Sports in Stanford

65% Off at Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

$110 $39

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

86% Off at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

San Carlos

$108 $15

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Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes for Adults

Heritage District

$100 $50

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

45% Off Martial Arts

Sunnyvale

$110 $61

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Up to 54% Off Fencing Classes for All Ages

Sunnyvale West

$140 $65

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

Up to 50% Off Lessons at American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

Up to 69% Off at Tri City Aikido

Newark

$160 $59

Instructor with more than 25 years of experience teaches students the graceful movements and flowing take-downs that characterize aikido

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Newark

$125 $19

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Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

Up to 51% Off Archery Lesson

Newark

$60 $30

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Learn how to sling arrows with compound and recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

Up to 48% Off Krav-Maga Classes

Santa Clara

$95 $49

Students learn fearsome strikes, kicks, and defensive moves through the real-world combat of krav maga

Up to 69% Off Private Lessons at GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

$125 $39

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Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

Up to 81% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Tojokan Dojo

Santa Clara

$100 $29

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers' energy

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

$125 $59

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

65% Off Tennis Lessons

Fremont

$120 $42

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Half Off Private Golf Lesson Packages

Country Drives

$159 $79

An instructor brings three decades of golf experience to relaxed lessons that hone the skills of students of all skill levels

Up to 54% Off Self-Defense Classes 

Multiple Locations

$129 $59

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Students learn to defend themselves using system designed for Israeli Defense Forces

Up to 87% Off Fitness Classes at Unlimited MMA

Milpitas

$149 $25

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Seasoned kickboxers and MMA fighters help students burn calories, learn self-defense tactics, or both during their intense fitness classes

78% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai at Roots Kickboxing

Union City

$139 $30

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

Half Off Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters

Campbell

$60 $30

National champion fencers and coaches instill students with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

Up to 50% Off Regular and Child Classes at PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

$159 $79

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

Up to 75% Off at Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

$150 $39

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

55% Off Lap Swimming at Burlingame Aquatic Club

Burlingame

$175 $79

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Successful club responsible for renowned aquatic athletes welcomes lap swimmers for exercise or relaxation

Up to 51% Off Golf Lesson

Burlingame

$120 $59

Professional instructor who has taught PGA and LPGA players helps golfers step up their game

Up to 60% Off Golf Lessons in Burlingame

Burlingame

$150 $75

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Indoor/outdoor facility with full-length driving range hosts lessons with Dave Atchison, whose years of teaching include time at UCLA & UCSB

Up to 70% Off Kids' Muay Thai Classes

South San Jose

$160 $49

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Smash Gyms

San Jose

$125 $19

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Expert instructors lead a variety of classes that include jujitsu, kickboxing, kettlebell cardio, and mixed martial arts

Up to 71% Off Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Adults or Kids

Gloglo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

$155 $49

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Experienced instructors teach Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a martial art that focuses on balance and leverage for effective self-defense

Up to 56% Off Batting Cages at South Bay Sports Training

San Jose

$15 $7

Cages help build batting fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

Up to 51% Off Swimming Practice

Gunderson High School

$60 $30

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

55% Off at Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

$125 $56

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Up to 79% Off Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

$220 $49

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

45% Off

Downtown San Jose

$125 $69

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55% Off at Chuck Jefferson's Judo

West Valley

$120 $54

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47% Off Private Baseball or Softball Lesson

San Jose

$45 $24

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Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

Up to 87%Off Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing Classes

Cambrian

$169 $29

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

Up to 70% Off Kids' Martial Arts

Downtown San Jose

$159 $49

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Kids’ antibullying and Brazilian jujitsu sessions provide improved physical fitness and self-defense skills; adult option available

Half Off Kids' Gymnastics Open Gym

San Jose

$20 $10

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

Up to 88% Off Fitness Classes at Dark Horse Gym

Downtown San Jose

$200 $29

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Bolster health and fitness in daily classes led by a team of instructors with 40 years combined training experience

Up to 50% Off The Colorful 5K – Graffiti Run

Arena Green East Park

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

53% Off Intro Rock-Climbing Class

Multiple Locations

$105 $49

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Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

Up to 82% Off Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes

Los Gatos

$57 $10

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

Up to 74% Off Cardio Kickboxing & Boot Camp

Upper B Street

$90 $29

High-intensity cardio kickboxing and boot-camp classes offer varied exercises to help work up a sweat, tone muscles, and lose weight

