Activities in Lenoir

Golf Outing for Two or Four, Valid Weekdays or Weekends at Cedar Rock Country Club (Up to 58% Off)

Cedar Rock Country Club

Cedar Rock

Expansive grounds feature challenging course alongside tennis courts and Olympic-size pool

$118 $59

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Holiday Lights or Regular Zipline Tour for Two at The Beanstalk Journey (Up to 50% Off)

The Beanstalk Journey

Beanstalk Journey

Course with multiple ziplines, rope bridges and tunnels, 32-foot climbing tower, and 50-foot-high educational treehouses

$138 $79

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$15 for 10 Tokens for Driving-Range Practice at Marion Lake Club ($30 Value)

Marion Lake Club

Nebo

Practice facility allows golfers to hone their drives, mid-range shots, and short-game skills

$30 $15

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Dance-Lesson Package with Two or Four Private Lessons for Single or Couple at All American Dance Studio (Up to 84% Off)

All American Dance Studio

Hickory

Instructors lead one or two students of all experience levels through private lessons in a variety of styles

$160 $29

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One Month of Preschool or Recreation Gymnastics at Foothills Gymnastics (Up to 54% Off)

Foothills Gymnastics

Hickory

Classes introduce tumblers to the basic foundations of gymnastics and gymnastic equipment while improving strength, agility, and flexibility

$75 $35

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Science-Center Outing for Two or Four at Mystery Hill (Up to 47% Off)

Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill

Puzzles, games & illusions abound in amusement center centered around house atop slope whose odd gravitational pull makes water flow uphill

$18 $11

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Round of Golf and a Cart for One or Four at Deep Springs Golf and Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Deep Springs Golf and Country Club

Mayo

Par 72 golf course features Bermuda fairways and natural features atop 750-acre tract of land

$41 $22

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Two-Month Gold or Silver Membership with Horseback Rides at Pomolas Ranch & Equestrian Center (Up to 52% Off)

Pomolas Ranch & Equestrian Center

Lake Norman

Equestrian-club membership with monthly English and Western rides on 13 acres of pasture or inside a lighted arena

$158 $79

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30- or 60-Minute Private Reptile Encounter for Up to Five People at North Carolina Reptile Center (Up to 54% Off)

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

$250 $125

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Vineyard Tour, Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six, and Take-Home Wines at Fiddler's Vineyard (Up to 55% Off)

Fiddler's Vineyard

Cherryville

Family specializes in crafting sweet muscadine and scuppernong wines as well as wines made from locally grown fruits

$40 $18

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Month of Unlimited Women’s Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Burn Boot Camp (Up to 88% Off)

Burn Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Former professional baseball player helps women lose weight and tone bodies in up to 124 camps per week

$227 $35

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10 or 16 Karate Classes, One-Week Camp, or One-Month After-School Program at ATA Karate Inc.(Up to 93% Off)

ATA Karate Inc.

Multiple Locations

Classes, camps, and after-school programs teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults

$324 $29

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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

$35 $17

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$45 for $89 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Karate International of Jonesville

Karate International/gracie Jiu-jitsu Jonesville

Jonesville

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

$89 $45

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4 Weeks of Indoor Boot-Camp Classes or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Athletic Edge Sports Performance (Up to 61% Off)

Athletic Edge Sports Performance

Mooresville

Certified trainer leads students of all fitness levels during challenging indoor boot-camp sessions

$255 $100

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Two or Four One-Hour Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Fox Hollow Farm (Up to 45% Off)

Fox Hollow Farm

Mooresville

Lessons in three riding styles—hunt seat, jumping, or dressage—help students build confidence while a certified instructor oversees

$90 $54

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glass at RayLen Vineyards & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Mocksville

Sample a variety of award-winning wines produced locally in North Carolina

$42 $21

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10 or 20 Yoga or Mat Pilates Classes at Ahlara International (Up to 67% Off)

Ahlara International

Morrison Plantation

Instructors lead groups of students through balancing, restorative movements suited for a variety of levels during yoga or Pilates classes

