Classes in Nipomo

Up to 58% Off Painting Class with Wine

Wine and Design Orcutt

Orcutt

$43 $19

In a laid-back setting, students sip wine and follow the lead of a local artist as they recreate a featured painting; materials included

Up to 62% Off Fitness Classes at Valley Alternative Healing

Valley Alternative Healing

Solvang

$77 $29

Classes include Buns & Guns, which combines strength training and cardio, restorative yoga, and EnLighten Up yoga for mind, body, and spirit

50% Off Aerial Classes at Better Days Yoga

Better Days Yoga

Goleta

$18 $9

Circus hammock supports beginner & advanced yoga students as they perform traditional postures for flexibility, strength, & alignment

Up to 81% Off Yoga Classes

Sino West Performing Arts

Downtown Goleta

$100 $29

Vinyasa-style classes have students flowing between poses in a spacious studio with soft flooring

52% Off Beginner Mosaic Workshop 52%

Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art

Santa Barbara

$165 $79

Groups of 12 or fewer adults learn to use tools, tiles, and grout to create a 9”x9” mosaic.

Up to 55% Off Dance-Fitness Classes at Westside Dance

Westside Dance

Santa Barbara

$30 $15

Group fitness classes fuse ballet, cardio dance, free weights, and stretching for a rhythmic, well-rounded workout

66% Off Gyrotonic or Active Isolated Stretching Sessions

Karen Burka at Gyrotonic

Santa Barbara

$210 $72

Gyrotonic exercises borrows movements from dance, tai chi, and yoga

88% Off at Yasa Yoga

Yasa Yoga

Oak Park

$170 $19.99

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Husband-and-wife team of yogis guides students through series of poses in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

Up to 56% Off Teen and Adult Painting Classes

The Woods Art Studio & Classes

Santa Barbara

$20 $11

In an eclectic outdoor studio, teens practice their painting skills while adults pair their lessons with a glass of wine

Up to 50% Off Classes at Barre 101

Barre 101

Multiple Locations

$95 $49

60-minute barre classes combine cardio with muscle-sculpting moves to tone the entire body while blasting calories

Up to 79% Off Yoga Classes

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Santa Barbara Downtown

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

Up to 60% Off Muay Thai Boxing Classes

Tigran Manukyan Muay Thai Boxing

Redeem from Home

$150 $60

Learn muay thai moves that alleviate stress at a 1-on-1 setting that teaches traditional martial-arts values & modern training techniques

64% Off Dance Classes

Dance Fever Professionals

Santa Barbara

$70 $25

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Up to 80% Off Dance or Drumming Classes

Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara

Capoeira Batuque

$100 $20

Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

50% Off Personal Training

Corps Progression

On Location

$100 $50

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Up to 73% Off Dance Classes

World Dance Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Downtown

$100 $29

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

53% Off Week of Music Summer Camp

Girls Rock SB

Santa Barbara

$425 $200

The music camp, open to girls ages 7-15, blends music lessons and original songwriting into a jam-packed week, culminating in a showcase

Up to 79% Off Classes at CrossFit Carpinteria

CrossFit Carpinteria

Carpinteria

$75 $19

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CrossFit classes enhance strength, agility, and speed with constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity

Up to 73% Off Group Exercise or Personal Training

U R Ready Fitness

Riverlakes ranch community park

$360 $99

Work out one-on-one with trainer Yvonne, or grab a few friends for a small group training session

Up to 70% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Next Step Crossfit

Bakersfield

$99 $39

Motivating staff includes police officers and certified instructors; multifaceted classes eschew the boredom of typical cardio workouts

65% Off Personal Training

Daniel Church Personal Training

Bakersfield

$200 $70

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Up to 91% Off Online Guitar or Bass Lessons 

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

Up to $141 Off at Inner Bodyworks Yoga Studio

Inner Bodyworks Yoga

Downtown Bakersfield

$200 $59

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Instructors lead students of all abilities through traditional postures and breathing exercises in a sunlit studio

