Things To Do In Winchester

10 or 20 Yoga, Pilates, Step, Muscle, or Aerobics Classes at Winchester Aerobics (Up to 60% Off)

Winchester Aerobics

Multiple Locations

$100 $50

Exercisers can get in shape with choice of group fitness classes, such as yoga, Pilates, or aerobics

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

Firearms-Certification Class with Simulator Session for One or Two at Massachusetts Gun Safety (Up to 53% Off)

Massachusetts Gun Safety

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

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Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at New England Small Circle JuJitsu (Up to 83% Off)

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

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Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

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

6 or 10 Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

$120 $39

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

Beer-, Wine-, and Cheese-Making Products or Beer-Making Kit and More for One at Beer & Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Woburn

$178.90 $89

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Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

$99 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lando ($209 Value)

CrossFit Lando

Woburn

$209 $99

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

Basic Firearms Training or a Concealed-Carry Class for One or Two at Down Range Firearms Training (Up to 66% Off)

Down Range Firearms Training

Downtown Woburn

$100 $39

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Via classroom and simulator time, certified instructors train students and satisfy the application requirements for a concealed-carry permit

Mosaic Taster Class for One, two, or Four at Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply (Up to 51% Off)

Mosaic Oasis Studio & Supply

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

In the "taster" class, students learn techniques, styles, and tips for creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind mosaics

14 or 28 Drop-In Play Passes to Kids' Tumble Gym at Together in Motion (Up to 57% Off)

Together in Motion

East Arlington

$69 $34

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Parents and children bond as they play with soft blocks and climb through tunnels together on a tumbling gym's padded floor

10 Martial Arts Classes at Sarah's School of Martial Arts (55% Off)

Sarah's School Of Martial Arts

Arlington

$150 $68

From the merchant: We offer Brazilian jujitsu and shotokan classes for adult and kids.

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at CorePower Yoga ($195 Value)

CorePower Yoga

Multiple Locations

$195 $69

Dynamic flow of Vinyasa-style poses, breathing exercises, and uplifting music energize bodies and minds in stretch-friendly heated rooms

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 63% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $77

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

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

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

Firearms-Safety Course for One or Two at Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (50% Off)

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

5 or 10 Fitness Classes or One Month of Classes at Fitness Together Melrose (Up to 57% Off)

Fitness Together Melrose

Melrose

$75 $35

Work to build strength and endurance in small groups, allowing you to receive more customized attention from a skilled trainer

5 or 10 Yoga or Barre Classes at Lexington Power Yoga (Up to 57% Off)

Lexington Power Yoga

Lexington Town Center

$85 $49

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Instructors lead Vinyasa Flow classes in heated or unheated studios along with prenatal yoga, kids yoga, and barre

$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

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5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $29

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

10 CrossFit Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit (Up to 74% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios/Dragon's Eye CrossFit

Waverley Square

$150 $39

Work up a sweat with intense CrossFit routines that incorporate functional moves to increase agility and strength

One, Two, or Four Private and Group Dance Lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio (Up to 69% Off)

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$238 $79

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Group dance lessons introduce beginner couples or singles to the basic moves, and private lessons let students work on more advanced skills

$61 for $110 Worth of Dance Lessons — Salsa @ New England Movement Arts

New England Movement Arts - Romeo Rodriguez

Burlington

$110 $61

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Golf Lesson with PGA Pro or Golf Simulator Session at Big Sticks Indoor Golf (Up to 50% Off)

Big Sticks Indoor Golf

Burlington

$110 $59

PGA pros utilize latest golf technology to breakdown swings and offer corrective advice; simulators replicate world's top courses

$55 for $100 Worth of Kayak Rental — Amazing Grace Marina, LLC

Amazing Grace Marina, Outfitters And River Run

Bennington

$100 $55

Take in views of beautiful foliage on a kayak during a five-mile river or a two-mile lake run; includes shuttle, photo, and video

