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$49 for 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Vibe ($110 Value)

Yoga Vibe

Highlands/Perkins

Trained instructors strengthen both mind and body as they lead students through Vinyasa flow classes

$110 $49

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Two or Four All-You-Can-Play Wrist Bands with Large One-Topping Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Kiddie Mia's Family Fun Center

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

Game room with kiddie rides, air hockey, basketball hoops, and arcade games

$19.75 $10

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45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

Zephyr's Baseball Stadium

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as ‘69 Chevy Camaro or a ‘66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$199 $79

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Blue Man Group at Heymann Performing Arts Center on October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Blue Man Group

Heymann Performing Arts Center

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

$70.46 $49

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$50 for Four Personal-Training Sessions at The Bar Milton Strength & Conditioning ($156 Value)

The Bar Milton Strength & Conditioning

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Personal trainers call upon at least 15 years of experience as they customize fitness regimens to meet clients' needs

$156 $50

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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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Paintball Package for 4, 8, or 12 with Equipment at Splat Zone Paintball (53% Off)

Splat Zone Paintball

Bossier City

JT SplatMaster paintballs are fired across woodsball field and Graveyard, PSP, and The Swamp paintball fields

$40 $19

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Five Fitness Classes at The Genesis Experience (76% Off)

The Genesis Experience

The Centre

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

$45 $11

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8 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Martial Arts Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Martial Arts Studio

Downtown Houma

Instructors teach students martial arts or krav maga techniques, while also instilling passion for fitness

$160 $25

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Gym Access & a Fitness Assessment with Option for a Group Training Session at Gym Matrix (Up to 73% Off)

Gym Matrix

GYM MATRIX

Ex footballer shares the workouts he did with pro athletes in group training sessions that maximize results for all fitness levels

$99 $27

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$22 for a Swamp Tour via Boat for Two from Cajun Pride Tours (Up to $48 Value)

Cajun Pride Tours

LaPlace

As a boat drifts through protected swampland, tourists catch glimpses of friendly gators and learn facts about wetlands and Cajun culture

$48 $22

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit at Fortitude Crossfit ($99 Value)

Fortitude Crossfit

Slidell

Certified CrossFit trainers lead high-intensity routines of functional exercises to foster endurance, stamina, and strength

$99 $49

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

Crossfit Apar

Gonzales

Four sessions of technique training redeemed on a Saturday or Sunday, plus four weeks of group training

$225 $79

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Three Games of Laser Tag and Soda for Two or Four at Safari Quest Family Fun Center (Up to 55% Off)

Safari Quest Family Fun Center

Hammond

Soft drinks fuel excursions to 3,000-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena with nine styles of game play

$39 $19

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Five or Ten Introductory Sessions with Uniform at Just For Kicks Black Belt Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Just for Kicks Black Belt Academy

Meraux

Black belt instructors guide students of all levels through self-defense classes designed to promote self-confidence

$100 $29

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$26 for Six-Week Unlimited Gym Membership to Spectrum Fitness ($260 Value)

Spectrum Fitness

Multiple Locations

24-hour access to weight and cardio equipment, swimming pool, indoor track, basketball court, and personal and group fitness classes

$260 $26

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Paint-Your-Own or Wheel-Throwing Pottery Class for Two at The Purple Penguin Art Company (Up to 73% Off)

The Purple Penguin Art Company

Thibodaux

Customers can paint a pre-made piece of pottery of their choice or learn wheel-throwing techniques while making a piece of their own

$100 $27

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One-Hour Horseback Trail Ride for Two, Four, or Six from Wolfshohl Horse Training (Up to 62% Off)

Wolfshohl Horse Training

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Equestrian guides lead groups of 14 or fewer patrons on relaxing ride past gardens and along wood-lined trail

$90 $39

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3-Lap Ride-Along or 5- or 10-Lap Formula Car Driving Experience at The Formula Experience (Up to 51% Off)

The Formula Experience

Circuit Grand Bayou

Burn rubber in on a race track ride-along with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car or SCCA race-proven Mazda Miata

$99 $49

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes from Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp (Up to 52% Off)