$120 $47

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Batting Cage Session, 1- or 3-Month Membership, or Party for 12 at Benchwarmers Sports Complex (Up to 50% Off)

Benchwarmers Sports Complex

Lakeside Park

Batting cages help players improve their swing; memberships and parties grant access to a basketball court, indoor fields, and more

$50 $25

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Ski/Snowboard Rental for One on Weekdays or Two on Weekdays or Weekends from White Wolf Lodge (Up to 58% Off)

White Wolf Lodge

Banner Elk

Zoom down slopes covered in fresh snow at scenic Beech mountain

$24 $11

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$29 for an All-Day Shooting-Range Package at The Range at Lake Norman ($234.50 Value)

The Range at Lake Norman

Cornelius

Eco-friendly range with a focus on safety and a five-star rating from the National Shooting Sports Foundation

$234.50 $29

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Five Personal Training Sessions at Evolv3 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness Center

Evolv3 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Fitness Center

Cornelius

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

$175 $44

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Five or Ten Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Bootcamp Classes at No Limit Training Company (Up to 71% Off)

No Limit Training Company

Cornelius

High-energy group classes challenge participants through combination of boxing, plyometrics, body weight exercises, and flexibility training

$50 $15

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Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Planet Ballroom (Up to 60% Off)

Planet Ballroom

Multiple Locations

Experienced dance instructors lead private ballroom-, Latin-, and swing-dance classes as well as social group lessons

$249 $99

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited Access to FastFit Boxing (Up to 74% Off)

FastFit Boxing

Cornelius

Unlimited access to boxing gym with 30-, 45-, and 60-minute workout classes that can start when you walk in the door

$47.50 $15

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All-Day Shooting-Range Package on a 25- or 50-Yard Lane for Two at Denver Defense (Up to 85% Off)

Denver Defense

Denver

Pairs spend all day on a 25- or 50-yard lane, where they can practice shooting with a handgun or rifle

$207 $32

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Xtreme Fitness Center ($140 Value)

Xtreme Fitness Center

Cornelius

Challenging, fun workouts build cardio and muscular endurance while burning fat

$140 $39

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5 or 10 Classes at Fight to Win Brazilian Jiu Jitsu of Denver (Up to 67% Off)

Fight to Win Brazilian Jiu-jitsu of Denver

Denver

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes cover the martial art’s core positions and delve into its takedowns, positioning, sweeps, and submissions

$65 $24

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Four Weeks of Gymnastics Classes at Rock & Roll Gymnastics (55% Off)

Rock & Roll Gymnastics

Denver

Gymnastics, dance, and cheer classes for boys and girls ages 3–12 in a fun and non-competitive environment

$40 $18

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One or Two Months of Tuition for Dance Classes or Birthday Party at Motion Dance Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Motion Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Tuition grants access to ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and musical-theater classes; themed dress-up parties include dance activities

$75 $37

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$54 for $216 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Shaolin Kung Fu School

Shaolin Kung Fu School

Denver

Includes two months of instruction and a free uniform

$216 $54

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Half- or Full-Day Kayak Rental for Two or Four from Aquaventure Watercraft Rentals and Boat Club (Up to 51% Off)

Aquaventure Watercraft Rentals and Boat Club

Lake Norman of Catawba

Water lovers spend hours kayaking on Lake Norman

$50 $25

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Ghost-Walk Tour for Two or Four Adults from Ghost Walk of Davidson (45% Off)

Ghost Walk of Davidson

In front of soda shop

Local history buff spins ghost stories and guide tour-goers along Davidson’s quaint, brick-lined sidewalks

$20 $12

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 10- or 15-Lap Driving Session with Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Kenny Wallace Dirt Racing Experience

Carolina Speedway

Ride along with a dirt-track driver or take the wheel for a 10- or 15-lap experience in a Dirt Late Model car

$129 $64

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5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$35 $18.75

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes at FTF Fitness and Self Defense (Up to 75% Off)

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Gastonia

Trainers integrate kickboxing, wrestling, and boxing techniques with interval training, TRX equipment and kettlebells

$75 $19

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Climbing, Rapelling, or Both for One or Two at Carolina Adventure Guides (Up to 62% Off)

Carolina Adventure Guides

Crowders Mountain Linwood parking lot

From the merchant: Learn the basic skill of Rock climbing/rappelling with professional and friendly instructors in an outdoor environment.

