Activities in Missouri


$20 for 30 Kickboxing and Fitness Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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$59 for 1 Month of Private, Suzuki Method Piano or Violin Lessons at Piano Craft Springfield ($120 Value)

Piano Craft Springfield

Springfield

Using the Suzuki method of instruction, passionate teachers help students of all skill levels refine musical skills and technique

$120 $59

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Precision Driving Center at MCC-Blue River

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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Sweat Boot-Camp Packages at CrossFit COMO (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

GetFit COMO

CrossFit Como

Boot camps geared toward individuals looking to get lean by eschewing heavy weights for high intensity drills and cardio exercises

$149 $69

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One Month of Unlimited Gym Access for One or Two People at Total Body Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

Total Body Fitness

Total Body Fitness

Fitness facility open 24 hours a day with classes six days a week plus a juice bar and child care for members

$129 $19

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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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Visit for Two, Four, or Six People to the Glore Psychiatric Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Glore Psychiatric Museum

St. Joseph

Psychiatric museum in “1,000 Things to Do Before You Die” explores old-fashioned mental-health treatments in surgical admitting building

$12 $7

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$30 for $60 Worth of Go-Kart Races at Boschertown Grand Prix Racing

Boschertown Grand Prix Racing

St Charles

One of the Midwest’s largest asphalt tracks facilitates races with three go-kart varieties that can reach speeds of up to 24 mph

$60 $30

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Kids' Spring-Break, Summer, or Kinder Camp at Ibex Climbing Gym (Up to57% Off)

Ibex Climbing Gym

Ibex Climbing Gym

Children 4–7 or 8–14 learn fundamental rock-climbing skills from encouraging coaches during camps that include rental harness

$100 $49

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$9 for Admission to a St. Chux Derby Chix Invitational at Matteson Square Garden on April 11 and 12 ($19.62 Value)

Skate To Thrill

Matteson Square Gardens

Ten roller derby teams from across the country face off in a two-day invitational tournament hosted by the St. Chux Derby Chix

$19.62 $9

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 77% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

No Excuses

Burn fat and build muscle in these high-energy aerobic and boot-camp workouts

$125 $29

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Ghost Hunt with Optional Murder Mystery or Dinner for 1 or 2 at Paranormal Times Entertainment (Up to 64% Off)

Paranormal Times Entertainment

Joplin

After interactive murder mystery, group ghost hunting experience with a ghost hunting equipment lesson

$40 $19

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Ice-Skating Package for 2, 4, or 6 at Hardee's Iceplex (Up to 57% Off)

Hardee's Iceplex

Chesterfield

Public-skate session with skate rental and hot cocoa or soda

$14 $6

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Two Private Music Lessons from Jefferson City Music Academy (53% Off)

Jefferson City Music Academy

Jefferson City

From the merchant: Professional teachers give you a taste of what you can accomplish with music lessons.

$40 $19

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Art Tour and Drinks for One, Two, Four, or Six at Create Space (Up to 61% Off)

Create Space

University City

Tour market featuring more than 30 local artists, designers, craftmakers, and specialty food producers while sipping local brews or coffee

$25 $10

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One Month of Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Optional Bodywise Boot Camp at The Boxing Gym (Up to 74% Off)

The Boxing Gym

Boxing Gym

Trainers blend punches and kicks with pushups, jump rope, and weightlifting for a full-body workout

$59 $26

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Two or Four Private, 30-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Janet Green Stables (50% Off)

Janet Green Stables

Liberty

46-stall stable helmed by 30-year veteran trainer Janet Green offers lessons for riders of all abilities

$80 $39.99

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Admission and Attractions for 2, 4, or 6 to Phobius Haunted House (Up to 67% Off). March 13, 2015.

Phobius Haunted House

Phobius Haunted House

Circus-themed horrors orchestrated by a mad scientist named Dr. Fears await visitors who dare enter haunted attractions

$70 $29

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Ice Skating and Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink (50% Off)

Kirkwood Ice Skating Rink

Saint Louis

Groups of two, four, or six skaters lace up in rental skates and take to the ice during public-skate sessions

$14 $7

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J. Cole Featuring Big Sean with Special Guests YG and Jeremih at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre (Up to 42% Off)

J. Cole – Forest Hills Drive Tour feat. Big Sean

Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Grammy-nominated rap star touts his latest #1 album, “Forest Hills Drive,” with all-star support from Big Sean, YG, and Jeremih

