Activities in Madison

One or Five Days of Indoor Climbing or Group Climbing for 5 or 10 at Boulders Climbing Gym (Up to 58% Off)

Boulders Climbing Gym

Hawthorne

Wall-crawlers scramble over 8,000 sq. ft. of indoor climbing surfaces, enjoying low-altitude bouldering problems or on-rope climbing

$20 $9

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5 or 10 Pilates Barre-Fit or Mat Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Madison Pilates (Up to 61% Off)

Madison Pilates

Fitchburg

Pilates exercises are combined with ballet-like barre work to provide a core-strengthening and flexibility-building workout

$75 $35

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Roller Skating for 2 or Roller Skating for 4 with Popcorn and Soda at Fast Forward Skate Center (Up to 54% Off)

Fast Forward Skate Center

Madison

Skate to musical hits both new and old in an indoor roller skating rink with a game room and full service snack bar

$20 $10

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Two or Four Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or a Couple at Fred Astaire Madison (Up to 59% Off)

Fred Astaire Madison

Madison

Experienced instructors lead dancers and optional partners through private, personalized lessons and practice parties

$134 $55

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$19 for Two Games of Bowling for Up to Five from King Pin Management LLC (Up to $55 Value)

King Pin Management LLC

Multiple Locations

Bowling balls crash through pins on modern bowling lanes while cooks grill entrees at the in-house restaurant with a full bar

$55 $19

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$89 for Two-Month Membership with Daily Nutrition Coaching at Monkey Bar Gymnasium ($405 Value)

Monkey Bar Gymnasium

Madison

Membership includes fitness test to measure performance before & after program; nutrition coaching helps to provide accountability & results

$405 $89

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Five or Ten Drop-In Fitness Classes or Eight-Week Fitness Classes at R U FIT (Up to 61% Off)

R U FIT

Madison

Seasoned personal trainers customize encouraging, yet challenging workouts and meal plans to help fitness seekers achieve their health goals

$75 $35

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$169 for Three Months of Unlimited Shaolin Kempo Karate Lessons at Villari's Martial Arts Center ($342 Value)

Villari's Martial Arts Center

State Street

Instructors teach shaolin kempo karate, an accessible form of self-defense for kids and adults that uses hands, feet, grappling, and felling

$342 $169

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Four Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Barre Fitness Classes at barre3 (Up to 56% Off)

Barre3

Regent

The barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and the ballet barre to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

$80 $39

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One Month of CrossFit Classes with Optional On-Ramp Class at CrossFit Connex (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit Connex

Madison

Four-day On-Ramp program teaches you the basics of CrossFit, which combines a variety of intense strength- and endurance-based activities

$155 $39

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

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

$324 $20

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Four or Eight Ballroom Dance Classes for a Single or Couple at Dancesport of Madison (Up to 58% Off)

Dancesport of Madison

Madison

Students of all experience levels learn ballroom steps & spins in classes of 12–15 dancers

$110 $49

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Bowling Package for Two, Four, or Six with Pizza at Badger Bowl (Up to 59% Off)

Badger Bowl

Madison

A Madison institution since 1977, Badger Bowl regales patrons with bowling, live music, poker tournaments, sand volleyball, and concessions

$36.99 $16

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Touch of Pilates (Up to 60% Off)

Touch Of Pilates

Fitchburg

Gain long, lean muscles in these classic Pilates Reformer group classes

$125 $59

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“White Jasmine Everyday Cooking” Taping with a Cookbook for 1 or 2 from White Jasmine (Up to 51% Off)

White Jasmine

Allen Kitchen and Bath

Attend a taping of the White Jasmine Everyday Cooking program before it airs on Madison TVW on Sunday morning

$55 $27

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One-Month Single or Joint Membership with Training at Snap Fitness-Madison (Up to 68% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

24/7 access to gym equipment with fitness classes and two personal-training sessions

$155 $49

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Three or Six Months of Online Personal Training from eStrength and Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

eStrength and Fitness

Online Deal

Membership to personal-training website features daily 30-minute bodyweight workouts and nutrition tips

$45 $15

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One Month of Group Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Soyokaze Dojo (Up to 78% Off)

Soyokaze Dojo

Madison

Instructors empower students by teaching them effective self-defense techniques derived from the ancient martial arts traditions of Japan

$115 $30

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10 or 20 60-Minute Yoga Classes at JOY in YOGA (Up to 56% Off)

JOY in YOGA

Monona

Studio's instructors focus on happiness and well-being during yoga practice, which includes classes such as Mind & Body and Gentle Flow

$110 $49

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On June 30, 1904 Col. William and Anna Vilas donated a tract of land to become a public park and free recreational space in memory of their son, Henry, who died due to complications from diabetes at a young age. They added numerous improvements over the decade and in 1911, the Henry Vilas Zoo gained its first animal exhibits. Today, the zoo covers 30 acres and features a number of creatures from around the world, ranging from the vanishing chimpanzee and endangered red panda to locals such as the great horned owl and american alligator. The zoo also remains one of the few free AZA-accredited zoos across the country.

