So, you have no soirees this week, and you’re plum out of excuses to cookie binge. But there’s a whole new year to look forward to, and that means a whole new you--for real this time, because you have help. Here are local services that will make it easy to eat clean, get lean and, er, be way more organized in 2016.
Eat Right: A personal chef would make everything easier. But you can stick to a clean eating plan with help from a service like Snap Kitchen, which will prep all your daily meals to meet 1,200, 1,500 or 1,800 calories a day. The dishes are easy to reheat, and tasty options include maple-roasted-banana oatmeal and ginger-glazed salmon.
Get Moving: It’s tough to get excited about something if you’re sick of it. Get out of your workout rut by switching things up. ClassPass (you may have heard of it?) is always a good place to start. Or check out a new boutique fitness spot like Studio Three. With classes in yoga, indoor cycling and high-intensity interval training, the spot offers plenty of variety. Oh, and a juice bar.
Studio Three, 648 N. Clark St.; 312-944-3333 or studiothree.com
Clean Up Your Act: So, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is collecting dust by your bedside. Time to call in the big guns. The crew at Neat Method has one advantage over Marie Kondo: They have a pro here in Chicago, who can meet with you (and your mess) one-on-one. Neat’s services include organizing all areas of the home--from mudrooms to bedrooms. It will also streamline closets.
Neat Method Chicago, 847-525-6556 or neatmethod.com
Chill the #%^& Out: Stress, man. It’s a killer. So take a load off this year. You could go the aromatherapy route; you could bask in an infrared sauna; there are always meditation classes at Yoga Six. Or start the year off with a mini spa day. At Spa@TheWit, new services include the 80-minute Windy City Retreat, which blends an exfoliating body polish with a 50-minute massage.
Spa@TheWit, 201 N. State St.; 312-239-9402 or spaatthewit.com