Things To Do in Virginia

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$20 for Zombie Paintball Outing for Two with 100 Rounds at FC Paintball, LLC ($40 Value)

FC Paintball, LLC

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Ride through urban field during fast-paced zombie battles with glow-in-the-dark paintballs

BYOB Pottery Painting for One, Two, or Four at Jimmy Potters Studio (Up to 66% Off)

Jimmy Potters Studio

Multiple Locations

$77 $45

During two-hour BYOB parties, customers sip cocktails and paint pottery pieces, guided by an experienced artist

Two or Three Adult or Junior Go-Kart Races or Three Laser Tag or Paintball Games at G-Force Karts (Up to 59% Off)

G-Force Karts

Richmond

$44 $20

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Racers whip around a track full of twists, turns, and straightaways; players battle in the laser tag arena or the indoor paintball field

Two or Four One-Hour Jump Passes at Rebounderz Of Newport News (Up to 46% Off)

Rebounderz Of Newport News

Kiln Creek

$26 $14

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10,000 sq. ft. of trampolines, arcade games, dodge ball and basketball station; safety ensured by referees

Hammer Your Own Metal Ring with a Jewelry Artist

Hands-On Ring-Making Class

Old Town

$125 $125

Dejan Jovanovic demonstrates more than 20 years of jewelry-design experience as he helps you craft your own metal ring

Full-Day Fishing Trip for Two from Sally T Fishing (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sally T Fishing

Downtown Hampton

$100 $50

Skilled captain and crew lead groups of up to 50 aboard the Sally T to catch croakers and flounder; gear and license included

"A Night of Love and Laughter" With Lyfe Jennings and Sommore on Friday, November 7 (Up to 40% Off)

A Night of Love and Laughter feat. Lyfe Jennings and The Queen of Comedy Sommore

Roanoke Civic Center

$55.15 $33

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R&B artist Lyfe Jennings and comedy queen Sommore team up for a night that celebrates a shared characteristic: they don't hold back

Two or Three Adult or Junior Kart Races, or Three Paintball Games at G-Force Karts (Up to 59% Off)

G-Force Karts

Portsmouth

$44 $20

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Racers test their skills on the track in junior karts that reach up to 40 mph, or adult karts that reach 44 mph; rounds of indoor paintball

$65 for Three Golf Rounds, Plus, Range Balls and Cart at Riverfront Golf Club (Up to $169.99 Value)

Riverfront Golf Club

Suffolk

$169.99 $65

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Designed by famed course architect Tom Doak, 18-hole course incorporates tidal marshes, tall native grasses, and towering oaks and pines

$39 for $70 Worth of Kayak Rental — Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides

Blackwater Outfitters, Llc

Courtland

$70 $39

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

$25 for Basic Skills Rock-Climbing Class for Two at Rise Up Climbing ($50 Value)

Rise Up Climbing

Lynchburg

$50 $25

Learn the fundamentals of climbing, from putting on a harness to belaying for a partner, then climb at the gym for the rest of the day

Entry to Northern Virginia BrewFest for One or Two on October 19 at Bull Run Regional Park (Up to 56% Off)

Northern Virginia Brewfest

Bull Run Regional Park

$25 $12

Craft breweries from across the country dispense samples of brews alongside food stalls, arts and crafts, and live entertainment

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

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

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

Visit for Two or Four to Natural Bridge of Virginia (Up to 39% Off). Four Options Available.

Natural Bridge of Virginia

Natural Bridge

$52 $32

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The area brings together several exhibits and natural wonders, from the awe-inspiring bridge to historic displays of Native American life

$60.50 for Eight-Week Beginner Swing-Dance Course at Gottaswing ($110 Value)

Gottaswing

Multiple Locations

$110 $60.50

Swing-dance champions Tom Koerner & Debra Sternberg & staff teach jitterbug, lindy hop & charleston steps during eight-week program

Civilian Military Combine Obstacle-Race Package for One or Two on Saturday, October 18 (Up to 55% Off)

Civilian Military Combine

Bryce Resort

$160 $79

Two-part race challenges entrants to tackle a five-minute functional fitness contest before tackling over 4 miles of obstacles

