Activities in Scottsdale

$29 for Month of Unlimited Fit Camp or 21-Day Fat Furnace Program at Profile Fitness AZ ($240 Value)

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

Emphasizing on nutrition, trainer with over a decade of experience slims clients with exercises such as weightlifting or body-weight drills

$240 $29

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Christmas Festival for Two or Four at Macdonald's Ranch (Up to 46% Off)

MacDonald's Ranch

Desert View

Kids go for hayrides, pet farm animals, pan for gold, and marvel at the ranch’s display of twinkling Christmas lights

$24 $13

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$49 for an Old Town Christmas Lights Segway Tour from Segway of Scottsdale ($99 Value)

Segway of Scottsdale

Downtown Scottsdale

See Old Town Scottsdale by the twinkle of Christmas lights atop easy-to-ride Segways

$99 $49

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Race Entry for 4 or 10 in Prison Break - The Escape on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 73% Off)

Prison Break - The Escape

North Scottsdale

Work your way through a prison obstacle course with the option of joining a 10-person chain, then celebrate your escape with an after party

$596 $179

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Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Through March 28 (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Downtown Scottsdale

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Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$35 $17

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18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart, Range Balls, and Lunch Credit at Westin Kierland Golf Club (Up to 50% Off)

Westin Kierland Golf Club

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Trio of nine-hole courses offers variety during rounds with range balls and lunch credits

$187 $94

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on November 7–January 3 (Up to 33% Off)

"A Ghostly Crime" or "Get a Clue or Die" or "Deadly Housewives" or "Murder! More or Less...a comedy?"

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

$97.47 $65

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 42% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5.49

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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One-Hour Trail Ride on Horseback for One or Two, or Two-Hour Trail Ride for One or Two (Up to 48%Off)

Cave Creek Outfitters

Tonto National Forest

Guides impart educational info while leading groups of up to seven riders on treks past desert wildlife, cacti, and rocky valleys

$50 $29

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$10 for $20 Worth Wine, Gifts, and Events at Vintner's Circle

Vintner's Circle

Vintner’s Circle Scottsdale Urban Winery

Wines made in Scottsdale from grapes all over the world, plus wine-appreciation classes, wine-making supplies, and other accessories

$20 $10

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"Footloose," "42nd Street," "Harvey," or "Lombardi" at Desert Stages Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Stages Theatre

Downtown Scottsdale

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Rock ‘n’ roll riles a religious town; a Broadway ingenue tastes fame; a man befriends an imaginary rabbit; a legendary coach makes history

$21 $11

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Two 60-Minute Group or Private Polo Lessons at Arizona Polo Club (Up to 51% Off)

Arizona Polo Club

South Scottsdale

Learn the rules and basic techniques of polo from a professional instructor

$200 $99

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One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from Chad Rogers Golf Instruction (Up to 70% Off)

Chad Rogers Golf Instruction

Talking Stick Golf Club

Chad Rogers helps hone golf skills with experience studying at Troon Golf Academy and ESPN Golf Schools and a high-level competitive career

$110 $49

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3, 6, or 10 One-Hour Group Golf Lessons at Troon North Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Troon North Golf Club

Scottsdale

PGA-certified Director of Instruction Doug Hammer and his staff lead classes of up to 12 students at an award-winning club

$90 $49

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$192 for a Full-Day 20-Foot Pontoon Boat Rental for up to 10 at Bartlett Lake ($400 Value)

Bartlett Lake

Tonto National Forest

Spend a day exploring Lake Bartlett in a 20-foot pontoon boat

$400 $192

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$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$129.95 $49

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One Month of Burn-Camp Classes or 10 or 20 Burn-Camp Classes from Live JACKED (Up to 67% Off)

Live JACKED

Downtown Scottsdale

During 60-minute boot-camp sessions led by a certified personal trainer, exercisers burn fat and build strength

$60 $29

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One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Amenzone Fitness (Up to 84% Off)

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

Back-to-the-basics fitness routines motivate clients with workouts that use body weight and car tires

$180 $39

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation Fee and Uniform at ATA Martial Arts (95% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Decades old school teaches students martial arts at 11 locations

$324 $16

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Dance Lessons, or Beginner or Intermediate Tumbling at Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy (Up to 58% Off)

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

Students learn impressive dance skills and tumbling moves in facility equipped with nine-panel cheer floors and a tumble track

$150 $69

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Wine Flight and Cheese Plate for Two or Four at AZ Wine Company (Up to 54% Off)

AZ Wine Company

South Scottsdale

Taste a variety of wines and cheeses, learning about each one as you empty your glasses

