Sports in Wellesley

50%% Off Kayak Rental from Boating in Boston

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Set amidst a serene natural backdrop, rental kayaks or paddleboards float on calm waters at five locations

Up to 59% Off Kickboxing Classes

Boston Tae Kwon Do

$239 $99

Seasoned martial artists teach disciplines that get students into shape and hone awareness of their minds, bodies, and the world around them

Up to 90% Off Boxing or Circuit Training Classes at 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

45% Off One month of Martial Arts Classes

West Boylston

$100 $55

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

Up to 59% Off Golf Round from Six Boston Area Courses

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Cart-borne clubbers traverse one of six Boston-area courses, hunting pars across 18 holes of New England countryside

Up to 53% Off 18-Hole Round of Golf at Sandy Burr Country Club

Wayland

$80 $45

18-hole course passing the 90-year mark still bears the fingerprints of its famous designer, Donald Ross

Up to 51% Off Family Pool Pass

Wayland

$40 $20

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

Up to 44% Off Free-Running and Parkour Classes

Westwood

$135 $75

Competitive-level free-runner teaches students the jumps, flips, and foundation of parkour

50% Off Bike Tune-Up at Country Ski and Sport

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Techs prep bicycles for peak summer performance by lubricating chains and bearings, truing wheels, adjusting brakes, and washing away dirt

Up to 51% Off Muay Thai Classes

Hyde Park

$150 $75

Muay thai classes focus on a variety of punching and kicking techniques while instilling core values in students

83% Off Brazilian Jiujitsu Lessons

Downtown Watertown

$290 $49

Instructors nurture kids' confidence by teaching them self-defense skills and bully-prevention techniques

Up to 75% Off at Personal Best Karate

Multiple Locations

$169 $49

Students boost their physical and mental strength, discipline, endurance, flexibility, and coordination in karate classes

Up to 63% Off Rock Climbing at Rock On Adventure

Norwood

$265 $120

Memberships bundle unlimited rock climbing with one private lesson for kids, adults, or families of four; day pass includes rental gear

Up to 80% Off Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes

Coolidge Corner

$219 $49

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

Up to 73% Off at Mass BJJ

Multiple Locations

$180 $49

BJJ classes for adults and kids; kickboxing and MMA classes;

Up to 56% Off at Allan Azoff's Martial Arts

Lexington

$85 $39

Students five and up, including adults, study the discipline coordination, and physical and mental training of karate for up to a month

Up to 76% Off MMA-Style Fitness Classes

Central Square

$120 $39

Choose from several programs that blend strength and aerobic training with natural movements to prepare for MMA or other combat sports

Up to 75% Off Adult and Youth Martial Arts Classes

Cambridge

$190 $49

Instructors impart self-defense techniques to adults and kids in spacious gym equipped with bags, pads and a regulation ring

Up to 56% Off Private Golf Lessons

Paradise Driving Range

$595 $259

PGA master pro analyzes students' swing tendencies with a variety of tools to develop correct form and course-management skills

Up to 70% Off at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

Up to 55% Off Great Urban Race Team Entry

The Kinsale

$120 $66

Scavenger-hunt-style race sends teams through city to compete for cash prizes and raise funds for St. Jude

40% Off Basketball or Volleyball Camp

Lower Roxbury

$350 $210

Boys an girls ages 8–17 hone basketball or volleyball skills during day-camp sessions led by experienced instructors

Up to 58% Off Golf Lessons 

Multiple Locations

$100 $49

Seasoned golf ace Jim Fenner harnesses video swing analysis to address client-specific needs in lessons

Up to 58% Off Lessons at City Golf Boston

Multiple Locations

$200 $99

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Year-round improvement with PGA instructors and video swing-analysis technology at three locations, including a downtown facility

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$139 $49

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu relies on grappling and ground-fighting techniques; Muay Thai focuses on stand-up striking and clinching maneuvers

50% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Boston

$450 $225

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

Up to 82% Off at The Ring Boxing Club

Boston

$198 $39

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Boxing classes and total-body workouts led by experienced boxers

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$450 $248

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Up to 68% Off Muay Thai Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Medford

$540 $297

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Up to 61% Historical European Martial Arts Classes

Medford

$100 $49

Historical European martial arts classes, derived from 15th- to 19th-century writings, including longsword, broadsword, and military sabre

Up to 70% Off Youth or Adult Martial Arts Classes

South Boston

$99 $39

Kids as young as 3 leap into Karate and Judo; older kids and adults can enroll in Karate,Self Defense, Judo, or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Up to 71% Off Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Marlborough

$40 $20

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Up to 89% Off at Certain Victory Martial Arts

Marlborough

$224 $25

Boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, and self-defense classes make students stronger and give them greater focus

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When rhythmic gymnast Olga Kinnard injured herself while training in Saint Petersburg, Russia, it was a blessing in disguise. For without it, there would be no Dance Republic. After retiring from gymnastics, Kinnard planned to attend medical school, even graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in biology and taking the MCAT. But she found dance to be so profoundly therapeutic, both emotionally and physically, that she decided to move to New York City for advanced training in Latin American dance and to fulfill her dream of tap dancing on the Chrysler Building’s needle. She went on to secure a laundry list of international titles and created Dance Republic to share her passion and expertise with others.

Kinnard originally founded the studio as a competition-only dance-sport facility dedicated to training future champions. She even appeared with some of her students on the TLC reality show Dancing Tweens. But over time, Kinnard and her team also began teaching more casual social-dance and dance-fitness classes, introducing clientele of all skill levels to the healing properties of fancy footwork.

Dance Republic recently relocated to a renovated, skylight-illuminated space with 18-foot-high ceilings and 3,000 square feet of dance floor. The new purple-and-yellow studio houses an inviting lounge area with an oversize suede ottoman and hosts events such as social dance parties and competitions.

10 Prescott St.
Wellesley,
MA
US

Golfers across the handicap spectrum practice bogey-thwarting skills at Natick Golf Learning Center, where PGA- and LPGA-certified pros preside over a multifaceted outdoor practice facility. The center’s outdoor driving range offers 75 artificial and natural-grass hitting mats; two chipping greens, a putting green, and a practice bunker let players practice their finesse shots. During daily lessons, the pros enlist video analysis and other teaching aids to help pupils tackle new skills or correct recent on-course weaknesses.

218 Speen St
Natick,
MA
US

The high-pitched thwacks of flush drives pierce the air from the elevated hitting bays that encompass Leo J. Martin Golf Course's driving range, inspiring clubbers of all abilities to perfect their pendulous swings. With more than 30 hitting stalls replete with new artificial mats, the expansive range facilitates practice shots with all clubs or overenthusiastic legs as guests soak in sweeping views of the tree-lined New England countryside. The range faces due east, so golfers won't have to reckon with the setting sun as they follow soaring shots through the stratosphere. A selection of new and used clubs anchors the facility's fully stocked pro shop, providing pristine wares to accompany swings fine-tuned at the range or during lessons. The practice area shares grounds with the Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course, a 6,320-yard course that opens its grassy passageways to all aspiring pin hunters.

190 Park Rd
Weston,
MA
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

100 Needham Street
Newton,
MA
US

No one is born with the ability to do a roundhouse kick, but—under the guidance of the sage instructors at Giroux Bros. Martial Arts—most can learn. Classes for both kids and adults are centered around Chun Kuk Do, a well-rounded style of karate founded by Chuck Norris and made famous by his performances in blockbuster films and bestselling flipbooks. Students learn to kick, chop, and block from instructors who hold black belts, including founder Steve Giroux, a 6th-degree black belt and regular contributor to the martial arts community at large.

241 Walnut St
Newtonville,
MA
US

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
US