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

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.


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

Farewell to a Great Friend, Athlete and Coach… BK!

Farewell to a Great Friend, Athlete and Coach… BK!

Parting is such sweet sorrow.

This is the final week you will see BK (aka Brent Katsner) around the gym on the regular. For those of you fortunate enough to know him or be around him you will understand the impact of losing him as a fellow athlete and coach.

As sad as we are to see him go as he and his wife, Amy, move west to the Hills; we are excited for him as he embarks on his next great adventure. Below is BK final thoughts as a CPM coach. Enjoy and post to the comments something great you will […] Read more

Gym-Phobia Part Deux…

Gym-Phobia Part Deux…

Building off of last week’s post…. I had a few more points to cover. Enjoy!!

6. Celebrate success each day.

Winning isn’t everything. You hear me?!?! Winning isn’t everything. A good day only needs 1 of 3 things to happen (Success, Setback, Lesson Learned). Regardless of how great or poor you might feel the day went, there is always something that was awesome. Always end the day reflecting on those 3 outcomes. You can take some awesome away from any of them.

7. Block your time in your calendar for your FITness.

I written about this before (Confidence is KING)… Fearful people don’t trust themselves. Confident […] Read more

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

The Struggle of Gymtimidation is REAL…

To think you’re the only one who has a fear of starting at the gym would be a lie. They say the two most dreaded things are public speaking and taxes. I say there’s a third — getting to the gym.

It’s OK if you feel that way. Most people too felt that way at one time.

You’re probably thinking, “How can anyone enjoy working out?” But I say it is possible to enjoy it. Whoa, did I use the words “enjoy” and “working out” in the same sentence? Yes, I did!

Before we get to being able to enjoy […] Read more