Things To Do In Johnston


Sky Zone Des Moines: One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines (Up to 45% Off). Two Options.

One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines (Up to 45% Off). Two Options.

Sky Zone Des Moines

Grimes

Wall-to-wall trampolines, a basketball hoop, and a foam pit provide endless opportunities for all ages to have fun and burn off energy

$30 $16.50

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Glowgolf: Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$18 $10

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Monkey Joe's: Admission for Two or Four to Play Center at Monkey Joe's (Up to 47% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Play Center at Monkey Joe's (Up to 47% Off)

Monkey Joe's

West Des Moines

Kids 12 and under can enjoy a play center full of inflatable obstacles, as well as an arcade

$19.98 $11

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Science Center of Iowa: Science Center of Iowa Admission and an IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

Science Center of Iowa Admission and an IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

Science Center of Iowa

Downtown Des Moines

Interactive exhibits include rocket building and space exploration, with six-story IMAX Dome Theater and daily science demonstrations

$36 $25

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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum: Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

$56 $32

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Jester Park Equestrian Center: Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Saylorville Reservoir

Instructors teach students riding and horsemanship techniques, or take pairs on a trail ride through the countryside

$35 $19

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Rolling Hills Golf Course: 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental Included at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental Included at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Norwalk

Golfers loop nine-hole course twice over for 18-hole round, encountering an emerald landscape highlighted by 6 holes with water

$70 $35

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Cedar Pointe Golf Course: Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Cedar Pointe Golf Course

Boone

Scenic par 72 course begins with open, forgiving front 9, easing golfers into back 9 that features water hazards on nearly every hole

$72 $35

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Willow Creek Golf Course: 9-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four, Plus Cart Rental at Willow Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

9-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four, Plus Cart Rental at Willow Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses; this deal includes cart rental for one, two, or four

$31 $15

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Bos Landen Golf Club: $49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

$49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

Bos Landen Golf Club

Pella

18-hole, par-72 course designed by architect Dick Phelps winds through190 acres of dense forest; name means “Land of the Woods” in Dutch

$130 $49

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Howell's Pumpkin Patch: 
$20 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($36 Value)

$20 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($36 Value)

Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Cumming

After a tractor ride, families can pick their favorite jack-o-lanter-to-be at a pumpkin patch with a corn maze, barnyard, and go-carts

$36 $20

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Toad Valley Golf Course: Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Mini Golf Birthday-Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Mini Golf Birthday-Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Toad Valley Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course’s putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

$20 $10

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Skate South: Roller-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Skate South (Half Off)

Roller-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Skate South (Half Off)

Skate South

Des Moines

Pairs and foursomes glide around in traditional quad skates or inline skates

$18 $10

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Aspen Athletic Clubs: Month Membership and Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at Aspen Athletic Clubs (Up to 90% Off)

Month Membership and Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at Aspen Athletic Clubs (Up to 90% Off)

Aspen Athletic Clubs

Multiple Locations

Expansive gyms grant guests access to more than 175 group classes per week, personal training, unlimited tanning, and childcare services

$140 $19

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A&s Archery: Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

A&s Archery

Grimes

From the merchant: Six hours of range time in our indoor archery range

$60 $34

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Kil'n Time Studio: BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students how to work with glass during fun, BYOB classes

$80 $39

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Challenge Nation: $25 for Entry to SCI CAN Challenge Des Moines Charity Scavenger Hunt on September 20th, 2015 ($55 Value)

$25 for Entry to SCI CAN Challenge Des Moines Charity Scavenger Hunt on September 20th, 2015 ($55 Value)

Challenge Nation

Johnny's Hall of Fame

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant: Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through November 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through November 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include comics seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, Conan and Comedy Central

$40 $15

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Pumpkinville Corn Maze: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Pumpkinville Corn Maze

Mitchellville

Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm’s maze often keeps adventurers exploring for an hour or longer

$14 $8

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Kil'n Time Studio: Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students to throw clay on a pottery wheel during two-hour sessions with two pounds of clay

$60 $30

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Fitness World West: $29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

$248 $29

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Perry Golf & Country Club: Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Perry Golf & Country Club

Union

Golf club open for nearly a century boasts 9-hole layout spread across 40 acres of scenic land

$80 $29

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Rangemasters Training Center: Up to 67% Off gun range package at Rangemasters Training Center

Up to 67% Off gun range package at Rangemasters Training Center

Rangemasters Training Center

Clive

From the merchant: Ideal for first time shooters. Learn and shoot with a certified instructor, we provide the firearms and ammo.

