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$41.99 for Dance-Lesson Package at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($190 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Highly trained and certified dance instructors guide students through fancy footwork in private and group lessons

$190 $41.99

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1 or 3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy (65% Off)

Master Flack's Martial Arts Academy

Center Line

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$85 $39

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$42 for $120 Worth of Boxing Lessons — The Fitness Academy

Fitness Academy, Llc.

Sterling Heights

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$120 $42

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Three-Week CrossFit On-Ramp Program or 12 CrossFit Classes at Genesis Fitness Center (Up to 61% Off)

Genesis Fitness Center

Waverly

Intense, constantly varied CrossFit workouts build strength and boost stamina

$200 $79

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Four Beginner's CrossFit Classes, or Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit TreeTown (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Treetown

Crossfit Treetown

Instructors lead folks of all fitness levels through full-body CrossFit workouts while fostering a spirit of community and motivation

$64 $29

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10 or 20 Drop-In Martial-Arts Classes at FUSE Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

FUSE Martial Arts

Clinton Township

Champion fighters teach students the fine arts of jiu-jitsu, grappling, kickboxing, and MMA techniques

$200 $29

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2, 4, 8, or 15 Personal-Training Sessions at Zumba4Women (Up to 71% Off)

Zumba4Women

Dearborn

Female trainers know how to tailor workouts to their female clients' fitness needs and goals

$240 $69

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10 or 20 Zumba Classes at G-Step Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

G-Step Fitness

Livonia

Latin dance moves blend with energetic tunes from across the globe during Zumba classes led by a nationally qualified figure competitor

$100 $49

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10 Fitness Classes or a Six-Week Weight-Loss Program with Unlimited Classes at Pro Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Canton

Fitness classes use high-intensity kickboxing moves to burn calories; six-week weight-loss program includes check-ins and unlimited classes

$99 $19

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10 or 20 Zumba or Yoga Classes at The Dance Academy (Up to 73% Off)

The Dance Academy

Westland

During Zumba and yoga classes, experienced teachers impart fun, high-energy movements that melt calories & sculpt long, lean muscles

$80 $28

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$14 for $28 Groupon — www.Zumbawith Elizabeth.com

Zumba With Elizabeth

Rochester

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$28 $14

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One-Month or Two-Month Fitness Memberships at JCC Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

JCC Fitness Center

West Bloomfield

Enjoy access to the weight room, full-court gym, indoor pool, and reduced pricing for fitness classes with one- or two-month memberships

$132 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx (Up to 66% Off)

Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

$100 $39

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Six Training Sessions from Strength Beyond Fitness Center (57% Off)

Strength Beyond Fitness Center

Comstock Northwest

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$30 $13

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5 or 15 Barre, TRX, or Spin Classes or One Month of Classes at ReVamp (Up to 64% Off)

ReVamp

Macomb

Expert instructors lead ballet-inspired barre classes and core-strengthening TRX suspension classes, along with cycling workouts

$75 $29

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$50 for $99 Worth of Personal Training at Body by OH LLC

Body by OH LLC

Wyoming

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$99 $50

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One or Three-Month Membership or Five Women's Self-Defense Classes at Detroit Kung Fu Academy (Up to 70% Off)

Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Multiple Locations

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

$125 $45

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Red Lotus Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Red Lotus Yoga

Rochester Hills

Certified yoga teachers lead 13 class styles, including hot Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and beginner-based gentle classes

$80 $28

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5 or 10 Drop-In Yoga, Pilates, or Meditation Classes Plus a Yoga DVD at Taylor Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Taylor Yoga

Taylor

Passionate instructor leads Hatha yoga poses & breathing exercises to boost students’ physical & mental wellness at their own pace

$85 $25

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Kickboxing and MMA Classes at Sidekicks Martial Arts Studio, Inc. (Up to 51% Off)

Sidekicks Martial Arts Studio, Inc.

