Sports in Rochester

65% Off Boxing Lessons

Rochester

$85 $30

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

65% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Rochester

$135 $47

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

Up to 77% Off Classes at Elite Fitness and Martial Arts

Rochester

$135 $39

Participants of almost every skill level—from beginner to professional—can get fit and have fun under the tutelage of dedicated instructors

Up to 73% Off Golf-Membership Packages

Brighton

$240 $79

Golf-fitness player-development facility offers memberships alongside golf lessons, simulator golf, golf boot camp, and strength programs

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Greece

$140 $34

Burn calories, build strength, and learn defensive skills in one-hour kickboxing classes; gloves and wraps included

Up to 51% Off Canoe, Kayak, or Pontoon Rental

Fairport

$35 $17

Staffers outfit explorers with gear, tandem kayaks, canoes, and pontoon boats for exploring the aquatic corridors of the historic Erie Canal

Up to 53% Off at Webster Golf Club

Webster

$60 $31

Par 70 course beckons twosomes and foursomes with bluegrass fairways

Up to 52% Off Indoor-Golf-Range Sessions

Spencerport

$30 $15

Golfers work on their swings at a newly renovated indoor golf range

Up to 39% Off at Centerpointe Golf Club

Canandaigua

$80 $49

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, course challenges golfers with tree-lined fairways, forced carries over water, and rolling terrain

Up to 51% Off at CycleweRx of Rochester

Victor

$300 $149

Professionals custom fit a bicycle to your riding needs and body

50% Off

Bronx

$150 $75

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Up to 82% Off Classes at Kelevra Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Krav maga classes employ techniques used by the Israeli Army to help athletes burn calories and learn self-defense

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Classes

South Lockport

$172.95 $29

Kids aged 4 and older don their uniform before learning the skills and moves of martial arts

Up to 50% Off Golf in Arcade

Arcade

$50 $25.99

Cart helps golfers traverse 9-hole course twice for an 18-hole round

Up to 53% Off Range Balls and Mini Golf

Depew

$32 $16

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350+ yd. range fosters swing practice with covered hitting bays alongside a farm-themed mini-golf course that encircles a barn built in 1932

Up to 65% Off at Master Chong's Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

$99 $39

Tae kwon do students boost their strength, endurance, and flexibility while learning self-defense techniques

Up to 53% Off Driving-Range Balls or Golf Lesson

Williamsville

$10 $7

An extra-large bucket brims with 100 golf balls to hit off of natural grass or artificial mats at a range with covered hitting stalls

Up to 72% Off Martial Arts Classes

Williamsville

$96.75 $29

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Half Off Martial-Arts Lessons

East Amherst

$100 $50

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Up to 60% Off at Western New York Karate Center

Williamsville

$116 $49

Students learn self-defense techniques and study sparring and weapons skills in more advanced classes; uniform included

Up to 83% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Park Meadow

$168 $29

Women-only fitness classes incorporate heavy bags, training pads, and free weights; personal training focuses on client's individual goals

Up to 74% Off Women's Boxing Membership

Buffalo

$95 $29

Women learn how to jab, block, and dodge in a boxing program that may also incorporate weights and related fitness classes

Up to 52% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Camillus

$49 $24

Instructors pass on martial-arts knowledge during classes for kids and adults that include karate, Thai kickboxing, and Krav Maga

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Greg Tearney's All American Martial Arts

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

Up to 71% Off Open Gym or Fitness Classes

Syracuse

$49 $19

Open-gym sessions allow exercisers access to the gym's equipment while they workout solo; classes lead students through intense routines

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

North Syracuse

$100 $20

Instructors boost clients' fitness in cardio kickboxing, teach combat techniques in MMA, and instill confidence and control in kids' karate

Up to 86% Off at Villari Martial Arts Centers

Syracuse

$95 $19

Celebrating their 45th anniversary, classes sharpen focus, encourage discipline, and boost fitness in family-friendly environment

54% Off Martial Arts

Lakefront

$100 $46

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Up to 50% Off at Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

C$119.98 C$59.99

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

Up to 52% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Cortland

$99 $49

Adults and youth take martial-arts classes including the Bruce Lee brainchild Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Brazilian Juitsu, and Filipino Kali

Up to 53% Off Golf at The Greens at Brock

Glenridge

C$95 C$49

Golfers cart across 18-hole, par 58 executive course with 14 par 3s and four par 4s, or they can hone their skills on the driving range

Up to 57% Off 18 Holes of Golf

Welland

C$135 C$59

Course lined with deciduous trees and water in play on 14 holes demands strategic club selection to avoid its bunkers and greenside mounds

