Activities in Palatka

Two Games of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at Anastasia Lanes in St. Augustine (52% Off)

Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes

Multiple Locations

Newly remodeled lanes host games of 10-pin during open bowl or cosmic bowling, while a new scoring system tallies strikes

$29 $14

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$22 for a Round of Golf with Cart Rental at Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club (Up to $45 Value)

Royal St. Augustine Golf and Country Club

St. Augustine

Large greens, mounds, bunkers, and water hazards shape relatively challenging 6,529-yard course

$45 $22

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Ghost Boat Tour for One or Two from Jumanji Attractions (45% Off)

Jumanji Attractions

St. Augustine

Learn about shipwrecks and nautical legends hidden beneath Matanzas Bay aboard a lighthouse ferry boat that helped develop St. Augustine, FL

$39.95 $22

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$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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Pirates and Plunder Walking Tour for Two or Four from Tour Saint Augustine Inc. (Up to 50% Off)

Tour Saint Augustine Inc.

Historic Downtown

Pirate guides regale guests with tales of aquatic brigands and buccaneers while illuminating the history of former Spanish supply stop town

$24 $12

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$29 for Jax Water Tours' Four-Hour Pontoon Pub Crawl ($49 Value)

Jax Water Tours

St. Augustine

Board the Osprey pontoon and enjoy two complimentary drinks en route to Kingfish Grill and the Conch House

$49 $29

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Shinsei Martial Arts and Fitness (65% Off)

Shinsei Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Saint Augustine

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

$360 $126

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Pontoon Cruise for Up to 6 or 10 People from Extreme Water Adventures (50% Off)

Extreme Water Adventures

Spanish Quarter

Gather a group of friends, and head out on a dolphin-watching adventure or a picturesque sunset cruise aboard a double-decker pontoon

$400 $199

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$44 for a Historic Pub Crawl and Beer-Tasting Tour for Two from St. Augustine City Walks ($78 Value)

St. Augustine City Walks

Saint Augustine

Take in historic tales and old pub lore while learning about fine beers, wines, and sangria on St. Augustine City Walks' signature tour

$78 $44

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90-Minute Horseback Riding Lesson for One or Two at Haven Horse Ranch (Up to 57% Off)

Haven Horse Ranch

St. Augustine

Build character and learn life skills through Western horseback riding lessons on 26-acre ranch at one of Florida's oldest riding facilities

$75 $35

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Visit for Two or Four to Lightner Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Lightner Museum

Lightner Museum

Three-story Victorian-era hotel now houses Victorian-era art and artifacts, such as Tiffany lamp and gilded rocking chair

$20 $10

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Pontoon Boat Tour for Two or Private Tour for Up to Six from White Ibis Tours (50% Off)

White Ibis Tours

Cat's Paw Marina

Pontoon boats glide past historic St. Augustine landmarks or along south- or north-bound routes as passengers see dolphins and birds

$80 $40

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Haunted Pirate Tour for Two or Four, Plus 10% Off In-Store Purchases at The Pirate Store (Up to 53% Off)

The Pirate Store

St. Augustine

A costumed guide regales tour-goers with spine-tingling stories highlighting St. Augustine's marauding past

$40 $19

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$156 for $300 Worth of Martial Arts — Master Gelo's Martial Arts

Master Gelo's Martial Arts

World Golf Village

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

$300 $156

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$25 for a Two-Hour Off The Beaten Path Photography Walking Tour of St. Augustine from ShutterGuide ($49 Value)

ShutterGuide

KookaBurra Coffee

Lead by professional photographer and licensed city tour guide, this 2-hour walking tour shows guests St. Augustine's hidden scenic gems

$49 $25

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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One or Three Months of MMA or Martial-Arts Classes at Wolf Pack MMA and Family Fitness Center (Up to 62% Off)

Wolf Pack MMA and Family Fitness Center

St. Augustine

Adults and children learn the principles of self-defense in safe, supportive classes that also burn fat and tone muscle

$100 $40

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Haunted Walking Tour for Two or Four from Ghost Tours of St. Augustine (Up to 53% Off)

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

Historic District

Accompanied only by lantern light, tours are led by licensed professional guide, last approximately 75 minutes, and depart daily at 8 p.m.

