New Year, New You: Twin Cities

From losing weight to saving money to going greener, our handy-to-use Twin Cities guide to a New You makes keeping those resolutions easy.

Updated: December 23, 2009

Go Green

Natural Built Home

4020 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Along with offering an endless supply of eco-friendly building materials, Natural Built Home also sells everything you need to make your drafty home a little greener, like denim insulation, an electricity-usage monitor, low-flow showerheads and more.

Save Money

Opitz Outlet

4906 W 35th St, St Louis Park, MN 55416

This giant St. Louis Park store has designer items for 70 percent off retail. And most of the stuff comes from the manufacturer or designer studio--meaning that these aren't the scratch-and-dent duds you?d find at other outlets.

Len Druskin Outlet

1630 Southdale Ctr, Minneapolis, MN 55435

The Len Druskin Outlet, with its non-descript entrance, is Southdale Mall's best-kept secret. The store is overflowing with designer dresses and much more for about 80 percent off the original price.

Lose Weight & Get Healthy


2121 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407

This gym in South Minneapolis consistently wins raves for its commitment to the community. That's reflected in the vibe of the gym, which is easy-going, welcoming and as unintimidating as it gets.

One Yoga Studio

2100 Lyndale Ave S Ste B, Minneapolis, MN 55405

This non-profit, community-focused yoga center in Uptown holds more than 20 yoga classes a week, including sliding-scale drop-in classes for $10-$15. Classes range from relaxation, "gentle flow" and chanting to expert-level.