Things To Do In Tempe Junction

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes for One or Two People at Kosama (Up to 62% Off)

Kosama

Tempe

$29 $14

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Leave scorched calories on the road to your fitness goals with yoga classes

Entry for One, Two, or Four at UV Splash Color Dash 5K on Saturday, September 13, in Tempe (Up to 45% Off)

UV Color Splash

Kiwanis Park

$45 $29

Runners are splashed with UV-colored water throughout a 5K course lit with black lights, making their clothing glow

$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

Six Half-Hour Private Guitar, Bass, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, or Songwriting Lessons at Hermes Studio ($100 Value)

Hermes Studio

McClintock

$100 $34

Tutor Bob Hermes helps players enhance their musical skills with the same knowledge he shared with a former student and current pop-star

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

$129.95 $49

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

10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Yoga Nirvana (Up to 72% Off)

Yoga Nirvana

Tempe

$105 $29

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Seasoned yoga instructors host classes featuring Ashtanga, Kundalini, and power-yoga sequences

$68 for $260 Worth of Personal Training — Project Lift, LLC

Project Lift, Llc

Tempe

$260 $68

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

Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes at CrossFit Haboob (Up to 55% Off)

CrossFit Haboob

Tempe

$95 $45

Beginning and experienced athletes alike can benefit from intense boot-camp class workouts

Three-Hour Lebanese Cooking Class for Two, Four, or Six at Mijana Cooking Class (50% Off)

Mijana Cooking Class

Tempe

$80 $40

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Chef leads Lebanese cooking demonstrations for appetizers, a main course, and a dessert; guests chow down and drink wine

10 Yoga Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Spirit of Yoga (Up to 53% Off)

Spirit of Yoga

Tempe

$70 $35

Classes cover various disciplines, including traditional flow yoga as well as meditative sessions that use the vibrations of a gong

One-Day Rock-Climbing Pass with Gear Rental for One or Two at Climbmax Climbing Gym (Up to 55% Off)

Climbmax Climbing Gym

Climbmax Gym

$21 $11

Climbers hoist themselves up numerous routes formed by endless combinations of holds at a state-of-the-art climbing facility

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Feed Your Soul Yoga Therapy (Up to 81% Off)

Feed Your Soul Yoga Therapy

Tempe

$120 $23

Registered yoga teacher guides students of all fitness levels through exercises that focus on the mind-body connection

$39 for 10 Yoga Classes at Sumits Yoga Tempe ($125 Value)

Sumits Yoga Tempe

Tempe

$125 $39

Instructors lead students through hot yoga poses, which help to strengthen the body and soothe the mind

Paintball Outing for 4 or 8 with Equipment Rental and Rounds at Tempe Paintball (Up to 49% Off)

Tempe Paintball

Tempe

$146 $79

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24,000 sq. ft. arena equips gunrunners for military-style play with an paintball maker, mask, and 100 paintballs per person

5 or 10 Social Dance Classes or 1 Private Lesson with 2 Group Classes at Learn Social Dancing (Up to 54% Off)

Learn Social Dancing

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Expert dance instruction designed to teach clients to dance to all types of music and be a great partner, with no memorization required

$23 for $45 Worth of Personal Training at PJF Performance

PJF Performance

Tempe

$45 $23

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

10 or 15 Boxing Fitness Classes at Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women (Up to 81% Off)

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

Tempe

$128 $24

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

Karaoke and Snacks Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at August Karaoke Box (Up to 70% Off)

August Karaoke Box

Tempe

$15 $4.50

In private rooms or a public hall, groups sing along to more than 130,000 songs, nibble snacks, and sip drinks

One- or Three-Month Martial Arts Membership at Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness (Up to 58% Off)

Clarfield Kajukenbo Self Defense And Fitness

Tempe

$80 $39.99

Black-belt instructor teaches kajukenbo methods, which blend karate, judo, jujitsu, kenpo, and boxing

One Month of Fitness or Boxing Classes and a Fitness Assessment at Sunshine Training AZ (80% Off)

