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Underwater World's Padi–certified staff helps gill-less humans to develop their sea legs through hands-on scuba instruction. The 90-minute, in-pool Discover Scuba Diving class caters to beginners. Before divers slip under the water's surface, an instructor imparts aquatic fundamentals, such as how to breathe through a regulator and make proper fish faces. Underwater World provides all the necessary gear for skillful submerging, including goggles and air tanks. Those who find themselves under the spell of the sea after the session can continue taking classes with Underwater World, eventually removing their flipper training wheels and exploring bodies of water without a dive-master chaperone.

8969 Park Drive
Ralston,
NE
US

At Defy Gravity, jumpers of all ages bounce, flip, and pirouette atop a massive 6,000 square-foot trampoline designed with NASA-developed rebound material and a laser-cut steel frame to support as many as 66 people. Though the trampoline’s most traditional uses include simple jumping or amateur gymnastics, Defy Gravity also uses it to introduce vertical feints to dodge-ball and volleyball matches and add a gently forgiving floor to fitness classes that burn as many as 1,000 calories in an hour. A flexible support system reduces the impact of jumps on delicate joints and flawless high ponytails, while angled walls alleviate worries of falling off the sides. Trained court monitors stay ever-vigilant, making sure jumpers stay safe with complimentary helmets and ankle-support shoes and size-specific jumping zones.

When visitors call a ceasefire with gravity, they can check out a laser maze. Inspired by Mission: Impossible, the maze challenges participants to climb, duck, crawl, and shimmy through a 3D web of laser lights. If they fail, a buzzer sounds and, somewhere, Tom Cruise begins to smile but doesn’t know why.

10421 Portal Road
La Vista,
NE
US

The Scots developed golf to irk common loch pests, like merats, locharoaches, and Nessie, who to this day rarely surfaces for fear of being beamed in the head by a well-aimed ball. Brush up your monster-vexing skills with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one hour of golf simulation at Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits in La Vista, a $35 value. Visitors will be able to play through 18 virtual holes during the allotted hour of simulation time. You can bring your own clubs, or use the ones provided by Beyond Golf. One Groupon may be used for every golfer in your group during the visit.

At Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits, visitors can participate in virtual tests of skill and precision without repeatedly driving balls through glass windows or the living-room television. Boasting some of the world’s finest high-definition golf simulators, Beyond Golf offers participants an opportunity to play top courses from around the globe with their own clubs, a set of rentals, or battleaxes. High-resolution imagery is utilized instead of computer-generated graphics to provide a hyper-realistic golfing experience that accurately recreates drives to within one yard. Give courses such as Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Pinehurst No. 2 a swing, while riddling the cyber-fairways with virtual divots. Beyond Golf also offers drink specials, making the facility an excellent activity for get-togethers, birthday parties, and Civil War reenactment group meetings.

Golf is one of the few sports a person can successfully play for a lifetime, and comes in handy for horror-movie auditions, weed whacking, and defending your home from a renegade windmill that can only be stopped by a properly timed ball that soars between the blades and lodges itself in the windmill's air intake hole. Hone practical sport and monster-battling skills with today’s Groupon to Beyond Golf Sports and Spirits. Call ahead to schedule a tee time.

12040 McDermott Plz
La Vista,
NE
US

Owners and chefs Roberto and Ana Meireles pile plates high with meticulously crafted dishes of beef, pork, poultry, and seafood made to order from fresh ingredients and traditional spices. Fried plantains, tropical fruit shakes, and Cuban sodas serve as plane tickets for the palate as lush foliage, cabana decor, and a working baggage claim evoke Caribbean climes. Libations from a brightly colored bar balance the subtle spice of the restaurant's signature red Cuban creole sauce. Gusto Cuban Cafe's patio bustles during the warmer months, and salsa dancing on weekends, like getting stuck on a slide, gives people an excuse to shake their hips.

7900 Harrison St.
Ralston,
NE
US

During BounceU's parties, kids bound through inflatable play structures—and occasionally glow in the dark. At the center's Cosmic bounce parties, the main lights are replaced by special-effects lighting, which coaxes light from glow-in-the-dark accessories. The center's new location, in operation since May 2013, complements its shindigs with open-play sessions and more structured classes, appropriate for kids aged 2 and older.

13211 Chandler Rd
Omaha,
NE
US

Tired of the endless seas of cardio machines, impersonal client relations, and superfluous membership fees that often characterize commercial fitness centers, friends Aj, Chet, Patrick, and Celita took their common passion for athletics and opened their own private training studio: Warrior Fitness Center. Amid the studio's kettlebells, sleds, and sandbags, they lead a variety of fitness programs, including energetic Fit Camp classes and sports-specific training sessions. The coaches open their classes to students of all skill levels, from the expert athlete to the everyday working professional, who doesn't literally work every day, because there have been billions of them.

13239 Portal Dr
Omaha,
NE
US