Saint Clair Shores

Instructors emphasize physical fitness while students soak up self-defense skills

$75 $37

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$39 for an Introductory CrossFit Training Package at CrossFit Bloomfield ($150 Value)

CrossFit Bloomfield

Bloomfield Hills

Certified CrossFit coaches lead inspiring, all-levels classes that build strength, speed, endurance, and coordination

$150 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga Shala and Wellness Center (Up to 68% Off)

Yoga Shala and Wellness Center

Dearborn Heights

Studio gears classes toward every skill level with sessions ranging from relaxing Slow Flow to challenging Vinyasa

$95 $32

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Month of Unlimited Classes, 20 Classes, or 10 Run-Club Sessions at Al Irish's Shut Up and Box (Up to 77% Off)

Al Irish's Shut Up And Box

Royal Oak

Trainers get clients in shape with a slew of high-intensity boxing and fitness classes; Iron Clad sessions help runners train races

$80 $39

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15 or 30 Kickboxing Classes at Pro Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off)

Pro Martial Arts

Novi

A sixth-degree black belt, Master Steve King leads students through kickboxing exercises that bolster stamina and strength

$120 $29

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10 or 20 Gym Visits at Curves (Up to 74% Off)

Curves

Battle Creek

A 30-minute, circuit-style workout for women intersperses 13 weight-training stations with 60 seconds of aerobics

$93 $27

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$59 for One Month of Unlimited Boot Camp with Nutritional Consultation from Michigan Women Boot Camp ($274 Value)

Michigan Women's Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

$274 $59

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Weight-Loss Consultation from Performance Edge Training Center (69% Off)

Performance Edge Training Center

Kentwood

Highly certified personal trainers will put clients through an extensive physical screening and killer workout session

$75 $23

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Group or Individual Classes at Pilates Center of East Lansing (Up to 59% Off). Six Options Available.

Pilates Center of East Lansing

East Lansing

Skilled instructors can train bodies and minds to work in concert by guiding students through exercises that tone and shape muscles

$60 $29

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Four Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at Xtreme Advantage Personal Training & More (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Xtreme Advantage Personal Training & More

Roseville

Up to three boot-camp classes per week help clients shed pounds and build muscle with high-intensity workouts

$60 $30

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One 60- or 90-Minute Massage or $25 for $50 Worth of Massages, Classes, and Services at Kneading Serenity

Kneading Serenity

Portage

Relax and unfurl tension with a Swedish or sports massage; yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes build strength and flexibility.

$70 $35

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10 or 20 Stroller Strides Classes at FIT4MOM Muskegon (Up to 73% Off)

FIT4MOM Muskegon

Multiple Locations

Stroller Strides workouts combine baby bonding with strength and endurance training through use of your stroller during exercises

$100 $29

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10 or 20 Karate Classes with Uniform at Fabiano's Karate (Up to 73% Off)

Fabiano's Karate

Holland

Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu–style karate classes emphasize self-defense through kicks and punches aimed at the body’s key pressure points

$179 $49

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20 Butt & Gutt Fitness Classes or Six-Week Fitness Boot Camp at LifeStyle Fitness Gold (Up to 85% Off)

LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

30-minute Butt & Gutt Fitness classes vaporize flab for tighter curves; boot camps blend cardio, strength, and core moves to inspire fitness

$160 $49

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

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$85 for $169 Toward a Four-Week Women's Cardio Kickboxing Class — Gracie Barra - Burton

Gracie Barra Burton

Burton

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$169 $85

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$49 for One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Group Training at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights ($110 Value)

Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights

Royal Oak

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

$110 $49

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One or Two Months of Boot-Camp Classes, or 5 or 10 Personal-Training Sessions at Mad Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

MADFitness

Oak Park

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

$129 $55

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One or Three Months Martial Arts Fitness Membership at Fusion Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Fusion Martial Arts & Fitness

Wyandotte

Get fit with fun karate, judo, and strength-training classes

$99 $26

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga Classes and One-Year Membership at Iyengar Yoga Detroit (Up to 83% Off)

Iyengar Yoga Detroit

Downtown Hamtramck

Morning and evening yoga classes across a schedule that includes advanced and beginner classes and a relaxing restorative yoga class

$150 $25

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga For Life (Up to 66% Off)

Yoga For Life

Lake Orion

Schedule includes everything from intro to yoga and meditation to prenatal and faster-paced mixed-level classes

$65 $22

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10 Adult Krav Maga Classes and Gloves or 5 Family Martial-Arts Classes at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Victory Martial Arts

Okemos

Krav maga classes focus on quickly neutralizing opponents; family classes allow entire families to learn martial arts together

$150 $39

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Ice Skating or Bounce Time for 2 or 4 with Hotdogs and Drinks at Monroe Multi-Sports Complex (Up to 57% Off)

Monroe Multi-Sports Complex

Monroe

Glide around the ice rink or bounce around big inflatable play spaces

$21 $10

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Two Months of 30-, 45-, or 60-Minute Dance Classes at Eisenhower Dance Center (50% Off)

Eisenhower Dance Center

Multiple Locations

Instructors instill precise techniques of dance, including ballet for adult students and hip-hop, contemporary, or jazz for youth students

