Happy New Year! 2022 is right around the corner and it’s time for you to settle your New Years’ resolutions. The most popular resolutions often include things like “Eat Healthier”, “Exercise More”, or “Save Money” but no matter which resolution you pick, local Northern Colorado businesses are here to help.
Below you’ll find a roundup of some of our posts on Northern Colorado Speaks that will assist you in tackling your 2022 goals—featuring the best local gyms, places to grab a salad, where to learn a new skill, and how you can give back to the community this year. Enjoy!
The most popular New Years’ resolution is to eat healthier—and we aren’t exactly surprised! The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with your eating habits. Of course, that is easier said than done. Luckily, Northern Colorado restaurants are here for you. We’ve got a list of the best places in town to get great salads, smoothies and even avocado toast. Plus, don’t miss our guides to eating healthy in Greeley and Loveland! That way, the next time you’re craving something fast and easy, you can skip the drive through and order take out instead.
Alongside eating healthier, exercising is at the top of many people’s New Years’ resolutions. If that’s you and you’re planning to hit the gym a bit more in 2022, check out our list of the 17 Best Gyms in Fort Collins, featuring weightlifting, yoga and more. And if you’re a parent, here are the best gyms with childcare in Fort Collins and Windsor.
Whether you’re saving for a big purchase or just want to cut down on expenses, committing to saving money throughout the next year is a fantastic resolution. But is it still possible to enjoy everything NoCo has to offer while pinching pennies? You bet! For a great (and affordable) date night, check out our guide 13 Affordable Date Ideas in Fort Collins. Or, if you want to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank, here’s The 11 Best Consignment + Thrift Stores in Fort Collins. And if you’re looking for something affordable to do with the kids, Fort Collins is home to a plethora of exciting, and often free, educational attractions.
While working out at the gym can be fun and therapeutic, sometimes the best workouts are the ones that don’t actually feel like work! Staying active includes so many more activities than simply picking up some weights or hitting the yoga mat. Taking a hike, going for a scenic walk, hitting a nearby park or doing something a little extreme like rock climbing are all forms of fun exercise that you’ll enjoy doing!
Don’t miss our posts The Best Hikes Near Fort Collins and Loveland, 21 Places to Run and Walk in Northern Colorado, The Best Outdoor and Indoor Places to Go Rock Climbing in Northern Colorado, and 10 Ways to Stay Active During the Northern Colorado Winter to help incorporate some more active activities into your daily routine this season.
New Years’ resolutions don’t have to mean limiting what you already do, but rather challenging yourself to pick up a new skill! If you’ve been wanting to learn something new for a while—the beginning of 2022 is the perfect time to start. Our post, 16 Fort Collins Classes Where You Can Learn a New Skill outlines places around town where you can try everything from painting and pottery to cooking, fly fishing, creating charcuterie boards and more.
While we usually like to save decluttering and organizing our homes until spring, January is the perfect time for a fresh start! Getting your home in order at the top of the new year can help you create some organization habits that will help your home stay put-together all year long. Take advantage of this opportunity to reorganize your home and deep clean things you don’t normally think about—from under the refrigerator to behind your bed. Here’s a list of our favorite eco-friendly cleaners you can use to clean your home. And if you’re looking for some professional help, the Simplicity Project is a local organizational company that can help get your house in order.
Photo courtesy of Old Firehouse Books
If you’ve always loved to read but just haven’t had the time or the drive to pick up more books, now’s your chance! Make it your 2022 goal to read at least one book a month. To help you get started, here is our Book Lover’s Guide to Fort Collins, which outlines some of our favorite bookstores like Old Firehouse Books and The Eclectic Reader, along with information about our local libraries and reading organizations. And keep it local by reading some books by Colorado authors.
From donating financially to packing lunches for school children at home, Northern Coloradoans have shown us the true meaning of the word “community” over the past 21 months. While most New Years’ resolutions are focused on self-improvement, if you want to do something nice for your community this year, consider making a resolution to give back as well! 17 Nonprofits + Charities in Loveland to Support outlines some of our favorite local organizations you can donate to and 10 Acts of Kindness for Celebrating Good Neighbor Day offers up a few ideas on how to give back to your neighbors this year.
What are your 2022 New Year’s resolutions? Let us know in the comments below.