New Ideas for the New Year

New Year, new you! A fresh start and perhaps a chance to learn something new. We have some ideas on how you can make this happen. From taking a class At the Y or the U, joining a new club, or trying an old skill yourself (dust off those ballet slippers, ladies…) to fun for the little Scoops or the whole family together, why not give it a shot. New experiences keep you young and active–and that is a good thing for everyone.

Here’s to trying something new!
-Team Scoop

Start Something New
Take your yoga practice to new heights and try aerial yoga. At Anew Life Yoga, you’ll learn how to safely setup and enter your silk, fundamental skills like hanging off the ground and will work into spinal decompression and inverted positions. Challenging inversions and deep backbends can be achieved with less effort and strain. Beginners welcome! Private and semi-private classes offered.

Affiliated with the American Repertory Ballet, there’s truly a place for everyone at Princeton Ballet School. Classes include Ballet, Hand in Hand for the youngest dancers, Modern Dance, Theatre Dance, CardioBallet, Hip Hop and more. With spacious studios in Princeton, Cranbury, and New Brunswick, Princeton Ballet School welcomes dancers of all levels, ages 3 through adult!  (609) 921-7758

Activate More Than Your Core and stop by Princeton Family YMCA any time during the month of January to see and feel the power of community with the Y; where wellness in spirit, mind and body meet!  Some planned activities include: Tours, exercise classes, and open swim time, giveaways, family activities, healthy snacks, contests, and pure fun! Check out their new website at for additional details.

New for the Family
Start the new year off right with a resolution you’ll enjoy all year long – give yourself the gift of membership at Cherry Valley Country Club!  Discover world-class family fun at Cherry Valley, where historic charm meets modern luxury. Offering exciting amenities for every member of the family to enjoy. For a limited time, CVCC is offering sizzling membership savings. NO ASSESSMENTS EVER!

Parents, you’ve got to check out Tumbles, the newest gym in town! Their 3-story ‘Tumble Zone’ is full of fun for the kiddos – the perfect place for their next birthday party, or just a fun way to burn off that ‘stuck in the house’ energy – and it’s super clean, too. PS: take a FREE trial class, or be one of the first 50 Tumblers and receive a FREE membership and 10% discount.

Feed Your Body & Mind
Beauty treatments for the New Year! Laser treatments, peels, Cool sculpting and more are the specialties of local favorite Dr. Joanna Partridge, who just opened offices at 330 N. Harrison Street. Learn more at

Immerse yourself in wellness with a visit to 4 Elements Wellness Center at the Princeton Shopping Center. Offering innovative natural wellness services: cryotherapy, halotherapy, infrared sauna, and floatation, it’s a must-visit if you’re focusing on your health in 2018. Whether you have 15 minutes or several hours, stop by and have your spirits lifted. Learn more:

Looking for a fresh view…today? Head to the photography show ‘Lenses on Cuba’ for a wonderful show capturing the color and spirit of Cuban life by five local photographers. Opening reception Friday Jan 12 5:30-7:30 Considine Gallery at Stuart School, Princeton. Runs through Feb 16th.

And remember, we live in Princeton… home of Princeton University!  Treat your mind to a class at Princeton this year. Princeton University’s Community Auditing Program enables members of the community (high school grads 18+) to audit, or sit in on, University lectures on a non-credit basis.

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