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Waukegan

$160 $80

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80% Off at Kingdom Fitness

Waukegan

$303 $60

Clients get unfettered access to fitness classes, boot camps, and the gym for one month

43% Off at Game On! Sports Camp 4 Girls

Lake Forest College Athletic Campus

$1,400 $799

During girls' only summer-camp sessions, girls of all skill levels learn and play multiple sports while building confidence & healthy habits

65% Off CrossFit

Lake Forest

$200 $70

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Up to 66% Off Kids' Gymnastics Classes

Lake Forest

$160 $59

Trampolines, foam pits, and an obstacle course comprise the facilities here, where kids learn to tumble and improve skills

65% Off Personal Training

Gurnee

$150 $53

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52% Off Ice-Skating Classes

Gurnee

$125 $60

Kids, teens, and adults learn to ice-skate in age-appropriate classes held in seven- or eight-week sessions

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Gurnee

$199 $100

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Up to 62% Off Boot Camps at Vigilant Elite Training

Gurnee

$75 $29

Certified trainer motivates clients through tailored fitness routines that incorporate kettle bells, tractor tires and body weight

74% Off at Dahn Yoga

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Unique form of yoga strives to streamline life energy and focus the mind with breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Up to 50% Off Day Passes to Farmyard at Lambs Farm

Libertyville

$12 $7

Farmyard run by non-profit organization houses a petting zoo, an old-fashioned train ride, and a 600-pound pig

Up to 62% Off Private and Group Dance Lessons

Libertyville

$95 $39

Experienced instructors lead ballroom dance classes in a variety of styles including waltz, salsa, tango, and foxtrot

Up to 51% Off at McNulty School of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Kids and adults learn the techniques of Irish dance at a school that's been teaching the art form since 1971

74% Off Yoga Classes

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength, and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by relaxing teatime

Up to 51% Off Lego Robotics Class at C&A Robot Factory

Libertyville

$60 $30

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Thousands of Lego bricks let kids create cars, towers, or anything else they imagine

Up to 80% Off at Toughman Bootcamp

Libertyville

$149 $35

Extreme-style military drills overseen by experienced staff; boxing classes cover proper form and technique for both speed and power punches

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes 

Multiple Locations

$150 $35

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Personal trainers lead ever-changing lineup of indoor and outdoor calisthenic, aerobic, and teamwork-based exercises

Up to 55% Off Arcade Games and Pizza

Libertyville

$22 $11

Arcade lounge lets gamers socialize as they battle against foes in classic and next-gen games on consoles from Nintendo to XBox 360

78% Off VIP Fitness

Mundelein

$125 $29

Burn fat and tone muscle during group sessions that rotate through workout stations between short, intensive intervals

Up to 54% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$150 $69

Horseback-riding lessons that focus on safety and efficient riding

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

Up to 51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Mundelein

$90 $45

Riding lessons also incorporate grooming, handling, tacking, and communicating with the horse

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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Up to 55% Off at Indoor Amusement Center in Wheeling

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Kids leap atop inflatables, ascend rock-climbing wall, race in go karts, and play games in video arcade

Up to 61% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Vernon Hills

$75 $29

Led by a seasoned collegiate athlete who blends cardio and strength training into each session

Up to 67% Off Paintball from Paintballtickets.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Paintballers splatter opponents with pigment on a regulation field and scenario arena with whitewashed obstacles

Up to 85% Off Paintball for Four, Six, or Twelve

Multiple Locations

$120 $19

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

Up to 59% Off Playground Visits in Schaumburg

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Spinning palm trees with colorful, suspended balls, bouncing platforms, jungle gyms and water-filled slides thrill tiny visitors

51% Off Boot Camp at Goality Fitness Club

Multiple Locations

$65 $32

Workouts challenge the body with various workouts that include cardio and strength training in small groups

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Highland Park

$90 $25

Fitness experts help you tighten and tone or lose weight with a custom exercise program

70% Off Personal Training at Trainer Troy Smith

Highland Park

$240 $72

Certified trainer Troy Smith helps clients tone muscle and burn fat using kettlebells, free weights, TRX equipment, and boxing workouts

Up to 81% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Fit Stop Inc.

$175 $45

These classes use the Pilates reformer machines, which allow you to conduct more than 100 exercises using your own weight as resistance

Up to 70% Off CrossFit Classes

Highwood

$150 $49

CrossFit classes build stamina and endurance with foundational movements such as deadlifts, shoulder presses, and overhead squats

Up to 63% Off Group or Private Self-Defense Training

Highland Park

$200 $89.99

Instructor leads crushalo training, a hand-to-hand style of combat used by the Soviet military; classes meet five days a week

62% Off at Oasis Summer Day Camp

Highland Park

$465 $179

Kids ages 5–12 keep active with fun events such as sand volleyball, science labs, and trips, including one to an indoor trampoline park

Up to 50% Off Fine Wine

Grayslake

$20 $11

Variety of wine made in small batches, including table wine, seasonal wine, and fortified wine

