Activities in Maynard

$24.99 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling with Shoes for Up to Six at Harvard Bowling Lanes (Up to $56 Value)

Harvard Bowling Lanes

Harvard Bowling Lanes

$56 $24.99

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Candlepin-bowling alley provides patrons with retro entertainment throughout the week, adding futuristic accents during cosmic weekend hours

Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six with Hot Dogs and Ice Cream or Slushies at Putts & More (Up to 46% Off)

Putts and More

Holliston

$28 $17

Groups of two, four, or six enjoy 18-holes of outdoor mini golf as well as treats from the snack bar

5 or 10 Open-Play Visits at Jam Time in Maynard and Natick (Half Off)

Jam Time

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Bounce house, pretend grocery market, climbing structures, ball pit & full-size playhouse with kitchen enthrall kids at indoor playground.

Mini Golf and Ice Cream for Two or Four at Merrimack Valley Pavilion (Up to 53% Off)

Merrimack Valley Pavilion

Tewksbury

$21.50 $11

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Sink putts in a mini-golf course amid palm trees, bamboo huts, and a cave waterfall; includes ice cream

Open Play for Two or Four, or Birthday Party for Up to 15 at Jump In With Us (Up to 60% Off)

Jump In With Us

Marlborough

$20 $9.50

6,000-square-foot indoor playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides, obstacle course, and rock-climbing wall

Ghost or Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Walking Tour for Two or Four from Gatepost Tours (50% Off)

Gatepost Tours

Concord

$50 $25

Licensed Concord tour guide show the darker untold side of Concord, with visits to Sleepy Hollow and other haunted locales

Haunted Hayride and Halloween Scream Park for Two or Four at Witch’s Woods (Up to 41% Off)

Witch’s Woods

Westford

$66 $39

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Halloween carnival with a spooky hayride, three haunted houses, rides, games, and galleries of jack-o’-lanterns and horror-movie characters

3, 5, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for One Open-Jump Session at Jump Around Parties & Playdates (Up to 62% Off)

Jump Around Parties & Playdates

Framingham

$10.50 $4

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Kids use up energy stores jumping on inflatable bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, and basketball courts

Admission for Two at The Butterfly Place (42% Off)

The Butterfly Place

Westford

$24 $14

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Get up-close views of colorful butterflies as they flutter and sip nectar from the vibrant plants growing throughout the indoor atrium

10 Class Card from Divine Heart Center (45% Off)

Divine Heart Center

Sudbury

$150 $83

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Kids' Dance Classes at Diane Kelley Dance Studio (Up to 54% Off). Six Options Available.

Diane Kelley Dance Studio

West Boylston

$73 $35

Students ages 18 months to nine years learn coordination, motor skills, and graceful movements in children's dance lessons

$59 for 10 Classes at Metrowest Yoga (Up to $140 Value)

Metrowest yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Versatile yoga studio's instructors emphasize calmness & tension release during traditional & hot classes manageable for all skill levels.

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

Introduction to Shooting Handguns and Rifles Experience for One or Four at Mass Firearms School (Up to 54% Off)

Mass Firearms School

Holliston

$75 $37

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Students are introduced to shooting handguns and rifles In a fully equipped indoor shooting range.

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

Swing Lessons, Playing Lesson, or Club Evaluation at Rod's Golf Improvement Center (Up to 60% Off). Five Options.

