Things To Do In Lafayette

Up to 54% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Shimmy Dreams Belly Dance Studio

Lafayette

$54 $27

Expert belly-dance instructor leads group in basic moves during calorie-burning classes; advanced classes available for experienced students

Up to 78% Off Dance Lessons

Escuela de Tango

Multiple Locations

$440 $99

During a private dance lesson or fun group lessons, an experienced instructor teaches the basic technique and musicality of the tango

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 74% Off Classes at YogaWorks

YogaWorks

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

Yoga Alliance–trained instructors lead exercisers of all abilities through yoga classes that include Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa Flow

87% Off Curves Gym Membership & Classes

Curves

Multiple Locations

$153 $19.97

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Curves workouts from Jillian Michaels are designed for women of all ages and help kick start weight loss in 30 minutes a day

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Castle Rock Arabians

Walnut Creek

$80 $39

CHA-certified instructors impart essential riding skills to students mounted on ponies or horses at a ranch in the Mount Diablo foothills

Up to 57% Off a Knitting Class at Fashion-knit

Fashion-knit

Downtown Walnut Creek

$35 $15

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Various stitches, purling, and basic to advanced knitting techniques are covered during fast-paced classes

Half Off Wine Tastings at Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Scott Harvey Wines Tasting Room

Sutter Creek

$42 $21

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Sip on reserve wines crafted by master winemaker Scott Harvey before taking home a bottle of zinfandel, barbera, or syrah

Up to 58% Off Irish Dance Classes

Dillon Magh Adhair Academy of Irish Dance

Walnut Creek

$100 $45

Instructors teach students the art of Irish dance at a school that's registered with An Coimisiun le Rinci Gaelacha, Dublin, Ireland

Up to 84% Off at Martial Arts America

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

$149 $39

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Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

40% Off Capoeira

Omulu Capoeira Group

Downtown Walnut Creek

$10 $6

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

Up to 87% Off Krav Maga Classes

Krav Maga Official Training Centers

Multiple Locations

$150 $19

Beginner and advanced krav maga classes offer full-body workouts to teenagers and adults while teaching them methods of self-defense

50% Off One-Week Youth Baseball Camp

Bronco Baseball Academy

Walnut Creek

$300 $149

Drills, games, and one-on-one coaching help players build fundamental skills; a certified athletic trainer ensures safe training

Up to 65% Off Spin and Mat Classes at Star Pilates

Star Pilates

Moraga

$162.50 $59

Get fit in Pilates classes that teach mat techniques or cycling sessions infused with group motivation

"Murder on the Rebound"

"R&B Revue"

Zio Fraedo's

$127.06 $59

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Guests dine on a buffet with prime rib while unraveling a comical murder mystery, then receive an autographed cast photo

Up to 50% Off Golf

Grayson Woods Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

$6 $3

With Mount Diablo as a backdrop, golf complex offers an 18-hole putting course and 9-hole, par-3 course characterized by large greens

Half Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Horsin' Around

Pleasant Grove

$60 $30

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Up to 97% Off Adventures Passes

Adventures Pass

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $59

Passes give holders discounts on activities such as fly fishing, clay shooting, paragliding, horseback riding, wakeboarding, and paintball

Up to 55% Off American Food at Magoo's Grill

Magoo's Grill

Pleasant Hill

$32 $17

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Neighborhood grill has slung classic burgers, fish tacos, and microbrews for 25 years in dining room with DirecTV or on outdoor patio

Wake Island Watersports – 45% Off Mud Run

Wake Island Watersports

Sacramento

$159.47 $88

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Registration for a 5K run filled with muddy obstacles, plus entry to a beach party and wakeboarding passes

Up to 91% Off Classes at Yoga Sol

Yoga Sol

Concord

$140 $25

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Yoga classes in various styles including Vinyasa, yin, power, restorative, and hot yoga

Up to 51% Off an Improv Workshop and Actor's Intensive

MMTB- Movie Making Throughout the Bay! Inc.

