Sports in Mendota

Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Tyshon Johnson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy (54% Off)

Tyshon Johnson Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Fresno

From the merchant: Self-Defense, Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Yoga and Cardio Fitness for Men, Women and Children of ALL AGES.

$140 $64

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5 or 10 Yoga Tai-Chi or Egyptian-Yoga Classes at Egyptian Shaolin Martial Arts University (Up to 85% Off)

Egyptian Shaolin Martial Arts University

Fresno

Reach mental, physical, and spiritual peace with yoga; master defense training and reap health benefits with tai chi

$125 $21

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One Month of Tumbling or Parkour Classes or a Birthday Party for 20 at CheerForce Fresno (Up to 60% Off)

CheerForce Fresno

Bullard

Instructors teach kids 5 and up tumbling and parkour; birthdays include games, music, and cheer activities, as well as decorations and more

$55 $22

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4, 8, or 16 Tai Chi Classes at Tai Chi for Wellness (Up to 70% Off)

Tai Chi for Wellness

Tai Chi for Wellness

Tai chi classes promote wellness and health through slow, sequenced movements

$40 $17

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Tennis 101 Clinic or Cardio Tennis at Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport: Yosemite (Up to 58% Off)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis at In-Shape Sport

In-Shape: Merced Yosemite Ave

Learn the fundamentals of tennis play with an introductory clinic or stay in shape with a tennis-influenced cardio workout

$60 $25

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18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course (Up to Half Off)

Phoenix Sunrise Golf Course

Lemoore

Twosomes and foursomes make their way along an 18-hole course with assistance from rental carts

$64 $32

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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Four or Six Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 66% Off)

Lewis' ATA Black Belt Academy

Turlock

ATA master instills students with values such as confidence and discipline while guiding them through self-defense techniques

$119 $43

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Four or Eight Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with a Uniform at VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy (Up to 78% Off)

VanBelle's ATA Black Belt Academy

Multiple Locations

Fifth-degree black-belt instructors impart self-defense techniques, strength, and discipline in taekwondo classes for students of all ages

$119 $49

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18 Holes of FootGolf for One or Two at Valley Oaks Golf Course (Up to 60% Off)

Valley Oaks Golf Course

Visalia

Players take to the course for 18 holes of FootGolf—a combination of soccer and golf in which players kick soccer balls into larger holes

$52 $21

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30-Minutes in Batting Cage or a Batting-Cage Party with Pizza and Sodas for 4 or 12 at Funworks! (Up to 56% Off)

Funworks Modesto

Modesto

The 18-acre park enthralls guests ages 6 and older with batting practice, large one-topping pizzas, and 16-ounce sodas

$22 $12

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One or Two Private One-Hour Golf Lessons from Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside (Up to 51% Off)

Joe Smith at Dryden Creekside

Modesto

PGA Class A pro Joe Smith draws from more than a decade of coaching experience and a competitive playing career to help golfers improve

$120 $59

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10 or 20 Classes at Modesto Tai Chi Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Modesto Tai Chi Academy

Modesto

Tai chi classes begin with a slow set of movements designed to improve health while providing students with a base knowledge of self-defense

$200 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

Modesto

Master Rick Jones—a 7th degree black belt—and his staff teach martial-arts skills to both kids and adults of all skill levels

$139 $43

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One, Two, or Three Months of Classes at GymStars Modesto/Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate in Modesto (Up to 87% Off)

Tibon's Goju Ryu Karate Program at GymStars Modesto

Modesto

Kids ages 4 to 12 or adults aged 13 and older practice with Sensei Tibon, who is an expert in goju ryu karate

$165 $22

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Eight or Twelve Karate Classes at Merafuentes Martial Arts Center (Up to 77% Off)

Merafuentes Martial Arts Center

Modesto

Students ages 4 and up learn the physical, mental, and practical self-defense skills at this family-friendly school

$100 $25

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Full-Day Rental of One, Two, or Four Single Bikes or Two Tandem Bikes at Jay's Cycles (Up to 71% Off)

