Things To Do In North Potomac

5 or 10 Open-Bounce Passes at Pump It Up (50% Off)

Pump It Up

Gaithersburg

$40 $20

Lauded by Parents magazine, the center's giant, soft inflatables beckon shoeless kids to romp freely during open jump time

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Infinite Fighting Concepts (Up to 90% Off)

Infinite Fighting Concepts

Gaithersburg

$125 $15

Workout inspired by mixed martial arts fuses traditional cardio and strength-training regimes with kicking and punching drills

10 Gym Visits from XPRO Training (70% Off)

Xpro Training Consultants

Gaithersburg

$100 $30

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

One Hour of Bouncing for Two at Z Bounce (35% Off). Three Locations Available.

Z Bounce

Multiple Locations

$19.98 $13

Children's play place encourages climbing and exploring across inflatable bounce houses, slides, and obstacle courses

One, Two or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Boot Camp at Optimum Performance Specialist (Up to 86% Off)

Optimum Performance Specialist

Gaithersburg

$312 $49

Breathe fresh air during outdoor workouts designed to build functional strength and endurance for all fitness levels

Four Dance Classes from Two Left Feet® Dance Studio (65% Off)

Two Left Feet Dance Studio

Gaithersburg

$140 $49

Sunday evening dance classes taught in a group setting to learn the basics of your choice of dance—Latin or ballroom

Hookah with Two or Three Flavors at Hookah Alibaba (Up to 57% Off)

Hookah Alibaba

Gaithersburg

$34 $17

Puff exotic hookah flavors with friends from bubbling water pipe

Four- or Eight-Week Boot Camp Class at Warrior Fitness & MMA Bootcamp (Up to 83% Off)

Warrior Fitness & MMA Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

Olympic coaches with black belts teach martial arts and boot camp drills during their Warriorfit boot camp program

Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Montgomery County Kung Fu (48% Off)

Moy Tung Ving Tsun Kung Fu

Gaithersburg

$260 $135

Adult martial arts training in Ving Tsun (wing chun) Kung Fu [helps you] develop personal self-defense skills while staying fit.

$129 for Flight Lesson with Ground Instruction and Video at Fleming Aviation ($285 Value)

Fleming Aviation

Multiple Locations

$285 $129

Take to the skies on your very first lesson with an expert instructor as a copilot

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CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person?s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

12171 Darnestown Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

The first running of the Potomac Hunt Races took place in 1952, and the event has been an annual tradition in Montgomery County ever since. The event celebrates steeplechase racing—a form of competition that originated in 18th-century Ireland, when riders would dash across uneven terrain and use towering church steeples as their beacons. Today, regular two- to four-mile tracks have become the battlegrounds for steeplechase events, and horses equipped with on-board GPS systems have made church steeples obsolete. Potomac Hunt Races carries on the tradition of this modern-day version of steeplechase racing, while implementing a tradition of its own: donating a portion of the proceeds from each year's event to charity.

14401 Partnership Road
Poolesville,
MD
US

Attracting more than 170,000 art enthusiasts to its events each year, the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals showcases original work from hundreds of artisans showcasing everything from handcrafted pottery, sculpture, and metalwork to jewelry, fashion, d?cor, and photography. Audiences can witness art being made live during educational demonstrations as artisans sculpt clay, whittle wood, forge metals, and imbue baskets with the power of speech. Hungry crafters can also sniff out specialty food items to sample or purchase while dancing across the sprawling venue to live music.

16 Chestnut St.
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Dealing directly with venerated wineries, the swirling and sniffing staff at Finewine.com purveys a fine roster of pleasing potables. The trio of vinos hails from California’s Vaquero Cellars, which selects the best grapes from nearby vineyards with a meticulous eye. After barrel-aging for 22 months, the merlot emerges with a full body and a crisp taste, and bright cherry and cranberry lend complexity to the pinot noir’s deep hue and dense poetry. A deep-colored syrah, bursting with the aroma of ripe fruit and knowing glances, rounds out the package.

20 Grand Corner Ave
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

While the game of golf is always played outdoors, practicing is often better served indoors, where variables such as weather and turf quality can be controlled. Though Club Golf actually operates in both environments?it also does business at Blue Mash Golf Course?its primary facility is an indoor, golf-dedicated training center that helps players improve their game with an arsenal of hitting bays and swing-analysis devices. Among these are a pair of Trackman launch monitors, which measure a host of swing factors including club-head speed and launch angle, and six V1 Video Analysis Systems, which help players understand the precise mechanics of their swing, from address to backswing.

But it's not all about technology, unlike Ivan Drago's unnatural workout routine in Rocky IV. The club also features a 1,200-square-foot putting green and a short-game practice area with a bunker, as well as fitness equipment to help players transform themselves into long-driving, straight-hitting golfing machines.

Overseeing all of this swinging, measuring, sand-blasting, and dumbbell-curling are a pair of PGA-certified instructors, Ryan Chaney, John Hafera, Brendon Post, and Joy Bonhurst. Each conducts private and group lessons in the facility, and then helps students make the transition outdoors through lessons on course strategy and decision-making.

9811 Washingtonian Blvd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

It's easy to think of artists as solitary people locked away in their studios—Mark Rothko withdrawing to obsess over the interplay between his blockish swaths of color or Jackson Pollock dangling a dripping brush over a canvas on the floor of an empty room. This is the exact opposite experience Michele Foshee wants people to have at artventureUs! An accomplished designer with clients including National Geographic and the White House, Michele sees painting as an engaging social experience where friends and complete strangers can share an adventure as they paint both original pieces and re-creations of famous works, such as Gustav Klimt's The Kiss.

Some classes include wine, and students don’t need experience, since Michele and her instructors take a step-by-step approach to teaching the basics of working with acrylic paints. They also furnish participants with every supply they'll need from a closet full of aprons, canvases, Greek muses, and paintbrushes. In addition to leading public classes, the team at artventureUs! organizes private painting parties.

316 Main St, Ste 50
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

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