Activities in Morris


Martial-Arts Class Package or Ultimate Fitness Kickboxing Class Package at TM Martial Arts (Up to 84% Off)

TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students obliterate calories while honing self-discipline in hapkido, karate, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes

$81.85 $16

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$125 for a Paintball Outing for 10 with Gear and 10 Paint Grenades at Paint Pursuit Games ($310 Value)

Paint Pursuit Games

Seward

After training and mission briefing, you traverse wooded areas and other paintball battlefields filled with huts, bunkers, and natural cover

$310 $125

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One or Two Months of Group Fitness Classes with Four Personal Training Sessions at Beyond Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Beyond Fitness

Minooka

Instructors help students build tighter, healthier physiques through personal training and group fitness classes

$190 $79

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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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One Month of Unlimited Yoga, or 5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Sacred Path Yoga (Up to 69% Off)

Sacred Path Yoga

Shorewood

Yoga classes increase strength, flexibility, and peace of mind

$80 $29

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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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Two Dance Classes from J&K Elite Studio (65% Off)

J&k Elite Studio

Shorewood

From the merchant: A Professional Choreographer will teach technique, Jazz, & Hip Hop in a fun & safe environment!

$240 $84

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Wine Tasting for 4, 10, or 20 with 50% Off In-Store Purchases at WineStyles Shorewood (Half Off)

WineStyles Shorewood

Shorewood

Wine tasting and education event features instructor-led tasting of six wines; sessions focus on region or style

$40 $20

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$35 for Five Yoga Classes at Essence of Life ($75 Value)

Essence of Life

Shorewood

Regular and hot yoga classes encourage students of all abilities to develop strength, flexibility, and overall well-being

$75 $35

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Snocore Tour featuring Flyleaf, Adelitas Way and Framing Haney at Mojoes on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Snocore Ft. Flyleaf and Adelitas Way

Mojoes

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Texas alt-metal troup Flyleaf leads a lineup with Vegas rockers Adelitas Way, Framing Haney, and Fit For Rivals

$24.30 $12

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"Elvis Lives!" at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, February 21, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Elvis Lives!

Rialto Square Theatre

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Trio of Elvises each represent a different chapter of the King’s career in a show endorsed by Elvis Presley enterprises

$62.50 $37.50

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Super-Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$129 $64

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Three-Lap Drive or Ride-Along in an Exotic Supercar on a Real Racetrack from Xtreme Xperience (Up to 50% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

Drive exotic cars like a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan, Audi, and more at high speeds on a professional racetrack

$259 $129

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Low-Impact Open-Play Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight at CPX Sports (Up to 74% Off)

CPX Sports

Joliet

Combatants wage a paintball war on 15 themed fields with new low-impact markers, 250 paintballs per person, and protective face masks

$95 $25

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10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Apex Martial Arts and Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Apex Martial Arts and Fitness

Joliet

Instructors lead a packed, seven-day schedule of jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, and muay thai classes

$150 $39

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Single-Day Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership at the Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$12 $6

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Two, Four, or Six Boxing Personal Training Sessions at Round One Boxing and Fitness Center (Up to 78% Off)

Round One Boxing and Fitness Center

Joliet

Boxing Trainer helps clients beef up their skills in the ring with personal training sessions

$180 $49

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course (Up to 50% Off)

Prairie Bluff Public Golf Course

Lockport

Rounds for two or four on a par-72, bent-grass course stretches across nearly 240 acres with 10 water hazards and 40+ bunkers

$120 $65

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18-Hole Golf Simulator for Two or Four, or Two-Hour Swing or Short-Game Clinic at Golf 4 Groups (Up to 59% Off)

Golf 4 Groups

Crest Hill

Play an 18-hole round in the simulator or perfect your swing with a clinic

$70 $29

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Roller Skating and Arcade Tokens for Two, Four, or Eight at Family Fun Zone (Up to 69% Off)

Family Fun Zone

Crest Hill

Visitors conquer arcade games and roll around the skating rink under colorful lights

$47 $20

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18 Holes of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at The Links at Carillon (Up to 55% Off)

The Links at Carillon

Plainfield

Three nine-hole courses challenge golfers with beautiful bent-grass fairways, large greens, and signature Gauntlet hole on White Course

$110 $59

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Plainfield (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Plainfield

