Personal Development in Kyle

32-Hour Spanish Beginner Class at Rapid Spanish (57% Off)

Rapid Spanish

Austin

$695 $299

Four-hour Spanish language classes incorporate snacks, games, music, and kinesthetic learning instead of textbook-style learning

One, Three, or Five Emotional Health Neurolinguistic Programming and Reiki Sessions at NLP Genius (Up to 59% Off)

NLP Genius

Downtown

$120 $59

By reprogramming the mind, a master practitioner of reiki and neuro-linguistic programing helps clients unlock their true potential

Two or Four 30- or 60-Minute Guitar Lessons at RockStar Guitar (Up to 61% Off)

RockStar Guitar

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Veteran instructor customizes lessons to students' skill levels and desired playing styles; guitars available upon request

$49 for Two Weeks of Spanish Tutoring for Kids 3-10 from Froggin Learning Center ($190 Value)

Froggin Learning Center

Bullcreek

$190 $49

Tutors employ time-honored psychological research on learning styles to teach kids spanish using games and positive stimuli in classes

Eight-Course Online Photography Course from Capturing True Emotion ($250 Value)

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

$79 for a One-Hour Massage Class for Two at Excellence In Touch ($160 Value)

Excellence In Touch

Bee Caves - Mopac

$160 $79

Engaging, fully clothed workshop on easing tension in shoulders, necks, backs, and feet

$38 for $75 Mommy and Me Pre-K Music Group Class — New School of Music

New School Of Music

West Austin

$75 $38

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$46 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Classical Guitar Lessons

Classical Guitar Lessons

Brentwood

$80 $46

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$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

$79 for an Online Oracle Database Administration Course from e-Careers ($840 Value)

e-Careers

Online Deal

$840 $79

Online course covers skills needed to install and maintain Oracle databases; earn an Oracle-certified professional certificate at the end

$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

90-Minute Introductory or Advanced DJ Classes at Dub Academy (65% Off)

Dub Academy

East Cesar Chavez

$110 $39

Classes teach students how to use TRAKTOR or Serato DJ software, which allows DJs to put their own spin on a favorite song

$549 for $999 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Austin College Prep Consulting

Austin College Prep Consulting

Redeem from Home

$999 $549

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$29 for 12-Month Access to Microsoft Library Online Training from Total Training ($209.99 Value)

Total Training

Online Deal

$209.99 $29

Online courses cover a variety of topics such as the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook, as well as Windows 8

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

Kids' Beginner Piano or Drum Camp at Capital Music Center (Up to 52% Off).

Capital Music Center

Brentwood

$149 $79

Kids practice their scales and learn fun songs or work on their rhythm tapping out beats during summer beginner piano and drum camps

$550 for $1,000 Worth of Truck Driving Services at Mackaronie Limited

Mackaronie Limited

San Antonio

$1,000 $550

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Driver-Education Program for a Teen or Young Adult at Rhodes Driving School (Up to 60% Off)

Rhodes Driving School

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

Experienced teachers lead state-certified programs for teens and young adults seeking their permits or licenses

$36 for $60 Worth of Singing Lessons — Cantabile School of Music - San Antonio

Cantabile School Of Music

Northeast San Antonio

$60 $36

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Four Spanish-Class Sessions for One or Two Months at New World Spanish (Up to 61% Off)

New World Spanish

San Antonio

$475 $235

Experienced, supportive native Spanish speakers walk kids through the fundamentals of Spanish with interactive games and lessons

Two or Four Guitar Lessons at San Antonio Music Academy (Up to 64% Off)

San Antonio Music Academy

Northwest Side

$79.50 $29

Formally educated instructors teach students to coax tunes from guitar strings

$60 for $120 Seven Polite Preschoolers Classes (Ages 3-5) — Renaissance Ranch

Renaissance Ranch

Oak Park / Northwood

$120 $60

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$81 for $180 Worth of Music Lessons — Harp by Melody

Harp By Melody

Northeast San Antonio

$180 $81

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$39 for Lifetime Access to an Online 18-Module On-Demand Course from iPhotography ($849 Value)

iPhotography

Online Deal

$849 $39

The 18 modules hone students' skills with an array of learning tools, including real-world assignments, video tutorials, and simulations

$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

$39 for a 12-Hour Online Continuing-Education Course for Massage Therapists from Online CE Creditz ($80 Value)

Online CE Creditz

Online Deal

$80 $39

This 12-hour course covers topics such as Facebook and email marketing, deal-site promotions, and web presence for massage therapists

$75 for a Three-Hour On-Location Photography Class from Huntsman Portraits ($150 Value)

Huntsman Portraits

On Location

$150 $75

At an outdoor location, students learn how to pose their subjects for portraits and how to capture scenic landscape shots

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The Range

Live-fire training takes place at a local outdoor range.

