Things To Do In South Salt Lake

One Month of Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or Muay Thai Classes at CCS-MMA (Up to 68% Off)

CCS-MMA

West Valley City

$60 $23

Achieve a full-body workout, discover jiu-jitsu basics, or learn self-defense techniques originally developed for the Israeli Defense Force

10 XF Martial Arts Classes or One Month of Unlimited XF Martial Arts Classes at Xcel Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

Xcel Fitness

Holladay

$125 $22

Practice martial arts such as kickboxing, boxing, and grappling, followed by workouts in the gym's 53,000 square-foot facility

10 or 20 Pilates, Rip60, or Cycling Classes at The Gym at City Creek (Up to 78% Off)

The Gym at City Creek

Rio Grande

$170 $39

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Exercisers burn calories, tone muscles, boost strength, and improve endurance through Pilates, cycling, or Rip60 classes

Six Training Sessions from AK Fitness LLC (74% Off)

Universal Swell Personal Training

Millcreek

$300 $78

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

Macy Gray at The Depot on Monday, September 22 (Up to 35% Off)

Macy Gray

The Depot

$36.90 $24

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The Grammy-winning soul singer behind "I Try" unleashes her unique voice in a set of hits and new numbers

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

AMF Sheridan Lanes

$24 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($144 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$144 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

"Forever Plaid," "Little Shop of Horrors," or "The Skin of Our Teeth" on September 11–March 28 (Up to 38% Off)

"The Skin of Our Teeth" or "Forever Plaid" or "Always...Patsy Cline"

The Grand Theatre

$40 $25

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Listen to an angelic '50s vocal quartet, rock along with a man-eating plant, or follow a family through 5,000 years

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 69% Off)

Phoenix Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$25 for a Four-Hour Concealed-Firearms-Permit Class at Center-Mass Firearms Training ($50 Value)

Center-Mass Firearms Training

Salt Lake City

$50 $25

State- and NRA-certified instructor and active police officer; combination of lecture and videos

10 or 20 Rebounding Classes with Nutrition Plan Included from Soul Food Living (Up to 77% Off)

Soul Food Living

Rio Grande

$150 $39

Total body workout aims to tone arms, legs, and cores; nutrition package include seven-day detox plan, recipes, and one-on-one coaching

Pilates Classes or Teacher Certification at Poise & Strength Pilates (Up to 76% Off). Four Options Available.

Poise & Strength Pilates

Salt Lake City

$100 $29

Instructors enhance Pilates Mat and Reformer exercises with ballet-barre work; clients learn to lead classes through certification program

$20 for $50 Towards Private-Tumbling or Cheer Lessons at Elite Tumbling

Elite Tumbling

Salt Lake City

$50 $20

During hour-long private lessons, one-on-one coaching helps kids master the back tuck and other key tumbling moves

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four at Brewvies Cinema Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Brewvies Cinema Pub

Downtown Salt Lake City

$18 $9

Take in a blockbuster film or critical favorite at this 21-and-up cinema that serves 19 beers on tap

Three Pilates Reformer Sessions with Optional Private or Semiprivate Lessons at A Beautiful SurpriZe (Up to 61% Off)

A Beautiful SurpriZe

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Atop Pilates Reformers, students in group or private lessons burn body fat, tone muscles, fortify their cores, and straighten their posture

Martial-Arts Classes at United Studios of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off). Three Options Available.

United Studios of Self Defense

Taylorsville

$150 $59

Martial-arts classes for kids and adults teach self-defense techniques and improve physical fitness

All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 from Paintball International (Up to 69% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$60 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

10 Group Fitness Classes or Kids' Zumba Classes at Studio 900 Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Studio 900 Fitness

Salt Lake City

$100 $35

Adults burn calories during Zumba, cardio, barre, & ripped classes; kids ages 4–12 stay fit & active while dancing to age-appropriate music

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Traditionally, if you wanted to find out the length of a giraffe's tongue, you'd have to hide in a tree with a ready hand and a yardstick. Utah's Hogle Zoo has streamlined the process, however: one of its animal encounters allows guests to feed the long-necked creatures alongside a keeper, who will happily tell you that their purple tongues stretch for 20 inches. The giraffes are just one of more than 800 animals inside the zoo grounds. Spanning 42 acres of verdant hillside property, the exhibits strive to showcase fauna in arenas that mimic their natural habitats.

The polar bear inside Rocky Shores—the zoo's largest exhibit to date—lumbers through a landscape inspired by North America's western coast, with a pool that affords guests underwater views of the bear’s attempts to secure its swim cap. Snow leopards, Siberian lynxes, and amur tigers prowl the Himalayan-inspired scenery of the Asian Highlands. At Elephant Encounter's African Lodge, visitors can touch an elephant skull or a rhino horn before glimpsing the pachyderms in the flesh. Summer shows send eagles and hawks swooping overhead in the Wildlife Theatre. From loping wolves and toothy crocodiles to the sagely gorillas of the Great Apes house, the beasts all benefit from the staff's enrichment efforts, which encourage learning as well as instinctual behaviors.

