Things To Do in Utah

Ticket to PBR: BlueDEF Velocity Tour at Maverik Center on Saturday, January 31, at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

PBR BlueDEF Velocity Tour

Maverik Center

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Modern-day cowboys attempt to stay atop bucking bulls and ascend the standings in the 2015 PBR: BlueDEF Velocity Tour

$23.45 $13

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Soap-Making Party for Two, Four, or Six Including Bottles of Essential Oils at The Soap Factory (Up to 56% Off)

The Soap Factory

Provo

Labs let visitors design their own soaps using organic ingredients and essential oils

$40 $19

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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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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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Endurance Sports Show Entry for Two or Four (Up to 43% Off)

Endurance Sports Show

Sandy

Endurance athletes of all disciplines gather for two-day expo to meet manufacturers, retailers, race directors, and pro athletes

$7 $4

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Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park (Up to 52% Off)

Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park

Canyon Road

Eight acre park with realistic sculptures of dinosaurs, dinosaur fossils, and hands-on activities

$14 $8

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30-Mile Test Drive or Sprint in a Nissan GT-R from GT Industries LLC (Up to 46% Off). Three Options Available.

GT Industries LLC

St. George

Take a ride in a Nissan GT-R, a sports car known for speed and performance; Nissan GT-R Sprint challenges drivers to an autocross-style race

$249.95 $135

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Epix Fit Club (Up to 55% Off)

Epix Fit Club

Layton

Boot-camp classes focus on overall wellness while strengthening muscles and slimming silhouettes with total-body workouts

$110 $55

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Two Tickets with Optional Dinner to Mystery Theater at the Castle of Chaos (50% Off)

Mystery Theater at the Castle of Chaos

Taylorsville

Guests are immersed in a murder mystery and must interact with the show’s characters to uncover whodunit

$40 $20

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$21 for $70 Worth of Personal Training — The Personal Best Club

The Personal Best Club

South Jordan

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$70 $21

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$199 for a Ground Class, Simulator Time, and Flight in R22 at Mountain Ridge Helicopters ($382.50 Value)

Mountain Ridge Helicopters

Bridger

The FAA-approved flight school is nestled 4,500 feet above sea level in a hangar, where experienced pilots impart the essentials to students

$382.50 $199

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes with Three Optional On-Ramp Classes at CrossFit Lehi (Up to 71% Off)

CrossFit Lehi

Lehi

Constantly varied CrossFit workouts combine gymnastics moves to enhance flexibility, lifting for strength and power, and cardio for stamina

$200 $59

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Four 60- or 90-Minute Kids' Art Classes or Two-Hour Adult Art Class at Mesa Art Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Mesa Art Studio

Murray

With the help of provided art supplies, students learn perspective, portrait drawing, and watercoloring techniques in weekly classes

$65 $29

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Ski or Snowboard Tune-Up at Ski ‘N See/ARCS Ski & Board (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Ski ‘N See/ARCS Ski & Board

Multiple Locations

Technicians ready skis or snowboards for the slopes by sand- or stone-grinding the base, sharpening edges, and de-tuning the tip and tail

$35 $19

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$26 for $75 Worth of Dance Lessons — Esteem Dance

Esteem Dance

Draper

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$75 $26

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Water-Park or Skating Day for Two or Four with Pizza and Soda at Classic Fun Center (Up to 63% Off)

Classic Fun Center

Multiple Locations

Pizza and soda refuel revelers during a day spent skating or splashing down water slides

$27 $12

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One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes or 10 Fitness Classes at Fun Dance Studio (Up to 43% Off)

Fun Dance Studio

Roy

Students burn calories in a variety of classes, including Fun Dance, Zumba, yoga, hip hop, hot fusion, Hot Hula, and more

$35 $19.99

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$79 for Introductory Four-Week Basic-Training Program at Hermes CrossFit ($200 Value)

Hermes CrossFit

Spanish Fork

Four weeks of CrossFit’s intense daily workouts for beginners get exercisers up to speed

$200 $79

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$90 for $300 Worth of Dance Lessons — The VIBE Performing Arts Center

The Vibe Performing Arts

Pleasant Grove

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$300 $90

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$19 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Hand Wraps at TITLE Boxing Club ($46.49 Value)

TITLE Boxing Club

Cottonwood Heights

A national fitness franchise teaches students the ropes in boxing and kickboxing workouts that help burn up to 1,000 calories per class

$46.49 $19

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$40 for a Concealed-Firearm Class from Peak Firearms ($70 Value)