$70 $35

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One or Three Months of CrossFit Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Gastonia (Up to 77% Off)

CrossFit Gastonia

Gastonia

Cycle through a series of intense exercises in boot-camp classes that emphasize functional fitness

$50 $25

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One-Day Group Yoga Hike for One or Two from Northeast Mountain Guiding (Up to 66% Off)

Northeast Mountain Guiding

Crowders Mountain State Park

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

$95 $35

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Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 61% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

$22 $11

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Three, Five, or Seven Dog-and-Owner Boot-Camp Classes (Up to 66% Off)

Happy Paws Bootcamp

Gastonia

A fitness trainer and a dog trainer guide you and your canine through total-body workouts; dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome

$75 $29

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Scuba Certification with Magazine Subscription or Buoyancy Class at Sink or Swim Scuba (Up to 65% off)

Sink or Swim Scuba

Lowell

Earn a lifelong scuba certification with open-water dives in a local rock quarry

$350 $149

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Two or Four 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Creekwood Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Creekwood Farm

Gastonia

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

$80 $42

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Latta Celtic Festival for Two, Four, or Six on March 14-15 at Historic Latta Plantation (44% Off)

Historic Latta Plantation

Huntersville

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the family enjoying authentic Celtic cuisine, beverage, music, arts and crafts, and children’s activities

$16 $9

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Five Classes with T-Shirt for One or Two at Golden Eagle Taekwondo (Up to 89% Off)

Golden Eagle Taekwondo

Huntersville

Instructor teaches disciples as students learn the art of self defense; exercises aim to improve fitness and confidence

$154 $20

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at SureFire CrossFit (65% Off)

Surefire Crossfit

Huntersville

Brand-new 24/7 CrossFit gym; includes a full Globo-Gym at your disposal

$125 $44

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10 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform, or 16 Classes with a Uniform, Test, and Graduation Belt from Go2Karate (95% Off)

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

Students don uniforms for karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $17

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Eight-Week Diet and Exercise Program at The Competitive Edge Personal Training (45% Off)

The Competitive Edge Personal Training Inc.

Huntersville

From the merchant: We tone bodies and build muscles through ever-changing workouts that focus on conditioning and strength training.

$500 $275

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10 or 20 Group Exercise Classes at Synergy X Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Synergy X Fitness

Johnson City

Dedicated instructors lead students through Les Mills Bodypump™, Les Mills Bodycombat™,I NSANITY®, P90X, and other classes

$75 $37

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Two Dance Classes from Fuzion Studio (65% Off)

Fuzion Studio

Jefferson City

From the merchant: Pick any two classes at this amazing rate and try us for a month! Fuzion offers Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, and Irish!

$60 $21

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$21 for $45 Worth of Martial Arts — Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Johnson City

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

$45 $21

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10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Breathe Yoga Center (Up to 61% Off)

Breathe Yoga Center

Johnson City

Seasoned teachers cultivate an atmosphere of peace and community while leading yoga classes that range from vinyasa flow to Pilates fusion

$100 $49

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Five-Hour Guided Fly-Fishing Trip for Two or Four from Fly Fishing the Smokies (Up to 53% Off)

Fly Fishing the Smokies

Charleston

Guided fly-fishing trip with provided equipment and streamside lunch

$400 $199

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Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 51% Off). Five Options Available.

