This Week’s Info
Mobility Focus: Shoulder & Thoracic Spine
Stability Goals: Shoulder 0-90
Skill Work: Deadlift / HPC
WOD Programming Schedule
Monday / Thursday: Strength
Tuesday / Friday: Pliability
Wednesday / Saturday: MetCon
Amanda is filling in a bit this week on Monday/Wednesday from 9-4pm and Tuesday/Thursday 8-12pm this week!
So come say hi! She would love to see all of you!!
Dry Needling Demonstration: Wednesday, January 10th at 5:30pm
Our very own Dr. Sean is officially offering Dry Needling in his treatment sessions! This amazing treatment technique can be very effective in treating chronic pain issues such as headaches, low back pain and more!
Dr. Sean is hosting a demonstration on Wednesday, January 10th at 5:30pm so you can see how easy this treatment actually is!
PLEASE RSVP HERE!
Dr. Sean Clark, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, Coach
Classes will begin promptly at their designated time in order to stay on schedule and respect your time.
Your coaches work very hard to organize details and create an amazing experience each time you come!
Reminder: There is a $15 cancellation fee for no show and late cancellations.
Another 2024 new value we are bringing to you is the option to PAUSE or HOLD your membership for $25/month to avoid paying full price while you might not be able to use your account (for vacations, etc) or to hold your spot (e.g. Masters).
This does not apply to pauses for medical reasons.
Email Love@Mindsetpt.com and let us know how we can support your 2024 needs!
Mindset Health Tip
The word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia, which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness (depending on the context). In some ways, gratitude encompasses all of these meanings.
Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, we can acknowledge the goodness in our lives.
In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships.
People feel and express gratitude in multiple ways. They can apply it to the past (retrieving positive memories and being thankful for elements of childhood or past blessings), the present (not taking good fortune for granted as it comes), and the future (maintaining a hopeful and optimistic attitude).
Regardless of the inherent or current level of someone’s gratitude, it’s a quality that individuals can successfully cultivate further. So I challenge you to write down three things you are grateful for each day this week. Make it a practice and see what happens!
Functional Medicine Corner
In my practice, and in functional medicine generally, one of our very first goals is improving or optimizing gut health. This is partly because around 70% of the immune system is in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue, or GALT for short. In order to keep our immune system working optimally to control inflammation as well as protect from infections, focusing on the good bacteria inside the gut as well as digestion is crucial.
A recently released study demonstrated this importance clearly. Scientists studied specific beneficial bacteria and whether they could fend off certain bacteria such as klebsiella (which causes pneumonia) and salmonella (GI infection) from developing into a full-blown illness. When testing good microbes individually, it was found that although there was some benefit, they weren’t effective at preventing infection by themselves. However, when scientists used ten different strains of beneficial bacteria together, protection against infection was strong. Pooling 50 different species together was even better!
This confirms that a diverse microbiome can help to support our health in a number of ways, one of which is specifically helping to combat bad bugs. How do we do that? Probiotic foods and beverages such as sauerkraut, yogurt and kombucha, as well as fiber-containing grains and plants are a great start! Feel free to reach out if you have other questions about how to optimize your gut health!
Please feel free to reach out to Carrie directly with additional questions at 269-224-1659!
Member of the Month
Introducing THE POWER KNITTERS!
These incredible women are your Mindset Power Knitters! Their friendship started here at Mindset and blossomed to include knitting! They have exchanged priceless knowledge and countless laughs! Together they have worked on many projects but my personal favorite was the handmade baby blanket for Amanda’s daughter, Blake!
These women are incredible and a joy to know. If you want to learn about knitting after you lift heavy things here at Mindset, we would be honored to connect you!
Happy Member(s) of the Month to these fine women:
- Joann Gadbaw
- Michelle Bosch
- Teri Olbrot
- Carol Anderson
- Kim Tabor
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.