Activities in Live Oak

Four Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two People at Synergy (Up to 73% Off)

Synergy

Aptos

ACE-certified sibling trainers host outdoor boot-camp classes that blend core strengthening, plyometric exercises, and light running

$149 $49

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Four Personal Training Sessions at Greg Gill Personal Training (65% Off)

Greg Gill Personal Training

Rio del Mar

From the merchant: One-hour personal training sessions by Greg Gill, certified personal trainer, ACSM at Seascape Park.

$198 $69

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Wine Flights & Snacks or Bottle of Champagne & Gourmet Chocolate at It's Wine Tyme (Up to 40% Off)

It's Wine Tyme

Capitola

Flights include 3 two-ounce pours of wine, paired with appetizer of choice or romantic bottle of champagne and gourmet chocolate

$40 $24

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Five Pilates Mat or Three Group Pilates Reformer Classes at Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic

Aptos

Certified instructors in eco-friendly studio help students hone mind-body health through Pilates mat and Reformer classes

$75 $29

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Two Personal Training Sessions at Body Personal Training (65% Off)

Body Personal Training

Aptos

From the merchant: Trainer will help you realize your potential and achieve your fitness goals though amazing workouts and motivation.

$150 $53

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One or Two-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or Group Lesson for Two at Capitola Surf and Paddle (Up to 53% Off)

Capitola Surf and Paddle

Capitola

Group standup-paddleboard lessons focus on basic techniques in the calm waters along the coastline of Capitola Village

$40 $19

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$53 for Seascape Segway Tour from Segway Santa Cruz Tours ($89 Value)

Segway Santa Cruz Tours

Segway Santa Cruz

Segway tours glide along beautiful ocean seascapes past the historical surfing museum and lighthouse and back to the wharf

$89 $53

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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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$39 for One Group Elements Course at CrossFit West ($150 Value)

CrossFit West

Central Santa Cruz

Instructors offer sessions in CrossFit basics before moving onto high-impact workouts that can be scaled to each student’s fitness level

$150 $39

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Five Yoga Classes, Month of Unlimited Yoga, or Month of CrossFit and Yoga at Seabright CrossFit (Up to 75% Off)

Seabright CrossFit

Santa Cruz

CrossFit builds strength through scalable exercises based on functional movements; yoga classes boost flexibility and peace of mind

$75 $19

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$129 for a PADI Open-Water Scuba-Certification from Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel ($424 Value)

Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel

Twin Lakes

After hours of practice in pool and in Monterey Bay’s open waters, receive PADI open-water certification and celebrate with barbecue party

$424 $129

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

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$60 $30

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$55 for $100 Worth of Wildlife Watching at Shark Camp

Shark Camp

Multiple Locations

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$100 $55

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10 or 20 Classes at TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz (Up to 76% Off)

TriYoga Center of Santa Cruz

Downtown Santa Cruz

Wavelike spinal movements, rhythmic breathing, and sharp focus inspire relaxation and boost strength, flexibility, and endurance

$100 $29

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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Punch Card for Five All-Day SUP Rentals or $30 for $60 Worth of Surf Gear at Covewater Paddle Surf

Covewater Paddle Surf

Santa Cruz

Choose from a wide selection of sturdy standup paddleboards to take to a beach of your choice on any car; SUP gear, sandals, and sunglasses

$175 $105

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10 or 20 Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout Classes at Motion Pacific (Up to 73% Off)

Motion Pacific

Central Santa Cruz

Rhythm & Motion classes combine inventive dance routines with engaging music to create an exhilarating, high-energy workout

$130 $35

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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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Six-Week Beginner CrossFit Classes in the Morning, Mid-Day, or Evening at Studio 831 (52% Off)

Studio 831

Westside

Learn how to safely and efficiently complete the exercises of CrossFit in a four-week session, followed by two weeks of classic classes

$145 $69

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Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 80% Off)

