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Implicit Bias

This Week’s Info

Mobility Focus: Global

Stability Goals: Time Under Tension (TUT)

Skill Work: Negatives

Mindset: Implicit Bias

Reminder of our Holiday Hours:

  • Monday WODS – 7:30a / 8:30a / 12pm / 4:30pm

  • Tuesday – Closed

WOD Programming Schedule (through July 9th)

Monday: Strength

Tuesday: Pliability

Wednesday: MetCon

Thursday: Strength

Friday: Pliability

Saturday: MetCon


Starting July 31st – Assessment Week!

The Week of August 7th – Member Week!


Please join us in CONGRATULATING Dr. Allyson Lowis on her advancement to Clinical Director!

We are so excited to watch her level up our clinical services and staff to new heights!


Athena starts this week!  

We are so excited to have these athletes in the building again!

Thank you to many of you who are assisting and mentoring these young woman during their time with us!

This means more than you know.

Thursday July 27th will be Amanda’s last day before she begins her expanded Motherhood journey!  

We have been SO blessed to be in her world during her time at Mindset. I know you all feel how intentional she is with every conversation, email and interaction. She lives her life with a genuine kindness that is unmatched.

I know personally, my life is better with her in it.

So please join us in celebrating this amazing woman and mama! Starting Monday, there will be cards for you to sign and share your with for her. Amanda loves hearing the wisdom all of you have learned from being amazing humans who have been through big changes and even possibly parenthood.

In addition, we will be hosting a small Mindset community baby shower for her at 9:30-10:30am on her last day, Thursday July 27th. Please come and give her one last hug before her life changes for the better!  

Please feel free to contact me directly with any question (or sneaky ideas!) at Ellen@MindsetPT.com!

Don’t forget about our AMAZING partnership with our very own local juicer – JuicyLeaf!

Schedule your order to pick up at Mindset every Tuesday from 3-7pm!

**Place your orders before NOON on SUNDAYS**

Health Tip

Just a reminder that the air quality is still an issue in Kalamazoo. Be aware of your symptoms and watch the air quality reports if you are going to be outside for prolonged periods.

We will be keeping the building closed and filtering the air more than usual to continue to keep Mindset a safe place to spend your time and exercise!

Functional Medicine Corner

We’re back from our adventure across the pond, so let’s discuss the last and arguably biggest contributor to increased cortisol levels outside of mental or emotional stress. In the past weeks, we’ve discussed how daily stress as well as sleep deprivation and blood sugar imbalance can increase cortisol over time, thus contributing to many chronic health conditions. The final influence on cortisol balance is inflammation. Inflammation is an incredibly familiar word to all of us, but what creates an inflammatory response? Let’s nerd out for a minute so we can more completely understand how we are impacted by this process.

I often compare our immune system to our body’s form of a military – its job is to keep our body safe, to attack anything that is causing harm, to defend our body from intruders, and to help rebuild and heal. Just like our nation’s military, there are many branches of our immune system, or different types of cells that all have different jobs and work together to support our health.  

When our immune system senses an agent that is harmful, a cascade of events is initiated. This includes local immune molecules traveling directly to the site of injury, damage, or intrusion. As we all know when we get a cut or abrasion, the area becomes red, swollen, and painful. This constitutes the local inflammatory response.

In addition, our immune system also sends signaling cells elsewhere in the body at the same time, to warn other areas of the body to be on high alert or sometimes mount a defense response more generally in the body. Ultimately, these responses allow the body to address the problem and hopefully eradicate it within days, so inflammation can resolve.

Acute inflammation is a necessary and beneficial response to keep us protected and healthy. However, chronic or excessive inflammation can occur when the agents that cause the military immune responses are persistently present. Next week we will discuss what can commonly lead to chronic inflammatory responses, and therefore how we can work to decrease stimulus to our immune system.

~ 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 – June

Happy July Mindset Family! This month we spotlight the infamous Laine Coplin, one strong mama that we can’t get enough of!

Her relentless determination and unwavering commitment to her fitness goals, even amidst pregnancy, make her a true powerhouse! Her resilience and strength extend beyond the weights, as she effortlessly balances her fitness journey with the joys and responsibilities of motherhood.

Every time Laine walks through our doors, she brings with her a lovable energy. Laine, we salute your incredible work ethic and your ability to inspire others with your unwavering dedication. You are a true embodiment of strength and resilience!

And guess who joined her at 1:14am on June 30th?!?! This beautiful boy!! Join us in celebrating Laine’s remarkable journey and let her be an inspiration to us all.

Community Partners

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?

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 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.