50% Off Personal Trainer

Flex Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$100 $50

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Arthur Murray Dance Studio – Up to 59% Off

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$150 $65

Trained and certified dance instructors guide students through styles such as the cha-cha, waltz, or jitterbug in private and group lessons

51% Off Photography Classes

The Creator's Image Photo

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$180 $88

Enjoy a half-day photo experience with Ventura's 2013 "Raw Artist's Photographer of the Year"

Up to 50% Off Personal Training Classes

VCF3 Personal & Cross Training Gym

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$125 $63

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50% Off Music Lessons

Mountain Dog Musicworks

Oak View

$30 $15

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

Up to 80% Off Boot Camp Classes at Seaside Outdoor Fitness

Seaside Outdoor Fitness

San Buenaventura (Ventura)

$195 $39

60-minute outdoor fitness boot camps tone muscles and torch fat with methods including HIIT, power-cardio and resistance training

Up to 64% Off Private Training Sessions

The Studio

Ventura

$260 $99

Certified personal trainer helps clients of all levels reach individual fitness goals; emphasis on technique, safety, and accountability

Up to 50% Off Family Fitness Classes

Fit Fusion Family Studio

Santa Paula

$49 $25

Two separate-but-neighboring fitness rooms allow diverse instructors to meet the fitness needs of adults and children

Up to 83% Off Custom Family-Cookbook Tools

The Great Family Cookbook Project

Online Deal

$99.95 $19.99

The software compiles family recipes, photos, and stories and transforms them into full-color cookbooks with custom layouts and covers

Up to 79% Off Personal Training and Nutritional Analysis

Goalcut Fitness And Lifestyle Solutions

On Location

$80 $25

Multi-certified personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to help develop a routine to maximize strength, conditioning, and performance

Up to 71% Off Kids' Dance Class at Premier Dance Studio

Premier Dance Studio

Oxnard

$85 $25

Students explore styles such as ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop with expert instructors, building confidence, discipline, and strength

Up to 82% Off CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Gravis

CrossFit Gravis

Oxnard

$320 $59

Dedicated Level 1–certified instructors emphasize variety and intensity with vigorous functional fitness workouts and Olympic weightlifting

Up to 80% Off at Strong and Steady CrossFit

Strong and Steady CrossFit

Oxnard

$387 $79

Seasoned trainers challenge exercisers in intense, varied CrossFit classes

Up to 72% Off a Wine Class or Dinner at Giessinger Winery

Giessinger Winery

Multiple Locations

$130 $65

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Best Tasting Room in Santa Barbara by the U.S. Commerce Association in 2013 offers wine and winemaking classes and a five-course dinner

Up to 77% Off Kickboxing and MMA Classes

Camarillo Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness

Camarillo

$160 $45

Cardio-kickboxing classes include total-body workouts that can improve strength, coordination, and flexibility

78% Off Boot-Camp Classes

805 Pro Proformance

Camarillo

$115 $25

Choose from classes such as Baby Boomer Bootcamp, Core Stretch Fusion, Function Fitness, and Turbo Kick

51% Off One-Month Membership at CrossFit Camarillo

CrossFit Camarillo

Camarillo

$120 $59

Become healthier and stronger during 30-minute workouts that integrate functional strength training and high-intensity cardio

79% Off Personal Training

Fit Training

Camarillo

$200 $42

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65% Off Personal Training

Red Rocks Health & Human Performance

Camarillo

$210 $74

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

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes

The Pilates Studio Fitness & Wellness Center

Newbury Park

$100 $39

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Coaches motivate clients toward fitter physiques in small group classes such as TRX, and Pilates Reformer

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Custom Workouts might feel a bit smaller than your average chain gym—that's part of its appeal. The private setting allows gym-goers to work out on top-notch equipment without feeling intimated or overwhelmed. Staying true to its commitment to the individual, the gym also offers personal training with a reasonable price tag. But those who crave the motivation of peers can opt for group classes such as Zumba and spinning.

