8 ways to find time for you this January

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Wed 20 Dec 2023

As we start the New Year why not take time out for you? Here are 8 ways to find time for you in Derby this January.

1. Join the gym

The gym is a great place to find time for yourself, to focus on achieving your own goals and take the time to look after yourself. This January join Derby Active as a member for only £10, to give you a taste of the ‘me’ time you deserve, with friendly and supportive instructors to help you achieve your goals.

Find out more on Derby Active Join for £10 web page

2. Take a class

From Yoga to , from Pilates to BodyPump, whether it’s loud pumping music or soothing breathing that helps you relax, Derby Active has a class for you. Learning new ways to exercise and relax gives you the perfect opportunity to indulge in your me time. Find out more on Derby Active Class web page

3. Stroll in the park

Make the most of winter freshness, and take a stroll in one of over 300 parks across the city. Find out more about your nearest park at inderby.org.uk/parks

4. Read a new book

Escape into another story this New Year by picking up a new book at Derby LibrariesDerby Libraries have plenty of books to offer, whether you’re looking for a fantasy story to escape into our looking to delve into the past with a historical book. Become a member of a Derby Library for free, at inderby.org.uk/libraries

5. Feel the thrill of track cycling

Make your me time something different this month by taking up track cycling. If it’s the thrill you’re seeking then track cycling might just be the one for you. Take advantage of our accreditation offer, with four track cycling sessions for just £80. Find out more at derbyarena.co.uk/accreditation

6. Come to see a Derby Arena show. 

Derby Arena has so much to offer, including a fab night out. See sport at it's best with British Handball or England Hockey Super 6s Finals, laugh out loud with Bill Bailey, Frankie Boyle or Sarah Millican, or sing along to Queen Extravaganza, The Illegal Eagles or That'll be The Day

See Derby Arena's What On web page for information on the shows for 2024. 

7. Have a spot of Afternoon Tea

Why not have a spot of tea at Darley Park tea rooms, or indulge yourself in a slice of cake (or two!) at Markeaton Park’s The Orangery. Both cafés are within the grounds of beautiful parks and are the perfect spots to have some me time with a cup of tea in hand. Find out more at inderby.org.uk/parks

8. Start running

Always thought about running but never taken the first step? Now is the perfect time to take up running, why not visit the NHS Couch to 5k web page and app. Here there is a free training programme to follow and within 12 weeks you will be completing 5k! Take up the Challenge today.