$42 $20

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions at Engard Athletics (Up to 67% Off)

Engard Athletics

Scottsdale

Certified trainers guide clients through fat-burning, muscle-building workouts during personal training sessions

$90 $35

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Two, Four, or Six Personal Training Sessions with Meal Plan at MadSweat (Up to 78% Off)

MadSweat

Scottsdale

Workout with two of the first master trainers certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, sharing more than 18 years of experience

$120 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Yoga Classes at floo-id Yoga (Up to 78% Off)

floo-id Yoga

Scottsdale

Certified instructors lead hot yoga as well as the more gentle hot flow yoga classes for students of all levels

$160 $39

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Four or Six One-Hour Personal-Training Sessions at Independence Personal Training (Up to 80% Off)

Independence Personal Training

South Scottsdale

Certified personal trainers help exercisers push past fitness plateaus and achieve their goals with custom workout plans

$180 $39

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$28 for $50 Worth of Horseback Riding — Cactus Rose Ranch

Cactus Rose Ranch

Scottsdale

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

$50 $28

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10 or 20 Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Goshin Karate & Judo Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Goshin Karate & Judo Academy

Paradise Valley

During high-energy classes, students burn up to 800 calories per hour while learning self-defense moves such as rapid-fire punches and kicks

$125 $19

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$35 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga in Scottsdale ($140)

Sumits Yoga

Greyhawk

Teachers focus on creating stronger, more toned bodies and improved states of mind with balancing and energizing poses in a heated room

$140 $35

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Lessons from Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club (Up to 66% Off). 3 Options Available.

Rohan Teasdale at McCormick Ranch Golf Club

McCormick Ranch

Lessons cover swing mechanics to create effortless power and control; playing lessons cover course management and strategy

$110 $49

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Personal Conditioning Sessions at Fitness By Design (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fitness By Design

North Scottsdale

Sculpt your physique during personal conditioning sessions with David Ashley, a fitness expert and personal trainer to singer Jordin Sparks

$135 $39

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Two, Four or Eight Personal-Training Sessions at Ikon Athletics (Up to 75% Off)

Ikon Athletics

Scottsdale

Trainer helps clients achieve their personal fitness goals by tailoring a custom fitness and eating plan

$198 $59

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All-Day or All-Weekend Inflatable Kayak or SUP Rental at Just Roughin' It Adventure Company (Up to 57% Off)

Just Roughin' It Adventure Company

Scottsdale

Easily transport light, tough inflatable kayaks and standup paddleboards in any vehicle to destinations such as Canyon and Bartlett Lakes

$60 $26

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$99 For a Flight Simulator Session for One or Two at Southwest Flight Center (a $270 Value) 

Southwest Flight Center

North Scottsdale

Simulator Instructor guides ascents inside FAA-approved training simulators with commercial X-Plane–based platform

$270 $99

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Two-Hour Play Session at Indoor Trampoline Park with Foam Pit for One, Two, or Four (Up to 60% Off)

AZ Air Time

Scottsdale

Kids leap from the floor and walls of a 5,000-square-foot trampoline and play in a cushiony foam pit

$14 $6

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at Urban WarFit CrossFit (Up to 77% Off)

Urban WarFit CrossFit

Multiple Locations

CrossFit-certified coaches lead workouts that use functional movements to help participants work up a sweat, burn calories, and get in shape

$149 $49

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$59 for Three-Month Gym Membership and a Personal-Training Session at Maximum Fitness Gym ($170 Value)

Maximum Fitness Gym

North Scottsdale

16,000-square-foot gym with free weights, resistance and cardio machines, a boxing and MMA area, and tires, ropes, and rubber plates

$170 $59

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10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Rootage (72% Off)

Yoga Rootage

Multiple Locations

Certified AcroYoga Montreal Instructor Tam leads fun classes with yoga asanas, games, acroyoga poses, and thai massage

$150 $42

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Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

$32.99 $15

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$39 for Four Private 30-Minute Guitar or Bass Lessons at Hammeron Music ($80 Value)

Hammeron Music

Downtown Scottsdale

Versed in styles ranging from jazz to metal, instructors focus on skills such as notation, and will also teach students' favorite songs

$80 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Yoga Village (Up to 73% Off)

Yoga Village

Multiple Locations

Students of all skill levels bend, stretch, and relax in nearly 60 yoga classes offered at two spacious studios

$70 $19

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5 or 10 Youth Dance Classes at Adage Dance & Fitness Studios (Up to 76% Off)

