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

Check Out Episode #4 of “Marriage Fit”….

Check Out Episode #4 of “Marriage Fit”….

I am so excited to share episodeis ready for you. This week My husband Chris and I will be talking about:

What it takes to build a successful business and career can translated over to building a successful relationship and body.

We discuss our take on this topic and how we’ve evolved over time. How to take advantage of how we our objective vs. subjective beings. As well about breaking 4 key areas of Roles, Goals, How to Execute and Troubleshoot.

-Roles
…what do you like?
…what are you good at?
…what do you dislike?
…source it out?

-Goals
… Life Plan vs. Business Plan

-How to execute
… schedule your […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: August 21-25

CPM Week of Workouts: August 21-25

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The Secret to Success
Is Consistency! 
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Hope you are all ready for throwback week!  These workouts were so good we decided to pull them out of the archives. Enjoy!

Monday: (Strength Day) We start the week off with a 3-RM build-up of OH squats ❤️  then jump into a couplet of OH squats paired with pull-ups! Last did 8/31/15. Both of these movements have a lot of bang for the buck, so to speak. #letsburnsomefat

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: 3-RM Deadlift build-up followed by some gymnastics, more deadlifts and doubles! 

Wednesday: Get ready to show off your double skills! First up is “Annie” = doubles + […] Read more

Kids Back in School = Parents Back in Shape

Kids Back in School = Parents Back in Shape

It’s True.

It’s really hard to describe the affect summer can have on parents. I’m not making excuses for my lack of meal prepping, lack of sleep, lack of motivation to do things other than vacationing, boating and enjoying summer BUT summer is killer on the waistline. How can I be in the worst shape of the year during the months that I’m spending my weekends in a bikini??? 👙

So school starts Monday, August 21st and I think I’m ready. I always get a little anxiety this time of year. Did we spend enough time with the kids this summer? Should we […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Back to School

The Mod Squad – Back to School

Getting ready to get back to school!

It’s that time of year with kids heading back to school, help them get in on the yoga fun with this quick little flow to get kids moving after a busy day at school.  It is a great chance to help kids start to stretch after sitting all day!

 

Saturday yoga is definitely the place to be! Come join some super cool people and get your sweat on in a new and fun way!

Don’t forget the special FIT Family workout this Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and support a great cause.  The workout not for you…come […] 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

CPM Week of Workouts: August 14 – 18

CPM Week of Workouts: August 14 – 18

 Don’t watch the clock; do what it does.
KEEP GOING!

Monday: I hope you have all recovered from the Man Makers. 😳  We start this week with an 18-min AMRAP of pistols, push press, KB swings and doubles. Be ready for lots of reps on this one. #lovetotalbodyworkouts

Tuesday: Fun with AMRAP’s today. Movements you can expect to perform include HR push-ups, KB swings, squats and the BEAR 🐻  complex!

Wednesday: Deadlifts are the featured lift for today along with pull-ups, HS push-ups and running!  A little push paired with a little pull glued together with a run! 

Thursday: We start off the day with 3-rounds of hinge work […] Read more

New Experience = New Motivation

New Experience = New Motivation

Our Crossfit Games Experience…

was pretty darn awesome. It exceeded my expectations. Who knew spectating could be so exhausting?? If we weren’t standing on concrete, we were sitting or laying on concrete. Or we were eating😂  But for the record, that was probably some of the cleanest eating I’ve done on vacation…. thanks to Court and Lisa!

My big takeaways:

I will be attending the games next year. For sure.
Watching the athletes in person really gives you a new perspective on it. The number of workouts and the intensity of the workouts in one weekend is unreal. They are amazing.
I will probably get […] Read more

Who Knew Foods Could Relieve Anxiety and Stress CPM?

Who Knew Foods Could Relieve Anxiety and Stress CPM?

I see many of my clients struggle with anxiety, stress, and depression. What if instead of being medicated with drugs, you medicated with good nutritious foods?

Here are my top 5 foods to help relieve stress and anxiety:

1. Avocados – This superfood is fabulous for brain health and reducing anxiety. They have such good healthy fats which is great for brain function. Avocados also contain high levels of potassium and Vitamin E, C and B. Which all help the digestive system and lower blood pressure; the best medicine for relieving stress and anxiety.

2. Dark Chocolate – Who isn’t happier eating chocolate, but what […] Read more