Things To Do in Rhode Island

Bring Your Own Improv for 2, 4, or 10 at the Warwick Museum of Art, Fridays Through December 12, 2014 (Up to 59% Off)

Bring Your Own Improv

Warwick Museum of Art

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Family-friendly show brings audience volunteers onstage to improvise alongside regular cast

$14 $7

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Bowling with Option for Pizza and Soda, or Billiards with Pizza and Beer (Up to 51% Off)

Legion Bowl & Billiards

Cranston

Classic duckpin bowling facility features 18 resurfaced lanes, traditional scoring projectors, tournament-sized pool tables, and live music

$45 $22

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One or Three Months of Youth Aikido Classes at Aikido Framingham Aikikai (Up to 65% Off)

Aikido Framingham Aikikai

Multiple Locations

Students learn Aikido basics in classes focused on safety, fun, and character development

$135 $49

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Introductory CrossFit Package, 4 Weeks of Bootcamp, or 2 Weeks of Fitness Classes at Fitt 101 (Up to 76% Off)

Fitt 101

Crossfit East Providence

Exercisers perform cross-training or kickboxing workouts led by instructors or use the gym's equipment to create their own challenge

$229 $60

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Two-Hour Bowling Package for 6 or 12 at Old Mountain Lanes & Walnut Hill Bowl (Up to 56% Off)

Old Mountain Lanes/Walnut Hill Bowl

Multiple Locations

Bowlers vie for strikes on brand-new synthetic lanes, taking breaks to sip from pitchers of beer or soda

$79.90 $35

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One or Three Months of Adult or Children's Jiu Jitsu Classes at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu (Up to 56% Off)

Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

Coventry

Students develop self-defense skills and discipline in adult or kids' Jiu Jitsu classes at Rhode Island's oldest martial-arts school

$75 $39

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Four or Eight Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Maxx Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Maxx Fitness

Lincoln

Professional personal trainers at state-of-the-art fitness club get results with motivating one-on-one workouts and group training

$260 $69

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5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes with T-Shirt at Rondeau's Kickboxing (Up to 71% Off)

Rondeau's Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

Classes such as yoga and fitness kickboxing, which focuses on real boxing moves while working the abs

$95 $29

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Admission to Two or Three Haunted Houses at Factory of Terror (Up to 58% Off)

Factory of Terror

Multiple Locations

Each Factory or Terror location has a slew of haunted rooms, advanced special effects, and ghoulish inhabitants who leap out at visitors

$36.99 $25

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Whiskey Tour and Tasting and Souvenir Glasses for Two or Four at Sons of Liberty Spirits Company (45% Off)

Sons of Liberty Spirits Company

Wakefield-Peacedale

Taste award-winning whiskeys inspired by the flavors of fine craft beers

$20 $11

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$15 for Golden to Gilded or Discover Colonial Newport Tour for Two from Newport History Tours ($15 Value)

Newport History Tours

Newport

Walking tours explore the history of colonial Newport and Newport during the Golden Age

$30 $15

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30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from Zumba with Deana (44% Off)

La Vida! Dance & Fitness

Bristol

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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Unlimited Classes or a Birthday Party at Mastery Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off). Five Options Available.

Mastery Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Students learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude

$165 $39

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Wedding Dance Package or Intro-to-Ballroom Package at Studio One RI (Up to 78% Off)

Studio One RI

Lincoln

Couples discover their dance-floor chemistry while swaying, twirling, and laughing across this airy studio; youth learn graceful basics

$170 $37

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Music Lessons at Amped Music School (Up to 56% Off)

Amped Music School

Wyoming

Instructors teach guitar, piano, drums, or vocals in one-on-one lessons

$40 $20

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$58 for $106 Worth of Martial Arts — East Bay Martial Arts

East Bay Martial Arts

Portsmouth

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

$106 $58

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30- or 60-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Reevedale Farm (Up to 67% Off)