East TN Ghost Tours / Paranormal Technology

Jonesborough

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Group Dance Classes, or 2 Private Dance Sessions at Johnson City Ballroom (Up to 51% Off)

Johnson City Ballroom

Johnson City

Patient instructors teach the basics of anything from foxtrot to swing in unintimidating group classes or personalized private sessions

$100 $49

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20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from Crossfit for the Masses (45% Off)

Crossfit For The Masses

Jefferson City

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

$99 $54

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One- or Two-Month Fitness Package with Personal Training at Peak Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Peak Fitness

Johnson City

Fitness packages include unlimited classes, a fitness assessment, and one smoothie along with a personal-training session

$214 $59

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf (Up to 61% Off)

Purple Planet 3-D Mini Golf

Belmont

Access to billiards and a 3-D black-light mini-golf course

$30 $13

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Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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5 or 10 BarreAmped Classes at Soundbarre (Up to 70% Off)

Soundbarre

Asheville

This intense, body-shaping workout is inspired by classical and modern dance techniques, using a barre to achieve proper positioning

$90 $29

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$21 for 21-Day Pass Strong. Fit. Woman. Challenge with 11 workouts at Ladies Workout Asheville ($225 Value)

Ladies Workout Asheville

Asheville

Three-week challenge begins with a fitness assessment and nutrition guidance; 11 workouts and unlimited gym usage boosts results

$225 $21

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Go-Kart, Laser-Tag, and Activity Packages at Asheville's Fun Depot (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Asheville's Fun Depot

Asheville

Go-karts, laser tag, bumper cars, and more at this family-friendly activity center

$60 $34

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Five Cardio Kickboxing Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Sessions at 9Round (Up to 51% Off)

9Round

Asheville

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute cardio kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

$50 $25

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$30 for $85 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dragon Phoenix

Dragon Phoenix

Asheville

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

$85 $30

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One Month of CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 828 (74% Off)

CrossFit 828

Asheville

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit’s functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

$150 $39

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Four-Week Intro Course for One or Two at Summit CrossFit (Up to 63% Off)

Summit CrossFit

Asheville

Squats, presses, dead lifts, and other functional movements all get incorporated into CrossFit's intense workouts of the day

$200 $79

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$18 for $40 Toward Private Martial Arts Lessons by Master David Culp — Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Martial Flow / Dynamic Spirit Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

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

$40 $18

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10 or 15 Adult Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Asheville Integrated Combatives (Up to 80% Off)

Asheville Integrated Combatives

Leicester

Krav maga mixes elements of boxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and grappling into a system of everyday self-defense

$150 $35

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$49 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy ($250 Value)

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

$250 $49

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Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 78% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

$126 $35

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Two Aerial Circus-Arts Classes or One-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Two (Up to 58% Off)

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

$40 $17

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One or Three Months of Boys and Girls Beginner or Cheer-Tumble Classes at Asheville Gymnastics (Up to 48% Off)

Asheville Gymnastics

Downtown Asheville

Boys and girls build strength and discipline as they learn beginner-friendly techniques on all of the Olympic events

$103 $59

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for an Adult or Child at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ($185 Value)

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

$185 $39

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$25 for Two Private Ballroom-Dancing Lessons and a Group Practice Party at It's a Great Day for Dancing ($80 Value)

It's a Great Day for Dancing

Asheville Ballroom

Experienced instructors tailor lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

$80 $25

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$35 for 10 Yoga, Men's Beginning-Yoga, or Women's Expressive-Dance Classes at Asheville Community Yoga ($100 Value)

Asheville Community Yoga

Woodfin

Donation-based yoga studio's experienced instructors share yoga workouts with students from all walks of life

$100 $35

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10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Blue Ridge Karate Center (54% Off)

Blue Ridge Karate Center

Mars Hill

From the merchant: Women’s cardio kickboxing fitness; one month of workouts twice a week. Includes bag gloves and t-shirt

$79 $36

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Established: 2011

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30 Minutes or Less

Brands Used: Flytec, Northwing

Pro Tip: Call ahead. Dress in comfortable layers, bring sun protection and a friend to share the experience.

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Experience the magic of free flight.

