Activities in Worcester

Premier Fighting Championship 17 MMA Event for Two or Four on Saturday, September 20, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Premier Fighting Championship 17

The Palladium

$60 $35

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MMA event showcases some of New England's top brawlers with a main card packed with nearly a dozen scheduled bouts

"Girls Night: The Musical" at Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, September 26 (Up to 37% Off)

"Girls Night: The Musical"

Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

$36 $23

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Five women share life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

Two or Four Tickets to a Holy Cross Crusaders Football Game on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 53% Off)

College of the Holy Cross Football

Fitton Field

$34 $17

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Led by a sophomore QB who set Holy Cross records in his first season, the Crusaders take on Patriot League foe Lehigh late in the season

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape Standup Show for Two or Four at Park Grill & Spirits (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs

One-, Three-, or Six-Month Membership to Shaping Zone for Women (Up to 63% Off)

Shaping Zone for Women

Webster Square

$45 $20

Women work out in an intimate and supportive atmosphere making use of group classes as well as quality gym equipment

Worcester Historical Museum Visit for Four, Six, or Eight (50% Off)

Worcester Historical Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

$20 $10

Library with 7,000 titles and exhibits with items such as Civil War–era diaries and colonial weapons highlight Worcester history

10 or Unlimited HD Fitness Classes with One-Month Gym Membership at Worcester Fitness (Up to 66% Off)

Worcester Fitness

Forest Grove

$149 $50

Ever-changing HD classes ensure fitness regimens stay fresh; find classes, free weights, and an indoor pool to keep workouts varied

$59 for 10 Classes at Metrowest Yoga (Up to $140 Value)

Metrowest yoga

Multiple Locations

$140 $59

Versatile yoga studio's instructors emphasize calmness & tension release during traditional & hot classes manageable for all skill levels.

Three 30- or 60-Minute Private Dance Lessons for a Couple or Individual at Poise, Style & Motion (Up to 78% Off)

Poise, Style & Motion

Webster Square

$135 $39

Experienced dance instructors help students of all ages and abilities master dances such as salsa, waltz, merengue, and swing

Twice-Weekly or Unlimited Boot Camp for One Month at Peak Fitness Workouts (Up to 66% Off)

Peak Fitness Workouts

Indian Lake East

$139 $47

Boot-camp workouts designed by physical therapists help whip bodies into shape and build strength in a climate-controlled indoor space

$20 for $50 Worth of Arcade Games at Jillian's of Worcester

Jillian's of Worcester

Worcester

$50 $20

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More than 40 games including air hockey, brand-new high-def arcade games & skee-ball alongside kitchen serving pizzas & paninis

$39 for a Four-Week Weight-Loss Program from Friends in Motion ($80 Value)

Friends in Motion

On Location

$80 $39

The supportive weight-loss program includes weekly interactive classes and team activities such as yoga, hiking, and potlucks

Wine-Glass Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from Artfully Tipsy (Up to 51% Off)

Artfully Tipsy

Multiple Locations

$45 $22.50

Decorate wine glasses with guidance from an instructor while sipping on libations at a local bar or restaurant

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$75 for a One-Month CrossFit Gym Membership at New England Fitness Compound ($150 Value)

New England Fitness Compound

Worcester

$150 $75

Unlike the typical CrossFit gym, this space contains both cardio machines and functional-training equipment

6 or 14 Weeks of Krav Maga Classes at New England Self Defense (Up to 67% Off)

New England Self Defense

Hadwen Park

$110 $39

Students learn to effectively defend themselves through groin kicks, elbow strikes, and other swift moves

60- or 90-Minute On-Location Bubble-and-Music Party for Kids from Worcester Bubble Parties (Up to 60% Off)

Worcester Bubble Parties

On Location

$250 $99

Bubbles billow around while kids do the limbo, hula hoop, and enjoy interactive games

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Ballroom instructor Jared Vigneault—recipient of the Top Teacher award at the 2012 Massachusetts DanceSport Challenge—draws from multiple dance degrees and eight years of ballroom experience as he works to infect his pupils with dance fever at Poise, Style & Motion. Along with a diverse cast of experienced instructors, he works to help students of all ages and abilities gracefully twirl across the dance floor through private and group lessons, social parties, and performances. They prepare their students to confidently cut a rug at dance clubs, weddings, competitions, and important business meetings with instruction in several styles. Their instruction range from the fast-paced footwork of swing and the merengue to the more stoic arts of the tango and waltz. To whip bodies into dance-athon shape, Poise, Style & Motion's instructors blend their fancy-footwork training with aerobics during their Latin-dance-inspired fitness classes. They also help dancers improve their endurance and pump up core muscles with modified merengue, samba, swing, and paso-doble dance steps.

97 Webster St, Ste 1
Worcester,
MA
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On a recent birthday, Shawn Shaw reflected on her life. There had been lessons learned about love, happiness, and the inherent beauty of life that is present even amid disappointment. For Shawn, a dedicated practice of yoga and meditation was the wellspring for many of the lessons learned. The teenage Shawn kept fit as a distance runner, first picking up yoga as a supplementary form of exercise and stretching. It wasn't until a few years later, amid a storm of personal struggles, that she discovered the healing properties of daily practice. Today she credits yoga with transforming her physical and emotional health and cultivating a peaceful attitude. Moreover, her newfound clarity and mental presence become something Shawn had to share. She opened her own studio, Metrowest Yoga, in 2005. Now with two locations in Westborough and Worcester, the curriculum includes Shawn's own invention, Myoga Hot Hatha, which is grounded in stillness and allows students to hold poses longer than usual as they make peace between breath and body.

Metrowest Yoga's studio focuses on building a strong healthy body and cultivating a calm, peaceful mind. The styles offered are mostly vigorous in a heated room but some gentle restorative classes are offered too. Regularly scheduled classes include Vinyasa or Flow, Hatha and Ashtanga styles. Beginner?s classes or a 6 week Brand New Beginner?s course are also offered.


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32 Millbrook St
Worcester,
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. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. 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.

70 James St
Worcester,
MA
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Perhaps as a tribute to the timeless nature of the sword, the Worcester Fencing Club began as a small class held at the Higgins Armory Museum, a collection of arms and armor from medieval Europe and beyond. There, Doug Jacobs—a United States Fencing Association–certified instructor—began imparting his knowledge to a handful of students, giving them a small taste of the age-old sport that, over the years, had become unfairly associated with bullies popping balloons in the streets. Still, many of his students wished to extend their training, and—upon a suggestion of the mother of some of his students—Doug expanded his academy in 1998, forming the Worcester Fencing Club. Today, the school continues to draw fresh blood, introducing students of all ages and experience levels to modern- and Olympic-style fencing in classes still often taught by Doug himself.

243 Stafford St
Worcester,
MA
US

The Cardio Corner's nine certified instructors propel exercisers toward fitness goals during classes teeming with kickboxing moves and other dynamic methods of sculpting the physique. During cycling classes, they help up to 12 stationary riders envision the towering hills, freeing descents, and detours through enemies' flower gardens that are fundamental to an outdoor bicycle ride. Filled with deep breaths and slow, graceful poses, all-levels yoga classes provide a calming alternative to cardio classes' vigorous tempos.

173 Grove St
Worcester,
MA
US

The Worcester Historical Museum showcases local history with a library of 7,000 titles and exhibits full of artifacts such as Civil War?era diaries, colonial weapons, and antique textiles. The museum also hosts a number of temporary exhibitions, which have included students' artwork honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and stories from industry innovators, workers, and investors throughout Worcester's history.

30 Elm St
Worcester,
MA
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