MMTB Production Office

$70 $35

Workshop teaches participants improv techniques, confidence building, and reel-building skills with on-camera opportunities

Up to 42% Off at Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge

Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

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Hookah bowls come in fruit flavors such as raspberry, melon, and mango

Up to 64% Off Guitar or Voice Lessons

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Up to 63% Off Kickboxing or Boot Camp

Max Combat Fitness

Central Contra Costa

$119 $49

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Learn the in-the-ring combat techniques of muay thai or condition like a fighter in 45-minute boot camps

55% Off Chocolate-Making Class

Rachel Dunn Chocolates

Concord

$55 $25

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Renowned chocolatier with 30 years of experience personally leads chocolate-making workshops that incorporate seasonal ingredients

Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

AquaTech Swim School

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

Up to 80% Off Adult or Teen Parkour Classes

APEX Movement NorCal

Concord

$145 $29

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Parkour and free-running gym houses a modular set of obstacles including jungle gyms, moveable bars, walls of many heights, and a foam pit

69% Off Five-Week Women's Only Fitness Program

Kaia Fit North Concord

Concord

$157 $49

Core-fitness sessions for women provide full-body workouts through cross training, power yoga, pilates, and cardiovascular activity

50% Off Wedding Fair for Two

Bay Area Wedding Fairs

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Bridal shows bring together couples and wedding professionals for networking and big-day planning

47% Off Intro Reformer Pilates Classes

IM=X Pilates Studio

Danville

$150 $79

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Patented reformer equipment builds lean muscles and improves cardiovascular health

BANFF Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour – Up to 40% Off

2014 BANFF Mountain Film Festival "Radical Reels Tour"

California Theatre

$40 $24

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Short-film festival celebrates extreme athletes from around the world

Up to Half Off at Hiking Yoga

Hiking Yoga

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.99

Outdoor hiking and yoga combine for 90 minutes of cardio and strength work in a natural setting, and groups can take private hikes

Up to 78% Off Yoga and Pilates

Innerstellar Pilates & Yoga

South Berkeley

$130 $35

Pilates mat classes are offered for students of all levels, along with Forrest, Stellarflow Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga

Up to 57% Off Glass-Blowing Class

Revere Glass School

Northwest Berkeley

$220 $99

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Demonstrations and practice help students craft basic solid glassworks, more advanced blown-glass bottles, or multicomponent goblets

50% Off Classes at YogaKula

YogaKula

North Berkeley

$90 $45

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Studio that incorporates a spa offers Pilates Reformer classes with poses for beginners and those in need of a challenge

Up to 65% Off Gym Membership and Personal Training

Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

$64 $25

Get in shape at the 24/7 gym, with a trio of optional personal training sessions to help clients safely jumpstart fitness routines

Up to 76% Off Health Consultation and Oxygen Therapy

Breathe Health Center and Services

Berkeley

$415 $105

Regular sessions of oxygen therapy infuse bodies with this vital element, helping to sustain life and heal

Groove Yoga – 87% Off Classes

Groove Yoga

Berkeley

$150 $19

Instructors lead over 40 heated and non-heated yoga classes each week, open to all experience and ability levels

Up to 44% Off Mexican-Mask-Making Session

Diego Marcial Rios Art and Design Works

The Ashkenaz

$45 $28

Using traditional mask-making techniques and tools, participants create their own Mexican mask during a two-hour class

Belmont Stakes Wine Festival—42% Off Admission

2014 Belmont Stakes Wine Festival

Berkeley Marina

$86.51 $50

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Light food and wines from a host of vintners accompany full slate of live horse racing held on the same day as the Belmont Stakes

$5 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Six Bottles of Reserve Wine

Viano Winery

Vine Hill

$5 $5

For $5, receive a coupon for 10% of six bottles of wine from the reserve selection.