$175 $79

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Whatta' Dish: $15 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

$15 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

Studio-fee sessions allow guests to embellish a wide variety of bisque pieces

$30 $15

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CrossFit Afterburn: One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

Fast-paced, high-intensity cardio in a class that incorporates boot-camp and circuit-style training for stability, endurance & strength

$99 $39

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Oskaloosa Golf Course: 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50%  Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on a course open since 1920

$70 $35

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Louw Stables: $69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults  ($140 Value)

$69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults ($140 Value)

Louw Stables

Van Meter

In group lessons for ages 7–adult, students learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals

$140 $69

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Penoach Vineyard & Winery: $18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

$18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach’s wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

$37 $18

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Grape Escape Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Annelise Winery: Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Lincoln

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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The Carry Academy: $25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

$25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

The Carry Academy

 

Class with a firearms-safety training video led by NRA-certified instructor; after completion, pupils can apply for concealed-carry permits

$49.99 $25

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Online Carry Training: $35 for an Online Multi-state Concealed-Carry-Weapon Course from Online Carry Training ($70 Value)

$35 for an Online Multi-state Concealed-Carry-Weapon Course from Online Carry Training ($70 Value)

Online Carry Training

 

Completion of an online 45- to 60-minute concealed-carry-weapon course lets grads apply for licenses valid in up to 34 states

$70 $35

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Emerald Hills Golf Club: 18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Arnolds Park

Hilly terrain and multiple doglegs can lead to hazardous lies on 18-hole course that measures 6,632 yd. from back tees

$61 $29

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La Vida Loca Winery: Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $18

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m.)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m.)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Seven Flags Event Center

Grammy-winning hip-hop outfit behind “Tha Crossroads” celebrates the 20th anniversary of E. 1999 Eternal by performing the entire album

$36.40 $26

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The Last Laugh Comedy Theater: Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, Friday and Saturday Through September 30 (Up to 55% Off)

Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, Friday and Saturday Through September 30 (Up to 55% Off)

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

Audiences help the cast create an improv show at a theater founded by a teacher and performer from Second City

$15.48 $7

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Felton Training Group: $29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

$29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

Felton Training Group

 

Online course completed at your convenience. Upon completion you receive a certificate you may use to apply for a permit valid in 29 states

$60 $29.99

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Dale Valley Vineyard: Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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Crossfit Des Moines: Month of On Ramp CrossFit Classes for One or Two with Optional Membership to Crossfit Des Moines (Up to 77% Off)

Month of On Ramp CrossFit Classes for One or Two with Optional Membership to Crossfit Des Moines (Up to 77% Off)

Crossfit Des Moines

Waukee

On Ramp classes introduce students to CrossFit, including its key moves and terminology

$140 $39

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Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.: Flight Ticket for Hot-Air Balloon Ride for 1, 2, 3 or 4 from Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. (Up to 26% Off)

Flight Ticket for Hot-Air Balloon Ride for 1, 2, 3 or 4 from Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. (Up to 26% Off)

Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.

 

Leisurely float through the skies in the basket of a colorful hot air balloon

$229.95 $169.95

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Game On, LLC: Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Centerville

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

$10 $5

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Mixology Training: $39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

Learn how to make wine from the comfort of your own home with this online wine-making course led by a master wine maker

$595 $39.99

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CLS Fantasy Camp or Sprint Cup: 1-Day NASCAR Race Package or Exclusive 3-Day Fantasy Camp Experience During Chase Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway (Up to 70% Off)

1-Day NASCAR Race Package or Exclusive 3-Day Fantasy Camp Experience During Chase Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway (Up to 70% Off)

CLS Fantasy Camp or Sprint Cup

Chicagoland Speedway

Race tickets, pit passes, pace-car rides and more help fans celebrate the start of the Sprint Cup Series playoffs

$200 $99

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Mixology Training: $29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

