Hello new year, and hello new us! We’re halfway through the month of January and still holding strong to our New Year’s resolutions. We love new beginnings and becoming better versions of ourselves. If you do too, here are 12 new FINDS to help you become your best YOU in 2018!
12 New FINDS for a New You: January 2018
Getting active is one of the best things we can do for ourselves this year, and it always helps to have a community of supporters who share our goals. Barre3 is offering a new client deal that lets us try a month of unlimited classes for only $99! Group fitness is such a fun way to sweat and smile the calories away, and Barre3 always has lots of great activewear available too. Find this new client deal for $99 at Barre3.
One great New Year’s resolution is to be more adventurous, and we’ve found the perfect sport. Rock climbing is a great way to get fit, build muscle and meet others with the same interests. We recommend sticking to indoor climbing until the weather gets above freezing, but once it’s time to take the climb outside, head to Red River Gorge with some local climbing enthusiasts. Water + Oak Outdoor Company is the perfect place to find everything needed for all your climbing adventures. From shoes to chalk to climbing rope, it’s the perfect one-stop shop. Find this climbing chalk for $4.50, carabiners for $84.95 and climbing holds for $26.95 at Water + Oak Outdoor Company.
We’ve set our goal to get in shape this year, so now we’re getting our bodies moving and learning some new skills too. Dance Louisville offers everything from group classes to private dance lessons to help us learn to salsa, cha-cha and tango like they do on “Dancing With the Stars.” For those who are a little shy, they offer a free 30-minute private lesson to get those feet wet before going all in. The best deal of all is their 30 days of unlimited classes for only $30. This deal is for first-time clients, so get out there and start grooving for a sweet price. Find this new client deal for $30 at Dance Louisville.
With all of the new adventures we’re going on this year, we’re making sure we have a great pair of tennis shoes to keep us moving. Walking into 6pm Outlet is like walking into shoe heaven. Take a mini day trip with your girlfriends for a guilt-free shopping spree. They always have amazing deals on designer shoes, so you can find date night pumps and knee-high boots for a fraction of the retail cost as well. Find these tennis shoes for $125 at 6pm Outlet.
When the gym is crowded with sweaty bodies or the temps are below freezing, an at-home workout is wildly appealing. With a treadmill at home, you can walk, run, jog or basically crawl at your own pace without any fear of judgments from other gym-goers. Find this LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i folding treadmill, including home delivery and professional assembly, for $997 at Scheller’s Fitness and Cycling.
Lunch on the go
When meal prep doesn’t happen and we’re left starving at our desks, don’t blow the diet on a Big Mac. Louisville has tons of healthy on-the-go options when we need a quick bite. Try this powerhouse salad from Atlantic No. 5. It has fresh greens, dried cranberries, edamame, toasted chickpeas, sliced cucumber, pickled red onion and caramelized sunflower seeds, which makes it the perfect lunch to keep us feeling satisfied for the rest of the work day. Find it for $9 at Atlantic No. 5.
Date night is great, but how about a brunch date? Now we’re talking. Yes, fellow brunch lovers, it is possible to enjoy the greatest meal of the week without the guilt. Louisville has many amazing farm-to-table restaurants to choose from when we want to eat out and stay healthy, and we feel that Harvest takes it to the next level when it comes to our beloved brunch. Try the farmer’s omelette — it changes often, but stuffed with the chef’s choicest ingredients and the season’s finest produce, it’s always guaranteed to be Southern and savory. Find the farmer’s omelette for $12 at Harvest.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Many makeup brands contain harmful chemicals and ingredients that can weigh heavily on the skin and even cause irritation and breakouts. Go easy on your skin with Glo Skin Beauty makeup from Liv Boutique. Find everything from lipsticks to eye shadow, all without the harsh ingredients. Find this Glo blush for $38.35, foundation for $55 and eye shadow for $33.75 at Liv Boutique.
Allergen-free eye cream
If there’s one anti-aging product we recommend, it’s eye cream. Our eyes show off our personalities, so they need extra love and care. Give them nourishment that is completely allergen-free and vegan with Ceela Naturals Eye Care. We like to use it overnight and wake up in the morning with nourished, soft skin around our eyes. Find this eye care for $52 at Ceela Naturals.
Let’s take an extra step in our overall health by practicing mindfulness. Just one hour of flotation therapy is equal to about four hours of restorative sleep — and boy, could we use more sleep! Flotation therapy can also lower stress, strengthen the immune system and provide the detoxification results of a three-day fast. Enjoy 60 minutes of flotation therapy for $65 at Acqua Wellness.
Our closets are filled with clothing that we haven’t worn in months, maybe even years. Instead of throwing out the old, have someone make everything look new. Shannon Kessler at Primp Style Lounge helps her clients identify their true sense of style. Beginning with a comprehensive overview of their closets, she helps them create new looks with their existing wardrobes by defining their styles. Each woman receives a virtual look book of outfits at the end of her style session. Book an hour session with Shannon for only $75.
Sometimes we just need a little help organizing and cleaning our homes. Start the new year fresh with cleaning services from Sparkle Queen. She uses all-natural cleaning supplies, and in a matter of four hours, she can make a house look practically brand new. Customized packages are also available depending on a client’s specific needs. Find this deal for $160 at Sparkle Queen Cleaning Services.
Let’s kick our resolutions into high gear this month, and remember to shop local!
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