Introducing…..

Introducing…..

Gym Rat Chit Chat!

A few weeks ago I revealed to you that November would be my last month of blogging at CPM for a while. Well, plans have changed and guess what…. I’m still blogging! So I decided to switch things up a bit. Starting next week, my blog will be called Gym Rat Chit Chat. I will be highlighting a current CPM member or coach. The interviews have already begun and I’m super excited. Don’t be surprised if I hit you up to sit down with me. It only takes 10 minutes. OR if you […] Read more

Top 5 Fitness Gifts for 2017 …

Top 5 Fitness Gifts for 2017 …

Christmas is 27 days away, and I am always looking for the perfect gift that keeps on giving!

Here are my top 5 favorite fitness gifts to give to your friends, loved ones, co-workers etc …

#1 Apple Watch Series 3 Nike Edition – With features like built-in GPS and altimeter, Apple Watch Nike+ is designed to help you take your run to the next level. You can even pair your watch wirelessly with compatible gym equipment. Automatically sync your playlists for more motivation. And because Apple Watch Nike+ is swimproof, you can take a post-run dip in the pool

#2 Sol Republic Wireless […] Read more

CPM Lingo; Part 1 (Terms and Phrases)

CPM Lingo; Part 1 (Terms and Phrases)

What is that??
AMRAP, EMOTM, STO, Pistol, RX, Chipper…

What did you say??
Double Bang? Spousing? Cherry Picker? the Fist? FNL?

Part of the power of our community is the terminology, acronyms, nicknames and overall lingo we use at the gym(s). It’s cool to have our own language, inside jokes and different ways of communicating with each other inside the walls of the “box”:)

However for a new person (#rookies) it can be imitating, confusing, isolate them or even demotivating:-O

Consider the list below the cliff notes to understanding the lingo we use and why we use it. Enjoy!

AM I MISSING ANYTHING?? Please […] Read more

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Here is a list of challenges we face which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them.

Now is your change to stop sweating the small stuff and start focusing on the things in life that really matter and make a big impact. Starting today we will give up on […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 27 – Dec 1

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 27 – Dec 1

Believing in Yourself is the First Secret to Success!

MONDAY: We start this week off with some bar muscle up (eccentric pull-ups) and pistol training followed by a power duo of rowing ??  and burpees!    

TUESDAY: What movement combines a pushup with a barbell clean and press???  You got it…Man Makers! Today we will be replacing the dumbbells for the barbell. Get ready to jack up your heart rate!❤️ ⚠️

WEDNESDAY: (Strength Day) Part A: Strict Press 2-RM.  Part B: 3-Rounds for time of slam balls, wall balls and cal Rowing.??

THURSDAY: Who’s ready for a 10-rounder⁉️   We have another power duo today with DB hang squat cleans paired […] Read more

The Day After….

The Day After….

The Damage Has Been Done  ?

What can I say? Thanksgiving was amazing. I ate lots of yummy food, I sat around a lot and I tried to avoid any unnecessary activity. It was FANTASTIC! Working out this morning was good. Needed that. But burning 500 calories, really doesn’t make up for eating 5000. Or does it?? ?

So what do I do now? Time to kick things into gear by getting back to the gym tomorrow! I know, I know….it’s Black Friday. If you are out shopping at insane hours of the day, I will […] Read more

Thanksgiving Tips for Time

Thanksgiving Tips for Time

Tomorrow is the day .. It is Thanksgiving and while most people already have their turkeys in the oven sides prepped and ready to bake and pies done ready to serve; You have nothing and are scrambling to put something together.

Well have no fear, Fit Chic is here …

Here are some great Thanksgiving Recipes in a pinch that will keep you the life of the party without anyone knowing how long it did take.

#1 Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients
2 cloves of minced garlic
 medium chopped yellow onion
2 T grass fed butter or ghee
6 cups butternut squash ( I used frozen pre cut squash)
15 oz […] Read more

Behind the Scenes @CPMFITness

Behind the Scenes @CPMFITness

Last week I had the pleasure to sit down with a SDSU student in a FITness Facility Management Class. It is always great to have the opportunity to get interviewed when you are always the interviewer. These kinds of sit down’s are great for me to get an outside perspective on how we are doing our job to find any opportunities for growth or if we are missing anything.

I thought it would be great to share the questions and (actual) answers I gave to take a “behind the scenes” look on how we operate, if things have changed and where […] Read more

CPM’s Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks…

CPM’s Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks…

It is the infamous day where we gather around the table with family and friends and partake in some delicious delicacies. We then watch football, go to movies, play games, etc… all while usually consuming more yummy treats … By the time you hit the pillow you feel like one big stuffed turkey!

Here are 5 simple tips to stay on track and not over indulge this Turkey day…..

1. Eat a Good Healthy Breakfast – Many of us do not eat as we want to “Save up for dinner”. This is a big mistake, as you will then gorge on the bad […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 20 – 24

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 20 – 24

There is ALWAYS something to be Thankful for!

Monday: This is going to be great week of workouts. We start things off with 3-Rounds of Deadlifts paired with “Cindy” and Running!? The reps of the deadlift change but each round will consist of 5-rounds of Cindy (5-pull-ups, 10 push-ups, 15 squats) and a 400m Run. 

Two part Tuesday: Part A is a 6-min AMRAP of KB STO and KB Swings. Every drop is 6-burpees!! Part B is for time: 21-15-9 of dumbbell squat clean thrusters and Toes to Bar.  

Wednesday: (Strength Day) Lets call today, “Squat ‘Till You Drop!”  We begin with 10-min […] Read more

Throwback Thursday – Gym Hair!

