New Year's Resolutions Made Easy in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood
If you're looking to focus more on your mental and physical health this new year, or if you want to start of with some new healthy habits, here are some local options to reach your goals. Information will continue to be added in the coming days, so please check back soon!
The Chopping Block
The Chopping Block - 4740 N Lincoln Avenue
The Chopping Block is all about creating healthy habits, such as cooking your own food!
Here are some January classes that can help you learn the skills to create healthy meals at home:
Knife Skills: This is our most popular class with good reason! Learn how to slice, dice and chop your way to being more efficient in the kitchen. When you have good knife skills, you enjoy cooking more.
Wednesday, 1/31/24: Click here to register.
For those who have already taken Knife Skills, we are offering Next Level Knife Skills in January. This class covers challenging fruits and vegetables including pineapple, sweet potatoes, fennel, tomatoes, segmenting oranges and avocados. Tuesday, 1/23/24: Click here to register.
Vegetarian Boot Camp: Whether or not you are vegetarian, we can all benefit from incorporating more plant-based foods in our diets. This one-day immersion into vegetarian cooking will explore flavors and ingredients from many cuisines as well as vegetarian proteins. Saturday, 1/6/24: Click here to register.
Culinary Boot Camp 1: This is the ultimate class toward creating confidence in the kitchen. In just 5 days, you’ll learn the same cooking techniques covered in professional culinary school that have been adapted for home cooks. January/February Saturday session: Click here to register. January M-F session: Click here to register.
Lillstreet Art CenterLillstreet Art Center - 4401 N Ravenswood AvenueThe new year is a great time to think about art classes as a form of wellness. Here are some wellness highlights for taking an art class:
Here's some info on our upcoming 2024 Winter session at Lillstreet:
- Especially during the winter months, it's nice to have an indoor activity AWAY from screens like our phone and tv
- Using your mind/body to create can be a mindful and meditative practice. Hours spent in class can feel like minutes when you are in the zone!
- Learning something new can get you out of your comfort zone and open new pathways in your brain for creativity
2024 Winter Classes
2024 Winter classes are open for registration at Lillstreet Art Center! Classes will begin the weeks of January 8 and February 12. Our new and featured classes include:
DIY Filmmaking on a Shoestring Budget
- Advanced Shibori and Tie Dye Techniques
- Designing with Solder Inlay
- Charcoal Drawing
- Graphic Design for Artists
- Teen Metalsmithing: After School Edition
- Shiny Tiny Sculptures
Registration link (find all classes + date info here): https://lillstreet.com/
Merz Apothecary - 4716 N Lincoln Avenue
Now is the perfect time to stock your pantry and make tea drinking a healthy habit for the new year. Lower your coffee intake by substituting with green tea, practice the art of slowing down by incorporating the meditative act of brewing tea into your daily ritual, and experience the benefits of our unique blends. Purchase three Smallflower tea canisters during the month of January, in-store at Merz Apothecary or online at Smallflower.com and you'll be entered to win a Tea Lover's Gift Basket.
The NOW Massage Lincoln Square
The NOW Massage Lincoln Square - 4715 N Lincoln Avenue
Ease your mind, body and spirit NOW!
First-time guests can book a massage at our member rate!
$85 for a 50-minute massage (Reg. $115)
$115 for a 80-min massage (Reg. $145)
Sugaring NYC Lincoln Square
Sugaring NYC Lincoln Square- 4703 N Damen Avenue
Discover Sugaring NYC in Lincoln Square at 4740 N Lincoln Ave, dedicated to enhancing health and wellness. Experience our organic hair removal techniques that prioritize natural products. Visit us and new customer's enjoy a 10% discount on your service throughout January, just mention Healthy New Year Promo.
Bloom Yoga Studio
Bloom Yoga Studio - 4663 N Rockwell Street
January Special at Bloom - For new and returning Bloom students, get 1 month of unlimited in-person yoga for $99! This offer must be purchased in January and your 30 days of unlimited yoga begins on the day of purchase. Purchase online or in-person starting 1/1/24.
New Year's Day Yoga Classes: Start off your new year with your mat. Come to Bloom and practice with our abbreviated schedule. View our full class schedule here.
