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Mistakes then Action!

This Week’s Info

  • Mobility Focus: Global

  • Stability Goals: Banded Hip Work

  • Skill Work: Snatch

  • Mindset: Mistakes then Action

WOD Programming Schedule

  • Monday / Thursday: Strength

  • Tuesday / Friday: Pliability

  • Wednesday / Saturday: MetCon

**Upcoming Programming!**

  • January 29th – POWER WEEK

  • February 5th – Traditional Training Cycle Resumes


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!

Dr. Sean Clark, DPT, PT

Mindset Health Tip

Dr. Ellen: Power Week is coming January 29th!

You: What the heck is Power Week?!?!?!?

Dr. Ellen: That is a great question! Are you working on your strength? Do you like feeling like an Amazon or Jack Reacher? Are you trying to focus on lean mass development or maintenance?

You: Heck yes! Absolutely!

Dr. Ellen: Well good because Power Week is all about learning how to use your body to generate POWER.

You: Okay, that sounds awesome but makes me nervous!

Dr. Ellen: Totally understandable! The goal of the week is to explore loading your body in a slow and safe manner. Your coaches are here to help you find the balance between challenge and safety.

You: Okay, that makes sense. I do trust the coaches and I am curious about what I can do.

Dr. Ellen: That is awesome! Curiosity is a perfect way to approach the week! Also remember that you will want to focus on energy and recovery for the week so make sure you are fueling your body with real food (none of that processed junk) and prioritizing quality sleep.

You: Sounds like fun! Let’s do this!

Dr. Ellen: YES – LET’S DO THIS! Be Curious, Not Judgmental about yourself.

Functional Medicine Corner

The vegan diet has become increasingly popular over the past few years, partly due to Netflix shows such as “Forks Over Knives”, “The Game Changers” and “What the Health”. There are many experts who make it seem that the only way to obtain optimal health and save the planet is to ditch all animal-based products. Do we need to be a vegan to be healthy? 

We as individuals are genetically, physiologically, and emotionally different. Therefore, my first and easiest answer is – if we are all so individually unique, why should we all require the exact same diet to optimally sustain us? I truly believe (and there is evidence to suggest) that for some a vegan diet can improve health and vitality significantly. For those, a vegan lifestyle is a clear best choice. I also have several patients who, after adopting a vegan diet to try to optimize health, still have chronic symptoms and health concerns with no improvement in blood markers or vital signs. They are confused and defeated – but they didn’t do anything wrong, and they aren’t broken.

In the coming weeks, we will discuss several considerations to keep in mind as we evaluate the “vegan diet is the optimal diet” argument. But let’s start with this first consideration. Traditionally and historically, before commercial food processing, there was tremendous variation in what humans thrived on. This included:

  • High meat and fat diets of the Inuit in Siberia, with virtually no incidence of heart disease.

  • Heavily vegetarian fair in India’s native population, with no evidence of muscle loss.

  • Significant seasonal dietary variation in the Hadza of Tanzania, varying from meat- to plant-focused depending on weather and availability.

Maybe there is more to consider than just “plant” versus “animal”…

~ 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


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

Community Partners


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.