Sunshine Training AZ

Tempe

$100 $19.99

Exercisers looking to get fit choose between one month of fitness or boxing classes

Three 30-Minute or Seven 45-Minute Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Kralev Dance (Up to 71% Off)

Kralev Dance

Mountain Park Ranch

$225 $65

Experienced instructor tailors lessons to individual learning methods to train students in waltz, foxtrot, swing, and salsa

5 or 10 Kickboxing or Cage-Fitness Classes at Lee’s ATA Martial Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Lee’s ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$57 $19

In two distinct classes, students combine punches and kicks to devastating effect or train for non-contact MMA bouts in 5-minute rounds

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Phoenix-360 Personal Training and Nutrition (72% Off)

Phoenix 360 Personal Training

Tempe

$170 $48

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

One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at 1-Stop Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

1-Stop Fitness

Elliot Rd and McClintock Dr

$99 $39

Boot-camp, Zumba, kickboxing, FlowZensual, and groove cardio infusion

30-Days of Unlimited Group Yoga Classes for One or Two People at Inner Vision Yoga (Up to 82% Off)

Inner Vision Yoga

Multiple Locations

$139 $29

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Students of all ages and abilities choose from a roster of more than 100 yoga classes, divided across two locations

Stripping, Cleaning and Inspection of One or Two Handguns at Wright Armory (Up to 51% Off)

Wright Armory

Tempe

$50 $25

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Gunsmiths perform a detailed strip, clean, and inspection of one or two handguns

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes or 10 Yoga Classes at Laughing Buddha Yoga (Up to 59% Off)

Laughing Buddha Yoga

Tempe

$85 $34.75

Hatha-focused yoga classes held daily at a 1,000 sq. ft. warehouse studio with sustainable cork floors, a large skylight, and hanging plants

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

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

$16.99 for a Three-Hour Learn to Knit Class at Tempe Yarn & Fiber or Arizona Yarn & Fiber ($35 Value)

Tempe and Arizona Yarn & Fiber

Multiple Locations

$35 $16.99

Experienced knitting instructors help beginners knit, purl, and hone basic knitting skills, such as garter and stockinette

Three Personal Training Sessions at Epic Fitness LLC (65% Off)

Epic Fitness Llc

Tempe

$180 $63

Certified trainers create fun and completely customized workouts designed for your fitness goals

One Month or 10 Single-Session Fitness Classes at Pilates Sports and Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Pilates Sports and Fitness

Tempe

$80 $35

Instructors work with each individual to achieve fitness goals during TRX, barre, and Pilates classes

1, 5, or 10 Personal-Training Sessions or 4 Group-Training Sessions at The Fitness Joint (Up to 60% Off)

The Fitness Joint

Tempe

$50 $25

Personal trainer develops a customized, calorie-burning fitness plan that can include workouts such as plyometrics & agility drills

$50 for $100 Groupon — Watashi No Dojo

Watashi No Dojo

Tempe

$100 $50

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

Three Personal Training Sessions at Kelly Athletics LLC (65% Off)

Kelly Athletics Llc

Tempe

$150 $53

Three 60-minute personal training sessions with Kelly Irish

$60 for $120 Groupon — Winn Fitt

Winn Fitt

Mountain Park Ranch

$120 $60

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

One Month of Unlimited MMA or Women's Boot-Camp Classes at Arizona Combat Sports (Up to 61% Off)

Arizona Combat Sports

Tempe

$100 $39

Students gain strength and stamina in intensive MMA classes or burn calories and tone muscles in women's boot-camp classes

$29 for 30-Day Fat Flush Program with Unlimited Fit Camp Classes at Profile Fitness AZ ($249 Value)

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

30-day challenge helps participants shed weight, increase strength, and develop healthy lifestyle habits with guidance from fitness experts

One Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two People at CrossFit Southwest (Up to 66% Off)

CrossFit Southwest

Tempe

$130 $49

CrossFit workouts incorporate kettlebells, barbells, and plyometric boxes into challeging, functional workouts scalable to all ages

10 Yoga Classes, 3 Prenatal Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Ha Yoga & Life Studio (Up to 70% Off)

Ha Yoga & Life Studio

Tempe

$45 $18

Seasoned instructors lead expectant mothers and students of all fitness levels through yoga classes that range in difficultly

$49 for Six Weeks of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga Tempe ($274 Value)

Bikram Yoga Tempe

Bikram Yoga Tempe

$274 $49

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Bikram-certified instructors lead heated Bikram classes designed to accommodate all experience levels seven days a week

Distillery Tour and Tasting for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Arizona Distilling Co (Up to 52% Off)

Arizona Distilling Co

Tempe

$20 $13

During a one-hour tour of Phoenix's first whiskey distillery since prohibition, guests learn about the process and taste multiple samples

$29 for a Beer Class with Food and Tastings for Two at Boulders on Broadway ($50 Value)

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$50 $29

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On third Monday and Wednesday of each month, bar with dedicated three-figure beer list teaches how to pair brews with food

One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Kids or Adults at GD Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 65% Off)

GD Jiu-Jitsu

Tempe

$130 $49

Kids or adults build self-defense skills and stamina in Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, which focus on grappling and ground-fighting techniques

$25 for Admission for Two to an Event from Startup Grind ($50 Value)

Startup Grind

AZ Historical Society: Museum at Papago Park

$50 $25

Fireside chat-style events host lectures with technological innovators such as Pinterest founder Ben Silbermann, and encourage networking

10 or 20 Yoga Classes at A Mindfulness Life Center (Up to 65% Off)

A Mindfulness Life Center

Central Scottsdale

$99 $39

Designed to strengthen the connection between mind and body, yoga classes teach a variety of movements to heal and nurture the body

$32 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale ($160 Value)

Bikram Yoga AZ – Paradise Valley and Scottsdale

Multiple Locations

$160 $32

Bikram yoga students move through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

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

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

$35 $17

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

One Ticket, Tailgating Pass, or RV Pass to the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships on October 25–26 (Up to Half Off)

Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horespower

Omni Scottsdale Polo Field at WestWorld

$30 $15

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Two days of festivities at the US's largest polo event, including a collector car show, a horse show, and US and international polo stars

Two or Four Kart Races with Day License for One or Two at Octane Raceway (Up to 53% Off)

Octane Raceway

Scottsdale

$41.85 $20

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Zip around a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor course at speeds of up to 45 mph in an imported electric Sodi RTX kart

$25 to Visit Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare (Up to $30 Value). 20 Dates Available.

Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare

WestWorld of Scottsdale

$30 $25

Explore three haunted houses inspired by Rob Zombie's cinematic oeuvre, take part in creepy activities, and listen to live music

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on September 26–November 1 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre

Orange Tree Golf Resort

$97.47 $65

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

90-Minute Trail Ride for Two or Four or Summer Horse Camp at Arizona Cowboy College in Scottsdale (Up to 54% Off)

Arizona Cowboy College

Arizona Cowboy College

$130 $65

Ranch that founded Cowboy U hosts scenic trail rides through old cattle trails & Sonoran Desert and horsemanship camps for kids aged 5–16

Scotch Flight and Hors d'Oeuvres for Two or Four at The Scotch Library (Up to 46% Off)

The Scotch Library

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$90 $49

Expert scotch ambassador walks guests through samples of single malts and blends, which are complemented by delectable food pairings

$49 for One Month of Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools ($94 Value)

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

$94 $49

Four swim lessons for kids aged 6 months and older; lessons geared toward infants and beginners, as well as skilled swimmers working on form

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

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

$180 $39

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

180-Minute Interactive Painting Event for Singles from Paint And Kimvas (43% Off)

