5 Easy Ways to Beat the Holiday Stress

Hit a spa, get some exercise and taking advantage of the library are some good ways to chill out.

Normally, we do a countdown of activities to help you plan for your adventures in the upcoming weekend, but with another holiday coming up, we thought we'd focus on everything New Year's.

So far this week we have told you about:

Sometimes the holidays can be a little overwhelming, here are five local deals/ways to help you relieve some of that holiday stress.

'Romeo and Juliet' package at Touch of Europe Day Spa

The spa is offering a couples special which includes a twenty minute infrared sauna for two, full body aroma Swedish couple massage (in the same room), chocolate and strawberries for $150 (regularly $200)

Release some energy at

The 30,000 square foot gym offers workout equipment and a staff to help you get in shape.  They also feature a Protein Shake Bar, group fitness classes, and a full service hair/nail salon. Membership is pretty easy with no money down at $39.99 per month. You don't have to sign a contract as your membership is month-to-month, and you can cancel with 30 days notice.

Beat the winter blues by swimming at the

What better way to beat the winter blues then jumping in a heated pool? Enjoy forgetting about the cold weather outside while getting some great exercise and having fun. Beginning Jan. 8, the  offers sessions 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each session costs $3.

Play some video games or cozy up with a good book

Release some of that holiday stress by having a friendly competition of video games at home. You can check them out for free at the . While at the l check out that favorite book you've been wanting to read. Cuddle up on your couch and enjoy some "me" time while becoming engrossed in the story.

Give yourself something to look forward to

 is offering a variety of courses beginning in January. You can sign up for something you've always wanted to try, take a fitness course or art class, or find yourself looking forward to one of its special upcoming events like the . It is offering 15 minute toning workshop classes that include , , and workouts. It also offers weekly classes in Zumba, adult water exercise, yoga, belly dancing, Tai Chi, and more. Parks and Rec has art classes that include painting, knitting, quilt making and drawing.


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