Sports in West University Place

$29 for Nocturnal Lands 5K Running Music Festival with After-Party on November 15 ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Sam Houston Race Park

$60 $29

5K music festival sees participants running to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows and celebrating at a main-stage after party

$25 for 5K Registration for One at The Graffiti Run on Sunday, December 7 $50 Value)

The Colorful 5K

University of Houston Main Campus

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

One Funtastic Friday Session for One, Two, or Three Children at Mazeika's Elite Gymnastics (Up to 50% Off)

Mazeika's Elite Gymnastics

Independence Grove

$18 $10

Kids age 4–12 explore gymnastics through play during three-hour Friday night drop-off sessions

18 Holes of Golf for 2 or 4 with Cart, Drinks, and Sandwiches or Salads @ Heron Lakes Golf Course (Up to 59% Off)

Heron Lakes Golf Course

Houston

$120 $59

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Par 68 executive course presents water hazards on nearly every hole and fuels players with a sandwich or salad and cold drink

10 Kids' Karate Lessons with Uniform for One or Two at Sagemont Martial Arts (86% Off)

Sagemont Martial Arts

Southbelt/ Ellington

$200 $29

Black-belt instructors impart self-defense skills to kids in karate classes

30 or 60 Days of Unlimited Kung Fu Cardio or Fit Club Classes at The Kung Fu School (70% Off)

The Kung Fu School

Houston

$100 $30

Seasoned martial artists and U.S. military veterans lead students through intense cardio workouts with punching bags

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boxing Classes with Hand Wraps at Title Boxing Club Houston Westchase (Up to 57% Off)

Title Boxing Club Houston

Houston Westchase

$56.48 $25

Experienced trainers lead one-hour boxing classes where guests sweat out up to 1,000 calories & build muscle; take-home hand wraps

Four or Eight Gymnastics Classes for Ages 3–18 at Bannon's Gymnastix (Up to 55% Off)

Bannon's Gymnastix

Houston

$65 $30

Boys and girls aged 3–18 of all ability levels enter classes that focus on gymnastics, tricking, or tumbling

$56 for $160 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Lone Star Hitters Boxing/Fitness Club

Lone Star Hitters Boxing/fitness Club

Houston

$160 $56

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$49 for Unlimited Month of Krav Maga and Fitness Classes at Krav Maga Houston ($200 Value)

Krav Maga Houston

Houston

$200 $49

Vetted and seasoned instructors help students get in shape for summer with skill-building workouts and instinct-based fighting system

Friday Evening Obstacle Course for Kids at Iron Sports Indoor Obstacle Course (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Iron Sports Indoor Obstacle Course

Houston

$20 $10

Diverse obstacle course motivates and challenges kids ages 5 and up to get fit during fun Friday evening sessions

$40 for $80 Groupon — Baseball Performance Training

Baseball Performance Training

Spring Branch West

$80 $40

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10 Karate Classes with One Anti-Bullying Class and Uniform for 1 or 2 Kids at My Dojo Karate (Up to 87% Off)

My Dojo Karate

Multiple Locations

$209 $29

Through safe, fun classes kids 3 and up get in better physical shape while strengthening their minds

10 Muay Thai and Cardio Kickboxing Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Gracie Barra (Up to 84% Off)

Gracie Barra Mixed Martial Arts

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$175 $29

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Muay thai focuses on sparring and striking techniques; cardio kickboxing boosts the heart rate and burns calories

Golf-Tour Membership with Optional Round of Golf with Brad Peterson from My Skins Game (Up to 71% Off)

My Skins Game

On Location

$229 $109

Membership in golf tour allows registration in 20 weeks of events; round of golf with long-drive professional Brad Peterson helps hone skill

Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Gracie Barra Champions (Up to 75% Off). Four Options Available.

Gracie Barra Champions

Gracie Barra Champions

$145 $39

Students get in shape and learn self-defense in boxing and kickboxing lessons under world-class instructors at family-oriented school

$27 for $60 Worth of Services at Black Tiger Martial Arts

Bt Martial Arts

Houston

$60 $27

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$90 for $199 Groupon — Cantu Martial Arts & Fitness

Cantu Martial Arts & Fitness

Southbelt/ Ellington

$199 $90

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$30 for 1.5-Hour Private Tennis Ball Machine Rental at Tennis Tutor at Tennis Champs ($52.50 Value)

Tennis Tutor at Tennis Champs

Multiple Locations

$52.50 $30

Players hit forehands and backhands as a ball machine with a range of speed and trajectory tirelessly lobs them a variety of practice shots

Indoor Rock-Climbing for Two or One Month of Climbing at Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing (Up to 50% Off)

Stone Moves Indoor Rock Climbing

Champions Park

$38 $20

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Climbers ascend bouldering and top-rope courses with gradual- to steep-angled walls to accommodate all skill levels

$84 for $240 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Kim Soo Karate

Kim Soo Karate, Inc.

