Meet your New Year’s resolutions in Raleigh

The biggest step in completing your New Year’s resolution? Show up.

Inside Dose Yoga's studio.

Set your intentions for the year at Dose Yoga.

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Looking to meet your New Year’s resolution in Raleigh? From feeling fit to finding more family time, check out our local resolution recommendations below.

Join a gym

  • Barre-Up Raleigh | 4224 Beryl Rd. Suite A, Raleigh | Book a unique class at this locally-owned studio. Your City Editors recommend trying either BUTI Yoga or a POUND class.
  • DOSE | 415 N. Harrington St., Raleigh | Get your sweat on at Raleigh’s first hot yoga studio and smoothie bar. Pro tip: Order a smoothie from the elixir bar to enjoy after your class.
  • GLOW Fitness | 1924 Wake Forest Rd., Raleigh | Take an immersive group fitness class like circuit training or Zumba in this music festival-inspired studio.
  • Heat | 400 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh | Turn up the heat with an intense group workout or tap in a personal trainer to reach your fitness goals.
  • Triangle Rock Club | 6022 Duraleigh Rd., Raleigh | Learn to climb like a pro at this facility equipped with more than 13,000 sqft of state-of-the-art Eldorado Climbing Walls.
  • YogaSix | 621 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | Opened in late 2022, this boutique yoga studio offers beginner and sculpt classes from hot yoga to power-building.
Bikes lined up in a row.

Rent a bike to take a tour of the city.

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Explore your city

  • Cardinal Bikeshare | Find a station | Explore Raleigh on two wheels by renting a bike from a docking station around the city.
  • Historic Raleigh Trolley | Mordecai Historic Park, 1 Mimosa St., Raleigh | Take a trip down memory lane to learn about Raleigh’s history on an early 1900s-style trolley.
  • Raleigh Walking Tours | Locations vary | There are several pay-what-you-can Raleigh-themed downtown tours like Original Downtown Murals & Public Art, Haunted History, and True Crime & Curious Tales.
  • Scooter Art Tour | Lump, 505 S. Blount St., Raleigh | Grab a scooter and head downtown to view art galleries, murals, and maker markets with this self-guided tour.
  • Trolley Pub | 323 W. Davie St., Raleigh | Not a history buff? Not to worry. Bring your own bubbly and grab some friends to peddle through downtown.
A wall of books outside of Reader's Corner.

Pro tip: Find books outside of Reader’s Corner for a few cents.

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Read more books

  • Nice Price Books & Records | 3106 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | Grab a new or used book from this quaint shop. Pro tip: Cozy up next door at Cup A Joe with your new read.
  • Quail Ridge Books | 4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd., Raleigh | Founded in 1984, this cozy store provides a wide variety of genres, events, group discussions, and author-led book readings.
  • Reader’s Corner | 3201 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | This unique spot has a large selection of new and used books, comic books, records, CDs, and DVDs.
  • Read With Me | 111 E. Hargett St., Raleigh | Take the kiddos to visit this children’s book and art shop.
  • So & So Books | 719 N. Person St., Raleigh | This charming shop offers a carefully curated selection of books.

    Feeling extra committed? Check out our roundup of local book clubs.

  • Dress for Success | 1812 Tillery Pl. Suite 105, Raleigh | Donate professional outfits for the organization to properly distribute clothing to women who are searching for careers.
  • Note in the Pocket | 4730 Hargrove Rd., Raleigh | Donate new or gently-used children’s clothes and shoes to this nonprofit providing help to Wake County homeless and impoverished families and children.
  • Welcome House Raleigh | 1853 Capital Blvd., Raleigh | Drop off kitchen items and cleaning supplies to help welcome our immigrant and refugee neighbors.

    Check out our full list of places to donate clothes, electronics, housing materials, food, and more here.


Artspace offers classes like DIY homemade totes.

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Nurture creativity

  • Artspace | 201 E. Davie St., Raleigh | Take a class led by a local artist at this nonprofit visual arts center. Artspace hosts a variety of events and classes for all ages and skill levels.
  • ComedyWorx | 3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh | Go beyond your comfort zone by taking an improv workshop.
  • Joy Worthy Co. | 131 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh | This creative workshop space hosts a variety of DIY classes like paint and sip, pasta making, and bath bomb workshops.
  • Redbud Writing Project | Locations vary | Find your inner Hemingway during a six-week writing course.
  • Sur La Table | 4421 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh | Brush up on your cooking skills or plan a cooking class date night.
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