Up to 59% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Wauconda

$90 $40

Netta Schleden channels her British Horse Society training to teach riders to safely pilot their steeds

Up to 61% Off Fitness or Karate Classes

Grayslake

$74.95 $29

With classes available for all fitness levels, the schedule includes six kinds of Zumba lessons, body pump, insanity, karate, and boot camp

Up to 79% Off Cardio Kickboxing Self-Defense Training

Deerfield

$240 $59

American Council on Exercise– and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Donny gives his full attention to clients

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

51% Off Scuba Course at Underwater Connection

Multiple Locations

$45 $22

PADI-certified instructors oversee classes in pool, teaching basics of safety, equipment use, and diving technique

Up to 61% Off Ballroom-Dancing Lessons

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Ballroom dancing lessons in 12 available styles, including foxtrot, waltz, and salsa

61% Off Meditation Series at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

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Three hour-long classes cover breathing and meditation techniques to help remove anxieties from minds

61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

ACE-certified personal trainer leads a mostly outdoor boot camp, employing everything from pushups to obstacle courses to shape up clients

55% Off Services

Multiple Locations

$200 $90

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Up to 67% Off Personal and Group Training

Deerfield

$375 $149

Trainers work with clients of all ages and fitness levels to help them tone up, lose inches, and build muscle

45% Off Boot Camp

Volo

$99 $54

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Up to 51% Off at Kristof's Entertainment Center

Round Lake Beach

$22 $11

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Bowlers compete across three games, then head to the arcade for games like pinball and Monster Drop

Up to 55% Off Playtime at Xtreme Trampolines

Multiple Locations

$38 $17

Supervised kids and adults bounce off commercial-grade trampolines lining floors and walls or try their hand at trampoline dodge ball

51% Off Movie-Screen Video Gaming Session

Buffalo Grove

$100 $50.99

Bring up to 20 friends to play Xbox, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation games on one of the theater's movie screens

81% Off Fitness Classes at The Sweatshop

Buffalo Grove

$200 $39

Trainer Matt Kuhlman oversees an enthusiastic fitness community where dancing, singing, and laughing regularly accompany group workouts

Up to 91% Off Fitness Classes at Sky Fitness

Buffalo Grove

$150 $59

61,000-sq.-ft. gym hosts kickboxing, cycling, mat Pilates, Zumba, and water-aerobics classes

81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 83% Off Boot Camp at Fitness Revolution

Buffalo Grove

$249 $49

Combined with an initial fitness assessment, boot-camp sessions target individuals' fitness needs and goals through circuit training

Up to 60% Off Boot-Camp Classes at ARC Performance

Wheeling

$72 $29

Combining plyometrics, cardiovascular workouts, and weightlifting, boot-camp courses put clients through the ringer at their own pace

Up to 52% Off at Bravo Ballroom Dance Studio

Wheeling

$180 $89

Instructors teach students of all ages and abilities ballroom or Latin dance techniques

Up to 54% Off Cardio-Boxing and Fitness Classes

Wheeling

$40 $19

Cardio boxing puts a martial-arts spin on workouts that burn calories and tone muscles

50% Off Services

Wheeling

$198 $99

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Up to 51% Off a Helicopter Tour of Chicago

Wheeling

$360 $199

Helicopters cruise 800 feet above the Chicago skyline past such famed sights as Willis Tower, Wrigley Field, and Navy Pier

Up to 78% Off Personal Training

Schaumburg

$150 $45

Custom personal-training sessions help build strength and boost metabolism

Up to 68% Off Tango or Ballet Classes

Multiple Locations

$65 $22

Lifelong dancers teach the Argentine tango and ballet with step-by-step instruction for all skill levels

Up to Half Off at Jeffery Lanes 

Wheeling

$240 $119

Vintage bowling alley with midcentury-modern-style ball returns and manual scoring

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

65% Off Personal Training

Northbrook

$198 $69

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Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

Up to 62% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Northbrook

$150 $59

Boot-camp classes help exercisers burn calories and build muscle, while nutrition counseling shows them how to maintain a healthy diet

Up to 71% Off at Personal-Training Sessions

Northbrook

$240 $69

Personal trainers tailor workouts to each student's ability levels and goals during one-on-one sessions

50% Off Indoor Play-Place Visits

Lake Zurich

$52.50 $26

Kids roam free in 7,700 sq. ft. indoor play place with multilevel climbing structure, swings, and soft basketball court

Up to 60% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Hawthorn Woods

$110 $49

Two or four 30-minute lessons cover the essentials of horseback riding

50% Off Indoor Paintless Paintball

Lake Zurich

$50 $25

Reball markers fire soft, reusable balls that are similar to paintballs but without paint; players duck & cover behind inflatable obstacles

Up to 62% Off Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$130 $49

Beginner-friendly yoga classes or challenging classes such as Vinyasa Flow and Sculpt classes enable students to work at their own pace

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Lake Zurich

$40 $20

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58% Off Pilates or Yoga Classes