Jay's Cycles

Jay's Cycles

Bikers rove beachside paths atop lovingly maintained single and tandem cycles

$30 $10

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Golf-Instruction Package for One or Two at Lance Johnson Golf Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Lance Johnson Golf Academy

Escalon

PGA pro fine-tunes swings in private lessons for one or two with range practice

$55 $27.49

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$20 for One Private 60-Minute Baseball Lesson at Corey Stigar Baseball ($40 Value)

Corey Stigar Baseball

Silva Park

Professional baseball instructor teaches his players the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and running the bases

$40 $20

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$39 for 18 Holes of Golf for Two with Cart at Forest Meadows Golf ($78 Value)

Forest Meadows Golf

Forest Meadows

Fairways surrounded by tall oaks and cedars create a relaxing setting, while water hazards and sand traps test golfers’ skills

$78 $39

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 84% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $25

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Watsonville

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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One or Three 60-Minute Golf Short Game Lessons with Bruce Michael Vieira, PGA Instructor (Up to 50% Off)

Bruce Michael Vieira PGA Instructor

Multiple Locations

Class-A PGA instructor breaks down the short game and teaches proper mechanics; lessons capped at three students

$80 $45

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9-Hole Golf Outing for Two or 10 9-Hole Rounds of Par-Three Golf at Casserly Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

$90 $45

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60-Minute, 90-Minute, or Two-Hour Golf Lesson with PGA Pro at Ben Alexander Golf Academy (Up to 56% Off)

Ben Alexander Golf Academy

Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Courses

Named Teacher of the Year by the Northern California PGA in 2004, PGA pro Ben Alexander helps golfers hone their game in private lessons

$125 $55

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One Month of MMA Classes for One or Two Kids at Cortez Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Cortez Martial Arts

Manteca

Actual MMA fighters teach kids self-defense fundamentals using jujitsu, wrestling, and boxing techniques in an authentic cage

$100 $24

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$29 for One Month of Kids Mixed Martial Arts at Fit Force ($100 Value)

Fit Force Martial Arts and Bootcamp

Tracy

Kids ages 4–7 learn mixed martial arts while improving confidence and self-esteem

$100 $29

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Four or Eight Children's Gymnastics or Tumbling Classes at Tiny Toes Gymnastics (Up to 55% Off)

Tiny Toes Gymnastics

Tracy

Instructors lead kids through tumbling and gymnastics exercises, helping students to build balance and motor skills through fun games

$50 $25

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1, 5, or 10 Rides to Soquel Demonstration Forest, or Biking Class from Shuttle Smith Adventures (Up to 64% Off)

Shuttle Smith Adventures

Aptos

Shuttles take avid cyclists from Aptos to the highest point of Soquel Demonstration Forest, or instructors teach mountain biking to newbies

$25 $12

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$30 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts at To The Point Martial Arts

Ultimate Pure Self Defense

Westside

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $30

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Eastside

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $35

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Single or Double Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rental at Kayak Connection (Up to 40% Off)

Kayak Connection

Santa Cruz

Standup paddleboards and single and double kayaks let renters explore waterways

$35 $21

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

This featured business is new to Groupon and may even be new to you.

$150 $75

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 81% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Scotts Valley

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $25

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 $40

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for $15 Off Bicycle Tune Up ($65 Full Price) at Rock Solid Bicycles

Rock Solid Bicycles

San Jose

For $5, receive a coupon for $15 off bicycle tune up ($65 full price)

$5

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$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$60 $33

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$159 $87

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One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 51% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

$60 $30

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$56 for $125 Worth of Services at Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $56

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Four or Eight Fencing Classes for Kids or Adults at Xcel Fencing (69% Off)

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

$110 $35

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

$220 $40

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$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$125 $69

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$160 $48

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$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

$45 $24

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One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 74% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

$95 $25

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 88%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

$169 $26

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10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

St. Leo's

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

$200 $29

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Eight-Week Youth Antibullying or Fundamentals of Brazilian Jujitsu Session at Heroes Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off)

Heroes Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

$159 $40

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Half Day or Full Day of Baseball or Softball Camp or a Private Lesson at South Bay Sports Training (Up to 55% Off)

South Bay Sports Training

Bay Area

Camps focus on sport fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

$60 $29

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Two or Four Kids' Gymnastics Open-Gym Sessions at Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics (58% Off)

Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics

San Jose

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

$20 $8.50

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5 or 10 Cross-Training or Mixed Martial Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dark Horse Gym (Up to 88% Off)

Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

$200 $29

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 73% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

San Jose CA

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$125 $43

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 74% Off)

Team Rey`s

South San Jose

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

$160 $43

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$55 for $220 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: Master Chen trains kid and adult students in Shaolin Kung Fu with emphasis on self-defense, self-discipline, and power.