Get Fit Don't Quit Outdoor Bootcamp

West Bank Bridge Park

Instructor Donrell pushes boot campers through intense workouts held at West Bank Bridge Park

$60 $29

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Tae Kwon Do for One Month or Three Months with Uniform at Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo (Up to 77% Off)

Stephanie Haydel's Northshore Taekwondo

Mandeville

Tae kwon do classes teach self-defense and discipline for participants of all ages

$149 $35

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20 Martial Arts Classes at Mike Bonstaff's Academy of Tae Kwon Do (48% Off)

Mike Bonstaff's Academy Of Tae Kwon Do

Destrehan

Tae Kwon Do classes taught by Grandmaster Mike Bonstaff; includes official student uniform

$200 $104

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18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Beauregard Country Club (Up to 46% Off)

Beauregard Country Club

3E

Golfers play 18 holes on the country club's challenging PGA course, and the BCC time program keeps playing times reasonable

$70 $39

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Three or Six Introductory Aerial-Silks Classes at Yoga& (Up to 57% Off)

Yoga&

Denham Springs

Learn acrobatics on silk fabric hanging from the ceiling; increase flexibility and strengthen muscles

$45 $22

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Mike Epps & DeRay Davis: After Dark Tour at UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday, November 14 (Up to 42% Off)

Mike Epps

UNO Lakefront Arena

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup alongside Comedy Central Laugh Riots Competition winner

$69.30 $40

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LSU Museum of Art Visit for Two or Four (40% Off)

LSU Museum of Art

Downtown

Galleries showcase everything from Chinese jade to contemporary Louisiana artists; museum offers panoramic views of the Mississippi River

$10 $6

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5-Week Introduction to Pilates Class from Studio P3 (65% Off)

Studio P3

Shreveport

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

$325 $114

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

New Orleans Zephyrs

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International (Up to 69% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts International

Lafayette

Cardio-kickboxing classes distill the techniques of martial arts into a fun, energetic workout designed to burn calories

$60 $19

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10 or 20 Kickboxing and Boxing Classes at Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center (Up to 81% Off)

Next Level Sports Performance & Fitness Center

Esplanade Mall

Students build strength and endurance in high-impact kickboxing and boxing classes at a gym open seven days a week

$100 $25

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$30 for One Hour of SplatMaster Low-Velocity Paintball for 10 from Splat Zone Paintball (Up to $100 Value)

Paintball International

Splat Zone Paintball

Special Splat Master markers and ammo make for an ultra-safe, kid-friendly take on paintball

$100 $30

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Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing or Boot-Camp Classes at Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

Blacklist Martial Arts & Fitness

Houma

Instructors urge students through classes in muay-Thai style strikes and other moves, or a circuit of cardio and resistance-training

$99 $39

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A Private Music Lesson from No Drama (44% Off)

Crossfire Music School

Marrero

Music lessons on any instrument of your choosing

$25 $14

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5 or 10 Introductory Sessions with a Uniform at Live Confident Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Live Confident Martial Arts

Slidell

Experienced instructors introduce new students to martial arts techniques and equip them with a uniform

$110 $29

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Shooting Range Package for Two with Optional Private Instruction at St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center (60% Off)

St. Bernard Indoor Shooting Center

Grand Re-Opening

NRA-certified instructors, including those with military and law-enforcement backgrounds; 13 50-foot lanes

$87 $35

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$30 for a 30-Day Gym Membership with Three Personal Training Sessions at Koko FitClub ($186 Value)

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

Programmed key loads automated gym's workout equipment with exercises tailored to individual goals

$186 $30

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$69 for $125 Worth of Race-Car Driving at Circuit Grand Bayou

Circuit Grand Bayou

Belle Rose

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

$125 $69

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One Month of Weekly Baseball Lessons for One or Two at Guerilla Baseball (Up to 59% Off)

Guerilla Baseball

Mandeville

One month of weekly group lessons covers baseball fundamentals at 10,000 square-foot facility

$165 $69

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10 or 16 Krav Maga or Martial Arts Classes at Inspired Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Inspired Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students boost cardio health while strengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and coordination, and learning skills for self defense

$229 $25

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Straight No Chaser: The Happy Hour Tour on Tuesday, October 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Straight No Chaser: The Happy Hour Tour

Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts

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A cappella group tears into pop and rock favorites such as “I Want You Back” and “Rolling in the Deep”

$108.29 $54

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Krav Maga and Personal Training at Baton Rouge Krav Maga (Up to 88% Off). Three Options Available.