$70 $35

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$95 for Two Months of Fitness Boot-Camp Sessions at Bodymorph ($200 Value)

Bodymorph

Ferndale

Personal trainers lead groups in 45-minute boot-camp classes that burn fat, build muscle, and improve posture for all ages & fitness levels

$200 $95

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba or Aerobic Line-Dance Classes at Dance with Elegance Health & Fitness Dance Studio (Up to 56% Off)

Dance with Elegance Health & Fitness Dance Studio

Ypsilanti

One-hour classes torch calories with the quick, Latin-inspired movements of Zumba or the hustle line set to popular R&B music

$40 $19.99

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Two or Five-Month Membership Package with Unlimited Classes and Tanning at Anytime Fitness - Haslett (Up to 73% Off)

Anytime Fitness - Haslett

Okemos/Haslett

24-hour access to a gym that is open 365 days per year; unlimited classes and tanning

$225 $59.99

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12 Dance Classes for One or Two at Motivated 2 Move (Up to 74% Off)

Motivated 2 Move

Wayne

Students of all fitness levels burn calories as they move to the beat in invigorating dance classes

$96 $26

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One or Two Months of Karate Lessons at Standale Karate (50% Off). Three Age Ranges Available.

Standale Karate

Multiple Locations

Students of all ages learn discipline and self-defense at up to four classes per week

$60 $30

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5, 10, or 20 Adult Yoga Classes at Escape Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Horizon Yoga

Jenison

Burn calories, build lean muscle, and improve the mind-body connection in a studio staffed by a team of experienced, encouraging yogis

$75 $29

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba Classes at Zu Cru Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Zu Cru Fitness

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead dance-based Zumba classes scored with Latin and hip-hop music

$40 $19

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Four Personal Training Sessions at Snap Fitness Harrison Township (75% Off)

Snap Fitness Harrison Township

Harrison Township

Burn maximum calories by exercising safely and efficiently with a certified personal trainer. Change your body today!

$160 $40

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Up to 50% Off Fitness Gym — Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo; Valid Monday, Wednesday

Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo

Grosse Pointe

Zumba classes combine dance moves with strength training to the beat of Latin & international tunes

$10 $5

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Group Fitness Classes at All About U Fitness (Up to 65% Off)

All About U Fitness

Vernon

Instructors modify moves so that Cardio Core, Zumba, and strength-training classes challenge students of all skill levels

$55 $25

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes at Phan's Academy Taekwon-Do (Up to 69% Off)

Phan's Academy Taekwon-Do

Fraser

Students learn discipline, respect, confidence & self-defense as they master the art of tae kwon do under 5th degree black belt Master Phan

$109 $49

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Zumba By Angela

Zumba By Angela

Wixom

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$50 $25

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Five Real Ryder Cycling Classes or Summer Membership Package at The Rochester Athletic Club (Up to 55% Off)

The Rochester Athletic Club

Downtown Rochester

Riders torch calories spinning to health atop Real Ryder bikes; gym package includes tanning & personal training

$65 $29

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5 or 10 Spin Classes or 5 Fitness Classes at The Workout Warehouse (Up to 68% Off)

The Workout Warehouse

Riverview

Spin classes invite exercisers to get cardio workout on indoor stationary bikes; boxing, yoga, and kettlebell classes likewise boost fitness

$50 $21

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10 Fitness Classes at The Studio Mind & Body Fitness in Richmond (81% Off)

Mind & Body Fitness at The Studio

The Studio Mind Body Fitness

Studio aims to rebalance patrons’ bodies & minds through group fitness classes such as yoga, TRX, spin, Zumba & Pilates held 6 days/week

$150 $28

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba Classes at Zumba Fitness with Ivy (Up to $ Off)

Zumba Fitness with Ivy

Multiple Locations

Zumba Fitness classes at three area locations blend international dance moves with fun fitness routine to help shed pounds

$50 $22

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10 or 15 Body Blast or Kickboxing Classes or 10 Youth Sports Training Classes at STS Active (Up to 64% Off)

STS Active

Highland

Fitness sessions built lean physiques with blend of high and low intensity workouts; sports training help kids with speed and agility

$140 $60

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Good Karma Yoga Studio (Up to 61% Off)

Good Karma Yoga Studio

Hartland

60- and 75-minute classes include sunrise and sunset yoga, hot vinyasa, yoga 101, sunset yin, mini-vini, and nadi & nice

