Classes in Lakeside

Up to 55% Off Basic Firearms Safety Course

Proactive Shooters

On Location

$69 $34

During course, students learn about keeping children safe from firearms, the causes of accidents, and the proper handling of malfunctions

50% Off Membership to Visual Arts Center of Richmond

Visual Arts Center of Richmond

The Fan

$50 $25

Memberships include a discount on tuition and early registration, invitations to openings, and an opportunity to be in the members-only show

Up to 44% Off a Art Class at TC Artworks

TC Artworks

Carytown

$40 $25

Artist Tamara Clark teaches painters how to artistically distress furniture or other pieces using chalk paint, metallics, and faux effects

Up to 53% Off Beginner Belly-Dancing Classes

Illumination Dance Studio

Dogtown Dance Theater

$40 $19

Instructors teach basic belly-dance steps and undulations during one-hour classes

50% Off Show at ComedySportz Improv Theater

ComedySportz Improv Theater

Swansboro

$24 $12

Family-friendly comedy battle pits two teams against one another during games, songs, and skits all based on audience suggestions

Up to 71% Off Surf Yoga at Shockoe Slip Yoga

Shockoe Slip Yoga

Shockoe Slip

$110 $39

Students work through yoga poses on a SurfSet fitness board, which mimics the core-strengthening movements of surfing without the water

Up to 80% Off Fitness Classes at Phyzique

Phyzique

Innsbrook

$33 $12

Revamp exercise routines with engaging fitness classes; one-year gym membership cement lifestyle changes with constant access

Up to 80% Off at CrossFit Full Circle

CrossFit Full Circle

Richmond

$507.40 $99

Students challenge themselves to look and feel their best with intense CrossFit workouts during body-transformation classes

45% Off for a Full Semester of Dance Classes

Anointed Motions Dance Company

Chimborazo

$225 $124

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

73% Off Fitness Classes

Coachconti

Richmond

$140 $38

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

83% Off at Lessons in Ballroom, LLC

Lessons in Ballroom, LLC

West End Richmond

$112 $19

Award-winning instructors guide students through dances such as the cha-cha and the rumba in a studio with semiprivate practice areas

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At CrossFit Full Circle, dedicated coaches motivate students to get into the best shape of their lives. They’re guided by the no-nonsense workout ethic of CrossFit, a system that focuses on constantly varied functional exercises executed at high intensity. The gym's personal trainers draw from a wealth of experiences and certifications—owner Jason Struck is working on a master's degree in exercise physiology, and coach Matt Bahen boasts a background in serving with elite units in the navy⎯as they lead boot camps and exercises such as hurling kettlebell weights and performing pull-up reps. In order to build muscle, burn fat, and shake houseguests' hands firmly but not so firmly that they lose their arms, members use top-shelf equipment, weights, and bumper plates from brands such as Pendlay, Rogue, Kraiburg, and Dragon Door, all under the constant encouragement of a like-minded community of fellow athletes.

6309 Galaxie Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

Most homes have kitchens, but few have one that stretches to 1,500 square feet. Kitchen Thyme does, however, and rents the facility out by the hour, furnishing chefs or novices wanting to learn how to cook with the space and high-quality equipment to wine and dine parties of up to 75. Chefs can cook, roast, broil and boil with an array of different heat sources: an indoor charbroiler and griddle, a range with six burners, and four ovens. They can also chill cold dishes in a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a bottom freezer, outfitted with a glass front door that lets you make prolonged eye contact with the snowman who lives inside. Use of the kitchen is also available to non-cooking professionals and can also act as host to meetings, parties, or home-cooks wishing for a bigger kitchen.

7801 W Broad St
Henrico,
VA
US

With a mission to instill respect for healthy eating at an early age, Healthy Little Chef hosts children’s cooking lessons that focus on nutritious ingredients. Hosted by a cooking instructor with more than 20 years of experience, the classes teach basic cooking skills by guiding students through recipes that utilize gluten-free organic ingredients.

8907 Three Chopt Road
Richmond,
VA
US

Former professional driver and expert instructor Randy Baker and his team have been guiding drivers toward greatness for more than 20 years; past pupils include Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Jeff and Ward Burton, and the shadowy pit mechanic known only as Racer X. At SpeedTech Auto Racing School, Randy combines a fleet of super-speedy rides—authentic, metal-bodied vehicles boasting 650-horsepower V-8 engines—with a serious emphasis on safety to prepare drivers for any mishap on the track. Gearheads, speed junkies, and people who still sleep in a racecar bed despite their adult children's protestations soak up Randy's knowledge during one of SpeedTech's many race programs, varying in length from 3 laps to more than 100. With the school's built-in HD video feeds, drivers can commemorate their laps or prove to the family car it's been cheating on them with the hotel's valet.

600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond,
Virginia
US

The NASCAR Racing Experience's team of driving instructors specializes in NASCAR-themed Cinderella stories: at whichever world-famous speedway they're visiting, they give civilians the chance to drive real NASCAR race cars that have actually been raced by NASCAR superstars for a few hours. That means getting behind the wheel of a real NASCAR race car that's been driven by Dale Jr, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and other NASCAR favorites and putting the pedal to the medal. Unlike other racing experiences, there’s no lead car to follow here, you're driving by yourself and yes, passing is allowed! The instructors still offer guidance though, coaching those driving solo over a two-way car radio, and speed-chauffeuring racing enthusiasts around the track on ride-alongs.

600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond,
VA
US

Sit shotgun at gunshot speeds in a NASCAR racing-experience pace car, driven by a professional NASCAR-racing instructor. Experienced pedal-pressers zoom three brisk laps around the Richmond International Raceway, giving copilots a blurry morning glimpse of the same track the racers will see that evening. After the ride-along, the adrenaline-drenched are invited to set up supper clubs in the parking lot for pre-race tailgating, granting them an opportunity to out-maneuver traffic, mingle with other racing enthusiasts, and crochet their own checkered flags.

600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond,
VA
US