Thinking that it’s time for a new you in 2016? You’re not alone. The new year offers plenty of opportunities to get serious about fitness, switch up your diet all those holiday feasts, or simply invest a little energy in a hobby that should offer rewarding times in return. And the sooner you dive in, the more likely you are to get some momentum going.
If you prefer your running to involve kicking a ball around, as the name suggests, All Season Soccer would like to remind you that now’s as good a time as any to grab some new soccer gear.
More likely to work off those holiday calories on two wheels than two feet? A trip to Bicycle Brüstop or Old Town Sports may be in order. With the snow the best it’s been in years, Old Town Sports should also be on your list if you’re planning on working up a sweat on the slopes any time soon, as they’ve got some of the most knowledgeable snowsports staff in the Bay Area.
If you’re looking to stretch things a little in the New Year, ease your way toward fitness at Some Like it Hot Yoga on Ignacio Blvd, or Sukha Yoga, which offers classes in a variety of yoga styles in Downtown Novato. Alternatively, check out YogaWorks, who have a studio in Novato, as part of their nationally respected studio family.
For a more intensive way to embrace the new year, Crossfit North Marin offers to get you into the best shape of your life — if you’re willing to put the work in, of course.
As for healthy eating, Whole Foods Market has many organic goodies for the January dieter. While you’re at Whole Foods, keep an eye out for super-food products from Navitas Naturals, who happen to be a Novato-based company making a splash in the health-food scene.
For more locally-sourced options, check out the wide selection of healthy food at Nugget Market on Ignacio Blvd. and Trader Joe’s. If the household budget is in need of a post-holiday diet, you might consider checking out discount offerings at Grocery Outlet.
As for kickstarting a new hobby, we can’t promise that brewing your own beer is best for the waistline, but J&M Brewing Supplies will show you how it’s done, regardless. Family-owned Marin Music Center can equip you with the gear to learn a musical instrument.
Whether you’re eating better, exercising more often or simply catching up on some hobby time, make a resolution to think local when you’re shopping. It’s convenient, good for the local economy, and your local retailers appreciate your support, just as much as they’re happy to be supporting you.