Trying Something New
Your Mindset Leadership Team
YOUR CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Contact Info: Allyson@MindsetPT.com
Dr. Allyson runs point for all clinical things! This includes physical therapy, massage services, deep health coaching and more!
YOUR GYM and FACILITY DIRECTOR
Contact Info: Ellen@MindsetPT.com
Dr. Ellen is your go-to for all things gym and operations. Did she mention her new mop?!
This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Hip Flexion
Stability Goals: Hip Flexion
Skill Work: Squat
Mindset: Trying Something New
WOD Programming Schedule (through October 7th)
Monday – Strength
Tuesday – Pliability
Wednesday – MetCon
Thursday – Strength
Friday – Pliability
Saturday – MetCon
Click HERE for more information about in-person and virtual viewing options!!
We are so proud of you! We love you more than you know!
Let’s talk FATS! This is also one of the 3 macronutrients that you eat and is a powerhouse for energy, nutrient absorption and protection.
Fat gets a bad rap. I find it is the most misunderstood macronutrient. The word “fat” is unfortunately associated with an unhealthy diet and excess weight. But your body needs dietary fat to function.
Here are just a few of the important roles fat plays in your body:
They’re necessary for absorbing vitamins and minerals from your diet.
Fats are packed with energy!
You need them for building and maintaining healthy cells.
They’re essential for nerve function.
They are crucial for your health!
Learning how this macronutrient works in your body may change your tune about dietary fat.
Next week, we will bust three of the biggest myths about this important macronutrient and discover a little bit about fat’s function, make up, and impact on weight!
Functional Medicine Corner
As we continue our discussion about probiotics, let’s discuss a specific form called spore-based probiotics. While so many probiotics on the market are delivering live bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria to the gut, spore-based organisms (SBOs) are inert little organisms that are incredibly tolerant to several different environments. Alone, this means that they can easily survive being exposed to digestive enzymes and stomach acid without being altered or killed, and they are not affected by antibiotic use. But they are incredibly powerful once they get to your intestines!
Generally, SBOs are made by bacteria in the soil, and we ingest them when we eat food that has recently been harvested. However, with industrialized farming and sterilization of foods, we are getting fewer of these organisms through food sources. Eating food grown in personal gardens or from local farmers can increase exposure to these essential organisms, but we can also get them in supplemental form. How do they work?
They produce lactic acid to help decrease populations of harmful bacteria in the gut, allowing for growth of the beneficial bugs present.
They improve gut barrier function – in other words, they help rebuild the “castle wall” in our gut to protect our body from foods or environmental exposures that can cause inflammation.
They work to maintain good GI motility, helping to decrease symptoms such as nausea, bloating and bowel irregularity.
Spore based probiotics are often one of my first recommendations for those with gut concerns, and they can also be a powerful tool to use when taking or recovering from a course of antibiotics. Please reach out if you have any other questions about these powerful microbes!
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month
Hey there Mindset community! Happy September!
Since it is a new month we have a new member to spotlight all month long. If you don’t already know her, meet Jean!
Jean is one of our noon and 8:30 am WOD regulars! She is consistent, listens to her body, and takes on challenges with a positive attitude. We have admired how hard she has worked in the gym since joining us and her gentle spirit is one we have loved having in our atmosphere.
Jean, we love having you in classes and we are always eager to see you hit new goals. We love you more than you know!
Help us shower Jean with love 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.