Houston

$240 $84

Three months of basic martial arts fitness, consisting of group routines, practical self-defense, tactics, and conditioning.

One Month of Evening Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Tiger's Den Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 85% Off)

Tiger's Den Martial Arts & Fitness

Multiple Locations

$297 $49

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in evening martial-arts classes

$139 for Beginner's Course and Four VIP Clinics or 10 VIP Clinics ($275 Value)

Matt Swanson's School of Golf

Multiple Locations

$275 $139

Award-winning instructor helps golfers hone their skills, ranging from basic swing mechanics to detailed nuances of course management

$250 for $500 Worth of Sports Camp — Houston Floorball Association

Houston Floorball Association

On Location

$500 $250

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5 or 10 Sword Combat Classes at Sword to Sword (Up to 66% Off)

Sword to Sword

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Instructors use German longswords to teach students the basic techniques and skills of swordsmanship

Entry in 5K Glow Run for One or Two from Luminate 5K on Saturday, October 11 (Up to 50% Off)

Luminate 5K

Minute Maid Park

$55 $27.50

A 5K and after party influenced by Eastern lantern festivals are full of colorful illuminations and glow accessories for runners

5 or 10 Piloxing Classes at Aerobifit Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Aerobifit Fitness

Memorial

$75 $35

Piloxing classes join Pilates and boxing exercises for a total body workout

$80 for $159 Worth of Martial Arts — Kicks MMA Mixed Martial Arts

Kicks Mma

Missouri City

$159 $80

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes with Hand Wraps for One or Two at Title Boxing Club (Up to 57% Off)

Title Boxing Club

Missouri City - Sugar Land

$56.48 $25

Tone arms and legs while building core strength during two weeks of kickboxing and boxing classes

$33 for $60 Groupon — Tumbling Starz

Tumbling Starz

Pearland

$60 $33

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One Month of Gymnastics Classes for One or Two Children Including Registration at GymTastic! (51% Off)

GymTastic!

Alvin-Pearland

$110 $55

Gymnastics classes have kids tumbling, springing, and flipping; includes registration

One Month of Archery Lessons for One or Two at District 12 and Beyond (Up to 59% Off)

District 12 and Beyond

Sugar Land

$60 $29

Learn the sport of kings during a month of archery classes

$55 for Martial Arts at Sugar Land Martial Arts (45% Off)

Sugar Land Mixed Martial Arts

Sugar Land

$100 $55

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One, Three, or Five Private Basketball-Training Sessions at Illusion Institute (Up to 58% Off) 

Illusion Institute

Deer Park

$72 $36

One-on-one training allows instructors ample time to teach how to handle the ball and score or blow past defenders

Volleyball Registration for One Adult or a Team (Up to 54% Off)

Texas One Athletics

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Four-person co-ed volleyball teams compete throughout the fall during refereed games

$109 for One Month of Junior Golf Academy at Wood & Olson Golf Performance ($225 Value)

Wood & Olson Golf Performance

Pecan Grove

$225 $109

Teaching duo breaks down student's skills and helps develop dependable swings with game lessons and fitness training over eight sessions

One or Two Months of Gymnastics Classes at ASI Gymnastics (Up to 66% Off). Two Locations Available.

ASI Gymnastics

Multiple Locations

$111 $39

Gymnastics instructors teach age-appropriate skills that develop strength and coordination in addition to confidence and mental toughness

Martial Arts or Sweat Fitness Classes at Jade Mountain Martial Arts (Up to 76% Off). Three Options Available

Jade Mountain Martial Arts

Houston

$100 $29

Torch calories in sweat fitness classes, master the self-defense skills of jujitsu, or enjoy diverse training techniques in kung fu workouts

$41 for $100 Worth of Martial Arts — Velocity MMA

Velocity Mma

Houston

$100 $41

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1, 3, or 5 Private Basketball-Training Sessions from FunDMental Hoops at Faith West Academy (Up to 68% Off)

FunDMental Hoops

Houston

$80 $39

A former player for Marquette and Wichita State helps athletes ages 5+ hone their form one-on-one or with up to three friends

10 Boxing or Kickboxing Classes or Month of Unlimited Krav Maga at Elite Krav Maga and Kickboxing (Up to 56% Off)

Elite Krav Maga and Kickboxing

Katy

$50 $29

Pupils achieve a full-body workout or learn practical self-defense techniques originally developed for the Israeli Defense Force