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Utah's Hogle Zoo demonstrates a commitment to wildlife conservation that extends beyond its gates. Many of its special events contribute funds to preservation programs. For example, the Orange Utahn Art show raises donations for endangered primates, selling original works by both local artists and the zoo's orangutans, who compose colorful paintings. Guests can even get a closer look at imperiled species by saddling up on top of one—the Conservation Carousel arrays 42 hand-carved sculptures of at-risk animals, such as the red panda, the giant panda, and the false panda, which is just a black poodle that rolled in some paint.

2600 E Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

Darlene Casanova, owner of Imagination Place, believes that music holds the power to strengthen familial and community-based relationships. Drawing from her extensive training and careers in the performing arts, she now strives to nurture family bonds and child development via music and movement classes. Along with a team of certified teachers and music instructors, she leads a harmonious selection of internationally recognized programs open to adults, children, and operatic family dogs. In Music Together, an early-childhood series in which caregivers join their tots in song and movement, children choose from a basket brimming with instruments and Baroque-style wigs to identify their individual musical styles. Teachers spark early creativity with yoga, art, and theater in the Imagination Workshop, and motivate youngsters to explore music theory in Musical Bridge.

When she?s not crooning with kiddies, Darlene teaches AntiGravity fitness. Suspended from an AntiGravity hammock?a soft, pliable fabric used to enhance stretches?she guides pupils through an aerial series of movements that meld techniques from dance, Pilates, calisthenics, and classic yoga.

In addition to her wide range of family classes, Imagination Place hosts music- and art-filled birthday extravaganzas. During the warmer months, an assortment of summer-camp programs fills the studio with creative children eager to escape the stresses of babysitting their parents.

1155 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City,
UT
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Trees sway with the breeze alongside the fairways at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A fierce wind whips off the Pacific Ocean, knocking drives off-course at Pebble Beach's famous 18th hole. At Golf Anytime, formerly known as Global Indoor Golf, players take on the signature challenges of 66 international golf courses without leaving the comfort of their hitting bay. Instead, they queue up the course of their choice on the bay's control monitor and watch as the terrain takes shape on a 14-foot screen, with the slopes, swale, and likelihood for seismic activity accurately recreated via advanced computer technology. Using their own clubs or the center's complimentary set of TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 drivers and fairway woods and the RocketBladez Irons, players hit golf balls off an artificial turf mat into the screen, where two 360-degree curtains of infrared light-wave technology capture the golf ball's flight information and spit back instant feedback on the shot's flight data. The entire experience—from choosing a dream course, to sipping on between-shot beers in the lounge-like setting, to screaming “fore” in binary code—does away with the hassles commonly associated with real golf, such as uncooperative weather, hefty greens fees, and difficulty attaining a tee time. Guests may also sate post-swing appetites via a full menu of food, snacks, and brews.

220 S State St
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

Visitors to the Utah Arts Festival stride across concrete promenades and grassy lawns sprawled out between fountains and modern buildings, which have glass walls that reflect the fest’s vibrant paintings and eclectic sculptures. Since its inception more than 35 years ago, the four-day festival has taken over a multiblock radius to accommodate hundreds of visual artists, musicians, performers, and culinary artists, each celebrating modern art and the local community. Throughout indoor and outdoor exhibitions, visitors explore varied works of visual art represented through special exhibitions and hands-on workshops with featured artists. A marketplace also gives artists a place to sell their paintings, wearable art, and sculptures to help disseminate their crafts and raise enough money for van Gogh’s ghost to move out of their basements.

Musicians score the festival throughout its days with worldwide genres on several outdoor stages, and storytellers and other literary artists tickle ears with eclectic tales and recitations of the UN staff directory. Across the grounds, festival staffers recycle the fete’s discarded plastic, aluminum, and cardboard as well as food scraps and vegetable oil, and promote eco-friendly practices with a protected bicycle lot and bike valet.

210 E 400
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

Voted 2013's best yoga studio by City Weekly, Centered City Yoga's array of 24 different classes energizes stiff-bodied beginners and advanced astangis alike with yoga fundamentals, high-intensity yoga flow, and specialty disciplines. Led by teachers with diverse backgrounds, the classes aim to help students make use of the fundamental principles of yoga as tools to enrich everyday life. Classes are suitable for students of all levels, body types, and ages, from children and teens to pre- and post-natal mothers to seniors.The studio provides yoga mats but recommends that students bring their own.


Groupon Celebrates Women in Business

In honor of Women?s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.

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918 E 900 S
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

A true polymath, Leonardo da Vinci was never content learning a single subject at a time. Leonardo’s expertise is renowned, as he honed his mind as an artist, scientist, inventor, and mutant ninja. In this same spirit, The Leonardo, his namesake museum, explores the ways that science, technology, art, and creativity connect. Each day, its exhibits bustle with activity as visitors examine thought-provoking installations, experiment with hands-on activities, and participate in ever-changing workshops.

The Dynamic Performance of Nature exhibit, for example, is a giant sine curve made of solar-powered LEDs that stretches the length of room. It flashes and changes its color in response to real-world factors such as solar radiation, humidity, and pollution. Artists, inventors, and other innovative thinkers work within the Lab@Leo, where they help museum guests make creative projects out of different materials. Some of the museum's other exhibits include I.D.: What Makes You, You?, which explores our genetic origins, and Render, where visitors can create their own short animated films.

209 East 500 South
Salt Lake City,
UT
US