Things To Do In Paradise Valley

Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes at USA Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

USA Martial Arts

Paradise Valley

Seasoned instructors imbue students with confidence and self-defense skills during martial arts or krav maga classes

$145 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at A Mindfulness Life Center (Up to 65% Off)

A Mindfulness Life Center

Central Scottsdale

Designed to strengthen the connection between mind and body, yoga classes teach a variety of movements to heal and nurture the body

$99 $39

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Standup Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$35 $17

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Two or Four Kart Races with Day License for One or Two at Octane Raceway (Up to 53% Off)

Octane Raceway

Scottsdale

Zip around a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor course at speeds of up to 45 mph in an imported electric Sodi RTX kart

$41.85 $20

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$25 to Visit Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Up to $30 Value). 20 Dates Available.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

WestWorld of Scottsdale

Explore three haunted houses inspired by Rob Zombie's cinematic oeuvre, take part in creepy activities, and listen to live music

$30 $25

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on September 26–November 1 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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One Ticket, Tailgating Pass, or RV Pass to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on October 25–26 (Up to Half Off)

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horespower

Omni Scottsdale Polo Field at WestWorld

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Two days of festivities at the US's largest polo event, including a collector car show, a horse show, and US and international polo stars

$30 $15

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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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90-Minute Trail Ride for Two or Four or Summer Horse Camp at Arizona Cowboy College in Scottsdale (Up to 54% Off)

Arizona Cowboy College

Arizona Cowboy College

Ranch that founded Cowboy U hosts scenic trail rides through old cattle trails & Sonoran Desert and horsemanship camps for kids aged 5–16

$130 $65

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Scotch Flight and Hors d'Oeuvres for Two or Four at The Scotch Library (Up to 46% Off)

The Scotch Library

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Expert scotch ambassador walks guests through samples of single malts and blends, which are complemented by delectable food pairings

$90 $49

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$49 for One Month of Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools ($94 Value)

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

Four swim lessons for kids aged 6 months and older; lessons geared toward infants and beginners, as well as skilled swimmers working on form

$94 $49

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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180-Minute Interactive Painting Event for Singles from Paint And Kimvas (43% Off)

Paint & Kimvas

South Scottsdale

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

$35 $20

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Dance Lessons, or Beginner or Intermediate Tumbling at Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

Students learn impressive dance skills and tumbling moves in facility equipped with nine-panel cheer floors and a tumble track

$150 $69

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions with Meal Plan at MadSweat (Up to 78% Off)

MadSweat

Scottsdale

Workout with two of the first master trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, sharing more than 18 years of experience

$120 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at floo-id Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

floo-id Yoga

Scottsdale

Certified instructors lead hot yoga as well as the more gentle hot flow yoga classes for students of all levels

$160 $39

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Four or Six One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Independence Personal Training (Up to 80% Off)

Independence Personal Training

South Scottsdale

Certified personal trainers help exercisers push past fitness plateaus and achieve their goals with custom workout plans

$180 $39

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$28 for $50 Worth of Horseback Riding — Cactus Rose Ranch

Cactus Rose Ranch

Scottsdale

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

$50 $28

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10 or 20 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Goshin Karate & Judo Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Goshin Karate & Judo Academy

Paradise Valley

During high-energy classes, students burn up to 800 calories per hour while learning self-defense moves such as rapid-fire punches and kicks

$125 $19

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$35 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga in Scottsdale ($140)

Sumits Yoga

Greyhawk

Teachers focus on creating stronger, more toned bodies and improved states of mind with balancing and energizing poses in a heated room

$140 $35

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Lessons from Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (Up to 66% Off). 3 Options Available.

Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch

Lessons cover swing mechanics to create effortless power and control; playing lessons cover course management and strategy

$110 $49

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Personal Conditioning Sessions at Fitness By Design (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fitness By Design

North Scottsdale

Sculpt your physique during personal conditioning sessions with David Ashley, a fitness expert and personal trainer to singer Jordin Sparks

$135 $39

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Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

$32.99 $15

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21-Day Weight-Loss Boot-Camp Session for One or Two at Ultimate Body Boot Camp (Up to 86% Off)

Ultimate Body Boot Camp

South Scottsdale

Instructors vary boot-camp classes each day, drawing from TRX, kettlebell, olympic weightlifting, core work & functional training

$299 $45

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Village (Up to 73% Off)

Yoga Village

Multiple Locations

Students of all skill levels bend, stretch, and relax in nearly 60 yoga classes offered at two spacious studios

$70 $19

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5 or 10 Youth Dance Classes at Adage Dance & Fitness Studios (Up to 76% Off)

Adage Dance & Fitness Studios

Northsight

Experienced instructors lead classes in jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles for students aged 2–18

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Go Figure (Up to 64% Off)

