Things To Do In Palo Alto

$49 for a 28-Day Fat-Blast Program at Performance Science Training Institute ($485 Value)

Performance Science Training Institute

Multiple Locations

28-day program helps women jump-start their weight-loss goals with metabolic movement training sessions and nutritional guidance

$485 $49

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10 or 15 Drop-In Boot-Camp Classes at EmpowerFIT (Up to 84% Off)

EmpowerFIT

Multiple Locations

Certified personal trainers push students through a series of functional exercises that change daily

$200 $35

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Flying Lesson Packages for up to Two People at Advanced Flyers (Half Off)

Advanced Flyers

Palo Alto

Gain experience in a Redbird FMX-1000 simulator or strap into a real aircraft for a 35-minute flight in a Cessna Skyhawk

$119 $59

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Be Yoga (Up to 74% Off)

Be Yoga

Downtown North

Stretch and build strength in energizing yoga classes

$140 $49

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Lifetime Family Membership with Four Classes and Four Play Sessions at My Gym Children's Fitness Center (62% Off)

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Palo Alto

Experienced, energetic instructors build strength and esteem for kids from 6 weeks to 13 years old with music, dance, and gymnastics

$154 $59

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Two, Four or Six Months of Unlimited Cardio Kickboxing Classes at Studio Kicks Palo Alto (Up to 85% Off)

Studio Kicks Palo Alto

Palo Alto

Instructors trained by world-champion martial artist and film actor Richard Branden conduct energetic cardio kickboxing exercises

$198 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Ananda Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Ananda Yoga

Palo Alto

Classes accommodate all skill and fitness levels with sessions that primarily focus on meditation, healing, and inner peace

$65 $25

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Two or Three One-Hour Personal Training Sessions at SiliconValleyFit (Up to 80% Off)

SiliconValleyFit

Palo Alto

Trainers take a holistic approach when creating training programs focused on issues such as weight loss, stress, fatigue, and strength

$200 $45

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Bay Area Elvis Tribute at Cubberley Community Center Theatre on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 42% Off)

Bay Area Elvis Tribute

Cubberley Community Center Theatre

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Acclaimed Elvis impersonator re-creates the famed “Aloha from Hawaii” concert

$50 $29

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Amid the mythical landscapes and thrilling martial-arts battles in the film Mortal Kombat, you might see Richard Branden performing swift punches and mighty kicks as an outland warrior. Richard?s role in Mortal Kombat is just one of his many motion-picture credits, which include a stunt-double role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Yin-Yang Man in WMAC Masters. The internationally renowned warrior has been practicing in martial arts since 1976, earning more than 35 international titles and six gold medals in chinese kung fu. A firm believer in the practice?s ability to enhance discipline and focus, as well as strength and agility, Branden opened Studio Kicks Palo Alto to help students of all ages reap martial arts? many benefits.

Bright red and blue mats sweep across the floor of the expansive studio, where Branden's staff conduct a variety of combat-centric classes. The trainers lead energetic circuit-training routines and kickboxing combinations in adult fitness classes, helping students improve form and technique as they work toward sliming their physiques and toning their muscles. Youngsters and adults alike can enroll in the martial-arts program, where instructors guide students through movements, techniques, and training exercises that aim to boost power, flexibility, and strength. In addition to improving physical fitness, the program?s curriculum seeks to bolster self-confidence, much like an Armani blazer with the padded shoulders and biceps already sown in.

796 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto,
CA
US

First conceived nearly 50 years ago, the dream of the Oshman Family JCC officially came to fruition in 2009 as a sprawling, 8.5-acre campus that welcomes people of all backgrounds. The Richard & Rhoda Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex hosts more than 150 group fitness classes per week, complementing these sessions with basketball and volleyball games. A heated outdoor pool supplies six lanes for swimming laps and connects with a sun deck that's ideal for relaxing with a good book or identifying barbell-shaped cloud formations. But the center focuses on enriching people's lives through other means as well. It supports families via kid-friendly camps, activities, and early-childhood education programs. It also hosts cultural events in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, spotlighting the works of renowned artists, musicians, and authors.

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Darryl Kalthof of Bay Area Flying Lessons holds an FAA certificate as an airline transport pilot and ratings as an advanced ground instructor, honors earned over a distinguished two-decade career as a certified flight instructor. Today, he oversees a fleet of Cessna and Piper airplanes that act as airborne classrooms for his pupils, who range from 10-year-olds taking their first mechanical flights to advanced pilots earning certificates in commercial, multi-engine, and tail-wheel aviation. Lessons make use of the airspace surrounding San Francisco Bay, yielding panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as many notable landmarks, including Dumbarton Bridge’s low ribbon of road and Stanford Stadium’s 70-foot animatronic statue of Bill Walsh.

1901 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Having shot more than 30,000 subjects throughout his career as a photographer, including many Silicon Valley business figures, Eric Gould understands how to create a good photo in any setting. His adeptness at communicating with subjects carries into his photography workshops, where he conveys difficult concepts clearly and methodically, saving students from such rookie mistakes as shooting with the lens cap on or turning the flash on while taking pictures of your imaginary friend's third grade graduation. In his own photo sessions, he frames professional clients in business portraits and headshots, high-school seniors in youthful poses, athletes in midaction, and a wide spectrum of people and places encountered on international travels.

2298 High Street
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Although Ananda Yoga's introductory classes begin by teaching new students how to master the fundamental asanas, the studio's practice strives to promote more than physical development. Self-actualization and personal, spiritual growth lay the foundation, and the instructors help attendees work toward these goals by incorporating enlightening affirmations, breathing exercises, and centering meditation into the classes. These classes may vary in physical intensity as advanced students challenge their strength and stamina with deeper, longer stretches, but each sequence encourages the attendees to focus on their mind-body connection and calm their thoughts.

2171 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Originally founded in 1970 to give high-school and college students a chance to hone their onstage skills, TheatreWorks dedicated itself early on to promoting new work that grappled with America's changing social landscape. Exploring the experiences of ethnic and cultural minorities, the group built a following throughout the subsequent decades, growing to its present size of 41 permanent staffers, an annual budget of $7 million, and 8,000 subscribers. Its New Works Initiative continues to seek out up-and-coming voices from around the country, helping new playwrights find their footing and prompting embittered older writers to test new pseudonyms.

1305 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

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