Personal Development in West Sacramento

$99 for an IT Database Admin Online Training Bundle from Database Training Academy ($3,595 Value)

Database Training Academy

Online Deal

$3,595 $99

More than 150 hours of training in all areas of database technology ranging from SQL to Oracle

$49 for $98 Worth of Music Lessons — Sac Valley Guitar

Sac Valley Guitar

Sacramento

$98 $49

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$50 for $100 Groupon — AfterSchool Academy

Afterschool Academy

Arden - Arcade

$100 $50

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$99 for a Business-Certification-Course Package from Management and Strategy Institute ($449.90 Value)

Management and Strategy Institute

Online Deal

$449.90 $99

Online certification courses for leadership and project management help professionals prove to employees they have valued skills

$99 for a Complete Cisco Certification IT Network Training Bundle from IT University Online ($3,295 Value)

IT University Online

Online Deal

$3,295 $99

Bundles contain hands-on exercises, multimedia presentations, and exam simulators to help students prepare for CCNA and CCNP certification

$33 for $60 Toward Photography and Portraits

Fine Clicks Photography

On Location

$60 $33

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$13 for $29 Groupon Toward Online Driver's Ed — Natomas Driving School

Natomas Driving School

North Sacramento

$29 $13

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$69 for CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ IT Certification Training Bundle from Career Academy ($1,485 Value)

Career Academy

Online Deal

$1,485 $69

Online courses with video instructions help IT professionals attain certifications in networking and corporate security

One- or Two-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson with Briefing at JetEXE Aviation (48% Off)

JetEXE Aviation

Southwestern Sacramento

$250 $129

During introductory flights, budding pilots learn basic flying skills and maneuvering in a Remos GX with state-of-the-art technology

Eight-Course Online Photography Course from Capturing True Emotion ($250 Value) 

Capturing True Emotion

Online Deal

$250 $49

Through online videos and coursework, a professional photographer imparts how to have complete control of a digital camera

$49 for Four Private Guitar Lessons with Free Lesson e-Book at American Guitar Academy ($129.95 Value)

American Guitar Academy

Carmichael

$129.95 $49

Under the tutelage of skilled instructors, prospective rock icons learn scales, chords, and soloing techniques during 30-minute lessons

$248 for $450 Worth of Services at Pause Photography

Pause Photography

Foresthill-Back Country

$450 $248

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a Tutoring Session from Davis Learning Center (50% Off)

Davis Learning Center

Davis

$259 $130

Includes a comprehensive academic assessment and four hours of instruction with a qualified teacher in any subject

$69 for an American Heart Association First-Aid, CPR, and AED Class ($140 Value)

Safety Training Seminars

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Five-hour American Heart Association class teaches CPR, defibrillator use & basic first-aid techniques; certification is valid for two years

Academic Assessment with Two or Four Tutoring Sessions from Club Z! Tutoring Services (Up to 73% Off)

Club Z! Tutoring Services

Stonelake Landing

$179 $59

After an academic assessment determines areas that need work, tutors create a custom program based on the child's actual school curriculum

$73 for $125 Worth of Academic-Tutor Services — A+ Learning Cetner

A+ Learning Cetner

Elk Grove

$125 $73

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Four or Six Tutoring Sessions in Math or English at Best in Class Education Center (Up to 77% Off)

Best in Class Education Center

Elk Grove

$210 $49

During 60-minute sessions, tutors help students strengthen critical thinking or creative writing skills

$59 for Four Weekly 30-Minute Music Lessons at Rock Inc. ($125 Value)

Rock Inc.

Citrus Heights

$125 $59

Students of all levels develop their musical skills in guitar, bass, piano, or voice lessons

Four or Eight 30-Minute Music Lessons at Bach to Rock - Folsom (Up to 54% Off)

Bach to Rock - Folsom

Folsom

$168 $79

Fun classes teach kids and adults to sing or play guitar, drums, keyboard, or other instruments

$39 for One Month of Music and Movement Classes or Creative Art Classes at Growing Brilliant ($80 Value)

Growing Brilliant

Rocklin

$80 $39

Parents guide children through fun sessions of dancing and singing or art and storytelling to encourage brain development and literacy

$50 for Four Piano Lessons from Studio 3 Piano ($100 Value)

Studio 3 Piano

Lodi

$100 $50

Piano teacher with over 15 years experience helps students of all ages learn and master the piano

$52 for $90 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes at Public Awareness Safety Services

Public Awareness Safety Services

Jackson

$90 $52

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One, Two, or Three Years of Online Guitar or Bass Lessons from Dangerous Guitar (Up to 91% Off)

Dangerous Guitar

Online Deal

$134.55 $18

More than 650 high-definition videos give professional instruction in a wide range of playing styles

On-Location Photo-Shoot Package or a Photography for a Small to Medium Wedding from R. Delp Photography (Up to 82% Off)

R. Delp Photography

On Location

$325 $59

Choose 2 locations for onsite shoots for up to 5 subjects; capture joyful wedding memories with 6 hours of coverage, plus a print credit

One, Three, or Seven Half-Hour Virtual Music Lessons from Peace of Mind Music Lessons (Up to 61% Off)

Peace of Mind Music Lessons

Redeem from Home

$20 $10

Communicating via Skype, instructors work with students during music classes that focus on subjects such as vocals, guitar, and theory

Four or Six Guitar, Beginner Piano, or Voice at Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction (Up to 64% Off)

Jones Guitar and Vocal Instruction

Concord

$130 $50

Seasoned instructor Ranjani Jones teaches basic theory, sight-reading, and technique for guitar, beginner piano, and voice

Photography or Photoshop Class at Wild Destinations Photography (51% Off). Three Options Available.