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Eastside

Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

$75 $17

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$15 for $30 Worth of Leisure-Park Visits — Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz Lawn Bowls Club

Santa Cruz

Free lessons with a coach and a three-month membership with all equipment provided

$30 $15

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One-Month Salsa Workshop for One or Two at Bailamos Salsa Rueda (Up to 61% Off)

Bailamos Salsa Rueda

Portuguese Hall (CDPES Building)

Groups learn to dance salsa in a "wheel" of interchanging partners as a leader calls out different moves

$28 $13

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Four-Week Dance Series, or Six Drop-In Classes for One or Two at The Palomar Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

The Palomar Ballroom

Multiple Locations

Professional instructors lead dance classes and series in salsa, swing, ballroom, and tango for all skill levels

$52 $19

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One- or Three-Month Unlimited Membership with Personal-Training and Fitness Assessment at Curves (Up to 58% Off)

Curves

Live Oak

Women’s gym focuses on supportive environment and health; unlimited membership includes gym access and person-training, fitness assessment

$59 $29

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz (53% Off)

CrossFit Amundson Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Learn foundational CrossFit weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting skills in a positive and encouraging environment with a certified coach

$125 $59

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Weight-Loss Plan or One- or Three-Month Chinese Medicine Program at Optimal Health and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Optimal Health and Fitness

Optimal Health & Fitness

Comprehensive plan helps achieve weight loss via coaching sessions and body measurements; traditional Chinese techniques enhance wellness

$760 $120

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Eastside

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 77% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $31

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$189 for an Open-Water PADI Certification Course with Scuba-Equipment Rental ($510 Value)

Adventure Sports Unlimited

Central Santa Cruz

Earn PADI open-water certification after instruction in a heated pool and four ocean dives across Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

$510 $189

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Single or Double Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 40% Off)

Kayak Connection

Santa Cruz

Standup paddleboards and single and double kayaks let renters explore waterways

$35 $21

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$39 for 10 Classes at Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley ($120 Value)

Ananda Yoga Scotts Valley

Santa Cruz

Practitioners of all skill levels & ages build flexibility with easily modified yoga poses, leaving students relaxed, revitalized & uplifted

$120 $39

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$34 for $60 Worth of Music Lessons — Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Martan Mann Piano Teacher

Boulder Creek

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$60 $34

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Four Creative Dance Classes or Four Level 1–3 Ballet, Jazz, or Tap Classes at Wings School of Dance (Up to 76% Off)

Wings School of Dance

Scotts Valley

Positive, nurturing dance classes instill the basics of classic dance techniques and new styles

$105 $25

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$150 $75

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 81% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Scotts Valley

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $25

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

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$99 $40

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One or Three Horseback-Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Mt. Madonna Stables (Up to 45% Off)

Mt. Madonna Stables

Watsonville

Learn how to ride or join a guide and explore the beautiful California landscape

$60 $36

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Watsonville

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $52

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Performance Science Training Institute (59% Off)

All-pro Tae Kwon Do

Los Gatos

From the merchant: Come in with the entire family & enjoy unlimited classes in Tae Kwon Do. Parents & children can attend the same class.

$180 $74

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One, Three, or Five Private Pilates Sessions at Pilates Effect (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates Effect

Los Gatos

Private Sessions designed to develop lean muscles and core strength

$95 $39

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4 Beginner, 6 Intermediate, or 10 Advanced CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Los Gatos (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Los Gatos

Los Gatos

Coaches guide clients of various levels in strength and conditioning program to boost muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility

$120 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 60% Off)

The Dailey Method

Los Gatos

Hybrid fitness technique unites core conditioning, yoga, and orthopedic exercise to tone muscles and improve alignment

$100 $55

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$18 for $40 Groupon — Tavan Music Academy

Tavan Music Academy

Los Gatos

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$40 $18

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$65 for Three Guitar, Piano, or Voice Lessons at Chris Bryant Guitar School ($135 Value)

Chris Bryant Guitar School

Los Gatos

Musicians teach students of all levels how to play the guitar or piano or improve their singing voice

$135 $65

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Boot-Camp Package at Be Fit Boot Camps (Up to 91% Off). Three Options Available.

