Things To Do In Tucson

One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

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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5K Entry for One, Two, or Four to the Color Dash 5K on Saturday, January 17 (Up to 45% Off)

Color Dash

Tucson

Run or walk along a noncompetitive 5K course through bursts of electric colors

$45 $29

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona Campus

Arizona State Museum

University of Arizona

Museum explores Southwest Indian history and contemporary life through 3,000,000 artifacts, film, interactive exhibits & immersive programs

$40 $19

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$10 for $20 Worth of Services at Premises Park

Premises Park

Downtown Tucson

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

$20 $10

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Five or Ten Semi-Private Pilates Classes or Three Private Pilates Classes at Red Monkey Studio (Up to 82% Off)

Red Monkey Studio

Catalina Foothills Estates

Groups of four flex aboard Pilates equipment during quartet classes; students receive one-on-one instruction during private sessions

$175 $32

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4 or 10 Open-Gym Sessions at Tumbleweeds Gymnastics (Up to 51% Off)

Tumbleweeds Gymnastics

Ward 1

1.5 hours of time to play and practice on gymnastics equipment for ages 6+

$40 $20

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Three Personal-Training Sessions with Optional 21-Day Boot Camp at SWAT Fitness (Up to 82% Off)

SWAT Fitness

NW Location

Personal trainers help individuals achieve fitness goals; boot camp incorporates high-intensity circuit training

$195 $49

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$43 for Six 30-Minute Private Training Sessions at Precision Personal Training ($150 Value)

Precision Personal Training

Tucson

Personal trainers work with clients during fitness assessment and nutrition plan, as well as a series of one-on-one workout sessions

$150 $43

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10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Purgatory (Up to 62% Off)

CrossFit Purgatory

Ward 6

Certified coaches lead students in scalable CrossFit workouts with elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and kettlebell training

$120 $49

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$149 for Nine Private Training Sessions at Ignite Fitness ($405 Value)

Ignite Fitness

Vista Del Monte

Get muscles burning and pores sweating during one-on-one workout sessions with a professional trainer

$405 $149

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One, Three, or Six Customized Chemical Peels at Everlasting Images Institute (Up to 58% Off)

Everlasting Images Institute

Ward 1

Chemical peel reduces fine lines and boosts collagen production after deep cleansing and toning; cool mask and moisturizer also included

$90 $45

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Four Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Danser Studio (Up to 62% Off)

Danser Studio

Saint Philip's Plaza

Ballet, hip hop, PowerBarre, and modern dance classes for kids, teens, and adults in a 1,400 sq. ft. studio

$52 $26

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10 or 15 Classes at Mindful Yoga Studio (Up to 60% Off)

Mindful Yoga Studio

Ward 6

Instructors introduce beginners to foundational steps in yoga basics and challenge experienced students in mixed-level classes

$80 $32

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One, Three, or Six Months of Outdoor Boot Camp at Xtreme Sports and Fitness (50% Off)

Xtreme Sports and Fitness

Multiple Locations

Take your workout outside with boot camp

$90 $45

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10 or 20 Cardio Kung Fu Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at A-Long's Kung Fu Academy (Up to 76% Off)

A-Long's Kung Fu Academy

East Tucson

Instructors lead full-body workouts that focus on flexibility, core strength, and cardiovascular health in half-hour cardio kung fu classes

$100 $29

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$139.99 for a Series of Concert Band or Jazz Band Classes at Tucson Community Music School ($295 Value)

Tucson Community Music School

Sewell

Instructors with international recording and performing experience lead classes that bolster musicians' skills in playing and collaboration

$295 $139.99

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Three or Six 60-Minute Personal Training Sessions for One or Two from Emmett's Total Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Emmett's Total Fitness

Marcel's Fitness & Athletics

Certified personal trainer helps people from all walks of life achieve healthier lives and fitter physiques during one-on-one sessions

$210 $89

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$24 for Two Months of Unlimited Kenpo Classes at American Institute of Kenpo ($99 Value)

American Institute of Kenpo

Multiple Locations

With roots in ancient techniques, kenpo karate teaches self-defense with fitness training as a bonus

$99 $24

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Kickboxing or X-treme Fitness Classes at Force Kickboxing & Fittness (Up to 71% Off)

Force Kickboxing & Fittness

Myers

Trainers help clients reach their goals with kickboxing's blend of martial arts and boxing or X-treme Fitness's intense functional training

$100 $39

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Despite what owner Rachel Yaseen has discovered for herself, she knows that cooking organic, healthful meals might seem intimidating to some. At The Organic Kitchen, she works to banish those impressions and inspire students with her own enthusiasm for natural foods, whether through cooking classes or intensive workshops. “Students learn to eat outside of the industrial food chain,” noted reporter Emily Gindlesparger of Zócalo Tucson magazine, “developing instead the creativity to source from their own yards and work with ingredients available in the Southwest throughout the seasons.”