Up to 70% Off Trap Shooting Lessons

Martinez Gun Club

Central Contra Costa

$159 $79

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One-hour lessons taught by an NRA-certified shotgun instructor and three-time national champion

Up to 88% Off Kids' Tae Kwon Do Classes

Fitness Innovations & Tae Kwon Do

Martinez

$215 $29

Owner has been teaching martial arts for more than 35 years; instructors focus on instilling self-confidence, discipline, and respect

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Vara Healing Arts

Albany

$105 $39.50

Eight different yoga classes focus on calming the mind and strengthening the body through various styles of movement

Up to 45% Off Bowling for Two

Albany Bowl

Albany

$30 $16.50

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36 gleaming lanes invite duos to bowl strikes then strike poses in rented shoes

Up to 53% Off Choice of Glass-Making Classes

Bullseye Glass Co

Bullseye Glass Resource Center Bay Area

$100 $49

World-renowned glassmaker hosts beginning kilnforming classes where pupils craft plates, coasters, sculptures, or jewelry

65% Off Personal Training

Jameson Cassidy Personal Training

Emeryville

$240 $84

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

65% Off Personal Training

Famous Physique

Emeryville

$300 $105

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

Up to 58% Off Badminton Session

Eastbay Badminton Association

Emeryville

$46 $22

Players serve and volley shuttlecocks on professional Robbins Flooring Systems courts with 11 millimeters of padding

45% Off Personal Training

Akoteu Fitness

Emeryville

$600 $330

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

Oakland A's – Up to 50% Off Baseball Game 

Oakland A's

O.co Coliseum

$26 $13

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The A's continue to defend their AL West crown and current division lead during matchups against the Royals, Mets, and division-rival Angels

50% Off a Letterpress Workshop

Horwinski Printing Company

Oakland

$130 $65

Participants collaborate to create up to an 8"x10" print with a quote, proverb, or saying of their choice at nearly 100-year-old print shop

Up to 76% Off Fitness Classes at Flying Yoga

Flying Yoga

Multiple Locations

$130 $35

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Instructors at this award-winning studio lead dynamic classes with supportive modifications to accommodate students of all levels

57% Off Flight Lesson from Oakland Flyers

Oakland Flyers

Oakland

$230 $99

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

Up to 43% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater

The Dinner Detective

Waterfront Hotel

$203.20 $116

Guests attempt to solve a mystery while dining on a four-course meal

Up to 39% Off a Wine Tasting at Dashe Cellars

Dashe Cellars

Jack London Square District

$90 $59

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At the winery and tasting room founded by an enologist couple, taste the specialty zinfandel, grenache, and other fine wines

Chabot Space & Science Center — Up to 54% Off LaserMania

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland Park

$28 $14

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Enjoy a fusion of art and science with a 360-degree laser-light show set to the music of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, or U2

62% Off Guitar Lessons at American Guitar Academy

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

50% Off Sightseeing Tour or Flight

Golden Gate Accessible Aviation

Oakland

$350 $175

Experienced pilots take passengers on a flight past San Francisco landmarks such as Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

Up to 84% Off Semi-Private Training Sessions

Jamz Trainings

Jack London Square

$300 $55

Certified trainer James Robinson uses positive reinforcement to motivate clients through fun, challenging workouts

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Bay Area Martial Arts

Grand Lake

$220 $29

Students learn kung fu moves and train with rattan sticks during self-defense martial arts classes

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Luke Training Conditioning

Oakland

$120 $49

Intense boot-camp classes keep exercisers engaged by mixing it up with team games and a sense of humor

Up to 46% Off Open-Play Times at Pump It Up of Oakland

Pump It Up of Oakland

Oakland Waterfront

$45 $29

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bounce houses, slides, and inflatables

Up to 83% Off Membership to Body Mechanix

Body Mechanix

Multiple Locations

$340 $59

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Unlimited one-month membership grants access to gym equipment and group classes; expert personal trainers offer one-one-one motivation

Up to 74% Off Group and Private Training

The Perfect Sidekick

Oakland

$149 $39

Small groups of eight to ten people build muscle and burn off fat in a safe space

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

D2 Tennis

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Grand Lake

$120 $54

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Up to 60% Off BYOB Lamp-Making Class

Gil Stancourt Lighting Studio

Oakland

$125 $59

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Lighting expert teaches students how to safely create and wire their own table lamp during a three-hour BYOB class

Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Boxing for Health

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

45% Off Movie and Beer at The New Parkway Theater

The New Parkway Theater

Uptown Oakland

$29 $16

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Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen

Half Off Admission to Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland

$20 $10

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Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

Up to 87% Off at 30 Day-Bootcamp

30 Day-Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$130 $19

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Instructors lead women-only and coed boot camps focused on fitness and self-defense

50% Off Personal Training

Every Body Fitness

Produce and Waterfront

$450 $225

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

Up to 50% Off Vegan Cooking Class

Collard Gal

Uptown

$140 $79.25

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

Up to 73% Off Shaolin Kung Fu Lessons

U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu

Chinatown

$100 $30

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

83% Off Yoga Classes

Monkey Yoga Shala

Lakeshore

$150 $26

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Yoga classes offered morning and evening

Select Local Merchants

Jill Dailey McIntosh has always been intrigued by the human body and how it moves—so much so that she graduated in 1991 with a kinesiology degree and soon thereafter decided to open her own Pilates teaching studio. But it wasn't until years later that this curiosity would manifest itself in a single question: "How can one aggressively transform the shape of their body while still maintaining proper alignment of the spine?" Eventually Jill began to examine her diverse fitness background, pulling low-impact movements from ballet, Pilates, and even orthopedic-exercise routines to create the basis for her fitness style, The Dailey Method.

Now, more than a decade later, Dailey's fitness routine has ballooned into studios sprawled across more than 10 states and gained praise from Self, Allure, FitPregnancy, and InStyle magazines. Regardless of the location, instructors remain true to Jill's mission of offering a diverse series of exercises that focus on toning and lengthening the body while lengthening the spine and building strong core muscles.

3471 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
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Absolute Center's smorgasbord of fitness classes spans fields from Pilates to TRX and yoga, with all instructors bolstering their teacher certification with ongoing in-house training. The expansive studio is flush with the equipment necessary to help students accomplish physical and mental fitness, with CoreAlign posture-improving equipment sidekicked by Pilates reformers and roaming herds of yoga mats. In addition to a thorough screening to capture educational experience and personality, each Absolute Center trainer graduates from custom-tailored lessons on practical exercise, human anatomy, and cursive writing.

3658 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes, in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, sports classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class.

3482 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
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Occupational therapists Dr. Brian R. Foltz and Ross E. Sato founded Pediatric Motor Playground to help children aged 2.5–12 develop physical and academic skills needed to succeed in school. At centers in Lafayette and Danville, the therapists and their team of educational-fitness instructors guide kids through the company's patented Motor Curriculum: 50 straight minutes of activities specifically designed to develop skills such as hand-eye coordination and social interaction. During these sessions, instructors might have kids play basketball, climb on foam-padded gym equipment, exercise with fitness balls, and practice their handwriting.

Dr. Foltz and Mr. Sato aren't comfortable just letting any instructor or animated snowman teach their curriculum. Each educational-fitness instructor completes at least 240 supervised hours of training and must pass both written and physical evaluations.

3322 Mt Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

The certified CrossFit trainers at Lamorinda CrossFit want their clients to be in the best shape of their lives. Whether their goal is weight loss, building strength, or becoming more athletic and agile in general, the center has everything members need to become stronger, faster, and leaner. Using everyday, functional movements, such as squats, lifts, and pulling, in conjunction with weights and gymnastics, CrossFit works all the major muscle groups for a full-body workout. Clients begin by taking four Basics classes, after which they move onto the Workout of the Day, which can be customized for each individual’s fitness level. Members can choose to work out alone or in one of Lamorinda CrossFit’s classes, which offer the motivational boost of group energy.

1031 Blackwood Ln
Lafayette,
CA
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The co-founder of the Escuela de Tango, Marcelo Solis, has been an Argentine tango dancer and teacher for more than 25 years. Solis formed the Escuela de Tango dance school in 2012. The San Francisco location is one of a few branches of the school, which is headquartered in Buenos Aires—the so-called capital of tango. In San Francisco, a cadre of skilled instructors offers private lessons with one-on-one coaching as well as group classes suited to all skill levels and astrological signs. If you want to put your new moves into practice, the school frequently hosts and sponsors milongas—special dance celebrations with music, food, and drinks.

3369 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette,
CA
US

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