CPM Picks for the Best Total Body Exercises …

CPM Picks for the Best Total Body Exercises …

What if I showed you some simple and effective exercises that get you a total body workout!

Here are my top 5 favorite Total Body Workout Movements:

#1 Burpees – YEAH BURPEES! The burpee is the overall best total body exercise. You get cardio, core, legs, and arms all in one! Do two minutes of max burpees then rest 30 seconds and repeat this 4 times. It will be just the workout you need in a time crunch.

Pro Tip: Keep your shoulders over your wrists, and your elbows close to your sides. If you need a rest make sure to do it […] Read more

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

What separates the winners from the losers, is that winners accept that there are no shortcuts to success. Equipped with hard work, sweat, and consistency, the most effective tools for success, winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Achieving success in CPMFITness comes down to the decisions that we make on a daily basis. These, in turn, become our habits. Gain insight into the habits of winners, so that you can turn even smallest of efforts into success.

Set Your Goals and Take Action

Goal-Setting is the single most important skill to acquire when it comes to creating healthy exercise habits. […] Read more

Can You Smell The Spring Air CPM?

Can You Smell The Spring Air CPM?

Spring is officially here! While just the sound of that makes me smile knowing that warm nights, lake visits, and sun are near it also brings many wonderful health benefits as well.

When spring hits, it’s hard to feel down in the dumps. Add longer days and the return of sundresses. The good news is that all the things we love about spring are surprisingly good for us, too, so with a big smile on your face, pack up your winter gadgets and trade it in for the bikes, BBQ’s, and bathing suites.

Farmers Markets are Back!
this is the time of year […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: March 20 to 24

CPM Week of Workouts: March 20 to 24

      Quote for the week……
THE question ISN’T
CAN YOU
its 
WILL YOU!

Happy Monday! We start off today with some gymnastic movements. Part A: 5-Rounds of barbell sit-ups and handstand holds followed by a 15-min cardio burt of run/row, wall ball toss and T2B. My new goal is to start making gymnastics more of a priority. In the functional fitness world there is nothing more functional than having complete control of the movement of your body.

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: Strict Press 2-RM build-up. Part B:  20-min Partner AMRAP of rowing, rope climbs, KB swing and push-ups. Benefits of […] Read more

17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 Squat Snatch, Snatch Squat, Sasquatch… What?

17.3 – On the Rig Again

Week 3 of the open workouts brought something I wasn’t expecting… chest to bar pull-ups. Week 1 had T2B, Week 2 had Muscle-Ups so I thought they would skip the rig for Week 3. Guess I was wrong on that one. The squat snatch wasn’t a surprise though. We knew a heavy lift was headed our way.

We don’t squat snatch very often so I was a little nervous about the members doing this workout. But I was pleasantly surprised to watch one member after another complete some really solid squat snatches. I was also happy with […] Read more

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Mod Squad Mini – Tree

Stretch break you can do in a minute or less!

 

Alright CPM, let me see your best Tree pose! Where’s the most unusual place you got caught in Tree pose? Post those pictures to the Facebook pages and share the fun!

 

Looking for a fun date night activity? Interested in Yoga and Wine and want a fun way to combine the two. Then, join me on Friday, March 31st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Plums Cooking for a great Wine Down Yoga.  Start the evening with a wonderful, relaxing yoga flow and then stick around to choose from some great wine, check out the […] Read more

10 Smart Sleep Tips…

10 Smart Sleep Tips…

We are wrapping our 2nd go around with the Whole Life Challenge. Why I love the challenge is it gets us aware, educated and practicing everything we NEED to be doing when we are not at the gym! The transformations are obvious of those who adhere to the principles and uncover what their biggest sticking points are with their health.

My biggest sticking point is SLEEP! Ambition and Motivation are some of my greatest assets but also some of my biggest liabilities. I always have LOTS on my mind which can lead into the evening and limit my ability to calm […] Read more

CPM We Can See the Light …

CPM We Can See the Light …

Yesterday we all had to set our clocks forward 1 hour. So even though we lost an hour of sleep, we gained an hour of beautiful sunlight.

It turns out there might be some benefits to losing that hour of sleep. Getting a little more daylight in your life could be the best for you and your overall health and here is why …
“We benefit from being near daylight because it lowers our blood pressure, gets us in a better mood and gets our bodies producing Serotonin. It also gets the body producing Melatonin which allows us to sleep better at […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: March 13 – March 17

CPM Week of Workouts: March 13 – March 17

      Quote for the week……
Don’t let your past
define your future.

Monday: (Strength Day) If you loved last Monday’s WOD, you are going to LOVE today. Part A: Snatch 1-RM followed by 8-rounds for time of Burpees, Box Jumps and Snatch!! The key ingredients of a great snatch are 1) Proper Start Position, 2) Knee Position 3) Hip Position (this is the spot right BEFORE the explosion upwards) and 4) Lock Out. Continue to drill these positions and you will be a master at the Snatch! 

Tuesday: (Strength Day) Part A: 12-min Back Squat build-up paired with some running.  Part […] Read more

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

2 Is Better Than 1… Friday Night Lights

17.2 – A Whole New Ballgame

It was a packed house for our second week of Friday Night Lights. 28 participants and almost as many spectators. You really had to be there to know how much fun it was! So if you missed out, I have good news for you…. we have 3 more weeks. Plenty of time for you to join us We encourage you to participate or to watch!

My Thoughts…

17.2 was a totally different beast than 17.1. I was frustrated with this workout at first because it seriously limits the number of people that can do it RX’d. […] Read more