Things To Do In Madison

Up to 50% Off Top Shelf Summer Taste

Madison Magazine's Top Shelf Summer Taste

Nau-Ti-Gal

$110 $57

Sample summer cocktails while tasting artisan food on Nau-Ti-Gal's outdoor patio and enjoying live music by Natty Nation

Up to 64% Off at Badgerland Bowling Centers

Badgerland Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$52.50 $19

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Groups of up to five strap into shoes and bowl at any of six locations, each with an onsite restaurant

Up to 65% Off Bowling

King Pin Management LLC

Multiple Locations

$55 $19

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

Up to 54%% Off Horseback-Riding Lesson

Madison Horse Connection

Madison Horse Connection

$40 $19

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

Up to 54% Off Roller Skating at Fast Forward Skate Center

Fast Forward Skate Center

Madison

$20 $10

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

Up to 56% Off Barre Fitness Classes at barre3

Barre3

Regent

$80 $39

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

Up to 75% Off CrossFit and On-Ramp Classes

CrossFit Connex

Madison

$155 $39

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

Up to 46% Off Paint Nite Painting Event

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

Up to 68% Off Introductory Beekeeping Class

Round Rock Honey

Mad Urban Bees

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keepers' suits

Up to 74% Off Belly-Dancing Classes

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Middleton

$92 $25

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Instructors demonstrate beginning and advanced hip swivels and short combinations

Wisconsin Classic Golf Tour--Up to 54% Off

Wisconsin Classic Golf Tour

Online Deal

$40 $20

Pass grants golfers discounted rates at any 6 of 240 participating courses spread across Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes at R U FIT

R U FIT

Madison

$75 $35

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

Up to 61% Off Classes at Madison Pilates

Madison Pilates

Fitchburg

$75 $35

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

Up to 60% Off Segway Tours

All American Segway Tours

Madison

$50 $20

On guided tours, Segways travel around downtown Madison or along nature trails

Up to 84% Off at Bliss Flow Yoga

Bliss Flow Yoga

Madison

$149 $29

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Daily morning and evening yoga classes across a schedule that includes a weekly beginner class and a Friday happy hour class

Up to 67% Off Tennis Lessons

Madison Tennis Lessons

Multiple Locations

$35 $15

80-minute lessons teach classes of up to two or four people the techniques to improve their tennis game

Up to 63% Off Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Madison

Fred Astaire Madison

Multiple Locations

$134 $49

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

51% Off Three Months of Unlimited Karate Lessons

Villari's Martial Arts Center

State Street

$342 $169

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

Up to 85% Off at Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Madison

$185 $39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Select Local Merchants

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.

13 Atlas Ct.
Madison,
WI
US

The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.

She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.

601 Junction Rd
Madison,
WI
US

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in kinesiology exercise science, ACE-certified trainer and Fit Fun Bootcamps founder Dustin Maher designed MamaTone Fitness to help moms vanquish weight gain after childbirth. Inspired by his own mother—who cooked his siblings and him healthful meals but rarely had enough time to exercise—Maher strives to imbue his clients with the motivation to do both. Whether training new moms, moms-to-be, dads who had moms, or curiously fast sons whose moms found them in the middle of a Kansas corn field climbing out of a spaceship, his group classes and boot camps immerse participants in a full-body workout with moral support from neighboring exercisers.

401 West Brittingham Place
Madison,
WI
US

Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

6420 Cottage Grove Rd
Madison,
WI
US

The classes at Monkey Bar Gymnasium are never easy, but individual attention from personal trainers ensures that participants never push themselves too hard. During boot camp and BodyPower classes, individuals work at their own pace alongside the rest of the group, powering through strength and cardio training to maximize benefits. Sport-specific training is also available for athletes, who can work with the staff on site to develop the best program for their area of focus.

600 Williamson St
Madison,
WI
US

Brittingham Boats conquers the water in many ways. Their rental fleet boasts all manner of paddlecraft, from tandem kayaks and canoes to standup paddleboards and paddle boats. The boating gurus can also supply all the gear for fishing trips out on Monona Bay and Monona Lake. They even host yoga classes on SUP boards, leading students through a tapestry of poses while perched atop standup paddleboards. Following paddle excursions, guest may drop by the Brittingham coffee shop to nosh on gourmet grilled cheese or indulge in creamy scoops of Babcock Ice Cream.

701 W Brittingham Pl.
Madison,
WI
US