Are you making a new year's resolution? To me it has always felt like too much pressure at the start of a new year. Why do we do this to ourselves? New year, new slate! Whatever that means will reveal itself to us over time.

I do understand that for some, a new year's resolution is a great motivator to quit smoking, lose weight, go back to school, etc. With that in mind I will try to give you a Capital Region guide to the things most commonly resolved in the new year.

FITNESS has some great suggestions on places where you can go to workout, get fit or stay fit. From YMCA to fitness centers to a Ninja Lab. suggests 10 Barre Studios in the area. Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class combining ballet inspired moves with Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training.

Yelp lists the Top 10 Kickboxing classes in the Albany area.

QUIT SMOKING offers many great resources for quitting smoking including the New York State Smoker's Quitline - 1-866-NY-QUITS.

Albany Hypnosis Center serves the greater Albany, Rensselaer, Troy, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady, NY areas. Further away? They offer Zoom appointments.

HEALTHY EATING can help you sort the dieticians and nutritionists in the Capital Region. lists Gluten free, Keto friendly places for you to explore.

Capital Region Vegan Network has a local guide to restaurants with vegan options, vegan shopping and more!


I have never heard anyone say, "I have too much money saved"! If managing your money better is your resolution check these out.

Regions has their 10 Best Ways to Saving Money!

Forbes Advisor has their 14 Best Ways to Save Money!

Bank of America has 8 Simple Ways to Save Money!

You could also look into money saving apps: AcornsDigit and Qapital

My work is done here. After all these are not my resolutions these may be yours and I hope this has helped.


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