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 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

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

Let’s Get Your Rowing 🚣🏻‍♀️ in Order

Let’s Get Your Rowing 🚣🏻‍♀️ in Order

If you haven’t noticed quite a few of the CPM’ers are taking a deep dive into the rower until Xmas eve with the Concept 2 Holiday Challenge.

Why?

Because the C2 rower is a terrific developer of aerobic capacity! One of the biggest questions I’ve gotten over the last 17 years as a trainer is “What is the best piece of cardio?” I’ve always answered “the Rower!” Simply the way it involves your arms, legs and core it is hard to find a better tool for conditioning and power. And with great power comes great responsibility.

Consider this the official […] Read more

Get off the Couch and….

Get off the Couch and….

When talking about mobility we need to ask ourselves 2 questions…

Do I have the range of motion required to do the things a human is supposed to be able to do?
Do I have the motor control or technique to control that range of motion?

But let’s face it ‘stretching’ is the most fun part of getting healthy, fit, strong and pain free. So let’s find mobility exercises that give us the…

a. Most bang for our buck #effective
b. It must be simple #notEasy
c. Be accessible for us to do it anywhere #convenience

Consider the couch stretch one of those […] Read more

Workout Potency, Power and Responsibilities; (the Shoulder Episode)

Workout Potency, Power and Responsibilities; (the Shoulder Episode)

Front Squats, Pull-ups, Olympic Lifts 🏋🏼‍♀️, Basic Gymnastics 🤸🏽‍♀️ and adding some intensity can make some of the most powerful mix of exercises out there.

And with great power comes great responsibility i.e. mobile joints.

Create and maintain robust anti fragile joints with these moves…

Today’s Workout is…

Double Tabata (40on/20off)

Ball Slams
Double Under’s
Calorie Row

*Rest 1min btw*

Post by Chris; follow me on snapchat; mr_cpm
www.cpmfitness.com

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Let’s Back Squat!

Let’s Back Squat!

Is Back Squat the KING of all exercises?

The Posterior Chain refers to the group of muscles responsible for producing powerful hip extension.

Powerful hip extension is sufficient and necessary for elite athleticism of any type.

The Barbell Back Squat is the only exercise that can load the posterior chain along the greatest range of motion. Utilizing the largest muscle group in a manner that gets progressively heavier with time therefore making the Barbell Back Squat Squat…

THE GREATEST BARBELL EXERCISE EVER CREATED!

Do you Agree?

Today’s Workout is…

A: Power Clean
5-4-3-2-1-1-1

B: AMRAP 15 min
4 Power Cleans (Heavy)
8 Toe to Bar
100m Farmer Carry (Heavy)

Post by Chris; follow […] Read more

Farewell to a Friend…

Farewell to a Friend…

You would think the ‘HARD’ part of running a gym is to differentiate yourself over the other 74’ish plus gyms around the Sioux Falls market.

Or you would think that it is influencing others how to change their exercise, eating and lifestyle habits.

But it’s NOT. Its really when you have a winner at your gym and their time has passed. It’s time for them to move on to a new season of their life. Todd Boote has a been a CPM fixture and (believe it or not TB) a role model at the gym for the better part of over 3 […] Read more

Is Real Fitness like Raising Real Kids?

Is Real Fitness like Raising Real Kids?

This new parent world is pretty incredible. (I know you parents told me so) The whole process has been a game-changer and fundamental shift in my identity

When change in life comes your way there are opportunities available to take advantage of. Being in the hospital and watching how doctors 👨‍⚕️and nurses 👩🏼‍⚕️have helped heal up our little guys can’t help but make me translate the struggles and successes we’ve faced with our stay at the NICU over to the FITness and gym life. I’ve come up with the question, “Is building True FITness like raising Real Kids?”

Getting FIT is a […] Read more

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

I am fascinated by what the mind can do. We are able to accomplish and achieve so much more than we ever thought possible, and once we start to unlock that power your results and potential are infinite!

I was reading a great article in Vanity Fair about Jay Z’s Life. He came from literally nothing and had all the odds stacked against him but he didn’t let that keep him from being one of the biggest Business Moguls in the world! Not just in the rap world, but the Business world as well. He could have had every excuse in the […] 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

What is the Best Stretch? #loadedQuestionWeek

What is the Best Stretch? #loadedQuestionWeek

Believe it or not there are quite few different ways to stretch. (passive, active, PNF, use bands, weights, Self Myofascial Release, Yoga… I can keep going)

Asking what the best stretch is like asking what is the best diet is? Or the best exercise is?
It’s really according to the individuals goals and needs

Am I dodging the question? Sort of… Not really…

Okay so here is what I see in today’s society. We sit too much and move too little. We want results yesterday and don’t want to wait for anything because we are way to busy. And we get really good at […] Read more

Motivation is so fickle…

Motivation is so fickle…

I see it all the time. A member is rocking the workouts, eating cleaner than ever, losing weight, energy is skyrocketing and all of a sudden… Something happens and motivation is gone! And they fall off the wagon.

