Things To Do In Rockville

Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Central Rockville

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand them to staff to glaze and fire

.22 Package with 50 Rounds of Ammo and Week of Range Time for Two or Four at Gilbert Indoor Range (Up to 46% Off)

Gilbert Indoor Range

Rockville

$138 $79

Inside a 22,000 sq. ft. facility, visitors unload 50 rounds of .22 ammo, before practicing more during a week of range time

Five or Nine Classes at Champion Boxing Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Champion Boxing Fitness

Rockville

$137 $39

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In boxing, kickboxing, and MMA group classes, students work heavy bags, jump ropes, and re-create the routines of real fighters

$29 for 10 Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes Classes at Yamasaki Academy ($200). Five Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At five locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

Three or Six 55-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at 3F-Fitness LLC (Up to 75% Off)

3F-Fitness LLC

Central Rockville

$195 $69

Fitness center founded by a certified trainer, Ms. Maryland State Figure Champion, and national figure-contest competitor

Eight-Hour NRA Basic Pistol-Shooting Course for One or Two at MMTA Firearms Training Academy (Up to 51% Off)

MMTA Firearms Training Academy

Multiple Locations

$320 $159

NRA-certified instructors teach proper stance and grip and safety rules; live-fire range time for practicing with revolvers and pistols

Eight or 16 Kung-Fu Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung Fu (Up to 79% Off)

Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Rockville

$165 $35

Experienced Shaolin temple warrior monk teaches classes in Shaolin kung-fu, sparring, qi gong, and Zen buddhism for adults and kids

$79 for a River Tubing and Paddling Trip With Barbecue from River & Trail Outfitters ($99 Value). 5 Dates Available.

River & Trail Outfitters

Rockville

$99 $79

Kayak, canoe, and tube on the mellow Shenandoah, then gather for a riverfront barbecue with local grass-fed beef, hot dogs, and veggie wraps

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At Quench, Chef Ed Hardy and barman Matt Allred aim to live up to the hype stemming from the Favorite New Restaurant and Best Cocktail Program awards they earned from the Restaurant Association of Maryland. They, along with their team of chefs, go beyond simply making food and mixing drinks?they prepare artful dinner specialties and unique, out-of-the-box cocktails. Though their meal creations arise out of seemingly simple ingredients?local produce, house-ground meats?the team crafts wildly creative send-ups of typical pub fare in addition to traditional comfort foods. Short ribs are braised for days, bacon is cured in-house, and fresh ground lamb meatballs fill out the seasonal risotto with fresh local ramps. Quench also plates healthy fare such as edamame hummus served with local cucumbers and apples and a fresh and locally caught fish of the day, all complemented by inventive cocktails. The seasonal dessert menu of house-made ice cream sandwiches and rhubarb cobbler round out the dining experience.

The drinks, with clever names such as Sex in the Burbs and Django Juice, draw on a palette of blood-orange juice, house-made foams, and uniquely infused spirits. Mixology classes prepare students to delight party guests, and Quench also hosts events such as Saturday and Sunday brunches scored by live music and scratch-made weekday lunches.

9712 Traville Gateway Dr
Rockville,
MD
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CEO Peter Harvey believes that a quality gym staff must demonstrate more than technical expertise. "Service doesn't only mean showing someone how to do an arm curl," he says. Certified personal trainers develop workouts that zero in on each person?s specific goals, giving clients the skills to pole-vault over impassable plateaus. By steadfastly refusing to hand out fish in favor of putting on master classes in fishing, they help clients become self-sufficient, educating them on fundamentals.

During these one-on-one sessions, and in solo workouts, guests set calories ablaze atop rows of continually updated equipment. Treadmills, recumbent bikes, and strength-training tools line the walls.

Members can also drop in for as many group classes as they can muster. Inside a separate studio, stationary cycles whir in time with galvanizing music, kickboxing strikes arc through the air, and barbells rise with each BodyPump rep. For more meditative practices, Pilates sessions and several types of yoga enhance flexibility and focus.

835 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US

"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee, "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." To make this challenging, yet hopeful philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance. Dahn Yoga is also taught at independently owned and operated franchises called Body & Brain Yoga.

1065 Rockville Pike
Rockville,
MD
US

At Potomac Paddlesports, the first professional kayak school to be endorsed by the American Canoe Association, the team of American Canoe Association– and British Canoe Union–certified instructors patiently lead students through a methodical progression of flat-water paddling skills. The classes cover a variety of watersports, including whitewater rafting, river and sea kayaking, and standup paddling. The small-group classes are designed to keep students engaged, and longer trips down the Potomac challenge their skills with powerful rapids surrounded by lush scenery, interspersed with rare glimpses of bears putting on their bear suits. Outside of class, students can bond with fellow paddlers during weekly sushi meals and occasional movie nights. Further demonstrating their dedication to bodies of water, Potomac Paddlesports works to preserve the nation’s rivers, estuaries, and oceans, sharing this passion with its members through advocacy and donations to conservation programs.

11917 Maple Ave
Rockville,
MD
US

Like a United Nations of varietals, some of the world’s tastiest wines from countries such as Argentina, Chile, Italy, and France are well-represented within Jackie’s Wine Bar. Connoisseurs savor the unique notes of each pour while investigating the black-framed pictures on Jackie’s coffee-colored walls and the shelves of wine bottles that vie for attention behind the bar by wearing chic designer labels. On Thursday evenings, free salsa lessons invite patrons to set down their glasses and grab their dance partner’s hand; Saturday nights feature live bands that serve dulcet melodies as aromatic bouquets serenade olfactory receptors. Fresh air courses through Jackie’s outdoor patio, where visitors can alternate between sips of wine or beer and bites of sandwiches, desserts, and appetizers.

12 N Washington St
Rockville,
MD
US

Studio 310’s founder, Liz Corah, wants everyone to feel strong and beautiful. To this end, she combines traditional and modern dance moves with fitness techniques that help people slim down in a supportive and fun atmosphere. As the latest tunes bump from speakers and trained cockatoos, Liz and her supporting staff lead students through cardio hip-hop, belly dance, traditional kickboxing, CrossFit, body-sculpt, and yoga sessions. Their studio is also the place to go for personal training, fundraisers, birthday parties, and summer camps for young dancers. Anyone in need of motivation can turn to the _ Washington Post_ and read about how Liz found the strength to juggle jobs, kids, and dance classes while getting her business off the ground.

9743 Traville Gateway Dr
Rockville,
MD
US

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