Classes in Missouri

10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Santé Fitness & Wellness at the Chase Park Plaza (Up to 70% Off)

Santé Fitness & Wellness at the Chase Park Plaza

Chase Park Plaza

Fitness classes include boot camp, yoga, cycling, Zumba, TRX, and other cardio and stretching classes

$150 $49

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One- or Three-Month Membership to Curves (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Curves

Multiple Locations

Experienced trainers watch over gym-goers using hydraulic resistance machines designed exclusively for female fitness needs

$49 $25

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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Three Private 30-Minute Lessons at Columbia Academy of Music (Up to 47% Off)

Columbia Academy of Music

Downtown Columbia

Accomplished musicians instruct pupils in instrument basics, musical styles, or audio-production fundamentals in series of 30-minute lessons

$66 $35

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or 6 Drop-in Classes at Core Balance Yoga Center in Lee's Summit (Up to 65% Off)

Core Balance Yoga Center

Lee's Summit

Students of all fitness levels are welcome to build strength, flexibility, and endurance, while learning to relieve stress

$85 $30

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Yoga or Pilates Classes or Private Lessons at Pilates & Yoga for Life (Up to 77% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilates & Yoga for Life

O'Fallon

During yoga classes, students hold a series of flowing poses that enhance flexibility; Pilates classes build core strength

$150 $39

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BYOB Mosaic Class for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Mosaics, Crayon Art, or Other Classes at My Handyworks

My Handyworks

Saint Charles

Build your own mosaic, creating everything from a lighthouse to mountain ranges

$60 $29

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Six Drop-In Group Classes or One Private Lesson at Just Dancing West (Up to 60% Off)

Just Dancing West

Saint Charles

Customers can enjoy learning ballroom, swing, and Latin dancing

$60 $30

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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio (Up to 46% Off)

The Mona Lisa Fine Arts Studio

Bonner Springs

Artist, world-traveler, and entrepreneur Suzanne Hern invites guests to her studio to sip on wine, get creative, and have fun

$35 $19

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Five Personal Training Sessions at Craig Grimm Fitness (65% Off)

Craig Grimm Fitness

Florissant

Certified personal trainer specializes in developing weight-loss and goal-orientated training programs

$125 $44

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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

College Skyline

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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10 or 15 Classes at Bikram Yoga Chesterfield (Up to 81% Off)

Bikram Yoga Chesterfield

Chesterfield

Certified Bikram-yoga instructors impart 24 beginner-friendly poses and 2 breathing exercises in a room filled with toxin-ousting heat

$140 $29

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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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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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One Month of Boxing or Kickboxing Classes with Optional Bodywise Boot Camp at The Boxing Gym (Up to 70% Off)

The Boxing Gym

Ballwin

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

$59 $29

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One Month of Ballet Classes for One or Two Children at Luzicka Ballet LLC (Up to 60% Off)

Luzicka Ballet LLC

Northland

Children aged 4–10 participate in classical-style ballet classes, separated by age; instructors with extensive ballet careers

$50 $22

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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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Healthy Lifestyle Workshops for Fitness and Weight Loss or One 8-Week Boot Camp at Bikini Mindset (Up to 63% Off)

Bikini Mindset

Smithville

Work with personal trainers and nutritionists during workouts or workshops to work toward healthy, sustainable weight-loss

$40 $15

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One-Year of Online Acting Class Membership from iActingStudios.com (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

iActingStudios.com

Blue Valley

Top Hollywood Master teachers lead online acting classes, covering acting technique, auditions, monologues, and scene study

$479.90 $199

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One Week of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes for One with Loaner Hand Wraps & Gloves at Title Boxing Club (89% 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 $9

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot Camp Classes from PowerFit Bootcamp (Up to 80% Off)

PowerFit Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

Trainers motivate exercisers to tackle routines of calisthenics, plyometrics, and resistance training

$99 $29

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20 Fitness Classes at UnEarth Strength (65% Off)

Crossfit Unearth

Affton

The benefits of one-on-one personal training at a fraction of the cost; classes led by Joe and Mandy Fleming

$250 $88

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes, or 12 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Ageless Yoga (Up to 50% Off)

Ageless Yoga

Nixa

Studio offers hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative classes to students of all ages and experience levels