Baton Rouge Krav Maga

Baton Rouge

Learn the hand-to-hand combat techniques of krav maga in self-defense-focused classes; personal trainers help clients reach fitness goals

$45 $15

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4-Week Boot Camp from iSweat (64% Off)

Isweat

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

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

$70 $25

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$22 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans ($60 Value)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of New Orleans

Metairie

Martial-arts programs for adult and children include tae kwon do, cardio kickboxing, and grappling

$60 $22

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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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$65 for $145 Groupon — Mile High Karate - Bossier City

Mile High Karate - Bossier City

Bossier City

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

$145 $65

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Four or Six Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma (Up to 83% Off)

Tiger-Rock Martial Arts of Houma

Mystic

Dedicated instructors emphasize physical and mental discipline as they lead students in high-impact kickboxing classes

$99 $19.99

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Sugar-Cane Plantation Tour for Two or Four at St. Joseph Plantation (Up to 33% Off)

St. Joseph Plantation

Vacherie

Tours of sugar-cane plantation, birthplace of architect H.H. Richardson, explore original slave cabins and other historical structures

$30 $20

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$29 for 10 Kickboxing Classes and a Pair of Gloves from My Dojo Kickboxing ($220 Value)

My Dojo Kickboxing

Belle Chasse

One-hour kickboxing classes combine cardio and resistance training; two locations hold sessions five days a week

$220 $29

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Martial Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two Kids at Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 84% Off)

Southern Karate Jiu-Jitsu

Covington

Kids martial arts classes help foster discipline, confidence and physical coordination

$273 $58

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Two or Four Tickets to the Krewe of Kringle Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday, December 13 (Up to 48% Off)

Krewe of Kringle

Spitfire Bar

Pub crawl leads revelers in holiday costumes to numerous bars with free beers and drink specials

$40 $22

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$54 for a Ballroom-Dance Package for One or Two at TC Dance Club International ($360 Value)

TC Dance Club International

Mid City South

Certified teachers instruct single dancers or couples in classic dance styles, including the foxtrot, swing, latin, and country western

$360 $54

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Six Fitness Boot-Camp Classes, or One Month of Boot-Camp Classes at Lynnette's Impact Fitness (Up to 59% Off)

Lynnette's Impact Fitness

AC Steer Park

Groups train during boot-camp classes, whose exercises vary to burn fat and build muscle; all fitness levels are encouraged to participate

$70 $35

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Five Yoga Classes at Full Bore Yoga (64% Off)

Full Bore Yoga

Metairie

Instructors teach classes such as beginning, mommy-and-me, and rock out yoga, as well as morning meditation.

$50 $18

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Survival Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Survival Fitness

Bossier City

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense one-on-one personal training sessions

$120 $30

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Two Hours or a Full Day of Gaming at uGAM3 (50% Off). Four Options Available.

uGAM3

Houma

Gamers can play on 20 computers and 6 console stations

$12 $6

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Bayou Barriere Golf Club (Up to 47% Off)

Bayou Barriere Golf Club

Belle Chasse

Water hazards on 20 of 27 holes challenge golfers at this course along the Intracoastal Canal; cart rental included

$80 $45

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$49 for $140 Worth of Dance Lessons — SHALL WE DANCE STUDIOS

Shall We Dance Studios

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

$140 $49

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Yeah You Rite! Live Show with Dinner at Club Bamboula's on December 4 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Yeah You Rite!