Rod's Golf Improvement Center

Rod's Golf Improvement Center

$50 $25

Whittle strokes off your average round with swing or on-course lessons; club evaluation ensures equipment matches swing and physique

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$29 for Four Dance Sessions and Annual Registration Fee at Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston (Up to $110 Value)

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

Skating, Laser Tag, and Slushies Four at Roller Kingdom (Up to 71% Off)

Roller Kingdom

Multiple Locations

$65 $19

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Top-40 hits play at the roller-skating rink; 10-minute laser-tag games amid obstacles and hideouts; slushie refuel

10 Fitness Classes at The Studio's Group Fitness Facility (44% Off)

The Studio's Group Fitness Facility

Ayer

$90 $50

Certified instructors teach yoga, kickboxing, and Insanity group classes

10 Boot Camp Classes or One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes at CrossFit Union (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Union

Sudbury

$170 $59

Certified trainers lead boot camps using the gymnastics, strength training & metabolic conditioning of CrossFit without the heavy barbells

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for One, Two, or Four at Sandy Burr Country Club (Up to 41% Off)

Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland

$80 $55

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

Kayak Rental for One Youth or Adult or Double Kayak or Canoe for Two at Nemasket Kayak Center (Up to 65% Off)

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $14

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

Four or Eight Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at Marlboro Fitness and Martial Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Marlboro Fitness and Martial Arts

Marlborough

$135 $67

Small-group workouts help tone muscles and encourage overall health with a variety of intensive exercises

Five or Ten Fitness Classes at Skinnyschool LLC (Up to 66% Off)

SkinnySchool LLC

Westford

$105 $39

Students burn fat, tone muscle, and establish healthy routines with fitness classes

$55 for a Artisan Cheese-Making Class for Two with a Take-Home Cheese Kit at Beer & Wine Hobby ($109.99 Value)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Beer and Wine Hobby

$109.99 $55

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Instructors demonstrate how to make homemade mozzarella from whole milk and other fresh ingredients in 30 minutes; includes take-home kit

$55 for $100 Worth of Kayak Rental — Amazing Grace Marina, LLC

Amazing Grace Marina, Outfitters And River Run

Bennington

$100 $55

Take in views of beautiful foliage on a kayak during a five-mile river or a two-mile lake run; includes shuttle, photo, and video

5 or 10 Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dancing Crow Yoga (Up to 61%$35 Off)

Dancing Crow Yoga

Hingham

$75 $35

Led by certified instructors, various levels and multiple styles of yoga accommodate practitioners of all abilities

Admission for Two or Four to The Original Wedding Expo (Up to 50% Off). Four Dates Available.

The Original Wedding Expo

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Wedding expo unites future newlyweds with 65+ bridal merchants presenting gowns, photographers, florists, and bakers

$30 for One Month of Dance Classes at Let's Sing! Dance! Act! ($60 Value)

Let's Sing! DANCE! Act!

Hopkinton

$60 $30

Expert instructors lead children ages three and older through a variety of dance classes such as ballet, jazz, hip hop, and many more

Five Boot-Camp Classes at Xtreme Fitness Framingham (44% Off)

Xtreme Fitness Framingham

Framingham

$50 $28

Commitment. Motivation. Results. At Xtreme Fitness, we provide the spark to help you burn calories, tone and tighten.

$20 for $37 Worth of Music Lessons — Musique Makers

Musique Makers

Acton

$37 $20

Experienced instructor will show you how to play flute, sax, clarinet, trumpet, guitar, bass, or piano; any style

30- or 60-Minute Flight-Simulator Session at Flight Experience (Up to 54% Off)

Flight Experience

Burlington

$135 $65

Climb into a Boeing 737NG flight simulator to soar through digitized skies and land at real-life airports

$58 for $130 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Gaston Farm

Gaston Farm Inc

Boxford

$130 $58

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Five Medium or Large Buckets of Range Balls at Natick Golf Learning Center (Up to 53% Off)

Natick Golf Learning Center

Natick

$50 $25

Launch range balls from 75 artificial and natural grass hitting stations and polish chips and putts at the short game practice area

CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Reach (Up to 80% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Reach

Acton

$298 $59

CrossFit classes incorporate a series of functional movements and exercises designed to work all muscle groups and enhance agility

One or Three 45-Minute Kindermusik Play-Dates at Suzuki School of Newton (Up to 62% Off)

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

One-Month Unlimited Access Membership with Spa Access at Elements Wareham (Up to 79% Off)

