Things To Do In Waltham

Up to 76% Off Yoga Classes

TriYoga Boston

Bank Square

$120 $29

Yoga classes range from slow-paced beginner classes with gentle poses to "Fire" classes that require more advanced strength and endurance

Up to 79% Off Membership to Elements Wareham

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

Up to 65% Off Classes at Waltham Yoga Studio

Waltham Yoga Studio

Waltham

$140 $49

Bask in the glow of far infrared light during Vinyasa-style yoga classes at this newly opened studio

Up to 74% Off Dance Sessions and Registration

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

Up to 53% Off Kayak or Canoe Rental

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $19

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

55% Off Personal Trainer

Fitness Together Boston

West End

$450 $202

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

45% Off CrossFit

Seaside Crossfit

West Wareham

$120 $66

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

Up to 78% Off Wine or Culinary Workshop

Gordon's Fine Wines & Liquors

Waltham

$45 $15

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Instructors, guest sommeliers, and local producers teach students about wine production, food pairings, or bourbon-based cocktails

Up to 69% Off at Shiva Shakti Yoga Center

Shiva Shakti Yoga Center

Waltham

$150 $49

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Yogis flow through poses in wood-floored studio, led by instructors who tailor moves to match students' experience levels

Up to 44% Off a Visit to Indoor Playspace

Inside Playground

East Watertown

$10 $6

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Shoeless tykes romp through inflated structures, ball pools, and sit-down games and puzzles in an indoor playplace

45% Off Art Camp

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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70% Fitness Package at Mount Auburn Club

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $199

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

Up to 61% Off Vinyasa Yoga

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

40% Off a Four-Week Outdoor Boot Camp

Ultimate Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$239 $143

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Participants burn calories & strengthen muscles as instructors lead creative workouts with cardio circuits, interval training & group games

45% Off One month of Martial Arts Classes

New Horizon Karate & More

West Boylston

$100 $55

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53% Off Weaving Class

The Weaving Shed

West Boylston

$85 $40

A simple, efficient, and relaxing machine, the rigid-heddle loom aids students in making scarves, towels, and other hand-woven items

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

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

Up to 53% Off Megaformer M3 Pilates Inspired Fitness Classes

The Studio Empower

Newton Center

$105 $49

A high intensity, low impact workout strengthens & tones with 45-minute classes fusing Pilates' principles with cardio & strength training

57% Off Unlimited Fitness Classes at Action Athletics

Action Athletics

Nonantum

$159 $69

Creative workouts and competition are hallmarks of this fitness studio; enjoy such classes as morning buzz, flow, and cardio chaos

Up to 62% Off Kindermusik Play-Dates

Suzuki School of Newton

Auburndale

$15 $7

Parents engage with their children through guided musical activities using instruments provided by the Suzuki School of Newton

Up to 74% Off CrossFit Clases

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

Up to 69% Off Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

Up to 57% Off Yoga and Barre at Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Town Center

$85 $49

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow classes in heated or unheated studios along with prenatal yoga, kids yoga, and barre

Pinot's Palette – Up to 48% Off a BYOB Painting Class

Pinot's Palette

Lexington Center

$45 $25

Friends enjoy a night out with wine while painting a picture that may feature trees, a city scene, or Van Gogh's Starry Night

Up to 57% Off Kids' Tumble Gym Passes

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Pass

Wayland Community Pool

Wayland

$40 $20

Families of two adults and all children under 21 enjoy a 10-lane lap pool with two diving boards

Up to 63% Off Dance Classes at Dance Republic

Dance Republic

Wellesley

$100 $45

Learn social dances such as the salsa, tango, cha-cha, or fox trot, or build core strength and endurance in a Salsa-Thon dance-fitness class

Up to 85% Off Training at Vo2max Elite

Vo2max Elite

Needham

$200 $49

Training classes—in a group or private atmosphere— are led be a knowledgeable staff and offered for various levels at different times

50% Off Firearms-Safety Course

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

Up to 90% Off Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at Vo2max Fitness

Vo2max Fitness

Needham

$408 $59

Boxing and fitness studio blends classic fighter workouts and training techniques to fine tune boxing ability and craft effective exercises

Up to 77% Off Summer Pool and Gym Memberships

Atlantis Sports Club

Multiple Locations

$499 $149

Summer memberships include classes and gym access as well as swimming in indoor and outdoor pools

