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The Week of
Goal Review

This Week’s Info

  • Mobility Focus: Shoulder / Thoracic
  • Stability Goals: Scapular Depression / Retraction
  • Skill Work: Plank / Handstand 2
  • Mindset: Goal Review

WOD Programming Schedule

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



2023 Courses!  SIGN UP TODAY!

  • MamaBear 101
    • Begins January 11th!
    • Please spread the news to any mamas you know along the entire motherhood spectrum!
    • We can’t wait to help them form space for themselves and deepen their body connection!
  • Strong Dancer
    • Starts January 14th!
    • This is an incredible program that Allyson has put together for young dancers to learn how to strength train and prevent injuries! Please help us spread the word!
  • Smart Nutrition
    • This course gets rolling January 23rd!
    • Take advantage of this opportunity to work with WOD and Nutrition Coach, Cassidi Wenke!

JOIN Us in Welcoming Sean Clark to our Coaching Staff!

  • Sean will be starting January 9th!
  • Soon-to-be Dr. Sean was born and raised in Southwest Michigan and earned a BA in Chemical Engineering with a Minor in Pulp & Paper Engineering in 2013. Throughout his career as an Application Engineer and Project Manager, he confirmed his passion for physics and science, but realized industrial applications of these topics were not the right fit. This led him to pursue his true calling as a Physical Therapist and he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from WMU in 2022.

    Sean has had a strong interest in human physiology and biomechanics with his love for sports, exercise, and human performance. Over time, he realized how important injury prevention and rehabilitation can be to maintain athletic performance and everyday function. Helping people maximize function and meet their athletic goals quickly became a passion!

    When not at work you can find him golfing, playing ultimate frisbee, throwing competitive darts, exploring nature or starting too many home renovation projects at the same time. He is beyond excited to be a part of the Mindset community and grow as a therapist alongside his future patients.

Lifestyle Redesign for Active Older Adults with our very own Teri Olbrot!

  • Monday mornings 10:00 AM-11:30 AM at Mindset PT starting January 9th!
  • Using the tools of preventative occupational therapy, this course will explore strategies that teach us how to thrive in the era some call “second adulthood.”
  • We will cover six topics during our time together, including:
    • Healthy Aging
    • The Building Blocks of Longevity
    • Stress and Inflammation Management
    • Dining and Nutrition
    • Relationships, Hormones, and Sexuality
    • Time Management
  • Teri Olbrot is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher who, upon retiring from a career in pediatrics, began taking courses in active aging and leadership.
  • She earned credentials in Lifestyle Redesign for Active Older Adults and loves to share the course with her peers.
  • Teri has a passion for collaboration and community building and considers herself a lifelong learner.
  • If interested or have questions, email tolbrot@gmail.com or call/text her at 269-615-5297

Health Tip

It finally happened! Two of my favorite people joined together in one room to create an epic podcast to discuss all things leadership, resiliency and forging self identity.

These two powerhouses discuss how people can build and sculpt their identity and psychology through specific mindsets and actions and how to adapt the self to novel and challenging situations, using specific daily routines.

They consider how “energy” actually stems from physical action and describe practical tools and scientific mechanisms for leveraging exercise, cold exposure, nutrition, fasting, hydration, sunlight, mindset and music to make us feel more energized and what that, in turn, does for our life.

Jocko explains how discipline and specific daily routines allow for productivity and creativity. They also discuss the power of early developmental narratives and how experiences of friendship, love, connection, and loss can serve as pillars for making us better human beings in all aspects of life.

Their conversation covers a wide range of topics, including mental health, physical health, and performance, and provides actionable tools that anyone–regardless of age or profession–can apply to live a more effective and meaningful life.

A little about Andrew Huberman:

  • American neuroscientist and tenured associate professor in the department of neurobiology and psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine who has made contributions to the brain development, brain plasticity, and neural regeneration and repair fields.

A little more about Jocko:

  • A retired Navy SEAL officer and author of multiple books on effective leadership and teamwork, self-discipline and mindset, and host of the Jocko Podcast.

Functional Medicine Corner

Over the next few weeks, we are going to discuss electrolytes. We all tend to hear about the importance of electrolytes for athletes who are sweating it out on the field during hot, sunny days. But what exactly are electrolytes, and why are they so important? Are they only necessary for those who perspire excessively?

Electrolytes are minerals that are hard at work in almost every cell of our body on a daily basis, regardless of our physical activity. These minerals dissolve in our body fluid, and they allow electrical signaling to travel throughout our body. This means they are especially important for the optimal function of our brain, heart, nerves, and muscles. However, electrolytes also help to ensure that the fluid balance between our tissues and blood stream is optimal. In other words, they help to determine how well hydrated our tissues are.

The minerals our body depends on most include calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium and chloride. In the coming weeks, we will discuss each of these in more detail, as well as reasons we may be deficient in these minerals (outside of sweating a lot) and the many ways we can work to ensure we have good electrolyte balance.

Happy New Year, and may 2023 bring health and happiness to you all!

~ 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 – Stephanie Murphy

It is a new year and a new month–which means it is time for a new Mindset Member of the Month!!!

This January we are spotlighting the strong and soulful @stephanie.murphy.msw!

Stephanie–we admire your positive attitude, your down-to-earth nature, your smile, and your strength! We love having a MamaBear like you in our community! We feel the sunshine every time you are in class. Wishing you a great Member month and lots of love going into the new year!


Help us shower Stephanie with love this month!