Up to 71% Off Kickboxing Classes

Welland

C$100 C$29

Students burn fat and build muscle with functional strength as they master the strikes, kicks, and cardio training of muay thai kickboxing

65% Off Boxing or Kick-Boxing Classes

Scarborough

C$115 C$40

Experienced instructors teach diverse classes ranging from kick-boxing and MMA sessions to jeet kune do

Up to 71% Off Kids’ or Adult Body-Boxing Classes

Agincourt

C$100 C$39

Body boxers sweat and spar as they learn the science behind boxing, eschewing hits to the head in favour of accuracy and technique

Up to 56% Off Tae Kwon Do and Cardio Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Students learn to kick, block, strike, and punch during tae kwon do classes; cardio kickboxing classes tone and tighten bodies

Up to 56% Off Rentals from 1000 Islands Kayaking 

Gananoque

C$124.30 C$59

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In single or double kayaks, paddle along the breathtaking beaches of the 1000 Islands on the way to swimming, picnics, or simple relaxation

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing, Karate, or Kung Fu Classes

Gardiners

C$75 C$19

In a 3,000-square-foot dojo, students of all ages suit up to train under seasoned instructors of Shaolin kung fu, karate, and kickboxing

Up to 86% Off Women's Kick-Boxing Classes

Greenwood

C$139.99 C$19.99

Women get blood pumping with high-kicking self-defense exercises

Up to 66% Off at Markham Golf Dome

Markham

C$158 C$59.99

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

Up to 77% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Nox Dojo

Markham

C$175 C$49

Professionally taught martial-arts classes in disciplines such as traditional Okinawan karate, self-defense, and fitness kickboxing

Up to 63% Off Group Sessions at CyberGolf Lessons

Markham

C$67 C$29

Beginner group lessons have eight students, intermediate group lessons have six students, and advanced group lessons have four students

Up to 52% Off Golf Training

Markham

C$240 C$120

Professional golf coaches, fluent in a combined six languages, help clients perfect their swings

Up to 89% Off Martial Arts Classes

Multiple Locations

C$180 C$19

Guests can sample variety of martial arts disciplines such as kickboxing, kung fu, and tai chi, all taught by certified coaches

75% Off at Toronto Kickboxing & Muay Thai (TKMT) Academy

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$25

Clean, friendly gym and muay thai kick-boxing lessons for beginning and advanced students of all ages

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

Fionn MacCool's

$120 $66

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

Up to 61% Off MMA Classes at REAL MMA and Fitness

York University Heights

C$75 C$35

Champion instructors at state-of-the-art facility motivate students in a range of MMA classes, including taeknowdo, judo, and jiu-jitsu

69% Off at PRO Martial Arts

Toronto Beaches

C$126 C$39

Instructors teach techniques from tang soo do, tae kwon do, and hapkido, while also instilling self-confidence and a passion for fitness

Up to 78% Off at Kick This Kickboxing

Woodbine Heights

C$100 C$29

Instructors get patrons to shed pounds & build muscle in high-energy bootcamp-style fitness kickboxing classes, or work with guests 1-on-1

Up to 85% Off Classes at Paul Brown Boxfit

Toronto

C$125 C$20

Instructors with a wealth of knowledge break down basic skills for boxing and Muay Thai in an accessible, non-intimidating way

Up to 82% Off Month of Krav Maga Classes

Downtown Toronto

C$135 C$29

Experienced, certified instructor teaches a practical form of self-defense to individuals or pairs

Up to 81% Off Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes

Toronto

C$75 C$19

Fitness classes unfold six days per week and include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, karate, and boot camp classes

Up to 80% Off at Lanna Mixed Martial Arts

Vaughan

C$95 C$24

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During MMA fitness classes, students sweat away calories, tone muscles, and learn self-defense skills in an encouraging environment

47% Off

New Toronto

C$15 C$8

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

Up to 91% Off Martial Arts Lessons

Multiple Locations

C$200 C$19

Learn Jeet Kune Do Concepts from a seasoned martial artist with a samurai heritage–Makoto Kabayama

Up to 91% Off Classes at Wu Xing Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wu Xing Wing Chun Kung Fu

C$125 C$15

Wing chun classes for kids and adults teach essential self-defense skills while improving physical and mental fitness

Up to 86% Off Kickboxing Classes

Willowdale

C$100 C$19

Build strength and self-confidence while learning kickboxing techniques during drop-in classes

50% Off Services

Woodbine - Lumsden

C$300 C$150

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

Up to 70% Off Fitness and Martial Arts Classes

Oakwood

C$65 C$25

A kung-fu master and his staff teach martial-arts moves or help students burn calories through kickboxing and Latin-inspired Zumba moves

