Value of Every Day
This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Thoracic / Shoulder 90-140 degrees
Stability Goals: Thoracic / Shoulder 90-140 degrees
Skill Work: Push 1
Mindset: Value Every Day!
WOD Programming Schedule (through May 6th)
Our facility is adding convenient access to JuicyLeaf, the fantastic, local, female-owned cold-pressed juice company!
Check out their menu and place your orders on their website for this amazingly yummy freshly made juice by Sunday at noon.Newsletters will now be sent out Saturdays to give you plenty of time to order!
We will have a fridge in the lobby for pick up every Tuesday from 3-7pm!
The juice is still good for a few days so feel free to pick it up on Wednesday during your WODs!
See our Partnership Section below for more details and FAQs!
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.
RSVP is required so REGISTER HERE!
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 this one!)
***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.
This week I was deeply moved by Jay Shetty, an award-winning storyteller, podcaster, and former monk who is helping kindness go viral. Here are his words from one of his publications this week.
Dare to be YOU.
We want to be well-liked and accepted by our peers… even if it means masking our true selves at times.
This is all work of the ego. And it’s not who you really are.
The real you doesn’t care about receiving the approval of others.
The real you doesn’t mind being misunderstood.
The real you is made of nothing but love, self-acceptance, and pure confidence.
So, be bold enough to let your true self shine. Listening to your inner voice allows you to see your self-worth in total clarity.
Above all else, know that the real you is ENOUGH in every way. And remember that conformity is the ultimate killer of self-love and acceptance.
Dare to be YOU.
Functional Medicine Corner
We’ve all heard the term “gut feelings”, but did you know that many of the neurotransmitters, or the feel-good hormones in our body, are made by the beneficial bacteria inside of our gut? This means that who is living inside of our gut is partially impacting how we are feeling day to day. In fact, research shows that more than 90% of our serotonin and at least 50% of the body’s dopamine is made inside the gut. If our good bugs aren’t making these for us, our brain is running low on happy fuel!
What can alter the microbiome, and therefore contribute to decreased neurotransmitter production? A history of multiple rounds of antibiotics in the past, although necessary to address infection, can contribute to lasting changes to the bacteria residing inside of the gut.
In addition, significant ingestion of heavily processed carbs and/or frequent sugar intake will also affect what microbes live in our colon. Decreased fiber intake leads to less fuel to feed the beneficial bacteria. Finally, significant stress can also impact the types of bacteria that reside inside our gut as well as the integrity of the absorptive layer of the gut.
For those with significant anxiety or depression, prescription medications and therapy are critical. However, for mild mood concerns, or as an additional consideration in conjunction with traditional approaches, working on improving gut health helps to alter the microbiome so that increased neurotransmitter production can then benefit both brain function and overall mood.
We can start improving our gut health by adding in healing nutrients (such as minerals and glutamine) that are found in bone broth, eating probiotic foods and beverages such as yogurt, kefir, kombucha or sauerkraut, and including more fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, beans, fruits, and vegetables.
At times, more intensive probiotic therapy is needed, as well as treatment of underlying gut infections. Regardless, it is important to care for our gut as it affects our mental health as well!
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month – April
It is a new month and that means it is time for a new member spotlight–except this month we are doubling up to feature one incredible duo: @stephaine_loftus and Jim Loftus.
These incredible humans have been part of our Mindset community for several years. They are some of the hardest working people we know.
They are big running nuts and they are constantly pushing their bodies to do more. They are up for challenges and adventures, and have a great sense of humor.
We want to hold space for them this month as they ramp-up and head into another great race season!
We love you both…more than you know!
Cheers to Stephanie and Jim!
Green Box: The Farmers’ Market in a Box from Of the Land!
Of the Land is a family and community farm that believes in the power of food and the beauty in sharing the nature that is around us. They provide organic faire, catering, and one of a kind wedding and event experiences. (And it is run by some pretty incredible human beings–Bridgett and Trent Blough!)
One of the great services Of the Land offers is their Green Box–otherwise referred to as the “Farmers’ Market in a Box!” The Green Box is a way to source locally grown produce, meats, eggs, dairy, kitchen staples, complete meals, and much more–all from the Of the Land farm and other local farmers, artisans and producers!
You can access the green box via the virtual marketplace here! In the growing season, they offer weekly and bi-weekly subscriptions–you can also do a one-time order as long as you have an order of at least $35!
Here is a great video to learn more about Of the Land and Green Box!
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!
Another AMAZING partnership we are bringing to you is our very own local juicer – JuicyLeaf!
Come check them out at our office or at their downtown location or schedule a pick up at Mindset every Tuesday from 3-7pm!
**Place your orders before NOON on SUNDAYS**
Does Juicy Leaf use organic fruits and vegetables?
- We strictly use certified organic or local, organically grown produce unless an item is on the “EWG Clean Fifteen” list; e.g. pineapples, melons, etc.
What’s the difference between a juice and a smoothie?
- The main difference is fiber. Most of the insoluble fiber is removed in the juicing process.
- By taking the fiber out, you can pack more fruit & veggie nutrients into a juice than you can into a smoothie of the same size.
- The lack of insoluble fiber allows your body to rapidly absorb the nutrients while expending minimal digestive effort.
- Smoothies are made by pulverizing fruit/veggies with liquid in a blender. The insoluble fiber, which helps keep things moving through your system, is maintained in the process.
What’s the difference between Juicy Leaf juice and cold-pressed juice at the supermarket?
- Cold-pressed juices at the supermarket undergo a process called HPP (High Pressure Processing), where pressure is used to extend shelf life and inactivate bacteria, yeast, mold, etc.
- The process is less destructive to nutrients than pasteurization, which uses heat; however, some beneficial enzymes are compromised.
- HPP juice at the supermarket can sit on the shelf for a month or more. Our juice is truly raw. It sits on the shelf for a maximum of three days and contains all of the beneficial enzymes.
Shouldn’t raw juice be consumed immediately after juicing?
- Raw juice made with a centrifugal juicer should be consumed immediately because the process generates a lot of heat and oxidation, which leads to rapid enzyme depletion.
- Cold-pressed juicing involves a gentle grind and firm press that limits heat and oxidation, allowing the juice to maintain its enzymes for up to three days after pressing.
Can Juicy Leaf bottles be reused?
- We are able to sanitize and reuse the glass shot bottles; however, we cannot properly sanitize and reuse the plastic ones. We encourage you to recycle the plastic bottles and either reuse the glass ones or thoroughly rinse and return them to us.
Can I freeze the juice?
- You can freeze the juice, but you must pour out an ounce or two first to allow for expansion.
How much produce is in a juice?
- Several servings
Is there added sugar or water to the juices?
- Nothing added just extracted fruit and veg juice. Except ginger buzz which is an infused water with local honey. Cacao milk has water and maple syrup.
- Juices can be diluted.
How many servings in a juice?
- 12 oz juices, 1-2 serving but can be consumed at any rate. The shots are two servings.
How many calories in a juice?
- 100-220 calories. The veggie juices like VO & Kzoo have less. Sweeter juices have more.
What are the benefits of juice?
- Several servings of fruit & veg nutrition effortlessly absorbed without energy taxing digestion.
- Easy way to incorporate more fruits and veg in diet than eating produce alone.
- Boosts immunity and energy. Alkalizing, chronic illness prevention, helps aid in weight loss, clear skin, healthy hair.