A Fit Chic Year in Review…

A Fit Chic Year in Review…

Since it is the Eve of the New Year, I love to sit and evaluate the last year in my life. Chris and I like to refer to it as the “year in review”.

I look  at all of the events that took place over the course of the year and then I rate them.

-Top 5 accomplishments of 2018:

-Top 5 areas of growth:

-Top 5 areas I need to work on for 2019:

-Top 5 events I learned the most from:

-Top 5 memories:

-Top 5 people in my life:

etc…

I do this and then I begin to reflect on all that I have done and all […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 31 – Jan 4

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 31 – Jan 4

365 new days, 365 new chances.

Monday: Run, Squats, Sit-ups, Lunges, Push-ups
Tuesday: New Year’s Day!
Wednesday: Bulgarian Split Squat, Bench Press then Run, Wall Balls, Burpee Pull-ups
Thursday: Strict Press and Farmer Carry, then Run, KB Swings and Russian Twists
Friday: Hang Squat Cleans, Box Jumps, HR Push-ups

The O-Board Says…

For Time:
1 mile Run
100 Air Squats
80 Situps
60 Jumping Lunges
40 Pushups
1 mile Run

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Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Time to say goodbye to 2018. While I don’t particularly enjoy time flying by, I do like the start of a new year. It’s fun to think about what I want to change or improve. I’ve never been one to set resolutions but setting goals is my thing. (I know, goals and resolutions could be considered the same thing but….)

Last year, I spent a lot of time on weightlifting. I PR’d almost every lift and it felt amazing. This year, I’m switching it up. I’m setting 2 goals:

Goal #1: Improve my ladder sprints. I’ve never been a sprinter and am […] Read more

The Holidays are Over, Now what?

The Holidays are Over, Now what?

No matter how simple Christmas has been, most of us experience a little gloomy feeling once it’s over. The fun of listening to Christmas music, the joy you feel when you see all the decorations and lights, the holiday baking with the cousins, trying out one of grandma’s cookies recipes…whatever it is that makes December just a little bit different than then rest of the year.

It’s no surprise that people find themselves feeling blue now that the holidays are over. We tend to over schedule ourselves this time of the year with many more pleasurable activities. So when things stop, […] Read more

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 4)

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 4)

**BREAKING NEWS**  New Year’s is rapidly coming upon us! Surely health and fitness fall among the categories (i.e. Resolutions) of things you want to improve.

And as this topic comes up in a conversation think about your Resolution experiences thus far. Did you have much sustained success last year you made those resolutions? Or where you like most Americans and just wing’d it? Relied on the outdated attempts such as nonstop cardio and eating significantly less on crazy diets?? Resulting in the staggering stats we discussed in last weeks post (LINK).

So what is going to be the difference this year?

What is the one […] Read more

Christmas Traditions at CPMFITness

Christmas Traditions at CPMFITness

I am a BIG fan of tradition. I think it is so great to hear the different ways families, cultures, and countries celebrate Christmas. Here is a fun article telling you about 5 unique Christmas Traditions from Around the World.

Here is my family Christmas tradition:

We are a Scandinavian family so we have kept the Norwegian tradition alive. We begin our celebration on Christmas Eve. We have a traditional Scandinavian meal that consists of Swedish Meatballs, mashed potatoes, lefse (which is a potato based tortilla) and Leutefisk (a white cod soaked in lye); this is not a fan favorite […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 24 – Dec 28

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 24 – Dec 28

Merry Everything and a Happy Always!🎄

Monday: 12 days of Christmas, come check out this very special workout Monday 8:30a at the Western Mall!
Tuesday: CLOSED, Enjoy the holiday and we will see you Wednesday!
Wednesday: Running, Deadlift, Hang Cleans, and Push Press
Thursday: OH Squat, Wtd Step-Up and running
Friday: Bench Press, Run, KB Snatch, KB Swing, Deadlift Hold, Rowing

The O-Board Says…

12 Days of XMAS (Ba-Locka special)
1 KB SDLHP
2 DB Thursters
3 DB Push Press
4 DB Power Cleans
5 KB Swings
6 DB Power Snatch
7 Pullups (2 MUs)
8 Leg Levers
9 Box Jumps
10 OH Walking Lunges (Plate)
11 Double Unders
12 Man Makers

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My Christmas List

My Christmas List

What’s on your holiday wish list? Steve and I don’t buy each other much for Christmas but I do like to get a couple new items each year. So here’s my Christmas list…yes, it’s fitness items. That’s my job!

Nike Metcons – Hands down my favorite cross trainer. I can easily run a mile in them, they are flat for lifting and they are super comfy. Only weird thing is that they squeak when I walk 🤷🏻‍♀️
Red Tights – Ok, I already bought these and I’m wearing them. Whoops! I’ve been looking for red tights for what seems like a long […] Read more

Finish Strong

Finish Strong

The holiday season is in full swing, which means your calendars are probably jam-packed with Christmas parties 🎊, last minute gift 🎁shopping, and kids concerts 🎷. It also means during the next 2-weeks we will begin to check-out. Our energy will start to fade…if it hasn’t already, and we will begin to lack focus and motivation.

So what does this mean? Are we doomed to end 2018 on a bust instead of a bang? Or is there a chance we can still turn things around and finish the year strong? 💪🏽

I listened to a great podcast the other day that gave me […] Read more

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 3)

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 3)

FITness is Failing America…

⚠️ 2.6 BILLION (thats with a B) people were overweight or obese in 2016. Let’s call it “Globesity”.
⚠️ The current generation has a life expectancy younger than their parent #sayWhaaat (1st time ever)
⚠️ 67% of gym members never actually visit their gym
⚠️ 80% of us will fail our New Year’s resolutions by February.

