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The Week of
Day One vs. One Day

This Week’s Info

  • Mobility Focus: Thoracic and Hip
  • Stability Goals: Hip and Scapula
  • Skill Work: Bent Over Row / Pull 1
  • Mindset: Day One vs. One Day

WOD Programming Schedule

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


**Attention Masters Members!**

  • We heard you! HERE is your link to register for our Masters Nutrition Course!
  • The course will be Fridays 9:30-10am starting Sept 9th thru Oct 14th!
  • Topics will include anatomy, physiology, macronutrient / micronutrient education and more!
  • BUDDY DISCOUNT ALERT! This course is open to the public so bring a non-member friend and you both get 10% off!

Masters Class Openings!

  • We have a few openings left in our Masters Classes! Do you know of anyone who would want to come move with us? Who wants to work on their strength, stability and balance?
  • Reach out to Amanda with any questions or recommendations!

Pause Requests

  • Thank you everyone for using the online Pause Form for those pesky illnesses, etc. That is so helpful for tracking for us!
  • Just remember to fill out the request as soon as you can because our system will not allow us to retroactive these requests.

Want to clean out your closet for a good cause? 

  • We are excited to announce that we will be a donation site for the 6th Annual “It’s in the Bag” Purse Sale Fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Portage Senior Center.
  • The Friends are currently seeking donations of gently used, name-brand handbags, purses, jewelry and scarves to go toward sale. We will be hosting a collection bin in our foyer for the next few weeks for drop-off donations!
  • Check out the link above for more information on the day-of sale! We also invite you to check out the Friends of the Portage Senior Center of Facebook! 
  • The Friends of the Portage Senior Center is a non-profit that provides an annual gift to the new Portage Community Senior Center. The City of Portage contributes approximately 20% of the Senior Center operating funds to programming. Thus, it is necessary for the Friends to raise funds for continued support in the center’s membership scholarships, programming, and special events.
  • If you have any questions about the event or donating, feel free to connect with Amanda at amanda@mindsetpt.com!

Health Tip

Day One vs One Day

Many of us prolong or postpone the initiation of change until we are “ready” but that “ready” state usually never comes. Or we wait until we will “feel motivated”.

I want you to note that those are both FEELINGS and EMOTIONS. Feelings and emotions vary and change frequently, and are affected by many factors.

Making decisions and priorities based on how you FEEL will derail your progress and advancement every time. Instead, consider making decisions based on YOUR VALUES and GOALS!

HERE is a great video to help you learn more about this!  Next week, we will talk about your alarm clock…

Functional Medicine Corner

We’ve talked so far about the importance of our gut as it helps us digest and absorb our nutrients, eliminate waste, and provide a home for trillions of “coworkers” or microbes in our body.

However, as important as it is that our gut allows certain nutrients in, it is JUST as important that our gut keeps other inflammatory elements out of our body. Our gut lining is made up of a single cell layer, but that layer serves as some mighty protection!

If we think of the body as our castle, the cells that line the inside of the gut serve as our castle wall. Everything that goes into the gut daily is still technically “outside” of our castle, until it passes through specific channels or doors in our castle wall. This is what happens with our nutrients.

However, castle walls in medieval times were largely present to protect those inside those walls. Thieves and enemy armies are much less of a concern if they are outside that strong stone structure.

If the cells lining the intestine are healthy and joined together tightly by intact protein structures, then it is very difficult for non-digested food particles, chemicals, or harmful microbes to pass through and wreak havoc inside our castle.

However, if our castle wall is full of holes because the cells and their connections to each other are inflamed or damaged, now we have routes where those enemies can much more easily pass through and damage our own body, as well as inflame the 70% of our immune system that is present in our gut.

Keeping the strength of that wall is necessary for the health of our entire castle grounds!

~ 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 – Nicole Asher


We are so pumped and honored to have you in our crazy community! You master consistency, hard work and passion!  We love to watch you bring your best every single workout and cheer on others!

Help us send some MINDSET LOVE to Nicole this month!