Student Spotlight: Lauren Krueger

By Ashton Isreal

Community is consistently listed as people’s favorite part of Power Life. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about one member of our community, Lauren Krueger.

Ashton: Tell me a little about yourself. What do you do for a living? What are some things you like to do outside of work and Power Life?

Lauren: I am a marketing manager at Meredith Corporation, I manage print marketing for a number of our magazines (Magnolia Journal, InStyle and Country Home). Outside of work and Power Life, I spend a lot of time at my family’s lake cabin at lake panorama, boating and such in the summer, having fires and playing cards in the winter. Other than that, my favorite hobby is going to as many country concerts as possible!

A: Tell me a little bit about what fitness means to you. What was your very first fitness class like? What does living a healthy lifestyle mean to you?

L: What fitness means to me… fitness is discipline, it’s happiness, it’s strength. I can’t remember my first fitness class but living a * balanced * lifestyle means everything to me. Your girl LOVES food and LOVES fitness, and I love using that food as fuel in fitness.

A: What’s your favorite thing about Power Life?

L: I love the community, the friendly (familiar & new) faces at the front desk, the front of the class and next to me. No matter what kind of day I am having when I walk in, I walk out having a better one.  And the ability the classes have to challenge you, no matter what! I’ve been going to Power Life for 4 years now but I am challenged (mentally or physically) every time I go.

A: What is your favorite class to take at Power Life? Why?

L: That’s a hard one… Sculpt AND/OR FIT. I love them both. I love sculpt because of the incorporation of yoga, strength and cardio and I love FIT because it’s a great workout but you’re in and out.

A: What advice would you offer to someone thinking about joining Power Life?

L: DO IT, 100%. You’ll gain so much more than a good workout. AND try alllllll the classes and teachers, not all will be for you but all are great in their own way!

A: What is your life mantra? What does it mean to you?

L: Whatever you do, do it well. To me, it just means that every day / every thing you do doesn’t have to change the world, you just need to do it to the best of your ability.

A: What inspires you?

L: My parents inspire me. Runners inspire me. The Power Life teachers inspire me. Nature inspires me.

A: If you could give younger you one piece of advice, what would it be?

L: I would tell myself to not stress the little things (I would tell my current self this too), those things that used to ruin my day, my week, etc. I can’t even remember them now and they shaped me into who I am!

A: What’s the number one thing on your bucket list?

L: To travel indefinitely. There’s not just one place I want to go that’s on my bucket list. I just want to travel, travel everywhere and travel often!


Thanks for taking a little time to get to know Laurent! be sure to check back for more Student Spotlights!

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About Kirk: 

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. 

About Christen: 

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.  

Two Light Studio Parking Information

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.

Blackstone Studio Parking

  • 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!

    Please note:

    • 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.

    • Please do NOT park in the Crescent Moon lot − you will be towed!

East Village Studio Amenities

  • 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.

*Starting July 8, 4th Street will temporarily become a one-way. Students will only be able to enter our parking lot from the North via Court Ave. and exit it going south. Thank you for understanding!

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