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Craig Pearson, Tug Pilot, Tandem Pilot, Instructor, Thermal Valley President

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

To be able to share the experience of free flight

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

At Thermal Valley, you will fly with an experienced Hang gliding instructor dedicated to making your free flight experience one you will remember for a life time.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

Sharing the joys and wonder of free flight while flying among breath taking scenery of the North Carolina Mountains

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

For more fun, take an introductory flight in our tow plane (The Dragonfly).

3218 Zacks Fork Road
Lenoir,
NC
US

For 50 years, Cedar Rock Country club was a private facility. It has since made the switch to semi-private status, inviting members and guests alike to test their skills on one of the toughest golf courses in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course's 570-yard third hole is especially difficult—it features an uphill layout, a two-tiered green, and a creek, meaning golfers should consider themselves fortunate whenever they make par or whenever their ball doesn't scurry away out of sheer terror. Away from the course, Cedar Rock boasts an expansive practice facility and a fully-lit tennis area with four composite courts. The property also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool that, much like the lemonade stand outside of the White House, remains open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

2065 Cedar Rock Estate Drive
Lenoir,
NC
US

For 50 years, Cedar Rock Country club was a private facility. It has since made the switch to semi-private status, inviting members and guests alike to test their skills on one of the toughest golf courses in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The course's 570-yard third hole is especially difficult?it features an uphill layout, a two-tiered green, and a creek, meaning golfers should consider themselves fortunate whenever they make par or whenever their ball doesn't scurry away out of sheer terror. Away from the course, Cedar Rock boasts an expansive practice facility and a fully-lit tennis area with four composite courts. The property also has an Olympic-sized swimming pool that, much like the lemonade stand outside of the White House, remains open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

2065 Cedar Rock Estate Drive
Lenoir,
NC
US

The Course
  • 10 clay-shooting stations
  • LaPorte machines
  • Chandelle, teal, rabbit, and batteus targets
The Rentals
  • Shotguns
  • Golf carts
At a Glance

The Appalachian Mountains surround Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club, giving the locale an untouched, rugged ambiance. Here, clay pigeons fly deep into the forest, and visitors hone their shooting skills during open practice or more formal gun safety courses. It's certainly a picturesque setting?so much so that in addition to shotgun sports, Red Hen often hosts weddings and special events.

3720 Highway 268
Lenoir,
NC
US

At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park surrounds a 5-acre lake with a constellation of camping stations and activity centers. The Garcia family graciously plays host to guests who careen down the twists and turns of the park's 300-foot waterslide, play mini golf, or cast lines into the lake to catch waiting fish. Along with opportunities to connect with nature and name every tree after their fathers, the Garcias furnish visitors with space to set up tents, pop-ups, and RVs, or stay in the ground's own rough-hewn cabins. They also provide showers and laundry facilities to help campers maintain ties with civilization. The family becomes especially excited when pointing guests in the direction of North Carolina's Chimney Rock or Grandfather Mountain for hikes and breathless sightseeing adventures.

1210 Deacon Drive
Marion,
NC
US

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Gem mining and mine tours

Reservations/Appointments: Not offered

Established: 1980

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: No

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Pro Tip: Wear comfortable clothes and allow plenty of time to see all our attractions, activities, and shops.

Q&A with Alan Schabilion, Owner

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

We are the only recreational gemstone mine in the area that also has a real underground mine tour on premise.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

All of our staff have been with us for years and are highly experienced in handling any unforeseen situations. Experience is the best teacher, but our management team is always available for backup support.

What?s your favorite part of your job?

This is not a job, it's a passion. Preserving and sharing mining history is important in our mineral-rich area. Particularly enjoyable is the chance to conduct guided mine tours for many school and church groups.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Did we mention REAL mines? We have a list of 58 things to do at Emerald Village. The activities include mine tours, gemstone mining, mineral collecting, gold panning, the free Company store museum, free educational exhibits, and unique shopping. See why we've recently been featured on the National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, and UNC Public TV.

331 McKinney Mine Rd.
Spruce Pine,
NC
US