- Gentle Yoga with Karen P 9:00am - 10:15am
- Level 1-2 with Hannah 10:30 - 11:45am
- Vin Yin with Ania 12:00 - 1:15pm
Workshops: In the new year, Bloom has workshops for everyone! Check out the full schedule of workshops here.
- Free Intro to Yoga on Sundays, 1/7/24 and 1/14/24 from 3:30-4:45pm with Kathleen Matuszewich - Start your yoga journey with Bloom's Free Intro to Yoga workshop. Learn basic poses, get a brief introduction to the big picture of yoga and feedback on how to practice safely.
The Art of Adult Learning Saturday, 1/13/24 from2:00 PM - 5:00 PM with Jen Asimow - Take baby steps or a deep dive into the fascinating world of adult learning theory and transform the way you connect with your students.
-Blooming Kids Yoga 4 Week Series: Ages 4-7 Tuesdays 1/16/24 - 2/6/24 from 4:30-5:30pm with Eddie Miller and Ages 7-10 Wednesday 1/17/24 - 2/7/24 from 4:30-5:30pm with Chelsea Brown - Sign your young yogi up for a weekly 60 minute Yoga Class that will include yoga poses, stories, games, mindfulness, and an occasional art project to bring home. Classes will weave movement and meditation with creative lesson plans centered on literature, culture, art, and STEM.
-The Joys & Challenges of Aging Book Club Thursday, 1/18/2024 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM with Carrie Waller - Bloom’s book club is back. The book club, facilitated by Carrie Waller, focuses on the joys and challenges of aging. It meets six times over the course of one year (once every other month) and features six books covering a variety of aging-related topics.
-Reiki Level 1 Training Saturday 1/20/24 from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM with Tiffany Ketchmark - Reiki is a universal spiritual energy that guides you to discover, connect to and heal the truest version of your divine self. -During your workshop you will receive an Usui Level 1 Holy Fire attunement that will be with you for the rest of your life.
- Intentional 2024 on Sunday, 1/21/24 from 9:00am-12:00pm with Kerry Maiorca - Forget resolutions! Carve out a few hours at the start of 2024 to experience an embodied, connected, and creative state that clarifies where you’d like to focus your energy over the next year from a personal, professional, and/or creative perspective.
-Expectant and New Family Open House Sunday, 1/21/24 from 2:30 PM - 2:30 PM with Nicole Cheeseman and Natalie Evans - Join us for a gathering that celebrates the diverse needs of expectant parents and new families. Our open house promises a range of activities designed to support and empower you on your journey to parenthood.
- Yoga 101, 4 week series on Sundays, 1/21/24 - 2/11/24 from 3:30-4:45pm with Kathleen Matuszewich - Perfect for anyone who is new to yoga! This 4 week series provides a solid foundation in the essential yoga poses, breath practices, and mindfulness techniques. Each session builds on the previous one, allowing you to absorb and apply what you’ve learned so that you’ll feel prepared for our ongoing classes.
-Plus Size Yoga, A 6-Week Series Thursdays, 1/25/24 - 2/29/24 from 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM with Jessica Gonsiorowski - Practice yoga in a supportive environment and enjoy classes especially designed for plus size students. All classes in this 6-week series will incorporate movement, breath, and meditation to help you connect with yourself and your body.
Fleet Feet Sports
Fleet Feet Sports - 4762 N Lincoln Avenue
Start the New Year off right at Fleet Feet!
If you’re looking to build your fitness, join our weekly FREE run clubs every Monday at 6pm and Saturday at 8am. Runs average from 3-6 miles, and all paces are welcome.
If you’re new to running, here are some tips to get motivated!
If you’re wary of the cold, here are some indoor treadmill workouts to help you stay moving during the winter season.