So what is motivation really?

The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.

To understand motivation is to truly appreciate and optimize it. Motivation is the spark to your drive and desire for change in behavior and attitude. However motivation is temporary and high maintenance. Let me tell you a secret; […] Read more

Pre Game Time… I’m Excited! Lets Crush it!

Pre Game Time… I’m Excited! Lets Crush it!

BREAKING NEWS!! The Whole Life Challenge starts Saturday… Here is a checklist of blogs to read, to prep, plan and get yourself ready before we begin…

Pre-Game Lifestyle Practice(s) of…
Nutrition = Prepare Your Kitchen
Mobility = Daily Ideas and Tips
Exercising = Simple 10 minute Workouts (for when you don’t make it to class)
Nightly Routine = 90 minute Nightly Routine for Rockstars (this is what I personally need the most:)

Congrats to taking the 1st step towards changing your mindset, making a commitment and taking action towards a healthier and happier lifestyle!

(some last minute concerns/questions)

Will this cost you anymore time? No, we still have the same […] Read more

“The Struggle is Real” 3 Ways to Attack it…

“The Struggle is Real” 3 Ways to Attack it…

Life is full of up’s and down’s. The up’s are AMAZING, the down’s are dreadful. We all go through them. I like to call the “down’s” the struggle.

Why am I NOT motivated to workout?
“I want too but I don’t have time too ____”
I’m eating clean… Why am I not losing weight?
Why am I so pissed off about life, friends, family, work, etc…

When we are deep in the struggle it can feel like we are all alone and don’t know what to do and that is true. But I can assure you it’s temporary and can be shorter or longer by […] Read more

Why are We Running a Challenge at All?

Why are We Running a Challenge at All?

*Every physical body is unique, but the path to growth has the same requirements for everyone. “

We all really know what to do to succeed with our Health and FITness… Eat cleaner, move daily, drink more water, eat up our vegetables, sleep a little longer, etc… So do your daily behaviors match your goals?

We also know that knowing what to do and doing what you are supposed to do are 2 different things… So why is it hard to do it?

Because life can get challenging… Work, Family, Friends, Exercise, the list can go on and on… Time can get stretched […] Read more

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

“Thinking Outside the Fridge”

“Thinking Outside the Fridge”

Knowledge 🧠 isn’t power💡unless its applied. Well healthy food doesn’t do anything unless it’s eaten:-)

Why we win with Food?

Annie already gave us a tour of our fridge so I thought I could give you the mentality we share on a winning formula for our nutrition🥦🥑🥥

Tupperware 

You know your eating healthy 🥗when your friends start making fun of your tupperware. It is a daily ritual in our house that tupperware is stocked for the day the night before. You can’t fail when you have the right food with you at all time.

Sunday Crock Pot

AMMAP as many meals as possible. […] Read more

Top 5 Memories… In the Last 5 Years

Top 5 Memories… In the Last 5 Years

Its amazing when you stop for a moment and reflect all that has happened in the last 5 years with CPMFITness. Annie and I loved Sioux Falls enough come all the way from California AGAIN with just a dream of what could be. Leading up to Saturday’s 5 year anniversary party (and Diaper Keg) I wanted to rally off some of my favorite moments in the last 5 years. This was tough I really went with what can you mind right away

#cpmGO (Grand Opening Party Nov 2013)

You can never really predict how starting a new business is going to go. […] Read more

Reverse Habits…

Reverse Habits…

I’ve heard we overestimate what we can do in the short run and underestimate what we can do in the long run. Boy can I attest to that personally as I am a recovering procrastination-aholic. Sometimes I’m a head case. My mind moves really fast. I’m pumped about almost everything and it’s a challenge for me to tame my brain 🧠.As you will see my 3 habits I’ve been working to change are mostly about what goes on between my ears👂 .

1️⃣The Bookends of my Day

Pre-Planning your day for a business owner is clutch. 20 minutes 🕰of planning […] Read more

mrCPM 3 Habits for Success…

mrCPM 3 Habits for Success…

As the great Og Mandino wrote, “Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure”

On the other hand, good habits can bring us closer to our goal or mission. The definition of a habit, after all, is “a regular (repeated) tendency or practice.”

I encourage you to ask yourself the same thing I did a few months ago: Do your current habits bring you closer to or push you away from your goals? If your answer leans a little too heavily on the latter, then you might want to try “installing” some new habits into your daily routine. And […] Read more