Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe

Misery Loves Company

Do you have friends or family members with bad habits? We all do. Drinking, unhealthy eating, gambling, smoking, not sleeping. I have some bad habits myself such as overindulging in sweets from time to time. It happens. I move on.

So when you choose to partake in one of your bad habits, do you try to rope others into doing it with you? I’m eating cake so you should eat cake too. Or I’m having a smoke so you should too. Why do we feel the need to have people that we love do something bad with us? If […] Read more

CPM 4th of July Recipes …

CPM 4th of July Recipes …

With the 4th of July Weekend coming up I thought it would be nice for you to have some fun, festive, fit chic recipes to choose from. So I am starting off with the first and my favorite part the appetizers and sides. These will have everyone talking and feeling great.

Festive 4th of July Potato Salad

Ingredients:

1 package small red potatoes, halved

1 package baby Dutch yellow potatoes, halved

1 package petite purple potatoes, halved

1 Cup of Paleo Mayo

1 Tbsp of Dijon mustard

5 hard-boiled eggs diced

1 stalk of celery diced

2 tablespoons of parsley

2 teaspoons of creole seasoning

2 cloves of garlic

1 small […] Read more

What is the best time of the day to workout?

What is the best time of the day to workout?

While some people are up at the crack of dawn to lace up their running shoes, others can’t fathom a workout before noon. Finding the perfect time to exercise is as much about personal preference as it is physiology. Exercise is supposed to feel good—but if muscles are tight in the morning or working out too late disrupts sleep, it can feel counterproductive.

Over the years I have shifted from working out after school, late nights at the globo gym, early mornings to now my lunch time.

MORNING PERKS

The first rule of success with your workouts is be consistent i.e. #get2thegym. If […] Read more

CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

This week I have had the pleasure of being able to go to the lake and finish my second cookbook. This is the first time since we have opened our gym that I will take 10 days away. I am what my husband likes to call me a “freight train”. I like to go balls to the wall, never sitting, no quiet, always go go go.

This is the first time I am going to be completely by myself with no set schedule, no classes or clients to train, and not hands on in my business day to day and even […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: June 26-30

CPM Week of Workouts: June 26-30

It’s Not About “Having” Time,
It’s About Making the Time! 

Monday:  (Strength Day) Part A: 1 RM Overhead Squat followed by a conditioning run? sandwich paired with more OH squats! ❤️

Tuesday:  We start off with some gymnastics followed by 20-min AMRAP of pull-ups, push-ups and squats. Today we are giving those that want an opportunity to scale ⬆️  to substitute in Muscle up’s, HSPU’s and Pistols ??

Wednesday: Midweek conditioning triplet of DB Squat Cleans, Burpees and Toes to Bar. Format will be 2-rounds of either 1-minute and 2-minute intervals. Heart rates should be racing today! ?

Thursday: Partner Cardio Day! Three 10-min AMRAP’s of running, doubles and […] Read more

Learning How to Pace (and Happy Anniversary to my Husband)

Learning How to Pace (and Happy Anniversary to my Husband)

First I have to give a quick shoutout to my amazing husband Steve. It is our 15 year anniversary today. He’s put up with my obsessive personality for a long time and seems to be willing to continue to put up with me for a while longer 🙂 Steve, thank you for being an amazing husband and father. I don’t know what I’d do without you ❤

Train for the Long Haul

Let’s be honest, most of the members at CPM are not spring chicks. Myself included. So you are an unlimited member or even 3x or 4x per week and you […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

The Mod Squad – Summer Stretching

Sun and Stretching!

It is that wonderful time of year where we spend more time outside. Between ball games, lake days and even yardwork, stretching is so important to keeping your summer pain free. Who wants to miss out on water skiing or that amazing hike because you can’t move!

This summer I will be bringing you videos to help you get the most out of your summer activities and keep you limber and moving so that you can keep enjoying everything!

Today’s video has some quick hip and chest stretches that you can do while the kids play at the park, during a break on your […] Read more

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Today is another episode of “Change Your Word(s) Series…

The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don’t know what it means, but because I want to know […] Read more

The Benefits of Collagen @ CPMFITness …

The Benefits of Collagen @ CPMFITness …

First off what is collagen and what exactly does it do?

Collagen is a gelatinous substance found in the connective tissues—our bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons. Collagen is packed with beneficial amino acids and is a complete protein, which is why people often rave about its benefits when it comes to strengthening skin, hair, and nails.

Collagen is also an amazing way to restore gut health. “For the same reasons collagen helps repair and grow muscle tissue, it serves as an excellent nutrient source for rebuilding the rapidly dividing cells that line the interior of the gut.

So How can it help […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: June 19-23

CPM Week of Workouts: June 19-23

New WEEK, New GOALS! 

Monday: How Fast Would Usain Bolt Run the Mile?? Respondents have suggested times as low as 3:55! That’s Crazy!!? Today we will have another chance to improve on our mile time. Part A: 1-mile run followed by a short run, KB swings, Box Jumps, Pull-ups and wait for it…MANMAKERS!!

Tuesday:  (Strength Day) Part A: 5 RM Back Squats ❤️  followed by a 15-minute AMRAP of HEAVY Back squats and Run/Row (you choose).

Wednesday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1 RM Snatch followed by Max Effort Burpees, Max Effort Doubles and Max Effort Row for Cals. Goal today is to get the heart rate high followed […] Read more

Gym Bloopers

Gym Bloopers

It’s Good to Laugh At Yourself

Funny stuff happens at CPM all of the time. From crazy outfits to lift fails to arguments during workouts. I find it all very entertaining. I love to laugh at myself…. and others a little 😉  It makes gym life fun and that’s what it’s all about. This week I’m going to share a few of my favorite #gymlife videos from CPM and a few of my personal fails. You can find these on our YouTube channel, click  HERE to visit it.