$96 $48

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$20 for One Intro Pole Fitness, Chair Moves, Polga, and Double Play Fitness Class at FIMB the Stiletto Gym ($44 Value)

FIMB the Stiletto Gym

Multiple Locations

Flirty fitness classes incorporate classic burlesque props and costumes, poles, and chairs in the quest for total-body fitness

$44 $20

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Cardio or Adult MMA Classes at Fit or Fight (Up to 66% 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 $13

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5, 10, or 20 Group Classes at ZFit Studio(Up to 50% Off)

ZFit Studio

Fenton

Instructors lead energetic Zumba, yoga, and R.I.P.P.E.D. sessions, as well as high-intensity workouts focused on toning abs and glutes

$35 $17.50

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Two, Four, or Six One-on-One Personal Training Sessions at Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC (Up to 74% Off)

Healthy Lifestyles with Maurie, LLC

Brentwood

A personal trainer tailors exercises to individual goals such as weight loss or injury rehabilitation

$150 $39

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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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One-Month CrossFit or Sports Performance Package at CrossFit Lemont (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Lemont

Lemont

CrossFit workouts encompass weightlifting, cardio drills, and gymnastics; sports performance classes improve athletic abilities

$250 $99

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Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Cerberus (Up to 56% Off). Three Options Available.

CrossFit Cerberus

Grain Valley

An ever-changing array of functional movements and interval training exercises push students to their limit, improvimg strength and stamina

$100 $49

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Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Complete Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Complete Fitness

Crystal City

Trainer motivates clients, helping them achive fitness goals through cardio and abdominal workouts that increase endurance and burn fat

$140 $39

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6 or 12 Women's Fitness Classes at Foxy Fit Studios (Up to 53% Off)

Foxy Fit Studios

Bridgeton

Skilled instructros lead classes ranging from pole-dancing and yoga to stiletto fitness to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

$55 $27

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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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Four Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at barre3 ( 51% Off)

barre3

Des Peres

The barre3 workout combines yoga, Pilates, and the ballet barre to develop lean muscles, burn calories, and improve posture

$80 $39

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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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BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at Hook Gallery & Framing (Up to 56% Off)

Hook Gallery & Framing

Kansas City

BYOB painting session encourages students to create original masterpieces with expert instruction, free-flowing brushstrokes, and wine

$50 $22

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2-Hour Simulated Space Mission for Two or Four at Challenger Learning Center in Ferguson (Up to 60% Off)

Challenger Learning Center

St. Louis

Visitors play the role of astronauts, scientists, and engineers through a two-hour simulated space mission to the Moon, Mars, or a comet

$30 $12

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$250 for $500 Worth of Personal Training at Czech Us Out

Czech Us Out

Springfield

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

$500 $250

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Concealed Carry or Basic Pistol Class for One or Two at Tactical Simulation Solutions (Up to 54% Off)

Tactical Simulation Solutions

Independence

Police officers cover the state requirements for Kansas and Missouri, including classroom modules, a written test, and range qualifications

$125 $59

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One- or Two-Month Membership or 10 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 75% Off)

Curves

Keene Estates

30-minute circuit workouts for women intersperse weight-training with 60 seconds of aerobics; 30-minute Zumba classes teach aerobic dance.

$167 $49

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10 or 15 Yoga Classes at The Zen Zone (Up to 69% Off)

The Zen Zone

Lee's Summit

Instructors help students of all levels balance their physical and mental well-being with heated, gentle, and athletic yoga classes

$120 $39

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One or Three Months of Weekly One-Hour Dance Classes at The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet (Up to 64% Off)

The Art Of Dance And Classical Ballet

O'Fallon

Family-owned business with a 54-year history offers classes such as tumbling, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and ballet for students of all ages

$54 $20

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Five Fitness Classes at Recalibrate Fitness (65% Off)

Recalibrate Fitness

St. Charles

We offer an effective & structured workout that will include strength, cardio, and core-strengthening movements.