Wild Destinations Photography

Grass valley

$140 $69

Each class is three hours and teaches the fundamentals of photography or Photoshop

Photography Fundamentals and/or Night Photography Workshop from Eric Gould Photography (Up to 57% Off)

Eric Gould Photography

Multiple Locations

$150 $69

Hands-on workshop introduces camera controls and artistic methods; evening classes work with sunsets, silhouettes, and dusk-lit images

$99 for Two Subject Assessments with Registration Fee at Sylvan Learning ($285 Value)

Sylvan Learning

Manteca

$285 $99

After thorough skills assessments in a choice of two subjects, learning professionals devise a custom study plan

$70 for $140 Worth of Singing Lessons — The Studio of Meghan Michelle McGovern

The Studio Of Meghan Michelle Mcgovern

Alamo

$140 $70

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One or Two Months of 30- or 60-Minute Private Lessons and Other Perks at Bradley School of Music (Up to 52% Off)

Bradley School of Music

Lafayette

$162.50 $79

Students of all ages learn to play the guitar, piano, drums, or other instruments in a supportive environment with an on-staff psychologist

$74 for $165 Worth of Services at College Nannies + Tutors

College Nannies & Tutors

Blackhawk

$165 $74

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$59 for Six-week Online Course in Positive Psychology - The Path to Happier Course ($147 Value)

Guide To Self, Inc.

Danville

$147 $59

Six-week video course by positive psych expert, Dr. John Schinnerer, covering how to create more success and happiness.

$25 for $55 Worth of One tutoring session — Science Tutor 4 Me

Science Tutor 4 Me

San ramon

$55 $25

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Two or Four 30-Minute or 60-Minute Private Violin Lessons at Vernon Music Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Vernon Music Studio

Richmond

$120 $55

A violinist who customizes lessons to students' needs, helping them to learn violin quickly and thoroughly

$30 for $60 Groupon — Russian Program "Krugozor"

Russian Program “krugozor”

South Berkeley

$60 $30

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$48 for $80 Worth of CPR and First-Aid Certification Classes — Rescue Ready

Rescue Ready

Santa Rosa

$80 $48

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$95 for Online Personal-Training Certification from American Fitness Institute ($299 Value)

American Fitness Institute

Online Deal

$299 $95

Online materials allow students to set their own pace over a four-week period before testing to be certified as a personal trainer

$29 for a 20-Hour Online Bartending Course from Express Bartender ($79.97 Value)

Express Bartender

Online Deal

$79.97 $29

Through 12 digital lessons, students learn to mix 125 different cocktails and receive post-course job assistance

$15 for an Online Driver's Ed Course with DMV Certificate of Completion ($69.95 Value)

igottadrive.com

Online Deal

$69.95 $15

State-certified online course serves as replacement for in-class learning and teaches fundamentals of safe driving

$9.95 for an Online California Traffic-School Course from Traffic School 2 U ($19.95 Value)

Traffic School 2 U

Online Deal

$19.95 $9.95

Eight-hour online course lets students get traffic violations off their records if passed

$249 Sonoma Valley Helicopter Tour and Food and Wine Pairing for Up to 3 from Helico Sonoma ($465 Value)

Helico Sonoma

Santa Rosa

$465 $249

During helicopter flights, passengers soak in the view; post-flight, guests enjoy a wine and food pairing at Williamson Wines Healdsburg

Three Private Music Lessons from Tony Bragano (45% Off)

Tony Bragano

Santa Rosa

$99 $54

Three private music lessons in saxophone, piano, or guitar from professional musician Tony Bragano

One Month of Private Guitar, Bass, or Drum Lessons at Music to My Ears (50% Off)

Music to My Ears

Cotati

$138 $69

Instructors with extensive performance backgrounds teach essential skills for playing the guitar, drums, or bass

Four or Eight Lessons for String Instruments, Guitar, Flute, or Piano at New World Music Academy (Up to 53% Off)

New World Music Academy

Pleasanton

$170 $85

Professional performers teach students to play guitar, flute, or string instruments; piano classes take place in a group setting

Two or Four Salsa Classes at Rueda Con Ritmo (Up to 62% Off)

Rueda Con Ritmo

In The Groove

$26 $10

Hour-long classes feature four different levels of Cuban-style salsa dancing

$50 for $100 Groupon — Spanish in Downtown San Rafael

Spanish In Downtown San Rafael

San Rafael

$100 $50

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The next time you're on the roof of a five-story building, look down at the ground, and you'll get a rough idea of just how high people climb at Touchstone Climbing. The gym's seven locations feature lead walls that rise as high as 50 feet off the ground, though height isn't the only dimension that makes the space feel immense. Each spot has at least 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain, not to mention as much as 3,000 square feet of bouldering.

