Sports in North Aurora

48% Off Sports Camp

Aurora

$25 $13

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44% Off Martial Arts

Aurora

$90 $50

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89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

75% Off at Brown's DragonFire Martial Arts

Downtown Aurora

$120 $30

Isshin-ryu karate classes focus on physical and mental strength

55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

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75% Off at World Champion Taekwondo

Multiple Locations

$199 $49

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

Up to 71% Off Martial Arts Classes

Oswego

$119 $39

Students gain discipline, confidence, self-defense skills, and winning attitudes under the tutelage of expert instructors

Up to 67% Off Swim and Tennis Series

Fontenaix

$335 $149

Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Naperville

$200 $29

Kids and adults alike learn aikido, judo, or jiu-jitsu from a team of seasoned martial arts instructors

Up to 60% Off Classes at United Martial Arts

Qigong - Naperville

$125 $50

Improve flexibility and strength while building discipline and self-confidence under the tutelage of a 9th degree blackbelt Grandmaster

55% Off One Month Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation

Lisle

$100 $45

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Up to 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

45% Off Five 30-minute Golf Lessons

Crystal Lawns

$275 $151

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Up to 60% Off Classes at Chikara Martial Arts Academy

Plainfield

$50 $25

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

Up to 66% Off at Rabito Golf Academy at Bolingbrook Golf Club

Bolingbrook

$175 $59

PGA professionals lead group clinics on a variety of topics, getting players ready for rounds on 7,104 yd. course with a true-island green

Up to 71% Off Round of Golf and Pitching Wedge

Bolingbrook Golf Club

$305 $89

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Designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest, course challenges players with seven lakes and a true island green; includes pitching wedge

Up to 64% Off at Michael Camastro Golf Academy

Bolingbrook Sports Dome

$130 $65

During private or group lessons golfers learn the basics of the game and polish existing skills with the guidance of a PGA professional

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

71% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

Bloomingdale

$135 $39

Kids' Brazilian jujitsu classes emphasize grappling as a last resort, and promote good sportsmanship and self-confidence first and foremost

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

Up to 50% Off at Western Acres Golf Course

Lombard

$56 $28

Unfurled across 3,051 yards, this par 35 nine-hole course incorporates linear bluegrass fairways, three ponds, and numerous sand traps

Up to 66% Off Golf-Simulation Session for 2 or 4

Lombard

$40 $19

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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Up to 75% Off Round of Golf at Carriage Greens Country Club

Darien

$158 $49

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Golfers cart past cattail-lined waterways that populate an 18-hole, par 70 course

Up to 80% Off Classes at Tiger Kwon's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

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

49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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Up to 71% Off Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

Up to 51% Off Group Round of Golf in Wood Dale

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

85% Off Putting Clinic at Ben Mutz Golf

Golf 4 Groups

$270 $40

Golf professional calls on more than 25 years of teaching experience and a SAM PuttLab system to help clients improve putting skills

59% Off Children's Self-Defense Class

Carpentersville

$109 $45

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2.5-hour basic self-defense and conflict-resolution course for kids and their parents

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Joliet

$150 $39

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

Up to 80% Off Class Package at TM Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$81.85 $19

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

Up to 53% Off Women’s Kickboxing Classes

DeKalb

$55 $27

Instructors teach women to master kick-and-punch combos in 90-minute kickboxing-and-conditioning classes

45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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Woodbine Golf Course - Up to 59% Off

Homer Glen

$122 $55

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Course designed by PGA pro Gordon Cunningham challenges golfers with bentgrass fairways, greens, and tees

Half Off Driving-Range Practice

Marengo

$30 $15

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20-stall practice range features target greens at 100, 150, and 200 yards

Up to Half Off Golf Practice at Chicago Players Club

Justice

$12 $6

Lighted, 26-acre complex features driving range and golf academy with grass, mats, heated covered tees, and two short game areas

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

Up to 50% Off Red Carpet Run

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

Runners dress up as their favorite TV, movie, or stage character before taking on a 5K or 10K course

Up to 85% Off Kids’ Gymnastics Classes

Multiple Locations

$131 $25

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Kids learn gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, or martial arts; tykes 5 and under cavort on inflatables and trampolines during open gym

Up to 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

50% Off Golf at Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

$156 $78

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Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

83% Off Golf VIP Pass at Silver Lake Country Club

Orland Park

$870 $189

VIP package includes 10 rounds at a 9-hole executive course, 5 group lessons, 10 buckets of range balls, and a hybrid golf club

Up to 67% Off Membership at Orland Martial Arts Academy

Orland Park

$100 $39

Master black belts with over 28 years of experiences teach ages four and up the discipline and skills of martial arts

57% Off at Title Boxing Club

Palos Park

$35 $15

Instructors whip bodies into shape with unlimited boxing and kickboxing workouts, such as Power Hour sessions that burn up to 1,000 calories

45% off Services

New Lenox

$210 $116

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55% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kids Classes

New Lenox

$85 $38

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When he cofounded his first sandwich shop in 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca planned to use his profits to pay his way through medical school. But the combination of quality ingredients and friendly service at the shop—then called Pete's Subway—proved so popular that nine years later, he and his partner found themselves in charge of 16 locations across Connecticut, and Fred left behind his doctoring plans for a career in business.

