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The Week of
Stress and Threat
Response and Physiology

This Week’s Info

  • Mobility Focus: Shoulder
  • Stability Goals: Shoulder / Scapula
  • Skill Work: Uex WB
  • Mindset: Stress and Threat Response Physiology

WOD Programming Schedule (thru August 6th)

  • Monday: MetCon
  • Tuesday: Pliability
  • Wednesday: Strength
  • Thursday: MetCon
  • Friday: Pliability
  • Saturday: Strength


Summer of YOU Challenge STARTS TOMORROW!

  • Check out THIS awesome video summary from Amanda!
  • HERE are all the details written out for you as well!
  • This is your Weekly Tracking Sheet link and it can also be found at the front desk starting next week!
  • Get signed up HERE ASAP. 
  • Challenge begins TOMORROW MONDAY July 11th

Course Updates!

  • MamaBear 102 is OPEN and almost FULL! Register ASAP! 

Testimonial Time!

  • Calling all members: We want to hear from you! We would love any feedback and testimonials as to how Mindset has made a difference in your life.
  • Email Amanda@MindsetPT.com if interested!

Deep Self & Nutrition Coaching Now Available!

  • Cassidi is now accepting new nutrition clients!!
  • Please contact Amanda (amanda@mindsetpt.com) to schedule a consultation session or to establish a custom plan!

Health Tip

Over the next 4 weeks, we will be discussing the pros and cons of stress, what makes stress good or bad, how your body reacts to stress at a physiological level and more!  

We are all life-long learners so I turned to THIS AMAZING VIDEO from Khan Academy to start off this topic. Enjoy!

Functional Medicine Corner

Generally, when thinking about our gut, we think of it is a set of organs that holds, digests, and eliminates our food. Or as a part of our body that tends to grow a bit after eating Thanksgiving dinner. 😉

But our gut is central to so many aspects of our health. Giulia Enders touched upon some of these ways in the TED talk I shared last week. When we truly analyze all the gut does for us, we can point to five different functions for which our GI system is responsible.

These include:

  1. Digestion and Absorption
    This includes not only breaking down our food into the macro and micronutrients that make up what we eat, but also assimilating them into the body.
  2. Elimination
    Yes, I’m talking about poop! There is SO much involved when we consider our bowel habits, especially since this is one major way to get rid of bad “stuff” we are exposed to daily.
  3. Housing the Microbiome
    We are talking trillions of bacteria, fungi, viruses, possibly even parasites! And many of those are helping us with more than just digestion!
  4. Protective Barrier
    Anything that is ingested and is still moving through the stomach or intestines is technically still “outside” of our body, and our intestinal wall provides that barricade between “outside” and “in”.
  5. Gut-Brain Connection
    The vagus nerve, one of the largest nerves in the body, connects the base of the brain to many organs inside of our gut, including our intestines. This nerve not only helps control GI function but also controls our parasympathetic (rest and digest) system, as we’ve discussed before.

In the next few weeks, we will touch upon each of these functions in a little more detail, and therefore why gut health is so central to overall body wellness!

Have a great weekend!

~ 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 – July

Hey there Mindset family–it is a new month so it calls for our next Mindset Member of the Month: Kathryn “Kate” Redinger! (And yes…she is ringing that PR bell! Woot woot!)

Kate, we are so honored to have you in this community. We have been amazed by your strength and perseverance. You are quietly strong and you pack a lot of power! We marvel at what you can do and we admire you for how aware you have become of your body and your breathing! You are incredibly strong and powerful–thank you for being part of our community!

Help us shower Kate with some extra Mindset love this month!