January 1, 2020

Happy 2020 in Edmonds!

A new year means most of us focus on at least a few resolutions. And of course, health and wellness-related goals are some of the most popular—whether that involves fitness, self-care, or self-expression.

Finding ways to make lifestyle changes can be challenging, however, and convenience is one strategy to increase your success. So we put together ideas on how to make your resolutions happen right here in Edmonds!

Getting Fit in 2020

If fitness tops your list of resolutions, joining a gym is a natural first step. Making time to get to the gym can be a struggle though. Snap Fitness in Edmonds offers members access to the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can easily fit your workouts into your schedule.

Snap Fitness offers group classes, group training, as well as one on one training. Another option is their MYFIT daily work out that users can follow to attain results at any time during the day. MYFIT is “a unique combination of nine exercise movements that change daily, you’ll improve your cardio threshold, strength, mobility, and agility”.

Check out the New Year special Snap Fitness is offering to new members until January 7th!

Yoga is another popular fitness-focused activity that offers many health benefits including stress-relief, flexibility, and strength.

Twist Yoga has a wide variety of yoga classes to appeal to all interests and levels. From gentle yoga for those who enjoy a slower pace, to Vinyasa that works up a sweat, to Yin Yoga that is a more intense deep focus on flexibility and energy flow. Twist also has a convenient online system to reserve your spot in class ahead of time.

If you are new to yoga, Twist has a special four-week Introductory to Yoga series that begins January 9th that is the perfect way to get your yoga practice started.

Express Yourself in 2020

Exploring your self-expression through creativity sounds like a fun resolution but can seem daunting to a novice or casual artist. With so many mediums, tools, supplies, and techniques it can quickly become complicated or feel too difficult to really get started.

ARTSpot has a year-long series called the Draw-Everyday-Challenge that is perfect for inspiring your creativity. When you sign up, you receive a kit with a year’s worth of tools and supplies. There are also three group outings that will be led by professional artists, a monthly free gift, and a monthly drawing demonstration to learn about each month’s free gift. And each participant receives a special 10% discount on their purchases through the year.

The challenge culminates in a celebration for all participants in January 2021. For all of the details on this program and sign up, visit the ARTspot website.

Taking Time for Self-Care in 2020

Adding more time for self-care is a worthwhile goal on many people’s agendas. Self-care can mean a variety of things including quiet reflective time, focusing on your physical health, or pampering yourself.

Massage is not only relaxing and stress-relieving, it’s also therapeutic. Massage can improve circulation, reduce pain, fight fatigue, improve sleep, and help eliminate toxins from the body.

Apple Catha of Apple Catha Massage in Edmonds specializes in custom massage therapy based on your needs. She is trained in a wide variety of modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, hot stone, Lomi Lomi style, Thai foot massage, aromatherapy, and other spa/sensory therapies.

You can schedule your custom massage for time frames ranging from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Several add-on services like dry brushing, foot massage, scalp massage, or a back scrub can enhance your experience as well as target specific concerns.

Apple encourages people to “get massage as often as they can. It’s a beautiful way to be kind to yourself and keep your ‘well’ full. And it’s just nice to have a break.”

Pampering yourself with a trip to the salon is another great way to kick off the new year. Bellissimo Beauty Bar has an entire Glam Squad ready to make you look and feel your best!

If you are interested in a new cut, highlights, Balyage, trying out a wild (or tame) new color, Bellissimo has you covered. They also offer sugaring and waxing services, lash and brow tints, and custom spray tans to get yourself renewed from head to toe.

You can conveniently book your service right online or give the salon a call.

No matter what health or wellness goals you have for yourself, we wish you a happy and successful new year! Check out all of the great businesses in downtown Edmonds that can make 2020 your best year yet! http://edmondsdowntown.org/

By Kelsey Foster, photos by Matt Hulbert

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