$125 $44

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14-Day, 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

$99 $39

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

Vitality Spa and Studio - Leisure

Florissant

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

$100 $59

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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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$99 for Month of Women's Fitness Classes and Four Personal-Training Sessions at TeamCurnow ($300 Value)

TeamCurnow

Liberty

Cross training, Zumba, Pilates fusion, adult ballet, and boot camp classes for beginner and advanced levels at a women-only fitness studio

$300 $99

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One or Two Month Gold Membership Packages for Up to Six People at The Proving Ground (Up to 78% Off)

The Proving Ground

Fenton

Enjoy full access to the gym with up to six family members; personal training session included with each option

$320 $89

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10 or 15 Boot Camp Fitness Classes at GSG Fitness Studio (Up to 79% Off)

GSG Fitness Studio

Hazelwood

Fitness trainer with PhD in molecular biology leads intense twice-weekly fitness classes designed to tighten and tone bodies

$250 $59

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$39 for 12 Foundation Classes at NKC CrossFit ($120 Value)

NKC CrossFit

Gladstone

CrossFit coaches lead students of all ages and abilities through the program's foundational skills and functional movements

$120 $39

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10 Dance-Fitness Classes at 417 Rage Fitness (73% Off)

417 Rage Fitness

Nixa

Have fun and get fit with the hottest group fitness classes in town by Beachbody and Les Mills

$30 $8

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Three or One 50-Minute Personal Training Sessions at Your Wellness Element (Up to 62% Off)

Your Wellness Element

Dummy Address

Personal trainers help instill healthy habits and fat-burning fitness regimens

$210 $80

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$29 for Five-Week Boot Camp Session from NowFitness ($75 Value)

NowFitness

Multiple Locations

Certified trainers lead groups through energetic and creative combinations of cardio and strength-training routines in local parks

$75 $29

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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 $48

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Brickhouse Cardio Club (Up to 61% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club

Troy

Classes include belly dancing, Piloxing, Zumba, and boot camp

$50 $25

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$39 for 12 Boot-Camp and CrossFit Sessions at Crossroads Bootcamp ($300 Value)

Crossroads Bootcamp

Hospital Hill

One-hour boot-camp and CrossFit sessions and 30-minute CrossFit Express classes offered weekly present varied workouts

$300 $39

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Two Beginning Knitting Classes for One or Two at Kirkwood Knittery (Up to 66% Off)

Kirkwood Knittery

St. Louis

Students learn to work with knit and purl stitches during beginning knitting classes in two sessions over two weeks

$45 $18

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5 or 10 Women's Fitness Classes at Fusion Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Fusion Fitness

Springfield

Fitness classes such as piloxing blend Pilates, boxing, and dance while burning calories, toning torsos, and increasing endurance.

$50 $25

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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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Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions or One Month of Training at Limitless Strength Solutions (Up to 87% Off)

Limitless Strength Solutions

Limitless Strength Solutions

Personal trainer with more than eight years of experience specializes in weight loss, athletic and strength training, and nutrition

$200 $35

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One or Two Months of Guitar Lessons at Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC (63% Off)

Guitar Pedal Shoppe LLC

O'Fallon

Brick-and-mortar guitar shop that specializes in accessories also offers weekly lessons for students in all styles and genres

$165 $61

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$55 for 20 Classes at Dudas Fitness ($200 Value)

Dudas Fitness

St. Charles

Build endurance during boot camps, increase your flexibility during hatha yoga, or have fun and work out with musical Zumba classes

$200 $55

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Two Classes Per Week or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CF2 Premium Crossfit (Up to 67% Off)

CF2 Premium Crossfit

Saint Charles

Forgo boring cardio machines for a functional-movement workout that engages muscles throughout the entire body

$110 $39

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CrossFit Classes or Station-Based Training at CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Fig and Fig Fitness

Blue Springs

Students learn the basic movements of CrossFit during on-ramp class, can attend unlimited fitness classes for one or two months

$169 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps (Up to 76% Off)

No Excuses, Personal Training and Bootcamps

Florissant

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

$125 $35

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Assault Fitness LLC (Up to 87% Off)

Assault Fitness LLC

Chesterfield

Students build strength and stamina in challenging, varied 60-minute boot-camp classes

$300 $41

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10 or 20 Yoga Fusion or Get Fit Fusion Classes at Get Fit St. Louis LLC (Up to 76% Off)

Get Fit St. Louis LLC

Multiple Locations

Beginning and ending with yogic exercise, classes also address strength and cardio training

$100 $29

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$34 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at RAW Fitness ($69 Value)

RAW Fitness

Gladstone

60-minute boot-camp classes mix cardio work and calisthenics with flipping tires and swinging sledgehammers

