

Students sculpt cores and burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour boxing and kickboxing classes; hand wraps are provided

$58 $19

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Ballroom-Dance Packages for One or Two at Go Dance (Up to 91% Off)

Go Dance

Go Dance

Awarding-winning studio offers private and group dance instruction for all ages and skill levels in waltz, cha-cha, tango, salsa, and swing

$434 $39

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Leaping Lizards Family Entertainment Center?s inflatables range from rainbow-striped complexes of slides and obstacles to a wave-riding shark feasting on a boat. Youngsters?and parents, if they want?can bound across the bouncy surfaces during regular hours, or add some bounce to a birthday party, complete with pizza, drinks, and a private room. Alternatively, staffers who have undergone rigorous safety training supervise tots on Parents Night Out, a Friday-night event that replaces babysitters with bounce-house fun and gives parents an opportunity to check out the local fight club.

Bounce Houses: One Giant Leap for Kidkind

Despite their massive appeal with kids, it took a college professor with a love of tennis to create the first bounce house. Read on to learn more about the springy castle about to bloom in your backyard.

They?re known by many names?inflatables, bouncy castles, space walks?but bounce houses all have one thing in common: the mere sight of one sends kids flocking to jump inside. Typically composed of durable vinyl, PVC, or nylon, bounce houses can be made in an infinite array of designs. Manufacturers often sketch new models using computer-assisted design software, which translates the polygons into fabric patterns that can then be cut and sewn into a deflated mass. An electric or gas-powered blower then fills the hollow veins with air, and the completed castle springs to life.

In 1962, seven years before Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, NASA employee John Scurlock made a giant leap of his own. While trying to invent an inflatable dome to cover his tennis court, the engineer and professor realized his students had no real interest in working on the prototype?they were having much more fun jumping on top of it. He called his accidental discovery the Space Walk, and since then, it?s evolved beyond just a bouncy cushion into a party staple for kids, adults, and homesick martians.

To ensure a great experience while renting a bounce house, it?s a good idea to first measure the space where you plan to place it, keeping in mind the number of party guests that might want to use it. As with any party rental, it?s a good idea to book in advance to get the design that best fits your party so you aren't stuck with whatever is left?inevitably the one in the shape of Richard Nixon's head.

1065 Wilcox Court
Kingsport,
TN
US

A miniature horse, a turkey, and a llama meander near a small, wooden barn. Meanwhile, across a patch of emerald grass, children with feed buckets take turns lifting their hands to the mouths of goats and rabbits and petting the resident potbellied pig, Wilbur. All residents of Mini Meadows come in sizes large and small from horses to chickens, each of them friendly and available for petting, feeding, and giving palm readings. More than just a petting zoo, Mini Meadows also offers kids’-party facilities and a gem and fossil mining experience. With help from Mini Meadows' knowledgeable humans, kids and adults can hammer away at Moroccan geodes and take home gems that resemble rubies, emeralds, and other semiprecious stones. Alternatively, miners can use fuse their found gems into handmade necklaces that are crafted while the animals look on.

2623 Reservoir Road
Kingsport,
TN
US

On September 1, Bristol Motor Speedway will be buried under one ton of bacon. At the first annual Tri-Cities BaconFest, the pungent pork will be served up in a multitude of ways: Visitors can snag it for free at bacon stations during three tasting times, sample it in vendors’ bacon-infused desserts and entrees, or attempt to shovel down three pounds of it to claim the title Lord of the Bacon during the Man vs. Bacon eating contest. Other swine-themed events include the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pigskin Challenge, where preregistered participants aged 5 and up test their throwing arms on an accuracy obstacle course. At the hog-calling competition, shouters stretch their lungs as they imitate the sounds of hogs and, later, the sounds of hogs imitating celebrities. The family-friendly event will donate part of its proceeds to the Bristol Speedway Children’s Charities, a nonprofit organization that raises contributions for educational, financial, social, and medical causes.

PO Box 343
Jonesborough,
Tennessee
US

The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio supply the canvases, paints, and brushes, requiring visitors to bring only their creativity. At studios located around Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, they lead all-level painting classes that last from 90 minutes to three hours, and focus on subjects ranging from the natural, such as birds and flowers, to still-life guitars, vases, and wine bottles. In some themed sessions, instructors also teach groups to paint abstract pieces or create their own variations on famous landscape paintings that, unlike the originals, can include dinosaurs. Some sessions follow a special date-night structure. At every location, the staff members encourage visitors to bring their own wine, beer, and snacks if desired.

101 West Unaka Avenue
Johnson City,
TN
US

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

105 North Main Avenue
Erwin,
TN
US

Having spent more than 24,000 hours at the controls of airborne helicopters and fixed-wing planes, Richard Cantley possesses a sure footing at any elevation. From his post within the gray T-hangar at the privately owned Johnson City Airport, the experienced pilot and flight instructor escorts first-time flyers to the skies during hands-on lessons. Whether students aspire to obtain a license of their own or just a panoramic view of Tennessee’s scenic landscape, Richard peppers each lesson with tips on how to read instruments, adhere to proper safety precautions, and swerve around zeppelins during rush hour.

708 Clairmont Road
Johnson City,
TN
US