Club Bamboula's

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Local TV show Yeah You Rite! becomes a vaudevillian dinner-theater experience packed with music, dancing, and New Orleans legends

$75 $39

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Pinch-Bowl Party for Up to Six, or BYOB Painting Party for Two or Four at Artistico Express (Up to 55% Off)

Artistico Express

Baton Rouge

Kids and adults paint tiles and pinch bowls with colorful paints, stamps, and sponges before pieces are sent to the kiln to be fired

$110 $49

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Four or Eight Fitness Classes of Choice at Peak Physiques (Up to 68% Off)

Peak Physiques

Shreveport

Clients may opt for their choice of fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, zumba, boot camp, full-intensity training, or hip-hop

$60 $25

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5 or 10 Pilates Reformer Classes at Pilates with Beth (Up to 57% Off)

Pilates with Beth

Metairie

Exercisers use the Pilates Reformer to boost strength and flexibility and develop long, lean muscles

$115 $55

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Adult or Junior Tennis Lesson for One or Two at Bossier Tennis Center (Up to 38% Off)

Bossier Tennis Center

Bossier City

Adult tennis lesson or junior lesson for ages 5–14 takes place on lighted clay or hard courts

$12 $8

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10- or 20-Class Pass with 1 or 2 Private Lessons and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Houma

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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Pub Cuisine at Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe

Saint John

Venue with live acts offers food such as pork sliders, wings, smoked sausage sandwiches with caramelized onions, and mushroom swiss burgers

$20 $11

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One, Two, or Four Tickets to a Show at Anthony Bean Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Anthony Bean Theater

Carrolton

Community theater plays host to stage plays that are both educational and entertaining

$20 $10

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$60 for $134 Worth of Tennis — Louisiana Tennis Association

Louisiana Tennis Association

On Location

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

$134 $60

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$36 for $80 Groupon — UNIVERSAL FITNESS & OUTREACH

Universal Fitness & Outreach

Shreveport

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

$80 $36

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$31 for $50 Worth of Food — Edge Bar and Grill

Edge Bar & Grill

Metairie

Two super-premium mixed drinks or beers, and two 8-ounce filets with garlic mash and garlic bread

$50 $31

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Stained Glass Orientation Workshop for Two or Four People at Ed's Emporium (Up to 50% Off)

Ed's Emporium

Ed's Emporium

All glass and tools are supplied during two-hour classes where beginners create their own small piece of stained-glass art

$90 $50

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Kayak Rental for Two or Four From Bayou Adventure (Up to 51% Off)

Bayou Adventure

Lacombe

Adventurers traverse the bayou's majestic waters in kayaks

$70 $35

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Running of the Santas Pub Crawl for Two or Four on Saturday, December 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Running of the Santas

Generations Hall

Santas of all kinds run from Bacardia to Generations Hall while enjoying drink specials, listening to Category 6 and Big Sam’s Funky Nation

$40 $20

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Journey Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Journey Fitness

Baton Rouge

A dedicated instructor helps clients reach their personal fitness goals through high-intensity boot-camp classes

$120 $45

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$25 for $45 Toward Three Classes — Shreveport Hoop Group

Shreveport Hoop Group

Highland, Stoner Hill

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

$45 $25

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One Month of Group Ex Fitness Classes or a Punch Card for 10 Classes at Pilates Bodies (Up to 63% Off)

Pilates Bodies

Saint John

Group Ex classes limit their capacity to 12 and cover a range of from Pilates Mat to Piloxing, Zumba, Booty Barre, Yoga, and Kettlebell

$80 $30

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Two Months of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Students at Empire Gymnastics Academy (Up to 60% Off)

Empire Gymnastics Academy

Jefferson

Kids of all experience levels flip, tumble, and build strength while making friends at a gym helmed by a former Elite Power Tumbler

$245 $99

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One, Three, or Five Personal Trainer Sessions — Amanda Gonzalez (Up to 73% Off)

Amanda Gonzalez

Highlands/Perkins

Experienced personal trainer and yoga instructor Amanda Gonzalez helps clients achieve and exceed their personal fitness goals

$120 $45

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Four- or Six-Week Boot-Camp Programs at Evolution Personal Training (Up to 69% Off)

Evolution Personal Training

Broadmoor, Anderson Island, Shreve Isle

Led by a certified personal trainer, boot-camp programs aim to transform bodies with dynamic, high-intensity exercises

