Classes in Wisconsin

Four-Hour Conceal and Carry Course with Range Instruction for One or Two at Personal Gun Trainer (Up to 63% Off)

Personal Gun Trainer

Madison

$160 $69

Certified instructors teach Wisconsin concealed-carry gun laws, pistol operation, and safety; students return for session at shooting range

10 or 20 Classes or 30 Days of Unlimited Classes at Ellipse Fitness (Up to 87% Off)

Ellipse Fitness

Historic Third Ward

$150 $19

Instructors combine strength and cardio drills into 45-minute classes that incorporate kickboxing jabs, free weights, and resistance bands

Three-Hour Introductory Beekeeping Class for One or Two at Round Rock Honey (Up to 68% Off)

Round Rock Honey

Mad Urban Bees

$125 $45

Honey makers impart beekeeping knowledge to students in hands-on classes that include all equipment and full-body keepers' suits

Art Outing for Two, Four, or Six with Canvas Painting and Glass-Fused Pendant at Fired Up Pottery (Up to 58% Off)

Fired Up Pottery

Madison

$119 $59

During art outing, groups sip soft drinks while partaking in a canvas-painting class and a glass-fused-pendant class

180-Minute Painting Class from picasso vino (40% Off)

Picasso Vino

Racine

$40 $24

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

$49 for Four Weeks of Art Classes at Otto's Fine Art Academy ($100 Value)

Otto's Fine Art Academy

Waukesha

$100 $49

During weekly 1.5-hour art classes, instructors allow students to work at their own pace as they fine-tune drawing and painting techniques

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Multiple Locations

$45 $25

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At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

Glass-Blown Ornament Class for 1, 2, or 10 People at Cambridge Art Glass (Up to 58% Off)

Cambridge Art Glass

Cambridge

$50 $25

Create up to 10 glass-blown ornaments during three-hour workshop led by artist and proprietor; all supplies included

10 or 20 Cardio-Fitness Classes at Dance Life Studio and Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Madison

$100 $29

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Dance-themed fitness classes, including Zumba, Bollywood, burlesque, and belly-dance; yoga and kickboxing available, too

10 or 20 Belly-Dancing Classes at Dance Life Studio and Fitness (Up to 74% Off)

Dance Life Studio and Fitness

Madison

$92 $25

Instructors demonstrate beginning and advanced hip swivels and short combinations

Two-Hour Chalk-Painting Lesson for One or Two at The Chalk Studio (Up to 56% Off)

The Chalk Studio

West Allis

$79 $37

Learn how to give metal, plastic, or wooden furniture a shabby-chic look with chalk paint while mastering four different finishes

Ceramics-Painting Class for Two, Four, or Six at Ceramics Plus (Up to 56% Off)

Ceramics Plus

West Allis

$49 $24

Choose from more than 14,000 ceramic figures, paint your piece, and fire it during a two-hour class

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Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.

2450 S Kinnickinnic Ave
Milwaukee,
WI
US

The instructors at Kaivalya Yoga believe that, like yoga practitioners themselves, the rules of yoga should be highly flexible. They pioneer fresh approaches to Vinyasa techniques inside their University Square studio with the aim of inducing kaivalya—a state of freeing personal enlightenment. Heated and nonheated classes cover fluid posture transitions that synchronize breath with stretching rather than having students take one long breathing break halfway through class. Each session aims to eradicate the body's toxins and boost mental clarity, whether students are attending a free beginners workshop or hefting small weights during Power Sculpt.

Many of the teaching staff joined the yoga movement to combat physical ailments, such as slipped disks or chronic migraines, and now they deepen their practice through Kaivalya's inventive curriculum. They inject posing sequences with pieces of individual flair—Hally Marlino's classes embrace freestyle Vinyasa set to music, and director of teacher training Alex Pfeiffer leads groups through spiritually focused, dance-like routines. Certified massage therapists are also on hand to work muscles into an even noodlier state with Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports modalities.

Kaivalya Yoga's central location is no accident. Owners Dave and Tim met at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1998 and maintain ties with the school as an employee and a graduate student, respectively. They've engineered their venue and schedule to suit the student population: classes provide a meditative escape close to home, scheduling never interferes with Wisconsin Badgers games, and the boutique carries chic headbands, T-shirts, and hoodies from their exclusive Mad Yogi clothing line, ideal for moving from dorm to dining hall to yoga studio in comfort.

773 University Ave
Madison,
WI
US

At CrossFit 262, John Schmidt?an NCSA certified coach and former All-American wrestler?does the same exercises as a child or a senior citizen. That's because CrossFit varies its workouts by intensity, but not by skill level. During introductory CrossFit 101 sessions, John and the rest of the staff teach newcomers all of the prerequisite movements for classes, including deadlifts, squats, cleans, and rope-climbing. The gym also hosts CrossFit Unloaded classes, which utilize lighter weights and don't require the CrossFit 101 series as a prerequisite.

1515 Paramount Drive
Waukesha,
WI
US

Equipment: Barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastics rings

Students Should Bring: Separate gym shoes, bottle of water, towel if desired

Average Class Length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Registration Required: Yes

Good for Beginners: Yes

Guests Allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: You will be learning many new movements. It's perfectly normal to feel awkward or weird at first.

2838 N Brookfield Rd. Suite 3
Brookfield,
WI
US

A former private detective and bodyguard, Tim draws upon his firsthand experience to teach self-defense skills and safety procedures at Wisconsin Concealed Carry Training Academy. In courses with or without a shooting component, the NRA-certified instructor creates an interactive, comfortable environment for students to learn about safe weapon handling and storage, the parts of a firearm, and state gun laws. Though he trains pupils in shooting fundamentals at a local outdoor range, Tim also stresses self-protection alternatives such as pepper spray. Once classes wrap up, he happily answers any lingering questions.

4372 Rod and Gun Rd.
Deerfield,
WI
US

Trainer Brian Austin has spent the last 10 years of his life working in the fitness industry, though his passion for healthy living started at an early age. In addition to being a high-school athlete and college mountain-bike racer, Brian has also spent time training with a grand master boxer. And he brings all of his fitness experience to his personal-training and fitness classes, during which he caters workouts to athletes of all ability levels. Brian also offers nutritional counseling for clients who want to make more-healthful decisions or for aggressive bananas that keep bruising the other fruit in the bowl.

2984 Triverton Pike Drive
Fitchburg,
WI
US