Things To Do In Sherman Oaks

5 or 10 Salsa Dance Classes at Dance Revolution (Up to 55% Off)

Dance Revolution

Lake Balboa

Highly experienced instructors teach students of all abilities salsa dancing techniques in a lively group environment

$50 $25

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Self-Defense or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Gracie Barra Encino (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

Gracie Barra Encino

Encino

Learn MMA self-defense skills and the grappling fighting style of Jiu Jitsu under the instruction of top-level professional athletes

$175 $39

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$39 for Five Dance Fitness Classes from LaBlast Fitness ($95 Value)

LaBlast Fitness

Sherman Oaks

Shimmy and shake your way to a lithe dancer's body during dance fitness classes created by Louis van Amstel from Dancing with the Stars

$95 $39

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One or Three Months of Outdoor Yoga and or Indoor Tai Chi Classes at Heal and Soul Yoga & Tai Chi (Up to 78% Off)

Heal and Soul Yoga & Tai Chi

Encino

With several classes offered daily, students can choose a level of yoga comfortable for them or practice tai chi's moving meditation

$99 $35

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One or Two Months of Brazilian Jujitsu Classes with Uniform at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 82% Off)

Brazilian Jiu-Jistsu

Sherman Oaks

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills in high-impact Brazilian jujitsu classes

$270 $59

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$22 for $50 Worth of Martial Arts — Martial Arts Training Academy

Martial Arts Training Academy

Van Nuys

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

$50 $22

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or 1 Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CardioBody Fitness & Lifestyle (Up to 79% Off)

CardioBody Fitness & Lifestyle

Sherman Oaks

Fitness center hosts vinyasa flow, candlelight, and restorative yoga classes

$75 $16

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Tony Yoo's L A Taekwondo Center (45% Off)

Tony Yoo's La Taekwondo Center

Encino

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

$475 $261

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10 Class Pass or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Sherman Oaks (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit Sherman Oaks

Van Nuys

Instructors teach functional, constantly changing exercises to build lean muscle

$150 $39

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$30 for $55 Worth of Sports Camp — CardioBody Fitness

Cardiobody Fitness

Valley Village

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

$55 $30

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10 or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Feeling Fit Fitness (Up to 56% Off)

Feeling Fit Fitness

Sherman Oaks

Mat Pilates classes work the core while also toning arms, legs, and glutes; yoga classes are a hybrid of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga

$120 $59

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One Month of or 10 Mommy-and-Me Fitness Boot-Camp Classes at Baby Boot Camp (Up to 71% Off)

Baby Boot Camp - LA

Multiple Locations

New moms can use their babies in a stroller for this fitness program

$135 $39

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5 or 10 Pilates Mat Classes from Cristinas Pilates and Swimming (72% Off)

Cristinas Pilates and Swimming

Encino

Creating a supportive, friendly atmosphere, Cristina leads small groups of students through Pilates mat classes in the park

$125 $35

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Golf Package for Two or Four Including Pull Carts and Range Balls at Van Nuys Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Van Nuys Golf Course

Lake Balboa

Two courses riddled with challenging hazards and featuring lighting for late-evening rounds

$60 $29

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10 Drop-in or One Month Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Tru Fit Bootcamp (Up to 81% Off)

Tru Fit Boot Camp

Lake Balboa

Trainers change regimens daily to stave off boredom and prevent the body from adapting to the exercise and thus burning fewer calories

$200 $39

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Semi-Private Fly-Casting Lesson or Private Fly-Casting Lesson with Flies at Fishermen’s Spot (Up to 63% Off)

Fishermen's Spot

Van Nuys

Private lessons and semi-privates for two, tailored to students’ skill levels, teach casting techniques with included shop gear

$50 $25

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Up to 33% Off Dance Lesson — The Tango Room Dance Center

The Tango Room Dance Center

Sherman Oaks

Classes designed for singles or partners teach the basic steps of argentine tango, a style based heavily in improvisation

$15 $10

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$1,999 for a 200-Hour Yoga-Instructor Certification Program at Awakened Warrior Yoga ($3,999 Value)

Awakened Warrior Yoga

Multiple Locations

Students work toward their yoga-teacher certifications

$3,999 $1,999

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5 or 10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Encino (Up to 70% Off)

Bikram Yoga Encino

Encino

Challenge yourself during Bikram classes that flow through 26 poses in 90 minutes; classes are held seven days a week as early as 6:45 a.m.

$75 $25

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As a child in Buenos Aires, Angel Echeverria would sit on the porch of his family home and watch his aunt and uncle dance the tango. Music often spilled into the streets of his neighborhood, where many tango musicians lived. By the time he was a teenager in the early 1960s, Angel began studying the tango himself, and nearly 50 years later he founded The Tango Room Dance Center with Julie Friedgen. Like Angel, Julie grew up watching her parents’ Argentine friends dance tango at parties, and eventually became a ballet and flamenco dancer. Though she didn’t begin learning the tango until 13 years ago, once she started she immediately knew it was the dance to which she would devote the rest of her life.

