Now is the time of year when we all start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. We hear “New Year, New Me!” in excess and see hordes of new members at the local gyms in the first weeks of January, but we also know that it’s tough to make our New Year’s resolutions stick.
Here at vybe urgent care, we want to shift the focus away from the ol’ “new me” mentality and think more along the lines of “New Year, same healthy me” for throughout the entire year and each one to come. To help you adopt this mentality, we have five localized and easy-to-follow #healthyvybesuggestions to help kick-start your good habits in 2018:
Flex your #healthyvibes at City Fitness
This resolution suggestion is predictable: Go to the gym! With locations in Fishtown, Graduate Hospital, Northern Liberties, Logan Square and South Philly, City Fitness is easily accessible to a great majority of people residing in the Philadelphia area. City Fitness’ mission is all about breaking your routine and not just focusing on resolutions.
This isn’t just your average gym, either. City Fitness has a variety of group fitness classes and training programs to meet your individual needs and the gym even offers a FitPERX program that gives you discounts at hundreds of businesses around Philadelphia. You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain, so go on and flex that #healthyvybe at City Fitness.
Practice Pilates at SolidCore
Some of us just can’t get into the flow of a “traditional” workout or gym environment and we need a little something “extra.” Lucky for us, there are options like SolidCore! The workout you get at SolidCore is a 50-minute high intensity and low impact full-body workout. It is at its foundation a pilates class, but redefines pilates into a whole new plane of experience which tests your physical abilities and pushes you forward. Locally, SolidCore has locations in Rittenhouse and Center City. Try your first two classes for $29 and see if SolidCore is a good fit for you in achieving your 2018 wellness goals.
Push your limits with CrossFit Renaissance
Ready and willing to push yourself the extra mile? The 2017 version of you was already rocking #healthyvybes, but in 2018 you can reach a new level of fitness with a little help from CrossFit Renaissance. Located in Port Richmond, CrossFit Renaissance is a 6,000 sq/ft. fitness center with course offerings for people from all levels of physical ability — here, everyone is an athlete in training. CrossFit Renaissance even offers a free goal-setting session, so you can create a workout plan to effectively meet your personal goals. Lace up your sneakers and head on over to Port Richmond to get started!
Go plant-based at HipCityVeg
Let’s talk food-related resolutions. If you’ve been on the fence about trying to go vegetarian or vegan or even just considering introducing more plant-based food into your diet, HipCityVeg is the perfect place to start. Craving chicken nuggets or a Philly cheesesteak? Don’t worry, you can have both at HipCityVeg — they taste just like the real thing, but all HipCityVeg products are entirely plant-based! They offer a selection of salads, smoothies, desserts and breakfast options as well and everything is entirely vegan. Ready to give plant-based food a shot in 2018? HipCityVeg has Philadelphia-area locations in Rittenhouse, Midtown Village and University City!
Eat locally-sourced and organic with Honeygrow
For those of us who aren’t quite ready to make the leap to a plant-based diet but want to make sure the food we put into our bodies is good for us, there is Honeygrow. While most popular for its customizable stir-fry, Honeygrow also has a selection of salads, smoothies/juices and a dessert bar. All of Honeygrow’s ingredients are fresh, locally-sourced and organic — oh, and the portion sizes are generous too. Check out Honeygrow on 11th or 16th Streets, Temple University or University of Pennsylvania campus for a fresh meal to start the New Year (or close out the old one).
We hope this year you meet all of your goals and resolutions for the New Year! Remember, we’re always here to help encourage your #healthyvybe.