The Uniiverse logo is growing some serious stache. Happy Movember!
October is one of our favorite months of the year – why? Because Halloween is simply awesome. We wanted to celebrate the holiday in full force so we’re holding a Halloween costume photo contest on our Facebook page!
How it works:
Upload your most memorable Halloween photos to our Facebook page here for a chance to win $50. Creative, humorous, and embarrassing costume photos are key. The picture with the most likes by November 5th wins!
3 Runners-up will also be hand picked by the Uniiverse team. You can share, tweet and send your photo to your friends to have them vote and support you.
We look forward to reviewing the entries! It’s going to be a hoot. Enter today by clicking here!
Don’t forget to celebrate Halloween with Uniiverse! Create and find parties, costume swaps (we’re planning 2!), pumpkin carving contests…and more!
For full contest details please read the Terms and Conditions.
This Saturday, Uniiverse teamed up with some awesome Toronto fitness instructors from a variety of genres, and hosted a Free Fitness Frenzy in beautiful Trinity Bellwoods Park.
From 10am-12pm, the local instructors hosted a number of classes around the park at the same time, including Zumba, two styles of Yoga, Muscle Conditioning, and Caribbean Dance.
Everyone loved jumping around from class-to-class and experimenting with the various fitness styles. It was an amazing way to spend a sunny Saturday morning outdoors, meeting friendly new faces, and getting sweaty! Being fit has never been so fun. Who else was sore on Sunday?
Uniiverse aims to reconnect people in the real-world to share passions and discover new ones. At the Free Fitness Frenzy, we accomplished exactly that!
The turnout and feedback for this event was so amazing that we’ve decided to do it all over again! We’re excited to announce that the next Free Fitness Frenzy will take place on:
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Trinity Bellwoods Park
10 AM - 12 PM
Uniiverse aims to bring the best instructors in the city together and help people discover new ways to stay active. Toronto fitness instructors who are interested in participating in this event can contact: email@example.com.
A huge thank you to the instructors who taught at our first Fitness Frenzy:
More event photos after the jump!
Share your interests, skills and passions on Uniiverse and with your Twitter followers to win the #UContest draw!
Entering this Twitter contest is easy! Just create a listing on Uniiverse, then tweet the link using the hashtag #UContest.
Once you tweet about your listing with the hashtag, we put your name in a draw for one lucky person to win a $50 American Express gift card and a $50 Uniiverse credit! For each listing you create and tweet about with the #UContest hashtag during the contest period of 12:01 a.m. on August 13th and 11:59 p.m. on August 24th, you’ll get an additional entry to the contest.
There is no maximum number of entries so create as many listings as you can to increase your odds of winning the prize!
The winner will be announced on Monday, August 27th, and will be featured on Uniiverse’s Facebook page and Twitter account.
Please see the Rules and Regulations for full details.
Contests CashNet Sweepstakes
Summer is upon us. For some, this is the best time of the year: school’s out, the snow has long been melted, the temperatures are high and it’s time to have fun fun fun until Daddy takes the T-Bird away. For others, the summer heat is a reason to squirrel away in air-conditioned bliss, comfortably watching those kids in that T-Bird muss their hair and sweat through their shirts. Whether you’re a sun baby or not, Uniiverse is a place to find the best ways to take advantage of the spirit of summer in your own personal way, with like-minded people.
It seems that no matter where you go, “summer” is synonymous with “beach.” So catch a wave and hang out near the ocean, lake, or whatever body of water is close by! We’re sure someone is looking for some friends to frolic with in the wet sand. Now, the San Francisco beaches may be cold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light up a fire pit, grab some marshmallows and play volleyball until the sun goes down. Maybe you want to spend time on the water, but not IN the water? Alex wants to arrange a crabbing trip. Never been before? He’ll teach you. You’ll return to shore with stories of ship and sea to compliment your mild tan and (hopefully) a fresh batch of deadliest catch.
If the best body of water near you looks like this, we are sorry.
Cooling off in the water is a great way to enjoy the sun, but maybe you’d rather fully embrace the heat in all its sweaty glory? Ruby wants to host some hot yoga. After stretching out your toxins in one-hundred-degree, you’ll feel surprisingly refreshed stepping back out into the hot summer sun.
But you know what else is refreshing? Two words: Air. Conditioning. Headed to the arctic for the summer? Ok fine, that’s not likely. But the point is - if you’re out of town then please, seriously PLEASE let someone rent your AC unit before they waste money on a brand new one, or settle for melting away! Isn’t it great to have resourceful neighbors? That’s what the sharing economy is all about.
We hope Uniiverse helps you have the best summer yet. Get out there and make the most of it.
Do you have a great story about sharing to tell? Our friends at Shareable Magazine are holding a storytelling contest to celebrate the launch of their new book, Share or Die, about the importance of sharing and want to hear your story. Submit a story about sharing on Uniiverse for a chance to win a $1,000 Uniiverse credit (or you can donate winnings to your favorite nonprofit). For more information, see the guidelines and enter the contest here.
Submissions close on July 23 so get your stories in fast! Voting closes August 7.
You can submit a written story, or, if you feel like getting creative (who doesn’t?!) then you can record and submit a video explaining your story.
We look forward to reading some inspiring Uniiverse stories!
You thought the 80’s was the fitness crazed decade? Think again Olivia Newton John, the oughties and tenties are getting physical in a whole new way. Today, more and more people are exploring new and exciting ways to eat well and exercise. Whether it be the latest work out craze (“do you Zumba?”), or the latest miracle food (“OMG I put kale in my blueberry smoothie today and it was amazing!”), there is always a new way to do better by your body and lucky for you, Uniiverse is a great way to find which “better” works best for you.
Play Classic Sports
All across the Uniiverse, people are looking for partners; Tennis partners, running partners, people to play basketball with, use Uniiverse to reignite your passion for some classic sports. For example, there are a bunch of jogging groups like Mandy’s. Maybe you were an excellent volleyball player in high school? James is looking to organize a pick-up beach volleyball game. Weekly activities like these will not only be good for your body, but you will also make new friends in the process.
Okay, this is not the tennis partner we had in mind…
Try Adventurous Sports
But maybe you’ve done the classic sports thing and you find it boring. Baseball? Been there, done that? Luckily, Uniiverse is full of adventure seekers like you. Get familiar with the lake and try wakeboarding or join Daphne who is seeking a skydiving buddy! Get that adrenaline rush you’ve been seeking, or challenge your body and your brain when you learn to boulder with Benjamin.
Get a Personal Trainer
Serious about getting fit? Maybe you need a personal trainer for some targeted one on one time. Mimi offers individual Pilates classes and Kelsey promises to get you fit. Former Biggest Loser contestant, Antoine Dove, offers free weekly bootcamp sessions! How much more motivating can it get? Find a personal trainer in your neighborhood using Uniiverse.
You Before using Uniiverse…. You After using Uniiverse
Find a Nutritionist
Physical activity, however, is just half the battle in the quest to be healthy. Food plays an important role and it can be a lot more complicated than simply five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Uniiverse offers a host of nutritionists who will get you on the right track to eating right.
So whether you just want to get out and play, or unleash your inner Adonis, Uniiverse is the place to go to maintain the healthy lifestyle you crave.
The Uniiverse ii’s are making new friends all over town.
#tk421 meets #uniiverse downtown #toronto #stormtrooper #starwars (Taken with Instagram)