Urban Beekeeping at Square One

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This upcoming Monday, Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga is hosting an exclusive event to launch their new sustainability initiative, featuring urban beekeeping! Yes, beekeeping! The Square One rooftop will now be home to four beehives, in an effort to support the growth of their population. It’s amazing to see Square One making use of *all* space, and giving these bees a new home!

To help kick-start the initiative, Square One will be partnering with health and wellness superstar Steph Shep, and Nike trainer, Eva Redpath, including a free body conditioning and flow class led by Eva on the roof!

Did you know? Bee populations are currently in decline all around the world, with urban development and climate change as just two causes for their habitat loss. “At least 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of all plants require cross-pollination to spread and thrive, and here in Canada, bees are our most important pollinators.” – Source

Want to learn (and see) more? Keep your eyes peeled on @ShopSquareOne and @NatashaNKPR‘s Instagram stories for an inside-look to the event!

Hard Day’s Work (Out)

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At our office, we have a few vices, a lot of which revolve around sweet and savoury! With all the cupcakes, chocolates and delicious treats that show up at our office, it can be a little hard to keep up  (but we’re not complaining!). So to offset our spontaneous indulgence, we’ve decided to poll the office on our favourite ways to get in shape that motivate us to keep coming back week after week (read: fun ways to trick your body into getting toned!).

Quad Spin

  

Nicole: “I’ve been spinning for three years. Quad’s laid-back vibe is inviting and their incredible teachers each bring something unique to every class, which makes it hard to pick a favourite. George Chaker’s classes are among my favourite, because he delivers a butt-kicking ride combined with booty shaking tunes that keep you pumped!”

Yoga Tree

Bunmi: “Nothing like yoga at Yoga Tree. I love their hot yoga classes and all their teachers are brilliant. Whatever my worry, it is left as a pool of sweat on the floor!”

 

Barreworks

Alice: “I had recently tried this studio out on a test drive for FILA (check it out here!), and loved the fast-pace, the music, and the small class size. Consider me addicted.”

 

Yoga Space on Ossington

Jess: “I love Hip Hop Yoga with Cassandra. Great yoga, great workout, great music!”

 

Casa Loma

Kristin: “I love to run through Casa Loma! They have a lot of stairs, which make for a great cardio workout.”

 

GoodLife

Lauren: “I am a GoodLife loyalist. My favourite classes are 7 A.M. Body Combat and Body Attack. I love my combat teacher, Claudia, who teaches at the Manulife Centre in Toronto. I’ve been going to her class religiously for two years. I credit her for my commitment to early morning workouts!”

What’s your favourite way to stay in shape? Tweet us @natashankpr!