Introductory Court-Tennis Package for One or Two at Prince's Court (Up to 91% Off)

Prince's Court

McLean

$375 $49

Club allows members to discover the pleasures and challenges of court tennis, the quirky ancestor of such games as squash and lawn tennis

$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a Uniform from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$6 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $11.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - One Loudoun

$11.50 $6

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

2 or 10 Tickets to the Ghost & Mystery Walking Tour from Tell Me About It Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Tell Me About It Tours

Meet in front of Marco & Luca Noodle Shop

$30 $16

Two-hour tour covering one mile of haunted sites features former mayor Sam McCue's home, the site of a grisly murder

Exotic-Car Driving Experience or Ride-Along from Adventure Supercars (Up to 53% Off). Six Options Available.

Adventure Supercars

Virginia International Raceway

$99 $49

Customers experience driving a Nissan GT-R, Audi R8 V10, Lamborghini LP 550, McLaren MP4-12C, or Ferrari 458, or a ride-along in a BMW M3

Four-Hour Fly Fishing Lessons for One or Two at Bearded Lady Fly Fishing (Up to 61% Off)

Bearded Lady Fly Fishing

Blacksburg

$100 $49

Expert anglers lead fly fishing lessons that cover equipment, knots, and fly-casting

Shocktober's Paxton Manor Visit for Two at Paxton Campus (Up to 50% Off). Nine Dates Available.

Shocktober

Exeter

$50 $25

This haunted house tour challenges the brave to confront their fears and explore rooms that claim paranormal sightings

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

Rebel Fit USA

Multiple Locations

$159 $45

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

$121 for $220 Worth of Martial Arts at Oriental Sports Academy

Oriental Sports Academy

Burke

$220 $121

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

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

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

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

Round-Trip Bus Ride to New York City from Washington, DC or Virginia from BestBus (Up to 57% Off)

BestBus

Multiple Locations

$90 $39

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Buses outfitted with free wi-fi and outlets ferry passengers to and from New York's Times Square; trips take about 4.5 hours each way

One or Three Months of Women's or Co-Ed Fitness Classes at Divine 24hr Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Divine 24hr Fitness

Divine 24hr Fitness

$129 $39

Women workout together during elite training classes while high-intensity D24 sessions are co-ed and focus on improving body composition

One, Three, or Five One-Hour Private Golf Lessons from North Carolina Golf Academy (Up to 56% Off)

North Carolina Golf Academy

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

PGA member and Golf Digest instructor helps golfers perfect their swings and other aspects of their game during one-hour lessons

Five Drop-In Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga at Dahn Yoga & Tai Chi (Up to 71% Off)

Dahn Yoga & Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

$100 $29

Qualified instructors help students bolster flexibility, strength and mind-body unity with breathing and core work followed by teatime

One- or Two-Month Kickboxing or Kids' MMA Membership at Maryland Combat Sports Academy (Up to 68% Off)

Maryland Combat Sports Academy

Frederick

$250 $79

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

Studio Fees and Ceramics for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine - Sterling, VA

Sterling

$30 $15

Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand off to staff to glaze and fire

Fall Strolling Bridal Show for Two, Four, or Six from Blue Jay Events on Sunday, October 5 (50% Off)

Blue Jay Events

Winchester

$16 $8

Local wedding vendors and demonstrations ready brides and grooms for weddings and show off the latest dress trends

Weekend or Weekday Round of Golf for Two with Range Balls at Hanging Rock Golf Club (Up to 54% Off)

Hanging Rock Golf Club

Salem

$69 $32

18-hole course stretches across foothills overlooking the scenic Roanoke Valley, challenging golfers with dramatic elevation changes

One-Hour Archery Lesson for Two with Bow Rentals at Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center (Up to 51% Off)

Hunt'N'Shak Archery Center

Hunt 'N' Shak

$140 $69

Professional archers teach students the proper form of using a bow to ensure consistent shots and enjoyable experience

Six or Nine Weeks of Unlimited Classes with Uniform at Muhammad's Boxing And Martial Arts (Up to 89% Off)

Muhammad's Boxing And Martial Arts

King George

$329 $39

Martial artists of every age and experience level can enjoy the structured, individualized attention at this student-focused dojo