$69 $34

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Five or Ten Group Dance Classes at Just Dancing (Up to 51% Off)

Just Dancing

Manchester

Experienced instructors help students of all ages and skill levels to learn the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, cha cha, salsa and swing dance

$50 $25

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10 Pilates Mat, Cardio, Flow, or Zumba Classes or 8 ON Ramp Intro Classes at Pilates 1901 (Up to 79% Off)

Pilates 1901

Kansas City

Exercisers in Pilates mat, cardio or flow sessions tighten cores, while intro to equipment training readies them for reformer or chair

$199 $42

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Ten Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at West-East Natural Healing (Up to 56% Off)

West-East Natural Healing

Warson Woods

Range of yoga disciplines including vinyasa flow, gentle yoga, and kundalini help to relax minds and strengthen bodies

$120 $55

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 12 Drop-In Yoga Classes at Essential Yoga (Up to 83% Off)

Essential Yoga

Springfield

Experienced yoga instructors lead a collection of more than 10 different classes, with sessions available every day of the week

$58 $20

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Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at A-Strong Stop (65% Off)

A~strong Stop

Lee'S Summit

Training that’s flexible with budgets, goals, schedules; includes four personal-training sessions and free consultation

$150 $53

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$99 for a Conceal-Carry Class for One at Midwest Personal Protection ($200 Value)

Midwest Personal Protection

Saint Charles

The course covers handgun safety, basic handling and the laws of carrying; includes a live firing test

$200 $99

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Two, Four, or Six 60-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at HeadStrong Fitness LLC (Up to 59% Off)

HeadStrong Fitness LLC

St. Peters

After discussing their personal fitness and wellness goals, clients work one-on-one with a trainer to achieve them

$80 $39

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5 or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Pilates + Yoga Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Pilates + Yoga Studio

Chesterfield

Studio specializing in mindful movement offers reformer Pilates classes, which focus on underused muscles with Pilates exercises on machines

$183 $75

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Even as a 4-year-old growing up in Honolulu, Vee Osborne was drawn to Hawaiian shamanism and the Huna philosophy, which stresses the balance of the mind, body, and spirit through one?s actions. Her early passion for healing others led her down the path to becoming a hypnotherapist, reiki master, and ordained minister before she funneled her devotion to creating harmony and guiding others toward wellness into Plaza West Massage & Day Spa. Here, clouds of gentle music and the scent of essential oils greet her guests, who slip into robes and sip wine as they unwind. And Vee?s Hawaiian roots remain readily apparent, inspiring the spa?s potted palms, bamboo massages, pi?a-colada scrubs, and wall-sized pictures that bring Pacific beaches to Kansas.

Vee?s healing services go beyond relaxation, though. Her team of massage therapists kneads aching muscles with Swedish, trigger-point, and deep-tissue modalities, deepening their knot-fighting effect with volcanic stones and essential oils. After a body wrap with Dead Sea salts or a glycolic peel, guests can visit the two-tiered sauna or extend their rejuvenation with an energy-balancing reiki session. The spa also delves into treatments that rely on electronic frequencies, such as a tri-phasic resonator, which fights cellulite, or quantum electro-ionization, which aims to diminish blemishes rather than cover them up with white-out. Before heading home, clients can pick up body and facial products from Vee?s eponymous line, such as Island Essence hair products, complete with tropical scents.

1505 Westport Rd
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.
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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

Greg Beitling refused to stay idle while Americans' lifespans shortened due to obesity-related diseases. Instead, he founded Lit Fitness to help the community retool its approach to eating and exercise. The studio specializes in what they call Large Group Training, or LGT, which challenges students to intense regimens of calisthenics, weightlifting, and short bursts of cardio. Beitling draws upon certifications in personal training and strength-and-conditioning instruction to build workouts that maximize calorie burning and increase lean-muscle mass to help jump-start metabolisms. In addition to increasing their strength, endurance, energy, and flexibility, participants can win prizes such as cash and skinny jeans by tackling the goals they set along the way. Like a trip to the beach with a very modest mermaid, each camp lasts about 50 minutes and requires an ample supply of water and towels. Many of the studio's programs also include nutritional components, which range from healthy-eating workshops to meetings with a dietitian.

4420 S Noland Rd.
Independence,
Missouri
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 Bootybarre, 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