Personal Development in Washington

$50 for $100 Groupon — PA Tactical Training Center

Pa Tactical Training Center

Pittsburgh

DRTA (Defensive Response Tactical Aggression) is a women’s self-defense program

$100 $50

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$49 for an Introduction to Motorcycles Class for One at State 8 Rider Education ($100 Value)

State 8 Rider Education

Cuyahoga Falls

Professional coaches teach new motorcyclists the skills and safety techniques for riding a bike in introductory classes

$100 $49

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$45 for $80 Worth of Music Lessons — Falls Rock Shop

Falls Rock Shop

Cuyahoga Falls

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

$80 $45

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One- or Two-Hour Photography Session with Horse of Your Choice from Desired Focus Photography (Up to 64% Off)

Desired Focus Photography

Following Faith Stable

Purchasers pose with horses during one- or two-hour sessions; digital images included

$250 $98

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Flight Experience, Flight Simulation, or Five-Week Ground School at Premier Flight Academy (Up to 65% Off)

Premier Flight Academy

Multiple Locations

Flight lessons gets guests flying in planes for aerial tours; ground school prepares private pilots for their licensing test

$250 $99

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$33 for Four 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Lifetime Guitar Lessons ($80 Value)

Lifetime Guitar Lessons

Multiple Locations

Guitar instructor with more than four decades of experience teaches students of all ability levels

$80 $33

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In the late 1970s, career educators Eileen and Raymond Huntington opened the first Huntington Learning Center in Oradell, New Jersey. Their goal was to take an individualized approach to education, adjusting instructional tactics according to each student's particular set of needs. Their success in helping K–12 students prepare for exams and improve grades and study skills quickly spawned franchises across New York and New Jersey.

Today, the certified Huntington tutoring staff utilizes testing and rubrics for assessing each child's skills, academic needs and potential for growth. The teachers even note the student's behavior in different testing and academic situations to craft a methodology sensitive to each child's learning style. Teachers also adhere to the company's code of ethics that stresses professionalism and confidentiality, encouraging pupils to improve their grades honestly through dedicated study rather than shortcuts.

2848 Washington Rd
Canonsburg,
PA
US

Jazzercise, a funk-fueled, head-to-toe regimen, sculpts muscles, boosts energy, and sheds pounds during 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching. It incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Class formats vary too, including special Jazzercises geared to sculpt your bod or literally make you slightly better at saxophone playing. As for the ittie-ditties, childcare is available during select times at many locations.

905 E McMurray Rd
Venetia,
PA
US

The Real You Wellness Center's highly trained health coaches assist clients in adopting healthy-living practices by promoting decisions and choices tailored to each individual's lifestyle. Nutrition professionals elucidate the art of healthy living through classes brimming with cooking demonstrations, samples, recipes, and reasons why "round" is not a food group. Friends pair up for an evening of hors d'oevres, smoothies, and stress-busting relaxation activities with Girls Night Out Healthy Happy Hour, or sit-in on the Gluten-Free Living class to nosh on easily digestible munchies.

4 Penn Center West
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

In 2009, the Duquesne Dukes men's basketball team put their own spin on the annual March Madness. Defying the odds, the team made an unprecedented run to the Atlantic 10 conference championship game and followed that with its first berth in the NIT since 1994. The resulting whirlwind brought plenty of media attention to a university that otherwise prefers to stay off the beaten path. Sprawled across a serene 43-acre hilltop campus, Duquesne University hosts 16 Division I athletic teams in sports such as soccer, track and field, and women's volleyball, and since the school's inception, the Dukes' colors of red and blue have remained the same, unlike a chameleon that constantly changes its favorite movie.

600 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts acts as both the patron and the glittering stage for the local arts community, raising awareness of Pittsburgh's visionaries-in-residence with a host of educational programs and exhibitions. Its members scamper freely through galleries stuffed with canvases and sculptures by local artists such as Brian Dean Richmond and Gregory Witt. Prospective Picassos and vicarious Velazquezes, meanwhile, can pour their inner outsider artist into bright and bold Plexiglass prints, hand-hammered metal jewelry, and subtle Chinese brush paintings during a day of three hour-long studio sessions at an Arts Crash Course. If you're still suffering from excess inspiration afterward, burn off the rest before it curdles into images of poker-playing dogs with a $25 member discount to sign up for ongoing classes in watercolor painting, ceramics, and other crafts. Admission to the galleries at local cinema and media center Pittsburgh Filmmakers is also included with your membership benefits, as well as a 10% discount on colorful blown glass vases and funky jewelry in the gift shop and assorted discounts on art supplies at three area stores.

1047 Shady Ave
Pittsburgh,
PA
US

Students who come to Gaynor’s know to expect more than an evening of culinary theater; the ingredients and utensils are foisted into the eager hands of all who enter. Choose a class from the Interntional Cooking Series and dabble in the cuisine of Thailand, Indai, Morocco, or Spain. Learn how to make pierogies both traditional and exotic in the pierogie-making class. Brush some butter on your piecrust game in a beginners' pastry class. And when the Easter Bunny climbs down the chimney this year, greet him with extra-savory ham after taking copious notes at the holiday-themed dinner class. The full schedule of classes is available online, with new classes added regularly.

309 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh,
PA
US