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

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

(this is a pictures of us at our honeymoon and the bottom is of us in Mexico)

Mr CPM and I just took a 7 day trip to Riviera Maya Mexico. I had the opportunity to go to a lovely resort to teach yoga for the week and in return got to enjoy a lovely vacation with my PFL (partner for life) and celebrate 10 years since we said our “I Do’s”.

This is our first trip we have gotten to take one on one since we had our Honeymoon and it was the most amazing time ever.

In reflecting on this […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 9 – Oct 13

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 9 – Oct 13

BELIEVE IN
YOURSELF.

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1RM Snatch followed by a 13-minute AMRAP couplet of snatches and doubles! Get ready for the Heart Rate to skyrocket!! ?

Tuesday: We start off the day with some Ab work in a 3-minute AMRAP of sit-ups and slamballs. This is followed by 5-rounds of running, box jumps and wall balls. ❤️  

Wednesday: Muscle up Wednesday! First up is a 10-minute warm-up that includes ring rows, dips and cleans. Then we dive into Part B where we get to have a little fun with muscle ups (C2B pull-ups) paired with a power clean build-up and some running to start and […] Read more

More Than Just Members

More Than Just Members

When Members Have to Leave

It makes me really sad (I mean REALLY sad) when we lose a member at CPM. I have gotten very close to many of our members over the past 4 years. I look forward to having them in class, chatting with them, hanging out with them and working out with them. So when I hear that someone is leaving CPM to either move away or just take a break, I take it to heart. It is hard not to.

I had Jack in class for the last time…. ? ? ?  I think back to coaching my 6:30 […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

The Mod Squad – Pyramid

Fun with yoga shapes!

Pyramid is on my list of poses that I like to regularly incorporate into class.  It partners so nicely with Triangle pose and really allows you to get a great lower body stretch.

I love that Pyramid is the perfect pose for props, and I actually think you get more from this stretch by adding them.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out the video and start letting this amazing pose work for you!

 

 

It is time to bring some booze to your yoga practice!  That’s right, Wine Down Yoga is back!!  Look for more information to come, […] 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

Why People Quit Do You Know Why CPM?

Why People Quit Do You Know Why CPM?

I talk a lot about how what you need to do and who you need to become to get yourself in the best shape you desire. Sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do.

Why is it that people don’t become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have… Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals? Why is America getting fatter every year? Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 2nd – 6th

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 2nd – 6th

A negative mind with NEVER give you a positive life!
Fall? —This is by far my favorite time of year! Pumpkins? , candles, fuzzy socks and coffee ☕️. Hope you have all enjoyed September and are ready for another month of some amazing workouts!

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1RM Split Jerk —off the back– followed by 6 Rounds (3 Minutes Each). Odd rounds consists of deadlifts, hang cleans and push jerks. Even rounds is max cal rowing!

Tuesday: We start off the day with some gymnastics. This is followed by a 3-round triplet of running, pull-ups and squats! ❤️  There is an option to #bassup today with […] Read more

October is Going to be Great at CPM!

October is Going to be Great at CPM!

Wired to Eat

Date: October 6th – November 11th
What: 30 Day Nutrition Challenge w/ 7 Day Carb Test
Cost: Early Bird Pricing of $50 if registered by September 30th, $60 for late registration
Prizes: Free Unlimited Month at CPM for every ten entries, Gym Merchandise Pack and Gift Certificates

The coaches have been doing a trial run of the 7 day carb test and it is LEGIT! Check out the live videos from Chris Mello this week on Facebook and notice the comments from ROBB WOLF! For real! Click HERE to find the videos.

You Need To:

Sign up for the challenge. Get your name on the boards […] Read more

Do You Need a Detox CPM?

Do You Need a Detox CPM?

I am leaving for a trip this Sunday, where I have the opportunity to go teach yoga on the beach. Naturally I want to look good for my trip, but even more I want to feel good for the trip.

So I decided to create a 5 day detox in order to feel the best I can while I am gone. It was a clean eating plan with some good green shakes, cleansing soups, and fresh salads.