Reevedale Farm

Middleborough

Students of all skills and ages learn horseback-riding techniques from seasoned instructors

$50 $17

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$59 for Three 45-Minute In-Studio Piano Lessons at New England Studio of Music ($135 Value)

New England Studio of Music

Multiple Locations

Lessons based in classical training for pianists of all ages and experience levels

$135 $59

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Logo Glasses for Two or Four at Leyden Farm & Winery (58% Off) 

Leyden Farm & Winery

West Greenwich

Christmas-tree family farm offers crisp green-apple-infused white wine; watermelon blush wine; and smooth, complex merlot

$26 $11

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10 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at USA Karate (Up to 61% Off)

USA Karate

Lincoln

High-intensity classes with 10–25 pupils teach kickboxing tenets while torching calories

$30.60 $14.99

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Selah (Up to 64% Off)

Selah

Main Street Fitness

Yogi Andrea Martin integrates Christian worship into 90-minute classes whose poses and stretches help boost circulation and decrease anxiety

$150 $65

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5 or 10 30-Minute Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at J.L.M. Equestrian (Up to 66% Off)

J.L.M. Equestrian

Scituate

Friendly steeds welcome riders to climb aboard for safe, supervised instruction and rides at a picturesque, tree-lined farm

$175 $69

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Four or Eight Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Group Training at Maxx Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Maxx Fitness

Providence

Professional personal trainers at state-of-the-art fitness club get results with motivating one-on-one workouts and group training

$260 $69

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One or Three Months of Fitness Classes and Unlimited Gym Access at Evolutionary Sports (Up to 56% Off)

Evolutionary Sports

Warwick

Full schedules of group fitness classes include karate, cross training, kickboxing, and more

$100 $45

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Martial-Arts Classes or a Birthday Package at Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 85% Off). Five Options Available.

Rising Sun Jiu-Jitsu

Johnston

After completing the 10th class, each child receives a uniform; kids can participate in martial-arts-related activities during the party

$165 $29

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$40 for $80 Groupon — New England Music Studio

New England Music Studio

Pawtucket

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

$80 $40

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

$16 $10

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Short-Game and Full-Swing Lessons from Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor

Multiple Locations

Golf instructor helps players develop their driving, pitching, and chipping skills during private lessons

$140 $69

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$76 for $170 Worth of Gymnastics — Gems Gymnastics

Gems Gymnastics

Cumberland

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

$170 $76

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at The Heart Spot (Up to 54% Off)

The Heart Spot

Johnston

Shanti yoga classes connect breath to flowing poses and teach beginners through advanced the fundamental movements

$63 $29

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One or Two Months of Traditional Okinawan Karate Classes at ShoDan Karate (Up to 83% Off)

ShoDan Karate

West Warwick

Senseis teach traditional Okinawan martial arts while keeping class sizes small for plenty of one-on-one instruction

$120 $25

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5, 10, or One Month of Striking Beauties Boxing and Fitness Classes at Manfredo's Gym (Up to 75% Off)

Striking Beauties and Manfredo's Gym

Narragansett

Striking-Beauties is offering women's only boxing classes inside Manfredo's Gym, where co-ed classes are also available

$75 $19

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Fortress of Nightmares for Two or Four (50% Off)

Fortress of Nightmares

Newport

Theatrical lighting, eerie sound effects, and fog machines shroud visitors in terror as they meander through Fort Adams’s tunnels

$30 $15

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Four or Six Weeks of Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Bristol Self Defense (Up to 70% Off)

Bristol Self Defense

Bristol

Students learn practical self-defense skills in intensive krav maga classes

$160 $49

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Three- or Six-Month Family Membership for Two Adults and Any Children Under 18 at Smithfield YMCA (Up to 59% Off)

Smithfield YMCA

Greenville

Families gain access to fitness classes, aquatic programs, and kids' programming at one of America's iconic wellness centers

