This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Shoulder / Thoracic Spine
Stability Goals: Shoulder 90-180 Deg
Skill Work: Breathing w/ Exhale Bias
Mindset: Slowing Down
WOD Programming Schedule (through July 29th)
Starting July 31st – Assessment Week!
The Week of August 7th – Member Week!
Join us in welcoming Isabel Vigil, Licensed Massage Therapist, to the Mindset crew!
Isabel brings her wealth of expertise and passion for holistic wellness to our team. As a full-time massage therapist, she is dedicated to helping you achieve ultimate relaxation, rejuvenation, and overall well-being. We couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board!
Mark your calendars! Isabel will be available at Mindset PT every Thursday to work her magic and provide you with a truly blissful experience. Whether you’re in need of a little “me-time” or want to address specific areas of tension, Isabel’s healing hands are here to help you unwind and restore balance.
Isabel is offering three different durations for her massages, so you can choose the perfect session for your needs:
– 60 minutes: Perfect for a quick escape during a busy day.
– 75 minutes: An extended session to truly melt away stress and tension.
– 90 minutes: The ultimate indulgence for deep relaxation and rejuvenation.
Ready to book your much-deserved massage session with Isabel? You have two convenient options:
1) Give us a call today at 269.447.2672, and our friendly team will assist you in securing your appointment.
2) Hop on over to book directly on her schedule HERE!
Spread the word and share this exciting news with your friends and loved ones who could benefit from some well-deserved self-care. Let’s make Isabel’s first day at Mindset PT a memorable one!
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!
Schedule your order to pick up at Mindset every Tuesday from 3-7pm!
**Place your orders before NOON on SUNDAYS**
This week, I want to reference Dr. Peter Attia’s wonderful article regarding taking control of your own health. Each of you are doing that in your own way and I truly am grateful you are choosing to do that with our team!
Dr. Attia talks about getting into the driver’s seat with your own health, specifically your cardiovascular health. If you are willing to do this, you can change your lifespan and healthspan dramatically.
The main summary point: Course correct now.
Functional Medicine Corner
Today we are finishing up our discussion on the many factors that can impact cortisol, and therefore our overall health picture. Cortisol impacts a lot, as we see above.
To review, there are four main factors to look at when deciphering what may be increasing cortisol – mental and emotional stressors, sleep quality, blood sugar regulation, and inflammation caused by external factors in our environment. Let’s discuss considerations when working on trying to decrease exposure to inflammatory agents in our environment.
Water quality – Whether you have city or well water, chemicals or metals from the environment can get into our water supply. There are so many filter options available now, including pitchers and countertop options, as well as reverse osmosis. Consumer’s Reports and EWG.org both have recommendations for reliable brands.
Air quality – Since the pandemic and increases in forest fires, more attention has been brought to the quality of air, especially in buildings. Plants indoors can help to improve air quality alone! Filtration units can help further decrease viral particles, allergens, and other airborne contamination – this can help improve allergic and pulmonary symptoms especially. The above resources offer options for good quality units.
Cleaning and personal care products – EWG.org is a valuable resource that grades many products that we use daily. It places them on a grading scale, with details about what additives may be concerning. The Think Dirty app is another helpful resource. FYI – it is IMPOSSIBLE to always use the top-rated products, but using these resources can help optimize some of our most used items.
Food quality – Using whole foods much of the time is the easiest way to avoid chemicals and preservatives that may lead to inflammation in the body. The Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen lists are updated each year, and list which foods are most and least contaminated with pesticides generally. When looking at packaged foods, apps such as Yuka are also helpful to evaluate ingredients that may be hard to decipher.
Perfection is impossible, but improving water, air, and product quality even in small increments can have exponential effects on decreasing cortisol and improving overall health parameters. Look for even small ways to make improvements, and your body will thank you!
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month – June
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.
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 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.