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