$99 $43

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10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, and Barre Classes or a 1-Month Unlimited Membership at SLR Pilates (Up to 58% Off)

SLR Pilates

Niles

Dedicated instructors teach several disciplines that help you stretch better, build muscle, and feel more fit and confident

$100 $45

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10 Christian Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Living Waters Yoga (Up to 87% Off)

Living Waters Yoga

Grosse Point Farms - The Hill

Certified Christian yoga teachers open classes with Bible reading as students relax and bolster their strength while Christian music plays

$150 $20

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$33 for 30 Days of Fitness Classes & Four Pilates Reformer Classes at Fusion Pilates and Yoga ($150 Value)

Fusion Pilates and Yoga

Brighton

Husband-and-wife team host more than 50 yoga, Pilates, and spinning classes to help students of all abilities reach their fitness goals

$150 $33

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Four Weeks of Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Crossfit Unsalted (45% Off)

Crossfit Unsalted

Grand Haven

From the merchant: Join the CrossFit fitness revolution in Grand Haven! Achieve elite fitness for the long haul….

$119 $65

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Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, Kickboxing, or Tai Chi at Kil's Taekwondo Center (Up to 83% Off). Four Options Available.

Kil's Taekwondo Center

Multiple Locations

Visitors can foster stress relief or physical fitness through classes like tae kwon do, tai chi, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing

$90 $15

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Village Yoga (Up to 83% Off)

Village Yoga

Franklin

Small group classes in heated or warm yoga rooms, offers classes in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin yoga

$155 $29

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30 Gym Visits or 30 Fitness Classes at Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers (88% Off)

Family Fitness and FitZone for Women Centers

Multiple Locations

Treadmills, stair climbers, and cardio theaters engage muscles and burn calories; classes include turbo kickboxing, Zumba, yoga, and step

$240 $29

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Five Zumba Classes from Penny Love Fitness (63% Off)

Penny Love Fitness

Greenfield

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$30 $11

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5, 10, or 20 Boot Camp Classes at Fitness and Sports Performance LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Fitness and Sports Performance

Grand Rapids

Boot camp exercises utilize body weight exercises, dumbbells, medicine balls, suspension training, resistance bands, and kettlebells

$75 $39

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5 or 10 Group Dance Lessons at Argentine Tango Detroit (Up to 57% Off)

Argentine Tango Detroit

Utica

Tango dancer with 25 years of experience and her team lead group dance classes that focus on styles such as salsa and Latin ballroom

$60 $28

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at KSK Martial Arts

Ksk Martial Arts

Old Everett

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$150 $75

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Three Sessions of Tai Chi or Acupressure for One or Two at Peaceful Dragon School (Up to 54% Off)

Peaceful Dragon School

Peaceful Dragon School

Grasp the mechanics of mind and body in dynamic tai-chi classes or learn the acupressure points to help relieve tension across the body

$60 $30

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Fitness Assessment and Customized Workout Plan at A Healthy You (70% Off)

A Healthy You

Charter Township Of Clinton

Get a complete health assessment and learn the right exercises and food choices for your body type and lifestyle

$150 $45

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5 or 10 Zumba or Boot-Camp Classes at Unique Physique (Up to 61% Off)

Unique Physique

East Downtown Dearborn

Zumba torches calories with dance-inspired cardio, and boot camp tones lean muscle; classes last one hour

$45 $19

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes with Optional Ramp-On Classes at CrossFit Forgiven (Up to 82% Off)

CrossFit Forgiven

Plymouth

CrossFit classes focus on strength and form instead of flash, with functional exercises that work for every fitness level

$260 $48

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at The Center - Massage Yoga & Wellness (Up to 55% Off)

The Center - Massage Yoga & Wellness

Plymouth

Mat pilates sessions; yoga classes include Yoga Sculpt, Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow, and Core Yoga

$60 $29

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Up to 75% Off Modern Stick Fighting at Master Gauss' Martial Arts

Master Gauss' Martial Arts

Westland

Learn to defend and attack using hands & weapons—mainly sticks & knives. Taught by body guard and police.