$30 $15

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Two-Hour Kayak, Paddleboard, or Catamaran Rental from Anastasia Watersports in St. Augustine (Up to 52% Off)

Anastasia Watersports

St. Augustine

Renters steer kayaks, paddleboards & catamarans through dune-protected tidal lagoon populated by flounder, trout & dolphins

$55 $25

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$19 for $35 Worth of Horseback Riding — DreamCatcher Stables

Dreamcatcher Stables

Saint Augustine

Knowledgable instructors teach the basics of riding in a 60-minute lesson on a trained horse

$35 $19

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$25 for $45 Worth of Baseball Lessons — Pro Ball Academy

Pro Ball Academy

World Golf Village

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

$45 $25

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Ghost Walking-Tour for Two or Four at The American Spinners (50% Off)

The American Spinners

St. Augustine

Tour guides weave spell-binding tales of intrigue, death, and ghostly apparitions during 90-minute jaunt through the 450-year-old city

$30 $15

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10 Yoga Classes from Therapeutic Movement with Saundra (65% Off)

Therapeutic Movement With Saundra

Palm Coast

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

$120 $42

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5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes at Daytona Salsa (Up to 65% Off)

Daytona Salsa

Multiple Locations

Energized instructors lead classes rooted in Latin music and dance, splitting sessions into two parts for easier learning

$50 $20

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$95 for Four Group Golf Lessons from Joe Kowatch at The Grand Club ($320 Value)

Joe Kowatch at The Grand Club

Palm Coast

PGA pro and seasoned golf instructor Joe Kowatch helps students improve their game

$320 $95

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One-Month Unlimited Membership at Timed Exercise (Up to 75% Off)

Timed Exercise

Multiple Locations

30-minute training sessions are personalized for each exerciser's individual needs

$99 $25

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym ($110 Value)

Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym

Multiple Locations

Rep-based CrossFit workouts are scalable to challenge students of any fitness level

$110 $39

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$32 for a 90-Minute Flying-Trapeze Class at Trapeze High (Up to $60 Value)

Trapeze High Florida

Middleburg

Lessons of various levels teach introductory moves for novices & advanced tricks for veteran fliers

$60 $32

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Horseback-Riding Lesson and Trail Ride for 2, 4, or 8 or Private Lesson Package at Highland Farm (Up to 76% Off)

Highland Farm

Highland Farm

Horseback-riding under the tutelage of lifelong equestrian on farm with 20 acres of turnout, a large arena, and plenty of trails

$190 $65

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Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Six from Paintball Promos (Up to 79% Off)

Paintball Promos

Multiple Locations

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

$40 $10

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to  69% Off)

Paintball International

Splatman Paintball

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

$60 $19

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5, 10, or 20 Hot-Yoga Classes at Prana Yoga (Up to 75% Off)

Prana Yoga

Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace

Practice yoga in a studio heated to 100+ degrees to improve flexibility and boost metabolism

$70 $25

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$15 for $50 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Fleming Island Fight Sports

Fleming Island Fight Sports

Fleming Island

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

$50 $15

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High Dive Shows Oct/Nov: Rocky Horror, David Cook, Beatles & Talking Heads tribute, & film fest (Up to 47% Off).

High Dive

High Dive

Live_logo

Cult movies, punk rockers dressed like Power Rangers, tributes to the Beatles and Talking Heads, American Idol winner, and more

$9.70 $6

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Wine Tasting for Two at The Wine and Cheese Gallery (Up to 45% Off). 5 Dates Available.

The Wine and Cheese Gallery

Gainesville

Sip 30 different wines during tastings at Gainesville’s oldest wine shop

$40 $22

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$125 for a High-Speed Drive in a Ferrari or Lamborghini from Gotham Dream Cars ($249 Value)

Gotham Dream Cars

Auto-Plus Speedway

A closed-course drive in an exotic car with a 500 hp. engine is captured on film

$249 $125

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Comedy Show and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Half Off)

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

$24 $12

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One Month of Any Fine-Arts Class for One or Two People at Pathways Arts (64% Off)

Pathways Arts

Gainesville

Classes include dance, yoga, and claymation lessons for kids and manga, acting, and photography lessons for teens and adults

$85 $31

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One or Two Months of Aikido Classes at Aikido of Gainesville Inc (Up to 66% Off)

Aikido of Gainesville Inc

Gainesville

Sensei Tom Huffman guides students through the flowing motions and fluid take-downs that characterize aikido self-defense

$100 $39

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Eight Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Kissaki Kai Florida, LLC (40% Off)

Kissaki Kai Florida, Llc

Gainesville

No-nonsense self-defense karate for the real world with practical and applied real defenses for real-life situations.