$220 $55

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One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Edenvale

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

$120 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 85% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

$100 $24

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$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$90 $50

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Registration for One or Four to the Color Fun Fest 5K (Up to 52% Off)

Color Fun Fest 5K

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Glowing neon under evening blacklights, vibrant powder showers down on runners during a 5K that ends in a finish-line celebration

$60 $29

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9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

$34 $19

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$28 for $80 for 2 hours of Golf Simulator Rental — Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Fit Precision The Golf Difference

Los Gatos

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$80 $28

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$57 $10

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Four or Six Beginner Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters (50% Off)

Academy of Fencing Masters

Campbell

National champion fencers and coaches instill students ages 7–17 with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

$60 $30

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 60% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

$159 $64

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

$150 $39

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5 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 72% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

Tone bodies while learning courtesy, discipline & respect with muay thai or X-Fit Kickboxing Classes for adults and teens

$75 $25

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5 or 10 Kickboxing, MMA, or CrossFit Classes at Unlimited MMA (Up to 87% Off)

Unlimited MMA

Milpitas

Seasoned kickboxers and MMA fighters help students burn calories, learn self-defense tactics, or both during their intense fitness classes

$149 $25

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Three Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav-Maga, The Pit, or CrossPit Classes at Academy of Self Defense (Up to 64% Off)

Academy of Self Defense

Santa Clara

Krav maga teaches realistic self defense; mixed martial arts combines boxing, muay thai, wrestling, judo & jiu-jitsu for all skill levels

$95 $39

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

$125 $39

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One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 63% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

$48 $19

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10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

$240 $139

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$28 for One Week of Tae Kwon Do Classes with a Uniform at Discovery Martial Arts ($69.75 Value)

Discovery Martial Arts

Pacific

Passionate instructors help students get fit, learn how to defend themselves, and cultivate self-discipline in martial arts classes

$69.75 $28

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$39 for 18 Holes, Cart Rental, and Range Balls at Elkhorn Golf Club ($57.50 Value)

Elkhorn Golf Club

Stockton

Tyee 007 bentgrass greens—the same used by US Open site The Olympic Club—can be mowed low and quick, and roll true and smooth

$57.50 $37

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Dominate MMA (54% Off)

Dominate Mma

Lakeview

Three instructors develop athletes’ skills in all aspects of MMA; athletes get to enjoy the sport in a safe environment

$50 $23

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5 or 10 Women's Self-Defense Classes at Ronin Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 62% Off)

Ronin Jiu-Jitsu

Civic Center

Women's self-defense classes teach pupils how to fend off attack every Monday at 5:30 p.m.

$80 $31

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One Month of Unlimited Kids' Aikido Classes at New School Aikido (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

New School Aikido

Civic Center

Enthusiastic instructors school kids aged 4–7 or 8–12 in a Japanese martial art that cultivates discipline without fostering aggression

$75 $37

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Located next to the Sierra Meadows Country Club, Sierra Meadows RV Park sits at an elevation of 2,425 feet. From that height, it surveys a variety of national landmarks and sites, including Yosemite National Park and the Bass Lake recreation area. Nestled amidst this scenic beauty, the RV Park boasts a rustic setting with a volleyball court, laundry and shower facilities, and wireless-Internet access.