Up to 81% Off Classes at A&R Martial Arts Training Center

North Hayward

$120 $25

Certified martial arts trainer imbues students of all levels with self-defense fundamentals

Up to 81% Off Muay Thai Classes

Downtown Hayward

$100 $29

Students engage their core muscles while learning standup striking moves

Up to 85% Off at Bay Area Fight Academy

Hayward

$120 $25

Mixed-martial-arts classes for either adults or children include strength training, kickboxing, and kettlebell workouts

Up to 67% Off Tae Bo at Dojo USA

San Bruno

$75 $29

Tae Bo classes meld tae kwon do and boxing moves into an energetic cardio-kickboxing class

Up to 55% Off Golf Lessons in San Bruno

San Bruno

$110 $55

PGA professional David Suh coaches players on 20,000-square-foot grass hitting area

45% Off

Pleasanton

$100 $55

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45% Off

Dublin

$65 $36

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Up to 53% Off Children's Swim Lessons

Multiple Locations

$85 $40

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Group children's lessons teach stroke techniques and water safety in a self-paced instruction

50% Off

Original Daly City

$100 $50

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Up to 76% Off Martial Arts for Kids or Adults

San Ramon

$125 $39

Both kids and adults develop discipline and self-confidence as they learn martial arts

53% Off Children's Martial-Arts Classes

San Ramon

$79.99 $37.49

Instructor with more than 15 years of experience emphasizes back-to-school safety with focus- and confidence-building lessons

Up to 71% Off Self-Defense Classes at Trucombat

San Ramon

$100 $30

Expert instructors teach kids and adults self-defense techniques that incorporate elements of fighting styles such as Kung Fu and MMA

Up to 68% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

$120 $39

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

48% Off Snowsports

Destination 1440

$50 $26

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Up to 57% Off Tennis Lessons

Mills College

$70 $35

USPTA-certified instructor and former D1 college player teaches tennis fundamentals during lessons at Mills College

Half Off Introductory Boxing for Health Course

Grand Lake

$75 $37.50

Participants learn the boxing fundamentals and incorporate the moves into cardio and strength-building exercises

55% Off

Grand Lake

$120 $54

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Up to 80% Off Boxing Fitness Classes

Oakland

$125 $29

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Boxing coaches teach footwork, combinations, and punches in a gym with a regulation sized ring and 14 heavy bags

Up to 73% Off Shaolin Kung Fu Lessons

Chinatown

$100 $30

Black-belt instructors train students in traditional Shaolin kung fu, with an emphasis on self-defense and self-discipline

Half Off Boxing

Scotts Valley

$150 $75

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Up to 51% Off The Neon Run 5K Entry

San Francisco

$49 $24

At six glow stations along a 5K course lit by black lights, a water-based formula that radiates light rains down on runners

83% Off Beginner Jiu Jitsu Classes

SoMa

$150 $25

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Developed and taught by award-winning martial artists, beginner jiu jitsu classes follow the facility's martial-arts philosophy

72% Off Boxing Classes at Polk Street Gym

Civic Center

$175 $49

Classes help beginning boxers tone their cores, arms, and legs while practicing jabs, hooks, footwork, and head movement

70% Off Cardio Kickboxing

SoMa

$120 $36

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55% Off Services

Lower Pacific Heights

$100 $45

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Up to 76% Off Cardio-Boxing Classes

Mission

$60 $19

Certified trainers lead exercisers through a routine of kicks and punches

Up to 82% Off at 108 Heroes Kung Fu

Financial District

$160 $29

Kung fu lessons teach essential self-defense moves as well as confidence and skills useful for a lifetime of overall wellness

49% Off Bicycle Repair

Mission

$75 $38

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Up to 71% Off Filipino Martial Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $59

Experts guide students through Filipino self-defense techniques, a versatile fighting style utilizing weapons and bare hands

Up to 51% Off Two-Hour Kayak Trips from City Kayak

South Beach

$64.16 $32

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Paddlers drift past city views on the way to Brannan Street Wharf

Up to 50% Off Bike Rental at Blazing Saddles

Multiple Locations

$72 $36

Deluxe rental bikes whisk riders away on self-guided or guided tours of San Francisco, the Bay, and surrounding landmarks

55% Off

San Francisco

$170 $76

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Up to 59% Off Overnight Big Sur Backpacking Trip