Peak Firearms

Salt Lake County

The four-hour sessions—each of which accommodate about 10 people—also include photos and fingerprinting for CCW license applications

$70 $40

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$9 for $18 Worth of Art-House Films — Center Street Cinema

Center Street Cinema

Clearfield

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$18 $9

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One Month of Yoga or Aerial Silks Classes at Hunt's Gymnastics Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Hunt's Gymnastics Academy

Midvale

Build strength and flexibility in high-flying aerial silks classes or peaceful yoga classes

$30 $15

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Four Standard or 150-Minute Dance Classes at Emily Jane Center for Dance (Up to 75% Off)

Emily Jane Center for Dance

Kaysville

Instructor leads classes in styles such as ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and hip-hop; Magical 150-minute sessions include more activities

$28 $15

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$49 for Month of Kids Music Learning and Fun Class at MuvKids ($96 Value)

MuvKids

Holladay

One month of classes full of fun and learning for ages 6 months to 8 years; choose art, music, tumbling, and yoga

$96 $49

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10 or 20 Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes with Optional Personal Training at Self Defense Utah (Up to 71% Off)

Self Defense Utah

American Fork

Krav maga self-defense classes incorporate HIIT, jujitsu, muay thai, kickboxing, and self-defense

$150 $49

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$59 for One Month of Swim Lessons at The Swim Academy ($120 Value)

The Swim Academy

South Salt Lake City

Weekly lessons teach swimmers of all skill levels proper stroke technique, survival swimming, and other essential skills

$120 $59

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$23 for $45 Worth of Horseback-Riding Lessons — Heart & Soul Training Center

Heart & Soul Training Center

Herriman

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$45 $23

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Four-Hour Fly-Fishing Tour for Two or Four from Elusive Fly Fishing (Up to 55% Off)

Elusive Fly Fishing

Multiple Locations

Seasoned guides take pairs or foursomes on half-day fly-fishing tours that include gear and a sack lunch

$300 $175

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$39 for $110 Worth of Dance Lessons — The movement

The Movement

West Point

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$110 $39

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One or Two Months of Weekly Kids Dance Classes at Studio 1 (Up to 59% Off)

Studio 1

Farmington

Award-winning competition studio offers jazz, hip hop, ballet, tumbling, and creative dance classes for children of all skill levels

$35 $19

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10 Fitness Classes or Two Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit to Dance Club (Up to 57% Off)

Fit to Dance Club

Saratoga Springs

Women’s-only fitness studio hosts classes that range from Zumba’s Latin-infused dance moves to core-building Pilates routines

$35 $15

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5 or 10 Equipment Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Propulsion Pilates in South Ogden (Up to 72% Off)

Propulsion Pilates

South Ogden Location

Circuit-style classes combine Reformer and Tower sequences with cardio exercises and kettlebell work

$125 $39

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$149 for $338 Worth of Martial Arts — Burning Phoenix Taekwon-Do Martial Arts Academy

Burning Phoenix Taekwon-do

North Salt Lake

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$338 $149

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Two Hours of Snow Tubing for Two, Four, or Six at Soldier Hollow (Up to 45% Off)

Soldier Hollow

Midway

As a sound system plays music, tubers zip down 1,200 ft. of lanes during two-hour sessions

$42 $29

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes, or 10 Drop-In Boot-Camp Classes at GPP Fitness (Up to 64% Off)

GPP Fitness

Centerville

Intense workouts focus on getting clients healthy as quickly as possible, challenging exercisers with weights and kettlebells

$100 $36

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$40 Torward $72 Registration and 1st month Tuition — Wasatch Ballet Conservatory

Wasatch Ballet Conservatory

Lindon

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$72 $40

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"X-Mas Men" for Two at The Off Broadway Theatre, November 21–December 27 (Up to 31% Off)

"X-Mas Men"

The Off Broadway Theatre

Comedic dialogue, slapstick humor, and Broadway-inspired songs skewer both the holidays and the mutant super-team of Marvel-comics fame

$32 $22

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

ROCKY MT. RACEWAY

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$99 $49

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Half-Day Guided Fishing Trip for One or Two from Simply Fly Fishing Utah (Up to 60% Off)

Simply Fly Fishing

Provo

Guides bring the waders, boots, fly rods, flies, and drinks—all the necessary equipment—for a half-day trip on the Provo River

$260 $105

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30- or 60-Minute Flight-Discovery Lesson from Cavorite Aviation (Up to 48% Off)

Cavorite Aviation

West Jordan

30- and 60-minute flights give passengers a taste of flying

$150 $79

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One Day of Indoor Rock Climbing for 2 or 10, or a Three-Month Membership at Hansen Mountaineering (Up to 71% Off)

