Sports in Pacific Grove

Up to 70% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing

Watsonville

$169 $59

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

Up to 52% Off at Casserly Golf Course

Watsonville

$90 $45

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9-hole, par 3 course rolls over terrain of former cattle ranch

50% Off Martial Arts

Westside

$60 $30

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Up to 70% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing

Eastside

$169 $59

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

Up to 46% Off Lessons at Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Santa Cruz

$80 $45

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton pro offers advice in a private indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

Half Off Boxing

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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53% Off Intro Rock-Climbing Class

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

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Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

Up to 84% Off Martial Arts Classes

Morgan Hill

$100 $25

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

Up to 82% Off Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes

Los Gatos

$57 $10

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

Half Off Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters

Campbell

$60 $30

National champion fencers and coaches instill students with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

Up to 67% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$139 $49

Martial-arts instructors lead all ages and skill levels in classes that teach self-defense, grappling, dynamic kicks, and boxing

Up to 50% Off Regular and Child Classes at PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

$159 $79

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

Up to 75% Off at Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

$150 $39

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

Up to 50% Off The Colorful 5K – Graffiti Run

Arena Green East Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

Up to 70% Off Kids' Muay Thai Classes

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Smash Gyms

San Jose

$125 $19

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Expert instructors lead a variety of classes that include jujitsu, kickboxing, kettlebell cardio, and mixed martial arts

Up to 71% Off Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Adults or Kids

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 56% Off Batting Cages at South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

Up to 51% Off Swimming Practice

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

55% Off at Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

$125 $56

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Up to 79% Off Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

$220 $49

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

45% Off

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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55% Off at Chuck Jefferson's Judo

West Valley

$120 $54

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47% Off Private Baseball or Softball Lesson

San Jose

$45 $24

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Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

Up to 87%Off Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes

Cambrian

$169 $29

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

Up to 70% Off Kids' Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

Half Off Kids' Gymnastics Open Gym

San Jose

$20 $10

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes at Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

$200 $29

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Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

Up to 48% Off Krav-Maga Classes

Santa Clara

$95 $49

Students learn fearsome strikes, kicks, and defensive moves through the real-world combat of krav maga

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Tojokan Dojo

Santa Clara

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes for Adults

Heritage District

$100 $50

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

45% Off Martial Arts

Sunnyvale

$110 $61

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Up to 54% Off Fencing Classes for All Ages

Sunnyvale West

$140 $65

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes at Unlimited MMA

Milpitas

$149 $25

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Seasoned kickboxers and MMA fighters help students burn calories, learn self-defense tactics, or both during their intense fitness classes

Up to 50% Off Lessons at American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

Up to 69% Off at Tri City Aikido

Newark

$160 $59

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Newark

$125 $19

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Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with compound and recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

65% Off at Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

65% Off Tennis Lessons

Fremont

$120 $42

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Half Off Private Golf Lesson Packages

Country Drives

$159 $79

An instructor brings three decades of golf experience to relaxed lessons that hone the skills of students of all skill levels

Up to 54% Off Self-Defense Classes 

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

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Students learn to defend themselves using system designed for Israeli Defense Forces

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Los Banos

$40 $14

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78% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai at Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

55% Off Lap Swimming at Burlingame Aquatic Club

Burlingame

$175 $79

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Successful club responsible for renowned aquatic athletes welcomes lap swimmers for exercise or relaxation

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

45% Off

Pleasanton

$100 $55

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Up to 74% Off Cardio Kickboxing & Boot Camp

Upper B Street

$90 $29

High-intensity cardio kickboxing and boot-camp classes offer varied exercises to help work up a sweat, tone muscles, and lose weight

Up to 81% Off Classes at A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

$120 $25

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Classes

Downtown Hayward

$100 $29

Students engage their core muscles while learning standup striking moves

Up to 85% Off at Bay Area Fight Academy

Hayward

$120 $25

Mixed-martial-arts classes for either adults or children include strength training, kickboxing, and kettlebell workouts

Up to 84% Off Boxing and Muay Thai Classes

Livermore

$150 $29

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Boxing classes burn calories through heavy-bag work; muay thai classes teach blistering bevies of punches, kicks, and elbow strikes

45% Off

Dublin

$65 $36

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Up to 67% Off Tae Bo at Dojo USA

San Bruno

$75 $29

Tae Bo classes meld tae kwon do and boxing moves into an energetic cardio-kickboxing class

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons in San Bruno

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA professional David Suh coaches players on 20,000-square-foot grass hitting area

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

San Ramon

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

53% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

San Ramon

$79.99 $37.49

Instructor with more than 15 years of experience emphasizes back-to-school safety with focus- and confidence-building lessons

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

50% Off

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

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Cleaved through the tall pines of the Del Monte Forest, Poppy Hills Golf Course's 18-hole layout blankets the scenic terrain of the Monterey Peninsula with a 6,857 trail of meticulously manicured fairways and greens. Designed by renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones II, Poppy Hills has hosted many high-profile golf events, including co-hosting the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am from 1991 to 2009, a 19-year span during which Bill Murray never left.