$38.25 $20.50

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$21 for $60 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Sogo Ryu World Arts/ Capoeira of St.louis

Sogo Ryu World Arts

Hazelwood

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

$60 $21

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Deuce at the National (Up to 50% Off)

The Deuce at the National

The Deuce at the National

Challenging shots await at a private club with improved bunkers & course conditions, where undulating greens are lined with majestic trees

$200 $99

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Two-Week or One-Month Fitness Class Package at ATT Evolution (Up to 86% Off)

ATT Evolution

Att Evolution

Students learn MMA, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu through fitness classes which run by UFC star Tyron Woodley

$204.50 $29

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Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart, Beer, and Range Balls at Rolling Hills Country Club (Up to 52% Off)

Rolling Hills Country Club

Versailles

Golfers traverse the 18-hole course atop a golf cart strapped with beers, and can work on their swing with buckets of range balls

$102 $49

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$89 for a Concealed-Carry-Weapon-License Class with Gun Rental at Sovereign Arms ($199 Value)

Sovereign Arms

Sovereign Arms

Instructors teach basic handgun training, defensive shooting techniques, and Missouri gun-law basics; license has reciprocity with 38 states

$199 $89

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Four Dance Classes from StoneCrest Dance Center (64% Off)

Stonecrest Dance Center

Rolla

From the merchant: Receive one month of classes of your choice

$50 $18

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$140 for $280 Worth of Services at Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Team Patterson Muscle, Fitness, & Nutrition

Multiple Locations

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

$280 $140

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Powered-Paragliding Package and Photos for One or Two at Truman Lake Air Sports (Up to 57% Off)

Truman Lake Air Sports

Clinton

After significant instruction, participants attached to instructors soar into the air during powered-paragliding flights

$228 $99

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Cardio or Adult MMA Classes at Fit or Fight (Up to 58% Off)

Fit or Fight

Valley Park

Whether clients are looking to get fit or pick up some self-defense skills, the gym offers an array of classes to harden bodies

$30 $15

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Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Visit for Two or Four or a One-Year Membership (Up to 50% Off)

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

Mark Twain Home and Museum

Guests explore Mark Twain’s childhood home and the surrounding properties that inspired his stories

$22 $11

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One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (92% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Multiple Locations

Trainers teach how to land jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks using pads and heavy bags, helping students burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$79 $6

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Half-Day, Full-Day, or Three-Day Rental of a 22- or 24-Foot Sailboat from Ozark Yacht Club (Up to 51% Off)

Ozark Yacht Club

Lake Ozark

Bob along with or slice through the beautiful waters of the Lake of the Ozarks aboard a 22- or 24-foot sailboat

$126 $65

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Ste. Genevieve Golf Club

Ste Genevieve Golf Club

Six tee boxes make the course accessible for golfers of all abilities; course features intersecting streams & open fairways lined with trees

$76 $38

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Video- and Arcade-Game Play for Two or Four People at Game Haven STL (50% Off)

Game Haven STL

Overland

Gamers battle on systems that range from Sega to Wii, and also play computer and arcade games, such as air hockey and pinball

$30 $15

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Shanti Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Shanti Yoga

Maplewood

Choose from three levels of yoga, plus one class with modifications for all levels

$150 $59

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$45 for $100 Groupon — Can Do Tae Kwon Do

Can Do Tae Kwon Do

Can Do Tae Kwon Do

From the merchant: A four-week trial is a great way to try tae kwon do. You get four weeks of unlimited lessons and a free uniform.

$100 $45

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60-Minute Professional Fly-Fishing Casting Lesson for One or Two at Reading's Fly Shop (Up to 56% Off)

Reading's Fly Shop

Lebanon

Professional instructor teaches the basics of casting a fly-fishing reel

$100 $50

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$149 for a Tandem Skydive and a Souvenir T-Shirt at Ozarks Skydive Center ($229 Value)

Ozarks Skydive Center

Ozark Skydive Center

After a brief introduction to skydiving safety and technique, divers strap themselves to an instructor and head out into the open air

$229 $149

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Wine and Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery (Up to 52% Off)

Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery

Say Cheese Wine Trail Event in Hermann

Tastings include up to seven samples of beer, 10–15 samples of wine, and a glass of wine or pint of beer to cap the experience