Paint & Kimvas

South Scottsdale

$35 $20

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

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

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

$150 $69

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

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

MadSweat

Scottsdale

$120 $39

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

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

floo-id Yoga

Scottsdale

$160 $39

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

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

Independence Personal Training

South Scottsdale

$180 $39

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

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

Cactus Rose Ranch

Scottsdale

$50 $28

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

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

Goshin Karate & Judo Academy

Paradise Valley

$125 $19

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

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

Sumits Yoga

Greyhawk

$140 $35

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

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

$110 $49

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

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

Fitness By Design

North Scottsdale

$135 $39

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

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

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

$32.99 $15

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

21-Day Weight-Loss Boot-Camp Session for One or Two at Ultimate Body Boot Camp (Up to 86% Off)

Ultimate Body Boot Camp

South Scottsdale

$299 $45

Instructors vary boot-camp classes each day, drawing from TRX, kettlebell, olympic weightlifting, core work & functional training

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

Yoga Village

Multiple Locations

$70 $19

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

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

Adage Dance & Fitness Studios

Northsight

$100 $39

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

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Go Figure (Up to 64% Off)

Go Figure

Scottsdale

$90 $39

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

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

Crossfit Blur

Scottsdale

$175 $61

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

Three or Six Early-Learning or Youth-Self-Defense Classes at AZ Tiger MMA (Up to 85% Off)

AZ Tiger MMA

Central Scottsdale

$110 $17

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

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

Urban WarFit CrossFit

Multiple Locations

$149 $49

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

60-Minute BYOB Group Painting Workshop from Inspiration Gallery (42% Off)

Inspiration Gallery

North Scottsdale

$45 $26

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

One or Four 30-Minute Riding Lessons with Roping Cattle or a Mechanical Steer at 4 G Ranch (Up to 58% Off)

4 G Ranch

Scottsdale

$80 $40

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

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

Impax Ultimate Wellness

Scottsdale

$60 $18

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

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

Scottsdale Gun Club

Scottsdale

$106.70 $69

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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

18 Holes of Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glow Putt Mini Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Glow Putt Productions, LLC

Scottsdale

$20 $10

Glow-in-the-dark mini golf course incorporates elements of deep space and the deep jungle into creative course design

$189 for a Helicopter Tour for Two with a Digital Photo from Arizona Helicopter Adventures ($270 Value)

Arizona Helicopter Adventures

Multiple Locations

$270 $189

Soar past Camelback Mountain and over Old Town Scottsdale on a Paradise Valley tour, or take in famous red rock formations over Sedona

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Foothills Golf Group’s four golf courses each carry the company’s signature: immaculately groomed sweeping landscapes. The 7,142-yard behemoth that is Club West Golf Club showcases this purity of the turf with a challenging course design filled with elevation changes and stunning views of the surrounding hillsides. The Duke At Rancho El Dorado and The Foothills Golf Club represent classic Arizona golf, leading players along a lush emerald carpet that winds through a desert landscape peppered with shrubs and cacti. The 6,713-yard Ahwatukee Country Club rounds out the portfolio with a fair layout that challenges all skill levels to keep the ball out of the desert sands haunted by the ghost of Peter O'Toole's caddy.

13431 S 44TH ST
PHOENIX,
AZ
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Youthful shrieks and the slap of feet on mats fill the air at Southwest Gymnastics Training Center, drifting past a climbing rope and floor-level trampoline. Coaches preside over the 10,500-square-foot facility, improving more than somersaults—they also help give kids the self-esteem and discipline to excel in school or run a successful ant farm. The safety-certified coaches encourage positive traits in their young charges during recreational and competitive classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Designed to adhere to USA Gymnastics guidelines, the curriculum helps kids build skills in a logical order, ensuring that no one has to do a cartwheel before learning what a wheel is.

The coaches also teach trampoline and tumbling skills, occasionally retiring to the sidelines to supervise open gym sessions. During these unstructured play sessions, kids can safely experiment with any equipment or practice pushing a wheelbarrow full of gold medals. Recreational classes for girls aged 6–18, boys aged 6–18, little ones aged 18 months–5 years, and athletic action figures, as well as competitive classes for advanced-level acrobats. Tumbling and trampoline lessons build knowledge of the sport, with a bouncier surface than a circus seal's mattress.

