You may have made your New Year's resolutions with the best of intentions to accomplish them, but if you're like most of us, there are probably quite a few that haven't been checked off yet. Fear not. We've got a list of local spots that can help you accomplish what you vowed to do before the year ends and finish out 2010 in style.
End-of-Year Resolution #1: Get in Shape
Solution: Force and Flow (1102 Dean St., #4; (646) 644-9743; www.forceandflow.com)
Find it hard to work out surrounded by muscleheads? Come to this warm and inviting local studio with a range of classes including yoga, pilates, and Tai Chi, in addition to periodic workshops in areas such as Thai massage. With group classes as low as $13 and discounts available for students, struggling artists and low-income families, your wallet and your body will thank you.
End-of-Year Resolution #2: Volunteer
Solution: Prospect Park Alliance (95 Prospect Park West; (718) 282-7789; www.prospectpark.org)
Make a difference locally. Most of the staff at Prospect Park are comprised of volunteers and they need additional help in just about every area ranging from visitor outreach to children's education.
End-of-Year Resolution #3: Learn Something New
Solution: Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway; (718) 638-5000; www.brooklynmuseum.org)
One of the oldest and largest art museums in the country, this 560,000-square-foot building has over 1.5 million artifacts in their permanent collection. With a regularly rotating lineup of exhibits and galleries, it's just about impossible to walk out not learning something you didn't know before.
End-of-Year Resolution #4: Eat Healthier
Solution: Healthy Nibbles (305 Flatbush Ave.; (718) 636-5835; www.healthynibbles.com)
This family-owned restaurant realizes it's easier to eat well if the food tastes great, and their healthy and appetizing soups, salads and sandwiches do not disappoint. Try the wild salmon burger or their variety of vegan desserts.
End-of-Year Resolution #5: Quit Drinking
Solution: New Directions Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (202 Flatbush Ave.; (718) 398-0800;www.newdirectionsbrooklyn.com)
You don't have to quit drinking by yourself. New Directions has one of the best chemical dependency programs in the city with a wide range of services including evaluations, individual and group counseling, relationship workshops, and on-site child care. Most major insurance and Medicaid plans are accepted.
End-of-Year Resolution #6: Donate to Charity
Solution: Brooklyn AIDS Task Force (502 Bergen St.; (718)-622-1910; www.batf.net)
One of the longest standing charities in the area, the Brooklyn AIDS Task Force raises money for their programs including a food pantry, STD-testing mobile clinic and substance abuse classes. In addition, they help local residents with HIV and AIDS by offering free health counseling, housing placement and case management.
End-of-Year Resolution #7: Enjoy Life More
Solution: Park Wellness Center (10 Plaza St., #1C; (718) 789-8020; www.parkwellnesscenter.com)
With several medical practitioners on site, this local wellness center offers several types of treatment including acupuncture, physical therapy, mindbody and psychotherapy.