Adage Dance & Fitness Studios

Northsight

Experienced instructors lead classes in jazz, tap, and hip-hop dance styles for students aged 2–18

$100 $39

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5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Go Figure (Up to 71% Off)

Go Figure

Scottsdale

Elements of ballet, yoga, and Pilates fuse to form a regimen that tones muscles with slow, sustained movements

$90 $32

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Crossfit BLUR (65% Off)

Crossfit Blur

Scottsdale

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

$175 $61

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Three or Six Early-Learning or Youth-Self-Defense Classes at AZ Tiger MMA (Up to 77% Off)

AZ Tiger MMA

Central Scottsdale

Little ones jump-start their education with classes that teach phonics and martial arts; Bully Proof classes show kids how to handle bullies

$110 $25

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Two, Four, or Six Mirror Maze All-Day Passes or Two-Hour Birthday Package at Odysea Mirror Maze (Up to 48% Off)

OdySea Mirror Maze

Scottsdale

Rain forest-themed maze leads visitors through false passages and past Mayan temple replica as reflections bounce off countless mirrors

$19.90 $11

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One or Four 30-Minute Riding Lessons with Roping Cattle or a Mechanical Steer at 4 G Ranch (Up to 70% Off)

4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

Learn the ins and outs of rodeo riding and roping with a mechanical steer and live cattle, depending on your experience level

$80 $28

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Impax Ultimate Wellness (70% Off)

Impax Ultimate Wellness

Scottsdale

From the merchant: Live the Impax Lifestyle while you gain strength and burn calories in this group-fitness-centered gym.

$60 $18

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Machine-Gun-Shooting Packages for One or Two at Scottsdale Gun Club (Up to 35% Off). Three Options Available.

Scottsdale Gun Club

Scottsdale

Clients can try current models of machine guns or those from as far back as the WWII era; 32 shooting lanes split across four bays

$106.70 $69

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$20 for $45 Worth of Services at Fitness by Design

Fitness By Design

North Scottsdale

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

$45 $20

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13 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Core Fitness AZ (Up to 91% Off)

Core Fitness AZ

North Scottsdale

Gym focuses on the core muscles, boosting overall power and dropping fat in the process

$338 $29

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One, Three, or Five 60-Minute Horseback-Riding Lessons at Joy Reed Training & Management (58% Off)

Joy Reed Training & Management

Scottsdale

Award-winning rider Joy has worked with horses since childhood, and now she shares her wisdom with riders of all ages

$60 $25

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5 or 10 Drop-In Martial-Arts and Boxing Classes Classes at UFC Gym Scottsdale (Up to 86% Off)

UFC Gym Scottsdale

South Scottsdale

Drop-in beginner or advanced classes in areas such as boxing, kickboxing, MMA, Brazilian jiu jistu and Muay Thai; all ages & fitness levels

$100 $19

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10 or 15 Boxing Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women (Up to 83% Off)

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

North Scottsdale

Ladies alternate from heavy bags and medicine balls to reflex drills and battle ropes as they burn calories in 16-round circuit workouts

$138 $24

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$149 for a Four-Session Soccer Academy at Skillfully Active Soccer Academy ($300 Value)

Skillfully Active Soccer Academy

South Scottsdale

Each session isolates parts of players' games to help them develop a deeper understanding of effective technique, form, and body position

$300 $149

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Pizza-Making Class for One or Two at Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen (Up to 58% Off)

Classic Cooking & Test Kitchen

North Scottsdale

Students glean a full understanding of pizza dough as they craft treats to eat or take home

$100 $45

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$33 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga (Up to $175 Value)

Sumits Yoga

Scottsdale

During classes in a new 6,000-square-foot studio, students of all abilities flow through detoxifying and strengthening postures

$175 $33

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Two Private Dance Lessons with Option for Two Weeks of Group Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 82% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

$196 $39

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$35 for 10 Yoga Classes at ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing ($135 Value)

ANAHATA Yoga Sound and Energy Healing

North Scottsdale

Instructors enhance yoga classes with meditation, chanting, gongs, and crystal singing bowls

$135 $35

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons at Bart Barnard Golf Academy (60% Off)

Bart Barnard Golf Academy

Scottsdale

Experts assist golfers of all ages in improving their swing and short game

$95 $38

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One Month of Adult Fitness Classes for One or Two or Kid's Classes for One at Infinity Fitness AZ (Up to 85% Off)

Infinity Fitness AZ

North Scottsdale

Adult classes focus on weight loss and muscle gain, and classes for kids develop speed, agility, and confidence.

