Sports in Massachusetts

Up to 70% Off Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$99 $39

Kids as young as 3 leap into Karate and Judo; older kids and adults can enroll in Karate,Self Defense, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Up to 67% Off Krav Maga Classes

Hadwen Park

$110 $39

Students learn to effectively defend themselves through groin kicks, elbow strikes, and other swift moves

50% Off Services

South Lowell

$50 $25

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Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 71% Off at Carabiner's Indoor Climbing

New Bedford

$65 $19

Certified climbers teach students rock-climbing basics and safety tips; five-visit pass includes belay course and equipment

50% Off Bike Tune-Up at Country Ski and Sport

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Techs prep bicycles for peak summer performance by lubricating chains and bearings, truing wheels, adjusting brakes, and washing away dirt

Half Off Bicycle Inspection at North Shore Cycle

Lynn

$50 $25

Mechanics clean and perform a 25-point inspection to detect problems and potential issues and make sure bikes are safe and ready to ride.

50% Off Martial Arts

Fall River

$100 $50

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50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 55% Off Indoor Golf on Flat Screen Simulators

Georgetown

$88 $45

Seven high-definition flat screens simulate realistic golf courses, each with a dedicated server, at an indoor facility

Up to 67% Off at Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $39

Learn to kick and spar in these martial-arts classes designed to build strength and confidence

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 62% Off Athletic-Performance Training

Taunton

$130 $49

Motivating trainers hone the speed, strength, and technique of athletes with fast-paced workouts that cycle through various training methods

Up to 57% Off Golf at Atlantic Country Club

Plymouth

$76 $39

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Bent-grass fairways and greens spread across tree-lined terrain make for challenging rounds of golf at acclaimed course

Up to 55% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

64% Off Month of Kenpo Karate Classes

South Peabody

$80 $29

Donning uniforms, students gather around a second-degree black belt to learn Kenpo karate, a discipline that emphasizes quick movements

45% Off Animal Rental

Attleboro

$200 $110

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Up to 51% Off at The Blandford Club

Blandford

$60 $30

Beginner-friendly course situated in the Connecticut River Valley; no tee time required

49% Off

Leominster

$59 $30

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Up to 84% Off Krav Maga Classes at Modern Martial Arts Center

Fitchburg

$140 $29

Certified black belt instructors instill students with self-confidence as they master Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants

Up to 60% Off Sporting-Goods Laundry Services

Billerica

$25 $12

Staffers wash sporting equipment including hockey gear, lacrosse gear, football gear, cleats, and jerseys

Up to 70% Off at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 71% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

Up to 86% Off Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes

Braintree

$100 $19

Boxing-based classes incorporate elements from the ancient fighting art of Muay Thai

Up to 59% Off Kickboxing Classes

Boston Tae Kwon Do

$239 $99

Seasoned martial artists teach disciplines that get students into shape and hone awareness of their minds, bodies, and the world around them

Up to 85% Off at Boston Tae Kwon Do Academy

Randolph

$139 $29

Kids gain focus, confidence, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

83% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu Lessons

Downtown Watertown

$290 $49

Instructors nurture kids' confidence by teaching them self-defense skills and bully-prevention techniques

Up to 56% Off at Allan Azoff's Martial Arts

Lexington

$85 $39

Students five and up, including adults, study the discipline coordination, and physical and mental training of karate for up to a month

Up to 90% Off Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$408 $59

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

55% Off Services

Dracut

$150 $67

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Up to 57% Off at Agawam Municipal Golf Course

Agawam Town

$90 $39

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Groups head out for 18-hole rounds on a course designed through dense forest with rolling hills

Up to 75% Off at Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

64% Off at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Lessons

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

Up to 65% Off from Tom Gillis Golf Instruction

Wenham

$255 $99

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience helps students improve their golf swing and overall game

49% Off from Great Marsh Kayak Tours

West Yarmouth

$175 $89

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Kayaking rentals and trips immerse groups in the area's natural beauty, brimming with different ecosystems and abundant wildlife

Up to 60% Off Karate Classes at Japan Karate-Do Ryobu-Kai

Milford

$50 $20

Certified instructors lead karate classes that cover martial-arts fundamentals, such as attacks and defensive maneuvers

Up to 51% Off Muay Thai Classes

Hyde Park

$150 $75

Muay thai classes focus on a variety of punching and kicking techniques while instilling core values in students

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 60% Off Fencing Classes

Wilmington

$50 $22

Beginner fencing classes focus on fundamentals and strategy, providing a strength and conditioning workout in the process

61% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Acton

$125 $49

Students of any age can learn the basics of Wah Lum kung fu in classes that focus on discipline and respect and promote physical fitness

Up to 56% Off at Gardner Municipal Golf Course

Gardner

$204 $89

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18-hole, par 71 course takes golfers circling the north end of Crystal Lake while aiming shots between tree lines and over water hazards

Up to Half Off Kayaking Tour or Lesson

Norton

$110 $55

Patrons kayak around 530-acre reservoir with many coves and clusters of islands known for fall foliage and spotting bald eagles and ospreys

Up to 50% Off at Edge Hill Golf Course

Ashfield

$70 $35

Nine scenic holes built on the site of a former dairy safe, with nine more holes set to open in June

Up to 67% Off Aikido for Kids or Adults

Amherst

$85 $30

Learn aikido in a supportive environment where you'll increase your physical and mental health and gain confidence with self-defense moves

50% Off

Brookfield

$30 $15

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41% Off Golf for Two

Apple Hill Golf Club

$100 $59

Surrounded by scenic, woodland terrain, golfers steer drives down 18-hole, par 70 course

Up to 56% Off at Mill Valley Golf Links

Belchertown

$78 $39

18-hole course includes novel holes such as a par-four with a tee box perched 200 feet above the fairway and a 240-yard par 3

Up to 58% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes

Somerset

$30 $15

Cardio-kickboxing classes help exercisers build muscle and improve their reflexes in variable workouts

45% Off Football Lessons

Hingham

$200 $110

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49% Off Indoor Rock Climbing in Hadley

Hadley

$39 $21

Clients furnished with harnesses, shoes & thorough belaying instruction ascend indoor walls during rock-climbing expeditions

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing or Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$119 $39

Kickboxing and Karate classes help kids and adults get fit while learning skills such as self-discipline and self-confidence

Up to 55% Off Gymnastics Classes or Preschool

Swansea

$77 $35

Gymnastics clases focus on competitive events, such as vault and floor exercise; preschool program develops motor skills and self-esteem

55% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Hudson

$75 $34

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Up to 60% Off Two-Hour Kayak Tour

Sandwich

$150 $69

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Guides lead small groups through the marshlands and estuaries of Upper Cape and point out ospreys, herons, and terns.

Up to 44% Off Free-Running and Parkour Classes

Westwood

$135 $75

Competitive-level free-runner teaches students the jumps, flips, and foundation of parkour

Up to 67% Off at Wai Kru

Multiple Locations

$85 $36

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Classes in disciplines including MMA, jujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing

56% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Seekonk

$90 $40

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Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf at Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland

$80 $45

18-hole course passing the 90-year mark still bears the fingerprints of its famous designer, Donald Ross

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga Classes 

Raynham

$145 $45

Krav maga martial arts skills teach students techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence

Up to 39% Off Kayak Clinic from Zoar Outdoor

Charlemont

$292 $185

Instructional kayak clinic teaches thrill-seekers how to paddle through the Deerfield River whitewater rapids; overnight lodging included

Up to 75% Off Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

Up to 50% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

Multiple Locations

$25 $12.50

Riders gently maneuver through the waters of Lincoln Woods State Park in a two-person canoe, kayak, or tandem kayak

Up to 70% Off at MJA Martial Arts

Spencer

$115 $39

Certified instructors lead students of all abilities in kickboxing classes

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Holbrook

$99 $45

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40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

Up to 71% Off Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or Muay Thai Classes

Lowell

$100 $35

Experienced black belt leads classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu and muay thai; offers fundamental and advanced levels

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

53% Off Complete Major Bike Tune-Up

Quincy Center

$75 $35

A complete tune-up includes a wash, inspection for damage or worn-out parts, any necessary adjustments, and chain lubrication

Up to 66% Off Classes at TKO Fitness

Fall River

$100 $39

Group fitness classes jump-start exercise routines with kickboxing, cross-training, and boot camp

Up to 88% Off at Shinobi Martial Arts

Plaistow

$250 $39

Experienced instructors and students of a legendary martial artist lead classes drawn from japanese ninjutsu

Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Up to 79% Off Kickboxing Classes

Lakeville

$170 $35

Burn up to 800 calories during high-intensity 60-minute class that combines punches and kicks with kettlebell and speed-ladder drills

Up to 80% Off Classes at K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

$150 $35

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

Up to 57% Off Golf for Two or Four 

Westfield

$80 $39

Golfers swing across 6,285 yards of emerald alleyways; includes golf cart and discounts on food, range balls, and gear

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Above all else, Sifu K.L. Brown understands two things: first, that a physical change can trigger a spiritual change; and second, that most martial-arts training caters more to men than to women. K.L. discovered that first truth as a boy in the Bronx, where his passion for the Boy Scouts, martial arts, and dance led him to several defining accomplishments. Namely, he was one of first African-Americans from his borough to earn the rank of an Eagle Scout and won both Silver Mittens and Golden Gloves titles before going on to a career as a professional boxing coach.This experience contributed to his second realization, that women needed a style of martial-arts training tailored for their fitness needs and style of learning.

