Sports in Roselle

Up to 50% Off at Blackhawk Trace Golf Club

Indian Lakes Resort

$99 $54

27-hole complex has played host to mini-tour events and qualifiers; course challenges golfers with an island green and a 615-yard par-5

68% Off Boxing or Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$183 $59

Master proper form for jabs, crosses, and hooks—the boxer’s basic punches—before toning up with an intense core workout

Up to 71% Off Classes at LCCT Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Schaumburg

$100 $35

Three-time IBJJF world champion Luiz Claudio and his team instruct students of all levels in the art of Rickson Gracie Jiujitsu

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

49% Off Golf Lesson

Addison

$75 $38

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45% Off

Villa Park

$135 $74

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Up to 50% Off at Western Acres Golf Course

Lombard

$56 $28

Unfurled across 3,051 yards, this par 35 nine-hole course incorporates linear bluegrass fairways, three ponds, and numerous sand traps

Up to 66% Off Golf-Simulation Session for 2 or 4

Lombard

$40 $19

Simulator displays a realistic golf course for both practice and stroke play

Up to 64% Off Classes at Champions Boxing Gym

Lombard

$80 $29

Instructors help students hone strength, speed, and discipline through a range of boxing and martial arts classes

Up to 50% Off Red Carpet Run

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

Runners dress up as their favorite TV, movie, or stage character before taking on a 5K or 10K course

Up to 61% Off at Golf Nation

Palatine

$30 $13.50

Fitness center, bunker area, multiple chipping areas, and a driving range with heated bays foster golf skills

50% Off Golf at Old Orchard Country Club

Mount Prospect

$156 $78

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Water hazards frame narrow fairways and even bisect certain holes on this 6,119-yard course

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Southwest Elgin

$150 $29

Kickboxing and muay thai classes both employ punching and kicking techniques while teaching students discipline and fitness

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 76% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

South Elgin

$200 $49

Experienced instructors teach students the Korean martial art of tae kwon do, focusing on self-defense, fitness, and self-confidence

59% Off Children's Self-Defense Class

Carpentersville

$109 $45

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2.5-hour basic self-defense and conflict-resolution course for kids and their parents

Up to 57% Off Indoor Golf Lessons

Downers Grove

$90 $39

PGA-certified instructors impart golf wisdom during private lessons using video swing analysis and the latest in golf-instruction technology

Up to 77% Off Martial Arts or Fitness Classes

Downers Grove

$150 $49

Owners with third-degree black belts oversee a karate school that imparts discipline and balance along with mental and physical strength

55% Off One Month Boxing and a Nutrition Consultation

Lisle

$100 $45

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81% Off Classes at My Kempo Boxing Gym

Buffalo Grove

$99 $19

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Classes, for children 8-13 and for adults 14+, immerse students in disciplines such as boxing and kickboxing

Up to 54% Off Cardio-Boxing and Fitness Classes

Wheeling

$40 $19

Cardio boxing puts a martial-arts spin on workouts that burn calories and tone muscles

50% Off Services

Wheeling

$198 $99

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55% Off Services

Geneva

$130 $58

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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

Up to 67% Off Swim and Tennis Series

Fontenaix

$90.68 $30

Kids learn swimming strokes and water safety; adult or junior tennis players build their skills in beginners', doubles, or singles series

Up to 86% Off Martial Arts Classes

Naperville

$200 $29

Kids and adults alike learn aikido, judo, or jiu-jitsu from a team of seasoned martial arts instructors

Up to 60% Off Classes at United Martial Arts

Qigong - Naperville

$125 $50

Improve flexibility and strength while building discipline and self-confidence under the tutelage of a 9th degree blackbelt Grandmaster

51% Off Four Weeks of Tennis Lessons

Westmont

$99 $49

Beginners meet once a week to learn tennis skills in small-group classes; use your own racquet or borrow one from the club

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

53% Off Martial-Arts Classes for Kids or Adults

Batavia

$75 $35

Martial-arts classes for adults or kids focus on self-defense and fighting your way out of dangerous situations

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Morton Grove

$124 $29

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults promote fitness and discipline

Up to 55% Off Golf for Two or Four in Northbrook

Glenview

$44 $20

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Golfers navigate Scottish links-style course that sprawls over 87 acres with Chicago skyline as backdrop

Up to 78% Off Golf Fitness Training

Northbrook

$150 $49

Nike-trained golf specialist shows golfers how to swing and otherwise move so they can avoid injuries and always come in under par

45% Off

Brookfield

$100 $55

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Up to 67% Off Martial Arts Clsses

Multiple Locations

$208 $69

Adult MMA, kids karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, and extreme fitness classes offered at studio

Up to 75% Off Round of Golf at Carriage Greens Country Club

Darien

$158 $49

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Golfers cart past cattail-lined waterways that populate an 18-hole, par 70 course

55% Off Junior Lesson at Dynamic Golf Institute

Riverwoods

$110 $49

45-minute junior golf lesson includes golfer interview, multi angle video swing analysis, and video recap email

Up to 74% Off Unlimited Kettlebell Classes at MMA Underground

Lake in the Hills

$100 $29

Kettlebell workouts focus on strength training for definition in the upper arms and core; cage fighting builds muscle and increases agility