5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

$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

$230 $35

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

$47 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts

Shoshin Ryu Martial Arts

Chantilly

$90 $47

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

All-Day Paintball Package with Equipment Rental for Up to 4, 6, or 12 at Paintball International (Up to 82% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

Ceramics Painting for Two or Four at Color Me Mine (Up to 52% Off)

Color Me Mine

Fair Oaks

$30 $15

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Choose from a bounty of dishes, figurines, and other ceramic creations to paint in vibrant colors, then hand them to staff to glaze and fire

Month of Climbing or Day Pass with Equipment Rental for One or Two at Crimper’s Climbing Gym (Up to 54% Off)

Crimper's Climbing Gym

Christiansburg

$24 $12

Indoor climbing lets guests strap on shoes and harnesses to tackle walls riddled with holds

All-Day Paintball Package for Two, Four, or Eight, or a SplatMaster Party for Up to 10 at XZone (Up to 61% Off)

XZone

Chesterfield

$70 $34

Paintball outing includes rental paintball marker, mask, and 200 paintballs for each player; party includes gear and two hours of play

$20 for a Fall-Festival Outing with Activity Bands for Two Adults and Two Children at Tysons Fall Harvest ($38 Value)

Tysons Fall Harvest

Lerner Town Square at Tysons II

$38 $20

Fall festival celebrates the season with hay rides, a petting zoo, bouncy house, hay maze, kids' candy walk, and pumpkin-carver demos

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

Power Kix Martial Arts

location

$159 $29

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

$39 for Five MetroBarre Classes at Metropolitan School of The Arts ($75 Value)

Metropolitan School of The Arts

Lorton

$75 $39

MetroBarre offerings include classes focusing on stretching or strength, although all workouts help participants build long, lean physiques

One Ticket or a VIP Table for Six at The Cage Man Kickboxing Challenge or UrFight 2 MMA Events (Up to 56% Off)

Cage Man Challenge 1 and UrFight 2: Continue the Fight

Virginia High School

$25 $12

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Amateur kickboxing tournament initiates a full weekend of fighting on Friday night; MMA brawls cap off the festivities on Saturday night

Kayak Trip and Class for Six, or Half-Day Single- or Tandem-Kayak Rental from Eco Trek Adventures LLC (50% Off)

Eco Trek Adventures LLC

Prince George

$420 $210

American Canoe Association–certified instructor leads class; explore the Appomattox River on your own or with a friend during rental

One-Year Membership for One or Two to Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library (40% Off)

Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

Bedford

$50 $30

Members can explore their genealogy with the museum's expansive collection of historical files, and receive 10% off gift-shop purchases

Vineyard-and-Winery-Cellar Tour for Two or Four with Olive-Oil Tasting at Molon Lave Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Molon Lave Vineyards

Molon Lave Vineyards

$56 $29

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Tour of 50-acre vineyard grounds and winery cellars with olive-oil tasting, cheese and cracker basket, and souvenir glassware

$59 for a First Step Class and One Month of Metabolic Group Training at Oxygen and Iron ($169 Value)

Oxygen and Iron

Midlothian

$169 $59

Trainnes undergo a personal assessment and goal-setting session and introductions to metabolic conditioning and foam rolling

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

Curves

Multiple Locations

$78 $25

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

$50 for a Three-Hour Intro to Pottery-Wheel Workshop at Kiln & Co. ($100 Value)

Kiln & Co.

Vienna

$100 $50

The three-hour pottery workshop for all ages is taught by experienced ceramic artists and includes a follow-up visit to paint pieces

Four-Week Belly-Dancing Crash Course for One or Two at Saffron Dance (Up to 57% Off)

Saffron Dance

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Belly-dance students build core strength, improve posture, and enjoy a low-impact workout in beginner-friendly course

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

Village Yoga

Multiple Locations

$90 $29

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

Historic-Site Visit for Two or Four from Preservation Virginia (Up to 50% Off)

Preservation Virginia

Multiple Locations

$16 $8

Historic sites whisk visitors to the homes of patriots and politicians with architecture ranging from the 1609 to 1790

$25 for Winery and Pub Tour for Two at Cobbler Mountain Cellars ($53 Value)

