Gyms in Virginia

12 Weeks of Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Mid Atlantic Roller Derby (72% Off)

Mid Atlantic Roller Derby

Norfolk

From the merchant: Come join Mid Atlantic Roller Derby for competition, a new activity, and getting in shape playing roller derby.

$105 $29

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$28 for 16 Tae Kwon Do Classes and a Uniform at Master Kim's World Champion Tae Kwon Do Chesapeake ($290 Value)

Master Kim's World Champion Tae Kwon Do Chesapeake

Southeast Chesapeake

Traditional tae kwon do classes for students of all ages; Master Kim is a seventh degree black belt and a former Korean National Team coach

$290 $28

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Four or Eight 45-Minute Personal-Training or Small-Group Sessions at In Motion Arlington

In Motion Arlington

Ballston - Virginia Square

Trainer with a decade’s experience motivates clients to reach goals with cardio, strength, and core exercises that increase fitness

$320 $79

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$29 for Three-Month Gym Membership to Victory Lady Fitness Centers ($60 Value)

Victory Lady Fitness Centers - Glen Allen

Multiple Locations

The women-only gym brims with professional fitness equipment and a full class schedule

$60 $29

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga and Barre-Fusion Classes at Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio ($135 Value)

Zenya Yoga & Massage Studio

Port Warwick

Instructors blend ballet principles with the yoga and pilates techniques to strengthen cores and lengthen muscles; for all fitness levels

$135 $39

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Three or Six Fitness Classes at Pretty Lady Pole Fit (Up to 50% Off)

Pretty Lady Pole Fit

Multiple Locations

Instructors lead rhythm-powered fitness classes such as introductory pole-dancing and Pole Fit Express class

$45 $25

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$39 for Five-Class Punch Card at Respectapole Dance Fitness ($70 Value)

Respectapole Dance Fitness

Hampton

Women-only classes for all experience levels burn calories and tone muscles through fun and sizzling pole-, chair-, and sensual-dance moves

$70 $39

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Optimum Martial Arts (Up to 66% Off)

Optimum Martial Arts

Vinton

Clients reach fitness goals while incorporating kicks, punches, knee, elbows, and weight lifting—a new class starts every thirty minutes

$80 $29

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$5 for $15 of Services at Fitness First Training Service

Fitness First Training Service

Portsmouth

Boot-camp-style class that includes kettlebell, battle rope, tire training, and other high-intensity cardio activities

$15 $5

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$35 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Eternawell ($80 Value)

Eternawell

North Suffolk

Calming yoga classes help improve flexibility and blood circulation for participants of all ages and experience levels

$80 $35

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One or Three Month Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Gold's Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Gold's Gym

Lynchburg

One- or three-month membership gives full access to the gym and classes such as Zumba, cycling, and core strengthening

$60 $29

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One- or Two-Month Membership & Unlimited Tans & Classes, or Personal Training at Anytime Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Anytime Fitness

Multiple Locations

Get in shape for summer with unlimited fitness classes, tanning sessions, and gym visits; reach your goals with 3 personal-training sessions

$150 $39

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$29 for 10 Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes Classes at Yamasaki Academy ($200). Five Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

At five locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

$200 $29

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Three Personal Training Sessions at Dynamic Training Systems (65% Off)

Dynamic Training Systems

Forest

From the merchant: Choose a male or female ACSM exercise physiologist, who will work with you one on one for 45–60 minutes

$180 $63

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30-Day Unlimited Smartraining Package at Koko FitClub (85% Off)

Koko FitClub

Multiple Locations

Eating right and exercise are made simpler with a 30-day Smartraining package

$198 $30

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One or Three-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Classes from Gold's Gym (Up to 59% Off)

Gold's Gym

Harrisonburg

Members can tone cores and build muscles with a multitude of fitness equipment and weight machines, or in over 50 fitness classes per week

$50 $22

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10 or 20 Drop-In Bikram Yoga Classes or a One Month Unlimited Pass at Bikram Tysons (Up to 65% Off)

Bikram Tysons

Tysons West

Students of all abilities are led by certified yogis through 26 poses in 105-degree heat, allowing for deeper stretches and detoxification

$135 $49

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Foundation Course with Optional Month of Classes or Five Drop-In Classes at West End CrossFit (Up to 55% Off)

West End CrossFit

Henrico

Exercisers of all ability pick up CrossFit basics in introductory course; more experienced athletes partake in drop-in classes

$175 $89

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Six CrossFit Intro Classes, Two Months of Classes, or Three Drop-In Classes at HighBar Athletics (Up to 60% Off)

HighBar Athletics

Ashburn

CrossFit-certified coaches lead beginner’s Foundations classes and CrossFit classes, whose functional exercises build strength and endurance

$150 $75

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Club MO Fitness

Club Mo Fitness

Ridge St.

