Personal Development in Leesburg

Standard, Disney, or Space Coast Tour Discovery Flight from First Landings Aviation (Up to 55% Off)

First Landings Aviation

Apopka

$139 $69

After a certified instructor demos preflight and flying techniques, guests man a sport aircraft during a flight followed by debriefing

$59 for Four 30-Minute Individual Music Lessons at Starke Lake Studios ($120 Value)

Starke Lake Studios

Maguire To Ocoee

$120 $59

Music lessons in everything from voice and song writing to guitar and drums take place in a platinum recording studio with studio musicians

$59 for an IT-Cloud-Certification Bundle from IT University Online ($2,695 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$2,695 $59

Expert lectures, multimedia aids, and exam simulators aid in three cloud courses, strengthening resumés and enhancing marketability

$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

$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

One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Hair-Extensions or Salon-Leadership Course from Advanced Beauty Academy of Florida (Up to 67% Off)

Advanced Beauty Academy of Florida

Altamonte Springs

$750 $250

Earn a hair-extensions certificate or learn how to run a successful salon during courses taught by an experienced stylist and manager

$45 for Four Private Piano Lessons at Mister Bass Clef Music ($100 Value)

Mister Bass Clef Music

Altamonte Springs

$100 $45

Lessons taught by a dedicated pianist with more than 30 years of instructional experience

$549 for Online Multi CompTIA Course Bundle — SiennaEducates

Sienna Educates

Longwood

$999 $549

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$40 for $80 Groupon — Advancement Computer Training

Advancement Computer Training

Lake Mary

$80 $40

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$99 for Four Weeks of Interactive Online Tutoring from Studyhall 101 ($225 Value)

StudyHall101

Lake Mary

$225 $99

Web-based online tutoring platform created by teachers, guidance counselors, and school administrators to enhance student achievement

$195 for 40 Hours of Bartending Classes at ABC Bartending School ($395 Value)

ABC Bartending School

Colonialtown South

$395 $195

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Instructors guide burgeoning bartenders within a real bar, preparing them to mix, stir, and shake drinks for fun or professionally

$39 for $65 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — TRAIN of Thought Tutoring

Train Of Thought Tutoring

Orlando

$65 $39

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$384 for $699 worth of English Classes — Wise Up

Wise Up

Hunters Creek New Village Town Center

$699 $384

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10 Classes or Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Salsa or Bachata Classes at Bahhari (Up to 62% Off)

Bahhari Dance Center

Orlando

$79 $39

Dance Center dedicated to Latin dance teaches students sultry steps and hip motions of Salsa or Bachata in group classes and private lessons

$17 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Simon Music

Simon Music

Orlando

$30 $17

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$89 for a 30-Minute Introductory Flight with Ground Schooling at Flight Training Professionals ($205 Value)

Flight Training Professionals

Orlando Executive Airport

$205 $89

2011 Cessna Skycatcher C-162 zooms skyward from Orlando Executive Airport with student and certified flight instructor in the cockpit

$58 for $130 Groupon — Future Investor Clubs of America Inc.

Future Investor Clubs Of America, Inc.

Waterbridge Downs

$130 $58

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Photography Workshop for One or Two from PhotoSCOOP Stay in the Loop (Up to 56% Off)

PhotoSCOOP Stay in the Loop

On Location

$100 $49

Stepping into Manual Mode workshop helps beginners master skills such as understanding exposure and how to use flash in manual mode

$40 for $75 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — CLS Consulting Group

Cls Consulting Group, Llc

Redeem from Home

$75 $40

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$49.99 Beginners' Digital-Photo Workshop from Yanman Photography ($250 Value)

Yanman Photography

Central Business District

$250 $49.99

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Students bring point-and-shoot or SLR camera for three hours of instruction and one hour of onsite shooting

$30 for $50 Worth of Music Lessons — Modern Music Lessons

Modern Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$50 $30

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Certification for One, Two, or Three Online Courses from Social Media Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Social Media Academy

Online Deal

$497 $59

Social media strategists impart the skills needed to succeed in Internet marketing, with online courses in Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

$32 for $60 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Dunamei Writing Services

Dunamei Writing Services

Redeem from Home

$60 $32

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$62 for $113 Worth of Photography Classes — Bella Photography

Bella Photography

On Location

$113 $62

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One Full-Day or Two Half-Day QuickBooks Classes for One or Two at Success Business Solutions (Up to 55% Off)

Success Business Solutions

Union Park

$249 $115

Students learn how to efficiently and effectively use QuickBooks to create quotes and estimates, receive payments, and chart accounts

