Happy New Year, Bucks County! After a hectic holiday season full of sweet temptations, it’s time to launch into the New Year with our very best intentions and more importantly, a plan to achieve them. There are tons of resources available at your fingertips in Bucks County that will help you fulfill your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions.

Get Healthy

Newtown Athletic Club

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 968-0600


One of the best ways to stay on track with your health & wellness goals in 2019 is to form or join a group program that will help hold you accountable and guide you to success. HealthyCARE is a 90-day group program that prompts behavior change in participants by teaching them to embrace nutritional, fitness and stress management tactics that you’ve never used before that most often equate to long term success.

The HealthyCARE Program at Newtown Athletic Club empowers individuals and families to take control of their wellness. Through fitness, nutrition education, and counseling, participants learn how to create their own wellness plans with the guidance of a licensed registered dietitian and health coach. During the 13-week program, participants realize that they can implement these new habits in their daily life and stay on top of their wellness for years to come.

Most participants lose an average of 15 pounds as a result and see significant improvements in their nutrition related blood work. Plus, did you know most major insurance companies cover a majority of the program’s costs? This makes the HealthyCARE program a very affordable option to commit to change and see real results.

Complete your free health risk assessment.

Witt Pilates

14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA

(267) 391-9200


This is YOUR year! No more excuses! NOW is the time to put you first. So you say you can't fit it in? How would a cute studio with over 100 classes a week fit into your schedule? Have you tried a fitness program before and dropped out? At Witt Pilates they offer small classes so you will become a part of their studio family. That sense of belonging and working out with your friends will go a long way towards helping you stay true to your goals. Don't think it's affordable? They offer single classes, groups of classes, monthly & annual memberships. Witt Pilates feels that physical fitness is so important for your overall well being, that they have developed a studio that makes it affordable. The first class is free, or call Witt Pilates to schedule a 30 minute complimentary lesson!

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market

276 US-202

Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-5737


A complete natural food store and a destination shopping experience featuring certified organic food products, locally produced goods, the highest quality supplements, body care, and natural lifestyle products. They offer a huge selection of gluten-free, paleo-diet, and raw food products, as well as large frozen and refrigerated sections representing the best product selection in the natural foods industry. Organic produce, meat, sustainably harvested seafood, and local and international cheeses — all have a place at Basil Bandwagon.The market is renowned for its courteous, professional, and especially knowledgeable staff. In addition, Basil Bandwagon Natural Market offers organic meals in its Farm to Market Cafe. The buyers at Basil Bandwagon continuously curate the finest, cutting-edge, integrity-based products onto the shelves to provide a shopping experience that is satisfying for all. Basil Bandwagon strives to help individuals take a greater level of responsibility for their own health. Their mission is to feed and nurture families and individuals by placing truly nutritious, sustaining foods, herbs, and supplements in their hands, at affordable prices. They stock their store with products that are healthy for the planet, as well as the person.

British Swim School

LA Fitness, Bensalem

500 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem

Bucks County Richboro

100 Almshouse Road, Richboro

(215) 422-3338 x 3


Help yourself or your child become a strong swimmer in 2019! The British Swim School believes that every adult and child should have the ability to survive in the water. Our first mission with every student is to teach the necessary skills that makes them “water safe”. Their program utilizes fun and gentle methods, small class sizes, the most highly trained and caring instructors, and a very unique level based methodology to create safe and happy swimmers. Their goal specific class levels keeps students engaged in the learning process as they are continually challenged to master new skills. They have class levels for students of all ages, from 3 months to adult. Their 10 class levels fall within the following categories; parent & child, water safety, stroke development and advanced stroke development. Class schedules include after school hours during the week and weekend morning hours. Classes are offered in year-round warm water pools at 2 Bucks County schools in Richboro and Bensalem, and also have offerings in the Montgomeryville area. Whether you or your children are beginners, have previously taken lessons, or are currently enrolled in another program please call today to find out more: (215) 422-3338 x 3.

Hunterdon County YMCA

Deer Path Branch

144 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington

Round Valley Branch

1410 Route 22 West, Annandale


The Hunterdon County YMCA is inviting the community to come in and see what the Y has to offer. An Open House will be held Saturday, January 5 at the Deer Path Branch and Sunday, January 6 at the Round Valley Branch. There will be an opportunity to check out the fitness center at both branches, swim in the indoor heated pool, and try classes for youth or adults.

Weekend long membership specials will be available for those who attend the Open House. Membership is available in a variety of options and does not require a contract. Y membership includes many benefits at no additional cost, including adult and youth fitness classes, fitness tracking software, childcare while you work out, and family nights. Members also receive reduced rates for swim lessons, youth sports and enrichment classes, as well as events.

A complete schedule of events is  posted at www.hcymca.org/openhouse.

