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This Week’s Info

  • Theme: Assessment Week
  • Mobility Focus: Global
  • Stability Goals: Global
  • Skill work: Global

WOD Programming Schedule

  • March 7th – 12th: Assessment Week
  • New Schedule starting March 14th – April 9th
    • Monday / Thursday – MetCon
    • Tuesday / Friday – Pliability
    • Wednesday / Saturday – Strength


    • Dance Lab!
      • Calling all DANCERS! We are hosting baseline and injury screening on March 26th!
      • Learn more and register your dancer HERE as soon as possible as spaces are limited!
    • Dr. Allyson’s first performance of 2022!
      • Don’t miss this chance to see Dr. Allyson perform live at The Wellspring Theater!
      • WHEN: Saturday April 9th @ 7pm
      • You can purchase a ticket to watch LIVE or Virtually! More information HERE
    • Athena is Back!
      • Look for registration to open this week HERE!
    • Member Highlight!
      • Our very own Ashley Trieu, licensed counselor and masters-level psychologist, is offering a course on parenting using the latest and greatest research in neuroscience!
      • March 19th @ 11am-12:30pm
      • Early Bird Registration HERE for only $15!

Health Tip

This coming week you will challenge yourself. We love challenges here at Mindset!

Here are 6 reasons why this is this a good thing:

  1. To motivate yourself
  2. To lose the fear of the unknown
  3. To help you establish your priorities
  4. To identify your personal goals
  5. To seek new opportunities
  6. To open your mind to new experiences!

Functional Medicine Corner

As we addressed last week, cortisol is not only one of the main hormones that drives our “fight or flight” system, but it is also essential for daily function.

And optimally, our cortisol secretion through the day follows a smooth curve that peaks within 30 minutes of waking and slowly goes down over the day, allowing us to drift into a peaceful sleep.

So, what does cortisol do exactly, other than to provide us extra energy for the big game?

1)    Governs blood sugar – Higher levels of cortisol instruct the liver to increase glucose production and subsequently decrease insulin release to allow more fuel and energy for the cells.

2)    Controls utilization of fats, carbs and proteins – It plays a role in our metabolism. This also means that cortisol is an influencer for hunger cravings as well as digestion.

3)    Affects blood pressure and heart rate – Cortisol contracts mid-sized arteries as well as helps maintain electrolyte balance to help keep heart contractions measured and strong.

4)    Modulates inflammation – Cortisol serves as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.

5)    Regulates sleep/wake cycles – Falling asleep easily and sleeping soundly through the night is a sign of cortisol regulation.

6)    Synchronizes thyroid and sex hormones – cortisol is in a complex choreography with these other important hormones to maintain optimal function.

When we experience chronic stress, this leads to significant changes in our optimal cortisol curve. And you can imagine, looking at the above effects cortisol has on the body, what that can mean for our health. We’ll look more closely at that next week.

~ Carrie Palmer PA-C, IFMCP

Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!

Member of the Month – March

Allow me to introduce Helen Lemmer! You will find Helen showing up almost every single day! She has grown leaps and bounds in her strength, posture and balance. We love having her around and seeing that smile!

Sometimes you will also catch the Lemmer Ladies as her daughter, Kristina is a member too! It is so awesome to see these two improving their health TOGETHER!

COVID Policy Updates

  • You can find our complete COVID-19 Protocol HERE

MindsetPT Reminders

  • Previous Newsletters can be found HERE!
  • Use our MindsetPT app or our website calendar for easy reference!


– Your Mindset Family