Keys to the City

Keys to the City of Barrie: Blue Mountain

  We escaped the City and headed for the hills in this week’s Keys to the City of Barrie, brought to you by Pratt Homes. We know Blue Mountain for their skiing, but there’s so much to do if you’re a lover of snow, or would rather stay off the slopes. From shopping and dining at the Village, or splashing with the kids at Plunge, the indoor/outdoor water park, or you can hit up the Ridge Runner. Pack your bravery though. That is one fastContinue reading

Living

From Music to Moving

Cathy Korpi is the newest agent to join the Exit Lifestyle Realty team and brings a pretty unique skill set to her role. Watch as Apryl & Sarah talk to her about combining her passions for singing and selling properties! Some things to know about Cathy Korpi: She’s a country star, recording songs with Martina McBride, Jason McCoy and more! She’s a mom of three, and grandmother of 1 with another on the way! Pink is her signature colour…but she’s switching to teal! You mayContinue reading

Healthy

The Final Weigh In

We took part in the Transform in 12 program with Christina from Energy Balance, and we have to say, it’s life changing! Here’s the truth about us pre-Christina: We were yo-yo dieters…..to the extreme We had aches and pains EVERYWHERE We thought we were never going to be able to fit in our old clothes We gave up and wore a lot of leggings. We hated working out Now that we have gone through the program, we’re happy to report that NONE of those defineContinue reading

Living

Top Chef Chris

Barrielicious is just around the corner, and it’s being launched with a fun event, Top Chef-licious on January 13. Chris Messecar decided to get a jump on the competition and make us his signature Messy Philly Cheese Steaks, and enlisted the help of Chef Randy Feltis. What is Barrielicious? Twice a year Barrielicious features restaurants in the area who offer a prix fix on some signature dishes.  So, if you have always wanted to check out a restaurant, the festival is the perfect time toContinue reading

Keys to the City

Keys to the City of Barrie: Outdoor Skating Rinks

This week we checked out the newly opened skating rink at Barrie City Hall, one of six outdoor rinks operated by the city. What makes the one at City Hall so great is that there’s a place to change and it’s maintained with a zamboni, so there are no lumps and bumps like regular pond skating. The City Hall rink doesn’t allow hockey, which is perfect for those who are learning how to skate. Here are the other maintained outdoor rinks, although they are notContinue reading

Healthy

Healthy Holidays

Our amazing trainer, Christina from www.energybalance.ca shares with us her top tips to maintain and not gain over the holidays. Here is what she advises: Portion Control:  Use the smaller plates! Fill it up and exercise self control Hydrate:  She recommends that you increase your water intake, especially before a party where you’ll be drinking. This will keep away any signs of dehydration caused by excess alcohol consumption. Fuel Up: Keep a stash of protein bars (we actually call these our secret hunger weapons), andContinue reading