$108.75 $49.99

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Two Private Horseback-Riding Lessons or Five Private Kids' Lessons at Hunter Ridge (Up to 52% Off)

Hunter Ridge

Ashaway

Lessons with instructor of 25 years instills the value of hard work and good horsemanship in both children and adults

$120 $59

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Admission for One or Two to a Painting Party from uPaint Events (Up to 44% Off)

uPaint Events

Multiple Locations

Participants use included supplies to create their own works of art

$35 $21

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5 or 10 Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Focus Yoga (Up to 82% Off)

Focus Yoga

East Greenwich

A schedule chock-full of varying yogic styles offers ample opportunity for physical challenge and mental reflection

$65.99 $15

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Paintball Admission, Gear, and 200 Paintballs for Two or Four at Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC (Up to 50% Off)

Providence Indoor Paintball, LLC

South Elmwood

An indoor paintball facility outfitted with inflatable obstacles and lights for night play hosts recreation- or tournament-style matches

$64 $32

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6 or 10 Dance Lessons at The Dancing Feeling (Up to 69% Off)

The Dancing Feeling

Warwick

Sessions teach the basics by encouraging dancing in a relaxed, social environment

$150 $49

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10 Group-Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Group-Fitness Classes at RePS Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

RePS Fitness

Cranston

Certified trainers motivate patrons to shed pounds and build muscle in interval, boot-camp, and Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes

$60 $19

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Dance Classes at CDO Providence Capoeira

Cdo Providence Capoeira

Pawtucket

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

$120 $54

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Three-Month Membership and a Two-Hour Class for One or Two at The Frolicking Goddess Craft Studio (Up to 55% Off)

The Frolicking Goddess Craft Studio

Woonsocket

Handcraft a one-of-kind item during classes at this craft studio, which teaches knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilting, and jewelry making

$120 $59

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$40 for $80 Worth of Martial Arts — Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Coventry

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

$80 $40

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One Month of Boot-Camp or Personal-Training Sessions at Athletes Equation (Up to 75% Off)

Athletes Equation

Cumberland

Clients spend one month getting in shape with intensive boot-camp classes or personalized workout sessions with a trainer

$159 $39

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Two-Week Introductory Course and Two Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Ocean State CrossFit (77% Off)

Ocean State CrossFit

Multiple Locations

Intense 45-minute workouts prep students for all physical activities through a mix of functional-movement exercises and equipment

$215 $49

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5 or 10 Cardio Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Martial Arts Classes at World Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

World Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Cardio kickboxing sessions help exercisers get in shape while learning basic self-defense techniques; taekwondo and karate classes available

$80 $29

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$25 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for Up to Four at Kingstown Bowl (Up to $55 Value)

Kingstown Bowl

North Kingstown

Automatic scoring systems record each roll, and complimentary bumpers and light balls cater to kids

$55 $25

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$25 for a $50 Players Card at Ryan Family Amusements

Ryan Family Amusements

Multiple Locations

Card may be used towards games and food at any location

$50 $25

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$30 for Eight Drop-In Fitness Classes at Fitness Fusion ($96 Value)

Fitness Fusion

Bristol

Barre, Yoga, and TRX classes give guests an array of options for getting into shape

$96 $30

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Kiefer's Martial Arts (46% Off)

Kiefer's Martial Arts

Westerly

Fitness Kickboxing at KMA [may] burn upwards of 800 calories per workout and will get you in the best shape of your life.