Go Figure

Scottsdale

Elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates fuse to form a regimen that tones muscles with slow, sustained movements

$90 $39

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit BLUR (65% Off)

Crossfit Blur

Scottsdale

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

$175 $61

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Three or Six Early-Learning or Youth-Self-Defense Classes at AZ Tiger MMA (Up to 85% Off)

AZ Tiger MMA

Central Scottsdale

Little ones jump-start their education with classes that teach phonics and martial arts; Bully Proof classes show kids how to handle bullies

$110 $17

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at Urban WarFit CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Urban WarFit CrossFit

Multiple Locations

CrossFit-certified coaches lead workouts that use functional movements to help participants work up a sweat, burn calories, and get in shape

$149 $49

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60-Minute BYOB Group Painting Workshop from Inspiration Gallery (42% Off)

Inspiration Gallery

North Scottsdale

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

$45 $26

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One or Four 30-Minute Riding Lessons with Roping Cattle or a Mechanical Steer at 4 G Ranch (Up to 58% Off)

4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

Learn the ins and outs of rodeo riding and roping with a mechanical steer and live cattle, depending on your experience level

$80 $40

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Impax Ultimate Wellness (70% Off)

Impax Ultimate Wellness

Scottsdale

From the merchant: Live the Impax Lifestyle while you gain strength and burn calories in this group-fitness-centered gym.

$60 $18

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Machine-Gun-Shooting Packages for One or Two at Scottsdale Gun Club (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

Scottsdale Gun Club

Scottsdale

Clients can try current models of machine guns or those from as far back as the WWII era; 32 shooting lanes split across four bays

$106.70 $69

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18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glow Putt Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Glow Putt Productions, LLC

Scottsdale

Glow-in-the-dark mini golf course incorporates elements of deep space and the deep jungle into creative course design

$20 $10

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$189 for a Helicopter Tour for Two with a Digital Photo from Arizona Helicopter Adventures ($270 Value)

Arizona Helicopter Adventures

Multiple Locations

Soar past Camelback Mountain and over Old Town Scottsdale on a Paradise Valley tour, or take in famous red rock formations over Sedona

$270 $189

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5 or 10 Drop-In Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes Classes at UFC Gym Scottsdale (Up to 86% Off)

UFC Gym Scottsdale

South Scottsdale

Drop-in beginner or advanced classes in areas such as boxing, kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian jiu jistu and Muay Thai; all ages & fitness levels

$100 $19

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10 or 15 Boxing Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women (Up to 83% Off)

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

North Scottsdale

Ladies alternate from heavy bags and medicine balls to reflex drills and battle ropes as they burn calories in 16-round circuit workouts

$138 $24

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5 or 10 Kickboxing or Cage-Fitness Classes at Lee’s ATA Martial Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Lee’s ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

In two distinct classes, students combine punches and kicks to devastating effect or train for non-contact MMA bouts in 5-minute rounds

$57 $19

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Pizza and Beer for Two or Four at Rosati's Pizza (Up to 49% Off)

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies paired with draft and bottled beers

$29.05 $15

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Two-Hour Play Session at Indoor Trampoline Park with Foam Pit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 60% Off)

AZ Air Time

Scottsdale

Kids leap from the floor and walls of a 5,000-square-foot trampoline and play in a cushiony foam pit

$13 $6

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Pizza- or Pastry-Making Class for One or Two at Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen (Up to 58% Off)

Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen

North Scottsdale

Students glean a full understanding of pizza dough or pastry creation as they craft treats to eat or take home

$100 $45

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$38.50 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga (Up to $175 Value)

Sumits Yoga

Scottsdale

During classes in a new 6,000-square-foot studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

$175 $38.50

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Two Private Dance Lessons with Option for Two Weeks of Group Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 82% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

$196 $39

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$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing ($135 Value)

ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing

North Scottsdale

Instructors enhance yoga classes with meditation, chanting, gongs, and crystal singing bowls

$135 $39

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Bart Barnard Golf Academy (60% Off)

Bart Barnard Golf Academy

Scottsdale

Experts assist golfers of all ages in improving their swing and short game

$95 $38

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One Month of Adult Fitness Classes for One or Two or Kid's Classes for One at Infinity Fitness AZ (Up to 85% Off)

Infinity Fitness AZ

North Scottsdale

Adult classes focus on weight loss and muscle gain, and classes for kids develop speed, agility, and confidence.