Be Fit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

Expert personal trainers lead boot-camp sessions in which pupils sprint, lunge, and pass medicine balls

$221 $25

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$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

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

$80 $28

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$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

$485 $49

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$57 $10

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$35 for Four Stroller-Fitness Classes from StrollerPower! ($90 Value)

StrollerPower!

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead groups of moms with stroller-age kids through energetic workouts at local parks and trails

$90 $35

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Two-and-a-Half Hour Painting Party for One, Two, or Four from Bottle & Bottega San Jose (Up to 51% Off)

Bottle & Bottega - SW San Jose

Los Gatos

Patrons drink, paint, and mingle as an experienced artist leads them step-by-step through the creation of their own painting masterpiece

$35 $20

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One or Three Private Sessions of Pilates at Heart Of A Rose Pilates Healing Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Heart Of A Rose Pilates Healing Arts

Los Gatos

Clients can tone muscles, prevent injury, and promote overall well-being with Stott Pilates techniques

$175 $57

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 86% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $22

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at The Dailey Method (Up to 57% Off)

The Dailey Method

Morgan Hill

Ballet- and Pilates-inspired fitness classes, along with yoga and Ballet Barre taught in a sunny 2,800-sq.-ft. studio

$100 $55

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10 or 20 Gym Passes Including Fitness Classes at Anytime Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

Day passes include use of all gym equipment and admission to daily Zumba, kickboxing, boot-camp, and other fitness classes

$100 $19.99

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Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes or One-Month Unlimited at King's Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

King's Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$45 $19

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$78 for $170 Worth of Horseback Riding — Ligara Farms

Ligara Farms

Morgan Hill

From the merchant: A great experience for anyone who wants to learn to interact and ride horses at this award winning facility.

$170 $78

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6 or 12 CrossFit Classes at Morgan Hill Crossfit (Up to 79% Off)

Morgan Hill Crossfit

Morgan Hill

Instructors lead functional workouts that challenge the entire body and scale to exercisers of all stripes

$100 $25

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for 1 Free Month Of Dance Classes at T & Company Dancer Center Inc.

T & Company Dancer Center Inc.

Dry Creek

For $5, receive a coupon for 1 free month of dance classes

$5

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$99 for a One-Week Children's Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Camp Session at KidSportzUSA ($198 Value)

KidSportzUSA

Campbell

Half-day camps use entertaining sports and wellness activities to build children’s balance and agility

$198 $99

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $400 Off A Package Of 8 Personal Training Sessions at Renew Yourself Fitness

Renew Yourself Fitness

Campbell

For $5, receive a coupon for $400 off a package of 8 personal training sessions

$5

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One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership with Personal Training at The Right Stuff Health Club (Up to 81% Off)

The Right Stuff Health Club

Multiple Locations

During a week or hour of one-on-one sessions, trainers help guests hone in on their fitness goals and get acclimated with the gym

$149 $29

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$70 for $140 Worth of Guitar Lessons — Ryan Acosta Music

Ryan Acosta Music

Campbell

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

$140 $70

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 50% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

$159 $79

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

$150 $39

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Eight Classes or Month of Unlimited Rapid Results Sports X Bootcamp at MED-X Health & Fitness Center (80% Off) 

MED-X Sports & Fitness Center

Campbell

45-minute classes focus on maximum calorie burn in a short time by combining elements of TRX, kickboxing, functional fitness, and karate

$148 $29

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5 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 75% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

Tone bodies while learning courtesy, discipline & respect with muay thai or X-Fit Kickboxing Classes for adults and teens

$75 $22

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$102 for $185 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons at Dreamor Ranch