InPowered Therapy + Yoga(Yoga) 2220 + (Therapy) 2224 W Lawrence Ave
Real change starts from withIN.Make your resolution authentic growth and lasting change.INPowered Therapy + Yoga was founded on the belief that becoming safely grounded in our bodies leads to deepening self-awareness, compassion, and connection and that this work is at the root of healing within ourselves and our communities. As such, our work is centered on creating brave and inclusive spaces where it is the norm to explore the vulnerable corners of ourselves, seek out our unconscious biases, have difficult conversations, and engage others from a place of deep curiosity and compassion.Connecting with your inner power.BEGIN 2024IN-bodied: Calm your nervous system and connect with your body through one of our inclusive and mindful yoga classes**Enjoy your first class free with code WELCOMENYE Restorative Flow + Yoga Nidra DEC 31st - 6:30-8:30pmEnjoy an alternative evening to the rush and clatter with a lovely, and warm practice to guide you into a quieted head and body space.Breathe + Flow: Mondays and Fridays 9:30-10:30amConnect breath and movement in this mindful vinyasa based class. This class begins with an opportunity to check in with your inner world through mindful movement where you will link breath and motion.Relax + Release: Wednesdays 6-7:15pmEngage in a slow meditative journey designed to facilitate introspection and self-compassion as you explore physical and emotional sensations that arise in response to slowing down. In this mindful class you will be guided in the use of props to soften into awareness, curiosity, and nurturing care as you explore foundational poses through a brief gentile flow followed by long holding, propped up, postures intended to release stress and invite your nervous system to calm and rebalance. Elements of restorative yoga and yin yoga will be blended to offer elements of tension and emotional release as well as deep relaxation, bringing the body and mind into a state of healing.Sunday Restorative 4-Week Series January 7- January 28th 4-5pmGently move into the New Year with a restorative yoga practice. Calm your nervous system, relax your body, increase mobility, improve sleep, facilitate connection to the breath and body. Tenderly guided by Gina Fitzpatrick of One Key Yoga. Sundays in January from 4-5:15pm.
Love Your Body Workshop + Restorative Yoga Saturday January 20th, 9am - 12pmThe Love Your Body Workshops creates a safe space for education and open conversation about beauty standards, body image, and self-acceptance. Material involves body image education, coping skills, and the opportunity to redefine beauty standards. Our society is filled with altered social media posts often leaving those wondering why they don’t look a certain way. Our beauty standards involve those who are young, have a perfect body, face, and skin. This workshop intends to offer support to allow you to live life with confidence and define what beauty means to you. Following the workshop will be a 60-minute restorative yoga class that allows you to be still, come back to your body, and release tension through light stretching. Let’s say f*ck the beauty standards and start living life with confidence and self-acceptance!
IN-powered: Find support by connecting with one of our compassionate and talented therapists to you, your relationship, and/or your child navigate a challenging time or deepen to the next level.
We believe everyone is the expert on themself and that we all hold the ability to grow, heal, and change within us— we just need to learn how to connect with it. When you are ready to take that next step we are here to support and gently challenge you to become the best version of yourself. Our team recently grew and we have immediate openings to support individuals of all ages. We currently are in network with BCBS PPO and are in process of paneling with Aetna.
US Tennis Association Chicago
USTA Chicago runs cardio tennis classes at River, Gompers, and Welles Parks that will continue running this winter in the parks whenever the weather cooperates. Here is how it will work:
- Registration sites are open at https://playtennis.usta.com/
- Registration will be for SINGLE classes only; so, we are basically moving to a kind of “drop-in” (but pre-paid) class format.
- Registration opens one week before the class date.
- Classes will run as long as we have AT LEAST 4 players registered. There is a limit on the number of players in a class (in most cases it is 16).
- Classes may be cancelled if the forecast calls for temperatures below 35 degrees. Courts must be clear and dry.
- If classes are cancelled, all registered players will receive a text confirming the cancellation. They will also get a refund of their registration fee.
The classes are on Monday mornings at 7:30 (Gompers), Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 (River), Wednesday mornings at 7:30 (River), Thursday mornings at 7:30 (Welles), Thursday afternoons at 1:00 (River), Thursday evenings at 6:00 (River), and Friday mornings at 7:30 (Gompers). Registration for all can be found here.
- Registration sites are open at https://playtennis.usta.com/
Strength in the City Winter Wellness Workshop
Strength in the City Winter Wellness Workshop - 4325 N Ravenswood Avenue (Artifact Events)