Hansen Mountaineering

Aspen

Climbers hone their skills on an indoor wall at a dedicated rock-climbing facility

$24 $12

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One or Three Months of Ballet, Tap, or Jazz Classes for Kids at Utah Artists School of Ballet (Up to 67% Off)

Utah Artists School of Ballet

Sandy

Kids are placed into graded levels of dance classes with structured sequences of training; experienced and talented instructors

$45 $17

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Indoor Skydiving, Surfing, and Rock Climbing for One or Two at Flowrider and iFly (Up to 44% Off)

Flowrider and iFly

Ogden Central Buisness District

Adventure center houses 12-foot vertical wind tunnel for indoor skydiving along with Flowrider for surfing and iRock for rock climbing

$89 $55

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$30 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Close Combat / Hapkido Center

Close Combat

Layton

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$100 $30

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Studio HV ($159 Value)

Studio HV

The Towers At South Towne

Functional form-fitness classes begin every 35 minutes and change daily in order to keep muscles guessing all month

$159 $39

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes at Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas ($150 Value)

Bikram Yoga at Brick Canvas

Lehi

Clean, spacious studio heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit with 40% humidity; helps increase the flow of endorphins, blood, and emotional ease

$150 $39

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$9 for $25 Worth of Ice-Skating Lessons — Figure Skating Lessons

Figure Skating Lessons

Murray

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$25 $9

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Ice Skating for Two or Four, or a 6-Visit Skating Pass for One at South Davis Recreation Center (Up to 51% Off)

South Davis Recreation Center

Bountiful

Guests strap on a pair of rented skates before gliding on the ice at an impressively large recreation center

$13 $7

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4 or 10 Boxing, Kickboxing, or Muay Thai Classes at Ultimate Combat Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Ultimate Combat Training Center

Multiple Locations

Classes and teens and adults cover the fundamentals of boxing, kickboxing, or Muay Thai and include gloves and personal training

$155 $21

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

Crossfit Cedar Ridge

Pleasant Grove

Coaches lead athletes through warm-up, skill work, and a high-intensity workout combining cardio with weightlifting

$165 $58

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One Month of Sports Training from Integrated Sports Performance (61% Off). Two Options Available.

Integrated Sports Performance

Cottonwood Heights

Coaches construct a plan to help non-athletes shape up and athletes meet their best potential on the field, court or other competition space

$75 $29

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

Phoenix Paintball International

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $19

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Sushi-Making Class for One or Two at Rice Basil (Up to 54% Off)

Rice Basil

Rice Basil

Students learn to make their own nigiri hand rolls and special rolls during a 2.5-hour weekend class

$70 $35

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$29 for a Star Paintball Package for Two at All-Stars Paintball ($49.98 Value)

All-Stars Paintball

American Fork

Indoor paintball field with high, warehouse-style ceilings, features bunkers from the 2014 PSP World Cup

$49.98 $29

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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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$79 for Spartan Race Entry and One Spectator Pass to the Salt Lake City Super on June 27 ($195 Value)

Spartan Race

Soldier Hollow

2002 Winter Olympics site sits at more than 5,000 feet in elevation and features challenging hill climbs and shooting on the biathlon range

$195 $79

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$20 for an All-Day Game Pass for One to GameWorks ($45 Value)

GameWorks

Salt Lake City

Full day of unlimited access to more than 200 interactive games

$45 $20

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Mugs at The Dinner Detective (Up to $161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

West Valley City

Amateur sleuths dig into four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

$161.60 $85

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$35 for a Zipline Canopy Tour for One at Max Zipline ($60 Value)

Max Zipline

Provo Canyon

Enjoy views of the Wasatch mountains and the Provo river as you sail down 5 unique ziplines stretching over 1,400 feet

$60 $35

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

Crossfit Extraordinaire

West Jordan

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$125 $44

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10-Class Pass or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Pit Elevated (Up to 42% Off)

Pit Elevated

Orem

This MMA-focused gym offers a wide variety of fitness classes for all ages, from kids' fitness to yoga to Muay Thai and Brazilian jiu-jitsu

$50 $29

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Four-Hour ElliptiGO Rental for One or Two from Utah Home Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Utah Home Fitness

Multiple Locations

Rather than staying stationary, ElliptiGO machines propel forward like a bike, offering a low-impact workout akin to an elliptical

$50 $12

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$41 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp and Nutrition Classes at 12th Street Fitness ($150 Value)

