It’s time to give those stale New Year’s resolutions a makeover. If you’re tired of giving up on your same old “eat healthier, lose weight” resolutions each year, why not try something new, fun, and (best of all) achievable this year? Thanks to local classes, there’s a myriad of ways to help you keep your healthy living resolutions while also learning some new skills. Browse our list of creative ideas and local classes to find a unique goal perfect for starting off the new year.
If you’re lucky enough to live in South Florida, odds are you have access to the ocean. The new year might be the perfect time to take advantage of your location and hone your skills out on the water. Whether you want to try tackling canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, or surfing, there’s no end to aquatic choices offered and available right here in Palm Beach County.
Don’t know where to begin? Paddle Boarding Palm Beach offers stand-up paddleboard and kayak lessons, tours, and fitness experiences, and if you’re looking for something with a little more adrenaline, Palm Beach Water Sports provides beginner through expert level instruction in slalom, trick skiing, knee boarding, and wakeboarding.
Cooking is an essential skill in life, and even if you have the basic moves down (or don’t!), there’s always room for improvement. If you’ve had “learn how to cook” on your to-do list for a while, cross it off by joining a local cooking class. In Boca Raton, Sur La Table in Mizner Park offers a wide variety of classes available nearly every day of the week, so there’s something for everyone’s tastes and schedules.
January’s lineup includes everything from classes focusing on single dishes and desserts such as homemade ravioli and macarons to more advanced “Date Night” dinners and “Girls Night Out” menus. Our tip? Don’t go alone – cooking is more fun with others, so grab your significant other or some friends (there’s even a Holiday Camp for kids and teens) before you start cooking.
Ikebana, the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, is a great way to stretch your artistic abilities. At the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, the traditional Ikenobo school allows students of all levels to learn the basic principles and style of the art, creating fresh floral arrangements to take home and enjoy each week.
January’s monthly session includes classes on the 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. For registration, class details, and flower fees, click here.