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

$47 for a One-Month Membership or a CrossFit Elements Course at Small Town CrossFit (Up to $200 Value)

Small Town CrossFit

Westborough

$200 $47

Small classes allow coaches to provide members with individual attention during CrossFit classes

$275 for $500 Worth of Art Camp at Creative Globe Trotter

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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5 Group or Private Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$125 $29

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

$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

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One Month of Tai Chi, Kenpo, or Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes at Ethereal Arts Self Defense (Up to 58% Off)

Ethereal Arts Self Defense

Stow

$79 $39

Black belted instructors teach everything from kenpo karate to ancient chin-na grappling techniques

Punchcard for 10 CrossFit Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Billerica (Up to 68% Off)

CrossFit Billerica

Billerica

$120 $39

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After learning the CrossFit method in OnRamp classes, students participate in daily workouts and intense classes

One Month of Unlimited Fencing Classes for One or Two at Warriors Way (Up to 68% Off)

Warriors Way

Maynard

$109 $39

Students get fit with the fun, graceful art of fencing with month of unlimited instruction

Three or Six 45-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Together - Wayland

Multiple Locations

$255 $89

Personal trainers work closely with clients to help them on the road to fitness by designed exercise routines and motivating them

Five or Ten Reformer Classes or Three Private and Group Lessons at La Pilatera (Up to 71% Off)

La Pilateria

Natick

$140 $45

Pilates workouts exercise the entire body through breathing techniques, attention to posture, and efficient movement patterns

$29 for 18 Holes of Virtual Golf for Two at Chip Shots Bar & Grill ($60 Value)

Chip Shots Bar & Grill

Littleton

$60 $29

PGA-licensed golf simulators project 29 real-life courses on two 10'x12' screens; menu of bar food such as nachos, pizza, and sandwiches

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Five or Ten TRX Adult Fitness Classes at The FieldHouse (Up to 65% Off)

The FieldHouse

Sudbury

$75 $30

TRX suspension classes for adults focus on using body weight exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance

10 CrossFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

Two Personal Training Sessions at Body by Design (45% Off)

Body By Design

Westford

$80 $44

Experience a new dimension in training that torches body fat and builds muscle with our signature training method

Three or Six Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes at The Studio Empower (Up to 62% Off)

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

$105 $40

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

$173 for a Fitness Package with Personal Training and Gym Membership at Mount Auburn Club ($668 Value)

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $173

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

One or Five Groupons, Each Good for a Family Day Pass at Wayland Community Pool (Up to 51% Off)

Wayland Community Pool

Wayland

$40 $20

Families of two adults and all children under 21 enjoy a 10-lane lap pool with two diving boards

Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Fitness Together (Up to 81% Off)

Fitness Together

Natick

$170 $55

Personal trainers work closely with clients, analyzing their needs, creating a customized plan, and providing thorough fitness reports

$20 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — New England Martial Arts

New England Martial Arts

Marlborough

$40 $20

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3-, 6-, or 12-Month Gym-Membership Package at Forever Health and Fitness Center (Up to 88% Off)

Forever Health and Fitness Center

Chelmsford

$330 $39

Zumba, spinning, and yoga classes; facility where scenes from The Fighter were filmed

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

$25 for $50 Toward Kids' Birthday Party at Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complexes

Fore Kicks Golf Course & Sports Complex

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Kids as young as three can choose one of four different themes—sports themed, inflatables, Lil Kicker, and laser tag for ages nine and up

Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

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

One Month of Kids' Fitness or 10 Adult Karate or Kickboxing Classes at Certain Victory Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off)

Certain Victory Martial Arts

Marlborough

$209 $39

Experienced and certified instructor leads children and adults in fitness and self defense classes

One or Three Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Personal Best Karate (Up to 80% Off)

Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $38

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

$55 for $100 Toward One month of Martial Arts Classes — New Horizon Karate & More