Up to 43% Off Pottery Painting in Cambridge

Made By Me

Harvard Square

$46 $26

Aspiring artists and a friend paint pre-made mugs and other pottery pieces before staff escorts finished pieces to their date with the kiln

Charles Riverboat Company - 36% Off Architecture Boat Tour

Charles Riverboat Company

East Cambridge

$25 $16

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During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

Up to 58% Off Walking Ghost Tour

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

Boston Super Tours – 26% Off Chocolate, Brews & Views Tour

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

50% Off Night of Painting at Paint Corner Art Bar

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

Up to 75% Off Self-Defense or Boot Camp

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$150 $49

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

50% Off Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge Historical Tours

Cambridge

$30 $15

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Guides dressed in period clothing lead guests around famous locations, sharing more than 400 years of history

Up to 77% Off Yoga

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Up to 80% Off at Karma Yoga Studios

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

Up to 43% Off Harvard Walking Tour

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Up to 53% Off Harvard Walking Tour for 2, 4, or 6

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

Up to 61% Off Boot-Camp Classes

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Up to 73% Off Yoga at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$87 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead 90-minute Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner Clubhouse

Coolidge Corner

$20 $11

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25 screens show pro and college teams' triumphs while guests dine on hearty burgers, inventive wraps, barbecue, and southwestern cuisine

Up to 51% Off a Sushi-Making Class

Sea To You Sushi

Brookline Village

$140 $69

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Adept sushi chefs instruct on how to construct and serve rolls during events that include all-you-can-eat sushi

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas – Up to 55% Off Comedy Show

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Up to 65% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

The Body Center

Brookline Village

$115 $45

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Pilates Reformer classes grouped by skill level emphasize form while toning muscle; Learn Pilates package includes private and group classes

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Neil Stone's Karate Academy

Brookline

$510 $281

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Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Florian Martial Arts

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

Class options include Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, strength and conditioning, and striking

Up to 73% Off Fitness Classes

The Body Center Fitness

Brookline Village

$130 $39

Experienced trainers keep workouts interesting and results-driven by creating new, intense challenges and keeping class sizes small

The Dinner Detective – Up to 40% Off Murder-Mystery

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

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

Up to 88% Off Martial-Arts Lesson Packages

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Up to 51% Off Swing Dancing Lessons and Party

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Up to 56% Off Ice-Hockey Lessons

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

$8 for a Factory Tour at Taza Chocolate

Taza Chocolate

Union Square

$15 $8

During 45-minute tours, small groups learn about the chocolate-making process and equipment, and choose organic chocolates to take home

Up to 53% Off at Evolve Bootcamp

Evolve Bootcamp

Multiple Locations

$192 $99

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Enthusiastic instructor motivates students of all fitness levels during high-intensity, outdoor boot-camp classes

Up to 53% Off at Griffin Photography Museum

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

Up to 51% Off Golf with Cart and Range Balls

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

Up to 54% Off Strength Training and Conditioning Classes

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Up to 56% Off Classes at Borealis Yoga

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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Up to 38% Off Major League Ultimate Frisbee Games

Boston Whitecaps

Hormel Stadium

$16 $10

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After winning the league title and posting an undefeated record last season, the Whitecaps continue their pursuit of perfection

Up to 54% Off Metal Arts Class

Stonybrook Fine Arts

Jamaica Plain

$150 $75

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Students create silver rings and pendants or learn the basics of welding

Up to 70% Off Yoga Therapy Sessions

Intra Yoga Therapy

Jamaica Plain

$120 $59

Yoga therapy aims to ease stress and tension, build physical and emotional self-awareness, and promote mental clarity for mind-body healing

Make Your Own Seasonal Fruit Preserves with a Master Foodie

Cooking and Canning Workshop

Hyde Square

$40 $40

Leah Waldo immerses you in the basics of jams, jellies, and preserves from cooking to canning

Up to 50% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Prestige Pets at Gaston Farm

Boxford

$110 $55

Learn to ride during private or five-person group lessons; kids learn to ride and care for horses during all-day camps

Up to 56% Off Batting-Cage Rentals

A's Baseball Center

Woburn

$40 $19

Hone swinging skills by hitting homers across one of the baseball training facility's 70-foot-long batting tunnels

Up to 53% Off a Firearms-Certification Class for One or Two

Massachusetts Gun Safety

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

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Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

Up to 63% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

Up to 78% Off Women's Fitness Classes

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

Up to 83% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

50% Off Boot Camp

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

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Up to 71% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

Up to 68% Off Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

$120 $39

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

50% Off Beer-Making Class or Products

Beer & Wine Hobby

Woburn

$178.90 $89

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Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

Up to 57% Off at Boston Rock Gym

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

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The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."