According to Bruce Black, President/CEO of the Hunterdon County YMCA, “When you join the Y, you become a member of a community that’s committed every day to helping you and your family. Our programs focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, and we’re proud to promote healthy change. Learn how membership can make us – as individuals and a community – better.” Because the Y is a nonprofit organization and believes everyone should have the resources to achieve health and wellness, financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Refresh and Rejuvenate

Nurture Spa

31 W. Ferry Street, New Hope

(215) 862-7010


New Year’s Resolution #1: Fabulous Skin! Let Nurture Spa help you heal from the holidays with our new series of facial peels. The bottom line is this: peels fix problems. Acne? Fine lines? Discoloration?  Done, done, and done! With no “down time” and visible results after one treatment, you’ll be on your way to crushing resolution #1 in no time. And through 1/31/19, enjoy special pricing. Just call 215-862-7010 for more info and to book your appointments.  #NurtureKnows how to help you put your best face forward!

Dermagrafix Permanent Cosmetic Studio

10 East Court Street, Doylestown

(267) 454-7464


Help yourself, or someone you know, feel great about themselves this year! Dermagrafix knows the positive impact a confident appearance can have on one’s self esteem and they believe that permanent cosmetics should leave you feeling more secure while gently complimenting your features. According to their clients, having permanent cosmetics at Dermagrafix has been life-changing, boosting their confidence and leaves them feeling free to go about their lives without worry or hesitation. Dermagrafix is Pennsylvania’s premiere Permanent Makeup and Training facility. They offer full Permanent Cosmetics services, Tattoo lightening, Scalp Micro-Pigmentation, Microchanneling, and more…Plus they have extensive knowledge to train those individuals who wish to further their career in permanent cosmetics. For more information on services, contact Dermagrafix for a personal consultation!

Zanya Spa Salon

287 S Main Street,  Lambertville, NJ
(609) 773-0770

Clean Living January + 14 Day Cleanse Program

For the month of January, Zanya Spa Salon is partnering with The Beauty Chef to support our clients and team members on their clean living journey.  Our focus will be low tox living across all aspects of living, including clean beauty, clean eating, and clean mind. All month we will provide support with tips and tricks, speakers, services, and The Beauty Chef’s exclusive 14-Day Cleanse Program.

How Do I Participate?

Join the Zanya Spa Salon Book Club on Facebook.  This month’s book is The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing.

Stock up on Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder.  Sold at Zanya Spa Salon.

Download The Beauty Chef’s free 14-Day Cleanse Program.

Check out Zanya Spa Salon’s Clean Living January Calendar to track your progress and stay informed about upcoming events and promotions designed to support your journey.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily inspiration and motivation.

Share your experience on social media using #CleanLivingJanuary and #14DayCleanseReset.  Be sure to tag @zanyaspasalon for your chance to win a complimentary Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder and Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost.

Volunteer More

The United Way of Bucks County relies on an army of volunteers who donate their time and talents in a number of ways.  They participate in traditional volunteer work – serving as mentors and tutors; fixing up non-profit centers; and much more.  Click here to apply.

CB Cares’ Days of Service Program offers three distinct days of service during the course of the year which prompt community members to develop and support various volunteer service project. Discover year-round volunteer opportunities here.

Bucks County SPCA: There are many ways to get involved to help animals directly and indirectly. Volunteer opportunities like Greeter and Community Outreach offers you a chance to get to know your local shelter, our services, how we operate. Animal Care Volunteers are able to learn about animal socialization, basic obedience, and showing affection to our resident pets of all kinds. Volunteers are accepted by application. Please fill out a volunteer application and drop it off, mail it in or fax it. Please allow at least 90 days for application processing. Accepted applications will be interviewed over the phone.

Bucks County Housing Group: Volunteers Wanted! There are many ways to volunteer and, since they have facilities located throughout Bucks County, you won’t have to go far to help! Are you interested in serving at one of our three Community Food Pantries or running a food drive? Find out more here.

Single Volunteers of Bucks County (SVBC) is a group of busy, energetic singles who enjoy making a difference in our communities and meeting new single friends. Membership to SVBC is free.  To join, simply show up at a meeting or you can help at an event. Email them prior to the event at [email protected] click here to see their upcoming volunteer projects.

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County donations fund the purchase of materials needed to build homes and offer low-cost repairs to area families. The organization is also looking for volunteers to build homes, help in the office, and work in the ReStore, located in Chalfont. The ReStore sells gently used furniture, housewares, and building materials with the proceeds directly supporting the organization’s work. For more information or to donate, visit habitatbucks.org.

Land Trust of Bucks County Protect farmland, natural resources, wildlife habitats, biodiversity and scenic vistas throughout Bucks County with a donation to the Land Trust of Bucks County. They accept one-time monetary donations as well as offering memberships at different giving amounts. For more information, visit landtrustbuckscounty.org.

Kisses for Kyle is a non-profit based in Willow Grove that helps families battling childhood cancer by providing a wide range of programs, services, financial and emotional support for the entire family. Find out how you can get involved by visiting kissesforkyle.org.

Buy or Sell a Home

Jacqueline Hillgrube has been a trusted realtor in the Bucks County area since 2004.  A member of the team at Coldwell Banker Hearthside, she is a member of the International President Circle and the Million Dollar Guild.  She is the 2018 Happening List winner in the Real Estate Agent category in Bucks County, and she has the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury designation.

Check out these Real Estate Reports:

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