New Horizon Karate & More

West Boylston

$100 $55

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One or Three Months of Youth Aikido Classes at Aikido Framingham Aikikai (Up to 65% Off)

Aikido Framingham Aikikai

Multiple Locations

$135 $49

Students learn Aikido basics in classes focused on safety, fun, and character development

$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Open Doors Yoga Studios ($75 Value)

Open Doors Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $25

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Experienced instructors lead students through 60- to 90-minute yoga classes geared toward strengthening cores and helping relax the mind

5 or 10 Yoga or Barre Classes at Lexington Power Yoga (Up to 57% Off)

Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Town Center

$85 $49

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow classes in heated or unheated studios along with prenatal yoga, kids yoga, and barre

$54 for $119 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Seishin Martial Arts

Seishin Martial Arts

Sherborn

$119 $54

Students of all ages learn basic fast-paced movements, punches, and kicks

$18 for $35 Groupon — Revolution Dance Academy

Revolution Dance Academy

Chelmsford

$35 $18

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5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes at Forever Health and Fitness GroupXTreme Classes (Up to 65% Off)

Forever Health and Fitness GroupXTreme Classes

Chelmsford

$60 $25

The Forever Health and Fitness fitness instructors leads students through Zumba, Pilates, yoga, cardio, and kickboxing fitness classes

Kids' Dance Classes at The Dancing Center Unlimited (Up to 53% Off). Five Options Available.

The Dancing Center unlimited

Chelmsford

$40 $19

Studio specializing in kids' ballet, tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, and hip-hop for more than 20 years

Five Dance Classes for One or Two at Dance Republic (Up to 63% Off)

Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

One or Two Months of Cardio Kickboxing Boot Camp at Michael Macaris Kung-Fu (Up to 73% Off)

Michael Macaris Kung-Fu

Billerica

$175 $55

Cardio kickboxing workouts burn fat, tone bodies, and increase stamina and flexibility while teaching self-defense

$61 for $110 Worth of Dance Lessons — Salsa @ New England Movement Arts

New England Movement Arts - Romeo Rodriguez

Burlington

$110 $61

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Golf Lesson with PGA Pro or Golf Simulator Session at Big Sticks Indoor Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Big Sticks Indoor Golf

Burlington

$110 $59

PGA pros utilize latest golf technology to breakdown swings and offer corrective advice; simulators replicate world's top courses

10 or 20 Classes at Roots Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Roots Yoga

Burlington

$120 $49

Beginner-friendly studio hosts monthly workshops and classes ranging from gentle Slow Flow to more rigorous heated, Vinyasa, and Power yoga

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When Malcolm and Mandy Sim welcomed two children into the world, the veterans of both the animation and theme-park industries visited numerous indoor play centers in Los Angeles, hoping to find the one that best suited their kids. Nothing quite clicked, however, which inspired the parents to call upon their entertainment backgrounds and develop their own indoor facility. Since relocating to the Boston area, the Sims have opened Jam Time, where youngsters ages 3 months to 6 years can surmount climbing structures, leap about in a bounce house, or shop in a pretend grocery market before whipping up faux soufflés in the playhouse kitchen. Classroom sessions further engage tykes with art projects, science classes, and princess-etiquette lessons, where young ladies learn to detect whether evil witches have booby-trapped their science projects. Soft play toys engage visiting toddlers and infants, while adults surf free WiFi, sip gourmet coffee, or enjoy a treat from the organic snack bar.

86 Powder Mill Road
Maynard,
MA
US

Equipment: AWMA, Century, Everlast, Thaismai, Masterline

Students should bring: Loose fitting long pants, t-shirt, bottle of water

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 60-90 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 1994

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: You don't need to get ready to begin training. Just start.

