Sports in River Forest

Up to 46% Off at Bliss Creek Golf Club

Sugar Grove

$70 $38

Tree-lined fairways and greens surrounded by water and bunkers test the skills of golfers on 5,436 yd., par 69 course

45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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Up to 70% Off at Shim's Martial Arts Training Center

Niles

$130 $49

Certified masters lead students of all ages and abilities in modern and traditional martial arts techniques

72% Off Lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy

Niles

$348 $99

Group classes help players improve their games with video analysis and assessment of bat speed, exit speed, and throwing velocity

45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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

Up to 55% Off The L.A.T.E. Ride

Buckingham Fountain

$55 $25

Celebrate the summer solstice with a night ride; FOTP members get a quarterly newsletter and discounts on park tours

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

Theater on the Lake at Cactus Cantina

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

Up to 66% Off Private Lessons from Gil Davis Golf

Marquette Park

$325 $159

Fundamentals form the centerpiece of a teaching philosophy espoused by Gil Davis, an alumni of ESPN Golf Schools

Up to 51% Off Kayak Architecture Tour

Goose Island

$65 $32

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Kayakers follow a guide down the Chicago River, passing the city's many architectural landmarks

74% Off Self-Defense Seminar

Lincoln Park

$100 $39

Women and children learn the necessary moves and tips in order to properly defend themselves against attack during a two-hour seminar

Up to 50% Off The Graffiti Run

Lincoln Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course as volunteers douse them with nontoxic color powder to be shown off during a post-race dance party

Half Off a Standup-Paddleboard Rental

North Avenue Beach

$60 $30

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Balance on a board and paddle on Lake Michigan waters with a view of the skyline

Up to 50% Off Kayak Rentals

Wateriders on the Riverwalk

$40 $20

Torch calories in a kayak workout, or learn about Chicago's history and architecture or haunted spots while paddling the Chicago River

Half Off Stand Up Paddleboard Rental

Chicago

$50 $25

Stand up paddleboarders can explore the wilds of Lake Michigan and enjoy the Chicago skyline

50% Off Bike Tune-Up at Bobby's Bike Hike

Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago

$70 $35

Be prepared to take advantage of sunny days with a bike tune-up that ensures your ride is safe and smooth

Up to 91% Off Shaolin Kempo Karate Classes

Multiple Locations

$220 $29

Shaolin kempo karate classes for all ages blend elements of jujitsu, kung fu, and Shaolin temple boxing into a single self-defense style

Up to 57% Off Golf Lessons

Chicago

$150 $65

Boasting membership in the LPGA and a past as a Division I Head Women's Golf Coach, Robin Aikens helps students build strong fundamentals

Up to 69% Off Hapkido or Tae Kwon Do Classes

Avondale

$240 $79

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Adults or kids don uniforms and join peers in Hapkido or Tae Kwon Do martial arts classes at a school that's served Chicago since 1971

45% Off Boxing

Chicago

$598 $329

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53% Off Bike Tune-Up

Multiple Locations

$75 $35

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Techs bolster bicycle health through tune-up that includes wheel truing and frame cleaning

Up to 67% Off MMA, Boxing, and Kickboxing Classes

Cragin

$75 $29.99

Get fit and learn new fighting techniques during MMA, boxing, and kickboxing classes

Up to 51% Off Simulated Golf at City Tee Time

The Loop

$200 $99

The Old Course at St. Andrews, Pebble Beach Golf Links, and many other famous courses come to life on the 12 ft. golf simulator screen

Up to 78% Off Martial-Arts Classes

The Warrior Institute of Chicago

$179 $39

Classes help children develop basic coordination skills and learn self-confidence, and help adults tone their bodies and learn self-control

Up to 58% Off Personal Training

combat Zone MMA

$125 $60

Personal trainer Junayd incorporates boxing, krav maga, wrestling, and muay thai exercises into these one-on-one workouts

55% Off Services

Belmont Central

$120 $54

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69% Off Lesson at TourBound Golf Academy

TourBound Golf Academy Indoor Training Facility

$125 $39

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PGA Tour simulators uses video playback to enhance golf pupil’s understanding of instructor’s advice

Up to 79% Off Kid's and Adult Martial Arts Classes

Avondale

$235 $50

Instructors teach a wide array of martial arts, including MMA, kickboxing, Olympic-style tae kwon do, and Aikido

Up to 88% Off Golf Lessons at Golf in Motion

Multiple Locations

$240 $29

Golfers choose 2 or 3 video lessons, including swing evaluations and putting lessons

Up to 75% Off Martial Arts Classes

Lakeview

$75 $19

Instructors guide students of all levels through martial arts classes such as youth aikido, weapons classes and modern martial arts

Up to 75% Off at New Generation Jeet Kune Do

Near North Side

$100 $29

Experienced and certified instructor teaches students jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; classes focus on combat fighting

Up to 80% Off Adults' Kickboxing or Kids' Martial Arts

Lincoln Park

$197.25 $39

Kids build focus & self-confidence through self-defense and safety awareness training; adults improve fitness levels through kickboxing

89% Off Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

Up to 78% Off Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes

West Town

$135 $35

Gracie black-belt instructor and team provide basic instruction in strikes and grappling

