Activities in Desert Hills

$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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Two or Four Horseback-Riding Lessons at Pirate Performance Horses (51% Off)

Pirate Performance Horses

Scottsdale

A ranch arena becomes a sandy stage for lessons that cater to ages 5–75

$80 $39

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Two Private Dance Lessons with Option for Two Weeks of Group Classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (Up to 89% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

Instructors school students during private lessons and group classes

$196 $25

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$80 for Two-Hour Kids' Birthday Party Package for Up to 30 at Lee's ATA Martial Arts ($200 Value)

Lee's ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Up to 30 kids celebrate with games and a martial arts cartoon mascot, and receive a karate belt to bring home

$200 $80

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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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One Month of Karate Training for One or Two with Uniforms at AKKA Karate (Up to 78% Off)

AKKA Karate

North Scottsdale

Master black belts specializing in Kenpo karate instill kids & adults ages 5+ with confidence & self-defense skills in exciting classes

$200 $49

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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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It’s often hard to get siblings to agree on anything, but for more than 30 years, Peter and Susan Witte have been united by a powerful bond: their shared passion for horses. During that time, Peter has trained and shown national and regional champion steeds, while Susan—who began riding at the age of three—serves as a licensed United States Equestrian Foundation judge in the Arabian horses division. As the co-owners and head trainers of Witte Stables, the Wittes pass on their horseback-riding experience with the help of several amateur equestrians. In an outdoor Scottsdale riding arena, the staff trains riders of all experience levels in both the saddle- and hunt-seat disciplines, pairing lessons in riding technique with an emphasis on proper care and handling. Though beginners learn to sit upright and communicate with the horses’ secretaries, more advanced students hone their showmanship skills for high-level competition.

12051 N 96th St
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Arabian and Saddlebred show horses are the stars at the Pirate Performance ranch, where trainers specialize in showing styles ranging from halter to driving. A sandy, outdoor arena––including a round pen and plenty of turnouts––sets the stage for lessons in Western, English, sidesaddle, and Dudley Do-Right riding styles, and all training is tailored to ensure a healthy riding relationship between driver and steed.

9420 East Cactus Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

At RhythmCycle, exercisers pedal on modern stationary bikes in sync to a soundtrack of dance- and pop-music beats. Riders only sit for approximately 10 percent of the time during classes, with workouts that target the thighs, glutes, and hamstrings and jump-start the metabolism. They can also be adapted to the fitness level of each student, which means the classes are appropriate whether you're ready to complete the Tour de France or struggling to finish your paper route before the writing staff makes up more news.

9343 E Shea Blvd #145
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

For 28 years, passionate hoofsters Jeffrey and Amy Wilms and their stable of steady fillies have helped spread equine affection to countless people of all ages. Aspiring saddlers can head to the full-service, scenic riding and training facility for the 45-minute lesson. Lessons are tailored to the abilities, learning desires, and horse-whispering potential of each rider, with potential topics including basic horsemanship, dressage, reining, showmanship, western riding, hunter pleasure riding, trail riding, cutting, or raising the next Mr. Ed.

12475 N 93rd St
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

The instructors lead students through Bikram yoga's 26 challenging poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, which helps purge the body of toxins and allows limbs to sink deeply into stretches. Within a studio heated to more than 100 degrees, students flow through poses that strengthen and stretch muscles, ligaments, and joints. Each posture is designed to work muscle groups needed for the next pose, building a series of interconnected movements. By temporarily decreasing blood flow to specific areas of the body, the poses send in a rush of freshly oxygenated blood to joints, organs, and limbs when yogis unfold from folds and twists, unblocking the tiny traffic jams of hemoglobin. Most yoga classes are 90 minutes long, and most studios offer flexible early morning and evening classes. Visit the individual studios' websites to see their schedules.

9301 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Blending the pitch-black void of outer space and the vibrant glow of a jungle that happens to be lit up like a lava lamp, Glow Putt Mini Golf beckons putters into a black-lit fantasy land. Wielding putters designed to glow under the special lights, players take aim at holes amid phosphorescent trees and murals depicting creatures such as tigers, giraffes, and frogs. The indoor course gives guests a chance to test their putting year-round without having to cover their kitchen floor in AstroTurf.

9160 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale,
AZ
US