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Stress / Threat Response Education

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, and the brain behind the swag announcement below!

This Week’s Info

Mobility Focus: Shoulder

Stability Goals: Shoulder and Scapula

Skill Work: Upper Extremity Weight Bearing

Mindset: Stress Response Education

WOD Programming Schedule (through October 7th)

  • Monday – MetCon

  • Tuesday – Strength

  • Wednesday – Pliability

  • Thursday – MetCon

  • Friday – Strength

  • Saturday – Pliability



We want to give a HUGE thank you to Sorelle Creative Group for all the amazing gear!

All the designs, fabrics and sizes are hanging in the gym for you to see and try on! So try on the sizes you want, feel how soft the fabrics are and smile at all the cool designs.

The shop will be open from October 9th through Oct 23rd!

You are welcome to pick up orders at Mindset or have them shipped if needed!

Health Tip

The theme of this week is about learning how our bodies respond to stress. But what exactly is stress?

According to the National Institutes of Health, “stress is a physical and emotional reaction that people experience as they encounter challenges in life.”

The key words are:

  • Physical

  • Emotional

  • Reaction

Stress is actually a reaction we have, not something that happens to us. Learning this difference makes us have more control about how we experience life and interact with our surroundings.

Next week we will talk about how stress can actually be good for you!

Functional Medicine Corner

Sodium – this mineral often gets a bad rap in society generally. Many of us are told to decrease our sodium intake to help keep our cardiovascular system healthy. And this is quite valid when we look at many common sources of sodium in the standard American diet. Yet, sodium is an essential nutrient used in literally every single cell in our body.

So many chips, crackers, frozen meals, and soups (just to name a few) have high levels of sodium chloride. Although both nutrients are essential electrolytes, minerals work best when they are in balance with others such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and bicarbonate. So, when only sodium chloride is delivered in high amounts in our diet, there is good reason to consider decreasing salt intake.  

However, did you know that sodium is a key element to critical aspects of health? Sodium potassium pumps are on every cell membrane in every part of the body. These pumps transport sodium out of the cells and potassium into them. Along with this action, these pumps also:

  • turn food into usable energy for every cell in the body  

  • maintain a normal heart rate and rhythm 

  • facilitate the transmission of nerve signaling (sodium imbalances can also contribute to anxiety or depression)  

  • direct necessary and appropriate immune system responses.

AND, low sodium can also increase cortisol and decrease thyroid hormone production. So, although it is important to watch excess sodium that is out of balance with other essential minerals in our diet, sodium is not a villain. In fact, balancing electrolytes can improve not only cardiovascular health, but also brain and immune system functioning as well as help us stay optimally hydrated!

~ 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 October!

Since it is a new month we have a new member to spotlight all month long. If you don’t already know her, meet the amazing Sandy!

Sandy is one of our rockstar Master Members! She always brings a smile and light to the gym every Tuesday and Friday! She is a smart mover and never misses a challenge! Sandy brings positivity to every class along with a hard working ethic that rubs off on all of us!

We adore having you in classes and we love you more than you know!

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.