Sports in Oak Park

Up to 61% Off Qi Gong Classes

Southfield

$100 $39

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

94% Off Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

Up to 77% Off Fitness and Boxing Classes

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Experienced trainers back up 25 punching bags; classes include TRX suspension and kettlebell workouts with club-like lasers and DJ beats

58% Off Martial Arts

Madison Heights

$119 $50

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

55% Off Martial-Arts Group Training

Royal Oak

$110 $49

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

50% Off

Madison Heights

$100 $50

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

Up to 88% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Garage Muscle Athletic Group

Downtown Madison Heights

$275 $39

Students soak up kickboxing strikes and blocks while burning fat and toning muscle

44% Off Martial Arts

Dearborn

$105 $59

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

57% Off Boxing

West Bloomfield Township

$189 $81

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

59% Off Reserved Tennis-Court Time

West Bloomfield

$185 $75

Reserved tennis time on courts rated the best in the city by "Hour Detroit" in 2008 and 2009

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Class Package

Troy

$70 $19

Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu, mixed martial arts, and muay thai kickboxing to students of all skill levels

50% Off Cardio Kickboxing

Troy

$150 $75

Learn self-defense techniques from a third-degree blackbelt while burning calories and sculpting muscles

72% Off at Dragon Academy of Martial Arts

Livonia

$125 $35

Black-belt instructors lead martial-arts classes including tae kwon do, krav maga, weapons training, and conditioning

Up to 70% Off Classes at Smash Hit Kickboxing

Pontiac

$150 $45

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Kickboxing classes cover footwork and heavy-bag techniques; other courses focus on high-intensity interval drills and sparring

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts at Aikido Canada

Central Windsor

C$125 C$30

Classes for kids and adults meet six days a week; self-defense that protects you without harming your attacker

Up to 64% Off Batting Cages or Hockey Training

Windsor

C$40 C$19

Cages allow batters to hone their swings; hockey training focuses on skating mechanics, stride, leg strength, and stability

48% Off Bicycle Repair

Grosse Pointe

$25 $13

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

67% Off Kickboxing Classes at Master Gauss' Martial Arts Center

Westland

$75 $25

Students train with partners, soaking up self-defense skills and toning muscles in a spacious 4,000 square-foot gym

Up to 85% Off

Novi

$200 $39

Seasoned instructors impart self-defense techniques in a non-violent, family-friendly environment

Up to 51% Off Unlimited Kickboxing & MMA Fitness Classes

Saint Clair Shores

$75 $37

Instructors emphasize physical fitness while students soak up self-defense skills

Up to 79% Off Martial Arts in Grosse Pointe Woods

St. Clair Shores

$55 $15

Self-defense classes teach practical, street-ready skills; martial-arts classes train students in blend of hard & soft Korean styles

Up to 52% Off Tour de Food Cycling Event

Almont

$30 $17

Explore Eastern Michigan towns by bike, riding up to 20 miles with stops at artisan food shops and local farmstands

Up to 74% Off at Reason's Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$375 $99

Golf pros use video analysis to teach the Ferris-wheel technique, fostering dependable swings in private lessons

Up to 53% Off at Penny White's Golf Academy

Rochester

$95 $45

Academy teaches the methods of the legendary Ben Hogan, whose delayed release and upright swing path led to proper, consistent ball flight

Up to 56% Off at Mulberry Hills Golf Club

Oxford

$100 $49

2014 marks the 52nd anniversary of the Hank Clayton–designed course, which rolls across 188 acres of oak trees and pristine conditions

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes at FUSE Martial Arts

Clinton Township

$200 $29

Champion fighters teach students the fine arts of jiu-jitsu, grappling, kickboxing, and MMA techniques

Up to 53% Off 6K Obstacle Race

Michigan Mudfest

$85 $40

Runners dash across a course peppered with obstacles, including mud pits and rope ladders, then party with cold beer and live bands

Half Off Self-Defense or Combat Classes

Utica

$50 $25

Defense classes instill the evasive maneuvers and self-confidence necessary to ward off unexpected attacks

Up to 75% Classes at Mada Krav Maga

Utica

$165 $49

Instructors bolster mental and physical toughness through time-tested hand-to-hand combat and self-defense techniques

Up to 54% Off Unlimited Classes at New Way Martial Arts

Utica

$150 $69

Martial arts academy classes include boxing, kickboxing, karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, women's body fit, and TRX suspension training

