Classes in Oak Park

Up to 52% Off Hula-Dance Lessons

Oak Park

$30 $15

Teacher skilled in hula and healing tutors beginning dancers to move feet and sway hips or trains advanced dancers in ancient style

50% Off a Singles' Yoga Session

Ahimsa Yoga Studio

$30 $15

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Inspired by speed dating, singles' sessions may be for people who are interested in Yoga, or may help participants meet future partners

Up to 50% Flight-Simulator Dogfighting Lesson

Sugar Grove

$150 $75

360-degree flight simulator lets up to four people face off in virtual aerial combat in modern jets or WWII fighters

60% Off at Chicago's #1 Drum Lessons

Multiple Locations

$25 $10

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

59% Off at North Shore Yoga

Multiple Locations

$70 $29

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Certified instructors lead newcomers through foundational Vinyasa postures during four-week beginner series

Up to 76% Off Lessons at Ballroom Dance Center

Northfield

$200 $49

Instructors teach various step patterns, techniques, and styles with private and group instruction and fun dance socials

Up to 62% Off at North Shore Music Institute

Northfield

$70 $29

Lessons for students aged 6–adult teach techniques for the guitar, ukulele, strings, piano, percussion, or voice in a wide variety of genres

Up to 53% Off Surfset Fitness Class

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Total body workout mimics surfing to burn fat, build core muscle, and improve balance and flexibility

72% Off Personal Training

Countryside

$165 $46

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Up to 75% Off Training Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$299 $99

Four-week program preps runners for rigorous mud runs with progressive series of body-weight exercises, functional movements, and yoga

Paint a Portrait with a Professional Artist

Chicago

$50 $50

Artist Kristie Keenon teaches you how to observe, draw, and paint a portrait subject, with all materials provided—you just bring the wine

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

74% Off Self-Defense Seminar

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

Women and children learn the necessary moves and tips in order to properly defend themselves against attack during a two-hour seminar

Up to 71% Off Classes at Namaskar YOGA

Lakeview

$130 $45

Classes such as Vinyasa Flow, Restorative Yoga and Yoga for Runners are taught in a setting that nurtures each student's personal growth

48% Off Cake Decorating Class

Roscoe Village

$75 $39

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Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating or working with fondant; all supplies provided

80% Off at Windy City Adventure Boot Camp

Lincoln Park

$300 $59

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Certified trainer and regular fitness contributor to NBC Chicago news leads women in supportive routines against backdrop of Lake Michigan

Up to 82% Off Classes at TriFit Boot Camps

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Exercisers of all fitness levels tighten and tone through yoga and run club programs and outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 92% Off Boot Camp at Vitality Fitness

Chicago

$240 $19

Boot camps rely on diverse exercises to increase muscle tone and torch calories; personal training can take place at the gym or in your home

Up to 86% Off Tango-Class Packages

Old Irving Park

$310 $49

Students learn the intricacies of the Argentine tango from an instructor with competitive experience; large, air-conditioned studio

Up to 52% Off BYOB Jewelry-Making Workshop

Chicago

$80 $40

With Murano glass beads and decorative findings, students will create a brass/copper disc pendant or a pair of earrings

73% Off at 105F - Bikram Yoga Chicago

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

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Intense 90-minute Bikram yoga classes take place in a 105º room with 40% humidity; locations in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park, and South Loop

Up to 42% Off Culinary or Mixology Class

Near North Side

$65 $39

Students can learn to cook delicious and healthy meals using farm-to-table ingredients or mix classic and offbeat cocktails

68% Off Personal Training

Chicago

$480 $154

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45% Off

The Loop

$200 $110

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65% Off Dance Lessons

Logan Square

$68 $24

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53% Off Music Lessons

Chicago

$60 $28

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51% Off Take Home Wine-Making Class for Two

Beverly

$99.95 $49

Wine-makers impart their art through hands-on class, helping students begin concocting 3 gallons (12–14 bottles) of wine