$59 $32

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Two or Four 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Newport Equestrian (Up to 59% Off)

Newport Equestrian

Middletown

A mother-daughter instructional team teaches different riding styles and care methods during lessons for all levels of experience

$120 $55

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

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Providence

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

$50 $25

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Five or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at State of the Arts Karate & Wellness Center (Up to 51% Off)

State of the Arts Karate and Wellness Center

Warwick

Instructors lead children and adults in kickboxing techniques, while also instilling values such as respect and self-confidence

$50 $25

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Five or Ten Kickboxing Classes with Personal-Training Session and Boxing Gloves at AtomicKickboxing.com (Up to 90% Off)

Atomic Kickboxing

Cranston

Shed fat, tone the body, relieve stress, and learn effective self-defense techniques through fitness-centric kickboxing classes

$301 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at New England Hybrid Dojo (Up to 67% Off)

New England Hybrid Dojo

Pawtucket

Helmed by a seventh-degree black belt, the dojo helps instill self-confidence, respect, and a passion for physical fitness in its students

$85 $29

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at the gym, LLC (Up to 66% Off)

the gym, LLC

Woonsocket

Classes include everything from power yoga and circuit training to Pilates, spinning, and step interval training

$100 $35

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Ed Oakleys TOK Karate (45% Off)

Ed Oakleys Tok Karate

Coventry

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

$417 $229

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One Month of Unlimited Introductory Classes with Uniform for One or Two at Kensho-Ryu Karate (Up to 61% Off)

Kensho-Ryu Karate

Cumberland

Family-friendly dojo's black-belt senseis help students of all ages develop mental and physical discipline in introductory karate classes

$50 $20

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5 or 10 Drop-In Classes at Rhode Island Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

Rhode Island Fitness

Johnston

Fitness classes include bootcamp, cross-training circuit, and obstacle course training

$100 $29

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Introductory CrossFit Package or One Month of Unlimited Classes for Two at CrossFit Banana (Up to 70% Off)

CrossFit Banana

West Warwick

Beginners ease into CrossFit with intro packages that include On Ramp classes where they learn the moves before tackling regular classes

$180 $59

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10 or 20 Kickboxing/Boxing Classes at Narragansett Bay Budokai (Up to 82% Off)

Narragansett Bay Budokai

North Kingstown

Series of three-minute routines followed by 30 seconds of rest boost boxing stamina and overall fitness

$80 $19

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$48 for a Two-Hour Seal and Lighthouse Tour for Two at Jamestown Newport Ferry ($80 Value)

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Jamestown

Ferry takes sightseers on a scenic tour of Jamestown’s four area lighthouses—including one tour on land— while scouring the area for seals

$80 $48

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Five Yoga Classes from Victorious Breath Yoga Studio (44% Off)

Victorious Breath Yoga Studio

Bristol

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 Fitness Classes at Able Mind & Body (Up to 61% Off)

Able Mind & Body

Newport East

Classes ranging from barre and cardio dance to TRX full body and cardio abs keep exercisers sweating and feeling good about themselves

$100 $40

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One-Hour Private Land Kiteboarding Lesson for One or Two at Kite Sports of Connecticut (Up to 61% Off)

Kite Sports of Connecticut

On Location

Land-based classes teach students how to set-up, launch, and land kites, along with safety standards and wind theories.

$100 $49

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Fun Fused Glass Class for 2 or 4 or a Party Class for 10 or More at The Studio of Deenie Pacik (Up to 47% Off)

The Studio of Deenie Pacik

Warwick

Fused-glass artist guides students as they put together precut glass, powder, and frit into fetching pendants

$90 $55

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$49 for $98 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Kuntao Jiu-Jitsu

Bochner's Academy Of Kuntao Jiu-jitsu

Cranston

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

$98 $49

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10 or 20 Boxing Classes at Fight2Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Fight2Fitness

Pawtucket

Students work on their footwork and jabs stationed at rows of punching bags during group boxing classes

$120 $39

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High or Extreme Paintball Package for Two or Four at Matt's Outback Paintball (Up to 52% Off)

Matt's Outback Paintball

Coventry

Armed with Vibe, Etha, or Axe paintball markers, teams battle it out on 23 wooded acres

$120 $65

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Four or Eight Weeks of Kids Dance Classes at Fusionworks Dance Academy (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Fusionworks Dance Academy