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$100 $50

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One- or Three-Month Gym Membership with Classes and Tanning at Rox Fitness Center (60% Off)

Rox Fitness Center

Roxboro

Make use of strength-training and cardio equipment or try out the facility’s Pilates and yoga classes

$50 $20

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6 or 12 Classes at Inner Joy Yoga (Up to 62% Off)

Inner Joy Yoga

Inner Joy Yoga

Session options include Svaroopa or Kripalu yoga

$78 $31

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One, Two, or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at TRUE Athlete Performance (Up to 58% Off)

TRUE Athlete Performance

Multiple Locations

Trainers blend a range of equipment and training techniques to keeps muscles guessing and modify each move to suit all skill levels

$99 $45

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Two Yoga Classes at Pure Journey Yoga (63% Off)

Pure Journey Yoga

Woodbridge

From the merchant: Two introductory-level classes

$30 $11

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts or Kid's After School Classes at Oriental Sports Academy (Up to 78% Off)

ORIENTAL SPORTS ACADEMY

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach a variety martial-art styles that aim to develop confidence, self discipline, and a balanced approach to daily life

$230 $59

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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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One-Month CrossFit or Martial-Arts Membership at Vanguard Gym (Up to 69% Off)

Vanguard Gym

Manassas

Boost your strength and confidence with CrossFit’s functional-fitness program or martial-arts classes

$158.99 $49

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10 Fitness Classes or a 30-Day Group Training Package at Divine 24hr Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Divine 24hr Fitness

Mechanicsville

Group training includes boot camp, TRX, and CrossCoreFit methods plus nutrition advice and personalized support in time for swimsuit season

$70 $19

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$100 for $200 Worth of Services at Sacred Movement Yoga

Sacred Movement Yoga

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$200 $100

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Six Training Sessions from Samson Elite (45% Off)

Samson Elite

Springfield

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$570 $314

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One- or Two-Month Kickboxing or Kids' MMA Membership at Maryland Combat Sports Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Maryland Combat Sports Academy

Frederick

Adults learn kickboxing techniques while whipping into shape, and kids learn MMA skills while also developing self-confidence and discipline

$250 $87

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5 or 10 Classes or 3-Week Women's Self-Defense Course at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, Royce Gracie black belts teach Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, yoga, and women’s self-defense

$150 $39

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Two Personal Training Sessions at TFitness (75% Off)

Tfitness

Winchester

From the merchant: 14-day Fat Furnace quick-start personal-training program; increase your metabolism and melt fat away

$300 $75

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5 or 10 Pole-Dancing Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Arete Pole Fitness (Up to 62% Off)

Arete Pole Fitness

Salem

Pole dancing–inspired fitness classes tighten core muscles, producing lean, slim physiques

$90 $39

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5 or 10 Yoga Classes at Synergy Yoga (Up to 63% Off)

Synergy Yoga

Three Chopt

Yoga instructors lead Hatha, Vinyasa, and restorative sequences for students of all skill levels

$80 $39

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$48 for $95 Groupon — Fredericksburg Fit Body Boot Camp

Fitbody Bootcamp Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

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$95 $48

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One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Aliquid (55% Off)

Crossfit Aliquid

Staunton

From the merchant: Find a stronger, healthier, and fitter you through exciting and dynamic group classes; includes FREE On-Ramp Program

$99 $45

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Four Shaolin Kung Fu Classes at Shaolin Temple USA Culture Center (Up to 78% Off)

Shaolin Temple USA

Herndon

Shaolin monks teach adults and children ages 5 and up the ancient techniques for health, fitness, and self-defense during 55-minute classes

$82 $18

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$39 for $87 Worth of Services at Master Shin's Power Taekwondo Center

Master Shin's Power Taekwondo Center

Chantilly

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$87 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Ladies Bootcamp Classes for One or Two at CrossFit Burke (Up to 58% Off)

CrossFit Burke

Fairfax

Coach motivates group to reach goals with cardio, strength and core exercises that increase stamina, build muscle and burn fat