Up to 53% Off MMA Conditioning Classes at Mota Martial Arts

Bridgeport

$40 $20

Mixed-martial-arts conditioning classes help students lose weight and improve fitness levels, with classes for both beginners and veterans

49% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Far South Chicago

$95 $48

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55% Off

West Rogers Park

$99 $45

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

Up to 62% Off Group Martial-Arts Classes

Near North Side

$170 $65

Group martial-arts classes available in varying belt levels and led by instructors with vast amounts of experience

Up to 70% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Lakeview

$150 $59

Training program builds mental and physical strength through classes in Filipino martial arts, Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and more

Up to 75% Off Youth Martial-Arts Classes

Goose Island

$99 $29.99

Kids' and youth classes focus on motor skills and fundamentals for Gracie Brazilian jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts

85% Off Jujitsu and Kickboxing Classes

Central Chicago

$260 $39

Brazilian jujitsu and muay thai kickboxing classes led by a Gracie-trained instructor and a former US Marine Corps squad leader

Up to 69% Off 60-Minute Indoor Golf Lessons

Chicago

$125 $45

Relaxed and enjoyable golf lessons unfold inside hitting bay with Foresight launch monitor, V1 Golf video analysis, and two televisions

Up to 57% Off Swing Evaluation and Lessons

Chicago

$274 $125

Golf instructors suss out swing issues with detailed video systems and computer software, then offer tips in follow-up lessons

Up to 58% Off Tours from Urban Kayaks

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

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Kayaking tourists gaze upon Chicago's scenery from the Chicago River and Lake Michigan

Up to 56% Off Bike Tune-Up at Bike and Roll

Multiple Locations

$80 $35

Cycle techs spruce up bikes, aligning handlebars, truing wheels, and cleaning drive trains; if at Hyde Park, enjoy a coffee while you wait

Up to 51% Off Group Round of Golf in Wood Dale

Salt creek Golf Club

$90 $45

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Par 63 executive course encourages golfers to aim drives down tree-lined fairways and avoid water hazards that come in play on five holes

Select Local Merchants

7515 Madison Street
Forest Park,
IL
US

Kumu Hula (“Master Teacher of the Hula”) June Yoshiko sometimes wonders if it was the same streak of courage that led both of her grandfathers to leave Japan and start a new life in Hawaii that inspired her to make a similar journey from Hawaii to Chicago. A hula dancer since she was six, she’s honed her craft over three decades while augmenting it with a master’s in public health nutrition, ordination as a Zen Buddhist priest, and certification as a reiki master teacher.

June teaches two types of hula classes: Hula Kahiko, ancient dances accompanied by chanting that emphasize Hawaiian culture, and Hula Auana, or modern hula, set to contemporary Hawaiian songs and instruments such as ukulele and guitar. Her beginner classes focus on footwork and hip motions, and advanced classes merge both Kahiko and Auana with the study of plants, chants, mythology, and history important to hula. June also offers a Gracious Ladies class for mature women and men that incorporates Auana hula to tone bodies, strengthen core muscles, and boost ACT scores.

38 Lake Street
Oak Park,
IL
US

Dan's Bike Shop's expert spokesmen have been restoring sickly cycles back to health since opening in 1940. A complete bike tune-up inspects and thoroughly cleans bikes from handlebars to brakes, ensuring smooth sailing on rides across town or attempts to sneak into a regatta. Cranks, derailleurs, and brake calipers are removed and degreased in a relaxing hot tub of solvent while troublemaking brakes and gears undergo an attitude adjustment. Complimentary minor wheel truing helps settle bumpy rides, though new cables and a bike horn that plays John Phillip Sousa marches are not included.

6715 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn,
IL
US

Open since 1946, Art’s Cycling restores creaky velocipedes of any make or model into road-ready transporters. During a tune-up (an $85 value), the shop's team of bike geniuses makes a rust-riddled beater ride as smoothly as a hoverboard. Services start with a straightening of the front and back wheels to ensure fast, fluid steering, followed by gear and brake adjustments. A final safety check precedes a thorough cleaning that leaves wheeled chariots sparkling, and a new water bottle (a $10 value) ensures riders stay hydrated while conquering asphalt.

6212 Cermak Rd
Berwyn,
IL
US

Darkhouse Entertainment's Murder Mansion, one of the largest haunted houses in the suburban Chicagoland area, scares visitors witless in "Blood Feast," an unsettling tale of cannibalism set in the Victorian era. After skipping the line with their R.I.P. passes, thrill seekers form bonds with other guests during fear-induced embraces as they find their way through the mansion's darkness, fog, strobe lights, banjo duels, and professional special effects to discover where the show's turn-of-the-century restaurant gets its supply of human flesh. The convincing costumes, makeup, imaginative lighting, elaborate sets, blood, and gore create intensely real scenes of violence designed for mature audiences. Hydrophobes and wicked witches may wish to wear raincoats, as the show promises wet surprises. Consult a list of frequently screamed questions to prepare for the bloodbath.

5734 West Cermak Road
Cicero,
IL
US

Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months–3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1–3 years without parents) teach wee swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly and little-known mountain-goat flail. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.

410 West Lake Street
Elmhurst,
IL
US