12th Street Fitness

Canyon Road

Certified instructors provide nutrition counseling and lead group boot-camp classes in a 5,500 sq. ft. open gym space

$150 $41

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8 or 15 Classes at Higher Ground Hot Yoga (Up to 54% Off)

Higher Ground Hot Yoga

Layton

Supportive instructors lead sessions of hot yoga, which promotes detoxification, improves muscle elasticity, and elevates heart rates

$120 $59

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5 or 10 Classes and Uniform at Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do (Up to 79% Off)

Master Kwon's World Class Tae Kwon Do

Multiple Locations

Grand Master Jin Yong Kwon teaches tae kwon do skills to participants of all ages and experience levels during group lessons

$115 $25

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$42 for a Utah Pass of All Passes with Unlimited Tube Rental from Seven Peaks ($69.99 Value)

Seven Peaks

Multiple Locations

The pass of all passes unlocks access to parks that feature go-karts, bowling, and more; includes unlimited tube rental at water parks

$69.99 $42

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes or 10 Drop-In Classes at Pure Barre (Up to 68% Off)

Pure Barre

Draper

Barre techniques burn calories and tone muscles without straining joints

$75 $35

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Four or Eight Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes (67% Off)

Reach Fitness

Pleasant Grove

Shed pounds and sculpt muscle during boot-camp classes led by a semi-pro football player and personal trainer with multiple certifications

$120 $40

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One or Two Months of Self-Defense Classes at Self-Defense University (Up to 54% Off)

Knockout University

Midvale

Students prepare for a number of self-defense situations with training in de-escalation, kenpo, and muay thai kickboxing

$60 $30

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$33 for $65 Groupon — TrueWorkout

True Work Out

Holladay

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$65 $33

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$65 for $125 Worth of Gymnastics — Fuzion Tumbling and Cheerleading

Fuzion Tumbling And Cheer

North Salt Lake

With one month tuition and registration, students will work hard and learn fast. Boys and girls of all levels are welcome.

$125 $65

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Pole-Fitness Workshop or Party at The Office A Vertical Fitness Studio (Up to 52% Off)

The Office A Vertical Fitness Studio

Heber

Learn the basics of pole fitness in an introductory pole dancing class or a party setting

$25 $12

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6-Day Tour of the Utah Mighty 5 from Southwest Adventure Tours. Price/Person Based on Double Occupancy.

Mighty 5 Utah National Park Tour

Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, Arches

Tour Utah’s Mighty 5: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks

$1,899 $849

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20-Minute Scuba-Diving Experience for One or Two at Rocky Mountain Aquatics (Up to 55% Off)

Rocky Mountain Aquatics

West Valley City

20-minute scuba-diving experience sends students to bottom of pool at their own pace with lessons on fundamentals

$20 $9

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$112 for $250 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — Songbird Recording

Songbird Recording

Provo

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$250 $112

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One or Two Months of Karate Classes with Uniform at Bobby Lawrence Karate (Up to 81% Off)

Bobby Lawrence Karate

West Jordan

Karate instructor with more than 30 years of experience leads martial arts classes emphasizing self-confidence and discipline

$134 $29

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$25 for $50 Groupon — Studio 1 Dance Center

Studio 1 Dance Center

Suncrest

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$50 $25

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10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fuze Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Fuze Fitness

Fuze Fitness

Energetic music plays as instructors lead fitness classes that incorporate elements of ballet, Pilates, and other styles

$50 $19

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

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

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

2600 E Sunnyside Ave
Salt Lake City,
UT
US

Bumper cars collide, mini roller coasters swerve along tracks, and tubes weave around slides at a soft play area inside The Hollywood Connection's 160,000-square-foot facility. Roller or inline skates glide to pop and rock tunes in a rink illumined with cyber lights and IntelliBeam, and the laser-tag arena glows in neon paint, black lights, and fireflies that carry demands across enemy lines. Elsewhere, golf balls tumble down greens toward 18 holes with themes such as the Old West, an underwater cove, and the prehistoric era. An arcade hosts more than 100 driving, racing, and combat-simulator video games, and a 15-screen Carmike Ritz movie theater treats up to 2,000 viewers to new releases on digital, 3-D-capacity screens. Visitors can reenergize between attractions with popcorn or snow cones from the snack stand (open Friday–Sunday), nab cones from the ice-cream parlor, and shape stacks of nachos into pompadours at the '50s-themed diner.