Throwback Thursday – Gym Hair!

Out of Control Gym Hair!

I wanted to repost a fun blog this week. We see some pretty crazy hairstyles at CPM. Most of the craziness comes from a big double under day or perhaps box jumps. At least that’s when my hair gets the craziest. I’ve even see a couple guys (ok, 2 guys) sport headbands this summer. Is this a new trend? It is. Should you be doing it? Depends. Will I recommend it to my husband? Probably not.

Headbands

Headbands are awesome at the gym. They keep the sweat out of your eyes, hold […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Good Foundations

The Mod Squad – Good Foundations

Let’s talk feet…

Now I know that sometimes feet can cause a major ewww factor for some people but power through this because the end result will be worth it.  Today we are talking about two of our most important appendages and some ways we can start to treat them right.  We don’t always put as much focus on our feet in yoga as we probably do on our other body parts, but there is definitely more we can do to help these guys out!

I have had a couple of people ask me recently for yoga moves to help sore feet […] Read more

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or failure??

Which do you learn the most from? Most people will tell you that mistakes are what you learn from, but I learn more from my successes than I do my mistakes. If there’s a consistent mistake I make, it’s that I don’t learn from what just worked for me.

“If it ain’t broke….”

If I do something successfully, then I try something new… That sounds dumb. Stay focused on your successes and repeat them. Focus on where you’ve won, the meal prep for the week, making it everyday to a workout last week, reaching for water vs. a soda…and then […] Read more

Holiday Cheer? .. On Two Girls and Some Thoughts ..

Holiday Cheer? .. On Two Girls and Some Thoughts ..

Do you feel stressed out,  can you feel your shoulders already rising?

Have no fear Annie and Ebeth are here to share some tips and tricks to keep that holiday stress under control and to ensure your holidays are cheery.

Once you listen to this podcast  

You will have all the resources you need to make this Holiday season the best one yet!

The O-Board Says…

A. EMOTM for 10min
ODD; 5 Snatch
EVEN; 5 Overhead Squat

B. 3 Rounds for Time: (18min cap)
10 Squat Snatch
100 Double Unders//30 Box Jumps

Posted By: Annie

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CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 13-17

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 13-17

Gratitude turns what we have into ENOUGH!  

Monday: Partner Day of running, handstand holds and rowing! The weather looks pretty good 2.0⛅️  but you might want to pack along those sweatshirts:-) 

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: 2 for 1 special with Snatch and OH Squats.  This if followed by 3-rounds for time of more snatches partnered with doubles OR Box Jumps – you get to pick! 

Wednesday: One area I need more work on is shoulder mobility. Lucky ?  for me that is exactly what we start the day with. Then we dive into a 5-rounder of some of my favorites ❤️  pistols OR […] Read more

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Time to Reminisce 

My blogging at CPM will be coming to an end soon. This is my last month. For these final weeks, I plan to take a look back at my favorite moments and blogs and share them with you. This week I am listing some of my top favorite moments at CPM. Keep in mind it’s hard for me to remember them so these are just a few of the many many great memories!

Bort wearing his son’s “Where the Beef” shirt. When the whole family has the same shirt, you gotta check the tags! Actually don’t because it makes […] Read more

CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

For most of us, we are so focused on what everyone around us is doing i.e. people concerned about looking like others in the gym, people having better jobs than you, smarter, better looking, healthier etc….

But what about comparing ourselves to us???

When we opened our first gym,  I was so concerned about what everyone else was doing that it took a big shoulder injury to realize it didn’t matter. What mattered (and this was much more powerful) was hitting the goals I created for myself. If you look at life, there are people who become millionaires at 26, and then there are people who never do…

Does that mean […] Read more

CPM – Adult Recess Manifesto

CPM – Adult Recess Manifesto

“We need to think like a kid more and act like an adult a little less:-)”

When a prospect is interested in CPMFITness. They want to know what makes us unique or different from other gyms around town. So I hit on all the obvious features and benefits:

Great Coaches who care and are congruent with the message.
Awesome workouts that are different, effective and challenging.
Our leadership. We learn, evolve and are always seeking the path of excellence; physically, mentally and emotionally.

But what is our secret weapon??

Most gyms would say ‘community’. But that is such a over exploited term now-a-days that it doesn’t […] Read more

Top 5 Fit Tips to Get The Halloween Candy Out of The House ……

Top 5 Fit Tips to Get The Halloween Candy Out of The House ……

Halloween is over and now you have the “Candy Wrath” All Over the House!

Here are some great tips and tricks to get the candy out of the house and keep you and your family healthy and happy all in one!

1.Switch Witch: I love this! 5 -7 nights after Halloween, when the kids have enjoyed plenty of their favorite fun-sized candy bars, the Switch Witch comes to the house . She takes away the remaining candy and in its place, she switches it for a toy that the child has been wanting. My kids are always happy to lose the candy […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 6 – 10

CPM Week of Workouts: Nov 6 – 10

MAKE AN EFFORT NOT AN EXCUSE

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1-RM Clean and Jerk followed by a conditioning 4-rounds for time of pull-ups, power cleans and STO.

Tuesday: Get ready to grind today with 4-rounds of burpees, box jumps and farmer carry. This one looks sneaky tough and will take some time to complete! 

Wednesday: We start the midweek with some core training—movement this week is V-ups. This is followed by a ladder couplet of KB swings and 400m Run.? 

Thursday: The theme today is “24”. It’s 6-rounds of squats, push-ups, lunges and running! BW workouts are some of my favorites ❤️

Friday: We end the week […] Read more