Adjacent to the RV Park is the golf course at the Sierra Meadows Country Club, which is cleaved into a mountain valley populated with mature oaks, pines, and cedars, producing a spectacular course yielding a gauntlet of obstacles. Nestled between the blanket of fog of the Central Valley below and snow higher up in the Sierra Nevadas, the 18-hole course stays open throughout the year so long as the fog and snow don't engage in water-cycle turf war. The par-3 fifth hole, the course's signature designed hole, combines mountainous scenery with the treachery of a 175-yard tee shot over a lake onto a contoured green, forcing golfers to select their club wisely or risk sending the ball into the watery abyss.

Prior to a round or after a dramatic finish, players can head to the driving range's turf hitting surfaces to smash balls at targets or take aim at an unassuming mountain peak. Large putting and chipping greens provide ample space for short-game improvement.

Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par-72 courseLength of 6,389 yards from back teesThree sets of tees per hole

46516 Opah Dr
Ahwahnee,
CA
US

The mounded terrain and cavernous bunkers of Riverbend Golf Club's 18-hole, 7,374-yard course recall the windswept terrain of golf's original Scottish links. The distant peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains peek over the course's sparse population of valley oak trees, adding scenic flair to an environmentally friendly layout that houses egrets, herons, hawks, and winged divot tools. Both the front and back nine play to dramatic conclusions, as the 9th and 18th holes are the first and second most difficult on the course, respectively. The course strictly enforces a dress code, so players should dress in a collared shirt and leave behind jeans and hard-spiked stilettos, or and they can peruse the fully stocked pro shop for club-appropriate garb and new gear.

43369 Avenue 12
Madera,
CA
US

Zip Yosemite

The designers of Zip Yosemite, Experience Based Learning, focuses on adventure and safety in building their courses, but they also take care to look after the environment. The company uses Professional Ropes Course Association–accredited builders, who anchor single cables to trees using an environmentally-friendly system. Using this system, the company can string seven ziplines up to 1,000 feet long at heights of up to 80 feet through the aromatic canopies of incense cedars and ponderosa pine trees. Guides take visitors darting down these single-cable paths and across three suspension bridges. Then, they rappel toward the forest floor at one of two rappelling stations. As visitors glide through the forest, they can catch glimpses of wildlife as well as the Fresno Dome and other natural rock formations.

45800 Calvin Crest Road
Oakhurst,
CA
US

Poler Ice Fitness's co-owners and friends, Carrie and Renee, originally met while they were still members of the corporate legal field. After feeling like her fitness regimen of running while shouting was growing stale, Carrie began to explore other options with her first pole fitness class. She was instantly hooked not only by how the practice challenged her physically, but also by how it ballooned her self-confidence. With the strong desire to spread this feeling, Carrie obtained her instructor certification and began teaching while encouraging others—including Renee—to give the workout a spin. Today, the duo inspires women of all shapes and sizes to appreciate their bodies with a workout regimen that is as joyous as it is physically and emotionally empowering.

760 North I Street
Madera,
CA
US

Certified dance instructors Pete Swingle and Carmen Ahmen relish the challenge of curing extra left feet. They welcome total beginners to their salsa classes, where their patience and supportive attitudes help students feel comfortable enough to pull off the hip-swaying steps. In the interest of steadily progressing students to intermediate and advanced moves, they set up specific goals for each level, ranging from "step in time" to "twirl your partner without having to rely on shoes made of roombas.” They teach disciplines apart from salsa as well, including cha-cha, cumbia, and merengue.

Though learning show-stopping techniques is one of the core benefits of their lessons, Pete and Carmen also hope to reward protégés with the additional perks of dancing, including stress relief, improved muscle tone, and new friendships. Sunday dance socials focus on the latter ambition by gathering dancers for practice in a party setting, which sometimes features live percussion shows and music giveaways.

2965 N Maroa Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Every summer, the Trans-Sierra Club takes four groups on a 75-mile trek, across their namesake mountain range to the highest altitude peak in the contiguous United States: Mount Whitney. The mountain measures 14,500 feet high, and while it has been summited by more than one fifth grader, don't be fooled. The route to the top is far from child's play. Participants must hike 8-12 miles a day and carry their own food and camping gear. However, the spectacular views?and the sense of accomplishment?that await at the summit are worth the sweaty journey.

7810 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno,
CA
US