$100 $60

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One or Two Months of Capoeira Classes at Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange (Up to 53% Off)

Brazilian Cultural Arts Exchange

Pleasant Street

Male and female instructors with extensive experience performing and practicing capoeira, an art that combines combat and dance

$80 $40

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Two-Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Two or Four at Alley Gatorz (Up to 71% Off)

Alley Gatorz

Gainesville

Gleaming wood lanes surrender bowling pins to speeding orbs until 1 a.m. on weekends

$53.98 $16

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Eight-Hour Basic or Advanced Handgun Safety Classes at Real Combative Solutions (Up to 51% Off)

Real Combative Solutions

Gainesville

Certified instructor with more than a decade of experience in martial arts, corrections, executive protection, and law enforcement

$200 $99

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4, 8, or 12 Half-Hour Private Lessons from Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons (Up to 54% Off)

Mariam's Flute, Saxophone, and Recorder Lessons

Gainesville

Students learn the flute, saxophone, or recorder in one-on-one lessons conducted in person or over Skype

$80 $40

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$206 for $375 Groupon — Studio Athletica

Studio Athletica

Gainesville

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

$375 $206

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Drag-Racing Spectator Pass for Two or Four at Gainesville Raceway (45% Off)

Gainesville Raceway

Waldo

Legendary 1/4-mile drag-racing track hosts car, truck, and motorcycle speedsters

$20 $11

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$7 for $15 Groupon — The by Ear Musician

The By Ear Musician Studio

Gainesville

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

$15 $7

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One, Three, or Six Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Next Level Sports and Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Next Level Sports & Fitness

Pleasant Street

Boot-camp-style workouts tone and melt fat with a regularly refreshed array of cardio, strength, and plyometric exercises

$140 $39

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Two or Four Weeks of Beginner English-Style Riding Lessons at Victory Sport Horses (Up to 50% Off)

Victory Sport Horses

Gainsville

Twice a week, students practice English-style riding—which uses a flat saddle and encourages both hands on the reins—on a 92-acre horse farm

$140 $70

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Three- or Six-Month Unlimited Small Group Training Membership at Axis Training Studio (Up to 79% Off)

AXIS Training Studio

Gainesville

Clients can schedule small-group exercise classes through Axis Training Studio's mobile app

$741 $184

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One or Two Months of Outdoor Fitness Camp Classes from Fitness Driven Results (Up to 56% Off)

Fitness Driven Results

Green Tree Park

Outdoor classes use surroundings such as baseball fields to help people lose weight, tone muscle, and increase endurance while having fun

$80 $40

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One or Three Private or Small Group Billiards Lessons at Play Great Pool (Up to 63% Off)

Play Great Pool

Play Great Pool

During two-hour sessions, a billiards expert teaches up to four pupils professional shots and strategies for sinking balls into pockets

$250 $99

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at The Academy of Japanese Martial Arts(50% Off)

The Academy of Japanese Martial Arts

Gainesville

Dedicated instructors help clients increase their confidence, bringing judo's philosophy of focus and discipline into everyday life

$50 $25

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One Month of Karate for One or Two, or Three Months of Karate at Global Mixed Martial Arts Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Global Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Gainesville

Martial artists learn Renshinkan Shorinji Ryu karate techniques in classes organized to give each participant individual attention

$261 $130.50

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Complimentary Wine Tasting for Two or Four One Take-Home Bottle Per Person at Island Grove Wine Company (47% Off)

Island Grove Wine Company

Ocala/Gainesville

Complimentary tasting helps in the selection of bottles of fruit wine engineered by expert winemaker Chase Marden.

$34 $19

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Butterfly Tour for Four or Six at Greathouse Butterfly Farm (50% Off)

Greathouse Butterfly Farm

Earleton

In addition to learning how the 45 native species are farmed, guests can hand feed them and see them thrive in every stage of development

$60 $30

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3, 6, or 12 Belly-Dance Classes at Ethnic Dance Expressions (50% Off)

Ethnic Dance Expressions

Gainesville

Students of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities shake and shimmy their hips in belly-dance classes

$25 $12.50

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10 or 20 Zumba or Zumba-Toning Classes at IndepenDance Studio (Up to 52% Off)

IndepenDance Studio

Gainesville

Zumba classes link Latin rhythms with choreography for a fun, upbeat workout

$60 $29

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Three, Six, or Nine Pole-Dancing or Fitness Classes at Elegant Body Pilates (Up to 57% Off)

