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

2018 Groundhog Year? Or? Pull the Damn Trigger?

2018 Groundhog Year? Or? Pull the Damn Trigger?

Every New Year you can have the same year over and over again. Based on the stats… 78% of people quit their New Year’s Resolutions by the 3rd week of January.

You can find yourself in a routine where things get really comfortable, where things are certain and predictable, where there is very little stress—and where you are not challenged to grow.

This is to accept comfort and mediocrity over growth and reaching your potential.

Life can feel really slow in the moment but will move really fast when you look back. And the older we get the faster it moves.

To this I’d […] Read more

My Top Books in 2017

My Top Books in 2017

The tradition continues from last year list (2016 Top Books) of my top books for the year! Our mind is a powerful thing to waste. We focus some much of everything from the neck down. But your life can transform by simply focusing on the opposite, everything from the neck UP!

Everything we succeed with or struggle with all happens in the mind. Our thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions turn into habits. Habits shape your character. And your character leads to your destiny.

The list below is not about physical FITness and all about Mental FITness.

5 Second Rule = HARD COVER / AUDIO
This is my […] 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

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

CPM Lingo; Part 1 (Terms and Phrases)

CPM Lingo; Part 1 (Terms and Phrases)

What is that??
AMRAP, EMOTM, STO, Pistol, RX, Chipper…

What did you say??
Double Bang? Spousing? Cherry Picker? the Fist? FNL?

Part of the power of our community is the terminology, acronyms, nicknames and overall lingo we use at the gym(s). It’s cool to have our own language, inside jokes and different ways of communicating with each other inside the walls of the “box”:)

However for a new person (#rookies) it can be imitating, confusing, isolate them or even demotivating:-O

Consider the list below the cliff notes to understanding the lingo we use and why we use it. Enjoy!

AM I MISSING ANYTHING?? Please […] Read more

Behind the Scenes @CPMFITness

Behind the Scenes @CPMFITness

Last week I had the pleasure to sit down with a SDSU student in a FITness Facility Management Class. It is always great to have the opportunity to get interviewed when you are always the interviewer. These kinds of sit down’s are great for me to get an outside perspective on how we are doing our job to find any opportunities for growth or if we are missing anything.

I thought it would be great to share the questions and (actual) answers I gave to take a “behind the scenes” look on how we operate, if things have changed and where […] Read more

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or failure??

Which do you learn the most from? Most people will tell you that mistakes are what you learn from, but I learn more from my successes than I do my mistakes. If there’s a consistent mistake I make, it’s that I don’t learn from what just worked for me.

“If it ain’t broke….”

If I do something successfully, then I try something new… That sounds dumb. Stay focused on your successes and repeat them. Focus on where you’ve won, the meal prep for the week, making it everyday to a workout last week, reaching for water vs. a soda…and then […] 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

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Success is a comfort awarded to those only willing to do the uncomfortable. Comfort is a stagnation. Growth requires a constant state of discomfort.

Well that sucks!… Well… Actually when you really understand this it can be empowering.

How can you want to be uncomfortable? How can you consistently put up with the ‘HARD’?

Here are 5 great tips from a mentor of mine, Darren Hardy.

1. Do what you resist!
When giving a choice between (2) options pick the one with most resistance.
Related Post = POMR

2. Push past HARD!
When your brain says back off, it is a REAL clue that growth is on the […] Read more

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

We are right smack in the middle of our CPM Wired to Eat Challenge. And like all challenges do it gets me thinking about the psychology of success and winning.

It’s so funny how our human brain is wired to resist change or challenges…
-We are creatures of habit. The real challenge is getting out of our comfort zone.
-If left up to us we would choose the path of least resistance.
-We all have great intentions. But being intentional is the tough part.
-Paralysis by Analysis. We OVERTHINK everything!

As the group finds their new rhythm with the challenge in full swing I’ve noticed what […] Read more

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

Time has been on my mind as of late. I heard that the older you get the faster it goes. Maybe there’s something to that. One of the most empowering things I have done is do a time study for a week. Beyond the objective measuring of time here are some subjective topics that can equip and empower you to play the game of life at a higher level.

Hitting the snooze button: You have less time than you think you do. […] Read more

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

The clock is ticking. We’re already halfway through the 2nd week of the 4thquarter of 2017 (can you believe it?!). For too many gym enthusiasts (or gym wanna be’s:-), this is the quarter that will make or break their year. If you’re in this camp, keep reading for what you need to be doing.

Unfortunately, I’m sharing this from first-hand experience, having spent too many years part of multiple gyms over the years (globo, 2 CrossFIT in 2 states, and now CPM) that didn’t start thinking about making their health a priority until the new year… Problem is it can become a viscous […] Read more

It’s About to Go Down; #challengeCallOut

It’s About to Go Down; #challengeCallOut

Our “Wired to Eat” Challenge starts this Friday!

