Activities in Madison

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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$90 for Two-Month Membership with Daily Nutrition Coaching at Monkey Bar Gymnasium ($365 Value)

Monkey Bar Gymnasium

Madison

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

$365 $90

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60- or 90-Minute Segway Tour on a Weekday or Weekend from All American Segway (50% Off)

All American Segway Tours

Madison

On guided tours, Segways travel along wooded trails to Lake Manona or around the historic buildings of downtown Madison

$50 $25

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Ghost Walk for Two or Private Ghost Walk for Up to 32 People from Madison Ghost Walks (Up to 52% Off)

Madison Ghost Walks

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Expert guides lead meticulously researched, 120-minute tours around Capitol Square’s spookiest sites

$30 $19

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Five or Ten Drop-In Fitness Classes or Eight-Week Fitness Classes at R U FIT (Up to 65% 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 $31

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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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$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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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 Cardio-Fitness Classes at Dance Life Studio and Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Madison

Dance-themed fitness classes, including Zumba, Bollywood, burlesque, and belly-dance; yoga and kickboxing available, too

$100 $24

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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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Horseback-Riding Lesson for One or Two at Madison Horse Connection (Up to 54% Off)

Madison Horse Connection

Madison Horse Connection

Budding equestrians young and old learn basic horsemanship and a variety of steed-steering disciplines during indoor or outdoor lessons

$40 $19

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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 Flying Lessons at Wisconsin Aviation, Inc. (53% Off)

Wisconsin Aviation, Inc.

Dane County Regional Airport

Learn to fly a two- or four-seat Cessna plane during flying lessons

$448 $209

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$17 for Two Games of Laser Tag for Two at Ultrazone Laser Tag ($33 Value)

Ultrazone Laser Tag

Madison

Friends and family track each other down black-lit corridors boasting a futuristic space motif during games of laser tag

$33 $17

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Madison Capitals Hockey Game at the Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center on November 14, 21, 26, or 28 (Up to 54% Off)

Madison Capitols

Alliant Energy Center

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Capitals take to the ice for classhes with Eastern Conference foes including a pair of contests on Thanksgiving weekend

$17.10 $8.50

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Lyle Lovett at Overture Center on November 2 at 7 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

Lyle Lovett

Overture Center

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Iconic, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter from Texas charms on tour with his acoustic band, touting his latest album, Release Me

$57 $37

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Alliant Energy Center on December 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Coliseum at Alliant Energy Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$64.65 $32

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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

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

When the team at Inner Fire Yoga says they "care profoundly about the well-being of individuals and the greater community," that's not an empty sentiment. Since opening in 2002, they've raised over $79,000 for causes both near and far, from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin to the relief effort for the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. They also sponsor a scholarship program that awards a three-month unlimited membership to a deserving nominee who otherwise couldn't afford it.

The latter effort speaks to Inner Fire Yoga's inclusiveness?most of their award-winning classes are open to students old and new, advanced or just beginning. Their compassionate staff are there to guide students on a smart yoga path. All of the classes are heated, some are gently warm, and some will dial up the cardio factor.

5003 University Ave.
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 2014, 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