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Fitness
Published Friday Apr 17, 2020 by Power Life

5 Reasons to Try Power Life Yoga Barre Fitness Now

Fitness
Mindbody Community

Power Life Yoga Barre Fitness. The name truly says it all–Power Life offers a wide range of classes to suit everyone from the first-time yogi to the seasoned athlete. That's why we're excited to go live with them on our IGTV (keep an eye on our Instagram @mindbody for the date)!
 

Here are the top 5 reasons you should tune in to Power Life on our IGTV—and head into their studios as soon as they reopen: 
  

1.     There’s a workout for everybody and every body! 

Power Life is rooted in the principals of power yoga, so you can expect your breath to take center stage. And, let’s be honest, who couldn’t use a reminder to consciously breathe every once in a while? But they have an extensive product offering of 7 different class formats to meet a wide range of fitness goals. Classes vary from power vinyasa, to yin, to yoga sculpt, to F.I.T. (functional interval training), so there’s truly something for everyone. No matter what class you take, you’re sure to leave feeling better about your day than when you started, says student Eric B. 


2.     You’ll work up a sweat and torch calories. 

Heat plays a huge role in Power Life’s identity. The majority of their classes are taught in a heated or semi-heated environment, so no matter which one you take you’ll definitely break a sweat. Of course, there are some class formats that include traditional cardio moves. (Who doesn’t love a few burpees now and then?!) But the heated rooms ensure your heart rate stays elevated even in classes that are less intense. 
 

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3.     You’ll be part of a community.

Starting a new workout routine or shaking up an old one is stressful enough without having to worry about fitting into some sort of exclusive club. Power Life prides itself on putting people first. “From the first time I entered Power Life, I have felt accepted and supported,” says longtime student Matthew R. At Power Life, you’re more than just a body on a mat in a class. You matter. You can always expect a kind smile and a warm welcome every time you step foot into a Power Life studio (did we mention there are 8 between Des Moines, IA and Kansas City, MO?) or tune in virtually. Power Life’s teachers are encouraged to not only know their students by name but to develop real, lasting relationships outside the studio, too. 


4.     You’ll have tons of fun!

Being quiet is so not Power Life’s style! “People are always hanging out before and after class,” says student Michelle P., “the [other students and teachers] are what make every class so much fun!” You can always expect an amazing playlist and plenty of opportunities to interact with both your neighbors and your teacher. 
 

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5.     You’ll leave each class feeling inspired.

“The inspirational teachers make me feel energized and peaceful after every class,” says Amanda L. Power Life prides itself on employing some of the best teachers in the industry. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, you can always count on a sweat session at Power Life to offer a message that is timely, relatable and encouraging. Power Life’s tagline, Find Your Fire, is about a whole lot more than just working up a sweat in their heated studios. They hope the time spent on their mats helps students ignite a spark within that inspires them to reach for their very best lives. 

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Power Life is about making your healthy lifestyle what YOU want it to be. Power Life is, first and foremost, a community of individuals who come together in a space where there is a style of exercise for everybody. We are a place to get healthy in a way that works for you. We are a place to meet goals, a place to meet friends and a place to meet yourself. Founded in 2012 by Adam and Stephanie Geneser and Vincent Nola, Power Life now has 8 studios through the Des Moines, Iowa, and Kansas City, Missouri, areas.
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Wellness
Published Wednesday Mar 17, 2021 by Shanila Sattar

Foundational Steps to Cultivating a Daily Self-love Practice

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Wellness

When you think of self-love what do you think of? Bubble baths, walks on the beach, facemasks, or what? Self-love can mean so many different things but when we think about self-love, we have to acknowledge loving ourselves both on the outside and on the inside. The way that we show ourselves love is one of the most important things we will ever do. 

How do we treat ourselves? How do we talk to ourselves? What foods are we putting into our bodies? How are we thinking about our overall well-being when practicing self-love?

As self-love defines and redefined itself for you over the years, here are a few foundational tips to think about when easing into your self-love journey.

 

Step 1: Learn to set boundaries

Don’t we love this one? Loving ourselves has a lot to do with the boundaries that we have for ourselves, with others, and for others. Take time to think about your own emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual needs when setting boundaries that reflect your personal needs. Boundaries don’t have to be big and scary; they are here to remind us that you get to have your lived experience and still have expectations about how you’d like to be treated and what you’d like to feel.

When thinking about your boundaries, ask yourself:

  • How do I feel without having boundaries?
  • What would I like to have boundaries around?
  • Are my boundaries actual boundaries or am I creating walls in my life?
  • How do I plan to uphold my boundaries?
Step 2: Cultivate self-compassion

In a world where perfectionism and curated existences have been rewarded, begin to cultivate compassion for yourself. You are a soul having a human experience and it’s totally okay if things are not perfect. 

Mindfulness exercises such as Breathwork, self-care activities, and self-compassion, all help train the mind, emotions, and even the body’s stress chemicals to be able to deal with undesired situations. Self-compassion means, can you be nice to yourself? Can you find empathy and kindness for yourself in the middle of what feels chaotic, stressful, or unwanted? Self-compassion means that we get to make mistakes, have our plans not work out the way that we wanted, and we still get to celebrate that we are doing the best that we can and it is enough.

When thinking about self-compassion, ask yourself:

  • How do I respond to stressful situations?
  • How hard am I on myself?
  • How do I celebrate myself?
  • How do I show myself kindness?
Step 3: Nourish yourself

In every sense of the word “nourishment”, begin to learn what nourishes you and what depletes you. Nourishment doesn’t just mean food for yourself; it means that whatever you are consuming whether it be media, podcasts, people, energy, information, etc. all impact the way that we think, feel, and experience life.

Nourishing yourself definitely goes right along the lines of having your boundaries intact and practicing self-compassion. 

When thinking about nourishment, ask yourself:

  • How do I nourish my emotional well-being?
  • How do I nourish my mental well-being?
  • How do I nourish my physical well-being?
  • How do I nourish my spiritual well-being?
  • How do I nourish my social well-being?
  • How do I nourish my financial well-being?

That’s it. Those are the foundational steps to cultivating a self-love practice that you can ease into your daily routine. Come back to these questions often, because like anything else, self-love is a practice and it takes effort, time, and intention to maintain. 

If you’d like to try breathwork, mindfulness, or play classes with me, check out these workshops and training sessions that work with your schedule. For other breathwork classes, browse Mindbody.

 

About the author
Shanila is a 4th generation sound healer, breathwork coach, mentor, women’s researcher, and speaker. She is the Founder of AlwaysPlayStudios where she trains breathwork facilitators and sound healers. Her background is in tech, having co-founded an award-winning web agency, and in women’s research, specifically in mindsets, implicit bias, perfectionism, women's health, and societal experiences supported through the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, and several universities. She has implemented several health and wellbeing programs in underserved populations throughout the US. Shanila mentors healers on their healing and intuitive wellness journeys. Connect: @shanila.sattar