To prevent newcomers from feeling intimidated by the magnitude of the environment, the gym holds introductory classes. During these sessions, participants learn the basic techniques they'll need if they want to conquer the gym's crack systems and boulder problems. The classes are also an opportunity for students to scope out the terrain features at each location, such as Diablo Rock Gym's steep prow, which juts out crookedly like a thumbs up from a dizzy ballerina. While they're at it, the visitors might notice something else: the social nature of the gym. As the San Francisco Chronicle recounts, the fact that lead climbs require two people means that climbers are constantly asking around for new partners and chatting back and forth as they ascend.

Each location also boasts a weight room, cardio machines, and a studio space for everything from yoga to spinning to core classes.

116 N 16th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Andy Siebert floated in the water, weightless—almost as if in outer space—and watched as all 40 feet of a Galapagos Island whale shark drifted past him. It’s moments like that one that Andy lives for, having devoted his life to scuba diving. He took his first dive as a teenager, but didn’t take the sport seriously until he turned 42, at which point he began his journey to log more than 3,000 dives.

Now, as owner of Scuba World, Andy works to help others discover their love of the underwater sport. One part retail shop and one part scuba-diving school, the PADI five-star IDC dive center is chock-full of gear for purchase and rental, as well as expert instructors who teach classes for divers of all levels, including instructor-level classes. Their classes range from beginner discovery sessions to open-water-certification courses to rescue-diver classes for the more advanced diver who is worried about all those fish in the ocean who need help getting out. Andy’s wife and partner, Lynn Siebert, plans trips that take divers to waters all over the world, including the nearby Monterey Bay and more far-flung expeditions in Micronesia.

5114 Madison Ave
Sacramento,
CA
US

Yellow and blue signage near the parking lots of shopping malls, offices, and entertainment centers indicates the presence of ProntoWash Eco AutoSpa, a car wash and detailing powerhouse that boasts more than 350 operations worldwide. Its business model revolves around accessibility—ProntoWash sets up shop where cars already are, saving drivers time and preserving all the gas and corn dogs that engines would have otherwise consumed during a trip to a traditional car wash. Helming special yellow Washing Karts, the company's technicians use biodegradable detergent and about a pint of low-pressure water to render each car clean. They also care for cars by vacuuming carpets, restoring headlights, stuffing multivitamins inside ailing glove compartments, and making arrangements to hit the road with their mobile car-wash service.

1722 J St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Lion Solutions' professional car caretakers travel to auto owners' homes and offices to shine and freshen vehicles inside and out. During the two-hour Superior detail service, technicians hand wash and towel dry exteriors before dressing tires and rims in enamel-protecting tuxedoes. Streak-free cleaning solutions remove smudges from glass surfaces, and the showroom finish imbues doors and dashboards with brand-new appeal. Applied manually, carnauba wax protects paint, shielding it from invading dirt clouds and locust armies. Vacuums inhale unwanted particles from fabrics and vents, and washcloths scour grime from interior surfaces. A fragrance package of choice upgrades each vehicle's interior atmosphere. In lieu of the Superior detail package, drivers may opt for the four-hour Lion luxury detail, which includes the aforementioned services on top of shampooing, extracting, and spot-treating stains and slushy spills on carpeting and floor mats.

431 I St
Sacramento,
CA
US

A Paul Mitchell Partner School, The California Academy tends to the talents of student tress tamers and skin sparklers with a range of supervised hair, wax, and skincare services. The 8,500-square-foot training facility excavates unwanted hairs with waxing of the eyebrows ($10), chin ($7), or back ($30). A 30-minute pumpkin resurfacer ($45) smoothes, renews, and brightens the complexion without the embarrassment of taking an entire pie to the face. Students manipulate manes with everything from a basic cut and style ($12+), which comes with a five-minute stress-relieving scalp treatment, to a perm ($30+) or full highlight ($40+).

2100 Arden Way
Sacramento,
CA
US

Two entrepreneurial friends had two goals: start an airbrush makeup company and open a beauty school. They knew airbrush makeup was used extensively in Hollywood, and desire for the lightweight formula was in demand from brides and models—and they knew more makeup artists would need to be trained to apply it. After creating FlawlessAir Cosmetics, the friends opened Flawless Pro Make-Up Academy to further educate professional makeup artists, as well as teach laypersons cosmetic tips such as how to best apply false eyelashes or airbrush tans. Advanced courses, such as airbrush, TV and film, and drag and special-effects techniques, allow pros to expand their repertoires. Flawless's founders know beauty is a business, which is why makeup artists can also take a technology and social-media class to learn how to design a website to advertise their expertise.

1600 Sacramento Inn Way
Sacramento,
CA
US