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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Chicago

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Chicago

Get Fit

This one’s at the top of everyone’s list. Luckily, there’s no shortage of state-of-the-art fitness facilities in the city to make your resolution a reality. 

Recommendations: Lateral Fitness, FFC, Equinox, East Bank Club, Wattage


Eat Clean

Letting go of heavy carbs and things covered in cheese is tough, and don’t we know it. But it’s not impossible! Leave it to Chicago’s finest restaurants to show you just how delicious fresh, clean ingredients can be.

Recommendations: Doc B’s, Chicago Diner, The Purple Pig, LYFE Kitchen, Beatrix


Get a Hobby

Longing to reacquaint yourself with an old pastime? Or, looking to challenge yourself by taking up an entirely new skill or extracurricular? The good thing about resolutions is that there aren’t any limits.

Recommendations: BeadniksLincoln Square Pottery Studio, Lillstreet Art Center



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It’s a new year, and while we’re hopeful for the best, we all know that a new set of challenges, setbacks, and stressors will come with it. If last year was tough, get ahead of the game in 2018 by taking some time to reset, regroup, and renew.

Recommendations: Moksha Yoga Center, Yoga Six, Bloom Yoga Studio, Chill Meditation + Massage



Take a browse through your massive accumulation of clothes, accessories, and appliances. We’d be willing to bet that a good percentage of it is stuff that you don’t actually need. Don’t let it go to waste – give back to your community by donating to these local thrift and resale shops.

Recommendations: Brown Elephant, Thrift & Thrive, Knee Deep Vintage

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After graduating from the U of I with a Bachelor’s in English, Courtney hit the ground running. A lifelong passion for writing (oddly foreshadowed by a tendency to live on streets named after dead British authors) is what drives her professional endeavors. When she’s not at her desk with headphones in, cranking out articles on Chicago’s music, dining, and nightlife scenes, you can usually find her at concerts around the city, watching horror movies, psyching herself into going to the gym, or obsessing over scented candles.

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