This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.

725 Lexington St
Waltham,
MA
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In the early ’70s, Boston-area resident Mike Farny dreamed of creating affordable outdoor recreational activities for his community to enjoy. In May of 1973, Mike set up shop in the MDC Norumbega Police Substation of Newton/Auburndale and began realizing his dream. The location—directly next to the historic Totem Pole Ballroom—perfectly enabled the environmentally friendly practice of canoeing and kayaking. Mike's vision blossomed over the years to include four other locations, each offering rentals, tours, and instruction.

Today, on-staff guides lead tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor to educate participants in ecosystem conservation, view the skyline and sunset, or explore historic structures. Select trips also include lunch to fuel participants as they navigate difficult waterways and jump through flaming hoops. To prepare customers entering the water for the first time, instructors coach riders of all levels in private or group lessons at the paddling school, which draws on more than 30 years of instructional tradition. Staffers can also equip boaters in the shop—where P&H and Boréal kayaks hang alongside Tahoe paddleboards and Wenonah canoes, dreaming of one day being the inspiration for a traditional sea chantey. Crew members help clients choose their ride and accessories from these selections and others through free daily demonstrations.

2401 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton,
MA
US

Overhead lights are illuminated as the sun dips lower on the horizon, casting a glow across duos engaged in baseline rallies that echo across Weston Racquet Club’s eight outdoor courts. Every day, the club’s staffers set up meetings like this between players of similar abilities—staff unconditionally guarantees a suitable partner for individuals any time they are looking for a match. Carefully selected pairs then take to indoor or outdoor courts, which feature cushiony surfaces ideal for players with tender knees or cowardly socks. Members can continue to hone their skills during one of the 30 complimentary tennis clinics offered per week.

Housed inside a restored country mansion originally built in 1858, the clubhouse winds back the clock with an art-deco-inspired interior reminiscent of a 1930s tennis club. After a day on the courts, guests can unwind in the 45,000-gallon heated pool or soothe their aching tennis ear in the hot tub. Weston Racquet Clubs’ 40-Love Café aids in refueling by serving a menu of sandwiches, salads, and tapas.

132 West St
Waltham,
MA
US

Fitcorp's trainers have big shoes to fill. Founder Gary Klencheski earned his exercise technician certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports for 20 years. Klencheski's passion and expertise trickle down through each of his gyms' eight facilities, where each personal trainer has a degree in exercise science, a nationally accredited certification, and the charisma of a dictator holding pompoms.

The gym's array of fitness services includes cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as group Pilates, yoga, boot-camp, and Zumba classes. Massage and acupuncture sessions keep the body in high gear, and an onsite nutritionist offers nutrition tips developed by registered dietitian Amy Boyce.

1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham,
MA
US

Housed inside Boston's monumental textile mill, the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation invites guests on a trek through American history with a collection of artifacts dating as far back as 1812. Throughout the building's hallowed halls, interactive displays cleverly disguise education as amusement, coaxing visitors both young and old to steer a 19th-century fire engine, play a foot-powered piano, and teach an antique telephone switchboard how to send text messages. Enduring exhibits also showcase Waltham's industrious past with displays dedicated solely to textiles, watches and clocks, and transportation, including bicycles and penny-farthings powered by shredded pieces of yellow journalism. Members can take advantage of such perks as complimentary museum admission, invitations to special events, and unlimited use of the museum library.

154 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

Light streams in through the studio windows, bouncing off the painted brick walls and illuminating the yogis—each like a cat arching its back in a sunbeam—stretching on the hardwood floor. At Shiva Shakti Yoga Center, instructors, each with at least 500 hours of training, tailor each 60- to 90-minute yoga class to accommodate the needs of students of all experience levels. Drawing on such methods as hatha, Vinyasa, vigorous, restorative, and Anusara, the dynamic of fluid sessions help strengthen muscles and center minds for yogis of all kinds. The studio also hosts occasional workshops with guest teachers to keep bodies limber through varied regimens.

315 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

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