Leading up to and following the zoo's centennial, the ReZOOvenation project has expanded the visitor areas, replacing the entrance and gift shop and adding a tropical-rainforest aviary and big-cat complex. A variety of annual events are scheduled, including Halloween at the Zoo, with costumes and stops for sustainable palm-oil candy, and earth day, when children can plant trees to help lower the global temperature just enough for icicles to form. The zoo’s many conservation projects also engage the public in protecting the environment and its inhabitants by installing solar-energy panels, sponsoring trips to save endangered orangutans, and collecting old cell phones.

702 S Randall Ave
Madison,
WI
US

Before you even get to Elevation Salon and Spa, you can figure out exactly which practitioner you should be working with. Just take a look at the staff's bios, which include not only their experience levels, but also their specialties. You can find a good match whether you're looking for a fresh new bob, a prenatal massage, or just a stylist with your favorite vowel in their name.

The service menu is just as diverse as the staff. In the salon, stylists use Redken and Bumble and bumble products during cut and color treatments, and nail technicians massage hands and feet with MoroccanOil bodycare products before coating nails with OPI and Shellac polishes. In the spa, massage therapists can treat tension with services that range from hot-stone massage to reiki. For their part, aestheticians set to work removing dirt and oil with custom facials and excess fuzz with waxing.

Across four floors in the same building, Capital Fitness promotes further wellness with 35,000 sq. ft. of weights, top-end cardio equipment, and more than 80 classes per week. Several varieties of yoga and pilates populate the schedule, as do TRX, spin, and zumba classes. After workouts, patrons can grab a protein drink from the juice bar or relax in the sauna.

302 E Washington Ave
Madison,
WI
US

The tough-as-nails ladies in the Mad Rollin' Dolls roller-derby league wow audiences with equal parts strength, speed, and glitter. Since their first season in 2005, skaters and MRD volunteers alike have donated their blood, sweat, and tears to the sport that promotes female athleticism and team spirit in a fun, competitive atmosphere. During the 30-minute bouts, fans cheer and sneer as the jammers attempt to lap the opposing team for points, and the blockers clear the way for their mates while putting the hurt on those who try to stop them. The season's schedule culminates in a championship match, in which the two mightiest teams battle for the title and a lifetime supply of solid-gold mouth guards.

Since the team is committed to supporting their community, a portion of the proceeds from each Mad Rollin' Dolls bout goes to various charities, which in the past have included Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center, Alliance for Animals, and Badger Childhood Cancer Network.

1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison,
WI
US

Dave Gerry started the Princeton Club with three simple tenets in mind: great trainers, exceptional equipment, and easy access. To realize that dream, he assembled a team of American College of Sports Medicine–certified personal trainers to helm the cardio and strength-training centers 24 hours a day.

Whether working out solo, in a group class, or with a trainer to remind them that bench-pressing beehives is safer with a spotter, guests can drop their young ones off at the free childcare center. Splashes fill the natatorium as swimmers paddle across the six-lane lap pool, as the resistance-current pool's adjustable waves enable guests to walk in place. A dip in the whirlpool soothes stress, and the steam room's eucalyptus aromatherapy and sauna's rejuvenating heat send bodies back into the world refreshed. Above the club, tennis and soccer players soak in vistas of Madison as they duke it out on the rooftop garden's turf. The competition continues indoors on basketball, racquetball, and volleyball courts.

5720 Us Hwy. 51
Mc Farland,
WI
US

In 1947, on New York City's Park Avenue, the first Fred Astaire Dance Studio—cofounded by the eponymous toe tapper himself—opened its doors to the public. More than six decades later, now boasting schools across North America, the dancing institution still adheres to the legendary Mr. Astaire's curriculum and instruction techniques.

Specializing in social ballroom and competitive dances, the schools' current consortium of professional instructors shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through dance lessons that span from classic ballroom and foxtrot romps to the modern steps of salsa, swing, or mambo. In addition to classes, the studio hosts social practice parties where up to 40 students hone newly acquired rug-cutting capabilities. As foot-charming music blares from the speakers, instructors work to cultivate a lively social setting where each guest can dance, mingle, and surgically correct their second left foot without fear of embarrassment.

7701 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison,
WI
US

All of Badgerland Bowling Centers' six locations have a lot in common. At each location, groups hurtle colorful balls down slick, glossy lanes, refueling at an onsite restaurant between matches. All of the alleys host birthday, work, and fundraising parties and tournaments such as the Badgerland Bowling 300 Club—which has doled out more than $35,000 in cash prizes since 2002—and the Badgerland Open, which welcomed 113 competitors in 2011, one of whom snagged a grand prize of $500 and 1,000 bragging rights.

But like sextuplets working undercover for the CIA, each center also maintains a unique identity. At Badger Bowl in Madison, live musicfloods the lanes on weekends, and dancers jump and jive on West Coast Swing nights on Wednesday. Nearby at Dream Lanes, laser and disco lights slice through fog amid thundering music during Ultra Bowling every Friday and Saturday evening.

208 Owen Rd.
Monona,
WI
US