This Week’s Info
- Theme: MEMBER WEEK
- Mobility Focus: Global
- Stability Goals: Global
- Skill Work: Global
- Mindset: Celebration Time!
WOD Programming Schedule
- Monday: Memorial Day
- Tuesday: MetCon – “The Betsy”
- Wednesday: Pliability – “The Wendy”
- Thursday: Strength – “The Ashley B.”
- Friday: MetCon – “The Jonathon”
- Saturday: Pliability – “This Kristina
Summer Courses are OPEN! Register yourself or your loved ones ASAP! Spots are filling up!
Deep Self & Nutrition Coaching Now Available!
- HERE is more information about this amazing program!
- Please contact Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in upgrading your plan to include nutritional coaching!
Concert in the Corners!
- Mark your calendars for July 9th! Your Mindset Team will be participating in this Texas Corners event! Come and have fun with us and listen to some fun tunes to celebrate the summer!
Consider how you define a “good” day. Are you efficient or effective? Our culture strongly values efficiency and places a great deal of value on how many things you can do in an amount of time.
However, I would like you to try to strive for effectiveness this week. See how that feels for you and take note of any changes you experience along the way.
- Efficient Days
- You do a lot of things.
- You check off everything on your to-do list.
- Effective Days
- You do important things.
- This may not be a lot of things; maybe just one thing that makes a big difference.
Functional Medicine Corner
We have been discussing the importance of omega-3 fatty acids over the last couple of weeks, and the myriad of ways they help to support everything from brain and eye function to our heart, joints, abdominal organs and skin.
In Michigan during temperate months, we have plenty of opportunity to get fresh options locally. There are some considerations to keep in mind as we look to food as our source for this essential nutrient.
Mercury and other chemicals/metals
Many of us are likely aware of concerns about eating too much seafood while pregnant due to concerns about elevated mercury levels for the fetus.
However, ingestion of high levels of mercury or other chemicals is not optimal for anyone. Larger fish and ground scavengers in particular tend to carry higher toxic levels. Locally, bluegill or perch are likely better options for more frequent ingestion.
HERE is a government resource that helps to provide guidelines for many local lakes and rivers in the area.
In addition, HERE is a link that provides a pictograph of seafood and levels of mercury generally found in these animals.
With Omega 3 oils, quality is crucial. Just as fish can contain high quantities of mercury or chemicals, so can supplementation.
Therefore, it is important to look on the labels of omega-3 supplements to ensure they are being verified by a third-party agency to ensure quality and safety. (Reminder – supplementation is NOT monitored by the FDA like prescription medication.)
These third-party organizations include NSF, Consumer Lab and USP among others. You will likely pay a little more for supplements that are governed by these third-party agencies, but you often get what you pay for!
So go enjoy the summer weather and savor a fresh catch from time to time! Your body will thank you!
~ 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
This month we spotlight the wonderful Debbie Betz as our Mindset Member of the Month!
Debbie has an infectious disposition and her smile can influence a room. She embraces change and has the positive attitude to go with it. She is not one to shy away from a challenge–nor meeting new friends!
We admire her energy and tenacity for trying new things and meeting new people! We are delighted to have her in not just Masters classes, but also regular workouts. Thanks Debbie for being such an energetic member and for always being YOU! #weloveyoumorethanyouknow