Thus, K.L. designed Sweat Box, a form of martial-arts-based fitness training that dispenses with the rigidity of formal training studios in favor of a high-energy, celebratory atmosphere. As he leads participants through exercises, he also mixes in hip-hop moves and gymnastics. Leading each class, he adjusts exercises for all fitness levels, scaling difficulty where needed. In addition to helping students attain an improved physique, his fitness programs—which include classes, personal training, and competition training—encourage students to expand their perceptions of who they are and what they're capable of.

Still upholding the humanitarianism he learned with the Boy Scouts, K.L. also uses Sweat Box to promote community mindedness. Through his philanthropic venture Sweat Box, Inc. Rose Foundation, he donates proceeds from Sweat Box and Sweat Box Couture toward research into breast cancer, diabetes, and how to make donuts less delicious.

800 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US

Fists fly amid a regulation sized boxing ring as the stern commands of an on looking coach keep the fighters in check. Though there may be gravel in his voice, each demand is intended to motivate students of all levels as they hone their boxing skills during small group boxing sessions at Peter Welch's Gym. And leading the pack of coaches who "… will motivate you, but never intimidate you," as told to the Boston Common by Melinda Sarkis—is the owner himself, Peter Welch, a Golden Gloves champion and fighting coach for UFC fighters Kenny Florian and Brock Lesnar. With decades of "old school" boxing experience tucked into his belt, Peter has developed a hands-on boxing program that teaches novice fighters using the same workout as professionals, while instilling confidence through effective conditioning and coaching.

His namesake gym recently moved to a new location that boasts a free weight area, flat screen TVs, and spacious locker rooms. The gym's week-long schedule is open to all including men and women of any age, and has even had visitors such as Anthony Bourdain.

371 Dorchester Ave
Boston,
MA
US

Climbers cling to the carefully placed hand grips, strategizing their way up the side of the rock-like cliff. They have come to Watertown to conquer the Central Rock Gym's 28,000 square feet of indoor mountains, climbing walls reaching 50' in height. The new Watertown location with temperature control and air-conditioning is one of Central Rock Gym's four indoor facilities spread throughout New England. At each, experts guide novice climbers through introductory classes or supervise more seasoned members scaling the walls' highest heights. Memberships unlock access to all four facilities, gear for the first month, and the use exercise equipment and weights. In addition to climbing and conditioning, members can also take advantage of fitness classes ranging from yoga and Pilates to Zumba and spin sessions. Gyms also welcome non-members, whether they're trying things out with a day pass or interested in events including birthday parties, summer camps, and corporate team-building breakouts.

299 Barber Ave
Worcester,
MA
US

Celebrating more than 100 years of basketball history, the halls and exhibits of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honor the players, coaches, referees, and others who helped the game grow to an internationally beloved sport. There are shrines dedicated to more than 300 Hall of Famers, and the 40,000-square-foot basketball megaplex also houses more than 70 interactive exhibits with audio and video components, limited-run tributes to standout teams and players, and special events. The Hall of Fame provides an outlet for freshly inspired visitors to emulate the giants of the sport: a full-size center court, where they can practice alley-oops and half-court slam dunks or attend clinics taught by players and coaches. On the way back to the car, many guests pause for a photograph next to the towering silver sphere that punctuates the buildings' exterior.

Named for James A. Naismith, the inventor of the sport, the Hall of Fame stands just "a midrange jump shot" from the site of the original game. Played on December 21, 1891, the first contest tallied a final score of one basket to zero, prompting Dr. Naismith to remove the bee's nests from the backboards.

1000 Hall Of Fame Ave
Springfield,
MA
US

• Tuesday, August 30, at 7:05 p.m. • Wednesday, August 31, at 7:05 p.m. • Thursday, September 1, at 7:05 p.m.

450 Aiken St
Lowell,
MA
US

In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Team members also organize paddlers with sufficient experience to compete in Run on the Charles, an annual canoe and kayak race down the river. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where Tiderace and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose from this selection of new rides and accessories through free daily demonstrations.

500 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge,
MA
US