For me, I noticed I had been craving sugar again, drinking more than I am used to, and having skin break outs. I knew it […] 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

My Top 5 CPM Greatest Moments …

My Top 5 CPM Greatest Moments …

This past saturday our Gym had our 4 year anniversary celebration. We had such a wonderful time with a scavenger hunt around downtown, yummy tacos, and lots of laughs with a great community!

We took a stroll down memory lane and were reminiscing about all the great moments we have had since 2013. It really started to make me think about how many wonderful people have come to CPM and come into our lives as well.

I decided to list my top 5 most fun memories since August 2013. There are so many to choose from so these are just a special […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Sept 25 – 29

CPM Week of Workouts: Sept 25 – 29

We Rise by Lifting Others!

Monday: Hope you all enjoyed Partner Week! It was fun to see some new faces at the gym. We start this week off with some AMRAP fun with Thrusters, KB Swings, Medball Cleans and Doubles.

Tuesday: (Strength Day) A: Split Jerk 1-RM followed by 12-min AMRAP of strict pull-ups, toes to bar and Overhead Squats!

Wednesday: Mid-week motivation with 10 rounds for time of ring rows, man makers and broad jumps! Don’t worry it’s only 5 Man-Maker’s each round! ?

Thursday:  Today is going to be a great day! It’s the start of the #bassup28 […] Read more

Caring for your Body is Smart NOT Selfish!

Caring for your Body is Smart NOT Selfish!

Get Rid of the Guilt

It’s 11:45 am on Sunday. My family just got home from church 45 minutes ago. I hate to admit this but I haven’t been done a very good job of getting my family to church lately. It seems as though we have a million things on our to-do list and waking up Sunday morning to write my blog and catch up with gym work seems easier than getting my family up early and ready for church. But something happened last week that made me decide it’s time to get back on track (thank you Missy for […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Let’s Stretch!

The Mod Squad – Let’s Stretch!

Help me move again!

I really enjoy Bring a Friend Week at CPM.  I love getting to see the new faces and new energy coming into the gym.  Plus it is always fun the see members coaching and cheering on friends and family as they navigate through these new workouts.

While these new workouts are fun and exciting, they can also help us find some muscles we didn’t know could get sore.  I want everybody to get the most out of this week and keep coming back so today’s video is designed to stretch our whole body and get us ready to […] 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.

BIRTH OF THE #BASSUP

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

CPM Week of Workouts: Sept 18 – 22

CPM Week of Workouts: Sept 18 – 22

 BRING–A–FRIEND–WEEK

 

Monday: Max it out Monday with three 10-min Partner AMRAP’s of Sprints, Doubles and Cal Rowing. We have done this one before and should be a great start to BAFW!

Tuesday: Running Cindy AMRAP!  In 20-minutes Partner 1 must Run? 400m while Partner 2 completes max rounds of “Cindy”. When Partner 1 finishes the Run?, the partners switch with Partner 1 picking up where Partner 2 left off in the AMRAP. Swap after every 400m run?.

Wednesday: Partner “Fight Gone Bad” Style with 5-rounds of Wall Ball, KB SDLHP, Knees to Elbow, Box Jumps and Push-press. In this workout you move from each of five stations after a minute. The clock does not reset or […] Read more

Dealing with Adversity

Dealing with Adversity

Sometimes Life Doesn’t Make Sense

It’s been a rough year for many of my friends and family. Some unimaginable things have happened to the best people. Why does it always seem as though the best people have to deal with the worst things? Life is hard. Being an adult is hard. We are expected to work 40 hours a week (at least), raise kids, be a good spouse, exercise, cook healthy meals, have a clean house, attend every sporting/musical event, get kids to practice, take care of our aging parents and manage to keep our shampoo/conditioner/laundry detergent/sock/underwear/cereal (you get the point) supply […] Read more

CPM Tips to Get Back Into the School Routine …

CPM Tips to Get Back Into the School Routine …

School is Back in session, and the Summer Habits can be tough to break! After a long, fun summer, it’s time to get back to school. But it doesn’t have to be a chore! Getting your kids back into a healthy routine before school starts can set them up for success!

Here are some Great Fit Tips to Get You and Your Kids off to a Great Start!

#1 Create a Night time Routine – From the time you get home, keep the routine similar every night. example: come home, play time for 30 to 60 minutes. Homework, dinner. Calming activities like reading a […] 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