New Year. New You.

It’s that time again. The year is coming to an end… and what a year it’s been. From Brexit to Donald Trump via Pokemon Go, the Euros and the Olympics. And, of course, the launch of Fat Lama!
But all of that is behind us. So too are our failed ambitions for 2016. All those times we said we’d go to the gym, give up fast food and buy a juicer. ‘New year, new me’ I think is the expression. We’ve come up (I say we, but really this was a solo effort) with THE best new year’s resolutions that anyone could ever think of, and they are easy(ish) to stick to.

#1: Exercise. Plain and simple.


It’s time to say no to extra fries and yes to exercise!
What better way to shake off those mince pies than setting up your own home gym? I know what you’re thinking: that sounds expensive. Well, it needn’t have to be. Need a rowing machine, treadmill or exercise bike? No prob-lama! You can now start renting sports equipment on Fat Lama so now you start sweating away those extra christmas calories right in the comfort of your living room.
But rest assured if you’re like me, and have the willpower of a small chipmunk – that’s the magic of renting, no strings attached.

#2: Do something you’ve never done before


If you want something really memorable to do in the new year, listen up – we’ve got just the thing for you.
Have you ever wanted to fly a helicopter but just can’t afford it? Well, we can’t help you there. But we can come close; and offer a drone. The advancements we’ve seen in technology in the last few years have been mind-blowing, and the drone market has been no exception. With a 5km range, a 30 min battery life and able to shoot in unbelivable 4K, the DJI phantom 4 let’s you step one foot into the future (and the one into the clouds). But a machine like this isn’t going to come cheap, but for under £100 you can now rent one for the weekend and share the love.
Now that’s what I call a new year’s (high) resolution.

#3: Learn to play a musical instrument (the recorder doesn’t count)


It’s never the right time to start playing a musical instrument. Something always gets in the way, and that something can often be money. Drums, guitars, amps and keyboards can all be very expensive pieces of kit to purchase – especially if you give it up after a month or so. And that is always the dilemma – you want to start learning how to play an instrument, but you don’t know how long it is going to last and you don’t want to fork out hundreds on gear. Peer-to-peer renting can provide a cheaper less risky alternative. Musicians all over london are renting out their stuff to give you a helping hand.
Learn how to play your favourite instrument today and start the year off in the right tune.

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