Kickstarting your 2020 in Surrey

Published 24 February 2020 Updated 30 June 2022

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Kickstarting your 2020 in Surrey

January 2020 has come and gone and perhaps your New Year’s resolutions with it. Often January is full of promise then by February you are back into your old habits.

Maybe you are looking for a new challenge or perhaps you simply want to try going somewhere new. Here are some ideas to help you build on your start to the new decade.

Veganuary throughout the year

Whether it is for health reasons, to do your part for the environment or simply out of curiosity, Veganuary is becoming the latest trend that has moved into the mainstream. Over 200,000 people pledged to eat vegan food last January and the numbers are only set to rise.

If you challenged yourself to fully embrace vegan food throughout January, you may have drifted away from your pledge by February. Why not try taking the slightly easier route of becoming a ‘flexi-vegan’ and decide to eat vegan food on certain days of the week?

If you are looking for inspiration, Surrey Vegan Market runs every third Saturday in Walton on Thames and every fourth Sunday in Epsom market. This is a great way for the novice and expert alike to experience vegan products.

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Learn a new skill

How many times have you thought about a skill that you have always wanted to learn, or perhaps there is a language that you have secretly wanted to master but never found the time?

Allow yourself to strive for something new and challenging this year, whether it be painting, photography or even finally getting that GCSE that was always just out of reach.

At the start of a new decade, it seems like the ideal moment to begin on a new path or perhaps to continue on a journey you began many years ago. Surrey County Council have a wide variety of cost-effective courses to start off your browsing:

Exercise Classes

It goes without saying, you can’t begin a new year without promising yourself that you will finally begin that exercise regime you have always meant to.

It doesn’t matter how many chocolates you ate because you will run every day! And then you will go to Yoga twice a week, swimming once a week, and… two weeks later, you are back to your usual routine which mainly involves the cozy sofa, a glass of wine and Netflix.

We are only human and we are all fallible. What you really need to do is find the right place for exercise. Think about what you want to get out of it – losing weight, getting fitter, socialising – exercise can be all of these things and more. Surrey has a vast range of classes that will get you moving throughout the year. On average it takes two months for a habit to stick, so if you’re still attending in April then you are on the right track!

Why not look to your local Surrey leisure centre for new classes in 2020. There are lots of choices and they offer cost effective options as well as pay as you go sessions, so you can avoid those monthly direct debits and mounting guilt if you don’t attend.

Guildford Spectrum has a wide range of classes to get you started: 

Guildford Flames Ice Hockey Club

If trying out a new sport isn’t for you, then how about watching a new team? The Guildford Flames play from September to April at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex. The team is comprised of British, North American and European players.

This is a great evening out for all of the family with some fixtures offering free tickets to under 16s. Nearly 25% of tickets are sold as children’s tickets and the club prides itself on being geared towards family entertainment.

Check out their website for more information and tickets:

Happy New Year to all of our readers and here’s to trying something new this decade!

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