81% Off Bikram Yoga Classes

Bikram Yoga River North

$150 $29

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In a sprawling studio heated between 105 and 110 degrees, instructors teach students of all experience levels the 26 Bikram yoga poses

44% Off Drawing Classes

West Town

$45 $25

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Up to 77% Off Boot Camp Classes

Near North Side

$150 $39

Certified personal trainers aim to make fitness a game; 60-minute high intensity interval training workouts

45% Off Boxing

Chicago

$598 $329

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70% Off Classes at 1 on 1 Fitness Training

Bucktown/Wicker Park

$79 $24

Certified health and fitness professionals lead students in positive, rewarding fitness boot-camp or fun, muscle-building MMA classes

47% Off Dance Lessons

Chicago

$15 $8

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52% Off CrossFit at Mettle Fitness

Chicago

$165 $79

Get in shape with a month's worth of intense daily CrossFit workouts

51% Off Beginner Leather-Working Class

Ravenswood

$75 $37

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Students use provided materials to learn leather-working skills while creating cuffs, belts, clutches, and cases

Up to 61% Off a Two-Hour Digital-Camera Class

Near North Side

$99 $39

Two-hour classes teach students how to work the settings on their digital cameras and how to manipulate lighting for better shots

Up to 85% Off High-Intensity Group Fitness and Yoga Classes

Near West Side

$100 $15

High-intensity FIT Method classes challenge strength and cardiovascular fitness and Fitness After Baby classes help new mothers get fit

Up to 63% Off BYOB Painting Class

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Instructors provide all painting materials, including 16"x20" canvas, while guests just bring drinks, snacks, and openness to learn

Up to 60% Off Painting Class with Drinks

Boulevard Sports Lounge

$60 $25

School of the Art Institute of Chicago–trained painter helps folks conceptualize and create their own unique painting

Up to 76% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Chicago

$100 $29

Drawing heavily on martial arts techniques, instructors help students build muscle and burn calories during intensive boot-camp classes

55% Off at Victory Training

Roscoe Village

$144 $65

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Yoga and Fitness Classes

DePaul

$200 $89

Varied classes of 10 or fewer students incorporate yoga, Pilates, ballet, HIIT, Tabata, and other forms of fitness

Up to 53% Off BYOB Painting Class at LK Art Gallery

Bridgeport

$80 $39

Painters create their own original works with acrylics on canvas with the help of an instructor

Up to 55% Off Dance Lessons at Tango Chicago

South Loop

$50 $25

Learn tango moves from seasoned instructor Al Gates; a social dance complements the lesson

Up to 59% Off Music Lessons at Guitar Cities

Chicago

$80 $33

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Guitar, bass, ukulele, drum, and piano lessons from professional recording artists and touring musicians in Chicago’s Loop

Up to 61% Off BYOB Leather-Working Class

Bucktown

$129 $59

Participants make a leather card case, phone case, wallet, or key chain and wrist cuff while sipping on beverages they bring

Up to 47% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Chicago

$65 $35

Students leave class with their own abstract masterpiece and knowledge on different ways to choose colors

54% Off at Sheila Tully Academy of Irish Dance

Multiple Locations

$85 $39

Expert instructors lead beginners of all ages through the basic steps of Irish dance

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 61% Off BYOB Abstract Painting Class

Lakeview

$60 $29

Local Chicago artists teach budding Picassos of all skill levels how to create abstract paintings during BYOB classes and private parties

30% Off Personal Training

Near North Side

$99 $69

Certified personal trainer draws on his extensive experience to design custom workout plans

$22 for a Kids' Cooking Class

Lakeview

$35 $22

Youngsters aged 2-6 cook sweet or savory items, then taste them; class also includes story and playtime

Half Off Course at Chicago Actors Studio

Bucktown

$290 $145

Weekly classes for adults tackle a broad range of topics, including monologues, stage fright, Shakespeare, and character development

