This Week’s Info
- Theme: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, The Horse
- Mobility Focus: Global
- Stability Goals: Global
- Skill work: Connection
WOD Programming Schedule
- New Schedule
- Decade Week starts May 9th
- Member Week starts May 16th
- Current Schedule (April 11th – May 7th)
- Monday / Thursday – Strength
- Tuesday / Friday – MetCon
- Wednesday / Saturday – Pliability
- Shoe Reminder
- With the muddy spring we have been having, please remember to bring fresh clean shoes to your workouts! Our fancy floor and staff appreciate this more than you know!
- Testimonial Request!
- Have you enjoyed your time with us? Do you love your community of lifting and sweating buddies? We want to hear from YOU!
- Let Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you are interested in helping with this project!
- Schedule Changes
- Our short survey will be open for one more week. Make sure your voice is heard! We want to hear from YOU!
- Summer Courses are OPEN!
- Deep Self & Nutrition Coaching Now Available!
One of my top 10 books of all time is “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse” by Charlie Mackesy. It tells the tale of these 4 friends through incredible messages and illustrations on every page. Do yourself a favor and check it out from the library or get yourself a copy. Then pass it on. Spread this simple yet powerful message of love far and wide.
Functional Medicine Corner
Vitamin D – for us Michiganders, this nutrient can be difficult to come by, especially in winter months. But ensuring we get adequate supply is important as Vitamin D impacts many different aspects of our health. Traditionally we think of this nutrient as a building block like other vitamins, but it actually works as a hormone in our bodies. This means it serves as a tool to help our body function optimally, rather than directly incorporating into our physical structure. Research on Vitamin D is ongoing, and there is still much to learn regarding the many ways Vitamin D acts in our body. Below are some clear ways that Vitamin D can help support optimal health.
1) Supports bone growth and health – Vitamin D is essential for calcium, phosphorus and magnesium absorption from our gut. This means it is important for children in order to help deliver minerals as bones are built, but also important for adults as we hope to avoid osteopenia or osteoporosis.
2) Assists in boosting immune function – Vitamin D works to decrease inflammation as well as enhance anti-inflammatory signals throughout the body. Also, there have been several observational studies over the last two years that show patients with low Vitamin D (below 20) have an increased incidence of more serious COVID infection.
3) Plays a role in secretion of other hormones such as insulin and possibly serotonin – Vitamin D is involved not only in secretion of insulin from the pancreas, but also in reduction of insulin resistance in other tissues in the body. We also know that seasonal affective disorder is tied to lack of sun exposure, and research suggests Vitamin D may play a role in serotonin availability as well.
Next week we will discuss how we can try to optimize Vitamin D intake and absorption, even in dark winter months!
~ 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 – May
It is a new month which means it is time to highlight yet another one of our incredible members. This month of May, we are spotlighting the amazing Michelle Bosch!
She packs quite the power and she can curl those dumbbells with the best of ’em! We are so happy to have your energy and smile in our classes and we would miss morning workouts without you.
We love you more than you know Michelle!
COVID Policy Updates
- You can find our complete COVID-19 Protocol HERE
- Previous Newsletters can be found HERE!
- Use our MindsetPT app or our website calendar for easy reference!
WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW!
– Your Mindset Family