About mrcpm

I am dedicated to the constant improvement of my life and serving in the the lives of others with their Health, Fitness and Wellness. My journey began way back as a dedicated high school athlete in the sport of basketball excelling into the collegiate level. After college I began my career as a personal trainer in 2001 not really knowing where it would take me. Having the ability to dramatically improve someones health and fitness is fascinating to me. I became a personal trainer in 2001 to empower myself with the knowledge and the skills to enhance my physical body and mental capacity. Over the years the pursuit and study of fitness developed into a passion for me. I became a student of fitness and healthy living. Once I began to see the positive impact in my clients the passion they grew to helping others achieve their personal goals. I am continually searching for new ways to improve myself and the ways in which I can affect people in a positive and supportive way. I understand that everyone comes from different backgrounds and different ways of living. I believe I can connect with each person and inspire them to live healthier by first, helping them to be aware of their present state and the choices that they have made. Then, to educate them to make healthier and more positive choices. Lastly, to integrate and take action toward creating permanent habits that are a better personal “FIT”. When I am not coaching I look forward to spending time with my family and friends. I also take part in various sports and outdoor activities, searching for the next best coffee house to read or write.

Entries by mrcpm

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum…

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum…

What do you need more of in your life to get FITTER?

More discipline?
More will-power?
Consistency?
Joy?
Persistence?

How would you like to make everything in your life easier?

You can do this with the power of momentum! When things are not forced and you are compelled to eat better, #get2thegym more, wake up earlier, fired up about life, everything is just clicking you have evoked the good ole’ mojo!

Here are 3 “Simple” steps to tab into the momentum to have inside of you…

CONSISTENCY OVER INTENSITY
If you go back to the gym for the first time in weeks/months/YEARS and workout like a mad dog, you may […] Read more

Power Lunch Pro-Tips (MEMBER GUEST BLOGGER)

Power Lunch Pro-Tips (MEMBER GUEST BLOGGER)

With the Sun coming out more and the weather (and gyms) heating up. I figured this is a great opportunity to re-visit a very popular and informational post by our very own “Mayor” Marin Bortnem. She gives you the pro-tips on how to thrive with your dress, sweat, food and how to MAXIMIZE your time while working out over the lunch hour.

Working out at noon… by Marin Bortnem

Alarm clock going off at 5am is not for this gal. That’s early folks, you could be sleeping. After 5pm gets a little hairy.

That leaves noon. It’s a great break to your […] Read more

The CPMFITness Story…

The CPMFITness Story…

One of the BIGGEST questions I seem to get continually is…

“What does CPM stand for?”

Yeah, yeah… Christopher Paul Mello… Well technically no.

Technically… Courage Potential Motivation

But really its much more. CPM embodies everything that Annie and I have learned, given and our evolution over the last (almost) 17 years! It’s been a wild ride and I wouldn’t trade it for anything or anyone.

We’ve recently started a podcast, MarriageFIT, and the 1st Episode covers exactly this topic.

What is MarriageFIT: Real Priorities in your life discussed from a 3-way perspective: Male | Female | Couples

Objective: Commitment to is key to success in all areas of […] Read more

See the Light… Actually Go get Some!

See the Light… Actually Go get Some!

I like to get SALTY about my water… And I want everyone to do more then see the light!

Who wants to make some easy strength gains for no extra work?
How about STRONGER + Healthier Bones + have Better hormone levels??
And oh by the way burn more FAT with less effort!?!?

Well then get out of the office–> GO outside —> and get some Vitamin D.

It’s been shown that Vitamin D improves strength levels in athletes and people and you don’t have to look far to find a study to show it. Not only strength gains, but all sorts of other health benefits get involved […] Read more

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Do You Drink Enough Water?

Let’s think about it logically…

You can go without food for a few weeks.
However, we can only go without water for a few days.

But what do we focus on more? Diet or water??

The human body can only exist for 5-7 days without water, thus dehydration must be taken seriously. Just exactly what does dehydration mean?  Medically, dehydration is a serious and potentially life-threatening condition in which the body contains an insufficient volume of water for normal functioning. To operate efficiently, most people say the body requires about eight large glasses of water per day, based on an estimate of fluid loss […] Read more

Confidence is KING!

Confidence is KING!

We’ve heard the term, “Cash is king!” in the financial world.

Well in the Health and FITness world… “Confidence is KING!”

Our lives are a direct reflection of the way we see ourselves and nothing more. Our relationships, bank account, waistline, happiness is all the result of our self identity (more info HERE)

I’ve seen this scenario over and over in the FITness world. Someone has TRULY COMMITTED to changing their life! They are going to #get2thegym, eat healthier, physcially transform and nothing is going to stop them.

The truth is everything will fail if you don’t have enough self confidence. And the truth about […] Read more

The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

“Nothing worth it is easy. Nothing easy is worth it.”

FITness is a life long process. There is no finish line.

You will go through some sort of struggle(s) at some point in your life, and in order to succeed, you have to hustle, even on the days you don’t feel like it. When your motivation is no longer there, your self-discipline should be.

Just like with everything else, that’s easier said than done. The good news is even the success struggle too, they actually struggle more. Why they succeed vs. the average is their ability to rise back up after they […] Read more

6 Degrees of Commitment…

6 Degrees of Commitment…

~nobody’s more committed then this lady above~

Lets talk about commitment…

Commitment to More…

In our gym, we feel every client deserves more… Some agree and do more. Some don’t and don’t. Did you know that if you commit to more you will receive more?!? Commitment is the key ingredient to guaranteeing success. By committing to less than more you are gambling with your future.  Everyone wants to WIN, few will really commit. When you fully commit to yourself, goals, family, FITness you will guarantee a better life for you and everyone around you.

Commitment to Learning…

We can look at the successful […] Read more

No More To-Do Lists…

No More To-Do Lists…

I like to talk about time and tasks.

A. TIME MGMT ISN’T THE PROBLEM
B. END OF THE YEAR PLAN
C. ESTABLISH A RHYTHM WITH YOUR HEALTH

As we move through our fast paced lives with lots of commitments to our family, job, friends, health, etc… It can be challenging to fit everything into our day and week. So what do we do? We make a to-do list (TDL)! Get the thoughts out of our head and on to paper and begin to attack our TDL. This can be a very good thing as writing it down will remind us of what we need […] Read more

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

What separates the winners from the losers, is that winners accept that there are no shortcuts to success. Equipped with hard work, sweat, and consistency, the most effective tools for success, winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Achieving success in CPMFITness comes down to the decisions that we make on a daily basis. These, in turn, become our habits. Gain insight into the habits of winners, so that you can turn even smallest of efforts into success.

Set Your Goals and Take Action

Goal-Setting is the single most important skill to acquire when it comes to creating healthy exercise habits. […] Read more