Lake Zurich

$140 $59

Group mat pilates and yoga sessions help improve flexibility and fitness

68% Off Discover Scuba Class at Chicagoland Scuba

Lake Zurich

$60 $19

Discover Scuba offers a brief introduction of all the ins and outs of underwater excursions

Up to 64% Off Personal Training

Winnetka

$125 $49

Certified trainers specialize in core and functional training, focusing on benefits such as increased energy and toned muscles

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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50% Off Private Yoga, Holistic Life Coaching, or Energy Healing

Wauconda

$80 $40

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$100 $50

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Inside The Asylum Skatepark & Skateshop, boards flip and fly over ramps and half-pipes before grinding atop lips and sliding across rails. It’s there where skaters attempt new moves and perfect tricks in a skate park designed to welcome rookies and challenge veterans. Visitors can also take private one-on-one lessons while there and outfit themselves with new gear from the shop.

29850 N Skokie Hwy
Lake Bluff,
IL
US

Legendary country crooner George Jones cracks open a frothing keg of No. 1 hits and heartbreakers as his rare tour chugs through the historic Genesee Theatre. A Country Music Hall of Famer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, George Jones charted the blueprint of modern country music with his distinctive voice, brutally honest lyrics, and cast-iron liver. From rockabilly stompers such as "White Lightning" to 10-hankie saline spigots such as "He Stopped Loving Her Today," his unflinchingly confessional classics will strike a chord with generations of fans during a high-energy performance that forever shuts the door on his "No Show" days. Also known as "The Possum" for his facial features and immunity to rabies, Jones continues to out-moonshine modern country whippersnappers, even at the tender age of 80.

203 N Genesee St
Waukegan,
IL
US

Zip Fitness's staff strives to keep intimidation from creeping in to each of the five gyms. To welcome all exercisers—even those who have never had gym memberships before—Gym Geniuses stroll through each location donning bright-red shirts that signal their availability to help guests operate the various machines and guide them in drafting fitness goals and coming up with routines for the day. They've stocked each location with strength equipment from brands such as Precor and Life Fitness, and a guided strength circuit's 30-minute full-body workout takes the guesswork out of toning physiques. Rows of cardio equipment include treadmills, ellipticals, and upright and recumbent bikes, along with rowing machines and StairMaster step mills. For stretching and ab work, bands, balls, and body bars abound, and free weights include dumbbells, barbells, and tamed school bells.

Gold memberships unlock additional perks, such as unlimited access to Hex II tanning booths and the ActivTrax online fitness and nutrition coach, which plots out workouts and offers nutrition tools tailored to each user's goals, from slimming down to having the flexibility to comb your hair with your feet.

730 North Green Bay Road
Waukegan,
IL
US

Waukegan Yacht Club almost seems to float on Lake Michigan. Perhaps that’s befitting an outfit that started out as a houseboat. Though it’s since moved into a shore-side building that juts into the lake, the club still upholds its seafaring mission, laid out back in 1927, to promote the goodly fellowship of kindred yachtsmen. The aquatic association invites members to set sail on the harbor in the club’s two 420s or the Sunfish yachts, free of charge. It also hosts a slew of special events like Blessing of the Fleet and Chicago-to-Waukegan race. The venue is also available for weddings, graduations, and other business or family events.

Oh, and they whip up a mean planked whitefish in their harbor-side restaurant. Club favorites include an 8 oz. filet mignon, beer-battered cod fish n’ chips, and the half-pound Regatta burger.

199 N Harbor Pl
Waukegan,
IL
US

Lake County Family YMCA urges households toward healthier living with a supportive staff, fitness classes, and a treasure trove of gym and poolside amenities. Hearts and legs get pumping aboard ellipticals and stationary bikes while limbs and cores sprout muscle with the help of free or machine weights. Active Mature Adult classes hone balance, strength, and flexibility with a light to moderate workout that eschews the games of medicine-ball dodgeball found in more intense exercise classes. Alternately, Zumba classes motor hips into calorie-torching dance moves set to Latin music, and yoga courses pose physiques into fluid Vinyasa sequences. After sweat-inducing workouts, members can relax, letting the whirlpool's jets power wash stress from bodies or the dry-heat sauna's warmth melt pounds and tense muscles. The Vernon Hills location fosters watery fun with a children's aquatic play area and water slide, and the Waukegan complex lets joggers peer down onto the gymnasium below from an overhead running track. Both sites welcome whippersnappers into their drop-in babysitting service, where staffers entertain youngsters for up to two hours or however long it takes parents to stage one-person renditions of Logan's Run on the treadmills.

2000 Western Ave
Waukegan,
IL
US

Drafted into the Philadelphia Phillies straight out of high school, Gary Bennett spent 13 seasons as a major-league catcher, a career that included a stint on the 2006 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Gary is one of several baseball specialists whose tutelage has contributed to Slammer's Training Academy's assistance in more than 250 collegiate scholarships and 30 major-league prospects. Each instructor enriches pupils' pitching and batting skills with private sessions, team instruction, and clinics and camps designed by major leaguers throughout the fiscal year.

28427 N Ballard Dr
Lake Forest,
IL
US