4 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy and Active in the Lower Mission

Just a minute’s bike ride away from recreation activities and markets that offer fresh and local options, it’s not difficult to stay healthy and active at Green Square!

Go for a Bike Ride

Do something good for yourself and the environment! Biking is a great way to stay active and a more environmentally friendly option than driving. At Green Square, it takes less than 10 minutes to bike to the nearby amenities. Need a new bike or maintenance of your old one? Head to Fresh Air Concept, located at 555 Groves Avenue, for anything bike related! Fresh Air’s mission is to promote active living, deliver exceptional customer service, and be a meaningful community partner.

Do Yoga

Yoga is a relaxing way to improve your health and wellness. Head to Tandava Yoga, located at 3275 Lakeshore Rd – just minutes from Green Square – to attend drop-in classes that fit with your schedule and interests. Yoga has many health benefits, such as increased flexibility, strength, and energy, protection from injury, and improved focus and peace of mind. Green Square also makes practicing yoga at home possible; open green spaces and spacious porches are great places to set up your mat and enjoy fresh air and sunshine during your Sun Salutation.

Go to the Beach

Beaches offer fun ways to get outside and exercise, and lucky for you at Green Square, Gyro Beach Park and Rotary Beach Park are just five minutes from your front door. Whether you’re swimming in the lake, playing beach volleyball, or jogging through the sand, you’re getting in a great workout! Want to try something different? Okanagan Beach Rentals has a variety of water activities to offer that make staying healthy and active anything but boring. Rent a Stand Up Paddleboard, kayak, aqua bike, pedal boat, or canoe and enjoy a fun new way to exercise!

Eat Healthy

Surrounded by markets that offer fresh and locally produced products, it’s easy to make healthy eating choices at Green Square! Lakeview Market, located at 3033 Pandosy Street, is the perfect place to pick up seasonal produce, bread made from scratch, and fresh meat made by their butcher. Being healthy starts in the kitchen, and your body will thank you for fueling it with fresh and wholesome foods.