This is unlike any challenge we have done in the history of CPMFITness (est 2013).

At the (successful) completion of this challenge you achieve the following…
*Turn off Cravings
*Rewire your appetite for Weight Loss
*Determine the Foods that work for you EXACTLY #personalizedNutrition

We are diving deeper into the body to how we can learn how our hormones and brain are genetically ‘wired’ to move less and eat more… huh??

Yep, the author wanted to name this book… “It’s not your fault”.

Our bodies were genetically designed to live in a different world then we walk today. By understanding where we came […] Read more

The Antidote to Being unHappy

The Antidote to Being unHappy

“How do I make my prospective clients do what I need them to do? They’re stubborn.”

“How do I get my staff to perform better? How do I get them to focus on the outcomes they need to achieve?

You can extend the list of people that you want to do something different to all sorts of people, including  family members, co-workers, neighbors, friends, gym buddies, etc…. The answer is always the same. But first, let’s talk about internal and external focus.

It’s Not “Out There”

One of the most effective ways to make yourself unhappy is to believe that your problems are “out there,” that they are […] Read more

The Evolution of the #bassUp

The Evolution of the #bassUp

Missy and Trenton Bass have been on my mind (and the minds of many) around CPM for the last week and a half. The accident that occurred has changed many lives especially those in the Bass household.

For more info on Trenton Bass’s story click HERE.

BIRTH OF THE #BASSUP

The #bassUp started as a fun way to scale UP workouts at CPM. For those of you that know Missy and have been fortunate to workout with her you would understand that Missy is as Strong and Conditioned as they come. She typically lifts more than the guys around her and runs circles […] Read more

Taking “It” For Granted… (new Podcast Episode)

Taking “It” For Granted… (new Podcast Episode)

Life is short. Life moves fast. Our lives can be crazy busy. It can be tough to slow it down and ‘smell the roses’.

I find that it can be too easy to take the really important things in life “FOR GRANTED”.

A few weeks ago Annie asked me the question, “How do you take me for granted?” And it turned into a really awesome topic for this podcast. Tune in and let us know your thoughts. If you really like it, share it with your friends.

Here are the show notes…

Episode 5: Taking “It” for Granted…

Asking yourself the question, “Am I taking it […] Read more

How do you Explain CPM? #realNews

How do you Explain CPM? #realNews

Bring-A-Friend is officially coming… #gymbuddies

The BIG question I love to ask others around the gym is, “How do you explain CPM to your friends?” or, “What do you tell your friends about our services?”

*Great Workouts
*Awesome, Knowledgable and Friendly Coaches that really care about you.
*Fun and Motivating environment.

Beyond the obvious points;-) Here is a look in more depth to what we are involved with here at CPMFITness.

Our Mission:

Create an organization that allows anyone to accomplish their Health and Fitness goals
Inspire change and seek to make a positive difference in our local communities
Seek continued growth to affect as many people as possible through sustainable […] Read more

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

What if You Treated Your Body Like Your Car?

Most of us drive cars that run on “regular” octane fuel. We keep our eyes out for a deal on gas to save a few bucks, but at the end of the day, when you need it … you need it…. And you fuel up the tank so that you can get to work, the store, or the lake this weekend. If you drive a premium car that requires a higher octane fuel, you are going to pony up for that extra fee to keep your car running smoothly. Now, I’m not saying your car wouldn’t run, but it would […] Read more

Bye Bye Shin Splints

Bye Bye Shin Splints

A while back we tested our shoulder extension HERE. Today’s lets talk about our feet.

Stand up and walk your feet together. Now lower yourself all the down into the bottom of a squat i.e. seated/resting position.

Can your feet stay flat on the ground?
Can you sit all the way down and stay there?

If not, ‘technically’ you don’t have full ankle/foot function. #dang

I know, I know, this can not be as easy as it sounds, but like we mentioned about our shoulders we live in a modern world. And in this modern world our feet don’t get a lot of love.

But strengthening […] Read more

Less Soreness + More Gains = Happy Life

Less Soreness + More Gains = Happy Life

Raise your hand if you get sore after workouts… I have both mine raised!! I know Mother Plucker gets sore based on this post (LINK)

Do you have a recovery strategy or practice?

Most don’t and think a ‘rest’ day is the best way to recover. For some that can do the trick for others you may need something more.

The flow of physical change goes as follows:

Stress (training/exercising) —> Recovery —> Adaptation

Without that recovery piece you will not receive the benefits of all the HARD training!

I’ve discussed many ways to recover in past posts; (SOFT TISSUE, COMPRESSION, SLEEP, […] Read more