Named one of California's Top 10 Courses You Can Play, Poppy Hills gives casual golfers a chance to test their mettle on a world-class course—the 426-yard fifth hole was rated the most difficult par four in PGA Tour play in 2006—with four tee options that make it surmountable for golfers of all stripes. Though its known for its woodland scenery and large, undulating greens, the par 72 course also features water hazards that come into play on two holes, gobbling up golf balls and serving as a convenient vacation spot for fish trying to spend a weekend away from the Pacific.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course designed by Robert Trent Jones II
  • Length of 6,857 yards from the farthest tees
  • Course rating of 74.3 from the farthest tees
  • Slope rating of 144 from the farthest tees
  • Four tee options
  • Scorecard

3200 Lopez Rd
Pebble Beach,
CA
US

Adventures by the Sea is owner Frank Knight’s love letter to Monterey Bay. As an avid cyclist, kayaker, and surfer in his youth, Frank decided to share the gift of the bay by providing land- and sea-activity rentals for tourists. But, what started out as a small bike-rental shop frequented by local hotel guests eventually transformed into a four-location recreational company that now offers kayaking, bicycling, SUP paddling, and surrey-carriage rentals and tours.

Bicycle renters can cruise along 17-Mile Drive and the rocky shorelines of Pacific Grove, while surrey-carriage rentals provide a low-key communal pedaling adventure for up to four riders. Patrons can also enjoy the serene environment of Monterey Peninsula as they glide through the waters of Cannery Row and Stillwater Cove—both part of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary—on the company’s kayaks and standup paddleboards (SUP). During tours, knowledgeable guides rattle off facts about the area while pointing out its wildlife, such as harbor seals lounging on the rocks and otters snapping pictures of kayakers.

Along with providing land and water activities, Adventures by the Sea helps guests build stronger relationships with one another through their local group adventures, which include scavenger hunts. When customers are ready to invest in their own trustworthy gear, the company’s pro shop helps them stock up on boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, and paddleboards from brands such as Surftech, Naish Hawaii, and Paddle Surf Hawaii.

299 Cannery Row
Monterey,
CA
US

Pristine fairways gently rise and fall across 6,664 yards of undulating terrain at Pajaro Valley Golf Club's 18-hole course. Located a mere Goliath's drive from the Pacific Ocean, golfers can smell the crisp sea air and hear the hushed whispers of heist-planning pelicans throughout the picturesque par 72, once the verdant kingdom of 1930s golf legend Olin Dutra. The club’s E-Z-Go golf carts ferry about the arsenal of woods and irons needed to triumph over the transition from shorter par 3s and 4s to the lengthy fairways at the 1st, 4th, 15th, and 17th holes, all par 5.

After looping the horticultural haven, golfers can retreat to the club's full-service restaurant, where frothy beers and hamburgers refuel weary bodies and famished 9-irons. Spiky-shoed journeymen can place their order ahead of time at the 9th or 18th tees, ensuring their meal will be ready for them at the turn or shortly after the round.

967 Salinas Rd
Royal Oaks,
CA
US

Trudie Ransom knows just how addictive the sensation of standing above the waves can be. After just a few trips out on her board, she not only began training with the standup-paddleboarding master Andy Whitman from Angulo boards, but also opened up SUP Shack. From her experience shadowing Whitman, she decided the best way to introduce people to the sport was with Angulo's soft, 10-foot boards, which serve as an easy surface to learn on while spending a day on the waves or taking one of the shop's classes or tours. Classes never contain more than six students, allowing each student to have the one-on-one attention needed to master the art of balancing and maneuvering the board. Once pupils are sure of their strokes, the shop's instructors lead guided tours that slip out across the rippling blue mirror and past the sights of the harbor or tackle the more advanced paths past sea-lion habitats. Late-evening tours pause as the sun sets over the ocean, filling the sky with color like somebody inciting peacocks to riot.


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3703 Portola Dr
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Spokesman Bicycles' mechanics obviously ride their bikes to work, but that's not the only thing they do to reduce their impact on the environment. They also donate used tubes and tires to Totally Tubular Bags, use a biodegradable fluid in their parts cleaning machine, and ride whales to work only on special occasions.

But they didn't get into biking just to help the environment—they love everything about the sport, and many of them have been seriously cycling and fixing up bikes since the '70s. At their shop, the mechanics build road and mountain bikes, as well as work with fitters who adjust each bike to fit the needs of the rider. To keep clients safe and happy, they pass on their expertise to riders during free maintenance classes every month.

231 Cathcart St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

At Minorsan Self-Defense & Fitness, the team of instructors share their wealth of knowledge to equip students with real-world self-defense skills, but their classes also focus on fitness. They also branch out into dance-based Zumba, kickboxing, and BodyPump––a class that mingles weightlifting with upbeat music. Kids are welcome, too, with martial arts programs that instill them with leadership skills.

1320 Mission St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US