Up to 87% Off Self-Defense Classes

Multiple Locations

C$220 C$29

Learn Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, a martial art, and self-defense techniques from descendant of samurai with 25 years of teaching experience

Up to 46% Off Golf for Two or Four in Silver Creek

Hanover

$70 $40

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Clubbers traverse player-friendly course in nimble golf cart, steering orbs past 12 ponds and 100 ft. gorge that runs through course

Up to 84% Off Martial-Arts Classes at KanZenKai Karate

Thornhill

C$150 C$29

Certified black-belt instructors instill discipline, confidence, and martial-arts skills in students of all ages and experience levels

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When Marina Lisser was 14, she decided to take up dancing, despite the fact that in her native Russia, she was considered much too old to start. Firmly flouting social convention, she thrived, competing at the professional level and landing a fifth-place finish in the European Cup finals. Eventually, she went on to earn a master's degree in Dance Forms and write a dissertation on the psychology of competition.

But none of that prepared her for the shock that awaited her when she landed in New York City to work for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1993. She hadn't realized she'd be teaching a totally new kind of student: adult amateurs. She'd only taught professionals and children who wanted to dance for a living. If 14 was too old to start dancing in Russia, how would she teach adults in America?

Through trial and error, she figured it out by ignoring, according to a feature in Democrat and Chronicle, whatever holds her students back. "I'm one of those horrible Russian teachers," Marina confessed. "We want what we want; there is no such thing as limits."

Today, she and her staff of instructors specialize in two styles: American Smooth and Rhythm, and International Standard and Latin. Students learn to waltz, tango, and foxtrot atop the ballroom's sprung wood floor, which cushions feet and joints, while wall-length mirrors help them self-correct their form. In addition to teaching social dance skills and helping affianced couples prepare for their first dance, the instructors also ready competitive dancers to take first place medals in everything from cabaret dancing to swing, often by deftly prancing over the laser security systems that guard them. Marina is certified in dance therapy, as well as social and competitive wheelchair dancing, to make dance accessible to everyone.

1350 University Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Groove Juice Swing's nine multitalented dance instructors, many of whom also play instruments, have spent more than a decade helping novice dancers sharpen their rug-cutting skills during private and group classes, which focus on Jazz Age and swing-era styles. In their quest to master the art of swing, students shuffle their feet through three levels of dance classes that build on one another, beginning with level-one classes covering the basics. Level-two classes, which focus on the lindy hop, teach participants to float on air as if they were standing on a floor of industrial fans, and level-three classes delve into more advanced techniques, such as doing the Charleston with a partner.

Outside of Groove Juice Swing––located at Tango Cafe’s dance studio––passersby can hear jazzy tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Nina Simone emanating from lively dance classes held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. Aside from classes, students can flaunt freshly learned skills during Groove Juice Swing’s annual Stompology workshop or events with live bands hosted by dance experts Steven Mitchell and Virginie Jensen.

389 Gregory St.
Rochester,
New York
US

While everyone knows that a custom suit will fit better and last longer than something off the rack, not many people apply this logic to their bicycles. Bike Zone is working to correct this view by eschewing one-size-fits-all bikes in favor of cycles that are each built to its rider’s body type and intended usage. Staff begin by measuring clients for the correct frame and then adjust the seat and handlebars until each component is as comfortable and easy to control as possible. Clients can also test ride and compare any of the shop’s Raleigh, Trek, and Felt models, each of which has been expertly assembled by an in-store mechanic instead of by North Pole elves.

Bike Zone also specializes in repairs for all brands of bikes, and mechanics can be found manning six separate repair stations any time of day. Each new bicycle bought in the store comes with a free tune-up, and the shop also accepts trade-ins for bike-shop-quality bikes that are in good working order.

2100 W Ridge Rd
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

Canoes float under a sunny sky, kayakers speed along lush riverbanks, and standup paddleboards engage core muscles in adrenaline-pumping workouts. With dozens of watercraft for rent and sale, BayCreek Paddling Center's team brings aquatic adventures like these to life. Their staff members, which range from young enthusiasts to 30-year industry veterans, launch customers into Irondequoit Creek, where they can float amid an orchestra of bird songs and opera-trained fish. In addition to rentals, the staff guide activities. Aboard their various watercraft, ACA and BCU instructors lead lessons and nature tours that wind through glacier-carved terrain and former Seneca Native American lands.

1099 Empire Blvd
Rochester,
NY
US

697 Titus Ave
Rochester,
NY
US