10 or 20 Classes at Roots Yoga (Up to 67% Off)

Roots Yoga

Burlington

$120 $49

Beginner-friendly studio hosts monthly workshops and classes ranging from gentle Slow Flow to more rigorous heated, Vinyasa, and Power yoga

30- or 60-Minute Flight-Simulator Session at Flight Experience (Up to 54% Off)

Flight Experience

Burlington

$135 $65

Climb into a Boeing 737NG flight simulator to soar through digitized skies and land at real-life airports

1 Month of Unlimited Swordsmanship Classes or Foam-Sword Role-Play Party for 12 Kids at Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship

Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship

Burlington

$150 $70

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Classes in traditional swordsmanship or interactive role-play parties with foam swords for kids

1-Month Membership or 6-Week Intro Fencing Class at Moe Wen Fencing Club (Up to 62% Off). Five Options Available.

Moe Wen Fencing Club

Winter Hill

$130 $65

Instructors teach students of all ages basic blade work, footwork, and tactical skills with a saber or foil

ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

Learn to Snorkel, Intro to Scuba, Scuba Skills Update, or Scuba Refresher Class at United Divers (Up to 51% Off)

United Divers

East Somerville

$75 $38

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Learn to snorkel or scuba dive during three-hour course or brush up on scuba skills during three- or six-hour class

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

Rock-Climbing Packages at Brooklyn Boulders Somerville (Up to 65% Off). Three Options Available.

Brooklyn Boulders Somerville

Ward Two

$83 $29

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Climbers become acquainted with techniques and safety procedures to effectively scale gym's walls; day passes include full access and gear

Three-Hour Private Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One or Two at Monadnock Glass Arts (50% Off)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

$250 $125

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

$220 $99

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Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Fundamentals Course with One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes for One or Two at CrossFit RBP (Up to 53% Off)

CrossFit RBP

1 mile from the Wellington MBTA station

$209 $99

Exercisers take Fundamentals course to learn how to do functional fitness workouts; CrossFit sessions constantly change to challenge muscles

Cambridge Haunts Historical Walking Ghost Tour for Two or Four (Up to 58% Off)

Harvard Square Ghost Tour

Harvard Square

$30 $15

Guides lead 90-minute walking tours by lantern through historic streets of Harvard Square, sharing stories and reported ghost sightings

$58 for a Chocolate, Brews & Views Trolley Tour from Boston Super Tours ($78 Value)

Boston Super Tours

CambridgeSide Galleria Mall

$78 $58

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Upper Deck Trolley takes passengers to three locations to taste wine, beer, and chocolate

Charles River Tour or Sunset Cruise for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 41% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridge

$17 $11

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Captain and crew lead river tour or sunset cruise past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River

Public Ghost Tour for Two or Four from Cambridge Historical Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Cambridge Historical Tours

Visitor Information kiosk at the Harvard Square T-stop

$30 $15

In hushed tones, guides tell stories of local hauntings as they lead groups across Harvard Square in search of scholarly specters

Night of Painting with Supplies for One or Two at Paint Corner Art Bar (50% Off)

Paint Corner Art Bar

Cambridge

$35 $17.50

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Artist-guided night of painting includes art supplies for one or two people

5 or 10 Self-Defense or Boot-Camp Classes at AMAC Gym (Up to 75% Off)

AMAC Gym

Cambridge

$150 $49

Students soak up self-defense skills while burning calories in a gym with a regulation ring, pole bags and ample floor mats

Four or Eight Private Piano Lessons at Functional Piano Training (Up to 56% Off)

Functional Piano Training

Cambridgeport

$260 $119

Private piano lessons help players improve piano technique and musical understanding

10 or 20 Classes at Majestic Yoga Studio in Cambridge (Up to 77% Off)

Majestic Yoga Studio

Neighborhood Nine

$150 $49

Classes for all fitness and experience levels emphasize breath control, gentle movements, and body alignment

Yoga Classes and Gym Passes at Karma Yoga Studios (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Yoga Studios

Multiple Locations

$75 $29

Many types of yoga, such as Yin, Power & Vinyasa, offered in three clean, modern studios; gym features cardio & strength-training equipment

September National Yoga Month Packages at Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square. (Up to 74% Off).