Cobbler Mountain Cellars

Marshall

$53 $25

Married winemakers welcome visitors to their rustic vineyard and offer complimentary tastings upon request

$45 for Admission to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Including Howl-O-Scream Admission (Up to $75 Value)

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Busch Gardens Williamsburg

$75 $45

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Enjoy family-friendly adventures by day, then escape from haunted houses and creepy creatures as you zoom through thrill rides in the dark

$1,499 for a Fan Sponsorship Package with All Access for a Race from RaceDaySponsor.com ($2,000 Value)

RaceDaySponsor.com

Ridgeway

$2,000 $1,499

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

$23 for Two Hours of Bowling with Shoe Rental for up to Six at King Pin Lanes (Up to $87 Value)

King Pin Lanes

Midlothian

$87 $23

Groups of six send pins clattering on 1 of 32 lanes outfitted with advanced scoring systems and, for children 10 and under, optional bumpers

$52 for $100 Worth of Batting Practice — Koa Sports League

Koa Sports League

Kensington

$100 $52

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

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Avoca Museum & Historical Society (Up to 68% Off)

Avoca Museum & Historical Society

Altavista

$10 $4

During 90-minute tours, explore a restored 1901 mansion whose grounds include six other historical buildings and a family cemetery

10 Martial Arts Classes or Month of Unlimited Classes for One or Two at Wolf Martial Arts Academy (Up to 84% Off)

WOLF Martial Arts Academy

4

$120 $19

Instructors lead martial arts classes for students ages 6 and older, teaching technique, discipline, and self-defense

All-Day Paintball Package with Gear Rental for Two, Four, Six, or Eight at WarPlay Paintball (Up to 88% Off)

WarPlay Paintball

4

$168 $23

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Marine veterans designed woodsball, speedball, and hybrid fields with barricades and lookout towers to emphasize tactical team play

WMZQ Fall Fest with Darius Rucker, David Nail & More at Jiffy Lube Live on Saturday, October 4 (Up to 58% Off)

WMZQ Fall Fest

Jiffy Lube Live

$33 $15

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Grammy-winner Darius Rucker headlines a festival of country superstars featuring David Nail, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, and Chase Bryant

Laser Tag Games for Two, Four, or Six, or a Two-Hour Laser Tag Party at Wilson Ennis Clubhouse (Up to 67% Off)

Wilson Ennis Clubhouse

Huntingtown

$40 $15

Players wield laser guns to target and tag one another in an arena; a party includes unlimited games of laser tag and drinks

Bounce Visits at Bounceeez (Up to 69% Off). Three Options Available.

Bounceeez

North Central

$47.64 $15

A village of towering 26-ft. inflatables, new games, new rides, new carpet, and new menu

Wedding Bouquet Wedding Planning Seminars, September 20–November 15 (Up to 55% Off)

JVENTS

Multiple Locations

$48.47 $22

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Wedding expert Jasmine Roberts leads seminars that help brides-to-be plan every aspect of their wedding, from budgeting to time management

Five or 10 Kickboxing Classes at Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 76% Off)

Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Multiple Locations

$100 $25

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Classes blend muay thai, brazilian jiu-jitsu, and other fighting techniques to create full-body workouts

Four Piano or Singing Lessons at Melody Sons Music Studio (Up to 51% Off)

Melody Sons Music Studio

Penrose Square

$120 $59

Supportive and encouraging teacher for kids and adults in piano and vocal techniques at all skill levels

Speedway Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Richmond International Raceway

$129 $64

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

Bridal Expo for Two from Show Bride (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Show Bride

Multiple Locations

$20 $5

Event features wedding exhibitors giving out samples, discounts, and prizes to help couples brainstorm and make contacts

Foundation Course or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit for One or Two at Mount Vernon CrossFit (Up to 76% Off)

Mount Vernon CrossFit

Mount Vernon

$200 $49

Exercisers of all levels perform the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing cluster of exercises designed to build broad, functional fitness

Two or Three Hours of Bowling for up to Five People at Sparetimes (Up to 53% Off)

Sparetimes

Hampton

$48 $24

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A smoke-free bowling alley with 32 lanes and automatic bumpers

