10 of the best subscription services in Canada to kick-start your New Year's goals

Kate Mendonca
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The beginning of a new year often feels like a fresh start, and provides the opportunity to make changes big or small in your everyday life. Whether you prefer to think of them as resolutions, goals, or just a new hobby, there’s never been a better time to give your everyday routine a refresh.

For some people that reset involves getting more organized, while for others it’s learning to let go of the little things. Personally, I’m looking forward to making more mindful purchases and setting stronger financial goals for the year ahead.

Whether you’re looking to streamline dinnertime, pick up a new skill, or jump-start your fitness journey, there’s likely a subscription service out there to make the process just a little bit easier. We’ve gathered 10 of the best ones around, so you can get started on your goals with just the click of a button.

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Learning

Masterclass

What you get: Access to classes from more than 100 of the world’s most talented and inspiring minds, with topics ranging from acting to conservation to cooking, and everything in between. Expect courses taught by high-profile experts, including the likes of Dr. Jane Goodall, Martin Scorsese, Margaret Atwood and more.

Cost to subscribe: A subscription will run you $20 a month, which grants you access to Masterclass’s library of classes. You’ll also be able to download videos and watch them offline, receive PDF workbooks for every class, and find new classes added every month.

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LinkedIn Learning

What you get: If you’re looking to brush up on your professional skills, this site has everything you’ll need to get started. You’ll find short video tutorials as well as in-depth courses on in-demand skills like learning to code, project management, web design, and so many more.

Cost to subscribe: Free to try a one-month subscription, then $35 monthly, or $25 monthly if you sign up for an annual membership.

Coursera

What you get: Flexibly build skills with single courses, digital certificates, and online degrees online with Coursera's huge selection of online learning modules. Choose courses from top universities and companies, with the likes of IBM, Google, Stanford University, and Yale University (just to name a few) in Coursera’s impressive roster.

Cost to subscribe: Depending on the scope of learning you’re looking to undertake, you can sign up for free access to thousands of online courses, or paid options to earn certificates and degrees.

Food

HelloFresh

What you get: For busy weeknight dinners, a HelloFresh subscription might be just the thing to simplify your time in the kitchen. Each week you can curate your personal menu and choose from 25 delicious recipes, which will be shipped straight to your door with all the ingredients needed to create delicious meals at home.

Cost to subscribe: Meals start at $10 per portion, and you can choose either three or four family friendly, meat and veggie, or vegetarian recipes per week.

Chef’s Plate

What you get: Chef’s Plate is another great option if you’re looking to supplement your cooking with more occasional food deliveries, since they offer the option of two to four recipes delivered weekly. You can skip a delivery whenever you want, and cancel at any time if you decide that meal kits aren’t for you.

Cost to subscribe: Prices start at $9 per serving, with the choice between meat and vegetable, vegetarian, or family-friendly plans.

Goodfood

What you get: Meal delivery isn’t just for dinner anymore, thanks to Goodfood’s selection of convenient breakfast options too. Choose from two to four dinners per delivery, or 12 breakfast portions, with plenty of smoothies and oatmeal bowls to keep you powered throughout the day.

Cost to subscribe: A breakfast subscription starts at $5 per portion, while dinners start at $9 per serving.

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Health and Wellness

Headspace

What you get: For those looking to improve the quality of their sleep or make mindfulness a priority this year, Headspace is the app for you. In addition to tracking your progress with built-in mindfulness reminders, you can also use Headspace to get moving, stay focused, or wake up thanks to their vast catalogue of wellness videos and soundscapes.

Cost to subscribe: Headspace is free to try for the first week, and a membership can be purchased for $13 a month or $6 a month when you sign up for a year’s subscription.

Noom

What you get: Forget what you know about diets, since Noom is the new way to stay on top of your health goals and keep weight off for good while encouraging healthy lifelong habits. Designed by a team of behavioral psychologists, nutritionists, and personal trainers, consider this app your personal trainer and therapist in your pocket.

Cost to subscribe: Pricing starts at $59 USD for a month’s subscription, but the price decreases to just $16 USD per month if you sign up for an annual membership.

Nike Training Club

What you get: Home workouts in need of a change this year? The Nike Training Club app is an easy way to search for new routines and training plans all from your smartphone. It features everything from yoga to high intensity workouts, as well as how-tos, nutrition advice, and expert help to push your training to the next level.

Cost to subscribe: Free, but you do need to create an account within the app on either iPhone or Android in order to access its selection of workouts and video content.

Obé fitness

What you get: If you’re missing live classes and workouts with friends, you’ll want to check out a subscription to Obé fitness. Its programming is available on Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, and Chromecast, and offers 22 live classes to choose from daily. If you can’t make it live, you can also browse through a library containing more than 5,000 on-demand classes instead.

Cost to subscribe: Try it free for one week, with subscriptions that start at $27 USD monthly or $199 USD for an annual subscription.

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