$160 $69

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$30 for a One-Hour Personal Training Session at Tech MMA & Fitness Academy

Tech MMA & Fitness Academy

Christiansburg

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$60 $30

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10 Karate Classes or One Month of Karate Lessons at Grandmaster Dong's Studio (Up to 85% Off)

Grandmaster Dong's Studio

Chesterfield

Students of all ages master the fundamentals of karate before progressing through the colored belt system

$119 $18

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One-Month Adult Fitness or Children's Martial Arts Program at Power Kix Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

Power Kix Martial Arts

location

Kids as young as four learn confidence and discipline by practicing taekwondo moves; adults stay fit by blending martial arts and cardio

$159 $29

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$25 for a Two-Month Women’s Gym Membership to Curves ($78 Value)

Curves

Multiple Locations

Women’s gym focuses on 30-minute circuit-training sessions that deliver a complete strength and cardio workout

$78 $25

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Three or Six Kickboxing Classes and One Pair of Gloves at CKO Kickboxing (Up to 78% Off)

CKO Kickboxing

Richmond's West End

Classes emphasize fitness over martial arts with basic punches and basic kicks on real heavy bags and designed for all skill levels

$85 $19

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Two Weeks or One Month of Youth or Adult Taekwondo at Master Yi's Taekwondo and Martial Arts (Up to 83% Off)

Master Yi's Taekwondo and Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Kids and adults learn the principles of Korean martial art taekwondo, known for its swift hand strikes and powerful kicks

$120 $20

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Rejuvalase Medspa Dayspa Salon (Up to 66% Off)

Rejuvalase Medspa Dayspa Salon

Stafford

Ashtanga eight-limb yoga, inspiring power yoga, and combination Pitaiyo classes help increase strength and mental clarity

$109 $37

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One Month of Unlimited Classes or a CrossFit Essentials Course for One at CrossFit Krijger (Up to 81% Off)

CrossFit Krijger

Multiple Locations

Varied workouts challenge participants to push their limits and get stronger through Olympic lifting, gymnastics, and other techniques

$145 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Tyson's Corner (70% Off)

Crossfit Tyson's Corner

Vienna

From the merchant: One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes from CrossFit Tyson’s Corner

$250 $75

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5, 10, or 20 Yoga or Zumba Classes at Village Yoga (Up to 68% Off)

Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

Classes range from vinyasa flow to high-intensity Zumba and power vinyasa flow yoga

$90 $29

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30 Days of Unlimited Gym Access from Dna Fitness (75% Off)

Dna Fitness Llc

Glen Allen

Workout classes led by Darryl Ellis, Virginia Living Magazine's personal trainer of the year in 2012

$85 $21

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10 or 20 Classes at Fitness by Holly (Up to 65% Off)

Fitness by Holly

New Castle

Fitness classes at this brand-new gym include Zumba and yoga

$50 $19

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Four Weeks of Fitness and Conditioning Classes at CruzFit VA LLC (65% Off)

Cruzfit Va Llc

Williamsburg

From the merchant: Dont just do a Workout, become part of a supporting community that will change your view on Fitness for ever.

$150 $53

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5 or 10 One-on-One Personal-Training Sessions at Trace Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Trace Fitness

Midlothian

Certified trainers conduct body-composition analysis and devise custom cardio and strength-training regimens

$300 $150

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One or Three Months of Road-Bike or Indoor-Cycling Classes at Elite Physique - Kensington (Up to 71% Off)

Elite Physique - Kensington

Kensington

Classes provide bikes or allow students to bring their own during road-bike and indoor courses that increase endurance and stamina

$175 $55

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Six Weeks of Unlimited Karate or Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Enshin Karate (80% Off)

Enshin Karate

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach Enshin-style karate, an art that focuses on practical self-defense moves such as take-downs, strikes, and finishers

$170 $35

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$10 for $20 Worth of Martial Arts at Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts

Dragon Yong-in Martial Arts

Brambleton Landbay

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$20 $10

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One Month of Semiprivate Training or Three or Five Private-Training Sessions at Body Evolution Wellness (70% Off)

Body Evolution Wellness

Forest

ACE-, CPR-, and AED-certified trainer works with exercisers one on one or in small groups, creating individualized fitness plans

$280 $84

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10 45-Minute Strength and Conditioning Classes from Cadefit (45% Off)

Cadefit

Yorktown

From the merchant: Program designed to get you stronger, fitter, and sexier in the fastest time possible!