Handstand Fails

Mid-Workout Meditation with Trevor Bainter

Cory’s Clean & Jerk

Phil’s Muscle Up Frustration

Synchronized Jumping Pull-Ups w/ […] Read more

Fit Chic Raspberry, Coconut, Peach Smoothie

Fit Chic Raspberry, Coconut, Peach Smoothie

It’s Smoothie season. Nothing is more refreshing on these hot summer days than a cool sweet smoothie. It is so easy, healthy, and satisfies that sweet craving. You can have this for breakfast, lunch, or a mid day snack too.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of raspberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 banana
1 cup of frozen peaches
1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla coconut or almond milk
ice

Directions:
Place all ingredients in a blender
Blend all ingredients until completely smooth.
Pour into two 8-ounce glasses or one 16-ounce cup.
Enjoy!

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
EMOTM 10
1 Power Clean + 1 Front […] Read more

SSS – Starter Shoulder Stretches

SSS – Starter Shoulder Stretches

Why Even Mobilize?

Maybe because it…

*Makes you more agile
*Helps you recover from your workouts + athletic activities faster
*How about improves your performance.
*And you feel better and impacts your quality of life.

As mentioned in last week’s POST, we live in a modern world full of desk work, desktop’ing too much, smart phones and remote controls. Our shoulders crave complexity and are designed to move, move often and in many different motions. If you are using them you are losing them. And that my friends will age you faster and faster not to mention take you more and more away from fun and daily […] Read more

Release the “Rut” CPM …

Release the “Rut” CPM …

Do you ever get stuck in a place that you just can’t seem to get out of?

You wake up just not feeling yourself,

you use your “go to” happy tricks and they are just not getting you out of your funk …

Its ok to not always be OK

You go on Facebook it is a “false reality” people only put what they want you to see not the whole truth. Which can lead us to feel even worse. ( I challenge you to limit your Facebook time and keep it very focused).

I listened to a really good podcast this past week and […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: June 12-16

CPM Week of Workouts: June 12-16

YESTERDAY
you said
TOMORROW
make it happen
TODAY!

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1 RM Split Jerk followed by a triplet of Push Jerks, Box Jumps and?.

Tuesday:  4-rounds of HIGH intensity. Each round is 4-minutes in length of wallballs, medball cleans and rowing! The objective is to go has hard and fast as you can in each 4-minute round followed by a 3-minute recovery. 

Wednesday: Partner Day! First up is a row with doubles pairing. Then we jump into a 30-min AMRAP of pull-ups, push-ups and squats! Three of the simplest exercises to challenge the essential areas without having to do anything too crazy….priceless!

Thursday: (Strength Day) Part A: 10 EMOTM […] Read more

CPM… So Much More Than a Gym

CPM… So Much More Than a Gym

Gym Friends

Have you ever heard someone refer to your gym as a cult? I used to think that about gyms. I had friends who obsessed over their gym! If you went to dinner with 2 people from the same gym and you didn’t belong, get ready to feel left out! I didn’t really understand it… until now. The longer you are a member at a gym, the more you get to know the other members and the more time you spend with them. Sometimes you even start to act and behave like them. I find myself saying “legit” or “sick” now…. […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Triangle

The Mod Squad – Triangle

One of my favorite yoga poses!

 

Triangle is amazing pose to get an amazing stretch.  It is a great pose to work in to your practice everyday.

Triangle Tips:

1. Triangle is the perfect pose to experiment with props.  A block, a chair, even your own body (just move the hand further up your leg) can help you get the most out of this pose.

2. Try to keep your chest and shoulders open and reach that top hand nice and tall.  It can be easy to let our open shoulder collapse and to round the upper back and defeat the purpose of the pose […] Read more

Are you Mobile enough?  #shoulderExtension

Are you Mobile enough? #shoulderExtension

Try this right now…

Sit down on the floor and place your arms behind you. With your palms down and pinky fingers touching, lower your shoulders as close to the ground as possible.

A little tight?

That is because shoulder extension is a range of motion trained by very few people in the fitness arena. Many programs have “push” and “pull” movements, but they are almost always overhead or in front of the body (both in a position of shoulder flexion).

As a result of this, in addition to having spent too much time on desk patrol, most adults have very limited shoulder extension […] Read more

Get More Out of Life CPM ….

Get More Out of Life CPM ….

I here people talk about wishing they need more in life i.e. happiness, wealth, time, etc … Well here are some great tools, resources, and steps to get exactly that!

1. Log your time. Lots of people tell me they “Don’t have enough time” …Well PROVE IT! Chances are after logging you will see you have a lot more time than you think! Use this helpful “Time Logger” Embrace the process and see where your time goes. See if that matches up with how you’d like to be spending your time.

2. Work on your Dream Building. Make a […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: June 5-9

CPM Week of Workouts: June 5-9

SUCK it up NOW
 so you don’t have to
 SUCK it in LATER! 

Monday:  We start the week with a partner warm-up of a short run and a chance to work on rope climbs and pull-ups. Second part is a chipper filled with doubles, air squats, RC/PU, push-ups, box jumps, sit-ups and rowing! That was a mouth full?

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: 10 EMOTM of Squat Snatch (Snatch + OH Squat) followed by a conditioning couplet of running and power snatch. The run is short on this one. The quicker you get through each round, the more rest you get before the next one […] Read more