2125 S Broadway
Santa Maria,
CA
US

Though Ardy Conway and her staff of certified trainers at Ardy's Pilates Studio work primarily with three apparatus—the Reformer, the Cadillac, and the chair—they are well equipped to weave more than 500 Pilates exercises into their custom workouts. Ardy draws on more than 20 years of experience as she and her team tailor private and semiprivate sessions to individual goals, such as relieving joint pain or improving at golf. The instructors also host group Reformer classes, which max out at six students to keep classes personal and allow competitive sextuplets to remain at the same fitness level.

580 Cypress St
Pismo Beach,
CA
US

In 1973, when Ramona Clayton was 19, she moved to Germany where she earned a PhD in molecular biology and worked with sterile medicines. But she also began making pottery—a hobby that would become her profession when she moved back to the United States in 2004. Rather than going through the licensing hassle necessary to work as a microbiologist in the States, she opened terramonary stoneware & porcelain, where, in addition to making stoneware and porcelain pieces to sell, she teaches others her craft. The studio's name—and Ramona's reason for returning to California—comes from her husband, Terry. Starting out as high-school sweethearts, they lost touch not long after graduation. After 22 years apart, Terry found her on the Internet, called her, and asked if she remembered him. She did. "He signed his love letters with 'Terramonary,' which is just an anagram of 'Terry' and 'Ramona'," she recalls. To Terry's delight, she thought it would be a catchy name for the business and even used her science know-how to break down the parts of the word into Latin and alchemic roots that symbolize the four elements. Ramona fires her long-lasting pieces in the kiln outside her studio, which sits on a concrete porch where she and her students also glaze their pieces. Inside, the wheels and workstations are in a separate area from her showroom, which brims with decorative pieces as well as plates, cups, and serving pieces that are safe for ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, and time machines. "My goal in life is to make pretty things useful—or useful things pretty," she says. "If it's too delicate or it's just decorative, people are afraid of it."

285 Bell Street
Los Alamos,
CA
US

Led by local artists, classes at Wine and Design Orcutt promote a strong sense of community and accessibility. The artwork for each class is chosen from a collection of more than 2,500 original paintings, all created by Wine and Design studio artists. After receiving a warm welcome and a paint brush, visitors sit in front of a blank canvas and follow step-by-step instructions from the session's artist, who paints along with them. At the end of the class, visitors marvel at their finished composition, which can add a bright, cheerful tone to walls in living rooms, bedrooms, and meat lockers. Sessions are available for both children and adults.

3420 Orcutt Rd Ste. 105
Orcutt,
CA
US

Walnut Pier Health Club's cardio and strength equipment is utilized throughout 15 courses that get bodies moving. The accommodating daily schedule begins at 4:30 a.m. on weekdays, making it the ideal choice for fishermen who prefer to cast their hooks in outdoor heated pools that host aquatics classes. Stationary bike wheels rotate clients into healthy leg orbits during the Cycle classes; Zumba pumps Latin-inspired beats to inspire soaring heart rates; and myriad other aerobic classes usher members into the robust, perspirational world of fitness. In the on-site sauna, tuckered muscles recover and rest after vigorous workouts, energetic classes, and flexing for giggling courtesans.

803 E Walnut Ave
Lompoc,
CA
US

Success as a child actor depends almost as much on parents' managerial knowhow as it does on a kid's acting skills. During three-day weekend excursions at The Acting Camp—held at the more than 300-acre El Capitan Canyon—aspiring performers and their guardians develop their respective roles in each youngster's career. Under the tutelage of John D'Aquino – a veteran of hits like Seinfeld and _Hannah Montana_ – kids refine techniques such as auditioning on camera and improvising.

These sessions culminate in prepared scenes that groups of campers perform for casting directors, agents, and managers from networks like Nickelodeon and the CW. Beforehand, these insiders as well as parents of working child actors meet with parents to discuss the business end of the entertainment industry, where money and Beanie Babies exchange hands at a rapid rate. Amid all these career-focused activities, The Acting Camp leaves plenty of time for families to relax and bond with fellow attendees.

11560 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US