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Michelangelo famously claimed that the human form of a sculpture resided in the stone itself, and that the artist’s task was merely to free it using totally tubular nunchaku moves. With today's Groupon, free the finely sculpted form lurking beneath your skin, For $39, you get a one-month membership to Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club. A one-month membership is normally $78 plus the $99 initiation fee, giving your Groupon a total value of $177.

3111 Hayden Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

At 25,000 square-feet, Wyandotte Athletic Club provides members with plenty of facilities for getting in shape. They can swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pools, sign up for one-on-one training sessions with certified personal trainers, or attend group fitness classes such as yoga and aqua aerobics. Those who prefer to sweat alone will appreciate the vast selection of fitness equipment that's scattered throughout the facility. On top of everything, Wyandotte Athletic Club features amenities like childcare, massage therapy, and dry saunas, the most ideal spots to heat up your post-workout meal.

5198 Riding Club Ln.
Columbus,
OH
US

From its upstairs perch in the club house, Vito’s patio offers a panoramic view of the course’s 18th green so that you can witness impressive birdies and amusing putter-flinging meltdowns while sampling the Old Country–influenced menu. Tee off with appetizers such as the three-onion dip ($6.59), calamari parma ($7.99), and zucchini frito ($6.99), or munch one of 11 pre-determined, gourmet, Sicilian pizza pies. “Sangwiches” include the meataballa ($7.59) and grande hot Sicilian ($8.99), while paninis include chicken gorgonzola ($7.99) and roasted turkey ($7.99). For heartier fare, twirl a fork into pastas such as the blackened salmon with angel hair ($14.99) and penne al forno ($7.99, large $11.99), or drive one down the fairway with a house specialty such as the steak Vito ($12.99) or grilled salmon putanesca ($13.99).

7100 New Albany Links Dr
New Albany,
OH
US

Scientists have recently discovered that in addition to conducting electricity, water also conducts friendship—a hypothesis proven time and time again at the Sycamore Hills Swim Club. The community-focused swim club boasts both a 35'x37' main pool with a diving board for adults and professional Marco Polo teams to splash in while kids 4 and under wade in a shallow pool that never goes deeper than 18 inches. The swim club's smaller size—and the watchful eyes of at least one lifeguard at all times—helps set guardians' minds at ease as they keep an eye on kids from beneath the shaded pavilion. The staff also fosters a sense of community by hosting Friday night grill outs, movie nights, and other family events. To keep kids safe around the water and foster a love for swimming, Red Cross–certified Water Safety Instructors teach kids to swim during private lessons. Kids can then put their speedier strokes to the test on Sycamore Hills Swim Club's swim team.

1200 Brookridge Dr
Columbus,
OH
US

Central Ohio School of Diving's staff of divemasters and instructors hold more certificates than a university president on graduation day. They draw on their immense knowledge and experience to teach new divers the ins and outs of scuba. With classes that combine classroom, dive-pool, and open-water learning experiences, the school's curriculum of Scuba School International courses prepares students for real-life dives. After imparting these skills, the school’s top divers lead trips to the world's best dive spots—the bars where the world’s best villains hide out.

2355 W Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus,
OH
US

The roar of rushing of water echoes through the towering walls of Splash Bay Water Park, where slides, rivers, and pools stretch across a 35,000-square-foot indoor facility. Kiddie pools ripple with whippersnappers clambering upon play structures and tumbling off giant lily pads, and inner tubes careen down a lazy river. After snaking and weaving riders across the rafters, three lofty slides fire their passengers out into pools below, and adults can lounge under a warm waterfall pouring into the giant hot tub.

Red Cross–certified lifeguards survey the scene all the while, quick to blow whistles at horseplay or beluga whales that have snuck through the hot-tub jets. On the upper deck, a snack bar peddles snacks and drinks, and arcade games glimmer, hum, and dole out prizes. Dried off guests can take advantage of the park's onsite hotel, complete with family suites and a restaurant.

1705 Toll Gate Dr
Maumee,
OH
US