Multiple Locations

Instructor motivates group to achieve fitness goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that improve stamina, muscles, and burn fat

$150 $75

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3 Personal-Training Sessions with Dietary Consultation or 5 Yoga Sessions at David's Personal Training (83% Off)

David's Personal Training

Wheatland

Personal trainer develops exercise programs and dietary plans for clients, or teaches yoga, to help them achieve their fitness goals

$180 $30

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One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Personal Training Sessions at MPG Fitness LLC (Up to 79% Off)

MPG Fitness LLC

Plainfield

Personal trainers lead new members through workouts to prepare them for solo sessions inside a fully equipped gym

$185 $39

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Five, Ten, Twenty, or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

Martial arts classes burn calories and teach self-defense skills while boosting confidence and self-esteem

$50 $22

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One Month of Tae Kwon Do Training with Uniform for One or Two at World Champion Taekwondo (75% Off)

World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

Sixth-degree black belt and former Olympic coach helps students build strength, flexibility, discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

$199 $49

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30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Twist Yoga Lounge (Up to 76% Off)

Twist Yoga Lounge

Plainfield

Diverse calendar of classes includes power yoga, sculpting yoga with weights, yoga body bootcamp, slow flow, and yin yoga

$119 $29

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Four or Eight Sessions of Pilates Reformer Boot Camp or Eight Sessions of Pilates at RebL Fit (Up to 67% Off)

RebL Fit

Wheatland

Students challenge themselves with reformer Pilates bootcamp, or build impeccable posture and physique with chair and flexibility classes

$72 $25

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$120 $19

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Kickboxing or Fitness Classes at Rondi's SELF Fitness (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available.

Rondi's SELF Fitness

Oswego

Kickboxing sheds calories with emphasis on cardio; classes include boot-camp, yoga, spin, and Zumba

$120 $29

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5 or 10 Open-Bounce Visits at Bounce Town (Up to 48% Off)

Bounce Town

Oswego

Kids clamber through a 50-foot obstacle course, glide down slides, and jump about inside 20,000-square-foot facility

$47.50 $25

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$285 for Three 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Michael Camastro Golf Academy (Up to $285 Value)

Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

PGA teaching pro and his staff of aces groom untidy swings in private lessons with video swing analysis

$285 $70

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$116 for $210 Worth of Services at Dragon Fire Karate

Dragon Fire Karate

New Lenox

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

$210 $116

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30- or 60-Minute Batting-Cage Session at Pastime Sports Academy (Up to 50% Off)

Pastime Sports Academy

New Lenox

Iron Mike pitching machines can be controlled to throw different speeds at different angles for baseball and softball players all all levels

$20 $10

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$38 for $85 Worth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes at University of Ground Fighting

University Of Ground Fighting

New Lenox

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

$85 $38

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One or Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes and Tournament Ticket at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes blend elements of tae kwon do, hapkido, and kickboxing to deliver self-defense strategies and an intense workout

$35 $9

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$10 for $40 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Pulse Training Systems

Pulse Training Systems

New Lenox

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

$40 $10

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Private Pilot Course for One or Two at Chicagoland Aviation (50% Off)

Chicagoland Aviation

Romeoville

Learn the process to become a professional pilot and get hands-on experience in the cockpit of a Cessna aircraft

$299 $149

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Roller Skating with Pizza and Soda at USA Skate Center (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

USA Skate Center

Romeoville

Family-friendly rink rents out skates and rollerblades to groups of up to 10

$23 $12

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30- or 60-Minute Simulator Session with FAA-Certified Instructor at Chicago Premier Flight Training (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Premier Flight Training

Lewis University Airport

Redbird TD2 simulator recreates realistic flying conditions, and an FAA-certified instructor imparts aviation wisdom

$45 $22

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Ice-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Canlan Ice Sports (Up to 55% Off)

Canlan Ice Sports

Romeoville

Guests lace up rented skates and take to the ice during public-skating sessions held in this three-rink facility

$20 $10

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Basement of the Dead Visit for Two with Optional VIP Express Entry on Valentine's-Day Weekend (Up to 57% Off)

Basement of the Dead & Shattered 3D

Aurora

Visit a nightmarish basement and a 3D circus run by an evil clown at one of Chicagoland’s top-ranked haunted houses on February 13 or 14

$50 $25

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$59 for an 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart at Orchard Valley Golf Course ($138 Value)

