How to Keep an Exercise Routine During the Holidays

The holidays are officially here–if you don’t believe us, just walk into any Target. And while November and December is truly the “most wonderful time of the year”, your waistline might not think so. Working out during the winter can be daunting because of the weather, so our gift to you is few tips for staying motivated to work out during the holidays.


Get the right clothes: the key to succeeding at just about anything in life is to be prepared. When it comes to winter workouts, shorts and a tee shirt won’t cut it. Be sure to buy the right gear to keep your warming during those jogs or trips to the gym.


Exercise in the morning: we all saying we’re going to exercise after work, but few of us do it on a consistent basis. The best way to keep a consistent workout routine is to do it in the morning. If you have work, wake up an hour early and go for a run or jog. It’ll keep you slim for the holidays.


Warm up inside: If you are going for the morning jog, the weather might be your biggest deterrent. So try warming up inside to get your body temperature up and keep yourself nice and toasty during the workout.

Take a Closer Look at the Countrywood Apartments in Redlands

If you are searching for one of the best and family friendly apartments in the Redlands area, look no further than the Countrywood apartments. Located near downtown Redlands and just a few moments from the University of Redlands, the Countrywood apartments are perfect for both trendy professionals looking to be near the action of the city and families who seek a friendly and warm environment to raise children.

Each unit comes with wood style flooring, a faux fireplace, two tone paint and accent walls, and a built-in desk. In short, all of our living units are updated and state-of-the-art! The property itself has endless amenities like a sparkling pool and spa, Barbecue grills and two play areas (one for children and one for dogs). Schedule a FREE apartment tour today by contacting us at 866.858.6750. Our team is ready to move you into the apartment of your dreams today!

Join The Redlands Toastmasters Club Every Wednesday

Does public speaking scare you? Do you wake up in a cold sweat the night before an office presentation? There’s no need to feel bad because you are not alone. Many people fear public speaking, but the great thing is that this fear can be conquered – especially with practice and teaching! You can now get both in Redlands at the ToastMasters Club. This club meets every Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church to help people just like you become better public speakers. The ToastMasters is a non-profit organization that works at helping people improve their public speaking ability which in turn can build up confidence and open doors to better job opportunities. If you are interested, here is a bit more information about the organization and their meetings.


First United Methodist Church,

One E Olive Avenue,

Redlands, CA 92373

Wed, Sep 07 at 12:00 PM

Wed, Sep 14 at 12:00 PM

Start Your Labor Day Weekend in Redlands At the Farmer’s Market

Head over to the Redlands certified Farmer’s Market from 8am to 11am on Redlands Blvd. The market will be open this Labor Day weekend with special events and activities for those early morning risers looking to have some fun. The market offers fresh and organic produce from local growers at a fair price.

So get your fruits and veggies ready for all that Labor Day BBQing you’ll be doing before summer ends. The market has partnered with the California Department of Social Services to being accepting SNAP and EBT cards in order to promote healthy eating. If you are looking for early morning fun this Labor Day weekend, the farmer’s market is the event to attend.


Downtown Redlands

5th and State Street,

Redlands, CA 92373

Who Is Showing the Rio Olympics in Redlands?

The Rio Olympics is chalked full of amazing american athletes starting with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, LeBron James and Katie Ledecky among others. Now that the event is finally here, your job is to brush up on the names and biggest story lines and just watch the fun. If you are looking to follow as many of the story lines as possible, your best bet might be to hit up a sports bars and enjoy the show on multiple screens. You might enjoy it more than you think. Here is a quick list of three great locations to watch the Rio Olympics this summer.


Johnny’s Tacos And Sports

1756 E Lugonia Ave

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number(909) 794-7922


Darby’s American Cantina

1 E State St

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone number(909) 792-2119



330 Orange St

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number(909) 798-9228


Essentials for Hosting the Perfect Summer BBQ

Summer time is the season of beach time, pool parties, and most of all, barbecues. If you are thinking about hosting the perfect summer BBQ, here are some essential tips that can help you in achieving that.

Know the taste of your guests

The party is more than the food, it is a memorable experience. You should therefore, find out if guests want chicken, meat, fish, plain, spicy, etc, and serve them well.

Ensure you light the BBQ before the arrival of guests

You should avoid any food delays; wet the appetite of your guests with the good smell of the BBQ.

Know how the BBQ works

Regardless of whether you are using charcoal or gas, you have to know the temperature zones to cook the meat right. You have to control the meat by using the hottest zones to sear, and the cooler areas for cooking the meat through, and at the same time keeping it warm.

Create a memorable atmosphere

Organize for some shades for guests to relax, comfy seating, good music, fire pit to sit around, pretty lights, and even some games for people to play. It is good to give the party a theme and have fun.

With the above in place, it would be hard not to have a fun and memorable summer BBQ party!

Redlands Family Friendly Activities

Are you ready to go bowling, hiking, or trampoline jumping? Finding family-friendly activities during the summer can be more draining than the actual activities themselves. However, we’ve taken the hard work out of the process with a quick list of three great activities to try. All of the events are in the City of Redlands and only requires a brief drive from your apartment. Have fun and enjoy the summer with your family. Check out the following and the links for additional information. 


Big Air Trampoline Park

1101 California St

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number: (909) 335-7275


Brookside Park

1630 Brookside Ave

Redlands, CA 92373

Phone number: (909) 792-4850


Empire Bowl

940 W Colton Ave

Redlands, CA 92374

Phone number: (909) 793-2525


Participate in the Redlands Healthy Walking Program

The city of Redlands parks and rec department loves to promote healthy living and exercise and this summer they will hosting an 8-week walking program meant to promote healthy lifestyles for the community and adults in the area. Participants can “come and walk at their own time and pace around the perimeters of Sylvan Park”, while enjoy the company of other Redlands residents. The program begins in July and extends into August of 2016. Here is a look at the schedule and more information about the event.


Sylvan Park 601 N University St Redlands, CA 92374

Sat, Jul 09 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 16 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 23 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Jul 30 at 08:00 AM

Sat, Aug 06 at 08:00 AM

For weekly updates call (909) 798-7540 or email


3 Fun Father’s Day Gifts for the Geeky Dad

Father’s Dad is about more than getting your dad a tie or another gift card to Denny’s. its about showing him you care and understand who he is and what he likes. Which is why you need to put a little extra thought into his gift this year. Here are three great options for the Geeky dad in your life.


Fitbit: geeky dads love tech, so if you have $100 to spend get dad a Fitbit wrist band to help track his steps, sleep and overall healthy. You can even connect with friends and see who walks the most.


Starwars chopsticks: geeky dads love anything Starwars, but since your dad probably has a million shirts, try going with lightsaber chopsticks instead—they can be purchased on Amazon for $20.


Bluetooth speakers: wires are so 2010. Get your dad to make the transition into the Bluetooth life with a set of speakers (which can be found in the $30 range, if you are not trying to break the bank).


3 Quick and Easy Summer Decorating Tips in Redlands

Now that summer is here, why not start a little redecorating in your apartment? Summer is the perfect time to try something new, so here are a few décor tips for try in your apartment.


Paint furniture: you might not be able to paint in your apartment, but what you can do is repaint some old furniture. Bright and happy colors are a staple of summer, so try repainting a coffee table or book shelf.


Focus on the bathroom: if you are looking to redecorate without breaking the bank, focus on the bathroom and change out your mats, shower curtains and towels for versions with a pop of color.


Plants or flowers: try adding plants and flowers into your living room, bathroom, or kitchen to get that airy summer feel.