At Farnsley Golf Course, you can sharpen your long and short game at a nine-hole, par-3 course or on multiple practice fields. In 2011, five of the course’s greens got a makeover and all caddies were required to dispose of their shoulder pads and acid-wash jeans. Off the course, golfers can perfect their swing at a driving range lined with 300 yards of bermuda grass, or focus on chipping in a short-game practice area. If you’re looking for more in-depth tweaks to your technique, feel free to enlist the help of a teaching professional with personalized lessons.
The experienced instructors at Los Monitos take pride in helping students tap their inner linguists to expand day-to-day communication skills in one of 10 languages, including Chinese, Spanish, and English as a second language. Los Monitos offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced courses, helping future polyglots grasp linguistic basics, such as asking for directions, and more complex concepts, such as writing a cease-and-desist letter to a frightening doppelgänger. The small, approachable classes contain five to 10 students and meet for 90 minutes at a time, with a focus on conversational learning in each newly adopted tongue. Groupon holders can see when different classes meet by browsing the company's online calendar.
Despite their determinedly of-the-moment sound, RedFoo and SkyBlu are carrying on a long pop lineage: the former is Motown founder Berry Gordy's son, the latter his grandson. As red-hot electropop duo LMFAO, the uncle-nephew pairing electrifies dance floors with manic odes to party life. The 2012 Sorry for Party Rocking tour explodes with fan favorites such as "Party Rock Anthem" and newer hits such as "Sexy and I Know It," whose bouncy swagger dominated the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 28 weeks. The band parades in neon animal prints amid backup dancers, bobbing beneath giant robot heads, tossing inflatables into the crowd, and creating a spectacle Metro Weekly calls "enormously entertaining."
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal is valid for either rhythm-building music classes or Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule), 20% off coupons to several children’s clothing stores, and $20 off of a Gymboree birthday party (party must take place during your enrollment).
Derby City Mixed Martial Arts, featured on ESPN as a cross-training haven for Kentucky Derby jockeys, coaches both beginners and competitive fighters. Expert instructors showcase such MMA schools as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which teaches leveraging holds to best bigger opponents, and muay thai kickboxing, deemed The Science of Eight Limbs after its signature move of throwing a tarantula at an opponent's face. Classes on agility, cardio conditioning, boxing, and wrestling round off the roster, and open sparring times let practitioners hone their fist- and footwork.
Topping Snap Fitness's bill of certified muscle-manufacturers is personal trainer Megan Huffine who helps clients assess and address a wide range of fitness goals. During the 30-minute sessions, soft bodied patrons and unshapely amoebas are invited to reap the benefit of personal attention, while tackling weight loss. After a consultation that reviews medical and exercise history, a fitness professional will recommend a customized workout plan using Snap's top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment. Personal training programs include Express Fitness, which is designed to help clients achieve precise fitness goals by targeting specific areas of the body, and Boot Camp 101, which provides intense, full body workouts in a small group setting. Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced.