A Polished Start

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Time to get out the scrub brush and add a little gleam to your life.

Shiny and Chew
Bubbly, charming nutritionist Danielle Omar custom-designs meal plans, preparing for afternoon snacking, late nights at work, and (gulp) cheating. Mention DailyCandy for 25 percent off her Fresh Start package. For hands-on help, Arlington’s CocoFitness offers cooking classes (in addition to Zumba dance workouts) with a focus on healthy international dishes (think Thai or Indian).

Tire Gloss
That darling cruiser gathering dust in a corner? Confident City Cycling courses will teach you everything you need to become a successful street rider. If you’re not ready to take off the training wheels, go for a spin at CycleLife USA. Take your own bike for CompuTraining or use the studio’s stationary bikes, which measure wattage and heart rate.

Finish First
Swim, bike, and run your way into shape with triathlon training from Her Tri Clinic. Taught by two certified coaches, the one-day workshops tackle each of the three phases along with must-know skills, like changing a tire and eating right for race day.

Bright Water
Waiting for summer to make a splash? Maryland-based Potomac Paddlesports holds sea, flat-water, and whitewater kayaking classes, which range from beginner one-on-ones to more social group sessions, in a giant indoor pool.

Diamond Sparkle
Graduate from the bunny slope with a learn-to-ski (or -snowboard) package at The Resort at Glade Springs. You’ll get three days of ski passes, equipment, and instruction for $99.

And be as shiny and new as the year.

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