The Week of
This Week’s Info
- Mobility Focus: Neck and Thoracic Spine
- Stability Goals: Mermaid
- Skill Work: Runner’s Pose / Step Up
- Mindset: Goal Creation
WOD Programming Schedule (thru October 15th)
- Monday: MetCon
- Tuesday: Pliability
- Wednesday: Strength
- Thursday: MetCon
- Friday: Pliability
- Saturday: Strength
Still on the fence about the meditation course?
Come meet Julie and learn about the course in this FREE info session via Zoom on Monday October 17th at 7pm!
Join the meeting HERE!
Click HERE for the details and sign up!
You will see the BIG AMAZING JAR in the vestibule for your spare change as a collection for our scholarship fund! All $$ goes to sponsor an Athena athlete or a MamaBear in need of financial assistance!
2022 is almost over! How did that happen? Let’s end this year with a BANG!
- October – Models and Mentors in Movement
- We are giving you 4 free classes for a friend, child, mentee, etc. for this month! Contact Amanda (Amanda@MindsetPT.com) to sign up someone important to you!
- November – Healthy Living Locally
- We will be showcasing some amazing local partners and specialty options going into the holidays! More info next week!
- December – SERIOUS SHENANIGANS PLANNED… Brace yourself!
Don’t forget about our Halloween WOD!
Can’t wait to see you there!!
We have your holiday gifts and wishlists all taken care of!
OUR NEW SWAG SHOP IS COMING!!
Fall is officially is here and it is HARVEST TIME! So many amazing crops and plants are available for you! So I have a goal for you:
Read Carrie’s article below about phytonutrients!
Eat 3 different plant sources per day this week!
If you can find and purchase these fruits and veggies locally, you win bonus points!
Functional Medicine Corner
We will be spending the next few weeks focusing on some amazing biochemicals we can get in our everyday diet called phytonutrients. These are nutrients that are specifically made by plants first and foremost to protect themselves from bugs or other environmental stressors. This means that plants raised without pesticides or herbicides have been shown to have higher levels of phytonutrients than their conventionally grown counterparts – they make more to strengthen their defense!
Additionally, phytonutrients are also incredibly powerful defenders of our own health when we ingest them regularly.
They can provide benefits by:
- Helping our body rid toxins to which we are exposed
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving cardiovascular health
- Promoting healthy hormone balance
- Suppressing abnormal cell growth or changes
Scientific study even shows that increasing plants in our diet decreases the rate of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and cancer!
There are numerous phytonutrients, but we don’t need to memorize all of them individually to obtain their benefits. Thankfully, certain plant colors tend to include specific phytonutrients. So in order to ensure we are getting a broad spectrum of these plant-based powerhouses, we want to eat a rainbow of (natural) color every day.
In the coming weeks we will discuss each color, which phytonutrients we can find when we ingest foods in that color group, and which body systems tend to benefit most. We will discuss RED 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 – Barb Lupina
Hey there Mindset family–it is a new month and that means it is time to highlight another incredible Mindset member. This month we pull out the big OG guns with our very own Barb Lupina!
She is one of our OG Masters members and she is a kettlebell swinging, weight lifting, challenge-accepting powerhouse! We have been astonished by your enthusiasm for challenges and we admire how hard you have been working this year. Your balance, strength and attitude have all changed in a very beautiful way.
We love you more than you know Barb!