$289 $159

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Birthday Party Package or Four Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes at Mountain Kim Martial Arts Center (Up to 83% Off)

Mountain Kim Martial Arts Center

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes teach discipline and self-defense techniques; throw a party that includes a class on nunchucks

$299 $87

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Four Personal Training Sessions with Diet and Weight-Loss Consultation from Functionally Fit (65% Off)

Functionally Fit

Northeast Virginia Beach

From the merchant: Four 30-minute training sessions to start 2015 off on the right foot

$170 $59

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10 or 14 Karate Lessons with Uniform at Kobukan Martial Arts (Up to 82% Off)

Kobukan Martial Arts

Norview

Kids learn self-discipline as they soak up basic and advanced karate techniques

$165 $35

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10 Martial Arts Classes for One or Two with Uniform at Savior Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Savior Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Instructors teach many traditional martial arts, including karate and kung fu, alongside more modern forms of self defense such as krav maga

$225 $31

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$27 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Capitol Combat Sports

Capitol Combat Sports

Ronald Reagan National Airport

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$60 $27

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Competitive Edge Karate (Up to 71% Off)

Competitive Edge Karate

Innsbrook

Students torch calories, strengthen cores, and build endurance in high-impact kickboxing classes

$75 $23

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10 Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform, or 16 Classes, Uniform, and Test at Petitto's Black Belt Academy (94% Off)

Petitto's Black Belt Academy

Kiln Creek

Martial-arts moves teach discipline and self-defense at a studio run by a sparring champion; uniform included

$324 $20

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Five or Ten Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at the European Martial Arts Academy (Up to 61% Off)

European Martial Arts Academy

Alexandria

Medieval and modern European-style martial arts training to include sword fighting, physical conditioning, unarmed, and armed combat

$75 $35

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Three or Six Personal-Training Sessions at Body By JG (Up to 71% Off)

Body By JG

Hampton

Personal-training sessions are customized to clients' fitness and nutrition goals

$135 $55

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One Month Adult, Child, or Family Membership to Elliott's Family Karate Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Elliott's Family Karate Academy

Cave Spring

Students of all ages learn self-defense and discipline with a month of karate lessons

$150 $53

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Two, Four, or Six Aerial-Fitness Classes at Sky Pilates Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

Sky Pilates Fitness

Sky Pilates Fitness

Hanging in silk hammocks, tone your limbs and torso with Pilates moves, yoga, and ab workouts

$50 $25

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One- or Three-Month Kids' Membership with Uniform at Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 59% Off)

Renaissance Academy of Martial Arts

Central Business District

During karate classes, kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strong character and developing leadership skills

$139 $59

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$72 for $159 Groupon — High Kicks

Highkicks Centreville

Centreville

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

$159 $72

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$22 for $40 Groupon — Spot Me Live

Spot Me Live

Neabsco

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$40 $22

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One or Two Months Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at CD Fit (Up to 78% Off)

CD Fit

Multiple Locations

Push beyond fitness plateaus with high-intensity, one-hour boot-camp classes that focus on sculpting the entire body

$90 $29

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

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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$35 for 10 Martial-Arts Classes with a T-Shirt at Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy ($230 Value)

Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts programs for everyone from toddlers to adults at a school led by Master Adam Sterner, a fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do

$230 $35

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Four Weeks of Fitness and Conditioning Classes at Hard Target Krav Maga (69% Off)

Hard Target Krav Maga

South Boston

Krav Maga is an aggressive, no-nonsense type of self-defense system, which doubles as great fitness program

$95 $29

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Two Weeks of Personal Training for One or Two at LizFit (Up to 67% Off)

LizFit

Leesburg

Certified trainer and nutritional consultant tailors a workout regimen based on the goals of each client

$240 $80

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One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two at Rebel Fit USA (Up to 73% Off)

Rebel Fit USA

Multiple Locations

Indoor group boot-camp sessions feature high-intensity workouts suitable for all fitness levels

$159 $45

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Adam and Jennifer Pismeny have always been passionate about fitness. They both became involved with sports at a young age: Jennifer enjoyed swimming, cheerleading, and dance, and Adam focused on activities including soccer and BMX racing, qualifying for state-level meets and competitions along the way. Perhaps as a facet of their team-sports experience, the duo also has a long history of helping others. Jennifer, who has struggled with weight concerns, obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education, and both of them became certified personal trainers to guide other people toward achieving personal health goals.