$119 $32

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Five Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Fitness with Flavor (64% Off)

Fitness With Flavor

Troy

From the merchant: Zumba®, Play Date Fitness (for adults with little ones 0-5), and JAM Fitness (a total body metabolic workout)

$50 $18

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Vixen Fitness’s certified instructor Danielle Green was fed up with the lack of exercise programs designed to empower women. After a year of throwing private dance parties in her clients’ homes, Danielle realized that many women pursue fitness to feel desirable, which involves not only simple aesthetics, but also self-confidence. Her insights panned out. Today, her all-female fitness operation includes two studios where she and her team of sultry instructors help women unleash their inner Aphrodites. In a comfortable setting, women swivel into leaner bodies during pole-dancing and sensual-dance classes. When they’re not teaching lap dance and aerobic strip-tease classes, teachers help students carve out fitter frames with Zumba and yogalates—a hybrid of yoga and Pilates—and host the original bachelorette and girl’s night out parties that inspired the studio's beginning.

1347 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit,
MI
US

"When we teach—from babyhood—people to move well, they'll enjoy doing it, and they'll continue doing it." Such is the philosophy of Gymco president and co-founder Doreen Bolhuis, which she relayed to the New York Times in a 2010 video report. The importance of starting young kids on the road toward athleticism is something Bolhuis is passionate about, especially as a former elite-level gymnastics coach who's been teaching for more than 35 years. It's a concept she calls "physical literacy," and she's appeared on news outlets such as Today, CNN, and ABC News to discuss how young children's physical training and development is just as important as their mental growth. Along those lines, Bolhuis created the GymTrix line of DVDs to help parents develop babies' fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

And Bolhuis's enthusiasm for childhood fitness is apparent at Gymco, where her staff undergoes a four-step technical and philosophical certification protocol on sports development. She has transformed what began in 1980 as a few classes held in a barn behind a local retirement home into a 5-acre, 16,000-square-foot first location and a second, state-of-the-art facility on the north side of town.

When you walk into either site, you'll see kids scaling rock walls, doing back flips, and defying imaginary pirates as they walk the plank-like high beam, improving their physical skills in sports, gymnastics, and cheerleading classes. What aren't as obvious are the internal changes that begin to manifest, from improved self-confidence and perseverance to the gradual building of character. Fulfilling her start-them-early mission, Bolhuis also offers classes designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergartners.

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Since 1976, the instructors at Dance Scene have been improving the dance-floor navigational skills of students ranging from beginners to seasoned pros—the latter being any professional dancers covered in black pepper and basil. In a private or group environment, teachers share the basic steps and advanced moves of ballroom and Latin styles. They also lead regular social dance parties that begin with a specialized lesson covering moves from styles such as the Argentine tango before diving into a free-form celebration of movement. In addition to their time spent at the studio, the Dance Scene team members can lend their services to offsite events.

25333 Van Dyke Ave
Center Line,
MI
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

35836 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights,
MI
US

High cholesterol and high blood pressure?the doctor who gave trainer Emeka Umeh this diagnosis unknowingly lit a fire beneath a patient already tired of his XXL-sized wardrobe. Emeka worked to overcome the unhealthy habits that had fallen into, completing hardcore workouts that eventually slimmed him down to a mere 10.3% body fat. With compassion for those in similar plights, Emeka now guides patrons of all fitness levels through intensive workouts designed to boost their metabolism and tone their musculature at Fit Body Boot Camp. Each session combines both cardio and strength training, drawing together innovative suspension training and battling ropes with primal strength-training techniques that hark back to when early humans first drove their Camaros out of the primordial soup. Over the course of camp, many patrons see slimmer physiques and beefed-up brawn emerge. In addition to leading boot campers, Emeka also offers personal-training services, conducts body assessments to chart his clients' progress, and outlines nutritional plans, pushing his patrons to live healthier lifestyles.

300 N Clippert St.
Lansing,
MI
US

After Randy Woody lost his aunt and grandmother to diabetes and obesity, he became increasingly distressed about his own 320-pound frame. He began researching weight loss and strength training and set to work creating a healthier lifestyle for himself—all at the age of 13. Over the years he was able to whittle away 145 pounds, and eventually became a personal trainer, competitive bodybuilder, and member of the American College of Sports Medicine. He teamed up with Brenda Woody, a fitness trainer and motivational speaker, to start Michigan Women Boot Camp, a weight-loss program that has transformed the lives and bodies of more than 10,000 clients.

Six days a week, the indoor boot-camp sessions challenge students with a rotating lineup of light running, resistance training, obstacle courses, and core exercises. Like scaffolding that reads only transcendentalist literature, the environment is supportive, yet serious. The Woodys only expect campers to perform to their individual ability level, but they ask students to show up as often as five times a week to get real results. The approach must be working; the Woodys boast that approximately 85% of their members are repeat visitors.

3460 E Ellsworth Rd.
Ann Arbor,
Michigan
US