The Week of
This Week’s Info
- Mobility Focus: Global
- Stability Goals: Global
- Skill Work: Global
- Mindset: Assess Yourself
WOD Programming Schedule (thru April 1st)
CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS BELOW FOR ASSESSMENT WEEK DETAILS!
- Monday / Thursday: Assessment Day A
- Tuesday / Friday: Assessment Day B
- Wednesday / Saturday: Assessment Day C
Remember it is Member Week starting April 3rd!
Come see who is highlighted with a named workout and their very own WOD framed on our wall!
Please cancel any classes you can’t attend IN THE APP!
(excluding Masters Members)
This will afford someone from the waitlist a chance to come to a class!
Please be courteous of your fellow members and cancel before the 8 hour deadline.
If you have any additional communication needs,
please email our *new* central email LOVE@MINDSETPT.COM
Got some good swag ideas?
We are preparing for another round of gear release and we want to hear from you!
Email LOVE@MindsetPT.com with any type of gear / clothing you want us to make along with any awesome designs (like the one above!)
Attention future or past MamaBears!
Join us on Friday, May 19th from 7 to 9 pm for a presentation with Emily Betros, LMSW, Therapist and Certified Health Coach.
Emily will be helping us understand ways in which we can frame and re-frame nutrition in the dialogue we choose with our children, families and ourselves. Her goal is to help children grow up feeling good about their bodies. Emily’s presentation devotes time to discussing our relationship with food, and how we can teach our children to have a healthy relationship with food.
Topics include body image, dieting, physical activity, social influences, and what constitutes healthy nutrition. Plan to bring supplies to take notes! We also ask you to try to bring a photo of yourself from when you were between the ages of 5 to 8.
RSVP is required so REGISTER HERE!
VEDIC MEDITATION COURSE is BACK!
CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEO FROM JULIE HERSELF!!
- WHEN: April 27th – April 29th
- Sign up HERE!
- WHO: This course is for anyone wanting to learn the physiology of meditation, the benefits of this practice, and how to truly incorporate meditation into your life!
Join Julie on this FREE INFORMATIONAL ZOOM SESSION on April 3rd at 7pm!
The ATHENA Course is returning this summer!
To learn more or sign up an athlete, CLICK HERE!
***We are awarding ONE lucky young female a FREE session this summer!***
We invite you to nominate and share about a young female (ages 12 to 15) that is in your life and whom you admire. We feel strongly that young women need the support of each other and they deserve to learn healthy ways in which to honor and BE THEMSELVES.
Together we can empower the next generation of females! Know that your nomination can make a difference.
Nominations are due by Monday, May 1st!
The winner and nominators will be notified no later than Monday, May 15th.
We are overjoyed to announce our partnership with MRC Artworks!!
This is an incredible organization! Their mission is to encourage and support individuals living with a disability to achieve the fullest potential through employment, skill building, and active community involvement.
We have 14 pieces for sale! We will be collecting any sales then giving all the proceeds back to MRC. Artists will receive 75% commission on all sales!
Come check them out at our office or at their downtown location!
Dr. Ellen’s Health Tip
Assessment Week is back!
Here are some great ways to prepare yourself:
- Breathe! Remember you have actually been preparing for this for months through our programming.
- For those of you doing this for your first time, have fun and gather baseline data.
- Remember that none of these numbers show any value about you as a human! It is just information you can use to track your progress over time.
- Eat nutritious food! Give your body the energy and nutrients it needs to perform and recover.
- Drink your water, people! Consider adding some salt or electrolytes to your water. Remember Carrie’s tips regarding electrolytes in a previous newsletter?
- Try to get to each Assessment Day once to expose yourself to the different areas of testing.
- RING THE BELL when you achieve a personal record! Write your achievements on the board! Celebrate every single win and attempt!
- Have FUN! CHEER on your fellow workout buddies!
- Use your coaches! They are here to help you work on form, technique, activation and decisions!
- GIVE IT YOUR ALL!
Functional Medicine Corner
Like many, my daughter came down with the stomach bug this week. It was a doozy, and speaking with several patients and friends, she is not alone. Symptoms can linger for quite a while, leading to fatigue, nausea and other GI symptoms longer term. Thankfully, there are a few tools we can use to help to rehab the gut more quickly.
Bone broth and/or gelatin – This superfood contains several nutrients and minerals, including glutamine, which helps to literally soothe and heal the intestinal cells. Anytime we get some sort of stomach bug, it can lead to a bit of “leaky gut”, which if you recall means that our cellular wall in our intestine is not able to protect us from outside elements, and our immune system is inflamed. Adding in bone broth can help restore those cells so they can protect us and allow for better absorption of nutrients. For kiddos or even us big kids, this homemade jello recipe doesn’t take much time and contains good quality gelatin that serves the same purpose.
Electrolytes/Hydration – When we toss our cookies, we lose quite a bit of chloride especially. As you recall from previous discussions, this is one of many important electrolytes that needs to be in balance to keep our body functioning optimally. We are all dehydrated after a GI bug, so getting water back in is important! However, it is also important to consider adding electrolytes to your hydration routine. Gatorade, coconut water or LMNT (the salty water we had at the party) are just a few options. Bone broth also has some minerals in it, allowing for some replacement.
BRAT diet – Just in case you haven’t heard of this, this refers to the ideal foods we add in once our belly is able to tolerate any foods (in addition to the above) – Bananas, Rice, Applesauce, Toast. Basically, stick with foods that are easier to break down. Well-cooked meats and veggies, like in soups or stews, are also much gentler on the stomach in the short term. Avoid salads for at least a couple of days – the nutrients are not at all helpful if you can’t break them down. 😉
~ 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
It is that time! JOANNA SHIELDS is our rocking member of the month!
This athlete is incredible! It gives us such joy to witness her growth in strength, core control, stability, awareness and technique! She is truly a force!!!
Show her some love this month and say hello to her to be graced by her incredible smile and natural joy! Joanna – You are one amazing and beautiful human!