$159 $29

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($49.50 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Scottsdale

Experienced trainers teach boxing and kickboxing skills that sculpt muscle and burn up to 1,000 calories during total-body workouts

$49.50 $19

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Two, Four, or Six Semi-Private or Six Private Personal-Training Sessions at Underground Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Underground Fitness

Multiple Locations

A trainer takes the reins during workouts, which are made to suit your needs whether you're in a small group or one on one

$160 $39

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10 or 15 Classes at True Hot Yoga (Up to 86% Off)

True Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

With more than 100 all-level classes weekly, yogis perform poses and breathing exercises inside heated room

$140 $19

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Classes at Spa Lamar (Up to 70% Off)

Spa Lamar

South Scottsdale

Nine varieties of yoga classes cater to all levels with gentle Yin classes, beginner lessons, and intermediate Vinyasa flow classes

$129 $39

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Pub Crawl, Treasure Hunt, or Night Hunt for One or Two from Real London Bus Company (Up to 55% Off)

Real London Bus Company

Multiple Locations

Taste drinks from four venues or vie for prizes in a treasure hunt aboard a London-style double-decker bus

$50 $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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5 BarFitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio (Up to 65% Off)

BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio

Scottsdale

BarFitness classes combine yoga, Pilates, core-conditioning, and orthopedic moves that are performed with the aid of a ballet barre

$70 $30

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$47 for $85 Worth of Services at Inspire to Change LLC

Enerjoy Fitness

North Scottsdale

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

$85 $47

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One-Month Martial Arts or Kickboxing Program with Uniform for One or Two at Premier Martial Arts (Up to 68% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

North Scottsdale

Improve your conditioning and learn some self-defense over the course of a one-month martial arts or kickboxing program

$179 $69

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$75 for $150 Groupon — Certified Fitness L.L.C

Certified Fitness

North Scottsdale

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

$150 $75

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Mixology Course for One or Two at RSVP Social Club (Up to 54% Off)

RSVP Social Club

Scottsdale

Mixologist teaches students how to create handcrafted cocktails in a 90-minute course

$60 $30

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$12 for a Friday- or Saturday-Night Comedy Show for Two at The Speakeasy Comedy Club (Up to $24 Value)

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

$24 $12

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$82 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Mountain View Karate

Mountain View Karate

Scottsdale

Mountain View Karate is celebrating its 20th year of teaching martial arts to students of all ages in Scottsdale, AZ

$149 $82

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2 Semi-Private Training Lessons or 2 or 4 Primal Move Classes at Prentiss Rhodes Coaching (Up to 50% Off)

Prentiss Rhodes Coaching

Prentiss Rhodes Coaching

Semi-private sessions with up to 3 others students incorporate kettlebells and core training; Primal Move boosts strength and endurance

$90 $45

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$45 for $90 Groupon — Christina Rico Fitness

Christina Rico Fitness

Central Scottsdale

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

$90 $45

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Five Semiprivate or Private Pilates Sessions at Mira Pilates (Up to 53% Off)

Mira Pilates

Downtown Scottsdale

Certified instructors offer individualized mat or Reformer sessions for Pilates practitioners of all skill levels

$175 $85

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One or Three Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School (Up to 54% Off)

Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School

Scottsdale

Group horseback-riding lessons with lifelong equine enthusiast on ranch steeped in Southwest-style comfort

$65 $32

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$20 for $45 Worth of Road Cycling — Giant Scottsdale

Giant Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Basic tune-up includes brake, shifter, and derailleur adjustments, plus lubrication service to the drivetrain

$45 $20

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One Month of Karate Training for One or Two with Uniforms at AKKA Karate (Up to 78% Off)

AKKA Karate

North Scottsdale

Master black belts specializing in Kenpo karate instill kids & adults ages 5+ with confidence & self-defense skills in exciting classes

$200 $49

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Four or Six One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Balanced Training (Up to 77% Off)

Balanced Training

South Scottsdale

Experienced personal trainer works with exercisers to help them achieve personalized fitness goals

$160 $39

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Two Pickup Soccer Games for One or Two People from Arizona Major Soccer League (50% Off)

Arizona Major Soccer League

Multiple Locations

Amateur soccer players play friendly matches on Wednesday evenings

$14 $7

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Barre and Zumba Fitness Classes at Karve Studio North Scottsdale (Up to 66% Off). Two Options Available.

Karve Studio North Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Barre classes blend precise muscle work and stretching with a ballet barre and free weights, while Zumba uses upbeat Latin music and dance

$95 $36

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Fit Body Toddy Fitness, LLC (65% Off)

Fit Body Toddy Fitness, Llc

North Scottsdale

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

$150 $53

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$15 for $30 Worth of Hookah, Food, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Hoookahmania

HoookahMania

North Scottsdale

Groups share hookahs in flavors like chocolate and apple while sipping fruit smoothies or Arabic teas; live entertainment on select nights

$30 $15

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes for One or Two at AmenZone Fitness DC Ranch (Up to 76% Off)

AmenZone Fitness

DC Ranch

Workouts at multi-generational, community-based gym use natural movements and tires to develop functional fitness