$159 $29

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$19 for Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at Title Boxing Club ($49.50 Value)

Title Boxing Club

Scottsdale

Experienced trainers teach boxing and kickboxing skills that sculpt muscle and burn up to 1,000 calories during total-body workouts

$49.50 $19

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$66 for $300 Worth of Fitness Classes — True Strength Fitness

True Strength Fitness

Scottsdale

From the merchant: Personal trainer Ryan McCarthy provides personalized training sessions designed to burn fat and build lean muscle.

$300 $66

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Two, Four, or Six Semi-Private or Six Private Personal-Training Sessions at Underground Fitness (Up to 73% Off)

Underground Fitness

Multiple Locations

A trainer takes the reins during workouts, which are made to suit your needs whether you're in a small group or one on one

$160 $49

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10 or 15 Classes at True Hot Yoga (Up to 86% Off)

True Hot Yoga

Multiple Locations

With more than 100 all-level classes weekly, yogis perform poses and breathing exercises inside heated room

$140 $19

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One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Classes at Spa Lamar (Up to 70% Off)

Spa Lamar

South Scottsdale

Nine varieties of yoga classes cater to all levels with gentle Yin classes, beginner lessons, and intermediate Vinyasa flow classes

$129 $39

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$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

$300 $20

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5 BarFitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio (Up to 68% Off)

BarFitness Ballet Bar Studio

Scottsdale

BarFitness classes combine yoga, Pilates, core-conditioning, and orthopedic moves that are performed with the aid of a ballet barre

$70 $27

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$75 for $150 Worth of Services at Body Potentials

Body Potentials

North Scottsdale

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

$150 $75

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$47 for $85 Worth of Services at Inspire to Change LLC

Enerjoy Fitness

North Scottsdale

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

$85 $47

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One-Month Martial Arts or Kickboxing Program with Uniform for One or Two at Premier Martial Arts (Up to 68% Off)

Premier Martial Arts

North Scottsdale

Improve your conditioning and learn some self-defense over the course of a one-month martial arts or kickboxing program

$179 $69

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$75 for $150 Groupon — Certified Fitness L.L.C

Certified Fitness

North Scottsdale

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

$150 $75

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$12 for a Friday- or Saturday-Night Comedy Show for Two at The Speakeasy Comedy Club (Up to $24 Value)

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

$24 $12

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$82 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Mountain View Karate

Mountain View Karate

Scottsdale

Mountain View Karate is celebrating its 20th year of teaching martial arts to students of all ages in Scottsdale, AZ

$149 $82

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2 Semi-Private Training Lessons or 2 or 4 Primal Move Classes at Prentiss Rhodes Coaching (Up to 50% Off)

Prentiss Rhodes Coaching

Prentiss Rhodes Coaching

Semi-private sessions with up to 3 others students incorporate kettlebells and core training; Primal Move boosts strength and endurance

$90 $45

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$45 for $90 Groupon — Christina Rico Fitness

Christina Rico Fitness

Central Scottsdale

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

$90 $45

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Five Semiprivate or Private Pilates Sessions at Mira Pilates (Up to 53% Off)

Mira Pilates

Downtown Scottsdale

Certified instructors offer individualized mat or Reformer sessions for Pilates practitioners of all skill levels

$175 $85

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One or Three Group Horseback-Riding Lessons at Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School (Up to 59% Off)

Twisted Tree Farm Equestrian Riding School

Scottsdale

Group horseback-riding lessons with lifelong equine enthusiast on ranch steeped in Southwest-style comfort

$65 $29

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$20 for $45 Worth of Road Cycling — Giant Scottsdale

Giant Scottsdale

Scottsdale

Basic tune-up includes brake, shifter, and derailleur adjustments, plus lubrication service to the drivetrain

$45 $20

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?One of Arizona Helicopter Adventures' copters as it soars high above Sedona's red rock formations. Arizona Helicopter Adventures tours Sedona and Scottsdale. Here are just a few things you can expect to see while looking out the helicopter's windows:
####Landing Sites In addition to their standard helicopter tours, Arizona Helicopter Adventures offers packages that include other activities: dinner theater, a zip line course, or even an African wildlife park. In each case, the pilot lands right at the site of the attraction.
####Fast Facts * FAA-Certified Air Carrier * Perfect safety record since 1985 * Eurosafety-trained pilots * Pilots narrate tours through noise-canceling headphones * Arizona Helicopter Adventures shot their own movie called _Aerial Sedona: A Breathtaking Journey_, which is available in the gift shop
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* Red Rock Formations
* Chapel of the Holy Cross
* Oak Creek & The Mogollon Rim
Scottsdale

