Looking for something different to do with your sweetie this New Year’s Eve? How about ringing out the old year and ushering in the new with a powerful yoga class, bike ride or run?
Whether your yoga style is fast-paced or gentle, there’s a studio in town for you. Click here for a list. Most studios are offering classes on New Year’s Eve; some are offering classes that take you right into the new year. Class sizes are limited and demand is high, so call your favorite studio is see if space is still available.
Want to enjoy some of the New Year’s celebrations but don’t want the hassle of parking? Bike it! I know a couple who did this one year and had a blast cycling from their Arden area condo to celebrations downtown. Here’s one to check out: The New Year’s Eve Sky Spectacular in Old Sacramento. Dress warmly, make sure your bike (and you!) have reflectors and don’t forget, just because you are on a bike does not mean you can “drink and cycle.” Be smart!
In years past, Fleet Feet used to host a New Year’s Eve run. They don’t anymore, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing your own fun run—or walk. Run at midnight, you ask? Sure! I once ran across the Golden Gate Bridge at midnight during a full moon (as part of a relay run) and it was one of the most exhilarating feelings I’ve ever experienced. If running at midnight isn’t your thing, go out earlier. Living in California, you can be assured that if you run or walk pretty much anytime on New Year’s Eve, it’s going to be 2013 somewhere.
Still not sold on this fitness-based New Year’s idea? Consider this: You’ll both feel great having started 2013 with a great workout rather than with a hangover. What’s New Year’s without just a little Champagne, you say? Hey, who’s to say you can’t continue the celebration with some bubbly—alcoholic and sparkling cider both apply—afterward at home? Workout done, endorphins flying . . . now that could be romantic!
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