Admission for Two or Four to O. Winston Link Museum or History Museum of Western Virginia (Up to 52% Off)

History Museum of Western Virginia

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Two museums explore 10,000 years of Native American heritage via ancient artifacts, and more recent locomotive history through photographs

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

Fitness First Training Service

Portsmouth

$15 $5

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

$99 for a Wellness Package at Eternawell ($275 Value)

Eternawell

Harbour View East

$275 $99

Wellness professionals help reduce pain, and keep bodies flexible and healthy with nutritional assessments, chiropractic exams, and yoga

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In 1791, Alexander Hamilton–hoping to enhance trade and safety along the coasts of Virginia and Maryland–contracted renowned architect John McComb to design a lighthouse at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. McComb quickly fulfilled his duty in 1792, with the illumination of Cape Henry Lighthouse’s inaugural flame lit by the lighthouse’s first keeper, who was appointed by George Washington himself. In the centuries since the octagonal tower cast its first guiding beam across the bay, the Cape Henry Lighthouse stood sentinel over the coast and ensured the safety of incoming ships and immigrating krakens until it was replaced in 1881. Stewards of the lighthouse’s past, Preservation Virginia, ensured in 1930 that the inoperative structure and surrounding lands were reopened to the public and maintained for the enjoyment of future generations.

Today, visitors ascending the twisting iron stairs step out to the window-enclosed observation deck, drinking in 360-degree views of the water and surrounding verdant forests. A team of passionate and knowledgeable staff–most of whom have been guides for years–remain on hand to answer questions relating to the lighthouse’s history and how lighthouse keepers stave off land invasions of ghost sea captains.

583 Atlantic Ave.
Fort Story,
VA
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Certified personal fitness trainer Ken Williams’ boot camps were voted Hampton Roads' best in 2011 by the Virginian-Pilot, and he was honored in NV Magazine’s 2011 Movers & Shakers list, a designation for outstanding business people who prove “anything is possible.” Today, he captains a crew of certified trainers in his boot-camp programs while also offering private training and diet coaching. Believing his boot camps can benefit anyone, he trains clients of every stripe, from those looking to shed fat to competitive bodybuilders to local celebrities such as WVEC News 13’s Benita Adams. Each of his workouts aims to challenge fitness seekers both physically and mentally, much like solving math problems with a 130-pound bronze pencil.

In addition to helping clients along the path to healthier selves, Ken commits himself to offering a hand in the local community. He provides motivational speeches at local schools to encourage healthy habits among youth, and conducts food and supply drives for local homeless shelters Haven House and ForKids, Inc.

122 East Little Creek Road
Norfolk,
VA
US

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.

409 Network Sta
Chesapeake,
VA
US

Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

2704 Columbia Pike
Arlington,
VA
US

Readers of Richmond magazine have voted Car Pool Car Wash the Best Car Washing/Detailing business in the city multiple times over the last decade. Stepping into one of its facilities, it?s easy to see why. In addition to making autos look and feel like royalty, Car Pool Car Wash also cultivates a stress-free environment with sleek waiting rooms that resemble modern hotel lobbies and emit free WiFi. After grabbing a complimentary cup of coffee and receding into plush leather chairs, visitors are served a visual feast that may include floor-to-ceiling windows or a stone fireplace. Rocking chairs outside of the car wash enable car owners to wait under the open sky while flipping through a book or magazine.

Locally owned and operated since 1977, the automotive salon company has focused on advanced car-cleaning methods while expanding its outreach to include six full-service wash facilities, two exterior-only wash facilities, and a full-service detail shop. Many of the car wash's specialty packages cater to specific vehicle needs such as comprehensive interior cleaning or professional exterior waxing, services that enlist products from Simoniz and Rain-X to safeguard paint jobs.

Car Pool Car Wash strengthens its bond with repeat customers through its frequency rewards program, which makes participants eligible for future discounts after they sign up online or in person. The shop also carries Duck Bucks gift cards that allow recipients to prepay for regular car washes. In their efforts to foster a tightly knit community, the owners of Car Pool Car Wash regularly support local charities and organizations in their initiatives.

9850 Midlothian Tpke
North Chesterfield,
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