From eating healthier to finding new hobbies, we compiled the best tips on keeping your New Year’s resolution. Fulfill your 2021 goals right here in The Colony!
Committing to living a more active lifestyle doesn’t mean your workouts have to be boring. Discover new ways to get moving and break a sweat.
Enjoy your first workout free at Total Fitness Kickboxing. Follow along in a class setting, punching and kicking your way to burning up to 1,000 calories per session. Alternatively, Uptown Yoga slows things down, offering classes for all skill levels focusing on conscious movement, breath and mindfulness practices. Blue Sky Yoga offers a variety of small group wellness, yoga and meditation instruction inside Blue Sky Sports Center. The sports complex is best known for its youth and adult soccer leagues, perfect for those looking to commit to staying active. If you prefer a brief workout on your schedule, 9Round Kickboxing will be your new obsession. Work with a trainer to complete a full-body circuit in just 30 minutes. If you are not looking to commit to a gym membership, simply start working toward your goal by getting outside. The Colony offers an extensive trail system, perfect for walking, running or cycling. Explore the nature trail routes and a comprehensive list of fitness centers and sports venues on our website.
Whether you are looking to shed the quarantine-fifteen or simply eat your veggies, restaurants around The Colony offer healthy options to keep you on track. Counting calories couldn’t be easier at 54th Street Bar & Grill, where their extensive menu lists caloric values for every soup, salad, sandwich and signature entree. Up your salad game at Bread Zeppelin, where you can build your own bowl filled with greens and proteins. If you are more of a sandwich fan, have your chopped salad stuffed into their freshly baked loaf of French bread, to create a Zeppelin. If you are following a high protein diet, visit Barrel & Bones for all your smokehouse favorites from brisket to pulled pork. Those avoiding gluten will appreciate Rock & Brews. Gluten-items such as the fire-grilled tri-tip steak tacos or barbeque wings are clearly labeled throughout the menu. P.F. Chang’s offers a special gluten-free menu as well as a separate prep area, perfect for those with intolerances or sensitives.
Spend More Time with Family
After a year full of staying at home, the time has finally arrived to out of the house and safely spend time with family and friends. Plan ahead and dedicate your time by marking these events on your calendar.
Spring EGGstravaganza: Spring 2021
Up, Up & Away! Festival of Flight: Spring 2021
LPGA Volunteers of America Classic: Monday, June 28 – Sunday, July 4
Liberty By The Lake: Sunday, July 4
Family Fright Night: October 2021
American Heroes: November 2021
Holiday In The Park: December 2021
This year, experience outdoor concerts and entertainment on The Stage at Grandscape. Pick up a blanket or lawn chair at the nearby SCHEELS and find a socially distanced spot on The Lawn to enjoy performances by local artists and family-friendly movie screenings. If your family has a fur baby or two, The Shacks at Austin Ranch is perfect for an outdoor puppy play date. The collection of six restaurants, including an authentic ramen shop and beer garden, share an expansive patio overlooking Bacon’s Dog Park. The one-acre park is open to the public and offers off-leash fun for dogs of all sizes. Follow us on Facebook for more upcoming family-friendly events.
Discover A New Hobby
The start of a new year is the ideal time to try something new and pick up a new hobby. Learn to stand up paddleboard (SUP) on the waters of Lewisville Lake. Hidden Cove Park & Marina is home to DFW Surf, which offers instructional SUP classes and guided tours of the lake. Later this year, Dallas Silk Art will be offering instructional classes at their new location inside The Homestead. Get hands-on experience water marbling 100% silk to create your own luxurious, wearable art. If your resolution involves reading more, learning a new language or taking on DIY projects visit The Colony Public Library. The library offers over 110,000 catalog items and a multitude of online resources for adults, including access to learn over 80 languages straight from your mobile device. Check out maker kits, which offer an introduction to creative skills like hand lettering, origami and weaving.
Volunteer in Your Community
Getting involved and supporting your community is easier than ever before. Area locals can join the Friends of The Colony Volunteer Program and serve in various positions at city special events, projects, offices, programs and facilities. Once you apply, volunteer opportunities will be sent directly to your inbox. Specific departments are always looking for new volunteers. Serve the community at The Colony Public Library by assisting with youth programs, leading book clubs or developing local history files.
If you live outside the region be sure to search for volunteer opportunities online. VolunteerMatch.org offers a searchable database, where you can easily match with the right organization at a convenient time.
Get Back to Traveling
As a Convention and Visitor Bureau, we are huge proponents of travel. Whether you are dreaming about traversing the globe or just exploring your neighborhood, we encourage you to get out safely and see the world around you. When planning your 2021 vacation look for the local experts at a city’s CVB or visitor center. Like many CVBs, we offer visitor guides, maps and information about local safety guidelines. For more information on The Colony, our Convention and Visitors Bureau or online resources, please visit our website.