Activities in Tempe

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with One Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5

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Pub Crawl, Treasure Hunt, or Night Hunt for One or Two from Real London Bus Company (Up to 55% Off)

Real London Bus Company

Multiple Locations

Taste drinks from four venues or vie for prizes in a treasure hunt aboard a London-style double-decker bus

$50 $25

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2 or 10 Open-Jump Sessions, or 1 Parent's Night Jump Sessions at Pump It Up (Up to 51% Off)

Pump It Up

Tempe

Lauded by Parents magazine, indoor playground hosts open-bounce sessions and chaperoned sessions so parents can get a night out

$16 $8

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Three Haunted Houses for Two People with Optional Fast Pass at The Crypt Haunted Attractions (Up to 50% Off)

The Crypt Haunted Attractions

Mesa

An insane asylum run by a mad doctor, a crypt teeming with the living dead, and a maze free of rules await guests

$46 $23

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Standup Comedy at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 49% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Downtown Scottsdale

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Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$49 $25

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

Octane Raceway

Scottsdale

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

$41.85 $20

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Hegel Yoga (68% Off)

Hegel Yoga

Tempe

Experienced instructors lead sessions in Hatha yoga technique, which emphasizes breathing, energy, and the anatomy of the body at work

$90 $30

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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

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

$150 $69

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Haunted-House Outing for Two or Four at Sanctum of Horror (Up to 40% Off)

Sanctum of Horror

Power Square Mall

Visitors step inside a girl's twisted mind, embodied in a rundown house populated by bloodthirsty zombies and evil dolls

$30 $18

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

Tempe Paintball

Tempe

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

$146 $79

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

Startup Grind

AZ Historical Society: Museum at Papago Park

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

$50 $25

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

Yoga Nirvana

Tempe

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

$105 $29

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

Kralev Dance

Mountain Park Ranch

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

$225 $65

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Four-Hour Zombie-Themed Defensive Handgun Course for One or Two at RealWorld Firearms Training (Up to 61% Off)

RealWorld Firearms Training

Rio Salado Sportsman Club

Course covers static-target drills through advanced move-and-shoot drills; private range setting with zombie-themed reactive targets

$99 $39

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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

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

$21 $11

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$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

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

$30 $25

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $20

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

Spirit of Yoga

Tempe

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

$70 $35

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Mesa

After shocking murder, guests and actors collect clues to expose killer while dining on meatloaf, chicken, or pasta

$161.60 $85

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$45 for a Shooting-Range Package for Two with Handgun Rentals at Caswells Shooting Range ($123 Value)

Caswells Shooting Range

Mesa

After donning safety gear, two shooters fire on a shared indoor lane that automatically sets paper targets at distances of up to 65 feet

$123 $45

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One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes for Boys, Girls, or Adults at Rhythm & Motion Dance Center (Up to 78% Off)

Rhythm & Motion Dance Center

Mesa

Learn ballet, hip hop, jazz, or other dance styles from a seasoned troupe of instructors

$75 $19

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Roller-Skating for Two or Four or Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Skateland & Great Skate Glendale (Up to 54% Off)

(United Skates of America) Skateland & Great Skate Glendale

Multiple Locations

After lacing up skates, visitors roll across glossy rink of one of three facilities; birthdays include reserved tables and an attentive host

$31.50 $15

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

Sunshine Training AZ

Tempe

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

$100 $19.99

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

CrossFit Haboob

Tempe

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

$95 $45

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

Phoenix 360 Personal Training

Tempe

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

$170 $48

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Five Weeks of Unlimited Fitness Classes with Meal Plans for One or Two at Kosama Tempe (Up to 70% Off)

Kosama

Tempe

Proven boot camp and dietary support uses kettlebells, suspension training, and kickboxing for fast results; meal plans and recipes included

$99 $35

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

Feed Your Soul Yoga Therapy

Tempe

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

$120 $23

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Phoenix Fashion Week for Two, Four, or Six at Talking Stick Resort on October 2–4 (Up to 64% Off)

Phoenix Fashion Week

Talking Stick Resort

Runway shows join collections of luxury swimwear and accessories to highlight Arizona’s fashion industry and raise money for a nonprofit

$50 $25

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Dance Lessons and Packages at Stars Ballroom, LLC (Up to 81% Off)