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

Pupils learn to improve their eating habits and concoct quick and simple at-home feasts that draw on local veggies, grains, beans, herbs, and spices. Each class features only gluten-free recipes, and the sessions focus on culinary traditions from India, the Mediterranean, and other regions. Pantry makeovers go even further, helping facilitate lifestyle shifts with cooking classes and one-on-one coaching to rid kitchens of powdered hot dogs. When not educating, the chefs handcraft gluten- and soy-free Hiker-Biker bars from local honey and dates.

825 North Norton Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US

As they enter the massive brick building, visitors pass the Watercarrier, a curved bronze statue that lends a first glimpse at a staggering collection of ancient and modern Native American works. Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum celebrates and records Southwest Indian cultural history with more than 3 million objects, including a collection electrified with more than 25,000 pieces of woven basketry, more than 300,000 catalogued archaeological artifacts, 500,000 photographic negatives and original prints, 90,000 volumes of rare titles, 6,000 maps, 1,500 feet of archival documents, and more than 1,000 sound recordings. The collection forays out onto the museum floor in exhibitions such as Ancient Architecture of the Southwest, where striking photographs frame some of the crumbling archaeological ruins of 1,000-year-old cliff dwellings set against a rugged desert landscape while tastefully photoshopping out the ancient satellite dishes. The Pottery Project spans 2,000 years of Native ceramics with more than 20,000 whole pieces and a lab for hands-on pottery testing. Using artifacts, life-size dioramas, and film, Paths of Life explores the history and contemporary lifeways of ten Native cultures, including those of the Yaqui, O?odham, Apache, Navajo, and Hopi.

Museum staff further engage visitors in events that range from talks with museum curators and Native artisans to learning expeditions, which invite guests to tag along with museum and university archaeologists to survey nearby sites, immersing them in the scientific dig experience nearly as effectively as watching Indiana Jones with your nose to the screen. Educational outreach for public-school and university students immerses them in camps and workshops. At the Native Goods museum store, visitors browse a stock of books alongside basketry, jewelry, carvings, and textiles crafted by artists from Yaqui, Hopi, and other nations.

1013 East University Boulevard
Tucson,
AZ
US

Nearly a half century ago, horticulturist Harrison G. Yocum opened his backyard to the public, displaying a bounteous collection of cacti and palms. After a few relocations, expansions, and the establishment of a nonprofit charter, Tucson Botanical Gardens now spreads 17 distinct plots across more than 5 acres. A delicate rumble hearkens the arrival of the Garden Railway miniature train, which winds through gardens uniquely dedicated to birds, butterflies, wildflowers, and traditional Native American crops. Admission—which is free for garden members and children younger than 3—grants passage to five different tours, and groups of 10 or more can arrange self-guided or docent-led tours at a discounted rate. If visitors awaken their appetites by savoring aromas from the onsite herb garden or by staring at clouds shaped like canned goods, they can dig in at the Gardens' Café, where sun spills through a slatted gazebo onto iron tables loaded with roast-beef baguettes and mexican tortilla soup.

2150 N Alvernon Way
Tucson,
AZ
US

Before getting married, Tony and Marcy Brown both held impressive fitness records. Tony moved from a personal-training career to teaching yoga, and Marcy—a seasoned law-enforcement officer and former owner of a personal-training studio—kept her finger firmly on the pulse of gym trends. The pair decided to captain CrossFit Purgatory after becoming convinced of CrossFit's superiority over other popular health regimens. Now, they welcome guests of all ages and abilities to participate in their WODs (Workouts of the Day), emphasizing the values of community and commitment for those trying to rewrite their physical limits.

CrossFit Purgatory rejects superfluous furnishings in favor of a tough, minimalist vibe, decked out in functional training equipment such as kettlebells, Olympic rings, medicine balls, and mammoth bones. The gym's industrial feel is offset by the warmth of its occupants, who welcome new members to tackle the day's routine with open, sweaty arms. Because CrossFit maneuvers are universally scalable, anyone can adjust them to suit their strength level—the coaches have guided patrons from sports competitors to complete newbies to 2010 Biggest Loser contestant Jessica Delfs.

4500 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Mike and his son Alex both enthusiastically share their combined 45 years of know-how and love of diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! Over the past 30 years, Mike has recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.

3110 E Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

Carol Sottosanti inherited her love of hitting high notes and cutting rugs from her father, an opera singer who inspired her to pursue a degree in vocal performance from the University of Arizona. Naturally, Carol wanted her children to also experience the beauty and exhilaration of performing on stage, but she couldn't find a program that would grant her kids the proper exposure and practice they needed. Teaming up with other moms in the community, Carol organized a few small shows starring the neighborhood's charismatic children, and subsequently, Kids Unlimited was born. Since its inception in 1986, KU Studios still produces shows regularly, preparing their young performers with various classes in vocal performance, dance, and acting. Aspiring triple threats can dive into a wide variety of camps designed to hone singing and dancing skills, while promoting awareness of important topics such as bullying or the proliferation of mimes in Tucson. KU's outstanding performers earn their way into small-group ensembles that perform regularly throughout the community.

6066 N Oracle Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US