Dreamor Ranch

San Juan Bautista

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$185 $102

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Full-Day Rental of One, Two, or Four Single Bikes or Two Tandem Bikes at Jay's Cycles (Up to 74% Off)

Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

$30 $9

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60-Minute Archery Lessons with Equipment for Two or Four People at Predator's Archery (Up $50 to Off)

Predator's Archery

Gilroy

Students learn archery basics using provided equipment during 60-minute lessons, then practice their newfound skills on the indoor range

$50 $26

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Weekday or Weekend VIP Tandem Jump for One, Two, or Four at Skydive Monterey Bay (Up to 39% Off)

Skydive Monterey Bay

Marina

Jump from 18,000 feet and enjoy a thrilling 90-second freefall while attached to an instructor; VIPs receive priority boarding and diploma

$399 $269

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Trampoline Bungee Jump for 1, 2, or 4 or Bungee & Bounce for 1 or 2 at Jumping Jack Bungee (Up to 53% Off)

Jumping Jack Bungee

Multiple Locations

Indoor trampoline bungee and bounce house offers thrills to kids and adults

$10 $5

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Okaigan Karate Dojo (45% Off)

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

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$420 $231

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$39 for 10 Yoga Sessions at Bright Heart Yoga Studio ($140 Value)

Bright Heart Yoga Studio

Cupertino

Heated Power Vinyasa yoga classes—including classes that teach the fundamentals of the postures—are led by a staff of supportive instructors

$140 $39

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18-Hole Golf Outing for One or Two at Deep Cliff Golf Course (Up to 27% Off). Three Options Available.

Deep Cliff Golf Course

Cupertino

Though relatively short, this par 60 course tests golfers’ short game amid the rolling terrain of the Cupertino foothills

$37.50 $29

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Three or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at 2B Fit (Up to 88% Off)

2B Fit

Cupertino

Certified trainer helps jump-start weight loss through a high-intensity blend of cardio, resistance training, and team training

$150 $24

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$17 for Movie Package with Two Tickets, Two Popcorns, and Two Drinks at BlueLight Cinemas ($36.50 Value)

BlueLight Cinemas

Cupertino

Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

$36.50 $17

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Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 43% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

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

$100 $60

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5 or 10 Classes for Kids or Adults at Yu Xin Ballet School (Up to 64% Off). Eight Options Available.

Yu Xin Ballet School

Multiple Locations

The school follows the American Ballet Theater national training curriculum, which is an eight-level program

$125 $49

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1933 was a banner year for Phillip and John Bargetto. Prohibition finally ended, and the brothers were able to reopen their winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally from Piedmont, Italy, Phillip and John embraced their passion for growing northern-Italian varietals, twining their hillsides with vines of dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

Now run by the Bargetto family's third generation, the winery continues to cultivate these same grapes as well as two of Santa Cruz's more well-known varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Its most heralded wines hail from the 40 acres of trellised vines at Regan Estate Vineyards, which produces balanced yet concentrated fruit thanks to its sunny hilltop location, loamy soil, and cool breezes from thousands of naturally occurring ceiling fans.

Controlled aging in new-French- or American-oak barrels imbues some of the winery's reds with lingering finishes and toasty sweetness, and stainless-steel barrels ensure that the whites retain their vibrant acidity. Although most of the wines display a more approachable style, the La Vita line embraces the family's Old-World routes, featuring complexly tannic and age-worthy blends of Phillip and John's favored dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

3535 N Main St.
Soquel,
CA
US

As she twinkle-toed her way across stages in countries from France to Brazil to Japan, internationally lauded dance teacher and choreographer Joy Smith's moves have enraptured audiences in music videos, TV shows, and music tours. At her studio, Santa Cruz Dance Company, she strives to impart a similar passion for dance in students of all ages and abilities. She fosters an encouraging environment in which they can learn the steps and lay the foundations for a lifetime of fitness. Along with a team of instructors, she teaches budding performers the fundamental techniques of ballet, contemporary jazz, acrobatics, and musical theater. The instructors incorporate these techniques into choreographed dance pieces and help students learn to express themselves through the movements—a skill they can use to show their feelings about their favorite roller coaster being put to sleep.