Orchard Valley Golf Course

Aurora

One of Chicagoand’s most popular courses includes varied pars and diverse obstacles including wetlands, lakes, and even waterfalls

$138 $59

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Salsa Workshop or Five Group Ballroom-Dance Classes for One or Two at My Dance Hub (Up to 63% Off)

My Dance Hub

Aurora

Ballroom and Latin dance studio staffed by passionate instructors

$15 $9

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at FA Boot Camp (Up to 69% Off)

FA Boot Camp

Aurora

Former NFL player Anthony Parker leads boot-camp classes that combine activities such as kickboxing, circuit training, and dance

$159.95 $59

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$121 for $270 Worth of Services at Forever Fitness

Forever Fitness

Aurora

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

$270 $121

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Five or Ten Group Pilates or Yoga Classes at Core Value Pilates (Up to 61% Off)

Core Value Pilates

Aurora

Pilates and yoga help students develop core strength, muscular stability, balance, and mind-body awareness

$100 $39

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Roller-Skating Outing with Skate Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Aurora Roller Skate Center (Up to 51% Off)

Aurora Roller Skate Center

Aurora

Roller skates orbit polished wood rink at open skate, theme nights & DJ events

$24 $12

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Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$40 $20

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Ten or Twenty Kettlebell Classes at Synergy Kettlebell Training (Up to 86% Off)

Synergy Kettlebell Training

Multiple Locations

Low-impact lifting exercises force the arms, core, and legs to work in concert, building strength throughout the body

$200 $29

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150-Minute Putting and Chipping Clinic for One or Two at Ben Mutz Gold (Up to 88% Off)

Ben Mutz Golf

Bolingbrook

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience to help clients improve chipping, pitching, and putting

$300 $39

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Round of Golf for Two or Four, Plus Lunch or Dinner at Nest Bar & Grill at Bolingbrook Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

Play 18 holes on the 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green before enjoying lunch or dinner and drinks at onsite Nest Bar & Grill

$248 $129

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One Private 30-Minute Drum Lessons with DVD at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons (60% Off)

Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach timing, original beats, stick control, tricks, and advanced techniques

$25 $10

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Ice Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Rocket Ice Arena (Up to 58% Off)

Rocket Ice Arena

Bolingbrook

Skaters of all levels hone their moves during open skates while supporters cheer them on from lodge with fireplace, free WiFi & café

$18 $8

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Breathe, The Art of Yoga ($120 Value)

Breathe, The Art of Yoga

Bolingbrook

Passionate instructor guides students of all experience levels through basic yoga, Vinyasa Flow & meditation classes

$120 $39

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$34 for One 14-Day Fat Furnace Program at Heatwave Bootcamps ($187 value)

Heatwave Bootcamps

Mokena

Clients get fit with two-week fitness program that includes unlimited group training sessions and a specially designed nutritional plan

$187 $34

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$39 for 10 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio ($100 Value)

Mindful Movements Health & Fitness Studio

Mokena

Inviting studio’s Pilates classes tone cores, yoga classes quiet minds, and total-body-toning classes build full-body strength and endurance

$100 $39

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Women’s Kickboxing Classes at Randori Jiu-Jitsu (71% Off)

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Randori Jiu-Jitsu

Women learn muay Thai moves and other techniques during kickboxing classes that integrate self-defense tactics into intense workouts

$99 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Yoga at the Studio (Up to 84% Off)

Yoga at the studio

Multiple Locations

75-minute yoga classes flow through a series of yogic poses and breathing exercises

$120 $19

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$19 for One Private and One Group Dance Lesson at Fred Astaire Dance Studios ($135 Value)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

Studio cofounded by Fred Astaire trains students with a curriculum that breaks social dances down into easily combined components

$135 $19

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$20 for Two Weeks of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Family Martial Arts ($129 Value)

Family Martial Arts

Mokena

Instructors professionally trained in styles such as Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido teach kids and adults during classes

$129 $20

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Two or Five Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Windy City Arabians Training and Learning Center (Up to 47% Off)

Windy City Arabians Training and Learning Center

Homer Glen

Lessons for beginner through advanced riders teach grooming, tacking, and horsemanship in addition to riding instruction

$70 $37

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper on Saturday, August 8, at 7 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

Motley Crue

Allstate Arena

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On their final tour, Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars go out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$66.40 $49.50

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$14 for a Chicago Wolves AHL Hockey Game at Allstate Arena ($23 Value). Four Games Available.