The Rentals

Texas CHL requires that students bring their own firearms, though instructors typically have a few extra firearms available in the case of weapons malfunctioning.

At a Glance

Robert Greene is the NRA-certified instructor behind Texas CHL. In addition to that certification and license as a Texas CHL instructor, Mr. Greene spent 10 years as a law-enforcement officer. He funnels all of that experience into his firearms classes, which include concealed-handgun-license courses, home-protection courses, and NRA basic courses in pistols and rifles.

PO Box 2169
Kyle,
TX
US

The Range

For classes that incorporate live-fire training, Ready Learning Academy works out of their private shooting range in Georgetown, Texas.

The Rentals

Depending on the course, customers can rent 9 millimeter semi-automatic handguns such as a Ruger SR-9 or Glock 17/19, a tactical pump shotgun such as a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500, and an AR-15 such as a Colt LE 6920, Sig Sauer M400 or an LWRC M6. Models are subject to availability.

At a Glance

Ready Learning Academy's professionally trained instructors believe that responsible gun use comes from a solid foundation in shooting fundamentals. That's why the academy offers three levels of handgun, carbine, or rife and shotgun classes. During these sessions, instructors teach students of all experience levels on the fundamentals of stance, grip and hold, and trigger control. Pupils progress onto more advanced skills such as defensive tactics, cover and concealment, shooting while moving, and engaging multiple threats. Away from the range, the staff offers a variety of services including gunsmith tune-ups, sells firearms at its store and conducts self-defense courses.

3795 Dry Creek Road
Lockhart,
TX
US

Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

1715 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin,
TX
US

Filling a chamber with music is as pleasing to the senses as filling a bathtub with warm pudding. Fully grasp this truism by checking out today's side deal: for $12, you get one ticket to one concert (a $25 value) during the Austin Chamber Music Festival, organized by the Austin Chamber Music Center. The festival's eclectic lineup of talent spans the musical divide, tickling the tonal reaches by way of piano trios, string quartets, and tango-inspired quintets. Depending on your flavor of chambered love, choose one or more of the following concerts:

  • Cavani String Quartet on Friday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • The Bad Plus on Saturday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • Brentano String Quartet on Sunday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m., Bates Recital Hall, UT Butler School of Music, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

  • Raul Jaurena and The Texas Tango Five on Friday, July 23, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Claremont Piano Trio on Saturday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Der Golem performed by Carpe Diem String Quartet and clarinetist Paul Green on Sunday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Escher String Quartet on Friday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 4700 Grover Avenue

  • Festival Finale with Kelly Willis on Saturday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m., Brentwood Christian School, 11908 N. Lamar Boulevard

Tickets for all performances are uniformly priced. Guests who would like to sit together are encouraged to purchase multiple Groupons under the same name.

Reviews

The Austin Chamber Music Center's performances have been featured in the Austin Chronicle and on the Austin American-Statesman blog, Austin360.com. The center has won several awards, including the award for Best Chamber Performance at the 2007–2008 Austin Critics' Table Awards.

3814 Medical Pkwy
Austin,
TX
US

Strings of pink lights glow against the hardwood floor inside Vamps Dance, where a knowledgeable crew aims to boost self-confidence and shape physiques through seductive pole-dancing sessions, informative workshops, and fantasy fitness classes. Several gold poles complement deep-purple walls draped with mirrors and contemporary artwork, which visually explains how to untie limbs that get tangled around the poles. The studio packs its schedule with small, exotic fitness classes, ranging from basic pole dancing to stripping-inspired sessions—no nudity allowed—that teach dancers how to sexily peel back layers of fabric. Each routine helps to build solid core muscles and provides an energizing workout as students spiral, climb, and bend around beams. Though most classes are geared toward females, Vamps Dance does offer a handful of male-centric sessions, and the studio plans to introduce aerial classes in the future.

1601 E 5th St, Ste 104
Austin,
TX
US

Austin Fit Magazine named RockBody Boot Camp its Best Boot Camp of 2011 and also lauded its owner, Brian Prinzo, as one of the city’s Top 10 Fittest Trainers in 2010. But for Brian and his staff of experienced trainers, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about helping others lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Classes eschew routine courses of treadmills and bench presses for a variety of challenging workouts that put participants through a mash-up of strength, core, cardio, and interval training designed to push them to their personal limits. Best of all, the workouts provide the motivation and accountability needed to help exercisers push past plateaus, and exercises can be tailored to accommodate many fitness levels and concerns, such as arthritis, body pain, and conjoined sweatbands.

3322 Ranch Road 620 South
Austin,
TX
US