17 Ways to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This Week in the Lehigh Valley (1/16-1/21)

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BY NINA ELIAS

Yoga, meditation, anxiety workshops—oh my! If this week doesn't help you destress, detoxify, and get on with a blissful 2018, I don't know what will. Take advantage of the many ways to learn something NEW this week—including treating yourself a new restaurant during one of the four (!) restaurant weeks. Enjoy!

TUESDAY

Liv Women, Wine, and Wheels Clinic Series (7-9pm | Free)
Whether you ride road, mountain, or lifestyle flats will happen. Join Liv Ambassador Jess for a clinic about how to fix a flat tire on your bike. Bring the wheel from your own bike to practice with! Light snacks and drinks provided.

Meditation & Mindfulness (7-8pm | $8)
Anyone else already looking for a little balance this year? Beleno Spiritual Healing Center is offering a meditation class for beginners and veterans alike. Attend their Yin class right before it for half price admission!

Yoga 101 (6:30-8pm | $50 for 8 weeks)
How about replacing that unhealthy new years resolution with this one: learn something new! Easton Yoga is giving you that opportunity to build a strong foundation with its yoga 101 series at, if you ask me, a steal of a price.

WEDNESDAY

6-Week Beginner Yoga Series (7-8pm | $75 for 6 classes)
More inspiration to get on the yoga train: The Yoga Loft is offering a 6-week beginner yoga series, starting tonight! This series of six classes are designed to introduce new beginners to yoga, or to give you a refresher course if it’s been a while. Click here to sign up!

Belly Dance at Easton Yoga (7:45-8:45pm | $17 per class/$95 for the series)
Sick of the same ol’ thang? Switch it up, sculpt your midsection, and learn some new moves! This mixed level class is designed for students who have some belly dance experience. Click here to sign up!

Fondue on Tap (5-9pm | $5-$45)
Two words: beer-infused fondue. Local Mama Catering will be serving up a very special menu of Beer Infused Fondues paired perfectly with Lost Tavern Brewing’s fantastic beer selection. Stop in for one course or stay for all three!

Free Workout with LV Rise & Grind (5:45am)
As they say, “just show up” every Wednesday morning for a killer AM workout in Trexler Park!

THURSDAY

All the Restaurant Weeks!
Downtown Bethlehem, Easton, and Saucon Valley (a first!) are hosting winter restaurant weeks, a chance to get out of your sweatpants (just me?) and get downtown for exclusive three-course meals at affordable, fixed prices. My fiance and I love the opportunity to try a restaurant that might normally be out of our budget. Hope to see you there!

Save the Kales! January Vegan Meet-Up at Aladdin (6:30-8:30pm | Cost of food)
Share a vegan feast at this lovely family-owned restaurant that I’m always being recommended to. You'll pay for yourself and order whatever you'd like from the menu - and remember, you'll be sitting with other vegans, so sharing is encouraged. Click here to register!

FRIDAY

Premier Workout Party (5:30-8pm | 610-973-1500 to reserve!)
The latest New York fitness craze is coming to Steel Fitness Premier! Limited to the 1st 100 people that sign up. Featuring spin, HIIT, cardio blast, and get fit fast classes!

SATURDAY

Monthly Puppy Adoption & Puppy Bowl at PetValu (11am-2pm | Free)
Adoptable pups go head-to-tail in the sporting showdown of the year! Apply online ahead of time at www.roadtriprescues.com and you could take home your very own MVP: Most Valuable Pupper!

Essential Oils for Cold & Flu Season (10am-12pm | $30)
Have you caught the plague going around the Lehigh Valley this winter? Join Certified Aromatherapist,The Aroma Girl, Suzanne Stout, for two hours of learning how essential oils can help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. Click here to sign up!

PFP Pack Walk (1-3pm | Free)
Take advantage of the weekend warm-up and get out to the D&L Trail with your PUP!! Or, if your me, get in some exercise while you participate in your favorite activity: pup-watching.

SUNDAY

Free Level 1/2 Yoga at the Yoga Loft (4-5pm | Free)
Free yoga! Enough said! Click here to sign up.

Death Cafe at Wegmans (4-5:30pm | Free)
The Death Cafe objective is, "to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives." Not a grief support group! Find them on the 2nd floor of Wegmans on 512.

Anxiety Workshop at barre3 Allentown (11:45-1pm | $10 or free for members)
Guys, anxiety doesn’t just make you feel crazy, it’s also so, so bad for you. Really excited to learn how to keep my cool from Jarrod Spencer, author of Mind of the Athlete! Click here to sign up.

Winter Restaurant Week Begins!
Just as the other three restaurant weeks end, another one begins! This time in Bethlehem’s Southside Arts District. Which restaurant will you try?

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Photo by Tim Goedhart on Unsplash