Behind the Lincoln Mall

Learn dance technique and expressiveness in ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop and tap lessons

$53 $19

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Billiards, Bar Food, and Drinks at Corner Pocket Billiards & Grill (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Corner Pocket Billiards & Grill

Johnston

Guests toast 16 styles of draft beer to the winners of billiards and foosball while enjoying a hearty bar menu and weekly karaoke

$30 $15

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Muay Thai Classes at Inferno Kickboxing (Up to 78% Off)

Inferno Kickboxing

Exeter

Students burn calories, bolster their strength, and improve their fitness levels through high-impact kickboxing classes

$190 $49

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Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to Half Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of 145 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

$36 $18

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BYOB Painting Class for Two or Four at Bristol Art Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Bristol Art Studio

Bristol

Students can discover their talents as an artist while sipping on beverages brought from home; also includes one beverage and hors d'oeuvres

$60 $30

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John Brown House Museum Visit for Two or Four from Rhode Island Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House Museum

Museum examines early US social and cultural history in the 18th-century home of John Brown, an important figure in early America

$20 $11

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5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Fitness Adventure (Up to 62% Off)

Fitness Adventure

Warwick

Fitness Adventure offers classes such as power yoga, cardio kickboxing, weight training, and outdoor boot camp

$50 $19

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10 Yoga Classes or Four Private Yoga Lessons with Cinthya at Esquea Yoga Therapy & Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Esquea Yoga Therapy & Fitness

Cranston

10 yoga classes or four private sessions with studio owner helps relieve stress and improve flexibility and conditioning

$150 $59

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5 or 10 Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes with Boxing Gloves at Eight Limbs Studios (68% Off)

Eight Limbs Studios

Coventry

Instructors help clients sculpt the body by learning muay thai’s fearsome combination of punches, elbows, kicks, and knee-strikes

$108.85 $35

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India Restaurant's chefs modify iconic South Asian staples to eliminate excess fat, cholesterol, and calories while still ensuring that the dishes are delicious enough to win various accolades. The chefs craft each authentic dish with locally sourced seafood and produce, and they avoid frying any dish, eschew butter entirely, and only cook with canola oil. Yet their nacho-like papri chaat appetizer has been called "truly addictive" by the Providence Phoenix, which also called the restaurant’s biryani “a veritable feast for the senses.” To make their cuisine even more inclusive, the chefs prepare an array of vegan-friendly and gluten-free dishes.

The decor strives to be similarly accommodating, presenting diners with numerous seating options, each with a distinctive ambience. A projection screen playing subtitled Bollywood films dominates the main dining area, smaller tables surround each of the three roaring fireplaces, and more than 200 flickering candles line the bar area. During the warmer months, the garden courtyard tempts patrons with its swings for seats, lush gardens, and bubbling water fountains. The sidewalk seating allows guests to dine alongside their dogs and pet lobsters; a doggie menu offers hamburger-and-rice dishes and yogurt pops for canine companions.

Traditional belly dancers drift throughout the space on Friday and Saturday evenings, and the restaurant's global jazz ensemble entertains diners with its contemporary melodic stylings.

1060 Hope St.
Providence,
Rhode Island
US

In 1990, Christina Rondeau fell in love. With martial arts, that is. After earning her black belt and competing in amateur karate and martial arts tournaments all over the United States and Europe, Rondeau decided to go pro. She travelled the globe as a member and coach on the USA WAKO kickboxing team, and went on to win the women's lightweight title. Rondeau continued to feed her athletic hunger with a switch to pro boxing and appeared in numerous print media and television shows, including The Maury Povich Show.