Stars Ballroom, LLC

Mesa

Learn how to dance with a series of lessons taught by professional instructors and join Friday dance parties to put your new steps to work

$80 $25

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

1-Stop Fitness

Elliot Rd and McClintock Dr

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

$99 $39

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

Hermes Studio

McClintock

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

$100 $34

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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

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

$130 $65

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

Bikram Yoga Tempe

Bikram Yoga Tempe

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

$274 $49

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Introductory Flight Lesson or Aerial Mountain Tour from Big Red Biplanes (Up to 51% Off)

Big Red Biplanes

Falcon Field Airport

FAA-certified aerobatic pilot teaches new flyers the ins and outs of aviation or takes passengers on an aerial tour of nearby landscapes

$200 $99

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

CrossFit Southwest

Tempe

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

$130 $49

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$29 for Entry to the Mesa Adventure Challenge on October 11 ($64.29 Value)

Mesa Adventure Challenge

Downtown Mesa

Teams compete in an urban scavenger hunt, solving puzzles and completing challenges throughout a 5- to 7-mile course

$64.29 $29

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

American Guitar Academy

Multiple Locations

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

$129.95 $49

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

Amenzone Fitness

Multiple Locations

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

$180 $39

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Discover-Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four at The Scuba Shop (Up to 67% Off)

The Scuba Shop

Mesa

Discover-scuba class introduces students to diving in a heated indoor pool; all gear included

$75 $35

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Improv Show for Two or Four at Outliars Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

$40 $20

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"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for Two or Four on July 12, August 16, September 6, or October 11 (Up to 71% Off)

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Arizona Event Center

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A cast of actors mimic Frank-N-Furter, Brad, and Janet as the audience does the "Time Warp" during a screening of the cult classic

$42.42 $13

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$29 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Bikram Yoga Rio Salado ($99 Value)

Bikram Yoga Rio Salado

Mesa

Bikram yoga students of all ages and abilities sweat their way through a series of 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room

$99 $29

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$25 for 10 Beginner Classes at CrossFit Mesa ($200 Value)

CrossFit Mesa

Phoenix

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

$200 $25

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Entry to Urban Scavenger Hunt for Two or Four from CityScape Adventures (Up to 61% Off)

CityScape Adventures

American Junkie

Five-hour scavenger hunt takes participants through 12 challenges that encourage them to explore the city while testing their mettle

$100 $40

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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

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

$45 $29

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Eight Weeks of Gymnastics or Family Fitness Classes or Open-Gym Sessions at Ms. Carol's Gymkids (Up to 69% Off)

Ms. Carol's Gymkids

Mesa

During family fitness classes, ages 9 through adult strengthen cores, condition muscles, and dance; coaches with competitive experience

$160 $49

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

Jabz Boxing Fitness for Women

Tempe

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

$128 $24

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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

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

$57 $19

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

Profile Fitness AZ

Multiple Locations

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

$249 $29

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Watashi No Dojo

Watashi No Dojo

Tempe

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

$100 $50

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One or Two Weekly Tumbling Classes for One or Three Months at Arizona Heat Allstars (Up to 72% Off)

Arizona Heat Allstars

Mesa

Encouraging instructors lead inclusive classes aimed at building tumbling skills and self-confidence

$60 $19

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5 or 10 Kickboxing Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes (Up to 59% Off)

Red Mountain Kickboxing

Mesa

Experienced instructors teach students an elite kickboxing curriculum at a school exclusively licensed by Roufusport Kickboxing Association

$60 $29

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One Month CrossFit Classes with Optional Membership for 1 or 2 at Elite Personal Training & Gym (Up to 75% Off)

Elite Personal Training & Gym

Mesa

Gym membership with personal training, steam room, and child care; CrossFit classes use varied exercises to improve strength and tone

$150 $49

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

Pilates Sports and Fitness

Tempe

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

$80 $35

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

Arizona Combat Sports

Tempe

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

$100 $39

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

Arizona Distilling Co

Tempe

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

$20 $13

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

Arizona Cheer & Dance Academy

North Scottsdale

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

$150 $69

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Four-Hour Synchronized Swimming Clinic for One or Two Children at Aqua Stars (Up to 60% Off)

