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

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.


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

My Knock Out Juice

My Knock Out Juice

Do you have trouble sleeping?

If you have been on our posts for a while you understand we value sleep and have written often about it with; SLEEP TIPS, TnTs for Better ZZZZs, Feeling a Little Sleepy; to name a few…

This is one of my favorite ways to get better sleep at night. It’s an Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey Tea. You add 2 tbsp of ACV to a cup, 1 tbsp of raw honey plus hot water and you’re good to go here. I learned this one from Tools of Titans by @timferriss. It literally said its pretty much a tranquilizer plus […] Read more

CPMFITness Grading Scale…

CPMFITness Grading Scale…

What would you grade yourself with your exercise and nutrition since you’ve been apart of CPMFITness?

When I meet with someone for their Nutrition Check-In (LINK for more info) that is my question I ask everyone.

Think back to when you attended grade school. You had various classes and subjects (math, history, spelling, english, etc…) to equip you with the knowledge you needed to graduate school, get a job and thrive in your lives. The rule of thumb in your schooling was the better grades you received the more results you would achieve in life.

CPMFITness is just like that for Health and FITness. We […] Read more

The Motivational Myth

The Motivational Myth

I’m reading an EXCELLENT book right now called, “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins.

I study motivation, success and the psychology behind it all just as much or more as I do with the body and FITness. Ready to hear the BIGGEST myth in motivation, pop culture, psychology and self improvement?

There is a myth that you HAVE to be Motivated to Act.


Truth be told… You don’t!

Do I love working out? Sure. Are there moments, days or weeks when I don’t want too? YEP!
Do I like to eat healthy? Not all the time. 
When the alarm goes off at 5am do I […] Read more

Stuck in a Rut?

Stuck in a Rut?

Hope everyone had a great 4th of the July Holiday!

Have you ever been in a “rut”?

Say “Yes” because you have! We all have. It happens to the best of us.

Definition of a rut…

A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.

In our latest podcast episode of MarriageFIT we talk about the dreaded rut. Our conversion includes our perspective, past, strategizes to help you shift for the better.

Give it a watch and share with us your comments and how you attack and overcome “the rut”.

The O-Board Says…

A. For Time:
2k Row

B. 5-rounds, each […] Read more

What is the best time of the day to workout?

What is the best time of the day to workout?

While some people are up at the crack of dawn to lace up their running shoes, others can’t fathom a workout before noon. Finding the perfect time to exercise is as much about personal preference as it is physiology. Exercise is supposed to feel good—but if muscles are tight in the morning or working out too late disrupts sleep, it can feel counterproductive.

Over the years I have shifted from working out after school, late nights at the globo gym, early mornings to now my lunch time.


The first rule of success with your workouts is be consistent i.e. #get2thegym. If […] Read more

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