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.

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

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

The O-Board Says…

Part A:
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

you said
make it happen

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