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New Year’s most often means taking stock of what can be improved on in one’s life. Self-improvement is not simply a goal; it’s a journey, one in which you will learn a lot about yourself while creating a better you. The goals can be concrete, such as giving up tobacco, or broad, like improving one’s overall outlook. Whatever the resolution is, we’ve rounded up a few local merchants and service providers that can help.

By Devon Greene

Instuctor Trinity Mays assists a participant during a session at the newly named This Pose Yoga, 7632 N. Western Avenue.  mh
  • Instuctor Trinity Mays assists a participant during a session at the newly named This Pose Yoga, 7632 N. Western Avenue. mh

Cardinal Yoga

7632 N. Western Ave.

cardinalyogaok.com 413-2724

Big changes are underway in 2015 for owners Trinity Mays and Natalia Callard. When the two became owners of This Pose Yoga in Nichols Hills, they wanted to reflect the new change as well as their philosophy. The renamed studio is ready to embrace 2015 with new classes for all levels. It has a new schedule and is looking forward to helping anyone achieve his or her best health and wellness.

The Aspire Nautilus Mini is a nice "higher end" kit, available at 23rd St. Vapes.  mh
  • The Aspire Nautilus Mini is a nice "higher end" kit, available at 23rd St. Vapes. mh

 23rd Street Vapes

131 NW 23rd St.

facebook.com/23rdStreetVapes 600-6610

Looking to kick those cigarettes to the curb this year? Using vapor cigarettes, also called e-cigarettes, is a way to help you unchain yourself from that tobacco monkey on your back. Vaporizers (vapes) use a liquid formula that includes adjustable amounts of nicotine and flavoring. Not only are you kicking that nasty smoke smell out of your clothes and your life, you can look forward to being less of a social pariah. By quitting smoking, you also kiss harmful additives in cigarettes — tar and more than 4,000 other chemicals — goodbye.

BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma

1400 S. Boston Ave., Tulsa

bcbsok.com

(918) 551-3500 800-942-5837

At 75 years old, BlueCross BlueShield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) is the state’s oldest private health insurer that offers services in every part of the state. For those of you who think of BCBSOK as just insurance that comes with an employer, think again. It offers a wealth of services for families and individuals as well. BCBSOK is currently in open enrollment through Feb. 15,  giving you plenty of time to choose the right health coverage for you and your family. Don’t worry about any confusion; the knowledgeable staff is happy to guide you.

parked across from the Urban Agrarian on Sundays where customers who order prepared meals can pick them up.  mh
  • parked across from the Urban Agrarian on Sundays where customers who order prepared meals can pick them up. mh

The Loaded Bowl

theloadedbowltruck.com 820-9599 For those who are only familiar with The Loaded Bowl from local events such as H&8th Night Market, there is another aspect to the business. The Loaded Bowl also provides meal planning and pre-order food through its website. You can pick it up or even have it delivered for a small fee. With food delicious enough to convert even the most die-hard meat-eater, Loaded Bowl is a great way to introduce yourself to a healthier, more environmentally mindful way of eating. And you don’t even have to do the cooking.

Balanced Wellness

Chiropractic Physicians

6516 N. Olie Ave. Suite D balancedwellnessok.com 879-2263 Drs. Dustin and Angela Smith, the husband-and-wife team behind Balanced Wellness, have crafted their practice on the belief that listening is their most powerful tool. The practitioners at Balanced Wellness tailor every treatment based on the patient’s individual needs. The clinic offers traditional chiropractic treatments and traditional and modern acupuncture to help alleviate all manner of ailments, aches and pains.
Lynn Crowe, owner, during an evening workout session at Tease Dance & Fitness.  mh
  • Lynn Crowe, owner, during an evening workout session at Tease Dance & Fitness. mh

Teaze Dance & Fitness

1112 N. Broadway Ave.

teazedance.com 232-7653 One way to get in better shape for the New Year is to forget the conventional gym. Check out Teaze Dance & Fitness for an unforgettable workout based on pole dancing, among other things. Not only will you get one heck of a new fitness routine, you might actually enjoy it. The workouts are challenging, but owner Lynn Crowe and her team of experts will soon have you making moves you didn’t know were possible. Classes are available for all levels and are drop-in only. For the full calendar with the usual favorites and cool new classes like aerial yoga, visit Teaze Dance & Fitness’ website at teazedance.com.

Phoenix Medical

Massage Therapy

5509 Main St., Del City phoenixmedicalmassagetherapy.com 341-1361 This massage therapy group specializes in all types of treatment, from post-injury to relaxation. Phoenix’s trained professionals customize your treatment based on your needs. In addition to making you feel good in your body, Phoenix Medical Massage is dedicated to supporting the community. Part of the treatment center’s profits goes to local charities. It also honors the Keep It Local OK card with 20 percent off massages for walk-ins and 10 percent off packages. There is an additional Edmond location.

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