Activities in Madison

Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions at Totem Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Totem Fitness

Ridgeland

$160 $69

Expert trainers lead clients of all fitness levels through custom one-on-one training sessions

Private Dance Lesson or 6 or 12 Dance Classes for Two at Applause Dance Factory in Ridgeland (Up to 65% Off)

Applause Dance Factory

Ridgeland

$60 $35

Certified dance instructors help students to find the groove of swing, samba, and tango; whole wedding party can join in private lesson

One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Mississippi CrossFit (Up to 60% Off)

Mississippi CrossFit

Ridgeland

$130 $59

CrossFit incorporates everyday movements, including lifting and jumping, into ever-changing workouts to increase athletic performance

$200 for $400 Groupon — Get Fit Boot Camp

No Limit Killer Bees

Trace Ridge

$400 $200

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

Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Country Club of Canton (Up to 41% Off). Four Options Available.

Country Club of Canton

Canton

$70 $41

Sculpted into ancient pine forests in 1923, course winds around a lake to incorporate water into many holes

Cookbook-Making Software with 5 or 10 Optional Cookbooks from The Great Family Cookbook Project (Up to 83% Off)

The Great Family Cookbook Project

Online Deal

$99.95 $19.99

The software compiles family recipes, photos, and stories and transforms them into full-color cookbooks with custom layouts and covers

5, 10, or 15 Pilates Classes at Pilates V Studio (Up to 83% Off)

Pilates V Studio

Northeast Jackson

$150 $30

Studio specializing in Reformer-based classes offers a variety of Pilates classes to improve flexibility, balance, core power, and posture

$44 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Byram or CrossFit Clinton ($135 Value)

CrossFit Clinton

Multiple Locations

$135 $44

Certified CrossFit coaches impart catalogue of functional movements inspired by gymnastics, weightlifting & track during intense classes

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

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

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

Make-Your-Own Mosaic Projects for One, Two, or Four at The Mosaic Shop (Half Off)

The Mosaic Shop

Jackson

$14 $7

150+ wooden forms frame colorful shards of glass glued by visitors inside this well-equipped mosaic studio

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

Gotham Dream Cars

Trustmark Park

$249 $125

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

4, 8, or 12 Group Pilates Classes, or Pole Pilates Class at Pilates For Life (Up to 76% Off)

Pilates For Life

Flowood

$80 $29

Instructors use advanced equipment designed to increase core strength; pole Pilates tone muscles with fun excercises

10 Zumba Classes or One- or Three-Month Membership at Brickhouse Cardio Club (Up to 81% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club

Flowood

$100 $19

Get fit with fun classes such as Zumba or bootcamp, held at convenient hours

Visit for Two or Four to the Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora (Up to 50% Off)

Mississippi Petrified Forest

Mississippi Petrified Forest

$14 $7

A petrified-forest trail and museum chronicle the lifecycle of ancient trees that turned to stone over the span of 36 million years

Roller Skating for Two, Four, or Six at Funtime Skateland (Up to 48% Off)

Funtime Skateland

Clinton

$16 $10

Coast on rental roller skates in time to top-40 hits during open-skate sessions

Mini Golf Packages for Two, Four, or Eight at The Park at North Hills (Up to 54% Off)

The Park at North Hills

Meridian

$16.22 $8

As guests play 18 holes of jungle-themed miniature golf, they munch on popcorn and sip sodas

$50 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons at The Martial Arts House

The Martial Arts House

Hattiesburg

$100 $50

Former military policeman James Rothery shares his own self-defense skills and those he learned through wu zu quan kung fu

Select Local Merchants

The state-of-the-art equipment, convenient amenities, and variety of exercise classes at Courthouse Racquet & Fitness's six locations earned the club several of Jackson Free Press's Urban Living awards in 2011 and 2012, including Best Fitness Center/Gym and Best Yoga Instructor. Visit the flagship Lakeland location to swim in a pool of professional athletic proportions. Explore the 13,000-square-foot Madison 51 facility's yoga, spin, and boot-camp classes or the Northeast center's indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

The newest location in Brandon boasts more than 100 treadmills, elliptical machines, rowers, and other pieces of cardio equipment. Women can take advantage of the Downtown site's ladies-only cardio area. Three locations offer childcare, and the Byram facility has launched an afterschool program, where kids can do arts and crafts and engage in healthy physical activities in an environment devoid of teddy-bear drill instructors.

300 Lake Cir
Madison,
MS
US

• For $25, you get one month of tumbling-and-cheerleading classes (up to a $60 value). • For $40, you get two months of Mommy and Me classes (an $80 value). • For $75, you get a 1.5-hour girl's or boy’s birthday party for 15–20 kids (a $150 value).

102 Hazelton Cove
Madison,
MS
US

Whisper Lake Country Club's verdant course encompasses 4,645 yards of kempt bermuda-grass fairways into a compact-but-challenging par 64 course. Golfers can prepare for rounds with swing-loosening stints at the driving range. There, wise players will focus on mid-length shots and keep drivers securely covered so they don't recognize rounds of golf are being played without them. Various short, drivable par 4s line the course, eschewing the longball in favor of pinpoint long irons or fairway woods, encouraging duffers to direct orbs to hospitable landing areas and set up favorable angles to approach fast, tifdwarf greens. Four sets of tees make the course surmountable for golfers of all abilities, and its compressed yardage—the 18-hole course only features two, relatively short par 5s compared to nine par 3s—allows duffers to complete rounds in about three hours or less, freeing up valuable time to tend to workday obligations or mow basement shag carpets into in-home putting greens. Cart rental is included in all options.

414 Annandale Pkwy
Madison,
MS
US

Licensed childcare director Kristal Bailey serves as mayor of The Play Place's toddler metropolis, complete with a bustling rush hour of kiddie commuters and free WiFi for parents (all-day admission $6). The tots' town is equipped with miniature versions of civic institutions, including a bite-size boutique for dress-up, a hardware store for blossoming builders, free toy-truck parking, and state-of-the-art climate-control technology. On Tuesdays and Fridays, Bailey frees harried parents to run their errands or just get a morning off with indoor childcare ($10/hour), where tykes can meet and play with other local little ones. On certain upcoming dates, The Play Place will host a four-hour Parents' Night Out, granting moms and dads with 2-year-olds and older a Friday-night freedom that once seemed more fictitious than a fairy-princess rap battle.

647 Highway 51
Ridgeland,
MS
US

Clint Barr, a former A-advanced-level baseball player in the New York Yankees organization who has a Masters Degree in Exercise Science, leads a team of versatile, firm-but-not-screamy fitness experts into battle against sedentarianism. The boot camps, which are designed for all ages, fitness levels, and blood types, incorporate a hodge-podge of athletic maneuvering to keep muscles as surprised as someone opening a refrigerator to find only a bowl of marbles. After 28 days of stretching, performing push-ups, running, jumping over mini-hurdles, and more, you can expect to see a 3%–8% loss of body fat (results may vary), which dissipates through the pores and enters the atmosphere to form clouds. Check the schedule online.

103 W Washington St
Ridgeland,
MS
US

The USPTA-certified pros at The Club Tennis Center at The Township teach tennis trainees how to wield rackets with the finesse of Wheaties box gracers. Tennis practitioners may bring their own stringed instruments to the lessons, while newbies borrow demo rackets from the pro shop. After opting for a battlefield of clay or another hard surface, students master techniques for defending their territory against incoming neon-yellow projectiles and acing their opponents with baseline attacks.

511 Lake Harbour Dr
Ridgeland,
MS
US