Find New Year’s resolution success; try a new Seattle Parks program

As December begins to slip away, many of us start to plan for the year ahead. What changes will we make in 2015 to get a little bit closer to finding happiness and how will we stay on track?

When talking New Year’s resolutions strategies for success, common tips include employing the buddy system and scheduling time for your resolution. We suggest finding a resolution that is incorporated into one of our new winter programs. We’ll provide the buddies and the structured time, you just need to show up!

Registration for winter Seattle Parks and Recreation programs and classes has begun and we’ve added more than 60 new activities to the mix. Take a look at our new winter offerings and find something that’s in line with your 2015 goals. Resolutions can be fun. We promise.

Learn a new skill
-Teen and adult photography workshops, ages 13+, Northgate Community Center
-Jujitsu (martial art developed from ancient Japan), ages 15+, Queen Anne Community Center
-Daytime pottery, ages 18+, Ballard Community Center
-Art sampler classes for adults, 18+, Green Lake Community Center
-Kids carpentry, ages 5-10, Magnolia Community Center
-After-school theater group, ages 7-10, Delridge Community Center
-Self -defense, ages 55+, Alki Community Center

Get fit
-Boys volleyball league, ages 10-17, Citywide Athletics
-Nia fitness (a no-impact cardio workout that combines martial arts, dance and yoga), ages 15+, Laurelhurst Community Center
-MixxedFit (fitness program that mixes dance training and bootcamp-inspired toning), ages 16+, Loyal Heights Community Center
-Basketball for Little Hoopers, ages 3-5, Yesler Community Center
-Pilates mat class, ages 18+, Magnolia Community Center
-Adult aerobics with optional childcare, ages 18+, Alki Community Center

Spend more time with the kids
-Parent and child SNAG golf (SNAG aka starting new at golf, is all about having fun while learning the basics of the sport), ages 3-5, Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center
-Indoor playground with specialized toys for children with special needs, Montlake Community Center
-Parent and child pottery class, ages 3-5, Montlake Community Center
-Bedtime stories, all ages, Ballard Community Center
-Mix it up! Parent/tot art class, ages 2-3, Delridge Community Center

Reduce stress
-Yoga, ages 16+, Meadowbrook Community Center
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (vocally guided movement class aimed at reducing tensions), ages 55+, Meadowbrook Community Center
-Tai Chi – Yang Style (slow, soft, circular movements to harmonize body and mind), ages 55+, Green Lake Community Center

See something you like? Sign up now! Registration information and details can be found in our community center brochures here. Sign up for a program here.