Ion8 Water Bottle – Versatile And Leakproof

There is so much to say about this little water bottle, Ion8. Over the past 6 months or so I’ve been using it for many different drinks:

  • water
  • hot tea
  • lemonade – homemade, sqeezed lemon (or lime), with honey and mint leaves
  • chia seeds drink – water, honey, chia seeds and lime
  • orange and grapefruit juice homemade with pulp


I used it for running, cycling, karate training, karate competitions, even at business meetings. It pretty much fits in any environment I find.


Easy to wash

The reason I could have juice with pulp is because the nozzle can be washed! This is one of the features I love most. The pulp, or honey, will not stick inside the nozzle. You can actually wash it away!


Leak proof

Along with the ease of washing the Ion8 water bottle is also leak proof with its lid lock system. I’ve had it in my back pack in all possible positions, inclduing upside down. And after 6 months of using it daily it’s still perfectly leak proof.



No more dirt

I used to get the nozzle full of dirt with the regular water bottles, because the nozzle was not covered. So I would eat dirt and wash it down with water. Ion8 water bottle fixed that for me with it’s lid that protects the nozzle from dirt and touching it with dirty hands.


Hot drinks

Another awesome thing about the Ion8 bottle is that you can take hot drink with you, up to 90 degrees celsius. When we train outdoors in winter having a hot drink in your backpack is such comfort. No more separate thermos bottles. Although it may not keep it hot as a thermos would, at 90 degrees, it keeps it rather warm throughout 1-2 hours session. So I’m perfectly happy with that.


Just tilt

No more sqeezing the bottle until something comes out of it. With the Ion8 water bottle is enough to just tilt and pour.


One hand

The lid opens with one hand (tested) and locks close. I found that very useful when cycling.


BPA free

Finally, the Ion8 water bottle is BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic TRITAN is dishwasher safe.


Soon we will have Ion8 water bottles with The Merisoiu Technique brand, so stay posted. If you can’t wait have a look at their website.

If you want an Ion8 water bottle with The Merisoiu Technique fill in the form below and we will get back to you when they’re ready:

Lower Back Pain – Exercise To Reduce Tension And Stiffness In Your Lower Back

A lot of people suffer from low back pain. And there are many reasons we suffer from back pain. These group into specific and non-specific low back pain.

Specific means we know the exact cause of your back pain (i.e. slipped disc, accident etc). This needs medical attention.

Non-Specific back pain, we can’t exactly point out the reason, it might be from  lot of sitting down, poor posture, weak muscles (core, buttocks), tight muscles and so on.

Most of the people suffer from non-specific lower back pain, about 19/20 cases. And the reason behind it is usually a combination of all of the above, they are related anyway:

Sitting down too much -> (leads to) Weaker muscles -> Poor posture

Poor posture -> Weak muscles

Sitting with a poor posture -> Weak and tight muscles

You got the idea.


Today I will share with you a video with stretches to release tension in the lower back area, as well as surrounding muscles, in the case of non-specific lower back pain.

This is also a great stretch for the fascia (a thin membrane which connects everything in the body, I will write about it with another occasion). It’s also great to improve flexibility and mobility around the lower back and not only.

This is a video from the MTI Academy. Check it out here and here.

Remember, you can always book a free, no obligation consultation with me here to talk about the online academy of any questions you may have, or help you may need.

Find more lower back pain articles here.