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