$39.50 $19

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$59 for a Month of Introduction to CrossFit Classes and Four Yoga Classes at CrossFit 816 ($155 Value)

Crossfit 816

Liberty Area

Students build muscle and flexibility with high-intensity, functional CrossFit workouts and yoga classes

$155 $59

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to National Churchill Museum (53% Off)

National Churchill Museum

Fulton

History museum, located beneath a church imported from London and rebuilt here, tells the story of Winston Churchill and the world he knew

$15 $7

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Visit to the Johnny Carson Birthplace for Two, Four, or Six (50% Off)

Johnny Carson Birthplace Society

Corning

Tour the recently restored childhood home of Johnny Carson, and watch video clips of his classic Tonight Show jokes

$14 $7

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$20 for $40 Worth of Arcade Tokens at Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Swing-A-Round Fun Town

Challenge your peers to skee-ball, racecar-driving, and shoot-em-up games in arcade spread across two floors

$40 $20

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18 Holes of Golf and Cart for Two or Four at Union Hills Golf Course (Up to 55% Off)

Union HIlls Golf Course

Union HIlls Golf Course

Par 72 course features varied terrain, leading to a very different front and back nine

$87 $39

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90-Minutes of Laser-Tag Play for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag in Brighton (Up to 54% Off)

Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag

Mission Ready Outdoor Laser Tag

Outdoor course combines obstacles and athleticism of paintball with pain-free fun of laser tag in 90 minutes of play

$50 $25

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Krav Maga or Traditional Martial-Arts Classes or 1.5-Hour Birthday at Hockman's ATA Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Hockman's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

In gym run by decorated martial-arts masters Jeff and Jade Hockman, clients enhance fitness and learn combat moves or enjoy karate birthdays

$215 $19

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Breathe Deep Naturals (45% Off)

Breathe Deep

Kearney

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

$89 $49

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3, 5, or 10 StimuLight Workouts at E2 Fitness Studio (Up to 67% Off)

E2 Fitness Studio

Town & Country

During StimuLight workouts, infrared rays bathe exercisers to help accelerate fat burning, increase HGH production, and hasten recovery

$45 $19

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$11 for $20 Groupon — All You Studio & Party Place

All You! Studio & Party Place

Troy

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

$20 $11

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18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Kings River Golf Course (50% Off)

Kings River Golf Course

Shell Knob

Dogwoods and redbuds line fairways as 18-hole course arches over scenic Ozarks filled with wildlife such as deer, red fox, and wild turkeys

$70 $35

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart for One or Two at Bolivar Golf Club (43% Off)

Bolivar Golf Club

Bolivar

Golfers traverse 9-hole, par 36 course twice for an 18-hole round

$30 $17

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18 Holes of Golf and Cart Rental for Two or Four at Sullivan Country Club (Up to 55% Off)

Sullivan Country Club

Sullivan Country Club

Par 71, 6,174-yard championship course surrounded by breathtaking scenery

$76 $35

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Sugar Creek Golf Course (Up to 61% Off)

Sugar Creek Golf Course

Sugar Creek Golf Club

Manicured fairways and greens stretch more than 6,500 yards for challenging-and-fun play suitable for all levels

$50 $20

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Paintball Outing for Two or Four with Admission, Gear, and 200 Paintballs at High Performance Paintball (Up to 59% Off)

High Performance Paintball

High Performance Paintball

Players battle across 10 acres, 3 fields, and a 3,000 square-foot fort with multiple rooms; includes gear and paintballs

$60 $29

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Entry for Two or Four to the St. Pat's Scavenger Crawl on March 7, Plus Drink Tickets (Up to 43% Off)

KC Crew

Martini Corner

On this scavenger-hunt-and-bar-crawl hybrid, teams compete to win a $500 cash prize and free pitchers of beer

$34 $20

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Two- or Three-Hour BYOB Painting Class at Pinot's Palette – Webster Groves (Up to 44% Off)

Pinot's Palette Webster Groves

Pinot's Palette Webster Groves

Students follow instructor’s lead as they recreate a painting in two- or three-hour painting classes

$35 $20

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One or Two Months of Kids' Break-Dancing or Dance'Nastics Classes at Take The Lead (Up to 63% Off)

Take The Lead

Springfield

Instructors aim to instill self-confidence in their young students while teaching dance fundamentals

$65 $30

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 57% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$32.38 $17

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 51% Off)

AMF Bowling Co.