$275 for $550 Worth of Academic Classes — Gabriel Health Institute

Gabriel Health Institute

Orlando

$550 $275

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Skills Assessment and Four or Six Hours of Tutoring at Sylvan Learning Center (Up to 83% Off)

Sylvan Learning Center

Multiple Locations

$424 $69

After thorough skills assessments, expertly trained tutors customize tutoring sessions to each student's learning needs

$49 for a Cognitive Skills Assessment from LearningRx ($149 Value)

LearningRx

Multiple Locations

$149 $49

Two appointments measure cognitive efficiency and find areas for lifetime improvement via brain training programs

$5 for $10 Worth of Test-Prep Classes at Magueda Discount Tutoring & Test Prep

Magueda Discount Tutoring & Test Prep

Oviedo

$10 $5

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Diagnostic Auto Package or Pre-Owned Parts at Rigsby's Auto Parts & Sales, Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Rigsby's Auto Parts & Sales, Inc.

Zephyrhills

$99 $49

Auto technicians take cars for test drives and scan transmission computers to diagnose issues; pre-owned auto parts backed by warranty

Discovery Flight or Tour from MaxFlight Helicopter Services Inc. (Up to 42% Off). Three Options Available.

MaxFlight Helicopter Services Inc.

Kissimmee

$260 $155

Riders get a chance to see what it's like to fly a helicopter; tours provide views of Orlando attractions or the Lake Toho wilderness

Two, Four, or Six 30-Minute Lessons at Jessica's Piano Studio (Up to 57% Off)

Jessica's Piano Studio

Grace Baptist Church

$50 $25

Teacher draws from bachelor's in piano pedagogy and master’s in elementary education to give students comprehensive music instruction

Two, Four, or Six 45-Minute Music Lessons at Studio 28 Designs, Inc. (Up to 57% Off)

Studio 28 Designs, Inc.

School of Music

$50 $25

Lessons for students of all ages and ability levels teach performance techniques, music theory, ear training, and harmony

$28 for $50 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — Superior Learning Services

Superior Learning Services, Inc.

Haines City

$50 $28

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$105 for 150-Minute Couple's Massage Class with Wine and Snacks at Southern Comforts Day Spa ($350 Value)

Southern Comforts Day Spa

St Cloud

$350 $105

Couples study art of massage with relaxing two-and-a-half hour class, replete with wine and hors d'oeuvres

$120 for a Four-Week Real Estate Sales Prelicensing Course at A Real Estate Academy ($240 Value)

A Real Estate Academy

Port Orange

$240 $120

Equivalent to FREC Course I, this 4-week program meets twice weekly & consists of 60 hours of classroom instruction plus a 3-hour final exam

$55 for Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at North Florida Music Academy in Orange Park ($110 Value)

North Florida Music Academy

Orange Park/Jacksonville

$110 $55

Series of four weekly music lessons acquaint students with vocal techniques or instrument such as piano, violin, or guitar

$299 for three Microsoft Office Training Classes at Tampa Technology Training ($885 Value)

Tampa Technology Training

Lutz

$885 $299

Certified teachers enhance career opportunities as students learn to navigate and master all aspects of Microsoft Office software

$150 for $300 Worth of Photography Classes — Heavenly Radiance Photography

Heavenly Radiance Photography

On Location

$300 $150

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10 Group Training Classes or One Month of Unlimited Group Training Classes at Progressive Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Progressive Fitness

Tomoka Estates

$120 $29

CrossFit-certified classes are scaled to all fitness levels and last 35–50 minutes

Viola, Violin, Voice, or Piano Lessons at Tampa Bay Music Academy (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Tampa Bay Music Academy

Keystone

$50 $25

Instructors teach students of all ages and skill levels to coax music from violin and viola strings, piano keys, or their own vocal cords

4, 8, or 12 Half-Hour Private Lessons from Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

$80 $40

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

One or Three Months of Instrument or Voice Lessons at Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center

Gainesville

$120 $60

Because of the organization's work in the community, its founder's family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2009

$22 for $40 Toward Five Salsa or Bachata Classes — Ritmo y Sabor Dance Studios

Ritmo Y Sabor Salsa

Gainesville

$40 $22

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10 or 20 Hours of Little Readers Classes for Children Ages 3–6 from Grade Power Learning (Up to 58% Off)

Grade Power Learning

Valrico

$225 $99

Small group classes focus on phonics, context reading, and cognitive skills development to improve literacy

$20 for $40 Worth of Services at Mullins Music

Mullins Music

Ridgewood

$40 $20

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$125 for $249 Groupon — Advancedmedtraining.com

Advanced Med Training

Main Street Professional Center Condominium

$249 $125

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Dedicated to responsible public education and the conservation of endangered and rare animals, the staffers of the Florida International Teaching Zoo tend to a diverse collection of living beings while teaching students to do the same. Amid the rustling feathers of Lady Amherst pheasants and the uncontrollable laughter of spotted hyenas reading the works of Oscar Wilde aloud, the school’s pupils spend days practicing their cage-side manner and stockpiling wildlife know-how through classes and conservation projects around the globe. To round out their tuition, students helm zoo tours for visitors four days a week, practicing their newly minted public-management skills and granting guests a chance to take in the wonders of the natural world in an intimate setting.

