Motivation vs. Consistency
This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Hip / Scapula
Stability Goals: Scapular Rotation and Retraction
Skill Work: Pull Up 1
Mindset: Motivation vs. Consistency
WOD Programming Schedule (through December 2nd)
- Monday – Pliability
- Tuesday – MetCon
- Wednesday – Strength
- Thursday – Pliability
- Friday – MetCon
- Saturday – Strength
End of the year calendar:
- November 6th – December 2nd: Normal Phase Training
- December 4th Week: Assessment Week
- December 11th Week: Member Week
- December 18th Week: Power Week
- December 25th Week: Best of 2023 Week
- For this week, we want to to collect the BEST SONGS for the ultimate Mindset Playlists!! PLACE YOUR VOTES HERE!!!
- January 1st Week: New Phase Training begins!
Last year we had a wonderful time doing a Mindset Secret Santa Exchange so we are bringing it back!
How it works: Sign up to participate HERE! You will be designated a Mindset Member to secretly surprise with small gifts weekly from December 4th thru Dec 18th! When you sign up, you will answer questions about what you like so we can give your Secret Santa some hints along the way!
What is the cost and how many gifts?!
A total of three gifts will be needed to participate.
Gift #1 will be due on Monday, December 4th.
Gift #2 will be due on Monday, December 11th.
Gift #3 will be due on Monday, December 18th. This can be the week that you reveal yourself to your Secret Santa! Or you may choose to keep it anonymous.
All gifts, each week, have a suggested cost limit of less than $10 per week. Feel free to get creative–hello sustainable shopping or crafting if it is your thing!
Where do I put my gift each Monday for my Secret Santa?
We will have a designated “Santa” Basket that will remain up front in our lobby, by our Christmas tree. Feel free to discreetly drop your gift in the basket or ask a staff member for help if you need it.
What happens if I am gone or am going to be traveling one week?
You are welcome to drop off your “Santa” gift to us early, or you can get creative and place your gift in the “Santa basket” with a note on it saying “Do not open until (Date).”
Do I need to wrap my gift any special way?
Feel welcome to wrap your gift as fancy as your heart desires! Drop it in the Santa basket when ready!
New WOD Schedule starting December 11th!
We are adding additional morning classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with an additional noon WOD on Tuesdays!
Please verify that your reservations are accurate with these changes effective December 11th!
The Biggest BarBELL Night of the Year!
Join us during the 4:30 and 6:00 PM classes on Wednesday, November 22nd for a fun and festive Thanksgiving-themed workout coached by Jeremy and Patrick!
We hope to see you there!
Give the Gift of Mindset this Year!
Gift certificates available for Massages, Gym Memberships, Deep Health Coaching, Personal Training and more!
Mindset Health Tip
How often do you feel “ready” in life?
I have always felt that I can do more, no matter what I am faced with. However, I am never completely ready for anything. But this hasn’t stopped me from taking the first step and pursuing my dreams.
Never has, and never will.
Sometimes I failed, but most of the time, despite not being “ready,” I took the first step and reached my goals. Big and small.
Whether it was an exam or a life-changing event, I knew one thing — there is no such thing as the right moment or being 100% ready.
You can always do more, learn more, prepare more…or wait for a better time.
But eventually, you’ll have to take the first step.
Otherwise, you’ll end up spending your entire life waiting for the perfect opportunity, without actually experiencing it.
And that’s the risk of waiting until you are ready.
Functional Medicine Corner
Happy Thanksgiving week! It’s that time when we work to focus on gratitude as we celebrate with friends and family. I recently heard a podcast done by “The Hidden Brain” titled “The Enemies of Gratitude”, and it focuses on why it can be so hard to be grateful on a regular basis.
So many of us in this community have so much to be grateful for – the fact that we have food on our plate, a roof over our head, a community of people such as this one that supports us. However, when these things happen day after day, on repeat, it becomes normal and expected. Yet, if we have car trouble, or dinner gets burned, these are new experiences that can really affect our mood and approach to the day. The psychologist on this podcast likens this to tailwinds versus headwinds. When we are running, canoeing, or biking and we have a tailwind, we often appreciate it…for about 10-20 seconds or so. And then it becomes normal. However, when we are working against headwinds, we don’t ever tend to forget that we are fighting against nature, no matter how long it lasts.
Of course, we can and should be affected by the adverse events in our life, but research also shows that working to find gratitude daily for the blessings that we take for granted has some amazing benefits for us as well. When we are more grateful, we tend to be more generous toward others. Research shows that gratitude helps to improve sleep as well as other health parameters such as blood pressure. It improves our relationships – if we focus on what we love about our partner or family members more often, the annoyances and aggravations take less of a toll.
Being grateful helps to bring out our best self. So work on taking even a few minutes every day to focus on and embrace the feeling of gratitude. And if you get a chance, take some time to listen to the podcast to learn more about the importance and difficulties surrounding gratitude.
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month
We have a new member to spotlight all month long. If you haven’t met Jenn, you are missing out! This always positive, super intelligent, energy-giving woman is a gift to our community!
Jenn shows up every workout with a smile and openness to try new things! She has the best laugh that brings a bright light each time is in the room! We are honored to be in her orbit. We love you more than you know!
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.