Classes in Washington, D. C.

Bake Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits with a Southern Chef

Biscuit-Baking Class

Adams Morgan

$45 $45

Jessica O'Neal leads students through a hands-on biscuit-baking lesson before the class sits down to feast on their creations

64% Off Zumba

No Obesity Family Fitness, Llc

Washington

$50 $18

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

Up to 66% Off Classes at Crossfit Metro Center

Crossfit Metro Center

Downtown - Penn Quarter - Chinatown

$280 $99

Trainers take new CrossFitters through the basics before setting them free to join small group CrossFit classes

34% Off Gardening Consultation

Garden Gurus

Redeem from Home

$150 $99

Landscaping experts identify diseased plants and provide solutions, suggest plants that will thrive in your yard, and provide design ideas

Half Off Kids' Sewing Party

CraftyStitches LLC

On Location

$300 $150

Ninety-minute sewing parties with included supplies help kids develop creative impulses by creating their own designs

Up to 50% Off Simply Paint Classes at Merlot's Masterpiece

Merlot's Masterpiece

Merlot's Masterpiece

$35 $19

(13)

Follow along with an expert instructor to complete paintings that you can take home at the end of class

Up to 54% Off Private Cooking Lesson

Nova Personal Chef

$165 $79

(5)

Culinary instructors travel to show students how to make Asian street food, Indian cuisine, and other unique dishes in their own kitchen

45% Off Art Studio Time and Supplies at ArtJamz

ArtJamz

Dupont Circle

$40 $22

Artists of all ages slap canvases with provided acrylics at open-house studio; of-age artists can sip beer, wine, or champagne

Up to 51% Off Salsa-Dancing Lessons at Saboreate Dance Company

Saboreate Dance Company

Washington

$60 $30

Students learn sensual salsa moves during 60-minute lessons

Up to 78% Off Gym Membership and Tanning

Results Gym

Capitol Hill

$150 $49

Spacious health club boasts fitness classes in sunlit studios, locker rooms with Hex II tanning beds, and cardio equipment

Up to 51% Off Painting Classes

Uncork'd Art

Uncork'd Art

$50 $25

Local artists lead fun two-hour group painting classes for a 21+ crowd with glass of wine, or host private party for up to 15 guests

Up to 69% Off Classes at Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

Bikram Yoga Tenleytown

AU Park - Friendship Heights - Tenley

$150 $49

Instructors guide students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises during 90-minute Bikram yoga classes in heated studio

Up to 77% Off at Buddha B Yoga

Buddha B Yoga

U Street - Cardozo

$148 $35

Certified instructors lead students of all fitness levels through Jivamukti, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa-style yoga classes

45% Off Personal Fitness Program

Right Path Fitness

On Location

$75 $41

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

Up to 65% Off at Bikram Yoga Dupont

Bikram Yoga Dupont

Dupont Circle

$100 $35

(79)

Held in a room heated to 105 degrees, a set sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises enhances flexibility and strength

Up to 52% Off Tango Classes at Tango Mercurio

Tango Mercurio

Multiple Locations

$99 $49

Instructors teach Argentine tango

Up to 61% Off Fitness Classes or Party Package

Jordin's Paradise

Dupont Circle

$75 $29.99

(37)

Positive instructors teach fitness styles from pole dance to yoga during group classes or snack-fueled parties

Up to 71% Off Dance and Yoga Classes

MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio

Takoma - DC

$70 $25

Natural health practitioner and dancer aims to unleash confidence and burn calories through an eclectic array of dance classes

Up to 71% Off Personal-Training Sessions

Origin Fitness

On Location

$150 $49

Personal trainer travels to homes to motivate clients through workouts customized to their fitness goals

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To the fitness experts who run The P Spot Fitness Studio, pole dancing is much more than an art of seduction—it’s a means to a healthier mind, body, and spirit. Within their 2,000-square-foot space, instructors use the discipline’s sultry swings, dips, and lifts to sculpt tight physiques in pole fitness classes. They also deploy fast-paced aerobics and exotic dance moves in Hot in Heels classes, getting blood pumping without screaming “Fire!” into IV drips. But lifestyle makeovers don’t end after class; a full slate of health services such as nutritional counseling, weight-loss camps, and a boot-camp getaway in the Caribbean weaves wellness into all aspects of life.

518 10th St NE
Washington,
DC
US

Boundless Yoga offers drop-in yoga classes in a variety of styles catering to benders and stretchers of all levels. Learn basic poses in a fundamentals class, or practice extended famous statue impersonations in an advanced class. Yoga for athletes is designed for competitors in training and retired Hall of Fame running backs who want to stay sharp in case the league expands to 78 teams, and mom and baby classes give new mothers a tranquil space for relaxation. With a fully packed class schedule taught by a rotating docket of 16 dedicated, enthusiastic teachers, Boundless Yoga makes it easy to fit mind-centering fitness into any lifestyle. Come in and take part of the final postures at Boundless Yoga's studio before the opening of the new location sometime in 2011; keep up on the move here or with the smoke signal scheduled for January.

1522 U St NW
Washington,
DC
US

Jonah's Treehouse offers innovative play and movement classes for the five and under portion of the population. The classes, taught in a clean and colorful studio, are based on age and acrobatic ability and help tots reach their full cognitive, motor, and social potential. To tire out a two-year-old, enroll her in the Elephants class, which increases awareness and muscular development with advanced rhymes and activities. For a newly walking tot, opt for the Giraffes class, in which children 9–15 months travel through tunnels, over bridges, and down slides while developing a stronger sense of space and balance. The air-conditioned facility offers a great alternative to scorching summer jungle-gym jaunts.

2121 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

When you did fitness alone, you couldn’t figure out the machines, did a wimpy walk on the treadmill, went home, and ate Funyuns. Today’s Groupon brings back the buddy system with $75 for three 45-minute personal training sessions at Fitness Together, a $225 value. With 13 participating locations in the DC metro area, you're bound to pass one on your way to the grocery store and four on your way to the grocery store that carries your favorite brand of Yoo-Hoo.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

1112 16th St NW
Washington,
DC
US

The certified teachers at The Studio DC guide students through energizing Vinyasa-flow classes designed to help yogis of all skill sets expand their mind-body practice. The packed schedule contains heated sessions (86–88 degrees) that help to add extra inches to stretches as well as more mild classes (78–82 degrees) that still get sweat glands pumping. Geared toward beginners, the Level 1 Alignment Flow class teaches students the fundamentals of Vinyasa yoga so that they can learn to glide from one pose to the next like well-oiled voguing robots. Body-benders with more practice can salute the sun in an intermediate Vinyasa class, and experienced flexperts can put their strength and endurance to the test with arm balances, backbends, inversions, and circular fire breathing in Power Flow 2.

1710 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington,
DC
US

This Groupon gets you one subscription to the fall season at Theater J, the "premier theater for premieres," according to The New York Times. That's five powerful plays ($20 per show) at the progressive Jewish theater that has premiered works by Joyce Carol Oates, Ariel Dorfman, and Robert Brustein. Last year the theater won the Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline; this year a Theater J production won the 2009 Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play; next year the theater will win the 2010 Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Samuel L. Jackson Award for Best Use of Juggling as a Narrative Device.

1529 16th St NW
Washington,
DC
US