Elegant Body Pilates with Jacqueline Valdez

Gainesville

Professional trainer leads ladies through dance routines that fuse cardio & strength training

$125 $54

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5 or 10 Fencing Classes at Florida Fencing Academy (Up to 71% Off)

Florida Fencing Academy

Gainesville

Decorated coaches help students finesse their fencing technique and bolster their physical fitness

$120 $39

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One or Three Months of Instrument or Voice Lessons at Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Percussion Music and Dance Center

Gainesville

Because of the organization's work in the community, its founder's family was featured on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2009

$120 $60

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Downriver Kayak Trip with Shuttle for Two or Four from Anderson's Outdoor Adventure (Up to 50% Off)

Anderson's Outdoor Adventure

ANDERSON'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Customers guide their kayaks through scenic river views, with paddles, life jackets, and shuttle pickup and drop-off included

$90 $50

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$22 for $40 Toward Five Salsa or Bachata Classes — Ritmo y Sabor Dance Studios

Ritmo Y Sabor Salsa

Gainesville

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

$40 $22

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Billiards and Refreshments Package for Two or Four at Chiefland Billiards (Up to 48% Off)

Chiefland Billiards

Chiefland

Enjoy an evening shooting balls with friends as drinks and apps keep you well fueled for the next round

$21 $11

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Gainesville

A two-hour walking tour covers Gainesville’s most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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One or Two Months of Karate Classes with Uniform Included at Star Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Star Martial Arts

Gainesville

Classes include karate for kids and adults

$150 $49

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10 or 20 Classes at My Yoga Connection (Up to 63% Off)

My Yoga Connection

Gainesville

Yogis lead small, intimate classes for beginner–advanced skill levels

$80 $39

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

$134.55 $18

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine at Bluefield Estate Winery (Up to 57% Off)

Bluefield Estate Winery

Windsor

Sip up to eight wines brewed from blueberries or muscadine grapes in a winery nestled on a scenic horse farm

$28 $14

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Discover Scuba Experience or Open-Water Certification Course for One at Scuba Monkey Dive Center (Up to 50% Off)

Scuba Monkey Dive Center

Alachua

Certified scuba instructors supply students with personal attention as learn scuba-diving basics or progress toward a PADI certification

$199 $99

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Two Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Personal Training (64% Off)

Personal Training

Gainesville

I work one-on-one with you, assessing your fitness to design a program specific to you and finding ways to motivate you!

$70 $25

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at BE #1 (Up to 51% Off)

BE #1

Ormond Beach

Professional bikini model leads students through exercise routines designed to slim physiques and tone muscles

$50 $25

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10 or 20 Aerial Yoga or Fitness Classes at Revive Fitness & Lifestyle Management (Up to 68% Off)

Revive Fitness & Lifestyle Management

Ormond Beach

Hungary-born bodybuilder helms studio with aerial yoga sessions and energetic cardio-boxing and cardio-kickboxing classes

$100 $39

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24-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or 2-Hour Group Lesson for One or Two at Surfari Surf School (Up to 61% Off)

Surfari Surf

Bostroms

Learn the proper techniques for standing, dismounting, and remounting a standup paddleboard on calm, flat waters

$50 $20

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10 or 20 Classes at Hot House Yoga (73% Off)

Hot House Yoga

Hand Venue Centre

Classes teach many yoga styles including hot Vinyasa flow, yin yoga, and 8 beginner-friendly modalities

$110 $30

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10 or 20 Yoga Sessions at We Are Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

We Are Yoga

Ormond Beach

Trained-and-certified instructors lead 90-minute yoga sessions in studio that specializes in Bikram Choudhury's distinct breed of hot yoga

$100 $29

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Two or Four Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes, Including a Uniform at Villari's Martial Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

During classes for men, women, and kids aged 4 and older, instructors instill character development and self-respect in students

$125 $49

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One Month Yoga Classes at Elite Academy of Music and Motion (65% Off)

Elite Academy Of Music And Motion

Ormond Beach

Hatha and Vinyassa flow yoga in a calm, welcoming setting

$80 $28

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Two 45-Minute Introductory Private Martial Arts Lessons for One or Two Stan Lee's United Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Stan Lee's United Martial Arts

Granada

Martial arts programs for ages four and up improve physical fitness, character, and self-confidence as students learn self-defense skills