118 Great Rd
Stow,
MA
US

Nestled within 164 acres of mature pine trees and hardwood forest, the secluded golf course at Quail Ridge Country Club surrounds visitors in natural splendor. Course architect Mark Mungeam of Cornish, Silva, and Mungeam, Inc., designed the fairways to harmonize with the naturally rolling terrain, where occasional stone walls line the edges of what were once farmers’ fields. After teeing off, players choose carefully among their bag’s fairway woods, long irons, and golf-ball-sized blowguns as they confront a number-one handicap first hole whose fairway unfurls over nearly 600 uphill yards. The course doesn’t let up, keeping golfers on their toes right up to the end of each round.

Off the course, players gain the skills needed to meet such challenges by frequenting the chipping area or practice putting green. During lessons held in these practice spots, head teaching pro John Carco harnesses more than 15 years of experience to help students eliminate slice and perfect their swing. The country club’s family center hosts a snack bar where golfers can fuel up for a round, stash their belongings in lockers, or build ball-driving muscles at the fitness center.

Just a hop and a skip from the family center, the club’s 3,200-square-foot outdoor pool entices visitors of all stripes with its widely varied facilities. Athletes zip down 75-foot swim lanes, parents and kids splash in a baby pool with zero-grade entry, and sunbathers bask on more than 4,500 square feet of deck. On four adjacent tennis courts, serves rebound off of Har-Tru clay surfaces, and windscreens keep out distracting breezes and lost pool-goers murmuring "Marco?"

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 66 course * Length of 5,426 yards * Course rating of 67.9 * Slope rating of 122 * See the scorecard * See the course layout and hole details * Five tee options

352 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US

A Mass Tour Card grants golfers one round of golf at each of ten Massachusetts courses. Golfers must pay the cart fee at each course, after which they can steer their electric steed through the forested charm of The Foxborough Country Club's course or over the rustic covered bridge at Maplegate Country Club. Quail Ridge Country Club's course takes golfers through scenic conservation land and stone relics of its previous life as a farm.

Bradford Country Club's difficult, par 70 layout tests putting strokes with smooth bentgrass greens, while The Stattuck course winds through the granite foothills of Mt. Monadnock. Norwood Country Club, meanwhiile, invites players to smash shots and stare down flagsticks across 6,009 yards of relatively flat terrain with medium-sized greens.

354 Great Rd.
Acton,
MA
US

At Wah Lum Kung Fu of Concord, instructors Andrea Sheffield and Evan Hughes can't rest on their laurels. That's because their style of kung fu—which can trace its storied lineage some 350 years back to China's Shantung province—requires that instructors are recertified every three years. This special certification is done by none other than Grandmaster Pui Chan, the sixth-generation successor of the style, and the only Wah Lum master in the United States.

During classes for adults and children as young as 6, Sheffield and Hughes focus on teaching not only the Wah Lum system's technical curriculum, but also respect, discipline, and control. Students can learn these skills through games, drills, and exercises that keep their minds sharp and their bodies fit. Besides kung fu, clients can find a wealth of health-boosting programs, including two styles of tai chi and the Integrated Wellness class, which combines traditional qi gong movements with modern-day strength and conditioning drills individually modified for each participant's level of ability.

51 Knox Trail
Acton,
MA
US

Today, it's undeniable: Jazzercise is a worldwide empire, spanning more than 1,800 locations and 32,000 weekly classes across the globe. It's also hip; gone are the leotards and legwarmers of the 1980s, replaced with a high-intensity blend of cardio, strength training, kickboxing and power yoga performed to hits by chart-toppers from Shakira to Justin Timberlake. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set, with recent additions such as Fusion, Core, and Strike broadening the workouts' variety and application. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background. This sense of community keeps Jazzercise devotees coming back, but so too do the results; benefits ranging from weight loss and boosted core strength to increased flexibility and stress relief.

Jazzercise's continued success can be traced to the innovation of its founder, Judi Sheppard Missett. While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, she decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. Little did she know that this ?just for fun? class was the prototype for what would become the Jazzercise sensation.

423 Great Rd
Acton,
MA
US

Maynard Scene