Bikram Yoga Boston/Harvard Square

Multiple Locations

$110 $29

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Instructors certified by Bikram Yoga College of India lead Bikram-style yoga classes in heated studios; celebrating national yoga month

Harvard Walking Tour for Two or Four with Option for Harvard Museum Tour from The Hahvahd Tour (Up to 43% Off)

The Hahvahd Tour

Cambridge

$21.90 $13

Harvard students steer groups to notable landmarks such as the John Harvard statue and Harvard Yard while imparting college factoids

Harvard Walking Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Trademark Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Trademark Tours

Harvard Square

$40 $19

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Current Harvard undergraduates divulge university history, stories from current students, and facts about famous alumni on 70-minute tours

$35 for a Five-Week Level 1 Beginner Salsa Class at Salsa y Control ($70 Value)

Salsa y Control

Multiple Locations

$70 $35

Five-week course develops salsa basics, patterns, techniques, and etiquette

Six Weeks of Boot-Camp Classes for One or Two from Teem Performance Training (Up to 61% Off)

TEEM Performance Training

Danehy Park

$96 $45

Twice a week at Danehy Park, nationally certified trainer Derek Arledge leads boot camps that emphasize proper form and function

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids at Apple Cinemas (Up to 51% Off)

Apple Cinemas Fresh Pond 10

Cambridge

$30.50 $17

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First-run blockbusters in an independently owned theater accompanied by buttery popcorn

$275 for $500 Worth of Art Camp at Creative Globe Trotter

Globe Trotter

Watertown

$500 $275

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$173 for a Fitness Package with Personal Training and Gym Membership at Mount Auburn Club ($668 Value)

Mount Auburn Club

Cambridge/Watertown Line

$668 $173

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Health coaching and fitness design session kick off two months of fitness with four personal-training sessions and a health-club membership

5 or 10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Inner Strength Studios (Up to 61% Off)

Inner Strength Studios

Multiple Locations

$85 $49

Clients meditate, breathe, and stretch during 60- to 90-minute vinyasa yoga classes, most of which are heated

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Ares (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Ares

Wilmington

$199 $49

Trainers challenge students through the guided application of olympic lifts, gymnastic elements & weight training associated with CrossFit

$83 for $165 Groupon — CrossFit Phoenix Rising

Crossfit Phoenix Rising

Wilmington

$165 $83

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$35 for $70 Towards 5 Fitness Classes — Fit4Mom

Fit4mom - Wilmington Area, Ma

North Reading

$70 $35

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$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

$99 $54

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

Five Yoga Classes at Chelsea Yoga (50% Off)

Chelsea Yoga

Chelsea

$50 $25

Introductory-level yoga classes help beginners and new students start their practice

Pass for a Round of Golf at 10 Golf Courses for One or Two from Mass Tour Card (Up to 78% Off)

Mass Tour Card

Multiple Locations

$450 $99

The pass grants golfers one round at 10 area courses, including Maplegate Country Club and The Bay Pointe Club

One-Month Unlimited Access Membership with Spa Access at Elements Wareham (Up to 79% Off)

Elements Wareham

Multiple Locations

$69 $20

Yoga, Zumba, spin, and more classes at women-only gym with hydrotherapy massage bed and infrared sauna

$29 for Four Dance Sessions and Annual Registration Fee at Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston (Up to $110 Value)

Acrobatic Rock 'n' Roll Academy of Boston

Acrobatic Rock 'N Roll Academy of Boston

$110 $29

Competitive and recreational combo, tumbling, and acrobatic classes geared toward kids

Kayak Rental for One Youth or Adult or Double Kayak or Canoe for Two at Nemasket Kayak Center (Up to 65% Off)

Nemasket Kayak Center

Multiple Locations

$40 $14

Paddlers explore the temperate waters of Tihonet Pond or Onset Beach, glimpsing local wildlife such as herons, egrets, and osprey

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Thanks to Zoo New England, little patches of wilderness from Africa, South America, Australia, and other parts of the world now dot Massachusetts. The non-profit organization operates both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo, each full of exotic creatures and their habitats. These microcosms represent an ideal world, one where endangered species thrive and fragile ecosystems last for generations to come.