3217 Decker Lake Dr
West Valley City,
UT
US

Benjamin Allen believes outdoor pursuits can positively influence those in need. This belief has led him all over the continent, building a ropes course for an orphanage in Mexico and setting up two courses for troubled youth at Provo Canyon School, a bit closer to home. Wanting to share his knowledge of nature with the public, he set up a course, CLAS Ropes Course, near Utah Lake nearly 20 years ago. Benjamin and his crew have since erected more than 50 ropes courses around the country, continuing to inspect ropes and train others how to run them.

CLAS Ropes Course continues to grow each year, creating obstacles such as a giant swing that releases passengers 40 feet in the air, a 400-foot zipline that whizzes through forest canopy, and a "leap of faith," where adventure seekers jump from a treetop platform to a trapeze. A log balance beam hung 30 feet above the ground and a 24-foot-tall rock-climbing tower test agility and endurance, and a fleet of 20 canoes lets paddlers navigate a mile and a half of river. Many of these structures play host to team-building activities focused on developing a group's creativity and tolerance for hearing one another sing. Staff members tailor their instruction to families, dating groups, or athletic teams. They often apply their approach to athletes, such as a professional golfer who traveled all the way from Texas hoping to conquer her fear of not qualifying for tournaments. She defeated the log balance beam, departed victorious, and qualified during her next tryout two weeks later.

3606 W Center St
Provo,
UT
US

Run Jump-n-Play takes away Mother Nature's power to spoil a day of fun. No matter if it's hailing or raining, the haven gives kids a space to do all activities recommended in its name. Indoor playground sessions feature swings, slides, trampolines, and basketball hoops, whereas open inflatable play lets wee ones bounce and climb to their hearts' content. Not only can they play ball in inflatable arenas, they can also explore an inflatable ocean filled with sharks, dolphins, and treasure, or head to the Cosmic Glo arena for glow-in-the-dark bowling and golf. Taken as a whole, Run Jump-n-Play becomes not only a great place for children to burn off steam, but also a favorite spot to celebrate birthdays and work through an irrational fear of air.

7988 Welby Park Drive
West Jordan,
UT
US

Pole Expression founder Jennifer Wilkins blazes an alternative path to fitness by formulating pole-based workouts that are as fun as they are functional. A fitness columnist for Pole2Pole magazine who's also been on its cover, Wilkins has a strong industry presence that's won her and her method awards in Pole Dance International magazine for Best Instructor and Best Training Method. She's also a sponsor and a judge at the nation's largest pole-dancing championship.

Eschewing pole-bound acrobatics in favor of muscular isolations, the studio’s signature JW Pole Fitness classes utilize the signature support beam as a prop to help create muscle stability and burn calories, all without risk of injury. Because it doesn’t involve spins or inversions, the JW method is appropriate for students of any fitness level, and can even be employed to assist those overcoming injury or a childhood fear of lampposts. For those looking for a higher-energy exercise routine, pole-dancing classes exalt feminine curves through a graduated program that guides dancers from grounded moves to gymnastics-inspired toning to the saving of flags stuck high atop the Space Needle.

More traditional fitness comes in the form of Turbo Kick and yoga, which fosters flexibility through aligned posture and held poses, as well as Pilates classes, during which instructors target the torso's core muscles to boost bodily stability without fashioning toe rings made of lead. Check the studio's class calendar for a schedule of upcoming sessions.

8677 Highland Drive
Sandy,
UT
US

As one of America's oldest and final bastions of the pizza, arcade, and animatronic-variety-show trifecta, Chuck E. Cheese upholds an important entertainment legacy. Though their core philosophy and slogan, "Where a Kid Can Be a Kid," sounds like a simple-enough mantra to maintain, many years have passed since Atari inventor Nolan Bushnell opened the first location in San Jose.

Despite the ever-changing nature of entertainment consumption, Chuck E. Cheese has done nothing but flourish. Intrinsic to this continuing knack for capturing kids' imaginations is its incorporation of modern entertainment and adherence to the robotic act that got it started in the first place. Chuck, Jasper T. Jowls, and Helen Henny are all still there, suspending a new generation's disbelief in gargantuan singing animals. Their charms, though, have been bolstered for the appetites of modern kids with more immersive games, wilder rides, and sweeter prizes.

Skytubes traverse the ceilings as an oversize human Habitrail, offering fantastical escape for energetic kids above the lights and sounds of the arcade. Staples such as skee ball and hoops now stand alongside sense-saturating simulator rides and the latest video games. At many locations, even the variety show has been modernized for the digital era. In its place is an interactive experience dubbed Studio C, where, thanks to bluescreens and video cameras, kids get to jam with Mr. Cheese himself.

40 W Center St
Orem,
UT
US