By Kayla Anderson | Monday, January 11, 2021
IVCBA, How to Celebrate a New Year and a New You in Incline Village/Crystal Bay

There’s no doubt that many people and small businesses were put through the wringer in 2020, mainly because COVID-19 has caused job/housing uncertainty, kids being home a lot more, and other challenges causing elevated stress. When will it end?  

Fortunately, 2021 does bring some hope and new beginnings on the horizon. A new year always seems to symbolize a way to start over and work towards bettering oneself, therefore, 2021 should be all about slowing down, eating well, exercising, and staying productive however you can in these ongoing uncertain times.

Luckily, there are a few ways (and a handful of Incline Village/Crystal Bay businesses) that help you destress and stay balanced as we venture further into the new year. Here are some ideas for how to get started on the right track:

Sign Up for an Acupuncture Session with Dr. Michael Kerrigan

Since 1998, Dr. Michael Kerrigan provides Tahoe locals professional, friendly, and gentle health treatments with a focus on Japanese medicine (mainly acupuncture and pharmaceutical-grade herbal medicine). Believing that the combination of acupuncture and Oriental medicine can diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease, and even help cure psychological disorders, Dr. Kerrigan has received great reviews from his patients who believe he has helped them achieve vitality and good health. His office is located at 917 Tahoe Boulevard, Suite 300 in Incline Village, or call (775) 832-3788 to make an appointment.

Get Soothing Bath and Body Products at The Potlatch

The Potlatch within the Raley’s Shopping Center sells unique one-of-a-kind Tahoe-themed home décor items and jewelry that make great gifts, but while you’re in there be sure to pick up something for yourself as well. The Potlatch has a whole bath and body section selling everything from essential oils and CBD-laced pain relievers to Los Poblanos lavender-scented lotion and beard oil. The Potlatch also provides Lake Tahoe and Nevada-shaped soaps made by the Tahoe Soap Co.

Take a Barre Class at Tahoe Fitness Loft

Fulfill your New Year’s resolution with a workout that you’ll want to keep going back to, like perhaps participating in a barre or spin class at Tahoe Fitness Loft (over at 760 Mays Blvd. Suite #7 in Incline Village, the former Vertical Fitness spot). The new TFL offers metabolic testing and group fitness classes including cardio kickboxing and TRX. Over on Northwood Boulevard, High Altitude Fitness hosts North Lake Tahoe’s only climbing wall or drop down towards the lake to practice your alley-oops on the basketball court or swim some laps at the IVGID Recreation Center on 893 Southwood Boulevard.

Indulge in Your Wellbeing at Aloha Skin Spa

Leave all your worries behind at the Aloha Skin Spa as you take a couple hours (or the full day) to rejuvenate yourself with a massage, facial, or refreshing body treatment. From the second you walk in the door, you are swept into the sounds of the trickling water fountains and subconsciously taking in the invigorating aromas while melting into respite. While rated highly by the locals, Aloha also offers waxing, spray tan, lashes and brows, and makeup services for friends, family, or bridal parties that want the full package on their wedding day.

Go for a Stroll on the East Shore Trail

Thanks to the Tahoe Fund, the opening of the Tahoe East Shore Trail in 2019 has been a welcome addition to Incline Village. The 2.6-mile paved path starts on Highway 28 in front of Tunnel Creek Café and follows the lake all the way to Sand Harbor State Park, home of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. This is an easy wide bikeable/walkable trail with incredible views of the lake. Leashed dogs are welcome, and the best part is that it’s open year-round with a parking lot next to it providing easy access.

Photo by Ryan SalmSlide Down the Slopes at Diamond Peak

One of the best ways to stay fit and appreciate the environment around you is to soak in the views while slashing through powder or down a corduroy run on a bluebird day at Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Sitting above Incline Village on 1210 Ski Way, Diamond Peak has 600 acres of ski trails designed to accommodate all abilities. It’s not too late to buy a season pass, and Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents with an IVGID Picture Pass can save some money (plus, your little ones ages 6 and under ski free!)

You’re Already Ahead by Being in the Best Place to Live, Work, and Play

No matter what your goal is for 2021, Incline Village/Crystal Bay businesses can help you get there, strengthening its reputation as the best place to live, work, and play.