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

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Today is another episode of “Change Your Word(s) Series…

The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don’t know what it means, but because I want to know […] Read more

SSS – Starter Shoulder Stretches

SSS – Starter Shoulder Stretches

Why Even Mobilize?

Maybe because it…

*Makes you more agile
*Helps you recover from your workouts + athletic activities faster
*How about improves your performance.
*And you feel better and impacts your quality of life.

As mentioned in last week’s POST, we live in a modern world full of desk work, desktop’ing too much, smart phones and remote controls. Our shoulders crave complexity and are designed to move, move often and in many different motions. If you are using them you are losing them. And that my friends will age you faster and faster not to mention take you more and more away from fun and daily […] Read more

Are you Mobile enough?  #shoulderExtension

Are you Mobile enough? #shoulderExtension

Try this right now…

Sit down on the floor and place your arms behind you. With your palms down and pinky fingers touching, lower your shoulders as close to the ground as possible.

A little tight?

That is because shoulder extension is a range of motion trained by very few people in the fitness arena. Many programs have “push” and “pull” movements, but they are almost always overhead or in front of the body (both in a position of shoulder flexion).

As a result of this, in addition to having spent too much time on desk patrol, most adults have very limited shoulder extension […] Read more

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

I, like my wife,  have always been SO fascinated about a few things…

*Why are some people rich and lots of people poor?
*Why do some marriages thrive while other don’t survive??
*How some of get in tip top shape while over a third of America are morbidly obese!?!

What is it that makes people stick with their goals and dreams and what is it that makes people quit?

In our latest MarriageFIT podcast we discuss those very things.

Go for your goals and don’t quit!…. Join in our on conversion and share with us your thoughts.

OTHER RELATED POSTS…
Why we Quit? –> LINK
Why do People […] 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

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