First Ward

More than 200 locations across the country offer two-hour bowling packages for groups of two, four, or six

$28.38 $17

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Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at Imagine Farms (66% Off)

Imagine Farms

Lone Jack

From the merchant: Nationally recognized training barn offering training and lessons in all disciplines, with our forte in driving.

$90 $31

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10 or 20 Indoor Circuit Classes at Edstrom Elite Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Edstrom Elite Fitness

O'Fallon

Students burn calories during high-energy group circuit classes

$100 $42

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Bowling Package for Two or Four or Cosmic Bowling Package for Four at The Belt Bowl (Up to 53% Off)

The Belt Bowl

The Belt Bowl

32-lane bowling center also hosts two bars; packages include food and drinks

$33 $16

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One or Two Months of Dance Classes at J5 Center of Contemporary Arts (Up to 86%)

J5 Center Of Contemporary Arts

Saint Charles

Students learn graceful movements and forms of expression with classes in hip-hop, jazz, tap, and ballet dance

$135 $22

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$54 for $120 Worth of Services at Pure Performance Training

Pure Performance Training

Blue Springs

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

$120 $54

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$45 for Women's Self-Defense at Ultimate Defense Firing Range & Training Center (Up to $90 Value)

Ultimate Defense Firing Range and Training Center

Saint Peters

Women practice striking padded instructors with hands, feet, knees, & elbows & learn to correctly deploy mace & tasers during 4-hour course

$90 $45

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure (Up to 56% Off)

Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure

Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure

Group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, and cardio jam

$100 $59

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Six Group Beginner or Intermediate Simply Music Keyboard Lessons at A Joyful Noise Music Studio (Up to 73% Off)

A Joyful Noise Music Studio

A Joyful Noise Music Studio

Students learn and improve their keyboard prowess during hands-on lessons, and receive a DVD recording of each class

$149 $40

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$45 for $100 Worth of Services at TEAM Z MMA FITNESS

TEAM Z MMA FITNESS

Chesterfield

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

$100 $45

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Roller-Skating Outing for Six or Eight at Sk8 Zone (Up to 52% Off)

Sk8 Zone

Jefferson City

Groups grab rental skates and go gliding on a 14,000-square-foot maple floor

$36 $18

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10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at D's Yoga Home in University City (Up to 62% Off)

D’s Yoga Home

University City

Certified yoga instructors promote holistic healing through yoga practice

$130 $49

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21-Day or Six-Week Boot-Camp for Beginners from St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp (Up to 70% Off)

St. Louis Fitness Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

Unlimited one-hour workouts held six mornings a week, plus a choice of e-book, a T-shirt, and access to meal planning and online support

$149 $49

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One Month of Martial-Arts Classes or Kids' Birthday Party at Pride Martial Arts / Karate For Kids (Up to 81% Off)

Pride Martial Arts / Karate For Kids

Multiple Locations

All-ages training center helps students hone self-defense skills, discipline, and fitness through classes in karate and tae kwon do

$125 $28

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Open-Play Paintball for Two, Four, or Six with Equipment, Paintballs, and T-Shirts at Wacky Warriors (50% Off)

Wacky Warriors

Wacky Warriors

Warriors fire 100 paintballs and dodge their opponents during open-play bouts on nine fields

$60 $30

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12 or 24 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Cage Fitness Classes at Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc. (Up to 60% Off)

Kelly's Championship Martial Arts, Inc.

Fenton

Fitness instructors lead fast-paced boxing, kickboxing, and cage fitness classes that build strength and endurance in an upbeat atmosphere

$25 $12

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$35 for $70 Worth of Services at Pro-Fit Personal Training

Pro-fit Personal Training

Maryland Heights

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

$70 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit North County (65% Off)

Crossfit North County

Hazelwood

Level-one CrossFit trainers teach students the principles of the constantly varied, functional movements

$120 $42

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$23 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — NTA

Nta

Gladstone

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

$50 $23

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from Crossfit 636 Llc (65% Off)

Crossfit 636

Arnold

From the merchant: CrossFit features functional movements that beginners can learn.