Along with trainer Joe Boozer, the Pismenys share their knowledge and experience at Hampton Roads Adventure Bootcamp, which is part of one of the largest boot-camp organizations in the world. Their program was designed by fitness expert John Spencer Ellis to build strength and confidence via a combination of motivating, varied workouts and nutritional guidance. The team hosts sessions five days a week all year long, leading groups of about 30 women through exercises that can be modified for all skill levels or any number of extra biceps.

1250 Bayne Drive
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

5015 Colley Avenue
Norfolk,
VA
US

It’s fitting that Grand Slam 2’s name suggests a sequel, as the baseball complex’s team of instructors consists of former collegiate coaches and athletes who continue their involvement in the sport even after hanging up their game-day cleats. In classes, camps, and clinics, these instructors impart their appreciation for baseball as they build their students’ hitting and fielding skills from the ground up. Though the facility’s batting cages play an important role in correcting swings, sessions may also include off-field weight training—this is especially true for pitching classes, which aim to bulk up throwing arms in preparation for more serious competition. At winter and summer hitting academies, bats crack against approaching baseballs like the whip of an exceptionally demanding coach.

Players can put their newfound skills to the test in the Tidewater Bombers baseball program, a competitive, age-appropriate league that imparts the principles of teamwork through live-action games. To prepare for league games, check out Grand Slam 2's pro shop, which stocks bats, gloves, and terrifying masks for psyching out opposing pitchers.

237 Battlefield Blvd. S
Chesapeake,
VA
US

UFC Gym's staff features a team of professional fighters who come from backgrounds as boxers, mix martial artists, professional Muy Thai fighters, and Bruce Banners at its many area locations.The proprietary style of the UFC Gym workout is a mixture of genuine fight training and engaging fitness routines, designed to help clients use fitness techniques to reach their health goals. Clients can burn 800 to 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration and jukes, jabs, and kicks that the instructors demonstrate as students practice techniques on 150-pound punching bags. The facility includes a regulation-sized boxing ring, quarter octagon, full weight room, cardio equipment, and showers for both men and women. Session sizes are kept small, ensuring personal attention and manageable battle-royale numbers.

Like UFC Gym, the boxing arena is no slouch when it comes to fitness: fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, UFC Gym sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes, and additionally, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.

1200 North Herndon Street
Arlington,
VA
US

Since 1988, Midlothian Athletic Club has dedicated its 70,000 square feet to myriad forms of achieving healthy living. Whether members want to hone tennis and racquetball skills, break a sweat in group exercise classes such as spinning and BodyPump, or relax in a sauna, they can do it at the MAC. The staff troll a stock of cardio and strength-training equipment, including FreeMotion Elite weight machines, Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals, and Precor machines, ready to dole out technique pointers. At the indoor pool, swimmers can get a workout on the lap lanes, slip down water slides, or pretend to be toddlers in the kiddie pool. The club also has six indoor lanes, where instructors lead water-aerobics classes that are gentler on joints than moon aerobics.

To help guests recover after a hard workout, the Midlothian Athletic Club hosts many means of relaxation. The massage therapists calibrate their fingers to several styles of kneading, including deep-tissue, Swedish, and myofascial release massage. At the MAC Cafe, chefs sear turkey burgers, bake lime-chili parmesan fries, and blend protein shakes to order for nutritious refueling.

10800 Center View Drive
Richmond,
VA
US

Following handshakes, Stephanie Forbes Hudgins’s preferred greeting for new clients is inspections of their spines. The certified Pilates instructor conducts detailed alignment evaluations as part of introductory sessions, during which she studies new students’ postures, pinpoints their goals, and outlines their medical histories. The consultations enable her to personalize her future lessons—she is well versed in making her exercises easier to accommodate those who are injured, pregnant, or really full. Her studio's policy is one of universal acceptance: guests of every age and experience level are welcome.

The team of instructors' private, duet, and group lessons encompass the focused stretches and core-tightening holds of both classic and modern Pilates, aided by ample tools such as Reformers, chairs, balls, tubing, and TRX Suspension cords. Her staff's curriculum reaches beyond Pilates to include barre fitness and other disciplines. Zumba classes, for example, take visitors through festive cardio-dance routines, and sessions of assisted stretching release muscular tension while ensuring that you don't lunge too deeply and become permanently stuck.

11711 Jefferson Ave
Newport News,
VA
US