She also calls on her years of dance experience to help whip adults into shape during Zumba classes, an effort which has earned her Good Times' award for Best Aerobic Instructor. As a master trainer, she fires up fitness dance parties with her easy-to-follow blend of aerobics and Latin dance. She takes her training a step further by certifying and licensing Zumba trainers throughout Northern California as a Zumba Education Specialist.

2800 Porter St
Soquel,
CA
US

At 2,600 feet up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, one might expect to find sprawling views of the ocean and surrounding forest and not flourishing vineyards. Yet there are more than 70 wineries dappling the hills at various altitudes, privy to the dewy, cooling breezes of the sea and the richness of the rocky soil. The San Francisco Chronicle speaks to their scattered presence, deeming them "less a cohesive wine region than a patchwork of vineyards." Still, this characteristic isolation has resulted in "a perfect laboratory for winemaking not held hostage to fashion"—no one style dominates in this rustic setting.

Pinot noirs and chardonnays populate the western front, and the east yields cabernets, merlots, and zinfandels. The majority of the vineyards are small and family owned—a fact reflected in their meticulously bottled libations and the matching sweaters of their holiday photos—but though they exist in chosen hermitage, many of them welcome visitors to their scenic sites. They host weddings, festivals, and open events such as Pathway to Pinot Paradise, a self-guided tour of the pinot noir hotspots.

7605 Old Dominion Ct
Aptos,
CA
US

Martial-arts master Francis Farley conquered his childhood timidity by studiously practicing martial arts. He went on to win the North American middleweight title in 1989, and by 1993, he had won the International Sport Karate Association middleweight championship, holding on to that title for five years. He decided to open Farley's Kickboxing Academy, a dojo with a full weight room and boxing ring, in order to teach others various kicks and jabs gleaned from his successful 27-win, 2-loss career, which featured 17 knockouts and one intimidating finger wag. Francis's passion for martial arts—and fitness in general—led him to pair up with instructors such as Joey Thomas, a professional surfer and black belt in Brazilian jujitsu; Willow Brown, the facility's yoga expert, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience; and MMA coach Mike Roberts. These gurus help fitness seekers of all levels blast calories, learn self defense, or gain spiritual tranquility, and they adhere to the motto, "You don't have to be a fighter to train like one," as opposed to, "Once a couch potato, always a couch potato."

2551 S Rodeo Gulch Rd.
Soquel,
CA
US

The team at Tropical Adventures Scuba and Travel teaches classes, repairs equipment, and plans diving trips, all with a focus on building an active scuba community. Seasoned instructors with NAUI and PADI certification lead beginners from the classroom to the ocean, where they meander through kelp forests and master the art of underwater basket weaving. Experts coordinate travel to premier international and local dive sites such as Catalina Island, aiming to make the three to five yearly trips affordable and fun. The crew also recommends new and used gear for purchase or rental, including Oceanic booties, Tusa masks, and radar equipment that helps divers avoid traveling mermaid salesmen.

3921 Soquel Dr
Soquel,
CA
US

In the heart of Aptos Village, Joy of Movement Pilates & Gyrotonic Studio fosters physical and emotional health through personal Pilates sessions, mat classes, and machine-based workouts. As one of 100 Pilates Method Alliance Gold-Certified Pilates instructors worldwide, owner Jennifer Balboni leads the studio's team to utilize their unique backgrounds in dance, massage therapy, and yoga to motivate students as they execute total-body toning moves. Reformer classes feature a low 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio to ensure each reformer receives the attention they need. In addition to strengthening mind and body in tandem, the green-certified studio supports sustainable living with green practices such as recycling, efficient lighting, and water conservation.

8035 Soquel Dr
Aptos,
CA
US