$595 $29

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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Universal Class: Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Universal Class

 

Opt for an online wine course that teaches wine basics or one month or one year of unlimited access to more than 500 online courses

$55 $15

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CraftBeerAtHome.com: Lifetime Membership to Craft-Beer-Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

Lifetime Membership to Craft-Beer-Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

CraftBeerAtHome.com

 

The lifetime access course details the differences between various beers and walks students through step-by-step instruction for brewing

$199 $25

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Center Stage Ukulele Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Ukulele Academy

 

Knowledgable ukulele expert teaches newbies the ropes with helpful, easy-to-follow instructional videos

$108 $15

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FantasyHub: $15 for $30 Worth of Fantasy Sports Games at FantasyHub

$15 for $30 Worth of Fantasy Sports Games at FantasyHub

FantasyHub

 

Draft the best pro football, baseball, and basketball players for your fantasy team, then play to win each game for yourself and a charity

$30 $15

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  • MB2 Raceway - Iowa
    The air pulses with energy inside MB2 Raceway's cavernous facility, where bright-red European go-karts zoom around the winding track at thrilling speeds of up to 45 miles per hour. As the powerful electric engines send thunderous roars bouncing off the walls, a giant projection screen broadcasts racers' lap time, race position, and corporate sponsorships in real time. Meanwhile, off the course friends, families, and party guests engage in friendly competition on the facility's arcade games and pool tables, or celebrate special occasions in its party rooms. The raceway also hosts corporate events combined with special team-building exercises, such as the blindfold challenge, where a blindfolded driver is guided by a teammate via walkie-talkie.
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    1350 Southeast Gateway Drive
    Grimes, IA US
  • Farrell's eXtreme Bodyshaping Des Moines
    Farrell’s eXtreme Body Shaping helps clients of all ages, lifestyles, gender, and athletic ability achieve their fitness goals through results-orientated training. Long-time taekwondo competitor and teacher Lance Farrell developed the program to combat obesity and assist people develop healthy lifestyle habits by incorporating the fat-burning, strengthening and endurance building aspects of competitive martial arts training into a course for those less interested in traditional sparring or contact drills. During 45-minute sessions hosted six days a week, Farrell uses fitness as a catalyst for improving overall health, wellness, and athletic abilities. A 10-week program can result in visible changes sparked by discipline and nutritional commitment.
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    5800 Merle Hay Rd
    Johnston, IA US
  • El Arte Uncorked
    Backed by a master's degree in art education, 30 years of teaching experience, and an art-therapy certificate, Connie Pruitt, along with her instructors, make the painting process easy and fun for students regardless of their skill level. Each class she leads progresses through a project step by step: a dab of yellow here, a swirl of blue there, and before you know it, Starry Night appears. Over the course of two hours, Pruitt reveals numerous tips and techniques, helping students build up their confidence with brushes. The painting of the night changes regularly, including not only reproductions of famous works but also seasonal imagery such as hearts and palm trees.
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    8481 Birchwood Court
    Johnston, IA US
  • Kosama
    Kosama's Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with distinct workouts across each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and plyometric movements, among other exercises, banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits, such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury crème omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build to their many Kosama locations.
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    8805 Chambery Blvd
    Johnston, IA US
  • Jester Park Equestrian Center
    Since 1998, Jester Park Equestrian Center has welcomed guests for horse-related activities year round. Part of Polk County Conservation, the facility includes a large indoor arena available for rental, as well as 40 stalls in stables, an inside patio, and a full-service kitchen, where chefs prepare elaborate meals for parties and the picky horses. May through early November, groups bestride the friendly steeds to explore the surrounding countryside's trails. And for those who would like some pointers, the staff leads English- and Western-style riding lessons.
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    11171 Northwest 103rd Court
    Granger, IA US
  • Neon Moon
    Grab some friends and head on over to Neon Moon for great pub grub. None of the fare at Neon Moon is low-fat, so you'll have to put the diet aside for a visit here. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig. The lot adjacent to Neon Moon provides free parking for diners. Tabs at Neon Moon almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time. Head on over to Neon Moon first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — Neon Moon is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    1902 Main St
    Granger, IA US

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