Some healthy Hoboken suggestions to start your year off right!
By Amy Orrell-Branco
Hopefully you are not still digesting the Panettone or fruit cake and eggnog and that you were able to make it through the holidays in one piece. As we come upon the New Year’s festivities we start to put last year behind us and look forward to new beginnings.
Let us close the door on 2011 and set our intention. In yoga we refer to this as Sankalpa which means to set a resolve or will, purpose, and determination (See this great article in Yoga Journal about Sankalpa…)
So, instead of setting yourself up with a negative why not learn how to try a new skill or find yourself a new crew? Either way you will be much healthier and happier if it is something that you enjoy rather then doing the old adage of lose 10 lbs which may have become 20 now.
Tips for getting on track in the new year
- Set up an appointment for yourself on a consistent basis to do something active whether it is for 20-60 minutes. This way you have this appointment in your calendar for you.
- Grab a buddy and go for a walk, hike, run, or check out something new.
- If you have wanted to have a personal trainer but can’t afford the cost, then get a group of people together and see if the trainer will do a small group session. Most will and the price point will be substantially reduced and most likely will be full of laughter as you break a sweat.
- Set up a separate email for different newsletters and coupon sites. This way you don’t have to worry about your personal email getting bombarded but maybe a local studio is holding a cool fitness or yoga class coming up. Here are two places that are:
- Keep a look out for more as the new year approaches and always stay in the loop with Livingsocial and Groupon as most local businesses are doing special offers currently.
Local Hoboken Fitness Deals
Here is a list of some local deals:
- Club H Fitness – Early Resolution membership. No enrollment and $799 for the year.
- Club KO Kickboxing – Free Trial Class
- Crossfit of Hoboken – Check out their off peak hour prices for a substantial price difference. Crossfit can be a really fun place for a group of you and your friends to train. They are intense workouts but fun as well. You will not believe what you are capable of.
- Curves – Free trial week
- Devotion Yoga – New Client special is $40 for 1 month of unlimited yoga at both studios. They will be launching their 21 day club which will be 21 days of straight yoga with 2 great workshops thrown in.
- HAC (Hudson Athletic Club) – 1 Free Trial day
- Hoboken Aikikai (Sensei Michael McNally) – Monthly classes for $100 (couples $165). Located in the Monroe center. Great group!
- Hoboken Bootcamps – Free trial week
- Hoboken KoKo FitClub – Free Smart Training session.
- LA Boxing – Free Trial Class
- Impower Pilates – 2 Private and 1 mat session for $65 5 tower, 1 reformer, and 1 mat class for $99
- Mimi Kids Yoga – 2 weeks for $29.95 (adults and kids)
- NYSC – 30 days for $30
- Planet Fitness – Pre-Sale is still going on. $10 per month.
- Surya Yoga Academy – Three classes for $40