“Hard work and sound science has been replaced by fads, false promises and magic pills”, says Arnold Schwarzenegger in a recent CNN.com article (LINK)

Everyone is looking for a quick fix, including gym owners (Free Week Trial, 30 Days for $30, 6 Week Challenges, etc..)…

So […] Read more

CPM Gifts Under $25 ….

CPM Gifts Under $25 ….

If you’re shopping for the fitness buff this year, I’ve got good news. You can give some great fitness gifts without breaking the bank. It can be hard to find gifts for everyone on your list, but it’s definitely a lot simpler when you have these trusty go to’s. The following list includes affordable items that will make your love one healthy and happy.

Here are my top 5 Fit Chic Picks for 2018
Jump Rope – It is the perfect gift that will keep on giving. It is a great workout tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space but gives […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 17 – Dec 21

Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen!

Monday: Back Squat, Plank/HS hold, row
Tuesday: Push-ups & KB Windmills, Cal row, DB Thrusters, Power Cleans
Wednesday: KB swings then Farmer Carry, Lunges, Wall Balls, T2B
Thursday: Pull-ups, Box jumps, push-ups
Friday: Core work, Goblet squats, Evil wheels, KB SDLHP, Burpees, Cal row

The O-Board Says…

Part A. Back Squat
5-5-5-5-5

Part B. AMRAP 15min
5 Back Squat
45 sec plank/HS hold
250m Row

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Why Are You Here Today?

Why Are You Here Today?

I came across an article the other day that stuck with me. It asked… Why Are You Here Today? Don’t worry, I’m not getting all sappy on you. The question was in relation to the gym. Why are you working out today? Everyone has different “whys” that get them to the gym and I think it’s good for all of us to remember that everyone’s reason is different. Check out this list:

To Train: Lift heavy. Push the cardio. Challenge yourself. Forget the clock. Get better.
To Practice: Focus on form and technique. No compromises. No clock, no PR’s. Move well. Repeat.
To […] Read more

Christmas Treats?

Christmas Treats?

I have a confession. I love Christmas treats!🙋🏽🍪😬 I am not talking about the low fat, Paleo or Keto kind. I am talking about the real deal. The ones filled with real sugar and butter; the ones that most nutrition experts would tell you to avoid.

Life is not always about eating good foods and avoiding the bad ones. There is no special trophy🏆for being 100% compliant. Food can mean a lot of different things to people. It can be used for fuel, as a reward/punishment or a way to connect with people i.e. Food can also tell a story 📖. […] Read more

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 2)

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 2)

In last week’s post (LINK) I discussed the options available for someone looking for FITness. Listing out the pro’s and con’s of each the Globo Gym, Personal Training Studio and Group Exercise.

Personal Training is great and personalized but can be too expensive for a long term solution.
Group Exercise can be awesome with the intensity and community of friends it provides. But it can only really serve your general needs. As I mentioned earlier, every physical body is unique and for a lot of folks have personal needs they miss out.
At CPMFITness we are bring together the best of both worlds. […] Read more

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

One of the biggest excuses people have for not working out over the holidays is that they just don’t have the time.

So Here are some quick effective workouts you can do over the next month when you’re totally stressed out and don’t have a lot of time.

Each of these workouts can be done without any equipment. In your home, at a families house, or even in the airport. So now you don’t have to trek to the gym to get the workout you are looking for and need.

The workouts themselves range from four minutes long to 10 minutes—so no matter […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 10 – Dec 14

CPM Week of Workouts Dec 10 – Dec 14

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Monday: Front Squats, Burpees, Run/Row
Tuesday: T2B, Run, DB Push Press, Ring Row, DB Split Squat, DB Push-up
Wednesday: Power Cleans, Run/Row, HS hold, Dips, KB swings, G2O
Thursday: Row, Slam Balls, HSPU, Doubles
Friday: Deadlift, DB Clean, Box Jumps

The O-Board Says…

A. Front Squat
Every 90 sec
5-5-3-3-1-1

B. AMRAP 18 min
3 Front Squats
12 Burpee over Bar
300m Run/Row

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Spot Training

Spot Training

The most common question I have been asked lately goes something like this….

How do I get rid of my love handles?
How do I work my outer thighs?
How do I get a 6 pack?

While these questions are different, they are actually the same. People want to lose weight in a specific area. I remember the days of wishing my thighs were smaller or that I had the tiny little butt that some of my friends had. The truth is everyone is built different and while you can work to improve the appearance of your body, it’s very difficult to “spot train.”

My […] Read more

Look Backwards to Move Forward

Look Backwards to Move Forward

Your past choices have created your waistline, bank 💰balance, relationship status, the success or failure of your business/career/job, etc. If you want to change the direction of your life, it starts by making different choices and then acting on those choices.

Every December Millions of Americans are waiting and thinking 🤔 about what they are going to do for the upcoming year. We tend to always look forward and want a different result but continue to act the same way we always have.

What if this December (now) you decided to solve it backwards?!?

Look back at this past year. Knowing what you […] Read more

How We’re Different than the other Gyms in 2019…

How We’re Different than the other Gyms in 2019…

Welcome to the “Super Bowl” Time of the year for FITness. As we close out 2018 the ole’ New Resolutions will start to become the Top topic of conversation. And with more and more gyms/group exercise facilities opening up its time for me to describe to you why CPMFITness is different.

Generally, a gym experience comes in one of 3 forms:

1. Globo gym: This is the big box, community center style of gym. Generally, you pay between $20 & $100 a month for the use of the equipment and you can workout on your own time and at your own leisure.
2. […] Read more