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Enjoy an early sneak peak of this month's shopping feature and look for January's Experience Downtown in this Sunday's News-Leader! (01/09/11) You'll find top events for January such as the return of Big Smith to Lindberg's, TOP FIVE places to take the kids, TOP FIVE salons, and a great review on FARMERS GASTROPUB. Be sure to pick up your copy!
January Shopping Feature!
A New You in 2011
2011 is finally here and by now you’ve probably developed a couple of New Year’s resolutions, which you may or may not keep. However, not all resolutions have to be so hard to keep. The best way to keep a resolution is to make it a fun one! Why not use it as an opportunity for a new you in 2011? Whether its wellness, style or culture, downtown can be at the center of your New Year’s resolutions!
Wanting to get into shape in 2011? Remember working out doesn’t have to feel like working out, we’ve got some great options to get in shape without the gym blues of the New Year. The Downtown Y offers more than just a gym membership. You can enjoy a swing dance classes, go for a swim or even take a climb on the rock wall. Take a pilates class from Shape Shifters Pilates Studio and Studio One Pilates and reshape yourself in 2011. A fan of “Dancing with the Stars”? Dance classes can be as much of a work out as spending time on the treadmill and certainly much more fun. Dance With Me Studios offers a range of classes for all tastes and skills.
Still sporting that same haircut you had in 1999? Can’t bear to part with that favorite pair of jeans? 2011 is a great time to explore a new look. Spend a day downtown, visit one of the salons and take the time to shop for that new look. Downtown has a growing number of retail options, from t-shirt and jeans to an elegant gown, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Why not strive in 2011 to become a little more cultured? Many of the theatres offer season passes and if you’ve not seen a live theatre show downtown recently, you’ll be blown away by the caliber of performers with have in the Queen City. Always wanted to learn to play an instrument? Hoover Music can help you out from helping you select the perfect instrument to setting you up with lessons. Looking to get in touch with your creative side? Springfield Pottery and Fusion Stained Glass both offer affordable classes for beginners.
Just remember, the best resolutions are the fun ones. Happy 2011!
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