Best Local: Places to Keep the New Year’s Resolution

Keep your New Year’s resolutions with these Chicago and suburban activities

It’s the New Year, which means a new you! Whatever your New Year’s resolution may be, these Chicago and the suburban activities can help you enjoy the year right!

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If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, try boxing! Executive Boxing Chicago mixes cross-training workouts with boxing to get you sweating. No need to be intimidated, the gym also offers various classes to accommodate different skill levels and also includes private sessions. Only a 10 minute walk from 215 West Apartments or a 14 minute walk from Presidential Towers.

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New year, new people! Be social and make some new friends with Chicago Sport & Social Club! With sports activities ranging from kayaking to basketball and volleyball, sign up with a team of your own or sign up individually! The club also hosts social events like bar crawls and offers deals to special events around the city. Membership is free, only a 7 minute drive from AMLI River North!

Turn a new leaf and try some leafy greens at Green Bean Restaurant! This coffee and alternative fast food joint has the healthiest eats to-go. With a menu that is dairy-free, gluten-free and GMO-free, stop by for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Also make sure to sample their coffees and tea drinks such as a tea latte or a Sinatra. Only a 12 minute walk from The Belden Stratford.

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You can also eat healthier by learning to cook amazing meals for yourself! Try a cooking class at The Chopping Block and learn how to cook healthy meals by professional cooks. Enroll in classes such as Vegan Voyage, Pie and Tart Boot Camp or Indian Vegetarian. Learn how to cook and have fun doing so! Only a 3 minute walk from 400 N. LaSalle, 5 minute walk from AMLI River North and an 8 minute walk from Grand Plaza.

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Show off your creative side and acquire a new hobby! Enjoy company, painting and wine at Pinot’s Palette art classes. Learn basic art skills from local artists while enjoying a drink. Get a group together or enjoy the time alone, only an 8 minute drive from the Iroquois Club!