$130 $46

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Two Nights of Camping with Optional Float Trip at Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park (Up to 55% Off)

Meramec Valley Campground & RV Park

Cuba

Campsites with or without water and electricity; relaxing float trips down the Meramec River aboard canoes

$56 $25

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Property Location When you stay at Holiday Inn CoCo Key Sports Complex in Kansas City, you'll be in the suburbs and minutes from Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium. This family-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Harry S. Truman National Historic Site and Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 369 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. 32-inch high-definition televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include desks and coffee/tea makers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail. Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities DonÂ’t miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including a water park (surcharge), an indoor pool, and a waterslide. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Dining Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Kansas City? This hotel has 17000 square feet (1579 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.
9103 E 39th St.
Kansas City,
MO
US
Above all else, Bikram Yoga emphasizes personal growth and development?not competition and comparison. That means newcomers are welcome to attend alongside experienced practitioners. Although the sessions at Bikram Yoga St. Louis may seem like a more physical challenge at first, the goal is for students to recognize and strengthen the connection that exists between the mind, body, and spirit. This progress does bolster physical fitness, but also creates a restorative and relaxing experience. ####What is class like? Every 90-minute session consists of the exact same sequence of [two breathing exercises and 26 standing and seated asanas](http://yogastlouis.com/class-info/bikram-yoga-postures/). These physically demanding postures use deep bends and twists to work muscle groups and organ systems throughout the body, pushing oxygenated blood where it's needed most and building strength and stamina. If you're having trouble with any pose, that's no problem: the instructors can recommend slight modifications. For more advice, [visit the studio's website](http://yogastlouis.com/new-students/faq/). ####Why is the studio so hot? The instructors heat the practice space to sweat-inducing levels for each class, increasing circulation and aiding in the release of toxins. In addition to loosening tight muscles?which allows students to sink deeper into each stretch?this heat also has profound mental benefits. The extra challenge encourages attendees to focus on each posture's alignment and orientation while learning how to accept the heat, concentrate on breathing, and practice a calmer mental state. After class, separate changing rooms with showers are available for those looking to refresh themselves. ##Groupon Celebrates Women in Business In honor of Women?s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse. [Shop the Women in Business collection.](http://www.groupon.com/occasion/women-owned-business)
6614 Clayton Road #188
Saint Louis,
MO
US
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett 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. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise. Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
2764 S Campbell Ave
Springfield,
MO
US
Under the oppressive heat of the Missouri sun, rafts and their passengers float atop the languid current of Coyote Creek as it traces a 900-foot perimeter around Adventure Oasis Water Park's flooded playscape. The sprawling park offers a respite from the summer swelter with water activities and attractions for guests of all ages, highlighted by three towering slides, including the Sidewinder—a 308-foot raft slide—and the Scorpion, a tube slide that emulates passage through a cosmic wormhole or gigantic piece of penne pasta with a 197-foot plunge. The chutes bottom out in a placid pool, where guests can catch their breath or scale Cactus Climb, a climbing wall that hangs over the water. As grownups relax in a deck dotted with striped parasols, younger guests can run amok at Halfpint Paradise, a smaller playground stationed in a shallow pool. A 25-yard lap pool with multiple lanes awaits more serious swimmers at Roadrunner Pass, which also boasts a diving board for those looking to perfect their swan-dive form or execute the world's first pool cannonball that actually explodes. In addition to free-range fun, Adventure Oasis's friendly waters host swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs.
2100 Hub Dr
Independence,
MO
US
When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it?s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they?ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless. The academy?s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance?some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III?but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers? misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.
1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
US
When Ruthann Zentner began studying yoga, she soon realized that its focused breathing, emphasis on enhancing flexibility, and core-strengthening poses could help people of any age achieve mental and physical wellness. Throughout her yoga journey, she spent time working with Shakta Khalsa, a renowned children's yoga instructor, which inspired her to educate children through engaging stories and kid-friendly yoga classes as a certified yoga storyteller. Within the teal-green walls and dark wood floors of the studio, kids limber up while having fun during yoga-centered games, working off the stresses of filing lemonade-stand taxes. Adult students learn the basics in beginner-level yoga classes, or strengthen their cores and improve their balance in PiYo, which merges elements of Pilates and yoga into high-intensity routines. For her older students and those unable to do floor work, she partners poses with four-legged props in chair yoga. Ruthann also trained under Sadie Nardini, an empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert, and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader, and received training in ZenBarre, which combines strength, flexibility and cardio. At The Zen Zone she strives to share the latest trends and practices in yoga and Pilates with her students.
413 NW Murray Rd.
Lees Summit,
MO
US
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