Having achieved fame and glory, Rondeau took on a new fight: she wanted to help women and children defend themselves while gaining indomitable confidence. She has authored books, created instructional DVDs, and opened Rondeau?s Kickboxing. The 24/7 gym garnered Rhode Island Monthly?s readers? pick for Best Fitness Center in 2010, due in no small part to its empowering blend of fitness and martial-arts-based classes. Rondeau also promotes safety in her community by participating in events geared towards ending violence toward women and girls and teaching local schoolchildren how to defend themselves or pass a math quiz without using weapons. She also coordinated a box-a-thon to help line the shelves of a Rhode Island food bank.

35 Fresno Road
Warwick,
RI
US

Raffa Yoga is not a standard yoga studio, which is apparent right away from its wide variety of yoga classes that range from consciousness-raising Prana flow to rockin' hip-hop yoga and trapeze-like, aerial antigravity yoga. During classes, percussionists tap out soothing drumbeats as students find their center. An oversize golden Buddha mural looks over the classroom, prompting students to contemplate spirituality and wonder if the real guy ever wanted to just take a day off work and take a nice long nap.

Raffa Yoga’s active relaxation center includes Urban Sweat, a stress retreat composed of 21 massage and treatment rooms and 6 heat-therapy rooms. The eco-friendly space soothes the senses with ingredients such as eucalyptus and yellow turmeric, which is known for its anti-inflammatory qualities.

After emerging from the studio’s Himalayan-salt grotto, guests can sip a healthy, hydrating beverage at the juice-cleanse bar. They can also browse the selection of accessories in the full-service yoga boutique.

19 Sharpe Dr
Cranston,
RI
US

Though Breathing Time Yoga is housed within an old jewelry textile mill built in the 1800s, its classes hearken back to an even earlier time. Beneath the lofty 20-foot ceilings, seasoned instructors?many of whom have completed several hundred hours of teacher training?practice ancient poses and breathing exercises designed to promote strength, flexibility, and inner peace. During heated yoga classes, they turn up the infrared heating system to deepen stretches, help bodies sweat out toxins, and prevent arctic penguins from waddling in and interrupting class. Within this communal practice area illuminated by the sunlight drifting through the oversize windows, they also host non-heated classes that explore the breath-fueled sequences of Vinyasa-style yoga and the lengthy, alignment-focused poses of the Iyengar tradition.

In addition to leading yoga routines for students of all levels, the instructors supply free spring water, tea, and props. Mats are available for a $2 rental fee. After class, they encourage students to socialize in the reception room or browse the onsite library. Those interested in bolstering their mind-body connections may also schedule private meetings with a certified yoga therapist or personal coaching from yoga teachers.

541 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket,
RI
US

Before she took her first yoga class in 2003, Kelly O'Connell led a very different life than she does today. According to a story by Leigh Medeiros of Seekonk-Swansea Patch, O'Connell spent her days stretching herself thin as a principal in a stock brokerage firm before she decided to try a new kind of stretching: heated yoga. Through the practice, O'Connell found herself growing not only more physically flexible, but also more mentally adaptable. She told Medeiros, "I used to get lost in my emotions, but now there’s space between me and everything else that happens in the world. In that space there’s peace.”

To share the inner harmony she had discovered, O'Connell earned her yoga-instructor certification in 2008. She went on to complete several advanced trainings, including becoming a certified yoga life coach, a certified yoga personal trainer, and an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) through Yoga Alliance. Today she owns and operates Yoga One, where she and her team guide adults and kids toward finding balance both in and out of the studio. They also host teacher trainings and events, including a book club, Reiki sessions, and meditation workshops featuring chocolate tastings that stimulate the mind and taste buds better than eating a haiku written in alphabet soup.

599 Waterman Ave
East Providence,
RI
US

At the gym, LLC, a sparklingly clean center invites members to build muscle and lean, powerful physiques through classes ranging from Pilates, circuit training, to kick-and-core workouts. While parents burn calories in power yoga and spin classes, kids can play and learn under careful supervision at the Lil' Gymies play center.

2168 Diamond Hill Rd
Woonsocket,
RI
US