Like many people, you probably have set a New Year’s resolution to get fit for 2020. Many people, however, won’t make it to the end of January with that resolution intact, let alone the end of the year. To avoid falling into that trap, you need to develop healthy lifestyle habits, and one of the best places to do that is at Grossmont Center. 

The Center offers plenty of opportunities for you to improve your health and fitness. One of the most important ways to do that is to exercise regularly. If you are a fitness novice or it has been a while since your last workout, start out with a realistic and attainable goal. Walking is a fantastic (and simple) way to build up your cardiovascular health. Grossmont Center provides free walking maps with step counts that are available at our information booths. Pick up a map and enjoy an evenly-paced walk around our lovely outdoor mall. Also, keep an eye out for our parking signs that list step counts to various locations at the Center. Don’t want to go at it alone? Join the fun with the Grossmont Center Mall Walkers, which offers group outings at 8 and 9 a.m. on Saturdays.

Grossmont Center is also the place to come when you are ready to turn your workouts up a notch. The Center is home to a diverse selection of fitness centers. Check out  Chuze Fitness if you are looking for a gym that has a little bit of everything. With a wide range of classes, cardio machines, and strength-training equipment, you can try out different exercise routines and see which one suits you best. If you want a personalized, progressive fitness program focused on calorie-torching activities such as boxing, martial arts, and Pilates, Othentik Gym may be a great option. Here, instructors serve as mentors in small group classes that are designed to increase both mental and physical strength.

Speaking of mental strength, overall wellness is achieved by creating a sense of balance in your life that devotes equal importance to your physical, psychological, and emotional health. An ideal exercise regimen that targets all those areas of wellness is yoga. It has exploded in popularity in recent years because it builds strength, flexibility, balance, and healthy joints—plus, it is a valuable chance to practice deep relaxation. San Diego Yoga Center is renowned in the La Mesa community for its hot yoga classes, and the studio has expanded its roster to include non-heated classes, too. This yoga hot spot is an ideal place to build your practice, thanks to a lineup of experienced and helpful instructors who excel at working with everyone from beginners to advanced yogis. If you still need another incentive to try a class, ask about special introductory rates for newcomers to try out the studio.

Of course, the most successful exercise programs are the ones you enjoy doing—the more you look forward to a workout, the more likely you are actually to do it and reap its benefits. If you crave a fun fitness routine, kick up your heels and groove through a lively cardio session at Dance Dayz Studio. Savor the freedom and joy of moving to the music at the adult dance classes. Check out tap dancing for all levels, or rediscover your childhood dream of being a ballerina at Barre Body classes.

Exercise, of course, is only one part of becoming a healthier you. A balanced diet focused on whole foods is also important. Make a point of buying more produce, lean protein, and other good-for-you foods when you grocery shop. You’ll find plenty of tasty options at Trader Joe’s; Target and Walmart also have market sections. Here you’ll find the kitchen tools and appliances you need to cook healthy and flavorful meals. If you need probiotics, vitamins, protein powders, or other supplements that will help you meet your nutritional goals, check out Vitamin Shoppe and its wide selection of brands and products.

You can lead a healthy lifestyle by building good habits for body and soul one day at a time. Make 2020 the year that your resolution sticks. Find that new and improved you at Grossmont Center. We’re more than a mall!

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