The new year brings a wave of resolutions. From new exercise routines and better habits to living a more sustainable lifestyle or trying a new hobby, each personal New Year’s resolution brings about a month of doing good and being your best self. And in our first issue of 2021, we’re happy to be discussing all of these topics and more.
Woodbury business owners Blake and Brenda Score opened the first east metro StretchLab—an assisted stretching facility designed to relieve body tension (page 14). Managing editor and writer Angela Johnson talks fitness and at-home workouts with the YMCA (page 22); “People have been making [fitness related] decisions based on safety, but we want to ensure that people also focus on finding time to take care of themselves,” YMCA senior director of communications and marketing Joan Schimml says.
Also in Woodbury Magazine this month, we’re getting the lowdown on Minnesota’s unique winter hobby: ice fishing. With three popular lakes around town and bait shops just up the road in White Bear Lake, recreation specialist Jon Hagen says Woodbury’s bustling ice fishing scene is a great way to spend a chilly winter day (page 24).
And if you’re still working on your New Year’s resolution, don’t fret! Columnists Mark and Jill Strand chat fitness resolutions; Donna Chicone writes on including your pet into your resolutions (yes, really!); food columnist Rachael Perron talks on how to make something out of anything; and more in our Noteworthy section (page 9). Read the digital editon here.
Whether you’re penciling in your resolution or resolving to skip on this tradition, our January issue is sure to bring inspiration and motivation to the table.
Happy New Year! See you next month!
-Hailey Almsted, editor