4930 S Ash Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US

The Phoenix New Times pick for Best Rock Club in 2010 and 2011, this live-music venue draws crowds that huddle around indoor and outdoor stages to groove and wail every night of the week. Concerts and festivals stage local bands, indie rockers, and national acts playing genres ranging from bluegrass and reggae to jam music and rock 'n' roll. Amid the big-name acts, the house upholds beloved traditions; Grateful Dead fanatics and people with tie-dyed flesh emerge to party on Sunday nights, and each Thursday, burgeoning starlets perform karaoke with the support of a full live band. Beside the outdoor stage, a spacious patio facilitates mingling under the sky's star-freckled firmament. At the indoor bar, barkeeps fill glasses with mixed drinks and brews while colorful lights flash against walls. Black leather couches and huge art canvases line the lounge area, and a dance floor carved before the stage affords up-close views of the passport stamps canvassing rock star's wrists. AZCentral noted: "Not far from Mill Avenue, the Sail Inn offers a whole different scene, with a cool vibe and laid-back people."

26 S Farmer Ave
Tempe,
AZ
US

Each of Le Tutor Language School's experienced instructors is a native speaker of the language they teach, and they believe that anyone can learn a foreign language. The staff crushes communication barriers and expands cultural horizons with dynamic, interactive language programs that teach students of all ages to master conversational skills. Through step-by-step instruction, these teachers dive into cultural fluency as they impart both speaking and listening skills with simplified learning strategies. Their pedagogical prowess is available for small group classes, private lessons, and kids' classes. Le Tutor’s team teaches more than 15 languages—including Russian, Farsi, Chinese, and American Sign Language—in beginner to advanced levels. The sessions can help students communicate in real-life situations, increase business opportunities, and find more enjoyment in travels to exotic locales, such as the basement, where one might find a surly teen refusing to speak English to his family.

Le Tutor Language School is the official language partner of the Phoenix Sister Cities, which include Catania, Italy, Ennis, Ireland, and Taipei, Taiwan.

550 South Alma School Road
Mesa,
AZ
US

Wherever Sonia Kang has gone, she has always found a place to exercise. While earning her business degree from Arizona State University, she always managed to squeeze a few dance classes into her schedule—a mental and physical flexibility she continued to hone while working at a PR firm in Boston and enrolling in classes at the B.K.S. Iyengar Center. Ultimately, Kang supplemented her bachelor of science with an avalanche of certifications, including those from the Pilates Method Alliance and the Yoga Institute. After digging her way out from the mountain of paper, Kang founded Weon Keyong Health Center, where she and a team of instructors help others keep their own planners filled with Pilates classes that challenge physiques with a full-body workout. For more personalized attention, the teachers offer semiprivate classes—capped at four students each, as most end up stretching their torsos to become 10 feet tall—and host an array of workshops that focus on topics such as nutrition and working out with specially designed towels.

6465 S Rural Rd
Tempe,
AZ
US

Dance can be healing. Studio founder Christie knows this better than anyone, having turned to sensual dance as an outlet after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Her newfound practice not only set her on a healthier path, it also made her feel more confident and feminine as well. She was hooked, and opened Express MiE to share that same feeling with other women.

Today, Christie and her staff start each of Express MiE’s sultry fitness classes with a guided meditation. That’s because the studio prioritizes finding and trusting inner beauty over learning snazzy pole tricks. And while the moves are certainly sensual, they’re inspired less by the promiscuity of romance novels or flirtatious barbershop poles than by techniques from ballet, ballroom, and belly dancing. This winning combination led the Phoenix New Times to name the studio Best Place to Learn to Pole Dance in 2010, noting that the instructors “are serious about developing core strength and six-pack abs by wrapping and gyrating around poles and cheering each other on.”

6448 S McClintock Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US