Not surprisingly, The Tango Room is dedicated to the Argentine style of dance; many of the instructors hail from Argentina and lead classes in traditional, contemporary, waltz, and milonga variations. On Saturday nights the school transforms into El Encuentro—which translates to “the encounter”—a fast-paced dance party modeled after the tango clubs of Buenos Aires. Beyond tango, the school also hosts classes in salsa, belly dance, and R & B line dancing as well as Zumba and bujinkan, a Japanese martial art.

4346 Woodman Ave
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

In 2003, the teaching staffs behind the Butler-Fearon and the O?Connor-Kennedy Schools realized something: though both academies nurtured the physical, mental, and competitive skills of scores of young Irish dancers, they could form a more robust program by combining forces. Once united, the team of Rose Fearon, Vincent O?Connor, and Kathleen O?Connor?each a certified Irish dance adjudicator?implemented a revised curriculum reaching students from both American coasts to the solid-ice skyscrapers of Ontario. Today, Butler-Fearon-O'Connor trains everyone from girls buckling their jig shoes for the first time to experienced adults, many of whom?such as 2011 world champion Emily Penner?have danced competitively at home or across the pond and landed spots on touring companies for shows such as Riverdance.

Focusing on perfecting traditional form and technique, classes are kept as small as possible, ensuring personalized attention from one of the school's 10 experienced, decorated instructors. Students also learn stamina, flexibility, and presentation, with an emphasis on avoiding motions that tend to draw judges' ire, such as clumsy arm placement and badgering the audience. Many locations also host more casual classes for adults and groups such as Girl Scout troops.

14252 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard?s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution?Cardio Barre.

The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach?s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.

12530 Riverside Dr
Valley Village,
CA
US

At Max Fitness Academy, coaches and certified personal trainers team up to devise custom nutrition and exercise programs around individual goals. Coaches tailor meals and workouts, and personal trainers mandate movements in a contemporary gym, which sports strength and cardio equipment alongside mirrored walls and a boxing ring. Guided by a unique Bodymap system, the team outlines nutrition needs and charts progress from each client's very first pushup until they reach their goal of bench-pressing a semitrailer. Specialized programs cater to specific demographics, including new or expectant moms, future brides, and current kids.

The fast-paced workouts of group kickboxing and cross-fitness classes merge socialization and sweating. Kickboxing enlists dynamic combos of kicking, punching, and cardio to chisel entire frames and shed up to 1,200 calories in an hour. Cross-fitness classes tone bodies and improve endurance with light lifting and cardiovascular maneuvers, preparing clients for an upcoming race or attempt to rob Fort Knox.

15037 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

Linda Wehrli has raw talent. Since age 5, she has re-created her world through drawings and paintings and has channeled her sense of self-expression through playing the piano, abilities that led her to study formally with instructors from Juliard and Cal State Northridge. Now, with her works hanging in private collections, Linda passes on her knowledge to students at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

She teaches students of all skill levels and ages—6-year-olds to seniors—to hone their creativity into life-like or abstract drawings and paintings. Her classes aim to build a foundation of aptitude in one particular medium, such as drawing with pen or charcoal or painting with oils or acrylics—and the necessary supplies can all be purchased at the on-site art shop.

Tapping into her musical talents, she also helms piano lessons, teaching students to read and play music. Her confidence-building approach helps beginners and advanced players alike become better musicians, and inspires those once spurned by a piano that wouldn't settle down to become reacquainted with their abilities. To further their studies, pianists can go home with a book she co-published with her husband.

13615 Burbank Blvd
Valley Glen,
CA
US

When Darren Levine received his first Krav Maga black belt in 1984, he wasn't the first man to have worn that particular piece of fabric. The belt originally belonged to the man presenting it to him: Imi Lichtenfeld, the creator of Krav Maga. Darren had had the good fortune of learning the self-defense technique from Imi himself, and eventually became one of Imi's most trusted practitioners, developing training programs for more than 5,000 law enforcement and military personnel throughout the U.S.

In 1998, just one year after his beloved mentor passed away, Darren founded Krav Maga Worldwide to meet growing demand from curious civilians. The hand-to-hand technique is focused on reacting to realistic attacks, and teachers use scenarios inspired by everything from military combat, to late-night walks alone, to heated matches of Whac-A-Mole. Darren and his team lead various programs tailored for law enforcement and military members, women, fitness buffs, and even children, and they also offer certification programs for those looking to become instructors.

15060 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks,
CA
US

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