$125 $39

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Svaha Yoga Center (Up to 77% Off)

Svaha Yoga Center

Central Scottsdale

Classes rooted in vinyasa yoga principles; classes for all skill levels

$130 $30

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$29 for 30-Day Fat Flush Program with Unlimited Fit Camp Classes at Profile Fitness AZ ($249 Value)

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

30-day challenge helps participants shed weight, increase strength, and develop healthy lifestyle habits with guidance from fitness experts

$249 $29

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$25 for One Seat on a Pedaling Tour of Old Scottsdale from Tour De Tavern ($50 Value)

Tour De Tavern

Downtown Scottsdale

Tourists take to the streets on a 15-passenger pedaling contraption inspired by innovative bicycles that originated in the Netherlands

$50 $25

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Two-, Three-, or Five-Visit Golf Fitness Package at Golfstretch Therapies (Up to 82% Off)

Golfstretch Therapies

North Scottsdale

Staff of two chiropractors, a physical trainer, and a massage therapist bolster fitness with golf-centric exercises and treatments

$250 $59

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Two, Four, or Six Mirror-Maze and Laser-Maze Visits or a Birthday Package at OdySea Mirror Maze (Up to 48% Off)

OdySea Mirror Maze

Scottsdale

Rain forest-themed mirror maze leads visitors through false passages; laser maze challenges participants to crawl through web of laser beams

$27.80 $15

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Four-Hour Bike Rental for One, Two, or Four from Arizona Hike Bike and Board (Up to 53% Off)

Arizona Hike Bike and Board

Scottsdale

Renters call ahead to reserve their bikes, meeting the staff at the trailhead, then set out for four hours of gravel riding and single track

$50 $25

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ProTenn International founder Alex Ramirez leads a highly decorated staff to provide a focused and personalized instructional environment where students can learn to play their best tennis. Since 1988, Alex and his team have developed a number of sectional, national, and international champions, including tour professionals Camila Giorgi and Liga Dekmeijere. Their coaches employ a results-oriented methodology that combines footwork, physical fitness, mental strategy, and competitive spirit.

Prior to each practice session, coach and pupil identify an objective for their time together, be it smoother groundstrokes or more choreographed victory dances. The two will then work to develop a workable plan of action that aims to help students achieve their desired results. Though instructors impart a number of tips and tricks for improvement, nothing replaces the tried-and-true methods of hard work and repetition, which locks ideal movements into muscle memory.

5601 East Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley,
AZ
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Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, an international preservation organization based in Chicago, was founded in 1989 to preserve the masterpieces of the greatest architectural pioneer of the 20th century. Frank Lloyd Wright developed a truly American style of architecture known as the Prairie School, creating what he called "architecture for democracy." His brilliant designs redefined the concept of space so that people could live and grow in organic environments, connecting physically and spiritually to the natural world without having to wrestle a cougar to prove their worth. The Conservancy's mission is to preserve and maintain the original splendor of Frank Lloyd Wright's remaining structures, which, when peered at through Wright's signature stained-glass windows, shed light into the architecture of a bygone era that has influenced modern American design. Since its inception, the Conservancy has worked with more than 150 FLW structures and has organized the nomination of 11 Wright structures and log cabins built from pretzel sticks to become immortalized as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Conservancy is able to circulate knowledge of the nation's vibrant architectural heritage and the importance of conservation through guided tours of famous Wright buildings, an annual conference, and by publishing SaveWright, a biannual magazine, and eBytes, an electronic newsletter.

7211 North Tatum Boulevard
Paradise Valley,
AZ
US

?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
Sedona

* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Jacqui Bergmann had a lot to contend with—a divorce, depression, and a two-packs-a-day smoking habit. As she drove her son to the gym, she wondered what she should do to turn her life around. As it turns out, the answer was at the gym. Watching her son take a boxing lesson, Jacqui decided she wanted to give it a try. She traded her cigarettes for boxing gloves and felt her negative thoughts fade away to be replaced by a sense of confidence and empowerment.

Today, as owner of Glove Game Boxing, Jacqui gives guests this same feeling of empowerment through 30- and 60-minute boxing classes. Her team of trainers holds group and one-on-one lessons for men and women of all ability levels and goals, whether they just want to get in shape or to compete in amateur or professional circuits. They teach the same exercises used to drill the gym's pro pugilists—students learn about punching combinations, for example, and the importance of throwing at the X on King Hippo's stomach. The trainers emphasize proper form and technique so participants get the most out of each workout while minimizing the chance of injury. They also offer special training packages, including parent-child, postbaby, and wedding-day-countdown boot camps. To keep clients focused on the training and not the paperwork, Jacqui forgoes things such as long-term contracts and membership fees.

7137 E Stetson Dr
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

27231 North 71st Place
Scottsdale,
AZ
US