Best places in Tucson to start your New Year’s resolution

New year, new you?
Changing those bad habits from the previous year can be a challenge for anybody, but luckily these Tucson businesses can set you on the right path.

Resolution: Go to the gym more.

Boxing Inc.

Let’s face it, going to a traditional gym is not only intimidating…it’s can get boring after a while. If you’re looking for a gym that brings teamwork and instruction back to your workout, Boxing Inc. provides that with an optional competitive component. While on the more expensive side, the payout will leave your body in great shape while making your experience at the gym fun.

Promising review: “Boxing inc has such a great, friendly and motivational environment. I’ve never been in shape all my life but starting here was pretty much the best thing I’ve ever done as starting a healthier lifestyle of choice.” -Yanitsi G.


Orange Theory Fitness

Orange Theory is a relatively new national chain that incorporates technology with fitness.

It’s a one-of-a-kind workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, using a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing, TRX straps, and free weights to tone your body and gain energy throughout the day.

Promising review: “I started going to OTF as part of a new year’s resolution in 2017. I attended a few classes and was happy with the workouts. The workouts are intense. I get more fitness out of a single hour in one of these sessions than I used to get out of a week going to an on-your-own gym.” -Jason G.



Crossfit Purgatory

CrossFit is a core strength & conditioning program designed to be broad, general, and inclusive. Elements of track & field, gymnastics, weightlifting, and strongman are combined in short intense daily workouts to maximize results for any individual.


Resolution: Read more.


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange is your source for new and used books, music, movies, video games and systems, musical instruments and more! The local chain has stores in Tucson, Mesa, Phoenix and Flagstaff.

Promising review: “One of the top stores in Tucson. It has a character of its own with its record store vibe and endless shelves of books. Any media item and you can find it here from vinyl records, cds, DVDs, Blue Rays, instruments, games, video games, consoles, record players, art, knick knacks, novelties, magazines, comics, comic memorabilia, and whatever your heart desires when it comes to entertainment, it most likely will be here.”-Joshua M.


Pima County Public Libraries

In a world of constant change, libraries will always be there for us. With a library card, you can check out a variety of books and movies. Many of the locations now offer E-books to download too!


Resolution: Eat Healthier.

Gourmet Girls

Don’t be scared off by the term “gluten free!” These baked goods and entrees carry delicious flavor at an affordable price.

Owners Susan and Mary started out as caterers and soon discovered a need for quality gluten free products.  They began experimenting and selling their wares at the local farmers markets.

Promising review: “This place is amazing! I am not gluten free but my partner is. I have not had an issue with anything I have eaten here. He’s happy and I’m happy so I don’t mind eating gluten free when I’m here!” -Augustin O.

Get $20 worth of delicious, gluten-free food and drink for only $10 from Gourmet Girls >>

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Dream Dinners

Think of it as a local version of pre-prepared dinner companies like Blue Apron. The store gives you all the ingredients you need, with portions already planned out, to make a nice home-cooked meal in a rush. Take your ingredients to go or prepare them in the store!

Promising review: “Dream Dinners is fantastic. It is the best thing we have done for our family. We used to eat the same five things all of the time or ate fast food. Now we have fantastic meals that we are able to prepare with minimal prep time.” -Arun R.


One Step Nutrition

One Stop Nutrition has established itself as the low cost leader in health food products and nutritional supplements.

The stores offer more than just health food products. One Stop Nutrition offers all-natural fruit nutritional shakes, gourmet coffee, free internet access,  tanning, and much more.

Promising review: “Stopped by this morning for a smoothie and it was great, less than $7 and super fast. It was a meal replacement shake made with a base selected by me, chocolate, and energy boost. Kept me going from 8am until about 1pm and I didn’t experience a crash!” – Monique Q.

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Resolution: Volunteer more.

Ben’s Bells

The mission of Ben’s Bells is to teach individuals and communities about the positive impacts of intentional kindness and to inspire people to practice kindness as a way of life. Volunteers can decorate various shop items for the organizations to sell and raise funds for their efforts!

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Pima Animal Care Center (PACC)/Humane Society of Southern Arizona

The animal shelters in Tucson are nearly overflowing with pets up for adoption! Being nonprofits, these organizations need a lot of volunteers to help maintain the facility and keep the pups happy. Talk to the shelter about fostering an animal too, to help animals who can’t cope with the shelter environment.



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona

BBBS’s mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better. They partner with parents and guardians, volunteers and others in the community to help each child in our program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success. You can be the person these kids look up to.


Resolution: Make new friends.

Tucson Young Professionals

Tucson Young Professionals is a group of young business and community leaders focused on the attraction, retention, and promotion of young professionals in Tucson. Most young people choose a place to live first and then find a job. This organization is working to help make Tucson a place that professionals want to be through shared ideas, networking and promotion.


Southern Arizona Roadrunners

Love to run or have a desire to be more active? The Southern Arizona Roadrunners are a collection of smaller groups based around age and interests with one common theme…running. You can meet new people AND lose weight!

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