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