$10 for Argentine-Tango Class at Tango Che

Tango Che

$18 $10

Experienced instructors lead lessons in authentic Argentine tango, imparting fundamental techniques with enthusiasm

Half Off at Push Fitness

Chicago

$80 $40

Strictly Tae Bo, interval-training, and cardio kickboxing classes offer an intense total-body workout; Ring-Box Training hones boxing skills

67% Off Intro to Fitness Training

Multiple Locations

$60 $20

Starter consultation and first workout at a gym that uses special MED-X equipment and slow movements with heavy weights to build strength

Up to Off 80% Yoga Classes

West Town

$140 $29

A large studio space accommodates up to 70 students per class for a combination of vinyasa flow, balance postures, and meditation

Up to 67% Off Personal Training Sessions at Thorn Fitness

Wicker Park

$225 $99

Personal trainer in Wicker Park devises tailored fitness program with weight-training techniques to transform each client's body

Up to 67% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

South Loop

$140 $59

Trainers help clients build muscle, burn calories, and reach their fitness goals in one-on-one or group boot-camp settings

Up to 75% Off Team Training Classes

Ravenswood

$150 $39

Team of experienced trainers lead indoor team training and smaller classes that challenge groups with varying levels of difficulty

67% Off Month of Unlimited Yoga at Eb & flow Yoga

Chicago

$150 $49

Passionate and welcoming instructors lead several yoga classes, from the meditative yin yoga style to the more rigorous power flow style

Up to 82% Off Personal Training

location

$195 $39

Certified personal trainer instills confidence in his clients while helping them reach their fitness goals

Up to 70% Off Acting Classes

Irving & Southport

$250 $99

Acting classes help aspiring actors learn important skills, such as scene analysis and the Stanislavski system, and relaxation techniques

74% Off Classes at Chicago School of Yoga

Lincoln Park

$149 $39

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Huge training academy bends bodies with more than 30 kinds of yoga classes, hosts yoga conventions, and runs teacher training programs

Up to 80% Off Classes at Nature Yoga

Wicker Park

$140 $29

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Highly trained instructors lead Vinyasa, Hatha, and power yoga classes

69% Off Personal Training

Near North Side

$240 $75

Trainer with 10-plus years experiencs tailors workouts to meet client goals and uses a VO2 test to measure clients' capacity for oxygen use

Up to 54% Off Personal Training

Pilsen

$250 $119

Personal trainer Phil McDaniels brings a decade of fitness experience to his personal-training sessions.

Up to 65% Off Sausage-Making Class

The Loop

$140 $59

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In two-hour classes, small groups create four different kinds of sausages before leaving with 3 pounds of links

Flirty Girl Fitness – Up to 61% Off Memberships or Classes

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

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Up to 100 classes per week, including Zumba, pole-dancing, hip-hop, chair-dancing, cardio, yoga, and hoop-fit

Cooking Fools – Up to 49% Off Pasta-Making Class

Wicker Park

$168 $85

Instructors help pupils craft fresh, light pasta and sauces usually found at restaurants, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

Up to 51% Off Sports-Recovery Therapy

Chicago

$30 $15

Pulsing compression boots help pump extra fluid from the limbs; ice baths reduce inflammation and muscle spasms

51% Off Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House

Bucktown

$80 $39

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Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

55% Off

Near North Side

$110 $49

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53% Off Social Dance Lessons

Belmont Gardens

$95 $45

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Students can elect to learn ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles, and may register with or without a partner

Up to 70% Off Yoga Classes

West Loop - University Village - Little Italy

$70 $29

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Eight different disciplines of yoga, including Kundalini and meditation, taught in a soothing studio with sensory garden.