Aqua Stars

Mesa

Kids aged 12 and under learn synchronized swimming basics, then put together a short routine to music to perform for family and friends

$45 $19.99

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

Project Lift, Llc

Tempe

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

$260 $68

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$47 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Many Ways of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Many Ways Of Defending Mixed Martial Arts

Mesa

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

$105 $47

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

Epic Fitness Llc

Tempe

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

$180 $63

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Five Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Insidious (Up to 76% Off)

Crossfit Insidious

Superstition Springs

Students of all fitness levels push, pull, squat, and lift their way through intense daily workouts

$100 $25

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

PJF Performance

Tempe

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

$45 $23

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

Aqua Tots

Multiple Locations

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

$94 $49

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

The Fitness Joint

Tempe

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

$50 $25

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

Kelly Athletics Llc

Tempe

Three 60-minute personal training sessions with Kelly Irish

$150 $53

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on October 3–November 1 (Up to 33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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

$97.47 $65

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One Month of Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Tigers Lair Martial Arts Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Tigers Lair Martial Arts Academy

Superstition Springs

Students learn self-defense moves while cultivating confidence, discipline, and both mental and physical strength in martial-arts classes

$170 $59

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Two-Hour Painting Classes for One or Two at Wine & Design Mesa (Up to 50% Off)

Wine & Design Mesa

Multiple Locations

Local artists lead wine-sipping guests brushstroke by brushstroke through creation of their own paintings

$35 $19

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$60 for $120 Groupon — Winn Fitt

Winn Fitt

Mountain Park Ranch

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

$120 $60

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Youth American Ballet Company Presents "The Nutcracker" on December 19–21 (Up to 52% Off)

Youth American Ballet Company Presents "Nutcracker"

Desert Ridge High School Performing Arts Auditorium

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Tchaikovsky's classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$25 $12

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

Sumits Yoga Tempe

Tempe

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

$125 $39

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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

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

$80 $39.99

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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

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

$139 $29

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

Laughing Buddha Yoga

Tempe

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

$85 $34.75

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

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

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

$300 $20

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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

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

$45 $18

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

GD Jiu-Jitsu

Tempe

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

$130 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at ProFitness (Up to 80% Off)

ProFitness (3 locations)

Multiple Locations

Boot-camp classes provide a supportive environment while burning calories and building muscle

$120 $29

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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

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

While working as a personal trainer, Skye Roberts stepped back and surveyed the fitness scene. She saw a needle of female personal trainers in a haystack of male personal trainers. She heard her female clientele complaining about the bodybuilding culture at male-oriented gyms. Having seen and heard enough, she felt compelled to create a female-oriented fitness regimen and open a women-only health club. Today, at Luna Fitness of Tempe, she and her all-female staff preach the Luna Fitness Program, which strives to help women understand their monthly cycles and alleviate their symptoms through diet, exercise, and awareness of the lunar phases. Underneath this comprehensive umbrella, staff members stage their mix of physically, mentally, and emotionally centered services. They schedule Zumba, yoga, and signature fitness classes when calories are napping to catch flab off-guard, and they offer an array of services, such as acupuncture, life coaching, hypnotherapy, spray tanning, and massage therapy, to round out well-being.

975 E Elliot Rd
Tempe,
AZ
US

In 1966, Big Surf Waterpark founder Phil Dexter built his first model of a wave machine in his backyard, a place he affectionally named Tahiti Phil's. With some help, and several models later?including one assembled inside an abandoned billiards hall?he perfected the contraption, making it the centerpiece of his newly opened waterpark in 1969. Dexter's invention instantly snagged press from Time, Sports Illustrated, and Life, and today, it remains Big Surf Waterpark's 2.5-million-gallon keynote attraction. Over the years, despite Arizona's lack of rain or gigantic sprinkler, the park has managed to grow around the wave pool, and its current 20-acre campus features dozens of slides, rides, and areas for all ages. Big Surf's real estate has also played host to entertainment events, including concerts from Pink Floyd, Elton John, and the Beach Boys. New for this year, and in honor of Phil?s wave making machinery and his original backyard site where it all began, Big Surf has unveiled its own Tahiti Phil?s, a full service bar for adults over 21 that looks over the historic wave pool.

1500 N McClintock Dr
Tempe,
AZ
US