A New Year and A New You ….

A family friend of my husband had been married for 50 + years sat down each January 1st and planned out their goals for the upcoming year. They talked about what they learned from the previous year, what they liked, what they disliked, and how they were going to make this upcoming year the best one yet.

They said it was the greatest thing to look back on all the years of goal planning and really get to see their journey together.

Christmas Day my husband and I went to a local coffee shop got out our pen and paper and started writing. […] Read more

Put A Fork In 2014

I Can’t Believe

Another year has come and gone.  For me, this year has been a big one.  As I look back over all that’s happened between last January 1st and now, I’m amazed.  I’ll share some of my highlights with you:

The rowing challenges
I HATED the rower before I spent most of my November and December with it this year and last year.  Something about the sound of the damper whurring and the feel of a perfect drive/recover stroke have softened my view of the machine.  
The ALL IN Challenge
Exercise matters……food matters more.  All the excuses I make and justifications for […] Read more

End the New Year with a Bang!

With 2014 coming to a close, it is so great to end the year on a strong note!

Even if you didn’t have the year that you might have thought or had some rough times always end strong.

You can then close a chapter with a positive attitude and that will lead you on the right path for this 2015 year ahead.

Here are some great tips and tricks from the Huffington Post  to make this 2014 year a great ending, and make 2015 your best year yet!

The O-Board Says…

3 rounds for time:

800m run
30 back rack lunges
30 lateral burpees

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2014 ReCapping

One of the things I really enjoy about the time between Christmas and New Year’s Day is sitting back and watching all of the ‘Best Of The Year’ Shows for the passing Year. I love to take some time to collect inventory on everything that has happened over the last 365 days.

Some of my Favorite Times…

Events at CPMFITness.

The CPM Combine, 1st Year Anniversary Party, CDA, Bring-A-Friend Week(s), ALLIN, DYP, Tank Top Wednesdays and Rowing Challenge.

Every Day Gym Life.

The Warmup Chats. The Chalk Bucket. The Pink Robe. The consistency and popularity of the Early AMers, The Craziness of the Nooners and […] Read more

Merry Christmas: New Class Times!

Merry Christmas: New Class Times!

Big Changes for the Early Risers

We are really excited to announce that starting January 5th, we will be restructuring the early morning classes. There will be earlier options (for all of you crazy people) and the classes will move to a 45 minute length. Worried about not getting a full hour’s worth of class? No need to worry, we have already tried it and your workout will be just as effective as the 60 minute format.

This will apply to only Monday, Wednesday and Friday class times.

5:00 am – 5:45 am
5:45 am – 6:30 am
6:30 am – 7:15 am

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Wishing You a Very Merry Christmas

Here is a great quote for you and your loved ones this Christmas morning!

Here is a great at home Christmas Workout that can be done with the whole family …

The O-Board Says…

Complete 25 reps of the following 

Step ups
Air squats
Narrow dips (put hands close to side and dip off a chair, bench, etc)
Two touch situps
Arch Rocks

Chest to Floor Pushup
Air jump squat
Up Downs (burpees)
Situp to Stand
Exercise of Choice

Merry Christmas CPM!

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Energy Consumers

Last week, I explored the idea that perhaps fat isn’t such a bad guy.  Not in all cases at least.  Furthermore, if bodyfat is at an unhealthy level, perhaps the way to manage it isn’t to exercise more but to eat the right amount of calories.  It’s difficult to burn off a 4,000 calorie meal, much tougher than it is not to eat a 4,000 calorie meal.

What I didn’t discuss is how we know how many calories we should eat.  Hopefully, you wondered about this and perhaps took a crack at figuring it out yourself.  Not to worry if you […] Read more

Last Minute Christmas “Fit” Gift Ideas …

With a 3 days until Christmas, many of us are frantically shopping in search of the perfect gift!

Well now you can give the gift that keeps on giving!

Here are the top five health and fitness gifts to give to that special someone!

#1 A Yoga Mat – This is a great gift with many fun colors and patterns for all personalities. You can find yoga mats as low as 9.99 and go to– to my personal favorite brand the Ferrari of mats the “Lululemon” yoga mat.

#2 a Sports Massage – This is a great gift for all fitness types and level, and who does not […] Read more

Take a New Path… POMR!

Take a New Path… POMR!

It is that time of the year again…

The good ole’ New Year’s Resolutions. Lose weight, Change jobs, Make more $$$, etc… 

I have mixed feelings about NYR’s. It is such a great opportunity to take advantage of many people at one time motivated for change. But, based on the numbers, many MANY people don’t succeed. And I believe I know why.

What is the definition of insanity again?
Doing the same things you’ve always done and expecting different results.

I say this a ton, but please allow me to repeat myself. Everyday you make choices. And throughout each day you make many many choices. […] Read more