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5 Places to Make the Most of Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 11, 2018 by Suzy Evans
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So you want to make a resolution? It’s the beginning of the year again, and whether you plan to drop a few pounds, organize your finances, clean up your home, or pick up a new hobby, we’ve selected the spots around the city where you can start 2018 right.

Photographed by Sean Tracy

Practice Self-Care
MNDFL
10 East 8th St., Manhattan
Union Square West, Manhattan
Get your “Eat Pray Love” on at this meditation oasis, where you can select from an assortment of class options, including exercises that focus on the breath, intention, heart, listening, and more. After you arrive, make sure you check out the bookshelf, where you can find reading recommendations from instructors, and grab a complimentary cup of tea before or after class. Distractions be gone.

 

Photographed by Sean Tracy

Declutter Your Life
Housing Works
Various locations
Everyone has that closet in their home, where old stuff goes to gather dust. Why not take a Saturday to clean out the dust bunnies and donate your items to a good cause? If you have bigger items, like furniture, to send along, they’ll even come pick it up. All donations benefit AIDS research and ending homelessness. A good deed and a clean apartment — what could be better?

Photographed by Sean Tracy

Work Out More
SHADOWBOX
28 West 20th St., Manhattan
55 Prospect St., Brooklyn
Need to get a little post-holiday aggression out of your system? Join the latest group-fitness craze and throw a few punches. You’ll be so busy getting your Rocky Balboa on that you’ll forget you’re doing a full-body workout. Pro tip: Make sure you purchase the wrist wraps for $4 and drink plenty of water before and during class.

Photographed by Sean Tracy

Eat Healthier
Sweetgreen
Various locations
Dieting is probably the No. 1 resolution people make come Jan. 1, but salads don’t have to be a snore. The choices here are endless, from warm grain bowls to farm-fresh salads to creating your own concoction. Yes, we know the line can get long (it’s really that delicious), but you can order ahead of time for peace of mind.

Photographed by Sean Tracy

Prepare for Retirement
The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
514 Union St., Brooklyn
OK, so you should probably be putting a portion of your paycheck into a 401K or IRA. (If you haven’t done that yet, get thee to a bank.) But so much more comes late in life, including that mysterious game you always see your grandparents playing on a tropical vacation. So why not take up shuffleboard now to prepare? This bar is ideal for events (there’s even a rotating spot for food trucks), or just a Friday night with friends. You’ll be the ruler of the retirement home when the day comes.

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