Today, Subway restaurants number more than 34,000 around the world—almost as many shops as there are sightings of Elvis buying cold cuts. At each location, staffers pile sliced ham, marinara-slathered meatballs, and other fillings into halved loaves of bread before customizing handhelds with tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and other healthy toppings plucked from chilled containers behind the counter. Salads free crisp veggies from bread's overprotective embrace, and crunchy baked chips or apple slices accompany entrees to tables. Subway's website also facilitates health-conscious eating by listing each item's nutrition information and fastest mile time online.

444 N Eola Rd
Aurora,
IL
US

The fleet-footed instructors at Vargo’s Dance impart ballroom-dancing skills to beginning or advanced students in custom private lessons and fun, social group classes. Whether students want to learn a variety of dance styles or just brush up their macarena, each lesson is customized to meet individual goals. In addition to styles ranging from the waltz to the hustle, Vargo's Dance offers body-toning Zumba classes for all ages and sizes. Classes are led by licensed instructor Tom Lafser, who lost more than 100 pounds himself through Zumba's fusion of upbeat music and Latin-inspired dance moves.

Sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows drenches the spacious studio as dancers sashay across pale hardwood floors. A long, high mirror allows students to check their form and ensure their tutus are on straight as instructors demonstrate techniques.

115 W State St
Geneva,
IL
US

Between constant pants and grunts, it can be tough to belt a few song lyrics. But at S&L Tri-Cycle Fit Studio, students strive to do just, spinning feverishly while singing into handheld microphones during karaoke cycling class. The musical motif carries over to the studio's other cycling classes, such as pedal parties, whose colored lights, thumping beats, and disco ball recreate the experience of a nightclub without the mean bouncer drawing mustaches on everyone's IDs.

All these unique class concepts sprout from the mind of owner Leslie Grosshauser, who's worked in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. In S&L, Leslie cultivates a place to get fit, have fun, and fulfill a competitive edge while experiencing plenty of variety—a key component to keeping routines fresh.

602 South 1st Street
Geneva,
IL
US

At YK Martial Arts, students train and learn in a rigorous yet supportive environment where instructors marry technique with the principles of respect, discipline, and compassion. A 6th dan black belt in tae kwon do and a 5th dan black belt in hapkido, Grandmaster Yong-ki Yoon leads a seasoned group of instructors. Classes can help develop the motor skills of children aged 3 and older and work with adults to challenge and improve flexibility, fitness, and energy levels.

1749 S Randall Rd.
Geneva,
IL
US

Breezes drift east off the Fox River and through the tree lines of Pottawatomie Golf Course, a spectacular layout recognized by Golf World as the No. 15 nine-hole course in America in 2010. The course traces its roots back to 1939, when legendary course architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. capitalized on the area's natural splendor to design a course that originally charged golfers a quarter to play and was best conquered by clubs made from stale baguettes.

Recently, the par 35 course has been the subject of a vigorous renovation, including efforts to reshape greens and preserve native habitats for the deer, foxes, and egrets that populate the grounds. These conservation efforts were rewarded in 1997, when Pottawatomie Golf Course became the first nine-hole course recognized as a fully certified sanctuary by Audubon International.

The course's picturesque conditions are on full display at the par-four third hole, where a curving fairway vanishes into the river and golfers must launch approach shots onto a water-surrounded green. After a day of fore-hollering fun, golfers can peruse the pro shop for the latest gear and clubs to replace irons that ran away to chase dreams of one day growing into a cell-phone tower.

Course at a Glance:

  • Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
  • Nine-hole, par 35 course
  • Length of 3,007 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 34.9 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 122 from the farthest tees
  • Bent-grass greens, blue-grass fairways
  • Scorecard

845 N 2nd Ave
Saint Charles,
IL
US

With its bare hands, Norris Recreation Center tears through the piecemeal membership and class fees that keep exercisers from traditional gyms, and flings open the doors to its modern facility. A gift from the St. Charles–native Norris family, the nonprofit establishment makes living healthier a viable option. Within its stone walls, five dedicated rooms bustle with the whir of cardio and weight-training equipment, and swimmers careen down the 12 lanes of the 50-meter pool during lessons, lap swims, and open pool time. The squeaks of pivoting sneakers peal off the racquetball court's walls, and twosomes, foursomes, and Billie Jean King's army of clones descend on the four tennis courts, which guests rent by the hour. Members can simmer in the center's saunas or whirlpool, or shuck off tension with a swedish, sport-injury, orthopedic, or deep-tissue massage before showering and retrieving their gym bags from complimentary lockers.

Trained instructors lead 13 free classes throughout the week, with diverse aerobic curricula that include cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. For individualized guidance, personal trainers coach clients out of workout plateaus. As parents work out, childcare professionals engage lads and lasses with interactive games, toys, and movies in the center's nursery, where kids build social skills and imagination while pretending to be heroic astronauts, firefighters, or accountants.

1050 Dunham Rd
Saint Charles,
IL
US