At Franklin Park Zoo, tigers display their exotic stripes in the Tiger Tales exhibit where guests are educated on the perils these animals face in their natural habitats. Elsewhere, thousands of plants as well as mandrills, ocelots, and a pygmy hippopotamus turn the zoo into a tropical rainforest.

Stone Zoo, meanwhile, places simulations of the world's highlands next to Spot Pond. One area focuses on the Sierra Madre mountain range, which spans Mexico and the Southwestern U.S. The elevated habitat counts jaguars, coyotes, Gila monsters, and cougars among its denizens.

A portion of every admission goes to the organization's conservation efforts, which supports projects both locally and globally. For would-be zookeepers, Zoo New England hosts various adult and kids' educational programs, and lets volunteers help in the care of zoo plants and animals.

1 Franklin Park Rd
Dorchester,
MA
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Led by expert equestrian Devon Garone, Fairfield South's lesson program schools first-timers and national champions alike in basic and advanced English riding techniques. Groups of two to four pupils practice steering, gaits, proper riding position, and horsemanship during 30 minutes of riding time. Subsequent 15-minute sessions sequester space for students to brush, feed, lead, and read bedtime stories to each steed. Fairfield South's year-round facility accommodates apprentices in warm or chilly temperatures every Tuesday–Sunday by appointment, and ensures each rider's well-being on its brigade of safe horses. In their decades-spanning training careers, owners Gary and Marsha Garone have captained teams to more than 30 world-championship titles and numerous competitive seahorse-riding victories.

11 Old Mountain Turnpike Road
Winchester,
NH
US

The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded more than two decades ago to honor Arthur Griffin, a famous photojournalist whose work appeared in Time and Life, and who was the first photographer to capture baseball player Ted Williams and boxer Joe Louis in color. The non-profit museum is comprised of three galleries, one of which is solely dedicated to displaying Griffin's own photographs.

In the main gallery, rotating exhibits spotlight contemporary photographers that have included Peggy Sirota, known for her striking celebrity snapshots, and a selection of picture curated by NY Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan. Up-and-coming artists take center stage in the museum's Atelier Gallery, while Griffin's pioneering photojournalism fills the Griffin Gallery.

The museum also hosts digital and night photography workshops, where you can master being on the other side of the lens. It also sells photo books and other merchandise, including black-and-white posters of Fenway Park and souvenir mugs.

67 Shore Rd
Winchester,
MA
US

Italian native Lucia Rubini began honing her artistic skills at Italy's Accademia di Belle Arti, where she learned the craft of line and color from acclaimed European artists Antonini and Antonio La Bianca. Today, she continues her studies at the Art Institute of Boston, and exhibits her colorful, impressionistic work both on murals and in galleries throughout the city.

Her canvases also adorn her own gallery, Rubini Art, where she regularly crafts customized portraits and hosts pieces by emerging artists every month. She nurtures more fledgling talent during individual and group lessons, which cover techniques ranging from shading and perspective through such mediums as pencil, charcoal, and paint. For kids, she amps up the fun by drawing fantasy subjects, using messy mediums, and recreating the works of famous artists, such as the impressionism of Picasso, the modernism of O'Keefe, and the ketchup stains on Pollack's T-shirts.

22 Park Street
Winchester,
MA
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To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.

The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.

564 Main St
Winchester,
MA
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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.

137 Lexington St
Woburn,
MA
US

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