20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

I wanted to share the importance that these twenty items have had on my life. Keep this list close to your vision daily and read it often, as words are very powerful and the more you can keep this list in your vision the more impact it will have on your life.

I am a big advocate of looking at the glass half full, you can see the good in any situation and when you do you become so much stronger, happier, healthier, etc….

So here are 20 things I want to add to my life to keep me on a Road […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: July 31st – August 4th

CPM Week of Workouts: July 31st – August 4th

Your ATTITUDE
Determines Your
DIRECTION!

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1-RM Strict Press followed by 15-12-9 reps for time of Clean and Jerks partnered with Pull-ups and an Ab Finisher! 

Tuesday:  (Strength Day) We start things off with a Snatch and OH Squat build-up; then progress into a 16-min AMRAP of rowing, box jumps, burpees and squat snatch!

Wednesday: Today we have a longer WOD planned. It will consist of running, rowing, wall balls and OH weighted sit-ups. Nothing better then a midweek cardio blast that is paired with ABS and leg work! ?

Thursday: Full menu today! First we start off with some pull-up work and then […] Read more

Member Highlights!

Member Highlights!

I have a lot of loves for CPM but a big one is the fact that we all have our strengths. Some of us are good at lifting, some at cardio, some at gymnastics and the lucky ones are good at everything 🙂 This week I thought it would be fun to share some fun videos from the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Freakin’ Fit Mother of the Groom – Missy (Wedding is this weekend!)

Rope Climb to the Top – Mayor

210 3RM Front Squat – Babs

Synchronized Pull-Ups – Missy and Laura

Amazing Squat Snatch Form – Kyle

475 2RM Deadlift – Phil

Don’t forget! Check […] Read more

CPMFitness Gut Healing Tips …

CPMFitness Gut Healing Tips …

As soon as I start feeling  “leaky gut” coming on .. I just quickly go to my trusty resources and no longer feel discomfort.

I wish more people understood that food allergies are a warning sign that your gut is out of balance. We are all made up of 100 trillion bacteria, and when these diminish in numbers because of antibiotics or drugs, our health suffers.

So if you and your stomach/digestive tract are just not feeling up to par, try these helpful tips and tricks to get you feeling the best you have yet!

1. Kombucha – Kombucha is a wonderful probitotic and it tastes great […] Read more

My Knock Out Juice

My Knock Out Juice

Do you have trouble sleeping?

If you have been on our posts for a while you understand we value sleep and have written often about it with; SLEEP TIPS, TnTs for Better ZZZZs, Feeling a Little Sleepy; to name a few…

This is one of my favorite ways to get better sleep at night. It’s an Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey Tea. You add 2 tbsp of ACV to a cup, 1 tbsp of raw honey plus hot water and you’re good to go here. I learned this one from Tools of Titans by @timferriss. It literally said its pretty much a tranquilizer plus […] Read more

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

I talk a lot about how what you need to do and who you need to become to get yourself in the best shape you desire. Sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do.

Why is it that people don’t become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have…
Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals?
Why is America getting fatter every year?
Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month or two?

I think […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: July 24-28

CPM Week of Workouts: July 24-28

YOUR ONLY LIMIT
IS
YOU! 

Monday: The name of today’s workout is “It’s not a big deal!” First up is 4-rounds of max wall ball and rowing; Second series is 4-rounds of max pull-ups and running. This is going to be a great way to start your week! 

Tuesday:  2-round couplets are on the agenda for today. First 6-minute AMRAP is hang cleans paired with box overs. Second 6-min AMRAP is shoulder to overhead paired with rowing! 

Wednesday: Today we are making a Row sandwich? . Each piece of sourdough (800m Row) will be filled with handstand push-ups, pistols and KB swings! ? 

Thursday: (Strength Day) Part A. 1RM Snatch followed […] Read more

Positive Attitude? Easier Said Than Done!

Positive Attitude? Easier Said Than Done!

Let The Gym Be Your Happy Place

Last week I filled you in on our participation in the Granite Games online team qualifier. I was feeling pretty good after our first round of workouts. I didn’t come up with great scores but they were scores I could live with. We were really excited to see the next 3 workouts. The second we saw them, messages started flying between the 6 of us. At one point, Lisa had to give us a pep talk because we were so overwhelmed by the difficulty of these workouts. But here’s the deal, we are competing […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

Yoga for Yardwork!

It is the time of year when we have get out in the yard and work, but don’t let an injury take you out and keep you from enjoying Summer!  This week’s video has some great stretches to do before and after getting your hands dirty.

 

 

The Summer Series is just getting started so stay tuned for some great yoga you can do anywhere and for just about any activity.  What summer fun would you like to see some yoga for?

 

Don’t forget about Saturday yoga now at 9:30 at the Western Mall!  We are having so much fun you […] Read more

CPMFITness Grading Scale…

CPMFITness Grading Scale…

What would you grade yourself with your exercise and nutrition since you’ve been apart of CPMFITness?

When I meet with someone for their Nutrition Check-In (LINK for more info) that is my question I ask everyone.

Think back to when you attended grade school. You had various classes and subjects (math, history, spelling, english, etc…) to equip you with the knowledge you needed to graduate school, get a job and thrive in your lives. The rule of thumb in your schooling was the better grades you received the more results you would achieve in life.

CPMFITness is just like that for Health and FITness. We […] Read more

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

Bored of Just Plain Old Water CPM .. This Blogs for You …

We all know the importance of dehydration,

When we’re properly hydrated:

We think more clearly
Our muscles work better
Our mood improves
And our bodies stay healthier

but water can get so mundane and boring. My clients are constantly ask me what else I can drink besides water to still hydrate me, but keep it spicy too …

Here are my top 5 tips to drink to change it up and keep it fresh and new.

