Posts Tagged ‘Minneapolis’

Lending a Helping Hand written by John Barlow

John R Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders Inc.  Barlow has a management style that is key to the success of his company.  John Barlow takes a hands-on approach, and has been directly involved with the design and construction of many restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and condominiums in Minneapolis’ Warehouse District.

 

Blueprint Builders is reputably known for designing, building, and renovating commercial / residential properties in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area of Minnesota.  Under John R. Barlow’s guidance, the company also takes pride in helping others as a way to give back to the Twin Cities community.

 

Redeemer Covenant Church approached John Barlow in the spring of 2013 looking to build a new garage.  Barlow took this opportunity to use his company, Blueprint Builders Inc. to facilitate.  He oversaw all aspects, through completion, of the Redeemer Covenant Church garage construction project.  John Barlow was glad to lend a helping hand.  Blueprint Builders donated all their labor and time to the build-out of Redeemer Covenant Church’s new garage.  John R Barlow is dedicated to help make the community a better place in any way he can.

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Redeemer Covenant Church was founded in November of 1899. The church had outgrown several locations over the years, and finally found a home in Brooklyn Park with a building big enough for their growing congregation.  The mission at Redeemer Covenant is to reach out to the surrounding community, and build relationships beyond the doors of the church.  One of the many ways Redeemer Covenant practices this outreach is by providing free food to over 500 families a month.  To learn more about this organization go to http://www.redeemercov.org/

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Yet another project John R Barlow, and his staff at Blueprint Builders, helped facilitate was the assembly of two new cabins for Covenants Pines Bible Camp, late 2013.

About the Author: Devoted to helping others, John R. Barlow and his company Blueprint Builders Inc, enjoys and excels at designing, building, and renovating residential, commercial, and community projects. He has been directly involved in the planning, design, building, and project management of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominiums in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area

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The Benefits of Organic Juicing and Smoothies by John Barlow

Organic smoothies and Juicing - John Barlow - MinneapolisIf you’ve decided to make some changes in the way you eat, consider the new trend of juicing. But “Why Juice?”, you may be asking yourself.

Valuable micronutrients are destroyed when heating food, which is why an uncooked juice made with organic/fresh fruits and vegetables is the best way to ensure you receive proper nutrients. With a properly balanced juice, you can easily receive the required daily serving goal for fruits and vegetables with minimal effort and maximum taste.

Why does this matter so much, what are the actual benefits of receiving fruits and vegetables in the natural juice state? Reality is, our bodies digestive systems are literally impaired from years of eating processed food. This means our bodies take in less of the nutrients that fruits and vegetables naturally offer. Juicing refreshes your bodies way of digesting and allows you the maximum intake of the nutrients almost instantly.

We all know that fruits and vegetables are important, but eating them in high quantities daily isn’t always easy, or fun. Juicing makes taking in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables easy, fun AND delicious!

There are several local businesses that have taken this healthy kick to a whole new level and have made a thriving business out of it. Truce Juice Bar in Uptown and the Wedge Co-op are two local businesses that offer fresh organic juices made from a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. These juices are delicious and made to order for your specific requirements. Visit either one for a taste of what a real serving (or 5) of fruits and vegetables can be like. Do your body a favor and get those essential nutrients the right way.

 

About the Author: Devoted to health and fitness, John R. Barlow enjoys organic juicing, healthy living, lifting weights and yoga. As a Managing Partner at a major entertainment group, John R. Barlow operates multiple nightclubs in Greater Minneapolis. John R. Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders, LLC. He has been directly involved in the design and building of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominium projects in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.

The Benefits of Infrared Sauna Technology by John Barlow

Far Infrared Sauna - John Barlow - Minneapolis

Infrared saunas use infrared heaters and emit infrared light experienced as radiant heat.  This radiant heat is absorbed by the surface of the skin. Common Traditional saunas heat the body primary by conduction/convection from the heated air, and by radiation of the heated surfaces.

There are many health benefits to an infrared saunas:

-Detoxification
Sweating is good for you. It is one of the body’s safest, as well as most natural, ways to heal and maintain good health. Saunas have been recommended for people who are told they have high levels of “toxicity” in their body. Saunas may be useful to those who cannot sweat from exercise due to their health problems, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

-Arthritis
A study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis showed a reduction in pain, stiffness and fatigue during infrared sauna therapy.

-Heat tolerance
If a sauna uses far-infrared technology, the sauna might be more tolerated by patients who do not tolerate the high temperatures of standard humid hot air saunas. This is because far-infrared rays do not heat the air inside the sauna, but they still heat the body.

Far Infrared Saunas - Top View - John Barlow - MinneapolisInfrared Saunas have also been known to help with the treatment of Lyme Disease, and help with children who have autism.

If you are in the market for an infrared sauna John Barlow recommends Heavenly Heat Infrared Saunas, found at http://heavenlyheatsaunas.com, because Heavenly Heat Infrared Saunas are made for the chemically sensitive.  Meaning their infrared saunas create an ideal, safe, and effective detoxification environment for anyone seeking to eliminate toxic substances from their body.

They provide the Ideal infrared sauna detox environment:

• Each infrared sauna is built to-order in Arizona without wood glue, varnish, or plywood.

• Only untreated, kiln-dried white poplar wood is used for all wooden parts of each sauna.

• The frames are screwed together rather than nailed and glued.

• All windows are made of strong heat-tempered glass.

• Window gaskets are custom-milled poplar rather than synthetics.

• Lights are plain metal and glass rather than coated metal or plastic.

• Each infrared sauna includes a venting system for an automatic, constant air-exchange.