Up to 67% Off Classes at One Hundred Fitness

Lakeview

$125 $49

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Dance-based cardio and stretching classes sculpt lean bodies; Pilates strengthens cores and improves flexibility

Up to 66% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes

1819 W Grand, Suite 201

$130 $49

Seasoned instructors lead a variety of classes ranging from restorative yoga to Zumba to power Pilates

68% Off Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center

Edgewater

$120 $39

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Non-profit studio in business since 1972 teaches classes that blends yogic philosophy with breathing, guided relaxation, and asanas

50% Off Personal Fitness Program

Lakeview

$70 $35

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The instructors at Ahimsa Yoga Studio lead classes that have something to offer yogis of any age and skill level. Those new to practicing yoga can jump into the art of precise stretching and breathing in beginners’ yoga, whereas experienced practitioners can learn more in-depth maneuvers in hatha Vinyasa sessions. Prenatal yoga classes gift soon-to-be moms with a number of exercises that alleviate tension and discomfort, and in Yoga Kids classes, children as young as 4 can channel their abundant energy into noncompetitive movements. Instructors also helm teen yoga meetings that teach calming techniques to soothe anxiety over upcoming tests, summer jobs, or passing the limbo portion of the state driving test.

441 South Blvd.
Oak Park,
IL
US

Former Yoga Trek students Kate Wester and Catherine Cappel carry on ownership of the studio passed on to them by their former instructors, leading a staff of impassioned yoga teachers as they guide students in the physically dynamic Vinyasa and Ashtanga styles of yoga. The instructors accommodate students of all skill and fitness levels except in the most advanced sessions, which transition between challenging poses at a rapid pace. Beginners and intermediate students can build up practice over time, learning to incorporate meditation and mindful breathing techniques to center thoughts while bolstering physical stamina with traditional yoga poses. Instructors help to prepare students before class by passing out any yoga mats, supportive props, or chakra-warming space blankets guests need.

911 S Lombard Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

Green grass and blue skies bookend the boot-camp classes at Bulldog Bootcamp. Leading the outdoor workouts, owner Greg Major and his team of seasoned fitness instructors spur their students on by shouting words of encouragement and tearing Chicken Soup for the Soul books in half. Major—a decorated bodybuilder and inline skater—has been a certified personal trainer since 1989, and has since picked up the credentials to teach CrossFit’s Level 1, Football, and Kids programs. He and his staff stage CrossFit classes at Bulldog Bootcamp’s training facility in Forest Park.

441 South Blvd
Oak Park,
IL
US

Designed by art educators and art therapists, Magical Minds' bright, cheerful studio fosters creativity and visual thinking via process-driven art experiences. Children aged 4–7 can take a whirlwind tour of the palette-populated countryside with Magical Creations, a class that teaches basic painting, drawing, and sculpture skills ($105 value). More developed doodlers aged 7 and older can try their hands at creating comic book characters and inventing new onomatopoeias, such as glarf, in Comic Book Drawing (a $120 value). Kids aged 4 and older can steep their minds in artistry from around the globe without submitting their finger-paints to body scans in Art Around the World ($105 value). Click here to see the complete list of class options. No matter which class your wee one chooses, he or she will engage a variety of visual and sensory stations while boosting hand-eye coordination and confidence.

343 Harrison St
Oak Park,
IL
US

The staff of artists working at Terra Incognito's 6,000-square-foot arts space pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns—gas, electric, wood, or sodium-carbonate powered—each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school’s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

246 Chicago Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US

Sandhill Christmas Trees cultivates a festive forest of pines free of pesticides and paint to bestow customers with lush house adornments for the holiday season. Revelers peruse rows of vibrant conifers—plucked from the Earth in mid-November to preserve their freshness—and select the ideal 5- to 6-foot tree destined to uphold cherished North Star or titanium snow-yeti tree toppers. Servings of hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes, and peanut butter–filled pretzels warm up and refuel patrons as they explore the grounds. Though not included in today’s Groupon, Sandhill Christmas Trees stocks a number of wreaths, garland, tree stands, and box-and-rope elf traps as well as delivers sprawling saplings to local residents for a fee.

1117 Chicago Ave
Oak Park,
IL
US