#1 Flavored Water: Along with keeping you hydrated, sparkling water, whether flavored or plain, can also help ease stomach discomfort, nausea and bloating, Flavored water is also a great supplement for all you […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: July 17-21

CPM Week of Workouts: July 17-21

MAKING
MISTAKES
is Better Then
FAKING
PERFECTION
 

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 2RM Power Cleans followed by a couplet of power cleans with the new and improved 800m Run! ?? Forecast looks to be SUNNY and ? ! 

Tuesday:  (Strength Day) Part A: EMOTM of Power Snatch + OHS. Part B: Every 2-minutes for 20-minutes we will complete pull-ups, push-ups, squats and double-unders! Not going to lie, I am really loving ❤️  the body weight workouts! 

Wednesday: NO barbell today, instead it will be 4-rounds for time of KB swings, ball slams and rowing! 

Thursday: This week we have another cardio trio, this time it’s rowing for meters, deck […] Read more

Keeping Up With The Competition

Keeping Up With The Competition

Is the Competition Getting Tougher or Am I Just Getting Older?

I love competition. I used to run several races each year and I always ran them to get a PR. One summer, we participated in a Tough Mudder and I was blown away when I found out we weren’t being timed. WHAT?! Why am I doing this if I don’t know how I stack up against the competition?? Needless to say, I’ve calmed down a lot since then. I still love competition but I try to take a more practical approach to competing as I know this 40 year old […] Read more

Check Out My New Fit Chic Site …

Check Out My New Fit Chic Site …

Ok CPM’ers I am so excited to announce the launch of my new Fit Chic Website. I have introduced my blog in 2011 and it has been my saving grace every since.

It has been such a wonderful outlet for me to share my recipes, thoughts, and fitness advice. I have been so blessed to have such a wonderful following and been able to help people be the “Best They Can Be”. Now I have stepped up my game and want to offer you even more health and nutrition information.

So tune in Monday and check out all the new programs I have […] Read more

The Motivational Myth

The Motivational Myth

I’m reading an EXCELLENT book right now called, “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins.

I study motivation, success and the psychology behind it all just as much or more as I do with the body and FITness. Ready to hear the BIGGEST myth in motivation, pop culture, psychology and self improvement?

There is a myth that you HAVE to be Motivated to Act.

 

Truth be told… You don’t!

Do I love working out? Sure. Are there moments, days or weeks when I don’t want too? YEP!
Do I like to eat healthy? Not all the time. 
When the alarm goes off at 5am do I […] Read more

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

Are You Feeling Fatigued CPM?

With the hot summer month in full effect… some of us are feeling much more tired and fatigued than usual.

If this is you, here are a few possible explanations as to why, and how to turn that fatigue into feeling fantastic all summer long!

# 1 Dehydration –

With the heat to astronomical temperatures, it is very easy to forget to DRINK WATER! Water is the key ingredient to help flush out the systems toxins and replenish the body with essential vitamins and minerals. If you are feeling sluggish, light – headed, or abnormally hungry you may just need to drink […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: July 10-14

CPM Week of Workouts: July 10-14

RE-SET, RE-ALIGN, RE-START!!
 

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1RM Back Squat?  followed by 5-rounds for time of rowing, KB Swings, and Bar?? Up’s!

Tuesday:  Part A: Rowing + Abs followed by a conditioning 5-rounds of toes to bar, push-ups, goblet squats and a Run!?

Wednesday: We start the midweek off with the Shoulder Youghh aka Mobility. This is something we can all incorporate into our daily routine to help with tight shoulders. Part B: For those of you who participated in the FNL this WOD may look familiar: 10-rounds of thrusters paired with doubles?❗️ 

Thursday: Cardio Trio of Rowing, Running and BJ’s! Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot! ???

Friday: (Strength Day) Part […] Read more

(Lifting) Partners for Life!

(Lifting) Partners for Life!

So This Happened The Other Morning…

285 Squat Clean

I had the opportunity to take some videos during the power clean and squat clean build up last Friday morning. It was a busy class and despite the fact that it was 5:45 am, the guys were lifting heavy. Cory had just hit a very solid 265 squat clean and decided to give 275 a try. As you can see in the video, he didn’t land a solid squat. I’ve been there, done that too many times to count. When Cory fails to stand up, Brent’s quick thinking saves him from a potential […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Child’s Pose

The Mod Squad – Child’s Pose

Take a break and enjoy child’s pose!

Child’s pose is a great pose to re-set and get back to your yoga practice.

In child’s pose…

-Use the opportunity to re-focus your breath and allow yourself a break and to find your intention.

-Use the pose to move your spine, get it moving in every direction.

-Walk your hands to side of your mat and feel that wonderful stretch down your side.

Really allow the pose to bring you back to your practice and allow you to get the most from showing up on your mat.

 

SATURDAY YOGA CHANGES!!

 

The O-Board Says…

Part A
Deadlifts
2-2-2-2-2-2
Part B
AMRAP 22
200m Farmer Carry
20 Wtd Step Up’s
20 Pullups

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Stuck in a Rut?

Stuck in a Rut?

Hope everyone had a great 4th of the July Holiday!

Have you ever been in a “rut”?

Say “Yes” because you have! We all have. It happens to the best of us.

Definition of a rut…

A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.

In our latest podcast episode of MarriageFIT we talk about the dreaded rut. Our conversion includes our perspective, past, strategizes to help you shift for the better.

Give it a watch and share with us your comments and how you attack and overcome “the rut”.

The O-Board Says…

A. For Time:
2k Row

B. 5-rounds, each […] Read more