• Their far-infrared heaters are tested to assure lower electro-magnetic fields (EMF).

• For highly sensitive persons, mostly-glass units are available at no added charge.

• A carbon filter purifies the stale air leaving the sauna.

• Wall-connecting latches (FIR models) are stainless steel; door latches are brass.

Far Infrared Saunas - Outside View - John Barlow - Minneapolis

About the Author: Devoted to health and fitness, John R. Barlow enjoys organic food, healthy living, and body detoxification through infrared sauna technology. As a Managing Partner at a major entertainment group, John R. Barlow operates multiple nightclubs in Greater Minneapolis. John R. Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders, LLC. He has been directly involved in the design and building of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominium projects in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.

Ecopolitan Restaurant – Your Organic Living Friend in Minneapolis by John Barlow

Ecopolitan in Minneapolis - John Barlow

The Ecopolitan Restaurant in Minneapolis is an amazing contribution to Minneapolis and its impressive movement to get our city more healthy and current. It is a %100 organic, vegan, & raw restaurant and bar. Among some of the food offered is an extensive juice and smoothie bar, with the option of adding in wheat grass shots and other supplements for additional health boosts! They have a breakfast menu (served all day), lunch and dinner menu, ranging from items such as Mac & Cheese to Ginger Nut Noodles, and an entire pizza menu.

If you are on the fence about trying a vegan or raw diet, this is a place you should consider giving a visit. They make all their dishes to not only follow the organic, vegan and raw rules – but they make them to be enjoyable to the palate as well! You’ll leave the restaurant feeling satisfied and %100 guilt free. It might even inspire you to take a bike ride through the city, or walk home instead of drive.

The Ecopolitan Restaurant is located at 2409 Lyndale Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN. They offer dine-in and carry out menus for added convenience. In addition to the restaurant they also offer an eco-spa with services from steam wraps and facials to pedicures and manicures. All services are, of course, %100 organic and non-toxic.

 

About the Author: Devoted to health and fitness, John R. Barlow enjoys organic food, healthy living, lifting weights and yoga. As a Managing Partner at a major entertainment group, John R. Barlow operates multiple nightclubs in Greater Minneapolis. John R. Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders, LLC. He has been directly involved in the design and building of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominium projects in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.

The Benefits of Natural Supplements by John Barlow

Natural Supplements - John Barlow

Herbs have been around for millenniums, yes, millenniums, and are considered the oldest supplement in mankind’s history. They have been used for medicinal and health purposes long before we could find anything in a bottle or package.

Some of the most common herbal supplements today include Aloe, Ginger, Chlorrlla and ChlorOxygen. You may know of an application or 2 for one of these herbal supplements, but there are actually quite a few beneficial uses for all of them.

Aloe for example, you probably know can be used to treat skin burns. However, it also is very effective at reducing the pain of canker sores and will shorten the length of their stay. It is also one of the highest antioxidants around and has been used and shown to be effective in some pre-diabetes studies.

Ginger, besides soothing an upset tummy, is also an appetite suppressant. Eat a little before a meal and you’ll be less hungry and your digestive tract will be fired up to work overtime on what you do ingest. Believe it or not, Ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help with mild arthritic flare ups as well, but some in your bath water and you’ll feel the benefits.

Chlorrlla boosts the immune system, is used to treat Crohn's disease and also can help to treat constipation, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

 

About the Author: Devoted to health and fitness, John R. Barlow enjoys organic food, healthy living, lifting weights and yoga. As a Managing Partner at a major entertainment group, John R. Barlow operates multiple nightclubs in Greater Minneapolis. John R. Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders, LLC. He has been directly involved in the design and building of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominium projects in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.

Summer of Health 2013 by John Barlow

Lake Path in Minneapolis - John BarlowSummer time in Minnesota is the perfect opportunity to get fit and healthy.  With great outdoor activities, amazing parks, and the many lake paths/bike trails in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, you'll be able to shed those extra Winter pounds, or just generally get fit, in no time.  Add in a healthy organic diet and your body will be on it's way to peak performance, free of toxins and chemicals.

In the following months John Barlow will be bringing you a series of healthy blogs articles on everything from natural supplements, to the benefits of new sauna technology.  John Barlow will include many tips on how you can get and stay healthy all while enjoying what the Twin Cities has to offer.

About the Author: Devoted to health and fitness, John R. Barlow enjoys organic food, healthy living, lifting weights and yoga. As a Managing Partner at a major entertainment group, John R. Barlow operates multiple nightclubs in Greater Minneapolis. John R. Barlow is the owner of Blueprint Builders, LLC.  He has been directly involved in the design and building of several nightclubs, restaurants, and condominium projects in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. 

“The Benefits of Practicing Tai Chi” by John R. Barlow

Tai chi involves slow, gentle, and deliberate movements of the body. Despite its seemingly low impact, tai chi has a number of health benefits, from increasing flexibility to improving balance. As individuals age, they naturally lose the sense of proprioception, the ability to sense one’s body position. This results in an increased risk of falling. Tai chi significantly reduces this risk and grants practitioners greater control over their bodies. Additionally, a study has shown that the practice can lead to better upper- and lower-body strength. A second study, conducted in Japan, compared the benefits of tai chi to those of brisk walking and resistance training. Individuals who practiced tai chi gained almost as much muscle strength as the resistance trainers and much more than the walkers. Depending on how one practices, he or she may also reap the benefits of regular cardiovascular exercise.

About the Author: A Managing Partner at LateNight Entertainment, LLC, John R. Barlow operates several nightclubs throughout Minneapolis. Recreationally, John R. Barlow practices yoga in addition to tai chi.