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

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 Week of Workouts 10/22 – 10/26

CPM Week of Workouts 10/22 – 10/26

Definition of a really good workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it. Get to the gym!

 

Monday- T2B/MU, Wallballs, Running and Push-ups
Tuesday- Powerclean and Running
Wednesday- Push Press, Row and Lateral Hops
Thursday- OH squats, Burpees and Rowing
Friday- Bar Tabata, DT and Cindy

The O-Board Says…

AMRAP 30
Max T2B/Muscle Ups
Run 200
Max Wallballs
Run 200
Max Push-Ups
Run 200

[…] 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

CPM Week of Workouts 10/15 – 10/19

CPM Week of Workouts 10/15 – 10/19

No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.
Get to the gym!

Monday- Barbell Lunges, Hip Thrusters, MUs, Pull ups, Box Jumps and Running
Tuesday- Wallballs and Burpees
Wednesday- DUs, KB Swings, Sit Ups, Row and Run
Thursday- Thrusters, Bear Complex and Rowing
Friday- Run, Ball Slams, Weighted Step Ups and Manmakers

The O-Board Says…

Every 2 minutes for 4 Rounds:
8 Barbell Lunges (each leg)
8 Hip Thrusters (unweighted)

5 Rounds (4 minutes each):
3 Muscle Ups / 15 Pull Ups
15 Box Jumps
200m Run

[…] 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

CPM Week of Workouts 10/8 – 10/12

CPM Week of Workouts 10/8 – 10/12

Why put off feeling good? Get to the Gym!

Monday- Ring Rows, Pull Aparts, Push-ups, DUs, HSPU, Rope Climbs and Running
Tuesday- Tempo Front Squat, Push Jerk and Rowing
Wednesday- Partner! DL, Burpees and Running
Thursday- KB Complex, Row, KB swings and T2B
Friday- Snatch, DUs and Running

The O-Board Says…

Part A: 3 Rounds:
15 Ring Rows
15 Pull Aparts
15 Push-Ups
45 Doubles
Part B: AMRAP 20 minutes:
Max HSPU
2 Rope Climbs
400m Run
Score is HSPUs

[…] 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

CPM Week of Workouts 10/1 – 10/5

CPM Week of Workouts 10/1 – 10/5

New Month New Programming!!

Monday- Squat Clean, Run, Squat Cleans and C2B Pull-Ups
Tuesday- Tempo Strict Press, Deadlift. Push Press, Back Rack Lunges and Evil Wheels
Wednesday- Partner! Run and Row
Thursday- Push Up Test Day! Tabata Push-Ups, Planks, T2B, Air Squats and DUs
Friday- Thrusters, DB Hang Clean & Jerk, Box Jumps, Burpees and jogging

The O-Board Says…

Squat Clean 3-3-2-2-1 5

5 Rounds:

200m Run

5 Squat cleans

10 C2B Pull-Ups

[…] 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

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 24 – Sept 28

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 24 – Sept 28

Get to the gym!

Monday- HSPU, WB, Running and Rowing
Tuesday- Tempo Back Squat, Pull ups , Push ups, Air squats, Rowing and Clean and Jerks
Wednesday- Elevated Deadlift, DBLs, SDLHP (KB) and Box Jump overs
Thursday- Deficit Lunges, Running, Thrusters, V-ups and KB swings
Friday-Partner!!, Burpee Pull Ups, Man Makers and Run/Slamball/Burpee Relay

The O-Board Says…

Part A: EMOTM 8
Odd: HSPU’s
Even: Max Wall Balls

Part B: 20-min Run/Row
400m Run
500m Row

[…] 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

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 17 – Sept 21

CPM Week of Workouts Sept 17 – Sept 21

Lets do this!

Monday: Snatches, Pull-ups, Push-ups, Squats and T2B
Tuesday: Run, Carry, Medball and Planks
Wednesday: Step Ups, Wallballs, Burpees and running
Thursday: Bench, Doubles, Deadlift and Plyo pushups
Friday: Clean & Jerk, Row, Deck Squats and T2B

The O-Board Says…

Part A: Snatch 3-3-3-3

Part B: AMRAP 25
3 Snatches
2-Rounds of Cindy
(5 pull-ups, 10 Push-ups, 15 squats)
10 Toes to Bar

[…] 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

Turn It Up…

Turn It Up…

This week is FUN Week from the Coaches… Something small or big that we are currently excited about.

Truth be told, I’m a podcast junkie. I love to learn and educate myself. I have this thing about educating yourself. Education feeds motivation. Knowledge is power! And when you continue to increase your knowledge you can begin to empower yourself and become unstoppable.

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to be on a few podcasts as a guest. The most recent was with my old great friend, Zeb Pascual, with his own Pascual Podcast. I love getting a opportunity to collaborate with other great minds […] Read more