Activities in Rochester

One- or Two-Hour Slot-Car-Racing Party at Fantasy Raceways (Up to 55% Off)

Fantasy Raceways

Greece

$50 $25

Miniature replicas of racing cars zip around a slotted track as kids go head to head in heats, aiming for the chance to be a top finisher

$47 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Aikido Kokikai of Rochester

Aikido Kokikai Of Rochester

Rochester

$135 $47

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$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Krav Maga Rochester

Krav Maga Rochester

Rochester

$100 $35

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Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Parkside Miniature Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Parkside Miniature Golf

Irondequoit

$14 $9

Lighthouses and upturned boats block holes-in-one on an 83-year-old mini-golf course listed on the National Register of Historic Places

VIP Haunted-House Admission for Two, Four, or Six at Dark Matter Charity Haunted House (50% Off)

Dark Matter Haunted House for Charity

Henrietta

$28 $14

This haunted house welcomes visitors to test their nerves against frights and scares with all proceeds going to benefit local charities

Admission to Corn Maze and Fall Activities for Two or Four at Lehigh Valley Outpost (Up to 53% Off)

Lehigh Valley Outpost

Rush

$35 $17

Friends and families can celebrate fall with corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, duck races, and even launching vegetables from a corn cannon

CrossFit Forged Fundamentals Course with Optional Membership at CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness (Up to 60% Off)

CrossFit Chili-Forge Fitness

Chili

$125 $62

Coaches teach the movements and terminology of CrossFit, bringing new students up to speed gently before admitting them into regular classes

$18 for One Hour of Jumping for Two at Sky Zone ($32 Value)

Sky Zone

Greece

$32 $18

Jumpers bounce all around a indoor trampoline play zone, which features four dodgeball courts and a mezzanine overlooking the space

$29 for One Month of Weekly 30-Minute Guitar or Bass Lessons at George Miller Studios ($76 Value)

George Miller Studios

Multiple Locations

$76 $29

Working jazz-funk guitarist teaches technique, sight reading, theory, ear training, and improvisation techniques for students of all levels

$12 for $25 Worth of Pet Supplies at Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Multiple Locations

$25 $12

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Pick up pet supplies, food, treats, and gifts for pet lovers, with every purchase directly benefiting animals in need

Five Drop-In or Trampoline Classes at Aerial Arts of Rochester (50% Off)

Aerial Arts of Rochester

Rochester

$50 $25

Instructors lead students of all levels through aerobic trampoline workouts; walk-in classes include Cirque Fit and SambaBelly Dance

Kayaking Course or Tour for One or Two, or Paddleboarding Lesson from BayCreek Paddling Center (Up to 51% Off)

BayCreek Paddling Center

Penfield

$50 $25

Kayaking class teaches strokes and safety tips on the water; nature tour expounds on wetland history as groups paddle past flora and fauna

One-Month Combat Fitness, Striking, or MMA Class Package at Empire Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Empire Academy

Culver

$89 $29

Certified boxing coaches and professional fighters lead fitness classes & teach striking tactics or mixed martial arts in 6,500 sq. ft. gym

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

Spirit Expeditions

Central Business District

$50 $25

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

$25 for $50 Worth of Gym Membership or Classes at Lady Be Fit Express

Lady Be Fit Express

Rochester

$50 $25

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Unlimited Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Synthesis Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off). Four Options Available.

Synthesis Martial Arts

Rochester

$70 $25

Kick, jab, and punch your way to fitness in Muay Thai kickboxing, or learn to defend against larger attackers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

One or Two Months of Cross-Fit Style Boot-Camp Classes at Iron Core CrossFit (Up to 70% Off)

Iron Core CrossFit

Greece

$100 $35

Varied functional exercises in Cross-Fit style boot-camp classes

$30 for $85 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Nova Fitness

Nova Fitness

Rochester

$85 $30

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$121 for $220 Towards Four 45-Minute Piano Lessons

Piano Studio of John Morabito

Central Business District

$220 $121

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Inspired by their three children, Lisa and Andy Curwin decided to create a youth center that would offer kids entertainment and education under the same roof. An elevated climbing structure dominates the multihued, easy-to-monitor space that eventually sprang from the Curwins' collective imagination. All its slides lead to the center of the building, allowing parents to keep an eye on multiple children while sitting at brightly colored tables and getting pinkies in shape for upcoming tea parties. The room is packed with plenty of other play-ready games and equipment—bounce houses where youngsters can burn off energy and break through the space-time continuum; skee-ball and basketball stations that boost hand-eye coordination and churn out redeemable prize tickets; and skate and tricycle rinks where tykes can establish new recess allegiances. Kango reinforces its play center with a full-service academy that provides programs for young children from infants to kindergartners and ensures visitors stay properly fueled and hydrated by stocking a snack bar with burgers, fries, fruit, and sweets.

