Thoughts by Nicole

Thoughts by Nicole

New Chapter

So the time has finally come for me to get in on the mix of sharing my thoughts with the CPM family. Not going to lie, I put up a good fight. Writing is not my strength but I know that stepping outside of one’s comfort zone is one way for us to grow…so here we go!

I started my journey with CPMFitness during the BAFW in Jan 2014. I was mostly curious about what the rave was all about as I had a few friends that were members. I had no intention of joining a gym. I liked to […] Read more

Join Us This Friday to Celebrate Annie #happy36th

Join Us This Friday to Celebrate Annie #happy36th

December is one of the most important days on the calendar year for me! It is my PFL, the love of my life and my best friend’s birthday!

Because Annie is like a Fine Wine we are having a Special Wine Down Yoga and Hangout THIS FRIDAY night = CLICK THIS LINK

As I reflect on this last year with her and how lucky I am to have her so apart of my day and life I came up with 3 Things I’ve Noticed about her this year and 6 Reason Why I Admire Her So Much!

A. You’ve gained and given more life experience.

It’s a given. […] Read more

Avoid The Christmas Chaos CPM …

Avoid The Christmas Chaos CPM …

It is very easy with the chaos around us to loose site on what is important.

They always say that in order to succeed and take things in your life to the next level one must be thankful for the things you have already been blessed with in your life.

The things that come to my mind is:

FAITH – Everything we do or receive comes from the power from the Lord. Life is a wonderful filled with up’s and down’s that make everything you do worth it. Having faith in GOD makes anything possible. And it is a wonderful relationship to have.

FAMILY […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Dec 11 – Dec 15

A good workout is a great way to clear mind your mind.


Ready for another great week of workouts CPM!!


Monday: Start your day off with a build up of TGU (Turkish Get Ups). Then we have a row for cals, dips, and more TGU’s.

Tuesday:  Another hero workout – “Tiff”.  Run/row, followed by C2B pullups, hang squat cleans and push press.

Wednesday: Get your grip ready!! We have a bar hang with a run/row and pushups.  Great finisher of squats, KB swings, step-ups, and v-ups.

Thursday:  Strength Day! Part A Deadlift 1 RM. Part B, farmer carry, box jumps, toe 2 bell, doubles and […] Read more

Gym Rat Chit Chat – Marin Bortnem (The Mayor of CPM)

Gym Rat Chit Chat – Marin Bortnem (The Mayor of CPM)

Episode 1

Welcome to my first episode of Gym Rat Chit Chat! This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Marin Bortnem. Marin has been at CPM for 4 years… that’s right 4 years! Amazing. She is by far one of the funniest people at the gym and the most fun to workout with.

In this episode, I asked Marin

what keeps her coming to the gym
questions about her super fun home life where she is greatly outnumbered by the male species
what makes her mad at the gym
what gets her excited at CPM
and last but […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Yoga Gear

The Mod Squad – Yoga Gear

How many different types of yoga mats can there be?

Any new sport often involves new gear and yoga isn’t any different.  Most yoga studios will have mats available for you to use, but if you don’t want to be on top of mat that everyone has been sweating on, then purchasing your own yoga mat is a must.  There are a wide variety of yoga mats out there and largely what you get will be based on personal preference.  Do you want a lot of cushion or very little.  Does the mat have enough grip to keep you from sliding off once […] Read more

CPM Lingo; Part 2 (Rosetta Stone)

CPM Lingo; Part 2 (Rosetta Stone)

Building off last week’s post of CPM Lingo (Terms and Phrases) I’d like to introduce Part 2 of our CPM Lingo involving what you will see on the board everyday.

As most of you are now aware, we have changed our introductory process with new clients by starting with Personal Training 1st before graduating them into group classes. While personal training does help improve quality by ensuring people aren’t Cleaning or Snatching for the 2nd time in their lives in their first group class…

Let’s be honest…

We teach our clients a boatload of movements! And even after 20 sessions, many people are still […] Read more

Start Your Goal Setting Today Don’t Wait to the New Year …

Start Your Goal Setting Today Don’t Wait to the New Year …

Why wait for the New Year to accomplish all your resolutions ??

Why not start now and get a head start and be in a great routine when everyone else is scrambling to make it happen in 2018.

45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, so thats roughly 77.5 million Americans making their resolutions. The shocker is only 8% are actually successful at achieving them.

However, you can be part of the 8% whose lives are improved because they chose to start on a positive new path early.

Here are some great tips on how to get a head start and create a positive […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Dec 4  – Dec 8

CPM Week of Workouts: Dec 4 – Dec 8

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.


Monday:  We get started with a little row/run, plank and mountain climbers.  Part B has more rowing with shoulder 2 overhead, evil wheels, and finishing up with KB swings.

Tuesday: Get ready to get that heart rate up! We have double unders, pull-ups, squats and SPRINTS!

Wednesday:  Lots of barbell with a little bit of burpees.  Get ready to Beat dat Clock in Part B with 4 minute rounds of running and DT (deadlifts, hang power cleans and push jerk). This will be fun!!

Thursday:  Part A we are […] Read more