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How to achieve those New Year resolutions

Whether you'd like to do more exercise, make more time for your friends, improve your wellbeing all simply spend more quality time with the kids, we can help you achieve your resoultions and get 2020 off to a cracking start...

Be more active

 

After indulging over the Christmas period, it feels good to start being more active again in the new year. Orangetheory Fitness are offering three sessions for £30 in January or why not take a dip in the pool at Nuffield Health? Or find your perfect class at Local Motion.

Don't forget to pick up some new gym leggings at H&M to make you feel über confident at that new spin class.

New year sportswear

Get outside

 

If you prefer to take your workouts outdoors, but are finding it hard to get motivated, then some new running shoes might be just the thing. Decathlon have gear to improve your performance, work with your body and stay visible on winter evenings.

If adventuring is more your thing, head over to Cotswold Outdoor and stock up on waterproofs and dry bags to allow you to get out and explore, whatever the weather.

Running shoes at Decathlon

Go plastic-free

 

Make 2020 the year that you ditch single-use plastic for good. 

Planet Organic have a whole range of eco-living products to make it easier for you to swap your plastic for gorgeous reusuable alternatives. We love these Black+Blum Stainless Steel Sandwich boxes for storing your lunch or leftovers. 

Go plastic free at Planet Organic

Practice mindfulness

 

Bring your mental health into focus this year by mastering the art of mindfulness (the process of stepping away from your phone and noticing and appreciating all your everyday acitivities).

This oh-so pretty ‘Gratitude Journal’ from Oliver Bonas has space for you to note down any thoughts, feelings and inspirations, and practice daily gratitude that will help you be more present in the moment.

Gratitude journal at Oliver Bonas

Plant-based dishes

 

If you're planning on going meat-free or simply eating less meat this year, there are lots of delicious veggie and vegan options available at Southside.

Dishes that need to be tried to be believed are the satisfying Veggie Guacamole sub at Quiznos, the vegan Californian burger at GBK and the vegatsu at Wagamama - a vegan take on the classic Chicken Katsu Curry with seitan coated in crispy breadcrumbs.

Vegan burger at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Superb skincare

 

Eating better, drinking more water and getting more sleep will all help to improve the appearance of your skin, but if you really want to give your complexion a boost this year you need to improve your skincare routine.

We love the Soothing Range from Urban Veda at Holland & Barrett - just the thing for protecting delicate, sensitive skin against harsh winter weather. 

Skincare at Holland & Barrett

Indulge in some 'me time'

 

After the craziness of Christmas, making a little time for yourself in the new year should definitely be high on your 'to-do' list. 

Why not pamper yourself with a professional mani or pedi at Smart Look Beauty? Or go all out with a Swedish & Thai Deep Tissue Massage - heaven.

Nails at Smart Look salon

Gaming with friends

 

Perhaps your New Year's resolution is as simple as spending a bit more time with the ones you love?

Rebound gaming hall is the ideal setting for a night of fun with friends. Home to shuffleboards, football and pool tables, plus a tasty menu of artisan pizzas and pasta, you and your mates can bond over beers and cards and a little healthy competition.

Rebound gaming hall

Join the club

 

If you're on the lookout for more fun activities to try with little ones, you need to sign up to our Kids' Club. It's free to join and we'll be hosting fun events throughtout 2020 to keep both parents and kids entertained.

This new year, the Kids’ Club themes are centred around animals and wildlife, with a sea world discovery event on the 25th January and a jam-packed programme planned for the months ahead.

Kids Club