1565 Jefferson Rd
Rochester,
NY
US

Helmed by two professional dancers and a martial artist with a second-degree black belt in karate, the certified instructors at Bounce Aerobics strive to infuse each of their classes with a party-like atmosphere. They lead guests of all ages and abilities through high-energy moves in a variety of weight-lifting- and dance-based fitness classes. When they're not disguising aerobic exercises as easy-to-follow dance moves in hip-hop, Zumba, and dance fitness classes, they slow the pace down in body-and-spirit rejuvenating yoga and Pilates classes.

Their studio encompasses an urban atmosphere reminiscent of Manhattan's downtown feel. This loft-like space is outfitted with brick walls, faux streetlights, and a lifelike subway car, as well as a full-length mirror to confirm that the instructor is not actually King Kong. In the onsite boutique, friendly staff members help shoppers pick out exercise gear and gym bags from Zumba, Turbo, and Bounce Aerobics' own line.

311 Miracle Mile Dr.
Rochester,
NY
US

When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first Athletic Club in Buffalo in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders’ original vision, each of the Rochester locations' employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities that range of up to 30,000 square feet.

In addition to personal training, instructors lead more than 400 group fitness classes—including cycling, yoga, and Zumba—offered each week across their five locations. After workouts, guests can slip into saunas and private showers; most locations also have steam rooms, and the Perinton location has a pool. Three of the RAC locations are for women only, allowing them to workout uninhibited by the company of men or asexual mermaids.

1550 West Ridge Road
Rochester,
NY
US

In "Understanding CrossFit," founder Greg Glassman says CrossFit?s ?specialty is not specializing.? Flower City CrossFit's dedicated instructors certainly follow that philosophy, providing their members with a slew of constantly changing exercises that incorporate everything from bootcamp?style cardio and body-weight routines to Olympic lifting, climbing, throwing, and basic tumbling. Classes are held multiple times per day, and might feature the Workout of the Day, focus on athletes prepping for the CrossFit Games, or help children prepare to face another week of extreme recess. But exercisers will rarely see the same workout twice. In fact, some classes introduce completely new techniques, such as self-defense seminars, dodge-ball tournaments, or the occasional Barbells for Boobs event, which supports low-income and uninsured women in need of breast-cancer prevention screenings.

3543 Winton Pl
Rochester,
NY
US

What began as eight racquetball courts in 1978 has grown into a family fitness center housing exercise machines, group classes, indoor pools, volleyball, basketball, and a smoothie bar. Penfield Fitness and Racquet Club members make use of an endless supply of free weights and Technogym or Life Fitness cardio equipment equipped with TVs for personal viewing.

A team of trainers leads 99 group fitness classes each week, such as Zumba dance aerobics, Pilates, and yoga as well as nationwide programs including Les Mills and SilverSneakers. In keeping with their heritage, trainers host racquetball lessons, leagues, and tournaments for adults and children. Members can take advantage of free childcare services and cool off after workouts at the club’s onsite smoothie bar instead of attempting to somersault into a passing ice-cream truck.

667 Panorama Trl W
Rochester,
NY
US

Dispersed throughout a class studio and a spacious workout floor, World Gym Rochester's trainers usher guests of all ages and abilities toward physical health. Their certifications—granted from organizations such as NFPT, CrossFit, and Moms in Motion—bespeak experience in several fitness fields, just as the gym's class curriculum covers exercise styles from Zumba dances to martial arts. As the trainers emphasize realism during their personal sessions and group workouts, they eschew the gimmicks of pocket treadmill salesmen for a focus on achievable results.

Guests can cycle beneath the lightning bolt decor of the spin zone, watch television as they jog in the cardio area, or heft weights aboard strength machines on the fitness floor. Tanning and chiropractic amenities can also tend to physiques that aren't working through reps or posing as life-size Operation game boards in the childcare room.

1717 East Ave
Rochester,
NY
US