* Paradise Valley?s mansions
* Camelback Mountain & Old Town Scottsdale
* Several World Class Golf Courses

7430 E Butherus Dr Suite B
Scottsdale,
AZ
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Heidi Lamar didn't know much about spas when she first purchased Spa Lamar. As she explained to reporters from Skin Inc., "not coming from a spa background, there were things I didn't know I couldn't do." Unhindered by industry conventions or previously fixed ideas, Heidi set about filling her 14,000-square-foot spa with innovative amenities—from a luxurious waterfall-fed pool to an onsite yoga and dance studio. She also cultivates locals instead of the typical resort crowd, banishing cacti from the decor in favor of a Caribbean-style ambiance that, as she told the Arizona Republic, caters to those who already live in Arizona and want to get away to a tropical island. Today, her media-lauded spa is the largest privately owned spa in Scottsdale and is frequented by locals, including members of the Phoenix Suns Dancers.

Before treatments that include massages, acupuncture, mani-pedis, and facials, guests garbed in fluffy complimentary robes duck into the steam room. They sample wholesome lunches and fruit plates from the tropical tea bar and relax in the sauna while waiting for a haircut or warm algae wrap. Sunbathers float around the pool on loungers, whereas others simmer in a bubbling whirlpool. Unlike many traditional spas, Spa Lamar is completely coed, making it an ideal place for couples that are on a first date or permanently trapped together inside a horse costume with a broken zipper.

5115 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
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Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

27231 North 71st Place
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Randy Long entered the working world as a travel agent, a vocation that whet his appetite for globetrotting, adventure, and haggling with airlines. When he became a father and husband, he passed a passion for thrill seeking on to his family, and their recent escapades include scuba diving in Barbados and dog sledding in Alaska. It was this thirst for exploration and a love of aviation that drove Randy to become an FAA-certified powered-parachute instructor and found Arizona Powerchutes.

Powered parachutes are comprised of two-seater, wheeled carts that float 20 feet beneath 40-foot parachutes. At sunrise—or sunset during the cooler months—Randy and a passenger climb aboard the cart, and Randy hits the throttle, gathering speed for about 100 feet before the parachute fully inflates and hoists the cart into the air. Randy adjusts the altitude to his patron's comfort level and steers crafts over the exotic plants and mountain silhouettes of the Sonoran Desert, averaging a speed of 26 miles per hour. After journeys, powered parachutes float to land safely, as they are inspected by the pilot prior to each flight and by an FAA-approved facility after every 100 hours of operation.

7720 East Evans Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

At the age of 14, Baltimore Yoga Village founder Anjali Sunita traveled to India, where she discovered the joys of simple living mixed with the sorrows of yearning for a greater purpose. After years of expanding her education and worldview through reading and the guidance of a college mentor, Anjali found peace within the rigid discipline and spiritual focus of a South Indian ashram. Soon setting her mind to sharing the physical and mental benefits of yoga with others, she taught in private homes and underserved schools before opening her own pair of studios known collectively as Baltimore Yoga Village.

There, a team of certified yoga instructors oversees a supportive community dedicated to peace, health, and spiritual growth. Whereas many studios’ teachers spend too much time teaching students to knit their own mats, Baltimore Yoga Village’s programs focus on the ancient practice of Hatha yoga, which includes deep breathing techniques, yoga postures with attention to physical alignment, and guided relaxation. The staff also leads regular workshops in a variety of topics, from Thai-yoga bodywork to meditation through devotional songs.

8241 E Evans Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's hard to say which is more distinctive: the karts zipping around Octane Raceway or the track itself. During each lap on the 1/3-mile course, drivers zoom through an indoor area, then weave around an outdoor section that's covered by a permanent steel canopy, making for a hybrid experience rarely found in American go-kart tracks not owned by bored supervillains.

An equally rare find in the U.S. is the raceway's fleet of 32 Sodi RTX karts, all imported from France, whose electric motors give off zero emissions while reaching speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. Drivers who can stay in control at these top speeds are in for success: the winner of each race is determined not by who finishes a given number of laps first, but by who puts up the fastest single lap time, a result that's posted both at the track and online for posterity.

Races take place in a 65,000-square-foot space that doubles as a gathering place for parties and corporate events for up to 500 attendees. In addition to racing, the raceway is also home to off-track activities that include shooting pool in the billiards room, scaling a 21-foot rock-climbing wall, and melting burgers and pizza into rocket fuel at the Trackside Bar and Grill.

9119 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US