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boxing Classes at Westend Boxing Gym (Up to 82% Off)

Westend Boxing Gym

Houston

$79 $19

Classes suitable for all experience levels help participants tone muscles, burn calories, and get in shape

Mini Golf, Drinks, and Snacks for Two or Four at Choice Tee (Up to 53% Off)

Choice Tee

Spring

$20 $12

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19-hole mini-golf course features winding hole designs

Two or Four Weeks of Unlimited Classes with T-shirt for One Child at Elite Eagle Taekwondo (Up to 85% Off)

Elite Eagle Taekwondo

Kleinwood

$100 $19

Kids boost their strength, flexibility, endurance, confidence, and discipline while learning self-defense skills

Two Kids Lessons or Two or Four Beginner Adult Tennis Lessons at KS Tennis (Up to 51% Off)

KS Tennis

Forest Oaks Swim & Racquet Club

$40 $20

Introductory lessons focus on the basic fundamentals and expedite development and consistency

$29 for $145 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Woodlands White Tiger LLC.

Woodlands White Tiger

Rayford Bus Park

$145 $29

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu or Jiu Jitsu Classes at Mun-Do Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Mun-Do Martial Arts

Middlecoff

$65 $29

Instructors motivate students to improve their fitness and technical skills while gaining values such as confidence and discipline

Ten or Twenty Martial Arts or Self-Defense Classes with Uniform at Mou Chuk (Up to 91% Off)

Mou Chuk

Spring and the Woodlands

$285 $29

Students develop the disciplines of Taekwondo, jiujitsu, hapkido and Self-Defense knowledge, taught by Grandmasters and Masters

10 or 16 Tae Kwon Do or Tumbling Classes at Tumbling Cheer Fitness/Family ATA Martial Arts (Up to 94% Off)

Tumbling Cheer Fitness / Family ATA Martial Arts

Spring

$325 $20

Instructors use martial arts to instill the principles of physical fitness and mental focus that can be translated to any sport

Three-Hour Guided Kayak Tour for One, Two, or Four from All Points Of Sail Sailing School (Up to 67% Off)

All Points of Sail Sailing School

Seabrook

$95 $35

Kayak tours explore Armand Bayou, Armand Bayou Nature Center, and Horsepen Bayou

Martial Arts Classes and Summer Camp at Leaders For Life Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off). Two Options Available.

Leaders For Life Martial Arts

Columbia Memorial Business Park

$80 $19

Martial arts instructors teach groups of students empowering self-defense techniques and lead children's summer camp sessions

10- or 16-Class Karate Packages for Kids at Baytown Black Belt Academy (94% Off)

Baytown Black Belt Academy

Baytown

$324 $20

Kids learn self-defense skills while building discipline and self-esteem during 30- and 45-minute classes

$110 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — Global Martial Arts

Global Martial Arts

Tomball

$200 $110

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30-Minute Batting Lesson or 60-Minute Batting and Fielding Lesson at Tomball Golf- Baseball (Up to 63% Off)

Tomball Golf- Baseball

Tomball

$80 $30

The 14'x14'x70' cage's Iron Mike MP 4 commercial pitching machine sends balls hurtling at lefties and righties at 25–85 mph

Two or Four Self-Defense Classes at SHIELD Training Solutions, LLC (Up to 51% Off)

SHIELD Training Solutions, LLC

Dickinson

$50 $25

Instructors use various programs, preparing students to protect themselves in real-world confrontations

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform or MMA/Boxing Gloves at ATA Martial Arts (94% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$325 $19

Kids build discipline and self-esteem during martial-arts classes, and adults get in shape with cardio and krav maga sessions

MMA or Karate Classes; or Power Kickboxing Classes at Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Twin Dragons Mixed Martial Arts

Texas City

$220 $100

Students gain strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in MMA or karate classes, or torch calories in high-impact power kickboxing classes

18-Hole Round of Golf, Cart, and Hot Dogs for Two or Four at Texas National Golf Course (Up to 46% Off)

Texas National Golf Course

Texas National

$91 $55

Course architect Jack Miller drew inspiration from Augusta National to sculpt 6,806 yd. layout that's been recently overhauled

$55 for $115 Worth of Martial Arts — Gracie RGDA Houston Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Gracie Rgda Houston Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Montgomery

$115 $55

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Classes with Wraps and Optional Private Training at TITLE Boxing Club (Up to 57% Off) 

Title Boxing Club - The Woodlands

The Woodlands

$44.49 $19

Burn up to 1,000 calories during one-hour boxing and kickboxing sessions helmed by a trainer who teaches jabs, hooks, and kicks

