Fit Gym Couples – Found at CPM!

Fit Gym Couples – Found at CPM!

Partners for Life and Workout Partners for Life!

Last week Alicia and her husband, Reed, were coming to a noon class at the mall. I was talking about what a fit couple they are and, with my new love of Instagram polls, I wanted to put a poll out there. Are they the fittest couple at CPM? Yes or No. Of course, I quickly realize that it isn’t very  nice to ask a question like that on a poll so I didn’t do it. But they remind me of Steve and I in our 20’s. Brooke commented that she thought they were […] Read more

The Mod Squad…and breathe

The Mod Squad…and breathe

Inhale, Exhale, what was I doing again?

Today we are taking the Mod Squad way back to basics. We are all about breathing. Breathing is something we do all day, everyday without even thinking much about it.  That is until we get to our yoga class.  As a teacher I always try to get my class focused and conscious of their breathing before we even start moving into poses. What does focusing on our breathing even mean?

Often we connect movement to our breath in an attempt to help us be aware of our body and what we are doing and how […] Read more

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Success is a comfort awarded to those only willing to do the uncomfortable. Comfort is a stagnation. Growth requires a constant state of discomfort.

Well that sucks!… Well… Actually when you really understand this it can be empowering.

How can you want to be uncomfortable? How can you consistently put up with the ‘HARD’?

Here are 5 great tips from a mentor of mine, Darren Hardy.

1. Do what you resist!
When giving a choice between (2) options pick the one with most resistance.
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2. Push past HARD!
When your brain says back off, it is a REAL clue that growth is on the […] Read more

CPM Halloween Candy Stats …

CPM Halloween Candy Stats …

Halloween is upon us, and you probably already licking your chops on the delicious candy you are going to “treat” yourself with.

Before you go candy diving, read this blog to find out the nutritional content of your favorite Halloween Treat …

It might scare you away from the bucket of candy!

Best Halloween Candy Options :

Smarties: 25 cals 6g of sugar
 
Pixy Stix: 9 cals 2.1g of sugar
 
Nerds: 50 cals 12g of sugar
 
2nd Tier: If you love chocolate Choose These as your best option in the snack size versions
 
Kit Kat: 70 cals 3.6g of fat 7g of sugar
 
Milky Way: 72 cals 2.8g of […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 30 – Nov 3

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 30 – Nov 3

Trade you Expectations to Appreciation
and the World Changes Instantly
~Tony Robbins~

Monday: (Strength Day) Part A: 1-RM Squat Clean followed by 5 rounds for time of Hang Power Cleans, Front Rack Lunges and Bar Facing Burpees. My suggestion would be NOT to go too light or else you might face a penalty 😱

Tuesday: It’s HALLOWEEN—Don’t forget to dress up! 👻  Today our theme is “Don’t Drop the Ball 🎃 “. This is a 30-minute partner AMRAP filled with wallballs, sit-up toss with ball, Ball Run and a burpee penalty. I can’t wait to see all the costume pics! 

Wednesday: We start the […] Read more

Being Vulnerable

Being Vulnerable

Putting Yourself Out There

I’m afraid of failure. Most of us are, right? We don’t like to take on a task, project, business venture or competition unless we know we can succeed. But some people are better at taking risks than others. Why is that?

Let’s look at working out. It’s just a workout but there are people in every gym (ours included) that HATE to lose. They may even stretch their reps or cut reps just to win. That must be a challenging life to live. I heard from a few members that they didn’t participate in a competition or event […] Read more

Fit Chic Ghosts … The Perfect Treat for Halloween

Fit Chic Ghosts … The Perfect Treat for Halloween

Here is a great recipe for the Halloween Season … They are tasty and cute and the whole family will enjoy!

Ingredients: 

⅔ cup raw pecans, finely chopped

3 tablespoons 100% dark, unsweetened chocolate (chopped)

½ cup coconut butter, melted

2 tablespoons raw honey

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened

handful mini vegan chocolate chips

 Directions
Melt  chocolate slowly in a bowl over simmering water (double boiler).
Mix in the chopped pecans, 4 tablespoons of melted coconut butter, honey, and vanilla extract until all ingredients are well combined.
Scoop 1 tablespoonful of dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Using your hands, shape each truffle into 1-inch […] Read more

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

We are right smack in the middle of our CPM Wired to Eat Challenge. And like all challenges do it gets me thinking about the psychology of success and winning.

It’s so funny how our human brain is wired to resist change or challenges…
-We are creatures of habit. The real challenge is getting out of our comfort zone.
-If left up to us we would choose the path of least resistance.
-We all have great intentions. But being intentional is the tough part.
-Paralysis by Analysis. We OVERTHINK everything!

As the group finds their new rhythm with the challenge in full swing I’ve noticed what […] Read more

CPM Meal Prep 101

CPM Meal Prep 101

At CPMFITness we are currently in week 3 of our “Wired to Eat” Nutrition Challenge. We have worked out most of the first week jitters, but the one thing I am still hearing from the group is “Food Prep is lacking”.

We can really over think “What to Eat” and “How to Eat” ..Life Can Always Get in the Way , but if we have a plan of attack and we are prepared, When life gives us Lemons we Will Make Lemonade!

Meal Prep does not have to take 6 hours of your Sunday afternoon, nor does it need to be daunting […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 23-27

CPM Week of Workouts: Oct 23-27

You Don’t Get It
BY WISHING

Monday: We start off the week with a little mobility training followed by 16-min AMRAP of Dips, Pull-ups, Squats and Running. 👣

Tuesday: (Strength Day)  Part A: 1-RM Overhead Squat followed by a row sandwich filled with 5-rounds of more OH squats and doubles. ❤️

Wednesday: We have lots of fun things planned for today—it’s Chipper Wednesday! Movements you can expect to perform include some medium length runs, rope climbs, handstand push-ups, burpees, pistols and rowing. 

Thursday: (Strength Day)  I am really excited for today. We start with a 3-RM Deadlift build-up and end with the “Flight Simulator”. It’s going to be […] Read more