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Trying Something New

Your Mindset Leadership Team


Contact Info: Allyson@MindsetPT.com

Dr. Allyson runs point for all clinical things! This includes physical therapy, massage services, deep health coaching and more!


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


Dr. Allyson has a show coming up  on September 30th at 7:30pm right here in Kalamazoo!!

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!

MamaBear is BACK starting September 20th on Wednesday evenings at 7pm!

Dr. Ellen is returning to teach this 8-week course, along with a mystery guest instructor!

To learn more or register, CLICK HERE!

Did you know we offer massage?

Yes we do!

Remaining openings for 2023 are going quickly so call or click HERE to schedule your sessions ASAP!

Did you know we offer NUTRITION COACHING??

Yes we do that too!!

Call 269.447.2672 or you can schedule with Cassidi HERE!

Health Tip

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!

~ 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

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!

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.