Chicago Wolves

Allstate Arena

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The Wolves continue their pursuit of another Calder Cup during four upcoming home games at Allstate Arena

$23 $14

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Simply Yoga ($120 Value)

Simply Yoga

Lemont

Vinyasa-style yoga classes for all levels in a studio heated to 80–85 degrees for a detoxifying effect

$120 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform for One or Two at T-USA Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

T-USA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach tae kwon do and hapkido martial-art techniques that emphasize discipline and develop fitness

$165 $59

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Chicago Bears Non-Contact Instructional Youth Football Camps, Full or Half Day Option, Ages 6-14. 25 Locations.

Chicago Bears Youth Football Camps

Multiple Locations

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Chicago Bears players team up with USA Football-certified coaches to teach skills to young players during five-day camps

$259 $240

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Two Weeks or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit Rua (Up to 63% Off)

Crossfit Rua

Frankfort

Instructors aid others in burning calories with a system of intense functional exercises designed to prep for all physical activities

$48 $20

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$39 for One Month of Kids' Kung Fu Classes at Strike Back Fitness ($80 Value)

Strike Back Fitness

Frankfort Square

Martial-arts instructors build kids’ confidence, self-respect, discipline, and determination during kung fu classes for ages 7–12

$80 $39

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Cook Jambalaya, Muffulettas, and Other Mardi Gras Favorites

Creole Cooking Class

Downtown Naperville

Veronica Porter leads a hands-on workshop in making flavorful New Orleans-style dishes ideal for a Mardi Gras celebration

$40

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League Season Membership Packages for One or Two at iCompete Tennis (Up to 55% Off)

iCompete Tennis

Western Suburbs

Junior players hone their match play with season-long memberships in an active tennis league

$80 $39

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$34 for $98 Worth of Dance Lessons — Raksanna Productions, Inc.

Raksanna Productions

Naperville

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

$98 $34

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Four-Hour Introductory Firearms Package or an Eight-Hour Training Class at Law Weapons & Supply (Up to 70% Off)

Law Weapons & Supply

Naperville

Through classroom and live training, instructors teach defense and firearm basics, such as proper stance, handling, storage and cleaning

$199 $59

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10 Zumba or Dance-Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Rhythmaxdance (Up to 74% Off)

Rhythmaxdance

Naperville

Dance-based fitness classes combine Latin, Bollywood, and hip-hop moves, creating cardio workouts from simple, dynamic choreography

$150 $39

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Two Belly-Dance Classes for One, or One or Two Belly-Dance Classes for Two at Eastern Fire Belly Dance (Up to 58% Off)

Eastern Fire Belly Dance

Naperville

Former ACE-certified aerobics instructor teaches a modernized style of belly dance that focuses on unity and camaraderie among dancers

$30 $15

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10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sundari Power Yoga (Up to 76% Off)

Sundari Power Yoga

Naperville

Vinyasa-inspired yoga classes, including yoga sculpt and yoga boot camp, tone bodies within an intimate, heated studio

$120 $29

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1 or 2 Months of Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at American Martial Arts Academy - Naperville (Up to 77% Off)

American Martial Arts Academy - Naperville

Naperville

Students of all ages hone self-defense skills & develop confidence, respect, and discipline under award-winning Master Jae Hyeon Jeon

$216 $49

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Four Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Top Level Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Top Level Fitness

Burlington Northern Industrial Park

Instructors lead groups through high-intensity boot-camp workouts designed to torch fat, sculpt muscles, and improve well-being

$249 $39

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One, Two, or Three Months of Yoga and Group Fitness Classes at Power Edge Yoga Fitness (Up to 69% Off)

Power Edge Yoga Fitness

Naperville

Students burn calories, strengthen muscles, and stretch limbs during a variety of fitness-focused group classes

$59 $20

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Janée Matteson is a little wary of technology. The more ubiquitous it becomes, she finds, it has more potential to keep kids indoors (a trend she has dubbed “acute nature deficit disorder”). Janée, whose family’s roots have been growing in Morris for nearly 200 years, basically spent her entire childhood outside, learning fur trapping and duck hunting with her father on the banks of the Illinois River. So in addition to her deep passion for the outdoors, founding Kayak Morris was largely inspired by doing whatever she could to help kids, their families, and domesticated teddy bears spend more time in nature.

