New Year's Resolutions to Stick With

OK, so you made some resolutions this year. Here are a few you can stick to

Although the holidays are behind us, the guilt of all the indulgences that come with them may just be setting in. To ease your mind and body, invest in resolutions that you can actually stick to this year:

Get Fit

Come rain or shine, Susanne Ware will make you sweat as she acts as your sergeant, drilling you during her intense all-day Boot Camp on January 7 at the YWCA. For a $15 donation, your endurance and strength will be tested to help burn off those holiday calories. 3420 Park Rd., 704-525-5770

Pure Barre, a total-body workout that makes you lift, tone, and burn, will offer a special 10 percent discount on class packages with the purchase of a $50 gift card. 603 Providence Rd., 980-329-4640

The Hilliard Studio Method, a Pilates-based workout, will offer free classes in January with the purchase of a package. Improve your balance, posture, and overall strength with this core-centric method. 530 Brandywine Rd., 704-236-3377

Give Back

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the Guys & Dolls Guest Bartending event on January 6 at the Pearl Room at Black Finn, where you can indulge in a variety of cocktails and drink specials. 210 E. Trade St., 704-971-4440

Enjoy a free drink and hors d’oeuvres during Bask on Seaboard’s Bask in the Cause social on the last Wednesday of each month. All proceeds from additional food and drink sales at the NC Music Factory restaurant will be donated to Autism Services of Mecklenburg County. 1000 Seaboard St., 980-613-8282

Enjoy an evening full of laughs at the Black Tie Comedy Event on January 28 at Loft 1523, where comedians Chris Layton, Will Span, Eric McCrickard, and Ryan Van Genderen will perform to help support the fight against cystic fibrosis. Tickets are $10. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., 704-333-5898



Get Creative

Every bride wants her wedding to be personalized and distinctive. On January 7, Paper Source will offer a one-of-a-kind wedding invitation workshop to help you create the perfect, and truly unique, memento. 6800 Phillips Place Ct., 704-552-2220

For five days this month, the renowned artist Sue Archer offers her “Commanding Color” workshop. With each brush stroke, you can create your own home or office décor as you’re guided through the principles and techniques of watercolor., 704-541-6944

The Ritz-Carlton’s Cocoa Lab offers a chance to add some soul to your cuisine on January 14. Inspired by the hit movie The Help, learn how to cook up some Southern creations, like Minnie’s chocolate pie, hummingbird cake, banana pudding, and peach cobbler. 201 E. Trade St., 704-547-2244

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