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Surviving January Blues



January is notoriously the hardest month of the year, going back to Uni or work after time off at home is always difficult and the extended periods with no money leave everyone strapped for cash. To make the month a little easier, here are some ideas of things you could do to make it through the month without spending a penny.

1. Explore Storthes Hall Park & the surrounding area

Being in the countryside means we have the luxury of having plenty of walking routes right on your doorstep. The Storthes Hall Park woods are a great place to start and if you want to go further afield there’s plenty of other places to explore such as Greenhead park and Castle Hill. Fresh air and getting active will do wonders for your health!

2. Free events in January

If you’re not on the fitness hype this January then there’s still plenty going on. Our daily free events are back with some of our personal favourites including Creature Comforts where we will be joined with bunnies, guinea pigs and a tortoise, Detox Mocktail Masterclass for everyone doing Dry January, and our Back to school refreshers party for everyone wanting to get back into that Uni lifestyle.

3. Fitness Schedule

January is often the time for some lifestyle changes. ‘New Year, New Me’ is at its peak and we’re all here for it so we’re offering our students a jam-packed fitness schedule starting on the 13th January. From Zumba and dance to bootcamp and football, there’s something for everyone. We also have our free gym available everyday 6am – midnight and PT classes available every Wednesday and Friday.

4. Art Gallery / Tolson Museum

If you want to get out of Storthes then there’s some great places to visit in town. First of all, there’s the Huddersfield Art museum located in the centre of town, fit with paintings and sculptures from renowned artists. There’s also the Tolson Museum, Huddersfield’s history book, which looks at the people and history from prehistoric to present time.

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