Kayak Morris offers kayak and canoe lessons, and in addition, patrons can borrow their largely new fleet for leisurely trips along the Illinois River, Mazon River, or Illinois and Michigan Canal, which are home to wildlife such as great-blue herons, bald eagles, coyotes and red-tailed hawks. The staff also lead guided ecotours, which teach kids and adults about natural resources and what they can do to preserve and protect them for future generations. Family-focused private campgrounds is adjacent to the State Park along the rivers’ sandy shores invite groups to stay for monthly Glampouts (glamorous campouts) and spend their days taking advantage of potluck dinners, hiking, fishing, bike rentals, or guided kayak tours and to spend their nights watching a movie on Morris’ outdoor projection screen as campfires crackle nearby.

110 Pine St
Morris,
IL
US

Joe Montalto was riding high after his first-place finish in the Illinois state wakeboarding championship. It was one step away from national recognition and sponsorship, and he hit the water hard to prepare. Joe was mastering a front flip 180 when he missed the wake and landed in the flat water, tearing his ACL and ending any chance he had at competing professionally. After such a career-altering accident, no one would have blamed him for leaving the sport, but he defied expectation. After years of rehabilitation with his wakeboard, Joe still rides the water regularly and spends each summer inducting new riders into the sport he loves with his company, Ride Lab Wakeboard School. He and his cousin, Cody Jarosch, lead groups onto the water to catch their first jump inside the wake. He also coaches competitive boarders for more serious competition, hosts summer camps, coaches collegiate clubs in between private lessons, and demos Ronix gear for anyone. In addition to his wakeboard lessons, Joe designs clothing bearing Ride Lab's insignia and shoots and edits film for his riders.

401 Ottawa Street
Morris,
IL
US

Not far from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a forest, where a different kind of commotion takes place. This is Paint Pursuit Games, a sprawling paintball field. Here, players duck around thick trees and dig their feet into rolling terrain for a truly immersive battle experience. Manmade bunkers offer shelter, bridges and towers loom overhead, and abandoned huts give players a place to catch their breath or keep lookout. Teams can choose from a variety of different paintball missions, including one in which they try to escort one member, their general, to safety.

2490 Van Dyke Rd
Minooka,
IL
US

Costumed actors hide inside Heaps Haunted Corn Maze, ready to scare all those who dare enter. Alternatively, the flashlight maze is completely unhaunted and challenges visitors instead with a series of dead ends, switchbacks, and branching paths that they must navigate armed only with a flashlight. After walking through the maze of their choice, guests can unwind during a half-hour moonlight tractor ride, staying in the mood by singing the Scooby-Doo theme song under their breath.

4853 U.S. Hwy. 52
Minooka,
IL
US

Chicago Premier Boat Rental & Leasing's team helps their customers experience the joys of water sports without having to purchase their own vessel. With hourly rentals and leasing options, the team of boating enthusiasts hands groups the controls of 21-foot Regal 2100 LSRs, which boast 250-horsepower gas engines, open bows, and satellite radios tuned to the area's best carp DJs.

As the vessels speed along the Des Plaines River, water-sport equipment such as skis and tubes lets trailing passengers skim across the water's surface. Captains can navigate past the McKinley Woods County Forest Preserve or venture toward Lake Michigan. Additionally, Chicago Premier Boat Rental & Leasing's fleet of Cessna planes can help a new pilot sail through the sky with the ease of the fish who invented the jetpack.

24045 West Front Street
Channahon,
IL
US

Rick Todd, the founder of Chicago Premier Flight Training, leads a squad of six FAA-certified flight instructors, who together have accumulated more than 20,000 hours of flight time. From their home base at Lewis University Airport, the team imparts students with every level of flight instruction, from learning the basic instruments and safety procedures to executing advanced in-air maneuvers to dodge lost balloons. Practical lessons take place in one of two 1979 Cessna aircrafts—each equipped with modern avionics such as GPS and satellite weather. Additionally, students can earn pilot hours from the safety of solid ground within the Redbird TD2 simulator, which recreates realistic flying conditions without real-life annoyances such as rookie copilots pointing out all the clouds shaped like potatoes.

Des Plaines River (Interstate 55)
Channahon,
Illinois
US