The New Diet…. Week 2

The New Diet…. Week 2

No Cheats… Not Yet Anyway!

I learned a lot during my first week on my new nutrition plan. Some good, some bad, some just extremely challenging. I’ll break it down for you:

Counting macros (Challenging) – Trying to calculate my protein, carbs and fat had my head spinning! Fortunately, prepping during week 2 has been WAY easier. I just needed to be patient and figure it out.
Egg whites (Bad) – I’m used to eating farm fresh eggs from our neighbors. So buying eggs whites made my heart break and they don’t taste nearly as good. I’ve figured out a way to get […] Read more

CPM Easter Fun…

CPM Easter Fun…

Easter is all about family, food, and faith. With all these components surrounding this blessed holiday how can we put the “Fun” and “Fit” into it as well?

A favorite past time is decorating eggs and hiding them .. So lets take Easter Egg Hunts and Easter Baskets to the next level.

#1 Make A Workout Game Out of the Hunt:

Grab a dozen or more plastic eggs (purchase the ones that separate into two) and on small sheets of colored or plain paper write fun workout moves to do when the egg gets open.

For Example in each egg:

10 squats

5 pushups

10 situps

10 […] Read more

The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

The FITness Hustle is REAL… 4 Mental Gamechangers

“Nothing worth it is easy. Nothing easy is worth it.”

FITness is a life long process. There is no finish line.

You will go through some sort of struggle(s) at some point in your life, and in order to succeed, you have to hustle, even on the days you don’t feel like it. When your motivation is no longer there, your self-discipline should be.

Just like with everything else, that’s easier said than done. The good news is even the success struggle too, they actually struggle more. Why they succeed vs. the average is their ability to rise back up after they […] Read more

Is It Luck or Determination CPM?

Is It Luck or Determination CPM?

I find myself fascinated with “why” people are in the positions they are in. For example, was Kobe Bryant born with this “God-Given” talent or did he work his butt off day in and day out to become KOBE….?

Malcolm Gladwell wrote a great Book in 2008 with a theory that you can become a master at anything by doing it for 10,000 hours.

Is this true? Could I play at the level of Kobe by playing basketball for 10,000 hours… or would I even want to?

Do movie stars like Julia Roberts or George Clooney get “lucky” or do they just out […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: April 10-14

CPM Week of Workouts: April 10-14

Quote for the week…
Motivation
is what gets you started
Habit
is what keeps you going!

Monday: They’re Back!! You either love them or hate them. Man-makers are on the schedule for today along with a 1K row, 800m Run, Wallballs, KB Swing, Lunges and Sit-ups!  

Tuesday: (Strength Day) – Part A: Power Clean 2RM followed by a ladder down couplet of doubles and more power cleans. #yesplease🙋🏽

Wednesday: We start the day with a fun partner warm-up using a Medball. Then we get into a conditioning 3-part WOD, 7-min each. First up is running, wallball sit-ups and doubles. Second is rowing, ring dips and […] Read more

My Next Experiment

My Next Experiment

I Like To Jump Right In

Have you ever had the feeling you were meant to try something? Like it almost falls right into your lap? Last Thursday I was talking to Courtney about a new eating plan she is doing. After 2 weeks, she’s had amazing results so, of course, I’m intrigued. I’m about due for another eating challenge or just a challenge in general so I decided to look into it. The next morning, I wake up bright and early to coach the 5 am class. When I check my phone, I have an email from another member, April, […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

The Mod Squad – Vinyasa

Strengthen those shoulders with some Vinyasas!

Part 2 of our series, focuses on taking us from plank and putting us in a proper position to move through Up Dog and Down Dog (which will be part 3 so stay tuned).

A few points to remember:

1. Blocks can be your friends. Don’t be afraid to use these great tools to help.

2. No shame is coming down to your knees while you build that shoulder strength.  Just don’t forget to practice the move from your toes as well so you can see how you are progressing.

And 3.  Practice, practice, practice.  You won’t get better at anything if […] Read more

6 Degrees of Commitment…

6 Degrees of Commitment…

~nobody’s more committed then this lady above~

Lets talk about commitment…

Commitment to More…

In our gym, we feel every client deserves more… Some agree and do more. Some don’t and don’t. Did you know that if you commit to more you will receive more?!? Commitment is the key ingredient to guaranteeing success. By committing to less than more you are gambling with your future.  Everyone wants to WIN, few will really commit. When you fully commit to yourself, goals, family, FITness you will guarantee a better life for you and everyone around you.

Commitment to Learning…

We can look at the successful […] Read more

CPM’s Post Workout Tips and Tricks…

CPM’s Post Workout Tips and Tricks…

These are frequent questions I hear by many of my clients…

Should I eat after a workout?
How long should I wait to eat after my workout?
What should I eat post workout?
How much should I eat etc…

These are all very good questions and here are some very good answers…

1. Should I eat after a workout?

You should ABSOLUTELY EAT … post workout nutrition is one of the most important meals to eat! You want to get nutrients to your body as soon as possible so your body can begin to repair the muscles and begin to restore nutrients back into the […] Read more

CPM Week of Workouts: April 3 – 7

CPM Week of Workouts: April 3 – 7

    Quote for the week……
Everything you’ve ever wanted,
is ONE step outside
your COMFORT zone!

Monday: We start off the month of APRIL ☔️  with a Bang…the “Filthy Fifty”! 50 box jumps, 50 jumping pull-ups, 50 KB swings, 50 walking lunges, 50 K2E, 50 Push press, 50 Back Extensions, 50 Wall ball shots, 50 Doubles and last but not least 50 Burpee’s!

Tuesday: (Strength Day) I am not sure about you but I have really enjoyed the 🐻. this past month whether it was polar or grizzly😬 …I just liked it! Lucky for us it’s on the menu today. Part A: […] Read more