Up to 55% Off Adult Krav Maga Classes

Lake in the Hills

$94 $45

Instructors teach adults real-life self-defense techniques such as groin kicks, elbow strikes, and head butts

46% Off Bicycle Rental

Wauconda

$35 $19

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$50 for $100 One Month of Childrens Martial Arts

Wauconda

$100 $50

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Up to 66% Off Kickboxing or Nit-Chi Classes

Wauconda

$100 $39

Nit-chi classes are rooted in the signature Gangi kung fu method, which blends yoga-inspired conditioning with martial-arts combat

Up to 55% Off Kids' Gymnastic Classes

Mundelein

$121 $55

Students learn stretching, tumbling, balance beam, and bars, as well as life skills such as hand-eye coordination and cooperation

50% Off Martial Arts

Mundelein

$130 $65

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At his two gyms in Bloomingdale and Rockford, Elite Defense Systems' chief instructor Matt Numrich leads practical, defense-oriented classes focused on jeet kune do, the hybrid martial art and philosophical system developed in 1965 by Bruce Lee. Jeet kune do focuses on efficiency and personal development, guiding students through a mixture of more than two dozen arts.

Though Elite Defense Systems offers one-on-one training, group lessons for men, women, and children are recommended for their sense of community, their varied sparring partners, and their chances for students to combine into a five-piece battle robot. Including Matt, the gyms have a staff of only three instructors and three assistants, allowing for a closer student-teacher relationship.

215 E Lake St.
Bloomingdale,
Illinois
US

Although there are 26 other greens, one parcel of bentgrass stands out at Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort’s golf complex. It is a true island green that is approachable only by bridge or conveniently placed hovercraft. This is one of many spectacular course details that populate Blackhawk Trace Golf Club’s three 9-hole courses, each of which comes in at more than 3,400 yards and challenges golfers to a par 36. Renowned golf-course architect Rick Jacobson extensively renovated the links in 2002, and rather than cover blades of grass in mascara and call it a makeover, he decided to transform the 1960s-era bunkers into dramatically sloping sand traps and install four tee options at nearly every hole. Jacobson also switched the greens, tees, and fairways to bentgrass and incorporated fescue grasses to add texture and flavor for grazing golf carts.

Before conquering the courses, players can stretch out swings at the club’s extensive practice facilities, which include 46 all-grass hitting stations, two large putting greens, and practice bunkers. Golfers looking for guidance or a professional friend can employ the talents of onsite PGA instructors for lessons. After a long day of strutting after putts, players can head to the Masters Clubhouse to refuel with sandwiches and flatbreads.

Course at a Glance:

  • Highland/Woodland course: course rating of 73.4, slope rating of 137
  • Island/Highland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 131
  • Island/Woodland course: course rating of 72.5, slope rating of 133

250 W Schick Rd
Bloomingdale,
IL
US

Bike Connection's mechanics keep two-wheelers in road-ready shape in addition to maintaining a broad inventory of cycles, parts, and accessories. The shop stocks fully built bikes from brands such as Specialized, KHS, and Surly, plus an abundant supply of wearables such as Giro and Bell helmets and Pearl Izumi gear for men and women. And in the service department, technicians tune up and clean up parts ranging from tires and brakes to headsets and clipped-on baseball cards with numerous, tiered maintenance packages.

1226 N Roselle Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the three laws of golfing robotics, GolfTEC’s motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor swings and break down each individual’s form on a high-definition video display. Sensors chirp with approval whenever they detect the perfect stroke or an especially witty golfing joke. GolfTEC’s certified personal coaches will point out flaws and strengths while providing golfers with tips on how to permanently improve their game from tee to green.

905 E Golf Rd
Schaumburg,
IL
US

Dolphin Swim Club’s faculty of professional First Aid– and CPR-certified lifeguards help children aged 2 and older learn how to swim in a safe and encouraging environment. They lead lessons within a pool comfortably heated to 89 degrees, keeping class sizes small to ensure individual attention. After trainers assess each child’s ability, they’ll place them in one of nine levels, which they can progress through in accordance with their budding skills. Very young splashers might learn bubble blowing and breath control in Level A, while older and more experienced children in Level 7 might refine stroke mechanics, build up endurance, or learn how to properly evade pool-dwelling Venetian merchants.

Dolphin Swim Club stresses child safety above all other concerns. Its founder, Tyler Brewer, was a founding board member of the Swim For Life Foundation, which stresses the Safer 3—Safer Kids, Safer Water, and Safer Response—to prevent children from drowning.

1610 McConnor Pkwy
Schaumburg,
Illinois
US

A slideshow of Midwest Training Center's star fighters depicts them in various states of victory: sporting championship belts, hands raised by crowning referee, or slamming an opponent into the ground. Perhaps they owe their athletic prowess to the 3,000 square feet of space that the training center offers, complete with two fighting cages and one ring. That's where its instructors drill battling skills into fighters and teach MMA classes such as muay thai and Brazilian jujitsu.

455 E State Pkwy
Schaumburg,
IL
US