$159.95 $19

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Designed in 1925 by prolific Scottish-born course architect Donald Ross?whose work includes famed American courses Pinehurst No. 2 and Oak Hill?Palatka Golf Club's 18-hole course careens around the swaying trees of Ravine Gardens State Park. Home to the Azalea Amateur Tournament, the course challenges golfers with remarkable hole layouts that thoughtfully weave sand traps, greens, and fairways under a canopy of arbors draped in billowy Spanish moss.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Course rating of 68.3 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 118 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole
  • Scorecard
1715 Moseley Ave
Palatka,
FL
US

At Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes, bowlers hone skills on newly renovated, synthetic lanes while using digital, animated scoring systems to monitor progress. Bowlers close frames as a digital sound system broadcasts tunes from the Internet's reservoirs, and personal screens display professional sporting events and documentaries of bears rolling curled-up armadillos at soda bottles. Vibrant orange and blue walls surround the lanes at both locations, with full-service lounges and snack bars that fire pizza, nachos, and pitchers of soft drinks or beer to keep famished gamers from hunting small game with their bowling balls.

3834 Reid St.
Palatka,
FL
US

With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.

821 S State Road 19
Palatka,
FL
US

The Amrit Yoga Institue is less a facility for practicing yoga and more of portal to a new way of living. Set on a 6-acre campus with flowering tropical gardens, walking paths, and a tranquil beach, this institute is designed to help its students learn the art of self-discovery and experience greater freedom in their minds, bodies, and spirits. Amrit Yoga is a method of learning and teaching Yoga Nidra, a type of yoga that works to relieve stress and change day-to-day habits, improving sleep, releasing muscle tension, and decreasing anxiety. Learn to understand addiction through yoga and meditation in the Self Discovery Through Recovery program, or train to teach Yoga Nidra through the Yoga Nidra Certification program. The Amrit Yoga Institute also offers therapeutic yoga, massage therapy, and Ayurvedic body treatments to help speed the healing process.

23855 NE Highway 314
Salt Springs,
FL
US

The grappling fighting style known as jujitsu first came to Brazil in 1914 stored in the hands and mind of Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese immigrant and master of the art. He only stayed a year, but it was enough time to plant the seeds for a new jujitsu academy in Brazil. One of the first students at that academy was Hélio Gracie.

Hélio absorbed the fighting style quickly, adapting many of the techniques to suit his small frame. He discovered methods of leverage that allowed him to execute joint locks, choke holds, and takedowns on much larger opponents, forming the core of his new Gracie jujitsu method. Ultimately, Hélio's son Royce brought the fighting style to America, famously winning UFC 1, 2, and 4 by defeating opponents many times his own size. Suddenly, Americans lined up to learn this newly unveiled Brazilian fighting style, demonstrating their eagerness by folding themselves inside a box and shipping themselves south.

Relson Gracie, Hélio's second oldest son, chose to be an ambassador of his family's fighting style. He was already teaching abroad when his little brother Royce skyrocketed Brazilian jujitsu to popularity. He founded his first school under the name Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Hawaii, and as the art became popular, he opened new branches of his academy all across the United States. Today, he visits more than 40 academies and associations, sharing his knowledge with thousands of students. In his absence, he leaves instructors whom he personally trained to oversee the education of aspiring fighters.

1701 Lakeside Ave
Saint Augustine,
FL
US

The St. Augustine Lighthouse has been keeping its luminous eye on the Atlantic’s endless horizon since 1874. In the 130 years since, the tower of Alabama brick and Philadelphia iron has served as the home of light keepers, a beacon to sailors, and a target of arson, eventually benefiting from a 15-year restoration project that commenced in 1980. Today, a staff of historians and protectors is eager to share the rich history of the nation's oldest port, not only through education and preservation but also by letting guests explore.

Visitors can scale the 165-foot, black-and-white lighthouse's 219 steps to the bright-red observation deck to catch breathtaking views of St. Augustine and spot gangs of dolphins making trouble by the shore. Lens-room tours allow up-close access to the regularly off-limits Fresnel lens, built in 1873, which weighs 2,000 pounds and shepherds ships with a light that radiates for 25 miles on a clear night. The clink of champagne glasses adds an element of glamour to Sunset Moonrise events, whereas Dark of the Moon tours let guests in after-hours to hear the tales of paranormal activity that earned the lighthouse a feature on Ghost Hunters.

100 Red Cox Road
Saint Augustine,
FL
US