Up to 53% Off a Golf-Simulator Session

Shelby Township

$80 $38

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High-definition system lets golfers practice drives on simulated versions of world-famous links

Up to 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics in Southgate

Southgate

$36 $20.75

Gymnastics classes for kids that teach strength, flexibility, and coordination in addition to building self-esteem and a strong work ethic

Up to 81% Off Fitness Classes or Program

Canton

$99 $19

Fitness classes use high-intensity kickboxing moves to burn calories; six-week weight-loss program includes check-ins and unlimited classes

Select Local Merchants

Ladies shed more than just calories as they twirl around poles in classes at Swing Fit—their inhibitions go out the window, too. The studio’s experienced instructors inject a healthy dose of fun into fitness as they guide students of all levels through 60-minute workouts. Though cleverly disguised as fun and flirty dance routines, these pole-fitness workouts target the abs and arms with strength and cardio exercises. The studio's new hip-hop cardio class presents an equally stylish option for staying in shape. This modern routine blends a bass-driven soundtrack with exercises designed to send each client's metabolism and street cred skyrocketing. When they aren’t leading classes six days a week, Swing Fit’s instructors teach girls sensual ways to twirl and spin during private, group parties.

21700 Greenfield Rd
Oak Park,
MI
US

Jason Schoenherr spent his early years as an athlete in organized sports, never training in the martial arts until he enrolled in a kung fu class at the age of 20. In kung fu, he found a practice both physical and mental. The ancient style captured his interest, and he began to study other traditional Chinese martial arts such as tai chi and qi gong. After more than 17 years of training and teaching, Jason—having earned the title of sifu—opened Detroit Kung Fu Studio, his own school at which to provide a traditional kung fu education.

Sifu Jason and his instructors strive to recreate the art of kung fu as it was taught by the Buddhists at the Shaolin Temple or the Taoists at Wudang Mountain. To them, the martial arts were not a method of violence, but a way to end violence and attain enlightenment through a mind-body connection. The staff members foster this goal through the careful construction of a relaxed, friendly environment.

29378 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield,
MI
US

The staff at Franklin Athletic Club knows that staying in shape requires a multifaceted exercise routine and dietary regimen. Their newly renovated facility reflects this understanding, with a multitude of exercise equipment, fitness classes, and an onsite restaurant.

Club members can join TRX suspension-training, martial-arts, dance, and yoga classes led by experienced instructors. They can also develop personal-training routines using more than 10,000 square feet of free weights and cardio equipment. A 20-yard indoor pool facilitates year-round aquatic exercise, and an outdoor pool allows karate students to chop gigantic blocks of ice in the winter.

After a racquetball game or a match on 1 of 13 indoor tennis courts, athletes head to the club's Babylon Cafe to replenish their energy with American and Mediterranean dishes such as chicken wraps and falafel plates.

29350 Northwestern Hwy
Southfield,
MI
US

CCW Advance’s state- and NRA-certified instructor, Christopher Laird, keeps his courses to 10 students, ensuring they receive personal attention and understand gun operation and safety fundamentals before they apply for a Michigan concealed pistol license. In each of his classes, Christopher focuses on the differences between personal protection at home versus the outdoors and how the gun owner's responsibilities change in different scenarios. He picks convenient spots around Southfield for each part of his classes, such as a local library for classroom training, a local range for live-fire training, and locally prepared soufflés for targets.

26300 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield,
Michigan
US

An active-duty officer with the Detroit Police Department, Jeff Banks helps students of all levels of marksmanship obtain a state Concealed Pistol License, also known as a CPL or CCW permit. With that aim, he teaches the Michigan CCW/CPL Training Class that, in addition to imparting the basics of operating a handgun, covers methods of non-violent conflict resolution.

30701 Nadora
Southfield,
Michigan
US

Owner Jon Hughes presides over Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop's experienced staff members as they equip customers with the pedal-powered steeds that line every inch of the 1,400-square-foot shop. Pedal jockeys can race over roads with fresh tires ($15+) or ward off sidewalk splash with a pair of fenders ($15–$75), and helmets ($30–$120) protect delicate craniums from accidents and overzealous hairstylists. In the repair shop, mechanics scrutinize rides for problems before tweaking and tuning gears, frames, and wheels for smoother, safer riding. For an additional $40, customers can upgrade to a full tune-up, during which mechanics entirely disassemble and reassemble steely steeds.

163 W 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale,
MI
US