This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Global
Stability Goals: Global
Skill Work: Global
RING THAT BELL!
WOD Programming Schedule
WELCOME to our New Gym Director!
Mike will officially be joining our team starting July 31st! He received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology & Human Performance from Eastern Michigan University. His Bachelor of Science degree was earned at Grand Valley State University in Clinical Exercise Science.
Mike is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA – CSCS) and a level one weightlifting coach by United States Weightlifting (USAW – L1).
Mike has been a strength and conditioning practitioner for sport performance and athletic development for over ten years. Throughout his career, he’s trained youth, high school, division 1 collegiate, CrossFit, adult fitness, and professional athletes.
A majority of his career has been spent developing division 1 collegiate athletes at Western Michigan University, where he served as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports. During that time, he assisted in the development of 8 college athletes turning into professional athletes! Go Mike!
Mike is a competitive powerlifter, and competes in the USA Powerlifting organization.
He is married to his wife Lindsey, and they share two beautiful daughters, Penelope (3 years) & Ruby (3 months), as well as their dog Winston. Mike’s hobbies include sports, strength training, hiking, comedy, craft beer, and spending time with friends & family.
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY MIKE!
WE LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW!
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 every Thursday to work her magic and provide you with a truly blissful experience.
– 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.
Give us a call today at 269.447.2672 or hop on over to book directly on her schedule HERE!
Schedule your order to pick up at Mindset every Tuesday from 3-7pm!
**Place your orders before NOON on SUNDAYS**
Assessment Week is back!
Here are some great ways to prepare yourself:
- Breathe! Remember you have actually been preparing for this through our programming.
- For those of you doing this for your first time, have fun and gather baseline data. Write down your results in your folder! You will want them later!
- 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 a pinch of salt to your water (not enough to taste).
- 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! GIVE IT YOUR ALL!
Functional Medicine Corner
When our stress levels are high and our cortisol is elevated, it takes time and consistent work to keep our cortisol levels down over time. However, there are techniques we can use to affect our nervous system in the short term, encouraging more “rest and digest”, and less “fight or flight”. Below are two exercises to help reset our stress response quickly:
“The Physiologic Sigh” – This breathing technique involves taking a breath in, pausing at the top of that breath, and then taking one additional breath of air in before letting it all out. This sends a powerful signal to the nervous system to activate the parasympathetic “rest and digest” nervous system. Sometimes just one or two of these breaths can have a profound affect, but you can also continue for five minutes to get even more benefit. Here is a link to a video by Andrew Huberman demonstrating this technique.
“Legs up the wall” – This is a yoga pose, perfectly described by its name. Lay your back on the floor, with your legs extended straight up on an open wall space. The goal is to get close to an L shape, with your bottom close or against the wall as well. This has an incredible benefit to circulation, allowing gravity to pull fluid back to your central vascular system. This action can also provide a message to the brain to rest, as there is very little you can do in that position except take some deep breaths and enjoy the sensation.
These are both easy to implement, and within minutes can lead to some profound benefits for our mind and body!
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month – June
Hey Mindset family! It is a new month and that means it is time to highlight another amazing Mindset gym member for the month.
This August we are going to spotlight the positively infectious Nikki Miller!
Nikki has been one of our long-time gym members, and she truly embodies what it means to be positive, spirited, and kind!
Nikki brings an energy to our gym that is unmatched, and we are so grateful to have her as part of our fitness community. She is known to be a friend to many and is often one of the first people to welcome new members in class. That just goes to show you her heart–she is intentional in her relationships and makes people feel loved, appreciated, and seen!
We also want to note that Nikki’s dedication to her health and wellness journey is truly inspiring–she keeps pushing towards her own fitness goals and we love watching her PR! Nikki, we love you more than you know. Thank you for being a bright-spot in our universe!
Help us love on Nikki all month long!
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.