Sunset or Moonlight Kayak Tour for Two, or Kayak Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Beach Town Tours (Up to 63% Off)

Beach Town Tours

Galveston Island

$80 $39

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Two-hour sunset or moonlight excursion, or choice of kayak tours focused on birdwatching, sightseeing, or cardio workouts

$50 for $90 Worth of Obstacle Courses — MOJO Challenge Obstacle Racing

Mojo Challenge

Beaumont

$90 $50

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UNITED Tae Kwon Do's group classes aren't really about punching and kicking. Sure, students work to master self-defense techniques, but they also focus on topics such as confidence and respect. The conditioning and reaction drills also help to build lean muscle and serve as an effective form of stress management. In this way, UNITED Tae Kwon Do's sessions benefit all types of students, whether they're kids or adults, beginners or more seasoned martial artists. The trained instructors also teach private lessons that adhere to personal goals, such as preparing a student for an upcoming black belt test.

These programs didn't develop overnight. UNITED Tae Kwon Do has been honing them for more than three decades, long before martial-arts uniforms became a red-carpet fashion trend. The educators have expanded into multiple locations throughout the Houston area and show no signs of stopping.

5202 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire,
TX
US

When course architect Roy Case designed the 36 holes that would become Wildcat Golf Club, he drew inspiration from two distinct styles by laying traditional Scottish links-style holes over the undulating Texas Hill Country topography. Players encounter lots of tall grasses but few trees as they eventually reach 100-foot elevations, where they?ll catch glimpses of Houston?s skyline, Reliant Stadium, and the Galleria. The Club is divided into two 18-hole courses?the Highlands Course and the Lakes Course?each blanketed in TifSport Bermuda grass fairways and TifEagle Bermuda putting surfaces so smooth that golfers have reported reaching into the cup and pulling out a single red rose instead of their golf ball.

Though situated next to one another, each course bears its own unique set of challenges. Deep ravines and strategically placed bunkers befuddle players on the Highlands Course, while the Lakes Course lives up to its name with water as its defining characteristic. A series of lakes comes into play on seven holes, nowhere more dramatically than on the twelfth hole, a unique par 5 configuration whose tee box, two fairway sections, and green are separated by intersecting water hazards, which double as watering holes for thirsty golf carts.

Highland Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,954 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.6 from the back tees * Course slope of 138 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

Lakes Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 7,016 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 73.2 from the back tees * Course slope of 135 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole

12000 Almeda Rd
Houston,
TX
US

Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

900 S. Gessner Suite #326
Houston,
TX
US

It’s safe to say Catherine Fox knows her way around a pool. She won an Olympic gold medal for her ability to find her way from end to end. Partnering with Swim Jim owner Jim Spiers, a trainer for 2012 Olympics Bronze medalist Lia Neal, the pair transformed their expertise into a curriculum that helps others learn to love the water as they do. The resulting program, titled the Underwater Schoolhouse, forms the cornerstone of every class held at SwimJim.

Teachers take on students of all ages, focusing first on helping to cure land dwellers’ inherent nervousness around water. To do this, they use a combination of encouragement and humor, never pushing a student further than they’re willing to go. Once students take the plunge, the coaches focus on teaching the mechanics of a variety of strokes, such as how to kick during breaststroke or how to emerge gracefully from the chrysalis before butterfly stroke.

1100 Wilcrest Dr
Houston,
TX
US

Originally developed in France and named art du deplacement, modern-day parkour teaches students how to embrace the full range of natural human movement while imparting a greater sense of control and self-discipline. Urban Movement's parkour classes cater to adults and children as young as 7, giving and give them the skills they need to navigate through natural or manmade areas while overcoming physical obstacles with graceful, fluid, and efficient movements. With their emphasis on running, jumping, climbing, rolling, and more, these indoor and outdoor classes help students develop greater strength, stamina, and balance, as well as mental fortitude and self-confidence. Urban Movement welcomes attendees of virtually any skill and fitness level, creating a safe and supportive environment where people can learn to appreciate, and master the art of parkour.

500 Texas Ave
Houston,
TX
US

Some swim coaches can only tout their credentials and experiences, but director Susie Collins can prove the results of her labor. One of her pupils is working toward swimming in the Olympics, and a thrilled parent recently praised her ease and dedication in teaching their special-needs son how to swim. All the academy's instructors receive training in water safety, stroke curriculum, and child development directly from Collins, who also teaches games and techniques to motivate even the most stubborn inflatable alligator. Students learn at their own pace, following Collins's stage-by-stage method that leads toward individual swimming goals, whether students want to compete professionally or use their butterfly stroke to blend in at the local dolphin tank.

6535 Dumfries Dr
Houston,
TX
US