$197 $62

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Mandeville Karate Training Center (55% Off)

Mandeville Karate Training Center

Mandeville

8-week beginners' package with a uniform; instructors work with new students to learn self-defense, focus, fitness, confidence, and more

$238 $107

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Historical or Haunted New Orleans Walking Tours for Two or Six from Dark Crescent Tours (Up to 54% Off)

Dark Crescent Tours

New Orleans

Supernatural tours present the history of New Orleans through a macabre lens; history tour ambles through French Quarter and Algiers Point

$50 $25

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Property Location
With a stay at Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans, you'll be centrally located in New Orleans, steps from New Orleans Musical Legends Park and minutes from Bourbon Street. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve Visitor Center and Historic New Orleans Collection.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 570 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Pay movies and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and safes, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Breakfast is available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include high-speed (wired) Internet access (surcharge), a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in New Orleans? This hotel has 24000 square feet (2230 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge, and limited parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

214 Royal St
New Orleans,
LA
US

Clouds of fog roll through darkened halls, concealing mercenaries tracking their target’s movement. Before their trap can be sprung, the unthinkable happens: their vests begin to vibrate as a giggling child yells, "Got you!"Laser Tag of Baton Rouge's family-friendly laser-tag sessions thrust players aged 7 and older into similar faux combat, peppered with flashing lights and thumping music. Players race through a 7,500-square-foot multilevel arena brandishing Gen 6 laser-tag weapons that dole out precise shots and automated score updates. Special scenarios challenge players to work cooperatively toward a shared goal; for instance, in the Fugitive mission, one or two targets must escape a group intent on their capture.

Between bouts inside the arena, players can test their gaming skills at the center's arcade, which is filled with contemporary and classic machines. Each game is outfitted with the Power Play system, a swipe-card-and-sensor combo that tracks remaining game credits, relieving players from the hassle of endlessly fishing for quarters. The arcade also leads to an observation deck that looks onto the laser-tag arena, giving spectators a giant's-eye view of the combat below.

5871 S Sherwood Forest Blvd
Baton Rouge,
LA
US

Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified personal trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

10705 Ellerbe Road
Shreveport,
LA
US

A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles. Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.

1000 S Clearview Pkwy
New Orleans,
LA
US

As an expert in kung fu and tae kwon do, Louis Charron had learned to wield his body as a weapon. After a time, however, he felt that his martial arts repertoire had ceased to expand—how was he supposed to respond on a dime to dangerous situations if his technique couldn't adapt? It wasn't until he began to specialize in krav maga that he experienced a combat system that continuously evolved, honing rapid-fire reactions to real-life scenarios. Louis dedicated himself to mastering the same self-defense maneuvers utilized by the Israeli Defense Forces, and today runs Close Combat and Fitness as lead instructor and the Louisiana State Director for the International Krav Maga Federation.

Inside the training facility, Louis teaches students to build from the body's natural movements and ward off armed and unarmed attackers, demonstrating tactics for offense, defense, and evasion. He maintains that fostering a positive mindset can create the best sense of security, second only to the confidence that comes from wearing brass knuckles on your hands and feet. That sense of security can particularly benefit youngsters, who gain the confidence to ignore bullies and the self-discipline to succeed in their studies. Guests of all fitness levels can benefit from his lessons, which have been featured on WWL-TV and Cox Sports Television Fitness 411 for their growing influence on the martial-arts scene.

4407 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie,
LA
US

Though Wow Cafe & Wingery has now found a foothold in more than 60 locations throughout the U.S., the chain still offers the same tasty soul food and wings as it did when it was founded by a trio of Louisianan brothers in 2001. The friendly sports pub still broadcasts the day’s games on various televisions, allowing guests to follow multiple sports or Jenga tournaments as they lick one of 17 delectable sauces from their fingers. In addition to these finger-food staples, guests can devour fajitas, burgers resting between slices of texas toast, and classic New Orleans dishes such as gumbo, catfish, and red beans. Spice-covered tongues cool off with signature drinks such as an italian mango bellini or Louisiana's Abita beer.

509 Bertrand Dr
Lafayette,
LA
US