Central North San Francisco

$340 $170

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Experienced outdoorsmen lead excursions through redwood-lined and oceanside trails as hikers learn basic skills

74% Off Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

San Francisco

$185 $49

Boxing classes, Brazilian juijitsu, and muay thai taught by experienced instructors in a fully stocked gym

51% Off Bicycle Tune-Up at Columbus Cyclery

North Beach

$80 $39

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A bike mechanic adjusts brakes and gears, pressurizes tires, trues wheels, and cleans gears, the chain, and the bottom bracket

69% Off Kids' Kung Fu or Adult Kickboxing Classes

Inner Parkside

$160 $49

Students learn self-defense skills while simultaneously gaining physical and mental strength

70% Off at AB Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Portola

$129 $39

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A variety of martial arts classes s are complemented by pilates and cardio conditioning

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Amid the mythical landscapes and thrilling martial-arts battles in the film Mortal Kombat, you might see Richard Branden performing swift punches and mighty kicks as an outland warrior. Richard’s role in Mortal Kombat is just one of his many motion-picture credits, which include a stunt-double role in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Yin-Yang Man in WMAC Masters. The internationally renowned warrior has been practicing in martial arts since 1976, earning more than 35 international titles and six gold medals in chinese kung fu. A firm believer in the practice’s ability to enhance discipline and focus, as well as strength and agility, Branden opened Studio Kicks Palo Alto to help students of all ages reap martial arts’ many benefits.

Bright red and blue mats sweep across the floor of the expansive studio, where Branden and his staff conduct a variety of combat-centric classes. The trainers lead energetic circuit-training routines and kickboxing combinations in adult fitness classes, helping students improve form and technique as they work toward sliming their physiques and toning their muscles. Youngsters and adults alike can enroll in the martial-arts program, where instructors guide students through movements, techniques, and training exercises that aim to boost power, flexibility, and strength. In addition to improving physical fitness, the program’s curriculum seeks to bolster self-confidence, much like an Armani blazer with the padded shoulders and biceps already sown in.

796 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto,
CA
US

First conceived nearly 50 years ago, the dream of the Oshman Family JCC officially came to fruition in 2009 as a sprawling, 45,000-square-foot campus that welcomes people of all backgrounds. The Richard & Rhoda Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex hosts more than 90 group fitness classes per week, complementing these sessions with basketball and volleyball games. An outdoor, 81-degree pool supplies six lanes for swimming laps and connects with a sun deck that's ideal for relaxing with a good book or identifying barbell-shaped cloud formations. But the center focuses on enriching people's lives through other means as well. It supports families via kid-friendly camps, activities, and early-childhood education programs. It also hosts cultural events in the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, spotlighting the works of renowned artists, musicians, and authors.

3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto,
CA
US

At Stepz, professional Bollywood dance instructors imbue students of all ages with dance moves inspired by Eastern India. They foster an environment of support and encouragement as dancers soak up fundamental foot positions and learn to express themselves through fluid movements and flowing hand gestures. Students looking to shed excess pounds can speed up routines in one-hour aerobics classes, which lead groups though rigorous dance routines specifically designed to tone muscle.

4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Boasting more than 40 years of tango experience, Nora Olivera and her husband Edward Neale teach tangoers of all experience levels to synch feet and bodies to buoyant South American rhythms. Born and raised in Argentina, Olivera performs professionally around the world and teaches tango the way Argentines dance it, without swords or samurai garb. During two lessons, students learn to strut the tango's nuanced walks and hold partners in the dance's signature sultry embraces. In one session, dancers will study milonga, a spicy relative of the tango, tapping toes to 2/4 time and while mastering the rhythmic steps.

4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Locally owned and operated since 1964, Mike's Bikes is now America's largest local bike shop.

3001 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Recognized in 2008 as one of Bicycle Retailer’s Top 100 Bike Shops in the U.S., The Bike Connection serves all bipedal peddlers looking to buy, rent, or maintain a velocipede. The full tune-up unleashes professionally trained and certified mechanics upon the two-pronged mobile devices, serving up liberal brake and derailleur adjustments, truing crooked wheels, and tightening any loose bolts looking to jump ship. The technicians then free up the crankset’s angular potential with a bottom bracket adjustment, un-break brakes, and shower cranky chains with liberating lubricants. With more than 25 years of bike-tinkering experience, this fully equipped, family-owned bicycle asylum returns aging bicycles to a vigor reminiscent of their training-wheel years.

2011 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US