How much water do you drink every day? This is a question that I feel like I ask people almost daily, because it is essential for your body. We know that staying hydrated is important. The right amount of fluids can maximize your time and how you feel on your mat. Additionally, staying hydrated can impact your energy and affect how your brain functions.
Ok, so we are all supposed to drink 8 glasses of water everyday, right? Well, not necessarily. Since our bodies are all different from one another, we all need a different amount of fluids, but 8 glasses a day is a good place to start. While I could drink water all day long, not everyone is in the same boat. Water can seem plain to some people, while others just need more motivation to empty and fill their cup up again. As a Registered Dietitian, I’m excited to share four different ways to add a little extra something to your water that are tried, true and tested. I personally use these and recommend them to my clients as well.
Nuun is a personal fan favorite over here! I’ve been using these tablets since the days when I was training for my first half marathon. That was over 10 years ago so I love recommending products that I’ve used time after time. You simply drop the tablets into water, watch them fizz, and then sip on your flavored beverage. What’s even better, they are loaded with electrolytes and very minimal added sugar. The cute little holder is an easy on the go option that you can throw in your bag after a major sweat session on your mat. Nuun has reallyexpanded their options for all types of customers and they are a perfect option whether you are looking to stay hydrated, rejuvenated or energized. My favorite flavor? Tri-Berry.
Go Hydrate is a new product that I recently tried and honestly, fell in love with! These hydration packets were recommended from a blog I follow, so I decided to try the multi-pack and pick out some favorite flavors. All packets contain five electrolytes (calcium, sodium, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium) with Vitamin D, which is an added booster for our immune system regardless of the season. Another reason why I like Go Hydrate? Zero added sugar, which is amazing. They are out of Chicago, and a family-owned business which I love supporting. The packets are easy to take along with you and I loved all five flavors. I am planning on buying more to support my body.
Liquid IV is another option that I have used in the past that comes in a stick + powder form, focusing on hydration, energy and immune support. Liquid IV uses Cellular Transport Technology (CTT) which is a way that allows your body to absorb fluids and electrolytes even faster than it would with just water. I love that the company includes a lot of science-based research on this, so put on your glasses, and read up! This may be a great option for you, especially if you need something quick or you are feeling extra dehydrated which can happen more often than we realize. They have some really fun flavors and if you can’t make a decision, they’ve got you covered with a variety pack!
True Lemon is a product I learned about while I was in school getting my degree to be a Dietitian; to help patients stay hydrated and drink something other than plain water! Once I started trying True Lemon, I was hooked and continue to recommend it. Of course, they have the basic lemon flavor, but many others; my favorite is lemon raspberry. Their products are made from real citrus juice and oils, very little added sugar, and no artificial sweeteners. True Lemon doesn’t contain the added electrolytes, but I wanted to include them as an option, because adding some flavor to our water can help us drink so much more! And, it’s a great opportunity to switch from other beverages like pop, energy drinks or fruit juices loaded with sugar.
If you aren’t into packets or tablets, you can also just take advantage of citrus fruits or berries and add them to your water for an added punch of flavor. Whether you needed a little kick or love plain water as much as I do, remember the big H: HYDRATE! You may have just had a sweat session on your mat or maybe you barely broke a sweat. Either way, you still need to guzzle! Buy a reusable water, get a water buddy, and refill your water bottle when it is ¾ of the way empty. No need to thank me, but you will thank yourself later.
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Kirk was working 80-hour weeks and wearing his shoulders as earrings when he found yoga in 2005. Forever the competitive athlete, he loved the physicality of yoga. When the spiritual and philosophical side of yoga were exposed to him, Kirk was hooked. Yoga provided him with what other activities couldn’t -- the ability to foster the benefits of practice both on and off of the mat. Yoga was something that Kirk could bring into all aspects of his life.
Kirk knows that yoga can be intimidating, so he crafts a class that is playful and inviting, while still being challenging and safe. His creatively planned classes build strength and flexibility in your body and mind while establishing clarity, giving you more confidence to overcome obstacles in your life, and keeping you injury-free. His classes are themed with a message that is relatable and will inspire you to take it with you off your mat. Kirk has been teaching yoga since 2008 and lead his first teacher training in 2012. Where Kirk truly shines is in coaching, developing and bringing out the best in others.
Kirk enjoys traveling (40+ countries to date!), snowboarding, and cherishes time with his wife and two daughters.
Christen Bakken’s yoga journey began in 1998 in a Bikram studio that provided a safe and secure place to practice. She saw the yoga mat as a place to remember her purpose and a place to play. As she continued her studies and began her journey to teaching in 2006, Christen infused yoga classes with devotion and the yoga mat became a place of personal transformation and healing. Her classes are filled with laughter, song, sweat, and usually heart openers. In 2013, Christen began training yoga teachers. This is the place where she finds the most joy - in community with folks looking to grow and be of greater service in their homes, on their mats, and in the world. Over the years, she has led trainings in Denver, the Midwest, Florida, and now abroad. She has trained in continuing education modules, 200-hour, 300-hour, and 500-hour programs. Beyond the mat, Christen is a passionate adventure seeker - she loves to bike, snowboard, and spend time with her husband and pups. She sees each day as a blessing and hopes to remind all who interact with her of this truth.
We validate parking for THREE garages in the area!
Two Light garage located directly north of the studio. Please bring your ticket inside for validation.
Three Light garage at Main and Truman. Garage entrance on Truman. Please bring your ticket inside for a validation sticker.
Power & Light garage at 13th and Grand. Please ask for a parking pass at the studio front desk. (Hot tip: the Power & Light garage has a ton of space! But be sure to give yourself a little extra time to walk to the studio.)
If you find that you are running a couple minutes late due to parking, please call the studio to let the instructor know to wait for you before locking the doors.
We have partnered with our friends at Greenslate to provide 1 hour and 15 minute validated parking for Power Life students in the lot at 36th and Harney (just south of the Cottonwood Hotel). Read below to learn how to take advantage of this perk:
Step 1: Scan the QR code located in the lot.
Step 2: Select your destination (i.e. “yoga studio”).
Step 3: Ask for the validation code at the Blackstone studio front desk and enter it on your phone.
Step 4: You are all set! Have fun at class!
The validation provided by Power Life and Greenslate is for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Need to add additional time to your parking space? You can do that conveniently from your phone!
This option is valid once per day per license plate.
There is a paved lot and gravel lot on the West side of the building.
Meters on Court and 4th (by Peace Tree) for $0.25/hour, 9am-9pm Mon. – Sat. 12-hour max
Meters on 4th (to the North) for $1.25/hour. Mon – Sat. 4-hour max.
All meters are free on Sundays and major holidays.