4258 SW 52nd Ter
Bushnell,
FL
US

For more than four decades, Sunair Aviation has been training safe and technically proficient pilots as a professional flight training school stationed at Leesburg International Airport. An FAA-approved Part 61 program, the school recently acquired Part 141 certification as well, allowing it to train private pilots with its fleet of Cessna, Beechcraft, and Piper airplanes. Thanks to the collective experience of certified flight instructors and IFR-approved Garmin 430 avionic systems aboard each plane, the school boasts a safety record unblemished by so much as a wing paper cut.

In addition to offering students real flying experience, the outfit invites students to log flying hours inside its full motion Redbird FMX Simulator. Stationed safely on the ground, the apparatus surrounds pilots with wrap-around visuals and real avionic equipment. As the simulator rolls, pitches, and yaws, students encounter valuable practice with real piloting situations, but without the common flying hassles of long waits on the runway or floating toll booths.

8806 Airport Blvd
Leesburg,
FL
US

Vllage Flyers’s fleet of aviators soars across cloud banks in an X-Air Light Sport plane at 90 mph, whipping past lakes and forests thousands of feet below. A nonprofit flying club, Village Flyers aims to make the thrill of flight more accessible to the Orlando community, both by granting its members access to the 3-year-old X-Air and by welcoming beginner flyers into their ranks. Boasting at least 35 years’ teaching experience each, the club’s FAA--certified instructors also prepare pilots for their sport-pilot license, a program that includes air time and ground school. Each instructor takes a casual approach to defying gravity, inviting students to learn at their own pace by deciding how often they fly and whether they want to learn to skywrite in calligraphy or shorthand.

1511 Taylor Avenue
Coleman,
FL
US

When discussing his teaching philosophy with reporters from Central Florida Lifestyle, the owner of Salsa Heat quipped, "if you can walk, you can dance." He himself didn't know much about dancing when he took his first salsa class in the early 90's, but he caught on after just a few sessions, falling in love with the dance's energetic spins and rhythmic movements.

Today, a team of professional dance instructors teach salsa spins and footwork to students of all experience levels. Zumba and bachata classes provide tutoring in other Latin dance styles, and salsa classes for kids teach youngsters dance fundamentals that hone coordination and motor skills. Throughout the year, the staff hosts special events on their spacious dance floors, such as salsa socials, salsa Christmas parties, and salsa-infused celebrations of Robert Heinlein's birthday.

634 8th Street
Clermont,
FL
US

Flying in one of Quest Air Soaring Center's hang gliders is like transforming into a giant bird. The cockpit, floor, and engine of a traditional aircraft are all stripped away, leaving nothing but unparalleled views of Lake County. In good weather, visibility stretches to both of Florida's coasts and reveals everything in between: Disney, Universal Studios theme park, and even Cape Canaveral. Quest's certified hang-gliding instructors teach new fliers to navigate this elevated terrain during tandem discovery flights that introduce basic concepts such as turning and accelerating. As students progress, they move on to solo flights and more advanced skills, such as navigating thermals and rescuing pedestrians from the tops of broken ferris wheels.

Leading these aerial excursions are Quest Air Soaring Center's experienced hang-gliding pilots and instructors. When not soaring through the air, they spend time on their company's private lake, where gear for fishing, paddle boating, and other aquatic activities are available to Quest Air's customers free of charge.

6548 Groveland Airport Rd.
Groveland,
FL
US

Unlike planes, gliders don’t need engines to soar the skies. Instead, they are fueled by wind, climbing up drafts or descending on the breeze at 100–200 feet per minute, making dive-bombing wasps everywhere feel about themselves. For the last 30 years, Seminole-Lake Gliderport’s FAA-certified pilots have specialized in these windborne flights, helming a fleet of glider models such as the Super Blanik L-23 and the Schweizer 1-34. They also teach passengers piloting basics with hands-on discovery flights. Once they’ve mastered riding the winds, glider pilots 55 and older can showcase their skills at the airfield’s Annual Senior Soaring Contest.

4024 Soaring Ln
Clermont,
FL
US