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Looking to meet your New Year’s resolution in Louisville? From feeling fit to finding more family time, check out our local resolution recommendations below.

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Borrow over 100 tools for home improvement projects, hobbies, and more from the Louisville Tool Library.

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Shop local

  • The Refillery | Peach of the Earth, 801 E. Market St. | Cut down on single-use plastic by refilling containers with bath and home care products ranging from shampoo to laundry detergent.
  • Before Sunday | Online | Stock up on eco-conscious items like bamboo straws, biodegradable hair ties, reusable produce bags, and more. Plus, they deliver locally for free.
  • Louisville Tool Library |1227 Logan St. | Instead of buying a new power tool for a project, borrow one free for seven days.
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Stop at places like Feast BBQ on the NuLu Food & History tour.

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Explore your city

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Senior City Editor Katie prepped for Derby 2022 with a hydration IV therapy from the Medical Transformation Center.

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Practice self care

  • Weightless Float Spa | 600 Distiller Commons Ste. 150 | Float into relaxation in a sensory deprivation tank that’s filled with water set to your body’s temperature and 900 pounds of Epsom salt — which helps reduce pain and inflammation.
  • Louisville Salt Cave | 9800 Shelbyville Rd. | Salt therapy — aka halotherapy — utilizes a halogenerator to grind and disperse tiny particles of salt to help your immune system, life balance, and energy.
  • GlowRX | 11509 Shelbyville Rd. | Get glowing with gold facials, injectables, lashes, and massages.
  • Sunflower Soul Healing | 1711 Bardstown Rd. | Harmonize and restore your body with a reiki healing session from a certified practitioner.
  • Medical Transformation Center | 13111 Eastpoint Park Blvd. | Get nutritional and regenerative IV therapies to boost immunity, optimize aging, and minimize anxiety.

Get outside

  • Olmsted Parks Conservancy | Various locations | Explore the 18 Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks and parkways system — one of his greatest career accomplishments.
  • Louisville Grows |1641 Portland Ave. | Become a trained Citizen Forester who helps plant trees and educates the community.
  • Louisville Nature Center | 3745 Illinois Ave. | Learn about local wildlife and plants during guided hikes and demonstrations.

Make something

  • AA Clay Studio | 2829 S. 4th St. | Take a six-week course and learn how to create pottery using your hands or a wheel.
  • Made Stitch Company | 1860 Mellwood Ave. Ste. 281 | Make modern fashion pieces during a single class or in a course series.

Take care of a pet


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Join a gym

  • The Factory Gym | 4709 Allmond Ave. #3B | Locally owned for 38 years, this gym offers boxing classes and personal trainers.
  • Trager Family JCC | 3600 Dutchmans Ln. | The fitness center offers over 75 weekly group fitness classes, cardio equipment, and strength stations.
  • YMCA Louisville | Ten branch locations | Explore many fitness options like zumba class, walking on an indoor track, or personal training. Meanwhile, the kids can spend time in the Kids’ Club.
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